Bearfoot Bistro

Spring 2017 menu items at the Bearfoot Bistro @bearfootbistro



Open daily from 5 pm | Weekends from 3 pm | Dinner service from 6 pm


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The People

Founder: André Saint-Jacques
Executive Chef Melissa Craig
Pastry Chef Benat Larrasquet
General Manager: Kerren Bottay
Bar Manager: Scott Barber
Wine Director: Luc Trottier

About The Bearfoot Bistro

Melissa Craig at the pass of the Bearfoot Bistro Kitchen. Photo: Joern Rohde/


At the legendary Bearfoot Bistro, every night is a celebration of culinary excellence and extravagant joie de vivre. The festivities begin in the Champagne Lounge, where your crystal flute awaits in a cradle of illuminated ice. Dive into our daily special at the oyster bar or slip on a cozy Canada Goose parka for a frosty flight of vodka in the sub-zero Ketel One Ice Room, the coldest vodka tasting room in the world.The evening reaches even greater heights of splendour in the elegant dining room with its showpiece open kitchen, where executive chef Melissa Craig dazzles the palate with her modern Canadian haute cuisine. Chef Craig uses the best ingredients from local farmers and around the world to create outstanding dishes that are notable for their exquisite flavours, surprising textures and jaw-dropping originality. Relax to the sound of resident jazz pianist Cameron Chu on the baby grand piano as our team of professionals guide you through your dining experience.

Founder André Saint-Jacques presides over the undeniably fun ambience of this award-winning restaurant. He holds the Guinness World Record for champagne sabering (21 bottle in one minute) and would be delighted to give you a lesson in the must-see underground wine cellar with its 20,000 bottles.

Come summer, the action heats up outside on the Mediterranean-style patio. Decked out with a large bar and elegant outdoor furniture including sofas which create a modern outdoor oasis to relax, it’s the perfect spot to have a signature cocktail or oysters. Whatever the season, the Bearfoot Bistro is the ultimate Whistler experience.


“A night at the Bearfoot Bistro is always memorable, often staggeringly so. But if the Bearfoot Bistro is simply the most polished version of the Whistler ethos of eating well, drinking quality, and making it to the lift on time, it’s Andre’s vision of adding fun and frolic that makes it a little slice of the heaven mountain-goers seek.” – SNOW MAGAZINE

“ … Craig had executed an unforgettable meal that cemented her position as one of Canada’s most talented chefs.” Fiona Morrow, VANCOUVER MAGAZINE

– Distinguished Restaurants of North America – 2012 to 2018

– Where to Eat in Canada – 2008 to 2018

– Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants- 2017

– Diners Club International Series – World’s Best 50 Restaurants – 2015

– The Guardian UK newspaper – Winter 2015 / Canada’s most exciting Chefs – Bearfoot Bistro Executive Chef Melissa Craig is one of the 9 most exciting chefs

– SKYHIGH – A dinner with Altitude – Most memorable event of 2014 – Fred Lee’s Social Network – Vancouver Sun and The Province

– Gold Medal Plates’ Canadian Culinary Championships – Executive Chef Melissa Craig, Bearfoot Bistro – 2008