Juniper Bistro - The Juniper Hotel

4.6
937 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 937 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
Ambience
4.4
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CathyS
Naples
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
22 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
2 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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Yegdinner
Edmonton
6 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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MartinB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, limited menu due to slower season but all choices were excellent!

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TrishaM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourite spots to take people for breakfast. Great service, awesome service and that view!!
Thank you-I will be back

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vipBabZ
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I shared 2 brunch items and both were really tasty. I loved the potatoes too! We stayed at the hotel and it was nice sleeping in and rolling out of bed for breakfast. I’d like to come back for dinner next time

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Location is great. Nice views. The charcuterie board was probably the best one I’ve ever had from a restaurant. However, The dinner wasn’t anything to write home about. I had the salmon which was mediocre and my aunt and sister had the burger. They both requested the burger be cooked well done (they saw someone else’s burger that was medium in the restaurant) There was nothing on the menu stating how the restaurant cooks the burger. The burgers came out extremely pink and bloody. It took awhile for the burger to be recooked and plated. They had three servers on and only 7 tables so they weren’t that busy to mess up the order. In addition, $6 for a Diet Coke is ridiculous and no free refills. No comps for the bill and no apologies from the service. Only thing I’ll return for is the charcuterie. Otherwise, don’t waste your time or $ going here.

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SherylJ
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

With a smaller menu the options still provide a great choice.

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SezzaCam
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Went for the Thanksgiving menu, which was well worth the $50ish dollars we paid for it. Service from Max (the bartender - I think that was his name - sorry if it's not!) was fantastic. He was super attentive and very polite and friendly. Would definitely recommend coming here for dinner, even if the Thanksgiving special isn't on.

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GillianP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful thanksgiving dinner and the service was outstanding! Would definitely go back!

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MichaelA
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was great food was great I will definitely come back for another great experience. Thank you to juniper

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Alisha
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great service and food! Amazing view to look for.

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LucieS
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I love taking out of town guest here for lunch or dinner. The food is delicious and the views are great.

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KaeE
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came in for the Thanksgiving set menu. Amazing food and huge portions. The pumpkin trifle was so delish with the maple candy bits (they need to sell it in jars)! The Chef came by to ask us about the food and was nice enough to give us more of the maple candy bits on the side for our desserts!

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alieshab
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend coming for brunch or an afternoon drink. The views are stunning! The location is tucked away on the outskirts of Banff, you feel like you can exhale and take it all in without the downtown hustle and bustle. Service/staff were delightful. Will make this the go to spot when passing through!! <3

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KarenB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another fabulous brunch. We always love the Juniper Benny and Salmon Benny!

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Edicienta
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the most delicious and tasty brunch, with a spectacular view of the mountains! We are going back in our next visit to Banff.

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ErinG
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

No better view than this one. The food was fairly good for the value (a cold coffee to be replaced and the bannock came out soggy but flavours were great). Service was great and reservation process was smooth.

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AndreaF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was AMAZING. I told them ahead of time that I was proposing to my partner that morning and they gave use mimosas on the house, as well as were so incredibly kind, happy for us, and careful about revealing too much. Cannot say enough good things about this spot. If you are a lgbtq traveler we were treated very kindly and felt super comfortable.

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vipSonjaL
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

We arrived around 115 and were told that they were not able to take any more walk in customers. The restaurant was mostly empty. Within five minutes we were able to make a reservation for two people for 130 using Open Table. We came back, and had our lunch. The entire experience was ridiculous. The hostess/server was incredibly displeased with us.

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vipFoodieotherun
Calgary
63 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service. Shasuka was more like ratouille but good.

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Juniper Bistro - The Juniper Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 937 OpenTable diners.

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