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Sky Bistro - Sky Bistro, Mountain Top Dining @ Banff Gondola, Banff, AB

Sky Bistro, Mountain Top Dining @ Banff Gondola

4.6
4.6
1203 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 98 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Farm-to-table, Contemporary Canadian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 762-7486

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Scott Hergott

  • Private party contact

    Marilu Adams Manager, Brewster Group Service : (800) 661-1750

  • Neighbourhood

    Banff

  • Cross Street

    100 Mountain Ave, Banff

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Banff Roam Bus Transportation - www.roamtransit.com Note: Sky Bistro is atop Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park. Access is either by Banff Gondola or from the hiking trail. ***charges apply for Banff Gondola

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,203 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Most Booked

  • Banff / Canmore

    Best Ambience

  • Banff / Canmore

    Scenic View

  • Banff / Canmore

    Canadian

  • Banff / Canmore

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible views, great food, great drink. This is a must do in Banff!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Portions a little paltry for the $$$, but can’t best that view.
  3. J

    Jeannie

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Views were phenomenal. Food was ok. Ambience and service was definitely an experience.
  4. J

    Jess

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place! I can’t even describe it! the views are incredible, you just have to see if for yourself The food was amazing, well plated and refined. We took the gnocchi, endive salad and short ribs and Wow they were all good! Thank you chef Staff was very kind and helpful If you get a chance to reserve, this is the spot Ah and the smoked old fashioned was the best drink! a you have to try it if you like whiskey!
  5. BT

    BrittanyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing view, amazing food! We thought the prices were so fair for the experience, would have expected to pay more honestly. Will go again on our next trip.
  6. NG

    NinaG

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The view beautiful Our waitress Sarah was exceptional !! Nice experience.
  7. NP

    NaliniP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You did not honor anniversary seat requested, corner seat
  8. CM

    CaitlinM

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and even more amazing views! It was just me and they accommodated one person and sat me by the window with perfect views of the sunset. Dani made me a delicious mocktail and Sarah (my server) was sweet and attentive and just an overall great person. The food was pricier but to be expected and totally worth it! Absolutely delicious!
  9. JF

    JrinFL

    San Diego

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous mountains views available to all diners. Food was presented well, and deftly prepared. Staff wad attentive, knowledgable, and efficient. Would def recommend Sky Bistro to other visitors.
  10. PP

    PriyaP

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 20th anniversary celebration and it was the best decision ever to goto Sky Bistro! We loved it!
  11. J

    Josh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing! Sarah was a great waitress! Excellent service!!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We had a great experience at the Sky Bistro. Our server got a bit busy and things slowed down a bit but we weren’t in any sort of hurry. Food was phenomenal
  13. T

    Trac

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fabulous and enjoyed all our food and everything about our experience!
  14. MM

    MichelleM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience and amazing view! We had the waffle and chicken, the chickpea stew, the Caesar salad with Salmon, and grilled cheese sandwich. All were delicious with chickpea stew and waffle and chicken as highlights. The sangria was also really good. Definitely recommend for a special lunch with incredible views.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service and views are amazing. Did not understand cross contamination with Gluten Free and had dated dessert menu that wasn’t available. Staff was apologetic and great but menus need updated.
  16. PP

    PrinceP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great view , wonderful service, but one bad experience one of the female staff told me that I couldn’t enter bcos I didn’t have a reservation and it could take a month for me to get a reservation, I had to step and go online and I got a reservation for in just 10 mins , it would be nicer if she told me to go Online and check if u can find a reservation instead of making it look so impossible. I loved the garlic bread well made , the 4 corn soup broth was somewhat salty it could be better, the salmon was well cooked that’s great but also on the salty side, the passion fruit cock tail was also wonderful ,it’s a great place
  17. RH

    RichardH

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sky View Bistro does so much more than provide stunning views across The Rockies and Banff. The food is delicious and the service; in our case provided by Eric, is attentive and knowledgeable; both in terms of the menu and the location. Don’t miss the chance to take the steps to the summit of Sulphur Mountain where the views are even more impressive.; especially at sunset. It’s the perfect way to walk off your meal. Once you add the cost of the Gondola tickets, it’s an expensive night out, but it’s worth every penny. Just do it!
  18. AH

    AshleyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anything is great but the clam chowder, fish and burger was so good. Absolutely amazing. Cream brûlée was soooooo good as well for dessert.
  19. PJ

    PhilipJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Had an excellent meal with a view to match, all the staff were very helpful and friendly.
  20. AW

    AnnieW

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Priceless view with delicious food and awesome service
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic views, and equally wonderful food and service. Our party had lunch - soup and salad, chicken and waffles, gourmet grilled cheese and salad, smoked salmon toasts, and grilled chicken over salad. Everyone loved their meal. Try the passion fruit sangria - yum!!! Service and meal were upscale. Definitely an experience not to be missed when visiting the Banff Gondola!
  22. PG

    PascalG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great view. Wish we could have at least 1 table of 4 close to the window.
  23. M

    Megan

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We ate here when we were on vacation and it was a wonderful experience!
  24. DW

    DonW

    Tahoe

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic views! Food and service were top notch!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Très bon service et personnalisés (en français pour nous) nourriture très bonne et le chef s'est donné la peine d'adapter mon repas selon mes allergies et toutes les saveurs à rendu notre repas délicieux
  26. j

    jedinyte

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is a must if you are going to Banff. Go up the gondola early to explore. The food is amazing but the view is insane. Good luck getting that reservation.
  27. CG

    CraigG

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the Chop and Fries, the was enough chop for 2. Could cut back on the portion size and charge a little less. Also, the desert was on the small size. I would still recommend.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The gondola was one our most fun experiences in Banff, and the food here was the best of our whole Canadian Rockies trip. The serving staff was friendly and helpful, even when the place was packed. Reserve for dinner half an hour before sunset - you’ll be after most of the crowds and get the most spectacular view.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, amazing view!
  30. S

    Seema

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eric was fabulous server — we had a great evening b/c of his service & recommendations!
  31. NL

    NickL

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had great service from Sophia, super nice. Food came our fast and was outstanding. Free preseco from the restaurant for our anniversary which was super kind. Overall great experience.
  32. MJ

    ManuJ

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was all good, but our server Maddie made it perfect. She went above and beyond and really took an interest in us and our lives. Maddie is the reason we will come back!!
  33. SR

    SandraR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The overall experience was underwhelming - the food choice quite limited (which is OK if the food is good, but it was no better than an average restaurant). The acoustics in the room make it very noisy and difficult to hold a conversation. Very few tables actually have the view they push in the PR - we didn't get one.
  34. PR

    PRH98

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful spot for a nice meal with outstanding views. Even from the tables farthest from the windows, the view is still amazing. Good time for sure.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good, our server Ian was chill and caring.
  36. L

    Louisep

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great view, service was quick but felt a bit impersonal. food was very nice, portions a little small and cost a little high.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food at 5800 ft elevation. Loved our pork and short rib dinners. Both were delicious!
  38. B

    Bethku78

    Austin

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Our server, Hugo, was amazing and interested in our dining experience. We wish that the food and drink quality lived up to his service and expertise. Our main courses were totally gross (sadly). The food was delivered looking like a kids meal. The presentation was hugely undesirable. The kitchen had trouble preparing medium temp salmon. The restaurant obviously has an unbelievable view. I’d recommend going for drinks and appetizers.
  39. A

    Alberto

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great and memorable experience!!! Absolutely stunning view and delicious food. Our server was so sweet and attentive making our experience that much better. Easily the best restaurant in/near the banff (nothing against the rest, this one just takes the cake). 10 out of 10 definitely recommend!
  40. F

    Foodguy

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Worth it if only for the views. But the food was really quite good and not too pricey. Interesting to try Canadian wines as well. Note however that access is via a pricey gondola ride. But while up there, the outdoor boardwalk and upstairs lookouts and such are an added perk.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Sky Bistro, Mountain Top Dining @ Banff Gondola is rated 4.6 stars by 1203 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 98 times today
Google Map for Sky Bistro, Mountain Top Dining @ Banff Gondola

1 Mountain Ave PO Box 1140 Stn Main, Banff, AB T1L 1J3

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    100 Mountain Ave, Banff

  • Neighbourhood

    Banff

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Farm-to-table, Contemporary Canadian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Banff Roam Bus Transportation - www.roamtransit.com Note: Sky Bistro is atop Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park. Access is either by Banff Gondola or from the hiking trail. ***charges apply for Banff Gondola

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Scott Hergott

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (403) 762-7486

  • Private party contact

    Marilu Adams Manager, Brewster Group Service : (800) 661-1750

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