Dining in Whistler
Dining in Whistler is an international affair, with over 170 local restaurants showcasing cuisine from all over the world. Whether you’re in the mood for sushi or steak, fondue or fettuccine Whistler’s culinary scene won’t disappoint. Check out the in-depth dining guide on our website for an up-to-date list of Whistler’s best establishments.
Whistler is a popular destination, and advance dinner reservations are highly recommended, particularly between the hours of 7pm and 9pm... During the busy Festive Season, and over Easter, we suggest you call ahead to secure your table. This advice is particularly pertinent to larger groups.
Whistler enjoys a laid back, relaxed dress code, and whilst you will certainly come across people who are more formally attired, this is definitely not an expectation.
Here are our top recommended restaurants in Whistler:
Araxi has a long held reputation for excellence in food and wine right in the heart of Whistler Village. Acknowledged to be a leader in its field Araxi was an early pioneer of farm to table dining with renowned chef Quang Dang producing seasonal menus showcasing the very best in locally sourced ingredients. 110-4222 Village Square - Tel: (001) 604 932.4540
Bearfoot Bistro and Champagne Bar
Refreshingly unpretentious while offering a fantastic fine dining experience, the Bearfoot combines great service with beautiful food from around the world. The renowned wine cellar is home to one of the most impressive selections of champagne and wine in North America, and the adjoining Champagne Bar serves an alternative menu in a lively atmosphere. Champagne sobering and the Ketel One Vodka Ice Room make for a unique evening in the centre of Whistler Village. 4121 Village Green - Tel: (001) 604 932 3433
Enjoying its fourth decade in Whistler, Hy’s menu has evolved but the steakhouse essence remains serving top quality meat and a friendly welcome. In addition to its legendary steaks, Hy’s imaginative menu features a wide range of seafood options as well as salads. 4308 Main St - Tel (001) 604 905 5555
The Rimrock Café and Oyster Bar
Since 1986 the Rimrock has regularly been ranked as one of the best time dining venues in Whistler. With a focus on Fish and Game, the menu offers real Canadian dishes in a rustic yet relaxing atmosphere with fantastic knowledgeable service. It is well worth the short taxi ride from Whistler Village. 2117 Whistler Road - Tel: (001) 604 932 5565
Located inside the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, The Wildflower welcomes diners to enjoy both breakfast and dinner. Exuding a warm and inviting ambience, The Wildflower’s imaginative menu encompasses North Pacific items alongside more mainstream favourites. A wonderful variety of wines are available, as are local beers and classic cocktails.
4599 Chateau Boulevard - Tel: (001) 604 938 2033
Situated in the Four Seasons in the Upper Village, Sidecut enjoys a well-deserved reputation for attentive service and an enticing menu. The dishes highlight the best of Canadian seafood and meat with the very best of ingredients taking centre stage accompanied by one of Sidecut's signature rubs. Diners relax in the warm, welcoming atmosphere of the intimate dining room, with its earthy tones, and open fire. 4591 Blackcomb Way Tel: (001) 604 966 5280
Whistler Tasting Tours
A great introduction to a selection of Whistler's premier restaurants, these four hour tours offer fantastic value with a knowledgeable guide and set menus to make the most of each dining experience. A different course awaits at each restaurant and wine pairing can also be added. Try the 'Finer Things Dinner Tour' for a snapshot of the very best of the Whistler dining scene. Meeting points vary, speak to our team in resort to book. Tel: (001) 604 902 8687
This casual fine-dining restaurant takes influences from French cuisine but certainly puts its own stamp on them. Alta Bistro has a real focus on organic, sustainable and fresh food with a clear farm to table ethos. They say, "We know where our food comes from and we serve it at peak of flavour to you". They also do fantastic cocktails! 4319 Main Street - Tel : (001) 604 932 2582
Offering an extensive and varied menu in a fun dining environment, Earl’s definitely has something to please everyone. It has fresh, modern Canadian interiors and is worth a visit for their barbequed meats or a peach Bellini. 4295 Blackcomb Way - Tel: (001) 604 935 3222
Il Caminetto di Umberto
Right in the heart of action, Il Caminetto exudes a warm Tuscan welcome to all its guests. The celebrated James Walt (formerly of Araxi) has brought a fresh, contemporary flair to a traditional Italian menu with a focus on locally sourced produce. There is an expansive wine list, naturally focussing on Italy's terroir. 4242 Village Stroll - Tel: (001) 604 932 4442
Grill and Vine Westin
Sharing plates and fine wines by the glass
Trattoria di Umberto
Newly renovated for December 2018 this Trattoria has a traditional Tuscan feel which is reflected in the varied menu. Owned and run by Umberto Menghi, the staff here are attentive and passionate about the food they serve and the restaurant has a lively family atmosphere. 4417 Sundial Pl - Tel (001) 604 932 5858
Serving incredibly fresh and creative sushi, Sachi Sushi is located next to the Summit Lodge and has regularly been voted as Whistler's best Japanese restaurant. The open kitchen and enthusiastic servers ensure an upbeat atmosphere. Make sure you try one of the delicious Sake based cocktails! Reservations are welcome for parties of 6 or more. 4359 Main Street - Tel: (001) 604 935 5649
A firm favourite amongst Whistler locals and visitors alike, Sushi Village fully deserves its excellent reputation . Offering a lively ambiance, fantastic sushi and renowned sake margaritas, guests flock to Sushi Village for the experience as well as for the food! Reservations are welcome for parties of 6 or more. 4272 Mountain Square - Tel : (001) 604 932 3330
The Chalet at the Fairmont Golf Club
A warm welcome waits at 21 Steps in the centre of Whistler Village. With a comfortable and relaxed dining room the staff will make you feel at home serving freshly-made modern comfort food at a reasonable cost. The attic bar upstairs offers a more casual space and can be rented out to large parties for an unforgettable evening. 4433 Sundial Place - Tel : (001) 604 966 2121
Located next to the outdoor ice rink the Brewhouse is a great, cosy spot for families and groups serving excellent hearty cooking that is perfect for a cold winter evening. As the name suggests the Brewhouse is a micro-brewery and usually has 5-6 rotating craft beers on tap which can be enjoyed in the restaurant or by the fire in the lounge bar. 4355 Blackcombe Way - Tel: (001) 604 905 2739
Situated in Whistler Creekside, the unique Creekbread is a family-run enterprise with a rustic feel. The menu features a variety of delicious flatbreads served to order in a clay wood oven in the dining room and the ingredients used are all organic and sourced locally. A unique family friendly restaurant situated in a quiet area of Creekside. 3021 Karen Crescent - Tel: (001) 604 905 6666
Elements is located next to Summit Lodge in Whistler Village and is a firm favourite for breakfast serving a great selection of well-priced sweet and savoury options. Tapas style plates are served in the evening. Elements doesn’t accept reservations so go early to secure your table! 4359 Main Street - Tel: (001) 604 932 5569
Part of a popular Canadian steak house chain this is a great family option. The Keg is renowned for it’s relaxed environment, strong service ethos and wide-ranging menu incorporating a choice of seafood, steaks and chicken. Head downstairs to Brandy's Sports bar to watch the hockey where food is also available. 4429 Sundial Place Tel: (001) 604 932 5151