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Fairview Bar & Restaurant, Lake Louise, AB

Fairview Bar & Restaurant

4.5
4.5
610 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Unspecified
You won't find a more glamorous setting for a special occasion than Fairview, named for the craggy peak just across Lake Louise from the resort. Fairview is our acclaimed fine dining venue serving contemporary, colourful, wild-inspired Rocky Mountain cuisine. Executive Chef Nicholas Issel collaborates closely with the area's best farmers, ranchers, and foragers to create an evolving selection of seasonal dishes.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today

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What 610 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
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Great for scenic views

  • Banff / Canmore

    Great for brunch

  • Banff / Canmore

    Great for scenic views

610 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was great and the experience I had here was good.

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  2. eateroffood

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing and view of lake was just as good. Beautiful hotel.

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  3. JFSC

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were excellent. However the scones were hard and over-baked.

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  4. RitaD

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a lovely afternoon celebrating an early birthday.

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  5. RichardF

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The hostess and waiter were excellent. They were very helpful, informative and congenial. The scones, jam, tea and sweets, venue and view were equally excellent. However, we did not enjoy the “sandwiches” and savoury selection so much. The cucumber and salmon were very fine. The rest, we ate but were so enjoyable. It felt like they were experiments that did not work out. Having said that, they did not distract from the overall experience because everything else was excellent as described above!!

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  6. MaridulaS

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed the tea with view of lake Louise.Amazing service from Matt and loved the entire experience 😊

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an amazing experience! We were early and they were able to accommodate us and seat us right away. And everyone so very nice. We even got a window table!! We came from Louisiana and I cannot wait to come back!

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  8. JinelleS

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I remember having high tea a couple of years ago, and the food and tea were absolutely amazing and delicious. This time, the tea was great, food and scones were not as good. The scones were over baked, and the little desserts were not as good. Just something missing this time. However, the service and staff were wonderful.

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  9. RachnaP

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time at tea. The waitstaff was very attentive and the food excellent.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The scones are to die for, I love the mini apple pie too and the cream puff 🥰

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service is very bad. I left special notes when I made the reservation in advance. I wanted window side seats. However, I was not told on the hotel website or elsewhere that I could not choose the window side seat. We drove an hour just to sit by the window and enjoy the view. To be honest, I didn't care about the dessert at all, it didn't look delicious. Therefore, I hope the hotel can inform customers in advance that window side seats cannot be guaranteed. Otherwise, I'm really disappointed with Fairmont. Especially the manager of the afternoon tea area.

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  12. kittybunny

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The ambiance was good and the location was very nice however the food was disappointing. It didn't fee worth the drive and amount we paid for the food.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The food quality wasn’t freshly made, it wasn’t worth the price.

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  14. DagobertoH

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Un lugar imperdible para visitar en Lake Louise, la vista contribuye a una experiencia inolvidable

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  15. MarkB

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been busting the Chateau for 20years multiple times a year. The service is alway excellent but the food quality has severely degraded over the years while the price has skyrocketed. I believe this was our last time.

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  16. CecileT

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great service plus a million dollar view . We had a wonderful time !

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tea at the Fairview is the best way to begin the Festive season!

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  18. JaneR

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely afternoon tea. The waiter Rex was excellent! I would have liked more savoury and fewer sweets. Delicious food.

    1 person found this helpful

  19. AdamC

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly staff and beautiful property. Highly recommended for any special occasion.

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  20. Clara

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The afternoon tea was a wonderful experience. My mom got the madame butterfly tea which had a delicate jasmine green tea flavor and I got the Ontario icewine that was to my liking. The scones, sandwiches, and desserts were all so delicious! I would definitely come back and take in this experience again while getting to see the beautiful outside.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chicken wings & the cheesecake are a must try, our server was extremely knowledgeable & friendly!

    1 person found this helpful

  22. RachelV

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The afternoon tea here is so lovely and worthwhile! Highly recommend.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice service with generous view. Always enjoy. Thank u.

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  24. MichaelL

    New York City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent. Having done numerous High Tea experiences at various Fairmont properties the food was underwhelming at Chateau Lake Louise.

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  25. sandyk

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I went for my birthday for a solo high tea while my family were skiing. Service was excellent, the service staff were very friendly. I was seated by the window so I had a beautiful view of Lake Louise. There was a bit of construction equipment around, so it was not as perfect as it could be, but this is understandable. Would definitely recommend.

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  26. AlannahB

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Emily was absolutely amazing and made our mommy daughter date unforgettable! Thank you for making our experience so delightful!

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  27. KinseyM

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service and value are what we would normally expect from hotel at this rate. The only reason why we wouldn't rate this dinning experience as 5 stars was because of the car parking. We had to pay additional $30 for parking on top of food & service at the Fairmont restaurant which we feel it should be inclusive. We don't think we will come back.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was good. Even Snowy though, beautiful viewing!

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  29. HaileyS

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful experience! We come every year, food is amazing and great service.

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  30. Dominique

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful afternoon of tea and treats. The staff was lovely, the food was delicious and the view was spectacular. My husband and I are on our honeymoon and the staff went above and beyond to make us feel special! We hope to return one day!

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  31. Saleem

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fairview need to add some more items in the afternoon tea and Tea/coffee should be hot (not warm) so that it remains hot/warm for some time.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the afternoon tea on a weekend. Good was just ok but sitting by the lake enjoying it was amazing! Worth the experience.

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  33. Dayanara

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was so scared trying the afternoon high tea at fairmont CLL because of the bad reviews. I’m glad I still went and had the once in a lifetime moment at Lake Louise. The staff were all so attentive and cheerful. Kevin, you’re the best. I owe you my instagrammable post! Will be forever grateful to you 😘 🥂

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience and breathtaking view. I recommend 100%

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  35. DaveS

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    There for afternoon tea. Place was not busy at all but still waited about 15 minutes foe waiter to come to the table. Top marks for presentation, and average at best for food quality. It was a very unique experience but I don't need to do it again.

    1 person found this helpful

  36. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The scones and teas were amazing but the rest of the menu at afternoon tea was not as good as we had hoped.

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  37. HeatherM

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for afternoon tea. The food was delicious. I have been here for afternoon tea before and the food has improved!! The service could have been a bit more attentive but they were very busy. The view out on to Lake Louise can not be beat.

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  38. ReginaS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was fantastic. The set menu was delicious and even more than me and my daughter could eat. I was surprised that we got only one choice of tea, but mine was good. We arrived on time but did not get a window seat which I was expecting. The parking was in the hotel parking lot with minimal spots, but the fee was $30 or $45 if you want valet parking. I feel like the short time we were there should have been included or waved. I don’t think I would do it again, but it was a fun trip with my daughter.

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  39. Lenggay

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommended. Worth the money. Great people. Great food.

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  40. NicholasS

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Slow service. Inattentive service, not engaged and employees seemed distant. Tea pastries were too sweet. Scones were the highlight. Bubbly Prosecco was great.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Fairview Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 610 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 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
    Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress Code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Nicholas Issel
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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