Juniper Bistro - The Juniper Hotel

4.6
892 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
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.


Our chefs create fresh, delicious meals with a handcrafted and sustainable spirit. We are proud to offer gluten-free and vegetarian options at every meal period.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 892 people are saying
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NicolasB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, efficient and caring service with a big beautiful view on the mountains. Would recommend and come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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vipHazelC
Montreal
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Visited for brunch and they have an excellent menu with lots of classic choices but with an Albertan twist. Great mountain views from the bistro.

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Emma
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great views. Returning customer and will always be back

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JeffM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Were local to Banff and this is a favorite. Highly recommend!

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AmeliaF
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch, flavorful food, great service and the best views of Banff

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IsabelleR
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The salads where very under dressed. The portions where miniature for the price.

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JoshG
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We were quite disappointed at our dinner at Juniper Hotel, having read about it on the Banff parks website as a top place to eat good food (not so much) with a great view (very true). The views are indeed sweeping and lovely although we opted to eat indoors in the cooler weather. The food itself was simply disappointing. They told us they ran out of the compressed watermelon salad after we waited quite a bit for it, so that was a bummer. Instead we choose the black bean soup, which was watery and flavorless. I had the roasted chicken breast which was dry and tasted of low-quality meat: not succulent and tender like well-raised poultry. It was always drenched in a much too salty jus and the polenta cake was like eating a styrofoam block. My daughter got the salmon dish - which we found underwhelming - over some pomme frites that were also (in theme with much the rest of our dinner): dry.

The staff was lovey and accommodating but by far this was the most disappointing meal on our two week stay at Banff.

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AngelaS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We came here for dinner with our two sisters from Montreal. The ambience was non existent, the restaurant is in need of a good clean, paint or something to update it. We had two chicken dinners, one steak and a burger. All were good however our sister (the chef) said there was no seasoning on her steak, we tried a bite and yup needed something on it. Such a shame as it seems to have gone down hill since we were last here in 2017.

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LizB
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful view, great service and food has a delicious taste! I'd love to go back soon but I'm already back home! ;)

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Spirited1
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Just commenting on our last two visits. Maybe it’s COVID related, but Service here is sliding; food is good but it used to be fantastic. Given the focused menu, everything should be phenomenal. I had steak frites and it was flat tasting. Dessert was out of this world though.

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Molly
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was great and the service was exemplary considering the shortage of workers in Banff. The view is worth the visit alone. As a local I like to pop in here with guests to wow and amaze as a super host. You will never be disappointed.

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Sann
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food. Service was friendly but slow. Beautiful scenery.

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ManjuT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. We had booked for breakfast for one day only, but ended up going to Juniper Bistro again for breakfast and dinner. I had loaded French toast for breakfast for both days and it was such a satisfying dish. We had Cauliflower soup, Salmon and Juniper burger for dinner and both of them were fantastic and very flavorful.
To top up the food, the view from both inside and the patio is amazing! I would definitely recommend Juniper Bistro!

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AmyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous dinner—-the best meal we’ve had in the Banff/Lake Louise area, and we’re NYC foodies. Highlights were the chicken, salmon and marrow appetizer. Lovely spot with an amazing view of the Banff area mountains. A must go—we’ll definitely come back!

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Gregory
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our very personable waiter and the food made this hotel restaurant memorable. We booked again.

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LorettaK
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views of the mountains! Excellent food and service!

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NellyV
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This restaurant features some of the most amazing views in Banff, it felt like being inside a postcard. The food is very good, with creative presentation and a variety of choices. Service was friendly, but not very professional.. something for Juniper to work on.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio. One of the best. Thanks !

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Ammar
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a must visit breakfast spot In Banff!! Everything in the menu is great!

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ShiemaraH
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were exceptional. We had patio seating and that was beautiful.

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PalJay
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

One of the nicest views in Banff, but…I’m probably not going back for dinner. Food was ok, but not great. Service was friendly, but unprofessional. Kitchen was slow. Everything could have and should have been better. All in all, a disappointment. If I do return, it will be for brunch only — not dinner.

