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Grapes Wine Bar

$$ - $$$, , Gluten Free Options
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-6860
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Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“charcuterie” (39 reviews)
“cheese board” (11 reviews)
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Wine Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Starting with the duck and chicken liver pate with toast points. The pate was just pungent enough to be perfectly complimented by the grainy beer mustard. ONLY complaint, more chutney and more mustard. . Chimney stock was a wonderfully light coated cold sausage, also superb....More

Thank Josh W
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor. Our team always loves to hear such encouraging feedback. We were so thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your recent visit. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been there for dinner. The place is very small wine and deli bar inside Banff Springs Hotel. To reach the bar go to the main entrance and ask for directions. The menu includes a selection of smoked meat, cheese and fish with a very wide...More

Thank nasuella
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. We were thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your recent visit. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food and Beverage Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very small restaurant in the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. As with all their restaurants reservations are highly recommended. Small intimate area with great service. My husband was very skeptical of this type of meal, but was very pleasantly surprised in how much he enjoyed it....More

Thank 363lauried
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the wonderful review on TripAdvisor. We were thrilled to hear how much you and your husband enjoyed your meal. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food and...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

We enjoyed an early dinner of well presented cheeses, meats, pate, and olives with several different wines by the glass. Very pleasant servers. Actually found the prices reasonable for high season. In a grand, very large hotel, it was fun to find a small cozy...More

Thank KevinJ379
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Dear Valued Guest, It sounds as though you had quite the memorable visit! We look forward to welcoming you back soon to our cozy little corner. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food and Beverage Manager

Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We really loved this little place tucked inside the Fairmont. It was charming-we ordered the chef’s selection, bread basket and pickled vegetables. Very good! It’s not cheap though-especially when we had to add $40 for valet parking to eat there. Maybe they don’t really want...More

Thank mamat122963
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your meal and our charming environment. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage...More

Reviewed August 17, 2018

We loved the attentive service, great wine selection and fun menu. This was our date night and we could not have asked for a better experience. The two young servers were quite knowledgable (one chap from the UK) who brought this experience from the vineyard...More

Thank BIGtraveller66
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. Our team was so happy to hear your positive comments. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food and Beverage Manager

Reviewed August 12, 2018

We shared the mixed bread basket, the Chef's Medley Board, and a Cheese board. (there were 3 of us and that was plenty). It was all delicious and was interesting to try some meat prepared different ways that we normally wouldn't have tried. The staff...More

Thank madbeck
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. The team was thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your recent visit! Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food and Beverage Manager

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Located on the M2 level of the Banff Springs Hotel this lovely little restaurant is not easily found even when a resident! We are glad that we did as we ate here twice enjoying superb local cheeses, cured meats and excellent wine. The cheese fondue...More

1  Thank EnglandIan
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Dear Valued Guest, It was wonderful to hear that you were able to join us during your recent visit to Banff. Our team was thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are...More

Reviewed August 10, 2018

This restaurant serves local cured meats, Canadian cheeses, and lovely fish platters. It doesn’t have a full traditional menu so don’t come expecting to order the roast chicken. The wine menu has solid international choices with some Canadian options (although I’d love to see more...More

Thank zuttoman
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor. The team always loves to hear such positive feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food...More

Reviewed August 10, 2018

We started with a little wild boar pate and then had fondue and a very nice bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. All in all, a very enjoyable experience

Thank annepeter
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share you experience. What a wonderful pairing! It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food and Beverage Manager

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Theresa C
September 11, 2018|
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Response from TexasSunrise | Reviewed this property |
Grapes is super small!! I made my reservation about 2 weeks in advance. I would suggest having a reservation
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Arlene M
December 3, 2015|
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Response from Jeffrey C | Property representative |
Hello, Fairmont Gift Certificates make for a great gift! They can be purchased at any Fairmont Hotel or online on the Fairmont Stores website.
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Linda M
October 29, 2015|
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Response from JOJOINTO | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe so at Grapes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$15 - $34
Cuisine
Wine Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
3:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-6860
  • E-mail
Description
Savoury charcuterie, fine cheeses and award-winning wines are showcased nightly at the cozy Grapes Wine Bar. Sample from a tempting menu of tasty gourmet favourites made in-house, including cured meats and pates, candied salmon, freshly baked breads and delicious pickled vegetables. This historic, charming room was originally established in 1926 as a writing room and a place for people to gather their thoughts, share experiences and converse with family and friends. Enjoy the entertaining, interactive atmosphere of Grapes Wine Bar, a dining experience like no other.
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