Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort

4.5
819 reviews
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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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J
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

Great restaurant. The view makes up for the average food quality.

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TD
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great view! Very peaceful to enjoy a Sunday brunch. Drove in from Osoyoos for a nice brunch. As always , friendly service and delicious food!

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CW
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We were there for breakfast and it was delicious!
If I had any complants, I would say we had to wait quite a while for the waitress to collect payment and I would recommend better coffee! Minor things....overall impression was great and I would return.

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OT
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing and our se=ice was spectacular

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S
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love the location and the food is always great.
It's our goto 'pre-concert' spot.

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SB
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful setting, great ambience and great food. All round good value. The service was exceptional.

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

Always a beautiful restaurant. The location is unbeatable. The service is great and the food is great as well!

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KL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Steaks were cooked perfectly. Great service and low key vibe.

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DB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

I love this place, although this trip wasn't what I'd hoped. Felt extremely rushed, server couldn't read us as having a romantic evening and constantly interrupted us. Food was not as good as usual, hence the low rating. Every other time I've been it's been fantastic. Unfortunately for this Valentine's weekend get away, not the best.

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d
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was decent, love the atmosphere, waitress was fun with a great sense of humour. Classy without being pretentious, menu could have a few more selections though such an Oscar option for the steak..... definitely will return!

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MB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and I always enjoy the waiter that serves me there

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DA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

Had the fish, a little on the salty side. Partner had the tenderloin with shrimp was excellent. Done perfectly. Service was hit and miss, the table before us had their meal cleared and paid before us and we were done before them.

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FB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

the appetizers were excellent, also the soup, my filet steak was tender, medium raw, but my wife
kept chewing and was not so pleased, then the dessert again was also delicious.

The decoration, the whole set up was outstanding.

Sorry to say that we did not like the music at all.

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JP
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I would. Service was great, food was delicious. Got a bit loud with a large party that was there.

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DT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

I was not sold on the Santa Fe Salad...the chicken was over-spiced, however, the rest of the salad was good. Last time I was there (a few months ago), I had the Braised Beef sandwich. It was tasty, but not very generous with the filling 😕. I’ll try one more time at Hooded Merganser, because my friend likes it there & the view is spectacular!

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b
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Great venue. Food was just “ok” . Our server was lovely but I think we caught them on a night where they were understaffed. I would go again but maybe not for a special occasion.

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L
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Wonderful spot/view, decent food, okay service. The food came with scallions all over and in it, which was not listed on the menu. It also said it came with bacon but it only came with a few bacon bits. They should update the accuracy of their menu. The wait staff appeared more interested in gathering and chatting amongst themselves than actually waiting on their tables. Also there was lipstick on one of the water glasses. For it's price point it could be classier

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K
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The meal was fabulous.

Our server started off terrific but quickly become annoyed with us particularly at the payment stage.
My friends do not eat out and have never been to the Hood. We were there on my recommendation for my birthday. They are not familiar with tipping standards and made an honest mistake with the tip. He quickly changed the amount but until that happened the server was un impressed and came across rude.
That aside it was good.

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m
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The waitress was attentive and certainly was able to take our orders with no mistakes.

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SF
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Had a great brunch with my parents on New Years day. The menu was limited so I didn't get to have what I actually wanted, but it was still good. One table close by was extremely loud but they left soon enough.
The view is amazing, great service and fresh food.

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r
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I was nice warm temperature and good service with food allergy at the table very careful with us.
It was wonderful to be treated so nice and what a way to start 2019 my mother had such a nice time.
Thank you so much.

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CS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first visit and we were very pleased. Will definitely be back again. I had the grilled salmon and it was melt in your mouth delicious. My husband had the 6oz steak and it was juicy and tender. For dessert we split the creme brulee and it was the perfect end to a delicious meal.

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M
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed our New Year's eve meals very much. Everything was perfect...the food, the service and the atmosphere. We will definitely be back.

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CM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

I wrote a review and I regret doing so. But I told the truth and I feel like I will not be welcome in this small town because of it. No I will not return to your restaurant or the town, I am trying now to leave this country. So don't slam me for telling the truth. I was honest and hoped it would help you bring a good location up to great food. That was my only goal.

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LG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Spanish omelet was very good , steak and eggs tasted more like a good slice of pot roast , very tender . Service was excellent , waiter knowledgeable and friendly .
Christmas day bunch menu .

Will return for sure .

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TS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed the Christmas Day brunch...Would definitely do this again...Thank you..

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L
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good soups, nice presentation and good service. I would recommend this restaurant for a special lunch

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P
Hawaii
74 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappoints......the Merganser is a must when you visit Penticton and locals should appreciate the care taken to create a menu full of local ingredients and a presentation that pleasures any diner.
Great for casual lunches, appys and wine or a dining experience for a memorable evening.
Thank You Chef Remington !

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h
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

it was a very relaxing evening, the meal was very well made. The people working there seem to enjoy themselves, and are very amicable. It was nice.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everything was amazing! Only sat too close to a louder larger party.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I’ll be back.

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D
Vancouver
29 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were in town for work. It was great. I would highly recommend it. Despite being a pretty nice restaurant they had some high tees and low 20 options.

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r
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I always enjoy my evenings or lunches at the Hooded Merganser. The prices are good, and they have a great selection of local wines. Can be a bit noisy, but the booths on one side offer more seclusion without losing the view. Our waitress was lovely and very personable. She had a good knowledge of the menu and we were very pleased about thar.

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CG
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I can’t say enough good (wonderful) things about this restaurant, the food and the impeccable service. Megan was our server and she seemed to be able to sense our every need before we even had to ask! Was a very romantic dinner and the ambiance was superb! I love this restaurant! I have never had a bad experience!
Thank you!

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JD
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My wife and I were at the Hooded Merganser for our anniversary, we found the ambiance at the merganser to be very well suited for a nice dinner for two. The waiter was around just enough for help as required. Wine list was adequate with local wines. Appetizer and dinner were outstanding , very well prepared and cooked to our requirements.
Overall as a first time their, we will go back again for dinner.
4 out of 5

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AM
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Always a good bet for any special occasion. To bad it was dark when we went as the lake view is fabulous. Raised booth seating is comfortable and allows for a good view although not right next to the panoramic windows. Once the waiting staff realised we had been seated (!) service was good and quick.

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a
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Met a friend for brunch. Service and food was great! Just a heads up though we ordered mimosas and restaurant doesn’t serve alcohol until 11am. Always a great place for breakfast lunch or dinner.

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LS
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friends and I have been to Hooded Merganzer 4 times this year and we always have the tenderloin with peppercorn and blue cheese topping.....best steak ever!!! On our last visit our server Rusty was very friendly and very attentive. Would highly recommend this restaurant. Thanks once again for a wonderful experience.

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a
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was great! Always like going to the Hood.

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G
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We eat at this restaurant whenever we visit Penticton. This time and as usual the food was very good. Our waitress was the best. It was a bit noisy but it is a popular restaurant so to be expected but still able have a conversation. We will be back on our next visit.

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