Wildflower is located in The Chateau Whistler Hotel. Using only the freshest locally grown and raised ingredients the chefs at Wildflower create a uniquely West Coast menu. Also enjoy a breakfast buffet and a la carte lunch menu during the day.
Well... if you're prepared to eat dinner starting between 5 and 6 pm this has got to be one of the best value for monney meals ever - 50 percent off all the menu items (excluding desserts). Prices are very reasonable to begin with given the quality and ambience of the Wildflower. Today we started with a caesar salad (good, but nothing special); a poached pear and walnut salad that was wonderful - nice mixture of textures and flavours highlighted by a generous amount of blue cheese; and a seafood chowder that drew raves for its smoked salmon and quantity and quality of seafood. The basket of fresh breads was excellent - 3 or 4 types of rolls plus a couple of large pieces of Armenian flatbread.
The mains impressed similarly - as noted by another reviewer the prime rib was probably a 12 ounce piece and was cut with a butter knife tender. The Yorkshire pudding and roast vegetables complimented the meat beautifully. The cioppino and pan fried snapper were good choices, but the snapper is definitely not the choice for anyone with an appetite after skiing or hiking - a tasty but very small portion. Although we didn't need it as we were already completely full, we finished our selves off with the chocolate fondue for dessert. Wow! It was nice - high quality chocolate with fruits, biscotti, banana bread chunks and home made meringues to dip with. The only miss wwith this dish - the meringues were over the top sweet - none of us could eat them.
There is nothing too innovative about the Wildflower`s menu - but eery item we had was extremely well executed and presented. We were impressed.
Service is friendly and casual. Water glasses were refilled promptly and quality checks occurred after each course was started. The only slight quibble I had was that we weren`t told in advance the dessert items weren`t included in the half price deal. But hey, For $59 (pre-tax and tip) for three starters and three mains of this calibre,,,,,its minor.
Ambience is faux chateau. It`s quite understated though and pulled off pretty well. Nice high ceilings and great views of the lower slopes of Blackcomb. It`s a pretty big room, but the geometry is such that sounds don`t get out of control loud.
As I said off the top - this meal is all about value. Excellent quality food and service in a beautiful setting - at 1970s prices. it`s a full 5 stars from me for value. And I would definitely go again at the early hour.
I've visited the Wildflower on three different occasions when I visited Whistler. The first time I had a very delightful meal with several friends, when we all tried each other's dishes and left satisfied. Our server was extremely attentive and professional. We all enjoyed ourselves very much.
The second time I went for dinner again with my boyfriend and loved our food. My steak was cooked to perfection and I enjoyed every bite of it. As a matter of fact, it was so good that my boyfriend kept stealing food from my plate as he couldn't get enough of that delectable taste!
Third time we went for the breakfast buffet and got a table in their lovely patio. The atmosphere was so nice that we almost didn't want to leave! The variety of food was a bit lacking considering the high prices charged; however, the freshness of food, friendly service as well as welcoming atmosphere brought yet another memorable experience.
I had the pleasure of having the breakfast buffet at the Wildflower. The ambiance is beautiful as you see Blackcomb outside the window. The restaurant is clean and the service was prompt. The selection of food for the breakfast buffet was fantastic. There was a chef who would specially prepare omelets to your liking. I love the sauteed mushrooms and basil-seasoned tomatoes.
Frequent visitors to Whistler, I took my mother out for dinner to the Wildflower Restaurant for the first time about a week ago. To our delight, they have continued their $10/entree special from the off season right into summer! It rotates on a nightly basis, and we had the pork ribs, mashed potaoes and coleslaw- pretty basic, but very nicely done. There was about 2 tablespoons of coleslaw but what can you expect, it's $10. We had some appetizers and wine with our meal - the caesar salad was amazing, and the dressing wasn't pure cream- refreshing. Plenty of cheese on there. The place was packed and looking around, most groups were ordering...the special of course! Best deal in Whistler. The service was impeccable and the staff really knew their wines. I would definitely go back there..if they had another special on again ;)
My family and I am up in Whistler for the long weekend. A co-worker of mine recommended Wildflower to me and since we were staying within walking distance of the Chateau Whistler, we decided to give it a go. To our surprise, the Chateau Whistler was offering a $20.10 special which included an entree and dessert. To our delight, the Saturday special was prime rib and the dessert was lemon meringue tart. Being the long weekend, the restaurant was quite busy. The decor was pure elegance. Our server Cindy was extremely helpful, friendly and attentive throughout our entire meal. The complimentary bread was warm and delicious, as if it just came out of the oven. When our prime rib dinner arrived, I was quite surprised about the portion size. Must have been around 12-14 ounces. Combined with yorkshire pudding, veggies and mashed potatoe, needless to say my tummy was very happy and content. The lemon meringue tart was just what I needed to end this perfect meal. All this for $20.10, what a deal indeed. Too bad we werent staying longer cuz I'd be there every night!
I had a fairly average experience at Wildflower.
My wife and I went here during Cornucopia (annual fall foodie festival in Whistler).
We had the following dishes (rated out of 10):
French Onion Soup - 5
Crab Cakes - 8
Roast Chicken - 7
Prime Rib - 6
The Prime ribs flavor was great but literally 30 to 40% of it was fat. I expect fat on prime rib but not that much... especially when it's a $30 dish...
On a drink note:
I had a Cilantro martini that was particularly tasty – 9/10
Overall decent food and drink but way over priced.
Service was adequate.
Probably won't be back. Much better places to go in the village.
We had a very impressive meal here last weekend and it cost far less than one would expect at a Fairmont Hotel in trendy and expensive Whistler. The free range chicken was excellent as was the prime rib. The salad was very good and the service was friendly. The price for the meal was not cheap but given the generous portions and high quality, it was excellent value for the money - which is not all that easy to find in Whistler. I would have no hesitation going back again and certainly will return the next time I am in Whistler.
My wife and I were in Whistler for her Bday and thanksgiving and decided to go there on the last night, we made a reservation and we were seated promptly, our waiter Luis was very attentive and took our drink order right away. It being Thanksgiving we decided to go with the special turkey dinner which was served beautifully and tasted amazing, after our meal we decided on dessert, my wife creme brule and myself pecan pie, both were outstanding, we capped our evening off with tea. For a restaurant that is known to be quite expensive we found that the extra cost was more than worthwhile for a very special evening.