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Lakeside Dining Room - Hotel Eldorado
Lakeside Dining Room - Hotel Eldorado

Lakeside Dining Room - Hotel Eldorado Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.eldoradokelowna.com
  • Phone: (250) 763-7500 x10
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Sunday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Eric Pless
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Ordinary meetings become extraordinary events lakeside at the Hotel Eldorado. The Sunroom and Great Room are both perfect venues for large receptions, presentations, business meetings, group dinners, weddings, and private parties. Our Boardroom and Mountain room are excellent for conducting business meetings, seminars, training sessions or private dinner parties. Whatever your needs are, our professional catering and banquet team will elevate your next function.
  • Private Party Facilities: Enjoy sunsets and sweeping views of Lake Okanagan in the sun room, veranda, great room, terrace, or the southern exposure room.
  • Private Party Contact: Dominique (250) 869-6060
  • Entertainment: Friday nights are legendary at the Hotel Eldorado Lounge, join us lakeside for signature cocktails, share plates and dancing to your favourite hits from the past and present. Ask the locals, The Hotel Eldorado Lounge is the place to be Friday night in Kelowna.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Make the Hotel Eldorado your Kelowna destination for special occasions. The destination of choice for group dining and special occasions, Kelowna has trusted the Hotel Eldorado to make their special events memorable for over 20 years.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lakeshore
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Hotel lot or complimentary valet service.
A word from Lakeside Dining Room - Hotel Eldorado
An evening spent in the Hotel Eldorado's award-winning Lakeside Dining Room will be an evening to remember. The Eldorado strives to take advantage of the Okanagan's bounty of seasonal and organic products provided by local suppliers. Boasting fantastically prepared AAA Angus beef selections, fabulous chops, Kelowna's most extensive seafood offering and an award-winning wine list featuring over 150 different labels - Nothing beats dining lakeside at "The El."Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a family reunion brunch at the Eldorado recently and they were very accommodating. Our numbers ended up spilling over the initial 20 and the staff added another couple of tables. The young woman who served was very gracious and when it came to doing the bill she, without hesitation, gave one to each of the couples or individuals as requested. The food was delicious with a good variety of seafood, salads, omlets individually made, desserts and breads. Hard to beat the ambience of the old Eldorado! Sitting overlooking the lake on a beautiful, sunny Okanagan morning!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Main courses were a huge disappointment, however, the restaurant did try to salvage our meal with lovely desserts. The tastes were way off, plating was beautiful, but a chef that adds so many flavors to a dish to the point of ruining what you originally ordered must not be very confident in their skill. Pastries were bang on..appetizer was beautiful, main courses were terrible. Should have ordered a burger. Time to look for a new chef before the season really gets going!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "My family and I had brunch this sunday at the El Dorado in Kelowna. Although the selection was less than I expected, and that what I am used to for Brunch Buffets, the quality of the food, and the taste of the food was fantastic. It seems these days, we rarely have a positive experience dining out, it was sure refreshing to have such a great Brunch at the El Dorado. We are frequent fine dining customers and we find the service and food is rarely worth it. Not with the El Dorado! Fantastic food, great staff, and for a heritage building, it was extremely clean. What a great view too! Thank you El Doraldo for providing us with a pleasurable experience."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We celebrated our 25th anniversary with a delicious dinner at the El. Excellent service and outstanding atmosphere with the open air covered dining, gauze drapery, and the glorious lake view. You must go here for a special occasion as it is a bit costly but worth it."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "What a view!!! What wonderful food!! This restaurant is soooo quaint and the food and environment made us want to stay and look at the view past sunset!! Definitely and Kelowna gem! Thank you to the staff and chef for a wonderful eating experience."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "The food was amazing! props to the cook. food runners had no idea who ordered what and just put plates on the table and let us sort it out. 35min wait time to get our bill after we finished desert and drinks, nothing on our table but water glasses. the background music was 90's contemporary complete with the swear words. at $30 a plate and sitting in a high end establishment i expect a touch better.. i understand trying to attract a younger crowd, but class and service should not go out the door. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Lakeside at the Hotel Eldorado is always special! We had a marvelous meal starting with shared prawn fresh rolls, followed by halibut for a main course and profiteroles for a shared dessert. The food was outstanding and very nicely complimented by glasses of pinot gris and viognier. The view is always as good as it gets anywhere in the world, but this night was particularly special as the sunshine and blue sky was followed by a storm over the lake and then back to a lovely evening. The meal was beautifully served by Jennifer."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Exquisite dining set on the water front that offers views that one dreams about. Fun, lively place where the staff are attentive and friendly. A gem of a restaurant that fits the bill whether it is your first time or your 'go to' spot. