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About Juniper Bistro - The Juniper Hotel

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.

1 Juniper Way
Banff, AB T1L 1E1
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Canadian, Organic, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast:
Monday - Friday
7am-11am

Brunch:
Saturday - Sunday
11am-2pm

Bar Service:
Monday - Sunday
3pm-5pm

Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday
5pm-9pm
Friday - Saturday
5pm-10pm

Cross Street:
Mt Norquay Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(844) 370-5619

Website:
http://www.thejuniper.com/

Parking Details:
Free parking adjacent to the Hotel & Bistro.

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.

Private Party Contact:
Christy Massey: (403) 763-6202

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

Juniper Bistro - The Juniper Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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93% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (20)
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Cozy (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Casual (7)
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Authentic (6)
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Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My partner and I have an annual dinner at Juniper every year while there for my Christmas party and we have never been disappointed, and this time was no exception. The server was friendly and attentive. The food came out in a very timely manner and as per usual, the presentation and taste was outstanding. We both had the rib eye which was cooked to perfection and the sides complimented it well. We will definitely be back next year!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Amazing food! Great service! The game duo was delicious! Definitely coming back!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our server was great. Love all the gluten free options. We wish you would bring back the wagyu burger (please!). One suggestion, the music playlist was very repetitive and didn't seem to suit the restaurant or clientele. Was a modern country, lots of same artist over and over for 2+ hours.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were staying at the Juniper for our honeymoon and were blown away by the great service and amazing quality of food. Fresh ingredients prepared by excellent chefs gives amazing flavors on each plate that made dining a great pleasure. Would recommend to everyone

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

We were a group of four and all enjoyed our brunch immensely. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Having been to the Juniper for everything except dinner I decided to take advantage of the Taste For Adventure festival and was not disappointed! 3 course meal, everything was fresh and delicious. Beer pairings were also good.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was good but a little on the pricey side, for what seemed to be small portions.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Really amazing food, everything is fresh and so flavorful. Our fav spot to relax and indulge!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I live in Canmore and have been for everything from just drinks, to a special birthday dinner with a group, at the Juniper and the food and drinks have been consistently fabulous!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We were there for brunch. I thought my poutine was great. My boyfriend thought his pulled pork taco dish was bad. The coffee tasted like Chinese herbal medicine with my dish without enough cream. My boyfriend thought the coffee tasted like work office coffee and thus overrated for three dollars a person.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

One of the best meals we've had. Interesting combination of flavors and fresh ingredients. Of course, the view of the mountains is stunning, too.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The spectacular mountain views are an absolutely perfect backdrop for an intimate brunch. Service was spectacular, Caesar’s were perfection and the brunch is what foodie dreams are made of. Excellent variety of choices, first-class presentation, all around a wonderful dining experience. If you are in Banff this restaurant is a MUST

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great experience.. definitely recommend

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our first time here and what a great experience! Simple menu with focus on being excellent with every dish. Would definitely return and would recommend! The views are as good as the food!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 30, 2017

service was stellar. views amazing . cocktails very delicious. dinner okay, moderate value.
Breakfast delish!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Best salmon eggs benedict ever and the accompanying brown butter hash is excellent.

This is a really good place to go to on a Sunday for the brunch that is served until 2pm.

Wonderful views as well.

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Breakfast on the patio with great views was delicious. We returned for dinner a few days later and it was equally delicious. The service both times was very friendly, prompt and non-intrusive. It's very nice to dine someplace away from downtown Banff and away from the crowds of people. We will return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had the most delicious dinner (all of us ordered the duck and we all loved it!). The server was very attentive and knew his wines well. Breathtaking scenery - lucky enough to get a window table. The poke appetizer was beautifully presented and tasted as good as it looked.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Suprisingly great restaurant, one of the best options food wise in Banff. A bit of the beaten path, but the great food make the journey worthwhile.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 18, 2017

We stayed at the hotel and decided to eat dinner here, plus the reviews all said good things. We loved every bite of our dinner. The butternut squash soup was to die for and we ordered the game birds for two - which had a half chicken and duck confit with seasonal veggies - we ate every last morsel because it was so good! The next morning we ordered room service and the food came piping hot and once again everything was delicious. We ordered the steak and eggs and the Juniper benedict - which was braised rabbit with buffalo mozzarella. The presentation of the food was beautiful and the service was perfect.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Fabulous hotel gem tucked away from the bustle of Banff, but so conveniently close. Incredible views, super friendly staff and their Juniper Benny was the best Eggs Benedict I've ever had! Highly recommend!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Spectacular view backed up with exceptional service and very good food.

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·Dined on September 11, 2017

We heard this restaurant was one of the best in Banff, so we rearranged our schedule to eat brunch here. It did not disappoint. I had eggs, sausage and potatoes. Those potatoes were the best I've had in my life! The views were fabulous with squirrels underfoot, a sparkling lake in the distance and a clear blue sky overhead. We will come again.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Food was top notch but the restaurant was not ready for us when we arrived on time for our 8:00 PM reservation. The restaurant was only half full but the staff seemed unable to keep up with the guests present-perhaps they were understaffed. The $5 charge for bread and butter was irritating and unnecessary ( considering the prices of the main course).

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Amazing view! Good food and great terrace! We would return anytime. A little noisy (next to highway).

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 8, 2017

My mother and I really enjoyed our stop here for breakfast. I got the steak and eggs and she got the Juniper Benny (eggs benedict with rabbit) both were delicious. Service was a tad slow, but it gave us more time to enjoy the beautiful view. Would definitely recommend!

