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Alta Bistro

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Unit 104 | 4319 Main Street, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
+1 604-932-2582
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Toronto
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been several times and Alta has never disappointed, always something different on the menu but also some more straightforward choices for less adventurous palettes. Expensive, yes a bit, but so are most good restaurants in W/B, so you may as well make sure you get a fine meal for the outlay. Book ahead!

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Thank Susan from Taranna
Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this place when it first opened several years ago now, and it remains our Whistler favourite. Always interesting, always delicious.

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Thank DCK1961
Danville, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Two nights earlier we had visited another "Bistro" in Whistler and were turned off by its pricing, average food and austentacious atmosphere. Alta Bistro is none of these. Quant with a warm feel, we felt comfortable when we came in the door. The staff is wonderful and the food is fantastic. Very much French bistro but so yummy after a... More 

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Thank Doug B
Toronto, Canada
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795 reviews
482 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The elk tartar was served in a bowl with so many layers of flavour, so yummy! Rillet tempura roll was interesting and tasty. Deli board was a definite home run! The special of the night was a pork jowl and it was excellent. Good wine selection, very good service in a quaint unpretentious room. Pricey as is Whistler in general,... More 

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West Kelowna, Canada
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Hip and intimate Alta Bistro sources from local area farmers and ranches. The menu here is small but everything we ordered was well prepared with great flavours and excellent service. A well curated drinks menu features local artisan beers and biodynamic wines, largely French :). A top notch gastro-bistro mountain experience.

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Thank AndyPorritt
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Decided to try it again 5 years later. Went when it first opened but it continues to get rave reviews. This time was equally unimpressive. Cost $175 for 2-1 appetizer, 2 entrees and a bottle of wine. The elk tartar parfait was unremarkable. The salmon and bison fillets were bland. Will not try it again.

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Thank WiseWorldTravelers
Slough, England, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

My boyfriend and I were staying at the Pinnacle Hotel that is next to the Alta Bistro. We booked to go here on our last night. The menu is quite small and probably not very good if you're picky with food. But, for us the meal was the perfect way to try a different range of things. To start my... More 

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Thank Charlotte D
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Interesting menu, my wife had Elk Tartar, I had a sturgeon tempura roll and we shared an amazing pork shank ($89). Staff were very friendly and worked super hard, the Matitre'D served and cleared tables. Food was a little slow in coming but it's a really interesting menu but less so for kids. Fish and chips was actually Salmon with... More 

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Thank Paddy H
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Family of three seated at a table for two that was placed up against a wall. All other tables of the size had only two guests. Forced one person to stare into a wall less than 36 inches away. Daughter ordered Sprite. When it arrived, it was not Sprite but a lemon/lime soda drink made at the bar. It was... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

In our opinion, this is the best restaurant in Whistler. During our 2-week skiing trip we also visited the higher-ranking restaurants (on Tripadvisor), but none was able to top our experience at Alta Bistro. Cozy and relaxed ambience but excellent food, great wine options, friendly and very professional staff. This will be our first stop next time we visit Whistler.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Cuisine
European, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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