The Grill Room at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
The Grill Room at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler

The Grill Room at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.fairmont.com/whistler/GuestServices/Restaurants/GrillRoom.htm
  • Phone: 6046980517
  • Hours of Operation:
    18:00 to 21:00 daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Vincent Stufano
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Deserving of more exclusive surroundings? Enjoy the rich decor and spectacular scenery while you celebrate intimate gatherings in the Private Dining Room. Nestled at the foot of Blackcomb Mountain, this private dining room accommodates up to 20 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Benjamin Bureau 6049382031x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Blackcomb Way
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary self parking
A word from The Grill Room at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
A MODERN CLASSIC - Surrounded by cherry wood cabinets, and featuring the finest wines of British Columbia, you will find that each dish integrates regional ingredients with seasonal influences such as Alberta's Spring Creek grass fed free range beef, Ocean Wise Seafood, and organic produce grown by our local farmers.

Chef Stufano and his team’s focus is to bring the best of British Columbia to share with you. You will feel welcomed with warm and attentive service, whether it be a romantic dinner for two, or a night out with friends.
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The Grill Room at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.9
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (12)romantic (11)fit for foodies (7)notable wine list (3)good for groups (3)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Excellent food and service
    HaylinVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    From the moment we arrived, Paul, our server was attentive to every aspect of our evening meal. For my main entre, I was debating about having a seafood dish or the 20 oz pork chop. In my discussion with Paul, I ordered the pork chop as my husband was here to help me or I could take any left overs with me. The pork chop was excellent with the right flavours and succulent that each bite seemed to melt in my mouth. My husband had the 8 oz tenderloin and it too was grilled to perfection. I would recommend The Grill for those seeking Canadian premium beef, a delious pork chop or those people with food allegeries as they also have a "life Style" menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I hosted seven guests, including international professionals, who had presented in my conference session in the hotel that day. Treating experienced world travelers is a challenge, but they were all EXTREMELY impressed and felt that our evening was world-class. We were particularly impressed with the very attentive service and detailed knowledge of the staff about the food, including where fish had been caught and vegetables grown. The food was also fabulous, with specialty items such as bison and BC fish. We were able to converse as a group -- it felt almost as if we were dining in a living room in a private home. Best restaurant experience I have ever had with a professional group!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely place
    InnesaVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    we had delicious dinner at the Grill room! Thank you very much Adam for a great service!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Traditional Fare
    punkrockmp
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We chose this restaurant because of other reviews from sites such as Foursquare and Yelp. We scouted the menu online, and compared it to other places in the area, namely Araxi. We liked the more traditional fare. The majority of the menu is composed of some of the finest cuts of meat grilled to order. I chose the most supurb 20oz. Berkshire pork chop, my wife had the AAA Prime filet mignon. Both cuts of meat were incredible. The sides are served family style and al la carte. We chose the sauteed spinach and the mashed fingerling potatoes. They were very good and plenty for two. We finished the meal with Irish coffee and the chocolate mousse cake. All in all the meal is a bit on the priceier side but great for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We had the Best steak in years! Good was amazing and fantastic service and ambience! Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak I've Ever Had!
    steakluvva
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Not only was the service outstanding, complete with extensive wine knowledge and suggestions, but the steak we ordered with a side of wild British Columbian mushrooms was quite possibly the best steak dinner I've ever had. I was there with my new husband, on our honeymoon, celebrating the recent wedding and such, and our waitress surprised us with a beautiful dessert platter. It was artfully displayed and complete with a chocolate "Congratulations" on the plate. It was a wonderful dining experience and the food was cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • anniversay
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    we were staying at the hotel and did not want to drive to another location. it was our ann. and we wanted to have a few drinks. we realy liked our experience. the service and food were both great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 130 reviews are from the The Grill Room at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler reviews archive.