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "I booked this restaurant for my Moms 80th birthday. I was adamant that they know that i requested a window seat. I didn't think it would be a problem on a Tuesday night. But, just to make sure, I called the restaurant directly the week before the reservation. When we arrived, they could not even find the reservation so they had no idea of requests. However, they did seat us. Oh and by the way, they informed me that all the window seats were meant for only 2 people. They had nothing on their menu that interested us, so we left anyway. What a letdown. Would never recommend this restaurant. Kelowna has other great restaurants."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Although we had a reservation we were told to seat ourselves. We asked for water and the server brought one, not two. We were not advised of the specials but overheard the same server explaining them to a table beside us after we had ordered. Server seemed distracted, uninterested."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We have been doing Sunday brunch at "The EL" for years. This time (April 6, 2014) was a disappointment. The food selection and quality seemed to have gone downhill. The carved roast beef in particular seemed to be very old and overdone. We will not be back."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Overall our stay at the ElDorado was great. We were there to visit long time friends and had them to dinner there with us on Friday night. The food was great. It wasn't a big wine night but the wine list looked like a good one. One thing though we must comment on. My wife and I had breakfast there in the morning which was very good. When it appeared we were done we were asked if was okay to clear the table. Usually it just happens. We were impressed. At dinner when were done and the table was being cleared our waiter took a wine glass with a small sip of wine left in the glass. We were not impressed. It did not ruin the evening. It will not stop us from returning in the future but it will be remembered. There are some great beers in the bar"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Our server was very friendly - the quality of food wad pretty good. The selection was great. BUT even though we had reserved ahead of time on the "open table" site - they did not have our name down on the reservations . They did have an available table so we did get to stay for brunch. Of course we had to sit in the "family" area with many children.. and not at a table next to the window as requested. So this was some what a disappointment especially because I already reserved and they sent me two confirmations and yet, they did not have the name on the list... oh well. Next time I will call the restaurant DIRECT and not bother to use the "open table" site."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "What can be better than looking out onto the lake while you have a great glass of BC wine paired with delicious food?"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "It was a nice quiet evening on Saturday. The restaurant wasn't busy. Think this place is more suitable for summer dining on the patio. The food wasn't that great. Not much of a variety. Fancy ingredients and fancy names so if you are a picky eater this won't do for you. Definitely not suitable for children. Prices are pretty high for what you get here. but not high compared to other places."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The Eldorado is a great spot to drop in and grab a bite with friends or family. The menu has a wide variety of dishes appealing to many different tastes depending on your mood. Service is really good here. Overall a great spot !"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "enjoyed everything food and service was outstanding."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Great place for a special occasion or simply when you feel like indulging a wee bit."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "The Hotel is situated in a perfect spot with a spectacular lake view. We went for lunch and the menu was good but a little less sophisticated than I was expecting. The price was reasonable so in that respect it meet my expectations for the value we received."
    Dined on 9/4/2013
  • "A gem of a spot on the lake. Food and service are super!"
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "This restaurant on the shores of okanagon lake is one of Kelowna's finest. Our guest said it reminded them of the Bahamas. Whether you sit in or outside you have a wonderful view of the lake. The ambience indoors is great when the weather doesn't permit outdoor sitting. Food is lovely with some unique choices such as sablefish with soba noodles. Our service was also very good and all in all we enjoyed our evening of dining very much."
    Dined on 8/11/2013
  • "Food, wine, service, and setting are lovely. Reservations highly recommended. Will return again."
    Dined on 8/2/2013
  • "One of our favorite spots in Kelowna.....it doesn't disappoint. Could not get a better view."
    Dined on 7/19/2013
  • "We sat at an outdoor dock side table. It was beautiful. The waiter also went over the top and arranged for us to order of the dining room menu. My wife had a steak. Presentation was nice, but the food was outstanding. I had the Scallops which were very tasty. Great spot for a special dinner."
    Dined on 7/15/2013
  • "I was just recently at the Eldorado restaurant for brunch with 4 other women and my 4 year old daughter. After we made our order, it took over half an hour for our food to come out which felt like a long wait. I ordered pancakes off of the kids menu for my daughter. While the presentation was cute, it should be clearly noted on your kids menu that there are big chunks of berry in your pancakes. Most kids don't like full blown strawberries in their pancakes, my daughter included. If I would take her back, I would make a note to order plain pancakes. The food for us adults was excellent. If I had not had my daughter with me and been on a bit of a time schedule, my experience would have been much better."
