Dining in Whistler
Dining in Whistler is an international affair, with over 170 local restaurants showcasing cuisine from all over the world. Whether you’re in the mood for sushi or steak, fondue or fettuccine, Whistler’s culinary scene won’t disappoint.
Whistler enjoys a laid back, relaxed dress code, and whilst you will certainly come across people who are more formally attired, this is definitely not an expectation.
Whistler is a popular destination, and advance dinner reservations are highly recommended, particularly between the hours of 7pm and 9pm. We suggest you call ahead to secure your table, particularly during busier periods such as New Year and Easter. This advice is particularly pertinent to larger groups. Let our team know if we can be of any assistance with bookings.
Check out our dining guide here for an up-to-date list of Whistler’s best establishments. Or see below for a few suggestions split into price categories:
Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar
Araxi has a long held reputation for excellence in food and wine right in the heart of Whistler Village. Acknowledged to be a leader in its field Araxi was an early pioneer of farm-to-fork dining with renowned Executive Chef James Walt producing seasonal menus showcasing the very best in locally sourced ingredients.
Refreshingly unpretentious while offering a fantastic fine dining experience, the Bearfoot combines great service with beautiful food from around the world. The renowned wine cellar is home to one of the most impressive selections of champagne and wine in North America, and Champagne sabering and the Ketel One Vodka Ice Room make for a unique evening in the centre of Whistler Village
Hy’s Steakhouse is a Whistler dining experience like no other. Legendary steaks, an impressive wine-list and exceptional service are the hallmarks of Hy’s success, but their imaginative menu also features a wide range of seafood options as well as salads
Since 1986 the Rimrock has regularly been ranked as one of the best fine dining venues in Whistler. With a focus on Fish and Game, the menu offers real Canadian dishes in a rustic yet relaxing atmosphere with attentive service. It is well worth the short taxi ride from Whistler Village
Located inside the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, The Wildflower welcomes diners to enjoy both breakfast and dinner. Exuding a warm and inviting ambience, The Wildflower’s imaginative menu encompasses North Pacific items alongside more mainstream favourites. A wonderful variety of wines are available, as are local beers and classic cocktails.
Situated in the Four Seasons Resort in Whistler’s Upper Village, Sidecut Steakhouse enjoys a well-deserved reputation for attentive service and an enticing menu. The dishes highlight the best of Canadian meat and seafood, with the very best of ingredients complemented by one of Sidecut's signature rubs. Diners relax in the warm, welcoming atmosphere of the intimate dining room, with its earthy tones, and open fire.
Wild Blue Restaurant & Bar
One of Whistler’s newest restaurants has quickly established itself as one the leading lights. With a menu that focuses on elevated Pacific Northwest cuisine using sustainable seafood and locally-sourced ingredients alongside an extensive wine list, this is fast becoming the place to eat. Top venue for a special occasion.
Whistler Tasting Tours
A great introduction to a selection of Whistler's premier restaurants, these four hour tours offer fantastic value with a knowledgeable guide and set menus to make the most of each dining experience. A different course awaits at each restaurant and wine pairing can also be added. Try the 'Finer Things Dinner Tour' for a snapshot of the very best of the Whistler dining scene.
Follow the captivating aromas of freshly baked bread, rich fragrant coffees and mouth-watering treats to Portobello. An elevated casual dining experience delivered by an animated open kitchen, Portobello’s made-to-order sandwich selection and gourmet pastry and coffee operation have expanded to include open flame rotisserie chicken, pork ribs and delectable smoked brisket.
Have a seat at the altar of Thai taste! This is a fabulous new addition to the Whistler foodie scene – expect traditional fine Thai cuisine and a menu by highly acclaimed chef, Angus An. The Mekong pays tribute to Thai culinary tradition, but with a modern twist – authentic flavours highlighted using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Born in Thailand, Whistler infused.
This casual fine-dining restaurant takes influences from French cuisine but certainly puts its own stamp on them. Alta Bistro has a real focus on organic, sustainable and fresh food with a clear farm to table ethos. They say, "We know where our food comes from and we serve it at peak of flavour to you". They also do fantastic cocktails!
