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Whistler Restaurant Reviews
White Spot4005 Whistler Way, Whistler
Great Hamburgers, Server went MIA
By reddlynx of Whistler (7 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 7:05am [Dine in]

First I have to mention that I started with low expections. All I wanted was a big juicy hamburger and fries.The food met my pre-lowered expectations. The service, however, failed to meet my expectations.

My advice to fellow diners is to order (2) drinks, (2) fries and extra condiments when you place your initial order -- for this will be the last time you will ever see your server. I don't know where she went, but we had to finish our hamburger without a drink refill and no extra sauce for our fries. I saw other servers walk by our table, but our server totally disappeared. My wife and I felt a bet abused and victimized.

Dear Mr. Spot, If you are going to run a "McDonald's like" burger joint, please lower your prices and add a drink dispenser so that I can have refills when I need them. A front counter for easy ordering would be recommended. You can save money on servers and cooks and just buy everything prepackaged. You have a great location. It is shame to see you squander good real estate. Just a thought...

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Araxi Restaurant + Bar4222 Village Square, Whistler
What a Deal -5 courses for $30
By reddlynx of Whistler (7 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 28, 2011 - 1:18am [Dine in]

What a deal! Had the 5 courses for $30 offer and it was delicous. We had 8 people in our party and they all ordered different combinations of the 5 course deal. I had the duck which was fantastic. Another ordered the steak and we all felt it was the best steak ever. Desserts were wonderful.

The wine list looked very complete. Ordered two types of wines that were perfectly paired with the food.

Everyone was very impressed and are looking forward to our next Whistler visit.

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Old Spaghetti Factory4145 Village Green, Whistler
Why did we go here??
By ILOVE2EAT of East Vancouver (73 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 2:10am [Dine in]

There were six of us that had a mini-holiday in Whistler this past summer. Our first night we had dinner here. BIG mistake!!! FYI - we love the Spaghetti Factory in Gastown and Richmond!!
The guy who was serving us was so slow and clumsy. Took forever to get our salads. The bread tasted old and looked old.
The portions up here are definitely smaller than the ones down in Vancouver.
Was not happy with experience here at all.
Avoid this place. Will not be going back!

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Christine's on Blackcomb4545 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
Mountain Gem
By RKB23 of Whistler BC (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, September 26, 2011 - 9:32am [Dine in]

I was thoroughly delighted with our entire experience in Christine's 'casual fine dining' restaurant. Not only is it the best location in Whistler with mountain vista views, the food was was excellent. Everything we had was extremely fresh. The mussels were divine and my friends steak was cooked perfectly. The menu is French inspired and there is something for everyone. The pana cota was a winner! Our sever was very knowledgeable. I felt the value was great considering the quality of the food. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for anyone who wants to treat themselves up the mountain!

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Sachi Sushi4359 Main St., #106, Whistler
Favorite Sushi Place in Whistler
By reddlynx of Whistler (7 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 8:30am [Dine in]

We love this place whenever we are in Whistler. I love how the service the sushi on a little wooden boat. The food is fresh and well prepared and presented. Favorite sushi was the spicy tuna roll as well as the spider roll. Never had a disappointing meal or experience.

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High Mountain Brewing Co.4355 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
How much did you say???
By ILOVE2EAT of East Vancouver (73 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 29, 2011 - 1:30pm [Dine in]

Stopped in Whistler for a quick bite to eat. Decided on The Brewhouse. There was three of us. It was a warm night so we opted for the patio. It was great! The atmosphere was great. People watching and the music wasn't too loud, didn't feel crowded or felt we had to hurry.

After we were seated promptly, it took a while for our server to come take our drink orders. The place was busy in the patio but not busy at all inside. My husband ordered a beer but took over 15 minutes to get to him.

We shared the Green Salad ($7), Prime Rib Sliders ($13) and Mac & Cheese ($16). Salad was OK. Prime Rib Slider, which was an appetizer was VERY plain! No zing, no excitement. I thought there should have been some sort of garnish to it but nope, just three buns on a white plate. We should have ordered a hamburger instead! Mac and Cheese was definite overpriced!! The food wasn't delicious . . just ok. Total amount was $60 - way too expensive! Took a long time to get our bill too . . . and then to pay!! Our server was nice but soooo slow.

