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Rim Rock Cafe And Oyster Bar

2117 Whistler Rd.
Whistler, BC V0N1B2
Tel: (604) 932-5565 Reserve Online
Fax: (604) 938-1411
  • Cuisine: Game, Seafood
  • Price: $$$$ ($45 or more)
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Meals: Dinner
  • Features: Patio
  • Hours: Mon - Sun: 5:30PM - 9:30PM
  • The Rimrock Cafe specializes in everything from the sea but also offers a nice selection of meat and game dishes, all in a casual yet elegant atmosphere.

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Great Food in Whistler
By kewpiebaby of Vancouver (200 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, August 13, 2011 - 8:14am [Dine in]

I have always wanted to try this place. The food is fabulous! The location is kind of off the beaten track, but the ambiance inside totally makes up for it - cozy, comfortable and a kind of rustic romantic feel. Service is friendly & attentive, without being overly fussy. The food speaks for itself - we tried both the halibut and the mussels and they just melted in your mouth. Great presentation, taste, and texture. A great place for seafood after a long day of hiking, skiing, or snowboarding for sure! Will definitely come back for more!

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Best food in Whistler
By pkwok of Shaughnessy, Vancouver (123 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, February 11, 2013 - 11:31pm [Dine in]

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.

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Great. Well deserved
By logan of Kerrisdale (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 14, 2007 - 9:22pm [Dine in]

I like this place. Very popular. Not overpromised and they certainly deliver.
I like the menu. The prices for two was a bit heavy though and we certainly go there on occasion. The room is nice but incredibly hard to hear (for old timers like me) as there's alot of hard surfaces in the restaurant.
A definte must do in Whistler.

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Excellent experience
By Kumar of Surrey (20 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - 2:54pm [Dine in]

I have had three of the best dining experiences of my life here. It was gustatory ecstasy from start to finish. Each course was amazing, very high quality food, with excellent presentation. This place serves high fine dining, and moderate prices. My wife still claims it was the best meal of her life. I went alone the next day, when I was on business I liked it so much.

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Too expensive
By laetitia347 of burnaby (12 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 3:27pm [Dine in]

Went at the Rim Rock cafe for dinner and will not be back, I explain
Good food but nothing fantastic: I took the beef tenderloin that was just that, a beef tenderloin. My wifr took the caribou which was OK but nothing great.
The wine list is good, had the foxtrot pinot noir from BC, very good.
The service was also good and attentive.
I guess the only bad thing about this restaurant is the bill! I eat often in fine dining restaurant both here and in France and the Rimrock cafe was not worth $400 for 2 people!

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3 X'S LUCKY!!! Been Great Everytime!
By djoe of vancouver (35 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, August 8, 2010 - 6:36pm [Dine in]

We have now been to this restaurant 3x's and each time it has been really good. In fact, we sometimes plan trips to Whistler just to go to this restaurant.

Each time we have been with 6 other friends and each time argue that "mine is the best meal, not mine is". How often does that really happen? These days not very often. And on top of all that the service has always been fantastic as well.

It is more expensive yes, but you get what you pay for and honestly if you go when they have their 3 or 4 course meals it is totally worth it.

Can't wait for our next trip to Whistler and the Rim Rock Cafe.

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Expectations were too high.
By eatoutalot of Vancouver (6 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 7:46pm [Dine in]

It was a busy evening for the staff so we waited a long time for the food and did not get good table service. Food was okay but expected better with the prices. Meat could have been tastier and was served only warm. The pork(1inch cube) and 2 scallops appetizer was good but portion could have been bigger for $16.

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The Best
By 8632Paul of Whistler (5 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 6:15pm [Dine in]

Without a doubt the Rimrock ranks as one the best places to eat anywhere. I travel for much of my living and am fortunate enough to visit a good variety of restaurants, but coming home to the Rimrock is always a special night out. The prices are 'high', but of course they are for what they are offering. The service staff is very professional and many of them have been there since the doors opened. The head chef is in my mind the best in Whistler and easily one of the best in the province. The ambiance can be as good as it gets, if you get the right tables. On the odd occasion, the noise level can ben higher than hoped for, but this comes with being in a busy tourist town sometimes. Everyone has a favourite, but this is mine.

