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Bavaria Restaurant

4369 Main St., 101
Whistler, BC V0N1B4
Tel: (604) 932-7518
Fax: (604) 932-7186

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Fondue New Year Day
By mcbradyjohn of vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, January 3, 2008 - 1:28pm [Dine in]

Very nice cheese fondue like in the Alps!!!
Under the snow storm we try the traditionnal Swiss cheese fondue with in a very nice atmosphere, follow by Schnitzel and free range Buffalo .........Excellent !!!
Nice service, we will come back

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big diappointment
By kuma of Coquitlam (26 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 7, 2009 - 8:19pm [Dine in]

I knew that this restaurant might disappoint me just from reading the comments below. But I thought why not give it a try since I was in Whistler for Ziptrek and Bungee Jump.

So I was really happy after I did my first bungee jump and thought having cheese fondue for the first time as a little celebration!

First of all I have to say that I didn't like it when I stepped in the door when the server greeted us. He was emotionless I'd say. I didn't feel welcoming but I thought hey I don't yet, just wait till the end!

So the menu was a bad design (as a designer I like checking out restaurant menus), little disappointment there already. The prices were... well high but affordable for 2 people in their 20s. (traditional cheese fondue with 2 min order per fondue is $26/person which means if you want to eat it, at least pay $26 x 2 = $52 + tax & tips) Anyway, we ordered it anyway just to try since I've been always wanted to try for years!

Here, a basket of bread came, alright not too bad. THEN the vegetables came.... HUGE disappointment! just RAW broccoli, RAW cauliflower and carrots!!?? So here's what we had: a plate of raw vegies + bread + pot of cheese with very BAD after taste to it! Then we decided to order the cold cuts by adding $14.95! Just because we wanted some meats!

The plate of meats came with some pickles... I don't know what to say anymore. All I can say is that the food SUCKED!!

One more thing I want to point out here is that the service was HORRIBLE! I am NOT kidding you here! Especially the manager guy was absolutely NOT loving his job. He had no smile on, he had no friendliness at all! And the other server was a BIT better BUT still BAD consider that this restaurant is a PRICEY french restaurant I think I should expect a lot MORE than what I got here.

Definitely a NO-NO to all of you!

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Catching up with old friends
By BexVonD of Toronto ON, Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 6:22pm [Dine in]

Was visiting old friends and taking in some skiing while in Whistler and decided to try out this restaurant. I've lived in Germany and was exited to eat here. The Food was Incredible, they really know how to make a great cheese fondue and snitzel's. We were all very impressed with everything, EXCEPT for our server. Who was quick to tell me he was from France. He was very rude to not just myself but 2 other people at my table. We really wanted to like him, how could you not like anything in Whistler?!?!
Anyhow if it wasn't for him it would have been perfect. We did not let him ruin our experience, so hopefully he doesn't ruin yours.

Bex

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Great all around food & service
By ukpan of Houston, TX (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 9:27pm [Dine in]

My wife & I popped in here at the very start of the ski season. The place was pretty quiet but we got great service from the manager/waiter. My wife tried the schnitzel, and I tried the Pork Roast. Both were great, and the presentation perfect for both too. We would definitely go back the next time we are in town.

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Dissapointment
By JenE of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 8:03pm [Dine in]

My husband and I went to the Bavaria Restaurant for a nice dinner on a romantic getaway. My Grandmother was Austrian and used to cook Schnitzel, Spaetzle and Red Cabbage so I was excited to try this place. The food, I thought, was good but not fantastic (my husband wasn't impressed). We had wine, etc and our bill was almost $100 so we spent some decent money here, so we were so put off that the server was so rude and unfriendly towards us. He did a good job, but made the experience less than pleasant with his unfriendly, pretentious attitude and made us feel rushed - the one time we didn't need to rush. There were only two other tables in the restaurant, so it's not like it was busy. They advertised a sunny patio on the front door but the patio wasn't even set up (this was in August). There was zero ambience in this place.

I would NEVER go back here because of the way we were treated and wished we had spent our money else where.

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Don't go there
By Andrew of Port Moody BC (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 9:10pm [Dine in]

It's a canned food for 30 $ per can))),
tipically oriented to never coming back tourists.
What a waste of time and money.
Goulash was awful,red cabbage from Superstore can,cook has never been to Germany ))), sizes of the main course less then a kid's menu in a normal place.
We wouldn't be coming back there even for a third of a price, which was huge.
Don't repeat our mistake, don't go there.