All in all, it was nice to be able to sit outside and absorb the atmosphere but would we go back? Maybe. We have fond memories of Brewhouse when it was first opened years ago so I guess that's why we chose this place.

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Rim Rock Cafe And Oyster Bar2117 Whistler Rd., Whistler
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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Bearfoot Bistro4121 Village Green, Whistler
Stay away: Service:Poor, Food:Average
By MG2 of Vancouver, BC Canada (2 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 11:11am [Dine in]

We arrived in time for our 9PM reservations and had placed our order by 9:20. I wasn't fond of our table as it was right by the entrance with guests swishing by and near the ICE room for vodka tasting. I did notice there were two nice tables behind us that would have been better.... Who were those saved for?

We ordered some virgin pina colada's and received 9/10 ice with approximately 1/2 to 2/3 cup of pina colada. It was way more pineapple than coconut (acidic) - in general a disappointment.

The bread came and before we got our first appetizer around 1 hour in, we had consumed 4 baskets! It was now 10PM and we were starving - what was the problem? The 6 oysters came finally and then, our soups and salad. The mushroom soup was ok - I've made better myself but I enjoyed the mini mushrooms within. My daughter had the salad which arrived with a hair in it so we had to return it. The salad itself had these interesting dried / fried carrots which were tasty but the dressing had no vinegar / lemon juice - it was just oil. A salad with oil and no vinegar is not very tasty so aside from the carrots it was a failure.

Now it was 10:30 and we were starving! The chef sent us some mini (about 1/2 tsp) lamb and tapenade pate's which were more style than substance but it was apparent something was wrong in the kitchen and they wanted to make up for it. At this point we would have appreciated an apology or explanation but even after mentioning it to our waitress who was avoiding us like the plague she evaded us and offered nothing - not even I'm sorry - there's been a delay etc...

Finally, my husband got up to talk to the manager and they said our meals were forthcoming - finally at 11pm we received our main course. It was steak and prawns with potato and vegetables. The steak was tough - I really wanted to like it but it wasn't very good. The prawns were ok as were the potatoes but I couldn't chew through my meat and left 1/2 on the plate. My daughters were falling asleep at the table.

Finally, dessert - it matched the meal - not very good - panne cotta - a watery, gelatinous custard in a mould - not creamy, not rich at all - just a very watered down custard with a lot of fancy small decorations - no substance here at all. My daughters enjoyed the coconut snowball dessert which was essentially ice cream with coconut.

The bill came and they gave us half price on my daughter's meal as well as the oysters on the house due to the problems. That was nice but no-one offered an apology to us - It would have been nice if someone just came over and said sorry but we were made to feel unwanted in the restaurant (bad table when good ones were available), and ignored when things went wrong.

I thought perhaps it was because we weren't drinking - I don't know but for $190.00 for 4 of us - it was definitely not worth it.

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Longhorn Saloon4284 Mountain Square, Whistler
Undeserved location
By Bonka of Vancouver (464 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 3:48am [Dine in]

Expecting a sun drenched day, a few of us headed up to Whistler to soak in the sun when we were met with a downpour. Whistler dining is completely hit and miss with no middle ground so we crossed our fingers when we tried this place out given the number of customers.

True to their name it boasts an old west feel. Varying shades of brown, worn, rickety and dirty chairs and tables and various knick knacks on the wall pay homage to the American nineteenth century. However, top 40 music blared through the speakers and the space feels disjointed and too partitioned.

The menu is typical of a bar with burgers, chicken, ribs and not much else. I was hoping to get their roasted chicken entrée but alas I ended up with what everyone else got which were the ribs when the server told me they had ran out of chicken. The ribs were boiled but tender and rather meaty. Still, the glopped on chipotle sauce made the combination unappealing and rather disgusting half way through. The fries were decent and in light of the rest of the meal, was the best part. The side soup or salad that came with the entrée was merely a tack on but still probably a better option than the ribs. My soup de jour of cream of mushroom was more of a minestrone variant but with a white, cream roux finish instead – marginal. Drinks were watered down and expensive, pass.

Luckily, our server was unlike the food. She was pleasing and checked up on us rather frequently. Anything to make the experience a little better despite the food is a plus.

