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)
Self-parking: $25 CAD/night, with unlimited access
Valet service: $39 CAD/night, with unlimited access
Electric Vehicles - complimentary
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.
The menu is pricey, but the quality of the meal and the service made it worth while.
Not as attentive service as you would expect at this level of restaurant. Wine not chilled before serving, water glasses not kept filled. Sparkling water served at $4 per person was not identified rather filled from a pitcher which implied it was carbonated tap water. No offer of lemon or lime with water. Table not crumbed, napkin not refreshed and refolded when returning to table from restroom., etc. We are frequent fine dining enthusiasts and gave stayed at many Fairmont properties. This dining did not meet the expected caliber. With a $250 bill and no dessert one should not be disappointed.
Excellent all around!
Nicest place at Banff springs Fairmont and a solid good overall but very overpriced for quality and selection of food. Really nothing special or outstanding. A nice evening out but maple leafs bison head and shoulders better and other steaks a solid good. My wagu filet was over cooked and tough -nothing like wagu I’ve had other places. Good cocktails. Wines by the glass limited and way overpriced. Extensive Wine list but again way overpriced. Service good but again not outstanding.
Outstanding service. Delicious filet mignon and fresh seasonal vegetables.
Superb service, delicious food. We ordered 40 oz Tomahawk steak. It was cooked to perfection.
We were staying at Fairmont Banff Springs and had booked a table months in advance. We turned up at restaurant on time but there was no one to welcome us at the front desk. It wasn't particularly welcoming. After about 7 minutes we were greeted but told the table wouldn't be ready for at least 15 minutes. It wasn't a good first impression. We went back to the Gold Level Lounge to wait. When we did get shown to our table the service was excellent. Adam made wine recommendations - both very good. We all had steaks and we shared sides. The steaks were cooked to perfection. The service inside the restaurant was exceptional. The front of house experience nearly caused me to cancel my booking but I'm glad I didn't.
Unfortunately service missed our order and this created a big delay that spoiled our experience
Beautiful setting outstanding service food was delicious!!
Our dining experience was great. We had nice ambience, great service and the food was superb.
The food was delicious. Benchmark NY sirloin was flavorful, the service was excellent. The mushrooms and whipped potatoes were fabulous. Great atmosphere. I would return again!
Everything was superb! We had the special which was scallops and prawns. Delicious and perfect for my appetite. I didn't feel like eating meat so the scallops were a perfect fit! The service is excellent and exceptional. Definitely recommend coming here for a fine dining experience!!!!
Wonderful, everything from the food to the staff was fantastic
Like most great dinners, it starts with a well crafted cocktail. and Randy was a pro. Likewise Adam, our waiter, was personable and efficient. He gave solid recommendations and made sure our food was just right. Speaking of food, the Wangus (Angus meets Wagyu) beef was terrific and expertly prepared. The boar steak with polenta was out of this world. Thanks for a really wonderful dining experience.
We were at the 1888 Chop House on the occasion of a wedding anniversary. We had outstanding service by Alyssa and an excellent meal in all respects. Very nice wine list. Overall impression excellent but pricy.
Very loud background music detracted from the enjoyment of their good food.
In a town that has limited fine dining options, this restaurant offers a very pleasant atmosphere and excellent service. The food was very good, but not exceptional.
It was wonderful.
Nice restaurant, good and friendly stuff and service. Food is ok but very expensive! If you want to enjoy the view, unfortunately they don't have have it.
Excellent place for dinner. Food were excellent and staff friendly. We arrived at 7 pm, and the table is already ready for us. The server was friendly and explain the dishes very well. We shared a 35oz porter steak (Alberta AAA), it was tender, juicy, and full of Alberta beef flavor.
A must try in Banff.
Possibly the best meal we ever had. The lamb and wild boar we had were excellent! Truly a fine dining experience!
My husband and I visited Banff to celebrate our anniversary. We booked dinner at Chophouse and it was beyond our expectations! Everything was outstanding. The staff, the location and especially the food - OMG. We ordered the bison short ribs and Wagyu tenderloin and it was exceptional. The cocktails were delicious, too! Overall, it was a wonderful experience and we highly recommend this restaurant!
Excellent food and outstanding service but way too noisy for an intimate dinner I'm afraid.
Great food with top notch service. Also has an Champagne Cart!
We booked at very short notice to celebrate my Wife's birthday and this proved to be an excellent choice in a wonderful hotel and setting. Excellent service from start to finish
The food and atmosphere were wonderful, and Randy the bartender is THE BEST!
This was one of the most phenomenal meals we have ever had, with some of the most outstanding service we have ever experienced. Our server (& chef) quickly accommodated our request for a custom tasting menu, as we weren't feeling like ordering anything particular & we wanted to see what the chef had to offer. We were not disappointed - our meal was superb in every way. We loved the relaxed, informed & attentive service we received and everything he recommended to us was spot on (excellent champagne & wine). We cannot wait to go back!
What they do well, they do very well. The 22 ounce ribeye was cooked to perfection and the Caesar salad and baked potato were excellent. The lobster tail we had was also well prepared, but it was the smallest lobster tail I have ever seen, let alone ordered. Roughly 2 large bites or 3 medium bites. Shockingly small. To be fair, we didn't send it back and the rest of the meal was excellent.
Service was exceptional. VERY extensive wine list. Food options were great, kitchen was flexible and split an entree for us.
Way overpriced. Not the best bang for the buck. Have had better steak else where. Not unique.
We were most pleased with the excellent service that we received from our server. Her name was Alyssa M and she was absolutely, by far, one of the best server's we have experienced. Kudo's to her an the restaurant for having her. Our food was excellent. We will return someday when and if we are back in Banff.
We had the steak and the waitress recommended we ordered medium, which we did the steak came well done, it was disappointing. I ordered the wild boar chop is was a very small portion for $57.00. I was also disappointed the meals did not come with vegetables, this was an extra, we ordered a side of fries which were very dried out and we didn't eat them. Overall disappointing for the money paid
My (very newly) fiancee and I had a wonderful celebration meal at Chop House. We shared the 35oz porterhouse and were not disappointed. The seasoning of the steak was incredible and the meat was cooked just as requested. Certainly in the top 3 steaks either of us has ever had. This was definitely a better value than getting steaks of our own (filets were $84!) and I would say that the price is a bit steep but you will get a fantastic meal.
The ambiance was romantic and the views (we had a window by our table) were very nice. Glad we had reservations because I think it got us the view!
Overall a great experience and if we come back to Banff we will certainly entertain a return to the restaurant.
Great location right in our hotel. Food was amazing. Tomahawk steak cooked perfect. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. Worth every penny. Oh sorry Canada has no pennies, every looney lol...,
Great food. But extremely overpriced, $65 for an 8oz steak not including any sides. Also very stuffy atmosphere
Lovely atmosphere. Great service. The grain salad, mushroom bisque, filet mignon and roasted beets were among the favorites ordered. The apple pie and cheesecake for dessert might have been our favorite part of the meal...definite recommends! They also bring a champagne cart to each table at the beginning of each meal that was fun and unique.
The entire experience was OUTSTANDING!!!!