    Dined on 6/8/2013
  • "Lovely lovely spot! Great food, exceptional service! Fully recommend!"
    Dined on 5/25/2013
  • "25 degrees, setting sun, gentle breeze coming in the large open windows looking immediately onto the lake...and we had just sat down. Mark and Vince were the two servers we met. And it got better from there. The tuna special was to die for. Intimate atmosphere on the lake. Ideal for impressing clients or celebrating an anniversary. This was likely our favourite food experience in Kelowna for all the reasons above."
    Dined on 5/6/2013
  • "We had one of the finest dinners ever - fantastic service - an outstanding evening for our 44th wedding anniversary"
    Dined on 5/3/2013
  • "Overpriced, limited menu, food good but not great, slow service. This was our third attempt and the best of the three. Asked for my $42 ribeye to be medium rare; arrived medium well. The first two dinners were disasters, bad enough that they comped the meals including the wine. Try another restaurant, as there are much better restaurants with better service for a better price."
    Dined on 4/25/2013
  • "Just amazing!! The food was a little pricey, however the gourmet style that is provided to you makes it worth it! Fantastic food and fantastic service. What a great way to spend my last night & meal in that beautiful town."
    Dined on 4/5/2013
  • "We had heard of the Eldorado from friends who raved about it so my wife took me there to celebrate my birthday. We had the brunch and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. I have to say, it lived up to the recommendations. Friendly staff and good food. The omelet bar was great but could use more variety. Good coffee."
    Dined on 3/17/2013
  • "We were very impressed by the location and ambiance. The food was well prepared and served promptly. I did feel the cost was a little expensive but not gorging. Unfortunately it was dark when we started dinner but I'm sure the view is very impressive. We stayed at the hotel for the first time and will return to both the hotel and restaurant in the future."
    Dined on 3/16/2013
  • "Waiter was great. Lovely lake view. Delicious food. Would come again for sure."
    Dined on 3/7/2013
  • "Slow service, but the food is okay - a bit expensive for the quality but nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 1/1/2013
  • "Excellent food, the service is refined yet not pretentious. excellent! The location, view and ambience are possibly the best in Kelowna."
    Dined on 12/24/2012
  • "We have eaten several times at the El and mostly it has been good. This past Friday (14/12/12) our lunch (5 of us) was less then satisfactory. Parsnip soup was not hot and was bland. Veg. pizza very bland/boring and certainly not worth the $17 price tag Taco's were not at all spicy and also were not filling for the price...should have had a 4th taco. These are the comments from our group of 5. However, our server was excellent...in hind sight we should have commented at that time of our lunch but we were busy talking and visiting with each other."
    Dined on 12/14/2012
  • "We wanted a quiet table so we could converse with the gentleman in our party who is very hard of hearing. His hearing aide is totally ineffective in a very noisy room. The staff kindly provided a lovely quiet table in a room with NO background music speakers. The view of the lake was outstanding! We had a wonderful relaxed brunch and were able to converse easily with our friend. Then the waitress herself seated a single gentleman right beside us and then carried on a very loud and lengthy conversation with him. Fortunately, our meal was nearly finished. It is so unfortunate that staff in restaurants have no understanding of the problems experienced by those with hearing aides. (Other tables were clearly available for the newcomer.)"
    Dined on 11/4/2012
  • "Great selection of food for brunch at a very reasonable price."
    Dined on 10/28/2012
  • "We like the location of the restaurant and the food was good. I booked the reservation 1 month in advance, and we received a table right in front of a pillar so we could not see the water, and I asked the hostess if it was possible to move to another table by the window and she advised that it was reserved for a VIP. The tone of the statemetn bothered me most since she brushed us off as not important. There were other tables in the restaurant that she could have offered up as an alternative, but nothing else was offered up. The server was good, but paid alot more attention to the larger tables. Overall despite the food being very good I would not return purely because of the service."
    Dined on 10/13/2012
  • "It had been ten years since we'd last been in Kelowna and dined at the Eldorado. Still lovely, elegant, with loads of ambiance. Food was good, as always, but it took ages for our dinners to come out of the kitchen and then servings were so small. My dinner was to be served with spinach and beets but it was hard to find them. Even for a woman, I found the serving left me hungry. For desserts, recommend a little more variety. If you can't eat chocolate and you don't like mint, few options remain... All in all a good evening, efficient service, still a lovely spot."
    Dined on 9/14/2012