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“Food:5. View: 10++”
Review of Lakeview Lounge

Lakeview Lounge
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Ranked #5 of 37 Restaurants in Lake Louise
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$16
Cuisines: Healthy, Canadian, Wine Bar
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Good for: Business meetings, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, 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 7 July 2014

Had a "tapas" dinner, was pretty good. Service was good. Weather permitting, sit outside and enjoy the view.

1  Thank MsMalibu90265
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We stopped and had lunch here on a Friday afternoon while touring the area with out of town family. I've previously eaten here before and had a really good experience and thought it would be a great spot to have lunch as you truly can not beat the view of Lake Louise.

We were seated promptly and waited a few minutes for menus - there was only one on the table, but there were three of us. We finally got menus and had our drink orders taken. When the server showed up again we ordered our meal and waited. And waited. And waited. 40 minutes after our order was taken, our server came to tell us that one of our meals was not assembled the way she thought it was and would we like to change our order. We changed our order and waited another 20 minutes for all of our meals to arrive. When the meals arrived the soup was cold on one of our plates and the French fries were cold on a second. Obviously, our meals were set under a warming light while the third meal was put together.

I believe our entire order was either forgotten to be entered by the server or missed entirely by the kitchen. The table next to us was told of a concern with their order within a few minutes of placing it. And tables of four and six that arrived well after us had their food coming out not too long after placing their orders. Our table all ordered sandwiches with fries, soup or salad.

In the end the restaurant comped the third meal due to the extended wait. This restaurant has been a favourite of mine as there is nothing more tranquil than looking out over the water while dining, but I believe next time we will try the brasserie on the lower level.

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1  Thank Pizzagirl09
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

We stopped here to see Lake Louise and have a bite to eat on our way to Banff from Jasper.

The view was spectacular, the charcuterie was great, and the cocktails were excellent (Fairmont signature cocktails!).

Thank IanDebbie
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Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

Tapas, wonderful lounge dining area. Great service and a view to write home about.

The Chateau is a pleasure. We were staying the Post Hotel which is intimate. The contrast was a pleasure.

You must stop here for any meal.

Thank gomyers
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We stopped in for lunch with our friends and got sampler trays to share along with a afternoon cocktail. Incredible view of the lake and the staff was both attentive and very friendly. I would highly recommend it if you don't want a full sit down meal.

2  Thank csarchibald
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