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“A surprise for Whitehorse”

Wheelhouse Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 107 Restaurants in Whitehorse
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$29
Cuisines: Canadian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Dining at The Wheelhouse Restaurant can be best described as "Yukon Casual." Our Sternwheeler themed dining room with 1930's era decor, and large windows offering an abundance of natural light and views of the Yukon River provide a warm and inviting ambiance.The 40 seat garden deck is a popular addition. Open for dinner only, The Wheelhouse has a well established reputation for it's creative Canadian cuisine, and friendly,efficient service. The Wheelhouse Restaurant is the perfect place to host a corporate event, to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries or any special occasion . We are also available for private parties and functions.
Whitehorse, Canada
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A surprise for Whitehorse”
Reviewed 3 August 2013

Perhaps the best meal you might get in whitehorse. Compared to the south, the value for money isn't quite there but the dishes featured local food and was creative and delicious. Service was trying hard but awkward. Nice location. It was a rare warm evening and we ate outside. The deck will always be shady in the evening. Had those tables with the umbrellas that are annoying because of the stem/support in the middle of the table, blocking the view of the person across to you. Prosecco flat but replaced.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Lise F
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San Francisco
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119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A Good Find”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

This is a new restaurant - they don't even have a web site yet, and they are doing everything right so far. Everyone was welcoming and the food was beautiful, fresh, flavorful, and worth the price. The red ale onion soup was a pleasant change from ordinary French onion, the crab and corn salad very tasty, the char gravlax a pleasant surprise. Lemon meringue tart one of the best. We've been traveling for a couple of months through Alaska and Canada and this might be the best so far.

  • Visited July 2013
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Haines Junction, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“At last. A really top class restaurant in Whitehorse”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Really good and interesting food, professionally served in a relaxed and unhurried manner. Ideal for a special occasion, intimate meal or just something above the ordinary.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Peter K
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Whitehorse, Canada
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good food, interesting menu, acceptable service”
Reviewed 28 July 2013

This was our first dining experience at this new establishment. Open for evening dining only, the reservation was accepted efficiently and pleasantly. Upon entering the premises, we were greeted immediately and seated efficiently. The décor is pleasing to the eye, and it was obvious that a good deal of effort was put into the appearance and atmosphere. The outdoor seating area looked very nice and comfortable as well.
There was no annoyingly loud background music or televisions blaring. The lighting was quite bright as there are no curtains along the two glass walls. There were lots of staff around.
After seating, there was a delay in taking our drink order. The least expensive white wine was $35 or $8 a glass for the import. The selection was not extensive, but acceptable.
The food menu was also not extensive yet interesting as well. There were several local game choices: bison ribs, elk sausage and arctic char. The costs were a little pricey, but not outrageously expensive. Service was pleasant, but a little spotty. Food arrived in reasonable time. Presentation was excellent, but the entrée, while good, did not quite live up to the presentation. The appetisers and the desserts were excellent.
By the end of the meal, the unpadded seats were starting to get a bit uncomfortable. At peak dining time, the restaurant was half full.
The premises, including the washroom, was spotlessly clean. For one bottle of wine, appetisers, entrée and dessert, our bill was for $155 exclusive of tip.
I would suggest requesting seating in the upper mezzanine area as a more intimate dining area.
Overall, this is an upscale restaurant that is trying hard. I expect the service will improve as they continue on, and we will very likely return to this welcomed addition to Whitehorse dining.

  • Visited July 2013
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Vernon, Canada
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Local Gem”
Reviewed 21 July 2013

This new restaurant is trying very hard.......and succeeding!
All the staff were very welcoming and took care of our every request. The wine list, albiet not extensive, had some great selections.
Try some of the local northern fare to take you out of your comfort zones - and you will love it.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank budpkty1234
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