Sky Bistro, Mountain Top Dining @ Banff Gondola

4.6
735 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.
What 735 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing expirence, our server Courtney was a delight and gave us an amazing expirence. Would highly reccomend!

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vipGemmer
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food to go with the amazing views. I can’t wait to go back in the summer.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, ambience, VIEW and the service was amazing!! We will be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food, awesome service and a fantastic view

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vippamhiker
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here, the escargot, beet salad and beef short rib were delicious. The short rib was melt in your mouth fabulous. The pumpkin bread pudding with foie gras could have been warmer. The views are spectacular. Make sure you allow enough time (30-40 minutes) to walk/hike to the top of the lookout. Well worth the money!

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Mountaingirl
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food is always excellent, and being vegan I love the options they have for us.
My only recommendation would be more wine options. The least expensive reds are $60. And for someone who loves to hike up mountains and drink wine with delicious food often. This can be a little tough on the budget.
The service and ambience have been just wonderful every time I have been here 😊😊

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DMDD
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best dining experience in Banff. Good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

It was good. Limited on some drinks. But was a good experience, maybe skittle crowded / noisy for high end date you’d expect for the price.

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Tartar was great as was the chicken. Escargot was undesirable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

So worth it

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KendallB
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Our meals were delicious, the view was beautiful and I’d definitely eat here again

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BruceB
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a great meal & surrounding...........................................................................

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5stars
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would definitely recommend it! Great atmosphere, food and views!

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Sunshine
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Spectacular view and food is amazing...especially the chowder.

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Catherine
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, the view even better! The Valentine’s Day rose was a lovely touch!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The dining experience here, is on par with the view. Seriously, the head chef and service team have worked really hard to provide a humbling experience with incredible food. The atmosphere is unpretentious and welcome - all served up with one of the best views in the Canadian Rockies! thank you!!

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RachelG
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely experience. Very romantic setting and fantastic food.

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clintr
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Awesome service and friendly, very covid safe

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KatD
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a lovely early evening dining experience, watching the sunset and alpen glow. The food was excellent, as was the service. The protocols for COVID were very well done, especially the dividers between tables which actually look very attractive, aside from being functional. Thank you!

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Mandy
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing! I didn't enjoy the gondola ride up because it scared me but the food and the views at the top made it worth it.

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MichelleH
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was one of the best and unique dining experiences we have ever had! Eric was our server and he was fantastic. Very attentive but did hover where you felt rushed. The only down side was we were told we had 1 1/2 hours to dine, we drinks, appy's main course etc... this did make us feel a bit rushed.

We would recommend making a reservation to enjoy the sunset. Spectacular.

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DanielG
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nous allons retourner c est certains
La nourriture était excellente !

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Hawa79
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience4

Service wasn’t the greatest. Our appetizers arrived before our drink order did. Took our waitress over 5 minutes to come to our table after we were seated. Food was mediocre at best. Portion sizes are way too small. My husband ordered the gnocchi and it literally had 10-12 pieces and that was it. He left dinner still hungry. My seafood was over cooked and dry. We will not be returning to Sky Bistro.

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Lucky
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice Dinner, Tables perfectly spaced out with lots of room for Social Distancing.

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JohnE
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed the view and the food. We will definitely be going back again.

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DavidD
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and the most spectacular view. Our waiter Tim was knowledgeable and very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food and spectacular views. Appreciated the lovely mocktails on the menu.

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AstridP
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there for the birthday of my friend and mine. We've spend an awesome evening in an awesome place... The drinks were really great and the food even more...! Perfect place, great memories...!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great views and awesome service.

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KitB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Short ribs were fantastic! Service was as well. Dine there if you can.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining with greatest view. Amazing service from our waiter Tim.

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JulieL
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing view, this will be the first thing you notice! Great menu with good variety. Very romantic spot, you will be surrounded by couples! great service, very quiet atmosphere, overall great dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful evening with great service. Tim was extremely nice and helpful. Great suggestions for the wine and menu.

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HelenK
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Surprisingly high quality and unique food across a wide selection.

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RyanH
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A must do- if fine dining at 7500ft in the Rocky Mountains interests you. The food is spectacular and delicious with service to match.

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Karla
Edmonton
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience3

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.

Food....
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.

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Audrey
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic Service, Food was amazing, can't beat the view, would definitely recommend.

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MarieB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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Sky Bistro, Mountain Top Dining @ Banff Gondola is rated 4.6 stars by 735 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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