Andrew Lee
Port Moody BC

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General Manager ???????
By luvgoodfood of White Rock (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, March 7, 2010 - 4:54pm [Dine in]

General Manager is the reason we will not be returning. His attitude was arrogant to say the least. I made a joking remark that the Arctic Bison must be frozen (coming from the Arctic) . He blew a fit almost yelling that he doesn't serve anything that is frozen and steamed off like a raving madman. Another server took care of us after that . Our dining experience improved with him out of the picture . A very nice new server and pretty good food helped . I pity the poor staff enduring the GM's attitude daily . The owner must be losing many would be returning customers.

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Poor quality food and staff unprofessional
By dlazare of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, December 28, 2007 - 1:59pm [Dine in]

We visited this restaurant with family over the holidays and sampled a large number of specialty items from the menu.

I agree with the previous reviewer that the cheese fondue was uninteresting. The small morsels of bread that accompanied this course was unimaginative and staid.

We also tried several of the schnitzel dishes. Without exception each was overly saturated in grease, over-cooked, and lacking in flavour. Upon returning our (pricey) main courses to the kitchen the restaurant manager informed us that these dishes "tasted fine." He was also quick to point out that this was the first time a schnitzel entree had been returned.

Overall - poor quality and preparation of food, presented in an unimaginative and staid fashion, with managerial service that was at best unprofessional and lacking insight, all for top dollar.

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oktoberfest!!!!!
By charles davis of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 5:50pm [Dine in]

We were in Whistler this weekend and stopped at Bavaria Restaurant, celebrating Oktoberfest!!!! What a program!!!
The welcome was warm and wonderful atmosphere with live music!
Our waitress was dressed in traditional Bavarian, some Oktoberfest hats were available and a nice list of German beers all for a great evening launches!
it has not been disappointed! we had a very good service, special Oktoberfest menu 3 courses for $ 32 was very good, with lot of the German specialties. I strongly recommend them!
See you this winter for a Swiss fondue and thank you for this pleasant moment

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What A Disappointment
By ChefSteven of Steveston (5 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, January 10, 2010 - 7:25pm [Dine in]

My wife and I went here about a year and a bit ago, that night we happened to walk in on a very busy place, complete with accordian player, and despite the fact the cheap propane burner they placed on our table which actuall burst into flame and hand to be hustled off by the floor manager in a wet towel, and not even an apology forthcoming, the fondue was okay.

We were again in Whsitler yesterday and decided to try the place out again this time for lunch.

We got there a little before one in the afternoon, and the place was quite literally empty (that was our first warning)

My wife tried the Schnitzle with crab and prawns (2) and the crab was that crappy alaskan pollock imitation crap that you get in a lower class sushi joint. I went with a roulade and it showed up dry (no sauce) and with a microwaved attempt at a spetzle that was heavy on garlic and had an "old" taste to it.

The server, from Australia of course, had no clue to the menu, could not sugect a wine or even a side to go with the dishes. Nice girl, just not very well trained. The cook (because this was NO chef) kept wiping his brow on his jacket, and just had no pride in his presentation or the quality of the food.

No lunch menu, just the same one from dinner service, and it was a huge overcharge. $30 for an entree at lunch???

In short a waste of time, a rip of financially, and I just can not imagine when visitors to the Olympics will think of this place if they make the mistake of going there during the games.

The place his being used as Norway House for the Olympics with coke and McDonalds as sponsors. Crap food like they serve there makes it rather obvious why they have a sponsor like 'rotten ronnie's'.

I have a feeling that there was a time that this place would have been top of the list for diner after a day on the mountain, but sadly those days are long gone. Just another has been joint unwilling or unable to grow with the times.

Do not waste your time or money on this place.

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Disappointing and Way Overpriced
By gyp of seattle, wa (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, January 7, 2007 - 9:18pm [Dine in]

We went to Bavaria for fondue dinner. We ordered all four types of fondue: the cheese, the asian broth, the oil, and the chocolate. The cheese was served only with squares of bread. It was okay but got boring fast. The asian broth and the oil fondues came with chunks of chewy meat that took 5-7 minutes to cook. The four sauces that accompanied the meat tasted bottled and unappetizing. There wasn't enough of a flame under these fondues, so everything took a long time to cook, so much of the meat was left over as it required too much work and monitoring. The chocolate fondue was definitely the best of the four. The service was erratic, and the waiter must have been having a bad day because he was very curt and unaccomodating. He was trying to turn the table quickly, so he refused to bring us more chocolate fondue! He said there were other people waiting for our table, so could we please hurry up! The bill came to $600 before tip with 6 adults and three children. The 18% tip was added on to the bill by the restaurant (which might partly explain the rudeness and bad service). Fondue can be a lot of fun and delicious, but it certainly isn't at Bavaria. We will definitley not be back. The concierge at the Chateau Whistler confirmed that the food at Bavaria is consistently mediocre and the service far worse.

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