1888 Chop House - Fairmont Banff Springs
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.
Smart Casual (no hats, sports wear or torn jeans)
1st Seating | NYE | 4 CoursesCA$279.00 per person PrepaidDec 31, 2020 onlyCelebrate 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 WINECA$340.75 per person PrepaidDec 31, 2020 onlyCelebrate 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 CoursesCA$527.00 per person PrepaidDec 31, 2020 onlyCelebrate 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 WINECA$657.00 per person PrepaidDec 31, 2020 onlyCelebrate 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.
Waiter was rude to us and a bit condescending. We got up and left and did not have a meal.
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
Fantastic dining experience! The food was exceptional and the service was even better! Recommend for everyone to go while visiting Banff!
Overall everything was excellent.
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.
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!
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.
Nice place to eat, good food and friendly service.
The steak was a little overcooked, otherwise all good.
Amazing experience. It was delicious and worth every pennies.. from the bread to the desert it was great. I will definitely return .
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.
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!
Excellent food, service and ambience. We went two nights in a row as we loved it so much.
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.
High quality restaurant. Good food and service. Good location
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.
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
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.
The steak was amazing! The cheesecake was amazing! The drinks were amazing! Must have the Old Fashioned!
Fantastic service and great food. Awesome dining experience.
It was my dads birthday
It was the best steak we have ever had
Service was awesome and flavour was great!
The service and food were excellent. The portion sizes were perfect. All of the servers were very knowledgeable and very friendly.
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.
Absolutely amazing dining and amazing food. The service was exceptional.
Great server and fantastic steaks!
Food was very expensive and was cold when it got to our table. Would not eat here again
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!
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$$$$$&&
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.
We told them we were gluten free and unfortunately we were glutened. Very sick next morning. Food was very pricey and not that good.
I ordered medium rare but my steak was medium weldone.
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
Amazing dinner with family visiting from Vancouver, served by Chris who made some wonderful recommendations. Great wine list and food quality was top notch.
Was a tremendous dinner, food was world class and the ambiance was tremendous.
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.