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About Bow Valley Grill - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Breakfast perfected and worth writing home about!


The Alhambra Ballroom serves the most important meal of the day with the finesse and Rocky Mountain flare that many have come to love. Enjoy this family-friendly atmosphere that celebrates the spirit of the outdoors and the history of Fairmont Banff Springs. Indulge in an enticing selection of unique and traditional hot and cold breakfast favourites!

Our impressive breakfast buffet provides and a decadent meal that will leave you going back for more!

Dress Code:
Smart Casual (no hats, sports wear or torn jeans)

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Canadian, Contemporary American, Contemporary European

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Only:
Monday - Friday 7:00am - 11:00am
Saturday & Sunday 7:00am - 1:30pm

$32 per person

*Please note that the Bow Valley Grill will be closed for renovations starting January 4, 2018.
Breakfast will be served daily in the Alhambra Ballroom.



Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 762-6860

Website:
http://www.fairmont.com/banff-springs/dining/bowvalleygrill/

Parking Details:
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.

Public Transport:
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.

Executive Chef:
j.W. Foster

Additional:
Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Bow Valley Grill - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.2

Service

4.5

Ambience

4.3

Value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (16)
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Good for Anniversaries (10)
Brunch (9)
Child-Friendly (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Casual (9)
Seasonal (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Lunch (7)
Group Bookings (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
People Watching (6)
Romance (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Cozy (5)
Fun (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Authentic (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten-Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
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Great Beer (1)
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Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Service was decent but not particularly friendly. The food was average at best. Chicken was over cooked.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was excellent and I would love to go more often.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
Food3
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on December 28, 2017

Very nice atmosphere, great service, and beautiful food presentation. Unfortunately, one meal was undercooked, and one was overcooked.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
Food1
Ambience1
Service1
Value1

 
 (Surrey)·Dined on December 26, 2017

This was supposed to be a festive buffet for Christmas Dinner. We couldn’t get an earlier table, so waited until 8.45pm, we wish we hadn’t. Not sure where the festive was but apart from a few snowmen the room wasn’t very festive. The food was terrible and looked like it has been sitting out for hours and the roast element of the buffet was again very poor. The roast beef was so rare that blood was dripping off the serving dish. The turkey was very dry and the potatoes weren’t roasted but new potatoes put in the oven for a few minutes. Such a disappointment for our family Christmas meal. It was also very very very expensive.

Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on December 26, 2017

Very nice atmosphere and the food excellent. Very wide range of dishes and cooked to perfection. Busy evening and felt a little rushed by waitress who presented the bill the minute we sat down with dessert...even though there were plenty of other tables free and no line up.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Seasonal
Food2
Ambience5
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on December 26, 2017

Xmas Day Dinner: 1st Sitting - Quickly run out of turkey & pork and not replenished . . .this is Xmas! - oysters stale & dry - hot seafood excellent - labeling misplaced & somewhat confusing - wine selection poor - no obvious explanation as to how some displays were to be utilized - there should have been other options for fresh fruit than simply squering pieces for dipping - anything wrong with a goose at Xmas? - this was the reason we cancelled our brunch reservation for Boxing Day - we felt the Hotel had fallen far short of the quality we've experienced many times in the past years.

Food5
Ambience4
Service2
Value2

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Buffet was comparable to the Wynn hotel in Vegas, smaller but food quality was strong. Overall staff was very good. Server we had was displeased with the amount of tip we left and didn't hide it. We felt it was reasonable since he got us one set of drinks and cleared one set of plates. We or others did the rest. The overall experience was overpriced at $85 per person. I would likely go back as a special occasion but not often due to the price. After spending that plus parking plus other costs at the Hotel I didn't appreciate the attitude of the serve, left a bad taste for the evening.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Seasonal
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excelente servicio , atención y muy buena comida.

Food1
Ambience1
Service4
Value1

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

While the service is warm and friendly, the food offerings are just odd. They seem basic, but they all had a strange twist that left out entire group with full plates and a large dinner check. Total misfire which is too bad given the wonderful hotel experience. Skip this spot for one of the many other offerings at the Fairmont.

Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value1

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This is the first time I didn't enjoy the Sunday brunch there. Not sure if that was because we were the last seating or the quality of food went down. There was not that much to choose to compare to what I was used to dine there for the last 20 years. Really disappointing, especially after paying $49.00 plus per person. The dessert table was not great either.

Tags: Scenic View
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Beautiful buffet with excellent service! Always a special treat to eat at the Banff Springs!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Went for brunch with Santa- delicious offerings replenished frequently, great service, lovely touches for the holiday season. Nearly everything we tried was very tasty, nothing was bad (a few things not our favourite). Totally out of the ordinary dishes as well as perfectly executed classics. Very accommodating for our daughter. Santa and Mrs. Claus aesthetically legit and friendly.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
Food2
Ambience4
Service5
Value2

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We have been going for brunch at the Banff Springs for many years now as part of our Christmas tradition but I think this may be the last. Service was excellent but the food was a big disappointment this year both in quality (overdone meat, cold food) and quantity as it seemed there were fewer choices than previous years (specifically seafood options). We expect more for our money than we got this year and it’s a shame as it’s always been something we’ve looked forward to at this time of year.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 9, 2017

Waiter, Matthew was very nice and personable, great staff!

