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Lakeview Lounge

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Tapas, Healthy, Wine Bar, Canadian
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111 Lake Louise Drive | Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L1E0, Canada
+1 403-522-1601
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Spend quality down-time admiring our very best views of Lake Louise and...
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 116
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  • 75
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Spectacular view, great food

Even though we were staying at our favorite hotel, the Post Hotel, we had to have dinner at the Lakeview Lounge at the Fairmont to enjoy the view of the lake and the mountains behind it. The food was excellent and more reasonable than I expected and the view, as always, was world class... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
JimHeat
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Ocala, Florida
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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227 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ocala, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Even though we were staying at our favorite hotel, the Post Hotel, we had to have dinner at the Lakeview Lounge at the Fairmont to enjoy the view of the lake and the mountains behind it. The food was excellent and more reasonable than I expected and the view, as always, was world class. Suggestion: Get there about an hour... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Returned after two years for lunch and got a table with a perfect view of the lake, glacier, and mountains. The staff was good, the food was good, the atmosphere terrific, and the view worth the whole thing. The view was so spectacular and to top it off, we saw an avalanche while finishing our meal. They have improved the... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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175 reviews 175 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We had a great lunch at the Lakeview Lounge with a seat overlooking Lake Louise. The service was excellent and the food well prepared, fresh and tasty. The wine list has too little old world of California wines and does emphasize the Canadian wines. I prefer California wines. Over all however a memorable lunch.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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166 reviews 166 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Worth the 20 min wait to get a window seat with on of the best views in the world. Overpriced food and small portions is unfortunate but the service is good and the view is what you are paying for.

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calgary
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228 reviews 228 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Some of us walked over here to have a small bite to eat in the Lakeview Lounge. Prices were in the $15 to $20 range for open face smoked salmon sandwiches, panko crusted crab and tuna rolls, spring rolls, etc. All were quite good. Some of us ordered the pear pudding with sticky toffee sauce - again quite good but... More 

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Toronto
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We stayed at the Chateau for three days in December and enjoyed the lounge on several occasions. While it is understandable that this is the busy season, it is still unacceptable to have to wait 15 minutes for a server after being seated. Food, drinks and for the most part, service were all really good... too bad we can't say... More 

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Edmonton
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had waited a long time to be able to fit this into our schedule. We were the 4th in line for a table, got one by the window, great view. We ordered special hot chocolates, they were cold! We asked if the soup had wheat and were told 'no', it came with croutons in it and it had been... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The food at the Chateau Lake Louise is exquisite. I had the spinach salad with balsamic and mustard vinaigrette. The salad was beautifully complemented together, then I got to the poached pear on the plate. WOW! What an explosion of deliciousness. So so so good.

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Maffra, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The staff were friendly and great with suggestions for us as we wanted to share meals. The food is excellent quality and not bad price either But of course the view is just brilliant, regardless of the weather...

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Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We visited Lake Louise many times before, but this time we decided to get something for dinner even as non-guests. With previous very pleasured experience from Fairmont restaurants in Banff, we expected same quality of food and service. Food: Unfortunatelly even the selection was great, the food quality was only average (especially in that price range). They have nice seasonal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 Lake Louise Drive | Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L1E0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Lake Louise
  • Phone Number: +1 403-522-1601

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 16
  • Cuisine: Tapas, Healthy, Wine Bar, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

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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