Rimrock Cafe

4.6
907 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Northwest

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About

In its 23rd year, the Rimrock Café has delighted diners with its innovative, fresh cuisine and emphasis on the finest fish and game, artfully prepared with inventiveness and flair. The restaurant is consistently recognized as a local’s favorite for atmosphere, service and a sublime eating experience. Behind the large glass window of our lit cellar, all manner of wines from the glamorous and recognizable to the intriguing and new seem to hum seductively. Two fireplaces cast an ambient glow over the chatter and energy of our rustic dining room. In summer, enjoy your meal on a sunny patio. The seafood antipasto for two is the perfect start to your meal. Stunning presentation meets succulent, vibrant flavor among the six exquisite tasters. Try our Venison tenderloin, served with a porcini cream and homemade spatzle. For the seafood lover, our main course Trio is a harmony of seared Ahi, nut crusted Sablefish and grilled prawns. Complete your meal with Whistler's favorite desert.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Northwest, Wild Game, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:45pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(877) 932-5589 ext. 604
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Rolf Gunther
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Private party facilities
Our restaurant is ideally appointed for weddings and special occasions for up to 110 people. Let us create a spectacular and memorable meal to delight and impress your guests. Everything from cocktails and canapes to a four course feast can be tailored to your particular needs. A semi private area of the restaurant is available nightly for groups of approximately 20 people.
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Private party contact
Anton Fruehwirth: (604) 932-5565
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Cross street
Hwy 99
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Parking details
30 parking stalls are available on site, or consider leaving your car at home and make your way to the restaurant by taxi or your hotel shuttle. We are a $10 cab fare from the village and long time local drivers are always eager to recommend their favorite menu items. Relax and enjoy the freedom of a designated driver.
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Public transit
Reliable and frequent local transit service will drop you conveniently at our driveway.
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Special events & promotions
Join us in May, June,October & November for our Low season three course special at$49.00.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
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BR
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at the Rimrock several times and have never been disappointed. On this occasion we were a group of 8 and the whole party were very impressed with their experience and the good quality if the food. As usual the service was very good and again our friends were impressed. Ordering off the menu was also easy to do and caused no fuss. We would all recomend the Rimrock to anyone.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Rimrock is our favourite place for a special meal when we're in Whistler, and our last visit was as good as ever. We took some friends who were visiting for the first time and they loved it too. Service is attentive but informal, the food is amazing, and the barman mixes a good cocktail. Well worth venturing outside Whistler village for.

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j
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2013
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

As always Rim Rock gave us an excellent evening with great food, wine and service all round. We will visit again on our next ski vacation without a doubt!

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CJ
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food and service...quite noisy as we were seated next to a large party...would recommend, and hopefully come again..

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t
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a truly wonderful restaurant. Have been before and its still awesome..Dont hesitate.. GO!!!!

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Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rimrock was exceptional, as a fine restaurant should be. Service was great. Staff friendly and knowledgeable. I couldn't decide what to eat because the menu sounded so appetizing! The Sticky Toffee Pudding is a must have. I'd go back in a heartbeat. Pricey but you get what you pay for.

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BA
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Rim Rock is on the Do Not Miss List when vacationing at W-B. Have traveled several times to W-B and have always dined at Rim Rock.

Bob Dawson is a great host and will ensure you a fine dining experience.

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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant! Great dinner and excellent service from Shelley. Go if you can!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Rim Rock continues to top the list of dining experiences. The service is impeccable. The food is incredible (I had the caribou which was thinly sliced on top of truffle risotto... you bet). Whether you are celebrating an anniversary, looking for a romantic dinner, craving very fine food... or hoping to unwind in a warm chateau.. Rim Rock is the place. It is on the pricey side but worth packing a lunch all week on the mountain and saving $20 hot dog + cocoa lunch money for a nice glass of wine or appetizer.

I will be back.

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K
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every year we come to Whistler, we dine at the Rimrock. It is something looked forward to, just like the great skiing at Whistler and Blackcomb. This year Shelly was our server and she was terrific! She took wonderful care of us, helped with our dining choices and made our visit enjoyable. The Shellfish Medley is a classic, along with the Wedge Salad. The Cosmopolitans were superb! We always recommend an evening at the Rimrock Cafe to friends going to Whistler. For us, it is part of the Whistler experience not to be missed!

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Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Rim Rock did not disappoint. I always dine at least once at Rim Rock when I am in Whistler. I have never had anything that wasn't fantastic.

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Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been a consistent, outstanding restaurant in Whistler for years. I first started coming here for special occasions and now I have a home nearby and we try to eat here as often as possible. Sticky toffee pudding - must try favorite!

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G
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just loved this place! as a tourist to the area, I'm glad I got off the beaten path to find it. I consider myself a foodie and I will certainly remember this meal. Make reservations ASAP. The service is great. not rushed and the waiter was very knowledgable about the menu. definitely get a fish dish when you are there. the portions are very well thought out. Not too much of anything but when you leave, you are full and still thinking about all the unique favors and excellent cooking.

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SJ
London
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our favourite restaurant in Whistler, hence our third visit. Ambience, food and service all great. A little more expensive than some other restaurants, but worth the treat.

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Surrey
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My fiancé and I came here for dinner on my birthday after seeing it was number 1 rated on Trip Advisor, and we were not disappointed! The seafood antipasto for two was amazing!! We then had the fish if the day (fish done 3 ways) and surf and turf with the lamb and lobster. Both were sensational! There was no room for desert, but the sticky toffee pudding looked fantastic and was certainly VERY popular.

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CS
New England
62 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has become a yearly event for us - our 5th year since we discovered it - all the way from the Boston area. A wonderful dining experience in Creekside! Not only is the quality, preparation and presentation exquisite, but the proportions are incredibly generous. Service is excellent. Even each accompanying vegetable on the plate has been individually prepared for the entree! Venison is a must to try. Lots of interesting affordable BC wines to choose from - Pentage 2007 Pentage was wonderful at $58. Also lots of expensive wines to delight the palate. Sticky Pudding dessert is a definite signature dish, but we were too full this time to enjoy!

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Still, by far, the best restaurant in Whistler. A must visit if you have the time. Whenever I go back to Whistler, I love going there.

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food! Our party of 9 was 100% pleased. Highly recommend this for a night out in Whistler.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Ambiance was not what I excepted for the prices on the menu. Tables very close together.

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Tahoe
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a gourmet experience in the great northwest.
Wonderful wine and enticing menu selections.

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SO
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2013
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent variety of dishes and service. Glad to see that we can bring our wine to restaurant, however, $40 corkage is a bit steep. If we buy one of theirs and order drinks, too, maybe they should waive corkage. We come every year

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Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2013
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

As a family of 3, we had a terrible experience. Our request for 'simple steak only' from the Kids Menu for our 10 year old turned up exactly as an adult version with garlic mash, celeriac,etc that most kids dislike. Being too hungry to wait for another version we persuaded her to 'make do'. Then, again, our request for simple brownie and ice cream was served with loads of whipped cream she had not asked for and disliked. The kitchen just put what they wanted on the plate, ignoring the child-friendly simplicity we had asked for. It completely spoilt an evening we had looked forward to. Our child is used to adult restaurants, but Rimrock put the same garlic mash, etc on all of our plates regardless of our requests. Very disappointing.

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h
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a fabulous regular dining experience in Whistler. Food , service, treatment of a large group is perfect!

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r
Nashville
92 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This place was great! I found it on Trip Advisor and the reviews are correct. Both of our salads were good the bread they delivered to the table was good, fresh and plentiful. The wine options are also expansive in terms of something for everyone. I had the fish special which was 3 fish served with 3 different sauces and each prepared differently: YUM! My husband had the ribeye-which was actually 2! They do not give you tiny portions. You leave full and satisifed. This is a great spot for a special dinner in Whistler.

