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“Special dinner at Whistler”
Review of Red Door Bistro

Red Door Bistro
Ranked #1 of 204 Restaurants in Whistler
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 15 - US$ 26
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Chef RD Stewart's French Cuisine training paired with West Coast flavors and the freshest sustainable local ingredients makes our menu unique, delicious and affordable!
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Best bouillabaisse, exquisite arctic char, terrifically tender veal medallions, and expertly done chicken. Finished the night off with the best creme brûlée, sorbet, and a peanut butter bomb to die for. Service was attentive yet casual. Would highly recommend booking in advance, we had to settle for 5pm same day reservation booked last minute because the next 3 days were fully booked.

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1  Thank Vincent H
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Dropped in here for dinner, though we didn't have reservations, they fit us in. Started with the calamari that was among best we have ever had -- not the heavily breaded version that might come to mind. This was a lightly cooked fresh squid rings cooked in a hot paprika oil then served with a tarragon sauce -- so light, so flavorful. Moved on to a cold melon soup, the carpaccio and the duck confit rolls. The melon soup (cantaloupe, honey and cinnamon this evening) was wonderfully light and refreshing. Not too sweet as we feared. The carpaccio was very flavorful and satisfying. We enjoyed the duck confit rolls, but they were served with a quite sweet sauce that was intended to be tempered with a dollop of ginger sauce. They were good -- and very rich -- and certainly worth trying (they are a signature dish). For my entree, I had the western bouillabaisse, that was just superb. This dish was loaded with perfectly cooked fish in a savory broth. This may be the star of the menu, especially so given the reasonable cost. Try it. You'll love it. All our dishes were complimented with wonderful glasses of wine from among the extensive wine list offered here. Note that the wine by the glass list changes nightly. Look for the starred selections on the chalk board listing of wines. We finished it off with a very respectable creme brûlée. Red Door ranks among the very best available in Whistler (and we've tried the best). Give it a try. It's truly world class.

1  Thank Tom H
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We ate here on the last night of our stay in Whistler. The place doesn't look like a fine dining restaurant from the outside, but inside it's a nice intimate space. The food and wine were excellent, as was the service. The fish was very fresh and perfectly cooked and the meat was top quality. Well worth the trip down from the village, but it is small so make sure you book ahead.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We enjoyed the Red Door so much that we went back two additional times for dinner during our week. The hablibut dish is excellent! The fish was very well prepared and the flavors were excellent. We also enjoyed the fish special as well. Everything we had was creative and very well prepared with fresh local ingredients utilizing many herbs. Service was also excellent. Really enjoyed the outdoor patio!

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Five fellow board members and I went to this restaurant yesterday. Dinner reservations were made by a fellow member as he was familiar with this restaurant. I initially was going to skip the dinner and head back to Seattle but decided to stay when I heard traffic was bad in Vancouver. I came early to find this place since it was near our office. I walked up and down the block and didn't see it. I finally asked directions and the person pointed it out. For those familiar with Whistler, It is the Creekside area, a block north of the Husky gas station.

As you can see from the website's pictures, it is a small restaurant so reservations are essential. For my entre, I chose the wild boar chop along with the soup of the day, butternut squash and carrot ( I should have taken some pictures but didn't). The chopped looked delicious when it was served, but I didn't realized how good it was until I took my first bite. Usually I eat fairly quickly, but not this time. I took small bites and savored the flavors. It melted in my mouth. I thoroughly enjoyed it. For dessert, I had the raspberry sorbet. It had a touch of salt and was delicious also. A perfect end to a meal. I should also mention the soup of the day. The squash and the carrots were pureed and flavored with a vegetable broth according to our waiter. It was great also.

The other members in our group had the steak, halibut, and the vegetarian dish and all of them enjoyed their meal as much as I did.

Service was excellent. Wine was served to two of our members (by the glass). Utensils were changed out where appropriate and dishes were picked up promptly. Our waiter was very attentive and took very good care of us. I wish I had asked him his name.

My meal was a little over $50 CAD, not including beverage, tip, or GST. I'm glad I delayed my return to Seattle to enjoy this dinner. It was wonderful and well worth the money. I plan to take my wife to this restaurant next time we travel here.

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