Sky Bistro, Mountain Top Dining @ Banff Gondola

4.7
816 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
DINE ABOVE BANFF Anchored at over 2,200 meters above sea level, the Banff Gondola’s Sky Bistro sits on the summit of Sulphur Mountain. With six Rocky Mountain ranges as a backdrop, this remarkable restaurant promises an exhilarating gondola ride followed by a mountain top dining experience. Lunch and dinner menus celebrate the panorama of Canadian cuisine, with ingredients drawn from both ocean coasts, plus wholesome prairie staples including world-renowned Alberta beef. Complemented by local wine, beer and spirits, it makes for a unique dining experience above Banff.

***please note all seating requests at Sky Bistro are subject to availability.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 816 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
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Eduardo
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sky Bistro is definitely the place to eat if you visit Banff and take the gandola up Sulphur mountain. The food and service were excellent and the view was incredible. Our server Cory was wonderful and made the experience that much more enjoyable. I suggest having the S'more dessert, it was delicious!

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Orlandofan
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time eating here, and wow! The food presentation was amazing, but the taste was spectacular! Didn’t get much food but I left satisfied. Scallops, gnocchi and s’mores dessert was all wonderful. I would dine here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Get the duck, it’s ducking awesome.

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EmmanuelR
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came here for our anniversary dinner. They honored my request for window seating. Food was excellent and the service staff was superb. A big thank you to Sophia our server.

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PriynkaP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best meal ever. Waitress was very nice and very helpful with suggestions for menu items to eat I would go back there again if I could

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KristineG
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Honestly, this was the best part of our trip. Food was great and the views were phenomenal.

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RandiL
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

After we eloped, we went to eat at the sky bistro. We had an excellent time and our waiter Danielle was so great. We appreciated the complimentary champagne provided. Our food tasted phenomenal and was quick to arrive. We will definitely come back the next time we're in Banff, and recommend it to anyone whose thinking about going.

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JessicaD
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Getting to the restaurant is lovely, riding the gondola and taking in all the sights! The Sky Bistro is surrounded by the mountains and the restaurant itself is really nice. Our server was really great, friendly and quick - Unfortunately they were out of the main vegetarian dish, which doesn’t leave a lot of wiggle room for the vegetarians. Still a delish meal and would recommend.

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Dazzler
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Special Evening at the summit. We have lived in Calgary many years and visited Banff numerous times. It was great to see the addition of the Sky Bistro to the area. The hostess Tracy was amazing, not only seating us earlier than we booked but also securing a great window seat. The food won't disappoint, all cooked just right. The value was ok considering you have to purchase a lift ticket so factor that into your total budget. because of the Vancouver forest fires, we had a smokey view this evening. We would definitely return because of Tracy's services.

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Matthew
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing and the view was like no other. Our server was also extremely kind and nice! Would definitely recommend and can't wait to be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sky Bistro was beyond our expectations. Our friends who were in attendance with my partner and I just got engaged before our dinner and this topped it off!

The food was delicious, probably the best beef we’ve had during our trip in Alberta. I would recommend time and time again. Please send our appreciation to the cooks and wait staff. AMAZING experience.

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vipBMax
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The view was amazing, the food was fantastic and the service from Courtney was wonderful! We took many of her suggestions and loved the seafood chowder, the scallops, the salmon, and the peach cobbler.

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SDylanD
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience5

Server took 12 minutes just to come greet us and then it took another 20 minutes to get our drinks. We didn’t end up ordering mains because the service was so slow. Also, the bachelorette party in the restaurant was extremely loud and obnoxious which made the ambiance way less enjoyable. It’s disappointing to spend so much money to get up the mountain and at the restaurant, which is a one time thing since we are not from Banff, and have the service be less than adequate and not be able to hear our own conversation because of people yelling.

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Tamara
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Be sure to book a reservation as the best experience (view) goes to those with reservations. Excellent food. Sable fish was incredible. So much fun.

