We are planning a trip to Whistler in late January, and were wondering what people's favorite spots to eat are. We've been there a couple of times, and I've searched the board, but it doesn't seem as there has been a recent thread covering Whistler in general. Our favorite place is Elements, both for breakfast and dinner. We're looking for high brow as well as low brow; we'll be taking our newborn so attention to family friendly places with good quality food would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
For high brow restaurant listings in Whistler, it looks like this:
1. TIE: Araxi or Bearfoot Bistro
2. The Rest (Rim Rock Cafe, Apres, Quattro, Il Caminetto, etc).
It really depends on who you talk to, but if you're truly looking for, "high brow" and $'s aren't really that important, it's one of those two. After that, I think Rim Rock and Apres are the next top options.
Low Brow: I think other posters would be better qualified to answer this.
Not too sure I like high and low...brow.... but - you can find a great fondue or Schnitzel with a nice glass or bottle of wine at a reasonable price at The Little Eatery. This is located at the Olympic rings that are there now permanently. $40 per person for a good meal with wine. you will not go hungry
For low brow check out:
Old Spagetti Factory- 4 course meals for under $14 but don't expect too much in terms of world class flavour.
Opa Souvlaki next to the IGA grocery store where you can find a fresh and healthy meal for under $9
Cinnamon Bear at the Hilton always has daily specials on good food and alcohol. Also best $9 nachos you'll ever have... on Fridays I think?
PS-There are loads of places to avoid in Whistler so follow the recomendations you do read on the net. Theres other Whistler threads with much more info then this one so far......
Sachi Sushi- some of the best I've ever had
Wildwood (at the tennis club)- great selection of eggs benny for breakfast, banana bread french toast, and caesars for a little hair of the dog
Elements- great martinis and tapas, a little on the pricier side. For a better price, hit 21 Steps (they frequently have 3 tapas for $21, but only in the upstairs lounge, from 7pm)
Trattoria is always good, Quattro as well. Family friendly, great breakfast at Wildwood. Speedy service and inexpensive too.