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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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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great little gem!

My husband and I come to Whistler once every winter. This is the first time we have been here. It is off the main path, so we never knew about it. We ordered a couple craft cocktails - which were very good. For an appetizer we ordered the cheese plate, which is a good size. We also ordered the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
ShaleenL0831
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I come to Whistler once every winter. This is the first time we have been here. It is off the main path, so we never knew about it. We ordered a couple craft cocktails - which were very good. For an appetizer we ordered the cheese plate, which is a good size. We also ordered the elk... More 

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Alta Bistro is slightly out of the Whistler concourse but well worth the effort. Its card is relatively short with around six of each course (locally sourced and regularly changed) but it's hard to see why you'd want more, since this is a place which concentrates on doing things well and produces the goods. The service is friendly and professional,... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Whistlet locals live this little gem! Run don't walk to enjoy some of the best food and drinks available in Whistler! Owned and operated by a Whistler local this restaurant proves that local farm to table is the best way to showcase the amazing food produced in our Sea to Sky Region!

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Mackay, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Locally owned and operated. All there produce is sourced in season locally. Check out their mission statement in the washroom on the mirror. The dishes a full of flavour that tantalises your taste buds. Oh do your self a favour and order the hand made bread as a side .SENSATIONAL

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Delta, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

6 of us went to Alta Bistro for dinner. Our appetizer of root vegetable salad was excellent but our mains - pork tenderloin and confit of duck were disappointing.

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Peekskill, New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

tugged away from the pedestrian zone on Main Street this little gem serves locally sourced food and does it well. Creative combinations like a root vegetable salad or a smoked cod with crispy chicken skins lift this place above the usual resort fare. Locals seem to love it as well, always a good sign. Extensive wine list, alas very few... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Best hot tip we ever got for dining out in Whistler was Alta Bistro. A delicious little gem of a place. You can feel the dedication of the team from the moment you walk into the place. Cozy and full of atmosphere with an immediate view of the kitchen where it all happens. I love Alta BIstro. Have been dining... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Recommended by Sonya from Whistler Tasting Tours and our ski instructor mate Max as a favourite of the locals. Very easy to see why locals love it. For the record my restaurant rating was 1. Rim Rock 2. Umberto 3. Alto Bistro 4. hy's 5. Araxi (best if sit at the bar) 6. Quattro 7. Bear foot (a bit pricey)... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

The menu is relatively short (about 6 mains) but the quality is good. The cod was great, not too heavy, and the steak sauce was delicious, as was the steak. Sweetbreads were delicious and great to see a restaurant doing this type of food. Well laid out wine menu. The cheeseboard for dessert is highly recommended. Minor quibble would be... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 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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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

  • 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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