This was our favorite restaurant for the time we were here. The waitstaff and management went beyond our expectations for feeding a large group of 38. We not only enjoyed the meal, but were treated very kindly. It was Christmas night and even thought the restaurant was packed, we weren't rushed or felt as though we had to make room for the next diners. Thank you Clay and all your staff for a wonderful, memorable night. The food was suberb, and the lobster was cooked correctly. We couldn't get enough of the desert. Make Ric's a must go to restaurant in Whistler.
i found this place upon a lovely winters stroll aound whistler. it lokked amazing and i longed for fondue, i then read these reviews which further inspired me through its doors.
however, the food size was laughable and the quality was poor beyond reason. i was very dissapionted. sadly. the potatoes were raw
the latest review hit the nail right on the head , myself and some family members had the displeasure of eating there recently and the service was (not able to say on this site) way below even that of Zoggs. Yes !!! thats right ; we got better service from a bloody HOT DOG STAND , if you read this review please please save your money and go somewhere else , any of the hotels will do much better and you will at least walk out feeling like you got something for your money.
The owner is mad (in a good way). He took us down to the wine cellar and taught us how to open a wine bottle with a sword! The food imo is the best in Whistler. Everything was done to perfection. I found the chairs rather uncomfortable and it seems the owner designed them or something like that. He told me everything is the way he wanted it. Someone I respected him for it, even if my posterior did not. Will return.
This has to be the worst Old Spaghetti Factory of all. I have never experienced such disrespect for the waiters and waitresses from management. We had a party of 38 and ONE waiter to get our drinks, take our orders, serve, and clean up. He did a fantastic job and he really earned his pay that night. Not one waitress or waiter was able to help him because they were so busy themselves. We watched the manager/owner walk out laughing when every seat was taken and a room full of people waiting for tables. She should be ashamed of herself. The food wasn't as good as usual, probably due everyone being seated at once. I hope these waitstaff is being well paid, if not, there's other restaurants that would employ you hard workers.
Forget the service and the food. It 's the only place where Snowboarders and their skanky girlfriends hangout. Wasn't someone shot here a couple years ago? If you want to look cool, hang out here, but don't expect to be served anytime soon. The waitresses will only wait on you if you give them a joint.
The place fits it's name perfectly. With any keg, the swill is at the bottom. The dungeon bar downstairs serves basic beer and bar food wtih cocktail waitresses. As you rise to the main floor which is the bar/music area, it is alittle lighter, frothy, and the service is alittle better and the food comes quicker. Upstairs is the cream of the Keg. The best part. The service is excellent, the food divine, and the ambiance is alot brighter, and what you would want in a nice restaurant. So depending where you sit, is where you are in the keg. Are you swill or cream?
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.
Earl's is the kind of restaurant that you could bring your kids, a date, your parents, or a best friend and still have fun. The waiters and management are top notch and cheerful. Loved the food and oh...my...god...the desserts are to die for. The only drawback is finding the bathroom. It feels like you are walking a long distance and not sure if you'll find your way back. Plus it's scary for females. My husband scared a women coming out of the bathroom, cause it was so dark. Hope management lightens it up back there.
If this place was in the middle of Whistler Village, there would be some serious lines out the door all the way from the lifts. They really outdo themselves. They are all made to order with their vast toppings and sauces. There is something there for everyone. My husband was sick in bed and as soon as he ate one, he took me shopping!!
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
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.
Many people have a place in their hearts for a certain sushi place in the "village" and while thats not entirely unfounded, sachi is definitely the jewel of sushi dining in Whistler. The only negative about this place (might as well get it out of the way) is the cramped dining room and lack of private party rooms.
That wont matter after you take your first bite of anything from the menu. The Seared Ahi Nigiri is easily my favourite dish in the entiore town of whistler and find myself craving this perfectly prepared nigiri numerous times a day. The prices are in line with the rest of whistler adn the sake selection is good enough. Seriously I could encourage any item off the menu and you would be satisfied, keep in mind that if you normally wouldn`t order geoduck, don`t do it here and expect seomthing life changing.
The Green Tea Ice Cream and Mango Ice Sorbet are perfect finishers to a fabulous meal. If you wnat sushi, make a reservation and run, dont walk, to the front door.
