Grapes - Fairmont Banff Springs
This historic, charming room was originally established in 1926 as a writing room and a place for people to gather their thoughts, share experiences and converse with family and friends. Enjoy the entertaining, interactive atmosphere of Grapes Wine Bar, a dining experience like no other.
Enjoy the charming intimate space of our Grapes Cellar with the food and drink you've come to love from Grapes. Available for private bookings for 10-16 guests.
Smart Casual (no hats, sports wear or torn jeans)
Stopped in here for appetizers and drinks before dinner. Loved everything about it. Great cocktails and cozy, quiet atmosphere. Ate dinner at the larger Vermillion room where the food was good, but I would have given up the vermillion menu variety and depth for the atmosphere and personality of grapes. We went back after dinner for a glass of wine as well. Vermillion room is huge, impersonal, crowded and noisy. If you can deal with the unique menu of grapes I would opt for it anyway.
We had a seat by the window (awesome views), to have a snack of cheese with wine. They have a select cheese tray with 8 different samples, paired with a jelly or fruit preserve. It was delicious.
Delicious food and great service from Spencer.
Lovely little restaurant with good views of the mountains. Good service and tasty food.
Harry was our server and he was great! The chef's board was perfect and we didn't want any blue cheese and they were more than willing to work around that. The goat cheese that won cheese of the year in 2008 was AMAZING. The board was perfect meal for 2. The view is great. The place only holds <30 people so it is cozy but wonderful. Thanks for the great service!
Waiters Harry and Curtis were efficient, friendly and knowledgeable. Great service from some young pros! Chef Michael's pairings were spot-on and it was a delight to watch him work with such efficiency and calm. Another top-notch pro with creativity to spare: the prosecco/pear "compote" was spectacular with the Brie and the Brittania cheddar with a tomato "jam" were inspired. We thoroughly enjoyed the Chef's Medley Board, suggested by Curtis. Expertly prepared and beautifully plated. The staff also helpfully accommodated our (very quiet) pre-teen. A wonderful experience!
Fabulous, cozy, great choice of food, just right for shsring.
Grapes is always a treat. I love the wee dining space. The ability to take a friend and have a lovely bottle of wine, charcuterie and enjoy an entire evening or talking.
My husband and I ordered the Chef's Board and the Cheese Fondue for Two. Everything was delicious!
Great experience. Not someplace you'd go for a full dinner, but we left with full stomachs. Great selection of cheeses and charcuterie. We chose the chef's medley, along with some breads. It was a lovely evening.
Lovely restaurant with very knowledgeable staff. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit, thank you.
A charming small room. Our server Spenver provided good advice and service.
Harry was exceptional both with service, style and knowledge!
Wonderful as always. Dana is by far our favourite waiter not just at Banff Springs but any establishment. Food is fabulous, great wine and awesome service.
The food was outstanding, the ambience was romantic and all severs including our server Dana were amazing and professionals. The mark up on the wine was too much. A $20.00 for &80. Thats 400%. A 300% mark up would be fair.
Regardless our experience was wonderful and we will return.
Excellent experience! Lovely little nook in the castle!
One of our favourite little getaway places. You’re paying for the name and view but the food and creativity are definitely worth the premium. Service couldn’t be better in the intimate surroundings.
Perfect. Cozy. Delicious.
Very good quality food. Outstanding service provided by our server Dana. We will definitely be back
A fantastic evening!!!! We had the chefs board.... it could not have been any better!
Here for a birthday. Very good food, wine is a little pricey.
We had to wait close to one hour to receive our charcuterie plate. Our order was not lost but overheard the waiter telling another table that the kitchen was very busy. Surely a hotel of this size can handle operations at a high capacity. The food was good but expensive for what it was.
Food quality was exceptional. Service was well informed On the menu items and very pleasant and personable. Seating was a bit tight and table was small for the charcuterie platters.
amazing! we loved our server harry !
Le genre de place auquel on n’avait aucune attente, mais nous en sommes ressorties agréablement satisfait. Excellent service, excellent choix de combinaisons et saveur exceptionnelle!!
Grapes was an amazing spot for our anniversary dinner! We both LOVE charcuterie and once I saw that they offered multiple types of goat cheese my night was already made (allergic to cow milk). Our server was fantastic, she suggested a half bottle of wine for us and was able to accommodate my cheese requests with the Chef Medley board. Presentation of the food was great! Definitely make a reservation ahead of time as its a very small restaurant! We sat at a lovely table by the window and had the most romantic evening.
Amazing food. Amazing staff. This is our go to place for a nice date.
Love the simplicity and intimacy
The restaurant has changed since we were last there. It no longer has entree entries, rather, offers charcuterie, cheeses, veggies and desserts. Still, great wines. We were a little wary at first but a charcuterie board with a chef’s selection of meat, cheese and pickled vegetables was superb and was plenty for two. We topped it off with a great mousse for dessert and left very satisfied. The room itself is easy to under appreciate, but don’t. It’s beautiful with lots of history. Cant wait to return.
The foundue and the chef’s tasting board were amazing! The smoked duck and confit duck rillette were also delicious. Best charcuterie place ever!
Love Grapes, would go every day of my stay if I could!
Great food, amazing wine and fabulous service.
We arrived to check into the Fairmont right before our reservation. We were starving. Grapes was the perfect place to have dinner our first night. We had the Chefs Table which is a variety of meats and cheeses. It was yummy. We also had a bottle of Wine that was delicious. The service was awesome they took care of us from the beginning to the end. We would definitely eat here again. Loved it!
Fantastic wine and charcuterie!
Great atmosphere and ability to select the chef's board or make your own. Sat at the bar which opened up ongoing conversation with chef and staff as he prepared boards throughout the evening.
Thank you for taking the time to write such wonderful review! There's simply no better spot to sit than right at the bar. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey Carpenter Food and Beverage Manager
It was absolutely Fabulous!
Our team was thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your recent visit! We can't wait to welcome you back again soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey Carpenter Food and Beverage Manager
The service here is outstanding, thank you so much Dana!
We have enjoyed Grapes numerous times in different seasons and it has always been perfect. A comfortable setting in what was the library when the hotel was owned by Canadian Pacific. It has old class charm along with modern superior service and expertly prepared charcuterie or fondue.
Thank you for sharing such a wonderful review! Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback. It's lovely to hear that you continue to join us throughout the year! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey Carpenter Food and Beverage Manager
Amazing meal with great service
It's great to hear how much you enjoyed your recent visit! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Warm regards, Jeffrey Carpenter Food and Beverage Manager
Cheese fondue and bison meat was excellent! Service was fantastic (thanks to Dana). Will be back!
Great atmosphere but service has always been a little slow especially considering the very small size of the restaurant but we countinue to come back.