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Grapes Wine Bar

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Wine Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-6860
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Banff, Canada
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here was awesome. Especially the duck pate so good. The service was brilliant. I felt very welcomed and relaxed. Would definitely go back

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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451 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Small hole in the wall place within the massive Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Good cocktails (Pisco sour excellent). We didn't try any of the food but the menu is varied with an emphasis on smaller tasting portions. Thanks Simon for your excellent service.

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Truckee, California
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127 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My hubby & I stopped in here for a "light dinner"-- wrong idea. It is truly a wine bar with nothing really dinner-y available. We did a charcuterie/cheese board with great house-made breads & wines (all wonderful), but I really would've liked the option to get a simple, light salad too.

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Thank Nicole R
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear that you were able to join us during your recent visit to Banff. I am sorry to hear that you were unable to find everything you were looking for on the menu. Due to the intimate size of the kitchen behind the bar within... More 

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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well you are already in the Fairmont hotel so hopefully you aren't seeking a "deal". Prices are high but they come with expected standards in which grapes EXCEEDS exponentially. I came here with a group of 4 . We sat in the quiet booth in the corner. Atmosphere is incredible, so much character, history, class and elegance. Great for a... More 

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1 Thank Amanda W
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Wow, it certainly sounds as though you had quite the memorable experience! Our team will be so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your evening in Grapes. It truly is a must see in Banff. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Burlington, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

I can't say enough good things about our experience at Grapes! The atmosphere is amazing, really cosy and candlelit. The food choices are plentiful within the charcuterie family. Wine list was good and the food was amazing. We had the pate, smoked trout and the chefs creation. The amount of food was fabulous, we could barely finish (we did manage... More 

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1 Thank KageJohnson
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor. I was so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner. Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback from our guests. It sounds as though you had quite the memorable meal! We look forward to welcoming you back the next... More 

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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

We ate here during our 1 week stay and we were at a the bar where we could watch the chef freshly prepare the chefs board of different cold meats and fresh cheeses the food was very tasty and the presentation was fantastic

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Thank Simon B
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. It was great to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner with us. Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your week with us in the mountains! Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Montreal, Canada
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50 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2017

Walking around this hotel and the village is a special experience. Everything is so well designed and service is excellent. We loved the historical memorabilia throughout hotel. We relaxed for hours in front of fire while enjoying wine and tapas, music, and looking out at majestic Rockies.

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1 Thank florida078
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor. It sounds as though you had quite the memorable visit to Banff! We are so happy to have been apart of the adventure. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Peterborough, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 21, 2017

Grapes Wine Bar is a special experience with personalized service. A small, interesting room where you can watch Chef Tyler prepare exquisite charcuterie boards. He will talk to you about the food, where it came from and how it was prepared, including his grandmother's recipes for pickles and preserves. This was my second visit and I had a great, relaxed... More 

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience in Grapes. Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback. We are so lucky to have such a talented culinary team! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Luton, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2017

A very intimate bar that's very popular. Watch the chef prepare your charcuterie/cheese board whilst you enjoy a drink at the bar. The food is prepared with attention to detail and is delicious. I have never seen so many different home made pickles and sauces all beautifully displayed behind the bar. A great way to spend the evening after a... More 

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1 Thank chloemojo
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, The intimate atmosphere of the wine bar allows our guests to watch the creation of beautiful charcuterie plates right before your eyes! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the cheese, breads, and all the delicious pickled delights the wine bar has to offer! Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2017

I literally come to Banff (from Jasper) with Grapes in mind. I adore this place. It's tiny, but has a very relaxed, romantic and intimate atmosphere. Always just one server and one chef. The wine list is extensive and the server is knowledgeable. But it's the food we go for!! INCREDIBLE cheese and charcuterie selection. Cheeses are local and imported,... More 

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1 Thank travellingbears_CA
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review on Tripadvisor. It's nice to hear how much you continue to enjoy your time at Grapes! Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are back in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $33
Cuisine
Wine Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 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
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?