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Araxi Review

Terra-cotta tiles, well-chosen antiques, and original artwork create a vibrantly chic atmosphere for what has always been one of Whistler's top fine-dining restaurants. Local farmers grow produce exclusively for Araxi's chef, who also makes good use of regional cheeses, game, and fish. The food is fresh and innovative, best described as Pacific Northwest cuisine with a nod to Italy. Seafood is a specialty, so while you can certainly order a superbly prepared beef tenderloin, it's dishes like alder-smoked arctic char or tagliatelle with clams, scallops, and mussels that steal the show. The multitier seafood tower is a must-try for seafoodies who love to graze and share. Wine aficionados take note: the wine list is 27 pages long. A heated patio is open in summer, and the lounge is a popular après-ski spot.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 4222 Village Sq., Whistler Village, BC, V0N 1B4 | Map It
  • Phone: 604/932–4540
  • Website:
  • Location: Whistler

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • No lunch Oct.–May.
Updated: 05-07-2012

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    Small

    Portions were tiny! Designed for people who sleep in at the hotel, have lunch at 3, and dinner at 6, not people who bike Whistler mountain all day! Go to one of the trattoria's if you want a filling meal!

    by evanhorbay, 1/4/07
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    Pretentious but good food

    Champagne and bottled water were the first things suggested. While the quality of the food was good we felt that the atmosphere was pretentious and somewhat snooty and the service was somewhat lacking in attention.

    by Hannie, 1/26/07
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    No question.

    There are no seams involved with the food, service & value. Hands down, it doesn't get any better than this throughout B.C. A step beyond superior. You missed it if you did not dine here for an exquisite dinner. Pamper yourself, you deserve it if you're here!

    by michaelbmcnulty, 5/30/07
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    Impeccable

    The staff at Araxi provided us with some of the best service I have ever experienced; a pleasant surprise to find in a busy ski town where servers are typically seasonal foreigners. They were knowledgeable without being pretentious and friendly without being overbearing. The only drawback is the price tag, but as the saying goes, you pay for what you get.

    by jerrod1000, 1/21/08
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    Araxi Review

    All hype in my opinion. Maybe once they get the new chef..it'll be better. Out of 4 people at our table...3 of the fish dishes were awful..and the risotto was just ok. The smoked sable was terrible, tasted like it had liquid smoked pured on it and it was under cooked. No flavor but smoke. When you spend $30+ per dish..it should be great! I will give the service and wine a 5 though.

    by Ckeit6, 12/23/09
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    Araxi Review

    This was the best dining experience of the vacation! I had the most amazing beef tenderloin - truly tender, perfectly cooked. My daughter had the scallops and eggplant and all but licked the plate. The only bad thing I can say is that we ordered 2 petit fours from the menu to go. I was looking forward to 2 yummy cake & frosting squares but was surprised to find their version of "petit fours" was a tiny macaroon and one-inch long miniature sweet bread. The chocolate dessert we had at the restaurant was fabulous, though. It was like a molten chocolate lava cake, served with earl grey ice cream.

    by cheezz, 8/19/11

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