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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
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Decided to try it again 5 years later. Went when it first opened but it continues to get rave reviews. This time was equally unimpressive. Cost $175 for 2-1 appetizer, 2 entrees and a bottle of wine. The elk tartar parfait was unremarkable. The salmon and bison fillets were bland. Will not try it again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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Slough, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I were staying at the Pinnacle Hotel that is next to the Alta Bistro. We booked to go here on our last night. The menu is quite small and probably not very good if you're picky with food. But, for us the meal was the perfect way to try a different range of things. To start my... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Interesting menu, my wife had Elk Tartar, I had a sturgeon tempura roll and we shared an amazing pork shank ($89). Staff were very friendly and worked super hard, the Matitre'D served and cleared tables. Food was a little slow in coming but it's a really interesting menu but less so for kids. Fish and chips was actually Salmon with... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family of three seated at a table for two that was placed up against a wall. All other tables of the size had only two guests. Forced one person to stare into a wall less than 36 inches away. Daughter ordered Sprite. When it arrived, it was not Sprite but a lemon/lime soda drink made at the bar. It was... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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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 3 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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Cuisine
French, European, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
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
Description
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?