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Alta Bistro

Unit 104 | 4319 Main Street, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
+1 604-932-2582
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Ranked #6 of 168 Restaurants in Whistler
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: French, Contemporary, Canadian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • French first
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The space is bigger now (renos are recent) and the food is just as terrific as we remembered. My husband & I returned to Whistler this summer and made a point of having dinner at this wonderful restaurant. There are more tables, but it's still warm and inviting. Service was/still is exceptional. And, the food - oh my. We decided... More

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Delta, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had never heard of this restaurant when we purchased dinner vouchers from TravelZoo. To say we were pleasantly surprised was an understatement. The staff team are amazing, welcoming, friendly and knowledgable about their dishes. The pork belly appetizer is sooo good. The freshness of their foods wow we will definitely be coming back

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The blend of flavours and originality of the dishes was a real treat. We happened upon Alta by chance - normally we do research but we arrived late following a road trip from Clearwater and stumbled upon Alta. For starter I had a tuna special which was seared on one side and served upon potato salad, creme fresh and a... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Setting is lovely and the food is wonderful but a bit pricey. Menu provides for interesting choices & trends to using local products. Service good making it a wonderful place to have a special dinner.

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Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Best Cocktails in whistler, and amazing food! My favorite date spot! I recommend this place to anyone looking for a great dining experience!

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Italy
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

If you are planning a visit to Whistler put this restaurant at the top of your list. Chef Nicholas cooks innovative, well balanced food using imaginative combinations. Our favourite was elk tartare with duck liver - superb. The pork belly was up there too. Service excellent and a nice selective wine list. Definite value we thought.

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Echo Beach
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

My first thoughts upon arrival was, " ok this is going to be a trendy average expensive meal"! NOT SO! These guys rock! Great, creative quality food using local ingredients. We are so impressed that we make it a must every time we are in Whistler! Don't miss it.

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The food and service were excellent. Staff is extremely knowledgeable. The owner is actively involved with the operations and has shown a real commitment to using local ingredients for the menu, which is evident in the quality of the food. Put this spot at the top of your list if you plan to visit Whistler, BC.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

amazing wine list, great service and wonderful food. varied menu, all items were fantastic, high quality, and commitment to local products.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I can only agree with previous reviews, this place is fantastic! We had the salmon which was cooked to perfection and came with some delicious vegetables, a rice crisp and an asparagus pannacotta. The mix of textures and flavors was excellent! We also had a creamy meringue dessert and one of the house cocktails, both had complex flavors in many... More

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