The Bison Restaurant

4.8
1894 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
'The Bison Restaurant' is committed to using regional, seasonal and Canadian ingredients. Our intimate dining room has windows on all sides, with Banff's best mountain views, and a large sunny terrace. Watch as a brigade of chef's prepare your meal in our open-concept kitchen led by executive chef Jamie Staples.
The Bison is open Thursdays through Sundays from 5pm.
Children are welcome and reservations are recommended.

Experiences

  • The Bison's Early New Year's Eve Celebration

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    If you have little ones or a late-night party to attend why not join us for an early dinner from 5:00 - 6:00 pm. Full menu available, 2 hour seating limit, reservations recommended.
  • The Bison's Late New Year's Eve Celebration

    CA$50.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Step out for an elegant grand finale to 2021 complete with live acoustic music and candlelight. From 8:00 pm enjoy our 4-course chef-designed menu highlighting the best of our region. Oh yes, there will be bison. $149/person, no minors, regular menu not available, reservations required. Terms & Conditions: The booking deposit will be applied toward the final bill on the night of the event but is non-refundable in the event of cancellation. Full menu price will be charged to the credit card provided in the case of no-show
  • Pop-Up Italian at The Bison

    Dec 9 - Dec 10, 2021

    Join us for a Pop-Up Italian series on Thursday, Dec 9th and Friday, Dec 10th. We are pleased to present an authentic Italian a la carte menu with carefully selected ingredients created by Justin Leboe and the Bison's culinary team. Mangia! Please note that due to the special event, the Bison's regular menu will not be available on these nights.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1894 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our favourite Brunch spot! Good, atmosphere and service are all outstanding!!

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NicoleR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was spectacular and service was second to none. We highly recommend when you’re in Banff.

NC
NicoleC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great atmosphere. Will definitely eat here again!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was super accommodating, and the food was outstanding! Great drinks as well. We couldn’t pick a favourite dish because everything was delicious! We will definitely be back!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience - food, service, ambiance, and company could not be beat!

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vipScotty
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant! The starters and mains were simply out of this world. The craft cocktails were stupendous, especially the seasonal Squash Smash. The servers were nice and on point and the ambience of the place was relaxing and comfy. One of the best dining experiences in recent memory!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious Elk Tartare and the best duck breast ever

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Janet
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and nice ambience. Wonderful for a romantic dinner.

JH
JenniferH
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service - friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Food never disappoints but this was our best visit yet!

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JustinM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. We had the sharing platter for two and every item was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous time at the Bison. We were there for the taste of adventure. The food and service was outstanding. Antoine was our server and he was very attentive and extremely friendly. We can’t wait to visit again. The only negative feedback is that I wish the Bison and had a functional espresso machine so we could have enjoyed a nice coffee at the end of our meal.

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AmandaB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Out of this world food, great atmosphere and exceptional cocktails! We are a group of 12 in for a long weekend and this spot was our favourite. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the special, it was amazing! Best Bison we have had. The Elk tartar was just as good. Our server was great. Overall 5 out of 5, we would defintely go back.

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CatherineO
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service! everything was perfect. I highly recommend

SK
SimonK
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Bison special and pasta with shaved truffles were amazing. Everything was cooked perfectly and service was friendly.
I would come back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is great and the chocolate cake is very good. Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful brunch experience - awesome food, friendly, unobtrusive service, lovely live music accompaniment, and good ambiance. Would highly recommend and I look forward to eating here again in future.

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ClaudiaA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were excellent, as always!!!

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StephanieD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything we had was absolutely outstanding, the environment was perfect, and the service was great. Definitely recommend!

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vipJocelynE
Calgary
24 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A pricey menu but we shared an appetizer and main and then it is a little less expensive . Sun rock cab a delicious wine. We shared the bison ribeye and sweet potato salad. The room is beautiful and service attentive. Would recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the live music on Thursday eve. Very pretty place!

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely unbelievable. Best meal I’ve had in years. This is a special place. The bison is unreal.

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RobertB
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the Taste of Adventure meal, was very delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience3

We ordered the $45 feature of Entree, Main and dessert.

The size of the beet salad entree was reasonable, the main included 1 bison short rib with 1 tablespoon of sweet potato purée, and an tiny pumpkin tart for dessert. Left the restaurant feeling hungry.

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Evan
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome experience, great relaxing venue, and friendly personable staff! <3

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PeteG
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything we ate was amazing. Cocktails are on point and the wine list is vast.

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ChristinaH
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for the tasting menu but ordered off of the seasonal as well. The food was outstanding and the service was out of the park. Absolutely an incredible night that my tastebuds will not soon forget.

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emibee
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful experience in every way! We celebrated a birthday and they really took care of us from beginning to end.

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SunnyDawn
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Highly recommend. Food is tasty and unique. Specialty drinks and wine can be pricey so be prepared. Service was excellent. Food served hot. Blackberry sorbet could have used a little more presentation with a few raw berries and mint leaf.

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vipJGCanmore
Calgary
48 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My Bison Ribeye was cooked perfectly !
As were the striploins.
My wife had Salmon also very good.
Great service from Antoine !
Nice ambience.

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StuartE
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've been coming to The Bison for almost 15 years, and it's always wonderful. Now if they'd just bring back the escargot on a marrow bone...

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vipKayA
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend! From appetizer to mains to dessert, 5 stars. Staff was impeccable. Mushroom appetizer was delightful. Bison trio platter and Halibut was divine! Both deserts- banana one and chocolate were amazing finishes! We will return!

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Feastman
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yummy, Bison platter was delicious. Service was as expected.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome place will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service are amazing. They had a live band which added a nice touch to the evening.

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CharlieL
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The elk tartar and hominy grits were amazing! Original flavors and very good service! :) 100% coming back when returning to Banff!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

MY
MepYow
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful space, great ambiance, excellent service. Will not disappoint!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Engagement celebration

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banana
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sunday brunch

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Bison Restaurant using the Order Online button. The Bison Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 762-5550.

The Bison Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1894 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.

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