If you are thinking beef, Hy’s is the place. This restaurant boasts a polished, elegant atmosphere with comfortable and solid chairs that envelop you for the evening. However, some people say the interior is so dark that they feel like a mole when they come out. But it’s the place for romantic evenings, impressing your father-in-law, or just to have a great steak. Although there are plenty of other options, charcoal-broiled steaks are Hy’s raison d’être so why plump for anything more.
A few of us spent the long weekend up at Whistler so it was necessary to jump into things by stopping by the local Hy's. This particular location, while retaining a lot of that classic steakhouse aura, is actually far more casual, catering towards the tourists and local crowd.
We all went with the fabulous bone-in rib steak with choice of potato. The cuts fell slightly below the DT Hy's but I'd be hardpressed to find as good a steak up there or at most places. We had to get the classic sides: fresh spinach, fried mushrooms, mac and cheese and the cauliflower gratin as the compliments which were all familiar to the palette though the mac and cheese lacked the gorgonzola punch we had experienced before. A bottle of red, a glass of ice wine and a creme brulee rounded off the feast.
Service is spry and efficient and entirely casual for the most part. We likened our server though others who come here may expect a markedly more formal setting but I digress.
Worth a stop if your in the mountains.
Visited early May while in Whistler for a weekend. As this is the shoulder season in Whistler, we had the place to ourselves with the exception of a table of university professors on a conference. As a result, our server was particularily attentive. I had steak and my girlfriend had the lamb. Both of us were very pleased with our meals and had very good cuts of meat.
Personally I really really like the ambience. This may owe to the fact we had the restaurant to ourselves however. It's very dark inside with dark wood and chandelier lighting. Very rich feeling.
Value is reasonable - no more expensive than the Hy's downtown and much less than Mortons or Gotham.
Will definitely return next time in Whistler.
Came here due to the great reviews on this website and was very very disappointed. Service was horrible. Our waitress was rude, arrogant and very unfriendly. She got our order wrong twice and when she came with the wrong bottle of wine and the wrong dish, she didn't apologize. She said that 'this is what I thought you wanted' and walked away. The food was alrite. I've had better steak and seafood before. I wouldn't recommend it unless you really have too much money to spend.
We have Hy's in Honolulu and we expected a great meal, great service, and a nice ambiance. We were totally blown away by the service, the food, and the ambiance. Everyone was fantastic. The food was exceptional, and the waiters were a blast. We had a huge party of 38, and they treated us like we were their family. Thanks, Hy's for a perfect Whistler experience. This place definitely should be on everyone's go to list.
I went there while on business in Whistler. The food was amazing. I had the steak which was excellent. For dessert I have the creme brulee, which was also very good. It was nice and quiet, which I like. Service was very good.
Ate here with my wife on Nov. 8th. The house was full, although the overflow section around the corner in front of the kitchen was still closed.
The intent here was to have a premium dining experience in what I thought was one of the better restaurants in Whistler (not counting Araxi etc which were booked out for Cornucopia). Our waiter was outstanding, I will say that, exactly what you'd expect at a high end steakhouse. Unfortunately the service and the food were not up to expectations at all.
Our entrees were somewhat late to the table, and I'm guessing it was because they had sat under the heat lamps at the pass for maybe 10 minutes. The mashed potatoes had a definite "skin" on them, and my wife's NY strip had gone from medium rare to medium, and that that "old steak" look to it.
The side of asparagus was also disappointing - it was prepared fine but the quality of the veg was pretty bad. Ends were all mushy or had gone to seed... no different than what you would find at Safeway right now, which is unacceptable at a restaurant like this (and at prices like that).
Drinks are VERY expensive, by the way. $11 cocktails should have more to them than an ounce of Jack Daniels, some lime cordial, and 7-UP.
Bottom line is that I could have saved myself about $80 on the night, and had a better experience overall, eating at Earl's or the Keg.
Visiting from Ottawa, my husband and I had dinner at Hy's in Whistler. We ordered from the set "Dine in Whistler" menu and both decided on the filet mignon, salad and cheesecake/chocolate cake. The food was incredible, both in taste and in presentation. The service was prompt and friendly, our waiter was a blast! Hy's is a serene oasis in a village full of loud pubs. The set menu was a bargain at $39.
I love dining at Hy's when I am in Whistler. I am a big steak fan and I feel that they do it the best (not a fan of Hy's in Vancouver). I am recognised when I walk in and I am given the same table visit after visit. Great big tender steaks cooked to perfection and a fabulous wine list. If you plan to go ask for Chris to serve you, he is one of the best waiters I have ever had even if he is an Oiler's fan. When in Whistler GO TO HY'S.
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