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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
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“charcuterie” (36 reviews)
“cheese board” (9 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Wine Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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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 198 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Tucked away in one of the many nooks and alcoves of the historic Banff springs hotel, grapes wine bar is worth the visit. I stumbled (not literally) upon it and stepped in. Great wine selection and small personal feeling. I also noticed their was a...More

Thank Joel C
Jeffrey C, Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Valued Guest, We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your dining experience with us! A cozy room in the heart of the Castle is the perfect location to enjoy dinner. We hope you enjoyed the remainder of your time in Banff. Warm...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made reservations for Saturday night but they weren't needed. Seems the spectacular setting affects the price adversely. Service was superb but the menu extremely limited, in a hotel that had the staff and talent to run the tables. Disappointing in that regard. Wine list...More

Thank Andy A
Jeffrey C, Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us on Trip Advisor, we do appreciate your review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your confit and will be sure to pass along the reaminder of your feedback to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been eating big lunches while skiing all week and were looking for something a little smaller for dinner. We ended up going to Grapes. This gave us an excuse to check out the amazing Banff Springs Hotel, as well. We had the fondue...More

Thank Drjeffrey2001
Jeffrey C, Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us. We are thrilled to welcome fellow cheese lovers to the castle! We hope you were able to enjoy your time in Banff and look forward to welcome you back. Warm regards, Jeffrey C....More

Reviewed 2 April 2018

This wine bar located in the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is worth the visit! Even if you're not staying at the hotel! We were staying on Banff Avenue but the walk up to the Fairmont will be rewarded with a great wine list and delicious...More

Thank Megan W
Jeffrey C, Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us on Trip Advisor, we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the selections of wine, cheese, and cured meats! We will be sure to share your kind words with our...More

Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

This charming wine bar/deli did not disappoint. Nestled in a corner of the utterly sublime Banff Springs Hotel you'll find Grapes Wine Bar. Very intimate with excellent selection of wines and champagnes. The food is interesting with various cured meats, aged cheeses and pickled vegetables....More

1  Thank Carlottiee
Jeffrey C, Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to sharing your review of the wine bar with us on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time with us. With charcuterie boards prepared in the restaurant, it is a treat for...More

Reviewed 28 January 2018

We have been to Grapes several times before and always love it. Dana was our server on the two occasions we visited on this trip to Banff and as usual, she was excellent. She has been working in Grapes for about 8 years and really...More

Thank Judi F
Jeffrey C, other at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the opportunity to share your feedback with us. We love to hear from our guests and will be sure to pass along your kind words to our teams! The Rocky Mountains are an excellent location to explore your...More

Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

The charcuterie and cheese board offered some nice discoveries - the elk salami, smoked blue cheese with cherry jam, and pickled cauliflower. The candied trout was also a special treat. Staff was very friendly and helpfulMore

Thank WestIslander9
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner with us. Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I absolutely love going to grapes for date night. The atmosphere, the food, the service, we've never been disappointed. My personal favourite is the meat and cheese medley board and the fondue is to die for! Highly recommend going to grapes while...More

Thank Brianne S
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review on Tripadvisor. It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your recent visit! The medley board is one of our favourites too! We look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

I went in alone and informed the server and the bartender when asked that I was meeting friends in the lobby. I had approximately 1/2 an hour. I looked at the menu, set it down and they didn’t ask what I wanted until 7:25. I...More

1  Thank md3583
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on Tripadvisor. I am sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. It is always our goal to provide warm, engaging, timely service. I have shared your comments with our leadership team to...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017

The grapes wine bar is my favourite restaurant in all of Banff. This little hidden gem tucked away in the Fairmont Banff always delivers. I have been so many times and they always excel. The selection of cured meat, cheese, and wine is always impeccable....More

Thank flashpackernomad
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear that you continue to visit Grapes during your trips to Banff! Our team loves to welcome guests back and continue to share with...More

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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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16 October 2015|
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Response from Christine B | Reviewed this property |
No dress code - casual is fine!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 34
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
View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
3:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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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