1888 Chop House - Fairmont Banff Springs

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Steakhouse
Set within the impressive Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, 1888 Chop House is the next chapter in the tradition of extraordinary dining restaurants at the Castle. Executive Chef Robert Ash presents a modern twist on the authentic chop house with a menu focused on prime cuts of Alberta beef, sustainably sourced wild game and Ocean Wise seafood.

Delivering the best Alberta beef with a menu developed through lasting relationships with local farmers and purveyors.

This intimate culinary destination is made for all occasions. From our delectable menu to our spirited cocktails everything you see in front of you is made in-house, ensuring every mouth-watering detail is perfect.


Dress Code:
Smart Casual (no hats, sports wear or torn jeans)

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  • 1st Seating | NYE | 4 Courses

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     CA$279.00 per person 
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    Celebrate the special season with a decadent 4-course dining experience at our award-wining 1888 Chop House. Adults only. Price includes wine pairings.
  • 1st Seating | NYE | 4 Courses + PREMIUM WINE

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     CA$340.75 per person 
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    Celebrate the special season with a decadent 4 Course dining experience and a premium wine pairing at our award-wining 1888 Chop House. Adults only. Price includes wine pairings.
  • 2nd Seating | NYE | 7 Courses

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     CA$527.00 per person 
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    Dec 31, 2020 only
    Celebrate the special season with a decadent 7-course dining experience at our award-wining 1888 Chop House. Adults only. Price includes wine pairings.
  • 2nd Seating | NYE | 7 Courses - PREMIUM WINE

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     CA$657.00 per person 
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    Celebrate the special season with a decadent 7-course dining experience with premium wine pairing at our award-wining 1888 Chop House. Adults only. Price includes wine pairings.
What 659 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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Rachel
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waiter was rude to us and a bit condescending. We got up and left and did not have a meal.

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CarolineM
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality food with service to match

Beautiful view of the mountains from our table added to the ambiance

Would highly recommend for a special dinner

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience! The food was exceptional and the service was even better! Recommend for everyone to go while visiting Banff!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall everything was excellent.

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Meghan
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great steakhouse! Love that the meat is locally sourced and perfectly cooked. Sides are of appropriate portion. Must try the scallop appetizer - I could have eaten many more of those. Service was outstanding! You absolutely get what you pay for.

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MH83
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the Fabulous evening! The food was delicious and the atmosphere perfect for a night in at the hotel. Our waiter was great as well!
Definitely recommend the Wagu Steak!

KG
vipKimG
Edmonton
22 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our experience was great but we did notice that social distancing was not respected. Im sure without people in the chairs the distance measured between was perfect. Once people were seated though and chairs were pulled back we were not spaced properly.

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AliKhat
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice place to eat, good food and friendly service.

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WallaceC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The steak was a little overcooked, otherwise all good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. It was delicious and worth every pennies.. from the bread to the desert it was great. I will definitely return .

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SharonL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Very disappointed with. this experience as I made the reservation based on the great reviews. Unfortunately, the food did not live up to the expectations.

Starter: Ceaser salad was extremely salty and the croutons were soggy. We didn’t want to send it back but we did. Unfortunately, the second salad was as salty as the first.

Main: 20 ounce T-Bone. We requested it to be cooked to medium rare. Chief overcooked it to medium. Sides were mushroom and french fries. Once again, mushrooms were over over-seasoned and extremely salty.

Drink- The sidecar and champagne we ordered were great.

My husband and I were very disappointed with food at 1888 Chop house as their steaks should be their “specialty”....

I will not recommend this restaurant to any of my friends.
Save your money.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner. We are both from Calgary and we specifically came to eat here because of the incredible food and service! We will be back again!

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LyndseyS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambience. We went two nights in a row as we loved it so much.

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YKnotAdventures
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I miss the ambiance and food selection of the old restaurant that used to be in the same space.
The service was very curtious and helpful, but we found some of the timing of delivery of food and beverages to be off. This is highly likely to our waiter being very busy. We understand the constricitons of COVID, but feel that for the price tag for the meal that this was not within our expectations.
We did not like the QR system and hope that this is just something that has been implemented for COVID, but for a high end restaurant I did not like having to use my phone, scroll, enlarge, etc.
Maybe the Banff Springs has outpriced our budget, but there was a time when we could afford to go for special occations and felt that there was great value for our money, I am not so certain I feel the same way anymore.

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SergeyL
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality restaurant. Good food and service. Good location

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Danny
New England
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty steaks and great views. It’s magical to eat in a castle. Our server was fantastic. There is a champagne cart, a huge wine selection, and great mains.

