About Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Discover your inner foodie, or as our German friends like to say your inner feinschmecker, at our "house in the woods;" The Waldhaus. This hidden Alpine delight is nestled in the woods above the Bow and Spray Rivers, and has everything you could want from a Bavarian haven.
German-inspired alpine cuisine such as divine schnitzel and cheesy fondue are just waiting to be devoured in an atmosphere reminiscent of a rustic hunting cottage. With a large fireplace and a wine cabinet, we promise to set the tone for a memorable dining experience at our "House in the Forest."
German, Swiss, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday - Sunday Dinner - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Christmas At The Castle:
Christmas Hours (Dec 22 – Jan 1) –Dinner Daily from 5:00pm – 9:00pm
*Please note that hours of operation are subject to change.
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, Non-Smoking, View, Wine
Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Ratings and Reviews
We visited the Waldhaus restaurant on ou ...
We visited the Waldhaus restaurant on our first night at the Fairmont Banff Springs. We had been driving all day and wanted a relaxing dinner. It's a bit of a walk down from the hotel which we liked (92 steps? down the side of the mountain) There is a shuttle but if you like to walk, it's nice after supper to head back up the hill. The restaurant is the original Clubhouse for the golf course so it's old and charming. We did have reservations so we were seated right away. We were right on the side by one of the windows. The fireplace was close enough to give a nice glow but not overwhelming. We started with drinks and delicious bread. I had the beet salad which was wonderful, my husband enjoyed a caesar salad. For our main I had Seared Scallops, quite filling but very good!!! My Husband had the Pan Seared Rainbow Trout, he enjoyed it. Too full for dessert. The staff were all very friendly and informative about the food, wine and the history of the restaurant. Very nice night.
The Waldhaus Restaurant is old school in ...
The Waldhaus Restaurant is old school in its feel and its service. And the servings are gigantic. So go hungry. Cozy and efficient at the same time, it was a relaxing meal. The schnitzel was impeccable. Thin, with a crispy covering, and very tasty. The cocktails are smooth, so relax and sink into the comfy chairs. The menu is extensive, so every taste is covered. But I would go for the German flair. If you are looking for something light, the Pork Belly and a drink makes for an excellent appetizer.
The service at the Waldhaus Restaurant w ...
The service at the Waldhaus Restaurant was excellent. My cell phone had died and they gave me a remote charger to charge it. The food was served promptly and the server was very polite and helpful regarding the menu.
We arrived early and went down to the ba ...
We arrived early and went down to the bar area. It was comfortable and when we were there it was quiet. We went upstairs for our reservation, were seated promptly and enjoyed the view from the window as well as the comfortable chairs. Our service was polite, professional and well informed on the menu and the local area. The manager on duty stopped by a few times and was following up on service etc. Overall a positive experience. Next time we will try the fondue, as we heard that was very good as well !!
The service was great and the food was g ...
The service was great and the food was good. The only problem was they took forever doing everything. It was 2.5 hours from start to finish which really was way too long. And it wasn't even busy. So I don't know why they were so slow. But if you have the time, the ambiance, food and service was good.
My husband and I loved this charming lit ...
My husband and I loved this charming little restaurant so much that we dined there two nights in a row. We met the chef, who is a lovely young woman from Germany. I grew up in Germany and, feeling I was in good hands, ordered the regular veal schnitzel the first night. My husband ordered the Swiss version, topped with ham and Swiss cheeses. Both were excellent. Presentation was lovely. The second night I was torn because I, as much as I would have liked to have ordered the veal again, there were so many other things on the menu that I wanted to try. I decided on the trout and could not have been happier with my choice. One of the best trout dishes I have ever had. My husband stuck with his Swiss veal again and was just as happy as he had been he night before. Wonderful service and dining experience all the way around.
I do notice that people have mentioned the steps to the restaurant. We walked down with no trouble and took the shuttle back. It runs every half hour and, if you let your wait person know you are planning to take it, they will keep you informed of its arrival time.
Absolutely fantastic. Loved the food. ...
Absolutely fantastic. Loved the food. My thanks to the chef for preparing a fondue for "one" because I love fondue and my husband doesn't. The chef made an exception for me and it was wonderful. The rest of the meal was delicious also.
Food cold at delivery. Werner schnitzel ...
Food cold at delivery. Werner schnitzel was old, dry, tasteless. Seated in a room off the main dining room with limited views despite a lot of open seating. Overall a disappointing experience. Will not repeat this restaurant.
Our tour to Banff arrived late so dinner ...
Our tour to Banff arrived late so dinner was late. We are "older" folks and no one indicated that we'd have to walk down a very long, multiple set of steps down a high hillside. Shuttles only ran every 15 mins. and the shuttle from hotel just left. They said a 5 min. walk. It took us 15 to get there for our reservation! NOT FOR SENIOR CITIZENS with any kind of walking issues!
Food fairly good. When we called re. how to get there they did not mention the multiple down-hill staircases! Bad choice on our part.
Waiter very very nice and food good.
Our meal at Waldhaus was superb. The occ ...
Our meal at Waldhaus was superb. The occasion was a 66th birthday and the guest of honour wanted weinerschnitzle. Waldhaus was the perfect choice. The meal excellent and the service was outstanding. The special dessert created for the birthday was creative, unexpected, and delicious.
One of our party is vegetarian and often has to suffer through unimaginative entrees when we go out. The vegetarian option at Waldhaus was a pleasant surprise with its flavours and texture.
Truly a great experience. One of the finest meals out we have ever had. Thank you, Waldhaus.
Loved the quiet ambiance and rich appoin ...
Loved the quiet ambiance and rich appointments of this restaurant. Especially enjoyed having light options--as much as I'd love to have the fondu, I was hiking all day and just couldn't take anything heavy. Very nice restaurant for solo diners.
This is the second time that we've dined ...
This is the second time that we've dined there while in Banff and it's our favorite place. The atmosphere, food, employees are all top notch. The staff go out of their way to make sure you are having a great experience.
The best beef broth fondue that we've ever had.
Any visit to Banff won't be complete without a visit to the Waldhaus...can't wait to visit again.
ABSOLUTELY ,NOT FOR THE HANDICAPPED ALTH ...
ABSOLUTELY ,NOT FOR THE HANDICAPPED ALTHOUGH I WAS TOLD IT WAS OK. My wife is in a wheelchair. 6 steps up to a narrow entrance...no washrooms on the dining level!! The staff was very helpful up to what they could do but the ambience was lost! The staff was not aware of the information I was given as to accessibility...this was on the Fairmont customer service I talked to after reading "not wheelchair accessible" to clarify...and was told a shuttle was available and this would clear any problems...WRONG! Again, the Waldhaus staff was very apologetic but they were done in by others.
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.
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