Fairview Bar & Restaurant

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Overlooking wondrous Lake Louise, Fairview Bar and Restaurant offers a reflection of the world beyond its windows. Take comfort and indulge in our seasonal inspired menu, served in an elegant setting in the heart of Banff National Park.
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was wonderful and attentive Food was great. Did the 3 course meal option. Great option

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you for your 5 star rating! We are thrilled you enjoyed your food and service - thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback with us on OpenTable!

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terid
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We felt it was a little overpriced and limited choices on menue. Service was good, especially for a table of 10.

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thank you for leaving your rating and review with us on OpenTable. We will share your feedback regarding choices to our management team. We hope to welcome you back in the near future!

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BiancaO
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jose was so informative about not only the menu but the hotel and gave us some really great tips on when we should come back and visit!

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you for your 5 star rating! We will be sure to pass along your kind words to Jose - we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit!

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vipSnuzs
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very good food and service. Pretty pricey but would definitely go again.

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you for your 5 star rating! We are pleased you enjoyed the food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Valentines

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you for your 5 star rating! We hope to welcome you back to celebrate another special occassion!

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KBF1
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. However even though we had a reservation we were seated at a table in the bar area rather than the main seating area. It was actually very nice to be away from the crowd in the restaurant. We had a nice view and the service and food were great. Just a little weird that we were seated outside the main area.

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback with us on OpenTable. We are pleased you enjoyed your intimate table, views, service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, excellent service!

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you for your 5 star rating!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience5

For the prices they charge, the food needs to be much better. The bison rib steak was fatty, tough and not cooked to order.

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you for leaving your review and feedback with us on OpenTable. We will passing along your feedback to our culinary team for improvements in the future. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

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JessicaR
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Food was mediocre for price— post hotel restaurant was similar price point and significantly better. Service was poor.

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you for your rating, we are disappointed to hear that service was poor. Please know our management team is always ready to listen and amend issues during the time of dining. We never want a guest to leave disappointed and unsatisfied when we have the ability to rise above challenges! Thank you for bringing this forward; we do hope to welcome you back to Fairview Bar & Restaurant.

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vipAmyL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years lunch

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and view were all sensational. Highly recommend. One of the biggest highlights of our trip

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you for your 5 star rating! We are pleased you enjoyed the food, service and view!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous bar area. Best meal we had in Lake Louise.

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star rating!

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TroyG
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Ordered steak frites and chicken pasta. Steak was bland, tough, and not even on par with the run-of-the-mill, but still good quality steaks at The Keg. Should have gone for the burger. Pasta was soupy. Quality for such a nice setting was disappointing. Tried to order a beer. Only four on tap, and they were out of my selection. Maybe afternoon tea is more of their focus.

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you for leaving your feedback with us on OpenTable. We are disappointed to hear your steak and pasta dishes were not up to standard. Please know our management team is always ready to listen and amend issues during the time of dining. We never want a guest to leave disappointed and unsatisfied when we have the ability to rise above challenges!

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vipGaryQ
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tea was perfect on a snowy day with a sublime view of lake louise

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star rating! We are pleased you enjoyed your afternoon tea experience with views of the lake!

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PatS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Overall the service was good, but the Deepwater Sea Bass on top of the beet risotto needs to be taken off the menu. It was nowhere near what I would expect from a top notch restaurant. I definitely would not recommend this dish.

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you for leaving your review and rating with us on OpenTable. Thank you for leaving your feedback regarding our DeepWater Sea Bass dish, we will be sure to pass along your feedback to our culinary team for internal follow up.

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Cptjustice
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A little overpriced. Limited menu.

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you for your review!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great tea selection. We got a table near the window and really enjoyed the view, great experience!

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on November 13, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star rating! We are pleased you enjoyed the view!

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MariaG
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely wonderful. Our waitress Penelope was really great and made this a wonderful experience. We absolutely recommend anyone to dine there.

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on November 13, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star rating! We are pleased you enjoyed your experience, we will be sure to pass along your kind feedback!

