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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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best eggs benny I’ve ever had. Such tasty food with amazing local ingredients. Snowy day but beautiful views

B
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, highly recommended. Desserts could be a bit more inspiring.

B
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely gem just outside of Banff. Very gourmet cuisine at a decent price. Get there before sun sets to enjoy the Mountain View. Fried banana desert was awesome.

PS
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Tasty brunch with stunning views of the mountains surrounding Banff. Recommended and worth travelling outside the hustle and bustle of Banff town centre for a quieter setting.

KB
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have ever had. I can’t wait to return and try more of their dishes.

PH
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is very well prepared and the ambiance is very cozy and laid back. It is located just outside of Banff, which is a real positive as it is quiet and the view from your table is amazing. We'll be back for sure.

KS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though we live in Calgary for some reason we did not this hotel existed. We had company from Texas and we were hoping the restaurant would live up to the reviews. We were met by a stunning view of the mountains. We had the charcuterie board which everyone loved and there was more than we could finish. Several of us had the wild boar it was outstanding my wife had the cauliflower cashew bowl which she said was great we would definitely take guests there again.

PL
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Best parts of the experience were the service and the view. Food was very good, but a bit pricey for what I got. But, I would go back for special occasions.

ML
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing , well balanced , fresh and creative . Ben was great . Dimmer lights would have made the atmosphere perfect .

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Sadly the food was quite bland and our server kept disappearing and wasn’t overly helpful. Very surprised considering all the positive reviews of this place.

AY
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Juniper Bistro is a quiet restaurant. The food was delicious. A little pricey but worth it.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a pleasant surprise! Some of the best food we have had in a long time.

GD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good (shakshuka and french toast). Thank you.
The view was limited due to the weather condition, but if you have a window seating it is a place worth of spending there some of your time.
A bit messy place but still quite cozy and informal.
The service was very kind and reasonably fast.

RC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The excellent food, amazing view and attentive service is well worth the 2 1/2 hour drive for lunch!

K
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great great brunch with awesome view over valley of mountains and chateau Fairmont. Large windows to take in the view from most tables.
Our waitress had great suggestions for the menu and local hikes. Salmon eggs Benedict and steak sandwich were delicious.
Only suggestion is new coffee mugs for espresso drinks- small ones were a disappointment. For latte drinks one size does not fit all

p
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and very good service with a fantastic view for a background. We’ll go there more often.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This little gem was a real surprise. The food was innovative and very good. Pricing was excellent for Banff. Only critique was that some of the salads were under dressed a bit (better that than over dressed mind you). We will go back!

M
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great, service was excellent. The restaurant could use some repairs and maintenance. Our table kept tipping at the table base, I had to keep my foot on it to stop our drinks from spilling. We sat by the windows and it could use a good cleaning along the window sill.

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our absolute favorite breakfast place in the Banff/Canmore area!

AT
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. The service we received from Steve was exquisite, as was the food itself.

B
Calgary
52 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

The views are incredible but we expected a lot more from the food and service. We came during a quiet time and found that we were not asked if we needed more water, how our food or drinks tasted, etc.
I would come back again in the summer and just have a drink in the early evening to enjoy the scenery.

BA
Calgary
24 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted a family friendly breakfast option for Banff and the Juniper Bistro did not disappoint. Excellent service, top notch cuisine make for relative value in a location like Banff; especially when a breakfast buffet at the big hotel would have set us back 2.5 times the price. The Salmon Benedict was perfect. Would recommend and return as this is a gem that due to its location away from downtown likely doesn’t get the love or respect it deserves.

DB
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

food was good, small portions for the extremely high price.

EC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, staffs are very friendly! The food was outstanding!

MI
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The only issue was their 10% discount card. If you book direct with the hotel, they give you a 10% discount on the meals at the Bistro. Our supper was over $100 and breakfast was $35.

We thought we would use it at breakfast and present both receipts. The young lady said this happens all the time and they closed out their books the night before. We got a $3.50 discount.

It's not a big deal money-wise, just a stupid policy. Something needs to be written on the card that it only applies to one meal. Food is awesome then they pulled this stunt.

Juniper Bistro - The Juniper Hotel
Responded on February 6, 2020

Hello, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Juniper Hotel & dine with us in the Bistro. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed the food, and we appreciate your feedback. I just wanted to clarify that hotel guests are able to use the 10% off In-House Direct Discount card as many time as they like during their stay, but they need to present the voucher at the time of payment (or before) to have the discount applied to that specific bill. Warm regards, Annie Clark Banquet Manager

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MK
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Nice place but service was just Ok. Deserts were not the best but entrees solid.

JL
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful view to enjoy breakfast. I had the rabbit eggs benny and found the rabbit quite bland, however my wife enjoyed it.

The staff there were great and attentive.

Would definitely go again for the view and try other things on the menu.

J
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We went in a Saturday night. The restaurant was a few minutes out of town by taxi so was as busy or noisy as some of the downtown Banff restaurants are on a Saturday. Very pleasant after a long day in the slope. Attentive staff, great salmon.

BC
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, tasty cocktails and meals!!!! We will be back and will book a stay next time. Need to check out the view at brunch next time.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time we have been there in many years. It has changed and we had a great experience. Food was very good and the service from Brian was top notch. Thank you. Already recommended to friends.

JG
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Isabelle & Michaela took great care of us !
Breakfast outstanding as usual.
We will be back soon !

M
Edmonton
26 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

A little disappointing, we started with wild B. C mushrooms which was fantastic but probably the only dish of the night that was above avarage, We also shared a plate of chicken liver pate, the pate itself was fine, but it come accompanied with a couple slices of what looked and tasted like "wonderbread", should have come with "crostini's or some other hard crusty bread.. It just didn't go well. I had an entrée of wild boar on bourbon apple sauce, the pork was cold and tough. My wife had the tenderloin that she had a hell of a time trying to cut through the sinew, it wasn't outstanding by anymeans.. Truthfully I'd give the food a 6/10..try another place

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The atmosphere and service was excellent. The food was OK. We would go back and try other dishes.

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for lunch or dinner. Food is always great. View is also amazing. No need to fight for a parking space as it is outside of the downtown core.

ER
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and creative cuisine. All ingredients are fresh and in season - outstanding!

OT
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed the grilled avocado and the Benny. Would recommend!

JH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely location, great brunch menu and friendly service. Wonderful views....recommended!

BR
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

This is a nice venue, food taste and presentation is very good but ambiance would be improved if the lights were turned down a bit. Room feels a little 'barnish'.

AL
Calgary
49 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was delicious! Had the braised rabbit Benny on bannock. Perfect size and the eggs and rabbit were cooked to perfection. Our server was great. Would have been nice to have a table by the window as we did make a reservation and they only put the table together when we arrived. Main lobby could use an upgrade as carpet old.

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service.waiter was perfect. Food was sublime

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