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Whistler- Good eats?

RS1 Oct 28, 2007 10:31 PM

We're going up to Whistler for our first anniversary and were looking for places to eat. We'll be staying at the Fairmont and heard that they have a great little restaurant for lunch time sandwhiches and we'll also be checking out Araxi's. I was wondering if anyone could recommend nice breakfast places (nothing super expensive) and other places for lunch and dinner. Thanks

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    twinkienic RE: RS1 Oct 29, 2007 05:35 PM

    There was a little restaurant serving crepes that I enjoyed once for breakfast. I think it might have been Crepe Montagne.

    1. roxhills RE: RS1 Oct 30, 2007 12:21 PM

      We are from Los Angeles and just came home from Whistler last week. We were there for 3 nights. We ate at Bearfoot Bar and Grill (for my birthday), Araxi's, and the Four Seasons (5280) for dinner. We had lunch at Pomodoro at the Fairmont one day. Breakfast was included with our room at the 4 Seasons so I can't help you with that. But, our dinner at Araxi's, while very good, was $300 for 2 of us and I didn't have a drink. We each had the tasting menu and my husband had his paired with wine. I am still in shock over the cost of the meal. The following night, at the Four Seasons, we had a dinner that was as very very good, with one less course, my husband had his paired with wine again and I think the bill was closer to $120. I would definitely suggest 5280-- the food and service were wonderful and the space is really nice. The service was great.

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        RS1 RE: roxhills Oct 31, 2007 05:05 PM

        Eeps $300? That's a little Steep.

        Thanks for your suggestions guys I will definately check 'em out! :)

      2. loop RE: RS1 Oct 30, 2007 04:00 PM

        You should check out Chef Bernard's (I think it may actually be called Ciao Thyme), it's right beside the Fairmont. They have incredible food and amazing cinnamon buns. If you're in the Village, check out Gone Bakery, it's a cozy place for a soup and bread lunch, or if you're looking for a great burger, try Splitz grill. If you're looking for a higher end meal, I think Araxi's or the Bearfoot Bistro are great, but expect to drop a wad of cash!

        Have fun!

        1. dagoose RE: RS1 Nov 2, 2007 04:01 PM

          I think for best value, go for the Rimrock cafe. If you are there soon, you will find the best deal in town is the off season prix fixe menu. Regardless of price, this is always my pick, but it is far cheaper than araxis. Much better atmosphere as well.

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            roxhills RE: dagoose Nov 4, 2007 06:12 AM

            When we were there, Rimrock had just closed until ski season. If you are going before November 22 when the mountains open, check to see who is open.

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            rtms RE: RS1 Nov 15, 2007 03:53 AM

            I was in Whistler a couple of weeks ago and caught a 3 course set menu at 21 Steps for $21!!!. I had the pork loin with split pea soup, garlic mashed potato and pumpkin pie. Nothing innovative - just generous, tasty and reasonable. The service and the setting were good too.

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