Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort

4.2
1102 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Hooded Merganser was designed to provide guests with a lakeside experience like no other. Vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling windows have made us the place to be during storm watching season. The outdoor patio is incredible during the warmer months. The menu features delicious contemporary cuisine cooked to perfection in the open kitchen. Enjoy the superb selection of hard-to-find Okanagan wines from our cellars. Tie up your boat at the marina and come in for a truly enjoyable time.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1102 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.0
Food
4.3
Service
4.5
Ambience
3.9
Value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful ambience and great service and food

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RJTenson
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic way to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Delicious and festive!!!

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GlennH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere to go with the great food. Waitress was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Everyone wore their masks and were far enough apart to feel safe.

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stacylee
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, thanks to Chris!! Food was tender and fresh!! Piano player was a high light to the evening!!! Great night out!!! Thank you

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LeeT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would highly recommend their restaurant to family and friends!

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GeraldK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

I was surprised to see that none of the staff were wearing face masks. I imagine that most clients would prefer to see the restaurant taking covert 19 more seriously.

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Restaurateur
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We went there on a Wednesday night for dinner. It is a nice restaurant right on the waters edge. The service was friendly. We had some Calamari for starters and then The Arctic Char and the rack of lamb. Both were very well cooked and presented. We had a nice bottle of Shiraz with dinner, that was of a good quality. We enjoyed our self and I can recommend the restaurant to anyone who likes good food and service. The only complaint i had is that the vegetables were not cooked. I know this new trend with all dente! Either cook them or serve them raw.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Glad they have more steaks on the menu

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jessicaj
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

My girlfriends enjoyed their food (salad and cauliflower steak) but my meal (flat iron steak) was terrible. The entire plate was bland. No seasoning on the potatoes or broccoli and the steak was very under-seasoned. Even the chimichurri lacked much flavor. Also the broccoli and potatoes were very undercooked and even cold. I mentioned that my food was cold and the server immediately offered to warm it up. Unfortunately they didn't separate the meat so the plate came back warm with very well done meat. So bad it was comical.

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DonM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We had booked the reservation several days ahead online and indicated it was my wife’s birthday. We waited for 20 minutes for our 6:30 booking. We were shown to a little table with two gym chairs sitting in the middle of the floor beside the piano. Servers were walking around us to get to the booths, no one was wearing a mask including the staff. The menu was very limited with one beef entree called “flat iron steak” no indication of the cut of meat or the size of the portion. We waited for 10 minutes, then got up and walked out.

I understand the restaurant business is facing tough times in the midst of an epidemic, however, this experience failed to live up to our expectations for a high end restaurant. The Hooded Merganser must up their game.

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kellyr
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

we went back to the restaurant to try what we thought was going to be an Asian inspired new menu as we had seen an article in the local paper that a new chef was hired and that was the plan...there was a new menu and apparently a new chef but it was not what we had expected.

Firstly the menu seemed very limited..secondly it unlike the old menu had no Asian dishes to speak of and though I know it isn't an Asian restaurant to take what was previously offered that I'm sure was popular and replace it with what is now on the menu seems like a step backward...

the food....we ordered a beet salad that had plenty of beets some goat cheese and a bit of shredded cabbage that was best described as boring...
I had the special that was billed as roasted pork with roast potatoes and seasonal veg.
what I got was a fatty porkchop ..with too many potatoes and very little veg.
I'd give it a 3 out of 10
my wife had halibut and prawns that she described as pretty good ..she didn't sound convincing..

I have no Idea how TripAdvisor could give this restaurant a top 10 worldwide rating for what we experienced...perhaps it was the ambience, the view or maybe the wine but it certainly couldn't have been the food...

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LorenaT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

Had made reservations through Open Table requesting a window table and stated it was a Birthday celebration. When we arrived we were shown to a table in the middle of the dining room so asked to be moved to a table at a window. The food was mediocre and don’t know why the reservation asked if it was for a special occasion as it was not acknowledged.

This once “special place” has been reduced to an overpriced undelivered experience that I am not interested in repeating.

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DaveC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it, food was great & we would definitely come again

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JasonI
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

If there is a better patio and setting in Penticton, I don't know of the place. Highly recommended!

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vipdoccisar
Edmonton
34 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Location is nice. Wine list good l wines. The ceviche was nice. Chicken had some gristle but was nice. Not as many covid precautions as other places we have stsyed

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TonyS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the time we walked in we felt like we were pampered. Great service and great food. Everything was served in a timely fashion and our server Megan went above and beyond to make our anniversary dinner special. We highly recommend this place.

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BobB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome spot anytime of the day Great staff, prices on par with other top restaurants
Highly recommend

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Happy
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been coming here for a numbers of yrs .. ambiance and view is the reason but the food and service over the last couple yrs Is great

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Anonymous
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Our server was a little slow getting things going, but after the short delay everything was fine. The food and ambience were great.

JR
JenR
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Solid place with gorgeous lake views.

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ThomasL
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice environment for dinner with nice view. Good food and service very nice

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ROXANN596
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Another lovely dinner at the Hooded Merganser. We enjoyed a table on the patio. Salmon and Flat Iron steak were delicious. Disappointed that they were out of the lemon cheesecake. Service was a bit slow, our waiter was not very attentive. Overall a nice way to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary.

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Bains
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommended. I advise booking in advance so you can reserve a patio seating.

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ChrisN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very impressed with the overall evening. Good food good service good timing.

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vipcmur45
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal & service!

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JohnV
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location and atmosphere, great food , service was great . Restaurant has an open airy feel and tables well spaced

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BillW
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

The prime rib was excellent, Wild Boar was fair (rather bland). Service stopped once we paid the bill.

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RecentDiner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Great view, but food not worth the money. There are better places to dine. I would go back for a drink just for the view, but go somewhere else to dine.

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Frankie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

We had dinner Oct. 3, 2020 and "almost" everything was very good. My wife ordered the salmon from the main menu and said it was delicious but there was no sauce with it. The green beans and swiss chard were tough and rubbery, she couldn't eat them. The barley was also not cooked enough, very hard. We will think twice about returning as the meal didn't measure up to the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wedding anniversary

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Vince
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food, drinks, and service were outstanding. Of course, the lake view provides great ambiance.

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MeaganS
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious the wait staff were amazing and service was great. Would definitely go again. View of the water was spectacular. Safety protocols were on point.

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Nickeisha
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant was very nice! There view was spectacular and the service was amazing. Our waiter Chris, made sure we had everything that we needed and he was very friendly. The food tasted very good and the service was fast. We will be back

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vipwestvanclan
Vancouver
34 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Service was terrible and the food was pedestrian; save your money and go somewhere else!

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is delish! The view is amazing and the are all friendly!!! Will be back at The resort and the restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Awesome dining experience.
Thanks Chris for the great service!

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calvinb
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the best meal I have ever experienced in my entire life. The bread tasted like clouds of heaven, the pork belly and scallops are to die for. Don't even get me started on the lemonade it was just perfection in a glass. The rib eye main course special was unlike any piece of meat I have ever had and the cheesecake nearly had me in tears.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food is always good... miss the Ahi tuna though but the feature bone in pork chop was really good.

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Cathy
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

View from our outdoor table was magnificent. Flat iron steak tender and delicious. Server very nice and helpful.

FAQs

Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort is rated 4.2 stars by 1102 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.