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Bison Carpaccio at The Bison Restaurant & Terrace  - The Bison Restaurant & Patio, Banff, AB

The Bison Restaurant & Patio

4.8
4.8
2680 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Named in Trip Advisor's top 10 Canadian fine dining restaurants and OpenTable's Top 100 Restaurants in Canada, we proudly feature regional, seasonal, Canadian cuisine. Watch the show as a line of talented chefs prepare your meal in our open concept copper kitchen. Specializing in forno creations, fresh plant based dishes and of course Alberta bison. Enjoy your meal from our mountain view dining room, or escape to our rooftop terrace. Sip away on a signature cocktail, local craft beer or choose from our carefully selected wine list.

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Bison offers group & private dining options accommodating 8-100 guests.
Mountain-view dining room / Open-air terrace cocktail receptions / Total venue experience
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Learn more/connect about group dining:
www.banffcollective.com/groups
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Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 25 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Farm-to-table, Contemporary Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 17:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    (403) 762-5550
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    The Bison offers group & private dining options accommodating 8-120 guests. Mountain views / Total venue experiences. Learn more/connect about group dining: www.banffcollective.com/groups
  • Area
    Banff
  • Cross Street
    Caribou
  • Parking Details
    We are located across the street from the open air parking lot on Bear St. You can also find street parking on Bear Street as well as a secondary parkade located beside the Nester's Grocery Store, one block South of Caribou Street. <br /><br />
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 🥂Bison NYE Celebration

    CA$50.00 per person

    Prepaid

    31 Dec 2024 only
    Step out for an elegant grand finale to the year complete with live acoustic music and candlelight. Enjoy our 4 course chef-driven menu highlighting the best of our region. Oh yes, there will be bison. $149/person Childrens menu not available / Regular menu not available / Reservations highly recommended Full deposit refund before Dec 1, 2024 50% deposit refund between December 1-15, 2024 Non-refundable deposit from December 16, 2024 onward The booking deposit will be applied to the final bill Tax (5%) and auto-gratuity (18%) not included
    🥂Bison NYE Celebration photo
  • 🎉Bison Early NYE Dinner

    CA$25.00 per person

    Prepaid

    31 Dec 2024 only
    If you have little ones or a late night party to attend why not join us for an early dinner. Childrens and Regular menu available / 2-hour dining time / Reservations highly recommended Full deposit refund before Dec 1, 2024 50% deposit refund between December 1-15, 2024 Non-refundable deposit from December 16, 2024 onward The booking deposit will be applied to the final bill Tax (5%) and auto-gratuity (18%) not included
    🎉Bison Early NYE Dinner photo

Offers

  • 🎶Live Acoustic Music at The Bison Restaurant🎶

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - 18:00 - 21:00
    The Bison pairs fresh seasonal cuisine with live music every Thursday from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Featuring a rotating variety of the Bow Valley's most talented acoustic artists.

    🎶Live Acoustic Music at The Bison Restaurant🎶 photo

What 2,680 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Canadian

  • Banff / Canmore

    Good for special occasions

  • Banff / Canmore

    Canadian

  • Banff / Canmore

    Most Booked

2,680 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasant experience and treat for the tastebuds at the Bison. My go to restaurant in Banff.

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  2. JoelH

    Boise

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been to restaurants all over Europe and N America and this was near the top. Everything was good and better than expected.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A highlight of our vacation. Great food and service. Tomahawk bison did not disappoint

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was excellent! Service was extremely professional, prompt and courteous!

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  5. Shaunc

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The bison short rib was bland and tasteless. The order was mixed up and I could not eat together with my partner as they only brought out one main dish. I thought the other one would shortly arrive but the order was not placed and they brought it after. So we ended up sharing one dish.. waiting.. and then sharing the next dish after it was prepared. Kinda felt awkward as one main dish at a time when other tables had they're food.

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  6. FredL

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. Service was great. Would like few more choices on the menu.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been coming to Bison for a few years now - really nice to see that the quality and vibe and commitment to the customer has not wained one bit Keep up the good work!!

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  8. ArtJ

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Bison is an excellent food experience. The chef is top notch. Our dinner was the best we had during our stay in Calgary. The appetizers were perfect and the bison diner was second to none!

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  9. Brighamottb

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and atmosphere were fantastic! Definitely worth a visit!

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  10. SimonD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant and service. Recommended for a ‘grown up’ night out for sure. Nicely presented food and good service.

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  11. BeckyP

    San Antonio

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome restaurant! Recommend to everyone!! The food & service were AMAZING!!!

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  12. dylanb

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best bison short rib we’ve ever had, will be back

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  13. Boyo

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shared the bison tomahawk and it was perfectly cooked, and served with a fresh citrusy salad, creamed polenta and crispy Brussels sprouts. Was a bit dubious about the veggies but they were exceptional and complemented the steak perfectly. Service was friendly, helpful, professional and unobtrusive. Not cheap but not hugely more expensive than other places in Banff. Strongly recommended.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an outstanding meal for our last night in town. Highly recommend!

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  15. Jule

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience as always! Had the Salmon this time, absolutely fabulous!

