The Wildflower Restaurant at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
The Wildflower Restaurant at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler

The Wildflower Restaurant at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fairmont.com/whistler/GuestServices/Restaurants/TheWildflower.htm
  • Phone: 6049382033x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast Monday-Sunday 7:00am - 10:30am
    Dinner Daily 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Northwest, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Vincent Stufano
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Blackcomb Way
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Parking for All Meal Periods.
A word from The Wildflower Restaurant at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Open for breakfast and dinner, The Wildflower features mountain cuisine served in a rustic and inviting setting. The dinner menu features locally inspired dishes including fresh BC Salmon, Prime Rib Dinner & Risotto with prawns.

Enjoy extensive 'by the glass' wine selections, a noteworthy variety of regional beer or a signature cocktail. Picturesque windows frame the restaurant, allowing you to take in the view of the breathtaking Blackcomb mountain while you dine.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Wildflower Restaurant at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food3.9
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (15)special occasion (13)great for outdoor dining (8)notable wine list (7)fit for foodies (7)scenic view (6)good for groups (5)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)neighborhood gem (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • 2foodies
    2foodiesVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The server was outstanding, the food was above average for the price. Really enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food only fair yet pricey
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Hotel very nice!! Convenient to eat here at times during our stay. Ambience very nice. Service very good. Food was fair but pricey. The breakfast smoothie was delicious and reasonably priced-would recommend.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the doctor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    really a rather mediocre meal for a top price. Would be hard to recommend.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good food
    AnnickVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The chicken and the Ahi tuna were very good but the service could have been better. We poured our wine ourselves and were billed for a comp slice of cake. It has been 2 years since we stayed at the Fairmont Whistler and overall, service is not what it used to be. We requested 2 pairs of slippers and... received 2 pairs that were worn before and for just the right foot! Also, as a Platinum member, I should have received an amenity in my room (usually fruits) and I had to call "royal service" to get it... they had forgotten all about it... I will not go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Foodie
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Food and service were great. Outside was wonderful with the waterfall on a warm night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tries to be upper-tier
    OkieSawbones
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The elk steak was overcooked and too tough to eat. The halibut was well-flavored, but dry as a bone. Kids were running amok all over the restaurant, with their parents ignoring their duties of teaching their kids respect for others.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, but Chef's mistakes
    Basbr
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Nice ambience, great food and attentive waiters could not entirely take away our surprise about Chef's mistakes. My buffalo mozzarella starter came without the tomato chutney promised in the menu. That was quickly corrected - our waiter conveyed apologies from the chef. My wife's main course was not the one she ordered - it was replaced within 5 minutes, again without apologies from the Chef. My steak was nice but rare and not medium/rare. When you pay $100+ per person dinner and experience multiple kitchen mistakes it would be appropriate for the chef to come out of his kitchen to show he cares. Having a lady sit at the table next to us in a bathing suit made me realize this restaurant is simply not as special as it claims it is.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • All great but...
    ClarkVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had a wonderful experience at the Wildflower restaurant. Our server was friendly and attentive and the food was excellent. We shared the shrimp cocktail to start, then had the lamb rack/sausage duo and the halibut. Everything was perfect. I deducted one star from my overall review because while the wine list was full of excellent wine, the mark-up is a bit ridiculous. I expect to pay double and then some for a bottle, even triple if the bottle is difficult to find in stores or other restaurants. I noticed more than one bottle that was marked up at 4 times the retail price for bottles you can purchase at BC Liquor in the village. I am curious if they have a corkage program, it would be worthwhile to bring your own bottle.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I thought dinner was great and the personal service was perfect both for dinner and breakfast. The only thing is I think they should have is a dress code for as nice as everything is, I don't know maybe I'm getting old. They do give it a personal touch by everybody that helps you addresses you by your name.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent servers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The servers kept is engaged and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary with an excellent dinner at the Wildflower. It was a beautiful summer night so we sat out on the patio by the waterfall and enjoyed our favourite dish - Cioppino. The meal, wine and patio were all fabulous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • oldcoot
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We celebrated our 47th wedding anniversary for dinner and the Wildflower and staff made it a memorable one.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Whistlerfoodie
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We were met by very friendly staff, seated outside on a gorgeous sunny day. There are outdoor heaters to keep the diners cozy. Our hostess told us our servers name and wished us a great dinner. Our server came over, introduced herself, gave us the menus and explained the second menu, which has gluten free, macrobiotic, vegan, and other options. She then proceeded to give us a few moments and returned with some water. Service was efficient, timely, professional, and friendly. We had the buffalo mozzarella appie which was delicious. Our main entre's were beautifully presented, delicious, and filling. We were deciding on dessert to share so we asked our server. Dessert was delicious, the chocolate sundae with PB ice cream was amazing!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 183 reviews are from the The Wildflower Restaurant at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler reviews archive.
