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Grapes Wine Bar

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Wine Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-6860
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17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:30
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Burlington, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't say enough good things about our experience at Grapes! The atmosphere is amazing, really cosy and candlelit. The food choices are plentiful within the charcuterie family. Wine list was good and the food was amazing. We had the pate, smoked trout and the chefs creation. The amount of food was fabulous, we could barely finish (we did manage... More 

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Thank KageJohnson
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor. I was so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner. Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback from our guests. It sounds as though you had quite the memorable meal! We look forward to welcoming you back the next... More 

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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here during our 1 week stay and we were at a the bar where we could watch the chef freshly prepare the chefs board of different cold meats and fresh cheeses the food was very tasty and the presentation was fantastic

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Thank Simon B
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. It was great to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner with us. Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your week with us in the mountains! Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Montreal, Canada
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50 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking around this hotel and the village is a special experience. Everything is so well designed and service is excellent. We loved the historical memorabilia throughout hotel. We relaxed for hours in front of fire while enjoying wine and tapas, music, and looking out at majestic Rockies.

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Thank florida078
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor. It sounds as though you had quite the memorable visit to Banff! We are so happy to have been apart of the adventure. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Peterborough, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Grapes Wine Bar is a special experience with personalized service. A small, interesting room where you can watch Chef Tyler prepare exquisite charcuterie boards. He will talk to you about the food, where it came from and how it was prepared, including his grandmother's recipes for pickles and preserves. This was my second visit and I had a great, relaxed... More 

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience in Grapes. Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback. We are so lucky to have such a talented culinary team! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Luton, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

A very intimate bar that's very popular. Watch the chef prepare your charcuterie/cheese board whilst you enjoy a drink at the bar. The food is prepared with attention to detail and is delicious. I have never seen so many different home made pickles and sauces all beautifully displayed behind the bar. A great way to spend the evening after a... More 

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Thank chloemojo
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, The intimate atmosphere of the wine bar allows our guests to watch the creation of beautiful charcuterie plates right before your eyes! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the cheese, breads, and all the delicious pickled delights the wine bar has to offer! Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

I literally come to Banff (from Jasper) with Grapes in mind. I adore this place. It's tiny, but has a very relaxed, romantic and intimate atmosphere. Always just one server and one chef. The wine list is extensive and the server is knowledgeable. But it's the food we go for!! INCREDIBLE cheese and charcuterie selection. Cheeses are local and imported,... More 

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Thank travellingbears_CA
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review on Tripadvisor. It's nice to hear how much you continue to enjoy your time at Grapes! Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are back in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

If your staying in or around the Banff Springs hotel a visit to the Grapes wine bar is a must! We called in early and stayed for the duration, although seeing how busy it got a reservation would be the best! A truly personal experience! We sat at the bar, and watched as Tyler the chef created some wonderful cuisine... More 

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. It's wonderful to hear that you were able to join us during your recent visit to Banff. We have to agree, sitting at the bar is certainly the best spot in the restaurant! Our team will be thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your experience. We... More 

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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We dropped in to have drink before dinner. The place was full, and we were a little disappointed that we had to sit at the bar. But it was the best experience. Tyler, the chef, makes up the cheese platters in front of your eyes, and this is an artist at work. We bought a bottle and stayed for a... More 

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. It was great to hear that you were able to join us. We have to agree that the bar seats are some of the best spots to dine! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This wine bar is a real gem in the Banff Springs Hotel crown. Set in an utterly charming, intimate room With stained glass windows and ornate carved conniving. It provides great wine selection and cured meats and aged cheeses with pickles and accompaniments. We visited three times during our stay. Enjoying the extremely chilled atmosphere and excellent service provided by... More 

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Thank Carlottiee
Jeffrey C, Food &Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your visit. We like to think of Grape's as one of our gems too! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

New York City, New York
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Very attentive staff, amazing wine, incredible fondue with a great selection of charcuterie. The Duck & Chicken Liver Pâté was recommended to us and was probably the best pâté I've ever tasted.. Love the decor of Grapes and the small, cosy setting - this was definitely our dining highlight during our Banff honeymoon! Special thanks to Dana who looked after... More 

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Thank Rachc-m
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at Grapes Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We are thrilled you were able to join us for such a special celebration and send our congratulations! The intimate atmosphere and delectable charcuterie selection are sure to make any evening a long lasting memory. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your honeymoon! Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$33
Cuisine
Wine Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-6860
Description
Savoury charcuterie, fine cheeses and award-winning wines are showcased nightly at the cozy Grapes Wine Bar. Sample from a tempting menu of tasty gourmet favourites made in-house, including cured meats and pates, candied salmon, freshly baked breads and delicious pickled vegetables.

This historic, charming room was originally established in 1926 as a writing room and a place for people to gather their thoughts, share experiences and converse with family and friends. Enjoy the entertaining, interactive atmosphere of Grapes Wine Bar, a dining experience like no other.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?