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Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort, Penticton, BC

Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort

4.0
4
1466 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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 21 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary Canadian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (250) 487-4663

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Neighbourhood

    Penticton / Naramata

  • Cross Street

    Main Street

  • Parking Details

    Complimentary parking in hotel lot.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,466 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Okanagan / Wine Country

    Great for scenic views

  1. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Amazing setting!! It was a very quiet and relaxing place to eat.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    Don’t know what happened over the weekend, but going on a Monday evening the kitchen was out of tuna, ribs, wraps and only a few chicken breasts left. So our party of 5 had burgers and a pizza. Burgers was good, the mushroom pizza was not flavourful enough and too oily. Atmosphere is beautiful! Service was very disappointing. When your guests have to ask 3 different times for water with no response. Beverage glasses all sat empty the entire meal. My bad for not paying that close attention to the menu before hand. We all agreed we should have stuck with our 1 st choice down the street. Disappointing. All 5 of our party members said they would not return. In the future.

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  3. Firetruckguy

    Vancouver

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Wendy our server was excellent and the Hostess & GM very helpful and accommodating for the 2 groups of 9 & 8 People!!

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  4. HollyT

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We enjoyed sharing the Calamari appy, Seared Tuna salad and Bacon Burger for date night ♡ All of the three dishes were excellent! Great Red wine Sangaria 🍷 and attentive service on the shadey side of the patio for early dinner of 530pm. Took our time and not rushed which was appreciated.

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  5. Firetruckguy

    Vancouver

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the entire experience on the Patio. Our waitress was fantastic too!!

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  6. AlexM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, the service was impeccable.

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  7. Alex

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    I was disappointed that it took 15 minutes for a server to come and bring me some water and check if I wanted a drink when I arrived. My date was running late by 45 minutes so maybe this was because they were waiting for her but it would have been nice to be asked. The curry tasted like it had come out of a jar. Quite disappointing. Cheesecake was good though.

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  8. MabelK

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will go to this restaurant every time when we are in Penticton especially in the summer. The restaurant is right on the lake, the decor and ambiance are great. Food has been excellent and the services are great. Will recommend

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  9. AngelaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful location l, great food and service. There is something for every price point on the menu.

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  10. Kathydub

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing views. Perfectly waited on. Great food. Hubby had the chicken supreme. Moist and flavourful. I had the ahi tuna, very good. Can’t wait to go back

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  11. SiegfriedF

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great and friendly service, nice ambience, meals were great, would go there again.

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  12. LonnyH

    Saskatoon

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food great service we would come again on our next trip

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  13. BarbaraP

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent birthday dinner steak dinners and ribs were outstanding.

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  14. DawnaM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The writer was great as qas the location, but we found the ceasar salad and salmon was a bit salty and the haddock was over cooked. The most disturbing thing was finding out the restuant would close at 8pm for a private function so felt a bit rushed and then one of the waitresses came and removed the flowers from the table as we sat there. She could have waited until we left. But again our waiter Chris was fabulous.

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  15. MikhaelD

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    We have been to the Hooded Merganser twice in the past, and had excellent experiences both times. Something has drastically changed. This most recent experience was an anniversary dinner with just my fiancée and I (2 people), and we had reserved well in advance. Unfortunately, the service was terrible, the menu much more basic and the food (what we actually got) mediocre. There was a conference at the Lakeside Resort, so we understood that it may be busy, but just over half the restaurant was full when we arrived (6:30pm) and it continued to clear out. To begin, our server delivered water but couldn’t remember what was “sold out” from the menu. We ordered two of the “signature” cocktails only to be served the first drink 25 minutes later, after two rounds of water. We placed our order for appy, dinner and second drink at water round 3, but but didn’t receive the appy for a further 25 minutes (and no second drink). Our server barely acknowledged our presence. At an hour in, with no updates on our main courses, why our second order of drinks were taking SOOO long (2 bartenders were on, and again, half-full restaurant) or even a courtesy visit by our server, we decided to leave and went to the front to settle our bill. Our server didn’t even notice. Instead of a manager assisting us to simply settle the bill, we were made to wait while someone tracked down our server (another 5 minutes standing at the door). Our server then made a point, in front of us, to send the hostess to tell the chef to hold our main courses (at now well over 45 minutes since ordering?) and apologize to the bartenders (on our behalf??) because they had JUST finished our drinks. No apology to us, nothing offered for our terrible experience, but we settled the bill for our two drinks and one appetizer after an excruciating hour and a half. Bottom line, the worst dining experience we have ever had, especially because of the horrible service. Not going back anytime soon, if ever.

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  16. GeorginaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service lovely, view amazing ....however Piano music was too loud

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  17. Okanagangirl

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    When I asked if they were serving or a full menu for Mother’s Day, our server responded no we only have a brunch menu. I said oh, there were only a few items to choose from. She then said in a snarky tone, if you don’t like the menu, you can go somewhere else, doesn’t bother me! There were

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  18. EmilioM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    I understand that Mother's Day is a busy day however 1hr to get a pre-made quiche and eggs benny is way too long. Plates were not even hot, stayed at the pass for about 10minutes (We were in front of it). Saw 2 tables leaving after waiting for food for more than 1hr. Yes there is a shortage of staff but this place has been in business long enough to know that if you don't have enough hands then open half the restaurant and treat costumers right.

