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Unit 104 | 4319 Main Street, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
+1 604-932-2582
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Ranked #7 of 165 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
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 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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Shanghai, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 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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Address: Unit 104 | 4319 Main Street, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-932-2582
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Whistler
Cuisine: French, Contemporary, Canadian

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