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)
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.
We adore this place and have been coming for years! We are locals to the area. Fantastic in house made charcuteries, cured and smoked items, jellies, breads and a great cheese selection. Only bummer is the slightly overpriced cheese. We’d come more often if the cheese were priced more reasonably. We’ll be back but really reserve this place for a night when feeling like splurging. Average bill for us here is two hundred (before tip), including a nice bottle of wine and an aperitif and lots of delicious bites (two people).
Lovely little find! We ordered the fish board which was amazing! I would like to return and try the fondue.
We love Grapes! It’s been an annual anniversary treat for the last few years after having stumbled upon this lovely and charming spot completely by accident. Although the portion sizes are smaller and the prices are higher than they used to be, it's always worth it. We’ve been fortunate enough to have Dana as our server for each and every visit; she’s a delight!
Went there with my wife on the last night of honeymoon during a blizzard. Server Chelsea was great and Chef Jen blew us away with her medley of meat/cheese/jams. Made our last night extra special.
This is a lovely tiny bistro for cheese and wine. The service is slower but if you aren't in a rush, sit at the bar and chat with the chef about Canadian cheeses. The little jams and accompanying chutneys are perfect for the cheeses. Olives were warm and to die for. You will not have room for dinner, so treat it as your last meal of the day!
Another memorable visit to Grapes - my wife and my favorite charcuterie place in all the lands.
Cheese fondue is a great treat with a bottle of Purple Hands pinot.
(Ask for the half size fondue if your looking to order a board as well - unless your starving)
Great space and delicious food - we had the fondue and the charcuterie plate with a good bottle of wine. The servers were also attentive and personable.
There was a wedding super loud next door; however, we had primo table a gracious waitress
We enjoyed a well-chosen selection of cheese and charcuterie with a nice glass of wine. A small oasis in a big hotel and busy town.
Lots of charm and amazing food and drink. Hand crafted cocktails! Local made charcuterie and award winning cheeses. Pair it with the bread and butter basket and it’s a bit of heaven!
Awesome experience! Timely service and warm staff. We will be back!