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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 166 Restaurants in Whistler
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French, Contemporary, Canadian
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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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English first
White Rock, BC
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We have eaten at Alta Bistro. In our opinion, the food is nothing short of amazing! The menu offers dishes that I've never send or even heard of. We had the Elk Tartar and Red Snapper with curry squid ink which was prepared to perfection and a real treat for our taste buds. Our waiter was super helpful and attentive.... More

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Coquitlam, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My daughter and I were up in Whistler and I had a voucher for this restaurant and made reservations. Most places I've eaten at are average. But this restaurant had one of the most amazing menu's with wonderful presentation with even better flavour. A must when we go back next year. Awesome, 5 STARS

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Tustin, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Didn't have a great first impression when we arrived. Atmosphere was fine, but not real cozy. Menu somewhat limited. Then the food came. My elk tartar was very good, but my wife's pork belly and sweetbread was outstanding!! Then we split the snapper and it was excellent. Service (Ted) was warm and friendly, could not have been better. We left... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Sadly Alta has moved away from its roots, a bistro, serving simple innovative food. It is now expensive and all the dishes bear some resemblance. Importantly, it is not a restaurant serving moderately priced simple meals in a modest setting. Bistros are usually defined by the foods they serve. French home-style cooking, or slow-cooked foods like cassoulet. Alta does not... More

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Vancouver, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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
11 helpful votes 11 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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