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Alta Bistro

) #22 of 130 Restaurants in Whistler $$$$ European, ,
Unit 104 | 4319 Main Street, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
+1 604-932-2582
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“elk tartare” (12 reviews)
“pork shank” (6 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:00All hours
European, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Unit 104 | 4319 Main Street, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is nice, but we had to wait very long to get our food. After the mixed plate starter ( cheese and various hams) we waited almost 1h what is much too long. Regarding the food, our children took the buffalo burgers and they...More

Thank levo67
Eric G, Owner at Alta Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your time in writing this review. In this particular evening we had certain circumstances which drove our main course main course ticket times beyond satisfactory and we apologise about the wait time you experienced, it is not what we strive for. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for dinner for five of us. The welcome was friendly and warm. The menu focuses on local food and changes frequently. We took the waitress's recommendation and had the taster plate of appetizers for the table. The food was all good, but...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Casual atmosphere, fine dining quality food. Limited menu but the burger was one of the best I've ever had. $24 for the burger and worth it. Got 1/2 L of a delicious red blend wine for about $24 which is very reasonable. I called in...More

Thank Jason B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was not up to the same standard as the atmosphere and service. First off, one frustrating thing for me is when I am deciding upon a restaurant I often go their website to view the menu. In this case my wife was definitely...More

Thank n2r49rs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Portion sizes are large and can be shared, my husband and I shared the burger and deli plate. Both were made with locally grown options while being pleasantly prepared. You need a reservation, we saw many people turned away while we enjoyed dinner on the...More

Thank kz44tz
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

A nice place to go for a delicious meal with attentive staff and welcoming ambience. The menu provides options for vegetation diets, a broad wine list, and homemade sourdough bread. Yummy!

1  Thank CanadianCycleTravel
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here on a lazy Sunday evening. I couldn't decide between 4 dishes on the menu, which indicates how good everything sounded. Dishes were beautifully presented and tasted yummy. We would definitely go back. I appreciated they had a kids menu even if their...More

Thank SeattleDoc2010
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Great place. The buffalo burger was outstanding1 Don't forget the warm olive appetizer. Will be back!!!

1  Thank Bernie C
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Loved this restaurant .... Fabulous food and service. Not too big with a lovely atmosphere ... Would definitely go back when I'm in Whistler!

Thank Lolitravels
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant prides itself on using local in season sources. Even the walls are lined with preserve jars waiting to be used. Had to try their specialty of Elk Tartar and Fois Gras Parfait, followed by Cassoulet of Chorizo with smoked pork belly! Great food...More

Thank Mike P
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Questions & Answers
26 December 2016|
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Response from Eric G | Property representative |
23 November 2016|
Response from Eric G | Property representative |
Hello, Unfortunately, we are sold out for NYE 16. Please call the restaurant and we can offer a spot on the wait list. 604-932-2582. Kind regards, Eric
Carol G
31 May 2016|
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Response from Eric G | Property representative |
Thanks Larry. Carol, that is correct. We open for dinner only at 5:30pm, more or less everyday depending on season (high or low). Please call us or check our website for reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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