Earls Kitchen & Bar
Offering an extensive and varied menu in a fun dining environment, Earl’s definitely has something to please everyone. It has fresh, modern Canadian interiors and is worth a visit for their barbequed meats or a peach Bellini.
Right in the heart of action, Il Caminetto exudes a warm Tuscan welcome to all its guests. The celebrated James Walt has brought a fresh, contemporary flair to a traditional Italian menu with a focus on locally sourced produce. There is an expansive wine list, naturally focussing on Italy's terroir.
Grill & Vine
Putting a local twist on traditional favourites, The Grill & Vine is a modern interpretation of a classic grill. Featuring sleek, clean and fresh architecture, comfortable lounge seating and an all-day Grab & Go menu. Working with local farms, oceans and pastures, their focus is on using fresh seasonal produce, sustainable seafood and meats while reducing their carbon footprint and bringing the best of BC to the table.
Serving incredibly fresh and creative sushi, Sachi Sushi is located next to the Summit Lodge and has regularly been voted as Whistler's best Japanese restaurant. The open kitchen and enthusiastic servers ensure an upbeat atmosphere. Make sure you try one of the delicious Sake based cocktails!
A firm favourite amongst Whistler locals and visitors alike, Sushi Village fully deserves its excellent reputation . Offering a lively ambiance, fantastic sushi and renowned sake margaritas, guests flock to Sushi Village for the experience as well as for the food!
The Chalet at the Fairmont Golf Club
A crackling log fire, warm hospitality and hearty alpine cuisine set the stage for a unique dining experience in Whistler. Indulge in European-inspired alpine cuisine, including savoury fondues, artisan charcuterie platters and an after-dinner selection from The Chalet’s Schnapps wagon.
The Raven Room
Whistler’s premier cocktail bar and eatery – great bar food complemented by innovative cocktails. Located in the impressive Pan Pacific Village Centre this is a beautifully relaxed venue with a super ambiance. Get over here for happy hour!
Cure Lounge at Nita Lake Lodge
Use Nita Lake Lodge’s shuttle bus from Whistler Village to access this great lakeside restaurant. With an eclectic menu and a good selection of local beers and BC wines this is a nice relaxed venue with a great view.<
A warm welcome waits at 21 Steps in the centre of Whistler Village. With a comfortable and relaxed dining room the staff will make you feel at home serving freshly-made modern comfort food at a reasonable cost. The attic bar upstairs offers a more casual space and can be rented out to large parties for an unforgettable evening.
Located next to the outdoor ice rink the Brewhouse is a great, cosy spot for families and groups serving excellent hearty cooking that is perfect for a cold winter evening. As the name suggests the Brewhouse is a micro-brewery and usually has 5-6 rotating craft beers on tap which can be enjoyed in the restaurant or by the fire in the lounge bar.
A restaurant with the Wow! factor. Majors on great pizzas and past dishes with European flair. This is an entertainingly busy restaurant that has a fantastic vibe.
Situated in Whistler Creekside, the unique Creekbread is a family-run enterprise with a rustic feel. The menu features a variety of delicious flatbreads served to order in a clay wood oven in the dining room and the ingredients used are all organic and sourced locally. A unique family friendly restaurant situated in a quiet area of Creekside.
Keg Steakhouse & Bar
Part of a popular Canadian steak house chain this is a great family option. The Keg is renowned for its relaxed environment, strong service ethos and wide-ranging menu incorporating a choice of seafood, steaks and chicken. Head downstairs to Brandy's Sports bar to watch the hockey where food is also available.
Beacon pub & eatery
The place for après all year-round. Launch yourself onto their heated patio, get cosy indoors or plant it at the bar to hear some local stories while satisfying both your thirst and your hunger. If you have worked up an appetite, the freshly prepared menu items offer options for both casual eating and sociable sharing at any time of day.
Whistler’s best kebabs and poutine! This is probably somewhere to visit on your way home from apres, as it’s take-away service only, and open until 2:30am. Feast yourselves on the Full Chubb, or Fries with curry sauce, or the local’s favourite, Poutine – fried topped with melted cheese curds and a choice of curry sauce or gravy. You know you want to.