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Lakeview Lounge

111 Lake Louise Drive | Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L1E0, Canada
+1 403-522-1601
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Ranked #4 of 29 Restaurants in Lake Louise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $18
Cuisines: Tapas, Healthy, Canadian, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Spend quality down-time admiring our very best views of Lake Louise and the Victoria Glacier while sipping your favourite Fairmont Modern Classics cocktail or one of our outstanding wines from the newly renovated contemporary Lakeview Lounge. Featuring seasonally inspired lunch fare and a deliciously shareable evening tapas menu, the Lakeview Lounge offers guests a one-of-a-kind dining experience surrounded by architectural and natural beauty.
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English first
San Diego, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The view of the lake and the glacier from the restaurant were beyond compare, absolutely stunning. but the food and service were not up to Fairmont standards. Obviously, the prices were high.

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Portland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The bar area is wonderful, the staff is attentive and the food is good. We order a few appetizers and cocktails and had a light dinner in the bar area while watching the sun set. Great place to have a cocktail at night, or a light bite, and watch the lake.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Too noisy, on arriving at a hotel after travelling it is nice to be able to sit and have a quiet coffee with some kind of feeling of luxury when you have paid for it.

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Southport, North Carolina, Usa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is a great spot to enjoy a few drinks and/or a light bite, while enjoying one of the world's greatest views... the emerald Lake Louise, with the hanging glacier in the mountain behind. If you are there when they have music, it's even more special.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

We ate lunch here before taking a walk up to the tea house at the plain of six glaciers. It was busy at the hotel, but the staff were calm, friendly and helpful. The food was delightful, the wines were excellent, and the view of the lake and mountains was enticing. Overall a great place for relaxing lunch, albeit amongst... More

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Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I understand that there are a lot of tourists (myself included) that want to dine here to have the iconic view with lunch. However, given it's the tourists that keep the staff employed, I'd expect a little more from the maître d' who wasn't completely happy to accommodate us. That said, we persevered and the service from the wait staff... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

How does buffalo and fig flatbread, duck spring rolls, zucchini quinoa roll ups and tuna tartare tacos sound?

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Beautiful sunset over the lake while enjoying a cocktail and tapas - need I say more? Ask for a patio seat next to a heater, the temperature drops when the sun goes down!

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West Menlo Park, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a great place to have a glass of wine and relax, even have a light dinner while listening to a very good jazz singer. The view is fabulous.

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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Well the reviews of the Lakeview lounge at the Chateau are peppered with "Bucket List". How appropriate. Save up your money so you can enjoy this "must lifetime experience" and shut up about the prices of everything in Banff area. This is coming from the reviewer who has "Value' in his name. Value is not restricted to things being inexpensive.... More

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