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Bison Mountain Bistro, Banff


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Bison Mountain Bistro, Banff

greenboy | | Nov 16, 2009 11:50 AM

A new one for me and a great find. Dropped by for a midweek lunch and a break from the cold. Received a nice, warm welcome to a really nice space. Great decor and a nice modern take on the usually dated or stuffy Banff lunch spots or chain places. Yes, there are bears and mountains on the walls, but on huge canvases and wood boards with a fresh, contemporary take on the mountains theme. There's a cool little bar area with comfy white leather bar stools that I imagine is a nice spot for evening drinks. Huge, thick wood tables split the daytime dining area made up of smaller tables with big windows letting in plenty of natural light. Menu was really well priced and everything sounded like I wanted to eat it, which is always a good start. After much deliberating I opted for the Bison burger (with saskatoon berry chutney, comte, pickles on a wild flour organic brioche) and (great!) fries with a small side of house smoked ketchup washed down with a pint of Grizzly Paw beer, from down the road in Canmore. Service was great, space was great. Everyone really friendly. I will certainly be back for more, maybe dinner next time.

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