I was just wondering if any one had been to any restaurants in the Whistler Village? I am going to be there for two nights and I am eating atTrattoria di Umberto one night and the second night is a toss up. The choices are Apres, Araxi, or Bearfoot Bistro. Has anybody been to any of these places? I have been to all of there websites and am still at a loss price is not really a problem I just don't want to waste a good night.
Any insight would be great
My girlfriend and I have been to every "fine dining" restaurant in Whistler and they are quite good but this was our take:
Araxi - fantastic and if you like seafood this is the place, oyster selection is wonderful
Bearfoot Bistro - wonderful, creative food BUT the theatrics was a bit too much for me
Apres - great food, great atmospshere, a little less polished then the others
What you did not have on your list:
The wine room at the Fairmont - the best restaurant in Whistler, true fine cuisine
Rimrock Cafe - a short ride from Whistler village, not as fancy as other places but wow, great food and wine
La Rua - I would replace Trattoria with La Rua
We were in Whistler in June and had recommendations to eat at Umberto's it was awful and very expensive..poor service ...not great wine...I'm allergic to shrimp...waiter couldn't say if soup contained shrimp...asked the chef and he didn't know either..never go back or suggest... hardly anyone in the place...Miranda
I'm going to second the vote for the Rimrock by spirit chaser, and say Araxi's is great as long as you have the $$. Additional I am sad to hear Umbertos is on the downers list becuase (many many years ago) they were once a favorite of our family. I haven't been there in years, so I suppose I shouldn't be surprised.
I also always like to add in a reccomendation for sushi village if you have any lovers of japanese food in your group. Great atmosphere, great food, yum!
We were at Araxi and Bearfoot 2 weeks ago (visiting from Los angeles). Both were very good. Since it is off seaosn, both were pretty empty so I can't comment on the scene. Araxi was ASTONISHINGLY EXPENSIVE-- $300 for the 2 of us and I didn't have anything to drink except local water.
We had a wonderful dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel that was a fraction of the cost in a much nicer setting. It is in the upper village but the walk is easy.
If you are going before November 22, crowds won't be an issue.