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Bar Oso

4.6
4.6
63 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
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Bar Oso  – “oso” meaning “bear” in Spanish, an homage to Whistler’s wildlife – is open daily and offers a profusion of Spanish-influenced small plates, tapas, and house-made charcuterie. The long, convivial bar is the ultimate place to meet for hand-crafted cocktails and inspired wines.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Open Mondays to Fridays from 4:30 pm to 12 pm. Weekends from 11:30 am to 12 pm.

  • Phone number

    (604) 962-4540

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    James Walt

  • Neighborhood

    Whistler Village

  • Parking details

    Parking is available under Blackcomb Lodge or in the Whistler Blackcomb day lots.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 63 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. KV

    KimV

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always a must do when we go to Whistler . Charcuterie, bourbon and bacon... how can you go wrong?
  2. G

    Gourmand55

    Vancouver

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and a fun atmosphere at Bar Oso. The food is share plates, small tapas and little sandwich-like montaditos. Excellent, very flavourful and surprisingly filling. The wine list is well curated and has something for every taste. The people watching from the front window seats can't be beat. There is a friendly, welcoming buzz to the place with the customers striking up conversations with one another. Although you could rack up a bill here, it is also possible to have a great time and enough to eat for less than $100 for two for dinner. By Whistler standards, this is downright affordable!
  3. s

    skebe

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food is exceptional, but be smart and avoid busy times. We had to wait 40 min before getting seated, but as we were eating the place started to open up.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whenever in Whistler, this is a must
  5. MF

    MacFly

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Tapas and Wine in the heart of the Village.
  6. CG

    CarrieG

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything I ordered was fantastic (spicy tomato soup, lamb meatballs and beet salad), and all the charcuterie plates I saw and the empanadas looked fantastic. The servers were super conscious of allergies and any special requests. The menu seemed small but everything was great portions that I ordered. Would definitely recommend a reservation, many people were trying to walk in and were turned away even in the middle of the day.
  7. LR

    LizR

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great to sit at the bar and watch everything being prepared
  8. DS

    DavidS

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Servers were great
  9. VJ

    VancouverJohn

    Vancouver

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Relaxed efficient service with high quality ingredients presented well.
  10. KK

    KKuit

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    My husband and I had a great night at Bar Oso. The amiabce is great for a more casual expierence for tapas and cocktails. While the dining style may be more casual the food and cocktails service was first notch. Chris and Oshi (spelling? ) Were phenomenal bartenders who where very knowledgeable and took great care of us! Aly was a marvelous host who made sure we were well taken care of. Any time we are back in whistler we will return!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Unfortunately we didn’t have a great experience. Food served cold.... food not even turning up... we left and went and looked for dinner. If you are looking for a light meal and fancy drinks then this may be the place for you.
  12. T

    Tamara

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We visited on a weekend evening. It isn't easy to get in but I had reserved ahead. Local roasted beets with goat cheese, yum! Scallop crudo at the waiter's suggestion. My husband wasn't sure about raw scallops, but I ordered them anyway, thinking I could just eat the whole dish myself. We both loved it! So many things going on, so many textures and flavors. Delicious! Tiger prawns were outstanding. The lamb albondigas (meatballs) were good but my least favorite. Simple. Not a big lamb flavor, I could have believed it was beef had I not known better. The warm olives are really good. Some unusual varieties and warmed to perfection. On other visits we have had their charcuterie platter, which cannot be beat anywhere, and the padron peppers, which I also recommend. And the Montaditos (various things on toasted bread) are super, too. We made a meal of the tapas and noted many dishes to return for. We finished with the Creme dessert, flamed in front of us at the bar. A perfect ending, lighter than creme brule, and topped with citrus fruits for a fresh finish. The staff all joyfully keep an eye on the guests. Although we had one young woman serving us, another young man came to see how we were doing and told us of his love of the scallops (we asked), and the skilled chef's at the counter often cought our eyes and received our additions as well. Clearly everyone is very happy to be there. Especially me :)
  13. M

    Monika

    New York Area

    133 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Made our (2) reservation based on others review. However, we found it very underwhelming and extremely loud. The small tapas (Pintox) are way overpriced. The beef tartare was very good and a good value as was the Crema Catalana. The chacuterie platters looked very good and appeared to be a good value. Overall its a place we won't go back any time soon.
  14. j

    jvvail

    Sydney

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A classy little Whistler oasis
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was fantastic! One of the best charcuterie boards and creme brûlée we’ve ever had, and we’re picky. Great recommendation on wine. The best meal we had in Whistler and would absolutely recommend Bar Oso.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service with great tasing food. Very good gin selection and very attentive staff.
  17. NF

    NathanF

    Key West

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got there on opening and as we had seen how popular the venue was and were warmly greeted given our pick of table, service was attentive but not overbearing even as the crowds built up, a good vibe to the place and the food was perfectly prepared and portioned
  18. r

    roland451

    Dallas

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Relaxing dinner after day on the slopes. Noise level good so we could enjoy our conversations.
  19. SB

    StephenB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bar Oso is amazing. Charcuterie board plus any of their G&Ts are the way to go.
  20. RE

