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The Observatory at Grouse Mountain
The Observatory at Grouse Mountain
  • Address:
    6400 Nancy Greene Way
    North Vancouver, BC V7R 4K9
    Neighborhood:
    North Vancouver
  • Cuisine:
    Northwest
    Price: CAN$51 and over

The Observatory at Grouse Mountain Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.grousemountain.com/the-observatory-restaurant
  • Phone: (604) 998-5045
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Dino L. Gazzola
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: For more information please contact The Observatory directly.
  • Private Party Contact: Steve Conroy (604) 998-5045

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Take bus 236 from Lonsdale Quay. It will bring you to the base of the Skyride.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Observatory at Grouse Mountain
Housed in a mountaintop chalet with windows overlooking the city of Vancouver, the Observatory offers diner’s views that are as unique as the food prepared by executive chef Dino Gazzola.

Regional and seasonal West Coast dishes are freshly prepared daily in our mountain kitchen using Oceanwise and Green Table certified ingredients. The Observatory’s exquisite food, exceptional service and award-winning wine list turn every meal into a special occasion.

Feeling indulgent? Enjoy our five-course Chef’s Taster Menu which allows you to explore a range of wines carefully chosen by Sommelier Steven Conroy or choose a bottle from one of over 500 selections from the multi-award winning wine list.

Dinner is served seven nights a week from 5pm and complimentary Skyride admission is always included with every advance reservation.

