Fine Dining at the Bison Restaurant and Lounge

Food — By clairesloan on September 8, 2010 at 5:24 pm

For one of the finest dining experiences in Banff, head to the Bison Restaurant & Lounge. Located close to downtown Banff on Bear Street, the Bison is sophisticated and chic. Similar to many of the popular restaurants in Banff, the Bison has a “rocky mountain” atmosphere. Yet with its contemporary paintings and fresh decor, the Bison has a more elegant, ‘modern’ twist. The main dining area has large windows which let in natural light and give the restaurant a spacious, airy feel.┬áDuring the summertime, the restaurant’s sunny patio is a popular destination. Guest enjoy sitting outside and gazing at spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.

In its dining room, the Bison offers a menu filled with delicious Canadian dishes, all made with local and fresh ingredients. Some tourists may wonder – what exactly is Canadian cuisine? Well, some of the Bison’s main entrees include pan roasted bison tenderloin, daily Rocky Mountain venison, wild Pacific salmon, cast iron roasted chicken, and grilled Broek Acres Berkshire pork rack. Appetizers are equally appetizing- guest can choose from a number of smaller dishes, including seared venison carpaccio, marinated wild mushrooms and pine nuts, and roasted scallops and asparagus. The dishes are healthy, comforting, and flavorful.

In the Bison Lounge, guests can choose from an extensive wine by the glass selection. The lounge also features great cocktails, as well as sandwiches, cheese and meat trays, and other house specialties. The lounge has comfortable chairs and a relaxed atmosphere – a perfect place to relax and have drinks with friends and family.

The Bison’s prices are fairly steep, but the high-quality, delicious dishes they offer are worth the extra splurge. The Bison is popular, and reservations are recommended, especially during the summertime. For more information, including restaurant hours and directions, visit the Bison’s website here.

[image: Sonja Pieper]

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