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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, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 117
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  • 75
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 12
    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
Beautiful view and fabulous food & cocktails

We enjoyed lunch here two days during our stay sampling most of the menu between the 6 of us. Everything was delicious and fresh.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Kymbrulee
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Springfield, Missouri
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Beautiful food, great tea, but I still feel a bit sick at the $20 parking fee when I've just spent over $100 on tea for two. No signs in advance making the fee clear and no offer was made to waive the fee for customers. Ouch.

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We enjoyed lunch here two days during our stay sampling most of the menu between the 6 of us. Everything was delicious and fresh.

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Ocala, Florida
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27 helpful votes 27 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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31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 11 - 16
  • Cuisine: Tapas, Healthy, Wine Bar, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Scenic view

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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