This was a pleasant experience, but there was some unevenness of service. The waitress was somewhat perfunctory, but was very accommodating with a special drink. The tenderloin and lamb dishes were outstanding, but the yellow tail and salmon appetizer tasted too strongly of the seaweed served with it. We would come back, hoping for something more consistent.
Aura has been redecorated since we were there last year. It now a more casual, modern interior with a fun ambiance. The only misstep in the decor is the over use of cold, fluorescent-like lighting which is not a good look even at lower end restaurants. Interestingly, the lighting and energy in the fireplaces lounge area across the hall seemed like a lot of fun. Perhaps we were in the wrong spot.
We were there for a Valentine’s price fixe, which is always a dicey proposition as it puts tremendous pressure on the staff and excessive expectations on the part of the clientele. The food was tasty, a surf and turf combo with beef tenderloin and king crab legs was good. The mashed potatoes were especially good. The only disappointment from a culinary perspective was the chocolate fondue. We had a nice evening but probably not nice enough to do it again in this format.
The newly remodeled Aura sadly lacks the ambience and cozier setting from previous Aura. It has been replaced with bright lights and techno pop music. After a day of skiing, followed by lovely spa treatment at Nita Lake Spa, the last thing I wanted was to sit in a bright restaurant and listen to techno music. Although our meals were good, they were overpriced and the wines by the glass were limited. I would opt to sit in the bar where the lights are lower and the seating more inviting.
The restaurant decor is really beautiful. The service was great and food faultless. It seemed empty when we were there - I think the request for a $50 per person credit card charge for 48 hour cancellations could be a deterrent. In the 2 weeks we spent at Whistler eating out every night, this was the only restaurant to request that and due to the location in Creekside vs Whistler could turn people off.
A hidden gem in Whistler. It was so nice to not feel rushed when most other restaurants in town are filled to capacity. Everything was so delicious, including the 8th Dwarf Cocktail. Our service was friendly and professional. We will certainly go there again and would not hesitate to recommend it to our guests.
First time eating here. Our waiter was very accommodating as we ordered drinks and our food piecemeal since we weren’t in a hurry. My wife had the burrata to start which she very much enjoyed. I wasn’t starving so I skipped the appy and went straight for the main with a tasty lamb dish. My only knock against the meal was $44 for a plate with very little meat. Everything was well prepared
The food delicious and the portions were perfect. The service was good and friendly.
The decoration has been changed from cozy to simple and basic which I do not like. Service is minimal like you pour your own water. There is no table cloth. Forks and knives are put on one side rather than properly put. There is no coat check but changed to hanging outside the restaurant. Food is okay but not for gourmet cooking. Price is value for money.
Horrible service, multiple requests for food ordered were disregarded. Overall lack of follow up or follow through with wait staff. Spent more time waiting for food than we did eating the food. We’re not asked for more drinks or given explanations as to why things were taking so long until waiting for dessert for 45 minutes. Some of the food was good but not worth the prices they were charging. Some of the dishes, the soup, were quite flavorful but an overall poor service and ambiance overshadowed any highlights the meal had to offer.
Beautiful view, quiet, attentive, wonderful meal, very creative without going overboard.