Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort

4.4
868 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
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.
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T
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Fantastic venue with stunning views from everywhere. Great value, good selection of food. Perfect for that summertime Lunch and Rose afternoon

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MA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our service was outstanding! Food excellent! Love the view and the breezes ...feels like we’re sitting outside but can stay warm!

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RV
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

I was happy with food and service, I just didn’t like that I had some coupons give to us for this place and I wasn’t allowed to use more then one at a time even there it didn’t say it anywhere on the coupon!! Wasn’t even allowed to split the bill and pay separate with two different coupons!!

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TS
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Ambiance and service was good, food was substandard, not thoroughly cooked.

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CR
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and fantastic service! Really nice atmosphere.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had an awesome dinner, our server was excellent went above and beyond!

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H
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Beautiful location with stunning views of the lake and hillsides. The garlic and brie appetizer was DELICIOUS as were the lamb and prime rib. Would definitely go back!

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DN
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Everywhere had great views of the lake, food was good

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R
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Work function

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Y
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

It was very good to have breakfast at such a beautiful scenic restaurant.

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TM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It had the perfect ambiance for our anniversary date. The food was well proportioned and presented. The service was top notch. In the end we received our dessert on the house. It's become one of our favorite places to dine in the Okanagan.

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D
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

This restaurant is great for the views, but the food could be better. Food took awhile to come out and some portions were smaller than expected. Beautiful restaurant and scenic view though.

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JR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Megan. Was exceptional. She made our special evening for my daughter-in-law ‘s Birthday just perfect. Many thanks to her. Food was very good and everyone should have the cheesecake or the crepe brûlée.! Nicely done for a wonderful place on the lake.

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CM
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Over all the experience was excellent. We requested a table outside facing the lake, which we received which made for a perfect view. The only thing to note is the outside chairs are not very comfortable but other than that a great view, excellent service and a great value.

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DR
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Special location by Okanagan Lake. Food good and prices competitive. Some updating (torn seat cover, dilapidated Canadian flag outside) required. Big negative is available parkade with useless payment machines that either are hard to read, reject cash or simply do not respond.

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SF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, table & service! Portion sizes were excellent. My husband had the seafood pasta which was absolutely divine...and I had the ribs which were cooks perfectly and super scrumptious! The only thing I regret is not having enough room to try one of their fabulous looking desserts. We will definitely be back!!

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MS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful location with most tables having a lake view. Food was excellent but not fussy.

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PS
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, wonderful service! Fourth visit. It has been excellent each time!!

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LP
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I enjoyed your delicious new plant based menu thank you for offering this new and rising way of eating.
Kind regards Lynn Parsons

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RC
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Overall experience was pretty good. My wife’s dinner was good. My dinner of steak and vegetables came swimming in a pool of butter and was kind off putting. Beautiful location, server was excellent. Fair prices. Good wine list.

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JV
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and views! They opened up the window/doors and it was fantastic. Warm breeze. Food was great and the service was very good. Will be back.

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K
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We sat outside on the patio looking out over the lake. It was a send off for our friend who was moving to Holland. Perfect setting to say good bye to Penticton. I am just happy to be staying!

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B
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Loving the new plant based menu. Lots of choices for vegetarians and one person in our group is celiac so plenty of gluten free choices too. Haven’t been for a while but we’ll be back there soon!

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BB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

We were sat next to the door and the waiting staff kept leaving the door open.

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JB
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The filet mignon was superb as usual, cooking just right! The Black Forest Crèpes are the next best thing to Black Forest Cake!

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T
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Unsure. I go to this restaurant at least once a year while attending a conference. I love the atmosphere and scenery and the food has always been good. This time (May 2019) the food was not good at all. We couldn’t finish eating it.

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TD
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Get together with friends. Server was great! Attentive and comical! Food was average. Dynamite rolls-lacked flavour and too much rice. Bitmibap had the freshness but lacked the Korean sauce/flavour. Beef was definitely tender-that was a nice surprise. New York steak/ lacked flavour. Portion for wonton soup was larger than expected- quite filling. Bellini was chilled and strong! Love the view there- just wished flavour of food - more than neutral and authentic if going for specific cuisines. Menu had good variety.

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OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Amazing viewed and very good value for money. The halibut and tuna steak were really tasty. Lovely setting.

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G
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely spot on the water. Went for dinner for my uncles 90th birthday, waitress was very patient and accommodating to elderly guests needs, which we really appreciated.Large portions for salads and bowls , mains on the small side but filling none the less. Cheese cake to die for, would definitely recommend.

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J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We regularly go to the Hooded Merganser for breakfast and have been eat had any bad experiences.

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K
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Typical uninspired overpriced breakfast menu. Not a place for a quiet conversation

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JC
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

We were acknowledged quickly, water and wine came. Dinner order taken. An hour later dinner had not arrived. Finally a green salad, fortunately with a few cranberries to help disguise the lack of any dressing when our main course eventually came there was no apology for the time taken. We saw several other tables who arrived after us, get their meals. They had salmon or steak, we had a dinner salad and halibut. The halibut was over cooked, probably hard not to given the paucity of the piece, as were the green beans. We wer never offered either a refill of wine or water. Desert was not offered, indtead the bill arrived. What had been planned as a romantic evening turned very sour. Lunches have always been most enjoyable, however dinner is obviously something to be avoided.

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F
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

We really appreciate that they’ve added a plant based menu, however other than the Beyond Meat burger, the other three plant based items were terrible! The “fondue” was so over cooked/microwaved it looked like hummus. The bbq jackfruit pizza had a very strong vinegary sauce and was inedible. The tacos were - meh!

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MW
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant 2nd time there ...server was attentive not overbearing food was well prepared, the only negative was my steak was cooked medium not medium rare as ordered but non the less delicious

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RA
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a delicious meal here, and scrumptious dessert The service was quick and friendly. The views of the lake were incredible. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a high end meal in a classy environment.

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B
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great stay at the lakeside resort hotel and an amazing dinner here, we had an awesome view of the lake while we ate and an super friendly server who kept our water topped up and offered more drinks as well as checked on us multiple times to ensure we were happy =) definitely will be coming back!

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RN
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the best server. She was amazing. We will return when we are back in the area. Rose and Nik

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S
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Venue was amazing. Carol, our server was above and beyond.

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CF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Service was great. View is great. Food was very good. Place is dated and worn. It needs a refresh.

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JK
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

With reservation had a great table by window with view of lake.
Noisy but there was a large group in cocktail lounge, maybe conference..
Great service, excellent seafood pasta!

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