Having read positive reviews and recommendations over the years, a small group of us were eager to dine at the Bearfoot Bistro. What followed was a very disappointing meal, due to high expectations, the cost of the meal versus value, and sub-par service.
Great service can save a mediocre meal, and bad service can taint good food. In our case, we fell into the bad service category though there were also some mishaps with the food.
I feel that the evening got off to a bad start when we were pegged as low spenders. Bearfoot is renowned for their wine list, but a fine dining establishment should still provide good service regardless of the potential tip at the end. Especially when other tables in clear view are getting better treatment.
We were never offered ice water, and no one came around to fill our glasses with bottled water other than the first pour. When we wanted to order wine to go with the entrees, it was hard to get someone's attention and when he did get to our table, it was obvious that he did not want to be there once he saw that we only wanted to get cheaper by the glass wines.
For the most part the food was quite good and there were a few great dishes in the mix, but it was overpriced in light of the accompanying service and a few minor mishaps (i.e. grit in one of the seafood dishes).
If the service had been up to expectations, then it could have been a good evening despite the high price (we could have chalked it up to the tourist markup and happily paid the bill). As it was, we left feeling like we paid good money to be treated like second class citizens. It may be that this was a statistically anomaly for them that happened to hit many low points, but I won't be giving them a second chance.
Araxi is one of the best restaurants in Whistler/Blackcomb.
The menu/food is representative of the Pacific Northwest/British Columbia and very good in diversity, preparation, portion size, and quality. The wine selection is exceptional.
The service is very good - friendly, professional, and efficient.
Overall, a consistently satisfying dining experience for a reasonable price.
La Rua is one of the exceptional restaurants in Whistler/Blackcomb.
The menu/food is representative of the Pacific Northwest/British Columbia and very good in preparation, portion size, and quality. The wine selection is outstanding.
The service is noteworthy - professional, timely, and unobtrusive.
Overall, a consistent, memorable and satisfying dining experience for a reasonable price.
I have visited this location a few times while skiing in Whistler and the one thing that has stood out is the inconsistency of the service. Sometimes you have a good waiter, other times you really don't. Food-wise I can't complain because I have never had a bad meal at The Keg. The bar in this location is very cozy to the point that you almost feel claustrophobic but you eventually get used to it.
All in all, my experience at this location has never been negative but it seems to be lacking the "memorable experience" element.
I have never really been disappointed at any Earls restaurant. The only negative at this location is that you usually have to wait awhile to get a table. However, the food, service and ambiance is definitely worth the wait.
This is not a place to impress your first date. But great food, better than a cafeteria.
Please note all seating is outside, this is not a sit down restaurant, it is a good up to window and wait for your food before sitting down on a bench or set of stairs to eat.
Food is solid, they make a mean veggie dog if that is your thing. Try the sauteed onions and if you have any room in your belly try the Beavertails
I have consistently been dissapointed with my visits to Old Spaghetti Factories, and have stopped going. My visit to the Whistler location was no reprieve. My fiancee and I decided to have dinner there during a three night stay in the city for an anniversary. Our server was quite friendly and welcoming, the food however was again, a major let down. We ordered the baked, cheese stuffed tortellini with alfredo. I'm not sure there even was sauce in the dish, if there was it was completly saturated during the baking process, the tortellini was literally the tri-colored tortellini I see at the grocery store and the portion sizes were so tiny, I believe a child would leave hungry (I don't have a huge appetite.) As I said, I won't be returning to any OSF anytime soon!
I love pasta as much as the next person, but the sauce is VERY important, especially when it's a simple meat sauce. They say that it's made fresh everyday, but I'm not too sure about that. Moreover, the sauce is WAY too watered down to be any good. I had to put so much parmesan cheese on it to "thicken" it up, and even after that, I couldn't really taste anything; not even the cheese. It was a little ridiculous.
The price is really good, considering you get bread, soup or salad with the entree and a scoop of ice cream at the end of your meal. You definitely get what you paid for though: you pay cheap for crappy food.
The service was pretty good. The waitress was pretty friendly and kept our pitchers of water filled, so I was happy with that. I think next time I'll go for a cheap sushi place rather than go back for watered down pasta though.
Went to the Keg with a group friends to watch the superbowl. The bar section is quite small and cosy. Our server flirted outrageously with one guy at our table and pretty much ignored the rest of us - a trick I noticed she repeated on other tables. We ordered appetizers in the bar which were fine, nothing special but they stopped the hunger pains. Speed of service was good for a busy night.
