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“Fabulous chef”
Review of Grapes Wine Bar

Grapes Wine Bar
Ranked #20 of 145 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $33
Cuisines: Canadian, Wine Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
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.
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fabulous chef”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

If you are staying in the Fairmont, you MUST go to the Wine Bar and sample food prepared by Tyler. It is incredible.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Calgary, Canada
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92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Memories”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

I opened this Bistro. I was it's first employee in 1985. So I'm kind of biased! What I love about this room are the grape motifs that were there prior to it being built. It used to be a writing room.

Visited July 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Devine, cosy, historical”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Fab atmosphere, service, food...

Love the history behind it... can't wait to go again.

Let the waiter choose the wine, recommend the steak... A place to soak up the vibe, chill and have a glass of wine you would not normally partake in.

Visited February 2014
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1 review
“Cozy great service. Tyler made us the most beautiful board!”
Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

We stop by this beautiful cozy restaurant for a glass of wine and ended up having a board made by Tyler. It was truly a piece of art. We will be back.

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Thank Manon L
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Banff, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A wonderful time each time”
Reviewed May 16, 2014

We return to this restaurant and enjoy it each time. Our routine is to enjoy a Dry Manhattan and Moscow Mule, we share the venison, and Dana picks our red and white wine choices. It is wonderful and relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable.

  • Visited May 2014
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