Juniper Bistro - The Juniper Hotel

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441 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 5 days ago

Perfect breakfast with perfect views. Impeccable service too!

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Service was very slow and food was just okay; definitely overpriced. Of our group of 7, 4 people were happy with their entrees and 3 were underwhelmed with poor execution, lackluster flavor, or both. Needless to say, our special occasion meal did not feel very special at all.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

My husband and myself came here to have our first meal in Banff and it did not disappoint! Great food, great service, and GORGEOUS mountain views. I cannot recommend this place enough!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Absolutely wonderful food, wonderful experience. Best dining experience we’ve had in Banff.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Very nice setting with amazing views of the mountains. Food (steaks) were excellent. Cooked perfectly as were the veggies.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Great food and service with a spectacular view! A great option in Banff.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Excellent food and service, beautiful views. However, small dining area was a bit loud.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

I booked this restaurant through Open table.
They perfectly knew my request. Dinner was Fantastic. Also it was very happy for my family to see beautiful scenery during all the time for dinner. I recommend this place for people to visit in Banff.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

I had been meaning to try the Juniper for a while and finally got around to it during a weekend get-away. I wish I'd gone sooner!! The atmosphere was terrific and the food and staff was even better! We went on Sat morning for brunch and shared the Juniper Benny and Stuffed French Toast... truly a culinary treat! The value for the dining experience was excellent! The staff was very friendly and offered suggestions on local hikes and drives, etc. It was a bit cool to eat out on the patio, but the views of Banff and area are still spectacular.

Can't wait to go again!!

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great place to have breakfast. The view is amazing. Staff are friendly and the food did not take long.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

It was totally worth for breakfast. Excellent views, good ambience and casual.

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Service was a bit slow. Food was good although asparagus fennel soup was not great. Meat dishes were good. Limited menu, especially since 2 of the items on the menu were out when we arrived for a 7:00 dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Really enjoyed our time at the juniper bistro. My boyfriend and I went for the first time and were shocked at the freshness and quality of food. Our server was great, she was there when we needed her and was very friendly !
Will definitely come back and recommend to our friends

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Amazing as always! Gorgeous day on the patio. Weekend brunch is the best in Banff!!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Delicious food, great service! Will definitely be back! Thanks to Candice for an awesome experience.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

My husband and I don’t get out alone much and this was a perfect spot for brunch date. The eggs benny that we ordered were delicious and my first time trying rabbit was not disappointing. The view of the mountains was amazing and the coffee was delicious. My only complaint is that the water they poached the eggs in had a bit too much vinegar in it.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Food was great & the view was spectacular! Service was good

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

The food was great and our server was knowledgeable and attentive. The only downside was that the food was served on cold plates, meaning it lost its own heat very quickly; but the range of dishes was great, with excellent, locally-sourced ingredients. Definitely worth a visit if you're in Banff!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We pulled into the parking lot and immediately thought we might regret this meal as the Juniper Hotel looks more like a motel. We proceeded into the restaurant and again felt we made a mistake. The views are amazing but it’s more of a cafe setting. But, once we saw the menu and ordered our food we realized that we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. The food was absolutely awesome, service was excellent. 10/10 would recommend. If you when it’s warm out, try to sit outside on the amazing deck.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

The restuarant was recommended by a waitress from another restaurant. My first time in Banff and I wanted to eat great food in a place where I could reflect. I sat in the bar because the restaurant was full. Had a great table by the window and looked at the scenery while I read, drank wine and ate a delicious meal. The bartender/waitress was delightful and the food arrived hot. She provided a wine taster which prevented me from purchasing a wine I did not like. My second choice was great lake breeze by the glass in a red. I wish lake breeze pinot blanc was by glass instead of bottle. The new pinot gris option was from a winery I was no familiar with and it had a good start but a bad finish. I like being left alone to enjoy the food, ambience and scenery outside. I wish the weather had been warm enough to sit outside. I would definitely recommend and return.

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Mountain View is breathtaking, and foodie and wines are also great. I would recommend here to my friends and I will visit again.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great view of the mountains. Food was fantastic! Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Sunflower salad with sunflower sprouts and tiny squash...hand made gnocchi in a delightful tomato and spinach sauce! Oh and then there is the striped bass stuffed with potatoes and the fig and pear compote! Did I mention breakfast...eggs benny with salmon...stuffed french toast...or perhaps the chefs choice quiche of the day!
The food taste sensational and the service just as wonderful!
Worth the trip out of the Banff town centre to the Juniper Hotel at the bottom of the road to Norquay ski hill. Juniper Bistro rocks!!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant in Banff! My boyfriend and I come here for all of our special occasions. I'm also a concierge at the springs and I recommend to my guests all the time! The game duo is my fav dish!!! We will be back time and time again :) thank you!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

My wife and I really enjoyed eating at the Juniper Bistro since we were staying at the Hotel also. Both dinner and breakfast were fantastic! They accommodated our dietary needs graciously, they offered us options between two tables with nice views. We visited in April which felt like low season but we got great service and attention nonetheless. The food was Instagram worthy and very satisfying for our tastebuds and appetites. We enjoyed our anniversary stay and meals so much we would do it all over again! Thanks to everyone at the Juniper!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

I highly recommend a visit to the Juniper Bistro. The food is OUTSTANDING and the service is impeccable. Add in the views of Banff and surrounding Rocky Mountains and the fact that you can stay right there in the Juniper Lodge (no drinking and driving) and life is good!!

PS I have serious allergy issues and the crew at the Junioer Bistro go out of their way to work with me while still creating beautiful, unique, inspiring meals.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The food was spectacular and we had the dining room all to ourselves. Excellent service and a beautiful view.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Amazing Mountain View! The food and drinks were good as well

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The brunch was very tasty at the Juniper Bistro! Service was very good as well.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

It was great

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great food, excellent service and an unbeatable view. Went for a little apres-ski, followed by dinner and then breakfast the next morning. All were excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Beautiful view of Mount Rundle. Excellent soup, creative, flavorful entrees; inspired chefs. Friendly & knowledgeable waiters.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great service, very attentive to guests, great food. Had the wild boar and the scallop dinners and both where great.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Casual, relaxed and a little off the beaten track, it does indeed have an exceptional view, nice staff, and good food.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

They didn’t accept our open table voucher, but the food was really good.
The manager working at dinner had a bit of an attitude problem. Other servers were all lovely!

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Unfortunately my partners food was cold (he did not want to say anything) and he had the strip loin. The muscles were mediocre, delicious sauce but more focussed on the pomme frittes.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Brunch was very tasty - perfect seasonings, very flavourful. Restaurant also has great mountain valley views. Also liked that brunch offered till 2pm on weekends.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Great view !!! Enjoyed the breakfast menus with a cocktail while admiring the scenery.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great spot for Sunday brunch to catch up with friends. Combine that with an amazing view, worth a day trip from Calgary to enjoy the experience.

I had the stuffed French toast with n alone and cinnamon puree. Unique and delicious. Definitely would return.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food was fantastic. The service was great and the view is to die for! A must stop spot to eat!

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