The Vermillion Room

4.2
441 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
French / Canadian
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Good looking and bold, The Vermillion Room welcomes you with open arms, a delectable menu and effortless charm. Step into a grand space that sweeps you off your feet and into a beautiful brasserie with a bustling atmosphere and a menu to delight in.

The kitchen serves dishes with French elegance and Canadian charm. Work your way through a menu of classics from hors-doeuvres to desserts. And of course, what is a brasserie without a drink? The Vermillion Room serves an intriguing wine list, your favourite beer on tap and a cocktail (or two).
Sunrise to sunset, find your Joie de vivre!

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Special menus

  • Festive Brunch

    Nov 22, 2020 - Jan 3, 2021
    Our Festive Brunch features a delicious menu with Canadian and international favourites in The Vermillion Room. Adult $75 / Child $35
What 441 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
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4.3
ambience
3.7
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAgreatnextbite
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Portions were made for giants, and the food taste wasn't very good given the expectations unfortunately. The service was good and professional.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely meal . A little overpriced for me personally . As I can get a good cut of steak just like it at other places for half the price . I guess it’s in the fairmont chain so everything is usually overpriced . Service was amazing . Nice atmosphere. Didn’t have to get too dressed up and also could if you wanted . Give it a try for an overall good experience.

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DakotaK
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous time! Love the food and our waiter was awesome.

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FabianaB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good service and the food is so good! %100% recommendable

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vipDarkKnight
Calgary
35 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

A bit confusing at first due to COVID Brunch workings but we eventually understood. Lots of food. Well prepared.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was subpar, went 10-15 without a coffee refill and empty plates. We’ve really enjoyed the buffet in the past but new system is not well thought out and completely over prized for the quality. Definitely not worth the $50/person.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The quality of the food is not there for the price, I never thought the buffet was amazing but at least there was an abundance of options, now with the Covid menu you choose from various items that are all you can eat but they were all lacking flavour and quality, the only thing I wanted was the cinnamon bun that you had to pay an extra $12 for on top of the $50 all you can eat fee.

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vipalex
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food and service. Restaurant looks dated though with a 70s vibe.

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WMK25
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very attentive staff and food was worth every penny!

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BrianM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A restaurant that has done good job to create a good dining experience while maintaining a relatively higher volume of customers.

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NellyM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was outstanding. Environment gorgeous. Service was underwhelming our first night. Our server was an older man who did not elevate our experience....no table talk or sense of humour. We went back the next evening, and had an another amazing night, different server GREAT EXPERIENCE. She made it a 10. Love the human connection as well as food and ambiance!

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WyattG
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ellen was a great waitress. Food was a bit pricey but very delicious. Food took long but very good overall

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VickiP
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I would not recommend it. It was a our anniversary - and we were disappointed. We never complain about a restaurant, but the cost of the meal was $170. - we had the thanksgiving dinner. The salad consisted of greens - and a few bits of yams. (and $65.00?) Our entree was sufficient - but really, two carrots? Dessert - have had better in a cafeteria. I understand, in these times, restaurants cannot use table cloths - or nice settings, however ambience was also disappointing. I was grateful we had a gift certificate for a portion of the meal. We will not return, nor would we recommend to anyone.

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DisappointedDiner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

While visiting Banff, we decided to celebrate Thanksgiving at the iconic Banff Springs Hotel and had high expectations for an amazing evening. Unfortunately the evening turned out to be a huge disappointment. The Vermilion Room is a beautiful French bistro, with an upscale cafeteria feel. Unfortunately the majestic views of the Rocky Mountains are blocked by the bar, a strange layout. From the beginning of the evening our server seemed disconnected, although he wasn’t overly busy. We ordered the set turkey dinner menu with a delicious green salad with nuts and pumpkin. The beautiful turkey dinner arrived lukewarm and not once did our server come by to see if we were enjoying our meal or if we needed anything. We sat for about 30 minutes with our plates still on the table when we finally flagged down the manager and asked for our dessert to go. The manager was very gracious but it didn’t make up for the disappointing evening. If you are looking for a casual dining experience with subpar service then this is the restaurant for you.

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AnnaD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great cocktails/wine list - steaks were cooked perfectly and everything tasted great. Highly recommend a drink at Rundle Lounge afterwards.

