Grapes - Fairmont Banff Springs
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.
Merryvale Winnermaker Tasting ExperienceCA$125.00 per person
Nov 5, 2021 onlyJoin René Schlatter; Proprietor and CEO of Merryvale Family of Wines for an unforgettable tasting experience. Featuring Starmont Wines perfectly paired with small batch Canadian cheeses and local charcuterie. $125 per person (includes wine pairing led by René Schlatter, cheese and charcuterie tasting, gratuity and taxes). 18+ event.
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Cozy and intimate setting. Delish tapas and charcuterie
Fantastic gem in the Banff Springs. Charcuterie elevated. Unique meats, perfectly paired cheeses, chutneys and pickled vegetables, fresh baked assorted breads and always topped with grapes.
From the moment we walked in the door, we felt relaxed and welcomed. The food and the wine was absolutely superb and our service was impeccable, extremely friendly and professional! This was one of the highlights of our entire trip!
Spending time with me kids after 14 months away from each other.
Fantastic charcuterie and fixings in a perfect small and cozy spot in the historic Banff Springs Hotel.
We took the special charcuterie and cheese and was really tasty. We enjoy tasting all flavors.
Quiet and warm, with good wine.
A lovely dinner, with a lovely view. The creation by the chef, wonderful, waitress great. Would go back in a heartbeat if I were in Banff.
Amazing experience, amazing staff
The best charcheuterie and cheese we have ever had hands down. Excellent wine list and pairing suggestions. Would absolutely recommend to make time for this gem!
Excellent service and conversation at our favorite bar seats. We frequent Grapes every time we go to Banff and have done so for the past 30 years.
Beautiful space that is very intimate and charming. The chef was absolutely wonderful! The Cheese Tower was a lovely mix of offerings that paired together perfectly.
Lovely waiter….helpful and knowledgeable
Great service and cute cozy place. The food was ok and not that exceptional for the price. Its overrated
Wine selection was nice. Atmosphere and service was great!
Would go back for cocktails.
Our server and the chef were so gracious for allowing us to stay past closing. Great food, great ambiance, amazing conversation! I’m so sorry I forgot their names but they were angels to my husband and I. I would 1000000% recommend going to this lounge any day.
Dana the server was great and Katie the chef did an outstanding job.
My boyfriend and I went to celebrate our anniversary at Grapes, and to say the experience was great is an understatement. We were able to sit beside the open bar area and got to watch our food being prepared. The server was generous and kind and took the time to discuss wine and food options with us. She was absolutely lovely and took the time to get to know us. The chef created an amazing display of meats and cheeses. She asked about dietary restrictions and took the initiative to ensure these were met. She also took the time to explain what each element of the board was and their complements. Also, if you love spicy, the shishito pepper jam was so delicious! At the end of the dinner, we got a cute box of customized chocolate truffles! I can’t recommend Grapes enough and am so happy they reopened!
Wonderful food and wine! Loved every minute!
We couldn’t have been happier with our lovely evening at ‘Grapes’. The chefs selection charcuterie board was outstanding and the best I have experienced.
Absolutely lovely and highly recommend!!!
Nice to see this place open again after the pandemic closures due to the hotels limited capacities and staffing. The best around for charcuterie, wine and cheese. The long time staff here are also always very friendly and welcoming. A must try at the castle in the Rockies.
Nice little place with good boards. Would go here again in a heartbeat.
Great spot for small plates and appetizers to pick at
Very intimate and conducive to great conversation. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable, the charcuterie and wine were outstanding. We sat at the "bar" which is actually the charcuterie prep bar. I recommend sitting there as you can watch and talk with the the chef as he prepares all the charcuterie dishes. This was a fun way to spend an evening catching up with good friends.
I've been to grapes a few times and have to say that it seems like the prices are going up and the portions are getting smaller. We took the medley board and the cheeses were very small and there wasn't lots of pickled veggies on the board either. Last time there was more food and it was a better value for the money. I still like this place but hopefully the portions go back to normal, you can get boards like this in town for much less and they will be bigger/better value.
As yearly guests of the hotel we were recommended this "hidden gem" by the locals of Banff and finally had space in this years itinerary to dine on the Friday evening. The food offering was good and we enjoyed the locally sourced cheeses and meats on the chef's sectional board. The fondue was also very good but nothing exceptional compared to other places. The service was very disappointing and not what we have come to expect from any Fairmont. Our server disappeared after dropping off waters for about 15 minutes. Once she finally returned we ordered a bottle of wine and she ran away before we could add cocktails to the order. We waited about 10 minutes for more bread for the fondue and then another 15 minutes for the bill. After we paid our bill we just nicely finishing off the bottle of wine and were asked if we could please leave do to them requiring our table for the next party. Very disappointing to be asked to leave after settling a $400 dinner bill and despite the slow service still leaving a generous 20% tip. We were about 1 hour and 45 minutes after our reservation time so not even a full two hours which is the standard dinner time slot. Not what we have experienced at other dinning outlets at the Banff Springs and this was a sour start to our trip.
Best cheese board I’ve had, and Zoran is the most knowledgeable, enthusiastic and uplifting server I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. Absolutely recommend this small spot!
A great experience for dinner. Nice size of restaurant in such a large hotel. The fondue was outstanding as was the wine list!
The menu includes items we had never tried, and they turned out to be delicious. Our server was well versed on the entire menu and helped us select a great meal. While the restaurant is small in size, you will find it big as a dining experience.
Always one of our favourite restaurants. Great food and an amazing wine selection. But it is the people who really make it special. The chefs are fabulous. Dana and Will are 2 very knowledgeable people, friendly and attentive. We always look forward to having a little time to talk with them.
Excellent food and service by Dana each and every time!
It was our first tine dining at Grapes and it was a great experience. It was very cozy and felt like dining in Europe. We loved the ambiance and our server was great. She was very friendly! The fondue was amazing. We tried the albacore tuna which was pretty good but we preferred the smoked steelhead. Their wine selection was also fantastic! We will definitely be back.
Wonderful charcuterie! Cozy atmosphere.
Simply the best charcuterie and cheese we have ever tasted in Canada, if not North America
The local Gewurtztraminer is great: try it !
No need to go to Chamonix for a fondue: you have it here. Stay in the Fairmont Banff Springs , ski in Lake Louise, and eat at the Grapes ! The winter paradise
The Chauvet Family
Grapes never disappoints!
The quality of the food, staff, service level and experience is excellent. The small, intimate nature of the space is great for couples, small or larger groups.
The charcuterie cuisine is locally sourced or made in house and goes beyond all expectations.
Highly recommend Grapes for a great evening out!
We love grapes. Such a lovely little place with a great wine selection. The menu is small but everything we had was great so no complaints!!
One of our favourite wine bars. Can’t beat the ambience and the view.
Great food. Great service. Michael was specifically helpful. Try the wild game tartare — it was excellent.
It was a lovely experience. Would return in a heart beat!
Great service and food. Disappointed in the loss of locals discount that has been replaced by a new owners information grab.
Grapes - Fairmont Banff Springs is rated 4.8 stars by 228 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.