The Lift offers great coffees and tasty breakfast and lunch fares as well as a relaxed comfortable atmosphere. It has recently undergone a facelift under the watchful eye of Chef James and is definitely worth visiting, and they use only local natural ingredients. I had the opportunity to visit there this summer and I would definitely recommend it to others. It will surely be on my list of places to visit the next time I am in BC.
Coldest beer in Whistler!!!!!!!!!! need i say more? yes i do!!! Those frosted glasses make the beer taste that much more delicious!!!
Food is incredible. Definatly try the Tuscan, Zorba or Szechuan pizza.
Steak is grilled to perfection! I eat here very regulary.
Most friendly staff in whistler, by my experience, keeps me coming back for more!
Definatly a great place to be :)
This is the second time having dinner at this restaurant. At the first time, we waited for the food for almost an hour. At the end, the Manager offered complimentary dessert to us. On Friday night (June 11), we took the advantage of their $35 3-course menu special promotion. However, the food quality was way below the standard of a steak house. First the appetizer Escargots were very salty and the Prawns were overcooked. We ordered 'Steak and Lobster' and 'Filet Mignon' as the main course. Both the sirloin and the filet were not fresh, tasteless and 'lifeless', didn't taste like beef at all. Even the dessert was terrible. I ordered the Cappuccino Ice cream Pie (ice cream on top of the hot fudge). The ice cream is okay (I don't think it will go wrong!) But the hot fudge was so hard like a stone. We tried to break it with our spoon but not successful. Then we asked the server why it was so hard. He asked if I wanted a knife to cut it up..........???!!! We talked to the Manager about the food quality and disappointment. He said their beef is AAA top quality beef from Alberta and absolutely fresh and never been frozen. Anyway, he apologized and offered us a 25% discount on the bill. However, the story was not yet ended at all. In the middle of the night, I got a tummy ache and went to bathroom twice..........food poisoning! It almost ruined our weekend getaway! I would absolutely not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
Went to their lounge last night, planned on having an appie and a glass of wine before ordering dinner.
Food ... the appie I had, although good value was a poorly constructed dish. A grilled flatbread pizza that was soggy, had to eat it with a knife and fork. For the life of me I just can't understand why you would construct a nice simple dish of Bocconcini, Fresh Tomato, Fresh Basil and then DOUSE it with poor quality balsamic. Not to mention it was full of large peices of diced onion, an ingredient not mentioned on the menu.
Decided not to stay for dinner after that appie.
Service ... the bear of a bartender was waaaaay too indifferent for my taste. Dude, you're a big old 40 something guy behind the bar, MAYBE a cute 25 year old could get away with the 'I'm too cool to be here serving you' attitude. You my friend, not a chance. Learn some customer service skills.
Value, good enough. $9 or so for the pizza $6.50 or so for a glass of wine. Speaking of which:
A. Can the Keg not afford a decent wine glass, they look like they picked them up at a garage sale
B. 'Jackson Triggs Shiraz' . c'mon, they make quite a few, maybe be a little more specific
Ambiance: Brutal. It's not a night club. I really didn't come to the Keg to hear a dance mix of Prince's Erotic City played nearly as loud as Garfinkles.
I'd give it a miss my fellow food lovers. Try Ric's instead (see my next review).
My partner and I were in Whistler for the day and wanted a great dinner before heading back into Vancouver.
We were warmly greeted at the door and immediately shown to our tables and offered beverages. My partner and I had been at the restaurant earlier in the day to make reservations. It amazed me how much it changed for dinner service: lights were dimmed, spotlights were on, candles were all lit. It was lovely.
The Dine in Whistler event was on, similar to DOV, so we had the option of a $98 5-course menu or a $45 3-course menu. We chose the 3 course option and asked our server to pair each selection with wines (which ended up doubling the price, but well worth it).
The food was awesome, awesome, awesome! I had a salad to start, bouillabaisse for my main and creme brulee for dessert. Partner had Waygu beef to start, tenderloin for the main, and creme brulee for dessert. Our dishes were all amazing, especially the Waygu beef that just melts like good prosciutto. Each dish was tasty, fresh, and clean, and expertly paired with delicious wine. We did not like the pairing for dessert, so it was immediately replaced without a problem.
Our server was attentive, gracious and professional and there wasn't a single moment where we felt we weren't being taken care of.
The next time we're in Whistler, we'll be back.
Just wanted to let Chop House and Locals How great the food and service is here! We went in for a date night and it was great! For a local the price was right and service was great! The food was amazing we had such a good meal and to top it off its a great place to watch the play offs! There are like 7 big screens up stairs did not matter where we were seated we could have watched the game!!!!!!! We also decides to come back on Wednesday for their 10$ Pizza and Beer night fantastic food and deals!!!!!! thanks so much, we will be back soon.
Had an anniversary dinner here, tried the $45 3-course dinner. We ordered a total of 6 different dishes: both appetizers get a 4 rating. One pasta gets a 5 (mushroom fusilli) and the other a 2 (the fettuccine with duck confit was way to salty and not fully edible). The meat dishes in the entrees were both 4's, but the associated veggies were a bit less than that. Service was tremendous. We were made to feel welcome and pampered. All told, however, with wine the bill came to over $160 for dinner for 2. For that money I want *everything* to be excellent. This was really good, but not good enough for the money for me. I have to ding them for the Value score.
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.
My husband and I decided to have dinner at La Rua for our anniversary and we were very impressed. The food was absolutely fantastic, the three course meal for $45 is more then reasonable for what you get. The service was friendly and pleasant. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for some fine dining and amazing food.
My fiance and I went here last year for a celebratory dinner and we were quite impressed with the staff AND the food. Our waiters were very attentive and the food was excellent! I had my first gnocchi there and it's still one of the best I've had. There was even a power outage and it did not ruin our experience. The staff kept us notified of what was going on.
