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Sky Bistro - Sky Bistro, Mountain Top Dining @ Banff Gondola, Banff, AB

Sky Bistro, Mountain Top Dining @ Banff Gondola

4.5
4.5
949 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian

DINE ABOVE BANFF Anchored at over 2,200 meters above sea level, the Banff Gondola’s Sky Bistro sits on the summit of Sulphur Mountain. With six Rocky Mountain ranges as a backdrop, this remarkable restaurant promises an exhilarating gondola ride followed by a mountain top dining experience. Lunch and dinner menus celebrate the panorama of Canadian cuisine, with ingredients drawn from both ocean coasts, plus wholesome prairie staples including world-renowned Alberta beef. Complemented by local wine, beer and spirits, it makes for a unique dining experience above Banff.

***please note all seating requests at Sky Bistro are subject to availability.

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Booked 102 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Farm-to-table, Contemporary Canadian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–6:30 pm Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 762-7486

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Scott Hergott

  • Private party contact

    Marilu Adams Manager, Brewster Group Service : (800) 661-1750

  • Neighborhood

    Banff

  • Cross street

    100 Mountain Ave, Banff

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Banff Roam Bus Transportation - www.roamtransit.com Note: Sky Bistro is atop Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park. Access is either by Banff Gondola or from the hiking trail. ***charges apply for Banff Gondola

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 949 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Scenic View

  • Banff / Canmore

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Banff / Canmore

    Healthy

  • Banff / Canmore

    Romantic

  • Banff / Canmore

    Scenic View

  • Banff / Canmore

    Special Occasion

  • Banff / Canmore

    Canadian

  • Banff / Canmore

    Most Booked

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  1. BB

    BarbaraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and service. Hugo was the best. The experience is not to be missed.

  2. AS

    AmandaS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The view was out of this world, the food and drinks were delicious, and the servers were wonderful! HIGHLY recommend!

  3. CF

    ColinF

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    A quite unique setting, food was good service was excellent.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous time for lunch

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice meal with amazing view.

  6. j

    janicet

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super fun and a very memorable evening!!! Food was crazy good from the first to last bite. Everything was superb including our server, Sophia.

  7. DT

    DanyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Vue incroyable, excellent souper, a ne pas manquer lors d une visite a Banff !!!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary dinner. It was worth the experience on top. Very accommodating and prompt service.

  9. c

    cheried

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The views are breathtaking. We had a 5:30 reservation and arrived a little early and snagged a window table. Our waitress was prompt and friendly, however I was feeling a little rushed by her as we wanted to enjoy our cocktails. She was very knowledgeable about the menu and was very attentive considering she was assigned to many tables as well as one with at least 10 people. Our food was delicious, presented beautifully. A great experience!

  10. ZC

    ZoeC

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing view at the restaurant!! Good food and friendly staffs.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Superbe endroit et pour l’ambiance, la nourriture, le service (Merci Courtney!), l’AMARETTO SOUR !!!, la CHOWDER et bien sûr, LA VUE 🤩🤩🤩🏔🏔🏔

  12. DD

    DanielleD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Panorama majestueux, à flanc de montagne après escapade en Gondola Table sur le bord de la fenêtre avec vue splendide sur les Rocheuses. Des moments magiques partagés avec ma fille .Nourriture plus qu’excellente, succulente. Service de la part de Hugo impeccable. Je le recommanderai à tous les québécois qui iront à Banf.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Voyage dans les rocheuses

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    View was amazing. Appreciated the special attention from the staff

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Great view!

  16. SN

    SusanN

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The whole experience of the gondola, the views, and the meal was extraordinary! Not to be missed.

  17. MT

    MichaelT

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful experience! We arrived on the gondola and the views were spectacular. We had an excellent smoked old fashion at the bar. Our bartender Chris was great! We were sat by the corner window where the views were awesome. Our waiter Hugo helped us enjoy a wonderful dinner! Food was amazing. Overall an excellent experience!

  18. JC

    JaneC

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Spectacular views. Great food. Best restaurant in town

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Voyage famille

  20. m

    mikef

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4

    We were very disappointed with the food. There were four of us and we all ordered different items on the menu. We all agreed that the quality and taste of the food was awful. Also the portions were very meager. Some portions of the vegetables were not cooked well enough and the rice was hard. The price of the meals were expensive so we expected more that what we got

  21. NP

    NikoleP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always an incredible pleasure to be serviced by the sky bistro team. Should out to the hardworking bar team, and Eric who had wonderful suggestions. Ramone was incredibly hospitable. Looking forward to the new menu!

  22. M

    Mountaingoat23

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Sophia was an excellent server, very kind. The food was great and view can’t be beat but there was a very cold draft coming in right by our table. Otherwise excellent and would come again without question.

