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Hooded Merganser

21 Lakeshore Dr W, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 7M5, Canada
+1 250-487-4663
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (29 reviews)
“arctic char” (9 reviews)
“salad” (52 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Canadian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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21 Lakeshore Dr W, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 7M5, Canada
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1 - 10 of 778 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So many restaurants that have a great view lakeside or mountainside while providing exceptional ambience fall short in service and cuisine. Not the case for this beautiful Penticton gem. The host led us to a window seat as the restaurant was filling for lunch. The...More

Thank Naturesgate
PentictonLakeside, Marketing & Social Media at Hooded Merganser, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us! We'll see you again soon so you can try a dinner entrée. We also have a new menu launching this Thursday, October 19th!

Reviewed 1 week ago

WE decided on this restaurant because it was at the hotel. Service was very good, waitress was very attentive. we ordered prawn appetizer and pacific halibut. both were very very good. I give this restaurant a 5 star, I rarely give 5 stars.

Thank Scorpio-1001
PentictonLakeside, Marketing & Social Media at Hooded Merganser, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your 5-star review! We're so glad you enjoyed our chili fried prawns and Pacific halibut! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for dinner on Friday and again for breakfast on Saturday. The service was attentive; the wait for food was not long; the view over Lake Okanagan was spectacular. Prices were a bit high, but it was worth it. Not a problem for me,...More

Thank watercolourkay
PentictonLakeside, Marketing & Social Media at Hooded Merganser, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and feedback. We have a new menu rolling out in the near future that has many vegetarian options, as well, we're very open to suggest options for modifications for any dietary needs to our dishes. In regards to the parking,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had amazing service including accommodation of my gluten free requirements. Prices are in line and the view is amazing no matter what the season!

Thank eileen h
PentictonLakeside, Marketing & Social Media at Hooded Merganser, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us, and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Hooded Merganser because of a discount offered through the adjacent hotel. The service is friendly and professional; food quality is very good and professionally presented, if somewhat pricey. We enjoyed our experience although the restaurant was very busy and the band...More

Thank Leanne_Bear
PentictonLakeside, Social Media & Marketing at Hooded Merganser, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and feedback. We showcased the band Trilojay, as advertised, during our Forked & Corked event at a later hour in hopes to ensure our guests enjoy their meals before the music started. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot for an early morning coffee and breakfast. Eggs Benedict was cooked perfect and the home style ham was excellent. Service was fast and friendly.

Thank BGtravele
PentictonLakeside, Marketing & Social Media at Hooded Merganser, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked in and were seated immediately. Our server came right afterwards. Our server was very attentive, even when it got busy later in the evening. We had a $12 appetizer which came quick and was really good. I had the Cajun chicken breast and...More

Thank Hawkeye477
PentictonLakeside, Marketing & Social Media at Hooded Merganser, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a lovely place to have lunch on Saturday. The waitress was very accommodating and pleasant. The location is so nice and bright with all the windows overlooking the lake. Would definitely eat there again!!

Thank Tulips70
PentictonLakeside, Marketing & Social Media at Hooded Merganser, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! See you soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant provided me with the best meal I have ever eaten in my 76 years! I was impressed at their varied menu, and their ability to cook each item in the best manner possible. Perfect accompanying vegetables, (mashed garlic potatoes) incredibly tender medium rare...More

Thank singwrite
PentictonLakeside, Social Media & Marketing at Hooded Merganser, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed both of your experiences with us! Thank you for your great review, we always do our best to ensure every guest leaves happy!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fabulous restaurant right on the lake. Great food and service. A good place to go for those special occasions when you want a fab meal with good service.

Thank Sharon G
PentictonLakeside, Marketing & Social Media at Hooded Merganser, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience! Hope you come back soon to bring that 4 star up to a 5 :)

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Lynda R
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Response from Joanne M | Reviewed this property |
Salad :)
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Lynda R
29 December 2015|
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Response from mvanharen | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other comments. I had dinner there so don't know, I would give them a call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Lakeshore Dr W, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 7M5, Canada
    (Main Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Penticton
  • Phone Number: +1 250-487-4663
Description
Named after the rare and reclusive North American duck that shares its name (and flew onto the restaurant patio during name selection) the Hooded Merganser is a culinary and architectural masterpiece that straddles Okanagan Lake to offer panoramic views of the lake and mountains.Inside, the décor is luxurious, the atmosphere is casual and the menu diverse yet surprisingly reasonable: contemporary local cuisine and phenomenal views of the Okanagan Valley.
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