The most anticipated Whistler restaurant in over a decade officially opens its doors tomorrow, August 12—but their books are open today so snag a table now while you can. If you saw our announcement last autumn, then you’re well aware that Wild Blue is a partnership of some big-time, award-winning industry folks: Neil Henderson (Araxi, Bar Oso), Iron Chef and Vanmag’s 2018 Chef of the Year Alex Chen (Boulevard) and Jack Evrensel, Restaurant Hall of Fame inductee and founder of TopTable group. In May they announced award-winning chef Derek Bendig would join the team as executive chef and since then they’ve been working hard to get this Pacific Northwest restaurant ready for the big day.

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“Having lived and worked in this community for 30 years, I feel such a sense of pride to be opening Wild Blue here and a real ownership over the entire experience when welcoming our guests through these doors,” Neil Henderson explains. Jack Evrensel adds, “My focus is creating an experience for our guests—the food, the sounds, the design, the atmosphere—having it all come together for a memorable experience.”

Wild Blue Chilled SeafoodCredit: Leila Kwok

With a focus on sustainable seafood and local ingredients, Wild Blue is set to become a Whistler fine dining destination not to be missed. In anticipation of our first trip to the new restaurant, we took a peek at their menu and noted standouts: an array of oysters with green chili granita, octopus with nduja, chickpeas and squid ink, Dungeness crab spaghettini, a halibut t-bone with porcini spice, morels and onion brodo and a whole selection of steak frites featuring different cuts (including a 12oz veal chop). 

Wild Blue SteakCredit: Leila Kwok

The restaurant itself can seat 150 guests indoors but also includes a private dining room, a raw bar, expansive lounge and cocktail bar and two heated outdoor patios. 

Book your reservations online now via their website

Wild Blue Restaurant
Address: 4005 Whistler Way
Opening: August 11 2022
More Info: wildbluerestaurant.com