21 Steps Kitchen + Bar
21 Steps Kitchen + Bar

21 Steps Kitchen + Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.21steps.ca/
  • Phone: (604) 966-2121
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Nightly: 5:30 PM - Midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Owen Jones
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Attic Lounge offers private dining or reception parties for groups of up to 55 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Stacey Betteridge 6049662121x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Village Stroll
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from 21 Steps Kitchen + Bar
Located in the heart of Whistler village, 21 Steps' second story location offers stunning views of the village and surrounding mountains, while warm wood tones and local photography enhance the atmosphere within.
Our updated comfort food is created each day from scratch by Chef Owen Jones and his team. Chef Jones has been a creative source of cuisine in Whistler for 20 years.
Each evening, Stacey Betteridge and her team of experienced servers ensures that you are treated the same as guests are in her home.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
21 Steps Kitchen + Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
74 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (38)good for groups (33)neighborhood gem (24)special occasion (21)hot spot (19)romantic (17)late-night find (12)scenic view (12)kid-friendly (11)great for lunch (6)notable wine list (5)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Consistently great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Whenever I go to Whistler, I always make sure I book a dinner here. The food has always been good all the years I've been. And everything is good, from the drinks, the appies, the mains to the desserts. The kid's menu features great items that even I like. We usually order the Thai mussels, the prawn/scallop main, or one of the steaks, and the chocolate brownie is sooo good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We were a group of six celebrating a birthday. The special menu was excellent and we especially enjoyed the desserts. Our waiter was friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We look at other restaurants but keep going back to 21 Steps. Need I say more? I think not.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    NicoleVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Perhaps our expectations were too high. The food was fine but just that. Very generous portions bur nothing special. Rice pilaf, sauteed zucchinis ( overdone) and carrots and a large piece af salmon on top. The wait on Saturday was one hour and on the night we went we coul only get reservation at 8:15 yet the restaurant did not look full. You can find a lot better at Whistler.
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  • GBAL
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Their 3 course dinner menu for CAD36 is a steal in Whistler BC Canada. We really liked the muscles and the chilly shrimps for the 1st course. The servers were very attentive and we had a great experience dining here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic all around
    Laura
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great food, upscale but prices were very reasonable and the atmosphere was lively and fun. Waitstaff were efficient and accomodating. Will definitely go back next time we're in Whistler.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience
    Cafedelux
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This was a lovely surprise, food was extraordinary , service friendly and brisk despite the place being packed! Was recommended by a friend who skis every weekend and has a house in whistler. Didn't expect it to be as sophisticated and yet welcoming as we found it.will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easy service, great food
    WatHelm
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We had a set menu and it was great! We had some linguini with salmon which was very fresh and tasty, as well as a steak, which was a little dry, but was well balanced by the butter sauce.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Courteous staff, great food
    justvisiting
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I went once and had the 3 small plates for $26, and it was so good, I went back the next night for the larger 3 courses for $36. Both times, I was dining alone and was able to have a pleasant, slow dinner while catching up on some reading.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal
    robin
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We had a great three course meal for a special price. Tasty food, nice wine choice and pretty view of the village. A little gem tucked above the bustle of the Whistler Stroll.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty and economical
    Greg
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    A truly great choice for good quality really tasty meals. I had the chicken and my wife the lamb. Both main courses were excellent, the chicken was moist with crunchy skin and tasty gravy. My wife said the lamb rivalled that of a much more expensive restaurant. The appetizers were mushroom caps and bacon wrapped filet, was especially flavorful.Desert was average and not the same quality as the rest of the meal. But still 4 stars. We will definitely be back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth each step
    Prego
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    This was a great find!!! My girlfriend and I took advantage of their fall special, 3 for $36. I started with the prawns and she got the mussels. Both were excellent, full of flavor. Definitely get a basket of bread with these starters, you will definitely not want to let these sauces go to waiste!! For the main course she had the cod and I had the lamb chop (our server's personal favorite). Both were prepared perfectly. Very fresh, nice presentation, and a good compliment of vegetables. Service was excellent, the main dining area was well lit and very comfortable. There is also a cute lounge above the main dining area that was playing ski movies. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Food & Service
    Whistler24
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our group of (6) dined at the restaurant on Sept. 27/14 and the service was awesome. The food, all three courses was outstanding. We all had a great time dining, never felt rushed at all. We will continue to visit whenever we are in Whistler !!! A fantastic experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    3aces4me
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My wife and I are visiting Whistler this week. We looked at reviews of many restaurants here and settled on 21 Steps to celebrate our 45th anniversary. We were not disappointed. My wife ordered the pork schnitzel and I the rib eye steak. It was the best steak I have had in several years. Rose loved the schnitzel. The portions were large enough to take back to our condo for another meal. Also our server was friendly and very attentive to our needs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The ambiance was perfect for a late summer night, ourserver was excellent m and the food was absolutely delicious!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply amazing
    Stephen
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I first found this spot in Whistler 2 years ago when my sister and mom were in town visiting. It was an exceptional dining experience. I just had the opportunity to go back and it hasn't changed at all. Very high quality ingredients cooked to perfection at a very reasonable price. You really can't go wrong with anything on their menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    krein
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I have been to your restaurant a couple times and, every time I go I am never disappointed. My top 3 restaurants to go to and recommend in Whistler. Your 3 course meal for $36 was perfect and a great price. I will defiantly revisit your restaurant again. Thank you everything.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Addy
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Lovely evening here, our waiter did not rush us through dinner, realized we were kicking back and enjoying visiting with family
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • happytummy
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Very impressed by service and food. England could learn a thing or two about service. Given water without asking for it - a great plus!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
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  • Best food I've had in Whistler
    Yummytwinmummy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I've been coming to Whistler since I was a kid, and nothing has topped the meal I had here. The $36 three course meal was a steal with an apply, main and dessert. You have to try the fried chicken (with amazing honey) prawns and stuffed mushroom caps! Unreal! We all had the pasta with sausage, and the sausage was massive and full of flavor. I've had better desserts, but all in all a gem in Whistler!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Solid Hit But Not Out Of The Park
    Andi
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We enjoyed our meal at 21. Given the rating on OpenTable we were looking forward to an above average dining experience with our expectations falling within the limits of their price range. We found the Fixed Price Menu to be a positive and both of us ordered it so we could sample small and large plates as well as dessert. Our appies and mains were tasty and we were pleased with the portion sizes. The crumble for dessert was a disappointment...seemed undercooked. I really liked that I could have a specialty coffee instead of dessert as I was very full by then. So, as I said, a good dining experience overall. They were, in my opinion, simply too busy to be able to achieve an outstanding rating.
