Deer Lodge – Mt. Fairview Dining Room

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Contemporary European
Deer Lodge is home to one of the most noted dining rooms in the Canadian Rockies. We invite you to sample our Rocky Mountain Cuisine – a style influenced by hearty meals made by European mountain guides artfully presented and professionally served. Rocky Mountain Cuisine is best described as an assemblage of Canadian ingredients such as bison and elk raised on CRM Ranch without hormones or antibiotics, sustainable seafood, prairie-grown grains and locally sourced vegetables. We have an extensive wine list featuring award-winning Canadian wines from central B.C. as well as Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula – including a generous selection of hard to find Vintners’ reserve wines. Deer Lodge proudly received Gold at the Vancouver International Wine Awards.
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4.1based on recent ratings
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4.2
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3.9
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vipGeoSF
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We arrived early for our reservation, but were seated immediately. That was the highlight. The food was ok, but nothing special. However, the service was awful. It seemed we received the least attention, and got served at each stage far later than other tables, despite the fact our order was uncomplicated, and there were only 2 in our party. I was also served wine in a glass that was visibly dirty. Our server promptly replaced it, and said it was on the house. But that didn’t make up for the otherwise horrible service. We will not be back.

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StefanieD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was awful. The server struggles serving two tables. The food has decreased in quality dramatically. This used to be my favorite restaurant. I understand that things are different because of COVID but it's very obvious that the previous chef no longer works here and they are cutting costs by purchasing lower quality food.

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Tolu
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing, ambience could be improved but overall it was a very good experience and very friendly staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food!

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Joseph
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Things are slow these days due to Covid, but Deer Lodge is still committed to excellent service, quality, and safety, and they still offer plenty of great menu options. The server, Mandeep, was friendly and welcoming. The food was excellent. Thanks!

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ClaireC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

The extreme Covid measures wrecked the ambiance of the restaurant, but we understood that in these early days of re-opening they were being very cautious. It is ironic that just a few steps away at the waterfront of Lake Louise, crowds of people were standing shoulder to shoulder taking in the view.
The potato and bacon soup was to die for. My salmon was excellent - cooked to perfection; my son's steak was a little 'chewy'.
Nicole was our server and gave us great service.

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MichelD
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent choix de venaison
Contrairement au menu en ligne, il n’y avait pas de le bœuf sur le menu

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MeganY
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining room is amazing. The menu was small but it was hard to decide what to get as everything sounded amazing. The food we did get was spectacular. It was a large portion, perfectly cooked, and absolutely delicious. The wait staff was very helpful and kind.

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JulieS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The setting is lovely. Very quaint and cozy. Our service was okay. It didn't appear too busy - there were two tables of 6-8, and two of two (us included) in the lower section. The service was definitely slow, and our server mentioned a few times that they were doing the work of three others. One of us had the trout dinner with risotto and beans - excellent. The other had the bison steak dinner - he asked for it to be rare and it was medium. The desserts were fabulous - apple galette and peanut butter cheesecake. Overall a four, due to slower service and the steak not cooked to order.

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vipDianneS
Hawaii
27 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food at this restaurant is always good. The selection offers food from comfort to game. Service has always been very good.

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KathyR
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal (we especially loved the Salmon)!

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LeoD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This dining room has a cosy atmoshere. Food was very good, albeit a bit overpriced. However, given the quality and atmosphere I would come back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The meal was good but I don’t think it was acceptable to have the ‘waiting staff’ setting up tables for breakfast whilst we weren’t even half way through our meal. It’s not good dining etiquette, especially since it was New Years Eve.

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TaraL
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I have always loved Deer Lodge and the restaurant. However, it has remained the same since I started going in 2000. Some upgrading needs to happen. The food remains excellent. However, the service was so incredibly slow it put a damper on the evening. It took over 2 1/2 hours to finish the meal. Every drink order was at least a 20 minute wait. We sat down at 7:15 and didn't get food until 8:30. We had skied all day, and after dinner were hoping to sit by the fire, play a game, or visit the hot tub, but by the time dinner was finished it was too late and we all went to bed. The chef is outstanding, the food excellent, I hope they can improve on the service.

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MaryseW
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Great food, great staff, great dining room. CRMR does a superb job.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

the dining room was very cold- we wore jackets and had blankets on our laps. Servings were not generous, at least the salads, pasta and fish servings. We did not try dessert. However the staff were very nice and made a huge effort. A big renovation is due- single pane windows at -18C just don't work well enough.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very special dinner and enjoyed the quiet dining room with excellent service

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StephenW
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a truly superb dining experiences. We could not have had better meals and service.

