About Bearfoot Bistro

Dining at the Bearfoot Bistro is more than a meal: It"s a culinary journey.
It's the combination of a familiar flavor with a new technique, a local ingredient given an international twist.

4121 Village Green
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Northwest, Seafood, International

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - late

Cross Street:
Whistler Way

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$51 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 932-3433

Website:
http://www.bearfootbistro.com/

Entertainment:
Jazz pianist Cameron Chu plays nightly.
Saturday nights the Champagne Lounge lights up it"s disco ball, fires up the DJ and provides a sophisticated venue for post dinner drinks and dancing.

Catering:
The Bearfoot Bistro understands that every celebration is unique~ that is why our catering and event plans are individually tailored to your specific needs. From intimate at home dinner parties to casual get togethers, corporate receptions to the wedding of your dreams, Bearfoot Bistro Catering is committed to working with you to create the perfect event.

Public Transit:
Whistler Village stop.

Executive Chef:
Melissa Craig

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Bearfoot Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Authentic (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

As good as ever!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Special thanks to Andre for being our phenomenal host and story teller of Napoleon Bonaparte's champagne sabering. The waitresses were also super accommodating and friendly. They not only cleared up a scheduling misunderstooding but also provided impeccable service to my business partners!

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Fun
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Terrible service and the fish was incredibly over cooked

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The starters and deserts were amazing, but the main course was disappointing. The fish was nothing to write home about and the pork chop was barely any meat, mostly fat. Overall its a nice place, but for the price I was expecting every course to be top notch.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The Barefoot Bistro was the perfect choice from start to finish! Great Staff, Excellent food and fantastic ambiance ! Top marks all around!

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

It was an excellent time

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I go there mostly for piano and last time I was not lucky as out of 2 hours of my dinner the pianist only played for about 30 min. We were there 6:30-830. Everything else was superb.

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 (沖縄)·Dined on September 6, 2017

料理は美味しいし、雰囲気はとてもよく、生演奏もあるので、楽しく食事ができます。また、秘密のツアーもあるので、お酒好きな方には楽しめますよ!

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Lovely evening spent here recently to celebrate our anniversary. The food was absolutely incredible. Service was excellent as well. The ice cream created table side was an extra special treat and so yummy! Wow! One of the best meals we have ever eaten.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Everything was Perfect. Great service. Amazing good. Wine pairing breathtaking. I would recommend that place to everyone willing To have a good gastronomique experience.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Definitely pricey but every dish was amazing and cooked to perfection. I loved that the food was unique but tastes so well together!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 11, 2017

One of the worst restaurants I have been to for that price range, clearly a tourist trap. Food is horrible, and small.... please avoid this restaurant

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Delicious food with a nod to fine dining that is hard to find. They have an exceptional wine list!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 25, 2017

We love Bearfoot Bistro,

We've been going there for years. The food, service and ambiance are wonderful.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Our meal at Bearfoot Bistro was superb. We ordered the 5 course tasting menu. Because didn't want red meat, they customized a seafood menu for us.
My wife really appreciated getting a dark colored napkin that wouldn't leave white dust on her dark dress. Bearfoot Bistro pays this level of attention to everything they do. They really made our dinner a special event.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 21, 2017

My wife and I were amazed! This is no bistro. This is among our best restaurant experiences ever. I had the 5 course tasting menu. My wife ordered alternate choices from the regular menu. I also ordered the 5 course paired wine tastings. All the courses were outstanding., as were the thoughtful wine pairings. The "amuse bouche" was a small, round explosion of flavor. Paul, the sommelier, was very knowledgeable and dignified yet friendly as he explained
each of the wines. Michael, our waiter, was professional and also very personable. We particularly enjoyed his after dinner tour through their impressive wine cellar.

This was our first trip to Whistler and I cannot imagine returning to Whistler without dinner at the Bearfoot Bistro's again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 4, 2017

The food was good but our waiter was very rushed/impatient. We sat down and we wanted a drink but hadn't looked at the wine/cocktail list. He left and didn't come back for 15 min to take our drink order. Any time he asked a question as to what we wanted if we hesitated at all he would leave the table - while I don't mind normally that they do this so as not to rush you, he seemed frustrated that we hadn't made a decision (dessert ) and didn't reappear for 15+ Minutes. The reality was that we had a question about a menu item but he left before we could ask the question. We finally flagged down the manager when again we were being ignored (it appeared the waiter only had 3-4 tables) and wanted the check. When we pointed out the waiter's impatience he said that he had been with the restaurant a long time and was surprised. This was the first time in a very long time I did not leave a tip as well as complain to a manager. Take note also that even though it is a set 3 or 5 course menu, fixed price , many items are another $12-20 per person. For example flat iron steak is included but black angus reserve is $22.00 extra. Halibut is $10 extra. That seams excessive. The atmosphere is nice , wine choices were good , tortellini and morel asparagus appetizer was good. Caramel desert rubbery.
The night before we stopped in for a drink and ordered a cheese plate. The bartender went off shift and never told us he was leaving (only 3 of us at the bar) also never put in the cheese plate order. So two nights in a row of lackluster service is not such a good thing.
Finally , we told them weeks ahead that we were celebrating our birthdays and although that was acknowledged , no special dessert , candle , happy birthday written anywhere etc.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Food and Service was outstanding. A little pricey but an experience not to forgot. Did the vodka room before dinner - host was great and very knowledgeable.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Food was decent, a tad over priced but the Vodka Room is a must try. Highly recommended you to do it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Romantic
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 (Yorkshire)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Very attentive friendly staff( as are all canadians)

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Great restaurant
We also had the pleasure to visit the wine cave, great selection and what a nice guy that did the visit with us

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Exceptional food, wine and service not to be missed.

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Seasonal
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner. The staff were very attentive, but not intrusive and the food was excellent. It was my sister's birthday and they made the evening very special for us.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Great discovery. The tasting menu was delicious and we were happy to discover once arrived that the menu was half off!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 1, 2017

The food was good but the decor and ambience was a bit tired and sticks in the 80s.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 31, 2017

This used to be our "go to" place when we used to come to Whistler every year living on Seattle. Fifteen years later we wanted to come to our favorite restaurant in a Whistler and was a bit disappointed. We remember a warm, cozy upscale restaurant lit up by the fireplace and were instead greeted by a hostess outside in a hotel lobby? Loud noise inside and food portions leaving us hungry. Sad but true

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Always amazing experience we went there for our one year anniversary and they went above and beyond to make it an exceptional evening.

Thank you
Bearfoot Bistro

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Amazing , great service, exceeded expectations

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 21, 2017

This is the BEST restaurant in Whistler!! The food, the service, the wines and drinks are absolutely, absolutely amazing. Truly one of the best restaurants and experiences we have eaten at in our travels. Can't wait to bring our daughter with us the next time. Don't forget to try out the Vodka tasting room! Many thanks to our server, Andrew, and our sommelier, Collin, for a spectacular night.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Everything from the service to the food and ambience was terrific and we would highly recommend the Barefoot Bistro to everyone!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 7, 2017

A little pretentious to start but very impressed by our young Australian waiter, who was friendly and knowledgeable. Also the waitress who served the food, explaining what everything was in detail. We were not rushed but served competently with fresh cutlery and the empty plates were not removed until we had both finished the course we were on - well trained staff!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

They push the tasting menu and the a la cart prices are not listed. Even on the tasting menu most items listed require an additional up charge of $10 to $40 per item. Service was inattentive (I wanted to purchase another glass of wine but couldn't get the attention of anyone to place the order) and the pheasant I ordered was only ok. Lamb shank was good. The kids was very good and was a good value. The staff was very nice and seemed service oriented so perhaps they were just too busy.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 31, 2017

The ambience, service and decor were spectacular. From the wine glasses to the cutlery, all were very carefully chosen to give one a sense of care and thought into the experience of the diner. Highly recommended.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Wonderful dining experience. We had a great wedding anniversary celebration with interesting, fabulous food.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 18, 2017

We had very good service and exceptional food . We got into the vodka ice room as well and that was a great experience with the dining.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 18, 2017

A bit pricy, but so good...from the service to the delicious and creative food options, to the Ice Room. Just go.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Amazing service and atmosphere! Must try sabering champagne or dining in the private wine cellar.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 16, 2017

We were not expecting the price fix... although they did offer entrees a la carte,if preferred. The food was fantastic. Unusual blends of flavors. Beautiful presentation. The vodka room brings an interesting, boisterous clientele. Unusual for this level of dining.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on March 16, 2017

I've been to many 3 star restaurants and paid less. They charge for everything - drinking water, and bread. The food was good but they could not get my medium rare steak right.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Menu included 3-course and 5-course options, along with wine pairing. The food was delicious, ambiance was nice, service was friendly but not as refined as one might expect for one of Canada's top 100 restaurants. The table side ice cream made with liquid nitrogen was an enjoyable and unique experience.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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