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Brunch with Santa! It was a wonderful time!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Wow. Seriously the most amazing brunch buffet ever. Pricy but totally worth the splurge.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on December 3, 2017

Been here a few times and loved it every time.
Would love to go there again.
I hope they open the noodle bar again.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
Food2
Ambience4
Service5
Value2

 
·Dined on November 26, 2017

Service was GREAT! Wonderful staff. It’s a shame that “brunch food” is so expensive. It would have been fine if the quality was better. Unfortunately the majority of food was very bland. So tasteless. The only thing that was up to par was the bread pudding with caramel sauce. That was delicious and the highlight of the meal. The tiramisu broke my heart! My favourite dessert that tasted like nothing. Tell your chefs not to be afraid of flavour. Especially if you’re charging so much for food that Dennys could have cooked better for a 1/4 of the price. I am hoping to try dinner there and hope it’s better than the brunch. Fingers crossed!

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food overall and the service of Janelle was exceptional. I left a $ 20 tip for her after she authorized my Credit Card but for some reason that amount was not charged and I feel really bad she did not get it.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual
Food5
Ambience1
Service4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Overpriced.
Great food.
Very noisy.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I love the tables setups. It leaves enough space between tables. Great dining environment, and most at all the food was fantasy. Love to come again.

Alex

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Casual
Food4
Ambience5
Service3
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent, always a favourite if you're spending a special day in Banff.

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on October 8, 2017

We were seated near the window which offered a beautiful view of the mountains and our service was amazing. The beef tenderloin was delicious but the Mac and cheese with salmon and prawns ok and I don't know that it's worthy of being on the menu with the other items. The cheesecake was delicious.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Scenic View
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 7, 2017

We received excellent service throughout our brunch. Excellent food choices. Great omelette station, main food area and delightful desserts....

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Healthy, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Fun, Romantic, Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, People Watching
Food1
Ambience1
Service1
Value1

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 25, 2017

First time at Bow Valley Grill.
Excellent service ,food and mountain views .
We look forward to a return visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Our server was very good with our kids and looked after our every need. The food was good and drinks were great. We would go back for sure.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food is excellent. It is quite pricey but they really have it all.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience2
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on September 23, 2017

Need more neat, I feel that every thing was made for Asian people.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy, Seasonal, Great for Lunch
Food2
Ambience4
Service3
Value2

 
 (Houston)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We had Sunday brunch and Monday breakfast at the Bow Valley Grill. Both were less than memorable. Buffet food quality was mediocre to poor. Table drink service was good. I suggest asking for a menu and ordering from their menu, rather than getting the buffet.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Excellent food, amazing service.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Saw recommendation for brunch and it was very nice. Lots of good food choices, lovely service, great for kids, great excuse to visit the Fairmont and we hiked to the Falls first. Good value.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The service was excellent here. The food is amazing. It's pricy, but we'll worth it.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Food was good and the service was excellent (very friendly and professional waitress)

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 29, 2017

I had the braised pork shoulder with apple, kale slaw. It was outstanding.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We enjoyed our Sunday brunch, although be aware the restaurant is quite loud. This isn't the place for a romantic, quiet meal. However, the selection for brunch (and even for their morning breakfast) is excellent - there is something for everyone and they are very accommodating.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Miami)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The service and food were eXcellent. The ambiance was fantastic, decor excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value1

 
·Dined on August 16, 2017

The fairmont is stunning. The lounge bar out to the patio has live music and was a beautiful view. We should have just had dinner there. The dining room is very loud. You can hear the chefs yelling the orders. The view is much better in other places in the hotel. The food was mediocre at best. We have no problem spending the money to eat in beautiful places. We kind of make a habit of it...but yours will be better spent somewhere else.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 15, 2017

We loved our dinners at the Grill. The decor is beautiful, and the whole hotel and surroundings are spectacular. The food - mine was prime rib and my husband's was pork- was excellent and perfectly cooked. Service was outstanding. We were so happy to dine there.

Tags: Scenic View, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 13, 2017

My husband and I went to the bow valley grill for our 1 year wedding anniversary and the staff took such good care of us. They sat us at one of the best tables and our waitress made sure she took extra good care of us. The brunch buffet was amazing and everything tasted amazing!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 9, 2017

The beef tenderloin meal was fabulous. My mom and I were visiting for a vacation. The view was amazing and the service impeccable. The chardonnay was perfect.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation

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