Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

4.4
601 reviews
CAN$51 and over
German
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. *Please note the Waldhaus Pub & Patio is a separate venue and does not take reservations. **Please note the Waldhaus is designated as a historical building, and as such has stairs to access all areas.

This venue is participating in the Restrictions Exemptions Program

• A valid Proof of Vaccination is required to enter this venue.
• Alternatively, guests can provide a proof of a privately paid Negative PCR or Rapid test within 72 hours of service, or a proof of Medical exemption.
• Guests under 12 years old will not be required to provide a proof of vaccinations or others


Experiences

  • New Year's Brunch - a la carte

    Jan 1, 2022 only

    Join us at the Waldhaus for a New Year's Brunch you won't soon forget!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 601 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
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4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.0
Value
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LisaC
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and food. Fondue was amazing, as was the prime rib.

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CherylC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The alpine fondue was a highlight of the evening. Delicious food overall with a fantastic ambiance. As the restaurant is located a few minutes walk from the Banff Springs Hotel, we appreciated that the restaurant organised taxis and shuttles for patrons.

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TroyC
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was fantastic as always. Best schnitzel and spatzle.

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DavidG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service, Good food, amazing atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

Fondue was excellent. Everything else we ordered was disappointing. We’ve eaten here 3 times now, and all other experiences were good. $500 meal felt like it should have been served at Denny’s.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful experience. We will definitely be back!

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KLF123
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic dining experience. We did the fondue experience and the mains were fabulous. Specifically the veal chop! Schnitzel was great too. Highly recommend.

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vipVanessaGlenS
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food and outstanding service by Julie. We love the Waldhouse for the atmosphere too!

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DavidD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service. A bit difficult to find restaurant from parking lot. More lights and signs would help. Would come again.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun as always !

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LeeAnn
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The food and service was great but it was a bit noisy as two families had been seated closely together so their children struck up a friendship. This was nice but quite noisy. We love children. Main problem for us was it was too dark! The main room was nicely lit but we badly needed table lamps in the turret room.

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MikeM
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic venue with unique charm. A must, you won’t regret it.

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KatharineM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a perfect way to spend a cool night after a day of intense hiking. Best to come with an empty stomach. The staff is exceptionally knowledgable and accommodating, and the ambiance is reminiscent of life in the alps. My husband family is Swiss and this was the best example of his family's cuisine that we have enjoyed outside of the home (or Europe).

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DavidC
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a beautiful old building, beautiful cozy setting for a restaurant. Food is amazing, their Fondue is second to none.

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Edicienta
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

Be ready for a small menu with authentic german dishes, so not lots of flavors and spices. The ambiance, decoration, and service are phenomenal! You will not regret it.

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Dxm1234
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

Restaurant is old and tired. Menu needs to be updated. Fries were incredibly salty, veal was good. Cakes in the chocolate fondue were ice cold like they had been removed from the freezer. Over priced for the quality. Disappointing as every other restaurant on the hotel property were terrific.

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BernieM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Great dining experience! An excellent schnitzel.

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KarenH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Smallest beer or radler is 20 ounces. Schnitzel is very large. Also is very good but bring your appetite! We wanted apple strudel or Black Forest cake but we’re waaay to full to have any

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Oktoberfest band was great & the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our 25th there. Amazing meal and equally amazing service - plus the ambiance and view. Memorable without question. Wouldn’t hesitate to go back - maybe even tonight again :). Our experience was that good. Thank you.

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MilaO
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Dinner at Waldhausv was very good.
Only short coming was fact that restaurant was off site - a $10 cab ride from hotel to restaurant. Nobody at Banff Springs told us about the travel voucher!!

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KennyR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We chose to have dinner at Waldhaus because of its medieval European look. The place is well located and did not disappoint. The staff was amazing and very friendly, and the music and ambiance definitely set the mood. Our waitress was very helpful in ensuring that we had the best experience and to choose a menu that matched our appetite. Thankfully, she recommended that we split the main course, and we still ended up being very full at the end of the evening! I would definitely return in the future!

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CatherineF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience while staying at the Fairmont Banff Springs. The food and service were great. A bit over priced, but still a fun night.

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soccermaster
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice German style restaurant. The fondue experience is good with cheese fondue to start, followed by 3 choices of entrees (veal, schnitzel, or salmon) followed by chocolate fondue with fruits. Price is a bit high, however there is no cheap restaurant at the Fairmont Banff Springs, like it or not.

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TylerM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fondue and chocolate fondue and schnitzel all amazing! Ashley was great.

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Leney
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Great view overlooking the golf course! The schnitzel was good. The sides were ok, but not very flavourful. Overall ok, but much better dining experiences elsewhere in Banff.

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JillI
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fondue meal was amazing! Schnitzel was perfect and pretty authentic as well. Our waiter suggested keeping the cheese fondue around to dip the schnitzel in, and he was not wrong. We did the basic wine pairing too and all 3 wines were delicious, plust the $45CAN price tag for that was pretty reasonable.

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JoanneP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience1

our waiter was sarcastic and matter of fact
the rest of the ataff welcoming and happy

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was kind. Good was delicious. Extremely accommodating for GF

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WendyC
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. Was a little hard to find the place - had to walk up a steep staircase then across a treed area. Not conducive to those wearing heels - but worth it.

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StaceyP
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We both had the schnitzel and it was amazing! Service and the views were fantastic. Will certainly be back!!

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AlisonF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

Food was outstanding. Service unfortunately was not great. I had read reviews saying service was amazing. There were other servers who were very attentive and friendly. Ours was not.

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gary
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and good food.

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CdnDiners
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had the special dinner with cheese fondue, schnitzel and chocolate fondue. Lots of food and it was excellent. Service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The food was excellent. Such a cool little reasturant/bar. A must see. Beautiful views. Try the fondue 👍

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved the fondue appetizer and the schnitzel. The veal chop was also excellent. Mark was an excellent waiter. A great experience was had by all.

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JasonTerra
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great German/Swiss food. Definetly got my schnitzel fix.

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JeffA
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

The proportions were huge. Everything could be shared.

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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First and foremost, we were served by Angela and she was AMAZING !!! We shared the fondue and it was delicious, I had the Jaeger Schnitzel and it was PERFECT and amazing !! I can't wait to come back. The food, the service was excellent!!!

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Donald
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Disappointed that the veal chop was served with French fries and lettuce. That's it. Schnitzel wasn't served with any accompaniment such as cranberry sauce. Very bland. Cheese fondue was mediocre.

FAQs

Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 601 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.