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The Observatory

6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7R 4K9, Canada
+1 604-998-5045
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7R 4K9, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views, if it is clear, but warm and cozy in any case. Friendly service. Food okay, nothing special

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank itsBG
Jacki C, Front Office Manager at The Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there! Thank you for sharing your visit to the restaurant, we are glad you enjoyed your meal, and hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice setting for a restaurant. Fun to take the gondola up. Unfortunately we were there on a gloomy and rainy evening so didn’t get to see the city lights. Service was excellent. Food was delicious (short rib appie, Sturgeon for main)....More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Jacki C, Front Office Manager at The Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there! Thank you for sharing about your visit to our restaurant. We are glad you enjoyed the food and service, and are sorry the weather did not cooperate for you. We hope to see you for dinner again soon.

Reviewed December 8, 2018

Great view, hands down. Ate a very well done sturgeon for the first time since I moved to North America. Service was a bit slow, but quite fast for Canadian average. Shouldn't complain actually.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank George_D74
Jacki C, Front Office Manager at The Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for dining at The Observatory, George. We hope to have you dine with us again soon!

Reviewed November 28, 2018

Friends ate here years ago and encouraged us to do the same to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We love mountain views and experiences so it seemed perfect! We explored the snowy wonderland of the lighted pathway and other walking places. We brought clothes to change...More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Jacki C, Front Office Manager at The Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2018

Hi D_Otter50. Our deepest apologies for the experience you had at The Observatory. This is not what we strive for- we train all our staff to provide the best service possible and our kitchen works tirelessly to create a culinary experience unparalleled by other restaurants....More

Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic meal and day all around a six o clock reservation If someone wants now how to run a restaurant professionally send them here The staff could not have been more helpful and friendly to top of the fantastic meal was the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Jacki C, Front Office Manager at The Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Hi aawformosa, thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed your experience while dining at The Observatory and we hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed September 29, 2018

A group of us had lunch at the Observatory Restaurant and I was very pleasantly surprised at the standard of meals offered. It was a set menu which we had pre-selected, but the meals were well presented and tasty. I even received a special dessert...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Jacki C, Front Office Manager at The Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Thank you for sharing your review. We are so pleased that your enjoyed your time dining at The Observatory and we hope we will see you again soon!

Reviewed September 13, 2018

Grosse Mountain is a popular Vancouver Destination and is caught between servicing thousands of visitors and a public that might go for a tad more relaxed dining experience. There is a Grill ( Very basic offerings) and yes bottled or canned beer. The observatory offers...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Jacki C, Front Office Manager at The Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Thank you for your review, travellingsinclairs! We look forward to your next visit to the mountain.

Reviewed September 9, 2018

So I contemplated giving the restaurant a 4/5 but ended up giving it a 5. I came here a few years ago and enjoyed myself enough to come again. This visit did not go as well but I would still come back again. I made...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Canadoc
Jacki C, Front Office Manager at The Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Hi Canadoc! We appreciate you taking the time to leave such a detailed and thorough review of your experience at the restaurant and we are so glad you enjoyed your time here. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Observatory soon!

Reviewed September 3, 2018

A spontaneous visit to Grouse Mt. ended up beyond expectation. We expected good views, but dinner at The Observatory was spectacular in every way. We ended up seated at the best table in the house, Shaun as a super-server, with food that was artistically presented...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Jacki C, Front Office Manager at The Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a generous review. We're elated you enjoyed your time here at Grouse, especially dining at The Oberservatory! We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Positives: The view has the potential to be amazing / I was told it is amazing when the wildfire smoke - which isn’t the restaurants fault - is gone! And when you make a reservation your fee to go up Grouse Mountain is waived, however,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Jacki C, Front Office Manager at The Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Thank you for your feedback, ea122018. We apologize for this experience but we’re glad that you did enjoy the atmosphere of The Observatory. Our chefs work very hard to source local, organic fresh ingredients in our menu offerings. Over-salting of dishes is certainly not what...More

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Angela M
March 20, 2017|
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Response from Gl0F | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a shuttle bus from DT. Make reservations ahead of time, maybe 2 weeks to 1 month ahead of time. If you have dinner at the Peak it will include the gondola fee so make sure you look that up when you make... More
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Shari L
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Response from Raju_Soor | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes I am sure they will cater for kids.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, View
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7R 4K9, Canada
  • Public Transportation: Take bus 236 from Lonsdale Quay. It will bring you to the base of the Skyride.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  North Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 604-998-5045
  • E-mail
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