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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” (26 reviews)
“arctic char” (9 reviews)
“salad” (51 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
American, Canadian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
21 Lakeshore Dr W, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 7M5, Canada
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1 - 10 of 783 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went for a lunch no rush, but no one approached us at all! Finally sat down and were suddenly invisible??? When we finally got our basic lunch ( quesadillas and sandwich) fine. Great view uf you get a window seat. Wouldn't bother returning.

Thank Pentictonen
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had my birthday dinner recently at the Hooded Merganser and it was excellent. The decor is wide open and typically west coast open beam style. Make a reservation and request a window table. The restaurant sits on piles out in the water and over...More

Thank fayo400
PentictonLakeside, Social Media & Marketing at Hooded Merganser, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Haha, there's always one person that will touch the plate when the server warns them! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us! Happy Belated Birthday, hope to see you again before your next one! Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 6 days ago

We had my mother’s 92nd birthday at the restaurant and we could not have found a nicer place. The view is lovely and the staff were amazing. They made a great fuss over Mom (complete with a family photo in a card after singing Happy...More

Thank Ingrid H
PentictonLakeside, Marketing & Social Media at Hooded Merganser, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review! We're so glad your mother enjoyed her birthday with us and thrilled that you're choosing us to celebrate your own birthday with! Hope to see you before May rolls around :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There can be no better view while dining. The food was okay but not excellent. The staff are diligent.

Thank Jon D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I like the Hooded Merganser or as the locals call it 'The Hood' very much. Their food is pretty consistent and the view outstanding. Great ambience and you just can't beat feeling like you're sitting on the water at the restaurant. They change their menu...More

Thank JDPonce1956
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had two family members from the Netherlands visiting so I decided to choose a restaurant with atmosphere and Merganser was it. They were amazed with the view and decor. Food as well as service was excellent! You’ll never be disappointed when going there

Thank mado070
PentictonLakeside, Marketing & Social Media at Hooded Merganser, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing us for your family lunch! We're so happy that you and your visitors enjoyed your experience with us. See you again soon :)

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 12 October 2017

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 4 weeks 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 10 October 2017

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 11 October 2017

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 10 October 2017

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 11 October 2017

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

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Lynda R
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Response from Joanne M | Reviewed this property |
Salad :)
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Lynda R
28 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
Drinks, 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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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