Sky Bistro, Mountain Top Dining @ Banff Gondola
***please note all seating requests at Sky Bistro are subject to availability.
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
Sky Bistro was the absolute most perfect ending to our Banff trip! The atmosphere was great, service even better, and food was delicious! We cannot wait to return in a few years! HIGHLY recommend!
Wish there was more stars for the quality of the food, 5 doesnt do it justice.
we had arrived on Christmas day for our reserved time. upon being told to wait 10 minutes for tables to clear (which we were okay with) other people that were waiting after we arrived got seated first which was a window seat that we requested.
The ambience and excellent service from staff was fantastic. The food was exquisite!!
Will definitely be returning!!!!!!
From the moment we walked up to the reservation desk to our last mouthful of dessert, we felt like we had found a truly spectacular restaurant. Our cocktail service by Jenny and Katie was exceptional. Courtney was an outstanding server who provided outstanding food and wine recommendations. Our appetizers of duck wings and bison tartare and with mains of beet gnocchi, the tomahawk chop, venison and roasted chicken made this more than just a dining experience. Courtney did not lead us astray! Thank you!!!
Staff was welcoming from moment we arrived at Banff Gondola , blankets were supplied for trip . Meal was amazing and wine list with Canadian content was well received by my family . This was second time at Sky Bistro so enjoyed the seasonal menu for winter . Will certainly be back
Sky Bistro is a awesome place to go. High in the mountains, the view is unbelievable. The staff is very friendly, food is awesome.
It was quite lovely. Very friendly and fun staff. It was great to be on the mountain in the evening hours . A totally different and delightful experience. Thank you.
What an amazing evening. As locals we have been up a number of times it not at night. We loved the ride up, the beautiful seasonal decorations and our meal and service was exceptional. We felt quite special!
Excellent food. Enjoyed the Polenta dish which was served with a crisp kale and baked tomato. Delicious. Excellent wine selection and great, professional service.
A FANTASTIC experience overall. A wonderful treat. The entire complex is wonderful. I had been wanting to see the whole place ever since I saw the Architectural rendering that was in the paper as construction started on the renovation. We took advantage of the Locals Special for an anniversary dinner. Later on I remembered the wonderful meals I had at Georgio's in Banff. It's great to have that style and substance back again. Casual and classy.
House soup was very tasty, salads (beet and the squash) were wonderful. Entrees were great!!! (Tomahawk Pork Chop & Chicken) The rague under the chicken could be a dish on its own. Dessert: Raspberry gelato -Fantastic, refreshing. PB & Bannna Mousse - Not so great. Wonderful idea. The PB and banana part were stiff. Almost felt dried out, definitely not light or airy like expected for a mousse. Flavours worked well though.
I've already recommended the dinning experience to a few friends.
Great service and phenomenal food! A must do when in Banff.
Excellent food in a spectacular setting. There’s always a risk that this type of place could be a mediocre tourist trap, but not so here! The food is outstanding. Very high quality dinning experience. Unique dishes and good service. The Chef came out to discuss how the venison should be prepared, and it came out great!
Amazing food and excellent service! cant wait to go back.
Had a great time up at the sky bistro! Food and atmosphere was amazing
Eric was fantastic !
Being locals in Canmore we would come more often if Gondola was free.
Too expensive to pay dinner & gondola.
And lots of choices for great food in Canmore & Banff.
So you need to make it worthwhile.
I noticed most of dinning room was from Canmore as
we knew a few tables.
Really enjoyed our evening.
I did not realize when I booked the Bistro that we needed to take a gondola ride to the top of the mountain. We did initially have an issue regarding paying for the gondola ride at a cost of $50pp. We would not have paid and gone elsewhere, so the ticket agent gave us tickets for free. Beyond that the location is unique, and our dinner was lovely. I ordered the pork, it was very tender. The wine selection was interesting, all BC wines. Both of our wines were above average. Our server was attentive and she made good recommendations. I cannot remark on the views because it was too dark outside.
The servers were amazing and very accommodating. The views are breath taking. Gondola ride in November is pretty cold but they give you blankets on the ride down.
The venison was perfect all around. Bison tartare was delicious.
It is the perfect way to cap off a Banff Gondola trip - especially during the winter months. The dishes we ordered were perfect and our waitress chatted us up just the right amount.
Such a great spot! We loved the ambiance and the food was amazing!
My wife and I dined here for our 29th wedding anniversary. So thankful that my wife made the reservations. This was a true 5 star experience. All staff from hostess, waiter, and manager were top notch. The ambiance was amazing...most beautiful views, noise level was on the quiet, light levels were low. Food was very good!
Ambiance is nice, service is decent, but value is outrageous. Very small portions and extremely overpriced. I'd recommend several other places in Banff before this one.
Yes but on summer only because in November everything is dark so you can't see anything outside for the view. We came because it was "local day". Food was ok, but not very much in the plate for the price. I took the fish and tomatoes that come with it were burnt, so I just eat the fish and the purée ...
Amazing setting and food and service were very good.
Our experience at Sky Bistro was one of a kind! From the gondola ride up to the menu, everything was perfection.
Very friendly and prompt service and catered to a celiac diet as well.
We were going for the locals’ special ,looking forward to the included gondola ride and 50% off Canadian wines but with low expectations for the food. Wow, we’re we wrong The food was outstanding! We shared the bison tartar It’s complex flavours make it a delight worthy of being a signature dish anywhere I had the venison loin and MaryAnna had the cod both were again very complex. The BC Meritage was perfect We shared the toffee cake Service was as good as the food and the views are spectacular
This is a restaurant whose quality deserves to be a “ go to” place on its own merits apart from its location