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Aura - Nita Lake Lodge

249 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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fresh. lakeside. local.

Influenced by an inspiring location, talented chefs and local produce, AURA creates a comfortable dining experience in a unique lakeside setting.
Celebrating all things BC, our west coast inspired menu features farm fresh and seasonal ingredients in our newly redesigned and contemporary space. Join us this winter and experience the transformation for yourself!

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Canadian, International, Bistro
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Hours of operation
Breakfast (Monday - Saturday)
6:30 am - 11:00 am
Sunday Brunch (Sunday only)
11:00 am - 2:00 om
Dinner (daily)
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
reservations recommended
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Phone number
(604) 966-5700
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
James Olberg
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Parking details
Complimentary parking available for all restaurant patrons. Underground parking is available via the hotel front desk.
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Public transit
Near all Creekside bus routes.
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Cure Lounge & Patio offers casual food and creative drinks... lakeside. Cure features local musicians playing throughout the summer on the patio, and playing fireside during the colder nights.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 249 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNinja (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

ChristineT (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Brisbane / QLD)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

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.

Mamadome (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

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.

vipFoodygoody (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

The food delicious and the portions were perfect. The service was good and friendly.

CynthiaWong (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
1.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

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.

Jimbo (Houston)
5.0  Dined on August 18, 2017

Beautiful view, quiet, attentive, wonderful meal, very creative without going overboard.

OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
2.0  Dined on August 13, 2017

Waiter was quite absent during our lunch. Other wait staff seemed to pitch in here and there. A lot of them seemed to be more concerned about standing around and chatting. The gluten free pancakes were just ok. The hash had more potatos than it should have. More mushrooms, as advertised, would have been nice. The view is beautiful right beside the lake. Pretty average experience.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on July 28, 2017

This place is wonderful and great.
It has very beautiful view, healthy food and perfect service.
My wife and I really want to go to eat again for feeling happy.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
1.0  Dined on July 16, 2017

We had all sorts of reservation confirmation from OpenTable for Aura at the Nita Lake Lodge for a table for 4 at 1:30 pm but when we got there, no one had any record of our reservation and the Aura restaurant was not even open during the time of our reservation. So that was a complete waste of time.

canajan (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on July 2, 2017

Canada 150 menu was original and offered different tastes from across the country. The only disappointing serving was the pork loin wrapped in bacon and served with just 2 scallops. The pork loin was bland, with no taste other than what it got from the bacon.
Also, I thought the all inclusive meal and the wine pairings were both somewhat expensive for what was served, and would not do that again.

SusanEwanixk (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

Reserved three weeks in advance and received one of the tables in the back for overflow, not very good! Coffee was weak and eggs Benny poached hard was undercooked, sent back, and still undercooked. Server was friendly. Missed the mark!