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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 good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“charcuterie” (33 reviews)
“cheese board” (9 reviews)
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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 190 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank md3583
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 14 October 2017

I had my birthday dinner at Grapes lastnight and was super impressed! The Fondue was amazing, the Venison/Elk Salami and Duck Rillette were also great. The ambiance and service is spectacular and I think I will be going there for every special occasion! Dana-who has...More

Thank trishgayton1980
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your birthday dinner! We love to help our guests celebrate special occasions. We hope we are able to welcome you back...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Were staying in the Fairmont so popped in for a late bite. Great place and really tasty cheese and meats!

Thank MJnC
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Dear Valued Guest, It was wonderful to hear that you were able to join us during your recent visit to Banff. I hope you had a great time exploring the rest of Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager

Reviewed 28 September 2017

We stopped at Grapes for drinks before dinner and ordered the salt and pepper mixed nuts, which were actually surpringly sweet, a glass of Canella prosecco which was crisp and dry, and merlot - full bodied and rich. Although the lounge is very small, almost...More

Thank K D
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor. It was fantastic to hear how much you enjoyed your visit. Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are...More

Reviewed 28 September 2017

We had a wonderful experience at this little wine bar. The waitress was delightful and very helpful. She guided us through the wonderful menu and we had a great view.

Thank Thomas W
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing you experience on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear that you were able to join us during your recent visit to Banff. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager

Reviewed 20 September 2017

Great location inside the Banff Springs Hotel. Small menu - but the quality was excellent!!! The Chef created charcuterie board that was amazing Topped off with great service and help selecting the right wine parring. Dessert- Bacon Apple Tart was also amazing Pricey- but what...More

Thank Lisa D
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. Our team was thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This is a nice quiet spot in the Banff Springs Hotel serving a selection of Charcuterie items, cheese fondue, and a decent selection of wines. The food is tasty, high quality, and artfully presented. It is quite small, which is part of it's appeal, being...More

Thank HungryInTheHat
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your recent visit. We love welcoming guests and sharing with them such a memorable experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards,...More

Reviewed 23 August 2017

This restaurant offers a wide variety of wines and cocktails. The menu is a bit limited in choices. We had the cheese fondu. It was good but very peppery (a bit too much). Staff was very friendly.More

Thank jartman65
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience with us on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear that you were able to join us. I have shared your comments regarding the fondue with our culinary team as they are always looking for ways to...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

Love it. Great spot to take the wife for a date. Had the meat and cheese platter and let our server choose the wine. Everything was awesome. We try to stop in everytime we are in Banff.More

Thank Rob E
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner. It certainly is a perfect spot to hide away and unwind. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C....More

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Arlene M
4 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
30 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
USD 16 - USD 34
Cuisine
Wine Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, 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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