We loved the Crab cake appetizers so much we came back for them again. My wife found the Warm Beet Salad to be superb and I thought the same about the Cheeky Bison. The Pear Crumble desert was delightful.

Two nights earlier in the dining room my wife had the Icelandic Cod and I had the Elk Trio. We could not have been more pleased. Though I was brought a steak knife for the elk all I needed was a fork as the cuts were that tender.

On both evenings the service was exceptional. We will certainly be Back!!!

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PatriciaV
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had excellent meals here at Deer Lodge, the best of the whole trip to the Banff-Lake Louise area. Hats off to the chef from 2 Montreal foodies!

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PatriciaV
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were first rate here at Deer Lodge, the best of the whole trip in the Banff-Lake Louise area. The fish and meat dishes were superb and the service great.

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Anna
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything was very good, burger was delicious, salad was good.

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LenB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The same menu was available both in the Mt Fairview Dining as in the bar area. The only difference was the ambience. Food was very good. Only comment was a wine was served in a dirty glass and when the new glass seem to have less in it.

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JanetH
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We ate here while staying at the hotel, so nice not to have to go out looking for somewhere else to eat. It was a little expensive but we were expecting that due to the location. The food that we had was good & our server was lovely.

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vipChandler
St. Louis
27 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We felt the venue was tired, the food (chicken) over cooked and the service amateurish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

For 3 out of the 4 of us it was awful, awful food. Mussels over cooked, chicken dry and served on greasy bacon mash - burger fine.

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MargaretB
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We enjoyed the food and the location is outstanding. The Icelandic Cod was amazing. It is a great way to combine a day at Lake Louise with a great dinner.

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JamesB
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food
Excellent service
To miss out dinning at your establishment is a mistake

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JanB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good mountain lodge dining experience. Innovative menu with great wine!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our meals were very good in quality of ingredients, preparation was spot on, dishes were creative and delicious. Service was friendly but perhaps a little short staffed as more diners came in service slowed down quite a bit. We had to request the check after waiting quite a long time. The staff were hustling to accommodate as best they could so believe it is a staffing issue. I would be happy to dine here again.

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vipAustin
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Felt a little lackluster for the price. Ambiance was disappointing and food menu was limited. Service was good and drink menu was thorough. Food was so-so. Convenient if you’re staying at the hotel but otherwise would skip.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great service

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KarenD
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

This restaurant was near our lodging, so it was in a great location. Beautiful flower gardens outside. Unfortunately we weren't seated in the nicer dining area. We were seated in a room that was hosting a large party. The food was very good.

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SMMMM
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Huge disappointment. Too expensive for what you get. This is a hostel not a hotel.

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DenverBB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t let the relaxed atmosphere fool you. This dining room is excellent. The staff is friendly, and good. The food is fine. The wine list isn’t long but it certainly is ample. If particular note in the bar: The selections of single malt and rum are very nice.

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DARALDM
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden treasure. Excellent gourmet food. They cater to your every whim. All the dining room employees were fantastic. Came away thinking of all of them as friends. Can not say enough of how great the experience was. Would, without hesitation, recommend them to anyone.

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BernadetteO
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Niall our server was top class. I would not hesitate to return

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MartineG
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The waitress was lovely and the venue perfect but we were so disappointed with the food. I had the bison which was cooked well but came with undercooked near raw veg and mash - this was not what the menu said at all! My husbands steak was supposed to come with a blue cheese soufflé but came with the same basic raw veg and mash. My sons burger was chewy and dry as an old boot,chips were good. Basic pub food at a stretch. We had been skiiing all day and ate our food as we were so hungry. Expensive and very underwhelmed by this restaurant.

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Consumer
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location for a special outing. Ambiance, beautiful views through lots of windows, great service and beautifully presented and prepared food.

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KathyR
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great ambiance and food. Waiter was very nice but once our food was delivered he disappeared, attending to other guests. We were tired after skiing and would have ordered dessert but opted to skip that after we flagged him down. It may not be his fault as he had his hands full working a large room by himself. Otherwise great ambiance and the food was delicious.

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vipMrRick
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful location. Great wine list. Excellent service.
I went on Valentine's Day which usually means slammed kitchens cranking it out as fast a possible.
The experience was wonderful. Attentive but not annoying service. Food that came out hot and in a reasonable time.
It is an expensive restaurant but if you go in expecting that, you won't be surprised.
In terms of value for money - like any expensive restaurant, this is a challenging question. Overall, I think it was good value for a high end restaurant.

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Deer Lodge – Mt. Fairview Dining Room offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 522-3991 ext. 202.

Deer Lodge – Mt. Fairview Dining Room is rated 4.1 stars by 102 OpenTable diners.

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