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Alta Bistro

Unit 104 | 4319 Main Street, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
+1 604-932-2582
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“elk tartare” (15 reviews)
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French, European, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Unit 104 | 4319 Main Street, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Alta Bistro continuously impresses me time after time. They make the most amazing cocktails with house made ingredients. The food is so creative, nicely presented and uses locally sourced and foraged ingredients. For a drink I always start off with their margarita! And for food...More

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely visit last night at Alta Bistro. It is an unpretentious and nice restaurant well located across The Delta Hotel. Greeting was courteous and prompt and our server was a lovely bilingual lady from Acadie on the other side of Canada. I had...More

Thank Martin L
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Went here for a special treat and had the Bison burger at Alta Bistro and it was superb. It's not cheap to eat here but for special occasions its ideal. Lovely main road setting. Great staff and atmosphere.More

Thank Hermes0
Eric G, Owner at Alta Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Hello and thank you for dining with us. We are thrilled you enjoyed the flavours of our food and your comments are important to us and our other potential guests. We cannot be inexpensively priced because of the quality of products we use. All of...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Went to this restaurant for our anniversary 5 years ago and was pleasantly surprised that it was still there, so we went back again for our anniversary again. Food is great and the wine pairing is always a great delight.

Thank Madagascar2016
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Okay heads up, this is my fav place. Small and environs, bar and tables made from unique wood. Staff who own and know what you want before you do. Price point at a decent level, wine list that is not stupidly marked up ( amazing...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2017

We had a special birthday dinner here and we're so glad that we chose it for our evening. There was nothing mundane about our food. It was was all especially tasty with a special twist. The elk tartare Sunday was a particular hit. And cudos...More

1  Thank Vancouverseniors
Eric G, Owner at Alta Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us. We love that you enjoyed our exciting cuisine and appreciating that our local sourcing is very important to us. We hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Delightful outdoor garden table. Service was warm and friendly. The fresh baked bread was beyond phenomenal. All of our courses were excellent. In fact, we ordered family style so that we all could share. Don't miss this place!More

Thank mlroth111
Eric G, Owner at Alta Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Hello, thank you for joining us during your stay to Whistler. It is a pleasure to be regarded in the top of Whistler as there are so many fabulous restaurants to eat. Our bread is 2 day fermentation of our sourdough levain, organic rye flours...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We were recommended Alto Bistro by a friend who lives in Whistler. The restaurant turned out to be a wonderful surprise. The menu was quite creative and used locally sourced produce and meats. We started with the meat platter which came with lovely crisp-bread and...More

Thank Brad H
Reviewed 16 July 2017

The place is nice, but we had to wait very long to get our food. After the mixed plate starter ( cheese and various hams) we waited almost 1h what is much too long. Regarding the food, our children took the buffalo burgers and they...More

Thank levo67
Eric G, Owner at Alta Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you for your time in writing this review. In this particular evening we had certain circumstances which drove our main course main course ticket times beyond satisfactory and we apologise about the wait time you experienced, it is not what we strive for. We...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017

We came here for dinner for five of us. The welcome was friendly and warm. The menu focuses on local food and changes frequently. We took the waitress's recommendation and had the taster plate of appetizers for the table. The food was all good, but...More

Thank Karen C
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27 December 2016|
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Response from Eric G | Property representative |
24 November 2016|
Response from Eric G | Property representative |
Hello, Unfortunately, we are sold out for NYE 16. Please call the restaurant and we can offer a spot on the wait list. 604-932-2582. Kind regards, Eric
Carol G
1 June 2016|
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Response from Eric G | Property representative |
Thanks Larry. Carol, that is correct. We open for dinner only at 5:30pm, more or less everyday depending on season (high or low). Please call us or check our website for reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$35
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
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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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