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Aura Restaurant

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2131 Lake Placid Rd | Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B2, Canada
+1 604-966-5700
07:30 - 21:30
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Calgary, Canada
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

To be fair, the Aura restaurant is a beautiful location that was a highly suggested place to have breakfast on their terrace as part of a bike ride along the Valley Trail at Whistler. Unfortunately, we never had the opportunity to try their food as the service was no existent. Our family sat for 20 minutes with 4 people passing... More 

3 Thank David3439
Oregon City, Oregon
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Wow. I am stunned by these reviews. Tuesday night, my parents' 50th anniversary trip, couldn't get reservations for a party of 10 anywhere else. Walked in, maybe 6 people eating at 8:00. Alarm bell starts going off; every other decent restaurant in Whistler was packed for dinner that week. We were seated promptly, the server was competent and took drink... More 

5 Thank Orerockon
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

This is a casual dining spot with a view of the lake. The Lodge is very nice and the wait staff was great. Without drinks and with dessert & tip our dinner cost was about $75 each

Thank Mark S
St. Paul, , Minnesota, USA
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

We ate here on a recent trip to Whistler. We were looking for restaurant with a great view. When we arrived the window seats were taken. Not to worry, we went outside and looked upon the lake view that was just awesome. On the inside, the meal did not disappoint nor did the service. They have an excellent cocktails, exquisite... More 

Thank MnMom17
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Average eating experience in an otherwise very nice resort.Breakfast was fine and staff very nice but same menu each night with limited selections was disappoining.Plus farmed salmon instead of wild disappointing.

2 Thank tdlinkous
NitaManager, Manager at Aura Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for reviewing your Aura experience; we are pleased you found our staff so friendly. We do try to keep a small, simple menu when working with seasonal produce to ensure all dishes are fresh and local. The salmon we currently feature is sustainable farmed Kuterra salmon to give the best possible taste while being mindful of... More 

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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Exceptional food. Local farm veggies and salad. nice fish too. fresh house made soup was delicious. the view was so nice overlooking the lake. we ate outside and the sun can be a bit much but we had enough shade or you could sit inside.

Thank thescoot
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145 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights at the hotel and ate here the first night and the food was superb,overlooking the lake the tables were well set. Great service and good wine list,maybe the cocktail list could be slightly bigger but only a small gripe. Reccomend it.

Thank Andy S
Houston, TX
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208 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

We were able to eat dinner on the terrace watching Nita Lake and a lovely sunset. The food was perfect in taste, presentation and quality. The service was some of the best we've ever had. All our needs were met seamlessly. They even allowed us to move indoors after dinner for coffee and dessert - no problem. Love this restaurant.

Thank NancyAO
Whistler, Canada
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

They have completely turned things around in the kitchen an the quality of the food is outstanding. They use local items including greens from their garden. I had the pork chop, which was outstanding. Merk our server was also excellent

Thank patricksmyth
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177 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015

We had 5-course tasting meals and were impressed with the quality and taste. The staff did a fabulous job accommodating our dietary concerns (no dairy and no meat). The highlights of our meal were the grilled salmon (some of the best I've ever eaten) and the vegan sorbet for dessert (bursting with fresh flavours).

Thank canadianveggie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 29
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2131 Lake Placid Rd | Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Whistler
  • Phone Number: +1 604-966-5700
Fresh. Casual. Local. Inspired and influenced by our people, our place and our produce, AURA creates a casual and comfortable dining experience in a unique lakeside setting. Whether it's freshly-caught salmon from the west coast of BC or black trumped mushrooms foraged from the forest around us, we create unforgettable dishes using lovingly-harvested seasonal ingredients and then we share it with friends. Fresh and local, Chef Dean celebrates all things BC. We are passionately committed to offering the freshest ingredients by presenting a seasonal menu that is locally focused and globally artistic, cultivating a healthy relationship between our plates and our planet. Served lakeside and with a smile, join us at AURA for breakfast, dinner or your next special event.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?