Sky Bistro, Mountain Top Dining @ Banff Gondola
***please note all seating requests at Sky Bistro are subject to availability.
Highly recommend a nice dinner up at Sky Bistro on your trip to Banff. We hiked up Sulphur mountain, soaked in the views at the decks, then freshened up before drinks & dinner. The drinks, food, view, and staff were amazing!
Very good food. The atmosphere was very nice. Beautilful mountain views. I would reccomend it
An extraordinary dining experience. I had feared that the food would be secondary to the food, but it really wasn’t. Both were exceptional.
Food was amazing! Our server Nikole was extremely professional and excellent at her job.
Such a perfect little spot to finish off a mountain top adventure. It’s a little touristy - of course - it’s the Gondola at Banff. However, it’s quite charming. The view is fantastic and the food is great. Service is world class. Be sure to make a reservation (good chance you won’t get in without one) and have Sky Bistro be a perfect capstone to your experience.
Amazing view, fantastic service and food. Highly recommend. Do the gondola meal package - great value
Our server courtney was excellent..pork fish outstanding
Delightful meals to our surprise given the tendency of similar restaurants to rely on special views and not focus on cuisine. Not at Sky Bistro. They’re the real culinary deal. Beautiful sunset was the icing on the cake.
Unique and memorable experience. Food was tasteful and creatively presented. Service was warm and genuinely friendly.
We wanted to ride the Banff Gondola and experience the view so decided to eat at the restaurant. The main entrée was very good, we had the pork tenderloin. The wine list is limited to Canadian wines only , we had a very nice merlot. The not so good parts were the funny little pieces of dried bread they served with our appetizer and salad, and the fact it took an hour to get our entrees after being seated. Which is sort of hard to complain about since we were there for the view, but not considered great service at a normal restaurant.
Lovely. Food was great and came out quickly. Service was perfect. Everything was spot on.
Absolutely incredible. There is no other place on earth where you can have that dining experience.
Amazing views if you are near the windows! Food was very good -- duck lets were to die for, cocktails were good as was the chocolate dessert. Our server, Alex, has a great personality and added to our experience making it a very enjoyable evening.
Amazing food, our server was Alex who provided excellent service
Breathtaking views, great service and delicious food. Would highly recommend. Only downside is having to pay for gondola ride up.
The best was meeting Hugo! He has amazing people skills and superb customer service!
From the minute we stepped in he was very welcoming!
While waiting for our table we ordered a drink and it was fabulous
Food was good, I recommend the tartare and the steak
Our waitress recommended the duck wings, I ordered but didn’t like them
The chocolate mousse was outstanding, highly recommended
We requested a table by the window but from anywhere you will enjoy the awesome view
A relaxed feel with upscale service and incredible food. We loved our time at Sky Bistro. The service was friendly and professionally and our meal was top notch. I particularly enjoyed the ambiance, which was upbeat yet relaxed and of course complimented by incredible views.
I requested a table by the window for our anniversary, and while we did get a table by the window, it was one of two next to a big rooftop covered in solar panels and electrical work. Still a beautiful view above all of that... but not the picturesque table I’d been excited for over a month. Service was really friendly and lovely, but our server was very clearly overwhelmed with tables near the end of the night and we waited a while to order and receive dessert as well as the bill. The food was great but portions were small, and I don’t mean small considering the price, I mean really just a lot smaller than I’d expect from any restaurant. It was yummy though! Cocktails were also delicious.
I would go back, but I would be sure to ask for an actual window table not next to the rooftop. I’m really not one to complain but I suppose I had high hopes about a really romantic view so I felt quite let down by it even though I tried to not let it get to me... we live in Banff so we can always go back, but I feel like if I was a tourist and it was a once in a lifetime dinner I would have been really upset. I get that you’re paying to dine on top of a mountain and they have their own challenges to face and costs to make up for, but as a result the expectations are really high and I can’t help but say it didn’t really deliver on all fronts for me. I defs wouldn’t go back for an anniversary or special event. Not saying this as a complaint, but just as a recommendation to other diners. Truly appreciated the good food and service otherwise!
