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“Best of Whistler”

Rim Rock Cafe & Oyster Bar
Ranked #1 of 190 Restaurants in Whistler
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$51
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hwy 99
Transit: Reliable and frequent local transit service will drop you conveniently at our driveway.
Description: In its 23rd year, the Rimrock Café has delighted diners with its innovative, fresh cuisine and emphasis on the finest fish and game, artfully prepared with inventiveness and flair. The restaurant is consistently recognized as a local’s favorite for atmosphere, service and a sublime eating experience. Behind the large glass window of our lit cellar, all manner of wines from the glamorous and recognizable to the intriguing and new seem to hum seductively. Two fireplaces cast an ambient glow over the chatter and energy of our rustic dining room. In summer, enjoy your meal on a sunny patio. The seafood antipasto for two is the perfect start to your meal. Stunning presentation meets succulent, vibrant flavor among the six exquisite tasters. Try our Venison tenderloin, served with a porcini cream and homemade spatzle. For the seafood lover, our main course Trio is a harmony of seared Ahi, nut crusted Sablefish and grilled prawns. Complete your meal with Whistler's favorite desert.
Santa Monica, California
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
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“Best of Whistler”
Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

Incredible service, amazing food, perfect meal. We went with the specials and were thrilled with everything. Truly. Our friends told us this was the best place to dine while visiting Whistler, we agree. Not huge place, somewhat low key. Impeccable service worthy of a Michelan Star coupled with the food. Make reservations in advance. Small restaurant will get booked up fast.

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Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews
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“A Very impressive Restaurant”
Reviewed 29 August 2014

I went Whistler with my two children, my mother and sister for two days. Before we departed, I researched restaurants on Tripadvisor website which provided me lots of information and reviews. We were lucky to have a table after a cancelation from other guests. For starters, We ordered a dozen of oysters to share, it came with the champagne vinaigrette. As for raw oysters they only offers one kind from local BC area. Oysters are very fresh, but the vinaigrette is bit on sour side. We also ordered Lobster Bisque, steamed Mussels, seared foie gras and The heirloom tomato salad. The colour of the Bisque is lighter than usual, lots of lobster meat but soup base is lack of flavour. The steam mussels were done perfectly with shallots, herbs and white wine, the mussels are big and juicy. The foie gras is served over a piece of toast, it will be best if more of the balsamic sauce on top.
For the main, we had Fish Trio, Prawn and Scallop, Rimrock mixed grill, daily fish which is Halibut , the Fish courses were done meticulous. For the mixed grill,there's a lamb cutlet, duck breast, beef mignon and venison. The meat was cooked to what I ordered, medium rare. The prawn and scallop are fresh and crisp, perfect for light eaters. We left without dessert.
On the whole, we enjoyed the dinner very much, great seafood, service and atmosphere!

  • Visited August 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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“3 words - Lobster mashed potatoes”
Reviewed 29 August 2014

Service, food & atmosphere, seriously, the quality is unmatched. Ive been atleast 5 times, they have an excellent 4 course during the off season for something like 50$. Most recently I was there to enjoy a birthday and had the duck done two ways with the lobster mashed potatoes and a beautiful bottle of wine. We were a group of 14 and you would never have known, the restaurant was packed and still the service was impeccable!

  • Visited May 2014
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“Amazing - don't miss this hidden gem ”
Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

Went for my birthday dinner with two kids (10 & 13). Incredible appetizer - ceviche, all entrees amazing - filet mignon, halibut, and tuna. Excellent. Don't miss the sticky toffee pudding (seriously, to die for !), and kids had chocolate cake. Can't wait to go back. Make reservations and you won't be disappointed !!!

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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“Outstanding food, service, ambience”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Lovely resto in Creekside that we tried on my bday and on friends' recommendation. My family of four (inc. 2 teenage boys with discerning palates) cleaned every plate that we faced: scallop and pork belly, seafood antipasto, smoked salmon appetizer, salad with chèvre chaud, duck two ways, ahi, grilled seafood trio, seafood salad, plus sticky toffee pudding, tiramisu, sorbet. We've been in France for a few years and it was a pleasure to eat food again that was so carefully prepared, artfully presented, and deeply flavored. Friendly, knowledgable servers and a beautiful setting. Look forward to returning.

  • Visited August 2014
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