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Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort

4.3
702 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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The Hooded Merganser was designed to provide guests with a lakeside experience like no other. Vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling windows have made us the place to be during storm watching season. The outdoor patio is incredible during the warmer months. The menu features delicious contemporary cuisine cooked to perfection in the open kitchen. Enjoy the superb selection of hard-to-find Okanagan wines from our cellars. Tie up your boat at the marina and come in for a truly enjoyable time.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Daily Hours of Operation - 7:00am-12:00am
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Phone number
(250) 487-4663
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Remington
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Cross street
Main Street
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Parking details
Complimentary parking in hotel lot.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 702 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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food
4.5
service
4.5
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4.0
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

I made an online reservation for a table of 6 for 7:15 pm on Sat. June 16th several days before coming to dinner:

Name: Robert Hodgkinson
Confirmation #: 969191335

On the afternoon of June 16th I phoned the restaurant to amend the reservation saying that we just needed a table for 2. Your agent had no record of the above reservation and said the best he could do to get us in would be at 9:00 pm!? After some discussion, he said come at 7:15 pm and he would "squeeze us in"! This demonstrates that there is a disconnect between your online reservation system and the record that your in-person reservation person gets? Having said that, the food, service and atmosphere were great.

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1.0Dined 5 days ago

Nice view good customer service but it took LITERALLY an hour for the food to be served and also forgot to refill coffee! they should hire more people for breakfast!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

My sister and I had the Bibimbap which boasts ultra rare beef. While the beef was tender, it was more on the medium-well side. As well, there was no kimchee to be seen. We both agreed it lacked flavour. The pizza our friend ordered was more like flatbread and was rather uninspiring. The service was excellent and the views are spectacular but don’t expect the food to be anything special.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

We have been here many times before. Feel it has slipped. $40 for my husbands steak that tasted like briquettes. They don't even do prime rib anymore. That is why we went there. That use to be great. They don't even do mashed potatoes anymore. Now just a baked potato with a dollop of sour cream and a couple of green onions sprinkled. Might as well go to the Keg! At least you get bacon bits. They do it better. Cheesecake was good though. But how hard is that. They view you can't beat. Right on Okanagan Lake. Better leave this one for a couple of drinks and appies. Or a simple hamburger or sandwich lunch.

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2.0Dined on June 13, 2018

We could have managed the loudness, the not so great service but when the meals were not even average for the price we paid, there were 8 in our group. We talked about our experience days later and agreed we will not be coming back for awhile and we are all locals that dines out quite a lot. Too bad. Was a birthday celebration too :(

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Great experience, nice view, mediocre food. The fresh vegetables were nice.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Everything was perfect except there was a huge party (40 plus) and it was very loud. Was too cold to sit on the deck where the noise would not be a problem.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Fabulous views and fantastic food! Service was terrific!

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Restaurant good but parking ridiculous. Ticket spitters in parkade useless. Unsavoury characters hanging around ticket spitters. Very unsettling

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Our favourite restaurant in Penticton... always look forward to having a meal here.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

We enjoyed sitting outside on the lake with great views. The food was good but not exceptional

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

As always our luncheon at the Hooded Merganser was exceptional. The cajun salmon sandwich was a big hit with my guests, and of course the view was spectacular.

Though a little noisy for a "business meeting" luncheon, for an enjoyable meal it was great. Only complaint - at times the music is loud. There never seems to be a problem having it turned down.

A must to have lunch at when visiting Penticton.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We love the Hooded Merganser, excellent food as well as service. Carol is particularly an amazing and friendly server!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Lovely view and the food was delicious. The service was prompt and attentive.

