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Aura Restaurant

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2131 Lake Placid Road | Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler, British Columbia V0N1B2, Canada
+1 604-966-5700
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 11:30 am
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Vancouver, Canada
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88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

4 of us had dinner at Aura recently. Server was friendly and helpful. We ordered an expensive bottle of wine and followed with a less expensive second bottle. Sommelier was a bit pushy and overbearing. Food was fine although my steak was so tough I could not get the steak knife through it. Our waiter was great and without a... More 

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Thank Bill5888
NitaManager, Manager at Aura Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive feedback. We are so glad you were able to enjoy the beauty of our setting by the lake and enjoyed your experience. Make sure to come see our new patio extension this summer, you will sure enjoy it even more! Kind Regards, David Auer – Food & Beverage Manger – david@nitalakelodge.com More 

Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered a number of items off the menu including gluten free almond pancakes, waffles, granola and fruit, hashbrown salad. The food was delicious and the service was great!

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Thank mahk0
NitaManager, Manager at Aura Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experiences at the lodge and I have shared your comments with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future! Kind Regards, David Auer – Food & Beverage Manger – david@nitalakelodge.com More 

Whistler, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Aura last night and it was amazing. The service was fantastic, the wine was delicious, my salmon was perfectly cooked and tasted superb. Will be back for sure, Thank you for a lovely night.

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Thank Deanna_2468
NitaManager, Manager at Aura Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experiences at the lodge and I have shared your comments with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future! Kind Regards, David Auer – Food & Beverage Manger – david@nitalakelodge.com More 

Brisbane, Australia
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140 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

We visited as part of a large group with an alternate drop menu. The food was well cooked, the waiters were really on the ball with water and wine top-ups and the food was delicious. The alternative GF dessert (opera cake) was delicious.

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Thank Anderst04
NitaManager, Manager at Aura Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to write this review and for visiting us. It is so great to hear you and your group enjoyed Aura. We look forward to having you with us again next time! Kind Regards, David Auer – Food & Beverage Manger – david@nitalakelodge.com More 

Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

I only had breakfast here, but I imagine the dinners were very good as well. The food quality, preparation, and the wait staff is excellent.

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NitaManager, Manager at Aura Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experiences at the lodge and I have shared your comments with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future! Kind Regards, David Auer – Food & Beverage Manger – david@nitalakelodge.com More 

Englewood, New Jersey
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

The setting is lovely in the Nita Lake Lodge and the room beautiful. As for the restaurant food and service--I would not necessarily dine there again as there are far better options in the area. It is totally overpriced for what you get and the meal was not memorable at all. I think the chef/manager has reached to high in... More 

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Whistler
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

It is clear that Anita is lovely. The Aura restaurant clearly the owners hired someone to set the menu however they clearly aren't paying the money for a good chef. The ingredients seem good. Had the venison ordered medium rare it was almost well done. The soft crab appetizer was tasteless. Does the chef even taste his food. He has... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

We went to Aura Restaurant during a recent stay in Whistler. WOW! The food was superb. Original, fresh, interesting, tasty. I judge a good restaurant on the quality of ingredients, the passion behind the preparation and the generosity of the servings. Aura did not disappoint. The venison was tender, not over cooked and the partnering of it with the sweetness... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Visited Aura for dinner on a friend's recommendation. The service positively impressed and the orders came quickly with solid presentation and excellent preparations. The wines by the glass options are limited and mostly confined to North American producers, so ordering a bottle probably is a better choice.

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

Overall the experience was less than satisfying. Nobody offered to take our coats when we arrived. We reserved for a late seating and it seemed that half the restaurant was scheduled at the same time as everyone arrived together, resulting in inconsistencies like not receiving a bread basket. Our meals were lukewarm and uninspiring. We had to pour our own... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $30
Cuisine
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2131 Lake Placid Road | Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler, British Columbia V0N1B2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Whistler
  • Phone Number: +1 604-966-5700
Description
Fresh. Casual. Local. Inspired and influenced by our people, our place and our produce, AURA creates a casual and comfortable dining experience in a unique lakeside setting. Whether it's freshly-caught salmon from the west coast of BC or black trumped mushrooms foraged from the forest around us, we create unforgettable dishes using lovingly-harvested seasonal ingredients and then we share it with friends. Fresh and local, Chef Dean celebrates all things BC. We are passionately committed to offering the freshest ingredients by presenting a seasonal menu that is locally focused and globally artistic, cultivating a healthy relationship between our plates and our planet. Served lakeside and with a smile, join us at AURA for breakfast, dinner or your next special event.

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