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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great experience all around. I was impressed by the knowledge of the waiter about wines. He explained to me the difference between Pouilly Fume' (which I tried before) and Pouilly Fuisse' (which i never tried) in a very detailed yet simple way. Food was also delicious: I started with an elk tartare with foie gras, which was... More 

Thank MatteoBalzani
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service, great vibe just be sure to make a reservation in advance. We got the chefs table 4 course option for $55 which was great value since the cheese platter I had for dessert would have been $25 on its own. Will definitely be back here. Highly recommend for a special dinner.

Thank Joanna7alcock
Vancouver, Canada
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My hubby's and my first time at Alta bistro this past weekend. Do: make reservations in advance, arrive early or on time for reso, try the daily special. Their menu changes constantly so something recommended in a previous review may no longer be offered once you get in the restaurant. Also, I was pregnant at the time so I was... More 

Thank Berkeley604
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an excellent dinner at Alta Bistro. Our server and the rest of the staff were friendly, explained the dishes well and provided options and alternatives. Most importantly the food was delicious and somewhat unique. I had the pork belly with freshly sourced pine nuts and mushrooms. My girlfriend and I had an experience that would make us want to... More 

Thank V V
Whistler, Canada
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food was amazing, but beware portions are small. I guess they have focused on quality. We had to order the loaf of bread, which was so delicious and we shared a dessert to feel satisfied. We had only ordered the main, but pricey enough.

Thank Roberta M
Vancouver, Canada
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We almost walked out as we were not impressed by the reception we received as walk-ins. We would have appreciated a smile and a welcome rather than what we got which was a feeling we were imposing on the good will of one of the waiters who rather grumpily found us a table (we saw a few other empty tables).... More 

Thank debleslie
Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Humming and hawing about where to have a nice meal in whistler, we opted against more formal options and selected Alta Bistro for a nice meal. So glad we did. Very casual and comfortable feeling room which really suits our tastes these days as we find more formal settings can feel forced and artificial. We selected the 6 course chefs... More 

Thank Foodlover863
Mt Eliza, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was not expecting this when i walked through the door - the food was 5 star and of absolutely amazing quality. Some of the best sourdough ive eaten! The staff were OUTSTANDING, the food was very creative and an incredible amount of care was obviously taken in making each dish. I will be back and recommend this place to... More 

Thank charliejb
Vancouver, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Great restaurant recommended by our son. Meredith, our server, was outstanding. She knew about all the ingredients, how they were prepared and even brought us a black radish for our review - but "don't touch it!". She was so informative. Would return there again. We had the wine/appetizers then both had the arctic char - excellent. Service was efficient and... More 

Thank richardbeauchamp
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Stopped in for dinner and was surprised at how great this place was. From the excellently sourced ingredients to the great wine and service, this place excelled!

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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
USD 25 - USD 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
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?