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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.
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
Northwest, Seafood, International
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - late
CAN$51 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
Whistler Village stop.
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
Wow! What a culinary experience! The food was delicious. The service was excellent. I had the sashimi appetizer bit was so good it pretty much ruined sushi for me. This was followed by the lamb, that was so well presented I didn’t want to disturb it by eating it. The server was very accommodating to my little girls needs. Our wine glasses were never empty and the sommelier helped us choose a delicious wine. Overall, we had an excellent experience. This is one of the more expensive places to eat but the food and service quality is well worth it.
This wasn’t my first time at Bearfoot Bistro but I haven’t been back for 3 years. The past experiences at this restaurant has been great but when I took a date there for Valentines Day it was a huge disappointment. I ordered the ribeye with foie gras for my main course and my date ordered the duck with scallops. To start we had the mushroom soup which was good and the steak tartare was good as well. It wasn’t like mind blowing good but it was good. Now on to the main dishes... my steak I ordered it medium rare and it came out a more than medium. It was almost between medium and well done. The foie gras was completely over cooked which was a big disappointment. My date’s duck was tough to chew, over cooked and tasted pretty boring. The scallops were way over cooked as well. For dessert we opted for the nitrogen ice cream... again nothing spectacular... we paid an extra $20 each person to the ice cream which was a complete ripoff. It whatever it is what it is and we get it. They make the nitrogen ice cream table side and try to make a whole show out of it but I’m from LA and nitrogen ice cream is nothing new to me so maybe I was kind of thrown off by the whole experience. Nonetheless, I doubt I’d be coming back in the future. Oh and our bill came up to $550 including a 20% tip and a $80 bottle of red wine.
The food was excellent (even though the executive chef was not there on one of the busiest Saturday evenings of the Winter season...). For a restaurant that takes themselves this seriously the decor and the comfort of the table (our table two of the guests had a metal bar preventing them for putting their legs comfortably under the table) was unacceptable. The service was not good - had better service at restaurants in Whistler that are suppose to be average. Not worth the prices and definitely not one of Canada’s 100 best restaurants. Actually embarrassing selling this as one of Canada’s best restaurants!
The pianist was very talented and created a nice ambiance, service was fantastic, as was the (albeit pricey) visit to the vodka room. We had the 3 course tasting menu, which was quite overpriced - as both I and my partner work/cook in high end restaurants. We don’t have a problem paying expensive prices, if the food is actually cooked properly. Extra money for bread - fine, becoming more common. But paying $110+ for overcooked beef and rabbit isn’t in line with what we like spending money on. Apparently it’s better if the owner is there, but I probably won’t experience that, as Araxi won me over after dining there the night before.
Was taken back with main courses at $60 each. Bread for the table extra cost. Water extra cost. I was abit dumbfounded. Menu does not provide prices.
Service was very good but felt the ambience was stiff and not ‘comfortable elegance’. Felt abit smothered by staff asking non stop if everything ok and interrupting our conversations to do so. Feel bad saying that as they were very polite and pleasant and trying hard.
Vodka tasting $48 pp for 4 half shots .. that was enough but still pricey.
3 course meal is $110 CAD .. I think this is a special occasion restaurant as long as you know the prices upfront.
Our main course meals were very good.
Nobody greeted us at the entrance for a while till a bartender finally felt bad enough and came out to help. 3-4 people finally came to check the reservation and took our coats but it wasn’t clear who was in charge because everyone was so unprofessional. Food was excellent, but again, servers don’t seem to have good knowledge and trying painfully hard to impress.
Our second visit in a few days was just a great as the first one. We tried different things on menu this time and were thrilled by the seafood and oysters. The kids menu is tops according to child and she said the apple dessert was the best choice ! Everyone made us feel welcomed and at home. We can’t wait to come back !
Superbe soirée au Bearfoot ! This place never ceases to amaze its guests looking for a good time and amazing food. Everyone makes you feel special from the moment you climb the stairs to the entire foodie experience. Best wine list I’ve seen in a while and exceptional service. Patrice was great as our main host. Everyone around us was having a similar amazing time on January 1st. Bravo to the entire team !
We made a reservation but were unaware that it would only be a set menu when we called. Nice place, attentive service for the most part but when compared to the price, the food was very mediocre. The plating is very fancy, but the overall taste is rather ordinary and tasteless at times. It also gave a feel of a culinary school restaurant as the servers who introduced our meals were not familiar with the ingredients.
Wonderful! We dine every Christmas holiday with Barefoot Bistro. This year we sabered a bottle of Dom in the wine cellar before dinner, “Great Fun.” Only disappointment, Andre’ did not visit the tables. He usually makes his rounds greeting diners, we missed him. Chef Melissa never disappoints. Amazing!!!!!
Quite good and exceptional service, but a bit underwhelming for a foodie. Restaurant has a tasting menu only, and many items are good (black cod is is exceptional). But, not great overall. More local would have been better and more appropriate. The menu was designed to be over the top though (Quebec foie gras and deer for an extra 20-40 in BC?!), which doesn't make it great. Nice choice for Whistler. On the expensive side.
Do you like to leave dinner with that bitter feeling of disappointment in your mouth? Do you like to leave dinner with an empty wallet and a feeling that you've just been robbed? Well, then this is the place for you!
Featuring $40 ice cream, $30 tap water and a total of 900 dollars for 6 people this restaurant is definitely one to stay away from. The food was mediocre but the price was extravagant. At Quattro a much better restaurant, with much larger portions, as soon as we mentioned that we paid $30 for tap water they instantly knew that we had gone to the Bearfoot Bistro.
The service was not bad but after being served half a fist-sized entrees and being given a $900 bill we left with a definite conclusion. NOT WORTH THE MONEY.
This place was awful. The overly loud piano competed with all the drunks at the bar and then when the pianist took a break, terrible music blared through an outdated speaker system. Service was obsequious, food was mediocre to inedible, menu was incredibly limited. And at the end I had a $400 tab for two. Never again.
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