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DinkyD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was crazy DELICIOUS! My husband and I really enjoyed our evening here. The waiter was so friendly, made great recommendations and provided great descriptions on the food we ordered. I would highly recommend this place as a real treat to your trip.

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PierreP
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb view, excellent service with attention and great ingredient and food preparation

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and value

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing views of Canadian Rockies while you dine. Super friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Très bons plats, belle ambiance. Privilégier une soirée où le ciel est dégagé pour profiter se la magnifique vue !

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BruceL
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to dine and the service was excellent. I would highly recommend this experience to travellers

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceeded expectations with quality of food and breathtaking view.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the number one thing on my to do list for Banff and it did not disappoint. I made my reservation 28 days before, the furthest out that you could book and it was sooooo with it. The Food is incredible. Some of the best that I’ve had anywhere and our server, Cory is what made the evening. He knew his food, his wine and was there when needed but left you alone to eat. 100% recommend this for anyone visiting Banff!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sophia was a phenomenal server ! She took great care of us, and the food was spectacular

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

View was amazing! Food was so delicious!

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kelih
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good, great service. The food was very tasty. Waitress was fabulous

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, fast too. Excellent food quality, and the ambiance is just something else!!

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vipkk821
Vancouver
132 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Even with the heavy smog from the forest fires, we still had a lovely time here. The wind blew the smoke and clouds so we were able to see some of the view during dinner. The food was delicious as always, and our waitress was really sweet. We recommend the chowder, pork, salmon, and beef tartar! Their dessert menu changed everytime we’ve been back but each dessert has been delicious. The prices were a little high but its expected since this is a more special dining experience. We always love this dining experience and will expect to be back here the next time we find ourselves in Banff!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and drinks! Megan made the experience even better by answering all our questions and accommodating our requests.

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MartinP
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was on point from food to service. Do not hesitate to get to the Sky Bistro.

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HelenZ
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

waiting to be seated is a bit long, but food and other service are good.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience5

Very small portion sizes. Food tasted great, and service was very good. Unfortunately, everyone left hungry! Cauliflower main is only 5 individual pieces of cauliflower. Not worth the money

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MikeL
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had one of the best dinners ever!
The food was really good but what really made the evening spectacular was the great service of Daniele her knowledge of the menu and her suggestions were spot on! Sky bistro is very lucky to have a server of her quality! My one con was your whiskey menu actually the lack of it , at a fine dining establishment like yours II really expected better .. that really needs to improve! Thank you for a wonderful evening!

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Veet
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once we got to the observation deck and Sky Bistro it was amazing. However it was extremely expensive for a family of 4 for the Gondola ride up

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nourriture très bonne, mais quantité très petite dans l’assiette.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our honeymoon ! Our waiter brought us some sparkling rosé and the main entreé was amazing (we got the beef short ribs). For the appetizer of scallops, you only get 2 scallops so I would say that’s not worth it for the price.

Also another tip is that we did the combo gondola / sky bistro meal “deal” which allowed us to have an entreé and appetizer. We also ordered some drinks and bread (fabulous).

Note that the servers don’t get tipped much on the above deal, so speak to your server about how to tip appropriately

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Roberto
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Nice view and atmosphere. Not much food selection on menu.

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Mimi
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice view. Good place to go in couple.
Recommend.

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GlobalFoodies
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We booked the Sky Bistro for my parents as a surprise. It definitely exceded our expectations. From the food to the service, everything was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Unfortunately the views were covered due to the fires in BC. Not the restaurants fault of course but still it made the experience a little less enjoyable and spectacular I’m sure. Food was good! Variety/selection was a little disappointing. But the actual taste and presentation and flavours were amazing. Service fantastic. Overall an enjoyable experience!

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Tania
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server, Danielle was amazing! The food was delicious.

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Sky Bistro, Mountain Top Dining @ Banff Gondola is rated 4.7 stars by 816 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.

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