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“Food's OK, policies stink, service variable, prices "ski resort."”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Raven's Nest

Raven's Nest
Ranked #107 of 188 Restaurants in Whistler
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Soups, Cafe, Canadian
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Description: Cappuccino bar, big toasted subs, hearty soups, and daily BBQs. Raven’s Nest is perched over the valley at the top of the Creekside Gondola.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Food's OK, policies stink, service variable, prices "ski resort."”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

So, you operate the restaurant at the top of the main creekside gondola. You know that two of the best slopes at Whistler (Harmony and Symphony lifts) take a couple of runs to get to, and they have essentially no food service (a coffee/cider/candybar shack that's only sometimes open, and a warming hut that seats about 8 at the top of a lift). You have nice, solid sandwiches on rolls that are prepared and in the case (or left over from the day before) ready by 9 AM or so. WHY, WHY, WHY do you refuse to sell any of those sandwiches before lunchtime? WHY do you make sure that skiers heading out to ski Harmony and Symphony will go hungry (or lunch on granola bars and candy), and at the same time, ensure that you will sell fewer sandwiches, leaving the case half-full at closing time? Are you into waste? Do you tell your servers to not even apologize for the bone-headed policies that hang good food out in front of people, without letting them buy it? Seriously, WHAT is the management thinking??? They also close well before the gondola does. Smart move there, too, guys.

Yeah, it seems like there's always space there, but what do you expect at a place that's so oddly institutionally unfocused on giving customers what they want? On the good side, at least one of the servers was fantastic, checking the contents of the soups in an attempt to find one not based on milk/cream. No luck that day (another odd choice for a place that has many soup options) but a valiant try. The sandwiches LOOKED excellent, not that I'd normally be at that location at lunchtime to buy them. Here's hoping the (many) extras go to the staff or food pantry, not the dumpster.

Visited February 2012
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Sandwich's”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

Raven's Nest sits at the base of the Big Red Chairlift and has multiple runs all finishing at its doorstep. If you don't like the hustle and bustle of the bigger places stop here and you'll be pleasantly surprised. Their sandwichs are terrific value and come with some really good salads. They also make the best coffee on the mountain - no automatic machines here but proper barristas who know what they're doing!

Visited March 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“ok if weather good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

Bit small and can get very crowded
food is good along with service.
If weather is good its nice to sit outside

Visited March 2012
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