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Juniper Bistro - The Juniper Hotel

4.4
4.4
1015 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian

The wall-to-wall glass at the Juniper Bistro looks out over one of the most renowned vistas in North America. Join us for locally-inspired food that’s the ideal complement to a day of hiking, cycling, skiing, or downtown shopping. The Juniper Bistro features seasonal Canadian cuisine in a casual dining atmosphere.


Our chefs create fresh, delicious meals with a handcrafted and sustainable spirit. We are proud to offer gluten-free and vegetarian options at every meal period.

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Booked 33 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Contemporary Canadian, Contemporary American

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Mon–Fri 8:00 am–1:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 763-6219

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Our Vermilion Lakes Room is conveniently adjacent to the Juniper Bistro and is available as a private function room with southerly facing views allowing for abundant light and stunning mountain vistas. An ideal venue for smaller gatherings.

  • Private party contact

    Christy Massey: (403) 763-6202

  • Neighbourhood

    Banff

  • Cross Street

    Mt Norquay Road

  • Parking Details

    Free parking adjacent to the Hotel & Bistro.

  • Public Transit

    Public transit is not available but guests are welcome to arrive by taxi and upon the end of your meal we will be happy to offer you and your party a complimentary taxi voucher for return travel to your hotel, lodging or residence in the Banff area

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 1,015 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Banff / Canmore

    Lunch

  • Banff / Canmore

    Scenic View

  • Banff / Canmore

    Canadian

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  1. E

    Elisabeth

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Amazing service! Amazing view! Food pretty good, nothing special. Overall very worth it!

  2. S

    Sophie

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Manny was A+++ Chef accommodated many special requests and came out to say hello. Food was delicious 😊

  3. CM

    CMJR

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The views are absolutely incredible, especially if you can get a seat right by one of their huge picture windows. The food was very good, and came in a timely manner. The only issue we had was that the coffee was terrible. It was completely burnt and bitter. Other than that though, it was a great brunch.

  4. AS

    AndS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3

    Amazing views, great spot but food was not great.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3

    Good food. But oddly presented. Both appetizer and main course only covered half the plate. Divided right in half with nothing on one side.

  6. KV

    KaylaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Juniper Bistro is one of my favourite restaurants in town. Locally sourced and delicious options for even the pickiest eaters. It’s the wild berry jam that keeps me coming back

  7. J

    Josh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Favourite breakfast place in Banff/Canmore so far.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional service.

  9. GE

    GregE

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    best view, best food in town, staff are always wonderful and great cocktails

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    For a restaurant that was nearly empty, service was less than adequate. Every refill was needed to be requested, reminders were given for forgotten items, and just a general disinterest in catering to the few patrons made the experience less than fine.

  11. NM

    NaomiM

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service. Amazing food. Delicious beverages. Very enjoyable night out. A bit expensive. But we had such a great meal and view of the mountains!!!!

  12. MP

    MajaP

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food was amazing . View was amazing (even though we went on a cloudy day). Unfortunately we were led astray by the address on open table and ended up in Canmore. They accommodated us when we showed up over half hour late and the rest of the evening was great

  13. D

    Doug

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent view! The staff were amazing, friendly and attentive. The food? Outstanding!

  14. PK

    PhilipK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Best hamburger and fries in Alberta, hands down! Plus a terrific salad..

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5

    Service was

  16. MP

    MichelleP

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a little gem of a spot! The food was amazing and the scenery was mind-blowing!!!

  17. MM

    MilaineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent restaurant/fpod and even better views with affordable prices! Come eat here, you won't be disappointed!

  18. W

    Winterlicious2014

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    Nice place with a pretty good burger and eggs benny.

  19. SR

    SimonR

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food, service, location and ambiance were incredible. I would recommend Brunch to everyone. A great experience.

  20. BK

    BrookeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The view is incredible, the service is fantastic and food never disappoints! Highly recommend.

  21. DD

    DrDan

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    The Juniper Hotel is located looking over the valley but not in the townsite. The views are spectacular all year round. I have lived in Banff since 1982 and to my mind has always been one of the nicest hotels. The food is always excellent and the menu changes frequently with the seasons. There are always excellent vegetarian choices available. I recommend the Juniper to my visiting friends.

  22. TR

    TRAVELINGFOODMINSTEL

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    EXPECTATIONS ARE THE NEMESES OF AN OPEN MIND......that being said, we walked into the Juniper Bistro restaurant with a hungry heart.....the breakfast menu selection is limited, however, it does give a patron the opportunity to venture into unchartered breakfast waters.....fresh squeesed juices are basic in this day-and-age, but lacking at this establishment.....the coffee selection was basic....we odered the cappuccino and received a wonderful version....light and excellent coffee flavour....there were only 2 wait staff to cover the entire restaurant and management (host,bar and restaurant)...Ally ( our waitress) was wonderful..her cohort was just as pleasant....not only was she professional, but extremely positive and casual in her approach...great beginning to our brunch.....the huevos ranchero slection was our first choice.....please offer two choices of salsa (one with cilantro and one without)...I would suggest you slice the avacado and present it with a lightly seasoned drizzle on the side.....the refried beans were excellent.....I order poached eggs for the Juniper Benny and requested a liquid gold poach, however, I received an over-poached version........the bacon did have a nice smoke to it...and the Valbella sausage was wonderful...the bannock was slightly oily, but very flavourful.....the coffee was delicious........all said....this is a wonderful place to have your brunch....the ambience is underwhelming (it felt a little like a cafeteria setting....HOWEVER....the views are spectacular.......would definitely recommend you visit....

