Whistler’s extensive selection of award winning restaurants and chefs offer the best in amazing views and delectable choices. Whether you are looking to experience gourmet cuisine in fine dining atmosphere, a family dinner adventure or casual dining, Whistler has amazing options. Our knowledgeable staff have selected a few of our personal favorites for you to choose from.
A culinary cornerstone in the heart of Whistler village, Araxi enjoys a long-held international reputations for excellence in food, wine and hospitality. Carefully sourced local ingredients, seasonally roatating menus also feature the freshest seafood catches direct from the Pacific Ocean.
Set on the shore of Nita Lake, Aura is organic, sustainable and unforgettable. Breathtaking views and a menu sourced from its rooftop garden as well as local farmers, foragers and fisheries, bring the best the west has to offer to your plate.
Savor some of the finest cured meats and cheeses available, a world-class selection of wines, and a gourmet, artisanal plated menu. Located on the Village Stroll, Basalt is a new unique addition to Whistler’s fine dining scene. The restaurant contains 65 seats inside, and a 40 seat four-season patio complete with a beautiful fire pit.
This French bistro-style champagne bar is Whistler’s ‘most sophisticated eatery’; designed for those who enjoy a dining experience. The Bearfoot Bistro boasts all the accoutrements of a five star dining establishment without the fuss and pretension. Features live jazz music on most weekend.
RIM ROCK CAFE & OYSTER BAR
The Rimrock Cafe is consistently rated as one of the top fine dining establishments as well as local’s favortie for atmosphere, service and a sublime eating experience. Fresh cuisine with an emphasis on the finest fish and game are artfully prepared with inventiveness and flair.
TRATTORIA DI UMBERTO
Traditional Tuscan Trattoria that serves up a variety of Italian dishes of which the pastas are the favorites. A fine Italian wine to compliment any dish.
21 Steps provides stunning 2nd floor views of Whistler village. Their kitchen creates updated comfort food that are both big in portions and flavours for great value. The extensive small plate menu offers items that the locals crave.
This amazing menu features produce from the Pemberton and Freser Valleys, organic meats from farms and ranches in BC and local seafood. Alta Bistro is also the first in Whistler to use the premium Enomatic wine-serving system. It protects the wine from oxidation so that every glass is as good as the first.
Enjoy a wood-fired pizza or rotisserie chicken while you warm by the fireplance and sip fresh brews such as the famous ‘Lifty Lager’. Great patio on sunny days.
Conveniently located on Main Street, this urban tapas parlour features locally-inspired tapas, infused martinis and boutique wines; also open for delicious breakfast daily.
Sushi Village is the most well known sushi restaurant in Whistler. Since 1984, Sushi village has been serving up fresh and delicious food to visitors and locals. It is famous for its sake margarita and incredible rools. Sushi village is a great gathering place for groups of friends in the private tatami rooms.
This small, cheery restaurant serves fantastic fresh pastas with homemade Bolognese and Alfredo sauces, the prices for pastas, soup or salad and freshly baked focaccia can’t be beat. Locals long time favorite.
Splitz Grill is famous build your own burger place in Whistler Village. Decide what type of burger suits you then choice from a variety of fresh toppings. Homemade comfort food at its best and it wont break your budget!
OLD SPAGETTI FACTORY
All meals are carefully prepared and made fresh daily on the premises. They pride themselves on great food at reasonable prices. All entrees come complete with a crisp green salad, sourdough bread, coffee or tea and spumoni ice cream at no addtional charge. Best dining value in Whistler!
Great food and great value with something for everyone on the menu. Whistler locals favorite since 2002. Their passion for food and friendly service has been their commitment over the years and continues in tow Whistler locations.
PUBS AND CLUBS
BEACON PUB AND EATERY
The Beacon Pub & Eatery delivers a refined pub experience offering eclectic international pub fare & warm hospitality in the heart of Whistler Village. The Beacon has one Whistler’s Best Patios and is a favorite among locals and guests.
DUBH LINN GATE
Inside the Dubh Linn Gate no expense was spared importing a entire pub from Ireland piece by piece and reassembling it on the ground floor of the Pan Pacific Hotel. The Irish theme permeates through the beers on offer and the food plus they also have one of the widest selections of beer in Whistler.
Tapley’s is undoubedly Whistler premier sports bar with multiple TV’s and sports from around the World shown including Hockey Night in Canada, Monday Night Football., Australian rugby matches and Premier league soccer from the UK. Tapley’s also has darts and a foosball table. It calls itself “the locals living room” and it is certainly that with good value food, draught beers and comfortable seats.
BUFFALO BILL’S NIGHT CLUB
Since 1995, Buffalo Bill’s has been throwing the best parties and offering the liveliest atmosphere in Whistler. Mainstream music gelled perfectly with the classics, a huge dance floor that begs you to let your hair down, and an energy that hits you the second you walk in the door.
TOMMY AFRICA’S NIGHT CLUB
Tommy’s is most well known for hosting the world’s best touring Dj’s for feature shows. Resident and Gust Dj’s spin the best in House, Electro, Anthems, 80’s Retro, Hip Hop, R&B, Old School, Breaks and Drum & Bass. This club has reached international acclaim from the likes of Powder, Skiing, and Player magazines, while staying true to the local scene that created it.
MAXX FISH NIGHT CLUB
Multi-level dance stages and infamous DJ Mat the Alien are well worth the wait to get in. Acid jazz, hip hop, house, popular dance and live bands all keep the party going.
GARFINKELS NIGHT CLUB
No trip to Whistler is complete without a night at Garf’s. Between the live concerts and DJs, you will be busting a move for hours. Thursday is locals’ night and Saturdays are always jam packed. Keep and eye on the VIP tables for A-listers.
Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane