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Hooded Merganser

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21 Lakeshore Dr W, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 7M5, Canada (Main Street)
+1 250-487-4663
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Port Coquitlam
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife had the Smoked Sable Fish and claims it is one of the best meals she has ever had. That is saying something! The service was better than excellent... THANKS Kaitee!!!! The setting and view can not be beat, right on the lake. Trust me, this is a must go to!

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WENATCHEE
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great service and regular bar food, cooked and presented well. Good service from friendly staff. Wasn't too busy in February. Tv's and pool tables are in the bar area. Nice views from tables along the windows.

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Thank muttley56uk
Penticton, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to watch the sunset. Views of Okanagan lake looking north. There is a beautiful outside patio on the water. Food is good and do not miss on the "confipoutine" POUTINE WITH DUCK. Service is good. However, during the busy summer months the place can be crowded. Enjoy the views, canadian cuisine, and Okanagan wine. Cheers... More 

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Thank richacura
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten there 4 times. Each time the food was good, with smallish portions. The food does not have that "local Fresh" flavor and promo that would be a great marriage for the location and decor.

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Thank Dana J
Sherwood Park, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to this restaurant on many occasions over the years. Atmosphere is nice, fine dining but yet dress is relaxed. Food has generally been very good. Our food on this evening was good. We were disappointed in the menu. Not alot of selection, especially on lighter items such as salads. Menus is pretty much for meat eaters. Staff... More 

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PentictonLakeside, Marketing & Social Media Development at Hooded Merganser, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. You'll be pleased to know that we will be changing our menu as we come closer to the summer season! More 

Cambridge, Canada
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got into town early and just wanted a relaxing spot to people watch. There had to be a place on the lake. This is it. While not visible form the road, you walk through the casino/hotel foyer and out to the water. Right outside. you will see it perched out on the water with boats and slips all around.... More 

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Thank Mark H
PentictonLakeside, Marketing & Social Media Development at Hooded Merganser, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! So glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to town! More 

Penticton, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nicely decorated restaurant with beautiful lake views and the good stops there. Poorly prepared food, accompanied by less than acceptable service left me feeling insulted. The waitress made a choice about one of the entrees for us without asking our wants. She decided since the spice level of the sauce could not be toned down she would just serve the... More 

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Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you cannot beat the view and setting on Okanagan lake. this is a lovely restaurant. food is generally average but always good service and reasonably priced. In the summer on the deck facing north on the lake can't be beat. It's our local go to spot for a catch up visit and glass of wine.

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Thank Janice T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had our business lunch at the restaurant. We ordered in advance and lunch was ready on time. The server was well organized. The manager was there to assist and all went well. Our meals were hot, appealing and tasty. I love the view! Nice to see some changes on the menu.

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Thank Sharon B
West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by our experience. Fantastic dinner & service. Loved the wine list too! Situated right on the lake, so great water views. The carbonara is a must have with the perfectly poached egg on top. A real treat! The sable fish was delicious too. We enjoyed everything. Reservations recommended!

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Thank Katherine M
PentictonLakeside, Marketing & Social Media Development at Hooded Merganser, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! So glad you're enjoying our new menu. Look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Cuisine
Canadian, American, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 00:00
Monday
07:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 00:00
Thursday
07:00 - 00:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
07:00 - 00:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?