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“Juniper Bistro and Lounge, worth the visit” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Juniper Bistro

The Juniper Bistro
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Ranked #2 of 142 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $30
Cuisines: Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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. Our meals are homemade and decadent, crafted to include our most treasured Canadian classics along with new discoveries inspired by worldwide travels. From our in-house bakery to the spirit of our menu, our chefs are proud to create delicious meals with a handcrafted and sustainable spirit.
Banff, Alberta
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Juniper Bistro and Lounge, worth the visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

Tucked away off the Trans-Canada Highway, at the base of Norquay Mountain, is the Juniper. Went for dinner and was not disappointed. The service was exceptional. Our server let us take our time and savour a cocktail. We went out to catch the stunning views. Our server was attentive and came outside to offer a photo of us together. Started with appetizers to share, had beet salad with arugula and mushroom bruschetta. Both were tasty, the bruschetta was grilled, so it was different, yet still pleasant. Best described as a smokey flavour. For dinner had the Eggplant/Zucchini Lasagna and my hubby had Rib Eye Steak. We both shared each, and both were tasty. The steak was very juicy and tender. For dessert we split the brownie and it was delicious. The accompanying ganache and 'chocolate shot' with the brownie were decadent. This is worth the visit. The atmosphere was very relaxed and our server even took the time to light a fire for someone else who requested it. You could come here for a cocktail and appy or a full dinner. Can't wait to come back

  • Visited April 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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270 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Great Food, Great Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

This is one fantastic Bistro, located right on the Trans Canada Hwy.
The food is very, very good, and prepared by Red Seal Chef's. We have been for both breakfast and dinner and both were outstanding.
The price is reasonable which sometimes in the area is hard to find.
If your going to, or by Banff Stop in I grantee you will not be disappointed, also I should mention the entire place is very neat and clean.
Stop by you will love it.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank 281bob
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Calgary
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great Meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Stopped into the Juniper bistro for dinner. It is on the outskirts of Banff but well worth the trip.Service was very friendly and food was excellent and wll priced. Will definately return.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TheresaHu
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Chicago,IL
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great food in a lovely setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

This restaurant is inside the Juniper Hotel, which is away from the main drag but is situated overlooking Mount Norquay. The floor-to-ceiling windows, and adjacent patio provided a lovely setting for our meal. The previous reviews said that this restaurant features seasonal flavors and elk/bear/other non-chicken meat :) That was not the case when we visited, however everything we ate was delicious, if not very inventive. The view really wowed us, though. We watched the sun set over the mountain, and wished we were staying here...

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank lady_winter2
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Oliver, Canada
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“Overall Amazing Dining Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

The location, off the beaten path, is what gives way to the terrific views.
The atmosphere, warm and welcoming, comfortable, relaxing, romantic.
The Service was attentive, friendly, personable, thank you so much Isabelle!
The Food, lovely in presentation, three courses, each different, truly a tasting treat.

Highly recommend the food, everything we ordered was wonderful. The Sweet Mousse tray of four was a Sweet surprise. We went early and stayed until sunset. The views amazed as you can see the mountains and the Banff Springs Hotel off in the distance. Lots to linger over.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Agoldenmile
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