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1888 Chop House

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Set within the impressive Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, 1888 Chop House is the next chapter in the tradition of extraordinary dining restaurants at the Castle. Executive Chef Robert Ash presents a modern twist on the authentic chop house with a menu focused on prime cuts of Alberta beef, sustainably sourced wild game and Ocean Wise seafood. A culinary destination for all occasions, we invite you to settle in with friends or to pull up a seat at our intimate bar and allow our mixologist to entertain you!
PRICE RANGE
US$23 - US$38
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Canadian
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely prefect experience. Everything was top notch from the start to finish. The restaurant sits inside the world famous 'Castle in the Rockies' with beautiful decor and atmosphere . Our server Adam was amazing! His knowledge of the menu and meat in general was impressive....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ryzama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meal was so-so! The atmosphere was very loud, it took over an hour to get our food plus our server had to be asked multiple times to bring beverages. For a high-end steakhouse, we were not impressed. It was our 4th visit/stay at the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KWD0429
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at 1888 Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I am very sorry to hear about the disappointing atmosphere and the untimely service you encountered. This is clearly not the type of experience we wish any of our guests to have....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Adam is probably the best waiter in the entire town of Banff. Loved everything about the Chop House from the champagne cart to the 60oz Tomahawk steak. Make reservations.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SPErtz
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at 1888 Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We are so proud to have such an amazing team of engaged servers. We were so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warm regards,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 10 enjoyed a private space with outstanding service from Kevin and Randy. Everyone loved their meal and commented on the flavour of the steaks. I ordered the Lobster Tail with a side of Freshly Seared Fois Gras and we all shared a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SueDen27
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at 1888 Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest, It was wonderful to hear that you were able to join us with your family. It sounds as though you had quite the memorable evening dining with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried the filet mignon and the ribeye. Both came rare as ordered, though the doneness gradient was thicker (i.e. the red center was thinner) than we'd liked. Still, the meat was very flavorful, and the sides (mostly steakhouse classics) were well executed. The tomahawk...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bolbic
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at 1888 Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the lovely feedback. It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner with us. You'll certainly have to try the tomahawk next time! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered the chicken breast, very tender. Upon asking how they got the chicken so tender, we were told that it was soaked in brine( salt water) over night. Yikes hope people with dietary concerns aren't affected. Portions were rather small for the price. Staff was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Howard P
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at 1888 Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. It was lovely to hear that you were able to join us during your time in Banff. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food and Beverage Manager

Reviewed 17 November 2018

This clearly is the best dining venue at the hotel--grilled meats are featured. Service was attentive and proper.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank FLDiner101
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at 1888 Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your recent visit! We can't wait to welcome you back again. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food and Beverage Manager

Reviewed 17 November 2018

We tried the Wagyu and Filet mignon steaks. Best we've ever had! Wonderful romantic restaurant. The service was spectacular - very knowledgable / attentive staff made our evening memorable.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gemmer67
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at 1888 Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on Tripadvisor. We were thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed the Wagyu and filet mignon! We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable evening. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food and Beverage...More

Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing dinner this evening and Andy and all his team were so much fun in explaining the menu. Spending time with my son Bruce and his friends on our last night. Words can't express how good the food was. Thank you again.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SharonU54
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at 1888 Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your visit with your son and his friends. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food and Beverage...More

Reviewed 10 November 2018

We were very pleased with the overall ambiance of the restaurant and out meals were exactly as we would expect from a Fairmont; excellent. We were also very pleased to have our server, Luke, helping us through the whole meal. His knowledge of both the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Peter W
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at 1888 Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor. Our team was thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your recent visit. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food and Beverage Manager

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GTN_and_Catz
3 May 2017|
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Response from Jeffrey C | Property representative |
Hello, The majority of our tables seat either 2 or 4 guests and are located throughout the restaurant. The restaurant is quite intimate so each table does offer a similar experience as the next.
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Kateroni
9 July 2016|
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Response from pamrikit | Reviewed this property |
It is an upscale restaurant with a romantic setting and dim light setting. Also as you already know they don't have kids menu and food selection are really catered for adult taste ( which includes bison, deer and elk) and... More
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magsmom
9 September 2015|
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Response from Jeffrey C | Property representative |
Hello, A jacket is not required in 1888 Chophouse. Resort Causal is recommended throughout the hotel, with athletic wear and ripped jeans discouraged in the restaurants.
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