  • Overall great experience
    LP0716
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We visited The Wildflower for dinner in June 2014 and were blown away by the level of service. Our server was fantastic (I believe his name was Dale). He was very knowledgable on all menu items and very polite and professional. He made great suggestions that we were very pleased with. He took the time to ask where we were visiting from and chat about our home town. They were also very accommodating to our 8 month old son. The food was exceptional and well worth the price. We left feeling very satisfied and would definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Continental Food Experience
    Hughman
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We have been dining here for years, but this was our best western (non ethnic) food experience in a long time. The new menu is delicious; everyone agreed that all our dishes were superbly prepared. The BC red wine selection is excellent. We highly recommend the halibut and the elk medalions served with savory bread pudding. The meritage church & state red worked perfectly with both. The ambiance is lovely and relaxed and we love their new upholstered chairs. Our party of seven all agreed five stars for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous experience!
    MCCC
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We visit the Chateau Whistler almost every year for my birthday and almost always visit the Wildflower while we're here. The food is of the highest quality, with care paid to the flavour as well as the presentation. All service staff that we encounter were friendly and accommodating. Portions are generous, especially considering this is a high-end restaurant. Would recommend it to my best friend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of Whistler's better places
    Stanh
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Our party of 4 ate here twice during the week, the other places were ate at were Ciao-Thyme and 21 Steps. The food here was better than both, not one bad meal or dish. Nice and large, quiet, you can actually have a conversation without raising your voice. Large windows for those who like a view outside. Service was pretty good. You can also ask for and order off of the Grill Room menu. if you ask for the Grill Room menu you get a Grill Room waiter, who are definitely more experienced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Evening
    MJSr
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    A window side view of the snow falling starts off the evening. Our host took the time to call us prior to our arrival to ask us if we had any special dietary needs. As we were seated, we were presented with a regular menu as well as a health smart menu. Our server, Audrey, was so personable and attentive. Menu was varied and all very good. Meals were well prepared and presented. Everything was truly enjoyable and what was an ordinary night for dinner was made extraordinary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could be better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    No vegetables with main item and veggies Very costly. My steak was 6/10 only warm and somewhat tough. Waiter was extraordinary. Wine very over priced. Had the feeling I was in Switzerland
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Last night in Whistler
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We chose this restaurant for our last meal in Whistler with friends. We had Elk Medallions, red wine risotto, macaroni and cheese and for dessert white chocolate cheesecake and date cake. The risotto was as previously reviewed, excellent. The elk medallions were tasty but a bit tough (requested med rare by us). Macaroni and cheese was delicious. We paired with a red wine. Service was prompt and polite. I would recommend this restaurant to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wild flower in vase!
