Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort

4.5
901 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.
What 901 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

LA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

S
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Loved being by the lake. Our family enjoyed the view

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
11 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
26 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
45 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
1 review
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.

MP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

They said happy birthday to my wife at the door but at the table the waitress did not ask if this was a special occasion and was not very friendly she did not get the best tip

JM
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal and service as always. Atmosphere is great and staff are very accommodating to our family of 4!

CM
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Overall we had a lovely lunch. Only complaints are that there were no gyoza's on the menu (and the waitress said they hadn't been available for 3 months) and that the avocado in the dynamite sushi roll was not ripe enough (very tough). The lake view from the restaurant is the best.

KR
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Hooded Merganser is a great place to meet for any event. The staff is friendly and very attentive. The simple fact that you are essentially sitting in the lake makes for an dining experience to remember. The menu offered many different dishes...even a vegan menu! The food was incredible. Although it can get loud...it wasn't so loud you couldn't hear the people at the table. All in all, it was a great dining experience and I will definitely be back!

TB
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great time here. Our server Megs was incredible. Super attentive, funny and great recommendations.

M
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent customer service and the food was delicious.

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was excellent. Only one person in our group of 7 didn’t like their dish.

BS
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are very lucky to have many good restaurants. At the top of the list are the Hood Merganser and the Barking Parrot. Both excellent for different reasons!

U
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Poor menu choices
Overall food quality was average/nothing special
Service was slow and spotty
Use to feel 5 star now average

PK
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The hosts were very flexible and accommodating for a large group. Service was very attentive and helpful. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the view of the lake is delightful!

T
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Fantastic venue with stunning views from everywhere. Great value, good selection of food. Perfect for that summertime Lunch and Rose afternoon

MA
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our service was outstanding! Food excellent! Love the view and the breezes ...feels like we’re sitting outside but can stay warm!

RV
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

I was happy with food and service, I just didn’t like that I had some coupons give to us for this place and I wasn’t allowed to use more then one at a time even there it didn’t say it anywhere on the coupon!! Wasn’t even allowed to split the bill and pay separate with two different coupons!!

TS
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Ambiance and service was good, food was substandard, not thoroughly cooked.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were impressed with the plant-based menu. The food was delicious, the service was good, and our group had a nice view of the lake from the patio.

CR
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and fantastic service! Really nice atmosphere.

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

Had an awesome dinner, our server was excellent went above and beyond!

H
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Beautiful location with stunning views of the lake and hillsides. The garlic and brie appetizer was DELICIOUS as were the lamb and prime rib. Would definitely go back!

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