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Alta Bistro

) #21 of 130 Restaurants in Whistler ££££ European, ,
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%
Travellers talk about
“elk tartare” (12 reviews)
“pork shank” (6 reviews)
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European, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Unit 104 | 4319 Main Street, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
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Reviewed 3 April 2015

Had quite a few people in Whistler recommend this place - and for the most part very pleased they did! The food is really good - and staff very friendly and attentive. Great cocktails too. BUT VERY simple decor - a little too simple for...More

Thank Cliff G
Reviewed 31 March 2015

My wife, son, guest and I had a fabulous meal at Alta Bistro in March, 2015. I highly recommend the restaurant. The menu -- while short -- doesn't necessarily preview how sophisticated the food is here. The chef is playing in the "modernist" sandbox --...More

1  Thank OrrvilleRedRider
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Great dinner at tn easy-going bistro in Whistler. The prawn, scallop and tuna toasts appetizer was sublime. The seafood tasted like silk. The mains we chose - bison short rib and duck breast - were delicious. There was lots of duck on the plate, and...More

Thank Happy_exchanger
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Ran in alone, no REZ and ate at the Bar. Came based on referrals of 'fellow CAMPers' I had skiied with. Once I saw BISON Short Rib on the Menu, I knew I was in the right place. The Root Veggies Salad with Goat chesse...More

Thank mgreene787
Reviewed 24 March 2015

We had an absolutely phenomenal meal here. It's expensive, but it's worth it. Oysters we fresh and wonderful. Elk Tartar and Foie Gras Parfait was incredible, such a creative dish. Bison Short Ribs dish had so many incredible flavors that combined to form an amazing...More

Thank Ben B
Reviewed 21 March 2015

One of us had the bison, and greatly enjoyed tasting completely new flavor combinations. Sunchokes have a very delicate flavor, similar to artichokes. The duck was tender and the flavor combinations worked well. The salad of root vegetables worked well, although the beets could have...More

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 19 March 2015 via mobile

Greeted by the owner Eric and his welcoming smile, seated at a great table for our party of 7, coupled with a creative menu paired with great wine and excellent service...yea, I'll be back every time I visit Whistler. You must visit this restaurant. Great...More

2  Thank RobTravels1
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Quaint restaurant located on the perimeter of Whistler Village. The menu offers food that is source from the local area. Service is good and wine selection is great. Pork belly is average and I would steer you to one of the other entrees - have...More

Thank meritagebc
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Alta Bistro is one of my alltime favourite Restaurants and definitely the top favourite in Whistler. The menu is always adopted to seasonal and locally available food, which is prepared in a delicious way and never disappoints. Service is excellent and the waiter/waitress knows exactly...More

Thank Hansueli B
Reviewed 12 March 2015

This has become our favourite restaurant in Whistler. It's a little pricier but totally worth it. The food is locally sourced, the dishes creative and overall menu excellent. The service is also great. Be sure to taste the bartender's signature cocktails and order the in-house-baked...More

Thank katiesbailey
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What is dinner dress
26 December 2016|
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Response from Eric G | Property representative |
Is a reservation necessary for new years evening?
23 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
Open for lunch?
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$25 - US$45
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
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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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