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About Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort
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.
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Sundays: 11:30am - 3:00pm
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary parking in hotel lot.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort Ratings and Reviews
The hotel was beautiful, the view from the restaurant to outdoors was nice. I would love to see it during the day. The hostess at the restaurant was very nice and helpful.
The evening started out so well, but when questioned on something, the server got very defensive, and was downright cold and belligerent the rest of the night. Ruined a nice outing with friends
Good restaurant but the food never quite meets the expectation of the setting and ambience
Caesar salad was amazing. Veggies with entree were very bland and boring.
Excellent service in a very busy place, fun, great food, will be back!
On-the-water setting and view is stunning during the day. Service was professional and mature. Wine and beer selection are decent. They've changed the menu and food reviews at our table varied from average to good. One person thought the ribs were average, another thought them good, my meal was average and a fourth thought his meal was quite lovely. A mixed bag. Worth trying.
Excellent restaurant - we love the ambiance! Servers all very friendly and food fantastic! Cozy in winter and wonderful patio & view in the summer!
We have been there for two wedding anniversary dinners and have never been disappointed. Portion sizes are huge for a reasonable price and very delicious! The location is very scenic with a comfortable atmosphere. We will be back.
Great place to have a good meal.... and for a first date...
Always love the ambiance at the Hooded Merganzer. My won ton soup had uncooked chewy won tons. When I sent it back and received it again they were still chewy. The dynamite roll rice was crunchy not soft. But everyone knows we will be back because you can’t beat the beautiful setting.
I love the Merganser, however the one thing that can ruin a lunch is the music being too loud. We asked the serving staff to turn it down as we couldn't have a conversation because of the loudness.
Music - background - not dominant. Change the volume and you have a perfect venue.
Everything's great! I would like more wild game meat on the menu please.
Filet Mignon cooked to perfection! Blackened Tuna cooked to perfection as well as great Cajun seasonings! Very experienced chefs! And the best part, when I check the Filet Mignon both sides are never over-seared! Great work! Bravo!
Morning after the Foreigner concert.
Eggs Benny was awesome.
View is spectacular.
As always. Good food, great ambiance, great service and the table I asked for.
Birthday dinner. Was good and they gave the dessert as a birthday gift. Very friendly staff
Filet Mignon cooked to perfection! A mark of a professional chef! Bravo!
We were visiting Penticton, and although it wasn't the first visit, it was the first time at HM.
We had a booth facing the water, and the view was fabulous. The service was excellent, our server very friendly and attentive. The food was very good, although the Thai curry was just a tad too spicy for me. But I could have ordered it a little milder if I had wanted to. Overall a great dinner -- would definitely go back again.
We were dining with7 of us, 2 people with serious celiac disease. We chose the Hooded Merganser because they had several gluten free options. We asked our server about gluten free options and we made her aware 2 were seriously allergic to gluten. However upon ordering, one of our group with celiac received sausage in his meal and after asking we were told that there was indeed gluten in the meat. He had to have his meal replaced and we were half finished our meals when his finally arrived.
Another wonderful evening at the Hooded Merganser! The service was impeccable, the food delicious. Our server Chris was very helpful, able to answer any questions we had. The live music was a pleasant surprise, and just added to the enjoyment of the evening. We have never been disappointed at the Hood.
The menu selection is some what limited and has deteriorated over the last couple of years.
My wifes meal was cooked properly but mine was under cooked.
The wine prices are out of line, $45 for a $22 bottle of local (Penticton) wine.
If it wasn't for the service and the view, it would have been a non memorable evening.
Been coming here many years. Always impresses thanks to food and stafff
Beautiful views, food was good and wait staff was very attentive. Would suggest the curry to be served with rice instead of rice noodles. Recommend the white chocolate cheesecake.
my husband and I have been here many times..slightly disappointed with the menu change we were hoping to have primerib for dinner.. the steak was very good though. the atmosphere is more casual now and we were hoping for a more fine dining experience
As far as vegetarian options go the restaurant had one on the menu and it was passable at best. They should also do something about the fruit flies. We had to keep the wine bottle capped and napkins over our glasses. With such a great location they can do better to enhance the ambience
Our waitress provided excellent service. Food was excellent. Some maybe feel the price of menu was high, but our guests and ourselves were surprised at the value. Well worth a revisit.
We made a reservation at this restaurant because we had celebrated my sister's birthday there 2 years ago and had a great experience. Celebrating my sister's milestone birthday this year we thought it would be great to return to the same restaurant. This visit was a disappointment to us - there was no live music and the food was just okay. 🙁
after being seated at our table we were ignored..i had to flag down a manager to get service.
my friend ordered the ceaser salad and made a comment to our waiter that the salad had way to much garlic in it..the waiter made a comment that it is a ceaser salad after all..a good waiter would have apologized and gotten another salad.
Our second time here in a week.....know you will be getting delicious food served hot and in a timely manner. The food came to the table hot and was still very warm till it was all eaten....a rare thing these days. The Butter chicken is Soooooo good.
Friend get together vis6itong from Ottawa and Calgary here in the Okanagan. Despite the smoke,y skies,..tne service, food and great atmospbere was what we were after to showcase. Our 4th visit in 6 weeks with good friends that we were not disappointed with.
Thanks and see you again ,..
I have been dining at the Hood since it opened, always enjoy it, the staff has always been fantastic. Overall I would recommend it time and again. My one critique would be that over time the quality of the meals seems to have gone down somewhat. It use to be that I knew when eating there I would walk away thinking how fantastic the food was, with perfect portions. The last few times while the atmosphere, staff and overall experience have been very enjoyable, the food seems to have been unexciting.
Hopefully some food for thought, thanks for asking.
My sisters and I come to Penticton to celebrate being together. We always try and come to the Hooded Meganzer at least once during our stay and are never disapointed.
Amazing breakfast on their patio. So calm and peaceful! Hot coffee and great French toast.
Excellent in all areas. We were starved and the salad came quickly which we appreciated.
The entree came in a timely fashion and was piping hot. VERY happy they put the Butter Chicken back on the menu. The local wine was delicious and good value for the cost.
EXCELLENT ALL AROUND
Once again we had a great time at the Hooded Merganser. The food options were good, we were able to sit outside, so view was wonderful and the noise level was good. I find the ambience always good here.
Memorable evening with friends.
Fantastic place. Only reason for giving service a 3 is this Canadian tipping requirement, which for a UK person is absurd. Especially when your waiter tels you that 15% is what is required for ordinary service - good but not special.
Would we go again, absolutely. The food is fantastic, especially the Asian influenced food.mwould we recommend it, absolutely yes.
Chris our server was outstanding. Wasn't too sure what to expect but was happily surprised at the table view, friendliness, grestvtable service and food.
Excellent food, good service, great view. A great place to eat.
Always a great dining experience. Love the ambiance!
We stayed at the Penticton Lakeside Resort and ate at the Hooded Merganser several times,
breakfast on the outside deck and dinner inside at a high top booth...so comfortable and cozy!
The view was enough to get a five star out of us but the service and quality of food was right up there as well! We are both healthy eaters and could always find something delicious. Great variety in the menu and the servers had giant smiles day and night.
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