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Alta Bistro

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Unit 104 | 4319 Main Street, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
+1 604-932-2582
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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129 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

We had dinner here a few days ago with our son. The menu is relatively small but everything we ordered was excellent and beautifully served. We shared oysters and a cheese and meat platter as our appetiser and had duck and steak for main courses. The food sounds simple but it's not. The mustard is even made by the chef!... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2015 via mobile

Our bill for Araxi and Alta was identical, but our experience at Alta was a poor second. At Alta when we arrived the Host was busy, and although we were acknowledged and told he would just be a few minutes by two of the staff, we stood, jackets in hand for what seemed like about five minutes. We were right... More 

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Whistler, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015

I recently dined here for a celebratory meal and it was not the first time I've been to this exquisite gem of an eatery, just off the village stroll two minutes walk from Gap clothing. I have very specific dietary requirements, as I let the kitchen know when I booked the table in advanced and was delighted with the personalised... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015

We started off with a couple of cocktails that were on specials. Tasted great and started off with the appetizers. The chefs did a wonderful job - combined ingredients that stimulate and excite our palates. The waiter recommended a tasty BC wine that complemented our main course. Menu is simple but the dishes are not. Finished off with a dessert... More 

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Bermuda
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015

The unethusiastic greeting was a lead to a disappointing experience. Sitting down and hearing raspy unclear background music just amplified the initial impression. Some of the dishes were very good, some not. The beet salad and duck very good. The Arctic Char was too rare and was left on the plate which did not seem to surprise the waiter. The... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015

when you see the size of the kitchen this restaurant operates out of, you can't help but be amazed by the quality of food that comes out of it. Incredible cutting edge cuisine and delicious cocktails. If nothing on the menu appeals to you, just ask and the obliging kitchen will make you something catered to your tastes. Love this... More 

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Geneva
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

Not up to the standard of some of the other restaurants in Whistler but we had a perfectly pleasant meal here. Good option if you're staying nearby and don't want to walk right into the village. But not worth a special trip.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

One of the best meals of my life! Fantastic, creative, tasty food. The chef is a damn genius. Elk tartar with choco nibs, are you kidding me? It's outrageously delicious, btw. Go, enjoy, and go again!

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

We had a lovely meal at Alta Bistro. It's tucked away just off the main drag in Whistler and we had a nice corner seat. The menu was creative and seasonal and the food was fantastic - including a very interesting parsnip bread pudding entree. Lovely wine list and service.

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Ocean Park, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

Excellent food, especially the Elk Tar Tar. The restaurant also has a very good wine list to select from as well. The duck was to die for as was the rock cod.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Cuisine
French, European, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 104 | 4319 Main Street, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Whistler
  • Phone Number: +1 604-932-2582
Description
Locally inspired cuisine set in a casual bistro atmosphere. Chef Nicholas Cassettari combines his classic training, top tier experience, and world travels with the best of B.C.'S bounty to create the fine flavours at Alta Bistro. Service is casual and prompt in the dining room and bar. The wine list is French focused, with the best of B.C. As well as international selections (many by the glass) with Enomatic machines dispensing fine and eclectic selections to pair with Alta's cuisine. Mixologists behind our bar craft some of Whistler's finest cocktails. The cozy bistro atmosphere is lively and welcoming. Reservations are a must.

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