Whistler Dining and Eateries
Whistler is home to some of the finest dining in North America. With over 90 restaurants and bars, Whistler Resort has a wonderful variety of restaurants to suit every palate and budget. Here is but a sampling of Whistlers restaurant choices.
As a true bistro, the menu is flavourful and complex and changes seasonally with a commitment to feature produce from the Pemberton and Fraser Valleys, organic meats from farms and ranches in BC, and local seafood.
Araxi restaurant and oyster bar holds an international reputation for excellence in food, wine and hospitality, including award for ‘Best Restaurant in Whistler’ by Vancouver magazine for an unprecedented nine consecutive years.
Offerings from the Bearfoot Bistro kitchen are best defined as ‘Modern Canadian Cuisine’. You can enjoy dishes such as Wild Arctic Caribou Chop and Vancouver Island Black Cod. Recently, their executive chef won gold at the Canadian Culinary Championships. But, what really sets them apart from any other restaurant in Whistler is their unmatched wine and champagne selection. The Bearfoot Bistro is one of 150 places in the world that house Dom Perignon.
The Grill Room’s signature stone fireplace and rich cherry wood wine cabinets create a soft and welcoming ambience for exceptional regional cuisine paired with the finest wines of British Columbia. It is in The Grill Room, one of Whistler’s newest restaurant destinations for chops, steak and seafood that Executive Chef Vincent Stufano showcases his fourteen years of culinary experience at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler resort hotel.
A warm and inviting oasis for the hungry, discerning palate. This restaurant is well known for its great steak with all the fixings and an elegantly casual setting, complemented by attentive service.
In the early days of Whistler, one of the first restaurants to capture the style of a great eatery was Il Caminetto di Umberto. And over 20 years later, it still has the style, the good food and the deserved reputation.
Il Caminetto can cater to all needs, all tastes and all people. Naturally pasta is prominent on the menu, but the range of seafood and meat dishes are as varied as the pasta. You may eat light or you may go all out – every food is there to suit your appetite and taste.
Umberto Menghi’s second Whistler restaurant offers a wide array of fish and meats as well as pastas in a comfortable relaxed atmosphere. The Trattoria is slightly less formal than its sister restaurant, Il Caminetto, but the quality of the food and service is certainly equivalent.
Quattro offers an invitingly warm atmosphere, contemporary Northern and Central Italian cuisine and an extensive wine list, recognized by Wine Spectator as one of the world’s best. A private room for parties up to 12 people is also available.
This new restaurant opened by Chef RD offers a menu that blends his passion for french cuisine with a little west coast soul. An intimate bistro dining experience not to be missed.
Whistler’s place for fish and game’ the Rim Rock is well known for it’s pleasant atmosphere, excellent service and amazing eating experience. The Rim Rock is constantly receiving awards, from ‘best of’ in the local paper to international recognition.
You will find both a pub and a restaurant at the Brewhouse. The cuisine is an inspired and appetizing mix of barbecue and rotisserie classics with exceptional pizza and pasta options like the legendary Parmesan Chicken. These dishes are complemented by the range of handcrafted ales and lagers which they brew on site.
High-energy service with traditionally prepared Mediterranean influenced food. Caramba will welcome you with a very inviting and casual surrounding.
Come in and renew your spirit at Creekbread. Relax and enjoy a natural pizza baked in a primitive wood fired oven. This is a great option for families.
Enjoy warm-hearted Irish hospitality, delicious pub fare and a heated, outdoor patio and firepit. It’s a favourite of locals and visitors alike.
Earls is famous for it’s fun, friendly and causal atmosphere. The menu has something for everyone, from burgers to full entrée dishes.
Voted best tapas by the locals, Elements is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Elements also has a well chosen wine selection and a cocktail list that makes it an ideal place for late night sipping.
El Furniture Warehouse
A fun and relaxed pub where everything on the menu is $4.95 utilising quality ingredients, locally and organic sourced where possible to create fresh casual fair.
The Keg is known for it’s legendary Steaks. Enjoy quality food along with a casual and friendly atmosphere. Brandy’s Bar on the main floor is the perfect place to meet friends for cocktails and casual fare year-round.
