Sky Bistro, Mountain Top Dining @ Banff Gondola
***please note all seating requests at Sky Bistro are subject to availability.
Great food, great views and awesome service.
Short ribs were fantastic! Service was as well. Dine there if you can.
The food at 7500 feet above sea level is magnificent!
My wife and I had chowder to start. We were served by a very friendly waittress Sidney. She gave us food suggestions and they were perfect. I had arctic char and
my wife the Sushi appetizer. The food and service was a 10 out of 10. We were celebrating our 25th Anniversary.
Great dining with greatest view. Amazing service from our waiter Tim.
Wonderful evening with great service. Tim was extremely nice and helpful. Great suggestions for the wine and menu.
Surprisingly high quality and unique food across a wide selection.
A must do- if fine dining at 7500ft in the Rocky Mountains interests you. The food is spectacular and delicious with service to match.
Definitely wouldn’t go back!
I booked this well in advance knowing we we would be the last reservation time of the evening, wanting a window seat which we gladly would have waited for. We did not get that & got seated at a normal table, the host told us we would be moved as soon as a window seat became available... this didn’t happen, as soon as we got our water a table was available and another couple at the door got seated there which sucked for us I guess.
Our server was good, don’t remember his name but he was good.
tuna app was good
Duck was over cooked and very crispy but good
The pork was not 14 ounces and on the smaller little bed of vegetables ever & the sauce tasted burnt
The beef was nothing to write joke about it, it was well cooked but had zero flavor at all.
All in all when paying 245 for the gondola and the sky view experience it was definitely not worth it even for the view.
Fantastic Service, Food was amazing, can't beat the view, would definitely recommend.
The staff and the service I received was over my expectation. All the employees were respectful and welcoming. Since I’m a French speaker, everyone was nice and patient while talking to me to make sure I understand everything. The food was delicious and the view was astonishing! I really enjoyed my evening
The only thing that disappointed me a little is that I asked to be next the window ... which didn’t happen but I guess you probably received a lot of requests so it’s hard to please everyone.
Was perfect only problem reserved in advance for window view table
and was on a first come first served ???
We spent a wonderful evening at Sky Bistro to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary.
The food was delicious and creative, the setting was stunning, and our server, Courtney, was amazing. It was the perfect way to celebrate each other. We will recommend Sky Bistro to all of our friends and will definitely come back again!
What a great place to have dinner. The food and drinks were amazing! The service was great and the view outstanding. A must do in Banff
Breathtaking views, good food, great atmosphere. Overall an enjoyable experience for the family. Thank you
Chef Scott's dinner menu was so tempting; we wanted to try everything! Bison, gnocchi, and soup to start let us know we were in for a treat. The beef, pork, and arctic char entrees were done to perfection and every dish was complemented with perfect pairings of sides and sauces. The coulis and reductions were delicious! We also had trouble choosing between the desserts so we were glad to share and try them all! The strawberry was light and full of flavour, the lemon was exquisite, and the chocolate was melt-in-your mouth delicious! To top it off the service was outstanding. Thank you Courtney!
Incredible place to enjoy a meal with a view. If you’re already planning to go up the mountain in the gondola, I would definitely incorporate a meal at Sky Bistro. Incredible view and an all-around delicious meal (had the duck wings - outstanding, the chowder - very good, the short rib - so tender it fell off the bone and the strawberry shortcake - excellent, but wil ask for a bit more strawberry sauce next time). This experience topped off an amazing week in Alberta and made the trip truly special.
Not only do you get an amazing meal, you get amazing views while you dine on the top of Sulphur Mountain. Mountains all the way around you as well as a view of the trail up one of the mountains. The food was delicious and the presentation was wonderful. Our wait staff Danielle was delightful, attentive and fun.
Nice, romantic dinner with good food and a fantastic view.
We had an amazing experience ! The view was incredible, and the service was on point. Food was tasty, and a lot of great cocktails too ! Would go back, anytime.
Super impressive restaurant with amazing views. Highly recommend if you're looking for a special night out.
