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“Nice Cozy Hideaway” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Grapes Wine Bar

Grapes Wine Bar
Ranked #16 of 139 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $34
Cuisines: Wine Bar, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, 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.
Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice Cozy Hideaway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Good, unpretentious food, and courteous service. The restaurant has great character, and a history as a writer's retreat. As such, it is quite small, and there are very few tables, but if you are fortunate enough to hit it at the right time, it has all of the elements you need to put a great evening together for you.

Visited November 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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388 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Very good food, great wine list, knowledgeable staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We were very pleasantly surprised by several things here -- the food was excellent, and our server steered us to a British Columbia cabernet sauvignon that was truly outstanding (this in response to my question as to whether we should attempt a Canadian wine...). We had a nice table by the window (perhaps the only window in the dininr room), and felt that we were very well taken care of.

  • Visited August 2012
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New Jersey, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Must Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Lots more than wine here...I had a great meal...Venison medallions were very tasty. Perfect, small room with an awesome view. Service was outstanding. Sure it is expensive, but you must have been prepared for that when you set foot in the hotel.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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31 reviews
22 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
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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
    • 4 of 5 stars
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