    Frustratedskier
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Excellent service! Food was very good, but could improve.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Andrea
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Great place to have a special ocasion dinner. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Return visit
    Caro
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    We enjoyed our dining experience at the Wildflower. The food was excellent and we would return to dine again at the Wildflower. Unfortunately our table was in an higher traffic area with other patrons passing by quite often. Another time we would request a table near the windows (where we have been seated on previous visits).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luxury dining at a reasonable price
    Frequentvisitor
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Excellent service. Interesting menu. Well prepared and presented. Good wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service, middling food
    Nick
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We ended up waiting for our waiter multiple times throughout the night. He was inattentive - we often didn't see him for long periods of time, most notably the period between him clearing the main course and bringing us dessert menus (30 mins) Food was fair - party ordered gnocchi, elk, risotto, and pappardelle. Gnocchi needed a stronger sauce. Risotto tasted heavily of red wine. Elk and pappardelle were both okay, but not anything special. We will not be returning in the future.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Accommodating
    asiantravellerVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We had guests from out-of-country staying in Whistler and we drove up from Vancouver for dinner and the Wildflower did not disappoint. The Seafood Platter for two was plentiful and delicious for the four of us as an appetizer, and when asked, the waitress got us menus from the Grill Room! We ordered steaks and sides off that menu. Great grilled steaks and the truffled mashed potatoes were amazing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great experience!
    katarina76
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Loved the food and overall atmosphere. The only drawback was that our server was too busy and we had to wait for her to come over to take our orders/bring the bill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service Fell Far Short
    InTownForTheWeekend
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    The Wildflower restaurant has many things going for it - nice setting, good ambience, good food. It's great if your like to converse with your friends - no need to raise your voice or strain to hear anyone. Our starters - prawns and a house salad - were both excellent. For our entrees, we had seafood dishes - trout and halibut. Both were perfectly prepared and quite tasty. The one area we were extremely disappointed was the service. There was a 35 minute wait from the time we finished our starters till the entrees arrived. And that was only after questioning our waitress on what was going on. Perhaps a fluke bad night for service but it definitely spoiled an otherwise good evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    My boyfriend and I were excited to try The Wildflower for our celebratory dinner after the Gran Fondo. The appetizer that my boyfriend seemed to come out as soon as it was ordered, which was a bit surprising but that was fine, but then when our entrees showed up about 7 minutes later, before the appetizer was finished and way before we were ready for them. We felt like we were being rushed out of the restaurant and it did not allow us to have a relaxing dining experience. Overall the food and service were good-not great.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, decent portions.
    Pawpy
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Good food, decent portions. Drinks seemed unreasonably expensive
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous experience
    ktee26
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    We had a wonderful evening, great food, fantastic service. Everything is "pricey" in Whistler, but it doesn't matter when you are completely satisfied with everything!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Kimg
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Staff are knowledgeable, friendly and accurate. Food is great but my favourite is dining on the patio!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place with variety of
    Retireehiker
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Great place with variety of food choices and lifestyle choices if you have dietary concerns.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had the prime rib dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/12/2013
    I had the prime rib dinner and the beef was melt in your mouth tender! However, surprisingly, the green beans were the complete opposite - very disappointing
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service and Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/26/2013
    We celebrated our Wedding Anniversary at Wildflower and were very pleased with the people and the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Accommodating but slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    When we arrived we originally thought we needed additional people. The restaurant was very accommodating and easily added more seating. However, the food and service was VERY slow as we ended up being at the restaurant for a very long time. Our first drinks took forever, our meals took forever, and the bill took forever. Additionally some of the food was cooked incorrectly. Just not what you expect from a restaurant in a higher end hotel.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perhaps the best prime rib
    Bruce
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Perhaps the best prime rib I have had in a long time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wildflower Birthday Dinner
    dbaseqp
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    We went to Wildflower for my GF's birthday dinner, and were Royally treated! From our cocktails in the Mallard Lounge, right through our seating, menu presentation, et al... and great service unobtrusive - what more could you as for? As well, my GF is gluten intolerant, and every opportunity was taken to address the issue, suggest menu options, and even alternatives. So thanks a million Wildflower! You made a surprise birthday dinner most memorable for everyone. We will be back...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love to come here every
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    We love to come here every year we're in Whistler, however, the food this year did not really standout as much as years past.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent in all respects.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    Excellent in all respects. This is a sophisticated restaurant in a beautiful hotel at Whistler. I would return on every trip to Whistler. Michael
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet