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“Apres Oysters and Fondue”

Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar
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Ranked #9 of 204 Restaurants in Whistler
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$23 - US$38
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Whistler Village Square
Description: The culinary cornerstone in the heart of Whistler Village, Araxi enjoys a long held international reputation for excellence in food, wine and hospitality. As an early pioneer of farm to table dining, Executive Chef James Walt's seasonally focused menus celebrate the excellence of locally sourced ingredients. Walt's innovative and skillfully executed dishes-from savoury starters through delicious desserts-deliver intelligent compositions and unforgettable flavours. Centrally located in the main square of the village, Araxi boasts a contemporary dining room coloured in warm earth tones - and a sleek Oyster Bar that exudes the passion and craftsmanship that lie at the heart of the restaurant. The lively lounge, which features a year-round indoor/outdoor bar, is Whistler's favourite gathering place for both locals and visitors alike.
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

We enjoy coming to ARAXI several times during the winter season for fondue and their oysters special which they offer daily 15.00-17.00.
Oysters are always excellent.
Fondue not as tasty as in previous seasons.
Cheese is a bit too thin and taste rather bland.
The cheese they used to use obviously changed and lacks taste and thickness.
Otherwise service good as usual.
Please go back to the old cheese you were using...

Thank fussy4321
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ToptableGroupTeam, Manager at Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Hi fussy4321,

Many thanks for reaching out regarding your recent experience with us.

There hasn’t been any changes made in the variety of cheese used in our fondue recipe from the previous season, but we will be sure to share your comments with our kitchen team to ensure that any inconsistencies in our fondue preparation are addressed and corrected.

Kind regards,

Neil Henderson
Restaurant Director

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

We were disappointed in the oysters, but we are not really oyster people - they were all a bit briny to us. Our entrees were excellent - we split two entrees and the kitchen plated them beautifully for us. Service was a bit slow between courses, but our entrees were delicious. ALL the wines are really expensive - even the ones by the glass. I enjoyed our dinner - just wasn't blown away by it.

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Thank DalTexTraveler
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ToptableGroupTeam, Manager at Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Hi DalTexTraveler,

Many thanks for taking a moment to write to us. We will be sure to share your comments with both our kitchen and front-of-house teams to correct any inconsistencies in our food preparations and guest service standards.

Kind regards,

Neil Henderson
Restaurant Director

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

We went looking for a romantic nice dinner and we found it. The food was very good (not over the top) but good. Great Oysters and the service was exceptional. I strongly recommend it.

Thank Carlos S
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

The food here was great, much better than I had anticipated. We showed up 30 minutes early for our reservation and they were able to seat us immediately. The waiter was very nice and helpful throughout our meal. The only downside is that there is no real atmosphere. Araxi is very big, bright and loud. I would not recommend going there for a romantic evening.

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1  Thank JazT154943
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ToptableGroupTeam, Manager at Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Hi JazT154943,

We understand that noise levels can be higher than usual during peak restaurant hours in our open-concept dining room. We will be sure to share your comments with our team and appreciate you reaching out to us to provide us with your valued feedback.

Kind regards,

Neil Henderson
Restaurant Director

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

We were lucky and managed to secure a last minute booking for 2 for an early sitting but I would highly recommend booking in advance.
The service was excellent - attentive but not intrusive. The food was incredible and deceptively filling. Perfect place for a special occasion.

Thank Rebecca M
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