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Fairview Bar & Restaurant, Lake Louise, AB

Fairview Bar & Restaurant

4.5
4.5
338 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Canadian
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

9:00 p.m.


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Contemporary Canadian, Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of Operation

    Afternoon Tea Daily 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 522-1817

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Nicholas Issel

  • Neighbourhood

    Lake Louise

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 338 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Scenic View

  • Banff / Canmore

    Scenic View

  • Banff / Canmore

    Canadian

  • Banff / Canmore

    Most Booked

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  1. H

    Henny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience at Lake Louise! Had the most amazing time. The views were great and many hot refills of tea. I gave the food 4 out of 5 only cause some hot options would be nice (scones to be warm). Amazing must do experience!!!
  2. S

    Sally

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a fantastic Ruby Wedding Anniversary Afternoon tea at Fairmont Chateaux Lake Louise. Excellent service, and table with fab views of Lake, as requested. Had emailed beforehand and got good response. Imaginative tea and tea tower menu, all delicious. Were expecting valet parking of our RV but told no room. Managed to park in Upper car park ..considerably cheaper so worked out better. Would highly recommend the experience of dining here. Quite expensive but well worth it for our special day.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    This had to be one of the most amazing moments of my life. I was seated at the best seat in the entire restaurant with the best view. The service was phenomenal and I don’t think I could have asked for a better lunch spot.
  4. MG

    MichelleG

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a birthday and it was an incredible experience.
  5. KT

    KatieT

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was fabulous, except for annoying tourists who obviously only came to take photos with the table setting and scenery outside the window. Hard to ruin such a great experience, but that came close. Staff is amazing, food is devine and tea was incredible!
  6. WV

    WelcomeVisitor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were friendly, attentive and our server was amazing! I would highly recommend this Afternoon Tea to family and friends. The views of Lake Louise were out of this world.
  7. JW

    JoyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I loved the afternoon tea. The service was great!
  8. A

    Alex

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there for afternoon tea. Service was excellent with attention to details! My choice of Jasmin Tea was the best I have ever had! Scones, finger sandwiches, desserts were well prepared and delicious. Lastly, its orange marmalade was one of the best I have ever had. Highly recommend it! Compare to some of the afternoon teas in the States, $70 CAD is a value! Of course, view of Lake Louise from the dining room is breath taking.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chin was an excellent server - so personable & kind! Gorgeous is an understatement for joe gorgeous this venue is! The high tea and bubbles were wonderful!
  10. GS

    GrahamS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The Fairview is a lovely restaurant and most tables have a decent view of the lake and glacier. The afternoon tea was delicious and although it didn’t look substantial was certainly filling. The staff were friendly, accommodating and knowledgable. The only downside to the day was the fact that we were directed to the hotel car park where we were charged $30. As the afternoon tea for two cost $160, it was a surprising and disappointing addition.
  11. i

    isaa

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible view and the vegan tea menu was delicious!

    Fairview Bar & RestaurantResponded on September 14, 2022Dear Isaa, we are pleased to know you enjoyed our Vegan Afternoon Tea at Fairview Bar and Restaurant. We hope to see you again at Chateau soon.

  12. A

    Annmarh

    Argyll

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an amazing experience. Fantastic afternoon tea . Delicious food professional friendly service at the most amazing table with the most incredible view. It is expensive but honestly it was an unforgettable experience. I am dairy free and afternoon teas are normally a bit of a let down . I had the vegan option and Honestly it was delicious. I wold thoroughly recommend this
  13. BD

    BarbaraD

    Naples

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    We booked for lunch but there was only high-tea available for non guests when we got thete. Price was far too expensive for the amount of food. Not worth the cost.
  14. C

    Canmore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience3
    Host was rude and sat us in a section with 3 dirty tables in the dark. Many other tables were open and he came up with a comical set of reasons why they weren’t available. Eventually we got a different table but I was expecting better service.

    Fairview Bar & RestaurantResponded on September 10, 2022Thank you very much for taking the time to share the details from your dining experience at The Chateau. We were deeply disappointed to learn that your meal fell so far below our high standards. Our team would greatly appreciate the opportunity to further discuss your experience, so the issues you encountered can be ameliorated. As such, we kindly invite you to please contact the hotel and ask to speak with our Food & Beverage Coordinator. Thank you again for your review; we hope to connect with you soon.

  15. L

    Lucy

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food is OK, the afternoon tea is too pricey with the quality of food not so impressive
  16. YM

    YoungMiG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Some staff were not polite and kind. I could not feel comfortable and cozy here. I don't think that the tea I and my friends ordered, cakes and cookies were special. Rather than, so so ordinary. Actually, I don't know why people come here to enjoy Afternoon Tea.
  17. N

    Nomad

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for afternoon tea with views of Lake Louise. Great afternoon tea service, great ambiance, friendly service, very comfortable and delicious time.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience for afternoon high tea. Strongly recommend reservations for non hotel guests, it gets very busy. The view was beautiful and Kevin our server was excellent, and the food was delicious.
  19. j

    janeto

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    High Tea, service was excellent and because we had the reservation we were escorted in quickly. Some of the bread and baked goodies were a little dry. I expect that are large number are made at one time since it’s a set menu!
  20. AE

