Whistler, BC is a world-renowned vacationing wonderland. Not only is Whistler celebrated for its exhilarating sports and holiday festivities during the wintertime, it is also home to many vacationers’ memories filled with colourful nightlife extravaganzas, mountainous scenic trails and cozy comfort food to be enjoyed all year-round.
In one of our latest blog articles, “Top Outdoor Activities To Do In Whistler”, we introduced a handful of popular outdoor activities which travellers enjoy partaking in during their stay. After a long day of skiing, dog sledding, ice fishing outdoors or mountain biking, you may wish to reward and rejuvenate yourself with some of the best restaurants to be discovered on the Whistler Mountain, too.
The following is a list of the top 4 restaurants we have chosen as some must-try Whistler Restaurants of 2019:
Il Caminetto: Best Italian Restaurant in Whistler
Il Caminetto is a contemporary Italian eatery located at 4242 Village Stroll in the heart of Whistler mountain. The restaurant is a subsidiary division of Toptable Group which also manages other BC Canadian favourites such as Blue Water Cafe, Bar Oso and Thierry.
Il Caminetto’s menu features an assortment of pastas made fresh in-house every day. Compared to other Italian eateries in the Whistler area, we highly recommend Il Caminetto for a special occasion or a relaxed evening out with your loved ones.
* Il Caminetto’s Executive Chef James Walt also offers a signature Prix Fixe menu for a limited-time four-course dinner special with dozens of options to choose from. The Prix Fixe menu is available Sundays through Thursdays for only $39.00. (Note: be sure to double check with the restaurant for their latest menu promotion offerings.)
Il Caminetto makes its mark as our top-rated Italian restaurant in Whistler for its winning customer service, warm and ambient room atmosphere as well as the iconic, branded artisanal flare added to an array of mouthwatering world-class selections to choose from.
Tandoori Grill Indian Cuisine: Best Indian Restaurant in Whistler
Located in the corner of Northlands by Main Street above 7/11, Tandoori Grill Indian Cuisine is one of the most popular restaurants in the Whistler area. With a rich history behind the ingredients (such as royal spices) and exciting grilling methods (once tailored for the tongues of “Great Indian Emperors”), Tandoori Grill provides a royal experience for guests from the moment they step in through the door.
Tandoori’s famous specialty entrees are served a la carte and are neatly categorized on the menu by Chicken, Lamb and Seafood. Tandoori Grill also has an impressive vegetarian menu which includes delectable fan favourites to choose from.
If you’re in the mood for some famous Tandoori Grilled Sizzlers, you may choose from skewer meat selections including chicken, lamb, fish or veggies. Your items are flame-grilled by over a charcoal barbecue clay oven and are then served with onions and peppers alongside a handy helping of Tandoori’s mint chutney.
* Tripadvisor currently lists a Japanada Special Dinner Ticket promotional offer of Butter Chicken, Prawn Masala, Vegetable Samosa, Palak Paneer, Rice, Naan Bread and Mango Ice Cream for only $29.00! (Note: be sure to double check with the restaurant for their latest menu promotion offerings.)
Tandoori Grill is undoubtedly our top pick for authentic Indian cuisine in Whistler. With an added bonus option of choosing from eating in or having your sizzlers and signature curries delivered straight to your door, Tandoori Grill is a must-try for those visiting the Whistler area!
Bearfoot Bistro: Best Fine Dining Restaurant in Whistler
Bearfoot Bistro is located at 4121 Village Green and offers an especially unique fine-dining experience in Whistler as per the seasons. Proudly known as the Blackcomb Whistler Mountain resort’s “premier fine dining restaurant”, Executive Chef Melissa Craig offers a culinary journey which pairs fresh, local ingredients with an exclusively designed world-class dining experience just for you.
Bearfoot Bistro’s menu brings you only the best of the best seafood and wild game of BC. In addition, Chef Craig even places an emphasis on the visual design of each plate for a colourful and aesthetic experience. Executive Pasty Chef Dominic Forin also offers uniquely created desserts, including Bearfoot Bistro’s signature nitro ice cream for a special treat.
* Bearfoot Bistro’s Spring Menu currently offers a promotional 3-course meal for only $39.00, as well as a 5-course meal for only $49.00! (Note: be sure to double check with the restaurant for their latest menu promotion offerings.)
Bearfoot Bistro has made quite a name for themselves in Whistler throughout the years. Beyond tasting delicious food, you may choose to dine in their underground wine cellar, visit Bearfoot Bistro’s Ketel One Ice Room for a unique vodka-tasting experience or simply have a relaxing cocktail or two at the Bearfoot Bistro Champagne Lounge.
Come summertime, Bearfoot Bistro’s patio also makes for an exciting sunny afternoon at the heart of Whistler. Offering exceptionally energetic service, local ingredients infused with international flare, and Instagram-worthy desserts, it is truly a fine dining experience.
KA-ZE Sushi: Best Japanese Restaurant in Whistler
KA-ZE Sushi is located inside of the Westin Resort & Spa Hotel at 4090 Whistler Way. Chef “Tokyo Tom” Akama enthusiastically serves up passion and personality in each of the featured items on the menu. KA-ZE Sushi is known for its dedication and commitment to bringing Whistler visitors the highest quality of Japanese cuisine possible in all of North America.
Besides for sourcing extremely fresh ingredients, such as exotic Tai and Blue Fin Tuna delivered straight from Japan twice a week, KA-ZE Sushi is also the only place in all of North America where you could get a taste of the world’s most premier beef: Matsusaka Beef.
* KA-ZE Sushi offers lunch specials where you get to choose from Ramen Noodles, the KA-ZE Box Lunch, Udon, Donburi rice bowls and more. They also offer a ‘Set Dinner Menu’ which comes with appetizers, a sushi boat and a choice of Nabe (Japanese hotpot).
Compared to other Japanese restaurants in Whistler, we have found KA-ZE Sushi to hold the highest quality of Japanese cuisine that brings guests a memorable experience they could never forget. We highly recommend you to visit KA-ZE Sushi during your next visit to Whistler!
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While these are our top picks for 2019, there are many other restaurants in the Whistler area which we would highly recommend for just about any occasion.
Our concierge guest services are available 24 hours a day, rest assured Whistler Vacation Homes Management is here to kindly assist you further should you wish to hear more about other Whistler restaurants to visit during your stay.
To learn more about Whistler restaurant recommendations, please feel free to reach out by calling us at 604-545-0488 or by clicking here to speak with us directly. We look forward to hearing from you.