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About 1888 Chop House - Fairmont Banff Springs

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 jW Foster 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)

405 Spray Avenue
Banff, AB T1L 1J4
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Open Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

1888 Chop House New Year's Eve Dinner:
December 31, 2017 - Seating's at 5:00pm & 8:00pm
Ring in the New Year and savour an unforgettable 4 or 7 course dinner perfectly paired with award winning wines. Wine pairing mandatory.

5:00pm Seating (4 courses)
Dinner with wine pairing $210 / Premium wine pairing $265

8:00pm Seating (7 courses)
Dinner with wine pairing $360 / Premium wine pairing $485

Tax NOT included. Note that an 18% gratuity will be applied. 18+ event as children's menu not available.

Visit ChristmasAtTheCastle.ca for further details

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$51 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 762-6860

Website:
http://www.1888chophouse.com/

Parking Details:
The hotel's parking is located beside the Convention Center. It is a three-level roofed parkade with 415 parking spaces:

Self-parking: $25 CAD/night, with unlimited access
Valet service: $35 CAD/night, with unlimited access
Electric Vehicles - complimentary
The Fairmont Banff Springs along with Sun Country Highway Ltd, a manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations has installed Banff's first electric vehicle charging station, in the hotel's parkade.

Public Transit:
There is a bus service run by the town which runs approximately every 40 minutes into Banff.
Fare is $2.00 per person.
The bus operates daily from 6:35 a.m. until 11:15 p.m. See the concierge desk for a town bus schedules which are subject to change without notice.

Executive Chef:
j.W. Foster

Additional:
Private Room

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the New Year and savour an unforgettable 4 or 7 course dinner perfectly paired with award winning wines.

5:00pm Seating (4 courses) Dinner with wine pairing $210 / Premium wine pairing $265 8:00pm Seating (7 courses) Dinner with wine pairing $360 / Premium wine pairing $485

1888 Chop House - Fairmont Banff Springs Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.6

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4.6

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4.0

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93% would recommend it to a friend

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Business Meals (10)
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 (Calgary)·Dined 3 days ago

Anniversary

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 (Edmonton)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing. We shared the 35oz porterhouse and had mashed potatoes, Mac and cheese, and braised cabbage for our sides. We had a bottle of red wine called “the sum” it was so good. Expensive but so worth it

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Edmonton)·Dined 4 days ago

Soooooo good. My husband and I shared the 40oz tomahawk steak and it was amazing. We had the golden beets, Mac and cheese and tallow mashed potatoes.. everything was sooooo good. We have eaten at a lot of places and are quite picky about our food.. this was the best meal I’ve ever had. Expensive but so worth it. Amazing

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 (Calgary)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent dinner - my wagu tenderloin was to die for. Loved the champagne cart to greet you but bring your wallet as a glass of bubbly is very pricy here! Extensive wine list with some good half bottles so take a peek and you may wish to try two different wines with your meal via half bottles. Excellent professional service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fantastic Service from Nickolas, and fantastic, filling meal at the Castle.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great place for a romantic dinner, fairly quiet, great atmosphere and service. Steak was good although not the best I’ve had in Banff. Had lobster with the steak and it was served cool and was pretty small. One of the most expensive meals I’ve had, but for a special occasion, I would go again

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Went in with my dad and got served by Alissa (if I remember her name correctly... tall and blonde). One of the best servers I’ve ever had, beyond polite and always smiling, very knowledgeable and was more of a suggestive seller not a pushy one which was great. Amazing experience!!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent food, steak was done perfectly. Great service and atmosphere.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Enjoyed another meal at 1888. Loved the chef vegetable (pumpkin with bacon) with our Tomahawk steak. Cocktails were creative and tasty.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

We would do this again LOVED the food and everything about it. This was our 46 wedding Anniversary and it was the BEST time together

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Healthy, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We loved our dining experience. Everything was first rate. We will definitely be back!

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Really neat location in the Fairmont Banff Hotel. Server was nice but she spoke really fast and was very difficult to understand. Both wife and I had the filets which were ok but appeared less than the stayed 6oz size. Sides of mac & cheese and baked potatoes were ok. Overall a nice meal but probably wouldn't do it again for the price. If you are not staying at hotel be ready for a $35 valet charge if you don't park your own car.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

1888 is by far one of the best restaurants in the Banff area! We always make it a habit of eating there when visiting. You will not be disappointed ... the food is exceptional, the wait staff is exceptional and attentive and the atmosphere/view is exquisite.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

It was romantic, quiet, and the absolute perfect anniversary dinner. The food was second to none.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Overall nice experience. Ribeye steak best I've had. Veggies not hot enough though.
Service a bit slow, our waitress seemed distracted and stressed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

At the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, a steak house with good atmosphere and attentive, pleasant service. Our meals were good. Fine beef and grilled fish, and great sides.
On the other hand, no table salt and pepper, an affectation in my opinion. Asked for salt and was supplied with a small bowl of large crystals...
Generally a good dining experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Went here while on vacation, staying at the Fairmont Banff Springs. Pricy meal but WOW, worth it. Would highly recommend any potato sides, the foie gras, and the ribeye (massive, perfectly cooked and the best sharing dish ever). Our server was amazing and so sweet, very attentive, and made excellent recommendations - love her nearly as much as the food! The cocktails are delish, although the classic martini, no vermouth, blue cheese stuffed olives was my go-to. If you're in need of a special occasion spot, this is it! It's cozy but elegant and the food, ugh amazing!!!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Good steakhouse with a great wine list, to bad the decanter was covered in dust.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This is our second experience dining at 1888 and fully met the high expectations that were set during our first visit! Food was excellent and since they were out of the wine we originally ordered, the server got us an even nicer bottle for the same price. Excellent! Will be returning! (Pictures is the mixed seafood grill... superb!)

