We went to Roland's Creekside Pub every day for three consecutive days in October.
Two out of three days Stinky, the bartender, was tending bar. He spent more time catering to his regular customers than anybody that was just visiting this small pub.
Many attempts had to be made to get another round to our table but he was just too busy adjusting his visor cap on his bald head to do the deed.
The food was tasty and adequate in portion just don't depend on the service.
If you are interested in authentic meal this place is AWESOME. I have been to India and been to Indian restaurants throughout Canada and the USA and let me tell you this place is GREAT. I only write reviews when the food is awesome and this is it. If you are going out for Indian in Whistler go here. I have had several entrées since the opening and everything has been awesome. They have also hired some great staff and service is super fast.
Went with the family over the American Thanksgiving weekend. Was seated quickly without a reservation--Yeah!. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The waiter warned us not to overdo it on the bowl size. Of course my son did not heed the advice and selected the large bowl and racked up a bill of $45. Is a 1/2 kilo of sprouts the same value as 1/2 kilo of shrimp? I always get nervous when I am asked to prepare my own meal. I don't know what I want or what tastes good all mixed up. I took a chance and selected the "manager's select" sauce and it was delicious.
Stay with the small bowls unless you are a trained professional or an 19 year old man with Daddy's credit card..
Wow...as soon as we walked into Harajuku Izakaya we thought ...ok this is going to be good. The décor is a very good replication of a street scene in Kyoto or any other Japanese village. Right down to the roof tiles and hand-painted signage. Unfortunately, that's all that was authentic. The food was so mediocre and bland. There was only one server when we were there on a weeknight and she was doing fine but she couldn't make the food any tastier. My suggestion is send your cooks to Whistler Samurai Sushi at Creekside and do what they're doing.
Family of four (two adults and two children, ages 8 & 6) were eager for some better quality lunch fare.
At first we thought, "Oh, I don't know - we have kids and this appears to be a high end kind of place." We decided to give it a go and sit on the patio. The kids behaved perfectly and there was no problem.
I ordered the open faced, smoked salmon on broiche with a side salad. Hubby ordered the a sliced pork open faced sandwich. Son ordered a burger with fries. Daughter ordered the carrot soup from the children's menu (so kids were welcome after all...)
The food was outstanding!. Fresh ingredients and a chef who knows what they are doing!. It wasn't cheap - but it wasn't outrageous either. I paid around $18 for my sandwich and had an ample amount. My daughter's soup was around $8 and she enjoyed it. My son's burger and fries was around $18 as well - but that was probably the best quality burger I have tasted in a long time!!
The food was masterful.
The waitress could have been a little better. She wasn't bad - but she just didn't nail the professionalism that I would expect from a restaurant of this calibre. At one point, someone was passing by the patio who made eye contact with her. She interrupted her service to us to say "Hi and have a very brief conversation." This was not acceptable. Then again, the staff at Whistler and it's establishments need a little work in this area in general (they need to be reminded that work is work and they can party together later).
Notwithstanding this quibble - I would eagerly return to this restaurant!
Went to Whistler for the weekend with hubby and the two kids (ages 6 and 8). My son, the poutine expert wanted to try some of Whistler's offering.
We went to La Brasserie. Hubby and I both had the Harmony Burger with a side salad. My son had a burger and my daughter had the spaghetti and meat sauce from the children's menu. We shared a pulled pork poutine.
The service was good - not outstanding, but not poor either. The ambiance was very casual. The food was really good, especially the poutine! The pulled pork was sweet, juicy and good texture. The gravy was ample and tasty and the cheese curds sqeaked (the waitress confirmed they came from Quebec!).
The burgers were good and the 6 year olds pasta was okay/good (she liked it and ate most of it - so for a kids menu item - they seemed to ace it).
I would return here again for a light meal. I would definately order the poutine again!!
My family arrived into Whislter on Thursday. We unpacked at the hotel and were looking forward to a nice meal. I was attracted to Rics because I remembered they had an extensive kids menu, as well as excellent choices for the grown ups all in a nice environment.
We got to the restaurant at approximately 5:10 PM (dinner starts at 5:00). The waiter was okay - he took our order and then waited. And waited. And waited. He re-approached us to inform me that they did not have the steak that I ordered (it took 20 minutes in an empty restaurant to find this out??). I ordered a different steak. We waited. And waited. The kids were getting restless. The restaurant was still empty.
