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Grapes Wine Bar

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Wine Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-6860
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17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:30
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calgary
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704 reviews
533 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ideal Gourmet Wine Bar Facility! Foundation of this comfortable and warm ambiance is the sophistication of their "House Made" Fondues! And to compliment these fondues are a variety of fabulous wild and domestic meats and International cheeses. Outstanding variety of breads/pickles/sauces/and additional condimentsl Not to ignore the appropriate wine pairings by glass and bottle. And don't dare leave without trying... More 

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Thank alan a
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the wonderful feedback! Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback from our guests! We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in town. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Vancouver Island
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were guests of the hotel and stopped for a glass of wine before dinner and were turned away at the door despite many available tables. Not the level of service I expect from a Fairmont property.

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1 Thank Foodie-diver
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I am sorry to hear that you were turned away upon arrival. The restaurant does take reservations in the first seating, so despite a few available they made have been pre-assigned to guests with reservations. I do hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff.... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Favorite place of my son and daughter-in-law, won't disappoint. We were able to get the table by the window. Beautiful view, fantastic meal!

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Thank Ratmomma
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share such wonderful feedback. It was great to hear how much you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in the Rockies! Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Banff, Canada
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was awesome. Especially the duck pate so good. The service was brilliant. I felt very welcomed and relaxed. Would definitely go back

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Thank webbtravellog
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us on Tripadvisor. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal! The duck pate is a favorite of ours as well. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to our team. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Niagara Falls, Canada
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465 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small hole in the wall place within the massive Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Good cocktails (Pisco sour excellent). We didn't try any of the food but the menu is varied with an emphasis on smaller tasting portions. Thanks Simon for your excellent service.

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Thank Fantom_Gormay
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We are thrilled you hear you were able to enjoy a cocktail with us at the wine bar. With a fantastic selection of house-cured meats, artisan cheeses and fondue, it is the perfect location for a light bite, or a more substantial dinner. We hope you are able to join us for another Pisco Sour into the... More 

Truckee, California
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127 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

My hubby & I stopped in here for a "light dinner"-- wrong idea. It is truly a wine bar with nothing really dinner-y available. We did a charcuterie/cheese board with great house-made breads & wines (all wonderful), but I really would've liked the option to get a simple, light salad too.

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Thank Nicole R
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear that you were able to join us during your recent visit to Banff. I am sorry to hear that you were unable to find everything you were looking for on the menu. Due to the intimate size of the kitchen behind the bar within... More 

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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Well you are already in the Fairmont hotel so hopefully you aren't seeking a "deal". Prices are high but they come with expected standards in which grapes EXCEEDS exponentially. I came here with a group of 4 . We sat in the quiet booth in the corner. Atmosphere is incredible, so much character, history, class and elegance. Great for a... More 

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Wow, it certainly sounds as though you had quite the memorable experience! Our team will be so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your evening in Grapes. It truly is a must see in Banff. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Burlington, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I can't say enough good things about our experience at Grapes! The atmosphere is amazing, really cosy and candlelit. The food choices are plentiful within the charcuterie family. Wine list was good and the food was amazing. We had the pate, smoked trout and the chefs creation. The amount of food was fabulous, we could barely finish (we did manage... More 

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1 Thank KageJohnson
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor. I was so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner. Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback from our guests. It sounds as though you had quite the memorable meal! We look forward to welcoming you back the next... More 

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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We ate here during our 1 week stay and we were at a the bar where we could watch the chef freshly prepare the chefs board of different cold meats and fresh cheeses the food was very tasty and the presentation was fantastic

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Thank Simon B
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. It was great to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner with us. Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your week with us in the mountains! Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Montreal, Canada
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50 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Walking around this hotel and the village is a special experience. Everything is so well designed and service is excellent. We loved the historical memorabilia throughout hotel. We relaxed for hours in front of fire while enjoying wine and tapas, music, and looking out at majestic Rockies.

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1 Thank florida078
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor. It sounds as though you had quite the memorable visit to Banff! We are so happy to have been apart of the adventure. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:30
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?