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“Wonderful Room” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grapes Wine Bar

Grapes Wine Bar
Ranked #19 of 136 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $33
Cuisines: Wine Bar, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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.
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Wonderful Room”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I popped in for a glass before dinner while at Banff Springs. Service was fantastic. Staff very knowledgable about the list and are trained well in the art of presenting and pouring wine. We were impressed. List is amazing.

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Intimate dining atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We have dined here several times when staying at the Springs....some days you just don't want to leave this amazing building !! It is a very intimate, small restaurant and they do not accept reservations. If they don't have a table available, you can head to the lounge and they will let you know when a table is ready. We have sampled multiple items from the menu and all were delicious. Save room for the chocolate fondue for dessert !!

  • Visited December 2012
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St. Albert
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Gorgeous "hole" in the wall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

The history in this room alone makes it worth a visit. Keep in mind if the smell of cheese fondue bothers you this may not be the room for you. My wife and I stopped off here one evening after dinner and managed to get a seat by the window where we enjoy a lovely Scotch and her a wine. There isn't alot about this room that sets it apart aside from its history and feel. The food selection was min. The service was very good though which you come to expect at the Springs.

Visited December 2012
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

We went during the Banff food festival and had the $45 3-course meal at Grapes which for me included a carrot soup and venison steak. It was unbelievable!!! Beyond the food being great, the atmosphere was wonderful, and service was incredible.

I will definitely be back next year.

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Ottawa, Canada
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162 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“A hidden gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

A local suggested we eat in house. Wow we were not mislead. The intimate bar holds only a few tables. The staff were extremely wonderful. We enjoyed every morsel we ate and the waiter was extremely knowledgeable and helpful with the wine list. If only there was room for dessert!

Visited October 2012
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