I noted that we all had bread plates, but had not received any bread. I had remembered receiving bread at other Rics locations. I asked the waiter if we could get some bread as we were quite hungry and the kids were restless. He apologized stating, "it's kinda embarrassing. We don't have any bread today." Um - yeah - right. There are bakeries in Whisler and this was a full service, three star restaurant. How does one run out of BREAD??!!!
About 5 to 10 minutes later - the waiter appeared with a small basket of white french style bread and butter. He stated, "We found some upstairs." Huh - "Upstairs?" Like in the attic or something??
The bread was completely devoid of taste. It was not fresh. Even the accompanying whipped butter was tasteless.
Finally, my steak arrived. It was serviceable. The twice baked potato was dense. The side of vegetables were undercooked. After a few minutes - the kids meals arrived - they were serviceable. The kids ordered the strawberry shake with ice cream - it was the most anemic thing I ever tried. I don't think even one whole strawberry went into that thing.
My husband ordered the linguini with seafood. The seafood part was fine. They served spaghetti instead of linguini. I found the sauce to heavy and didn't like it.
The kids had chocolate cake as part of their "kids meal" - it didn't pack much taste. I ordered a creme brulee. The waiter told me to wait a moment and he ran back to the kitchen. He came back to advise that the creme brulee was not ready yet (by this time - it was between 5:45 and 6:00 PM - we were well into the dinner hour and the restaurant had been open for at least 45 minutes). I just ordered a specialty coffee - it wasn't the best tasting. I had a sip of my husbands black coffee and it was the worst coffee I have had in a long time.
My husband ordered a New York Cheesecake. He offered to share it with me. I found it gawd awful tasting. It was not dense - like a good New York Cheesecake should be. It was not sweet (although New York Cheesecake should not be too sweet - it should have some sweetness). It was devoid of taste and seemed to be missing an ingredient or too. The crust was also poor.
All ine all - it was the worst meal in Whistler. The venue was dark, and the windows overlooked some parking.
I had one (1) good experience at a Rics at the Inner Harbour in Victoria. I tried going back once - where I had a so-so experience (see my review). I tried going back again - but the Victoria Inner Harbour Restaurant was closed because their oven was broken. The next time I tried to go - the whole restaurant was closed down (although their ads were still published in the touriest rags). I went to the Whislter Rics hoping for a repeat of that one good experience. Sadly - incompetence seems to be their normal.
I will never return no recommend.
We visited the Keg on Sunday after the Tough Mudder races this year and were thoroughly disappointed. Our group was 13 strong and never have I experienced such a poor meal in my life. After a 1.25hrs, we received what was supposed to be our food. Cold, uninspired, and tasteless my $40 dollar steak and half baked potato was the most disappointing moment of the entire weekend. Not to mention the joke of veg that was on our plates, 2 asparagus spears and that's it. The lack of kitchen knowledge by our server when one of our teammates placed her order for the lobster with everyone else and there was no lobster. Not to big of a deal normally but to wait 1.25hrs to find out that they were out is unacceptable. Finally the decor reminds me of watching the classic 90's movie "Aspen Extreme". Not anywhere near what it should be considering they are charging 15% more for thier menu than my home location of Victoria. Overall assessment of The Keg Whistler, Boooooo!
I have lived in Whistler for three and a half years and have always gone to Samurai Sushi for a decent priced meal. The food is not outstanding sushi compare to the ones you'll eat on Vancouver but its pretty decent, pricing isn't great but being in Whistler you find it somewhat affordable. I have worked for customer service industry for 10 years, and from what I recall and have been taught, customers should be treated the way you want to be treated. So today's service was very disappointing. I ordered my usual meal which came to $21.00 a bento box, tofu and a roll. I always pay by debit as I do not like carrying cash around. The pinpad at first was not working so they have reset it. And have tried my transaction again and it took so long. I get that, it happens. At the end it said it did not go thru and it said to check the ethernet cable. The lady behind the counter then said it is not working do you have cash? I said i only have $5. And then she said, there's a bank downstairs and i could withdraw money. Where is the "I am sorry for the inconvenience!" With her not apologizing, I then have told her, if i withdraw money it will cost me $4.00 and she then said I cant just give out free food. I get that but the fact she didnt apologize and have asked me to pay extra $4.00 in bank charge made me very angry. Hey lady, it doesnt hurt to say you're sorry, yes its not your fault t goes down but you work in a customer service industry where you always out your customer as your top priority! My decent priced meal is now overly priced!