We will definitely go back!
It's a canned food for 30 $ per can))),
tipically oriented to never coming back tourists.
What a waste of time and money.
Goulash was awful,red cabbage from Superstore can,cook has never been to Germany ))), sizes of the main course less then a kid's menu in a normal place.
We wouldn't be coming back there even for a third of a price, which was huge.
Don't repeat our mistake, don't go there.
Port Moody BC
I was very much excited to dine at the Bearfoot Bistro, but unfortunately, wasn't as smart as some others to cut my losses before beginning. Upon arrival, we were ignored, and then asked, "oh, you are with the other party, right?" Once we defined we were not with "the other party" we were once again over looked at the coat check. Not the warm welcome I was expecting for the price I was about to pay.
We were early and decided to have a drink at the bar. We ordered our cocktails from a the guy behind the bar. He was very friendly and all, but didn't seem to have to have a grasp on the demands of the bar. He asked twice for assistance in making and serving drinks. I commend his ability to know when help is needed, but the bar was only 3/4 full and the restaurant was under a 1/3. While at the bar, we had the opportunity to carefully examine the extensive 40+ page wine list. Extremely impressive at the least. However, there were no "inexpensive" bottles and the the rest were extremely inflated, even compared to the other restaurants in Whistler. It is hard to pay $120 for a bottle you know you can get next door for $90.
When we finally went to our table, we were greeted by a very nice server, "A". He carefully explained the menu and the options for dining. Again, the menu was very well written, with the most affordable option being a 3 course, of your choice, menu for $98 plus wine. Personally, having the opportunity to travel a lot and dine in some of the finer establishments around North America, I was inclined to try the chef's 5 course tasting menu, paired with wine.
Once the decision was made known I was interested in the chef's tasting with wine, server "A" disappeared and server "B" arrived. Server "B" was a knowledgeable guy, but came across as a little forced. The first course was a trio of seafood served with an Asian inspiration. Each of the three components was complex, cooked perfectly and strikingly different. As we finished course one, server "B" came back to the table and asked if I liked the pairing with the dish. As we all know, wine pairing is an educated science completely over ruled by personal opinion. I honestly admitted I did not like the wine as a wine, loved the pairing with one of the dish components, but disliked it with the other two. I admitted I prefer old world wines and the fruit forward wine was unappealing. Instantly, server "B" became almost defensive and appalled that I not only criticized the pairing, but disliked the wine.
The second course arrived and so did server "C". Server "B" never stopped at the table again until the clearing of the dessert course. While server "C" was a delight to dine with, he unfortunately could not make up for the obvious mistakes that had already occurred.
In a final review, I would advise people the environment is stale, unwelcoming and almost hostile if you show the slightest signs of any previous dining competency. I thought the food, while artful and creative, was over priced, but was more shocked at the wine prices. For paying $125/person for a paired wine course, I would expect wine to be poured of greater value than local BC wines that can be purchased at the wine store for $18 a bottle.
The samosas are delicious, but with the curry sauce they are to die for. I stop in at least once or twice every time I'm in Whistler. Last time my fiance tried the turkey burger and I was surprised at how incredibly tasty it was. I gave them a 4 for ambiance because even though it's a small, crowded cafe, it fits my idea of a local apres ski hangout. Staff is friendly and prices are totally reasonable. Love it!
Fresh organic ingredients, innovative pizza options. The organic salad with goat cheese is incredible (and they don't skimp on the cheese!). I'm a fan of the Homemade Sausage pizza. The service is absolutely amazing- they really believe in satisfying their customers. One time they burnt a pizza just a bit & they brought us a new one (we hadn't even mentioned that it was burnt- they just knew). This is not the only time they have performed above my expectations.
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.
Nita Lake Lodge is a beautiful property, and Jordan's Crossing fits in perfectly. However, I found the dinner menu to be a mess. There was just too much going on in each dish! None of the dessert combinations sounded appetizing. This place has so much potential- if someone would redo the menu to make each dish less of a crazy experiment, it could be amazing!
My wife and I were staying in Creekside on a skiing holiday and didn't feel like venturing into the village. We noticed the Chophouse from the highway when we arrived so decided to go there. We got a seat by the fireplace which was cozy. The food was amazing, my wife doesn't eat meat so i was slightly concerned but there was a lot of other choices from seafood, salads and pizza. The service was great...we were the last ones in the restaurant at the end of the evening and they didn't rush us, even though the staff were clearly still there because we were. Will definitely be heading back on our next trip to Whistler.
General Manager is the reason we will not be returning. His attitude was arrogant to say the least. I made a joking remark that the Arctic Bison must be frozen (coming from the Arctic) . He blew a fit almost yelling that he doesn't serve anything that is frozen and steamed off like a raving madman. Another server took care of us after that . Our dining experience improved with him out of the picture . A very nice new server and pretty good food helped . I pity the poor staff enduring the GM's attitude daily . The owner must be losing many would be returning customers.
I wished I had read the reviews here before trying out this restaurant. I am surprised that they had the gall to call this a Chinese restaurant. Food like the previous reviewers have said were drowing or I should say swimming in oil. Prices were astronomical for the miniscule portions they served. The asian man taking our order was not very friendly at all. Would it hurt to smile? They are lucky to be operating this restaurant in Whistler. This restaurant would have gone out of business in Vancouver a long long time ago.
Ambiance in this restaurant is like eating in a food court.
Great food and very reasonable for Whistler. Went there 3 times in a week. From pasta to steaks, it was very tasty. Kid's menu was $10 and included a very large steak. The decor was average but still presentable. Went early so did not have to make a reservation.
|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|