Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar
As an early pioneer of farm to table dining, Executive Chef James Walt’s seasonally focused menus celebrate the excellence of locally sourced ingredients.
Walt’s innovative and skillfully executed dishes–from savoury starters through delicious desserts–deliver intelligent compositions and unforgettable flavours.
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. The lively lounge, which features a year-round indoor/outdoor bar, is Whistler’s favourite gathering place for both locals and visitors alike.
Dinner from 5:00pm - Midnight
Araxi: Roots to Shoots, Farm Fresh Recipes
Following up on his James Beard-nominated first cookbook, Chef Walt and his culinary team have curated a collection of favourite recipes from Araxi Restaurant’s dining room and signature Araxi Longtable Dinners, adapted for delicious home cooking.
Araxi: Seasonal Recipes
Executive Chef James Walt features seasonality in this exquisite award winning cookbook from one of the finest restaurants in Canada.
High quality food in beautiful Whistler! Great selection of wines and cocktails as well. The chocolate fondant cake was amazing!
Food was incredible, and our server Melissa was the bomb: friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Highly, highly recommended.
Their 5 course prix fixe menu was a great value, our meal was delicious and the service was great. I would definitely come back.
Really good service, and good
Excellent food and service, attentive but not in your face or pretentious. Just took points off because it was loud and the decor dated.
Araxi was delightful. Our meal was delicious and the service was excellent!
Great overall dining experience. Service was great, but a bit on the slow side (10 minutes to get a drink, etc) however the server was knowledgeable and accommodating. Food was delicious, the best steak I’ve had in months. The cocktails were creative and of great variety. Will be back for sure.
It was loud. The food came out so quick thatbyou couldn’t diget your appitizer. It was like they wanted you to eat quick and get out!
The food is always delicious at the this long standing local restaurant. Creative seafood dishes are their speciality. I loved the seared scallop and cauliflower pave entree that used to be on the menu. Please bring it back on your regular menu. Hard to get a reservation here but 2 can squeeze into the bar area if you get lucky.
Delicious! Great attention to detail and impeccable service. Extra TLC for our junior diners. Excellent meal! Thanks Araxi!
We may have ordered the wrong items on the menu however the food that we had was unimaginative and ok. Not excellent as the reviews suggest. Very disappointed especially when considering the price point.
We arrived for our reservation early and were told that they were running on time and we would have to wait. Our reservation was for 5:30 and the restaraunt seating was empty.
The wine list is extensive and the cocktails I had were delicious.
Wouldn’t recommend. I would prefer Earls or the keg. If I was looking for something a little more refined I would go to the Red Door or Rim Rock Cafe
Was on my bucket list for a few years and didn’t disappoint! So much fun and staff with personalities! Lived the witty conversation, light and colour of the room. Outstanding food. Excellent evening.
If I could give a higher rating I would. Outstanding evening, serviced to the nines by the Manager down to our table servers. Absolutely, beyond a shadow of a doubt a phenomenal evening and the food was to die for. In fact, I purchased 3 recipe books that will most definitely be used.
Araxi seems to be showing it age or lack of attention in the kitchen. Excellent service by both our server and the sommelier can't make up for our our second sub-par meal in a row. Last time it was undercooked duck this time a seafood pasta that was lacking in any distinct seafood flavor and way too much lemon. The perplexing part is as Il Caminello (sister restaurant) has passed Araxi as our go to dinner spot - the food there is right on while Araxi seems to have slipped.
The hostess was unbelievably curt, really got our evening off on the wrong foot.
We entered a nearly empty restaurant and were offered a choice of two very specific tables, the one encroaching the kitchen entrance or the one closest to the bathrooms. When I asked if, by chance, could we sit someone else, maybe closer to the window (trying to not point how unfortunate those two options were to my date) the hostess gave me a scolding and reminded me in a stern voice while pointing “sir, you can sit at this table or that table”. I wasn’t rude, even after that, that was our entire conversation. We sat down and tried to recover some mood.
That I can think of the only things different from the literally dozens of other times I’ve visited Araxi were;
1) the hostess
2) my outfit. I was wearing slightly distressed Diesel jeans, casual dress shoes and a ski sweater. On most visits I’m more dressed up.
I can only guess the hostess felt we needed to be hidden in the back by the washrooms, because even at 9:00 when we finished dining the place was still 1/3 empty, so clearly seating availability wasn’t the issue. Even if she was doing as she was told, did she need to be so rude?
Will I go back......would you?
Our server was amazing. British girl. We were there for 3 hours, from 7 to 10pm which in my mind was too long for only 2 of us. There was long waiting period between each service. The restaurant was super busy so really noisy also. I was disappointed on the main course, the Duck with cauliflower, the meat wasn't tender, it was quit chewy. The portions were also tiny, like the risotto and the ravioli.
Fall 5 course special! Amazing with wine pairing add on.
Simply fabulous! Excellent Service! We enjoyed the dinner and would definitely go back.
Went here for dinner with friends and it was very great!
Always a first class experience. We had our 2 & 4 yr old with us - not always an easy crowd. The Server and staff were engaging at all levels at the table and worked to keep us all happy.
The prix fixe anniversary menu is absolutely amazing. Service is always fantastic here, food comes out quickly and is made to perfection. A really perfect dining experience for any occasion.
Absolutely fantastic in every way.
Very impressive on all fronts.
Keep up the great work!
Celebration for my brothers birthday. We were
The food was amazing, our server was very knowledgeable and had great recommendations. Between great cocktails, amazing wine service, it was a great place for our anniversary dinner.
Wonderful delicious as always
Excellent food, service and wine!! What more could one ask for!
We try to go to Araxi's at least once a year for the last 20+ years. It's quality is amazingly consistent.
We had their 5-course anniversary special which is from their main menu plus wine pairings for about half the cost. Whistler has a few other top restaurants but this one has been the best since it started in 1981.
Reservations can be made on Open Table for this gem of the Top Table Group.
We were there during their fall deal it was good but last year had more options and the portions were better, still a great restaurant though.
Great in all respects. The food and service were superb.
We enjoyed the wonderful 5 course dinner menu that was on special while we were in Whistler. Amazing value for fine dinning. The food was very memorable and we took pictures so we can share with our friends. We will definitely return again for another amazing meal.
Wonderful food and excellent staff. The dining experience was memorable and special. Our server went over and above.
It is our yearly tradition to dine here to celebrate my birthday which coincide with their anniversary set menu, we also take advantage of their wine pairings.
Had an excellent time as usual at Araxi. Amazing 5 course taste menu and wine selection.
My friend and I went for Araxi 5 course dinner special and it was amazing. Yummi food and the noise level was quiet to have a good conversation. Highly recommend it when they have a special going on. Otherwise it might not be in everyone's budget to enjoy fine dining.
Our waitress was great, food was amazing, had a great time-- and very much appreciate the after dinner Borthday plate with dessert treats! Really nice suprise, and super tasteful.
Araxi is a must-do for us whenever we're to be in Whistler for a night.
Wonderful meal and attentive service.
Excellent food, wine and service!! The 5 course meal was to die for.
Service was very good - food was excellent, I would not hesitate to recommend to family friends
Date night with my wife...left kids with sitter..arrived from Squamish. We were 15 min late for our reservation...unfortunately placed on a tight two person edge table ( my fault I guess)...very little flex room. Very busy evening had us crowded in..it was loud. Table service was prompt and courteous. Food was very tasty but 4th entree (rosotto) on five course meal disappointingly small. Misplaced my wife's coat required awhile (10 min) to find after two false attempts. Still... I enjoyed my meal. Very reasonably priced ...a good value.