  • Food was Outstanding
    Scooby
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Our server indicated that everything on the menu was great and he did not lie. I had an 8oz tenderloin bare naked and it was the best steak I've had in a long long time, it really didn't need any sauce or sides! Lobster Mac and cheese was delicious and all the side offerings were delicious. Would highly recommend just for the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food was excellent, the server was very friendly and knowledgeable. All of the staff were very attentive, water and wine glasses were never empty.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Class
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Exceptional service with unique and delicious dinner choices. Food was cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service was incredible
    Tenderloin86
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Went for dinner on our honeymoon. Food was delicious and service was awesome. They treated us special by giving complimentary champagne and wine and dessert. Food was 10 out of 10.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner, service, ambience
    Beckster
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We took our children with us to this restaurant. We weren't expecting it to be quite so 'grown up' - there was no children's menu and after sitting down, we wondered if we should stay! But, the restaurant did an excellent job of keeping the kids entertained with crayons and toys and helping us all feel welcome. They were very accommodating with their food options for all of us, nothing was too much trouble. I will wait until the kids are teenagers before taking them back, but it is an excellent restaurant for couples and adult groups. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Steak
    Serina
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Great steak. A verity of food selection. Service was fantastic. Every dinning experience ends with complimentary cotton candy!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in Whistler
    local
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Excellent food, wine selection and setting. Outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular food
    MacDonald
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Suzanne Hansen, the executive chef, is simply the best chef in Whistler. Enough said
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Whistler Benchlands favorite gem
    YACHTSMANYVR
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Fairmont Chateau Whistler - Grill Room - Outstanding dining and atmosphere for locals and visitors alike.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable Evening
    SkiMamma1
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed a marvelous dinner at The Grill Room last week! Our waiter Paul provided exceptional service, and the food was equally exceptional. From start to a surprise finish, a puff of white cotton candy!, the meal was one of the best we have had in years. Without hesitation we recommend The Grill Room, and we hope to return when in Whistler again next winter. s
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional service from first
    maus
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Exceptional service from first moment on. Excellent food with a lot of varieties. Good selection of wines. Not cheap, but this is Whistler.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting and unusual items
    Midlandman
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Interesting and unusual items on the menu. Food quality and taste was pretty good but not outstanding and not particularly good value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb food and ambience
    superb
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    We loved it... the location next to the slops, the ambience with a fireplace and the food, wonderful steaks and appetizers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Steak
    204Foodie
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    We went to this restaurant for dinner after a week of skiing on the mountain. We got to the restaurant 10 minutes early to find our table was not ready for us on time. Restaurant was full when we sat down and the service was noticeably slow at the beginning, waiting 10 - 15 minutes for a drink order to be taken by our server. The ambiance of the room was nice, though with the mixture of families with little kids and business people / foodies the atmosphere was "unique". The quality of the food was quite impressive, each member of the group having a steak cooked exactly to their liking for the main course. In addition to the kitchen staff impressing me beyond expectations in dealing with a member of our party who has numerous allergies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining at Whistler
    Chipp
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Fine dining at Whistler with great ambience, an adequate array of choices, well prepared, beautifully presented, and delicious. We were not disappointed and exceeded our expectation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • just lovely overall.
    HungryBear28
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Everything was amazing- from the well made cocktails, to our server who was friendly and knowleadgeable without crowding like many servers do. It felt very relaxed, we felt at ease. The food was to die for..finally a restaurant that gets medium rare right! Although the one small side of the steak did taste a little tough/charred- other than that, it was flavorful and tender. It also helped that our sides were DELISH. I'm not normally a fan of truffled foods (long story) but the truffled mashed was very creamy, full of flavor but not overwhelmingly so. Dessert was also killer..definitely recommend the peanut butter chocolate bar. And did I mention there's complimentary cotton candy at the end of your meal??? Fantastic. Will def be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Meal to Remember
    OrindamomVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    We come to Whistler once a year for skiing. We have our favorite places to eat and thought we would give the Grill Room a try after doing this for about 8 years. And so glad we did! First of all, the service is so fantastic. Our server Paul was knowledgable, warm, friendly, and great with my 10 year old. The shrimp and grits will never taste the same anywhere else after having it here. Smooth, silky, and a treat for the soul. The tomato soup was prepared at table side. I have never seen a flambé used to make tomato soup but it not only was a fun show but the flavors and textures were so complementary. We were so full by our entrees of rib eye and duck breast, but the left overs just allows us to extend the evening through the next meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food & Service
    DJRvancouver
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Food was excellent. Our table ordered a variety of proteins including steak, game and fish and all were wonderfully prepared. Service was excellent as well. Wait staff was friendly and attentive and had an excellent in-depth knowledge of the menu, food preparation and wine/cocktail list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night at the Grill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    We had a lovely meal, great service and look forward to returning on Valentines Day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lives up to expectations