An inviting atmosphere with some of the best views in Whistler and familiar food with a twist!
New pizzeria located in the north part of Whistler Village. You’ll find wood fired fornos, wine flights and a large craft beer selection.
The Old Spaghetti Factory offers great dining value. Traditional pasta dishes served in a fun and casual surrounding make it a great place for all ages to enjoy.
The family-owned Royal Taste of India provides the essence of traditional Indian cuisine with a modern touch – fusion at its finest. Enjoy clay oven cooking spiced to your liking and traditional art and music for a wonderful casual dining experience.
Whistler’s newest gastropub, is already a local favourite. Open daily from 8:00am to 1:00am with breakfast, lunch, dinner, apres, and after-hours menus with such items as potato pancakes with coffee-infused maple syrup to falafel bites with spicy ancho barbeque sauce. Thirsty? Try one of their bacon-infused Caesars.
21 Steps is a casual restaurant committed to great food made from scratch. Their attic bar is the perfect place to lounge with old friends, or meet new ones. Enjoy tapas style dinners or full entrée dishes.
A family friendly place for breakfast or lunch that is warm and welcoming. Since 2002, this has been a local’s favourite for brunch.
Delicious authentic Mexican food and the best Margaritas in town! This restaurant is a local’s favourite and is operated by experienced Mexican chefs and staff.
Mongolie Grill is all about its World Famous Stir fry – You choose the ingredients and the Mongolie chefs cook it right in front of your eyes. Mongolie Grill maintains the perfect balance of a fun atmosphere, great service, and excellent food.
Conveniently located in the Le Chamios Hotel at the base of Blackcomb, Nagomi Sushi features fresh rolls and traditional Japanese food. Newly updated, and a wide variety of dishes makes Nagomi is great choice for families or groups. Nagomi also offers take out on their menu, so it’s perfect if your exhausted after a long day on the mountain.
Sushi Village is about as famous in some circles as the world-class ski resort itself. Known for its casual yet vibrant atmosphere, terrific sushi, and legendary sake margaritas, Sushi Village is as much a social experience as it is a dining one. Visitors and locals alike repeatedly make the trip to what has become, an icon of the Whistler social scene.
One of BC’s finest Indian restaurants. Their signature dishes are traditionally prepared in a charcoal-based clay ‘Tandoor’ oven, a favoured technique of the Moghul kings of India.
Japanese-style steak and seafood restaurant where teppan-yaki chefs entertain guests as they put on a dazzling display of chopping, seasoning, fire and juggling right at the table. Whether you’re a seafood lover or a land lover, highly trained staff will make your authentic Japanese meal a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach.
Lift Coffee Company
Lift Coffee Company is a little café close to the lifts that offers excellent coffee and tea and warm hospitality. This spot also offers sandwiches and breakfast sandwiches and delicious baked goods.
Come to Dups and taste the most delicious Mexican delicacies from burritos to tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, chimichungas, and salads. With fast friendly service, quality ingredients, and an exotic selection of hot sauces, you will never leave hungry. If you can finish a ‘Fatty’ the two-pound burrito at this small eatery, they’ll put your picture on the wall. If you don’t, your friends get to deface the photo before it goes up!
A family style cafe located in the heart of Whistler Village specializing in burgers, veggie Burgers, sandwiches, wraps, and other home cooked goodies.
Enjoy a simple menu that offers wide variety of fresh and flavourful tacos at very reasonable prices. This urban taco bar with it’s friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere is fast becoming a local’s favorite.
Moguls Coffee House
For great coffee, wraps and baked goods that are prepared fresh daily, swing by for the fast service at Mogul’s Coffee House in the center of Whistler Village. Relax with a cup of tea and a newspaper on the sunny central patio, a favorite spot among locals.
Craving a meat pie? This is the place to go! Peaked Pies offers a wide selection of savoury gourmet Australian meat pies that can be peaked with mashed potatoes and mushy peas. Enjoy a sweet treat and coffee afterwards.
Zogs’ is an outdoor hot dog stand in the village serving up dogs, fries and beavertails (fried pastry). Zogs’ is a place for inexpensive, and yummy quick eats.