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The Observatory at Grouse Mountain

Certificate of Excellence
American, Pacific Rim, Canadian
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6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7R 4K9, Canada
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were a party of 4 last night and had made a booking for 8.30. We had specifically asked for a window when we booked. We got there at 7,50 and checked to see if maybe a table was available. The Young girl was rather abrupt and said no there's nothing available right now. So we said we would go... More 

Thank brandis43
Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

About once a year my husband and I splurge on the pairings menu at the Observatory. It is actually a really great price for such upscale food and wine. It changes with the seasons, but is usually about five courses paired with wines. It is always amazing! The food is incredible and you will be stuffed after...in a good way!... More 

Thank DenekaThomas
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108 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rode the gondola to the top of Grouse Mountain as a bunch of folks were finishing the Grouse Climb! The view from up there is truly spectacular and we wandered for a few minutes before our reservation time. We walked in a few minutes early for our dinner reservation but were disappointed that we did not get a window... More 

Thank DaddioDon
Lincoln, Nebraska
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We made reservations through OpenTable, so gained free admission to the mountain. After an afternoon of exhibits, we were seated early @ one of two tables @ the 'bow' of the building. Absolutely fabulous view was only exceeded by excellent service (including a history lesson on Vancouver) and 2 course meal. the portions were such that although we wanted to... More 

Thank RHKoller
North Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant commands its high fine dining prices because of the location. The view is spectacular. But the food is barely passable given the price. The prawn appetizer is laughable. Five little shrimp and a couple of dried mussels for $18.75. The main meal wasn't terrible but not memorable at all. Service is good. Don't blame the serving staff. My... More 

Thank Derek L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best views of Vancouver, Salish sea, Washington state and the gulf islands on a nice day. Make sure you check the weather and go on a clear day. While this restaurant has great food and service, there is no point in going here if there is no view as Metro Vancouver has many outstanding restaurants that are of a higher... More 

Thank Brad S
Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our dinner and felt the service and food good with options for all 4 of us.The prices were within range of other fine dining establishments.We didn't have time prior to dinner to look around and when we finished at10 were told we had to take the Gondola back down as they were closing so we couldn't look around... More 

Thank Shannon G
Richland, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined early on a sunny day and were seated at a window table in a corner overlooking all the hikers sweating as they climbed up the "Grind". Food was better than I expected since many restaurants in scenic locations get by selling the view and skimping on the food quality. Not here. The food was worth the prices. And... More 

Thank EuropeAnnually
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112 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So the observatory is a nice restaurant but the magic resides in the gondola ride and the spectacular view if you are lucky enough to score a good table. I was our first time and a couple on North Vans tooks us out, very nice evening. The food was very nice, although the menu was a bit limited. We really... More 

Thank Andre_mainville
Woodstock, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brought my wife here while we were in Vancouver last weekend. I had been before for business, but she had never been up Grouse Mountain so I thought the experience could be pretty cool for her. Going up the tram to get to dinner and sitting in a nice dinning room with a great view is awesome....unless it's cloudy. Obviously... More 

Thank Jay S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $60
American, Pacific Rim, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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: 6049985045

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?