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Aura Restaurant

2131 Lake Placid Road | Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler, British Columbia V0N1B2, Canada
+1 604-966-5711
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Ranked #20 of 165 restaurants in Whistler
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $37
Cuisines: Canadian
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has very elegant, warm, cosy interior. The staff is really nice and helpful, but most importantly the food is stunning. I ate a salad made with greens from their own garden with delicious sherry dressing. Then I had a superb duck breast with cherries, which was a bit raw, but it didn't spoil my overall opinion. The best... More

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London
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

See my review of Nita Lake Lodge, but I just have to say that this was our best meal in BC (and we ate in some great places, esp. in Tofino on Vancouver Island). Aura did some particularly great things with sweetcorn that you need to check out...!

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Enfield, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I loved everything about our meal here. The view of the lake is stunning, the food was special and the wine was amazing. Worth every penny and more. Try the tuna tostada or the oysters or the gnocchi - or anything quite frankly! It was all delicious, well sized and tasty. A special place with fine dining and a relaxed... More

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Tsawwassen, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The service is superb and the prices are great. It catered wonderfully to my wife's gluten free needs. Don't go into Whistler

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If you are reading this it is probably because you want the sad details. However, I will spare you some of the litany of what made this one of the most painful meals I have had in a while. Needless to say we had some very poor service. Which was then followed up by some food that was okay, but... More

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NitaManager, Manager at Aura Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for your honesty with bringing the issues with your dining experience in Aura to our attention. Having comments such as yours really helps us to identify what had the biggest impact on your visit to Aura and how we can improve. We strive to provide a level of service which is attentive, customized and personal and... More

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

A girlfriend booked this place for brunch during the long weekend. Love the view, love the atmosphere. I had a pork belly sandwich and the portion was HUGE. The meat was just a tiny bit dry though, but alright. Coffee was not hot enough. Wish they had put coffee into hot mugs instead of cold mugs. Waitress was very nice... More

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Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We spent last evening at the AURA restaurant at Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler for our 16th Anniversary (a week early but none the less). The restaurant is elegant and the view was spectacular ! The service and the meal were impeccable, the wait staff knew their stuff, from the wine to the meal to the dessert everything was just... More

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alberta
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116 reviews 116 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

3 of us had the 3 course, one had the 5 course. What fantastic food. Properly portioned with organic, hand picked ingredients from the area. Beautiful views of the lake. Lovely ambience. Great service with respect to knowledge and timing. Excellent drinks, try the Conception!

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Chesterfield
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We were recommended this place for a special tasting menu at Canadian dollars 35 for 3 courses. The meal was freshly prepared using local ingredients including wild garlic used for the exceptional starter of wilted leeks ,wild garlic leaves and flowers plus puree with a soft poached egg. The main course we chose steak which was cooked to perfection and... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

My family and I recently dined at Aura. It was off-season but that is no excuse for the service or the food.My wife ordered steak medium and it was rare and not very tasty. My kids ordered ice cream with chocolate sauce, it didn't come with sauce. We asked for plum sauce and the waitress brought us a1steak sauce .... More

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Nancy S, Guest Relations Manager at Aura Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We strive to provide all our guests with an attentive, delicious and customized dining experience in a relaxed setting and we are truly sorry that this was not the case during your visit to Aura. Please accept our sincere apologies for your disappointment. I have passed your comments on to our food and... More

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