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The Observatory at Grouse Mountain
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Ranked #18 of 400 Restaurants in North Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$40 - US$60
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Transit: Take bus 236 from Lonsdale Quay. It will bring you to the base of the Skyride.
Reviewed 31 May 2014

One of our favorite restaurants as a couple. We have taken the kids but felt bad about that with all the romantic declarations going on. If you go you should be prepared to respect that other people are trying to propose next to you.

Service in the restaurant is good. Only negative is the way they handle reservations which can be a bit unprofessional. Sometimes they make you wait at the "reception" for no obvious reason and when they clearly have free tables inside.

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Thank F C
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

This place has the best views of the lower mainland. Enjoy coffee, lunch or dinner and then take the gondola down. In summer time there is a lot of activities for kids (grizzly bear sanctuary, lumber jack show, etc)

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Ok.....so heres the scoop. I eat out in restaurants every day. I do everything from casual to super high end fussy french cuisine. Its not that I want to so much as its a convenience and cooking at home is actually a preferable luxury sometimes. Having SAID that I do like to repose with a good cocktail to start, a nice appetizer followed by a delightful entrée washed down with a bottle of something grapey and a nice coffee with a bite of a creme brulee.
Want something a bit different go do this with?? Go to the Observatory restaurant at the top of Grouse mountain. Its a 5 star restaurant that one should make reservations for at least once a year. I say so because it is just a spectacular view and while yes, the food is lovely and the service is attentive the true star is looking past the cantilevered windows to the entire city laic out in spectacular fashion. Even if conversation is quelled for the moments between bites the show is gorgeous. Bring a date (its our anniversary site every year) or bring visitors to the city....you will be a superstar!!! Reservations must be made as it then allows for a free skyride on the gondola.....almost the price of dinner right there!!! Enjoy...even on a snowy evening its the best!

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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Whoever determined this to be a 5 star restaurant needs to widen their gastronomic adventures. The service was bad the food was not good - very salty. Expected much more from the price. I would not recommend eating here. Take a picnic - you will probably enjoy it more.

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Thank janine r
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

Ate here in a party of 6 one evening while visiting Vancouver. The food was good, possibly not the excellent standard I would expect for the price and reputation but tasty and interesting. Presentation awesome.
Surprised that a restaurant of this reputation doesn't have a cheese board option win desert.
The views are amazing.

Thank ShaneH13
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