Came across Players on a Wednesday night... looking for somewhere to watch the game. Turns out there was a pizza and beer special on for $10. Pint and a big pizza of your choice, great deal. Me and the boys had great food, even better service and most important of all, got to watch the Cannucks game on a big projector screen in a room with a great atmosphere. An unexpectedly fun night!
Blenz Whistler offered amazing and friendly service. The team there made me feel welcome and the product was amazing. I love the latte. Comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Free internet access was a bonus. It is a great location just outside where the Celebration Plaza will be. Defiantely a better pick than the Starbucks next door.
I went to whistler for May long weekend and me and my friends were starving and we wanted somewhere for drinks and I thought earls because the Earls in Van is pretty good...so I assumed it would be good in whistler as well. So we get in and they gave us a table on the top floor in a pretty good area. We ordered drinks which were pretty good and for the main I ordered pasta. When the pasta had arrived all that was noticeable was the oil in there like there was no pasta sauce it was just oil I was really grossed out... I wish I had said something but I was well you get the drift when you have a lot of drinks.
My wife and I went here about a year and a bit ago, that night we happened to walk in on a very busy place, complete with accordian player, and despite the fact the cheap propane burner they placed on our table which actuall burst into flame and hand to be hustled off by the floor manager in a wet towel, and not even an apology forthcoming, the fondue was okay.
We were again in Whsitler yesterday and decided to try the place out again this time for lunch.
We got there a little before one in the afternoon, and the place was quite literally empty (that was our first warning)
My wife tried the Schnitzle with crab and prawns (2) and the crab was that crappy alaskan pollock imitation crap that you get in a lower class sushi joint. I went with a roulade and it showed up dry (no sauce) and with a microwaved attempt at a spetzle that was heavy on garlic and had an "old" taste to it.
The server, from Australia of course, had no clue to the menu, could not sugect a wine or even a side to go with the dishes. Nice girl, just not very well trained. The cook (because this was NO chef) kept wiping his brow on his jacket, and just had no pride in his presentation or the quality of the food.
No lunch menu, just the same one from dinner service, and it was a huge overcharge. $30 for an entree at lunch???
In short a waste of time, a rip of financially, and I just can not imagine when visitors to the Olympics will think of this place if they make the mistake of going there during the games.
The place his being used as Norway House for the Olympics with coke and McDonalds as sponsors. Crap food like they serve there makes it rather obvious why they have a sponsor like 'rotten ronnie's'.
I have a feeling that there was a time that this place would have been top of the list for diner after a day on the mountain, but sadly those days are long gone. Just another has been joint unwilling or unable to grow with the times.
Do not waste your time or money on this place.
You can get better Chinese food from Humboldt, California than from this place and this is not saying much. Ambiance was worse than McDonalds yet prices were comparable to a ritzy Chinese restaurant in Vancouver. Its funny they expected a tip when this restaurant is basically self serve. The asian lady working here better get a course in common courteosy before the world gathers here for the 2010 games. The beef we ordered was basically 80% fat and 20 % meat. I thought we ordered a beef dish and not a "fat" dish. Everything was either too oily or too salty. We were all dying of thirst after the meal which makes me wonder if they are part owners of the liquor store closed by.
Had dinner here with my girlfriend here early in the new year. Came just after it opened at 5, seated by a friendly waitress. Service was decent throughout the night.
Ordered three tapas, all of which were overpriced given their small portions and medocre quality. Pork lettuce cups were not great, the maple-syrup root vegetables came in a tiny portion, and the lamb & chorizo skewers were two tiny little skewers for $16 and tasted plain, crazy!
On the whole, this restaurant apperas to borrow different "elements" of cuisine from different cultures, but fails to do any of them well.
The low lighting, 80's music and trendy interior is definitely aimed at types who are into style over substance. However, we did not try and drinks/wine or breakfast, so cannot comment on those items.
The ambiance of this place was very endearing. The service was very friendly and prompt. The food was terrific - we were hoping for passable greek fare but were very pleasantly surprised. The menu was diverse and the entrees (fresh halibut) and appetizers (tuna carpaccio) were very well presented and delicious. The food was both traditional and creative. Don't skip the dessert menu. Didn't order a bottle of wine - had a pitcher of sangria. I do find the review below very difficult to reconcile with our experience!
Immediate seating by a friendly host promised a good dining experience. However, the service was incredibly slow and the food was NOT worth the wait. We waited more than an hour between courses, and the dishes were mediocre or down-right deceptive. The salad dressings scream "Bottle". The grilled prawns were neither grilled nor prawns, they were sauteed shrimp. The tomato soup might have passed for spaghetti sauce, but it wasn't soup. Well, at least the sparkling water was cold. Do yourself a favor and keep walking.
