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Alta Bistro

₹₹₹₹French, European,
Unit 104 | 4319 Main Street, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
+1 604-932-2582
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“elk tartare” (15 reviews)
“pork belly” (25 reviews)
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5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
French, European, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Unit 104 | 4319 Main Street, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
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11 - 20 of 629 reviews

Reviewed 9 January 2018

We had a very friendly greeting when we arrived at the restaurant and were shown to our table. Although there were a few interesting things on the menu we found it a little restricting and they could have done with having a few more specials...More

Thank Peedee1955
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We went recommended by our hotel and didn't know what to expect. The duck appetizer was excellent, also the elk. My husband ordered pork and it was too fatty, but tge apologized and brought him an outstanding elk. Overall a very good meal and service

Thank Beliza B
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

This is a well organized bistro offering a delicious variety of food sourced relatively close. Our server was Andrea, who was well versed on menu items, wine offerings, and was overall delightful. We had the absolutely best raw oysters ever, presented over cold stones, complimented...More

Thank DavidNancyJessica
Reviewed 6 January 2018

We enjoyed our dining experience. Great atmosphere. The Kusshi oysters were divine, especially with the fresh horseradish. Three out of our party of five had the duck for entree, CHARRED DUCK BREAST TARTAR CAYENNE PEPPER PONZU, CURRY SPICE, LIVER PARFAIT, LIME LEAF, MISO YOLK, WILD...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

This place was recommended by my friend who lives in Whistler. It did not disappoint, I had the sourdough pasta, it was out of this world. The flavours and smells of all of our dishes were incredible. It was nice and quiet as well, which...More

Thank HSPtraveller
Eric G, Experimental Front Official at Alta Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us on TA. We appreciate the feedback and support - you clearly picked up on the hard work we do in the kitchen to provide a excellent, high quality, hand made food from small farms in British...More

Reviewed 5 January 2018

service was very nice. made my res based on fall menu and reviews. ended up not really liking it. my family ordered 4 appetizers and 4 entrees and everything was just ok. combinations sounded good but taste was just mediocre. We had: duck tartar salmon...More

Thank ilyssadavidson
Reviewed 29 December 2017

I like Alta Bistro's food and atmosphere but if you've only got a few nights in Whistler and you're narrowing down your choices I would say Alta could be knocked from the list. The service was great, but the meal wasn't particularly creative or inspired...More

Thank NatashaRatliff
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Excellent experience for a birthday dinner. Creative cuisine, good service and lovely location. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Vancouverseniors
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Very expensive for what they serve. Very artistic but nothing in the plate. Strange mix of ingredients. Didn't find very tasty. The affordable wine list is excessively limited. Very disappointed especially when they call that French cuisine.

Thank DCWK
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner for our anniversary. We started with some pretty great soup and bread followed by some less than optimal wine. Dinner. Dinner was below average. The protein was the only thing finished on both plates. Will not be returning.

Thank Joshua G L
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26 December 2016|
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Response from Eric G | Property representative |
24 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
1 June 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$ 14 - US$ 35
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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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