  23. EL

    ELIZABETHR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious burgers!!!! Cannot beat the view of Banff and the surrounding mountains! Friendly service

  24. g

    gillianb

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great place we had breakfast and it was delicious. The service outstanding as well.

  25. M

    Martin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Juniper Hotel/Bistro is a quaint, comfortable, circa 1950s style hotel. The food at the bistro was very good with a limited but decent menu. The location just outside of the Banff town site is great for getting going quickly in the morning to ski hills or getting to mountain trails for hiking. The mountain views from the bistro windows and many of the rooms are simply fantastic. There is a small but interesting collection of artifacts and artwork on the hallway walls that capture the history of the area. There is a bit of road noise from the nearby transcanada hwy, and when it runs, the heating system can be a bit distracting at night for light sleepers but many will not notice at all (I noticed a bit, but the rest of the family didn't recall hearing anything). This is a little gem of a place that is on our list of regular options for short hiking and skiing vacations.

  26. E

    Eastie

    Edmonton

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    Was very disappointed with our meal. Salmon meal and burger were bland and lacking flavor. Burger bun was burnt. Fries were overcooked and saltless. Cocktail on menu unavailable and limited other options. Mountain views were beautiful but did not make up for the lackluster food.

  27. MR

    MRPeterson

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    We had reservations, but they were not necessary as there was only a couple of tables that were occupied. We were not acknowledged for quite sine time until I initiated. The menus were all single pieces of paper that seem to be torn out of a book. The wait staff seemed uninterested and they were not attentive. Watched another waitress take our drinks off of a serving tray at the bar that had been sitting there for a bit and put other drinks on it while we were still waiting to be served. We had to ask if we could just take our drinks ourselves. We decided that we could have a better dining experience and left after our single appetizer and drinks. The comment from my partner was that it seems like "the parents are out of town and the kids are supposed to be running the restaurant and don't care".

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Upon arriving to the bistro we were met with a charismatic and kind server named Aly. She took care of us and made sure everything was well. I had the eggs your way (which was terrific)!while my friend had the French toast (which was divine). We were able to explore the patio as well. Thank you to the amazing Aly and the team for making our experience memorable. Definitely will be coming back.

  29. HH

    HongfeiH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Really nice view of mountain, convenient location, the service is very professional.

  30. JF

    JasonF

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Juniper is an excellent dining experience with fantastic mountain views!

  31. DG

    DGH1

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1

    The decor is somewhat challenging for a dining room. Harsh lightning and all hard surfaces (floor, walls and tables) are acoustically challenging to the senses. The food was not hot and the order was wrong. The service was also luke warm and not very timely. I’ve eaten here many times (since the 1970’s) and the food and service seemed better. The views are excellent and what brings us back.

  32. FG

    FairyGodmotherBadAss

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Beautiful views, great food, limited menu but everything was deelish. Not "in town" and not walkable or bussable - grab a cab. Server and Bartender were super attentive and lovely.

  33. BT

    BruceT

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The Green Curry Thai soup was outstanding, just the right amount of heat. Beet and feta salad was really quite tasty and refreshing. The only thing that would have made the salad better was serving on a smaller plate instead of an entree plate. Made it look so small. Next table over had a burger and fries on a smaller plate and it looked overflowing.

  34. BM

    BradM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our first time visiting the Bistro. It was very busy, in part, because there was also a concert happening in the hotel that night. It was wonderful.

  35. NR

    NancyR

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Likely the best view in Banff - absolutely amazing place to brunch.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Went for breakfast. Food was good, view was incredible. Highly recommend.

  37. W

    Weatherfield

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An extraordinary dinner. The chef is very creative. The service was excellent and the view is spectacular

  38. KC

    KrisC

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Great Brunch location with awesome food and views of the mountains.

  39. J

    Jill

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5

    Service and the view were amazing!! We came for what was noted online as the best Rancheros and they lacked flavor. The Benny was also a huge excitement but turned up lacking flavor as well. The server & view made the visit worth it though

  40. A

    Asukita

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Our Server, Allie (Ellie) was great, she was attentive, professional, and very kind. We were seated by the window, which, of course was a million dollar view of the mountains. Sipping our morning coffee to this scenery was the cherry on top. The food was delicious, presented beautifully, and of good value. Highly recommend this Bistro!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Juniper Bistro - The Juniper Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 1015 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 33 times today
Google Map for Juniper Bistro - The Juniper Hotel

1 Juniper Way Banff, AB T1L 1E1

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Mt Norquay Road

  • Neighbourhood

    Banff

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Mon–Fri 8:00 am–1:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Contemporary Canadian, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Free parking adjacent to the Hotel & Bistro.

  • Public Transit

    Public transit is not available but guests are welcome to arrive by taxi and upon the end of your meal we will be happy to offer you and your party a complimentary taxi voucher for return travel to your hotel, lodging or residence in the Banff area

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (403) 763-6219

  • Private party facilities

    Our Vermilion Lakes Room is conveniently adjacent to the Juniper Bistro and is available as a private function room with southerly facing views allowing for abundant light and stunning mountain vistas. An ideal venue for smaller gatherings.

  • Private party contact

    Christy Massey: (403) 763-6202

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