Sky Bistro, Mountain Top Dining @ Banff Gondola
***please note all seating requests at Sky Bistro are subject to availability.
Considering the food alone, I would have to say it was probably the best meal I've ever eaten. But, with the view added to it it was spectacular. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Sky Bistro was absolutely amazing and a must for anyone visiting Banff! The food and service was excellent. Every dish we had was fabulous. Definitely recommend the escargot and dessert platter. Would go here again in a second, absolutely stellar experience!
Very nice. Professional , very good waiter, We felt welcomed and appreciated. Food was perfect Setting is 10 !!!!!
Best place to eat. People are friendly too. I would certainly recommend it.
Alex was awesome
The service was accommodating and friendly, and the bar service very good. The food was good, not great, but the portions were so small they were appalling. We asked the server if a salad was sufficient as an entree, his answer wasn't very clear, so we ordered a salad and an appetizer + an entree all to share. Usually that is enough unless the server tells us the menu is made to share (tapas style) and he/she recommends more - that did not happen here. Also, we asked for some of the salad toppings to come on the side so the salad itself could be vegan. This was honored; however, the items were put in ramekins on the side of the plate rather than on a separate plate, and in short, as a result, the salad was barely a handful. We even saw the table next to us receive their salad as-is, and it was MUCH larger and in an even larger plate. It's such a petty thing but also such a simple thing to have avoided by the BOH and FOH staff. We were generally displeased with the overall experience and walked away hungry - we skipped dessert for fear of it being disappointing and overpriced, and we instead ate granola bars after our meal... Between the cost of the exorbitant gondola and the subpar meal, we could have gone back to Lake Louise to ride the gondola on the mountain again and eaten a much better meal with better service again at the Post Hotel and Spa. Pretty unfortunate.
Endroit unique où le paradis rejoint de l’excellente gastronomie. Que des produits locaux, la cuisine et produits canadiens sont mis en valeur et c’est une grand succès. Très bon service en plus, ce fut une très belle expérience!
Absolutely amazing dining experience with great food and staff, portion size was small for the price. The view while eating was second to none and the whole establishment was so welcoming. Great for a fine dining experience for delicacy food and amazing wine/drinks, just don’t come super hungry.
It was incredible - service was excellent, food was way better than I could have ever imagined, and the VIEW!
Best part about the whole night; the kitchen and service staff all signed my husbands’ birthday card! They were so kind!
Always a winner with visitors to Banff. Views combined with superb food and service. We love it here!
Thought the prices were a little steep especially since you have to take the $60 gondola ride up but it’s totally worth it. Everything that we were served, including drinks, was amazing!!! Been craving it all after walking out the doors.
To dine with this view was a once in a lifetime experience. The venue was clean, welcoming, and lively. The staff is very alert and happy to please - a huge shoutout to the manager who made it around to every table getting to know each of us and ensuring a pleasant experience. Our server was informative and friendly. The food was delicious; zero complaints. I would highly recommend this location to anyone looking to experience the best of Banff.
We could only get a 4:30pm reservation and it turned out to be the perfect way to enjoy the daylight view on our way up the gondola and then sunset during dinner. My friends had the polenta which had too much of a chili powder flavor but I had the chicken and it was one of the most delicious things I’ve eaten in my life. Had the Cherry-O cocktail which was beautiful but too richly flavored with spices for my taste. Our server Andy was great and the hostess who helped get our coats was genuinely friendly. Would definitely recommend the dining experience while at the top of the gondola. It’s pricy but less so than many of the Banff restaurants we dined at.
Great view, delicious food, wonderful company.
Worth the prepaid “gondola experience” if you’re planning to eat dinner.
Awesome view! The ceased salad and tomato soup were amazing. I highly recommend during the day or as the sun is setting.
Great food. Really good selection. The soup and duck salad were great. The venison was tender. The beef was also very good.
The view really can't be beat. The food and service were outstanding. The only negative is the dessert menu was somewhat limited but the items were very good. The other thing to keep in mind is you have to purchase a $65 ticket to get there.
Outstanding, wonderful view. Great service and delicious food. Great value.
Great experience, definitely worth it to purchase the gondola and meal package. Food and service was fantastic but the view is the real star.
This was a fantastic place. If you go during the winter, bundle up enough to do the boardwalk, and I’d recommend eating before 6pm, so you can see the sunset. The food was absolutely on point and the views coming down at night were beautiful.
Food was spectacular. Service was amazing and our server treated us well. I loved how the workers would come and check up on us even though they weren’t serving us. I would recommended this to anyone that comes to Banff. An experience you can’t miss. Only bad side was the wine listings were a bit to high priced for what they were worth for.
What a fantastic event, view and a fabulous dinner, can’t go wrong, great anniversary date!!!
Thank you will be back!
We tried the salmon salad, escargot, chowder, beef entree, and chicken entree. Everything was exquisitely plated and tasted amazing! We will definitely go back.
The experience was amazing the only complaint would be our waitress asked us where we were from and told her we were from Toronto and told us people in the area don’t like people from Toronto, wasn’t the best intro. The food, drinks & view was amazing
Got there a little earlier than our reservation but they couldn't seat us. Too bad the sun set a little earlier, but still a great time. Food was the star of the show. The mountain mule is top notch.
While our soup and meals were very tasty, my husband’s short-rib meal was cold. He was disappointed.
The food was amazing and the service very good. Our reservation was for after dark, so we lost the view, but the ambiance was very nice. The restaurant was at 100% capacity, but we didn't feel crowded or too close to other diners. Prices are a bit of a splurge, but WELL worth it.
Food was overpriced and underflavored. Not very many options on the menu. Definitely great place for drinks but head down the mountain for food.
Went for the view but was more impressed by the food! The tomahawk chop was one of the best I’ve ever had. Bison tartare and Beet salad were amazing as well.
Everything about this restaurant was worth it. The views, the food, the service. I would recommend it to anyone in Banff either visiting or permanent residents.
Great dining experience with stunning view.
Awesome food, view and service.
Great food and great service!!
We went for Nee Year’s Eve and it was delightful. Food tasted amazing, service was perfect and ambiance was exactly what we were looking for.
Celebrating early New Year’s
everthing was great. just wish the portion sizes would have been bigger for the price. I would recommend. :)
Amazing food, views and service. Our server Alex was outstanding! Would highly recommend to anyone.
Beautiful views. Fabulous food. Wonderful ambiance. Food took a while to come out but otherwise a great experience!
Amazing, food and views are spectacular