Well, it was a Saturday night at about 10pm. My wife and I were in Whistler for the weekend and wanted somewhere nice to eat. Most places in Whistler close early as this wasn't our first choice, but boy were we glad that we ended up here. We have heard of the North Vancouver location, but did not know the Whistler located existed. Its a little pricey, but its authentic Italian, so we were okay with it.
We entered the restaurant and right away somebody told us about a 5-10 min wait and sat us on a side table with a drink/wine menu. That wine Menu was massive. Bigger than any menu I've at a restaurant. It was great as my dad makes his own wine, so I've always been interested in wine growing up (beer person at heart :p) A waiter comes shortly asking us for our drinks, telling us his recommendations. My wife is pregnant and can't drink wine, so we got a bottle of San Pellegrino and a recommended glass of red wine for myself. We were then seated at our table with food menus. The atmosphere is very nice and classy, but not too classy, so you felt comfortable and relaxed.
Our drinks and assortment of breads/butter came with our waitress and was told about the specials and recommendations. My wife is vegan, so she's kinda limited to what she can eat. She decided to start with the CARPACCIO FUNGHI:$13 PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM CARPACCIO, GOAT CHEESE, ARUGULA, PISTACHIO VINAIGRETTE. We took out Goat cheese and she was happy. She then ordered GNOCCHI AL POMODORO:$24 PEMBERTON POTATO GNOCCHI, FRESH TOMATO BASIL as her main. She said it was full of flavour and loved the texture of the pasta.
For myself, I ended up getting a seasonal dinner they had, which was a 4 course meal for $31, I started off with seasoned/baked sliced of bread, topped with some type of spread and what I believe was white asparagus. It was on a plate with lightly dressed arugula. It was refreshing and a great start for what I had in store. The next item I received was a smaller version of the CARPACCIO FUNGHI. For my main, I decided to go with FILETTO AL MARSALA: $38 MESQUITE GRILLED �AAA� BEEF TENDERLOIN, MARSALA ONION SUCCO. Im assuming it was a modified and smaller version because of the $38 price tag and my 4-course was only $31. The meat was very tender and I didn't even need a knife. It was beautifully seasoned and was laid on a bed of mashed potatoes.It also had a nice combination of seasoned grilled vegetables.
For desert, I chose Panna Cotta. It has burnt Caramel on top and served with chocolate/raspberry syrup. It was probably the best I've had ( I don't have it often). My wife ordered an assortment of freshly made Gelato. It was very tasty and creamy. We both decided to order a nice cup of Espresso to go with our deserts. It was very excellent and cut the sweetness perfectly.
Overall, I was impressed with this restaurant as the food was great and our waitress was always there to help us especially my wife. I will go again. Also, take note the of the biggest Pepper grinder You will ever see. That thing was massive. Hope you enjoyed the review.
Went here on our anniversary. Just diagnosed as gluten sensitive so was sad about bread. The staff were amazing and suggested options. Had roti with korma sauce and butter chicken sauce and aloo gobi. Since I dont eat meat either. It was absolutely amazing. Host even told me how to make roti at home. Would totally recomend and will be back.
My husband and I randomly stopped in here for dinner one night on our honeymoon because it was close to where we were staying and I was craving some Indian food. The food was so phenomenal that we ended up coming back two other times during our week and a half stay! We tried a variety of different dishes, none of which were anything less that fantastic. Their Nan is amazing, and they even have little windows where they let you watch them make it (which is great for the "how it’s made" type of people like my husband and myself!). Their Paneer, which we had in several different dishes, is wonderful! The Chicken Tikki Masala, Tandoori Chicken and Butter Chicken were the best we have ever had. My husband thought he didn't like Indian food until he came here!
In addition to the amazing food, the service is incredible. No matter what time of day we arrived to eat, we were always treated like we were important. They are fast and friendly! I would recommend this restaurant to all Whistler visitors!
Honestly was really disappointed by this place. People had talked it up and in the end it was super overpriced pizza in an improperly ventilated and kitschy space. I honestly think the contractor that built their woodfire oven didn't do it to code because I smelled so much like smoke when I left I felt dizzy from it.
