21 Steps Kitchen + Bar
21 Steps Kitchen + Bar

21 Steps Kitchen + Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.21steps.ca/
  • Phone: 6049662121x
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
21 Steps Kitchen + Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
67 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (32)good for groups (26)special occasion (19)neighborhood gem (19)hot spot (16)romantic (15)scenic view (13)kid-friendly (11)late-night find (8)great for lunch (5)vibrant bar scene (4)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
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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
  • 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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why Charge for Bread?
    Ilovefood
    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.
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
  • Good food and attentive service.
    ChrisM
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Very good food, we had the chilli prawns followed by cod and salmon. All excellent. The only downside is that this is not a place to linger and stretch out an evening with friends, the service comes quick and just keeps coming, we were in and out in less than an hour.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food for affordable price
    Liv2life
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Both of us have choosen the 3-course-dinner-special for 36 CAD. Big menu card to choose an entrée & a main course. So everybody should definitely find something he likes. Already the starter ( smoked salmon & ceasar salad ) was a very generous plate & tasty. Even so the main course ( bacon wrapped beef filet & salmon steak ). At the end, we could choose a dessert from a separate menu card ( cheesecake & blueberry crumble ). On top of that, friendly & courteous waiter. Nice atmosphere, enough space to eat and clean toilettes. Definitely worth to go there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Susan
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We were there for a birthday celebration. All of our meals were cooked as requested and we were very pleased. One group of partiers close to us were sometimes a bit obnoxious and kept coming to a different table next to us to enjoy themselves more; they were a bit on the loud side and because of lack of space were continuously knocking into at least one of us at our table each time. However, everything else was so nice and the menu had plenty of options for everyone.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • whistlerweekend
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    good waitress, food okay, but not particularly inspired. from reviews posted, expected better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 21 Steps Whistler
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Service was great! Okay food, I had the rib eye steak which I ordered medium-rare and was served medium. This was fine because the steak had a lot of flavour. My husband ordered the ribs which came with way too much sauce. Once he scraped the excess sauce off he said they were okay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 376 reviews are from the 21 Steps Kitchen + Bar reviews archive.
  • Too Fast
    AidLuv
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We booked 21 steps for our nice dinner out this past weekend. We arrived a few minutes early and our table was ready. Looked over the menu and decided what we would be having. Ordered our drinks and appy's at the same time. Didn't even get a sip of our drink and appy's arrived way to fast. Are they precooked in the back. Faster than McDonalds. I am not saying this is a bad thing but when you are looking for a nice dinner out way to fast. Quickly drank our drinks as we wanted wine with dinner. Dinner came just as fast. I truly felt this experience was like being at a fast food restaurant. We both had steak and it was okay nothing special. I had the filet and it was very chewy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for a group
    Instareview
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The 3 course menus is a great value for $36 and they have a few big group tables for special occasions
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sauces to Die For
    twinmom
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Food was great. The sauces they use are fabulous. We enjoyed every morsel of food we had. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    turbofoodie
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We visited 21 Steps Kitchen + Bar over the May long weekend, for my 40th birthday. We were a group of 7 ladies, and we were seated in a fabulous round table in the corner overlooking the Village Stroll. The food was fantastic, and was a great value for the tasty treats we sampled. Thank you very much for making my birthday a memory to remember! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Fine dining taste, great value menu, excellent service. We loved the three course dinner menu. Great seafood items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Amazing food, well priced, service was great. Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    SueRoots
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Went to 21 steps for their 36 dollar set menu as part of the Whistler dine out promo Portion sizes were excellent. The chili garlic prawns were large enough to have as a main course! Fried goat cheese was awesome. Mains selected were cod in a really tasty sauceand pork chop again in a delicious sauce Dessert was monte cristo coffee and cheesecake Awesome meal. Was not rushed. Nice relaxing experience. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will come back
    Happy
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Greeted promptly at door and seated right away. The server was helpful. Food was VERY good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We had the 3 course for $36 and enjoyed every bite. Food and drinks we awesome! Wine is a little $$ but other than that, no complaints.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Great Service!
    greatnightout
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Loved the service and the food - terrific to find a special deal included everything on the menu - appy, main a & dessert for fixed price - prawns & scallops was fabulous, grilled chicken done perfectly. Will be back again
    Special Features:
    Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • did not live up to reputation
    underwhelming
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Heard this was one of the best restaurants in Whistler but turned out to be a real underwhelming experience. Food was just bearly ok but certainly nothing creative or innovative. Would have expected something on the high end dining experience only thing high end was the prices. Definitely not going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Feedback
    WhistlerMomDaughterTrip
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I appreciated that the restaurant was able to accommodate my special requests - sat in a great location and the server brought us champagne at the start as requested. I remember my food being better the first time I visited; my prawns and scallops were over done but otherwise had a great experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.