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Araxi Restaurant + Bar

4222 Village Square, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
+1 604-932-4540
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Ranked #5 of 165 Restaurants in Whistler
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $45
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, Bar
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Whistler Village Square
Description: The culinary cornerstone in the heart of Whistler Village, Araxi enjoys a long-held international reputation for excellence in food, wine and hospitality. Executive Chef James Walt celebrates carefully sourced local ingredients from nearby Pemberton Valley farms, where he collaborates frequently with local growers. His seasonally rotating menus also feature the freshest seafood catches direct from the Pacific Ocean. The dining room resonates with lively ambiance enhanced with fresh flowers and original works of art. The adjoining Bar is the mountain’s popular gathering place for locals and visitors, and in the summer season the patio is the nexus of Whistler’s village life, wrapped by stunning mountain vistas. PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR PARTIES UP TO 12 GUESTS. PLEASE CALL THE RESTAURANT TO INQUIRE ABOUT LARGER PARTIES
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Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We dined here last week with our son and his partner for my birthday. We all loved the food and ambience of the restaurant. We decided to share a plate of oysters as a small tasting before our appetisers, they were excellent as were our other courses. They also have an extensive wine list. We would have loved to dine... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I went with my friends to do a 5 course meal for the between season deal Araxi was offering in November 2014. The service was excellent and so was the food. The hostess took our jackets and hung them for us, and the server was very helpful and knowledgeable about the menu options. Excellent choice for a more upscale dining... More 

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pleasanton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Amazing dinner experience. Best food of the trip. Looks and feels upscale but very comfortable and friendly. Love Samantha the sommelier.

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Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic dinner with the best service! Our waiter Louie made great recommendations and gave some of the best suggestions to pair food and drink. Prices may seem a bit high, but you definitely get what you pay for with the quality of food, drinks, and service.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Our last visit during the fall saw a packed restaurant when many of the other local restaurants were either closed or slow. Araxi has the formula down pat with excellent menu choice and value for money. It's easy to see why they don't experience a 'shoulder season' here. Service was attentive, food arrived promptly and was beautifully presented and there... More 

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London
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104 reviews 104 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Convenient location, not as formal as you might think, worth changing out of the ski wear, though. Efficient, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Rabbit was good especially the sausage, gnocchi was a modern interpretation perhaps a little rubbery for me but I'm being picky. "Bavarois" was good, perhaps a bit less of the layered cake with a bit more of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Great experience - several plates of freshly shucked lake oysters (20) chilled and beautifully presented - with quality champagnes and local BC white wines - if friends - what a great way to come off the mountain and 'chill' 😜⛄️

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Perth, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

Everything was professionally done, from the front of house meet and greet, to the recommendations which proved spot on, to some of the most delicious food we have eaten in the world. Great vibe and a wonderful evening.

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Our waiter was knowledgeable and personable. Excellent food- possibly the best oysters I've had. Nice wine list. My wife and I almost always split an entree, which is not always well received. We had no issues here, as both our salad and entree were kitchen split with the beautiful presentation fully intact. The only negative that I can think of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We dined here on our skiing holiday March 2014 and I can't fault it. The food was sophisticated, perfectly cooked and presented beautifully. My only regret is wussing out of ordering oysters for a starter, although my smoked salmon was fantastic as well. It's on the pricier side, but the quality matches up.

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Additional Information about Araxi Restaurant + Bar

Address: 4222 Village Square, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-932-4540
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Whistler
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 45
Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary, Bar

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