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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."
Smart Casual (no hats, sports wear or torn jeans)
Banff, AB T1L1J4
German, Swiss, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Open Daily for Dinner - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Reservations are highly recommended.
*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: (877) 625-0169
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, View, Wine
Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Ratings and Reviews
the cheese fondue was fabulous, the meat not so much. The meat fondue was very expensive for what you got. I was kind of disappointed that even with a reservation we were given a table that had no view. Considering it was a special occasion a view would have been most welcome.
The Waldhaus is excellent with panorama views of the Banff Springs golf course, Bow Falls and Mountains. Ellen was our server and she has been there for 12 years. I work with clients with developmental disabilities and I found her to be superb with my clients so have requested her each time I've been with friends and family.
The restaurant is nestled just below the Fairmont with great views. The ambiance is outstanding and very authentic. The food was well presented and full of flavor. We had fondue and it was a great experience and well paced. Our server (blond female) was amazing and helped make the overall experience outstanding. Check it out!
The food was very good, and authentic, and the service was excellent; attentive but discreet. Portion sizes are large, so order appropriately and take your time with your meal. If you can't make it back up the steps to the Banff Springs Hotel, there is a courtesy shuttle.
Stayed at the Fairmont and was in the mood for German Food ... and after dinner drinks. This place fit perfectly. Great dinner with a nice selection, great portions, and the Beer ... well, that was authentic German at it's finest. After dinner, we headed down to the bar for some more beer and fun. The staff treated you like family and we felt like we were back in Germany. An added bonus was that when we left, there were 5 elks grazing in the grass out front that made our day .. no it wasn't the beer talking.
Enjoy being here, been some recent changes and the chairs are too low now in the area by the river to enjoy the scenery, which is half the experience of eating there. Would ve great to be able to see the rivet and the Elk outside without having to stand up from the table
We had the schnitzel and Cornish hen and both were outstanding. Excellent service all around and we had an excellent view from our window side table. The restaurant is great for intimate dinners although a large group of young ladies did take over the restaraunt. Thankfully we were almost done and on our way out soon after they were seated. Great food and great beer. We will visit again when we are in Banff.
The atmosphere was very nice. One of the servers we had was great and very friendly. However, our other server was not very friendly or accommodating. The fondues were good, but the rest of the food was not good at all. Overall is was a very expensive meal and the dishes were not great.
I brought my wife here for our anniversary as her favourite food is Austrian/German. They were lovely enough to automatically give us a spot directly infront of the fire which was romantic but the other tables were situated very close. They then sat some "giggly" girls at the table next to us and we could barely hear ourselves speak. The waiter that tended that table was acting quite immature due to the age of the table and them being lovely looking girls. He wa tossing things in the air and being quite distracting. My wife has crohns so she require a vegan/vegetarian diet pretty well. There is only one dish on the menu and it does not sound appetizing so my wife didn't want to sit there while I ate and chose dishes that caused her a great deal of pain.
The view was amazing! The ambiance was fantastic at first. There were only a couple other tables going and we were right in front of the fireplace with views of the mountains around us.
Then a table of 17 came in that was almost half kids. I know the restaurant can't be blamed for it, but the atmosphere was completely changed. And not for the better. It basically turned into a Boston Pizza. Not that there's anything wrong with BP's, but that's not the type of evening we were looking forward to. Also, the prices of the food were not what you would expect from a rambunctious family restaurant. Although to be honest the quality of the food probably was.
Exceptional food and service. Angela, the waitress, helped us choose the appropriate beverages for our meal and was spot on for serving sizes and suggestions for our fondue choice. She even gave us a sample taste of spatzel (homemade German noodles) just for fun. The food, wine and service were so incredible, that we canceled our dinner plans for the next night and returned for a second time...... for the spatzel, of course. ;)
Very cozy rester-aunt but wayyy overpriced. We did the fondu and it was very good but the melting pot was way better. For 180 for two of us just for food it felt way over priced for what we got. Felt kinda rushed I guess it went by quick and 1.5 for 4 courses and the melting pot takes 3 hours. The server a middle to older aged guy was very nice has been there many many years but he came off a bit cocky and arrogant it was a real turn off. Overall great experience and we would go back again but do a cheaper meal or go to the pub downstairs. The pub it totally awesome huge tv's meal deals and the comfiest chairs ever!
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