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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M
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was great, service was excellent. The restaurant could use some repairs and maintenance. Our table kept tipping at the table base, I had to keep my foot on it to stop our drinks from spilling. We sat by the windows and it could use a good cleaning along the window sill.

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our absolute favorite breakfast place in the Banff/Canmore area!

AT
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always. The service we received from Steve was exquisite, as was the food itself.

B
Calgary
52 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience4

The views are incredible but we expected a lot more from the food and service. We came during a quiet time and found that we were not asked if we needed more water, how our food or drinks tasted, etc.
I would come back again in the summer and just have a drink in the early evening to enjoy the scenery.

BA
Calgary
24 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wanted a family friendly breakfast option for Banff and the Juniper Bistro did not disappoint. Excellent service, top notch cuisine make for relative value in a location like Banff; especially when a breakfast buffet at the big hotel would have set us back 2.5 times the price. The Salmon Benedict was perfect. Would recommend and return as this is a gem that due to its location away from downtown likely doesn’t get the love or respect it deserves.

DB
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

food was good, small portions for the extremely high price.

EC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, staffs are very friendly! The food was outstanding!

MI
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The only issue was their 10% discount card. If you book direct with the hotel, they give you a 10% discount on the meals at the Bistro. Our supper was over $100 and breakfast was $35.

We thought we would use it at breakfast and present both receipts. The young lady said this happens all the time and they closed out their books the night before. We got a $3.50 discount.

It's not a big deal money-wise, just a stupid policy. Something needs to be written on the card that it only applies to one meal. Food is awesome then they pulled this stunt.

Juniper Bistro - The Juniper Hotel
Responded on February 6, 2020

Hello, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Juniper Hotel & dine with us in the Bistro. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed the food, and we appreciate your feedback. I just wanted to clarify that hotel guests are able to use the 10% off In-House Direct Discount card as many time as they like during their stay, but they need to present the voucher at the time of payment (or before) to have the discount applied to that specific bill. Warm regards, Annie Clark Banquet Manager

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MK
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience2

Nice place but service was just Ok. Deserts were not the best but entrees solid.

JL
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Beautiful view to enjoy breakfast. I had the rabbit eggs benny and found the rabbit quite bland, however my wife enjoyed it.

The staff there were great and attentive.

Would definitely go again for the view and try other things on the menu.

J
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. We went in a Saturday night. The restaurant was a few minutes out of town by taxi so was as busy or noisy as some of the downtown Banff restaurants are on a Saturday. Very pleasant after a long day in the slope. Attentive staff, great salmon.

BC
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, tasty cocktails and meals!!!! We will be back and will book a stay next time. Need to check out the view at brunch next time.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

First time we have been there in many years. It has changed and we had a great experience. Food was very good and the service from Brian was top notch. Thank you. Already recommended to friends.

JG
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Isabelle & Michaela took great care of us !
Breakfast outstanding as usual.
We will be back soon !

M
Edmonton
24 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

A little disappointing, we started with wild B. C mushrooms which was fantastic but probably the only dish of the night that was above avarage, We also shared a plate of chicken liver pate, the pate itself was fine, but it come accompanied with a couple slices of what looked and tasted like "wonderbread", should have come with "crostini's or some other hard crusty bread.. It just didn't go well. I had an entrée of wild boar on bourbon apple sauce, the pork was cold and tough. My wife had the tenderloin that she had a hell of a time trying to cut through the sinew, it wasn't outstanding by anymeans.. Truthfully I'd give the food a 6/10..try another place

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The atmosphere and service was excellent. The food was OK. We would go back and try other dishes.

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent place for lunch or dinner. Food is always great. View is also amazing. No need to fight for a parking space as it is outside of the downtown core.

ER
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent and creative cuisine. All ingredients are fresh and in season - outstanding!

OT
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really enjoyed the grilled avocado and the Benny. Would recommend!

JH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely location, great brunch menu and friendly service. Wonderful views....recommended!

BR
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience2

This is a nice venue, food taste and presentation is very good but ambiance would be improved if the lights were turned down a bit. Room feels a little 'barnish'.

AL
Calgary
49 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was delicious! Had the braised rabbit Benny on bannock. Perfect size and the eggs and rabbit were cooked to perfection. Our server was great. Would have been nice to have a table by the window as we did make a reservation and they only put the table together when we arrived. Main lobby could use an upgrade as carpet old.

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service.waiter was perfect. Food was sublime

T
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and the service was as well. Great views

BA
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place!!! Food was fantastic!! Just cannot believe how slow it is on a weeknight though. More people should venture the few minutes it takes to get up there.....worth every minute, every time!

M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really nice option to have dinner

CL
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, and great service!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Wait staff are very friendly but not very efficient. We waited 20 minutes at our table before we a server approach us.

OT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for Breakfast

KA
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent server and food was outstanding. Could use an upgrade to seating and ambiance. Make it cozier, add some interesting seating options.

GC
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Friendly staff. Great ambience. Food disappointing.

OT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We cannot wait to come back. The food was excellent. We had the Huevos Rancheros and the Poutine, both her wonderful! Service was great and quick.
It was our favorite stop out of the 4 places we ate. Would definitely recommend.

B
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Their breakfast potatoes and hollandaise sauce are amazing!

T
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

I enjoyed the restaurant, the view is amazing, although the restaurant itself doesn't have amazing ambiance. The food was really good, I had the steak which was amazing, my wife had the coho salmon which was good.

LJ
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service and ambiance were excellent . Highly recommend for individuals with gluten intolerance!

HM
Calgary
54 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We just had a fantastic Saturday brunch at Juniper. We’re a group of Canmore locals who were celebrating a Birthday together after a run at Minnewanka, and the folks at Juniper made it a really good experience for us. They accommodated a couple of extra bodies showing up, allowed us to do separate billing (which we recognize is a pain with a group of 15 people), and our server gave us great service - friendly, welcoming, and efficient - not to mention the usual wonderful cuisine. One of the best group experiences we’ve had in the Bow Valley in many years. Thank you so much!

CJ
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had never been before and we were beautifully surprised! What a gorgeous view of our mountains and the food was excellent. Would love to bring our whole family here one day.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Wasn’t as great as the photos

LA
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner very much.
We found the main course and dessert excellent. The soup was a bit too thick and the salad could have used a bit more dressing.
The servers were very polite and efficient.
I highly recommend the ladymac cocktail.

OT
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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