Juniper Bistro - The Juniper Hotel

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The wall-to-wall glass at the Juniper Bistro looks out over one of the most renowned vistas in North America. Join us for locally-inspired food that’s the ideal complement to a day of hiking, cycling, skiing, or downtown shopping. The Juniper Bistro features seasonal Canadian cuisine in a casual dining atmosphere.



From our in-house bakery to the spirit of our menu, our chefs create fresh, delicious meals with a handcrafted and sustainable spirit. We are proud to offer gluten-free and vegetarian options for every meal.
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must-stop for us for whenever we pass through Banff. We sometimes make trips to Banff just to have breakfast at Juniper. Food here is amazing and priced reasonably. The whole atmosphere along with the view is very inviting and calm. Hands down the best bistro in town, I don’t think we’ll ever have enough of this place!

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Tahoe
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall excellent dining experience. Started with great cocktails (coconut chili margarita was excellent in particular), followed with great starters (wild mushrooms and kale salad were both very good), and kept going with great mains (duck breast was outstanding, wild boar very good). Dessert (campfire tartlett) was very good, too. Quiet and romantic ambience. Great views of the landscape (when the sun is shining). Our server was friendly and considerate.

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JH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to the Juniper Bistro twice now. Our most recent visit was an exceptionally good experience. We were offered a seat by fireplace to enjoy our cocktails, had a delicious meal then sat by the fireplace again to enjoy another drink.

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NN
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, great service and good times. What's not to like about Juniper Bistro

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F
Toronto
43 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came to the Juniper for Valentine's Day. It was $49 for a 3 course meal, which was quite the deal. The portions were a tad bit on the smaller side if you're really hungry but everything was really tasty. Our waiter was also quick, friendly and attentive.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a great night at the Juniper. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding.

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DD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Juniper Bistro’s food, service, and ambiance are all top notch. Every dish we had (both dinner and breakfast) was unique and perfectly executed. The restaurant is a very nice, cozy space with amazing views. We were there with our children and they were treated so well by the staff and their food was amazing too! Can’t wait to return.

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JG
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place in Banff for breakfast !
Always good !
And we are locals !

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s been two days since we’ve eaten there and we are still thinking about our meal. I LOVE that they mark the menu with food allergy info, too. It’s our last night in town and I think we’re going back...

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CC
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food! The mushroom dish was incredible as well as the kale salad.

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c
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We love the Juniper Bistro for its spectacular views and excellent food. It's not an extensive menu, but it has enough choices to satisfy most palates. The Kennebec fries are amazing, some of the best we've ever eaten. Service is friendly and professional. One of the better properties in Banff for a special meal and a great hotel stay.

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food with a view

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TP
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Juniper is cool. The native art & the fireplace are really nice. It's not a hustle type of experience & you can relax & enjoy a fine meal that the staff & cooks take pride in creating.

I would highly recommend it & don't be afraid to try a few things to really see how creative the kitchen is. By the way the drinks were super fun also!!

Tom Pomeroy
Ketchum, Idaho

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BE
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

There were two large parties and not enough staff the night we ate here, so we sat at least 25 mins between getting our table and ordering our food. The food was good but for the price I've had far better dining experiences. It was fine but I wouldn't return.

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Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to the Juniper Bistro many times and have never been disappointed. From the quality of the food, the creativity of the menu, the ambience, the service, everything about this restaurant exceeds my expectations. Highly recommend.

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CB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Juniper Bistro. Great service, stunning view, pleasant atmosphere. Our appetizers were great (bone marrow and jerusalem artichoke soup) and the majority of our entree was wonderful. We ordered the Game Duo, which included confit rabbit and bison two ways as well as some delicious potatoes and various roasted and pickled vegetables. Unfortunately, the bison was far overcooked for our liking. We will probably not order this dish again, but will absolutely return to Juniper -- the view is simply stunning and the service was great! Overall, this restaurant is worth the trip.

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AG
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The restaurant had great reviews but without the view it was just an overpriced restaurant. It was winter and dark so didn’t get the view. The restaurant itself wasn’t anything special but I’m sure in the summer people don’t look inside much. Service was good but not above and beyond considering there were only two other tables. The charcuterie board was excellent but our mains weren’t worth what we paid. Our bill was almost $200 but the experience was not what it should have been.

