Over two million people visit Whistler Blackcomb each year. Fortunately, Whistler Village has hotels and restaurants to suit everyone and every budget. There are cheap eats, fine-dining establishments and bustling après-ski spots. Check out the best restaurants awaiting you at British Columbia’s most famous ski resort.
‘French at heart, West Coast soul’ is Red Door’s tagline and sums up what you can expect from their menu. Some of the key dishes on their dinner menu are a West Coast bouillabaisse, wild boar chop, cassoulet and braised chuck flats. A signature dessert is the Peanut Butter Bombe: Lindt dark chocolate, caramel mousse, peanut butter whip and pretzel crust.
A popular après-ski spot, 21 Steps is a two-storey building in Whistler Village with scenic mountain views. The Attic is above the dining room and has two large-screen TVs, which constantly play cinematic movies. Downstairs in the Kitchen + Bar, the menu is full of modern comfort food. Baby back ribs, tiger prawns and sea scallops and braised Australian lamb shanks are just a taster of the dishes you can expect at 21 Steps.
Named after the curvature on a ski or snowboard, Sidecut is a modern steakhouse with a cozy setting. Start with the breakfast buffet or relax by the fireplace after a day on the slopes. Sidecut offers signature rubs and sauces for steaks, including Lemon Buddha, Blueberry Hill, Herbal Ember and Red Herron. The menu includes a variety of surf (seafood) and turf (meat) options.
For something a little different and less fancy, check out the Mexican Corner, a classy restaurant featuring dark wood tones and decorated with eclectic works of art. They have separate lunch, après-ski and dinner menus, all of them featuring traditional Mexican cuisine.
The Rimrock menu is constantly changing from season to season. A chef’s fresh fish selection is an option on the menu, along with other delicious meat and seafood dishes. Scallops, lobster, duck, tuna, venison, lamb, beef and salmon are all current menu choices.
Priding itself on the fact that no two visits are the same, Alta Bistro is constantly evolving its menu. It is another restaurant in Whistler using only sustainable and ethically sourced local produce. Signature dishes include the elk tartare and foie gras parfait, Alberta bison flat iron steak and a board of locally cured meats and British Columbian cheese. It’s also impossible not to try a sip of something from the award-winning wine list.