    fromtx
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    The tomahawk ribeye was great to split between 4. Everything about the experience was terrific, starting with the server. The BC Church & State meritage was too. It isn't cheap, but it's worth it if you're looking for an outstanding experience and terrific local sourced food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A perfect meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    We experienced the best meal imaginable - the service was exceptional, the food was delicious & the Christmas decorations & open fire made the ambience a dream.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, not so great ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    The food at the Grill Room was very good. Prepared well but for the star level, I would have expected a better presentation. To me it felt a bit too cafeteria-ish. The noise level didn't help as it doesn't have the intimacy of other comparable locations in Whistler. It felt like one big open room without much division. Maybe it was just what I ordered but for the level of restaurant the presentation on the plate is part of the experience. In this case you order the meat and side dishes...to share. What I got was a slab of meat on a tile and then the side dishes in a bowl for the middle of the table. Sunday dinner at Grandma's would be a comparable experience. If the food is amazing the presentation can ruin the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent service and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    We ordered the Elk Chop and the Char. Both were expertly done and very flavorful. The Grill Room was incredibly accommodating to a gluten allergy, making the Adult Mac with GF noodles.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid, Consistent, Hits High Notes
    EatALot
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Dinner here was a great way to start the New Year. We ordered a variety of foods: seafood, elk (main & app), arctic char, gnocchi. All dishes were perfectly executed and flavourful, as were the side-dishes of various veg (plus awesome grits). Best dish: definitely the elk tartar with a quail egg on top - absolutely amazing. Warm pear & almond tart for desert was perfect, but the macaroons were just a tad underwhelming. Some were too sweet, others too bland. The only other criticism was the cool reception by the host and being given a table too close to the serving bar and entrance to the restaurant, when other perfect tables were available and for a long time. And a truly fine restaurant would not have been clumsy at giving our coats back.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall, a very good meal.
    AMS13
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Overall, a very good meal. We happened to eat at the Airport Fairmont in Vancover the very next day and had a fabulous meal there. The one disappointment with our meal at the Grill Room was the very conservative amount of single malt scotch provided when cocktails were ordered. It amounted to three sips of scotch. The same beverage was ordered the next evening at the Airport Fairmont and a much more reasonable amount was provided.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A high end restaurant should
    hilary
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    A high end restaurant should have better service. Water glasses left un filled. Waited for ages to order drinks. Food was good but not outstanding. For the price, we have had better meals
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great beef
    Ryan
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Great place for beef. The restaurant is a little formal, but it was a nice break from most places in Whistler that can often be full of noisy kids! The food was delicious and so much better than the typical steakhouse. Definitely worth a repeat. Go hungry as the servings are large, but oh so good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great staff, amazing menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    You will love to disvover this place, great for special times
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Odd seating system...
    KevinPdx
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    My wife and I had an early 5:15 dinner due to our long travel day to Whistler, B.C. We were the first party seated, and unfortunately this oddly resulted in us being seated back in a corner without any view of the wonderful fireplace. The wait staff, etc. was top notch and the service was excellent. The wine list was extensive, and we found a nice bottle of Pinot Noir for $60. We had a Sockeye gravlax as a starter. I found it quite good, but the wife found it "fishy." For the entree I had the Snake River Kobe rib eye, which was a bit over priced at $8 oz., but perfectly prepared medium rare. The Mrs. had the vegetarian gnocchi which she found "plain." All in all the food was very good but not exceptional for the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding cuisine,
    Marky
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    The Bison and Elk were spectacular. My family had a great time and I was pleasantly surprised. We'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent from start to finish.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Oysters and tomato tart were very good, but beet salad was best I've ever had. We both had tenderloin steaks for dinner which were cooked to temperature perfectly, fingerling and asparagus sides were fantastic. We had a trio of sauces with our steaks, so every bite was a different experience. The creme brûlée for dessert was a nice size, sweet and delicious. Wine list was a short one but a nice selection nonetheless. While the food was amazing, the best part of our meal was the service. All staff were on point but our server, Alex was warm and personable. As a fine dining server, I really respect other professional servers who deliver. Alex did, in every way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Food Ever!
    Ring
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    The Grill Room provided the very best ambiance and food combination we have ever had. The food was prepared with care and was succulent melt in your mouth. The ambiance was romantic with the snow falling outside and the roaring fire in the dining room. You couldn't ask for a better experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommend with some reservations
    PAMG
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    We ate at the Grill Room for the first time on November 2nd and had a very good experience. We returned to the Chateau November 16th and again booked the Grill Room. This time, however, our experience was much less enjoyable. The food was still very good but the service was appalling. Our waiter was overly familiar (the Grill Room is not Cactus Club or the Keg) and he was inattentive. Part of the problem may have been that we had 4 different wait staff coming by our table and because of this some of our requests got lost in the shuffle. I had to pour my own wine at one point; our butter was rock hard but when I asked for softer butter the waiter completely forgot; my coffee after dinner was never refilled; bread took a very long time.
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