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Alta Bistro

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French, European, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Unit 104 | 4319 Main Street, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
+1 604-932-2582
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Things we love: 1. A small menu, which pretty much guarantees that every option will be special 2. An imaginative approach to blending ingredients, and preparing them exceptionally well 3. A commitment to local sourcing 4. Strong customer service which delivered the level of care we expect, without being too slick or ingratiating - a real human touch. We enjoyed... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

My wife & I dine at Alta Bistro. Absolutely delicious & innovative menu. Very different dishes well executed. Great texture, flavours, colour & presentation. I had APPETIZER. Crispy Pork Belly & Dungeness Crab! w/Watermelon Mojito & Saffron Aioli & Pickled Strawberries. Amazing flavours & texture. Beautiful presentation. Mouth watering! MAIN Roasted Heritage Angus Beef Cheeks! w/ English Pea Salsa Verde,... More 

1 Thank ChefManuelo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

This a great bistro- we went as a family- and everyone of us enjoyed the food- the flavors are unbelievable, so intense and they go so well together. The food is super fresh. The atmosphere is great, relaxed and friendly. The staff is very attentive. It's pricey but worth it- indulge yourself. At the first bite my kids and husband... More 

2 Thank N H
New Zealand
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

We dined here two nights ago and enjoyed one of the best meals of our lives. The taste combinations have to be experienced to be believed. I had the elk parfait to start which was different but delicious. We both had the pork for a main and were impressed that we needed no extra vegetables/ salad. All the flavours of... More 

1 Thank kiwisontour
Princeton, New Jersey
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

Very sophisticated place - extremely committed to environmentally sound practices, but still delivers delicious and inventive food. Crispy pork blly and Dungeness Crab appatizer followed by pan fried Char with asperagas panna cotta - just an awesome meal. The staff are very professional and knowledgable about the menu, the source of the ingrediants and the preparations. They made several accomodations... More 

1 Thank SueSheeNJ
Vancouver, Canada
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

We just got back from a week of dining and hiking in Whistler, and loved the Alta Bistro so much it is the only place we ate at twice! The $45 three-course meal cannot be beat! The food is excellent, especially their desserts. The atmosphere is intimate without being pretentious, and the noise level low (perfect!). Definitely worth the short... More 

2 Thank Rick_Melinda
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

The offseason set dinner is jaw-droppingly good value. The cocktails and wine list are also pretty special.

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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

We had the set menu here in late June. If you make it on Sunday-Thursday before June 26th 2014 this constitutes incredible value -- three courses for $25, less than the regular price of some of the entrees. We had a fabulous meal. Started with Vancouver Island oysters, moved on to beef cheek and arctic char for mains. The beef... More 

2 Thank Philip6262
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

I've been here a few times for dinner and I've always enjoyed the food, the service and the atmosphere. Their menu is based on seasonal availability and the source many of their ingredients locally. It makes for a varied menu with unique tastes. The service is attentive and personal and the atmosphere is relaxed .

1 Thank Janice T
Whistler, Canada
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

This is my favorite restaurant in Whistler and in many ways epitomizes what West Coast cuisine should be. The style here is a bit hard to describe - french food infused with a tinge of molecular gastronomy along with sustainable ethos including foraging for local ingredients. That may sound like they are trying too hard but it comes off across... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
French, European, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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
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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