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The service, food and ambiance were all fantastic! Amazing wine list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

The whole dining experience was fabulous! The atmosphere and food was great! Our waiter, Nickolas was fantastic - he gave us great service and his knowledge of the menu and attentiveness to our needs was awesome!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

We were celebrating a new job so we wanted somewhere special, we were not disappointed. The atmosphere, ambience and service far exceeded our expectations. Our server Alyssa was very knowledgeable and helpful with our selections. We had the Porterhouse steak for two and it was one of the top five steaks that we have ever had. A very enjoyable evening out!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

I like this restaurant but my issue with it is that it was my husband's birthday and I notified them in advance to get a nice table (ie by window or fireplace) and that didn't happen. In addition, almost any restaurant I've been too gives a complimentary glass of champagne or dessert for birthdays, but not here. I've been there right after I got engaged and receive lovely free chocolates, but this time nothing. We ordered two glasses of champagne, wine, mains and a dessert. The creme brûlée was reheated as it was partially cold in the middle. Sides and main were quite good.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 1, 2017

My husband and I ate at 1888 when we stayed at Banff Springs for our 10-year anniversary. It was a really delicious meal, very good service, and very good wine list. We had a really enjoyable meal. Would recommend it, and would certainly go again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Awesome selection of steaks. Truly superior quality , preparation and Presentation. In house aged meats yum

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food. You should offer complimentary Valet parking as part of the experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Staff and service was very good. Had bison steak which was done right, but the jus sauce and vegetable garnish was too salty. Not worth the price.

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

The entire experience was wonderful. The food was superb, the service impeccable. It's definitely not you average dinner. If you plan on buying a bottle of wine and dinner for two people, plan on spending at least $300. But it was worth it for a special occasion (in our case, we were on our honeymoon). And perhaps also just to say you have eaten there.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

The steak, the view and the service were all amazing

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Very cozy atmosphere. Impeccable service. A good dining choice in the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 10, 2017

1888 is the Chophouse for the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. It is pricey and has the feel of a elegant steakhouse. The filet, and salmon were very tasty. Most everything is ala carte so the meal is easily $100 a person for the basics. Service was good and the meal was delicious.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We were spoiling ourselves with a night at the Banff Springs Hotel and decided to further spoil ourselves with dinner at the Chop House. And we were indeed spoiled. The room is dark and quiet with well-spaced tables so it is very easy to talk. Given the location it's too bad that there isn't a nice view, but that's a pretty minor quibble. Service was very polished but also friendly and approachable, a tough balance. The food was very good, as it should be in such a place. Nothing cutting edge, and the focus is on beef and other proteins as you would expect. Also as is typical for meat-focussed restaurants, salads etc. are good but not inspired. I had roasted tomato soup and my wife a compressed watermelon salad with mixed greens, both good but done better elsewhere. Our part-Wagyu striploins were done very well and the vegetable sides were nicely executed and rich (beef tallow whipped potatoes!). My dark chocolate pate for dessert was competent if a bit dated, but a good match for my real treat of a flight of 4 ports ranging from 10 to 40 years old. Which reminds me, the wine list is extensive and pricey but reasonable bottles can be found (also unreasonable bottles if that's your thing).
1888 Chop House is a steak house that does what it should well.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

AMAZING food and service. The best steaks we have ever had in our life. Service was fantastic: attentive, but well timed, and made everyone their feel so special. Will recommend to everyone!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Food and service was fantastic, winelist was exceptional especially for a corporate controlled restaurant. It is refreshing to see a large hotel chain allow their premier restaurant to have free reign on food, wine and liquor items. A special restaurant in a classic landmark hotel. Will be back again! Steve Green, Signal Hill Ca

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 6, 2017

We did not walk away from our meal thinking that we had a great memorable meal - especially given the high prices. We also felt that the dress code was too relaxed - given the hotel, polished service & meal price. Disappointed.

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·Dined on September 5, 2017

The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Best lamb chops I have ever eaten. My husband got the free range chicken and it was amazingly tender. It was our 58th wedding anniversary which the lady who seated us acknowledged. But that was it...nothing from our waitress. I had the creme brulee for dessert, which was delicious, but thought a Happy Anniversary along with it would have been nice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Organic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

One of our best dinning experiences.
Excellent food and service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food was good but the waiter was a bit cocky and too much of a showman

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Fantastic experience. Wonderful, well prepared food. Perfect service. We will return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

A hotel restaurant can easily coast on the knowledge that it has a somewhat captive audience. The 1888 did not do this. Everything about this meal was good, from the salad to the wine to the exquisite beef.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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