Fifty Two 80 Bistro is the new kid on the block in Whistler, located in the Four Seasons Hotel. Seafood is the name of the game at this lively and stylish bistro. Fifty Two 80 is open Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Dined at Fifty Two 80 recently and I wish I had the budget to vist more regularly. We had an early three course prix fixe for $39.95 and were knocked out by each dish. Service is highly professional, decor is elegant. Highly recommended for a special occasion dinner in Whistler.
We went here during Cornocopia hoping to get into Sidecut, the newest steak house in the Four Seasons. It was full but the host showed us a menu for Fifty Two 80 which was basically the lounge/bar next to Sidecut. It was a busy Saturday night and they had a Burger and Fries special on for only $12... which is actually cheap for Whistler! We were pleasantly surprised when the biggest burger you have ever seen arrived with a bowl of fries as well (huge patty including an onion ring inside and all the fixings). The service was amazing (Adree I think her name was) and food was incredible. I didn't know what to expect from just a lounge but I think I'll eat here instead of the steak house next time... they had different specials for each day of the week and hoping to get some fish taco's next time..
This is my favourite restaurant in Whistler. I have pratically tried everything on the menu over the years. We can taste and smell fresh ingridients without any false pretense or imitation like other fine dining restaraunts such as Quattros and Bearfoot Bistro. The wine list is excellent as well. A very quite ambience and seems like a nice getaway from Whistler in general. Four Seasons continually stands out in overall layout, ambience we get a very cozy yet contemporary feel in fiftytwo Eighty. Great work chefs.
Only dined here once but was quite happy with it. Had the seafood buffet for $65. It's definitely quite expensive, but the quality was very good. Not your usual seafood buffet. The chilled shrimps were HUGE and all the appetizer seafood was very good quality.
Unlike other buffets, the main course was made to order. Two type of fish including salmon and some other new zealand fish. Didn't have too much of it as our main interest was the lobster. They also had rib steak which I found was too overdone.
Now, the lobster was amazing. Not just boiled, but grilled to perfection. Juicy inside and very flavorful.
Overall, it was quite a good meal although quite expensive. I'll be interested in tryin some of the other deals they have here for the summer including $25 two course on Tuesdays and $20 BBQ on Thursday.
Very overrated. Halibut good but tiny portion. French onion soup cold and bland. Don't order steak frites, steak fatty and tasteless ,tasted like something you would buy at the local grocery store for at lot less than 40$. Fries like shoe leather. Service inconsistent, snobby,and when pointed out that part of meal was inedible and clearly not touched no attempt made to rectify problem.Save your money,much better restaurants elsewhere. Search online for other reviews and you will see this experience was typical.
|1.||Four Seasons (9 m)|
|2.||2010 Cafe (9 m)|
|3.||Sidecut (13 m)|
|4.||Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center Cafe (113 m)|
|5.||Fitzsimmons Pub, The (159 m)|
|6.||Chef Bernard's Ciao-Thyme Bistro and B.B.K.'s Pub (166 m)|
|7.||Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club (167 m)|
|8.||Chateau (167 m)|
|9.||Oscar's (167 m)|
|10.||Cabana Health Club (173 m)|