Please note that for parties of 7 or more a gratuity of 18% will be added to the bill.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNorthwest
Diner Reviews
  • "I made two reservations, one for adults and one for the young people. They put us together on a table at the back. I had specifically asked to be near the window for our out of town guests but they didn't do that. I saw other tables open that our group of four could have taken but instead we were at the back with no view. I was very upset and disappointed."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The food was expensive and disapponting. The main entre in our case tenderloin had no vegetables, few potatoes, very few and nothing else. The tenderloin was smal and tasted tenderized and was not great. We had not been there for a few years and remembered it as better. It was my wife's 66th birthday and on my reservation I asked for a window table. It was apparent the hostess who we had to wait 5 minutes for had not read our request and showed little interest in us. There was an empty table by the window but we were not offered it. It took forever to get our dinner. The foursome beside us were finsihed as we got our meal."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The food menu is quite limited, unlike the extensive wine list. Presentations are creative, but portion sizes small. Elaborate explanations of each course tended to oversell rather than add to the dining experience. The daily special was by far the best choice. Somewhat pretentious, overall."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Fabulous food in a perfect location. Annoyed table not ready at correct time but service and food made up for that. Crusted lamb was delicious and I enjoyed being told about the different foods on my plate."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Requested and received excellent view table for enjoyment of visitor from abroad. Creative gourmet menu priced accordingly."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The portions and selection of menu items were both limited. I do not consider this good value, even given the wonderful ambience."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The food was excellent, but considering the abundance of wonderful food in Vancouver, I found the pricing to be slightly excessive. Otherwise the location, ambiance, service, winelist, and everything else was quite spot on. Definitely a great spot for special occasions."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Fine dinning with a great view of Vancouver! Excellent service and delicious meals!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We had a great evening Went up early, all the better to take in the attractions My brother is a meat and potatoes kind of guy, so he looked horrified when he saw the menu nouvelle cuisine, with a bouche amuse to start-we had the lamb and the beef tenderloin-beautifully presented, delicious-my brother loved it all For three of us, one entree each, and one bottle of wine-it came to around $210 including tax and tip-I thought it was worth every penny-it is over a hundred dollars for three just to get up the mountain and it made for a memorable evening-even cheaper if you don't drink If you want something with a WOW factor-this would be it"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We are foodies and thought this restaurant would serve okay food but nothing great, being as it is a tourist attraction. We were so wrong! The food and service were absolutely fantastic. If you are dining in the restaurant the gondola is free so it also is excellent value for money. We really wanted to see the two grizzlies and we were weren't disappointed with that either. To cap it off we saw a wonderful sunset and our decent down the mountain at night with all the lights was magic. 10/10 you must not miss this."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The observatory is nice, but the downside is waiting in the bar next door full of sweaty hikers. They should bring a change of clothes, and boy the BO smell on the tram going up left from departing hikers. They should fumigate it as the nice dining restaurant and smelly tram do not mix at all."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We, my wife and I, were celebrating a special occasion and chose the Observatory for that purpose. We enjoyed out dinner and were treated very well by the staff. The view of the City was fabulous and we were able to reflect on some great times, now past but remembered with fondness. Thank you for helping us to celebrate."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "server was pleasant, informative attentive making it a great experience."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We recently had a memorable evening at the Observatory Restaurant.....our meals were delicious and uniquely presented ..however my halibut dish was slightly overcooked....I did not say anything because it was still delicious but did leave a large portion of the overcooked halibut on my plate. They were extremely concerned about this and took the cost of the entire meal off our bill despite my not having said anything about it. they clearly take great pride in their food and offer exceptional customer service. this is even more impressive to me because as a popular scenic and touristy restaurant they could easily just rely on their magnificent view. They have won my loyalty and will look for opportunities to go back.."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This was a very important day for me and the women I proposed to that same day. My now fiance is a vegetarian and there just wasn't anything on the menu that she could eat or the things she could weren't appetizing to her. We let our waitress know and she asked the chef if something could be done and they constructed a wonderful gourmet vegetarian entree. Thank you."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The observatory is an unexpected gem on Grouse mountain and since dining there gives you a free Alpine experience(which costs $43 alone) it is basically an amazing meal for the same cost as admission without the meal. You hVe to go here. The service was excellent and the scallops with pork belly were superb. The food is full of flavors and presentation is stunning."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Great spot! Food was amazing and the setting spectacular."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "When we made this reservation we made a point of informing them that we were celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary. Nothing was said by any of the staff the entire evening. And our server was not only clueless about the wines on the wine list he acted like he did - DANGEROUS! Incredible view and the presentation of the food was fantastic. Better training of the wait staff and hostess would greatly enhance the experience here."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Looking to create a new memory with a special lady friend we decided to head up Grouse Mtn for breathtaking scenic views, walking around and dinner was more than fantastic!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Location, ambiance, service and food all excellent, absolutely lovely evening. According to my wife the Beef was outstanding, melted in her mouth. Our waitress was friendly, accommodating and a pleasure to have serving us."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Very nice good view with the window seats. Good for an evening"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Great food, great view, our waiter was very personable. It was our 15th anniversary made special by a great dining experience. We will be back."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "There was nothing lacking from this dining experience. The view was incredible, the staff were friendly, attentive and helpful, and the food was a work of art. Honestly, it looked too good to eat. A tastebud sensation. We were a party of 6 and between us tried most of the things on the menu. Everything was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The Halibut was overcooked. The trout and squid were delicious but the risotto was very bland. The kids pastas were well put together. The woman next to us was delivered the same meal twice but both were not correct and she left without eating. Given the price point, it was not the foodie experience I was expecting."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "My husband and I received a gift certificate to Grouse Mountain and decided to use it at The Observatory. What a great choice!!! The service was great, food was amazing, and view was spectacular! It was a beautiful summer evening - we couldn't have asked for better weather or a clearer view of Vancouver! The complimentary bread was delicious and our appetizer arrived very quickly! Both of us enjoyed our main dish. They didn't have the vegetarian dish that is on their menu available the night we went, but their substitute was absolutely amazing! Presentation of both dishes was beautiful. We'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "sadly lacking in service quality, poor at time, moderate at best. Food was lovely View was divine"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "enjoyed the atmosphere, the good food and the very friendly and professional serivce. the view was marvelous!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food nicely prepared and picture worthy. Serving staff could have been a bit warmer but good service nonetheless. Amazing view and fun things to see with the lumberjack show and the bird demonstration before hand. Be prepared to set aside a good amount of money, this is not for the faint of heart!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "What an experience! Dinner was incredible with extremely helpful and friendly staff. The view is second to none and anyone who visits or lives in the Vancouver area should make sure to dine here. It is a whole experience to be so high up on top of a mountain and overlook the stunning city of Vancouver. I will be back for sure."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Very good for people who wants to come on the top of the mountain for free but if you are looking for a very good dinner, forget it! Food too salty, try to be "gastronomic" (i'm French so i know Gastronomic food) and an entree = price of the cable-car 39$ +tax +tips But the view is amazing and the decoration of the restaurant is cute."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Food is beyond my expectation! Awesome! I am going there again next week! "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food was lovely as was the view. We watched the sunset over the mountains which was spectacular. We read that if we booked the meal in advance we got a complementary Alpine ticket for Grouse mountain. This was also brilliant and the meal although a little small portioned finished the day perfectly. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Perfect dining spot for milestone 70th birthday for my spouse. We were fortunate to have one of the most perfect day in Vancouver. All the staff of Grouse Mountain - from the gondola ticket seller to all the Observatory staff were courteous and polite. The wine selections were very affordable. Our waiter did not hover around the table but seem to come around at opportune times. The squab was beautifully prepared, and the rib was tender, my vegetarian daughters quinoa was creamy , seafood risotto great. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "This restaurant provides stunning views of Vancouver and surrounding area whilst serving fabulous food and wine. The service was exemplary."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Really great view! the wine pairing with the 5 course tasting menu was amazing! loved it:) it was nice that the tram was included with reservations."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The restaurant was a perfect choice for my 1 year Anniversary dinner with my wife. The restaurant went above and beyond - sitting us in the best view in the house and writing Happy Anniversary with chocolate on our desert. My wife and I really enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere in our vacation to Canada. It was the best dinner experience of the whole trip. We really appreciated it and would recommend"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The views were amazing although all four in our dinner party found the food way too salty. Everything was garnished with salt even the butter for the very crusty bread. We found the food to be just okay. They are trying to be trendy with their dishes but would be better to go back to basics and definitely use much, much, much less salt!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "This is an amazing restaurant - about a mile above Vancouver on Grouse Mountain, with the most amazing view. The food is truly excellent, and to get a place in a setting like this, with such good cuisine is rare - especially given the logistical issues of running a restaurant at the top of a mountain! Well done to the team that run this place. Well worth a visit. If you book the restaurant in advance, you also get the rides up and down the mountain free! This makes the restaurant very good value."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Wonderful ambience and service. My entree of halibut was perfect and the other entree that was ordered by others at the table was the seafood risotto which also received great raves. Thank you for providing a lovely evening for our Columbian guests."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Weather dependant. We've been twice with amazing views of vancouver, vancouver island and down to the US and once with cloud right up to the window. Food is always excellent though."
    Dined on 5/11/2014