Restaurants/Nightlife

Araxi Restaurant + Bar

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The culinary cornerstone in the heart of Whistler Village, Araxi enjoys a long-held international reputation for excellence in food, wine and hospitality.

Executive Chef James Walt celebrates carefully sourced local ingredients from nearby Pemberton Valley farms, where he collaborates frequently with local growers. His seasonally rotating menus also feature the freshest seafood catches direct from the Pacific Ocean. Walt's innovative and skillfully executed dishes deliver intelligent compositions and delightful flavours, carefully married to our award-winning wine list. Chef’s tasting menus, and a la carte selections, are popular with Whistler residents and visitors alike.

Araxi's seamless service and hospitality is led by restaurant director Neil Henderson, a consummate host dedicated to providing his guests Whistler’s optimal dining experience. The dining room resonates with lively ambiance enhanced with fresh flowers and original works of art. The adjoining Bar is the mountain’s popular gathering place for locals and visitors, and in the summer season the patio is the nexus of Whistler’s village life, wrapped by stunning mountain vistas.

Open:
Restaurant 5pm - 11pm
Raw Bar 5pm - midnight
Bar 3pm - midnight
Sunday Brunch 10am - 2pm

Dining Style: Fine

Special Features: Patio, View, Bar or Lounge, Wheelchair Access, Sommeliers, Wine Cellar, Private Parties, Parking Access in nearby village

Awards:

Sommelier of the Year - Samantha Rahn
Vancouver International Wine Festival, 2013

Best Whistler Restaurant
Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards, 2013

Wine List Award, Gold
Vancouver International Wine Festival, 2013

Top 50, Canada's Best Restaurants
Maclean's Magazine, 2012

Whistler Chef's Challenge, Gold
Chef de Cuisine Jeff Park, Cornucopia 2012

Four Diamond Award
AAA / CAA, 2012

Best Whistler, Gold
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2012

Premier Crew Service Award, Neil Henderson
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2012

Most Popular Whistler Restaurant
Zagat Restaurants Survey, 2012

Best Whistler Restaurant
WHERE Magazine 'To DIne' Awards, 2012

'Best of' Award of Excellence
Wine Spectator, 2012

Nominee, Cooking from a Professional Point of View - Araxi: Seasonal Recipes from the Celebrated Whistler Restaurant
James Beard Foundation Awards, 2010

Best Illustrated Cookbook - Araxi: Seasonal Recipes from the Celebrated Whistler Restaurant
Cordon d' Or - Gold Ribbon, International Culinary Academy Awards, 2010

Grand Prize Restaurant, Hell's Kitchen Season 6
Selected by Chef Gordon Ramsay and the Producers of FOX's Hell’s Kitchen as the grand prize for the winning chef, 2009

Best Chef Book in Canada - Araxi: Seasonal Recipes from the Celebrated Whistler Restaurant
Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, 2009

Best Whistler, Gold
Urban Diner Restaurant Awards, 2009

Guest Chef Dinner @ James Beard House
Three sold out events at the prestigious James Beard Foundation. New York City, 2006 + 2002 + 1998

 

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