One of Whistler's most popular Italian restaurants, il Caminetto di Umberto offers tasty Italian dishes in a cosy atmosphere. The restaurant is divided into two section, a proper "white table cloth" dining room and a more casual bar area with live piano playing in the background. We sat in the bar area because the main dining room was full, but very much enjoyed the casual atmosphere. Food was delicious. The restaurant is located in the main village.
Araxi is considered one of a handful top fine dining options in Whistler. The restaurant has a large and beautiful dining room with attentive wait staff. It serves a menu with wide options from multiple cuisines, and a broad wine selection. While normally I shy away from such restaurants (e.g. that serve Sushi and Italian on the same menu), everything we ordered turned out to be very tasty and the overall experience was highly pleasant. Araxi is located in the main Whistler village area, very near the bottom of the ski slopes.
Recommended by our hotel, Satchi Sushi was a great option for Japanese food. Tasty dishes served in a small and cosy dining room area. The restaurant is located in the main village, but on the outer side (not the main pedestrianised area).
If you take the Whistler Gondola to the top of the mountain, you end up at the Roundhouse Lodge. This is a large building with a gift shop, public washrooms, a coffee shop/bar, a sit-down restaurant, and a cafeteria. In the summer, they offer an outdoor BBQ dinner.
Although the cafeteria is not fine dining, there's a decent selection of foods to choose from: made-to-order burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, deli sandwiches, salads, vegetarian meals, pizza, hot dogs, and such. The eating area is communal with large tables. When it's nice outside, they have picnic tables set up overlooking the most beautiful view you'll ever see.
Favorite Dish: I had their pulled-pork sandwich with fries and coleslaw - perfect hearty food on a cold summer day.
There are many good restaurants in Whistler and we went to the Val d'isere. The food is french mainly coming from the alsace region around Strasbourg. The quality was very high and the wine list was excellent especially if you like Reisling. Prices were about average but not cheap though they had a summer offer which let you have three courses for $36 which was excellent value. The desert menu was very good. This is a great place if you love french food, as we've been to the alcase region of france we were happy to see our regional favourites on the menu like salmon tartar yummm
21 Steps is up 21 steps overlooking the Village in a building known as St. Andrews House. It is comfortable and not snooty. Large glass windows offer a view to the Village below. The menu encourages the sharing of "small" plates., however, there was really not enough to share. We had some wine by the glass which was OK. Again, the wine lists for wine in restos in Whistler are not encouraging. However, the local brews were tasty. My Portoghese soup was flavorful, but could have used a little more sausage. Two of us had the salmon, both of which were a little overcooked. The restaurant was not crowded on the weekday night we were there, but the guest noise is load probably due to the large windows.
Ingrid's is a great sandwich place where there is an excellent selection of types and styles of sandwiches and wraps. The menu board lists a huge selection and the glass case below lays out the mouthwatering schnitzels, meats and pattys. The service was excellent and food well prepared. Large buns, filled with fresh produce. There is also a vegetarian burger. The down side is that there are only a few tables inside, but the staff encourages you to share tables (which ads to the fun)
Favorite Dish: I enjoyed my chicken schnitzel sandwich. The falafel burger was also very tasty.
Having just arrived in Whistler we were looking for a light, but nice meal to start the ski holiday off. We arrived at Araxi at 9 PM on a Sunday evening and the place was packed. The decor is nice, and the service was very good. We wasted no time devouring the bread. Starters are 12 to 16, from butternut squash soup, and the main courses 28 to 42, char, scallops, lamb and risotto. The dishes were creatively prepared and presented. It looked like the used a lot of local ingredients. For example, the soup was poured from turreans into your bowl of goodies. I felt the wine list was overpriced. They were "out of" the one reasonably priced Napa Cabernet, tried to bring a Merlot, and ended up substituting a $20 higher priced Cab, but no reduction to us.... we paid full boat. The portions could have been larger. And pretty expensive, $152C for the two of us.