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Had to eat inside due to rain and wind. Outside would have been quieter. Very nice inside however open and noisy but very nice decor.
We had a voucher from the Lakeside Hotel as part of a package and on it were instructions to present it when ordering so I did and was reprimanded and told I should have presented it when paying. I didn’t like that and it seemed to affect the rest of the service like she was serving a couple of dumb dumbs.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

GREAT WAIT STAFF!

server at dinner on Friday night was excellent! very up to date on Celiac requirements even so far to have looked up whether the after dinner mint sticks were gluten free.

sat am server, Emily, took the time to make a plate of gf toast & bring it on a separate plate as she had previously thought they didn’t have a dedicated toaster (but found out they did). I had therefore gotten tomato slices instead of toast with the omelette. and yes, she brought the tomato slices as well as the gf toast.

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Enjoyed our lunch except no basil on the Margherita Pizza. Servers thought the kitchen forgot, but the kitchen said they ran out. Communication issue. Server brought a Spinach with dressing instead. All in all a good lunch. A pigeon did make it's way into the restaurant, a reason why we did not sit out on the patio.

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Beautiful spot and view. Food was excellent.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Reservation was for 1PM. We arrived at 12:45 and were not waited on till 1:25 after alerting staff. Had a flight at 3:15 so were getting worried if we would have to run. Finally served at 1:45 and ate rapidly. Did not really know who our server was as different staff attended our table each time. Staff apologized and covered our drinks. It is the start of tourist season and hopefully they get up to speed soon as it can be a nice place to eat .

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Although it took awhile for our food it waswell worth the wait.Our server was great and the food outstanding.Try to leave the blinds up as we have a great view.It makes ittoo dark inside,if custoners complain tell them sorry but its the okanagan and wear sunglasses.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The view is really what makes this spot. It was really noisy with kids playing games everywhere. Not exactly a quiet evening. The food was ok. Nothing outstanding.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Our server, Carol was excellent and we had two young children with us. Carol made there visit enjoyable

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Fantastic place to enjoy great food and an amazing view of the lake!
Our server Megan was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive.
I would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

A great time was had by all,would recommend to friends.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

It was Mother’s Day, our reservation for 4 was at 11am, we were served right away and had coffee with no wait. The menu was for brunch with about 6 to 8 choices. I wanted the avocado mash, was told they were out of avocados so had to chose something else. Food was ok.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

One of the best dinners Ibhave had in a long time. From the minute we walked in the door it was amazing. The service was impeccable, friendly, knowledgeable and fun!! The food was incredible, from the cocktails to the dessert was delicious! The view was breathtaking, to be able to watch the sunset while dining was definitely an experience. The heaters on the patio when the sun went down was a great touch!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

I have severe food allergies, there is never a problem eating here!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great service. Lots of attention from server with the eight of us. Very accommodating to our gluten free issues and also to our late guests . Beautiful lake view.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Excellent food and fantastic view. Great value for your money

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great place for brunch!

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Wonderful date night. Good was good. Service was excellent. We arrived early and they were ready for us. Will definitely be back.

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1.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Waited over 40 minutes for food. Eggs Benny looked very unappetizing with hollandaise sauce congealed. Southwest grilled chicken salad was not very tasty and frankly I had better from McDonald's.
Was looking forward to a nice lunch and didn't get it. The view was nice, but that was all.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Excellent halibut main, nice wine selection and ambiance great.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

The service was quick . The server was very pleasant, The food was good and the prices were reasonable. The view was awesome

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

First time to this restaurant recommended by a friend. I drove from Kelowna for an evening event so had dinner first. Wonderful dining experience, excellent service, delicious food and great wine list.
I will be back🌻

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Great! A bit difficult to find as it is in front of a large building (conference centre I think) and there is no mention of that on their website. You have to walk through the conference centre to the lake.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We brought our friends there and they really liked the location being right over the water. Food and service was good. It was my husband's birthday and we mentioned it to the waitress but she didn't even offer him a birthday dessert. Other than that it was good.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Can’t beat the location on the lake. Fabulous food, great ambiance excellent service. A must visit if you’re in the south Okanagan

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had a very nice meal served by a friendly server and the tastes were spectacular!

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Service was excellent. Food was pretty bland... view of the lake was lovely but just wasn’t impressed with the taste.

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