    AntonioE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you visit Lake Loise, this is a must. The tea experience is an excellent choice if you want something different from traditional lunch.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my wife’s birthday. Breathtaking views and delicious finger foods!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience5
    poor service from afternoon tea staff. felt an overall couldn’t be bothered attitude
  23. RY

    RainYC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The view outside the window was spectacular. But the afternoon tea was just modest.
  24. Y

    Yang

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Wait time is too long, waiters have no sense of punctuality.
  25. S

    Sunny

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Better to book well in advance.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Honestly, this was a disappointment. The finger sandwiches were stale and dry. The only saving grace were the scones and the jams that came with it. Service was painful. It took them 30 mins to seat us despite having a reservation and no one came back to check on us once we were served. We had to literally ask another server for our check. Not the experience you expect at a pricey restaurant like this
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice view and excellent services. Everything was very clean. Food presentation was stunning. Was a little bit disappointed that we didn’t get window seats (lake view). Good environment but wasn’t worth the money.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary afternoon tea. Lovely server, great selection of sandwiches and amazing view of the lake
  29. PP

    PhyllisP

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tea at Lake Louise Fairmont was exquisite. Everything was perfect, the food tasted as good as it looked, the view breathtaking, the service friendly and professional. The tea was the highlight of our Rocky Mountaineer tour and exceeded our expectations.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Not happy that it wasn’t clear the OpenTable reservation was only for afternoon tea and can’t book the lunch online. Front desk person did not have good attitude when informing us only afternoon tea available.
  31. C

    Chris

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pricey but entirely worth it. High tea looking out on the lake and mountains is super memorable. Food was spectacular, service impeccable. Separate menu for kids and vegetarians, of which we had both. Definitely recommend.
  32. PB

    PattiB

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Let's start with the fact that they took $100 deposit to hold the reservation. I pointed this out when they presented the bill and the server assured me that the deposit money is auto-refunded so we paid the full bill. You guessed it, they did not give me the refund. We waited on line for at least 20', despite the reservation and then were told that they couldn't accommodate a window request made 2 weeks in advance so we waited another 20'. Finally seated and then ignored for a good 5' with no greeting or acknowledgment. The tea tray of goodies came, but no tea. We were almost finished with the 1st course scones before it showed up. The host staff wear headsets and carry ipads, but it takes them a ridiculous amount of time to greet and seat. We did it in one/tenth of the time with a pad and pencil in the old days.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant may have a view to recommend, but service and food was poor. Made a reservation for 1:30 and we were seated at 2:30. I paid for the reservation weeks prior and noted for a seat by the window and yet only one table for four people is available. Only when you are a guest from the hotel you become the priority. Nonetheless, we expected so much for our food. There isn’t a winner on the muddled menu. The food was bland, and soulless. It dawned on me that I had paid more than $100 for their lunch with almost no flavor. And to be greeted with the staff and waiter without knowing the celebration is for my uncles birthday, tells you their low standard of service and left with terrible experience.
  34. f

    foodielight

    Portland

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We had afternoon tea. Food was wonderful. Beautiful setting with Lake Louise views. Our server was very nice. Cons: young woman at the security entrance driveway was downright hostile. Unpleasant start to the experience. I asked her why she was being hostile to us. She said, "I basically yell at people who don't belong here all day long. We explained we had reservations. She did not apologize. During the tea itself a man at the table next to us talked on his cell phone 50% of the time. Maybe a table card explaining basic Canadian etiquette would be helpful.
  35. g

    gongyuanz

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    She likes it. Good service. There’re plenty of parking lots but the server there doesn’t want us to park there.
  36. MM

    MMMB

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent afternoon tea experience with kids. Kira was amazing - attentive, polite, very accommodating and calmly answered all questions that we had. She definitely made the experience extra special as we were celebrating my wife’s bday. Kids and adults alike enjoyed the offered menu.

    Fairview Bar & RestaurantResponded on August 23, 2022Dear MMMB, Thank you for your outstanding review of Fairview Bar and Restaurant. We're delighted your family enjoyed the food and service Kira provided to make your wife's birthday special. It was a pleasure welcoming you, and we look forward to see you again soon at Chateau!

  37. RA

    RosieAndMerlie

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegantly understated and — considering the number of people — amazingly quiet. Our waitress Nana was fabulous: friendly but not obsequious, solicitous but not intrusive. She’s a “keeper”!

    Fairview Bar & RestaurantResponded on August 23, 2022Dear RosieAndMerlie, We really appreciate you taking the time to share your excellent rating with us. We have shared your feedback with Nana and team, so they know what a positive impact they made on your dining experience. We can’t wait to have you back at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

  38. YC

    YanC

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Worth to try. Already spend so much money to arrive here. Why not try😢
  39. CT

    CTat

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Amazing location. Great service. Food quality could be better but acceptable over all. Will come back

    Fairview Bar & RestaurantResponded on August 23, 2022Dear TuyenD, Thank you very much for your 5-star review! We are so glad you had a great experience at Fairview Bar & Restaurant, and hope to see you again soon at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    First time, pretty good

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Fairview Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 338 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 p.m.


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Fairview Bar & Restaurant

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

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Lake Louise

  • Hours of Operation

    Afternoon Tea Daily 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Contemporary Canadian, Afternoon Tea

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress Code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Nicholas Issel

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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