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)
One of the best steaks you can get. Expensive but worth it.
We had the best experience! We celebrated a 9year business anniversary with class, comfort and great food and wine! The service was so friendly and knowledgeable without the pretentious air we have had at other fine dining establishments. I will definitely be back.
Food was very good. Excellent restaurant!!! Would definitely come back next time I am in Banff
The food was fantastic. The steak was a little big for on sitting so I took left overs home. The server was very good. Although he was a little slow at bribing out our teas at the end of the meal. It was sure nice to get a phone call about our jackets. Even though we had them. Very clean very tasty meal. Thank you for a great romantic wedding night meal.
perfect perfect perfect. tasting menu and wine pairing made the 1200 price tag for two a bargain
Our experience was mixed. My elk steak was delicious and wine selection excellent. My husband's steak was very under done for medium rare. Beer was good, however we thought it was a bit pretentious for a "chop house". We preferred the Jasper Lodge Chop House for meal and atmosphere.
Was there for Christmas Day 2018, good service, food was ok, little bland, but very much over priced.
Got the tomahawk steak. Was very tasty and expensive but worth it. Would definitely go back..
Excellent people service all they staff were friendly, sincere and polite. Food choice seemed limited but once you get the side dishes right the whole meal lights up. Well presented food, freshly prepared and delivered in a timely fashion.
Service was outstanding, romantic and intimate ambiance & the most delicious food with high quality ingredients and beautiful presentation. An amazing dining experience we will never forget, thank you!
Food was great service was very good . A little pricy to say least .
All the steaks were over cooked.
I always love coming here for dinner. the food is outstandinq and the service is impeccable.
Excellent food and service. Made our night special
Fantastic food, wonderful service and great atmosphere.
Very disappointing. Just not even remotely close to the prices it charges. Poor yet super marked up price list.
Luke offered sensational service and the food was delicious.
Special birthday dinner with wife and two kids (9&11). The venison was great and the kids had a 4oz filet and jr halibut. Large wine list and great desserts. Glad we went here.
Steak was ordered medium rare came out rare. Very expensive.
Every dish I ordered from appetizer to main course to desert tasted amazing. The service was excellent. This restaurant alone is reason enough for me to visit Banff again in the near future.
Steaks are beyond words. Pricy but the Chef has mastered the art of fine dining. Bravo.
We have celebrated our anniversary with 1888 before and had a great experience, not this time. This meal took an inordinate amount of time to get to us, meanwhile all tables around us, who had arrived just before or just after us, were brought entrees and in some cases, finished before we got our entrees. Food was not cooked to specifications...which in a steakhouse, is implied & expected. We won't be back.
Best steak ever. Grandmas chocolate cake milkshake was excellent. Tasty side dishes. Excellent service.
1888 Chop House delivered in every way. Service was great, friendly and responsive. Food was excellent!
A must have for steaks when visiting Banff!
I would like to see that more non alcoholic beverages are avaiable in wine and sparkling wine
Best steaks I’ve has in Southern Alberta, and that is saying something!
Menu was relative restrictive with pricing designed to manipulate your selections. Small cuts of steak were very expensive. Better pricing was associated with huge pieces of meat. The described preparation of the salmon, chicken, and steaks was basic. Not what one would expect from a refined quality restaurant. Finally, the bread wasn’t fresh. Very disappointed.
TERRIBLE service, food that was marginal at best but charges like it was $$
We decided on the 1888 Chop House for our Anniversary dinner. The atmosphere was quintessential chop house. Our server was polite, attentive and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed her service. Food was great. The steak and seafood special were perfectly cooked and flavorful. We were however quite disappointed in the wine list. Far to many overpriced bottles with little value selections and not many middle options. Disappointed to say the least.
Very disappointing especially for the money. We told them it was our 20th wedding anniversary and we were celebrating. No mention of our anniversary, nothing. We paid for great and got okay. Would never go back again.
Great service across the board. Everyone was exceptional from Randy the bartender, the servers, managers, everyone. Great wine recommendation as well. Thanks for the great window seat too !!
The food was very good and we felt well cared for. We both ordered the 6oz steak (he ordered beef and I ordered buffalo). It was perfectly prepared and the accompanying au jus was nothing like we had never tasted. The wilted greens side-dish was amazing. Wine selection, even by the glass, was top notch.
Our waiter was very inattentive and unfriendly. We chose this restaurant for my 50th Birthday and were very disappointed with his service.
The food was delicious.
We had dinner there during our stay at the Fairmont. It was all right but not exactly what I would expect from a restaurant this category. My duck was partly cold and the fish a bit fishy. The service was very good though and the restaurant is stylish
It is not as expected that I would have best steak .
Thanks to the most affable and helpful Sharon for arranging to accommodate my difficult set of dietary requirements. Her professionalism and helpfulness is without compare. Through her I was able to enjoy a meal with options tailored to my dietary needs.
Excellent restaurant, wonderful wine list.
Price too high, even for this level of quality.
If they were a bit lower, this restaurant would be a gem!!!
Delicious food. I had the pickerel and my partner had the boar. Service was extremely slow and the server was very pushy about serving alcohol. Pricey. But good for a special night out.