Sky Bistro, Mountain Top Dining @ Banff Gondola

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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.7
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Tasha19
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible customer service. Very disappointed with the whole experience. Expected more.
Stuff was very rude and ignorant.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible view that’s matched by the delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great food. Courtney was an amazing server

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vipAvig
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and ambience is great. It's definitely expensive. Initially it seemed like we were rushed to finish the meal, as they mentioned they were fully booked. We didn't appreciate that, so server went and had a conversation with manager as we wanted to space out our meals. It was 3 adults and with gondola ride and tips our bill was almost 700$. If we are spending that much, we need to enjoy our evening and not rushed. Other than that, everything was great. Views are amazing. And one of our servers Randy he was great. Have great recommendations.

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ReedaR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food was overpriced and not what was expected at all. Should include pictures because we didn't know what to expect of what we were ordering.

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CassandraG
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

View here is unmatched by anywhere else. The food is on the same level.

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MirandaB
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An experince we will never forget. The food was delicious and the views were spectacular. Best short rib I have ever had and the mushroom and truffle soup was incredible. Service was outstanding. Pricing is what we expected for Banff. Definitely an experince worth having.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sons 17th birthday.

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DenysM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and the view were fantastic! It is really a special place.

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WaiHoWu
Hong Kong
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All courses are great. The pork chop is one of the juiciest and tendered around the world. Impressive that it is not just a view oreinted restaurant but chef has heart for preparing a dish. Tremendously appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Nice view and great service

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WayneS
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Very disappointed with the food. The service was excellent! The view is amazing...., but the food?? What a disconnect! The salad was extremely over seasoned, it was drowning in salt and pepper! The gnocchi was also disgusting. Would not recommend and would not return. I’m not sure why the ratings are so high?!

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CarolinaF
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It is a great experience but food could be improved, prices are very high food should be amazing. The side bread is very bad. Service is great and the view amazing

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TinaL
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing... service was beyond exceptional!

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HaileyP
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food! I gave a 4 instead of 5 only because my daughter, who is gluten and dairy free was served gluten after being very clear she can't have gluten. Was fixed right away but she could have easily eaten the food if I didn't inspect it first.

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MichaelM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, great food, with incredible views. What an incredible experience!

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MarkM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, spectacular setting and view, and well designed eating area. The pleasant surprise was the superb and genuine service from employees working in every aspect of this very well run attraction. Our waitress Courtenay deserves special mention and helped make our family
evening out a fun and memorable event.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic views on top of Sulphur mountain accompanied by delicious food and great service. Definetly would return!

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vipmalac
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Not worth eating here! Food is terrible... chowder was thick and goopy and felt like out of a can... and ricotta dumplings were hard and chewy. Nice view and relaxing though!

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MarcD
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The view is amazing. My girlfriend ate the salmon and the flavor was missing. The wine was good, but hot.

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bevw
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner, service was good and beautiful view.

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Dave
Calgary
28 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Friendly, helpful staff. Great location, good menu selection, nicely prepared and presented meals.

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Kescha
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible views! Service was excellent. Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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DumitruP
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very good time and staff was great, food is 5stars and they were very patient with my 1 year old running around ))

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JonathanS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food is very good, priced a bit higher than I think it should be based on proportion size. The view is outstanding, as was the service.

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AndreaG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning location, fabulous vegan and vegetarian food and cocktails, service was attentive but not intrusive. Recommend everyone do this at least once in their life! Fantastic for our anniversary! Thank you!

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Kathy
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant with astounding views. The food was interesting and delicious with many options.

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Sanchit
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food1service3ambience3

Food was so bad, and if You are decreasing the quantity at least increase the quality, food was so bad, will never want to eat here again, very bad experience, totally waste of money.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere with exceptional food far beyond what you would expect at a mountain top visitor Center. 5 star dining.

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AmberM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food was great, smaller portions but still amazing. Our server (forget her name) but, she was from Australia, she was so wonderful, talkative, really nice. & Overall fast service. She was really really really great. Thank you all! Stay healthy and safe !

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LorieB
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for our 1 anniversary and requested the best possible view in the comments section when we reserved through open table. The service was amazing, the view was spectacular, and the food was delicious! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ hands down.

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AndreaM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here with a large group of ladies. We were divided among three tables along the far wall of benches- perfectly covid kosher, but close enough to socialize. The views were outstanding, the servers were attentive, the food was fresh and delicious, and there were beautiful boutiques of flowers scattered about.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Courtney was excellent as was the rest of the servers that assisted. Would definitely return. My only disappointment was the cost of the gondola which is ridiculous.

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Ngee
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Our service wasn’t that great. The price of their food isnt worth it because the portion was too small and lacked flavour. We ordered their other mains on the menu and we were not satisfied.

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Angell
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well it serves good the food awesome me and my husband surprise but the thing is that I notice there's no previledge for the celebrant like birthday

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ThyTon
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Randy and Courtney were awesome. They were so nice and friendly.

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Abril
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely AMAZING!! Tim is super nice and friendly.

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Efoodie
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

View was amazing, food and service were good but definitely could be better! Serving exclusively Canadian wine....
Pricing was reasonable given the location.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Sky Bistro was beyond what we could have imagined. My husband and I dined here on the evening of our wedding after our private ceremony. We described our experience as “royal treatment” due to the extreme care and thoughtfulness that was put into making our evening perfect. We were greeted with extreme kindness and care that continued through our interaction with every staff member we encountered throughout the meeting. The Sky Bistro went above and beyond to accommodate us and ensure that we had an enjoyable and stress-free evening. We could not have chosen (or imagined) a better way to spend the evening of our wedding day. This was absolute perfection, all thanks to the extra care from Sky Bistro.

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