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snowdog20
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Very disappointed for celebrating birthdays. The watercress salad and in house ginger ale were fantastic. Then everything went sour. My French onion soup was blah. Onions too carmalized , croutons tough, and hardly any cheese . Our 2 burgers were over salty, too much , same with added braised short ribs, hardly ate any. My caesar salad had no dressing, a rabbit would have been happy. Advised the waitress of a one star meal and received no compensation . Bill was for 131.62 including tip... A&W burgers made this look sick. Glass of wine ok....Beware of their prices, highway robbery . Was going to order oysters but at $32. for 6 and $60. for 12 forget it .. 1/2bottle of wine outrageous.Won't' be going to the Springs again . Will be contacting the Manager of Vermillion and from now on will eat at the Rimrock...

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Tamer
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Impeccable food done to perfection. The menu was less rich compared to the pre COVID buffet.

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ChelzBellz
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!
There is really not much more to say. This experience Was perfect from every sense of the word.
11/10 stars for sure!
A total must while in Banff. If you only eat one meal, go have the brunch and wander around the castle. It’s stunning!

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DianeD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was great. The service was very good and wait time was great. Would recommend to those that would like to have great seafood.

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LyndseyS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and atmosphere. A must when visiting Banff!

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GwennA
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. Friendly and efficient staff. Lovely atmosphere.

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EmilyD
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Come hungry to get your values worth. The coffee wasn’t very good but the eggs were amazing. The ambience alone make it worth coming. The Covid rules really slows down the service but the staff does a good job keeping Up with your table.

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HCSR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

No many food choices. No kids options.
Price was high for the menu options we had.

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JessicaC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food! Really accommodating social distancing etc. during COVID 19.

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TheCore
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

For my 50th birthday we were able to arrange a private room and our own server for the evening. It was a great evening. The only complaint was the bar...we were brought an incorrect bottle of wine, and one of the other beverages was wrong. And they never got corrected. Other than that it was a great evening!

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The place was overbooked, minimal waitstaff. Waiting 30+ minutes for drinks, although we saw a manager go to the next table over and offer refills. We sat there with water and menus and no service. We did not end up eating because the food offered for the price was just not worth it. All you can eat eggs at the Banff Springs is still just eggs and at $49 per person I think I'll just go to Smitty's.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Staff was absolutely not as prepared as usual
Food mostly cold and with no good presentation
We had by far better experiences at the Vermilion Room

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SherryS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Our server was absolutely perfect.

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ReneD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Everything was great, service was a little late on occasions due to business levels.

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vipOutofTowners
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and the food was excellent. Our server was attentive and efficient. Overall we were very happy that we decided to dine there.

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Brittany
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! The service and food was impeccable!

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Banfffu
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Could be more attentive. Liked the food, just with the price and what you would expect I think we expected overall better and special for a special date

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VanHorn
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food selection. There is a kids menu which has a good variety also. Expensive, but you are more paying for atmosphere, which cannot be compared. We love this place!

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Adam
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Server showed no interest in being personable or engaging. We are friendly, social humans and I'm in the service industry and server had a less than optimal attitude. Food was good, especially the sauce in the linguine, but way over priced. Would not recommend or go back.

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SarahH
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Beautiful views ...just a lovely experience

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

What we thought would be a highlight of our stay turned out to be very disappointing. The major disappointment was the food. We didn’t finish and didn’t stay for dessert.

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Spencer
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service was very slow and unattentive. Food was very poor and not seasoned at all.
When I asked for salt, I was given small packets as though I was at a fast food restaurant. Regardless of COVID-19, I think the restaurant could come up with a better method of presentation than that. Perhaps consider kosher salt in ramekin if you are looking to limit touch points/cut down on sanitization. Embarrassing for the price point and location. My expectations were a lot higher for the Fairmont.

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GaryH
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Typical hotel-buffet ambience. Good option for breakfast or brunch, but a terrible pick for dinner or date-night. Expensive for the low-level quality of food and drinks. My $42 seafood pasta literally had 1 shrimp cut in half and a handful of tiny scallops. Huge disappointment for our anniversary.

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NicoleM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience5

The ambiance and location are amazing! You can't beat the mountain views! I wouldn't go back though. The service was very slow. The new Covid Sunday "Brunch" needs some adjustments. Brunch did not include any salad items or raw veggies nor was their much fresh fruit. Loved the Mannequin's at the empty tables! They were great!
Table we were shown to had the worlds worst chairs! They had no backs on them. Not good for anyone to sit on let alone my 70 year old Mom who just had a hip replacement! Thankfully, we were able to switch to a regular tale with regular comfortable chairs!

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vipSandE
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch, friendly staff in a spectacular setting.

FAQs

The Vermillion Room is rated 4.2 stars by 441 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.