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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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Princeton, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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Peterborough, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We were here for a night in Oct & our stay was quite short but 1000% memorable. Our seat was THE BEST SEAT in the place for our lunch. I don't know how we lucked out but we did. Front & centre. Expensive but what else are ya gonna do!? lol just embrace the view, food, & the bill! haha... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Not wanting a formal dinner, we chose the Lakeview Lounge, in order to enjoy both the views and its light bar menu. The setting sun does come in the windows here, so opt for either lunchtime, when the sun is overhead, or later in the day, when the sun is closer to setting. Views, of course, are amazing, and the... More

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Yuma, AZ
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96 reviews 96 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were seated beside a window looking out at Lake Louise. Beautiful View! The service and food was good. Very expensive. My husband had a hamburger for $24 and I had a Lobster Croissant for $25. I guess we paid for the view and very nice restaurant.

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Winchester, England, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

During the day expect a long wait for a table. Once in beware the strong sun in the late afternoon makes the window tables a free sauna experience. Nice staff. Excellent light meals and cocktails. Can't this hotel afford sun shading or blinds??

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