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AT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We decided to go to dinner here for our anniversary, which was a bit underwhelming. The food was good but nothing was exceptional. I feel the menu needs more thought and the dishes were lacking a balance in flavour. That being said I love that they serve local ingredients!! The view was also quite nice!

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c
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional service and amazing good. Great menu choices and very good selection for dietary restrictions. This was the best breakfast I’ve had in Banff!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

The food it’s pretty regular and the place is not as cool as other restaurants I wen in Banff. My opinion is that is ver bad that has such a good qualification in the web but it’s really not good at all.

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I
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New year celebration

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WK
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is too salty. Gluten free dessert was offered from the set menu - the only menu available for the night.

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M
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Was there for New Years and it was not worth it at all. The food was nothing special at all and was very salty.

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Miami
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome and delicious brunch!!!!!!

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JA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were really happy that a lady in a tea shop in the town recommended going to the Juniper Bistro. It really is a hidden gem. The food was great as well as the ambiance and service.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience! We had a reservation for 6 and we all agreed this was some of the best food we have ever had. The plating is beautiful and everything we ordered was delicious. Service was top notch start to finish. We will definitely be back!!

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LB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Juniper Bistro on Christmas Day. It did not disappoint in any way. All 7 of us were very happy with choices at brunch. Staff were so pleasant and attentive. The view is spectacular!! What a hidden gem. Make a reservation so that you are not disappointed.

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food wasn’t hot. Timing off. Waiter gave a compensatory soup.

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AM
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for brunch and it was amazing. The food is well crafted and tasty. The views are spectacular. It really is a gem.

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DS
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food but very expensive, would not go back since they charge 3$ for 3 pieces of bread, give me a break!

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d
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place for breakfast! Amazing food and killer view of Banff! Prices are very affordable and the quality is top-notch!

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RP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Juniper is truly a gem in the Bow Valley. Having eaten here a number of times, the food has been consistently good. We tend to go for the more unusual dishes and have not been disappointed yet.

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G
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding and our server was wonderful! The views were breathtaking!

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GR
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Ordered the Juniper Benny at our table and it was very bland. Food took an extremely long time to get to us from order and the restaurant was not busy.

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RB
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a must when visiting Banff. View is incredible. Wait staff very helpful. Then hotel has interesting displays of the history of the area.

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OH
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was fantastic. We had a lovely server, I regret not memorizing his name, who was on top of our every desire. The atmosphere was peaceful and personal. The food was great and portion sizes were very generous. We came on a winter night so we unfortunately did not get to experience the view, but the restaurant is beautiful nonetheless. We enjoyed an appetizer, two entrees, a dessert, and a bottle of wine, all under a very affordable bill at the end. I am definitely returning on a summer evening to enjoy a window seat or even patio experience.

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KC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

The ingredients were great, but the cooking was very disappointed. The appetisers were fine. The issues were with the main courses. We pretty much ordered most of the main courses (i.e., steak, pork, fish) and they were consistently poorly executed. I hope it is just that one night that the team does not perform well because the ratings are pretty high for Juniper Bistro.

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r
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Decent food, friendly service.

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RM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

My wife booked this restaurant as part of her 50th birthday celebration weekend in Banff, we actually stayed in this hotel. Review on the internet was great, unfortunately it didn't meet our expectation. The mushroom started she had was overpowered by the sourness of the berries (we assumed) and both the beef and the boar were tough chewy but the seasoning was tasty. The roasted turnip was very nice though. For the price we paid, we were disappointed.
Service was great, thank you. We would have booked for an earlier sitting if we realized that by 6pm, there is no view to be had.

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YY
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful and best kept secret of Banff. I came here to celebrate a birthday and the staff made our party feel very special and welcomed. The views from the restaurant are incredible, the food was amazing (we had brunch), and the staff were kind enough to take our pictures outside on the patio despite it being freezing outside. Thanks again Juniper for a wonderful experience.

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