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The Observatory at Grouse Mountain

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6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7R 4KG, Canada
Take bus 236 from Lonsdale Quay. It will bring you to the base of the Skyride.
6049985045
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nothing to grouse about

Pretty fabulous location for a restaurant - although the low cloud in Vancouver spoilt the view when we were there. Very good food, beautifully presented - a little pricey for the portions but well worth a visit - and the ride up in the cable car is all part of the package.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Romantic
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Tsawwassen, Canada
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Having had a wonderful Christmas dinner at the Observatory, we decided to go for our wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed. The evening was absolutely wonderful. Yes, it is a bit pricey, however the service and food were worth every dollar...not to mention the wonderful skyride in the gondola to get there. We ordered the menu fixe, which was 5... More 

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Sao Paulo, Sp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Probably it is not necessary talk about the view because it's the main reason to go to his restaurant but if you want a very good view don't forget to ask for that then you can have the tables right beside the windows. Menu could have more options but chefs are good and I had a very good steak. List... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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96 reviews 96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Beautiful June evening and we rode the Grouse Mountain Gondola to the top. Getting to the base is an easy ten or fifteen minute drive from the Lion's Gate Bridge and the views from the Gondola are wonderful. Like any "tourist attraction" you wonder if the meals being served will be average, but here we discovered a gourmet delight. So,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The most inhospitable and arrogant manger that a restaurant can have. The food was terrible, and the manger made sure that my mother had the worst mother;s day experience of her life. The manager is a bigote the brunch was nothing special, the view we did not get to enjoy it, the outside was spectacular.

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Pretty fabulous location for a restaurant - although the low cloud in Vancouver spoilt the view when we were there. Very good food, beautifully presented - a little pricey for the portions but well worth a visit - and the ride up in the cable car is all part of the package.

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Singapore
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155 reviews 155 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

My husband and I had a dinner reservation at the Observatory at 7pm on a Sunday. The restaurant was packed when we were there. Because the dining area is small, the tables are quite closed together. The "closeness" of the tables and the large dining parties affected the romantic ambience of the place. We ordered the Ling Cod and some... More 

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Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Up with the Gondola to the top of the Mountain. Great view ,in a clear day, don't bother if its cloudy. Try to seat next to the fireplace. Warmer in a cool day and a bit more romantic. Environment is nice but not super elegant or too sophisticated. Service is slow, however the young servers try their best. Not too... More 

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

A little slow to get our table due to guests not leaving after paying the bill. One suggestion I've seen is to coffee or a drink on the house at a table outside. Our waiter Brent could not have been more helpful. He was professional to the last! My steak was perfect and he got onions for me that were... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were there for a special dinner..however, on other days, it was not the best choices, food not that tasty, and not appetizing to look at...preferred to eat below...before or after the gondola trip. trouble is you always want to sit and eat something. not my choice to eat there on regular days.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Celebrated a 70th birthday. Wanted it to be special. And it was. Even with a mist and clouds outside, inside was warm and inviting. Food was spectacular service was five Star. Will go again soon as menu is regularly changed.

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Additional Information about The Observatory at Grouse Mountain

Address: 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7R 4KG, Canada
Phone Number: 6049985045
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  North Vancouver
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7R 4KG, 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: 6049985045

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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