My friends and I had the misfortune of wasting our hard earned cash on this place. The food was terrible, portions were miniscule for the price and the service was worse than the Soup Nazi on Seinfeld. We ordered the fried noodles, fried rice, sweet and sour pork and beef with vegetables and everything tasted bland and tasteless. Everything was covered with oil. I know that they are in Whistler but I don't know how they get away charging this outrageous prices. We should have walked away when we saw this restaurant was empty even during the peak dinner hour but we wanted some Chinese food so we decided to give it a try. The asian lady who took our order looked and spoke to us like she was basically doing us a favour for letting us eat at this "restaurant" which is basically like a food court. Stay Away unless you want to throw away your hard earned dough or die of a heart attack brought about a cholesterol clogged artery.
We had the most spectacular dinner for US Thanksgiving this year in Whistler at Quattro. We were hesitant to go to an Italian restaurant for an Traditional American dinner, but were delighted at the excellence at every turn. The service was fantastic, from the hostess to the server to the wine captain. All were friendly and helpful, not overbearing. They offered a fixed price dinner with turkey, stuffing, etc, which turned out to be beyond outstanding. Every person in our group who ordered it raved. Others in our group ordered off the standard menu, and each dish was superb. The wine recommendation was perfect, and our entire group enjoyed every minute of the meal, savoring every dish. We couldn't give Quattro a higher recommendation!!
Sushi Village offers excellent, fresh sushi. Period. The food here is consistently perfect, from the tempura to the sashimi, to the regular menu items. We have been going to Sushi Village for years now, and we have come to look forward to our visits to Whistler just for the sushi! The place is always crowded with returning customers, all eager to unwind with a healthy and beautiful meal. You simply cannot go wrong here.
We were more than pleasantly surprised with the food at Caramba! It was located right near our hotel, close to the heart of Whistler Village, and every single dish was outstanding. We were a mixed group of kids and adults, and everyone left delighted with their meals. The atmosphere is bustling and efficient, with an effective and friendly staff. I highly recommend it!
Thank goodness there are chefs who still try to be creative instead of cooks at a fancy restaurant. The quince "doughnuts" that went with my duck breast were a whimsical touch and was a good starchy base. The butternut squash puree and spiced jus smoothed out the breast meat as it is less fattier than duck leg (which I personally prefer) and tends to be drier. Kudos to the pastry chef Dominic Fortin because his dessert of olive oil three ways was marvelous. The olive oil ice cream was my favourite and then the olive oil jelly. Just the right balance of olive oil flavour as well as sweetness as a dessert item. The sortilège liquor crème brulée has lots of surface area for a crispy brulée portion and the crème was expectedly creamy. Strong dose of the advertised liquor - superb - and not another vanille crème brulée. Even the cocktails were inspiring... try the Harvest Moon for a Christmas feel.
Wow, what a sweet deal considering the prices in Whistler. Fresh made pasta with a bolognese sauce that has depth and topped with homemade focaccia. Reasonable portion and the latte ordered by another customer looked like it had silky foam. I wish the pasta was cooked a wee less because personally, I enjoy al dente on the chewier side. Otherwise, pleasant service and also recommended by a local.
Five of us went there for the first time, and I can say that
this place is one of the best Italian restaurants in Whistler.
The staffs were professional yet friendly.
The foods were simply great.
One of my friends actually orderd a second past plate because it was good.
I would comeback to this restaurant if I visit Whistler again.
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.
I tried this restaurant this past week-end for dinner. The prices were decent given the location and the taste was decent as well. My favorite California rolls were $4.00. Dynamite rolls were $6.75 (I think). I really enjoyed the BBQ Eel sushi. I would recommend this place for dinner in Whistler.
I went to Nicklaus North this summer for some appies and drinks with friends and I was completely blown away by the food! Their new chef is fantastic - they have so many great things on the menu, at excellent prices! Such good value is hard to find in Whistler - especiall considering the great ambience and views of the lake from the patio... I went back a few weeks later with my in-laws from out of town, and they were all VERY impressed. And parking there is free! (impossible to find in most of Whistler these days) I'll be back for sure, and I'm recommending this place to everyone. In fact, I'll be up there this winter and plan to do the horsedrawn sleigh rides and fondue package!
I've lived in Whistler for about 2 years and go to Portobello all the time. We don't go there for Breakfast though, go to Portobella for a good sandwich. It's 10$ for a sandwich with whatever you want on it and much healthier than Subway. The restaurant is huge and you just go to the counter kind of like Subway and get your sandwich and then sit down. They pack the sandwiches and me nor my boyfriend can eat a full one, they are huge.
BIG THUMBS UP.
It's in upper village so it's a it out of the way but coming from a local, A+
This is a great little pasta restaurant recommended to me by some local residents. The restaurant is small (only 5 or 6 tables), but we had no problem getting one. The prices are great and everything is freshly made. It really filled us up after a long walk in the cold through the village! You have to order your food at the counter, and then the food is brought to you. They also have self-serve water. We thought it was great for a small, independent restaurant.
|1.||Araxi Restaurant + Bar|
|4.||Rim Rock Cafe And Oyster Bar|
|6.||Old Spaghetti Factory|
|9.||Quattro At Whistler|
|10.||Trattoria Di Umberto Restaurant|
|11.||Amsterdam Cafe, The|
|12.||Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The|
|18.||Pasta Lupino Gourmet|
|20.||Tandoori Grill Whistler|