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1888 Chop House

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Fairmont Banff Springs, 405 Spray Avenue
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The next chapter of extraordinary dining at the Castle. 1888 Chop House features over 800 wines and Alberta’s best meats and produce, carefully sourced from local, sustainable farms. 1888 Chop House is focused on prime, Canadian top grade steaks and chops, hand cut in-house and grilled on cherry wood. There is a diverse seafood and fish selection, and inventive starches and other accompaniments. Seasonal vegetables are always in abundance.

2019 Winner of Silver Service Award from Les Clefs d’Or.


The trendy chop house concept is juxtaposed with elements from the past, such as art and décor inspired by railway travel, and a name that evokes the hotel’s opening year. Before your meal, take a seat at the cocktail bar that overlooks the Castle in the Rockies’ lobby. The dress code is smart casual.

Menu Samples

  • Starters: Seasonal Soup; Black Angus Beef Tartare; Roasted Bone Marrow; West Coast Crab Cake; Fresh Oysters
  • Salads: Chopped Salad; 1888 Caesar Salad
  • Seafood: Chef’s Feature Seafood Composition; West Coast Grilled Ahi Tuna
  • Chef’s Feature Game Prime Cut: chestnut, parsnip, braised cabbage, smoked berry jus
  • Market Squash: carrot, walnut, toasted pepitas, pumpernickel, apple surette
  • RVH Farms Chicken Breast; Brant Lake Wagyu Beef Short Rib
  • Brant Lake Wagyu Striploin 12 oz
  • Benchmark Black Angus Porterhouse 21 oz
  • Black Angus New York Striploin 12 oz; Back Angus Ribeye 18 oz, dry aged 55 days
  • Dry Aged Tomahawk Ribeye: 60 oz, recommended for two people
  • All Prime steaks and chops are served with house butter or natural jus
  • Prime Cut Sauces: Whiskey Peppercorn Sauce; Béarnaise Sauce; Chimichurri
  • Enhancements: Seared Sea Scallop; Butter glazed Lobster Tail; Seared Foie Gras; Baked Potato
  • Classic Sides: Brown Butter Whipped Potatoes; Wild Mushrooms; Maple Glazed Sweet Potato; Market Vegetables
  • Signature Sides: Creamed Spinach; Béchamel Aged Cheddar Mac & Cheese; House Cut Fries; Braised Rustic Carrots
  • Desserts: 1888 Chop House Cheesecake; Spiced Carrot Cake; Grandma’s Chocolate Cake

Mains: $37 to $155

Drinks: wines $30 to $3,500, over 800 choices, $14 to $70 by the glass, 12 choices; Whiskey Flights $25-$65; cocktails $16 to $335; local and international beer $7 to $9

Tuesday to Saturday 6 to 9pm, Closed Sunday & Monday.

Reservations recommended.
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