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Fairview Bar & Restaurant, Lake Louise, AB

Fairview Bar & Restaurant

4.5
4.5
589 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Unspecified
AFTERNOON TEA ONLY RESERVABLE ONLINE.
Lunch is not reservable online.

Please include any allergies or dietary restrictions or preferences.

For reservations outside Afternoon Tea (12.00PM to 2.30pm) please reach out to cll.diningreservations@fairmont.com.
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

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What 589 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Unspecified

  • Banff / Canmore

    Best Ambiance

  • Banff / Canmore

    Great for brunch

  • Banff / Canmore

    Romantic

  • Banff / Canmore

    Good for special occasions

589 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Chicken wings & the cheesecake are a must try, our server was extremely knowledgeable & friendly!

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  2. RachelV

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    The afternoon tea here is so lovely and worthwhile! Highly recommend.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5
    Nice service with generous view. Always enjoy. Thank u.

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  4. MichaelL

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4
    Service was excellent. Having done numerous High Tea experiences at various Fairmont properties the food was underwhelming at Chateau Lake Louise.

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  5. sandyk

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4
    I went for my birthday for a solo high tea while my family were skiing. Service was excellent, the service staff were very friendly. I was seated by the window so I had a beautiful view of Lake Louise. There was a bit of construction equipment around, so it was not as perfect as it could be, but this is understandable. Would definitely recommend.

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  6. AlannahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Emily was absolutely amazing and made our mommy daughter date unforgettable! Thank you for making our experience so delightful!

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  7. KinseyM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    Overall3Food4Service5Ambience5
    The food, service and value are what we would normally expect from hotel at this rate. The only reason why we wouldn't rate this dinning experience as 5 stars was because of the car parking. We had to pay additional $30 for parking on top of food & service at the Fairmont restaurant which we feel it should be inclusive. We don't think we will come back.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5
    It was good. Even Snowy though, beautiful viewing!

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  9. HaileyS

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful experience! We come every year, food is amazing and great service.

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  10. Dominique

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    We had a wonderful afternoon of tea and treats. The staff was lovely, the food was delicious and the view was spectacular. My husband and I are on our honeymoon and the staff went above and beyond to make us feel special! We hope to return one day!

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  11. Saleem

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5
    Fairview need to add some more items in the afternoon tea and Tea/coffee should be hot (not warm) so that it remains hot/warm for some time.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4
    Had the afternoon tea on a weekend. Good was just ok but sitting by the lake enjoying it was amazing! Worth the experience.

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  13. Dayanara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    I was so scared trying the afternoon high tea at fairmont CLL because of the bad reviews. I’m glad I still went and had the once in a lifetime moment at Lake Louise. The staff were all so attentive and cheerful. Kevin, you’re the best. I owe you my instagrammable post! Will be forever grateful to you 😘 🥂

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Amazing experience and breathtaking view. I recommend 100%

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  15. DaveS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    Overall4Food2Service2Ambience4
    There for afternoon tea. Place was not busy at all but still waited about 15 minutes foe waiter to come to the table. Top marks for presentation, and average at best for food quality. It was a very unique experience but I don't need to do it again.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    Overall2Food1Service4Ambience5
    The scones and teas were amazing but the rest of the menu at afternoon tea was not as good as we had hoped.

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  17. HeatherM

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4
    We went for afternoon tea. The food was delicious. I have been here for afternoon tea before and the food has improved!! The service could have been a bit more attentive but they were very busy. The view out on to Lake Louise can not be beat.

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  18. ReginaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5
    Staff was fantastic. The set menu was delicious and even more than me and my daughter could eat. I was surprised that we got only one choice of tea, but mine was good. We arrived on time but did not get a window seat which I was expecting. The parking was in the hotel parking lot with minimal spots, but the fee was $30 or $45 if you want valet parking. I feel like the short time we were there should have been included or waved. I don’t think I would do it again, but it was a fun trip with my daughter.

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  19. Lenggay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Highly recommended. Worth the money. Great people. Great food.

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  20. NicholasS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3
    Slow service. Inattentive service, not engaged and employees seemed distant. Tea pastries were too sweet. Scones were the highlight. Bubbly Prosecco was great.

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  21. DominiqueD

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5
    Our server Matthew was awesome and made our fourth High Tea very enjoybale

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Fairview restaurant provided memorial food, service and views to my parents. They are very happy to spent their 40+ anniversary with Fairview. Thank you, Fairview!! They already plan the next visit :)

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  23. DavidH

    Nashville

    50 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4
    We booked the Fairview Bar and Restaurant for afternoon tea as is was promoted as an exceptional experience. Our experience was significantly less than promoted. The food was tasty, but nothing exquisite. The service left us unimpressed and frustrated. It was as if they didn't care if we were there or not. For what we paid, it was an extreme disappointment.

