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Alta Bistro

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Unit 104 | 4319 Main Street, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
+1 604-932-2582
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In our opinion, this is the best restaurant in Whistler. During our 2-week skiing trip we also visited the higher-ranking restaurants (on Tripadvisor), but none was able to top our experience at Alta Bistro. Cozy and relaxed ambience but excellent food, great wine options, friendly and very professional staff. This will be our first stop next time we visit Whistler.

Thank Lu_De_Travel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we were greeted by a very friendly manager that took our coats and welcomed us we felt that it was going to be a great experience and it was. The ambience is pretty casual, nice artwork on the walls but wooden tables and chairs. The menu is small but has a nice variety and the food is... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent West Coast and Whistler experience. Fresh, local food and wine pairing from outstanding B.C.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the very best restaurants in Whistler. The menu is spectacular as is the wine list. Be adventurous here. Their use of spices is so intricate you can't always tell what they've done in the prep. The bread is only served if you order it from the menu (not included). Order it! Deelishhhuussss!!! Can't find a bad... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I shared the Pork Shank and we thought the food was good. The service was also wonderful.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there for Oysters and caviar... Terrible service, completely overrated and totally over priced . Do not recommend at any point or time...

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are several high end restaurants to choose from in Whistler, but this is the one I would suggest. It has a cozy and friendly atmosphere where you would feel comfortable in jeans or dressed up for a night out. I had the Cassoulet of Chorizo and Smoked Pork Belly and it was hands down the best meal I had... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just another restaurant at a ski resort. Food was good, but not too special. Service was precise and nice. Ambiance has nothing special. Location is not as central as it looks, depending where are you staying.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined at AB as a party of 6 last week. The shared appetiser plate was an absolute winner - recommend it 100%. We decided to focus on Canadian fare - the Elk was a little overwhelmed by the foie gras it came with but the Bison well worth a try. Wine list was good but a little pricy.

Thank Paul B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited once and loved it so much that we went back again. We are vegans and the staff could not have been more accommodating. The first time we went we are the vegan option on the menu and the second time they just cooked off menu for us so that we didn't have to eat the same. The staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $45
French, European, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?