Alpine Social

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At Alpine Social we’re certain about two things. That people like mountain adventures and that they like to brag about them. So we’ve taken matters into our own hands and created the social hub of Lake Louise. Inspired by the glory days of Canadian mountaineering, Alpine Social is the place to meet, eat and celebrate.

If you’re looking for hearty comfort food, you’ve found it. Its artisan, locally grown, alpine-inspired food and it tastes even better at 5,200 feet. Claim your seat at the bar or gather your crew and dig in to dishes that will satisfy your mountain-size appetite. Keep in mind; calories don’t count in the Rockies.

Reward yourself for conquering Fairview with a cold, frosty pint. We’ve got enough local craft beer to satisfy the thirst of the entire town. Looking for something more elevated? Our cocktail menu features aged spirits for sipping along with a number of savory options. Don’t miss the selection of 20 Bourbons and 20 Canadian Whiskeys.
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Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommended. Had great service from start to finish, food was filling and delicious and the ambiance was relaxing.

Alpine Social
Responded on September 23, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star rating! We are pleased you had great service, a relaxing ambiance and delicious food!

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D
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Steaks were delicious. Excellent service from our waiter Frank.

Alpine Social
Responded on September 20, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star rating! We will be sure to pass along your kind feedback to Frank!

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JT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from Chris great food and drink good value for money

Alpine Social
Responded on September 20, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star rating!

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AG
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was very accommodating, made an extra effort to make my wifes borthday special

Alpine Social
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your 5 star rating! Thank you for choosing to celebrate such a special occasion with us!

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KI
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was unremarkable and service was average. The location and view was our reason for selecting this restaurant.

Alpine Social
Responded on September 20, 2019

Thank you for your 3 star rating!

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OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girls weekend!

Alpine Social
Responded on September 13, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star rating!

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J
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

This place is trying very hard to have a hipster kind of vibe and the menu had much potential. Unfortunately, the food was simply not good. The flatbread was smaller than a cheap mini frozen pizza and wasn’t crisp at all. It was wet and floppy. My husband’s meal also left much to be desired. We dined at other restaurants at this hotel during our stay and they were much better. Try those instead.

Alpine Social
Responded on August 16, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent experience with Alpine Social. Please do accept our apologies your dining experience fell short of expectations. We will share your feedback with our Executive Chef to review the menu items and the Manager of Alpine Social to follow up internally with his team. Thank you for bringing this forward; we do hope to welcome you back to Alpine Social in the future for a exemplary dining experience!

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LB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The food tasted terrible- ordered ceviche - had to send back - worst I have ever had. Other did not taste good and tiny portions. Had tacos, ribs, soup. Service was poor. Waiter disappeared for long periods of time. Someone else eventually came with our check. Awful expect. Waste of time and money on our vacation.

Alpine Social
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share a review on your experience with Alpine Social. We appreciate all guests feedback. Please accept our sincere apologies that your dining experience was below average due to service and food. We assure you this is not reflective of our high standards and is not an acceptable portrayal of customer service. We will be discussing this event with the entire team, and delegating appropriate training. Thank you for bringing this forward, we appreciate it.

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C
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lake Louise in August is a zoo. Parking lots are full, meaning that you may have to park miles away, take shuttles into town and then walk distances to sights. I say this because it explains why the gatekeeper to the Chateau Lake Louise facilities grilled me about our lunch reservation and (eventually) grudgingly allowed us to pass to the parking facility. Once past that, everything went well. The service was gracious (esp. concierge and restaurant staff), the hotel lovely (if the ideal of an urban high-rise plopped directly in front of a glacial fed lake appeals to), and the setting incomparable. The food at Alpine Social was rustic and very good, the service terrific, prices reasonable by local standards. Well worth a visit. Careful with the boutique shops, though, because one could easily end up with a second or third mortgage to cover one's purchases.

Alpine Social
Responded on August 16, 2019

Thank you for leaving your feedback and review with us on OpenTable! We would like to apologize that your parking experience was stressful - but are pleased it was worth the visit! We are glad you enjoyed the service and food! We hope to welcome you back in the future!

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JC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner. Loved our waiter. Food was great and ambiance was just right.

Alpine Social
Responded on August 16, 2019

Thank you for leaving your feedback and review! We are pleased you enjoyed the food and overall ambiance!

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CR
New England
22 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Perfect light lunch before hiking around Lake Louise. Made a last minute reservation before our planned hike so we could see the hotel and be able to park close to the trail. Sat on the heated patio overlooking the lake and had a very friendly Aussie server, nice glass of wine, and small plates. My shrimp could have been a bit better, but then again we live in Boston and are used to ultra fresh seafood. It was a great start to our day on Lake Louise!

Alpine Social
Responded on August 16, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star rating! We are pleased you had the opportunity to enjoy a light lunch before an afternoon of hiking! We will share your feedback with our culinary team, thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback!

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CM
Cincinnati
37 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent views, vegan/vegetarian options and service.

Alpine Social
Responded on July 30, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star rating! We are pleased you enjoyed the views and vegetarian/vegan options! We hope to welcome you back in the near future!

