Aura - Nita Lake Lodge

4.5
300 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
CAN$31 to CAN$50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Regional American (Northwest)
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Combining traditional French cooking techniques with a love of west coast ingredients, Executive Chef James Olberg creates approachable local flavours with a modern, innovative twist. Paired with our open concept kitchen, fresh décor, unique design features and stunning lake view, we are sure you are going to love Aura.


What 300 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
G
Vancouver
56 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Aura remains our favourite spot at Creekside. The view out over the lake is beautiful. The service is very good and the food is excellent. The 3 course meal option is one of the best deals in Whistler. My wife had the vegetarian risotto and loved it. My duck confit linguine was also great. The wine list is excellent with a good selection of BC wines. If you are looking to get away from the busy village and enjoy a relaxed and unhurried dinner, Aura ia a great choice.

Report
Helpful
Y
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excelent food, service and view.

Report
Helpful
k
Vancouver
85 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Spring menu was a great value! $35 for a 3 course meal.

Report
Helpful
ST
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, lovely room and food was both delicious and interesting. We'll be back.

Report
Helpful
CB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food great atmosphere will definitely be back

Report
Helpful
MO
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service and food were excellent!

Report
Helpful
OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved Meatless Monday special menu! Vegan friendly 👍🏻

Report
Helpful
SJ
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We had wonderful service and the food was nicely prepared and very tasty. I will say the restaurant on the kitchen side is too brightly lit- we asked to move tables and we were accommodated and the lighting was better. The best part about the evening was the outstanding service we received and recommendations by our waiter. Thank you for making it a special evening.

Report
Helpful
E
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Delicious food, attentive staff, and good service. Noise levels were on the high side, but it was a lovely experience for us start to finish and we'll definitely be back.

Report
Helpful
CB
New England
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wait staff fully explained each dish as they brought them - very cool!

Report
Helpful
OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing! Even the sides were very tasteful! Service was exceptional. Love the awesome variety of local wines. Ambience was perfect. Turned into a date night with take-away for the kids. Both devoured the dinner.

Report
Helpful
IB
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were staying at Nita and my husband wanted us to have a special last night. It wasn't a dissapointment. The food was delicious. We both enjoyed what we had. If we are ever in Whistler again, we will definitely be putting this on the place to return to

Report
Helpful
E
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful evening, with great food that was full of flavours and very well presented. Good service but not too attentive. Possibly the best restaurant I have been to in Whistler.

Report
Helpful
i
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, fantastic service. Love Aura!

Report
Helpful
GH
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The food was well prepared and very good. The service was spotty however, We waited for someone to acknowledge us for about 10 minutes after which we ordered drinks which were promtptly served to us. The rest of the meal was served in a timely fashion. However, we were given dessert menus and then the waitress didn’t come back for at least 15 minutes. I would go back and try it again as the food was extremely tasty.

Report
Helpful
SH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great casual restaurant. Good food, good service. Recommend.

Report
Helpful
CO
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We have been very happy to dine in while staying at Nita Lake Lodge.
The staff works very hard to please and are busy serving both Aura and the more casual Cure.
We brought it to the attention of management and know they are dealing with it, but in both locations, although more so in Cure they have a current problem with fruit flies. That is why we can't give them 5 stars. Hard to dine when they are flying over your meal.

Report
Helpful
AB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was our first time there and definitely won’t be the last! Rodrigo was absolutely amazing and made our experience aswell as the chefs for the incredible food

Report
Helpful
OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Valentines day

Report
Helpful
b
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best cooked steaks (med-rare) that I’ve had in a long time!

Report
Helpful
TM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Aura’s food is delightful - very tasty and well presented
There was a large group booked in later So ambience was a bit lacking with the place being so empty.

Report
Helpful
G
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was cooked and presented very well. A must go restaurant in the Creekside area.

Report
Helpful
CK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great decor, food was amazing. The service was a little slow, but it was a busy weekend - even at 5:45.

Report
Helpful
MH
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent and very aware of food allergies

Report
Helpful
G
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent experience, a must when you are in Whistler

Report
Helpful
LS
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The food is very good but the ambience is sterile. Better to eat at the attached Cure Lounge as you have the benefit of the same kitchen but a much nicer ambiance.

Report
Helpful
a
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Friday at 6:00pm the noise from the bar across the hall was a little overwhelming.
Everything else was great.

Report
Helpful
OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Heerlijk gegeten bij Aura! Relaxte sfeer met goede gerechten en goede bediening

Report
Helpful
PJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Grossly overpriced. Food was ok, but not great. Wait staff good. Atmosphere is “different”. Not what I thought it would be. Didn’t car for it, but some might like it. Will never eat there again. Too many good restaurants in Whistler to waste money at this place.

Report
Helpful
EE
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Meatless Monday Vegan 3 course meal was excellent! And I’m not a vegan or vegetarian. Food was innovative and portions were generous for a 3 course meal.

Report
Helpful
OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Anniversary

Report
Helpful
AG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful food, excellent service!

Report
Helpful
BF
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Our meal was excellent. It was off the fixed price menu which offered some interesting choices. The portions were very generous with nice presentation. The lower rating I gave to ambience is based on personal preference rather than anything wrong with the decor, etc.

Report
Helpful
OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Vegan selections were amazing. Would highly recommend to friends and family! Service was excellent along with the outstanding 3 course meal.

Report
Helpful
BR
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We drove up from North Van and it was well worth the drive! Had really good service and a great meal to celebrate Thanksgiving - we aren't turkey people so it was perfect to have steak and chicken

Report
Helpful
j
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

friendly and knowledgeable service. Good pairing of wine with food. great scenery. Enjoyable evening. Highly recommend

Report
Helpful
FB
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had the 3 course set menu offered in October for $39.
Good options and large portions.
Great dining room and service was excellent

Report
Helpful
AR
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food. Friendly, efficient service. Set menu was very good value, though the cost of the wine is a bit steep.

Report
Helpful
OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Poor service and waited over 1:20 hrs to get our main course after one soup and one onion rings.

Report
Helpful
OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

So disappointed with the experience it was a bad way to end my moms birthday celebration weekend.
We arrived early for our 11:30am reservation at Aura and waited over 10 minutes for even a host to greet us, this only happened after we asked. We were then sat in the lounge which had the same menu as the restaurant because it was closing.... not sure why as they advertise brunch from 11:30am-2:00pm at the restaurant on Sundays. They had one server who seemed to be very overwhelmed. I asked to customize my own meal and have a hash... (they have other hash’s on the menu) he said he would check and let me know if I could. No follow up until we asked him if it was ok and then my meal showed up as just the items I asked for in the hash separately on the plate which was clearly not what I had ordered. We asked for a simple piece of French toast for my niece which they couldn’t do although they are a kid friendly restaurant and then we got the rush pancake at the same time as the rest of the food an hour after we ordered.... we waited 30 minutes for coffee, tea, water and orange juice. When the manager came to drop off my incorrect meal I inquired if she was the manager and she said she was but it was her last week and she would get the other manager. Why would this even be an acceptable response ? If you are a manager wether it’s your last day or last week you deal with the problem. The manager did come over and apologize and then we got our bill and everything was on there as well as an 18% gratuity. You would think after enduring all of this we would perhaps have had the meal they screwed up taken off the bill or at least the auto gratuity. I would never visit this place again and the sad part was I had always wanted to stay at this resort which I will not do now.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
8

Tweets by Aura - Nita Lake Lodge