Favorite Dish: The Octopus salad with fried squid was very good.
There is an element of humor as you enter the dark wood, low lighted restaurant.... on the exterior wall there is a painting of what appears to be the owner done as Caravaggio's "Bacchus". On a Wednesday evening the restaurant was slow when we arrived at 6:30, but livened up later in the evening. We were offered a nice seat next to one of the many small fireplaces. The menu is very Italian and each dish was special and though high priced compared to city restos, at the resort it was comparable with other similar restos. the service is excellent, the food prep was top notch, everything at the table was done to perfection. The downside was the "over the top and almost insulting" wine list. For example, the Phelps 2001 Insignia, a wine you can buy in the US for $120, was priced at $560C per 750 ML bottle. We ultimately settled on a Antinori Pepoli for around $65C, but what kind of fools do they take us for? Splitting 1/3 bottle of wine, plus one main course, a soup and appetizer was $80C, plus tip. Quattro has restos in both Vancouver and Whistler.
Favorite Dish: I ordered the meatball (yes, one but it was the size of a baseball) of lamb and beef and stuffed with melted cheese over a pasta in a light tomator sauce. Most excellent. The minestrone soup was full of vegetables and very tasty.
My boyfriend and I decided to check this place out as we had visited the Players Chophouse in Vancouver and really enjoyed it. As soon as we walked in we were greeted at the door and took a seat on the patio. There was a really nice atmosphere out there and our server was so polite and helpful, she gave us some great ideas of how to spend our next few days in Whistler. Food tasted amazing, i opted for seafood cioppino and my boyfriend tried out the ribeye.. top quality! There was live music playing on the patio upstairs which created a really nice vibe...great night!
Favorite Dish: We had the spicy squid to share as an appetizer, exquisite!
We weren't sure where to eat out during the first week of the skiing season. Thing were slow in the village and most restaurants had special menus to drum up trade. On the way to the supermarket to buy some milk (I have to have my tea int he morning!) I stumbled upon this restaurant I'd never noticed before. The menu looked very apertising and the price was very good...so once we'd dropped off the milk in the hotel we went back to get some food. Thing must have been really slow because we were the seoncond group of diners and it was already 7am. By the time we left and around 8.45pm another group had arrived. I think it was just a very quiet time of the year since not all the slopes were open but the food was fantastic....very very nice. Given how quiet it was thankfully the waiting staff weren't all over us but I did want to stop them describing each course in so much detail as it seems so uneccessary. The wine list is good but really the food shone and we would hesitate paying a second visit next time we're up.....(and they have a specially priced set menu!)
The charm and elegance of this restaurant takes you right back to Germany. The ambiance of the restaurant made for a perfect quiet dinner for my wife's birthday. There is something for everyone on the menu at this authentic Bavarian Restaurant.
Favorite Dish: You simply must try the Fondue at the Bavaria Restaurant. It can be pricey depending upon which one you choose (CAN$24 - $55 per person). However it is well worth it.
Best Cinnamon Buns ever!!! Head to Hot Buns on Sunshine Alley and have a cinnamon bun with chocolate icing! It will give you quite the rush first thing in the morning. These buns are HOT!!! They have great coffee and tea and are also famous for their sweet and savoury crepes. Also known as the local Boulangerie.
A great place to sit at one of the outside tables during the first couple of hours of sunlight. They are open 7am - 7pm
The best thing about this place is their fruit smoothies! Real fruit smoothies $5 each. Then sit at a table and watch the action in Whistler Square. They also have coffee, muffins, cinnamon buns, sandwiches, etc.
Want the best burger, mac & cheese and milkshake of your life?!!! Well go here. This place is fabulous. I first went at least 5 years ago for breakfast. When we went back this time we went for a milkshake first which was delicious and served in the metal container. We then came for lunch. I had the mac & cheese and it was the best ever and talk about a large serving. My Hubby had the burger and fries and swears it was the best burger ever. We overheard others saying the same things about their meals. Great service too. Dogs allowed on outside patio.