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Juniper Bistro - The Juniper Hotel

4.3
4.3
1112 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Welcome to Juniper Bistro.

Uplifting: Naturally.

The panoramic mountain view from Juniper Bistro lifts our spirits every day. This place inspires delicious dishes, always made from scratch. Proudly independent, we support local suppliers who share our care for the planet.

The recipient of multiple Best of the Bow dining awards, including Best Dinner, Best View and Most Romantic, guests love our spacious patio and welcoming atmosphere. Chef Catherine Bohn and her team celebrate the freshest regional ingredients, with options for plant-based diners as well as high quality, ethically sourced proteins.

Try our Juniper Salad with just-picked hydroponic lettuce, a vegan burger handmade with local, organic beets or our grilled Alberta pork chop, brined for 16 hours with chaga mushroom and finished with a mustard and birch glaze.

Let us feed your love for Banff National Park.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Farm-to-table, Contemporary Canadian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Mon–Fri 8:00 am–1:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 763-6219

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    The Vermilion Room has panoramic windows with stunning views of the mountain range and Vermilion Lakes. We can accommodate groups of up to 26 for private dining, with direct patio access. It’s the perfect spot to celebrate a special occasion, from birthdays to wedding brunches.

  • Neighborhood

    Banff

  • Cross street

    Mt Norquay Road

  • Parking details

    Free parking adjacent to the Hotel & Bistro.

  • Public transit

    Public transit is not available. For guests arriving on foot, car-pool or by taxi, we would be pleased to offer a complimentary taxi voucher for the return trip to downtown Banff. Please advise when making your booking if you would like to take advantage of this offer.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Thanksgiving

    CA$68.00 per person

    Oct 9, 2022 only
    We have some of the best mountain views in Banff, so what better place to take in the Canadian Rockies while enjoying a hearty Thanksgiving feast? Celebrating local ingredients join us for our 3 course menu including a charcuterie plate to start, 4 beautiful entrees to choose from and fall inspired desserts.
  • Sunday Slay

    CA$50.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Oct 2, 2022 only
    Wake up with a theatrical slap to the face that will get your blood pumping faster then a strong coffee. Start your day with a mimosa and a dose of extra. The Juniper Bistro is excited to offer for the first time ever a Banff Pride experience featuring some of the best drag performers Alberta has to offer. This drag brunch will be an experience to remember with performances from the artists in all their illustriousness and grace. The ticket price of $50 per person will include brunch from a selection of 4 dishes a mimosa, Caesar or mocktail and all the entertainment one could ask for. Seating will start at 10am and the show begins at 11.45am. Minimum 3 people to a table.

What 1,112 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Outdoor Dining

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Scenic View

  • Banff / Canmore

    Great for Brunch

  • Banff / Canmore

    Healthy

  • Banff / Canmore

    Outdoor Dining

  • Banff / Canmore

    Scenic View

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  1. E

    Ellen

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Our waiter was very nice and had good recommendations. Our reservation was for 5:15 and it was not busy when we arrived. Our food came quickly. However, then it got very busy and our waiter did not return to until most others had left. We then ordered coffee/tea/dessert. We had the short rib special - the meat was excellent; however, it was stacked on top of a very small amount of potatoes/veggies, which had absorbed the same flavour. I would have preferred these on the side for a contrast in texture and flavour. Ambiance was lovely. Beautiful views, not too noisy, even when it was busy. I would come again.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing brunch food and even better views.
  3. G

    Guest

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We wanted good Canadianfood and we weren’t disappointed. Limited menu but delicious! The host happy to help with extras off menu.
  4. LD

    LinhD

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful sunny morning at the restaurant so the view was stunning. The menu is relatively small so not a lot of options but The food is good portion and taste delicious. Highly recommend!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Juniper Bistro is definitely worth the visit. The Alberta Ribeye was incredible and our service from Matt was over the top amazing! The Juniper burger & the Canadian Old Fashion were both 5 Star, too. And the views are just beautiful - You’ll be glad you made the trip!
  6. PB

    PierreB

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very limited menu at lunch time where it is still the breakfast menu with only one lunch option being a burger. Also, the food was good but not very generous in the amount of salmon for the eggs benedict. A slight disappointment and not recommended for lunch. But from different reviews, it seems the diner menu is much better.
  7. TK

