Juniper Bistro - The Juniper Hotel

4.6
502 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
Top tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Outdoor Eating
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Canadian, Organic, Contemporary American
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am
Brunch
Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm
Bar
Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(844) 370-5619
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Darcy Townshend
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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.
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Private Party Contact
Christy Massey: (403) 763-6202
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Mt Norquay Road
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Parking Details
Free parking adjacent to the Hotel & Bistro.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 502 People Are Saying
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GG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food!

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j
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a wonderful meal. Both of the fish dishes we ordered were moist and wonderfully prepared. The wine selection was Canadian and a delightful surprise! Would absolutely recommend and will return if ever in Banff.

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MC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing evening... awesome drinks before dinner and the best Duck I’ve ever tasted!...

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BB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food was above average and the service was very attentive. The building and the patio are fairly dated and could use some upgrades. I would go back again though.

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N
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant with imaginative local ingredients (the wild mushrooms with berries were to die for). Service was great and wine list was a fine collection of Canadian wines. G-free and dairy free gourmets- and anyone else-- should love the food and wine here. Oh, and the views doin't disappoint either.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Do not eat here under any cercumstances. Had a table for 6 and meal took over 1.5 hours from ordering to get to the table. Portions were very small and overpriced (~$40 per entre). Left feeling hungry and dissatisfied. Asked for seat with view did not get one despite many empty tables. Do not eat here. Other restaurants have better value and service. I made the reservation and left apologizing to my friends and family. Don’t make the same mistake I did.

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Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great meal! My husband and I dined in the patio and enjoyed the beautiful view of the mountains. I had the roasted beets with goat cheese, it was one of the best meals I can remember! Food was perfectly prepared, interesting flavors, and spot-on service. Hubby had the halibut with sun chokes and enjoyed it! We savored the amazing mushrooms as an appetizer. Highly recommend Juniper!!

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g
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely food, very pleasant and friendly servers, and one of the best views in town. A bit pricey.

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Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Steve was very accommodating and helpful for our after dinner planning as well - good food and a nice view from our quiet table - would recommend!

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Montana
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

High marks all around. Well refined, locally sourced food. Detail oriented service. One of Banff’s best!

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RR
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really good ambiance, friendly, knowledgeable server.

I quite enjoyed the heirloom tomatoes and sea bass.

Ordered the scallop, was delicious, but could have put a couple on the plate for the price point!

Overall a great experience.

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JL
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food. Great service. All around good place to go for dinner. Mushroom appetizer was excellent.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

The evening was spoilt by the noise of a fridge in the bar, the rudeness of the manager and the food. A,though the meat was excellent the steak was not cooked medium as requested. Most if the vegetables were undercooked. The lemon tart base was burnt.

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GE
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first trip to Banff and as we read reviews and planned our vacation, we decided to make reservations at Juniper Bistro. We were absolutely pleased with the food and service our waiter Ben provided. The drinks were great, as well as the setting. Would recommend Juniper Bistro to those who enjoy and appreciate great healthy. nd wholesome dining!

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JS
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Creative bar drinks, excellent service and food. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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KK
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal in a beautiful location, I would recommend the Bistro to anyone looking to have a special meal with the best vibe in Banff.

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A
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service! I ordered a beer and did not like it and ordered wine instead. My husband though frank my beer and they did not charge us for it! The steak was probably the best I have ever had! Wonderful place and great vacation find!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was amazing - the gorgeous views, the service, the food. The cocktail mixologist is an absolute genius, we tried 4 from the menu and each was incredibly creative and delicious. Highly recommend the bacon and scallop entree.

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NE
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

We read some review in trip advisor and tried the place but the quality of the food was not so good . May be we are Italian and we are quite critical with food but we’d never come again
The staff was nice and try to make our dinner good

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BN
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambience, good service. Food was good though little pricey. Wild boar was tasty & tender and not gamey tasting. Halibut was good but small portion.

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MB
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Truly one of the best places my family and I ate while in Banff. The view is spectacular, and the food is delicious!

