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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
1335 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 seating is on a first come first serve basis, we will endeavor to accommodate all requests.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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–Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 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 1,335 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Most Booked

  • Banff / Canmore

    Best Ambiance

  • Banff / Canmore

    Scenic View

  • Banff / Canmore

    Canadian

  • Banff / Canmore

    Most Booked

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  1. K

    Katharyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    You won’t be disappointed with the food or the view!
  2. MC

    MorrC

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty food with a lovely view. The food was very good, ordered the braised beef and gnocchi, but price would be a little steep if not for the view. We were very lucky to be seated right by the window. Would definitely recommend.
  3. J

    Jane

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Views can’t be beat, the food was terrific and our waiter, Jack, was the best. Such a great experience!!
  4. MZ

    MaryZ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This restaurant was highly recommended and didnot disappoint The food was great the prentation of the food was very appealing The server was professional and engaging
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Celebrating milestone birthday.
  6. DW

    DavidW

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was exceptional
  7. MC

    MarioC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a good time in Sky Bistro. Food was great & the service as well. Highly recommend dining at Sky Bistro.
  8. c

    carolel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nous avons aimé où était situé le restaurant, une vue à couper le souffle,Banff est une ville magnifique entourée de gigantesques montagnes, la nourriture excellente, le personnel courtois, le seul bémol pas beaucoup de personnes qui parle le français ,un gros merci 🤩
  9. JA

    JAP57

    Milwaukee

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service with a great view of the Rockies.
  10. D

    Davst

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Food looked nice but was not good. There are lots of other places that have better tasting food for the price. The restaurant had nice views (especially if seated by the window), but if seated anywhere else it just felt like any other high end restaurant. The views outside the restaurant was nicer and next time I would go on the gondola but not to the restaurant.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a fantastic all round experience to end our 17 days in Canada , thanks guys and girls for looking after us up three , amazing 😘
  12. TJ

    TravellerJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Super view ! Food was better than expected but pricey. Nice selection, something for everyone, dessert apple pie was delicious.
  13. SB

    SantiagoB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Overall, I had a great experience at Sky Bistro. My only complaint was the wait to be seated. It was a Wednesday and I had a reservation for 7:15, yet I was not seated until 7:45 and we missed the sunset because of this. We also requested a window table in our reservation, and in person, but no luck. Window seats became available, but the hostess still had no interest in moving us. Maybe you have to tip the hostess to get a window seat. Once we were seated, everything was great. Food was great, I highly recommend the Duck Wings, and the Chorizo Gnocchi. The view was still amazing even once the sun had set. Our server Eric went above and beyond to give us a great experience, and was the main reason I left Sky Bistro as happy as I did.
  14. MV

    MonaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was fantastic! We had booked the wrong date. However, Hugo and his staff were very accommodating and made it happen. They found us the best seats by the window. Eric was amazing and we enjoyed our great meal while watching the best view of the sunset. I would recommend the restaurant to everyone. Five star is an understatement.
  15. S

    Sunlight

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food1service4ambience5
    The staff were consistently kind. The cocktails were excellent. The food was pretty bad. I ordered beef short ribs and it was actually a chunk of roast beef that tasted like it was cooked in a crock pot. My husband’s pork chops were over cooked and dry. We were glad we had the experience, but would not likely return for dinner.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday for a member of our party
  17. K

    Krystina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joe our server was so good, the food was amazing and the views were out of this world
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    amazing views! The food is decent - definitely not the best but you’re going here for the views not the food, and the views are exceptional
  19. NM

    NancyMarie

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at the Sky Bistro was our flourish to the end of a wonderful 9 days in the Canadian Rockies! I booked online, requested a table by a window ( which we got)for a sensational sunset view ! Rachel was our wait staff and was very informative and polite! We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our 37 th anniversary. Been coming tot he gondola For 40 years!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hugo was an excellent server, the food was delicious and filling (we had the bread, short rib and apple pie dessert), the drinks were great and the view was spectacular. We celebrated our 1st anniversary with a window seat. Make sure you arrive early for your reservation to get the best seats!
  22. W

    Wanderlizzy

    Northampton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were so excited to get a lunch booking at Sky Bistro so we could enjoy it when we had booked our Gondola trip. We were welcomed by our server Joe, also like us from England and he was superb at explaining the menu, recommendations and making us feel extremely at ease. The Clam chowders and the Smoked Salmon mains we ordered were wonderful so all in all a fabulous lunch!
  23. CS

    CindyS

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Beautiful place. Service on the slow side. No acknowledgement of husband's birthday which I put in notes.
  24. AR

    ArnoldR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Great ambiance and view…grea food alao
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and fantastic view! We requested for a window seating then we actually got the best view! Joe gave us the best service with all his food recommendations and small chats, we really appreciate him. It’s all worth it 🤍
  26. KS

    KathleenS

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous panoramic view of Banff and the surrounding mountains. Food was delicious and service was very good. Dinner for two with drinks was just under $200 CAD. TRAM RIDE WAS $153 CAD. GLAD WE WENT!
  27. m

    mdlucash

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, our server was knowledgeable and the views can’t be beat
  28. TK

    TammyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server Lisa was friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. We loved all the dishes she recommend. Thank you!
  29. VJ

    VickiJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Loved all of it-food drinks, view.
  30. LF

    LoveFoodfromRogerstone

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Very good food. Servers very knowledgeable. Music rather loud (and some of the customers!).
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at the top of the world in Banff was special enough, but our server D’Arcy went out of his way to build a relationship with us, suggest we choose dishes out of our usual (glad we did) and meet all of our needs. Food was world class in every way!
  32. n

    njbchhny

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food along with great service! Our waiter went over and beyond to make our experience excellent!!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic views, great service, tasty food and very friendly atmosphere
  34. KS

    KirstyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Excellent quality of food, very well prepared & good choice - even for our fussy eaters! Good length of time between main & dessert but bit too long between starter & main (started to think we’d been forgotten). Would go again.
  35. S

    Shar

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful experience
  36. JL

    JohnL

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice view. Food is good and decent portion. Kids meal is excellent too. We will comeback again when next time in Banff.
  37. KM

    KimM

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely venue and great food, a little slow service but didn’t mind as the views were amazing
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special experience with the gondola experience. Our food was really delicious and our waitress was really pleasant and efficient! I’d highly recommend!
  39. JH

    JeffH

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time. The view was fantastic. Our server Mat was stellar in providing service.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there while we were staying in Banff. It was a great evening. Unfortunately, smoke had moved in and we couldn’t see the views but still had a great time. Food and drinks were delicious. Our server Eric was very friendly and helpful with menu choices. I’d highly recommend. Make reservations when they open 30 days out!

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Sky Bistro, Mountain Top Dining @ Banff Gondola is rated 4.6 stars by 1335 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


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–Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 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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