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“Exquisite food”

Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar
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Ranked #6 of 193 Restaurants in Whistler
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $39
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, Bar
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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. As an early pioneer of farm to table dining, Executive Chef James Walt's seasonally focused menus celebrate the excellence of locally sourced ingredients. Walt's innovative and skillfully executed dishes-from savoury starters through delicious desserts-deliver intelligent compositions and unforgettable flavours. Centrally located in the main square of the village, Araxi boasts a contemporary dining room coloured in warm earth tones - and a sleek Oyster Bar that exudes the passion and craftsmanship that lie at the heart of the restaurant. The lively lounge, which features a year-round indoor/outdoor bar, is Whistler's favourite gathering place for both locals and visitors alike.
Reviewed March 27, 2013

The food is exquisite with interesting combinations of flavors. The drinks are interesting and outstanding. Best of all, I felt comfortable bringing my kids (ages 7 and 10) because it's in a tourist destination so I could enjoy a top-notch meal AND my family.

Thank Ann G
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Araxis is always fun. Take a seat at the bar, either inside or outside. They have a really nice wine list and food is always great. Bar staff is so friendly and fun. Get ready for a great evening.

1  Thank 100Daisy
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

While the restaurant is quite loud, the tables are seperated by enough space that it feels intimate with whomever is at your table.
Our waiter was attentive, quick, and knowledgeable about the food and wine.
The food itself was delicious. We started with a selection of sushi and sashimi was was well prepared and creative. For entrees, I had the duck with butternut squash and parmesan palenta and my fiance had the rabbit with potato puree. Both were amazing! Desert was the chocolate fondant with caramel ice cream and the black forest; thick and rich and incredible.
The wine menu is impressive!
We also spent some time after dinner at the bar, which was quite empty (Week night). The bartender was happy to let us try a few different cocktails - I recomend the Trophy Wife! Unfortunately the kitchen was closed so we weren't able to try the truffle fries.
All in all, it was a spectacular night with great food and fantastic service.

Thank Alexandria C
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

The food was delicious, but the whole experience was very uncomfortable as the waiter was rude right from the very beginning when we asked him to recommend a nice wine. We were out celebrating our engagement, and instead of it being a joyful experience, the condescending waiter made us want to leave as soon as possible. Despite enjoying our food, we will not return to Araxi.

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We had heard good things but were relatively underwhelmed by the meal. The risotto was poor and was not charged for. We expected far more.

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