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, Non-Smoking, View, Wine
Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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!
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