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“Moments made into Memories”
Review of Lakeview Lounge

Lakeview Lounge
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Ranked #5 of 34 Restaurants in Lake Louise
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Bar, Canadian, Healthy
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Redondo Beach, California
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Moments made into Memories”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

I have been to the Lakeview Lounge many times. I usually just drop by when I am visiting for a ski trip and have had many memorable memories sitting there enjoying the view and having something to eat or drink. This place is one of a select few in the world where you can combine a view that is out of this world with good food and drink. Is it expensive, yes. But when you have a view like that and the food and drink are good, not to mention good service, then expensive is what you would expect. On my most recent trip, we dropped in and had a beverage and then decided to return the next day for high tea. This required a reservation for the tea and I asked about certain tables being reserved and was assurred we would have the table or one like it that I wanted. Unfortunately, the next day we found out that our male server was incorrect about this, but to the credit of Mandy the manager, and Lauren, our server for tea, they turned it around and made it correct and while a little inconvenient, they made up for it with free drinks and some complimentary additional food that was very pleasing to us. I have to compliment them on correcting something that one of their fellow workers incorrectly did but they really tried to correct it and provide really good service and compensate for the problem. I will absolutely return and this place is magical in my opinion and others from what I read.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank ruslov
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

Great view of the lake, but the food is a little expensive. Its nice to try once, but then go to the Strube or the Glacier Saloon.

Visited February 2013
1 Thank WanderingBrunette
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Nelson, Canada
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“Lunch on top of the world.”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

I was recently entertaining a good friend and her daughter and one of the highlights of the girls visit was skating in front of the ice sculptures and a lazy lunch in the Lakeview Lounge. We enjoyed professional service, good food and a million dollar view.

  • Visited January 2013
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2 Thank Michael S
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192 reviews
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“Wow what a setting”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Nice soup and nibbles, excellent service and the view is one of a kind. Very busy so you have to book between 1200 and 1500 hrs as this is peak time for visitors and yes no preference for in house guests. Makes it a bit of a planned occasion. Had a love time sat back and just took in the view. If you go on a sunny day in winter request a seat back for the window as wow it gets very warm. You can see the view from any location so make it comfortable and back away from the window. Service was good and attentive.

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank african_aussie
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Malibu, California
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“Afternoon Tea cool”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Whether you are sitting down for a drink, coffee, afternoon tea. Everything is good. The view is awesome. I would stop for coffee and a croissant in the morning. Nice

Visited October 2012
1 Thank thecolonel1215
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