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The Pointe Restaurant at the Wickaninnish Inn

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500 Osprey Lane at Chesterman Beach (The Wickaninnish Inn), Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
250.725.3100
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Surveying the panoramic vistas from the westernmost point of Tofino’s...
Surveying the panoramic vistas from the westernmost point of Tofino’s idyllic Chesterman Beach, The Pointe Restaurant’s Refined West Coast cuisine and attentive service come gift-wrapped with 240 degree views of the Pacific Ocean, surrounding islands and wildlife. Much of the fresh seafood is fished from the very waters overlooked by The Pointe, and a longstanding focus on locally sourced, high quality ingredients is evident. Dinner is offered on a seasonal à la carte menu, but for the best of the best, try Chef de Cuisine Nick Nutting’s weekly tasting menu; Daily brunch is a true treat. Out of the ordinary desserts reflect an innovative Pastry program where most everything - from bread to butter to scrumptious chocolate croissants are housemade. An extensive wine list, recognized yearly by Wine Spectator magazine, showcases BC’s finest selections with a broad range of international bottlings. Over 100 Scotch Whiskies and a creative cocktail menu can be savoured in the comfortable On the Rocks Lounge. A true taste of Rustic Elegance On Nature’s Edge - and the West Coast’s best views - are on the menu at The Pointe Restaurant and On the Rocks Lounge.
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  • 36
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great food but better view

Cozy restaurant setting with spectacular views of the ocean. Arrive early enough to enjoy the views in the daylight before the sunlight disappears - it is one of the best anywhere. We came for dinner and it was great although the dessert menu was disappointing as the mainstream desserts that we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2012
BRUCE W
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Calgary, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Calgary, Canada
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113 reviews 113 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Cozy restaurant setting with spectacular views of the ocean. Arrive early enough to enjoy the views in the daylight before the sunlight disappears - it is one of the best anywhere. We came for dinner and it was great although the dessert menu was disappointing as the mainstream desserts that we like were not offered however there were some creative... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We've eaten here on 4 occasions, the latest for my husband's birthday with 2 other couples. We had a great dinner, marred only by an unusual delay of a bottle of wine ordered. But otherwise, everything was perfect. The views are spectacular & the staff efficient, friendly & know their product, giving detailed descriptions of all dishes. The rack of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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36 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

My husband and I stayed at The Wick in celebration of our 50th/60th bdays and we were blown away by The Pointe. We have traveled all over the world and I work at a preferred hotel property so we have high expectations. We were blown away. Not only was the view amazing, the food, and staff were 'over the moon'!... More 

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Calgary, Alberta
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We went here for my birthday dinner during our trip. They noted that they were full for reservations the full night with the exception of 5:30 but upon arrival and throughout dinner, the restaurant appeared only half full, so was a bit disappointed couldn't get a later time. The view was great over the beach/water and the service was amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

While visiting friends in Victoria, they recommended this restaurant to us for a very romantic dinner while viewing the sunset. So, we made the long drive to Tofino. When we arrived, we asked for a table with a view and where in total awe with what we got. That view is really breathtaking! The menu was great too. The waiter... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

I am very torn writing this. We celebrated our 35th anniversary at the Wickaninnish Inn, and booked our anniversary dinner at The Pointe. In retrospect, I should have been more proactive and suspected a potential problem with the menu when I got a call to our room voice mail several days before from the head chef advising that with notice,... More 

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guestrelationswick, Guest Relations Coordinator at The Pointe Restaurant at the Wickaninnish Inn, responded to this review

Dear gmdalberta, Thank you for posting a Review of your recent dining experience at The Pointe Restaurant. Feedback from you, our guest, provides us with the insight needed for continual improvement. Please accept our most sincere apology that the menu offerings at the Pointe Restaurant were not to your satisfaction. Our culinary team prides itself on providing world class cuisine... More 

Calgary, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Sadly need to report a poor experience, at a fab location. Arrived mid afternoon - so few waiter staff around. Greeted and seated by great staff. Waiter however was slow, failing to understand what serving customers with children is like. Instead of clearing glassware, knives etc just added to the pile and doddled throughout (more like a fine dining experience... More 

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guestrelationswick, Guest Relations Coordinator at The Pointe Restaurant at the Wickaninnish Inn, responded to this review

Dear MinivanCalgaryFamily, We appreciate you providing us with feedback of your recent dining experience at The Pointe Restaurant. While we are happy you enjoyed the view and the service provided by our hostess, we obviously fell short in providing you with the level of table service, care and attention that should have been delivered and for which The Pointe Restaurant... More 

Henderson, Nevada
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188 reviews 188 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

this was about the best restaurant in tofino. the view was awesome like the food and service. because we had to wait with no reservation the lady at the desk gave us complimentary glasses of wine with dinner. the server we had was exceptional , i think jason was his name. i cannot give them enough compliments, just really exceptional... More 

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Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

First off, great location and view. However, if I am going to pay $30 (tip included) for breakfast, it had better be delivered with excellent service (which it was), be creative and delicious (which it was not), and be filling (which it was not). I had the Tofino omelet that contains local seafood, salmon, shrimp, etc. Bland and tasteless with... More 

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guestrelationswick, Guest Relations Coordinator at The Pointe Restaurant at the Wickaninnish Inn, responded to this review

Dear Cloudbreaker; Many thanks for your feedback and great to know you enjoyed the location, view and service at breakfast. Of course we were disappointed to learn we did not meet your expectations in terms of taste and creativity when it came to the Tofino Omelet. As we would like to learn a little more about the experience and your... More 

Naples, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

What can I say about The Pointe that hasn't been said before?! The ambiance of the dining room is superlative. We experienced a lovely sunset, but I can only imagine the drama of a stormy night. The wait staff are extremely attentive & make you feel at ease. Timing of the service was spot on. Our meals were excellent, presented... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 Osprey Lane at Chesterman Beach (The Wickaninnish Inn), Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Clayoquot Sound  >  Tofino
  • Phone Number: 250.725.3100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 105
  • Cuisine: Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

Surveying the panoramic vistas from the westernmost point of Tofino’s idyllic Chesterman Beach, The Pointe Restaurant’s Refined West Coast cuisine and attentive service come gift-wrapped with 240 degree views of the Pacific Ocean, surrounding islands and wildlife. Much of the fresh seafood is fished from the very waters overlooked by The Pointe, and a longstanding focus on locally sourced, high quality ingredients is evident. Dinner is offered on a seasonal à la carte menu, but for the best of the best, try Chef de Cuisine Nick Nutting’s weekly tasting menu; Daily brunch is a true treat. Out of the ordinary desserts reflect an innovative Pastry program where most everything - from bread to butter to scrumptious chocolate croissants are housemade. An extensive wine list, recognized yearly by Wine Spectator magazine, showcases BC’s finest selections with a broad range of international bottlings. Over 100 Scotch Whiskies and a creative cocktail menu can be savoured in the comfortable On the Rocks Lounge. A true taste of Rustic Elegance On Nature’s Edge - and the West Coast’s best views - are on the menu at The Pointe Restaurant and On the Rocks Lounge.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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