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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%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (30 reviews)
“arctic char” (10 reviews)
“salad” (54 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Canadian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
21 Lakeshore Dr W, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 7M5, Canada
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

We went as a party of 8 for a birthday celebration. We were pleased with the varied menu which had something for everyone on the group. From basic roast beef sandwich and dip to very interesting salad combinations there was a lot of choice. People...More

Thank BCbikeGuy
Reviewed March 28, 2018

I've had a spate of bad restaurant experiences lately -- the poor reviews I've made here represent just the tip of the iceberg! So, wanting to write something good about somewhere, I thought hard to find my last seamless dining experience. And here it is:...More

Thank shnti
PentictonLakeside, Manager at Hooded Merganser, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Thank you for your extremely well written and clearly thought out review! See you again on your next trip to Penticton and The Hooded Merganser (the restaurant 'named after that bird') :)

Reviewed March 21, 2018

We regularly drive from Kelowna t Penticton for Sunday Brunch here. The food is excellent and the view on to Lake Okanagan is ever changing depending on the season.

Thank Peter R
PentictonLakeside, Manager at Hooded Merganser, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us, and for frequently driving down to visit us! Hope to see you soon :)

Reviewed March 10, 2018

Have much enjoyed Merganser, in the past, during summer visits. However, since becoming local we have tried the HM a couple of times, this winter, to very mixed results. Both of us found the dishes quite forgettable .. from over-cheesed pizza to a thin,tasteless, watery...More

Thank Ron986
PentictonLakeside, Manager at Hooded Merganser, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Ron, Thank you for taking the time to review your experiences with us, and provide some feedback. Apologies that your recent visits weren't as you've come to expect from us. We certainly hope you'll visit us again before the summer, as we pride ourselves on...More

Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We loved everything we ordered. My girlfriend and I really enjoyed the Bipimbap! Delicious and good quality ingredients. Our server was totally on point.

Thank Katherine M
PentictonLakeside, Manager at Hooded Merganser, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Thank you for reviewing your experience with us! The Bibimbap is certainly a staff favourite, so glad you enjoyed it and were happy with the service you received. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed March 4, 2018

Great view up the lake. Service was very good and the menu reasonably priced. Good variety of food and wine on the menu.

Thank bwareham2017
PentictonLakeside, Marketing & Social Media at Hooded Merganser, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful views of the lake, divine food...perfect service with a big smile...appeals to every crowd and age group...just the most wonderful experience...bring friends, family...lovers...all really memorable...a truly special place!

Thank 905suzannep
PentictonLakeside, Marketing & Social Media at Hooded Merganser, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2018

Wow! Thank you so much for the review. We love that you enjoyed your experience and everything we have to offer! See you again soon, hopefully :)

Reviewed February 13, 2018

We were down in Penticton for lunch and this restaurant was highly recommended by a neighbouring winery. Our server Chris was perfect - friendly, prompt and his attention to detail was fabulous! The food was delicious and the views are stellar! Thanks for making our...More

Thank Judy Y
PentictonLakeside, Marketing & Social Media at Hooded Merganser, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, Judy. We're so glad you enjoyed your experience, and we'll pass along your gratitude and praise to Chris! Hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed February 7, 2018

We happened to stop here for lunch and dinner one day. Service is great and food is also very fresh and appears to be all made in house. The weather was not cooperating, but I can appreciate that during peak summer season, this would be...More

Thank mochalab
PentictonLakeside, Marketing & Social Media at Hooded Merganser, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We're glad you enjoyed your experiences with us so much that you'd choose us twice in one day! Hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful restaurant. Amazing view and super nice staff. Not to mention amazing steak! The portion of potatoes and veggies could have been a little bigger for the price but all in all its always a great experience there.

Thank Kandy G
PentictonLakeside, Social Media & Marketing at Hooded Merganser, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2018

Thank you for your review and feedback. We're glad you enjoy your experiences 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
December 28, 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
$10 - $35
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
7:00 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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