I would really recommend this place to celebrate a special occassion or family dinner for fine dining.
This was our second time here and the food did not disappoint! We ordered the soup special which was a mushroom truffle oil purée soup, the bison tartare, the pork, the beef, and the lemon. Everything was delicious!! We were disappointed to learn that they change up their dessert menu seasonally as we had our favourite dessert here and now it’s no longer on the menu, but overall, still a spectacular experience to explore Sulphur Mountain and then have dinner while watching the sunset view. The only complaint we have is the manager was very rude upon arrival to the elderly couple in front of us. He made a snarky comment about them to a server right in front of us. He didn’t say anything rude to us but the fact he would talk so rudely about customers in front of us, was just not a good impression upon entering the restaurant. Our server on the other hand, was attentive and very kind!
Best Gnocchi my husband ever had. Our server Danielle was very helpful and offered great suggestions. Will definitely go again!
All menu is excellent recommend the pork outstanding
We were a group of 6 and tried 5 different appetizers and 5 different entrees and all the desserts. So good!! Enjoyed everything. Quality and flavour is top notch! Great for date night or adult outings!
Excellent food and service! Bison is a must try
I usually never leave any reviews, but our experience was so outstanding that I had no choice but to share how amazing everything was. It's easily the best food we ever ate in a restaurant. The view is breathtaking and the staff genuinely cares about your experience and want you to have the best. If you're planning a trip to Banff, this is your main attraction right there, DO NOT SKIP THIS. Enjoy!
Outstanding! The decor, the service, the food and drinks were simply astounding. What a fantastic experience especially with that view. It's pricey but you really get a good portion for what you are paying. Really fantastic, can't wait to go back again.
I would suggest to go for Northern Lights restaurant instead of Sky Bistro because of 2 advantages. 1) its cheaper
2) all the tables for the Northern Lights restaurant offers direct view of the valley whereas Sky Bistro has 5 to 6 tables for couples that has direct views.
You’re paying the for the view and the ambiance, like any other restaurant of this caliber. It took us 30 mins after being seated just to get our first drinks. Extremely short staffed. But the views are unbelievable. Skip the food, just get drinks.
Overall it was very nice. They rushed us through crazy fast with the entree arriving 5 minutes after the starter. The view is amazing but the ambiance was lacking. Seemed a bit like an assembly line to get em in and get em out.
We had a lively yime. Food was great. We would recommend having dinner here.
Window seating is not guaranteed. We put in the request multiple times. We were quite disappointed that the request could not be met as it was our anniversary dinner. The food is nothing memorable. Duck confit and beef on the drier side. However, service was great. Our waitress provided attentive service.
The view was pretty spectacular however the service seemed a bit slow. Our first course came out before our drinks did & at the end of the night we waited around 30 minutes for the bill to come. All in the experience was pretty good although a little expensive, if service had been on point I might have a different view.
Head up the Gondola more than half hour before your dinner reservation. You have to pay for the gondola ride so you might as well check out the mountain/observation decks. Tip: for a nice spot to relax before dinner, go up to the firepits on the third floor!
Really enjoyed evening dinner, the atmosphere was energetic, the view was gorgeous even though we weren't that close to a window. The food was delicious ( i had the Pork). The service was very good... the only negative was the cost of the Gondola. I think if you have dinner reservations you shouldn't have to pay the cost or at least get a significant cut.
Wine glace was not clean, you need to fix your washing machine or look at if the y are clean. This is a priorité in a COVID period
My second time at Sky Bistro - I love the view, the food, the service! Courtney was a great service and we had a fantastic time :). Thanks Sky!
amazing experience!! Would absolutely recommend!!!
Love the ambiance! The view is picturesque surrounded by majestic mountains. Our server Tim was fun and friendly. Our family enjoyed the delicious food and the food presentation was fantastic ❣️ We will definitely be back 😁
Sky Bistro, Mountain Top Dining @ Banff Gondola is rated 4.6 stars by 709 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.