Portions are ample so you won’t leave hungry, but it was definitely one of the least satisfying meals I’ve had in a while given the fact I left full. It’s another miss in Whistler.

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Edge Pizza Co.4369 Main Street, #105, Whistler
Awesome Pizza
By princess1 of Delta BC (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 5:35pm [Delivery]

This is by far the best pizza EVER!!! Yum !! It's always fresh and hot when delivered and you will change your fav pizza place no doubt!!! I order Sicilian Gourmet to die for.
They make MY FAVORITE Pizza For sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YUM !
Not only do they have great pizza, they have the best Calzone.

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Edge Pizza Co.4369 Main Street, #105, Whistler
Best of the Best
By Pretty30 of Vancouver, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 4:05pm [Take-out]

Had lunch there and couldn't get enough of the pizza. (I was with girlfriends and stopped after four slices so I didn't look completely gluttonous, but I really wanted more!) Some of the best pizza in Whistler, and we had excellent service.
This is hands down the best pizza in Whistler. I don’t think I will ever eat any other pizza....and I can't wait to go back. A must try!!

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Bearfoot Bistro4121 Village Green, Whistler
Amazing
By aquachick of Burnaby (14 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 12:22am [Dine in]

My boyfriend took me here for an early birthday dinner and I was incredibly impressed. Though we don't drink wine, I almost wished we did given the lengthy wine list (or wine book may be more appropriate).

The food was fantastic. I had the 'Surf & Turf' 3-course meal, which was exactly what I wanted and exceeded my expectations. The scallops were fresh and cooked to perfection, as was the meat. I'm not usually a big fan of soups but the apple & parsnip soup was also delicious. I had a couple oysters off his plate and YUM. We both agreed they were the best oysters we've had.

I've been to fine dining places with better service but the food alone would bring me back.

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Players Chophouse Restaurant and Lounge2075 Lake Placid Road, 201, Whistler
An Almost Perfect Evening
By doodlebug of vancouver (58 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 29, 2011 - 10:09pm [Dine in]

After a long day exploring Whistler, we ended up here for a birthday dinner. Martini's and beers were good and priced well, appies of crab fritters and carpaccio were nice, 12oz rib eye was cooked well, served with yummy veggies and a burnt to heck yorkshire pudding. Our waiter didn't come around for a quality check so we had to flag him down to ask for an unburnt pudding. A lady returned 10 minutes later with a pudding that was still burnt, but parts of it were edible. We also had to flag him down for another round of drinks. The pesto tagliatelle was good and the scallops were deeelicious! Dessert of creme brule was mediocre and we enjoyed our specialty coffees. The room was lovely and had a nice view of the mountains. This is probably the nicest restaurant in Creekside.

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Wildflower4599 Chateau Blvd., Whistler
Early Bird Special - Excellent quality food and service in a beautiful setting - at 1970s prices
By Dagwood of Pemberton.BC (42 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, March 11, 2011 - 12:10am [Dine in]

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.

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High Mountain Brewing Co.4355 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
Too classy to serve a burger???
By diningdave of kitsilano (11 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, February 28, 2011 - 5:04pm [Dine in]

Nice atmosphere and great service, but oh, the food! Really sub par. Giant ribs look pretty cool, but are dry and lacking in flavour. Sliders were like little shrivelled pieces of coal on a bun. A nice bun, but really, the meat was terrible. Pizza might be good, but really odd flavours. Decent crust, but just not quite right.

We sat in the bar at first and was attracted by the burger, but when we moved to the restaurant, turns out the burger is the only thing not on the menu. Why? Well, the servers were perplexed, but the manager told me that the owner, Mark James, feels that burgers lower the tone of the restaurant. Huh? This place serves chicken wings and poutine! What a stupid reason to not serve the burger. Could it be that the rest of the menu is way over priced? This place is more expensive than Milestones and Earls, but not near in quality.

Another odd thing. Canucks game was on, but they decided not to show it. I asked. After about ten minutes into the game, they switched over. Then they switched back to basketball and then eventually back to Canucks. That was pretty annoying.

Beer is interesting, so go for a pint, by all means, but otherwise, best to avoid this rather pretentious and overpriced bar type restaurant.