    TammyK

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful views and great staff! Food was great too.
  8. LA

    LaraA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, ambience and service. Highly recommended.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waitress Alex was top notch. Enjoyed the salmon Benny and it did not disappoint.
  10. MS

    MeredithS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was incredible, staff was nice and the view amazing. They are clearly understaffed (which in this time makes sense) but our breakfast took forever to arrive. We would go back again though!
  11. AT

    AnneT

    Charleston

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice small restaurant outside of Banff with goo Mountain Views. Good experience although chef was very loud.
  12. J

    Jaah

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The Juniper has one of the most amazing views in Banff and traditionally has been great and interesting food. Unfortunately, on our most recent outing there, I have to say the quality was way down. The drinks were watery, the food was salty and dry and the whole thing was expensive. I will be back but I hope they up their game.
  13. C

    Costcogirl

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wasn’t busy when we were there in Sept. Food was great but views were amazing!
  14. A

    Anne3

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience2
    The French toast was amazing but other than that didn’t have a great experience. We waited 45 minutes to get our coffees (which she ended up taking off our bill, we appreciated that). They messed us my friends order twice and still didn’t get it right (we could even hear the kitchen staff discussing it with our server), they never once check in to see how things were or if we needed anything so we had to wave them down multiple times. I would expect this from a greasy spoon but Juniper is known to be a great place to get breakfast in town and I was very disappointed and noticed the tables around us were as well. I don’t know if it was an off day for the staff or if this is usually how it is. But 10/10 recommended getting the French toast!
  15. N

    Nadine

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Sold out of most food options, the food available was minimal and mediocre.
  16. JB

    JoanB

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It’s a small menu, as it is fresh and locally sourced, so I recommend checking it out on line first to make sure it’s the right fit for you. My husband had the special, a filet, and he said it was tender and delicious. I chose the vegan option, which was good, but not enough food for me. Luckily my husband shared his fingerling potatoes.
  17. CM

    CharlaM

    Calgary

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to Juniper for breakfast with my dad. He joined us for a day in Banff. Juniper immediately came to mind as the food is outstanding and the views are spectacular. We were seated in the lounge and Clarence was our server. He was wonderful and treated us so well. We’d go back just to have him again. Everything was fantastic from the food, to the hot coffee to the views. I highly recommend the Juniper.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Great servers and really nice chef! Food was average but the view is breathtaking
  19. M

    Molly

    Calgary

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and best views as usual. The patio it second to none.
  20. SA

    SaraA

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Really lovely location and food was great- nice ingredients and well-priced. I know getting experience staff in restaurants is a challenge in so many places, so want to be understanding of this, but do want to call out that 1/2 of the food and drinks were brought out before the other guests had anything on the table, and while our server was really pleasant, we didn't see him at all throughout the meal. Also- the overall ambiance could benefit from an adjustment in lighting- it felt like a really harsh cafeteria-style lighting, even though the dining room decor and the view (obviously) were great. Dim the lights:)
  21. CM

    CharlaM

    Calgary

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Juniper with my in-laws. The Juniper brunch has become a favourite, the food is delicious The views are spectacular! The service is always fantastic. Highly recommend!
  22. g

    garys

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful surprise! This hotel is fantastic. The food in the Bistro was over the top with delicious fresh ingredients and very pleasant servers. Hope to be be back soon!
  23. Y

    Yuliya

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a breakfast on the patio and both the food and the views were amazing.
  24. OR

    ORfoodaddict

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful food, service and rum selections. An amazing view back across the valley towards Banff as well.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food, view, and service. Alex was excellent. Highly recommend dinner at sunset on the patio.
  26. JB

    JohnathanB

    Houston

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with my wife in beautiful Banff
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The salmon eggs benny itself was excellent! I would even return for it however the potatoes were very undercooked and we couldn’t really eat them. Our service was also not great. We only saw her when she took our order and to pay so we didn’t get to talk with her about the food until we were ready to go.
  28. BS

    BrianS

    New England

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing. Our server was attentive, friendly and wonderful. We could tell he loves his work. Special thanks to “Oh Boy” Clarence. The stuffed French toast was amazing and presentation superb.
  29. JF

    JaredF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Food was alright, some road noise from the freeway, great views, terrible server.

