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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.

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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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Special Occasion (11)
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Good for a Date (10)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Romantic (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Live Music (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Business Meals (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Cozy (2)
Scenic View (1)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Authentic (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Great food, people coming out of the vodka bar were a little distracting, the restaurant was a bit dated in decor. We enjoyed our time tho will defiantly be back for the service and the food!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

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!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Waiter was exceptional. In fact, the entire staff was top notch. Surprisingly perfect in every way; rare, even at this price point. Amazing! - Constantin

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We very much enjoyed every aspect of our dinner. Our main server was so helpful. It was nice to learn about locally made or sourced ingredients for the dishes.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Excellent food and service. Only minus was the noise. It was so loud and distracting that we could hardly have a conversation.

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 (Mobile)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Excellent food, professional and courteous service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great restaurant. Food was fantastic and staff very friendly. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 8, 2018

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.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food and awesome selection of Wine. Loved it!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Extremely overpriced for the quality of food and speacilly service. We sat for 45 min before we got water. Very disappointed.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 4, 2018

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 !

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Oysters and salad were outstanding. Would have liked a more simple pasta or seafood offering on the main course selections. Service was impeccable.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Aberdeen)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great Oysters and Lobster main course and the wine selected by the Sommelier was great also.
The table was next to the door, which meant we a had a cool draft occasionally.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

La mesera prtendió incluir una propina del 18% sin consultarme. cuando me dí cuenta le pedí la rebajara ya que yo dejaría el 15% además que eramos una mesa de 5 comensales incluidos dos niños. A lo cual se molestó.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Fantastic. By any standards.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 !

Tags: Seasonal, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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!!!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fantastic food and great service!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 29, 2017

カナダ産のお肉は予想以上に美味しかったです。
でも、ロブスターが小さくて残念でした。
アイスルームでは、イケメンのお兄さんがウォッカを説明しながら、めっちゃ勧めてきます‼
デザートに頼んだアイスクリームは、その場でミルクから作ってくれて、見た目も楽しいし、美味しいです。
最後に、チョコレートをくれます‼

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Really nice dinner but VERY expensive. We loved our meal but felt for the price and quality, there are better values in the village

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

French style food, tasty but not nearly worth the price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great overall experience, food and service. I would definitely go back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Sooooo not worth the big $$$$$$$

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The most our family ever spent on a meal. Fixed price. And the food wasnt good. Went for Christmas dinner. A major disappointment.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The food is scrumptious

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Peter our server was outstanding!! The best service and quality of food. Definitely a place to splurge and enjoy great food!! Order the Nitro Ice Cream!! Best ever!! Great presentation. The lamb was delicious and the portions of the steak was amazing!!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Had a great time, food was amazing, wine suggested by our sommelier Paul was great and we had a blast! Then we had might have had a little too much vodka in the vodka room! Overall, very memorable night!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Absolument magnifique. Carte des vins exquise Nitro Ice cream WiW

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great food and champagne sabering experience in the cellar. Excellent service.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

First time at barefoot - it was awesome. Our friends described it as the best food in Canada. Service was impeccable. Highly recommend.

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had a lovely dinner! Food and seevice was great.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We enjoyed out dinner. Their quality of food was just right at 50% off the normal base rate (due to fall special on weekdays).

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