The Bison Restaurant
The Bison is open Thursdays through Sundays from 5pm.
Children are welcome and reservations are recommended.
The Bison's Valentine's Day and Live MusicCA$5.00 per personPrepaid
Feb 14, 2022 onlyCelebrate Valentine's Day in style in our beautiful dining room, complete with live entertainment by our lovely local Artist Alanna J Brown. ***Terms and Conditions*** This Experience guarantees you a window table. The booking fee is non-refundable A la carte menu available ***Choose to upgrade your reservation and have 2 glasses of Prosecco waiting at your table upon arrival***
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Had the Bison platter and the duck. The Bison short ribs are to die for.
We had not eaten there in 2 years because fo the pandemic but the Bision did not disappoint. All the food was great but we especially loved the elk tartare and the duck. The duck might have been the best I ever had.
Fantastic food, there is no question, but $47 for a medium sized piece of salmon with two mini turnips is a bit stiff.
Other than that everything was highly enjoyable.
We went for Sunday Brunch with high expectations based on the reviews. It is a great venue and the live music is really nice. We started off with drinks which were both creative and very good. For entrees I ordered the Moroccan spiced bison ragu which I found rather bland and tasteless with way to many potatoes, and so little mint yogurt I nearly missed it. My wife had the mountain breakfast and while the bison sausage was amazing the rest of the dish was just your basic breakfast. We did see the Benny dishes being delivered to other tables and they looked very good. What we really found surprising was there was no dessert offerings. Really, nothing not even a basic cookie to end our meal. Our waiter even checked the fridge and came back empty handed. I will acknowledge that Banff is struggling right now to find staff so I hope this was a one off event. We will give this restaurant a second chance, but if you are going keep expectations low so you will not be disappointed and hopefully even pleasantly surprised.
Great brunch spot, food is always amazing. Live music to top off a great experience.
Amazing food! Worth the money! Loved the live music too. Would go again and would recommend
This is a higher end restaurant and the food always reflects this. We visit when we are in Banff and are never disappointed. You pay a little more, but it’s worth it.
The food was beyond amazing and the bartender and my waiter had a great attitude and was a wonderful atmosphere. What made the experience for us not pleasant was a woman working at the bar. She not only asked me three times to put ona mask on separate occasions but I specifically told her that I had a medical mask exception and basically kept on pushing. She made our experience in the end quite u pleasant and was not wonderful. This experience alone makes us not want to come back especially if she was working.
Amazing food!! The salmon was cooked to perfection! They have a variety of cocktails and wines. The small plate mushrooms were phenomenal and the 12 oz steak was well worth it!
The live music was outstanding
Amazing dinner great service. This will be a go to for us when we are in Banff
Our server was phenomenal! She was so quick and on point with everything. Food was incredible as always!
The food was delicious and the service was incredible! Loved my first experience at this restaurant! Good job to all the staff!
Live music was excellent
The food here is incredible, it's a must go to. Took the server a little longer than usual to serve us, most likely due to staff shortages everywhere. Amazing meal. Our favorite place.
The server was really nice and the food really good.
we had a lovely dinner, nice setting, great food, just an espresso at the end was missing
Love the food my husband had the best bison stake he ever had and the sweet potato was delicious I had the duck it was very good but loved the old style even more but fantastic romantic night out
Amazing food and had a fantastic live singer when we were there. Couldn't fault the service either, very attentive and informative. Definitely be back again!
My favorite restaurant in Banff! Always perfect! I love it!
We always come to The Bison Restaurant when we find ourselves in Banff. The bison trio is always delicious and never disappoints. They always change it up with the seasonal vegetables which gives the dish a nice twist each time we order it. Get a table by their open concept kitchen and watch the chefs prepare the meals — we thought it provided a really nice atmosphere. We love it here and will definitely be back again.
Excellent food and service. Our waiters knew so much about the food and drinks and even called out cab at the end of the meal. Highly recommend a visit if you’re in Banff!
Great food, great atmosphere, very knowledgeable and friendly staff!!! Only problem they charged my credit card to hold the reservation and never took the payment off so my credit card was charged an extra $137 dollars on top of a $350 dollar meal.
We had an amazing dinner!! Our server was excellent. The Cod and the Salmon were both excellent.
Best cocktail I ever had. Every food item was incredible. Staff were friendly and eminence was great
Amazing food! The duck was incredible and so was the 8oz striploin! Service was friendly and prompt. Ambiance and environment were very nice aswell. Window seat was a little cold but other than that, had an anniversary dinner worth remembering.
I loved the six course meal and its wine pairings. We had a lovely NYE dinner, thank you.
Inventive and flavorful craft cocktails and a diverse selection of locally sourced food, all of which was well presented, perfectly cooked and delicious. One of the best meals we have ever had.
The appetizer courses were outstanding. My steak was a bit overdone and underwhelming. Cocktails were amazing.
The limited farm to table menu exceeded expectations. Service was stellar, shout out to Kevin. He was very informative. Four of us shared all our plates - not one disappointment. The bison was cooked to perfection, the cod melt in your mouth, the mushroom pasta, heavenly. It was a perfect way to end our stay in Banff. Would highly recommend.
Amazing, just amazing. Ordered a few things (Bison ribeye, mushroom pasta, etc) and they all turned out super delicious. Will for sure go back!
Lovely bison trio and wine bottle to pair. Sides were great. The Brussels Sprouts were to die for. Dessert was a blackberry sorbet which was soft and creamy.
Awesome food, me and my fiancée love bison and elk, and this place has it! Delicious 🤤 bit pricey but it is a fancy place so I’m not complaining
Wow! What amazing service and food! The servers at the bison are amazing and go above and beyond to make sure every accommodation is met.
We had a fantastic Christmas dinner at the Bison during our stay in Banff. Not only was the food incredible, but our server was amazing and providing great options for our food restricted guests, and helping us decide on some fantastic dishes we might not have considered.
We had a great time, and it was such a beautiful venue. A must stop while in Banff!
My ten year old son, eighteen year old nephew and myself had a fantastic meal. The staff were great and Kevin catered perfectly to all three of us. His beverage and food recommendations were bang-on which made selections seamless. The appetizers, particularly the elk tartar, impressed all three of us, but, the cutting block covered with bison really got everyone's nod of approval.
All-in-all it was a great experience.
I’d heard great things about The Bison. We booked for Christmas Day and it did not disappoint!! Highly recommended. If I’m ever back in Banff from the uk I will 100% visit again.
One of the best meals we have ever had. Got the roasted squash for starter and Bison for main, both cooked to perfection, so tasty and just the right amount. Waiter (Steve) was extremely knowledgeable and the atmosphere was so cozy. On a cold winter day in Banff this was the perfect place to be.
Went with our family for a nice Christmas Eve dinner….it totally didn’t disappoint. It was amazing service and an even better meal. We would go back in a heartbeat!!
The Bison Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1950 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.