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Whistler for Valentine's

chinglish Feb 8, 2007 11:42 AM

Araxi , Bearfoot Bistro or Rimrock?
which one?! or other suggestions?

we prefer quality food and service over trendy atmospheres.
then again, I'm leaning to Bearfoot just because i like their website - is that terrible?
I can't decide!

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    JWh RE: chinglish Feb 8, 2007 04:30 PM

    RIMROCK - hands down. Great food, warm atmosphere, not overly trendy.
    The seafood sampler is outstanding!!!!

    Be sure to make a reservation as V-Day could be busy.

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      xandohead RE: chinglish Feb 9, 2007 04:27 PM

      I'd have to agree with JWh, though I don't think you'd go wrong with any of your choices -- all are very good.

      Rimrock is away from the main village and is often referred to as the "locals" choice.

      It's warm, inviting, great service and great food. Not as splashy/high-roller as Bearfoot or Araxi.

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        Wonder RE: chinglish Feb 10, 2007 07:59 AM

        Fifty Two 80 Bistro at the Four Seasons would also be a great choice. Elegant and off the beaten path. In addition to the regular menu they are having a special Valentines seafood buffet. Here's a link: http://www.fourseasons.com/whistler/d...

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          chinglish RE: chinglish Feb 11, 2007 01:55 PM

          thanks for your suggestions, we've made reservations at the Rimrock, will post the dinner review soon after!

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            moh RE: chinglish Feb 12, 2009 08:52 PM

            Just had a lovely meal at Rimrock, will be posting soon on my entire Vancouver/Whistler eating tour! They have a very interesting wine list, and the seafood was excellent. We had raw kushi oysters that were so good they needed only a small spritz of lemon. One small beef: my spring salmon was a touch overcooked. I thought the sablefish in macadamia crust was amazing, and I would choose this over the salmon next time. But the rest of the meal was outstanding, and service was refined but friendly. We had a very nice evening, and I think you'll have a great time too!

          2. Da_Cook RE: chinglish Feb 13, 2007 11:39 AM

            Good choice Chinglish.
            I live in Whistler and I would always choose The Rim Rock 1st. Whether you are turning out your pockets for enough change for their off-season Locals Specials or flew in on your own Heli Jet they treat you dignity and grace. The service & food is awesome and you don't have to go get a burger afterwards.
            The Bearfoot is all about extravagance. I would refer to it as my favourite place when someone else is paying. They really market themselves to someone who wants to open a $10,000 trophy wine and gorge on Fois Gras,Fillet,Truffles and Cavier while doing so.
            Araxi serves impeccable, imaginative food in a beautiful room. But the last time my wife and I visited the service sucked and we did go for burger after.
            Da Cook

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              lettuce RE: chinglish Feb 13, 2007 12:37 PM

              what are the prices like at rimrock?

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                Da_Cook RE: lettuce Feb 13, 2007 03:37 PM

                The Rim Rock is "Fully Priced", though not as much so as Araxi or (gasp!) The Bear Foot. We usually go during the off-season Local Specials, when the whole, regular menu is 20% off. With the deal we will spend (Canadian) $150 - $200 for 2 with wine, tax & tip.
                Da Cook

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                jmoto RE: chinglish Feb 11, 2009 09:36 PM

                I would suggest Whistler Tasting Tours.

                These guys have it together. They bring you to five of the best restaurants in Whistler in one night to sample different foods with different BC wines. Reasonably priced 5 course all in with drinks compared to going to Araxi.
                I've been to every restaurant in town and no dining experience has held a candle to this. Just be prepared to start a little early. Tour starts at 4! But was definitely worth it. Truly a great night.
                Look into it!

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