I had dinner at the Bearfoot bistro a couple weekends ago. I had heard it was good. Nothing could be further from the truth. Their wine list is way too expensive, and for such a huge list I found it disappointing that they were "out of stock" on the bottle I chose. ( La Frenz Cab) The food started out good, the appetizers were actually quite nice, we finished them & I was eagerly awaiting the mains.............for the first hour. By about an hour & 15 minutes later I was beginning to get annoyed, our wine was almost gone ( along with our invisible waiter ) and we still hadn't had our main course. When I flagged down the server & mentioned to him that the food seemed to be taking too long, he corrected me & told me that at the " Bearfoot Bistro" people come to "dine" & enjoy the ambiance. He was not apologetic for the huge delay, in fact he was condescending and rude towards me. When we finally got our mains , the food was not good at all, my elk was blue rare & my wife's food was almost cold. By this point we just wanted to get through the 3 course menu & get out of there so we choked it down , crossed our fingers & waited for dessert. Dessert came and it was worse than the mains. We didn't even eat it. As the server cleared our half full dessert plates he didn't even bother to quality check. Bottom line : don't go there.......head over to Apres or Araxi instead.
We stayed in the Summit lodge on the last visit to Whistler, and decided to try out the adjoining tapas place-Elements. Have to say the service was excellent, cheery, fast and all of the server's recommendations were on the money. Make sure that you try the lettuce wraps when you go. Also a very nice choice of BC wines by the glass, and the sticky toffee pudding was delicious.
Ordered the Quattro Stagione and found it to be quite disappointing. There was little cheese and sauce and very overpriced. I had the toppings mized, which cost 1 dollar. Altogether, one personal pizza cost $15!!
My friend had the Margherita. I tired it and found it was ok. It did not have fresh tomatoes or fresh basil. Furthermore, the cheese was just generic shredded mozzarella, not fresh mozzarella, which is a must for an authentic Margherita pizza.
My other 2 friends had the Taglierini Tofino. It was spaghetti with a light tomato sauce and some shrimp. My friends said it was quite tasty, but the portion was too small for one person, let alone 2. They thought it would be sharable as the price was $17.95.
We also shared a some roasted potatoes. I found them under-seasoned and quite ordinary.
Our server was very friendly, but I think overall, for the food quality and price I would definitely NOT go back.
By far the best fine dining experience I had -- since the service and ambience ratings are usually a given at nicer places, what set Araxi apart was the food; beautifully prepared and artistically presented and tasted excellent. My hallibut and my partner's steak was cooked to perfection and the foie gras was the best I've ever tasted. We also got the salad and while I can't remember what the dressing was, it was good... really good! They have an extensive apperatifs list and our server recommended a really good wine that tied everything together nicely.
I can't wait to go again! (wish it was closer to home)
The next time you're in Whistler make dinner plans at Araxi and try their 100 Mile Menu. It's an absolute delicious 3 course menu offering a variety of choices to satisfy every pallet. The decor combined with that Whistler vibe and excellent service made for a memorable birthday dinner.
Araxi was awarded "Best Restaurant in Whistler, Gold" by the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2007.
Elements is a great tapas place up in Whislter. Cute inovative plates, with yummy drinks. A friend recommended it and we try and go every time we go visit. I heard it does a mean breakfast but I have yet to try it. Super service, reasonable prices, yummy food.
I've been to a number of Keg locations throughout the lower mainland. Without a doubt, this place was my least favorite. Still though, a good place for decent food and a decent atmosphere.
Food - Pretty good. Keg-like quality, though my prime rib was a bit cold when served. Our bread automatically came with the garlic cheese spread which was nice and oh, so tasty. On another note, the prices at this Keg (not sure if its because its located in the Village) are noticeably higher than its lower mainland counterparts.
Service - Okay. I thought our server was pleasant, but my significant other thought he was a bit cold. In any case, we both agreed he was fairly quiet - he must've said less than 20 words to us the entire evening.
Ambiance - Missing a little something. The ambiance at other Keg locations is much better than this one. Looks to be more suited as an upscale bar instead of a nice sit down restaurant. One thing I liked was the fireplace. Nice!
|1.||Araxi Restaurant + Bar|
|4.||Rim Rock Cafe And Oyster Bar|
|6.||Old Spaghetti Factory|
|8.||Quattro At Whistler|
|10.||Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The|
|11.||Trattoria Di Umberto Restaurant|
|12.||Amsterdam Cafe, The|
|18.||Gold Leaf Chinese Food Restaurant|
|19.||Pasta Lupino Gourmet|