The view is more spectacular than you could imagine. Get there early and enjoy a pre-meal cocktail! The service and the quality of the food was excepetional. Far exceeded our expectations. Try the Old Fashioned, the Duck Wings, and the Chowder!
Great location with one of a kind views.
Gondola ride to the restaurant adds to the experience.
The food was above average and just needed some extra tweaks to take it up a notch.
We had the best seat in the corner window with great vistas.
Arrive early than booked and request a window seat it’s worth the wait.
The over all package was excellent with regards to all the components, arrival, views, food and service.
Attention to detail was off the charts at Sky Bistro, the drinks and food were fantastic. The views and culinary experience are ones you will not get at many places.
Excelent food, view, service... Everything was amazing!
Great dinner and fantastic views. The service was amazing
Didn’t get a window seat, waited 15 mins after our stated reservation, waiter forgot the bread, seat right under air conditioning so it was too cold even after hostess turned it off. The food was a bit disappointing in the quality.
Amazing views and great service, everything was awesome!
Good food. A little busy which led to longer waits for service. Overall you go for the view
Food was excellent! The duck wings and seafood chowder were unbelievably good!
Our server was great. We were disappointed that we didn’t get a window seat but the view from our table was still outstanding😍
View and service were awesome. Chowder was excellent. My Halibut was tasteless. My wife’s “striploin” was tough and tasteless - seemed more like pork than beef.
Our server was also a sommelier and helped us select the perfect wine for our dinner. The chef was nothing less than amazing. He has won an award for his roast pork. And he has an outstanding duck leg recipe that we had as an appetizer. It was so good, we had it again for dessert.
We had a wonderful dinner at Sky Bistro. Our server, Nicole (I think) was friendly and informative. Our party of four enjoyed everything that we ordered but two of the things that I particularly enjoyed were the duck wings with Saskatoon berry compote and award winning pork tenderloin. If you are in Banff you should dine at Sky Bistro. Amazing food with amazing views!
Fabulous food with stunning ever changing views at the top of the mountain. Wine list is not cheap though but food portions generous and very tasty. Perfect 👌
Then pork entree was absolutely the best I've tasted on this trip.
Greet food but poor service which is really irritating considering the money and effort you have to put forth to get there.
A wonderful experience. The food was top notch, the views spectacular.
Panoramic view also at early night. Attendants friendly and efficents. The food is like amazing! We ate beef and seafood and both were very tasty and soft. Need reservation. Fair price.
Fabulous place with delicious food and great service! Memorable!
Went for my boyfriends birthday our server Eric was awesome only one complaint would be when we sat at our table and wanted to have a drink before ordering he did mention they were fully reserved for the evening and we will need to order sooner then later. Considering we had reservations for a month we felt that was unprofessional to say, no high end restaurant we've ever been to has a server said something like that to us. Kayle- who is a chef in the kitchen, made our dinner experience amazing !! I would recommend this restaurant to our family and friends the service we received from the chefs and restaurant manager really did go above and beyond and the food was SO amazing! This is now one of the restaurants we're considering for our pre-Christmas dinner with our family ! Thank you Sky Bistro for making my boyfriends birthday one he will never forget !!
The Sky Bistro was an amazing experience, my family of four enjoyed the ambiance and setting of the mountains. the food was good, well prepared and cooked to the correct request however, my server got my order incorrect and I missed out on my appetizer. non the less the dining experience I still rate very highly.
I would definitely recommend to anyone that enjoys well prepared food with an upper price point to eat and enjoy. The only knock towards the whole experience was the fact we paid the Gondola fees for the entire family, this added $68 per person to the meal. But I paid it and would pay it again Thank you Sky Bistro for wonderful experience.
We loved dining at Sky Bistro! This was our first stop on a long weekend trip to Banff. The views were breathtaking and the service was excellent. The food was great and although a little pricey, the overall experience is worth it!