We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Alta Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Unit 104 | 4319 Main Street, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
+1 604-932-2582
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

599 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 577: English reviews
Nyon, Switzerland
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Alta Bistro is one of my alltime favourite Restaurants and definitely the top favourite in Whistler. The menu is always adopted to seasonal and locally available food, which is prepared in a delicious way and never disappoints. Service is excellent and the waiter/waitress knows exactly what they are selling. Also, they will recommend you the perfectly matched wine to your... More 

Thank Hansueli B
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2015

This has become our favourite restaurant in Whistler. It's a little pricier but totally worth it. The food is locally sourced, the dishes creative and overall menu excellent. The service is also great. Be sure to taste the bartender's signature cocktails and order the in-house-baked bread.

Thank katiesbailey
Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2015

We visited this restaurant on the back of its reputation. A pleasant environment and great display of pickles. May be we just didn't choose well, my husband was presented with anaemic looking slices of pork with equally anaemic looking accompaniments and I chose a vegetarian mushroom tart which looked OK but I couldn't cut through the base! Considering we just... More 

Thank Veronica110
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2015

The menu was very original and they had great cocktails. The waiter knew very well what was on the menu and could give us some advice on what to choose according to our tastes. All the staff seem passionate about their products! Very nice atmosphere. Just loved the place!

1 Thank Catgreygrise
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

Four of us ate here twice in the space of a few days and on both occasions had fabulous food and service. Highly recommended and next time we are in Whistler we shall definitely return. Food is locally sourced, beautifully prepared and served with a genuine enthusiasm. Our server, Jasmina, was knowledgeable and added greatly to our experience. Deservedly recognised... More 

1 Thank MrCynic
Level Contributor
87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2015

The food was very good, original, well presented. 5-6 choices of main meals. Only two choices of desserts. All meals were very good (bison, cod and duck). Both desserts were very good too (pear tagliatelle and dark chocolate dessert). Service was attentive. But, with one bottle of wine, tips & taxes, about 80$ per person. Worth it if you are... More 

1 Thank Carole R
Hong Kong
Level Contributor
37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Tries to be inventive and innovative, but fails to deliver where it counts - ie taste and quality of ingredients. Tried many dishes and most were confused presentations and mediocre (if not poor) tasting.

1 Thank NGG-22
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2015

My husband and I come to Whistler once every winter. This is the first time we have been here. It is off the main path, so we never knew about it. We ordered a couple craft cocktails - which were very good. For an appetizer we ordered the cheese plate, which is a good size. We also ordered the elk... More 

2 Thank Shaleen L
East Sussex, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2015

Alta Bistro is slightly out of the Whistler concourse but well worth the effort. Its card is relatively short with around six of each course (locally sourced and regularly changed) but it's hard to see why you'd want more, since this is a place which concentrates on doing things well and produces the goods. The service is friendly and professional,... More 

2 Thank Mike K
Whistler, Canada
Level Contributor
26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2015

Whistlet locals live this little gem! Run don't walk to enjoy some of the best food and drinks available in Whistler! Owned and operated by a Whistler local this restaurant proves that local farm to table is the best way to showcase the amazing food produced in our Sea to Sky Region!

3 Thank Laurie V

Travellers who viewed Alta Bistro also viewed

Whistler, British Columbia
Whistler, British Columbia

Been to Alta Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
European, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Alta Bistro and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
Richmond, Texas
3 months ago
5 months ago
10 months ago
Waipahu, Hawaii

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Alta Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?