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Splitz Grill4369 Main St., Whistler
This place beats most burger joints hands down.
By alien8er of Langley (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, January 28, 2011 - 10:11pm [Dine in]

I've had my fair share of burgers around the continent and this one ranks way up there. I was fortunate enough to get the last Splitalian burger of the night (half beef/half Italian (which is made of Chorizo sausage)). It was pretty amazing. With a choice of sauces and toppings it makes ordering a burger fun again.

The place is long and narrow and there is often a long line up going out the door. The grill all the patties fresh so it does take a little bit for you to get your burger, but if you like a good burger, you won't mind waiting a little bit.

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Quattro At Whistler4319 Main St, Whistler
Excellent food, even better service.
By Mmmariko of Surrey (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, January 21, 2011 - 11:02pm [Dine in]

We read quite a few reviews when we were deciding on a restaurant to go to for our 15th anniversary and we ended up choosing Quattro. The menu looked so good we had a hard time choosing. I had the duck salad with arugula and blueberries, which was very good, but the beef carpaccio I also ordered was out of this world. My husband had the spaghetti pescatore which was also delicious and loaded with seafood. And the crab and scallop cake we started off with excellent - so moist and flavorful. The best part of dinner, though, was the service. Our server, Michael, was friendly without being insincere and professional. He was at our table even before we knew we needed anything and our drinks were being constantly refilled. Thank you for a perfect dinner.

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Bavaria Restaurant4369 Main St., 101, Whistler
Catching up with old friends
By BexVonD of Toronto ON, Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 6:22pm [Dine in]

Was visiting old friends and taking in some skiing while in Whistler and decided to try out this restaurant. I've lived in Germany and was exited to eat here. The Food was Incredible, they really know how to make a great cheese fondue and snitzel's. We were all very impressed with everything, EXCEPT for our server. Who was quick to tell me he was from France. He was very rude to not just myself but 2 other people at my table. We really wanted to like him, how could you not like anything in Whistler?!?!
Anyhow if it wasn't for him it would have been perfect. We did not let him ruin our experience, so hopefully he doesn't ruin yours.

Bex

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Caramba! Restaurante4314 Main St., #12, Whistler
Good choice for Whistler
By cocoeater of vancouver (323 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, January 10, 2011 - 9:57am [Dine in]

Called during the day to make a reservation and this is recommended if you are going on a Friday or Sat. Table was ready when we arrived. Ordered the calamari - pan fried thus not as oilly and was excellent and chicken livers - deep fried and then a brown sacuce added, excellent to start. Shared some main dishes including the pizza - good crust, a bit skimpy on the toppines and small, salmon pasta - small size but done nicely and mac and cheese - nice baked crust. Prices were reasonable for Whistler with the mains in the high teens and the appies in the low teens. Service was very good and ambiance is like a family style restaurant. Would return.

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Araxi Restaurant + Bar4222 Village Square, Whistler
Like any other frou frou place
By azn_msfyt of Delta (194 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, January 3, 2011 - 11:12am [Dine in]

Food: the onion veloute hit us by surprise as it turned out to be rich, warm and comforting white ahi tuna would have fallen short if not for the cucumber garnish. My chicken dish was bland while the lamb dish was much more enjoyable but also a bit dry. The sides that were on the plates for both our mains was just ok. Lemon tart was a wonderful finish to the meal. Overall, the food was only ok which was disappointing as I thought a fine-dining establishment such as this would provide a higher calibre food experience.

Service: Service was hot and cold. I didn't like the drink I initially ordered as it left a terrible aftertaste and the server did not hesitate to replace it free of charge which I was pleasantly surprised to find at the end of the night. However, pretention was in full gear throughout the night but I guess that's what's expected of this type of establishment. The server quite rudely told me to move my plate at one point in the night to set my main plate down - if you can't carry so many plates, why don't you get someone to help you out rather than having me do your job? At the end of the night, we received an additional dessert to our surpise.

Value: Overpriced for what we received in comparison to other fine dining establishments I've been to. If the food had been great, I wouldn't have minded paying the premium but unfortunately, this was not the case.

Ambiance: Beautiful in every aspect and it was still comfortable even when the Whistler Film Festival had an event there.

Overall, I probably won't return since the food was such a let-down. This is a great place for a romantic or special night but I can't in good conscience recommend it just for the ambiance, especially when you break the bank to take someone here! Ciao!

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