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Totally overrated, did not meet expectations
By VancityAllie of Vancouver (Fairview) (7 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 8:09pm [Dine in]

We decided to try the Rimrock Cafe in Whistler (by Creekside) as it was recommended to me by one of my coworkers as her favourite restaurant in BC. The drinks we had were a great start — Allan had some wine and I had a kiwi lime Brazilian caipirinha . My drink was sooooooo good.

The appetizers were also pretty good… I had the scallop lobster capellini (very delicate… loved it), and Allan had the cariboo medallions (good, but not as good as the venison at Araxi).

For dinner we had the gnocchi, mushroom risotto with sablefish, and salmon stuffed with crab. I personally thought the gnocchi and the sablefish were pretty good but the mushroom risotto was terrible. Very acidic and not creamy at all — more like a rice pilaf. Would not order again. Just TERRIBLE risotto.

Allan liked his salmon but thought it was too rich and the crab overpowered the salmon. The dessert was the toffee pudding which was AMAZING. So basically — we would go there for drinks and dessert but probably not dinner again.

Overall the service was great and so was the ambiance, but I do not recommend the food at all for the price. Araxi is a much better bet for fine dining in my opinion in Whistler.

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Best Food in Whistler
By bignoodleton of Seattle, WA (USA) (4 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 2:56pm [Dine in]

Rimrock never fails to impress. Consistently fresh ingredients and great menu options- something for everyone. Waiters are fast and attentive, and food always arrives in a timely fashion. The best part? The desserts are unbelievable. Last time we had the dessert sampler and it was INCREDIBLE.

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exceptional food
By gjws of wvan (6 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 6, 2008 - 10:10pm [Dine in]

We have been here several times and the food is the best with something out of the ordinary to sample. Detail to sauces and game dishes as well as a great peppercorn steak. Dessert excellent if you still have room. Some areas are a bit cosy so I prefer a booth. Reservations necessary on weekends unless you want to eat early or late and even then no guarantee.

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Rim RockCafe
By miles_palmer of Fernie (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, April 5, 2008 - 10:12pm [Dine in]

We just experienced the best restaurant dinner we've had in a long time! The service was attentive without being intrusive and the food quality, preparation and presentation was excellent. Yes the main dishes pricing is above $30 but well worth the price. Relaxing, low key with high quality and service.

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Great Service! Try the Cooked Oysters
By Decadent of Surrey (4 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 9:48am [Dine in]

This was our first time eating at the Rim Rock and what lured us was the rave reviews it received. For starters we had an assortment of raw and cooked oysters which were delicious. I highly recommend the cooked oyster with the bacon on it. Yum! Then we had the lobster bisque that I enjoyed because it tasted light and refreshing but my boyfriend didn't like it - he said he had better. And for the main course, I had the mushroom risotto and vegetables and he had the steak. His steak was good but not the best we've ever had and my dish was good too but there wasn't enough risotto. 95% of my plate were just grilled vegetables but the flavors did go well together. We may have chosen the wrong dishes but overall I would still go back just for the oysters!

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Best Place in Whistler!
By tress of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 3, 2008 - 12:01am [Dine in]

My boyfriend and I went here a few months ago, and it was a great experience. We both worked in Whistler for quite some time, and a lot of the restaurants there are just a bunch of hype (like Araxi). The Rimrock is in Creekside, and the "Cafe" part of the name is probably misleading to some tourists, but it is hands down, the nicest restaurant in Whistler. The server was a bit slow at first, I think the hostess may not have notified her we were there or something, but we ended up getting a free dessert to make up for it (and it was worth it!)

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