Whether you feel like eating out, staying in, or cooking yourself, you’ll find everything you need in this list. We’ve broken the restaurants down into four categories: upscale fine-dining, fancy and friendly, good for groups, and dine at home.
Information sourced from Tourism Whistler’s Holiday Dining Guide
Upscale Fine-Dining Restaurants In Whistler
Christmas Lunch will be served between 12pm – 2pm on December 25th with an a la carte menu.
Christmas Dinner service will start at 5pm. They will have a traditional Christmas menu in place on Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner in addition to their a la carte menu. For December 31st they will be offering an early seated dinner and a dinner gala.
Reservations strongly recommended. 604.932.4540 | $$$
About Araxi: Centrally located in the main square of the village, Araxi boasts a contemporary dining room coloured in warm earth tones – and a sleek Oyster Bar that exudes the passion and craftsmanship that lie at the heart of the restaurant.
On December 25th they will be serving their a la carte menu, and for New Year’s Eve they will be hosting a fine dining extravaganza. There will be two seatings: early seating will start at 5:30pm and the late seating at 8pm.
Reservations strongly recommended. 604.932.3433 | $$$
About Bearfoot Bistro: Enjoy a spectacular meal created by award-winning Executive Chef Melissa Craig, try your hand at sabering a bottle of Champagne, or visit the Ketel One Ice room, the coldest vodka tasting room in the world.
THE WILDFLOWER & GRILL ROOM
For December 24th, 25th, and 31st the Wildflower and Grill Room are for in house guests only. Out of house guests can purchase tickets for the Christmas Dinner and Dance the dinner buffet begins at 6pm with a live performance from Tony Barton.
Sparkle and shine at the Chateau’s sophisticated New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance. This lavish gala affair will serve up a buffet of pure indulgence while the red hot dance and cover group, The Famous Players Band plays. The dinner buffet will start at 6pm.
For ticket and reservation information, contact the concierge team. 604.938.8000 | $$$
About The Wildflower: Showcasing locally inspired dishes and innovative classics in a family-friendly restaurant setting, The Wildflower’s signature warm and inviting ambiance is the ideal casual resort setting for breakfast and dinner.
About Grill Room: With regional ingredients including such as Canadian AAA Prime beef, Ocean Wise seafood and organic produce grown by our local farmers, and an extensive wine British Columbian wine list, The Grill Room is the perfect Whistler restaurant location for a night out with friends or a romantic dinner for two.
Fancy & Friendly
Open at 4pm through the holiday period starting December 24th – 31st. New Year’s Eve will be a prix fixe menu with reservation times being 5pm – 6:30pm then 8pm onwards.
Reservations recommended. 604.905.5555 | $$$
About Hy’s: Canada’s Premier Steakhouse.Perfectly grilled Canadian Prime steaks, cold martinis and warm hospitality with a relaxed and refined atmosphere.
On December 25th they will be offering a three course menu for $56.
Reservations recommended. 604.905.4844 | $$$
About Quattro: Quattro at Whistler has won over critics, visitors and residents alike with its invitingly warm atmosphere and contemporary Italian cuisine. An award winning wine list awaits every wine lover, from casual wine enthusiasts to the best trained palates.
GRILLE & VINE
December 24th – Four course plated dinner, $75 per adult and $35 per child, served 5pm – 10pm
December 25th – Chistmas brunch buffet, $65 per adult and $32 per child, served 10am – 1pm
December 25th – Dinner buffet, $99 per adult and $45 per child, served 5pm – 10pm
December 31st – Four course plated dinner, $119 per adult and $50 per child, served 5pm – 10pm
Reservations strongly recommended. 604.935.4344 | $$$
About Grille & Vine: Located in the Westin Hotel, the Grille & Vine is a restaurant with a commitment to regional high quality ingredients allowing the natural flavours and texture of the food to express themselves in a simple, uncomplicated way.
Good For Groups
Through the holidays they will be offering their a la carte menu. On December 25th they will be serving a traditional turkey dinner.
Reservations recommended. 604.938.1879 | $$
About Caramba: Caramba Restaurante reflects Jay Pare’s vision of a truly fun dining experience. Mediterranean style comfort food with local influences, married with high energy service, within a very inviting and casual setting. Wood Fired Pizza, Rotisserie, Pasta and Seafood.
On December 25th they will be offering their a la carte menu. On Dec 31st they will have three dinner seating’s 4:30pm, 7pm, and 9:30pm. They will have a set menu for $75.
Reservations recommended. 604.935.3222 | $$
About Earls: Earls Kitchen + Bar is a family-run business, launched by father and son, Leroy Earl “Bus” Fuller and Stanley Earl Fuller in the early ’80s and is also one of North America’s most successful independent restaurant groups.
They will have their a la carte menu along with nightly specials. They will also be offering a traditional turkey dinner on Christmas evening for $27 per person.
Reservations recommended. 604.966.2121 | $$
About 21 Steps: A fantastic variety of modern comfort food prepared from scratch daily and a delicious selection of cocktails and martinis. A casual restaurant committed to great food and generous portions at moderate prices
THE DUBH LINN GATE
Traditional Turkey Dinner served with mashed potato, stuffing, roasted vegetable and gravy $30, $16 for kids under 10. Irish New Year’s Countdown at 4pm, includes party favours.
$5 entry at the door after 6pm, proceeds go to charity.
No reservations & no kids after 6pm. 604.938.1081 | $$
About the Dubh Linn Gate: Here you’ll find plenty of charming people eager to meet you, some spirited live music, 25 draught taps pouring deliciously fresh Imperial pints, and authentic Irish fare to fill the belly and soothe the soul.
For the holiday season they will be serving a turkey dinner with all of the fixings on December 25th for $28.99.
For New Year’s Eve they will be having a party pub-side and will be it is open for dining from 11:30am. Then at 10pm they will have a DJ, party favours and a champagne toast at midnight.
Tickets are first come first serve and will be $15 at the door. 604.905.2739| $$
About the Brewhouse: The Brewhouse is the only restaurant in Whistler where we brew our own fresh beer & serve mouth watering meals. Free brewery tours twice a week.
Dine At Home
Whistler Cooks is a local catering company offering roast free range carved turkey, apple and fresh herb stuffing, traditional gravy, homemade cranberry sauce, roasted organic Pemberton potatoes, medley of seasonal vegetables: candied carrots, brussel sprouts, turnip and mashed yams, roast butternut squash soup, artisan bread rolls with whipped butter and warm sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce.
Delivered December 24th 10am – 5pm (actual time of delivery will be confirmed by the 22nd via email).
Prices starting at $39.95 per person. 604.938.8835 | $$
About Whistler Cooks: Selecting plenty of ingredients from the region’s fertile valleys, Whistler Cooks uses a fresh approach with the very best local harvest each season. Chefs at Whistler Cooks balance their timeless and refined French classical training with the energy and taste of Asian and West Coast flavours from the Pacific Rim.
FRESH & ORGANIC LOCAL TURKEY
Olive’s Community Market in Function Junction is now taking orders for free-run, farm raised turkeys from the Frasier Valley.
Choose from a prepared boneless turkey or whole fresh turkey in small (4-6 kg / 9-13 lbs), medium (57 kg / 11-15 lbs) or large (7-9 kg / 15-20 lbs)
Whole fresh turkey: $5.90 / lb or $12.99 / kg
You can also add Olive’s homemade stuffing for $7.49 and their homemade cranberry sauce for $6.99.
About Olives: Olives Community Market is an organic grocery store located in Whistler, British Columbia. Our goal is to become the first natural convenience store to offer an assortment of local and organic produce, meat and dairy.