Juniper Bistro - The Juniper Hotel

4.6
488 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Canadian, Organic, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am
Brunch
Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm
Bar
Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(844) 370-5619
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Darcy Townshend
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Private party facilities
Our Vermilion Lakes Room is conveniently adjacent to the Juniper Bistro and is available as a private function room with southerly facing views allowing for abundant light and stunning mountain vistas. An ideal venue for smaller gatherings.
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Private party contact
Christy Massey: (403) 763-6202
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mt Norquay Road
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Parking details
Free parking adjacent to the Hotel & Bistro.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Creative bar drinks, excellent service and food. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent meal in a beautiful location, I would recommend the Bistro to anyone looking to have a special meal with the best vibe in Banff.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food and service! I ordered a beer and did not like it and ordered wine instead. My husband though frank my beer and they did not charge us for it! The steak was probably the best I have ever had! Wonderful place and great vacation find!

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Everything was amazing - the gorgeous views, the service, the food. The cocktail mixologist is an absolute genius, we tried 4 from the menu and each was incredibly creative and delicious. Highly recommend the bacon and scallop entree.

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3.0Dined on August 10, 2018

We read some review in trip advisor and tried the place but the quality of the food was not so good . May be we are Italian and we are quite critical with food but we’d never come again
The staff was nice and try to make our dinner good

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Great ambience, good service. Food was good though little pricey. Wild boar was tasty & tender and not gamey tasting. Halibut was good but small portion.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Truly one of the best places my family and I ate while in Banff. The view is spectacular, and the food is delicious!

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

About an hour before our reserved time, I needed to change our original reservation that I booked through Open Table so I phoned and spoke to a gentleman named Matthew. I needed to change the time of the reservation (as we were running late) and the number of people (another couple decided to join us last minute). This was a dinner for my husband's 60th birthday so I wanted it to be a nice evening. Matthew was extremely accommodating. He was able to move our reservation to a later time and to allow for the larger number of people. Once we arrived, it was Matthew who was our waiter and he was excellent! We couldn't decide about eating on the patio or not and he was of the opinion that it may be too chilly and that we would be bothered by the mosquitos. However, the birthday boy wanted to see for himself so by Matthew's suggestion we had our drinks and appetizers on the outside patio and then he moved us back inside to our table for the entree. So nice that he held our table inside while we socialized on the patio before dinner. The food was delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed our birthday celebration at the Juniper Bistro. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Unique menu using all locally sourced ingredients. We had the wild boar, the scallops, the Gnocchi and a very good cheesecake dessert. Unfortunately the espresso machine was down that night. Will, our server was excellent. The view was amazing - well worth the drive from our hotel - the Fairmont Banff Springs.

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1.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Didn’t have brunch as advertised. Naked us as a no show

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Very friendly service. Beautiful view of banff mountains. Right off the high way, easy access.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The best food in town and an amazing view. Ask for Will‘s homemade lemonade (it is not on the menu).

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

The mushroom appetizer was exceptional. We went back for breakfast the day after.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Truly incredible food and service. The halibut was one of the best meals I’ve ever had, and both of us enjoyed everything we ordered.

Everyone who worked there was kind, enthusiastic, and helpful.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2018

It was a lovely setting for a dinner out in Banff. The heirloom tomato and mushroom appetizers were the highlights of the meal. The duck was pretty good and presented beautifully. We were not as pleased with the halibut preparation. Our server was great.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Great food and great views. Loved the Bacon and Scallops. It was my birthday and they brought out our dessert with a nice birthday message in chocolate.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Everything was awesome !! Ben was a great waiter. Highly recommend to venture outside of downtown Banff.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

So glad we made a reservation! They seemed to be pretty short staffed (which I gather happens often as it does everywhere in Banff) and had to start turning people away so that the kitchen didn’t get too overwhelmed. Seated inside while waiting for the patio and started with a few Caesar’s (get them - the bacon garnish is fantastic!). Server was running around like a maniac but always seemed to know when we needed a refill. Was also warned when we sat down that food was about a 40min wait (it was less than that though). The food is worth the wait as is the view! Driving by for 10years and never stopped in. Now I will (Also saw a few people march off in anger as they didn’t ‘wait to be seated’ and tried to make a mad rush for the patio. This isn’t a place to be pushy). Enjoy the food and prepare to stay for a bit.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We came straight off the mountain mid-evening and booked online for a table for eight. Arrived about 20 minutes after making the reservation - they were expecting us and seated us promptly. They were polite about us arriving later in the evening, slightly more disheveled than the other lingering guests.

Food and service were good.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Great setting to see the lake and soaring mtns. Try the tomato salad! Delicious dressing and buffalo mozzarella. Liquidity Pinot was perfect with my steak.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Phenomenal - absolutely phenomenal... some of the most creative dishes we’ve had in years.

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Beautiful setting in the Banff area
Very good food , interesting local fare, recommend the wild boar , well priced

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Outstanding... They require 50 characters so... OUTSTANDING

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The menu is pretty restricted, but everything the group ordered was incredible. The ingredients quality was evident and the service extremely friendly.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

We enjoyed a great lunch here, but felt extremely sorry for the wait staff. Terribly understaffed...the very good waitress worked the entire restaurant with limited assistance from the greeter. Wonderful start to our Banff vacation.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

This is an awesome and perfect place for dates. Very nice location and ambiance
Definetely 15/10. I love everything about this place and the server was so nice too and wild boar dish is the best.

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2018

We had a group of 12 and they were able to accommodate us all at a single table. The wait staff handled us flawlessly. The food and service were excellent and the views from the patio are spectacular. I would highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Delicious dinner, in fact the best dinner we had in Banff. Spectacular view from the terrace. We very much enjoyed our food, the tomato salad & a delicious broccoli soup followed by the halibut and my husband had the scallops. The chocolate tart was very rich and enough to share, although I’m a chocoholic and would have eaten the whole slice without any complaints

They also have a nice wine list, reasonably priced. No need to order the most expensive wine, unless you ate very wealthy, as their private importation selection is quite good.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Beautiful outdoor patio and well executed local foods brunch menu. Would definitely visit again.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Incredible views from the patio. Creative menu. The beet gnocchi was fabulous.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

One of my all time favs. Thanks.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

We were on vacation from Washington DC and came here for dinner one evening. It was fabulous! We had the lamb and beet dishes. And the view was stunning.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

The food was excellent and the views spectacular!

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Delicious food and beautiful view. We love to come the Juniper for brunch!

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Food and scenery were very good. However, our service was mediocre and our main course took over an hour to arrive after the appetizers. Dessert should have been complimentary but it wasn’t even offered.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Such a gorgeous deck overlooking the Bow Valley. I took quite a few family members, visiting from all over the country, and from age 4 to age 50, everyone was completely satisfied and happy!! I'd go here again in a heart beat!

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great spot- can't beat the view!! Service took a little long but it was worth it!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great food and Brian who served us was very pleasant and nice to talk to

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Fantastic! One of best meals ever! Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Australian visitors ( 6 of us ) dined outside. The food was fresh, delicious modern cuisine. My favourite meal in 3 weeks travelling Canada. The setting is spectacular too. I recommend the duck and chocolate tart. Service could be improved. We had quite a wait for food and drink once seated.

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