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About Bow Valley Grill - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Savour the finest and freshest regional cuisine while overlooking the Fairholme Mountain Range when you dine in the Bow Valley Grill. An impressive open kitchen provides an opportunity to see our talented chefs in action. Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere that celebrates the spirit of the outdoors, with handcrafted sculptures and tables constructed by local Albertan artisans.
Join us for breakfast and enjoy the sunrise over the Fairholme Mountain Range. Our breakfast buffet includes a spectacular array of fresh fruits, omelets made to order, yogurts, freshly baked breads and more. Or enjoy all of your traditional favourites from our à la carte menu.
Join us for our spectacular Weekend Brunch. $47.00 per person .
Banff, AB T1L1J4
Canadian, Contemporary American, Contemporary European
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 6:00 am - 11:00 am
Weekend Brunch Buffet: Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Opening May 1st, 2017
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Closed Tuesday and Thursday's.
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
The hotel"s parking is located beside the Convention Center. It is a three-level roofed parkade with 415 parking spaces:
Self-parking: $25 CAD/night, with unlimited access
Valet service: $35 CAD/night, with unlimited access
Electric Vehicles - complimentary
The Fairmont Banff Springs along with Sun Country Highway Ltd, a manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations has installed Banff's first electric vehicle charging station, in the hotel's parkade.
There is a bus service run by the town which runs approximately every 40 minutes into Banff.
Fare is $2.00 per person.
The bus operates daily from 6:35 a.m. until 11:15 p.m.
The bus stop is located directly outside the front of the hotel on Spray Ave.
Private Party Facilities:
With a relaxing atmosphere that celebrates the spirit of the outdoors, with handcrafted sculptures and tables constructed by local Albertan artisans, Bow Valley Grill is the perfect spot for your next special occasion.
Private Party Contact:
Jeffrey Carpenter: (877) 282-4150
Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Bow Valley Grill - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Ratings and Reviews
The Mother's Day brunch is the best brunch my family and I have ever attended. The amazing experience started from the moment we arrived and were greeted by valet staff and continued on to all staff we encountered. The staff were outstanding!! The food was outstanding!!
Our day at the Springs was outstanding!!
The food was fantastic. Service was great. The cost is way to high. It is a definite once in a life time experience. Especially when you have a family of 6. Most children under 12 won't even come close to eating $42 worth of food. Other than the cost the day was amazing.
I waited for years to attend the Mother's Day Bruce at the Banff springs and perhaps the atticipation got the best of my experience. As the venue was so exclusive I was expecting just a little bit better food. The oyster bar was beautiful but the taste wasn't as nice. The leg of beef although impressive the portions were small and we weren't able to chose the cut that we wanted after waiting inline for several minutes was rather disappointing
Overall however the scenery mountains and the history of the castle helped to pull the weekend together to make it a fabulous Morther's Day.
Over the years, My husband & I have visited the Banff springs hotel on many occasions both to stay, & for Brunch. Last Sunday, May 14th. we came for Brunch, driving in from Calgary.
What a disappointment. Our first eagerly chosen dish was Eggs Benedict. The yolks were barely tepid. almost cold, & runny. So we returned the first two, & mentioned the problem to a waitress. She shrugged & said: We just brought them out. She then walked away. We tried again from the same eggs Benedict selection. Again, the egg yolks were very cool. We returned them. On reporting this to our waitress, she brought me one more eggs Benedict which she said was straight from the kitchen. My husband did not want another. This egg was only a touch warmer, very runny like the other two, & so unappealing. I ate half before being put off. We know that, on occasion, eggs, poorly cooked can be debilitating. But, overall, the standard & range of food at your Buffet has slipped. We noticed this on a previous visit in September, last year. What has happened to food delights at the Banff Springs!
We also noticed a few things missing,. No roast beef roast being carved or a ham roast. The sausages were pale & uninviting, not browned as breakfast sausages usually are. The breakfast potatoes were soggy, not crisp and just warm; and the stew was average. We both left half the stew we had taken. Desserts just OK. nothing special.
On a positive note the omelette station, another of my husband’s favourite, was, as usual, good and enjoyable.
Overall, the range of dishes on offer, was mediocre. The hotel kitchen has obviously cut back in quite a few areas. Even so, the quality, presentation & hygiene of main buffet dishes should be maintained.
Very nice to see that meals are now labelled GF/DF/V. And the number of meals available GF/DF made the cost more acceptable.
But would like to see more than only two options for gluten free desserts. (rice crispy squares ?? and panacotta) were disappointing options, especially looking at the number of other desserts not gluten free. More creativity and effort here would be greatly appreciated!
I made a reservation for New Year's Eve with the assumption that the menu on Open Table would be similar to their menu for the evening. I was absolutely appalled that the $80 prix fixe was for a buffet and given that it was a holiday there were no other options for dining at the last minute. Calling the food average is generous. The roasted vegetables were delicious, but the large chunk of bone in Waygu beef at the carving station was served cold. The crab bisque was flavorless. The pretzel roll was hard and ?stale? Absolutely zero ambience with the bright lights. The hotel lobby and building are beautiful, but not worth suffering through this less than mediocre buffet.
It was a set menu with very limited choices very overpriced sandwiches and a buffet with very little selection - extremely disappointed to take our out of town guests there over the holidays. It really seemed like they were taking advantage and gouging guest over the holidays.
