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Alta Bistro

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French, Contemporary, Canadian
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Unit 104 | 4319 Main Street, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
+1 604-932-2582
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: - Open for Dinner only from 5:30pm - Locally inspired cuisine set in a...
- Open for Dinner only from 5:30pm - 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. Mixologist Scot Curry behind that bar crafts some of Whistler's finest. The cozy bistro atmosphere is lively and welcoming. Reservations are a must.
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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
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Local ingredients, great cooking = excellent dining experience. Simple as that really. Vegetarian option VERY tasty, and my meat-eating friends enjoyed the different options on the menu - all local which is lovely to see in this part of the world. Cocktails are pricey, but hey, we enjoyed every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
HayleyS-2
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Berkshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Local ingredients, great cooking = excellent dining experience. Simple as that really. Vegetarian option VERY tasty, and my meat-eating friends enjoyed the different options on the menu - all local which is lovely to see in this part of the world. Cocktails are pricey, but hey, we enjoyed every last drop, made by an expert, and served with style.

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The Midlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This to my mind is a full on restaurant serving high quality food. For my main course I had pork belly with pork tenderloin. It's not a dish for the faint hearted but it was first class. I could imagine being served that in an authentic Parisian brasserie. The ice cream dessert was also stunning and different. Service was also... More 

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London
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Had quite a few people in Whistler recommend this place - and for the most part very pleased they did! The food is really good - and staff very friendly and attentive. Great cocktails too. BUT VERY simple decor - a little too simple for me - not sure streetlight being the main source of ambience is the what they... More 

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New Albany, Ohio
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42 restaurant reviews
395 helpful votes 395 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My wife, son, guest and I had a fabulous meal at Alta Bistro in March, 2015. I highly recommend the restaurant. The menu -- while short -- doesn't necessarily preview how sophisticated the food is here. The chef is playing in the "modernist" sandbox -- think fats turned into powders, and the like. The dishes we very well conceived (the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Great dinner at tn easy-going bistro in Whistler. The prawn, scallop and tuna toasts appetizer was sublime. The seafood tasted like silk. The mains we chose - bison short rib and duck breast - were delicious. There was lots of duck on the plate, and it was totally succulent. We couldn't find room for dessert, but we managed to share... More 

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Toronto
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Ran in alone, no REZ and ate at the Bar. Came based on referrals of 'fellow CAMPers' I had skiied with. Once I saw BISON Short Rib on the Menu, I knew I was in the right place. The Root Veggies Salad with Goat chesse was outstanding as well. I almost licked both my plates. My only pet peeve, charging... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We had an absolutely phenomenal meal here. It's expensive, but it's worth it. Oysters we fresh and wonderful. Elk Tartar and Foie Gras Parfait was incredible, such a creative dish. Bison Short Ribs dish had so many incredible flavors that combined to form an amazing dish. Halibut was perfectly buttery and smooth with just the right amount of fish taste.... More 

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

One of us had the bison, and greatly enjoyed tasting completely new flavor combinations. Sunchokes have a very delicate flavor, similar to artichokes. The duck was tender and the flavor combinations worked well. The salad of root vegetables worked well, although the beets could have been cooked a bit more. We greatly enjoyed sharing a lovely mound of chocolate mousse... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Greeted by the owner Eric and his welcoming smile, seated at a great table for our party of 7, coupled with a creative menu paired with great wine and excellent service...yea, I'll be back every time I visit Whistler. You must visit this restaurant. Great balance of creativity, simple, complex and understated everything from the food, to the decor. A... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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31 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Quaint restaurant located on the perimeter of Whistler Village. The menu offers food that is source from the local area. Service is good and wine selection is great. Pork belly is average and I would steer you to one of the other entrees - have enjoyed the beef short ribs and the duck - both are delish!

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 45
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary, Canadian

Description

- Open for Dinner only from 5:30pm - 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. Mixologist Scot Curry behind that bar crafts some of Whistler's finest. The cozy bistro atmosphere is lively and welcoming. Reservations are a must.

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