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1888 Chop House

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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Set within the impressive Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, 1888 Chop House is the next chapter in the tradition of extraordinary dining restaurants at the Castle. Executive Chef Robert Ash presents a modern twist on the authentic chop house with a menu focused on prime cuts of Alberta beef, sustainably sourced wild game and Ocean Wise seafood. A culinary destination for all occasions, we invite you to settle in with friends or to pull up a seat at our intimate bar and allow our mixologist to entertain you!
PRICE RANGE
$22 - $37
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Canadian
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a gem of a restaurant in Banff. Food is very high quality . Wine list is excellent for Canada. All round 5/5. Eat here if you canMore

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Chrisengland987
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at 1888 Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It was wonderful to hear how much you and your family enjoyed your dinner with us! We can't wait to welcome you back the next time you are in Banff. Warm regards,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic meal !! Tucked away on the second level this place oozes subdued elegance. A champagne cart appears so you gotta have some. The menu is setup for overeating with even the creamed spinach having you go in for seconds. And yes we all ate...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Wild_Radek
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at 1888 Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Our team was thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your recent experience. We are sorry to hear about the challenging experience with valet. We will certainly follow up with...More

Reviewed March 8, 2019

During or visit to Banff we wanted to try Alberta beef and this is the place to do that... their services team was all professional and attentive. Everyone seemed prepared for our arrival, their Canadian wines were surprisingly delicious, wish they offer more by the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Peasinpod222
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at 1888 Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Our team was thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your recent visit with us. There's simply no better way to enjoy Alberta Beef! We look forward to welcoming you back the...More

Reviewed March 7, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I were celebrating at 1888 tonight. The service was excellent as were the filets. However the experience was ruined by a 2 year old screaming and banging his spoon, while his overindulgent grandparents cooed with approval. It is the grandparents' fault, not...More

Date of visit: March 2019
2  Thank Carl K
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at 1888 Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest, I am very sorry to hear of your disappointing visit due to the guests next to you. We do our very best to create an intimate dining experience for our guests but unfortunately at times other guests may impact the overall environment....More

Reviewed February 27, 2019

Great service. We had the crab cakes to start. It was good, not great. Then my husband and I shared the rib steak. It was perfectly cooked and delicious. We couldn't finish it. Our sides were french fries and mushrooms. I wish I was more...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Janet K
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at 1888 Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share such a lovely review. It was wonderful to hear that both you and your husband enjoyed your meal with us. Our team always love to hear such encouraging feedback. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed February 22, 2019

We failed to make a reservation but arrived right at opening on Saturday night. While there were no tables available, we were able to dine at the bar. We don't mind dining at the bar as it gives you the opportunity to watch and visit...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank David B
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at 1888 Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It was wonderful to hear that you were able to join us for dinner at the bar. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food and...More

Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went for a romantic dinner and got exactly that. Upper class atmosphere with premium service. Our server Adam was very knowledgeable about the menu and gave fantastic recommendations, he also made sure we were always comfortable. Wine selection was huge and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank CandMTravels
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at 1888 Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear how much you and your boyfriend enjoyed your recent visit, our team always loves to hear such encouraging feedback. I have shared your...More

Reviewed January 23, 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed a great evening with oysters PEI (Raspberry Point) to start and then a perfectly done ( medium ) filet that was so tasty!! Paired with a great wine, and great sides as well. We chose the mushrooms and the whipped potatoes... both delicious and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 558jolenem
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at 1888 Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed the oysters and the filet. Our team always loves to hear such encouraging feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food and Beverage Manager

Reviewed January 21, 2019 via mobile

Absolutely prefect experience. Everything was top notch from the start to finish. The restaurant sits inside the world famous 'Castle in the Rockies' with beautiful decor and atmosphere . Our server Adam was amazing! His knowledge of the menu and meat in general was impressive....More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank ryzama
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at 1888 Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review on Tripadvisor! Our team was thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your meal and the service provided. It sounds as though you had quite the memorable evening. We look...More

Reviewed January 3, 2019

The meal was so-so! The atmosphere was very loud, it took over an hour to get our food plus our server had to be asked multiple times to bring beverages. For a high-end steakhouse, we were not impressed. It was our 4th visit/stay at the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KWD0429
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at 1888 Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I am very sorry to hear about the disappointing atmosphere and the untimely service you encountered. This is clearly not the type of experience we wish any of our guests to have....More

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GTN_and_Catz
May 2, 2017|
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Response from Jeffrey C | Property representative |
Hello, The majority of our tables seat either 2 or 4 guests and are located throughout the restaurant. The restaurant is quite intimate so each table does offer a similar experience as the next.
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Kateroni
July 9, 2016|
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Response from pamrikit | Reviewed this property |
It is an upscale restaurant with a romantic setting and dim light setting. Also as you already know they don't have kids menu and food selection are really catered for adult taste ( which includes bison, deer and elk) and... More
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magsmom
September 9, 2015|
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Response from Jeffrey C | Property representative |
Hello, A jacket is not required in 1888 Chophouse. Resort Causal is recommended throughout the hotel, with athletic wear and ripped jeans discouraged in the restaurants.
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