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Kstark
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were seated in a semi private room which was perfect and our server was very attentive
The food was good but not great for the price
We would visit again

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Andy
Edmonton
22 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great server (Adam)... very friendly attitude, plus helpful real opinions & recommendations. Not snobbish at all... Atmosphere & service really love up to the Fairmont image.

Food was decent for the most part, with only minor hiccups that didn’t detract too much from the overall experience.

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EverettL
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was amazing! The cheesecake was amazing! The drinks were amazing! Must have the Old Fashioned!

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DeZeus
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and great food. Awesome dining experience.
Cheers

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AylaG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my dads birthday

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was the best steak we have ever had

OT
OpenTable Diner
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was awesome and flavour was great!

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vipCalgary
Calgary
28 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were excellent. The portion sizes were perfect. All of the servers were very knowledgeable and very friendly.

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LarryM
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The steak was a little lack lustre, I expected a little better. However every other aspect of our dining experience was excellent. Our server was fantastic. The sides, drinks, desert were all incredible.

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TristanT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing dining and amazing food. The service was exceptional.

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vipIrindians
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great server and fantastic steaks!

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LisaP
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Food was very expensive and was cold when it got to our table. Would not eat here again

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Glenoralunchlady04
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Scallop starter was delicious and my new york strip loin cooked to perfection! My husband had the Burrata salad and the ribeye which was also fantastic. Adam looked after us so well And helped us through the menu. Just an amazing experience and lovely way to spend our 30th Anniversary. Would highly recommend!

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Danhole
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The steak was boasted about when asked about the quality in the steaks because of the price. When my steak showed up it was way overdone, they did however offer another steak but for that price it shouldn’t have been incorrect.

I would go again but not for that price$$$$$&&

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TaraB
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hanger steak was done to perfection. The service was great even when eating solo. It is expensive, but it was the best meal I had in Banff.

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LynnD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We told them we were gluten free and unfortunately we were glutened. Very sick next morning. Food was very pricey and not that good.

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SanghunH
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I ordered medium rare but my steak was medium weldone.

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Dylan
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and services. The Wagyu New York Strip is superb. Brown butter mashed potatoes were a nice surprise, very tasty. The Nanaimo bar cheesecake was an amazing way to end the meal. Overall, worth every penny. Awesome experience from start to finish!

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ShannonT
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are here while staying at the hotel. The food is delicious but very pricey. Our steak was slightly overdone (asked for med-rare). Service and views are exceptional.

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vipLuv2dine
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

We ended up both very very very ill after dining at 1888 .....

.....we were wondering that maybe it was that the salad dressing had been sitting out and wasn’t put on cold and fresh

....we were wondering maybe it was the cream peppercorn sauce that was quite runny and room temperature so it did not come hot off a frying pan

.....and then we are wondering if it was banana cream pie that maybe it wasn’t made fresh that day

The service was outstanding and the steaks were good

1888 Chop House - Fairmont Banff Springs
Responded on August 29, 2020

Thank you for your review and our apologies that your experience did not end on a positive note. Rest reassured that we have very high culinary, food preparation and temperature control standards and that they are at the top of our priorities. I have sent you privately an invitation to send more details in regards to your symptoms to dig further. I hope that you were able to seek for medical advice should the symptoms persisted.

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TheWintertons
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food, atmosphere, and service was out of this world! Adam took care of us start to finish and guided us in our selections from start to finish and did not steer us wrong! The porterhouse was amazing, and while maybe slightly over cooked from our request, was still fantastic! The crust had so much flavour and it paired very nicely with a couple fingers of Scotch over ice. The sides we chose were the roasted potatoes, mushrooms, and the market vegetable of the day which ended up being corn on the cob served on a thinly sliced beet, a flavourful crouton placed across, and an amazing peach salsa conglomeration. We finished it all off with the lighter but sweet, Banana Cream Pie. Wow. I’m salivating just writing this. 100% will be back!

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Bugbers
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is absolutely perfect. The restaurant is beautiful and the servers are professional and knowledgeable. I would 100% recommend this restaurant. Keep in mind though, that the bill likely won’t be less than $250.

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Christopher
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner with family visiting from Vancouver, served by Chris who made some wonderful recommendations. Great wine list and food quality was top notch.

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vipZwanzigdc
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a tremendous dinner, food was world class and the ambiance was tremendous.

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1888 Chop House - Fairmont Banff Springs is rated 4.6 stars by 659 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.