Posted March 3, 2011 by Adam Toren in City Guides

What to Eat in Whistler

If you are up in Whistler and feel like catching a bite, there are numerous restaurants to sample at a high altitude. Known as one of the best ski resorts in the world, Whistler Village is a hot spot for tourists, snow lovers, ski junkies and backpackers. People come from all over the world to see the beauty of Whistler Blackcomb. As it will be hosting the Alpine Skiing Venue for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, this location will be more jam-packed with tourists and locals. Check out some of the best restaurants in Whistler and make sure you try out a few when you are visiting.


Araxi Restaurant

4222 Village Square, Whistler, British Columbia

Tel: 604-932-4540

Website: www.araxi.com

About: Indulge in some of the best Pacific Northwest cuisine in British Columbia. Voted for nine years in a row by Vancouver Magazine as the ‘Best Restaurant in Whistler’, this place is the restaurant to eat at. Enjoy mountain views, artistic designs, gorgeous flowers and a friendly staff. The menu consists of tasty treats such as Goat Cheese Ravioli, Grilled Vancouver Island Octopus, Arctic Char, Qualicum Beach Scallops, Alberta Prime Tenderloin Steak, Molten Chocolate Cake, Petit Fours and so much more. There is also a Raw Bar, a tasting menu and a fantastic cheese selection.


Hy’s Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar

4308 Main Street Whistler, British Columbia

Tel: 604-905-5555

Website: www.hyssteakhouse.com

About: If you want to enjoy one of the best steaks in British Columbia at an extremely high altitude, Hy’s Steakhouse is the restaurant for you. Located in lively Whistler Village, Hy’s prepares thick and juicy steaks for their clientele and always exceeds expectations. It is close to everything and you can take a stroll to the many shops, hotels, and slopes after you have fulfilled your appetite. Other menu items include fresh oysters, baby back ribs, wedge salad and surf n’ turf choices. Their most famous steaks include Filet Mignon, New York strip steak and the Porterhouse steak.


Bearfoot Bistro
4121 Village Green, Whistler, British Columbia

Tel: 604-932-3433

Website: www.bearfootbistro.com

About: Enjoy a five star dining experience without a fussy atmosphere. The Bear Foot Bistro is loved by many because of its exceptional staff, cozy ambiance and modern Canadian cuisine. There is a drop staircase in the middle of the restaurant that leads down into a cellar that boasts some of the best North American wines and champagnes. The menu includes tasty dishes such as Wild Mushroom soup, King Crab Trio, Atlantic Lobster, Australian Lamb Chop and so much more scrumptious items.


Apres Restaurant and Wine Bar

103 – 4338 Main Street, Whistler, British Columbia

Tel: 604-935-0200

Website:  www.apresrestaurant.com

About: With a 50 seat capacity and being Whistler’s only French restaurant, this establishment is refreshingly warm on a cold Whistler day. The restaurant has glorious artwork all over and lighting that offers a dramatic, yet eccentric look. Menu items include Escargot, Smoked Sockeye Salmon, Butternut Squash, Roasted Fraser Valley Duck Breast, Berkshire Pork, Lobster Extravaganza and more. Desserts feature specialties, such as Tahitian Vanilla Crème Brulee and Mascarpone Mousse.


Wild Wood Restaurant and Bar

4500 Northlands Blvd. Village North, Whistler, British Columbia
Tel: 604-935-4077

Website: www.wildwoodrestaurants.ca

About: This restaurant’s menu focuses on Pacific Northwestern Cuisine and especially seafood. Starters include Crab and Mushroom Bisque, Roasted Vegetable Bruschetta, Cajun Spiced Shrimp Quesadillas and Spicy Tomato Mussels to name a few. Main dishes include tasty meals such as Apple BBQ Spare Ribs, New York Striploin, Blackened Chicken with warmed Corn Salsa and Angus Pride Sirloin Pacific.


The Wine Room at Fairmont Chateau Whistler

4599 Chateau Boulevard, Whistler, British Columbia

Tel: 604-938-8000

Website: www.fairmont.com/whistler

About: The elegance, cherry wood cabinets and stone fireplace will draw you into this classy, yet cozy establishment. The restaurant features fresh Pacific Rim dishes and a wide selection of famous BC wines. If you are looking for a more intimate gathering, you can hold your lunch or dinner in their private dining room that can seat up to 18 guests. Reservations are recommended and the dress code is smart casual.


Elements Urban Tapas Parlour

102b-4359 Main Street

Village North – Summit Lodge & Spa, Whistler, British Columbia

Tel: 604-932-5569

Website: www.elementswhistler.com

About: Voted as the best place for tapas in 2006, this great parlour is located in the Summit Lodge & Spa. They offer infused martinis, tasty tapas of all flavours and a luxury wine list.

Kypriaki’s Restaurante

4122 Village green, Whistler, British Columbia

Tel: 604-932-0600

Website: www.kypriaki.net

About: Enjoy fine food from ancient Greece and the Mediterranean. Hot appetizers include dishes such as Saganaki, Dolmades and Spanakopita, while cold appetizers featured are Octopus marinated in red pepper sauce, and Beef Carpaccio. Main dishes range from Seafood and Vegetarian dishes, to Meat and Poultry. With warmed goat cheese salads to Kotosoupa, you will feel like you are on the first plane to Athens!



Lakeside @ Nita Lake Lodge

2131 Lake Placid Road, Whistler, British Columbia

Toll Free Reservations Line:  1-888-755-6482

Website: www.nitalakelodge.com

About: Enjoy tranquil dining in one of the most luxurious lodges in Whistler. Keep warm in large leather chairs and by a massive fireplace while sipping a glass of red wine. The Lakeside also offers an outdoor patio for people who want to take some scenic photos and enjoy fresh mountain air.


Opa! Whistler – Souvlaki of Greece

Marketplace, Whistler, BC, Canada V0N 1B4

Tel: 604-90-3052

Website: www.opasouvlaki.ca

About: This restaurant is known all over Canada and has some of the best Greek food around. Try dishes such as Souvlaki platters, Veggie Pitas, Greek Salads, Calamari and Baklava. The best of Greece at your fingertips!


Rim Rock Cafe

2117 Whistler Road, Whistler, British Columbia

Tel: 604-932-5565

Website: www.rimrockwhistler.com

About: Fish is the main focus at this establishment. This place has appetizers such as Seared Scallops and Buffalo Spare Ribs and main dishes such as Ahi Tuna, Filet Mignon, Rim Rock Seafood Trio, Northern Caribou and Venison Tenderloin. They also have a wine cellar that boasts 320 different labels for you to choose from.


Adam Toren

Adam Toren
Adam Toren is born and raised in Vancouver BC and loves everything Vancouver BC has to offer. He loves traveling and exploring new and unique restaurants and places around the world.