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Alta Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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START​
cup 9
bowl 12
smoked white turnip and cashew gazpacho
beet, lemon and bay granite, young shoots, horseradish
15
bbq carrot salad
yoghurt sorbet, rootdown farm greens, pumpkinseed dukkha
16
cured meat selection
crackers, pickles and alta mustard
small 16
large 32
salt spring island manila clams
salami, garlic cream, tarragon thyme and orange pistu
14
fried pickled egg
chickpea and sunflower hummus, harissa, cucumber, alta herbs
small 19
large 25
elk tartar and foie gras parfait
parsley, endive, apple, shallots, cocoa nibs, crackers
MAIN​
27
dark rye sourdough pappardelle pasta
root vegetable jus, textures and garnishes from local farms and fields
30
slow cooked pork jowl
lillooet honey, fried onions, smoked beet miso, morroccan spice chick peas, cilantro
29
crispy local snapper
seeds and spices, potatoes, mussels, zucchini, bitter greens, red wine reduction
28
cassoulet of chorizo and smoked chicken
slow cooked white beans, fried kale, dried lemon, spinach
36
brant lake wagyu beef bavette
mustard and fennel seed brioche, caramelized onion, saskatchewan wild rice, pickled endive, rootdown arugula and garlic scapes
SIDES TO SHARE​
12
rootdown farm mixed greens
lemon​ vinaigrette
9
helmer’s farm roasted potatoes
herb butter
FOR THE TABLE​
small 6
large 9
alta’s whole wheat sourdough
organic flour, indigenous yeast, extra virgin olive oil
9.5
marinated bistro olives
orange, rosemary, sherry, garlic, spice
25
local cheese board
b.c. cheeses, lavash bread, preserves and fresh fruit
35
alta’s deli board
3 cheeses and 3 meats with lavash bread and seasonal preserves
75
chef’s menu – 5 courses -
chef​ wants to cook for you. experience the flavours of alta bistro. optional sommelier wine pairings. sit back and enjoy an evening of our best
About
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. Mixologists behind our bar craft some of Whistler's finest cocktails. The cozy bistro atmosphere is lively and welcoming. Reservations are a must.
PRICE RANGE
$13 - $34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
French, European, Canadian, Contemporary
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed April 23, 2019

Unfortunately we did not eat here as we came across it on our way home from dinner on our last day in whilstler however we did have a delicious glass of wine at their bar and enjoyed soaking up the atmosphere. The staff were very...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank katt_kirkpatrick
Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

The food was Devine, service impeccable. The freshness and flavour was unbelievable. Although the wine list was extensive the local wine was a treat.

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank 205remyb
Reviewed March 28, 2019 via mobile

Our family of three dined at this outstanding restaurant. The comfortable, farm to table feel, the reserved and kind servers and outstanding food make it my favorite. The house salad was one of the best salads I have ever eaten! The lemon vinaigrette, varied types...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Dramy11
Reviewed March 28, 2019

The service is pleasant, the place is busy and pleasant but the food was just mediocre. The cheeses on the charcuterie plate were dry and uninteresting. The pork was a tiny medallion of overcooked pork belly. Even the salad was disappointingly boring. All eight of...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank mnptrip
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

We’re always looking for new places in Whistler to add to our list of favorites and this was our discovery last year. Everything was great. Service, friendly staff, interesting food and drink. Overall enjoyable dining experience. We’ll be back next year!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 820wendellg
Reviewed March 7, 2019

I could not tell you if the food here is any good at all. The noise level was so high that all of my other senses were numbed. From the moment we walked into the door until the self gratifying departure we were bombarded with...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Michael S
Reviewed February 28, 2019

Four of us had dinner at Alta Bistro. Two of us ate there 3 years ago and enjoyed the food and experience. Our meal this time was even more outstanding than previously. We started with a dozen oysters served on frozen rocks to save on...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Sager
Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

It was 12 of us (5 adults and 7 teenagers). The place is nice and service is great but the food was average. If you charge for bread, bring it out warm. The bison pork burger was dry. A juicy black angus burger could win...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank nitsanw
Reviewed February 5, 2019 via mobile

I had the beef shank dinner. It was delicious and there were many flavors from sweet and/or spicy to savory. I liked the crunchy caramelized leaf garnish. The red wine they recommended was excellent. I’d recommend it for a unique restaurant with lots of interesting...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Jen0715
Reviewed January 31, 2019

A hidden gem in the heart of Whistler village. When I walked in to the restaurant it looked like many other of the good restaurants Whistler has to offer. However, when you look at the menu, you get the sense something exciting is going on...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank David E
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mellykayi
December 26, 2016|
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Response from Eric G | Property representative |
Casual.
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Milo1967
November 23, 2016|
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Response from Eric G | Property representative |
Hello, Unfortunately, we are sold out for NYE 16. Please call the restaurant and we can offer a spot on the wait list. 604-932-2582. Kind regards, Eric
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May 31, 2016|
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Response from Eric G | Property representative |
Thanks Larry. Carol, that is correct. We open for dinner only at 5:30pm, more or less everyday depending on season (high or low). Please call us or check our website for reservations.
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