Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort

4.2
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CAN$30 and under
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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.
What 1077 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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vipcmur45
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal & service!

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JohnV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
33 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.

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Eric
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks for a great evening. The cauliflower steak was great and the service was amazing!

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Vans
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Short menu but a doable choice. Good presentation, tasty food. Great service, wonderful ambience

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DianeL
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Scallops and pork belly was amazing. Unfortunately my halibut was overcooked

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TylerA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The whole experience was awesome!

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EverettN
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was absolutely beautiful!! The staff, the wind coming through the doors - you've done it and thank you!

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SteveH
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and friendly service! Good value for the quality of the food!

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RyanW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience1

The location and design looked amazing and was supposed to be the dining highlight of our trip. The food was not. None of the menu items we had were anything to write about despite the description on the menu sounding fantastic. The waitress was great but even she was frustrated. The clientele ranged from people having a nice meal to families with young kids coming off their boat in flip flops and running around the restaurant. We would not attend again.

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vipSherriE
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Took my mom for a nice dinner out! Beautiful location. Food was very good. Service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Solide meal

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TrudyP
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

This is one of my favourite restaurants ever! The atmosphere is the best. Great wine and fabulous local foods. There is even a garden in the property. Dinner, lunch or breakfast, there is always great things to choose.

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TeresaT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

The location and view were both great. The food however was not. Poor quality for the price. Will not be returning or recommending.

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CatherineM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful view, great service and food. Limited menu but I think that is because of the times.

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jessb
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a beautiful evening, we were worried with outdoor seating that we would be stuck in the heat. Not the case at all, a lovely dinner by the lake. Covid protocols were also good, still friendly but waitress kept her distance and communicated how she can help.

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TammiW
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Very disappointed. As one of the top restaurants in Canada there was no social distancing going on and waitresses were not wearing masks. Service was not good. The waitress only catered to tables spending money on alcohol.
Food was good but our waitress argued with us a few times.
We spent over $200 and felt Salty’s had more on the menu and was taking the pandemic more seriously.
Don’t know the waitresses name but she had long hair and seemed to be wearing colored contacts. We asked for the heater to be turned on later in the evening and she ignored our request.

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CamS
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our table was perfect to celebrate our anniversary; quiet, but with beautiful views. The food was excellent and our server was fantastic. All around a wonderful experience.

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Angie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Enjoyed the view and cool breeze!
Caesar salad had NO dressing and our wine took forever to come!
Won’t be back anytime soon.
Great venue though!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

Horrible service. Food was awful. Feel like I was robbed. Only thing good was the drinks

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vipYumzs
Calgary
29 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Beautiful location, food was ok - burger was good, salmon and halibut were ok, halibut definitely not worth the price, dessert was nice. Server was nice. Would go for drinks and appies or the burger, steaks looked good maybe better to order those

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Nikki
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Overall this dinner was disappointing. The lakeside view was great and the service was decent. The cocktail I had was below average (tasteless) and my salmon was dry and overcooked. We asked for plain pasta and butter only for a kid’s meal and it came topped with cheese contrary to our request but as The food took over 45 minutes to arrive we did not want ask for another dish to be made. The burger was flavourful and the highlight of the meal.

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GerryH
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great evening on the deck! Staff were amazing. No complaints. Highly recommend for a romantic dinner.

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Grandma
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food, service and ambiance were excellent. To make it perfect, I would have appreciated it if the waiters were to wear masks.

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vipprofessor
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

First visit back to the restaurant since the Pandemic. Food was great as usual and the ambiance was good. Windows and doors were open so even those inside had a good breeze. Tables were distanced and plexiglass between the booths made us feel reassured. Felt safe from the other patrons but noticed that the staff were not wearing masks like many other restaurants that are open. Provincial Health guidelines do not mandates staff to wear masks/face shields but the BC Restaurant association recommends that servers were masks/shields. Would have felt more comfortable if staff wore mask but so far 3 days later feeling well. Realizing that going out to dine is a risk but want to support restaurants and help them survive. They need to ensure patrons feel safe especially the older baby boomers.

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Cameron
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great meal and service but disappointed we got our table 20 minutes after our reservation time. Also we had selected a patio outdoor table and they seated us indoor. They said they can not guarantee an outdoor table but their are two options when booking??

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VickieH
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, the special was fantastic and the views spectacular, with a higher end ambiance feel. I will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our server Wendy was fantastic and each of us enjoyed our meals, we appreciated the vegan options. The ambiance was good despite COVID, however it is the only restaurant I have been in lately where servers were not wearing masks.

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Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort is rated 4.2 stars by 1077 OpenTable diners.

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