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great ambience - we all loved it

Alpine Social
Responded on July 30, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star rating!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The food was so bland and distasteful we ended up sending a couple plates back. The drinks weren’t great either. But overall in the national forest the food was subpar, I just expected more from a fancy restaurant in the Fairmont...

Alpine Social
Responded on July 30, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent experience with Alpine Social. Please do accept our apologies your dining experience fell short of expectations. We will share your feedback with our Executive Chef to review the menu items and the Manager of Alpine Social to follow up internally with the team.

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LC
Ottawa
13 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service from Anessa. French Onion Soup was lovely and light. Wines and cocktails were perfect and our son's chicken fingers were great. Steak sandwiches were tasty. Overall, a lovely time. Would return without hesitation.

Alpine Social
Responded on July 30, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave your rating and feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed the french onion soup, wine, cocktails, steak sandwich and chicken fingers! We hope to welcome you back in the near future!

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OT
Chicago
160 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Restaurant in the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. They honored our reservations even though our bus arrived 90 minutes late. Food and service were very good - cost is a little high since the hotel has a captive audience.

Alpine Social
Responded on June 21, 2019

Thank you for leaving your review and feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed the food and service! We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Thank you for dining with us at Alpine Social.

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T
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Service was glacially slow. Understand it was the beginning of the season, so *very* inexperienced staff all the way around. It was not packed & drinks sat on the bar ready to go for 10+ minutes, water wasn’t refilled, waitress was a ghost. The host was pretentious. However, the duck confit & pork belly were both delicious!!! Overall, a disappointment compared to other Fairmont properties.

Alpine Social
Responded on June 21, 2019

Dear Tkcsunshine, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review and feedback, we always appreciate hearing back from our guests. We are pleased you enjoyed the duck confit and pork belly. However, we are disappointed to hear your comments concerning lack of customer service. The behaviour/attitude you described is not in line with our Fairmont standards and we will be sure appropriate training will be issued to those requiring it.

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KW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Really good burger

Alpine Social
Responded on May 30, 2019

Dear KathyW, We are pleased you enjoyed the burger! We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the sharing plate and found tremendous value! Extensive cocktail list and craft beers. Our server, Andrew was the best service we’ve ever had anywhere hands down. Andrew was friendly and super humble. We’ll be back as often as possible!

YO
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Over-priced, average food. The Flatbread was good, but the Mushroom Ravioli sauce (sun-dried tomato pesto) unsuitable for mushrooms at all. The price of drinks is absolutely overrated.

NT
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Ok. Not worth the price though. The menu tries to be a sort of tapas place i.e. It's divided into small medium and large plates, but the items aren't exactly conducive to that. The waffle fries are bland sad and hopeless, a lot like the other things on the menu. Mediocre at best. They do have an extensive alcohol drink selection

A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Salmon over cooked and dry.

C
New Orleans
133 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Nice for a quick bite or a light meal. Nice live music in the background. We arrived at the hotel later than planned & had a quick, late meal. It was perfect for our needs.

A
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Relatively inexpensive option to eat at Chateau Lake Louise. I had the Cheesy Flatbread and my husband had the burger. Good with good service.

OT
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Over-priced, average food. The price of drinks is absolutely exorbitant. Not great value or overall quality but there are very limited dining options at Lake Louise.

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

If you pass on Highway 1 @ any tume go to lake louise and if its near lunch or dinner, make a stop their
Very good food worth the price
Incredible location
Only improvement, temperature Inside the alpine restaurant was a bit high

B
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service from Chelsea. Salmon was excellent along with view, wine and mashed potatoes.

OT
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Shared 18 oz Grilled Salmon on bed of ancient grains was wonderful. Grilled to our liking and very moist. Unique old fashion cocktail options were excellent.

MA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Alpine Social is a refreshing addition to Château Lake Louise. The evening begins with a casual setting and becomes more animated as the night carries on - around 11pm, there is a DJ by the bar area bringing a new energy to the room.
The menu is brillant as you can share smaller or larger dishes or, even better, a variety of premium steaks (highly recomended!!). The wine list is not too extensive, which makes it perfect for the style of restaurant. On the other hand, their cocktail list is very diversified with an incredible amount of choices. Overall, the food is fantastic, the atmosphere fun and the staff is very attentive. I would recommend Alpine Social to anyone that is visiting Lake Louise!
Cheers!

ET
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

An excellent option for Chateau Lake Louise guests who want a less formal and less expensive option for dinner. Fairly good beer selection. TV's available for watching sports. Excellent hamburger and sweet potato fries.

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining place after a long day on the road and wanting a great meal and awesome service

O
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice tavern atmosphere in the Fairmont. We couldn't get an Open Table reservation for 7 PM and rushed in for 6:30. Place was empty - they weren't even interested in getting our name for the reservation. Food was good, portions reasonable, service indifferent. Each course delivered by a different person was fine, but no one took responsibility for filling water glasses, timely delivery of check or asking if we needed anything. It was a pleasant meal, we would go back... Just expect basic service.