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ChurroPa
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a lovely dinner at Fairview. I reserved online via OpenTable and requested for a table with a view. When we arrived, I was very happy to see that the restaurant was able to set aside a window seat for us with a great view of Lake Louise! The service and the food were great. It was a pricier meal, but I think the price is to be expected at a Fairmont Chateau location. With that said, it was not a bad priceconsidering the quality of the food, the atmosphere, and the service. They also had a deal where you could choose any starter, main, and dessert for $89. My wife and I ended up ordering that deal and adding on another main so that we were able to share the starter and dessert. All in all, great experience and would definitely consider going back when we visit Lake Louise again.

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on October 30, 2019

Dear ChurroPa, Thank you for leaving your feedback and rating with us on OpenTable. We are pleased you enjoyed your dinner and dessert. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

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Spence
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A FANTASTIC experience all around. A beautiful space with an even more amazing view of Lake Louise and majestic mountains.
I will return some day. The newly remodeled bar is a treat as well.

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on October 21, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star rating! We are pleased you enjoyed the views of the lake, we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

The food was not good at all. I had salmon and my husband had sea bass. Neither meal was good. I only ate half of mine. It was very expensive, which is fine if the meal was good. At any price, the meal was still bad. They did comp mine, which I did not ask for, so that helped a little.

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on October 18, 2019

Thank you for leaving your feedback and review with us. Please accept our sincere apologies your dining experience was below average, mainly due to service. Please know our Culinary Team are always ready and willing to adjust meals to your liking. Thank you once again for your feedback, we always appreciate hearing back from our guests.

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DonnaK
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place. Ambiance was excellent. The view is one that you will not ever get anywhere else. Staff was professional, but friendly. They had the right mixture of helpful, friendly, but not over-attentive. The food was wonderful, and well worth the trip!

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on October 18, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star rating! We are pleased you enjoyed the overall ambiance and professional service from our staff! We hope to welcome you back in the near future!

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LornaG
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, staff was courteous and attentive, and the view of Lake Louise and Glacier behind was spectacular.

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on October 18, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star rating! We are pleased you enjoyed the food, service and views of the lake!

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect view coupled with wonderful food and service. Love it and thanks.

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star rating!

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We had a lovely time at Fairview. Our server was very polite and helpful, and our window view spectacular. We were there celebrating 15 years since our Lake Louise honeymoon, so were taking lots of selfies. Seeing this, our server delighted us by offering to take our photo for us. Despite being busy, she went to the trouble of finding the best angle and best way to help us get a great shot. She left us with a genuine and kind parting wish to enjoy our celebration at Lake Louise. The only reason some of the ratings given for our visit are not quite outstanding is that we went on a walk around Lake Louise afterwards, and would have preferred our lunch/tea-time to be a little more substantial than high tea food. That aside, we had a very enjoyable experience which we will remember for years to come, and we would like to again express our warm thanks to our server (sincere apologies for being unable to remember her name).

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on October 18, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star rating! We are pleased you chose to celebrate such a special occasion with us! Thank you for coming back to celebrate at Fairview Bar & Restaurant! We will be sure to pass along your kind feedback to the team for internal review! We hope to welcome you back in the near future for another exemplary dining experience!

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PhilipL
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have afternoon tea on 19Sep19. The price is high but it is valuable. The restaurant is calm, heritage and elegant. The food is good especially desert buffet. I arranged to site near a window with Lake Louis view. The waitress provided a very good service and carried a good smile all time.

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on October 18, 2019

Thank you for your 4 star rating! We are pleased you enjoyed your afternoon tea experience and views!

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JoannT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good view for Lake Louise & relaxing for dinner. Food is good too.

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you for your 3 star rating! We are pleased you had a relaxing dinner and enjoyed the views!

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ArizzaR
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Great location and atmosphere. Food was below average.

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 20, 2019

Thank you for your 4 star rating!

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duncany
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not fault the hotel in any way ,outstanding service

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 20, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star rating! We are pleased you enjoyed our outstanding service! We hope to welcome you back in the near future!