    Juniper Bistro - The Juniper HotelResponded on September 6, 2022Thank you for your feedback. We are so sorry that your experience didn't live up to expectations and have reached out for more details. Thanks again.

  30. CG

    CathieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was lovely sitting outside and enjoying the view while dining!
  31. SD

    SproutDrinker

    DO NOT USE

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had a great experience on the outdoor patio for dinner. Our server Amy was chatty, attentive and helpful. The scenery was gorgeous. The food was really good. The only drawback was the highway noise. It was distractingly loud. Loud enough to impact the experience. I would go back there but I would choose the time of day carefully.
  32. p

    pattih

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and imaginative dinner menu. Our meal was outstanding--in fact far better than the much pricier dinner we had the evening before at Il Castello at the Banff Springs! Lovely setting and the best meal we had while in Banff.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with a beautiful view. The server was excellent
  34. D

    Disappointing

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Amazing location ...outdoor dining available but we ate outside as evening was cool. Limited enough menu supplemented by an on the day steak special. One of us had the vegetarian and the other had the special which was well sold by our pleasant waitress Amy. The vegetarian was ok the steak was excellent. When our bill arrived we were quite shocked at the price of the steak at $65...unfortunately we hadn't asked but neother were we told...so word of caution...check price of special before ordering to avoid unwelcome shock when bill arrives!

    Juniper Bistro - The Juniper HotelResponded on August 30, 2022Thanks so much for your feedback. We source our meat from producers with high welfare and environmental standards, which does come at a slightly higher price. We apologize for not clearly communicating the market price for the special and will reiterate the importance of this to our team. We're glad you enjoyed your meal overall and were pleased with the service from Amy. Thank you again for taking the time to share your constructive comments.

  35. D

    Dazzafish

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    You experience at Juniper Bistro was fantastic. The food and service was great. Unfortunately, we were not offered a window seat.

    Juniper Bistro - The Juniper HotelResponded on August 30, 2022Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the experience, but understand that a window seat would have been the icing on the cake. We'll share your helpful comment with our team to make sure they bear this in mind for the future. Thanks again!

  36. S

    Samson127

    Calgary

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal was excellent. Clarence was very attentive. Looked after us well.
  37. KB

    KristenB

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was delicious. Best brunch spot in Banff. Service was a little sloppy but given the view and the quality of the food it wasn’t a big deal.

    Juniper Bistro - The Juniper HotelResponded on August 23, 2022Thank you very much for your kind comments, Kristen! We're sorry that our service didn't quite live up to the rest of the experience and we'll keep working as a team to make sure we get that right every time. Thanks again for taking the time to share your feedback and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Understaffed but overall excellent
  39. TR

    TheresaR

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best burger and service we’ve ever had! Ask for Amy- best in the service industry! She had us laughing the entire dinner and was super helpful sharing her favorites on the menu!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was a very positive experience. We sat outside so the views were amazing. The food was great with very good and imaginative ingredient combinations. The cocktails were very creative as well.

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

FAQs

Juniper Bistro - The Juniper Hotel is rated 4.3 stars by 1112 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 PM


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Juniper Bistro - The Juniper Hotel

1 Juniper Way, Banff, AB T1L 1E1

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Mt Norquay Road

  • Neighborhood

    Banff

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Mon–Fri 8:00 am–1:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Farm-to-table, Contemporary Canadian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free parking adjacent to the Hotel & Bistro.

  • Public transit

    Public transit is not available. For guests arriving on foot, car-pool or by taxi, we would be pleased to offer a complimentary taxi voucher for the return trip to downtown Banff. Please advise when making your booking if you would like to take advantage of this offer.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (403) 763-6219

  • Private party facilities

    The Vermilion Room has panoramic windows with stunning views of the mountain range and Vermilion Lakes. We can accommodate groups of up to 26 for private dining, with direct patio access. It’s the perfect spot to celebrate a special occasion, from birthdays to wedding brunches.

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