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  16. NatalieB

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was absolutely delicious! If you’re looking for a place in Banff to get delicious stead and beef, this is the place to go.

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  17. DavidM

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time there… consistent service, food and experience

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  18. JaydlynC

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I honestly have only been to a handful of restaurants where I felt completely taken care of, food was spectacular, and the experience was overall excellent. The Bison Restaurant is absolutely one of those restaurants. The service from our waiter, Chris, was absolutely fantastic. The food was something you come across only once in a while. Every bite was deliciously perfect, I never got tired or used to it. The ambience was without fault, with just the perfect volume of live music and other people’s conversations. Thank you to everyone there for working so hard and for putting the diners experience first, it has clearly paid off. I will definitely be coming back, as this is for sure one of our new favourite places.

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  19. EileenW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my first time visiting Banff and my husband and I were fortunate to have been able to spend Valentine’s Day there and also to enjoy dinner at The Bison. The ambience was very nice, with live music that was not too loud. We had the fire roasted octopus as an appetizer and the Alberta Bison Tomahawk. Both were delicious! Loved that they use local ingredients and produce. Too bad that we were too full to try dessert. Good wine selection as well. Overall, a great experience!

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  20. BrennanB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was a once in a lifetime experience. We ate at another steak house the previous night and were left pretty disappointed. Our night at “The Bison” completely changed how our family trip was going! We will be back at every Banff visit from now on!! Thank you everyone at the Bison restaurant that made our trip exceptional!!

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  21. JacquelineN

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was inventive, flavourful, delicious. Service was knowledgeable, relaxed, professional. The best meal I've had at a restaurant in a long time!

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  22. DavidV

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing spot. Great food and service. Highly recommend!

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  23. CatherineH

    Edmonton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. The Bison is a staple of any trip to banff. The short rib is to die for

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  24. DanielleN

    Edmonton

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely delicious! Our server, Dani was exceptional and the atmosphere was amazing! They were very attentive and will be coming again!

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  25. Ceemorr

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and wonderful food. Sat at the bar and it was dinner and a show. The roasted broccoli was to die for!

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  26. JohnA

    Calgary

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time here and will definitely be back. Food was delicious and all of the servers were friendly and informative

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  27. nahmi

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible experience all around. Attentive and knowledgeable staff and well executed dishes. Their seasonal, regional and Canadian menu was exceptional - would seriously recommend checking this place out!

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  28. JessicaT

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing restaurant with fabulous food and service

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  29. GeoffR

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, wine, and service. We had 8 for dinner and everyone loved everything. I had the duck and it was great with the wine the server helped me pick.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is amazing! Located downtown so easy to get to, everything made it a very enjoyable evening. The service was amazing and the food even better. We had their popular items of the Bison Shortrib and the 24 hour Braised Beef. Both were well presented, absolutely delicious and hearty portions. Would definitely recommend and would go back to try other options.

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  31. MichelD

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sorry for the delay to get back to you. Fantastic. 3 visits during my annual ski vacation.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great evening out. Service was great. Just the right amount of attentiveness. Good was excellent. Will definitely eat here again.

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  33. JasonR

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Accommodated our request for an earlier seating without issue. Food was fantastic and it is a great space to enjoy a good meal.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived in Banff just in time to take advantage of a Winter Special. Ap, entree, dessert just $37. OMG. So, so, delicious. I had steak tartare which was seasoned perfectly and served with delicious grilled house made bread. This was followed by the best salmon of my life-cooked perfectly and served with shaved (and puréed) celeriac, bits of peach, and a salsa verde. My description fails to capture the symphony of flavors and textures this magic dish possessed. For dessert the chocolate mousse was simply outstanding. I would visit Banff just to eat here again.

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  35. Ann06

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and cocktail. The butternut squash soup with brown butter crab was superb Service was prompt and friendly and the background acoustic music by Steph plays guitar was perfect.

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  36. ShaunaD

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service, ambiance….all exceptional. 6 stars out of 5. You should go!

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  37. LucieH

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, love the food plating with I do not see that often around the Banff. We were very happy.

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  38. LukeW

    Hertfordshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu, every plate served tasted amazing. Good cocktails & wine list. Well informed & friendly waiters

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  39. LouiseH

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Would recommend. Lovely food and good service (albeit a little slower than other restaurants in Banff that we’ve visited).

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  40. JeffH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eat here! The food, service, and ambience are wonderful!

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FAQs

The Bison Restaurant & Patio offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 762-5550.

The Bison Restaurant & Patio is rated 4.8 stars by 2680 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 25 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Bison Restaurant & Patio

Box 3959 #213, 211 Bear Street, Banff, AB T1L 1E4

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Caribou
  • Area
    Banff
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 17:00–21:00
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Farm-to-table, Contemporary Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    We are located across the street from the open air parking lot on Bear St. You can also find street parking on Bear Street as well as a secondary parkade located beside the Nester's Grocery Store, one block South of Caribou Street. <br /><br />
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (403) 762-5550
  • Private party facilities
    The Bison offers group & private dining options accommodating 8-120 guests. Mountain views / Total venue experiences. Learn more/connect about group dining: www.banffcollective.com/groups
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