Top 6 Fine Dining Restaurants in Whistler, BC
Updated July 2023
Whistler is a foodie paradise. In total Whistler features 170 + dining and restaurant options. While eating around Whistler can be a fantastic experience, if you’re looking for a meal you won’t soon forget we’ve prepared a list of our ‘Top 6 favourite Fine Dining Restaurants’.
Quickly becoming one of Whistler’s most talked-about restaurants, the Red Door Bistro is currently the #1 rated Fine Dining restaurant on TripAdvisor. The intimate location, features a relaxing decor and low lighting, setting the stage for one of the best French meals you’ll ever have. Enjoy French classics with a Westcoast twist. Menu highlights include the Westcoast bouillabaisse, duck breast or New Zealand venison. Finish your night with the mouth-watering vanilla bean creme brulee. The Red Door Bistro offers a generous wine list or guests have the option to bring their own bottle for a surcharge.
Araxi Restaurant is one of Whistler’s most iconic restaurants and is often recognized as ‘Whistler’s Best Restaurant’ by publications from around the world. Led by Executive Chef James Walt, the restaurant puts a strong emphasis on seasonal ingredients from locally sourced vendors. Everything about Araxi screams 5-star from service, meal presentation and the relaxing dining atmosphere in the Whistler Village Stroll. Menu highlights include their extensive oyster list sourced from coastal BC vendors or their collection of mains including duo of frain fed veal or citrus cured Yukon arctic char. Part of the Araxi experience is ordering a glass or bottle of wine from their extensive list that features over 10,000 bottles. If you find yourself overwhelmed, don’t worry, they employ a full-time sommelier to aid in your choice.
The legendary Rimrock Cafe has been in operation and serving up hungry patrons since 1986. The restaurant is owned and operated by long time Whistler chefs Rolf Gunther and Bob Dawson, who specialize in Westcoast cuisine with a focus on seasonal seafood and local ingredients. You’ll never be disappointed after a meal at the Rimrock whose menu highlights include wild BC salmon, ahi tuna or fresh oysters. The Rimrock Cafe boasts some of the most experienced and longest-serving staff who are happy to assist you with their menu and extensive wine and cocktail menu.
If you’re looking for delicious Italian fine dining, look no further than Il Caminetto. The restaurant is overseen by James Walt Whistler’s most recognized and acclaimed chef. Expect the same quality as Araxi Whistler with a focused approach on Italian cooking. Menu highlights include rigatoni bolognese, lobster + saffron linguine or wild mushroom risotto. The restaurant recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation, resulting in one of the most modern and comfortable dining rooms in Whistler. If you’re travelling with a small group, inquire about their private dining room available for 14 guests.
Indulge in an extraordinary Whistler dining experience at Wild Blue Restaurant + Bar, a renowned fine-dining establishment nestled in the heart of the city. Ranked #4 in ‘Canada’s 100 Best’ list of Best New Restaurants and #66 in Canada’s 100 Best List for 2023, Wild Blue has earned widespread acclaim, making it a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts. Devoted to elevated Pacific Northwest cuisine, sustainable seafood, and locally sourced ingredients, Wild Blue promises a transcendental dining journey. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, the captivating ambiance and exquisite dishes will leave an indelible mark on your culinary adventure. Prepare to be enchanted by Wild Blue Restaurant + Bar, where the allure of the Pacific Northwest meets the art of fine dining.
Embark on a culinary journey at Mekong, Whistler’s newest Thai dining destination, guided by acclaimed Chef Angus An. Opening its doors on July 1, 2023, Mekong brings authentic Thai flavours to the table, sourcing locally from the Pacific Ocean and Lower Mainland and Pemberton farmlands, and occasionally importing select ingredients directly from Thailand. Chef Bonnie Khummuang, a Thai-born culinary virtuoso, leads the kitchen, infusing her deep expertise into every dish. Standout menu items include the exquisite Pad See Ew, delighting diners with its delectable tapioca rice sheet noodles, tender meat or tofu, and then wok-fried to smoky perfection. With an inviting 98-seat space and an outdoor patio, Mekong promises an unforgettable dining experience for locals and tourists alike, making it a must-visit destination in Whistler.
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