Aura - Nita Lake Lodge
We went to Aura expecting a really amazing experience based on many reviews and knowing its beautiful setting. We got a great first impression because of its beautiful viewa and decor. Nontheless that was our only good experience of the night. We ordered the ceasar salad with bacon which was good and also a beet salad which was really good, and also the rissotto which was really sweet and had a bad texture as well as the lobster pasta that was mediocre at best. The real pain was with the service ehich was absolutely terrible. Our server Bobby, was allways trying to rush us, taking our plates away before we were finished, trying to rush us to pay and just being very rude all around. There was only another group while we were dining but we made a reservation and it wasnt even the last one. The prices were also steep for a mediocre dinner. Much rather go to araxi or rim rock for a true fine dining experience.
Dear Guillermo, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We value your honest opinion and I apologize that the dining experience fell short of the service we strive to provide. We truly appreciate all opportunities for development and we will be addressing this feedback as a Management Team. If you would like to discuss your visit in more depth, I will be happy to assist and please connect with me directly at the Lodge. Best wishes, Samantha Guest Relations Manager
Dined with a larger group, 7 total. We took our time which didn't seem to bother the staff, all of whom provided attentive and friendly service. Both vegetarians and meat-eaters in our party and everyone found something to enjoy on the menu. The lake setting is really beautiful.
We loved our evening at Aura. The food was very good. The service was fantastic as always. And it's beautiful setting, even on a rainy night. We relaxed at our table for a few hours and enjoyed the lake view. Can not wait to return!
Very good food, enormous portions, very well presented. The food combinations seem a little bit strange to British tastes but still work well. Lovely view over the lake. The staff are all extremely pleasant. Shrimps in Britain are tiny little things, over here they are enormous tiger prawns!
We stayed at Nita Lake Lodge for our anniversary weekend and had dinner at Aura. We got to sit outside and the view was breathtaking. Everyone made us feel really special and I can honestly say the lobster spaghettini was one of the best pasta dishes I've ever had. We can't wait to come back.
Lovely dinner from start to finish. My husband and I both had the short ribs which were amazing.
Service was great (Colin) and the food was beautiful and delicious!
Sisters trip to celebrate a birthday
We love breakfast on the lake!
Overall good. Slightly disappointed with a big party with 4-5 kids 7-12ish that were allowed running through the restaurant. This was of course the parents that should have corrected them, but after the first 2-3 runs it would have been appropriate for the restaurant to point this out. Nevertheless good food, service and experience
What a treat on our trip to Whistler! Fabulous location and food and a wonderful attentive server named Bobby! Loved it and will be back next year!
We had a lovely dinner overlooking the lake. My lobster pasta dish had a generous amount of lobster but could have had a bit more flavour. However, the mango rice pudding was to die for! It was a splurge for us, but overall, was good.
Amazing view and even better service and food!
Service was slower but still overall great.
Everything was fine ... but for the price tag ($200 for 2 people) the experience was a little disappointing. We started with cocktails, The Brox and a Rhubarb one. The drunk cherries were quite mushy and possibly old, the Rhubarb cocktail tasted and looked great, but we had to stir with a dinner knife.
My Poke appetizer was very average, more just diced sashimi and not poke ... also way over priced at $22. The Beet and Burrata Salad was very nice, but also a $22 appetizer ... for beets, cheese and lettuce. Our Halibut and Short Rib Entree's were awesome, really good.
Ambiance on the patio was lacking ... a shame because the building and the lake are quite beautiful. We even got to see a train pass along the opposite side of the lake! Sooo cool! I think the patio would be better if there was something covering or blocking the sight line of the bike path. It could also use with some speakers on the lake side of the patio. Where we were, the music was very faint and we could easily hear the conversations at other tables. You also need table cloths. When the sun sets, your patio furniture gets quite cold ... and really this would make it feel more like fine dining. Lastly, there was a dress code in the reservation, but many people didn't meet that code. Either stick to it or get rid of it and adjust prices. When we arrived there was a table of 20'somthings sharing a table on the patio in t-shirts, shorts and flip flops ... eating out of takeout containers. They weren't disruptive ... but it was just puzzling as there is a more casual patio bar 10 feet away.
Our waiter was very good, a cute Irish guy... he was both casual, informed and attentive.
Over all ... I think our expectations may have been set too high. I think the restaurant patio needs some attention. It has so much potential, but right now looks like a bit of an afterthought.
'Price for the Experience' was a disappointment.
Lovely place. We enjoyed every bit of it!
The view was stunning; the food was really good and very affordable; and the service was amazing. We will definitely return there on future visits to Whistler!
We love the food, service and ambiance at Aura and this visit reinforced our opinion. The spectacular view out over the lake made our excellent meal that much better. My wife is an almost vegetarian and she enjoyed the risotto dish while I had the duck linguine. We had the 3 course prix fixe meal with the beet salad to start and creme brulee to finish. Our server was prompt and friendly but also not intrusive. We will definitely be back!
Fantastic views of the lake and lovely service. They are great with food allergies and the wine pairings are superb!
We had a great evening with friends visiting Whistler. During the off season, we had the Pirx Fixee, three courses for $29. All enjoyed their dinner. Service was excellent, friendly and efficent. Nice setting too, looking out on Nita Lake. Highly recommended.
Amazing service! Sophie was so kind and attentive and made wonderful recommendations. Food was presented beautifully! And so delicious! The view was magnificent. Overall a wonderful experience. I will most definitely be back!
Service was amazing. Food was amazing. There isn’t another wold other than AMAZING my Wife and I could think of.
Had a lovely birthday breakfast!
Emma, our waitress was so kind and funny.
Thank you for the wonderful meal!
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.
Excelent food, service and view.
Spring menu was a great value! $35 for a 3 course meal.
Great service, lovely room and food was both delicious and interesting. We'll be back.
Great food great atmosphere will definitely be back
The service and food were excellent!
Loved Meatless Monday special menu! Vegan friendly 👍🏻
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.
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.
Wait staff fully explained each dish as they brought them - very cool!
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.
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
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.
Fantastic food, fantastic service. Love Aura!
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.
Great casual restaurant. Good food, good service. Recommend.