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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
2075 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.


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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 42 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Farm-to-table, Contemporary Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–7:30 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 2,075 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Romantic

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Great for scenic views

  • Banff / Canmore

    Romantic

  • Banff / Canmore

    Great for scenic views

  • Banff / Canmore

    Canadian

2,075 Reviews
  1. Ayman

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. The view is beautiful

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love everything there from the services to the food

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Definitely a cool experience. Unfortunately our service was poor. Our food took an hour to come out and our server rarely checked on our table. The food was good overall. My pork chop was cool by the time it came out but still had good flavor. Would recommend the seasonal vegetable and the truffle potatoes. They were delicious.
    Sky Bistro, Mountain Top Dining @ Banff GondolaResponded on April 6, 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your recent visit to Sky Bistro. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the Tartelette and that some of the dishes, such as the pork chop and sable fish, met your expectations. However, we sincerely apologize for the inconsistencies and shortcomings you encountered with the beef short rib, duck, and sable fish sides. Your feedback regarding the temperature of the dishes and the undercooked sunchokes is valuable to us, and we will address these concerns with our culinary team to ensure improvements are made. We're also sorry to hear about the challenges you faced with flagging down a waiter and the overall slow service. This is not the standard of service we aim to provide, and we're disappointed to hear that it detracted from your dining experience. Rest assured, we will address these concerns with our service team to ensure better communication and efficiency in the future. On a positive note, we're glad to hear that you enjoyed the cocktails and found the surroundings majestic. We truly appreciate your feedback and will use it to improve our offerings and service. We hope you'll consider giving us another chance in the future to provide you with the exceptional dining experience we're known for. Warm regards, Olivia Food & Beverage Manager

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  4. Lisa

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you are looking for fine food in a breathtaking location the Sky Bistro is it. Obviously the culinary team works at the highest levels to prepare dishes such as duck wings, cassoulet, and Bison with potato gratin and fresh root vegetables. Decent wine list and solid cocktails round out the experience. If you prefer a more casual experience with a less indulgent palate then the buffet next door would be suitable. Georgia was an experienced and professional server with a joyful persona as were many of the staff. This exceeded the Instagram expectations. Come on people.. make an effort on smart casual and leave the backwards baseball cap at home.
    Sky Bistro, Mountain Top Dining @ Banff GondolaResponded on April 6, 2024
    Dear Lisa, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Sky Bistro! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our fine dining offerings and found our location breathtaking. It's wonderful to know that our culinary team's efforts shone through in dishes like the duck wings, cassoulet, and Bison with potato gratin and fresh root vegetables. We're proud to have Georgia and our other staff members on our team, and we're thrilled to hear that their professionalism and joyful personas contributed to your positive experience. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon! Warm regards, Olivia Food & Beverage Manager

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  5. TomW

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good atmosphere, great staff. Easy to make a reservation; they even accommodated us when we miscalculated the time and accepted us almost an hour early! Thank you!
    Sky Bistro, Mountain Top Dining @ Banff GondolaResponded on April 6, 2024
    Dear TomW, Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere and found our staff to be great. We always strive to provide exceptional service, and it's wonderful to know that we were able to accommodate your reservation even when there was a timing mix-up. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we appreciate your positive feedback. We look forward to hosting you again soon! Warm regards, Olivia Food & Beverage Manager

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  6. Ilovefood

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing experience! This place is a must when in Banff. Dinner, the view, the gondola ride…. All of it. Absolutely amazing!!!
    Sky Bistro, Mountain Top Dining @ Banff GondolaResponded on April 3, 2024
    Dear Ilovefood, Thank you for your review! We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing experience at Sky Bistro. It's fantastic to know that you enjoyed not only the dinner but also the breathtaking view and the gondola ride. We truly appreciate your recommendation, and we hope to welcome you back for another unforgettable experience in the future! Best regards, Olivia Food & Beverage Manager

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  7. MatthewB

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Tough review to write as we were very excited about this dining experience. Many dishes were well prepared and served, but the Pork Chops we ordered were served raw. Properly cooking a thick chop takes time, and we waited a terribly long time for our mains to be served. Still what came out was barely seared. After the wait, we decided not to send it back as we had low confidence we'd ever see the food again. The restaurant is clearly understaffed, food was being served by kitchen staff. Across a 3 hour seating, our server came to us exactly 3 times, each time only because we had to waive her down. For a $450 meal, I don't usually accept having to ask for plates to be cleared. Ultimately a very poor experience for a significant cost. Would not recommend, will not return.
    Sky Bistro, Mountain Top Dining @ Banff GondolaResponded on March 26, 2024
    Dear MatthewB, Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience at Sky Bistro with us. We sincerely apologize that your visit did not meet your expectations and for the challenges you encountered during your meal. We understand your disappointment with the preparation of the Pork Chops and the delays in receiving your mains. Your feedback about the lack of attentiveness from our server is also concerning, as providing exceptional service is paramount to us. Rest assured, your comments have been shared with our Food & Beverage Directors for further review and improvement. Your insights are invaluable to us as we strive to continuously enhance our guest experiences. We genuinely appreciate your feedback, and it will help us to address areas for improvement. We hope you'll consider giving us another opportunity to provide you with the exceptional dining experience we aim to deliver. Thank you once again for sharing your feedback with us. Warm regards, Olivia Food & Beverage Manager

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  8. GinandTonic

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful experience! We were a large group and enjoyed great service and excellent food and drinks. The seafood chowder is delicious! Several in our party ordered burgers and all said it was the best burger they have ever had. Fantastic food and fantastic views, I highly recommend
    Sky Bistro, Mountain Top Dining @ Banff GondolaResponded on March 22, 2024
    Dear GinandTonic, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that your group enjoyed great service and excellent food and drinks during your visit to Sky Bistro. It's fantastic to know that our seafood chowder left a delicious impression and that the burgers were a hit among your party. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we can't wait to welcome you back for another memorable dining experience! Warm regards, Olivia Food & Beverage Manager

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We made reservations separately with Open Table after booking our Gondola tickets. Our reservation was at 7pm, but we got there super early and asked whether we can be seated early. They were so wonderful to accommodate us. Our family had a great view of the mountains, too. We ordered the short ribs and pork chops with Caesar salad. My youngest one ordered the burger with fries. Every dish was fantastic!! My husband raved about the pork chops and even called it “pork wagyu.” My older son finished every bite of his short ribs. This was a wonderful way to end the day!
    Sky Bistro, Mountain Top Dining @ Banff GondolaResponded on March 20, 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent dining experience with us. We're delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful time at Sky Bistro! It's always a pleasure to hear such positive feedback about service and our menu offerings. We'll be sure to pass along your compliments to our culinary team, especially regarding the "pork wagyu" pork chops! It's truly heartwarming to know that we were able to provide you and your family with a memorable dining experience to end your day. We look forward to welcoming you back to Sky Bistro in the future for another fantastic meal with stunning views. Warm regards, Olivia Food & Beverage Manager

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and awesome view. Our waitress was friendly and provided great service.
    Sky Bistro, Mountain Top Dining @ Banff GondolaResponded on March 27, 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our delicious food and breathtaking view. Our team works hard to provide friendly and attentive service, so we're thrilled that you had a positive experience with our waitress. We hope to welcome you back soon for another fantastic dining experience! Kind Regards, Olivia Food & Beverage Manager

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FAQs

Sky Bistro, Mountain Top Dining @ Banff Gondola is rated 4.6 stars by 2075 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 42 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–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–7:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • 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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