To top it all off the pizza was nothing to write home about... I found it dry and it lacked toppings. I'll take an Earl's pizza for half the price any day!
My cousin and i treated ourselves to dinner at Araxi last week. It was wonderful and we were so glad we went.
The restaurant was packed and we were shown to our table in the centre. Next time i'll request a table on the side as it was noisy.
Our server was great and she recommended a carafe of wine which went very well with our food.
My cousin had the miso crusted sable fish and i had the risotto. She raved about her dish and the risotto was fabulous and memorable.
We shared a creme brulee for dessert. It was delicious and we really enjoyed it. As we were sharing, they included 2 mini ginger cookies with it.
We were a bit hesitant to go as we are not "rich" and wondered how two women on a break would be treated? Our service was great and the fact that we did not order a pricey bottle of wine or appetizers etc. made no difference. We were comfortable and enjoyed being there.
Great chef's are artists and that is very apparent at Araxi's. We really appreciated their abilities to develop complex flavours.
Our bill with tip was around $120 and we considered it money well spent.
Will be going back and looking forward to it!
We have been coming to Whistler for many years and have eaten at Trattoria quite a few times. Last night we (a party of 6) ate at the restaurant. We were told that there would be two waiters helping us tonight. The male waiter was there to take our wine order. I told him the two wines we were considering in the $40+ price range. He immediately recommended a very nice bottle that was $86. I said that was more than we wanted to pay and that the $45 bottle was our choice. Our waiter immediately brought the $86 bottle of wine and was ready to open it. I happened to examine the bottle and noticed it wasn't the bottle we ordered. The wine we selected was soon brought to us; however, that was the last we saw of that waiter.
Our next waiter was excellent and provided very good service. However, the food was not up to the usual standard. The potato portion of the meal was very marginal. I hope that the mistake with the wine was not intentional and the kitchen was a little off because it was a busy Friday night. I am unsure if I will be back.
We always like to try out different restaurants when going to Whistler, and after attempting for 10 years, we finally managed to book a table at Rim Rock Cafe this time.
Four of us dined there. The decor is rustic and a bit old fashioned, and lighting is dim, but we went there for the food, and it sure was our best experience ever among restaurants in Whistler. Every dish was spectacularly good, and the sticky toffee pudding, in particular, was unbelievable and unforgettable.
Service was excellent, and there was a very good wine list, with very interesting wines available by not just 5 oz. regular glasses, but also 1 oz. taster glasses.
No wonder this place is full all the time. When we left at around 8:15 pm, there were still people waiting for a table at the entrance.
I can't recommended this highly enough.
I usually take my family out for a Chinese meal for Chinese New Year. This year, as we were in Whistler, I was apprehensive as we've been spoilt by the good restaurants in Vancouver.
After researching online, (and being confused), I approached Gold Leaf and explained what I needed. The lady was extremely nice and helpful, and we settled on a simple menu. I went back to pick up later, and we were delighted.
The hot and sour soup was the best our family has ever had. The other dishes were solid home cooking. We were delighted that they could accommodate us even though they are not a high end restaurant.
I wholeheartedly recommend them for solid Chinese food. I should know, I'm Chinese.
This is my second time to this place and it did not disappoint. Very innovative cuisine put together by young and inspried chefs. One course was served on piece of slate...Excellent service; they even split up wine parings for us since we each ordered different courses in the 3 course meal. Looks tiny from the outside but roomier than expected and very cozy:)
Watching from the first flor of this establishment the kitchen below was not a good start - especially watching cooks preparing food.....not as clean as I would wish this to be...
Food was pricy, but taste wasn't up to the price.
We have to wait for salad and soup over 40 min... It would be nice if we would be inform that this would take so long......
over all bad experience - would not recommend it....
Despicable service. They should be ashamed to have some of the people they have working behind the bar. To request a tip when ordering shots at the bar is beyond rude and shouldn't even be expected and on top of that they kick you out for it? In what world do they live in. Learn how to treat your customers!
|1.||Araxi Restaurant + Bar|
|4.||Rim Rock Cafe And Oyster Bar|
|6.||Old Spaghetti Factory|
|8.||Quattro At Whistler|
|10.||Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The|
|11.||Trattoria Di Umberto Restaurant|
|12.||Amsterdam Cafe, The|
|18.||Gold Leaf Chinese Food Restaurant|
|19.||Pasta Lupino Gourmet|