  23. TB

    TheBeezzzzz

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    The chicken dish was so salty I felt I was eating spoonfuls of salt. The comped my meal which was nice but I can't say anyone at my table was impressed with the good. Selection was small. We also got seated at a table that was too close to another table and all dinner long the server kept bumping into me or my chair.

  24. N

    Nicole

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Had a large group with a planned booking, poor experience and service. let down

  25. CV

    CarleyV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Sophia was wonderful! She explained many of the menu items to us so we were able to choose our food accordingly. She did an amazing job

  26. f

    foodiefam

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was incredible. View spectacular. Sophia was our server and she was awesome!

  27. TM

    TeaghanM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I made a group booking over a month ago for the NFT Gathering, through Alisha at Banff Jasper. They had no gondola booking for our group.tried to make reservations at Sky Bistro computer wouldn’t let me Made reservations under my name and a colleges name. Under your tab put both NFT gathering. When we arrived we were treated terrible and they had no idea about us. Super embarrassing, terrible service. Staff was rude. Please Contact me to resolve.

  28. MP

    MaribelP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excelente lugar, vista impresionante. Comida deliciosa a precio moderado. Excelente servicio

  29. LK

    LesleyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful! They allowed us to come in a little earlier and we were seated right next to the window with a beautiful view. The food was fantastic and was a great experience overall.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a fantastic experience! The service, the view, the food, everything!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Maddie provided excellent service and recommendations for the food and drinks. The food was superb and the sunset was beautiful! Can’t wait to go back!

  32. PB

    PaulineB

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Is a small restaurant, but is very nice. The food portion is pretty small, but I still think the price is reasonable especially you are at a restaurant up in the mountain

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service! Even the gondola staff were incredible. The Bistro staff were exceptional

  34. VS

    VickyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional views, especially if you catch the sunset! Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Would recommend to anyone.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very cozy and elegant interiors. Views are breathtaking, best tables are the ones for two people just by the windows. Families and groups seats more in the center. Food is amazing! Great presentation and plating, unique flavours and tenderness! Make sure you also order dessert! Wine list and spirits are amazing!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5

    Truly a magical location and delicious food. Our service was quite slow- took almost 20 minutes to take our drink orders. They had offered to allow us to come in early but perhaps we’re not truly ready.

  37. KE

    KristyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was soo good and the service from this cute Japanese lady was so helpful. She was kind helping us choose a wine for the evening, and was very patient with us!

  38. TR

    TRAVELINGFOODMINSTEL

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    EXPECTATIONS ARE THE NEMESES OF AN OPEN MIND......that being said, we walked into the Sky Bistro restaurant with a hungry heart.....the dinner menu selection is limited, however, it does give a patron the opportunity to venture into unchartered dinner waters.....the drink selection was wonderful and our waiter (Eric, I believe was his name) was quite good....his recommendations were thoughtful and very helpful, however, I would suggest that you have every staff member taste all of the food menu selections so they understand the ingredients and can quickly respond to questions rather than having to always go back to the kitchen to get the answers for your guests....Eric was not only professional, but extremely positive and casual in his approach...great beginning to our dinner..the tartare was quite flavourful and fresh..we ordered the fried mushrooms with an aioli and kimchi....the mushrooms were delicious, however, the kimchi was lacking in portion and taste.....Eric gladly brought extra when we requested more... .the braised short ribs was our first entree choice.....they were tender and very flavourful...the sides could have been more inventive and creative.....the second entree we ordered was the salmon.....please refer to my suggestion that the wait staff taste all of the menu selections....our waiter didn't know whether it came with skin on or off, how it was seasoned, etc.....the presentation was quite nice.....the added taste of black lentils was a delight....however.....your chef over cooked the salmon and it was bland....the skin was adequately crispy, but for the price should have been perfect..... ...all said....this is a wonderful place to have your lunch or dinner.....WHY....the views are spectacular.......would definitely recommend you visit....

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is perfect and the prices are very reasonable. Only downside is the extra 60ish per person to go up the gondola but lots of trails around when you get to the top to make a whole evening out of it!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food. Amazing service. Amazing views. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Sky Bistro, Mountain Top Dining @ Banff Gondola is rated 4.5 stars by 949 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 102 times today
Google Map for Sky Bistro, Mountain Top Dining @ Banff Gondola

1 Mountain Ave PO Box 1140 Stn Main Banff, AB T1L 1J3

Additional information

  • Cross street

    100 Mountain Ave, Banff

  • Neighborhood

    Banff

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–6:30 pm Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Farm-to-table, Contemporary Canadian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Banff Roam Bus Transportation - www.roamtransit.com Note: Sky Bistro is atop Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park. Access is either by Banff Gondola or from the hiking trail. ***charges apply for Banff Gondola

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Scott Hergott

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (403) 762-7486

  • Private party contact

    Marilu Adams Manager, Brewster Group Service : (800) 661-1750

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