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Whitehorn Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups
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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Brunch
Grill, Contemporary, Healthy, Canadian
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

We did a phone reservation but the host had no record of my name when we arrived. However we are still given a seat right away. Great view but didn’t enjoy my food as much as it was a little over cooked.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Joieee
Reviewed August 12, 2018

We were staying at the Chateau Lake Louise, and wanted to get off the property and go around and see some of the surrounding sites. We took the gondola up as part of a package deal, and had a 1pm reservation at the Whitehorn Bistro....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Randy B
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We enjoyed a beautiful day on the mountain with a leisurely ride on the gondola a stroll around the hill, and interpretation centre. The best part of the day was our experience at Whitehorn Bistro. I have yet to experience a patio with a more...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 819nienkeh
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

You are paying for the view! It was a fun time for our group... If I could recommend anything on the menu, I would suggest the cheese/veggie fondue! Most of us also ordered burgers, problem was... They only cook it well done and it was...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Mother12traveler
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We rode the Lake Louise Gondola up and ate lunch at the bistro. Pretty pricey but you are paying for the view. It was a gorgeous day while we were there to eat out on the patio and look out over the mountains and Lake...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 297fran123
Reviewed August 4, 2018

We were lucky with the weather - warm and clear. We dined on the outdoor patio with a great view of Mt. Victoria, and Lake Louise as a tiny puddle nestled at the foot of the mountain. Food was excellent, we shared two appetizers, the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank AMDew1956
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

We decided to try the Lake Louise Gondola and eat at the Whitehorse Bistro based on the recommendation of our favorite server in Banff. SO glad we did. We took the free shuttle from the Fairmont and arrived around 14:30 on a Thursday afternoon—no wait...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Susan A
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

We already did the Gondola at Banff and didn’t know if we wanted to do another. Are we glad we did!!! The views from this gondola were fantastic! From there we walked to the Whitehorn Bistro. What a gem! First, the views are amazing, second...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank olteech
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

We were able to make reservations here. We arrived early and asked for a seat by the first row. We had to wait, which wasn’t a problem for us. They allowed us to sit inside at a table while we waited and they offered us...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank mxl002
Reviewed July 30, 2018

This place never lets us down. It's the best lunch spot in the Rockies with the quality of the food matching the stunning views. Anytime we have friends or family visiting we always try to take them here for an unforgettable lunch on the deck....More

Date of visit: June 2018
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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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