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

Sky Bistro, Mountain Top Dining @ Banff Gondola

4.6
4.6
1027 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 39 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

What 1,027 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Most Booked

  • Banff / Canmore

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Banff / Canmore

    Scenic View

  • Banff / Canmore

    Special Occasion

  • Banff / Canmore

    Canadian

  • Banff / Canmore

    Most Booked

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  1. BL

    BaccarinL

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Expérience incroyable !! Amazing..! Le niveau gastronomique des plats est à la hauteur du spectacle. Nous avons passé une soirée extraordinaire.

  2. p

    plsafoodie

    Portland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Awesome views and reasonable price in a touristy town. Our waitress Sara was nice and tentative. However service was a bit slow. Overall it’s a nice mountain top dining experience.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great time at the Sky Bistro. Get the chicken and waffles!

  4. HG

    HoneyGlow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Amazing experience stunning view and great food!!!

  5. P

    Pamela

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We had a really great experience at the Sky Bistro! Our server, Rachel, was amazing and the food was really good! The roasted tomato soup was so tasty and so was the fudge cake. We got the chicken supreme and the Endive, which where both great, but the Endive was a bit light. The view was, as expected, the best part of the evening! Make sure you have enough time to explore before or after your visit to the Sky Bistro.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience5

    Really disappointed in the food. Very bland. We had a burger and the Elk bolognese and both lacked any flavor. Service was slow and food took a while. Nobody to flag down that was around if you needed anything. View was amazing!

  7. KS

    KarlyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you have the chance to dine anywhere in Banff, this is a must. We had the Slow Roasted Short Rib, and it was so tender! This is our second time, and we still can’t wait to go again!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Rode the Gondola up to the Sky Bistro for dinner. I ordered the salmon, it was good but overcooked. Ordered an espresso martini and it took a really long time. Waiter was nice but not very attentive. We had a great table with great views.

  9. S

    Sabs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food2service5ambience5

    Food is generic, is only worth it for the view

  10. TR

    TaniaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    It is a great restaurant! The views are stunning and the food was yummy and was not so expensive.

  11. BG

    BetsG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3

    Don't bother with this place. The food is exceptionally overpriced for portion size and taste. Also know that the 'views' you see with tables by window are only for two tops. If you have larger party you are going to be sitting away from windows.

  12. LF

    LouiseF

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice place with a great view. Excellent service in french et the food is very good.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to Sky Bistro while on a trip celebrating our 50th anniversary. We could not have had a better experience, the food, service and ambiance were all very special. It got even better when a fast moving thunder storm added the next level to a special evening.

  14. DM

    DianeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The weather was great and the views were spectacular. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. It was a prefect and special way to enjoy the beauty of Banff and the mountains.

  15. BM

    BrianMay

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a beautiful place. Visit everytime in in Banff

  16. JC

    JeanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Great view with great food and drink. Would recommend, ask to sit by the window. Cheers

  17. c

    caroleb

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superior experience. Food was excellent, service exceptional and the view is unmatched.

  18. JD

    JacksonD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience. Good service, good drinks, good view. We went during lunch. If you're going up Sulphur Mountain there's no reason not to reserve a table and eat near the top!

  19. C

    Cindy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the ambiance and the view (although it was cloudy and rainy during our visit). the food is very good. Our server Maxwell is very pleasant and attentive.

  20. DM

    DanielleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Our server Amanda was a delight. Wait times were good considering the restaurant was packed solid. Our food was good. I got thr bison burger and it was delicious. The fries left something to be desired. You get about four in your little basket (yes you read that right) but they are cut from potato in house and quite thick. Mine were more cooked than I like, but overall experience was good. Would return.

  21. JM

    JenniferM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    Great service. Over priced but obviously huger with view. Food and drinks all try too hard. Nothing was very good food/drink wise.

  22. CL

    ChristopherL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful views and food was delicious. We had a reservation and no wait. Staff was very friendly and professional. Great experience.

  23. G

    Gicos

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Dont order the burger. Its expensive and not worth it. Burger is too dry. and Host/Server not acknowledging your request of seats eventhough theres an open table available

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We absolutely LOVED our dinner and experience at Sky Bistro! Our server, Sacha, was attentive and funny and contributed to a great night. The views are unparalleled! We loved walking along the boardwalk to the top of the mountain before our meal. Drinks were well crafted and beautiful, and our entrees were fantastic. Particularly loved the short rib! Aspen Glow drinks is beautiful. This was our favorite meal in Banff - highly recommend!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our most memorable meal in Banff! An absolutely must-do for good food and to make the gondola trip even more special.

  26. CB

    CharlotteB

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5

    The view is truly second to none, it’s STUNNING. And all of the staff were great. But the food is very mediocre. I don’t mind to spend top dollar on a meal experience when it’s warranted, but $250 for a couple drinks, overcooked/dry pork chops, and bland salmon is a bit ridiculous. Save yourself the hassle and expense of the meal, and just have a drink or 2 and enjoy the lovely view.

  27. S

    Shelby

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was up in Banff for work so we decided to do a date night. I had been here before but this time I tried the braised ribs they were outstanding and the view was amazing! Highly recommend checking this Restaurant out! .

  28. S

    Steve

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful dinner and Ian was a great waiter. Would definitely recommend.

  29. C

    Connie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a great experience. We got there early and were able to change our ticket time and ride up earlier. We took the extra time to take plenty of pics (absolutely breath taking views!), check out the visitors center and gift shop. Service was great and food was amazing!

  30. G

    Gitano

    Calgary

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Astounding views. Great Service. Inventive food offerings. We ordered the Short Ribs and Sable Fish and they were both cooked to perfection, with interesting sides and generous portions. Highly recommended.

  31. T

    Tiamitra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great customer service . The waitresses were super nice and they were really friendly on suggesting what to order. Good food :). Great view. Worth it.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quality food and service ! Specular views !!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Honeymoon lunch

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious and our kids enjoyed it too. We ordered the Chicken w/ waffle and Salmon w/ salad. Kids got burger w/fries and Spaghetti w/butter and Parmesan. For drink I ordered Mountain Mule & Beer for hubby. I got my food little late due to miscommunication with the kitchen but our server Rachel went above and beyond to make sure that I was not feeling disappointed and make it as a complimentary. Rachel was very professional and polite. I would recommend Sky Bistro Restaurant because of their service, very clean and quality of food. Overall it was a great experience!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, most local sourced. Amazing Mountain Views! Pricy but everything is delivered via gondola…come on 😵‍💫

  36. CZ

    CiaraZ

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely must dine here if you are staying in the Banff area. The views were stunning, the food was delicious and the ambiance was absolutely incredible. It was our favorite dinner our entire trip and will definitely recommend to others planning a trip to Banff! Our waitress Courtney was outstanding and made fantastic recommendations for food and drink and made it such a special dinner for us! 10/10

  37. WT

    WorldTraveler

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The views from Sky Bistro are amazing, but what made the experience extraordinary was the excellent service, especially coming from Rachel.

  38. BG

    Bee2Gee9

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience highly recommend! Our server Rachel was great

  39. AF

    AlexisF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Courtney was our server and she was amazing!! Food was good and atmosphere was beautiful!! Would highly recommend!

  40. SC

    SusanC

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Food was delicious, but we found the restaurant was very noisy. Our table was butted up next against the table for forks and knives.

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 4.6 stars by 1027 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 39 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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