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  • Great food
    Hudsop
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We were recommended this place from a local and couldn't have been happier. Food was divine, service was flawless and the champagne bubbly. Fabulous place for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 21 Steps
    WW63
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was fantastic! We did feel however a little bit rushed as we like to relax with our drinks before ordering our meal. As soon as the drinks were put on the table we were asked for our order. We like a leisurely evening meal when we spend the time and money in a lovely location, we want to fully enjoy everything :)
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why Charge for Bread?
    IlovefoodVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We liked the fact that we left a message on their phone to change reservation to 8 instead of 6 and the manager phoned back and confirmed it would be fine that they can accommodate 8 people. Our waiter was outgoing with a great sense of humour and the food was well presented but I found my steak a little salty and my first drink was sent back because I didn't like it so it was replaced with a different drink. I was surprised that we were charged for bread! That's all.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not bad
    AmandaK
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was only ok. For the price, I would have expected better. I was a little disappointed that you had to pay for break because of waste management. Just tell the truth and charge for bread don't pretend like it's cause of waste management that you're doing it. Felt a bit scammed. Overall, probably wouldn't go back.
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  • Great food & service
    AdriannioVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Really enjoyed 21 Steps. Nice window table looking out over the Village. Great service! The Lamp Chop was very delicious. Kids menu good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great food and service. First night in Whistler made special by 21Steps.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The table settings at the restaurant, I find, can be improved. The noise level of the restaurant can be a little bit quieter but if you're dining with family, the atmosphere would be suitable. The food was good and service can be improved on. Overall experience was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for Casual Dining
    dantVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    If you are looking for a casual dining experience with good food, this is a good option. Our server was very pleasant and professional. We were with our family and she was great with the kids. All food items were quite good. It took a while for the food to arrive but we weren't in any hurry so it was okay. We would probably dine here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    MadameLB
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed a lovely fresh salad dinner here. The wine list was good and we enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Found a gem..
    MikeWestVan
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Hunted for a different option in Whistler. Wanted great food yet not a large place as we like calm rather than frenzied ambience. Found it at 21 Steps. My wife had lamb and I had pasta and both were excellent as were the appetizers. Definitely will go back...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot little spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I chose this place for my birthday because the menu looked interesting and my husband and I have never tried this restaurant before. We were not disappointed. The restaurant was casual but the food was as delicious as the fine dining restaurants. We were seated by a window and had a wonderful view of the mountains and the Village. The staff also brought out my dessert with a candle and sang the birthday song to me. This was a very special touch. I truly enjoyed my birthday dinner and I am glad I did choose this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food.
    Willremember21steps
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Good table, restaurant could definitely do with air conditioning. Quite hot at times. If the day is hot then this restaurant is quite warm. They do open windows, but not always a breeze.Takes time to cool down. Some working at Whistler may be used to the heat,but travelers may not be. & escaping to restaurant to cool off, not heat up. However, Server efficient & nice & ready to answer questions. Family loves the food There. Little on pricier side but delicious dinner. Served in good time, enjoyable meal & evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a group
    Nikkishenparty
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We were a group of seven girls grabbing dinner before going out to celebrate a bachelorette party. Food was wonderful, not one complaint from anyone. The restaurant was loud but that's suited us as we could chat amongst ourselves without worrying about being the loud table. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent small plate place
    Rivvidia
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Their fried chicken tapas were great. I went with the linguini puttanesca and it was excellent, thought it might be too salty by its nature. Summer note: it's really quite warm in the main restaurant level (the afternoon sun shines right in), and the bar upstairs is a bit smokey.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 386 reviews are from the 21 Steps Kitchen + Bar reviews archive.
  • delicious and reasonably priced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My boyfriend and I went to enjoy a carb-loaded pre Ironman dinner and it was fantastic. The appetizer, a baked cheese with pesto, was one of my favorite appetizers from a restaurant. The pastas were delicious and the service was very friendly. Great ambiance, even on a busy weekend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hot in whistler
    imapickyeater
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    we had a great meal upstairs in the "attic" where there was air conditioning! we were at whistler when it was 30 degrees! food was amazing and our server was hilarious and she got slammed upstairs and didn't miss a beat! would recommend and go back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad in every way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Low quality food and service. Not much more to say! Don't go!!!! 3/10.
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  • perfect spot for couples!
    newfiechef
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Our server was attentive, fast and had a great knowledge of the menu and drink menu. This was the last place we ate on our honeymoon and it made our trip. The food was incredible! My husband is vegetarian and it's really hard to find a spot to eat where he has more than one or two options, so it was great to find a nice place to eat where he didn't have any trouble with dietary options. All the food came out fast and the portion sizes were perfect. I only wish I saved room for dessert. The chefs and all the staff there have my thanks for a wonderful evening. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Ribeye
    RodG
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Great experience! Outstanding service! Best ribeye I can remember eating!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet