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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
12:00 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:30
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London, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband treated me to this lovely restaurant during our honeymoon. The wines were gorgeous and the medley board was spectacular - it says meats and cheeses on the menu but you we were presented with was visually spectacular and a culinary delight! The lovely waitress moved us to a window table so we could watch the sunset which made... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Congratulations on your recent wedding! We are ecstatic to hear we were able to create a memorable experience for you during such a special time. With quality ingredients, careful preparation, and wine to pair perfectly, the wine bar offers a simply unforgettable experience. Thank you for sharing this feedback and we hope we may welcome you again... More 

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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The chef prepares your food right in front of you, which is pretty entertaining. Great wine selection!

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

Dear Valued Guest, We are thrilled to hear you had a memorable and interactive experience alongside a delicious selection of charcuterie! We thank you for your positive feedback and hope you are able to join us again! Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Chicago area
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We went here after dinner for a drink and wished we had come earlier for the wine and cheese offering, they looked fantastic!

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1 Thank SunseekerChicagoarea
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 after dinner for a glass of wine. On your next visit we look forward to welcoming you for dinner as well! Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my sister went there after a long day sight seeing! We had a glass of merlot with the chicken liver and duck pâté. The food and drink were lovely as were the staff there. The lady serving us and the chef were fantastic and friendly and really made our visit special. It is a small bar set in... More 

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2 Thank maryjane31
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear that you were able to join us after a long day of sight seeing. Grapes is the perfect spot to unwind in style with family. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C.... More 

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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped for an early dinner at 5:00 (opening time.) Woman server was excellent which, I guess, is expected at a luxury hotel such as this. We only had wine by glass as we had to drive back to the non-luxury hotel we were staying at!! We ordered a cheese tray for two that is Chef's Choice of items and a... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. I was thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We stayed two nights at The Fairmont Banff Springs and we ended up at Grapes Wine Bar both nights. This quiet room off the second floor elevator lobby was the former "reading room" when the castle was truly a luxury get away, unlike the current "conventioneer by the bus load" atmosphere. The small scale of the dining room/bar combined with... More 

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2 Thank chicago012
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 experience. I was so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner in Grapes. Our team loves to welcome guests and share with them a memorable experience. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

New Berlin, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Besides the view from the hotel, the experience at Grapes was the highlight of our trip so far. Chef Tyler is truly an artist and you can tell he loves what he does. Everything was superb, the wine, cheese, bread, pickled vegetables and salamis. Dana was also excellent, Tyler and Dana make a great team! Wish we lived closer because... More 

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1 Thank Susan H
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 was great to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner in Grapes. Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback. We wish you lived closer too! Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Fort Worth
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Selected the charcuterie board and was so pleased with food quality, quality and selection. We literally cleaned the plate. Dessert was a raspberry chocolate concoction that paired so well with the nice red wine. Wow, we will be back.

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Thank HarryBSnyder
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 experience on TripAdvisor. I was thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your meal. Our culinary team takes great pride in crafting a menu that delights all of our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Redlands, California
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We enjoyed a wonderful cheese plate, blueberry port chutney and caramelized onions that were all very, very delightful! The wine was also very good. The view out the window added to the romantic ambiance.

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Thank Brian H
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. I was so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your romantic evening in Grapes. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Tallahassee, Florida
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333 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

The place is tiny but just like a castle. It has a nice small meat and cheese type menu and great wine selections. It was a very enjoyable happy hour on a drizzled day. We loved it best.

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1 Thank gfarmer668
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 thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your evening. 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 33
Cuisine
Wine Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Local cuisine, 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?