About Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Located away from Banff's busy streets, where the Spray River meets the 15th hole, you will find the Waldhaus Restaurant, our “House in the Forest”. Feast on a rich assortment of authentic Swiss and German dishes in an atmosphere reminiscent of an old hunting cottage with dark, rich wood paneling, a large fireplace and a beautiful wine cabinet housing an excellent wine selection.
German, Swiss, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Dinner - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
The Waldhaus is located just a quick walk down the hill from the Fairmont Banff Springs. For direct access you can park at the Bow Falls parking lot and walk up the driveway or stairs. A complementary shuttle is also available from the main bus entrance at the hotel.
The hotel's parking is located beside the Convention Center.
Self-parking: $25 CAD/night, with unlimited access
Valet service: $35 CAD/night, with unlimited access
Electric Vehicles - complimentary
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. See the concierge desk for a town bus schedules which are subject to change without notice.
Private Party Facilities:
Whether a small celebration with family and friends or a larger occasion, the Waldhaus Restaurant is the perfect spot away from it all. Let us help you create the perfect event for you and your guests to enjoy.
Private Party Contact:
Jeffrey Carpenter: 8776250169
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, View, Wine
Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Ratings and Reviews
Walthaus experience meal for $180 withou ...
Walthaus experience meal for $180 without wine spring was terrible. Pot of cheese and bowl of white bread (which was not even fresh) to start. Followed by beef broth whith thin deli style slices of raw beef were provided for cooking. Broth was flavourless. Boiled Beef tasted bland in bland broth. Skillet of accompanying veggies were browned and colourless, but somehow crunchy and under cooked. Dessert fondu was ok. experience was a complete rip off!!!!
My review is brief only because I had to ...
My review is brief only because I had to dine alone as my husband was in the hospital. I had only the entree which was a venison tenderloin perfectly prepare medium rare accompanied by locally farmed vegetables. The selected vegetables were varied and tasty.
SO and I went to the Waldhaus for our an ...
SO and I went to the Waldhaus for our anniversary. The food was incredible - scallops for me (the pickled grapes were an awesome addition) and weiner schnitzel for him - and our server, Mark, was top-notch. He even brought us a dessert on the house since we were celebrating.
The setting in the woods is very nice. I ...
The setting in the woods is very nice. It is a short walk from the hotel, but down many steps. I think you can also take a shuttle there. Our dinner of Swiss specialties was very good. We were first seated in a corner with no real view for my husband. We asked to be seated closer to the center of the room where we could both enjoy a view of the large fireplace. The staff immediately accommodated us, and we enjoyed the rest of the evening.
Dined here on the last night of our Cana ...
Dined here on the last night of our Canada Holiday 3 years ago and also this year. On both occasions we enjoyed the Food and the Service. We live in Germany so it was literally a taste of home for us. If we ever come back to Banff we would certainly eat here again. Best wishes GeoffB
Wonderful Jaeger schnitzel! This adorab ...
Wonderful Jaeger schnitzel! This adorable little restaurant is tucked in a quiet setting on the Fairmont property. It was adorable and our waitress made the dinner. We were celebrating an anniversary and she made the evening wonderful. The food is great and the atmosphere definitely cozy.
This was the perfect place for our forma ...
This was the perfect place for our formal dinner night on vacation. We are a family with children and they were pleased to accommodate us. There were tables with one couple, a table full of couples, families with grown children, every combo you can think of. It was a scenic and short walk from the Banff Springs Hotel and a short shuttle ride back. We enjoyed it very much!
Waldhaus was a memorable dining experi ...
Waldhaus was a memorable dining experience - great schnitzel , beautifully presented with gracious service and a view fit for a symphony. It was an evening to remember and I would certainly want to go again if visiting Banff.
There were 8-adults vacationing at Banf ...
There were 8-adults vacationing at Banff. -Wr like German food The veal schnitzel was delicious and generous portion but not enough of the special gravy. Our server was very good but she seemed eager to get rid of us as we were last table. The manager abruptly came over and asked if everything was all right but never waited for an answer. Fancy hotel so all prices are fancy high but it was fun. Non German trout was excellent
We were very pleased with the caring sta ...
We were very pleased with the caring staff at the Waldhaus Restaurant. We were greeted with a pleasant smile by the hostess. The wait staff was very attentive and helped us select our dinner entrees. The food was amazing. If we are ever in Banff again, we will be dining here.
We were so disappointed with our meal an ...
We were so disappointed with our meal and the atmosphere at the Waldhaus. We thought the quaint setting and the adventure finding it by the beautiful Bow Falls would bode well for a great experience, but we were sorely disappointed. Being onsite at the fabled Banff Springs, we expected more of the restaurant than an uninspired menu and cold food served by staff who seemed disinterested in serving us.
