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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Beautiful birthday dinner

Three of us had dinner here for a 50th birthday. Two of us had the halibut and one had the duck. Halibut dish was very good but my brother felt that the duck did not have enough flavour. Service was excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
Sianin
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Smithers
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Lovely restaurant with good views, we were lucky to have a window seat. Views of sunset were amazing. Food a little bit pricey if you don't take advantage of the free gondola ride when you make a reservation.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I was worried that this restaurant would be touristy, but I did not find that to be the case. The dining room was intimate and we had absolutely wonderful attentive service. Food was delicious and worth the high price. Very romantic evening views. I am from the US and can't wait to come back with other family members to share... More 

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Smithers
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Three of us had dinner here for a 50th birthday. Two of us had the halibut and one had the duck. Halibut dish was very good but my brother felt that the duck did not have enough flavour. Service was excellent.

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Richmond, Canada
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It was totally a nightmare eating at that restaurant on August 04, 2015. We were happy with the ride from the bottom of the mountain and up to the top. We arrived early at 7:00 was being told that our reservation was at 7:30 pm as we should wait. I found out the restaurant was quite empty why we couldn't... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We had dinner at the Observatory after a day spent experiencing the amazing activities organised on the Grouse Mountain. The team was able to accommodate us with ease, moving the appointment few hours before dinner. The menu is quite limited, however the food was good and presented with style. The waiter recommended a local wine to go with our meal,... More 

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Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

What a nice view after a hike up Grouse Mountain. Plenty of room to roam around, restrooms, gift shop and a restaurant.

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Arkansas, USA
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56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The ride up the mountain is breathtaking so it sets the stage nicely. It was hard to get a reservation due to the popularity of the location. There was a wedding during our visit (Saturday evening). Note that it's chilly up on the mountain so take a wrap. 3 of our party ordered the steelhead, and we were not impressed.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We had a lovely evening at The observatory. First of all, when you book the restaurant, you receive complimentary gondola tickets...it definitely is really worth it to go there for dinner! The service was very good, the food definitely tasty fine dining and the view...the most beautiful one you can get of Vancouver in my opinion. A superb restaurant, perfect... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This journey would have called for a 4 stars rating for sure but, unfortunately, staff seemed "blazé", no smiles, long wait for our table, our vine and cocktail with no apologies, a waiter that had other concerns in mind downgraded this wonderful meal from a four stars to three. Sadly you could have the best kitchen staff, a cordon bleu... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

What a view and excellent food. This is exceptional value if you pre book reservations and then take advantage of the complimentary tickets up Grouse mountain that are provided to anyone who books dinner here. Quite simply the best deal in town as the tickets would otherwise cost $85 ish and a 3 course fantastic meal for two will be... More 

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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
  • 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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