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  19. LinS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Our reservation was for 12noon. There was no coffee ... an Americano was substituted. Our beverage/food order was taken within @15min and 2 of the 3 were brought within a reasonable time. The 3rd came @30min later. 45min in Mom's Americano and my tea were long gone ... no service staff to be seen. I took Mom's cup and my tea pot to the bar for refill ... there was still no coffee and hot water was not readily available. @15min later Mom was served coffee in a paper cup ... yada yada ... We left at 1:45 I approached our server, asked to pay for our 3 bevi's (she declined to charge us), tipped her $5 and let her know we had to go. We were @3min away (well outside) when she came running to say our order was up and if we came back, we would receive a 50% discount. We kindly declined.

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  20. DonnaH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We waited 30 minutes for coffee, 60 for food and it was cold. No utensils and they never did bring any. Horrible. We should have walked out, but it was Mothers Day. We should not have paid. I will never return.

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  21. Marleneee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Poor service cold food limited menu friendly staff

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  22. BarbaraB

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an overall great experience. Great food, service, wine, and view!!

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  23. Vicfoodie

    Montreal

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seared tuna was beautifully barely done, and instead of seasonal veggies and potatoes they gave me more asparagus. How does life get better? I guess by recommending a very tasty BC Pinot Noir.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Very slow service. The old menu is gone replaced by expensive dishes and little variety. Won’t bother going back.

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  25. BillE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent, as our dinner was impeccable. A very enjoyable evening.

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  26. Anonymous

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We will definitely be back, they had a pianist playing it was Friday night. Food was fantastic, prices slightly above average but I think worth it. Service was good. Overall experience left us wanting to come back not lacking anything but perhaps a little more could be done in the overall service experience.

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  27. Singer

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We have been to this restaurant 3 times and every time our dining experience has been amazing, from the hostess, our server, the beautiful view of the lake to the entire friendly staff, and of course the food. This time I had the baby back ribs and my wife had the Halibut both were absolutely wonderful. We highly recommend the Hooded Merganser.

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  28. ChrisM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    The food was good but overpriced for the amount especially the halibut dish. Our server was excellent and very kind. The noise level was very high so if you’re looking for an intimate dinner this is not the place. The view is beautiful of the lake and mountains no doubt about that.

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  29. KenS

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    not their usual standards for the price you pay. overall it was ok but after we were seated there was some confusion as to wether we were had a server. At least 3 main menu items were not available including the one that we both went their for. Ordered a salad starter and it took a little longer than normal to arrive with our meal arriving before we finished salad. Had the salmon and it was listed in the menu as having a lemon butter "sauce". There was no sauce, just a lemon to squeeze on top. On the plus side my wife ordered the chicken and it had excellent flavor and was cooked perfectly. As well overall the servers were attentive and friendly. Just not quite there, but who is these days.

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  30. sandraJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The only reason it wasn’t all 5 stars ⭐️ is because we had to wait for over an hour for our food after placing our order. Apparently there was a large group that ordered ahead of us. But in the end, after we asked a couple of times, they made good by offering us a free salad while we were waiting. Waiter was great and the food was amazing!

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  31. Swell

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view, one of Penticton’s best. Moderate variety of course selections, not totally up scale.

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  32. ChrisM

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. The view was amazing. The value was great. Will come here again.

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  33. NatalieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was having dinner with a new employee visiting from Calgary! the food and service were excellent! We will be back!

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  34. MichelleM

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going there for a long time and it's always great. Such a beautiful view no matter what the state of the weather is. We were served by Wendy and she was terrific. looking forward to our next date night there.

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  35. DerykZ

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We found the menu limited (some items not available) and price for what you get not that great. Service was OK. The view and location is fantastic.

    Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside ResortResponded on April 13, 2023Thank you for the feedback Deryk! I will take this information to the team to further improve our dining experience.

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  36. dinner42

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Dining with friends from out of town. Very noisy in the room made it difficult to have a conversation.

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  37. Ibsky

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    This was the second time we were there. First time was amazing. This time was fair. Our waiter wasn't very good at all. Never refilled our water glasses. Didn't ask us if the meal was okay after we had our plates. The steak was tough, baked potato was cold as were the vegetables. Waiter seemed to ignore our table. When we were finished our empty plates sat for quite some time and then when he came he picked up our plates and said who I should bring you some water. We said it's okay. He said just the bill then? Didn't ask us if we wanted to view the dessert menu or wanted tea or coffee. Not what I would have expected. We won't be back. The management needs to rethink this waiter. It's hurting business. Or ours at least.

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  38. JenL

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    No soup on menu that day. The quinoa salad was okay, not worth the value paid. Very bland dressing. The location is the best part.

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  39. Mom3dot

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Very slow service. Was told kitchen short staffed. Food not at ideal temperature. Fish overcooked.

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  40. JosefL

    Edmonton

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Ambience with good view of the lake. Food is average. Chicken wings not so fresh. Rack of Lamb and Chilean bass: I have tasted better.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort is rated 4 stars by 1466 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort

21 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton, BC V2A 7M5

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Main Street

  • Neighbourhood

    Penticton / Naramata

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary Canadian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Complimentary parking in hotel lot.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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