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“Great food with an even better view!”
Review of Lakeview Lounge

Lakeview Lounge
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Ranked #5 of 37 Restaurants in Lake Louise
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $16
Cuisines: Healthy, Canadian, Wine Bar
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: One of the most iconic lobby lounges in the Canadian Rockies, the Lakeview Lounge offers a charming and elegant setting to sip on a sophisticated cocktail or an illustrious wine. Sit back, relax and admire the spectacular, world-class views of Lake Louise and Victoria Glacier. The combination of architectural and natural beauty makes for an unforgettable lobby lounge experience in the heart of Banff National Park. Be sure to sample our signature cocktail; the Lakeview Cosmopolitan, that has been a local’s favourite for years. In addition to an extensive cocktail and wine selection, seasonally inspired lunch and dinner menus are available. During the summer months, soak up the fresh mountain air and surrounding beauty from one of the most scenic patios in the Canadian Rockies.
Reviewed October 21, 2011

Loved the food. I had the lakeview burger and the wife had the Reuben. But while the food was very good, the view of the lake was breathtaking!

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Reviewed October 18, 2011

Wonderful girls lunch, view is breathtaking service impecable

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Reviewed September 25, 2011

It was a lovely day and we were blown away by the view from the outside patio- but the wait was long and it was actually windy. So we decided to eat indoors in the rather dark lounge, where we were promptly seated. We could see the view through the windows. There were a variety of small seating areas and tables with settees and regular chairs. The servers were excellent. I think we had salads which were very good. But what I really wanted to comment on was that my mother ordered soup and salad. As is her habit, she inquired how big the soup bowl was. The waiter indicated a small sized bowl (not like a European soup bowl) and so she ordered a salad. When the very deep small mouthed bowl came, she said "wow!" and when the salad was placed next to it, she said "You might as well just take that away, I can't possibly eat that, too." I was a little taken aback, figuring it was her mistake to "eat" not the restaurant's. But no one batted an eye. It was whisked away with a smile, set on the side table where I could see it from my seat. When the waiter came back, I could see the server explaining to him. It continued to sit there, Then a supervisor came over and he explained to the supervisor and they deleted that salad from the bill. I didn't see any raised eyebrows or funny looks or disrespectful looks my mom's way. It was discreet and polite and no one looked put out. So, thanks to the wait staff for their wonderful handling of what might be unpleasant in another restaurant. Hope we can get back one day- that was a trip of a lifetime. Your Canadian Rockies are awesome!

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Reviewed September 14, 2011

Nice place to have lunch after hiking the lovely lake. Can park in underground garage for free if dining in the Chateau. Burgers and salads start at $18.00, beer at $6.00. No reservations allowed but had no wait time for good view table.

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Reviewed September 3, 2011

While we were happy to go to the Lakeview Lounge, due to so few other options, we didn't have much choice. The view is stunning and the service is fine. We had a Caesar salad with shrimp (tasty), the butter chicken (their own take on this classic) and the kid's plain pasta (the best ever was the report back). Dessert was lava cake (for grown ups not kids) and brownies (with M+M's on top). This lunch was a welcome change from the normal fried junk that you find in touristy places. And we didn't wait long for a table as mentioned in some of the other reviews, but we did have late lunch.

Lake Louise is very beautiful, although certainly not the only nice lake in the area. We found Moraine Lake to be simply stunning. More so than Lake Louise.

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Thank happydiddly
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