On arrival to the restaurant we asked for a table for 2, the girls on the front desk could not even manage a smile and mumbled something about checking to see if a table was available and walked off into the restaurant area we were not asked whether we wanted to be seated in the restaurant or the bar. When the girl returned she gave a glare to the other girl and we were promptly carted off to the bar area and plonked at a table that can only be described as the worst table in the bar. It was mid week and the bar area was not busy and when we had walked past the restaurant window there were plenty of tables free, it felt like you went left if you looked the part and right for the poor people. Other diners that arrived after us were directed straight to the restaurant and by the time we left there were still empty tables in this area. They did not offer to take our coats despite everyone else being offered this when they arrived. We were not impressed at all and were on the verge of walking out, first impressions count and this place got off to a very bad start!
Fortunately the waitress we were assigned was very pleasant and warming (the girls on the front desk could learn alot from her!) and when we asked if we could move to a different table in the bar area this was not a problem (there were only 2 other tables occupied so we pretty much had the choice of the bar area). The waitress was very imformative and made us feel alot more relaxed. I ordered the Gorgonzola Souffle which was very average however my partner ordered the Ragu and polenta which was very nice. My next dish was the veal and spagetti which was a bit watery and would not set the world on fire. For the price of the dishes I was dissappointed.
Had it not been for the lovely waitress I would have given this restaurant 1-2 stars, for the amount of money you are spending there are plenty of better restaurants to go to in Whistler and we certainly would not go back to this restaurant.
Someone should investigate and teach the hostess girls something about service and manners towards a paying customer.