Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort

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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
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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L
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 5

I had high hopes for this place. I will say the decor and atmosphere was very nice. However, the food left a lot to be desired. My piece of halibut was extremely dry and flavourless - I had to send it back which I have a really hard time doing but I couldn't justify not saying anything and paying the price of the dish. I ordered a burger instead hoping it would be quicker to cook so I could eat with my friends. The burger was good, not outstanding.

LW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best service and the views are awesome. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful view - excellent service and awesome food!

AM
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Another fabulous sunset meal on the deck on a late summer’s evening, watching the Okanagan sunset. Although busy service speed ok. Waitress forgot some ice & had to be reminded but overall no complaints.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of our favourite spots in Penticton. We always have great food and terrific service while enjoying a spectacular view of Okanagan Lake. Consistency is a key factor for us. Our out of town friends raved about the venue. Highly recommend this restaurant.

L
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the view of course from the outside deck but was very grateful that you had overhead heaters. Our server, Erin was outstanding and made our family experience even more special.

S
Calgary
37 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Still the same good food and service...thank you

OT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food !

CO
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Expected a higher end restaurant. Food only alright. Local Young & Wise Cab Sav ‘15 very good. Service fine but noisy.

e
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent server and service. Food was very good. We had calamari to start. It was good - no chewy pieces and not too greasy. I enjoyed my Bibmbap as I wanted a dish that wasn't too heavy. My fellow diners enjoyed their Ahi tuna (perfectly cooked with a light sear) and Thai Green Curry (love coconut milk). Lovely lakeside setting. A bit noisy.

KK
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was knowledgeable and efficient. I wish I had remembered her name because she also had a great sense of humour, and really deserved a shout out.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent!

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GB
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Food quality could be improved. Great setting with mediocre food. Wine list could be way better considering how many great wineries are neighbours.

S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food. Great service. Literally on the water, amazing lake view. Good lighting and overhead heaters on the patio and the hood provides blankets at request as well. Been to breakfast brunch and dinner.

M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful location with a wide selection of menu items. We were happy to see so many plant based options. Our server was exceptional. It became quite windy on the deck and they provided guests with blankets to keep warm. The only negative was the noisy grating of metal chair legs on the outside patio.

JU
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for breakfast with my husband and two children. The service was great and the food was delicious! Definitely a must stop on our trips to penticton.

KL
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The only real noise we noticed, was when people were leaving there tables. The chairs being moved created a horrible noise!

AW
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Food was absolutely amazing, great atmosphere, friendly staff.

LA
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful view of the lake from this restaurant! Ambiance and service were lovely. The seafood pasta was DEVINE and we will return just for that dish!! Thank you for a lovely evening.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Great view. Service top notch. Don’t recommend the Calamari. Flavourless batter, onions were burnt and its big chunks not rings. My sons salmon was undercooked as well. The Seafood Pasta was good. Our third time coming here for dinner. A little disappointing this time. We also had breakfast twice here. Breakfast was great. No issues. Top notch Eggs Benny. Perfectly runny egg yolks.

S
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Loved being by the lake. Our family enjoyed the view

P
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful location! We had a very enjoyable breakfast there. We ordered the eggs benny and it was excellent.

SS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nicest restaurant I’ve ever ate at and best dinner I’ve ever had.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Its was an awesome dining experience! Looking forward to dine again soon 🙂

AP
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were at the Merganser for our daughter’s 30th Birthday. Our waitress Megan made our evening so fun! She was engaging. Cared about us. Gave us excellent service and even did a little wine tasting!
Love this place!!! We’ll be back!

BP
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great view. Our table was outside right on Okanagan lake. Sunset as we ate. Great friendly staff. Food was delicious! Everyone in our party had a great evening!

MD
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience with great service and delicious food!

d
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Food was very good with a solid valued wine list.
Would return for sure

GR
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful lunch on the patio overlooking Okanagan Lake.
The service and food was fantastic, we really enjoyed ourselves.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

There’s great food here especially appetizers and such. The pizza is very good to. The steak not so much but still good wouldn’t go here for steak but everything else was really good.

f
Vancouver
47 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great view and great food and drinks at reasonable prices. One of my overall favourites in penticton

EA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Special because I don’t get to see my parents very often. I like to take them Out to a beautiful setting with delicious food.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as always

JF
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Dinner was excellent. Had breakfast next day and was very disappointing. Back bacon tasted off, toast was cold, jelly was like water. Wud not go back for breakfast.

JA
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food & service was very good. The wife was disappointed that no dessert is offered for those who are celebrating a birthday - she turned 81 and was hoping for something.

F
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Great staff and ambiance! Definitely recommend making reservations.

JK
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was really good and reasonably priced. View on patio was amazing. Service was a little slow. Don’t think there was enough staff working. All in all a great experience. Would go there again.

DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

This is a tough one, we have dined here many times. As it was our anniversary we initially were seated beside a very long table about to be occupied for a birthday celebration, we asked to be moved to a quieter spot at which time the manage came out and suggested that the whole place would be noisy in an hour, however did agree to move us to a quieter spot, which we really enjoyed the food offering was up to it’s expected high standard. We did find it a little annoying that our waitress was visiting with friends in the booth behind us. We were trying to get her attention so that we could pay our bill, and finally did. She was very friendly but a little preoccupied with her friends, not a big deal, but I felt that she should have spent more time with the customers. While I had a nice steak with kale, my wife ordered the seafood pasta dish. Both were very tasty and well prepared, however within an hour of eating my wife took ill with stomach cramps, bloating, and nausea. We had a tough night but by morning she was feeling somewhat better. The only thing that we could think of was perhaps one of the spices in her dish may have reacted badly with her. If this was isolated just to her that’s what we would chalk it up to. She’s over it now, and all is well. However if there were other concerns mentioned you may want to check on any potential ingredients that may have that type of an effect on folks. Thankyou for your interest.

l
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful dinner on the lake at sunset with sailboats in the distance. The pan seared halibut was perfectly prepared and the oven roasted chicken got a 2 thumbs up. As the sun went behind the hills the over head heaters turned on so the ladies stayed warm during dessert. Nice touch.

GM
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our 25th wedding anniversary. And they very kindly wished us a happy anniversary upon our arrival.
I don’t think anyone told the waitress however. She was great but made no mention of it.
And while they are under no obligation to provide freebies a free piece of cheesecake in celebration of our anniversary would have been nice.
Don’t get me wrong, great place, great service, and the evening was special because we enjoyed ourselves. Just could have been more special.
Great place though. I highly recommend it.

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