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Lakeview Lounge

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111 Lake Louise Drive | Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
+1 403-522-1601
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Tampa, Florida
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282 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We stopped in for a glass of wine for my wife. It is quite popular and if you are not a guest they charge $4 cover per person. They also have outdoor seating, the views of Lake Louise are just amazing. One glass of wine with cover and tip for two was $33. Very very expensive, but it was jam... More 

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Thank Roddy66
FCLL, On behalf of the Lakeview Lounge team at Lakeview Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Roddy66, Thank you for taking the time to review the Lakeview Lounge and thank you for choosing to have a drink with us. Our surcharge is for the patio only for out of house guests. Our in house guests take priority in all of our restaurants due to the large volume of day visitors. Thank you again and we... More 

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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

After a hike up to lake Agnes we decided to enjoy the view a bit longer before heading back to Banff and have dinner at the Lakeview Lounge. We ordered Lobster Croissant which was ok but nothing special, French Onion soup that was divine and after sharing the whole family, including children had wished they had ordered this. Mushroom soup... More 

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Thank Wendy R
FCLL, On behalf of the Lakeview Lounge team at Lakeview Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Wendy R, Thank you for taking the time to review the Lakeview Lounge and thank you for dining with us. We are disappointed in your mixed reviews on our food quality and portion size. We strive to provide the best food possible with the freshest ingredients on hand and "just ok" is not good enough. We apologize that you... More 

Miami, Florida
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151 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We decided to eat at Lake Louise Chateau. This restaurant was able to seat us without reservations. Huge windows that look out onto the lake and surrounding mountains. I had the chicken wings with a cherry maple sauce. It was delicious and filling. There are vegige burgers and many other things to choose from.

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Thank Kim M
FCLL, On behalf of the Lakeview Lounge team at Lakeview Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Kim M, Thank you for taking the time to review the Lakeview Lounge. We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience during your most recent visit to the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and that you enjoyed the food and view. Thank you again and we hope to have you back again soon! More 

Curitiba, PR
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102 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Take a few hour to seat and eat looking at thaat lake. The food is really good, but the view is awsome!

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Thank Dewellner
FCLL, On behalf of the Lakeview Lounge team at Lakeview Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Dewellner, Thank you for taking the time to review the Lakeview Lounge. We are glad you joined us for a meal and that you had an enjoyable time soaking in the views. Thank you again, we hope to see you again soon. More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

On our recent visit we were lucky enough to be seated near the window that had a fantastic view of Lake Louise. There are no bookings and it is first in best dressed. We did however ask to be seated near the window so we could have a nice view (which was better than we thought). At first we were... More 

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Thank Jeff M
FCLL, On behalf of the Lakeview Lounge team at Lakeview Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Jeff M, Thank you for taking the time to review the Lakeview Lounge. We are glad that you were able to join us on your most recent visit to Lake Louise. We do apologize that the initial service you received was not up to standard but glad that it did improve throughout and that you had an enjoyable time.... More 

Lake Louise, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

My friend and I went to Lakeview for a bite to eat yesterday evening instead of frequenting our usual go-to at the Chateau, the Glacier Saloon. The Saloon's patio wasn't open and Lakeview's was so that was the main reason for our decision. We are both local (not seasonal, we've lived in town for quite a few years) which usually... More 

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FCLL, On behalf of the Lakeview Lounge Team at Lakeview Lounge, responded to this review

Dear bon_mcwilliam, Thank you for taking the time to review the Lakeview Lounge and thank you for being a loyal local guest to our hotel. We appreciate your comments regarding the $4 patio surcharge. This surcharge is in place for all out of house guests who wish to sit on the patio. The reason being is that we cater to... More 

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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

It was a cool rainy day when my partner and I had lunch at the Lakeview Lounge. We were seated at the window with an incredible view of the lake. Service is spotty. I ordered the soup of the day, Chicken and rice and my partner had a lobster salad sandwich and the soup of the day. The soup was... More 

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Thank Thom S
FCLL, On behalf of the Lakeview Lounge team at Lakeview Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Thom S, Thank you for taking the time to review the Lakeview Lounge and thank you for dining with us. We are glad that you enjoyed the soup of the day, butter chicken and lobster croissant but disappointed to know that the service was spotty, please allow us to apologize for this. Thank you for the recommendation and hope... More 

St. Petersburg, FL
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The only thing good about this place is the view. I have never had a more tasteless burger ever, much less a tasteless $28 burger. The executive chef of this restaurant needs to pay more attention to what's going on in his outlet.

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Thank cycab
FCLL, On behalf of the Lakeview Lounge team at Lakeview Lounge, responded to this review

Dear cycab, Thank you for taking the time to review the Lakeview Lounge. We are disappointed to read that you found our burger to be flavourless and expensive. Our burgers are fresh ground, home made and cooked to order. We have sent your comments to our Executive Chef for follow up. We apologize once again for the less than desirable... More 

Easter Island, Chile
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

the food and service were pretty good here, my favorite in the hotel. Get a table by the windows for the stunning lake and mountain view, and take your time, they won't rush you here!

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Thank StephanieC2
FCLL, On behlaf of the Lakeview Lounge team at Lakeview Lounge, responded to this review

Dear StephanieC2, Thank you for taking the time to review the Lakeview Lounge and thank you for dining with us. It is nice to know that we were your favourite location within the hotel! The views are stunning from any table within the lounge but glad you got one next to the window. Thank you again for your review, we... More 

Huntington Beach, California
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152 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This was a dream destination, and although I was disappointed with the lake, I was not disappointed with the ambiance. We arrived and tried to be seated for dinner and were told (even at 6) that all of the dinner spots were taken for guests of the hotel. Even if we waited they would not seat us. But they seated... More 

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Thank ocpair29
FCLL, On behalf of the Lakeview Lounge team at Lakeview Lounge, responded to this review

Dear ocpair29, Thank you for taking the time to review the Lakeview Lounge It is our policy to prioritize in house guests over out of house guests for all dining outlets. This is due to our location and minimal options for guests staying in the hotel to dine, thus the perception of empty tables. We are glad you were able... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Bar, Canadian, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Lake Louise Drive | Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Lake Louise
  • Phone Number: +1 403-522-1601
Description
Spend quality down-time admiring our very best views of Lake Louise and the Victoria Glacier while sipping your favourite Fairmont Modern Classics cocktail or one of our outstanding wines from the newly renovated contemporary Lakeview Lounge.

Featuring seasonally inspired lunch fare and a deliciously shareable evening tapas menu, the Lakeview Lounge offers guests a one-of-a-kind dining experience surrounded by architectural and natural beauty.

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