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CK
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

About an hour before our reserved time, I needed to change our original reservation that I booked through Open Table so I phoned and spoke to a gentleman named Matthew. I needed to change the time of the reservation (as we were running late) and the number of people (another couple decided to join us last minute). This was a dinner for my husband's 60th birthday so I wanted it to be a nice evening. Matthew was extremely accommodating. He was able to move our reservation to a later time and to allow for the larger number of people. Once we arrived, it was Matthew who was our waiter and he was excellent! We couldn't decide about eating on the patio or not and he was of the opinion that it may be too chilly and that we would be bothered by the mosquitos. However, the birthday boy wanted to see for himself so by Matthew's suggestion we had our drinks and appetizers on the outside patio and then he moved us back inside to our table for the entree. So nice that he held our table inside while we socialized on the patio before dinner. The food was delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed our birthday celebration at the Juniper Bistro. We will be back!

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RC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Unique menu using all locally sourced ingredients. We had the wild boar, the scallops, the Gnocchi and a very good cheesecake dessert. Unfortunately the espresso machine was down that night. Will, our server was excellent. The view was amazing - well worth the drive from our hotel - the Fairmont Banff Springs.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Didn’t have brunch as advertised. Naked us as a no show

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RM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very friendly service. Beautiful view of banff mountains. Right off the high way, easy access.

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M
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best food in town and an amazing view. Ask for Will‘s homemade lemonade (it is not on the menu).

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p
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The mushroom appetizer was exceptional. We went back for breakfast the day after.

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HR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Truly incredible food and service. The halibut was one of the best meals I’ve ever had, and both of us enjoyed everything we ordered.

Everyone who worked there was kind, enthusiastic, and helpful.

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OT
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It was a lovely setting for a dinner out in Banff. The heirloom tomato and mushroom appetizers were the highlights of the meal. The duck was pretty good and presented beautifully. We were not as pleased with the halibut preparation. Our server was great.

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KH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and great views. Loved the Bacon and Scallops. It was my birthday and they brought out our dessert with a nice birthday message in chocolate.

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BO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was awesome !! Ben was a great waiter. Highly recommend to venture outside of downtown Banff.

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J
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

So glad we made a reservation! They seemed to be pretty short staffed (which I gather happens often as it does everywhere in Banff) and had to start turning people away so that the kitchen didn’t get too overwhelmed. Seated inside while waiting for the patio and started with a few Caesar’s (get them - the bacon garnish is fantastic!). Server was running around like a maniac but always seemed to know when we needed a refill. Was also warned when we sat down that food was about a 40min wait (it was less than that though). The food is worth the wait as is the view! Driving by for 10years and never stopped in. Now I will (Also saw a few people march off in anger as they didn’t ‘wait to be seated’ and tried to make a mad rush for the patio. This isn’t a place to be pushy). Enjoy the food and prepare to stay for a bit.

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MS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We came straight off the mountain mid-evening and booked online for a table for eight. Arrived about 20 minutes after making the reservation - they were expecting us and seated us promptly. They were polite about us arriving later in the evening, slightly more disheveled than the other lingering guests.

Food and service were good.

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KF
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great setting to see the lake and soaring mtns. Try the tomato salad! Delicious dressing and buffalo mozzarella. Liquidity Pinot was perfect with my steak.

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TB
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Phenomenal - absolutely phenomenal... some of the most creative dishes we’ve had in years.

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RB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Beautiful setting in the Banff area
Very good food , interesting local fare, recommend the wild boar , well priced

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KD
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding... They require 50 characters so... OUTSTANDING

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CA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The menu is pretty restricted, but everything the group ordered was incredible. The ingredients quality was evident and the service extremely friendly.

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M
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed a great lunch here, but felt extremely sorry for the wait staff. Terribly understaffed...the very good waitress worked the entire restaurant with limited assistance from the greeter. Wonderful start to our Banff vacation.

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j
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is an awesome and perfect place for dates. Very nice location and ambiance
Definetely 15/10. I love everything about this place and the server was so nice too and wild boar dish is the best.

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