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·Dined on September 8, 2017

We enjoyed the casual elegance, relaxing setting and fabulous flavors at the Juniper Bistro!! We shared the "Birds for Two" for dinner and would return again for the meal experience alone.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Healthy, Cozy, Casual, Fun, Romantic, Bar Seating, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Went for breakfast at 10:00 am on a Friday. It was not busy. Sat by the window because it was windy outside. Beautiful view. I had the salmon benny and my husband had the steak and eggs. Both were very good and a little different from the norm. The steak and eggs came with a roasted pepper/oil "relish" that was really delicious and unique. The salmon benny was served on a lemon biscuit that was also delicious and unique. Poached eggs were done perfectly!

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Very nice place; the service was great, food was delicious.
Tried the Butternut Squash soup of the day; then had the Duck Breast w/ Blueberry sauce and Black Lentils, and the Pork Short Ribs w/ an Asian Glaze, with Cannelloni Beans, Tomatoes, and Brussels Sprouts

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great view sadly obscured by smoke from forest fires on the day we visited, but that was unusual. Food was excellent and creative, particularly deserts. Tables outdoors are a bit noisy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Older building but upgraded inside. Wonderful views from dining room. Service great. Ling cod curry nice. My partners gnocchi was good but too large a serving. Desert chocolate torte was lovely. Wine list smaller but very Canadian. Extremely enjoyable

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Wonderful meal with multiple gluten free options. Ben was an excellent waiter, very attentive, knowledgeable of the area and friendly.

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·Dined on August 8, 2017

A hidden gem in Banff. With second to none views, amazing food and warm service. My only complaint would be the country music playing. Otherwise, Everything about the place is wonderful And a must to place to visit if you want to spoil someone special.

Tags: Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Außergewöhnliche Gerichte verbunden mit dem Blick über Banff, sehr zu empfehlen! Zum Frühstück auf der Terrasse...ein Knaller, insbesondere weil die Speisen so besonders sind - nicht das übliche Bacon, Eggs & Sausages Einerlei!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The view is always astounding at this restaurant. Where else can you dine right in the mountains? The patio is amazing but inside with the view is just as good. We had the corn salad - so so nice. We also had the tomato salad equally delightful. Wonderful desert as well. Top this off with a nice bottle of red and it made for a perfect evening. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and we will most definitely return soon.....

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

A great view of the mountains from restaurant or patio. Food and value were excellent. Our server was superb ... personable and attentive, very professional.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great view and nice meal. Host was kind enough to alert us that the bugs are nasty enough at dusk that we would be better off to have an inside table at the windows. Thanks!

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The view is spectacular. The Lingcod was our favorite dish, the pork ribs were good as well. The Ahi Tuna Poke was tasty, but had really hard black fresh grains in it that you could not chew. I will ask that they leave them out next time.
The service was attentive. We started at a pub table in the cozy bar and were transferred with no complaints or attitude to an outdoor table when one became available.

We will definitely eat here again when we are in the area.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Juniper Bistro is fantastic and has gotten even BETTER from when they first opened! Can't wait to return! Went for a milestone birthday (with a short stay at the hotel) and was SO glad my spouse had booked us here for dinner! Began with their (optional) vegetarian cheese plate -- SUPER selection of 4 artisan cheeses that were a superior selection than at most Calgary restaurants, with both GF, in-house polenta chips for me, and chewy bread for my spouse, plus really tasty condiments, e.g wild blueberry compote seasoned with anise? Would eat the larger plate as a meal!

Entree, a wildly good and inventive GF vegetarian potato gnocchi. SO delicious a BIG bowl = great value; took much of it with us to savor again another day! My spouse had their rib-eye main, that was done omg, amaaaazingly well...MUCH better than ANY fine dining Calg. restaurant (and we've tried LOTS)! Cooked perfectly to order (rare), melt in your mouth, beautifully seasoned, all veggies (butternut squash, bok choy, red onion?) with it were cooked perfectly and also seasoned wonderfully.

The chocolate tart I chose for dessert (also GF) was also yummy! Like a choc. ganache with cassis puree & bits of sponge toffee...DROOL! And they so kindly wrote "Happy Birthday!" on the plate. Much appreciated, since so few restaurants these days (including pricey ones) acknowledge special occasions by doing something nice for you.

Cocktails were inventive and tasty. Tried the rye sour & smoky bourbon. (Choc. martini looked beautiful, too!)

Service was very helpful, pleasant, knowledgeable, friendly, timed well throughout (no rush). (thanks again, Ben!)

View from windows is lovely, overlooking their great patio & the mountains.

Only 2 disappointments were music selection -- not quieter, more soothing music as was originally; now louder pop & ROCK, unsuited to ambiance from such a place. And lounge staff ignored us completely after dinner, so we departed to our room instead.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 24, 2017

An absolute disaster. When we arrived the place was not crowded and a number of staff were in conversation around the bar. There was total confusion as to who should seat us-- who we should follow, etc. My party was eventually seated at a beautiful outdoor table-- never to be acknowledged again. After no server greeted us and offered to take our drink order, I actively engaged 3 different staff members in eye contact while we carried on conversation to queue there was an issue- no response from anyone. One of my party said "it's been 23 minutes since we arrived". I was mortified it had been that long. I went inside-- and found same group of staff gathered in casual conversation around the bar. I told greeter ( manager) -- we had no server. While he verbally apologized his actions and demeanor showed no concern. I apologized to my party and told them we were going elsewhere. I have NEVER left a restaurant due to poor service. I told the manager it was inexcusable to miss the basics as he had. Again -- words said "sorry" but trust me-- this guy couldn't care less. It was embarrassing to take my family there. I would never send anyone to this place-- ever.

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