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Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Rim Rock Cafe is a real winner. Every dish is spectacularly good.

Don't miss the Sticky Toffee Pudding. The best I have had.

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Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, service and ambiance

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked rim rock cafe for my boyfriends birthday after reading rave reviews. We had an incredibly memorable night and couldn't rate it more highly, it was a highlight of our stay in whistler and we will definitely be back.

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Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2013
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellant dinner as usual, food was great and especially the latte and sticky toffee pudding desert.
. Noise was higher than normal and somewhat annoying as it was hard to hear each other talk .

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was very good and the service fine. I was looking for a romantic evening so I found it a little noisy for that occasion but otherwise it would have been fine.

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R
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

this is still, by far, the best seafood restaurant in whistler, maybe the best restaurant here overall too. been here several times over the years, and never disappointed. if you stay in creekside, it's a short walk. if you are in the village, it's a 5 minute drive. well worth it. fantastic.

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Hawaii
31 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2013
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had HIGH expectations of this restaurant which was conveniently located near our Creekside accommodation as I missed out on previous visits to Whistler. Delicious appetizers including scallops with pork belly (best), lobster tagliatelle, and fois gras. Entrees were very good with exception of the Chef's special which was an overcooked fair cut for a ribeye. Dessert was terrific. I will return.

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L
London
18 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Food is amazing and innovative! Love the local Canadian wine-even took the rest of the bottle home with us.
Downside-so busy you have to book a while in advance, also sat next to a large group who were very noisy. Recommend getting a taxi home as the bus can be long cold wait!

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2013
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We had a great appetizer: seafood platter for two. Also our main dish the Ahi Tuna was great.
We would also have gone for a dessert but the noise level was too high so we'd rather leave early.
For the price we paid we would have expected a more exclusive atmosphere for example with white table linens and an amouse bouche from the kitchen. But maybe this is too much of an European style - though it gives a visit to a nice restaurant an extra touch.
The food itself was outstanding. Probably the best we ever had in Canada!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant with pleasant atmosphere and good food and service. Worth a detour.

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San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every year we visit Whistler, Rimrock is a must. As usual, we had a dining experience that makes a vacation even more memorable. Caribou and foie gras crostini...what a smashing combo of intense flavors and tender melt in your mouth ecstasy. The waitress was do helpful as well as kind to my 9 year old daughter in what I would consider fine dining without pretention, welcoming children. We will be back again and again!!

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r
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2013
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

overall very awesome dinner again at the RimRock. Only drawbacks - 2 very large groups were also there at same times as us - which left us with who appeared to be a very new server. Little actual knowledge of the food when queried, ok service. We were seated right beside one of these large groups - loud and a little hard for us to chat quietly. Full house - totally booked. While waiting for our coats in the lobby a couple came in without a reservation and were very nicely told there was no way they would be able to eat there. the food as usual outstanding. Drinks spectacular - Ceasar with fresh Horseradish - fantastic!! Very good wine list.
I have eaten here many times and will continue to do so in the future.

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Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great time at Rimrock. The food was delicious and service was very good. Would definitely go back again.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our 31st anniversary and it was an amazing experience. Reservation by the fireplace, excellent service, extensive wine selection and delicious meals perfectly prepared. Our first time at the Rim Rock, but definitely not the last!

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St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Whistler, period!

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Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2013
Overall 1food 4service 3ambience 3

Was really. Upset way to expensive
Was Not on the dine out special

I réserve there Whit the dine out deal
Ans they tell me nô only in the summer I was
Very upset and my guest two
We pay 340 $ for 4 so we. Had to skip one restaurant
I was sad and feeling bad about the situation
They propose us a menu at 69$ but nothing
Really special I was the regular rice about

But was good food and nice place

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