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ChristineG
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a memorable experience on a once in a lifetime trip to the Canadian Rockies. We had a lovely table in the window overlooking beautiful Lake Louise. The service was excellent from all three members of staff we came into contact with. The afternoon tea was very good with a help yourself selection of cakes to finish.

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 16, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star rating! We are pleased you enjoyed the views and staff during your afternoon tea experience. We hope to welcome you back in the near future!

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JennOM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was lucky enough to have a high tea at the Fairview Bar & Restaurant two times this year. It is a delightful experience!

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 13, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star rating!

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vipRuss
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I had afternoon tea and requested a window table - which was granted. The finger sandwiches were tasty and the service was excellent. It's a pricey place but expected as associated with a Fairmont property. Of course, the reason everyone goes here - the view - was spectacular...!

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 13, 2019

Thank you for your 4 star rating! We are pleased you enjoyed your afternoon tea experience!

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Mermiz
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful resort with stellar views of lake Louise. The food itself is good specially macaroons on afternoon tea dessert buffet are perfect!

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thank you for your 4 star rating! We are pleased you enjoyed the stellar views of the lake and afternoon tea experience. We hope to welcome you back in the near future!

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MORENAS
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The view of the lake is nice but the restaurant's ambiance looks a little old, could use a touch of remodel or change of furnitures, linens and serving utensils. It didn't feel like I am in a special room, it looks like an ordinary place to eat.

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thank you for your 3 star rating! We are disappointed to hear your feedback regarding the ambiance and aesthetic of the restaurant, we will share your feedback with our management team for internal review.

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vipBurp1
Raleigh
82 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view pleasant ambiance. Good lunch salads

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on August 27, 2019

Thank you for your 4 star review! We are pleased you had the opportunity to dine with us at lunch!

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PattyS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

If you're looking for the grand hotel type of dining experience, this is your place. The views are far better than at some other famed park restaurants, such as the Ahwanee in Yosemite. We were quite disappointed in our waiter. We sat for over ten minutes with absolutely no beverage, not even water, and this is a dry climate through which we had been walking. Overall our service was very slow--we saw other tables receiving better and faster service. The food is good, but at that price I was amazed there was no offer to replenish the tea sandwiches and to be charged for a second pot of tea (has no one from the Fairmont ever been to Harrods or Fortnam and Mason for tea?). The dessert buffet is an amazing addition to tea. The restaurant was very accommodating to my shellfish allergy.

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We do apologize that the service was not up to par with the rest of your experience. Please know we will share your comments with the outlet Manager as well as the Director of Food we value your opinion.

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NuryD
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful experience to have High Tea at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for our
40th Anniversary! We had a table beside the window overlooking Lake Louise and the view
was stunning! The waiter was professional and made our time wonderful! The food was delicious, and the tea fantastic. Thank you for making this milestone so special!

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star rating! We are pleased you enjoyed your afternoon tea experience! We are thrilled you chose to celebrate such a special occasion with us, Happy 40th Anniversary! We hope to welcome you back for another amazing milestone!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience celebrating our anniversary. High tea with a beautiful view was perfect for our special occasion.

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star rating! Thank you for choosing to celebrate such a special occasion with us - we are pleased you enjoyed the afternoon tea!

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Crystal
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience. The afternoon tea is excellent.

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star rating! We are thrilled you enjoyed the afternoon tea!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family’s experience was wonderful. We were treated so well by the entire staff. The restaurant manager gave us a wonderful table and our waiter “Alex” was wonderful and patient as me look over the menu and took our orders.

The orders were done perfectly to our specifications and the taste was wonderful. We fully enjoyed ourselves and would recommend the restaurant and staff.

We left with smiles and on our faces and a great memory was made.

You will not be disappointed.

Rick Belknap

Fairview Bar & Restaurant
Responded on August 19, 2019

Rick, thank you for leaving your review and feedback with us on OpenTable. We are pleased you enjoyed your menu selections and friendly service from Alex! We hope to welcome you back in the near future for more great memories! Thank you for taking the opportunity to dine with us at Fairview Bar & Restaurant.

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