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  24. RuthA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4
    I always loved the afternoon tea at Chateau Lake Louise. The food is fantastic and the service varies, but it is never less than very good. The main difference that I saw this time was the ambience and overall experience. For example, there's no place to park any more (you can park at the hotel and pay $30 though, which can be a solution), and you can't access the washrooms without asking for an access card each time. There are many restrictions on where and how to access, as the number of people visiting went up in the last couple of years, and I believe the hotel was not prepared. Overall, the afternoon tea is still delicious, the views are amazing and the service very good. The overall experience though, is not the same as it used to be.

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  25. LauraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Three tiered tea was very tasty and the view was amazing. Service was friendly and helpful.

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  26. Momo

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5
    Great view with delicious sweet. Love the view outside the window.

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  27. LarShar

    Edmonton

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    It was absolutely awesome. Loved every minute of it. Our server was wonderful the view is amazing and the food was excellent.

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  28. SherrillS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5
    View Spectacular!! A++. Didnt mind paying top dollar for this grand experience at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, however, service and waiter left ALOT to be desired. I was VERY surprised that such a posh high class restaurant and hotel would allow nose and lip piercings! Not only do I find them terribly unbecoming but of hygienic concern serving & handling food! 1st negative. 2nd were all of Mathew's tatoos! Once again, aghast that such a high end place would allow a server to have his arms, neck covered in tats! 3rd negative: i needed a replacement napkin and he was nowhere to be found. Waited & waited then flagged dwn another attendant even tho not their job. 4th: I needed more hot water for tea...once again Mathew not attentive/available- had to ask the Mgr. Very dissapointed in the service/server. But overall the view outweighed all the negative. Grateful for the gorgeous day was blessed with! Recommend? Well I am adamant they need to be more selective with their staff but for the epic view-Yes.

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  29. ListenUp

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    We enjoyed a shared fondue prior to dinner and abaked Alaska for dessert. The filet mignon was like butter. Fantastic!

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  30. NoaB

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Matt Keating was the best server I may ever have had, bar none! Like so many fairmont experiences, the high tea at the Fairview does not disappoint! Astonishing views and scenery, 5 star service, wonderful high tea from the tea itself to the finger foods and baked goods. And the nicest, most attentive service ever! I hope to return again. Best high tea I’ve had in years!

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  31. TedW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    A fantastic event location to celebrate our anniversary. Our server Malik was quick, attentive, and knowledgeable. Would certainly visit again. Was not cheap, but worth the expense for the experience!

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  32. KaniceP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Was honestly impressed with the quality of the high tea snacks and desserts. View of Lake Louise was obviously amazing and service was warm and genuine too (we were served by a fine gentleman from Manchester). We thoroughly enjoyed our experience there! Would highly recommend.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    We had a window table overlooking beautiful Lake Louise. Service from Matthew was great as was the high tea. We were very happy with the whole experience. Gluten free and no seafood requests were very well catered for. Nobody was disappointed.

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  34. Mike

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5
    Great service (maybe mixed up our drinks?) and location. Pastries were outstanding and our favorite savory treat was an off menu substitute (ratatouille). Teas were outstanding

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Excellent experience, definitely worth it. Beautiful views and delicious treats. Servers were nice and kind when explaining afternoon tea. Would go again.

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  36. MikoS

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Ridiculous view - mesmerizing and magnificent. Huge windows, tables set apart so conversations were barely audible. Lovely waitstaff - yay to Matt - and food was also perfectly perfect!

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  37. Shishi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3
    Very slow service. Disappointed that no acknowledgment was made of the fact that this was a birthday celebration, mentioned when booking. Nice food, especially the scones. Attentive service once we had been given our food.

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  38. TanyaB

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    We had such a lovely experience for afternoon tea and it was one of the many highlights of our stay. It was such a lovely way to spend some relaxing quality time after a long hike that morning. We were celebrating our anniversary and the staff was so kind and went out of their way to provide us with a window table after one opened up. We had just been seated (we didn’t ask to move, they just wanted to provide us with the best experience). Kevin was our server and not only was he fun and kind, but delivered outstanding service. Thank you again for a wonderful time!

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  39. ScottH

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Beautiful setting, wonderful opportunity to have High Tea

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    Overall2Food2Service4Ambience5
    If you have a dietary restriction, this is probably not the property/restaurant for you. I have my allergies on my OpenTable profile, but the restaurant expressed that they didn’t know since I didn’t re-write it in special instructions. The experience that followed made it clear to me that anyone with a dietary restriction walking-in would not have a positive experience. First I was told the kitchen would double-up on nut free items to replace those with nuts, but our tea would take longer due to my allergies. Totally fine. What arrived as our dessert tier was not a double-up of the published menu items that were nut free. Instead, I received 2 plain cakes (chocolate & carrot) & the complimentary cookies you receive at the Fairmont Banff Springs spa.. this was incredibly disappointing. Everyone around me had ornate desserts, and I felt like an afterthought. The staff did kindly discount the tea, but unfortunately that did not make up for the experience. We paid roughly $200 in the end, and 1/3 tiers was not of that calibre spend/quality wise.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Fairview Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 589 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Fairview Bar & Restaurant

111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Lake Louise
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Daily 5:01 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Nicholas Issel
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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