Since the Sea to Sky Highway was closed for a couple of hours, we decided to have dinner in the restaurant. We were seated fairly quickly and the new server was much better. The group had no strong complaints about the food but a few of the steaks were slightly overcooked.
If you have a desire for steak, the Keg will fulfill your needs. The restaurant service and ambiance is better than the bar's.
Went here last summer on a date. God, my mouth starts watering just thinking about the food. It was absolutely to die for. The best Indian food I have ever had. The naan, the butter chicken the best ever (and I've had my fair share of both). We kept eating and eating until we were stuffed. Absolutely delicious food, good service, nice place. Highly recommended!
I have eaten here many, many times. The second to last time we ate here we were greeted VERY rudely by the hostess, however when we complained, we were promptly appologized to and given a $20 gift certificate for our next meal there. The seafood fettucine is excellent, as is the mushroom tomato sauce. The baked cheese tortellini is quite dry and needs more sauce, and the salad that comes with every meal is pathetic....wilted old greens with the TINIEST amount of dressing, you hardly can detect it. The spumoni icecream is a nice finish. You gotta love the bread that keeps coming with the garlic butter....YUM!! The spaghetti with mithra cheese can be very salty so watch out. My husband loves their lasagna. Remember that this restaurant is HUGE and there are many many people crowded inside....so not the place for a meeting or romantic meal.....it is extremely loud and chaotic, many children running around. Service staff are always very friendly but appear to be run ragged. The Raspberry margarita ( or was it daquiri?) is delicious.
What a fabulously unique little gem! Very tiny & very quaint, the quality of food & service far exceed its square footage. We had the Sangria & mulled wine - FABULOUS after a fridgid stroll around the village. The French Onion Soup was devine & generously portioned, followed by a VERY generously portioned Raclette for 2. Word to the wise: think twice about an appetizer because the main course was massive. The canadian maple syrup icecream sundae was absolutely SINFUL - I'm still doing pennance for it! Marvelous little spot, prices are typical for this type of restaurant. I can't wait to go again! Exept this time I'll wear elastic waistband pants!
We went to Bavaria for fondue dinner. We ordered all four types of fondue: the cheese, the asian broth, the oil, and the chocolate. The cheese was served only with squares of bread. It was okay but got boring fast. The asian broth and the oil fondues came with chunks of chewy meat that took 5-7 minutes to cook. The four sauces that accompanied the meat tasted bottled and unappetizing. There wasn't enough of a flame under these fondues, so everything took a long time to cook, so much of the meat was left over as it required too much work and monitoring. The chocolate fondue was definitely the best of the four. The service was erratic, and the waiter must have been having a bad day because he was very curt and unaccomodating. He was trying to turn the table quickly, so he refused to bring us more chocolate fondue! He said there were other people waiting for our table, so could we please hurry up! The bill came to $600 before tip with 6 adults and three children. The 18% tip was added on to the bill by the restaurant (which might partly explain the rudeness and bad service). Fondue can be a lot of fun and delicious, but it certainly isn't at Bavaria. We will definitley not be back. The concierge at the Chateau Whistler confirmed that the food at Bavaria is consistently mediocre and the service far worse.
Bento boxes for $8.75 are a comparative bargain in Whistler. Samurai is a very popular, basic place for a decent, filling meal. You place your order, then find a seat. Food is delivered by a server though atmosphere is fast food-like.
Restaurant is part of the Whistler Raquet Club. Went for brunch. Food was fantastic. Decent sized poritions at average Whistler prices. Friendly customer service (a rarity for Whistler). Nice view of Whistler and Blackcomb mountians. I woud recommend this place to anyone looking for good food with a view.
While the beer might be a bit pricey. it is whistler. this place has a great feel to it. Everyone is always friendly and the beer is always fresh. Great place to sit outside and enjoy a pint in the summer and bikers come down the hill.
As my headline says. This place serves food similar to the Keg. They just do it much much better, for the same price, or cheaper. I have been to the ones in Kelowna, Prince George, Kamloops, and Victoria and they have all been excellent. Finally a place that knows how to cook a steak without Gotham-like prices.
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.
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.
This place has the most amazing fresh pasta I have ever tasted. A simple menu with options to create your own pasta and sauce combos. Also, a take out option to make your meal at home. Deeeeeeeelicious.
|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|