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Grapes Wine Bar

££ - £££, , Gluten Free Options
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-6860
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Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“charcuterie” (40 reviews)
“cheese board” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
Wine Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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Food
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Value
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LOCATION
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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1 - 10 of 227 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a thoughtful and fabulous meal here while staying at the castle, reservations made online with open table. Had the steelhead and chefs choice charcuterie which were both amazing. Service top notch as well.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jbdunbar
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your recent visit recent. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food and Beverage Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You wouldn't expect such a grand hotel to have a small room set aside for an eatery that is casual, intimate, but elegant, of course. We used the online booking tool to make our reservation in advance: we didn't want to be devastated by finding...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank BenLar137
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review on Tripadvisor. We loved hearing how much you enjoyed your recent visit! Thank you for the feedback on the mustard, our culinary team always appreciates hearing from our guests. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love wine, meat, cheese. This little place has it all — a nice selection of meats and cheeses. The chef will curate an individual plate you for based on your preferences. It was our favorite meal in Banff. Beyond that, pickles! They pickle everything....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Michael C
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. Our team was thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back for many more pickles! Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food and Beverage Manager

Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Grapes has undergone a renovation since we were last here - different tables, chairs, small other changes. The wine list has also undergone some changes - biggest change is more reasonable pricing. Used our authentically local food experience certificate. Trout board and charcuterie board were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jon B
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest, It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your recent visit. Our team always loves to hear such encouraging feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back again. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food and Beverage Manager

Reviewed 4 November 2018

I like intimate, small, unique places. Grapes fit that bill perfectly. It only seats about 30 people but it was a memorable event. They basically do just two things...Charcuterie and wine/cocktails...but they do them exceptionally well. Service was wonderful, attentive and friendly and the food...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CaptDrLarry
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your recent visit! Our team is always so happy to hear such positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you...More

Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

We stayed and dined back in February 2016. Traveling around Alberta and BC from Australia. Service was great minor hiccup pouring wrong wine but rectified immediately profusely apologised, it was an honest mistake not even an issue to be honest. We arrived later on in...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank starsnpow
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Dear Valued Guest, It's great to hear you still have fond memories of your visit in 2016. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food and Beverage Manager

Reviewed 25 October 2018

My husband and I had dinner here one evening. It is a relatively small restaurant but wait staff were very friendly. I persuaded my husband to go for the cheese fondue, I would say it is not really a dish for him or any man...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank FizzChick
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor. It was great to hear how much you and your husband enjoyed the fondue! We look forward to welcoming you back again. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food and Beverage Manager

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Starting with the duck and chicken liver pate with toast points. The pate was just pungent enough to be perfectly complimented by the grainy beer mustard. ONLY complaint, more chutney and more mustard. . Chimney stock was a wonderfully light coated cold sausage, also superb....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank KnowYourWhisky
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor. Our team always loves to hear such encouraging feedback. We were so thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your recent visit. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 19 September 2018

Been there for dinner. The place is very small wine and deli bar inside Banff Springs Hotel. To reach the bar go to the main entrance and ask for directions. The menu includes a selection of smoked meat, cheese and fish with a very wide...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank nasuella
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. We were thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your recent visit. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food and Beverage Manager

Reviewed 18 September 2018

Very small restaurant in the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. As with all their restaurants reservations are highly recommended. Small intimate area with great service. My husband was very skeptical of this type of meal, but was very pleasantly surprised in how much he enjoyed it....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 363lauried
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the wonderful review on TripAdvisor. We were thrilled to hear how much you and your husband enjoyed your meal. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food and...More

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Theresa C
12 September 2018|
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Response from TexasSunrise | Reviewed this property |
Grapes is super small!! I made my reservation about 2 weeks in advance. I would suggest having a reservation
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Arlene M
3 December 2015|
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Response from Jeffrey C | Property representative |
Hello, Fairmont Gift Certificates make for a great gift! They can be purchased at any Fairmont Hotel or online on the Fairmont Stores website.
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Linda M
29 October 2015|
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Response from JOJOINTO | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe so at Grapes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$33
Cuisine
Wine Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
15:00 - 21:30
Saturday
15:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-6860
  • E-mail
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.
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