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Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar

Best of Nearby Fields, Pastures and Pristine WatersThe culinary cornerstone in the heart of Whistler Village, Araxi enjoys a long held international reputation for excellence in food, wine, and hospitality.As an early pioneer of farm-to-table sourcing and cooking practices, Executive Chef James Walt’s seasonally focused menus celebrate the excellence of locally sourced ingredients. Walt’s innovative and skillfully executed dishes – from savoury starters through delicious desserts – deliver intelligent compositions and unforgettable flavours.Centrally located in the main square of the village, Araxi boasts a contemporary dining room coloured in warm earth tones, and a sleek Oyster Bar that exudes the passion and craftsmanship that lie at the heart of the restaurant. The lively lounge, which features a year-round indoor/outdoor bar, is Whistler’s favourite gathering place for both locals and visitors alike.Awards/accolades/testimonialsBest List Award, SilverVancouver International Wine Festival, 2015Best Whistler, GoldVancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 1999-2008, 2010-2015Best Whistler RestaurantGeorgia Straight Golden Plate Awards, 2009-2015Best Fine Dining Restaurant, WhistlerWHERE Magazine ‘To Dine’ Awards, 2010-2015Top 50 Restaurants in CanadaVacay.ca, 2012-2015’Best of’ Award of ExcellenceWine Spectator, 2013-2015Best Chef, James WaltBest Bartender, Jason RedmondBest Wine ListBest Martini/CocktailPique ‘Best of Whistler’ Awards, 2015Best List Award, GoldVancouver International Wine Festival, 2013-2014Best Server, Benjamin ParizetBest Bartender, Jason RedmondBest Martini/CocktailPique ‘Best of Whistler’ Awards, 2014Best Overall ExperienceBest Chef, James WaltBest ServiceBest Wine List, Samantha RahnPique ‘Best of Whistler’ Awards, 2013-2014Sommelier of the Year, Samantha RahnVancouver International Wine Festival, 2013Premier Crew Service Award, Samantha RahnVancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2013Achievement of Distinction in DiningDiRoNA, 2013Best Dessert, Aaron HeathPique ‘Best of Whistler’ Awards, 2013Top 50, Canada’s Best RestaurantsMaclean’s Magazine, 2012Four Diamond AwardAAA / CAA, 2012Premier Crew Service Award, Neil HendersonVancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2012Most Popular Whistler RestaurantZagat Restaurants Survey, 2012Whistler Chef’s Challenge, GoldChef de Cuisine Jeff Park, Cornucopia 2012Guest Chef Dinner at James Beard HouseThree sold out events at the prestigious James Beard Foundation. New York City, 2006 + 2002 + 1998