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Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, AB

Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

4.5
4.5
688 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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 p.m.


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    German, Swiss, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 762-6860

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Atticus Garant

  • 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: (877) 625-0169

  • Neighbourhood

    Banff

  • Parking Details

    The Waldhaus is located just a quick walk down the hill from the Fairmont Banff Springs access to outdoors from the Spa area. For direct access you can park at the Bow Falls parking lot and walk up the driveway or stairs.

  • Public Transit

    There is a public bus service provided by the town of Banff which runs approximately every 40 minutes to and from town and the Fairmont Banff Springs. There is a route that includes the bow falls which is the closest point to the Waldhaus.The Waldhaus is a short walk up the driveway ramp and stairs from the Bow Falls. Fare is $2.00 per person.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

Experiences

  • Christmas Brunch - A La Carte

    Dec 25, 2022 only
    Join us on Christmas morning for an unforgettable brunch at the Waldhaus, Banff's best kept secret!
  • Boxing Day Brunch - a la carte

    Dec 26, 2022 only
    Join us on Boxing Day for an unforgettable brunch at the Waldhaus, Banff's best kept secret!
  • New Year's Day Brunch - a la carte

    Jan 1, 2023 only
    Join us on New Year's Day for an unforgettable brunch at the Waldhaus, Banff's best kept secret!

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What 688 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Waiter was very good. Salad was ok but too large and it cost $18. Soup was good. schnitzel was dry as a bone and mine came with the smallest piece of lemon on earth. Supposed to come with potato salad but got roasted potatoes instead. We had Baileys with dessert and it’s the tiniest amount of liquor I’ve ever seen. we should’ve said something but at that point we just wanted out. The chocolate fondue was fun.
  2. a

    algee

    Toronto

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, good portions and good service.

    Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs HotelResponded 4 days agoDear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your review, we are looking forward to your next visit! Warm Regards, Catherine - Food & Beverage Coordinator

  3. S

    michelleS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    very limited and basic offering, Beautiful view point
  4. H

    Hana

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    The quality of the food is poor. The veal contains 1/3 of fat. When cutting it, the table is shaking because the meat is hard. The 18 ounce ribeye probably is one of the worst experiences. I gave 3 stars because the services are good. The person who greats us is very nice and the waitress is attentive. I feel sorry for the restaurant because the declining food quality may be caused by the increasing cost of the ingredients.

    Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs HotelResponded 6 days agoDear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Our culinary team is always looking for ways to improve and appreciates our guests taking the time to share their feedback. Our team was happy to hear you enjoyed their service and recommendations. I do hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff and we look forward to welcoming you back. Warm Regards, Catherine - Food & Beverage Coordinator

  5. TM

    TreverM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great views, good food and very authentic German location.

    Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs HotelResponded 6 days agoDear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your review, we are looking forward to your next visit! Warm Regards, Catherine - Food & Beverage Coordinator

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and food. One of our favorite meals of our Canada trip. Our waiter was very helpful in suggestions that really worked our well for us.

    Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs HotelResponded on June 21, 2022Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your review, we are looking forward to your next visit! Warm Regards, Catherine - Food & Beverage Coordinator

  7. M

    Mich

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Beautiful ambience and food excellent. Food was very quick to be served. Service was good but not really attentive we had to ask to order our main dish but food was very quick to be served. We would definitely recommend

    Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs HotelResponded on June 19, 2022Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your review. I am very sorry to hear you were disappointed about the service provided. This is clearly not the level of service or quality of food we strive to provide. Your comments have been shared directly with our leadership team to ensure a similar situation does not happen again. We are looking forward to your next visit! Warm Regards, Catherine - Food & Beverage Coordinator

  8. DC

    DennisC

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Greeted by great staff, excellent seating with a view overlooking the river and pasture. The beer, pretzel and weiner snitchel was anticipated and they delivered. We very much enjoyed ourselves.

    Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs HotelResponded 6 days agoDear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your review, we are looking forward to your next visit! Warm Regards, Catherine - Food & Beverage Coordinator

  9. PN

    PeteN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For a nice place to enjoy a excellent dinner one chooses the Waldhaus.

    Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs HotelResponded on June 19, 2022Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your review, we are looking forward to your next visit! Warm Regards, Catherine - Food & Beverage Coordinator

  10. TR

    TerriR

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service!

    Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs HotelResponded on June 19, 2022Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your review, we are looking forward to your next visit! Warm Regards, Catherine - Food & Beverage Coordinator

  11. JF

    JonathanF

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ribeye steak was melt in your mouth delicious. My wife had the Tomato & Onion Soup which was excellent. Started with the pretzels and ended with a single malt. Couldn't have asked for more!

    Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs HotelResponded on June 11, 2022Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your review, we are looking forward to your next visit! Warm Regards, Catherine - Food & Beverage Coordinator

  12. TW

    TimW

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Beautiful location but good extremely poor give it’s price level. Recommend going to the pub downstairs over the restaurant. We had the fondue experience and it was very poor in both taste and quality.
  13. TP

    ToddP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very enjoyable, nice place to relax and have a fantastic meal.

    Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs HotelResponded on June 11, 2022Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your review, we are looking forward to your next visit! Warm Regards, Catherine - Food & Beverage Coordinator

  14. JS

    JenniferS

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    A must try, the beautiful old clubhouse overlooking the 15th hole. The Fondue experience is amazing, but is a lot of food, so be prepared. Ashley was a great server

    Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs HotelResponded on June 11, 2022Dear Valued Guest, It was wonderful to hear that you were able to join us at Waldhaus Restaurant for a fondue! Our team was so happy to hear how much you enjoyed the meal and the service provided. We can't wait to welcome you back the next time you are in Banff. Warm regards, Catherine - Food & Beverage Coordinator

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    We spent 3 days for our honeymoon at Fairmont and ate nearly all our meals at the property. This was our least favourite experience and one we could go without. It started off well! Sarah, at the front desk, was incredible - she was welcoming, had a warm smile, and extremely inviting. The warm welcome was followed with non-alcoholic drinks made 100% in house and they were fantastic! That’s probably where the good ended… The salad’s lettuce had stale pieces and main courses were abnormally greasy. Our meal was so underwhelming, we returned to 1888 for dessert. The worst part of the experience was our server, Mark. He had poor table side manners, uninviting, and seems like he wanted to be elsewhere. We still tipped 20% since COVID wrecked the service industry, but we had a hard time doing so. This experience was so foul, we will likely go in town for a cheap bowl of ramen than spend hundreds at Waldhaus again.
  16. LE

    LEEponton

    New York Area

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waldhaus is a wonderful place. Sitting in a quaint building off the 15th tee of the golf course, you have two venues: a fine Swiss-German restaurant and a great German pub. Great food and a fine experience. Don’t miss it.
  17. d

    daveb

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an exceptional restaurant..highly recommend..food and service top of the line..a must go to if in the area...the views out of the windows are amazing..
  18. EK

    ErinK

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really fun experience, I definitely recommend the fondue experience. We'll worth it, but make sure you go hungry!
  19. MT

    MarleneT

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Nice Fondue restaurant but expensive for Fondue. But nice views and cozy place.

    Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs HotelResponded on June 11, 2022Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your review, we are looking forward to your next visit! Warm Regards, Catherine - Food & Beverage Coordinator

  20. MG

    MercedesG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Did not have the German feel Of food for à germain restaurant and the Black Forest Cake Was désappointing No Brathverst no sourkrout. Thé service was outstanding

    Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs HotelResponded on June 11, 2022Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us . I am very sorry to hear of your disappointing experience. This is clearly not the level of service or quality of food we strive to provide. Your comments have been shared directly with our leadership team to ensure a similar situation does not happen again. I do hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff. Warm regards, Catherine - Food & Beverage Coordinator

  21. KB

    KimberleyB

    Caribbean

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous Swiss meal a very welcomed change from normally selected dining options. The staff were professional, engaged and delivered a perfect evening for our group! Highly recommend!

    Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs HotelResponded on June 11, 2022Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your review, we are looking forward to your next visit! Warm Regards, Catherine - Food & Beverage Coordinator

  22. TW

    TravelledWest

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Server could have been more personable. Special occasion celebration should be acknowledged since reservation indicated it was a special occasion.

    Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs HotelResponded on June 11, 2022Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I am very sorry to hear of your disappointing experience, particularly on such a special occasion. This is clearly not the level of service or quality of food we strive to provide. Your comments have been shared directly with our leadership team to ensure a similar situation does not happen again. I do hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff. Warm regards, Catherine - Food & Beverage Coordinator

  23. LK

    LisaK

    Edmonton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great, small menu, but delicious. It is a bit pricey, but a wonderful experience.

    Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs HotelResponded on June 11, 2022Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your review, we are looking forward to your next visit! Warm Regards, Catherine - Food & Beverage Coordinator

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Correct pour un restaurant-pub mais selon moi pas digne d’un Fairmont.
  25. MD

    MichelleD

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent flavour for all the meals. Fondue experience was authentic and well done. View of the river valley was breathtaking. Server attentive and helpful with allergy concern.
  26. ED

    EricaD

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter Gary was so helpful and made the experience so great.
  27. K

    Kevy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fondue set menu with a wine pairing was a really nice experience.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Traveling with good friends!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Bon resto et très belle décos
  30. MB

    MikeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food and generous portions. Service was great. Fondue must-do!
  31. B

    Banffbuff

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing atmosphere, ambiance and service, our server made the evening the most enjoyable! Will definitely return when in the area again
  32. TL

    TerryL

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Service and food were a little underwhelming considering the location and pricing. I would go back for the patio - but not for indoor dining. Even a huge bouquet of flowers on a central table would add some much needed colour.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful
  34. C

    Carly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely evening! Easy to find and lots of parking. Our server Micheal was a very friendly and provided a helpful run down of the menu with some great recommendations.
  35. A

    Alan

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The food was ok, nothing mind blowing. The service was pretty bad, our server and host did the absolute bare minimum, which was disappointing given the prices.
  36. CF

    CheapoFoodie

    Edmonton

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful place for a special meal.
  37. TT

    TroyT

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with amazing food and great views! Definitely will be back.
  38. GA

    GabrielAlmeida

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff, nice and cozy ambience. Food was delicious!
  39. BT

    BobT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, the ambiance, and the service is off the charts. That said, unfortunately, the Banff Springs seem to charge a 100% premium for simply being there. I have NO objection to the food or the service, but we had a meal that was so incredibly aggressively priced, that wanting to be there is simply not on option. We were charged $500 for a meal that was worth, at MOST, $300.
  40. I

    Inan

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Anniversary dinner. What a beautiful spot. View,food and service were wonderful.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 688 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 p.m.


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

405 Spray Avenue Banff, AB T1L1J4

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Banff

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    German, Swiss, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    The Waldhaus is located just a quick walk down the hill from the Fairmont Banff Springs access to outdoors from the Spa area. For direct access you can park at the Bow Falls parking lot and walk up the driveway or stairs.

  • Public Transit

    There is a public bus service provided by the town of Banff which runs approximately every 40 minutes to and from town and the Fairmont Banff Springs. There is a route that includes the bow falls which is the closest point to the Waldhaus.The Waldhaus is a short walk up the driveway ramp and stairs from the Bow Falls. Fare is $2.00 per person.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Atticus Garant

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (403) 762-6860

  • 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: (877) 625-0169

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