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Tara
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I've always hated it when a restaurant puts more value on what you pay for the view instead of what the food would taste like, but this is NOT the case for Juniper Bistro.

The Rabbit Benny I had was good - the rabbit meat was dry but the chef compensated it with the hollandaise sauce added with a juniper berry twist! That was ingenious. And the breading under the rabbit wasn't any regular English muffin, no. It was something else that tasted as if it had an undercooked, mochi-ish texture in the middle while remaining crispy outside.

I'd love to stay in this hotel next time to partake of the spectacular views and meals all the time!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We booked this restaurant in hopes that it would be a lovely day & we could sit out on their balcony to enjoy the view. Unfortunately it was raining, but the indoor space of the restaurant also had a great atmosphere. We heard them say they were short staffed, but that did not seem to impact our service. Our waitress did a great job & food was served in a timely manner. I think my main complaint was the food itself. We had some great food, but not always what we ordered. My appetizer was a tomato salad with arugula, but was served with spinach instead. And I ordered the steak & frites with broccolini, but they served it with one piece of broccolini & a bunch of green beans, which is just not the same thing. I understand that items run out, but the annoying part is they did not tell us about this ahead of time & just made substitutes. Also the vegetables on all our plates were not cooked at all. I love al dante, but you could barely cut the vegetables & I know I’m not the only one to comment on this in the reviews. Hopefully this will be taken into consideration for future guests. Otherwise, my steak & frites were delicious & my husband enjoyed his salmon!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had to opportunity to celebrate my birthday at Juniper with the amazing brunch they had to offer. With stunning views of the mountains from right where you’re seated , the food equally compliments the ambience. A must visit place for brunch !

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vipWillemV
18 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juniper is the only restaurant on the other side of the Trans-Canada highway, so their dining room gets to overlook the town of Banff and the Fairmont as well. They have a little seasonal garden on a patio outside as well. Their drinks are mostly gin based, with gins from Banff’s local Park distillery. Their menu is also seasonal, but all the vegetables and meats were incredibly fresh, and so was the fish and scallops that had to come from awhile away. We took 2 hours to enjoy everything and didn’t feel rushed at all even on the busy night. For a bit of tranquility outside of Banff, I would absolutely recommend Juniper for a special meal in this area

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Bert
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent meal. Both specials were up to the billing.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff, food was fresh and delicious

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Sabrina
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Travelled to Banff from Winnipeg with my partner. Chose juniper bistro as our “fancy” meal for the trip. Definitely a great choice! Would recommend trying it out

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EmmaT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views, delicious food, & great service!

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Kristen
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Beautiful view, good food. A little noisy from the highway.

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Foodieadl
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday brunch and it was amazing! They have a braised rabbit benny! Plus there was live music - a lovely singer and her guitar. Amazing 👏

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SueinVernon
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Fantastic view overlooking Banff. Wish there were more vegetarian options1

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PiDj
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Extraordinarily beautiful setting. The staff was very pleasant, we weren't rushed, the Graze Menu has very limited offerings (it's online so we knew that in advance) and the food and service was fine although nothing special.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Short staff - common Banff problem and understandable
Vegetables undercooked ( raw) but on menu as roasted
Food quality good
Heard much better reviews from weekend diners

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HarleenS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soooo delicious! Best breakfast I’ve ever had with an amazing view. French toast is a must!

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RaymondP
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time coming here from Toronto. Food was well prepared and service was great. Love the view by the window. Would definitely recommend.

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vipcasmaf
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Worth going. Nice view from the patio,although a bit a noise from the highway. Did not have a couple of menus items available.

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AnnetteJM
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ambiance is great here. Cozy lounge and restaurant has beautiful mountain view inside and on the patio.
Chicken dish was great. Maybe replace polenta with potatoes..? Our breakfast was good too. Definitely will return to the Juniper bistro.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have discovered a new jewel in Banff. The food is excellent, top quality and taste. Well located with nice view of the mountains and a bit outside of the Banff crowd. Very friendly service. Special mention to Cate our server.

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Juniper Bistro - The Juniper Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 892 OpenTable diners.

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