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“Premier dining spot in heart of Whistler village” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Araxi Restaurant + Bar

Araxi Restaurant + Bar
4222 Village Square, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
+1 604-932-4540
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Ranked #5 of 164 Restaurants in Whistler
Price range: $25 - $45
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
Whistler, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Premier dining spot in heart of Whistler village”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Tremendous meal, exceptional wine list, fabulous wait staff; all ingredients sure to please the fanciest of pallets. A+

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ontario, Canada
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

We visited Araxi for the first time recently, and were surprised by how average a meal it was. There were some highlights: their Oysters 5 Ways was interesting and tasty, and our desserts were delicious (Lemon Tart and the Pear Mousse). Our server was also very attentive and friendly, and his wine pairings were spot on. The restaurant itself also has a nice atmosphere - bustling, warm and cosy at the same time.

But overall the food was a bit of a let-down: The steak tartare was somewhat bland, and the Miso-crusted Sablefish was under seasoned and, oddly enough, I could barely taste the miso (weird, considering how strong and distinct the flavour of miso is). Although to be fair, the portion was very big and cooked perfectly. My husband had the scallops, which were also a little underwhelming, although again, the portion was large and the scallops cooked perfectly. We also had to wait for ages between our appetizers and entrees.

I wouldn't say we had a 'bad' meal at Araxi, but it certainly wasn't great either.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“all round excellent spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

There is an oyster bar, with Apres ski offers
There is friendly staff,
Knowledgeable Bar staff (BC Wines are brill and the selection here is great
Eve meal in the main restaurant was a pleasure, speed of service just right, options, care to detail, all in all a excellent experience at appropriate price, would put the whole experience in my top 30. highest 1%.
Sitting at a lively bar snacking on truffle popcorn, ordering a plate of oysters and drinking a crisp Chardonnay from the next valley is my idea of good après ski, add the excellent evening meal later in the week, makes this a venue to go to,

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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vancouver
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great restaurant if you are willing to pay for what you get.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Service, food and vibe are all one of the best in whistler, making it - in my opinion - the most consistent experience.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Whistler, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fine Dining Whistler”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Without a doubt one of Whistler's finest restaurants! Farm to table menu with excellent wine list! Offers great prices during fall and spring!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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