We enjoyed Boxing Day Brunch for 11 people. We sat at 12 noon. The restaurant was quieter. I wonder if they staged reservations to allow for a quieter setting to enjoy the meal. The servers were excellent with attention to all details. They were not overbearing. The food was wonderful. So much to select from. The eggs benedict, sausages, seafood all done to perfection. We had a fabulous family brunch. Thank you Bow Valley Grill Staff.
This is a fantastic restaurant. The services, and all staffs are awesone, specially the pretty girl 'Juno' who served us during the dinner(Hope I don't spell the name wrong). She is very helpful and with very good attitude. Please send my Big thanks to her. We picked this place to celebrate my little son 6th Birthday. We are really enjoy and have a memorial night. My son said this is the best restaurant ever ^_^. He will come back again next Birthday. We must come back again, specially the important dates.
My family and I came to the Bow Valley Grill for Sunday Brunch as part of our 5 night stay at the Banff Springs Hotel. We made our reservations mostly because of Santas apperance. This was very special for our kids.
Over the years, our famiy has been to a few Fairmont Sunday Brunches, and I must say, they seldom dissapoint. This experience has a different twist though.
As the meal began, we we asked by our server if we would like to have a Mimosa. This to us is a standard when at a Fairmont Hotel Brunch and so we ordered a round without much thought. After 15 minutes, I had to remind our server of our Mimosa order, and 10 minutes after this, our refreshments arrived. I then ordered another round immediately, anticipating another long wait, no problem. A lovely meal ensued, the bill came, and I was charged for 6 Mimosas. Here is where my issue was.
As I mentioned, we have been to other Fairmont brunches, and all others included Mimosas as part of the brunch. This one apparentely does not, and I was charged in the neighbourhood of $78 for our 6 Mimosas. This nearly doubled the cost of our family Brunch. There are a few points of concern to mention here: The first is that as a loyal Fairmont patron, I came to understand the Mimosa as a standard to be included in a Sunday Brunch. The second point to mention is that our server suggested Mimosas for our table, I had not thought of it until then. The delay in service for this item game me the impression of management control of this 'included' item, so I gave it a pass, but once I received the bill, I was more than surprised and dissapointed. The added cost of the Mimosas alone could have easily paid for another meal for our family somewhere else. And had I been shown a drink menu prior to our servers suggestion, I would have seen the additional cost for this.
Was this a clever move to quickly more than double revenue, or was this just the result of poor commmunication of our server, I cannot confirm either.
The brunch here is always great. On this occasion we found there were less food options for salads, vegetables, and charcuterie, than we'd had on previous visits. Our table for 10 had been set up originally for 16 for some reason. The table was squashed to get in and out of. The service was excellent. And of course the views are breathtaking.
What an absolutely wonderful dining experience! From the first class service by Janelle (always close by but never hovering) to the incredible variety of dishes to the well-described gluten-free and other dietary options to the ambiance to the beautiful view...and then a slow digestive walk around the castle and town. One of the best afternoons Banff has to offer, although I was with one of the nicest human beings in the world so you may have to skew your own score according to the company you keep.
We were more than pleased with the variety of foods on the buffet and cannot say enough about the excellent service we received. Due to extensive allergies, a chef was brought to our table who personally escorted the member of our group with allergies to the buffet and thoroughly explained the available options and also cooked a plate specially for said person so that all in our group enjoyed the buffet equally. We have only highest praise for Bow Valley Grill - our waitress and the chefs.
Thank you for a most enjoyable experience.
Hi all! I went for the special thanksgiving dinner but there was nothing special about the dinner , it was the same dinner than they offer every day just they were charging more money for it without offering anything different not even a thanksgiving decoration in the table or in anywhere , it was the same than any normal day , very disappointing experience as it looks they are trying to get as much money as they can without any effort to please the customer
We have visited the Grill many times over the years and had top shelf service, and food.
With our last visit, so so service, mixed quality of food. The only consistent dish was was salmon appetizer cured in beer....excellent.
As for the Trout, one piece served was cooked and hot, one cold and not properly cooked, with the vegetables under cooked. As for the hamburger I ordered...burned, dry and service with cold fries.
Will not hurry back after this.
Celebrated my Husband's 60th birthday at the Sunday brunch and it was outstanding, both the view and the food. Laughed that there should be a printed disclaimer at the entry to the restaurant for Sunday brunch "pace yourself, brunch is larger then it seems" :)
The ambiance is always amazing...it's the Banff Springs Hotel, and those are mountains! Our server, Julienne, was very professional and had an astute sense of timing and attention to our needs. The menu has changed and is much less "exceptional" as far as options go, and seems to be a little too casual for the location, dining room and view. However, we had the chicken and the roast beef, both were exceptional. I would have preferred to have the salmon that night, but it and the trout on the menu were farmed seafoods, both of which I never eat. Only wild seafood for me. We had a wonderful time, which only added to our most enjoyable weekend at the Banff Springs.
The grill overlooks the scenic Bow River Valley in Banff. The view is spectacular. I highly recommend the burger, believe it or not. It was one of the best I have tasted. The local beer was also ver good. My wife had salmon which was good, but would have been better if it was accompanied by more side dishes.
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