    RonE

    Minneapolis

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Limited menu. Very tight space. We felt like we were sitting in the kitchen. Wait staff was friendly, but the food is overpriced for what you get. We left after a drink and an appetizer and went somewhere else for dinner. It would be okay as a first stop on an evening out. They do have a creative drink menu.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kaila and callum are outstanding.! Sit at the bar, you wont be disappointed
  22. g

    georgiac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great! The drinks were yummy, the atmosphere good, but I would have liked backs on the bar stools. Not a huge deal, but still.....
  23. CP

    CarolinaP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent authentic spanish food, great for tapas for lunch or dinner. Relaxed environment. It's a very small place so you have to book ahead. We loved it!
  24. SM

    SheilaghM

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous tasting menu! We thoroughly enjoyed the artful food, the recommended wine, and the casual ambience of Bar Oso. We will definitley be back for another dining experience!
  25. JR

    JenniferR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2018

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Food was excellent! Our server quite honestly wasn’t to interested in serving us and doing her job in quality food check etc... it seems more important to hear how your co workers gym routine went. Also, found it frustrating that I had to ask another sever for our bill as she did not pick up on the queques of empty drinks and wallets on the table.
  26. n

    napping

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2018

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Awesome fun and good!
  27. K

    Karen

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2018

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I went to Bar Oso after reading great Opentable reviews. I made a Saturday night dinner reservation for 6:30pm. The restaurant was already packed when we arrived but we were greeted by the hostess and were seated immediately. I'd recommend a reservation if you're able to secure one! The first thing I noticed is that the space is small. All tables are seated close to each other so you'll be able to overhear everything being said at the table next to you. The music is also very loud. It didn't hurt the experience but it certainly didn't help. As for service, it was great. The hostess was friendly and our server was great too. I was a little wary because some reviews mentioned the lack of attentiveness by staff but we had a great experience. After taking our orders, our server checked in on us about 4 times over the course of the 2-hour evening and that was plenty for us. My biggest disappointment (and I hate to say this because I had such high hopes for this) was the food. We had the fresh & cured charcuterie board, octopus "Jorge" style, the lamb meatballs, and duck liver montaditos. I would say that the charcuterie board and duck liver montaditos were both 9/10 experiences. The Jorge style octopus and lamb meatballs were good but nothing special (6/10). These two dishes came out strangely lukewarm and very bland. We weren't impressed at all. The cocktails, on the other hand, made me swoon. I had the Trophy Wife and my boyfriend had the Oso Sour. Both were definitely 11/10. We were ecstatic about these two drinks. I would highly recommend trying whatever cocktails you can! They were absolutely phenomenal. In conclusion, I would definitely come to Bar Oso again although it would most likely be for drinks rather than dinner! Thank you for a good 4-star experience!
  28. SD

    StephenD

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, cocktails, and some of the best scallops/ tuna I've had!
  29. AT

    AmandaT

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a memorable first visit that we returned the very next day!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Always amazing.
  31. DR

    DanieleR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for my 30th birthday dinner and absolutely loved it. My husband is a beer drinker but he ended up having three different cocktails, each one was delicious. I had the spicy margarita, a regular margarita and the sangria, all of which were really great. Our food was delicious. We just had a really nice time overall, the food came quickly and the service was great!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2018

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    45 minutes to get your drink is just too long. Love the place, but the service was not great this visit. In the past we have had a much better experience!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievably delicious! From cocktails to the last mouthful - a taste explosion and journey. Cannot rave enough!
  34. FB

    FBLROERY

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Seated at the bar, overlooking the magic of Bar Oso's food preparation, I could not get enough of it — three nights in a row. It's hard to decide what's been more captivating: the amazing aromas of literally everything I tasted (who would've thought that cumin is the perfect addition to a soup of tomato cream? Maple glazed bacon in their Oso Sour? Terrine de volaille with a heavenly fragrance and consistency? Oh and those short ribs?) or the perfect coordination of the movements behind the bar in a highly organized, ultra dense mis-en-place, featuring 2, sometimes 3 virtuosos assembling food; balancing serving plates of chocolate cake, sliced to precision with blades dipped in boiling water; sous-vide simmering meats; cheeses and charcuterie — both cured and fresh — arranged to perfection.
  35. CS

    ColoradoSkier

    Denver

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great intimate restaurant- cozy with incredible food.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2018

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    You would think a Spanish tapas place would use really good olive oil but alas this place wasn't the night I was there........ Sad
  37. M

    Mojoman

    Brighton

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Earlier in the day, I went to another bar and had a small portion of nachos, which turned out to be enough for 4 people. This place goes to the other extreme and portions are very small, as you expect with tapas. The food was very good but the service was was a little slow. It was busy time, but 1 more member of staff would have helped. Good for profit, I guess, but not so good for customers. Overall a nice meal, but not the greatest.
  38. DC

    DeanCoza

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience! Oso Sour is a must have
  39. JC

    JenniferC

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Has some organic wine which was why we went there. Had the scallops which were sliced really thin but great, and the charcuterie board where everything on it was yummy. Had the special ham app and the shrimp app - my husband said they were delicious. There are only a few reservations on OpenTable per evening so make your reservation early, this place fills up!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yosemite

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The tables are a little too close together. It was difficult to get in and out.

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Bar Oso is rated 4.6 stars by 63 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Whistler Village

  • Hours of operation

    Open Mondays to Fridays from 4:30 pm to 12 pm. Weekends from 11:30 am to 12 pm.

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is available under Blackcomb Lodge or in the Whistler Blackcomb day lots.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    James Walt

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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