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. $46.00 per person . Sunday October 9, we will be offering an Thanksgiving Dinner buffet for $62.00 per person.
Canadian, Contemporary American, Contemporary European
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 6:00am - 11:00am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner a la carte: Daily 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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: 8772824150
Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Bow Valley Grill - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Ratings and Reviews
Hi all! I went for the special thanksgiv ...
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 ove ...
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.
Best service ever. Thanks to our wonderf ...
Best service ever. Thanks to our wonderful waitress! Entrees and salads were exceptional. We also had the 4 flight Port tasting at the end (Ports are 10,20, 30 and 40 years old.) Thirty and 40 year old were best. Thanks for a lovely, relaxing evening.
Celebrated my Husband's 60th birthday at ...
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 th ...
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 ...
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.
This is the first time ever the waiter g ...
This is the first time ever the waiter greeted us by our names. She was lovely. I didn't want to overeat so only had one plate of food. When she saw this she encouraged me to fill another plate to fill a doggy bag.
Receptionist was helpful during arrival ...
Receptionist was helpful during arrival although I was beyond the reservation time. There were diverse food for selection. Our server, Jennifer was friendly and she delivered excellent guest services. It is priceless to enjoy a brunch in this historical site and stunning view.
Food and ambience were fabulous. Downsid ...
Food and ambience were fabulous. Downside - we were asked to sit and wait for our table but there were only 2 X 2 sofas already taken. Neither gentlemen offered my mother a seat so I asked if I could take a chair from opposite the check in desk and this was agreed but I had to drag it in myself! Our party of 3 were later seated; the service was very very slow - we ordered a bottle of wine and starters and mains. Only once was our wine poured when it first arrived and then no more. The table wasn't properly cleared between courses and even when we ordered coffee we were still surrounded by empty glasses, side plates, empty bread basket. Not what we expected at all from the hotel.
Been to brunches at bow valley grill man ...
Been to brunches at bow valley grill many many times. Last time i was there 2 years ago and they still served carved roast beef and the egg benedict was way fresher tgan this time arond. Quality of food not as good as before. Hot wasnt hot enough like those mini french toasts and egg benedicts being the worst. Bacon not crispy and and the ribs tasted very very blend.
My family of four enjoyed brunch at the ...
My family of four enjoyed brunch at the Bow Valley Grill while staying at the Fairmont Banff Springs. We arrived on a busy Sunday morning and were seated promptly. The food choices were overwhelming and ranged from standard breakfast fare (Belgian waffles, bacon, etc) to pizza to fondue. My two teenage boys were very satisfied with the quantity and variety, and my wife and I were impressed with the quality of the food. Definitely recommended, but be sure to come hungry.
We both enjoyed the Caesar salad and pri ...
We both enjoyed the Caesar salad and prime rib, and inhaled every bite. Delicious! Jeff was our waiter and was helpful, friendly and attentive. We watched the kitchen and wait staff as they scurried about, making sure every detail was perfect for each and every diner.
Not for Those Who Dine
While the service was well above and beyond, we found that for the caliber of the hotel, the selections for fine dining is sorely lacking. The food is not bad, but it lines up roughly with The Keg or another relatively common mid range dinning establishment. That said, the menu is less comprehensive and is cheapened further by the attempt to use frites as a side to every second item on the menu. The food itself is actually quite decent, but simply not of the fit and form expected.
The cocktails we ordered were terrible. They were filled with thin chips of ice that melted and diluted the drink immediately and used fruit twists (in this case, orange) improperly - using the slice of orange peel as decoration instead of in the drink for flavor, and the peel itself was too think and using the wrong part. The measures of the drinks were also poorly done.
Our server, Maryiam, was absolutely wonderful and saved the night. We could not have been more fortunate. She is an absolute gem.
We booked online the morning of the day ...
We booked online the morning of the day we wanted to have brunch. We had been thinking about going, but booked late. When we arrived, we were very happy to see that the Bow Valley Bar & Grill reception had everything in line, even though we had booked at the last minute. They were even able to give us a table by the window. I was very impressed...on the long weekend no less. Excellent service, and food. Our two out of country guests thought it was wonderful - the view and the food. We were very pleased. :). Thank you.
Everything was 110% except for our serve ...
Everything was 110% except for our server who seemed very new - water was not brought to the table, we waited what seemed like 10 minutes for him to take drink orders and then another 10 minutes to get the drinks. He was slow to refill our glasses and slow to take away used plates. II rated service high because the head chef went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. We noted that he walked around to the different tables and asked about the food. When they were out of the dish I had wanted to try, he asked us where we were sitting and that he would bring it to us - which he did! Wonderful!!
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