When in Banff
We at at the Waldhaus for a night out when we were in Banff staying at the Banff Springs Hotel. The restaurant is modeled after a Swiss restaurant that specializes in German food and fondue. The Wiener schnitzel jaeger style was authentic and tasty. The Swiss Fondue with black truffle shavings was out of this world good. The fondue easily fed the four of us and could have been our whole meal.
Our server was excellent and very forthcoming about the portion amounts, which were quite large.
Banff is an expensive town but the atmosphere, view, and food is worth the cost. At the least get the fondue and a beer or glass of wine. You won't be disappointed.
Personal Attention for Anniversary Dinner
I love this place! I will be back again and again. They gave us complimentary glass of wine and also dessert for our anniversary dinner. The service was impeccable this second visit. We had the duck leg as appetizer (second time I chose this) and schnitzel for dinner. The schnitzel was great, however if you're a fondue fan....get fondue!
My server was awesome – she was very eng ...
My server was awesome – she was very engaging and made me feel comfortable even though I was dining alone. For my appetizer I had the pork belly which was light and crisp and not fatty at all – so delicious. For my entrée it was a toss-up between Smoked Kassler Loin & Bratwurst and the Beef Sauerbraten. But in the end I chose the Beef Sauerbraten which came highly recommended. The beef was very tender with the gravy smothered on top and the cabbage wasn’t too tart – a perfect combination and not to mention the mashed potatoes which I loved. I wasn’t able to clean my plate but all in all it was a great meal!
Fondue is amazing!
My wife and I went here for a special date night and had the Waldhaus Experience. Its 3 courses of fondue (which was way too much food), but it was absolutley delicious. It was complemented by a great wine suggestion from our waiter Mark. Its a little pricey, but for a special occaision totally worth it.
We ordered truffle cheese fondue. Pork chop. Roast and schnitzel.
All meals were just a Mashup of mustard, sourcroute and fried stuff. Flavours did not taste good. I just don't think mustard, potatoes and sourcroute pair well.
The cheese fondue had an overpowering taste of garlic, mushrooms and wine. Very poor stale bread, mini sweet pickles and cocktail onions came with it apparently in an attempt to insult us and the $90 price tag.
This restaurant is an insult to Germany and may very well cause a war.
Really nice restaurant and great service ...
Really nice restaurant and great service but the food was only ok. We were quite disappointed as the restaurant has all the other right stuff. With spending over $200 on dinner (a bottle of wine was in that as well) we expected more.
We arrived for a 7pm reservation and wer ...
We arrived for a 7pm reservation and were greeted by a friendly gentleman who took us to a great table next to the grand fireplace. Large chairs that my husband found to be very comfortable. We looked over the incredible German menu and many of the items were those I grew up enjoying, having a Bavarian Grandmother. The wine list was nice with many quality single glass choices. We decided after many deliberations, "when in Banff-Fondue"! We chose the Waldhaus Experience, 90CD per person, which showcases a house salad to start, fantastic cheese fondue course, beef fondue third course and a finalé of Toblerone chocolate fondue. We were more than stuffed with the four course meal but extremely satisfied with the quality of food and service.
-you can dress smart casual or casual, just know there are people who are dressed from hiking as well. So don't feel pressured to dress up by any means. Don't wear heels of any kind, you have to hike down and up stairs to get to the restaurant. It was a bit icy when we went.
-Cool pub downstairs! If you are on waiting, great place to grab a beer! Or alternative dining choice if the dining room is too busy.
-Make a reservation!
-If driving, find the signs for The golf course and follow road towards Bow Falls. Park down at the bottom and you will see signs directing you to the trails to walk up towards the restaurant.
Not our thing
While the setting is gorgeous, we were not impressed with the food. We ate here during our stay at the Banff Fairmont Springs (which is fabulous). Thought the price we high but taste not as high. Would not eat there again. Bar area on the lower level is a great place to have a drink though.
Quaint and Captivating
An absolutely fabulous experience for a dinner for two. The setting was warm and friendly, ample room between tables, and an atmosphere of an Austrian or German traditional lodge. There was ample lighting for the size of dining area and attentive service, but by no means hanging over us. Mark seemed to know just when to come around and check on us.
The meal selection was more than we expected and the meals themselves so good. We had the traditional veal cutlet and the lamb shank. Both done to perfection. The price was well in line with the meals and ambiance of this dining experience, perfect for our get-away of creating a memorable weekend.
Definitely going to recommend The Waldhaus to anyone we know who plans to visit Banff.
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