Juniper Bistro - The Juniper Hotel

4.5
955 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.

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
What 955 People Are Saying
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4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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vipFred
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Poached eggs on the Benny were way over cooked. Basically hard boiled

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TomZ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food were excellent. We really enjoyed our evening here.

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MaudeL
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good quality and service. The home made fois do all the difference. Amazing!

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WesC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The service was so bad we did not sit for our reservation.

We Asked to sit in a seat that had not been cleared. We offered to wait and she refused

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Robm
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Our server was amazing. The coffee and tea were great. The view was wonderful. The eggs benny was fine, but it was cold in some places, lukewarm in others. For $20, it should be better than fine and cold.

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Nerdsquad
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

The service was terrible after we got our food the server just ignored us until she realized we had stop touching our food. She refused to come by even when being flagged down. For having a reservation and being the only guests in the restaurant we also were forced into a corner that was a mediocre table at best. Her clothing was dirty and attitude was terrible. I honestly can say I have been here multiple times and had the worst experience ever and will be passing along only this experience because NO ONE should be subjected to this when the juniper is a destination spot to go to...

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KimK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic. Great service, very friendly staff

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AshtonE
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The servers were amazing here. Made everybody feel as though they were at home and welcomed. Food was very good as well!

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BenS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience5

The food was sub-par. The stuffed French toast was undercooked with just a little bit of Brie. The service was slo and the hostess wasn’t friendly.

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SeanF
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Short rib was great, kids chicken fingers great.

Decent wine selection.

Friendly and helpful staff.

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vipAuthenticStaff
Charlotte
72 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service here is what really hits the mark. The location is great, set off from the busy part of Banff, tucked away in a 50s modern hotel, but everyone working here tries so hard to please from the host who talked with us about the hotel's history, to the waiter who very sincerely offered suggestions, to the cooks who hustled our food out to our hungry boys.

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MexLovers
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Ate in the lounge to avoid the larger number of people in the dining room; bartender was friendly and made good recommendations based on what we said we liked.

Food was very good (recommend the warm mushroom salad and the duck breast main) with the exception of dessert, the crème brûlée was scrambled, and then over-sugared in an attempt to cover up the miss on the custard - the result was a rock-hard/burnt sugar top layer with a runny custard underneath.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My family of 4 attended and each of our dishes was delicious. The gluten free bread option with the charcuterie could have been a bit more inspiring (it was two slices of toast) but otherwise the meal was great and service was very good!

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PatrickD
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great discovery of the Juniper this weekend!
awesome food and service, as well as a breathtaking view of the Bow Valley. will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food tasted great and the views were spectacular!

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Didi
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Décor enchanteur, cuisine excellente et en prime, une chanteuse à la voix charmante, quel dimanche ! We went to this restaurant twice a week for breakfast, what a great discovery!

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Claudia
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Great food and view. Service was not bad. Definitely recommend.

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Jason
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal and great service.

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CathyS
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a reservation for Sunday brunch and as anticipated they were very busy!! Our meals arrived cold and we notified our server who promptly replaced them and everything was wonderful. The weather did not cooperate with us during our visit but from what we could see, the views are outstanding. Highly recommend for brunch and views!!

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ELLA
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love it. Stayed with a dog, so convenient walking out. Beautiful view from the room. Clean room comfortable bed, nice staff

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GeoffR
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is great. We had the pork chop and the duck leg. Service was very friendly. The views are spectacular.

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SagarP
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing..we were running late and the manager was nice about it and said no need to rush and the food was good too

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MariVee
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal and lovely visit! Staff were all kind and attentive, and let us pick the quieter side to sit for our romantic dinner, which was very appreciated. :)

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely server. A view to die for. Excellent food.

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CarlyR
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent meal and nice friendly service from all the staff including the chef and server.

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SanA
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience5

Food was served cold and didn't taste good either.
But the ambience and the view was exceptionally good.
Don't think will return.

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GaryN
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience3

Amateur waiters, did not recognize birthday celebration, waited 50 minutes for appies when we went at 8pm and dining room was half empty.

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Terry
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First off, I'd actually rate the food at 4.25, and my reason comes due to the beet salad. Otherwise I would rate it higher.

I came in to try out their Banff Taste of Adventure festival menu, which comprised of their Juniper Beet Salad, Chaga Brined Pork Loin Chop and Pumpkin Cheesecake (Vegan Gingerbread Cake for my wife).

Overall, it was fantastic. The Beet Salad had one glaring issue with execution as it had a sprinkling of kosher salt to give a bit of contrast to the sweetness of the beets. The problem is that it was applied in clumps, which meant that one bite could be overly sweet with the beets, and then overwhelmingly salty. This made the beet salad a bit of a miss.

The Pork loin was well made, with a warm barley that provided a really nice texture contrast and was a nice change of pace from the usual potatoes or rice. Both my dish and my wife's was missing a component, the fennel and apple salad (as listed) with no explanation though. My wife stated that the pork chop was near perfect for her, and I do admit it was well cooked and brined well. The only issue I would have with this one (beside the missing apple/fennel salad) was that the brining gave the pork chop a similar texture to a ham steak to me. Still, it was flavorful.

My only issue with the Cheesecake is that it was incredibly rich and decadant. The gingersnap dust gave the dessert a really nice micro-crunchy addition to the dish, and I enjoyed it immensely as my blood sugar rose through the roof (not recommended for diabetics like me... but worth it!). The gingerbread cake, as described by my wife, wasn't overly sweet, had perfect flavors and would appeal to pretty much anyone vegan or not.

Overall, it was a great meal. The restaurant were understaffed due to a missing sick server, but the service staff managed an admirable job with a busy dining room. Careful with the parking lot as it was a skating rink at the time with nary sand or gravel and some of the chairs really need repair.

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vipYegdinner
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been coming to Banff for years and loved discovering this hidden gem. It is short drive out of town, but totally worth it. The hotel has been nicely updated and we stopped into the restaurant and were so impressed by the quality of the food and the friendly service. Great cocktails and nice wine selection. And that view of Rundle Mountain is incredible. We will be back again.

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Holdner
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food service and atmosphere. We were never rushed and we told not to hurry be comfortable. We live in Canmore and as locals love this restaurant and it’s staff. Thank you

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AndrewC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

An superb meal and lovely staff. I’m looking forward to going again.

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grzlygrl
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Pleasant service, good attention toCo id protocols, interesting menu, some lovely Canadian wines.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and the views are amazing!

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LauraM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the Taste of Adventure menu. Love this place! It’s perfect for date night. The food is always amazing and you can’t beat the view.

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Sarahc
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful views, amazing food. Service staff where phenomenal

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LMD49
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience5

We had trouble navigating to the hotel because google maps sent us astray. Not the restaurants fault at all but when we mentioned it, they did not seem to care.
That was our first impression.
The food was great, service was not so great and they were not very willing to acommodate special requests. Not very impressed.

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MeganR
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Max was great!!! Would definitely go there again.

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DavidB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a fantastic dinner with my wife at Juniper. Drinks were great, wife had a Moscow Mule. She loved it. We ordered the charcuterie platter, it was superb. Our mains were stellar as well. Gnocchi for my wife and Duck for me. Server was great, view was amazing! Recommend 100 percent.

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Yao420
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great food with awesome view!!! friendly service and amazing environment to enjoy a wonderful brunch!

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MaryG
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food in a nice quiet setting. The chef's use local ingredients and produce imaginative dishes. Would definitely eat her again when I am in Banff. Prices were reasonable for a higher end restaurant too. The view from the windows in one of the best in Banff.

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Juniper Bistro - The Juniper Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 955 OpenTable diners.

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