Grapes - Fairmont Banff Springs

4.7
145 reviews
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Wine Bar
Savoury charcuterie, fine cheeses and award-winning wines are showcased nightly at the cozy Grapes Wine Bar. Sample from a tempting menu of tasty gourmet favourites made in-house, including cured meats and pâtés, candied salmon, freshly baked breads and delicious pickled vegetables.



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.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual (no hats, sports wear or torn jeans)
What 145 People Are Saying
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MH
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A charming small room. Our server Spenver provided good advice and service.

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H
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Harry was exceptional both with service, style and knowledge!

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RC
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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KM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience! Lovely little nook in the castle!

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BB
Calgary
58 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect. Cozy. Delicious.

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OT
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good quality food. Outstanding service provided by our server Dana. We will definitely be back

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic evening!!!! We had the chefs board.... it could not have been any better!

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Here for a birthday. Very good food, wine is a little pricey.

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M
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

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.

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DD
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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K
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing! we loved our server harry !

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

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MM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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M
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Amazing staff. This is our go to place for a nice date.

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HJ
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the simplicity and intimacy

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OT
Calgary
44 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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KL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The foundue and the chef’s tasting board were amazing! The smoked duck and confit duck rillette were also delicious. Best charcuterie place ever!

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SS
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Grapes, would go every day of my stay if I could!

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EM
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, amazing wine and fabulous service.

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JB
Louisville
38 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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KB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic wine and charcuterie!

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AZ
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Grapes - Fairmont Banff Springs
Responded on January 5, 2019

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

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NT
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely Fabulous!

Grapes - Fairmont Banff Springs
Responded on January 5, 2019

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

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WS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Grapes - Fairmont Banff Springs
Responded on December 26, 2018

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

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DM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal with great service

Grapes - Fairmont Banff Springs
Responded on December 15, 2018

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

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FB
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cheese fondue and bison meat was excellent! Service was fantastic (thanks to Dana). Will be back!

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OM
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

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.

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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).

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BR
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely little find! We ordered the fish board which was amazing! I would like to return and try the fondue.

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SR
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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D
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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e
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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J
Calgary
34 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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)

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R
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

There was a wedding super loud next door; however, we had primo table a gracious waitress

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T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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LR
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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LC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience! Timely service and warm staff. We will be back!

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