Juniper Bistro - The Juniper Hotel

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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. From our in-house bakery to the spirit of our menu, our chefs create fresh, delicious meals with a handcrafted and sustainable spirit. We are proud to offer gluten-free and vegetarian options for every meal.

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Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy a beautiful Banff white Christmas with the best views in town. Christmas buffet available all day (no a la carte).

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Bring in the new year at Banff's most romantic dinner venue.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 699 People Are Saying
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London
1 review
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Wasn’t as great as the photos

OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful space and beautiful view. Great brunch option with friends and family.

OT
Calgary
74 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Juniper Lodge is absolutely perfect! Food always awesome, staff are excellent. We both had the Thanksgiving special, very reasonably priced and delicious. It was a great way to avoid all the fuss and cooking a turkey. The mountain view is always breathtaking. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

SP
Calgary
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, views and food

JJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Candice, our server, was an absolute delight! Made great recommendations and was incredibly personable. A girlfriend and I went for brunch and both loved it! Will be returning.

T
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food was very good and the service excellent. The view is amazing!!

BR
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

The food was amazing and the cocktails impressive. The ambiance was lacking to keep our party of 4 from sticking around for cocktails after dinner. Would absolutely recommend for dinner, but not a location for evening cocktails and small bites.

AN
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing views and amazing food! Loved it at Juniper!

HJ
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Really enjoyable and great chef

C
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

There’s great view through restaurant windows . The food is good and service is good as well. I am not a big eater, but I feel like the food portion is kind of small.

RA
San Diego
52 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful views and ambience...we thoroughly enjoyed everything so much we didn’t want to leave. Outside was great for pictures from every part of the patio. It was a perfect afternoon and the brunch menu was great. Always happy to recommend.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant had a beautiful view! Free parking was also nice. The Food was excellent and very reasonably priced. Our waitress could not have been nicer, perfect place for our breakfast.

HR
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice waiter, coffee great, food very nice presentatet.

TN
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

This place was okay for lunch and view was fabulous. But not sure why it is the #2 place in Banff. Not great options for vegetarians and they were out of a few things. Also don't understand why someone with a reservation gets put in the middle of the restaurant. The place was not full so they should hold window tables for those with reservations.

J
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Service was ok. Our server started out with a bad attitude that we all could sense.

Explained how hungry we all were after long travel. Asked her to ring in appetizers and send it, then right away ring in our tables orders so that we would not have to wait long. She gave us attitude, pretty much saying she knows what she is doing.

Well she definitely did not ring in our stuff how we asked as it took 1 hour to get our food after finishing the appetizer. We almost just canceled everything and walked out.

Being in the restaurant for 2 hours + is brutal.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

A real "foodie" place; everything my wife and I had from drinks to apps and dinner was fabulous. An excellent blend of unexpected flavors in all we tried. Highly recommend this bit off the beaten path restaurant. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly.

CB
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Fantastic meal! Vegetarian choices are especially nice. Our next stop to Banff we will return

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent brunch and views .

E
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Brunch. Food was pretty good. Bones in rabbit. Solid but not outstanding.

WH
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We sat outside. Waiter Brian was gracious and put cushions on our seats and brought me a blanket wrap as the temp dropped. My coho salmon dish done Asian style over vegetables in a miso broth was delicious. My husband's lamb loin done medium rare was served rare and was tough. We sent it back and they brought it up to medium. It was better but still not tender, however sauce and lamb were flavorful. We shared the beets with goat cheese, Fennel and portion was sizable to share and enjoyed. My husband said he would not go back as the lamb was tough. I would go back as I especially loved the beet dish. One note: If you are a big eater the salmon portion was a bit small fine for me I'm not a big eater though.

f
Dallas
67 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful view. Earlier in the summer would be lovely to sit on the patio I'm sure. Food was very good. We especially enjoyed some of their vegetable dishes such as the squash risotto and the BC mushrooms. Would highly recommend to anyone.

DT
St. Louis
23 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

On our recent visit to Banff, we really enjoyed the dinner at Juniper Bistro. The food was creative and very well prepared, and the ingredients were of very high quality. The service was prompt, personable and non-obtrusive. The restaurant, situated partially up one of the foothills, also has a stunning patio with a view of the mountains.

SK
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for breakfast. The patio was open and it was great! Food was fresh hot and delicious.......I would recommend the Juniper Bistro.

k
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The appetizers and entrees were outstanding! We ha the chicken liver pate and the wild mushroom haspberry starters followed by the mussels with harissa cream and the salmon dishes. Incredibly perfectly done.

The desserts sound interesting but did not deliver

The cocktail and mocktails were creative and tasty.

The wait staff was a bit unorganized.

K
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Phenomenal good!! We had the beef tenderloin, wild boar, and several sides and all were delicious! Dining here was one of the highlights of our trip :)

PB
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent dining experience, beautiful view, good food and excellent service by Brian.

GD
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Average at best

OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Meal was outstanding. I have food allergies and they cooked around them without changing the quality of the meal. We had an amazing view. It got a bit loud at times.

CK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time being here. And definitely come back. Beautiful restaurant.

LH
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The experience was really nice but the grounds are not kept up nicely around the restaurant and the floor and carpet area upon coming into the restaurant were really dirty.
Good was great and service was great

L
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was really good , ate there 3 times and everything I had was good. Service was good until it was time to leave and then waited at least 15 minutes each time to get the check and leave.

OT
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were disappointed that they would not accept our OpenTable cheque when it was time to pay. Why are they allowed to participate in Opentable and not honour guest cheques?

M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This place has a beautiful scenic view, so if that's what you're looking for - come here! We had brunch here, and we thoroughly enjoyed our view while eating. It was a great rest point and relaxing break from our morning hike. They didn't have many vegetarian options, the swap for sausage/meat was fruit, which I don't really see as equal but the fruit was very fresh so I didn't mind. My cousin did order the meat and she was not a fan, left it in her plate, so I don't know if that's the best option.
Overall, I did think the food was good, everywhere is pricey, so why not enjoy the atmosphere if you're paying anyway, right?
The server was very kind and cheerful so that is a plus! :)
I would definitely come back here next time I'm in Banff.

OG
Calgary
30 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had dinner someplace with lame dessert menu and decided to complete the meal with Juniper's notoriously amazing meal-enders. Wow. The rumours were true. We had some of the best desserts we ever had in Banff. Wow.

S
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was great and the wait staff friendly & efficient. We would definitely recommend this restaurant!

OT
Edmonton
38 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

overrated bone marrow lacked flavour not even salt! Mussels were cooked ok but again lacking taste. Amazing location and service; unfortunately the food is not worth it.

MH
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a great place for a special dinner. Excellent food and service. Very nice view.

CB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing brunch menu. Highly recommend the grilled avocado, sirloin sandwich, and mimosa.

S
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

The food preparation and presentation were very mediocre and uninspired. Some dishes were quite bland. My meal arrived and was barely warm. I asked for my food to be reheated. They were happy to do so but by the time my meal arrived the second time my husband had already finished his food. There are far better restaurant choices in this area.

H
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food, ambience and service everything was so wonderful. I absolutely recommend Juniper Bistro.

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