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Whitehorn Bistro

$$ - $$$, , Healthy
1 Whitehorn Road | The Lake Louise Ski Resort, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
+1 403-522-1310
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  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Grill, Contemporary, Healthy, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1 Whitehorn Road | The Lake Louise Ski Resort, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mid ski. Get some lunch. None of this cafe stuff but let's do some fine dining instead to refuel for the afternoon ski session! Duck for lunch was a treat. And of course unparalleled views of the rockies

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank miccla11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whitehorn Bistro is a mid-mountain (2,042 metres above sea level) dining destination at Lake Louise Ski Resort. It offers a contemporary menu (soup, salad, burgers, strip loin, scallops, lamb, king fish, and wings); a selection of beer, spirits, and wine; and a panoramic view of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank burr6013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After trying to find a table at the bottom of the slopes to rest and grab a bite with no luck we decided to head back up and stop at this bar we had seen. And it was so much more than we had imagined....More

Date of visit: January 2019
3  Thank S0muchfun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, nicely decorated interiors; and excellent views on the slopes and the Whitehorn Peak. One of the two on-piste restaurants we loved in the entire Banff+Lake Louise area (the other is the Sawyer's Nook). Espresso Gin/Tonic is a bold invention, which we did like!...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank TraveloGuro
Reviewed December 13, 2018

Instead of buying an overpriced burger in one of the cafeterias when skiing at Lake Louise, treat yourself to lunch at Whitehorn Bistro. Have the fondue if you're feeling indulgent, or anything else if not. It's worth the price for the view and the excellent...More

Date of visit: March 2018
3  Thank Laurie S
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Walked here from the top of the gondola/chair lift and was pretty quiet so seated straight away. We chose to sit outside and take in the amazing views of the ranges with Lake Louise in the distance. Had a light lunch of the scallop and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LouiseO0611
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Take the gondola or open lift to access this beautiful spot. You can eat inside but why when you have a large deck overlooking ski hill with Lake Louise in distance. We both had braised bison and it was tender and delicious. We had two...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bob S
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

We have ordered Compressed Watermelon Salad, Halibut, Tempura Zucchini Blossoms and Shrimp Ravioli. The salad and tempura were interesting. Fish was a bit over cooked but quinoa tasted good. Ravioli was huge and tasted fine. Unfortunately on day of visit due to snow and fog.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Culture799485
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Great place to have a meal with amazing views. Brad our server was very attentive and friendly. My husband and I chose the Fondue to share which was amazing. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Susan S
Reviewed September 7, 2018

We had a very good lunch here. Didn't want a big lunch and the Caesar salad was perfect. French fries were the best - my husband kept saying they were some of the best he'd ever had. Service was great, too. We bought the gondola...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank KBTGeorgia
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Questions & Answers
May 11, 2017|
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Response from Lake Louise S | Property representative |
Hi there, Unfortunately dogs are not permitted on the gondola/lifts, so would not be able to access Whitehorn Bistro. They can be on the decks at the base area-provided there is no food being served on those decks.
john-michael r
November 29, 2016|
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Response from Tammy K | Reviewed this property |
No, they close at 3pm in winter as the lifts stop at 4pm. They want people off the mountain before dark. There are no lifts direct to Whitehorn (you ski down to Whitehorn) hence the early close. There is apres at the bar at... More
Pauline H
November 1, 2016|
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Response from 63JonathanL63 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. I was a guest in September
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Grill, Contemporary, Healthy, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Whitehorn Road | The Lake Louise Ski Resort, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Lake Louise
  • Phone Number: +1 403-522-1310
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Located at 6700' (2042m) the Whitehorn Bistro proudly offers a contemporary menu with alpine featured items and local products. Each of our fine offerings can be enjoyed inside the dining room, or out on the patio which boasts one of the most incredible panoramic mountain views anywhere. Open summer and winter.
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