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The Fairview at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

The Fairview

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111 Lake Louise Drive
403.522.1601 (reservations recommended)
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The Fairview serves contemporary Canadian cuisine, sourcing local organic produce and other quality ingredients from across the country, and focusing on a farm-to-table approach. The Fairview’s signature cocktails, exemplifying modern mixology, complement exquisite dishes.

Atmosphere & Accolades

The Fairview overlooks world-renowned Lake Louise, where in summer you can watch canoeing, and in winter ice skating. The restaurant’s heritage dining room with high ceilings and large windows evokes an old grand hotel atmosphere. Its classic elegant décor combined with its excellent service will leave a lasting impression.

The Fairview has a resort casual dress code—denim must be in good condition and no athletic wear is permitted. The restaurant’s master wine list, which features many Canadian wines, has won Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for two years running.

Menu Samples

  • Appetizers: Fairview cress salad (pear, chevre, hazelnut, Niagara chardonnay); Alberta steelhead crudo (beet, aged balsamic, burratta); Pacific scallops; fois gras terrine; Alberta beef tartare
  • Beef Tenderloin: beach mushroom, Bordelaise jus, Yukon gold puree
  • Brome Lake duck magret: elderflower, leek, lotus root, pinot noir
  • Haida Gwaii Sablefish: mussels, andouille sausage, kale, squash
  • Chef-inspired Vegetarian: housemade pasta of the day
  • Alberta Bison: slow cooked cheek, truffle potatoes, wild mushrooms, seasonal vegetables
  • Desserts: sweet corn polenta cake; raspberry trifle (vanilla custard, almond sponge, white chocolate); housemade sorbets and ice creams
  • Table d’hôte menu offered for $93 per person (includes appetizer, entree, dessert and one side dish)

For Canadian dining, try the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise’s Lakeview Lounge. The Walliser Stube offers Swiss, German and alpine dishes, and Alpine Social offers pub style dining.

Mains: $36 to $49

Drinks: wine $48 to $1,150, 400+ choices, $11 to $16 by the glass, 16+ choices; cocktails $13 to $17; Fairview signature cocktails $14 to $16 (elderflower and juniper cosmopolitan; orange aperol spritz; Rocky Mountain mule; Lake Louise sling; lychee saki martini)

6 to 9 pm daily
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