Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort

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1231 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1231 people are saying
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carolY
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the restaurant but wished the tables were not so close together

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LanaD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, staff was all above and beyond!!! Will recommend to everyone and we cant wait to return for another amazing dining experience

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Responded a day ago

Hey LanaD. We are as pumped as you are that you visit was a hit. Get back here soon!

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ManonC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location- amazing view. Great food and great service.

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Responded a day ago

4 for 4 = 5 from ManonC! Thank you for the review!

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CalgaryExpat
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Lovely location. Reduced menu with less choices but food is good. Service is excellent, definitely one of my favourite places to eat on lake Okanagan.

Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort
Responded a day ago

Hey CalgaryExpat. Pssst, we are dropping a new menu this month that has more great options. Hope you deliver a 5 star experience for your next visit.

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BabsB123
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Everything was great with the exception of the kitchen staff as every single one of them had their mask on below their chin. Made our group feel insanely uncomfortable. Will not go back because of this.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Thanksgiving menu was excellent. Attentive staff. Thank you!

Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort
Responded on October 12, 2021

Thank you for joining us on this occasion!

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JimC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was our first time at this restaurant and we throughly enjoyed our dining experience. We had the Thanksgiving dinner they offered, we ordered a drink and got our soup at pretty much the same time. Wanted to enjoy our drink first so asked if they’d hold our dinner until we had our drink. Food was very good. Apple dessert was excellent. Lovely location overlooking the water,but it was a bit chilly.
Will definitely come again.

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Responded on October 12, 2021

Hello JimC, Thank you for visiting us during our Thanksgiving service this year. We are happy to have taken care of you. It is also great that you have taken the time to write us some feedback. We always value opportunities to tweak things to land as close to perfect as possible! See you next time, Keith

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JamesA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal. Wonderful service. Good food. Great setting with very nice ambience. Will definitely be back when we get the opportunity.

Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort
Responded on October 12, 2021

Hey JamesA, Your feedback reflects our intent to a T! Thanks for sharing. We will be ready when an opportunity allows you to visit again.

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WadeT
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good as was the service would definitely return.

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ShellyL
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great brie appy. Shared a rib dinner - way too much! Very kind of the restaurant to offer to plate for both of us.

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Responded on October 5, 2021

Thanks for joining us ShellyL. We appreciate you!

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AnitaB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner here! I had a curried halibut dish and my friends had the tenderloin and the salmon. Everyone was very impressed with the food and service. The manager brought us blankets as well.

Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort
Responded on October 1, 2021

Hey AnitaB, Thank you so much for the visit and the warm review. We appreciate you!

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bknight
Edmonton
26 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were told this was the best restaurant in Penticton and so far it has been. What impressed us was how relaxed and not stuffy it was. Good selection of BC wines. My wife had halibut which was great, I had rack of lamb which was also great, spiced nicely and a good portion size.
Nice view of the lake and a patio (we sat inside).
We were so impressed we booked another reservation.

Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort
Responded on September 26, 2021

HI BKnight Thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon! Jedadiah

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JasonCatherine
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service and super delicious food! Our table located on the water was beautiful and the atmosphere was relaxed. We had mentioned it was our 20-year wedding anniversary so a dessert arrived with a candle in it. Very lovely!

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Responded on September 26, 2021

HI Jason and Catherine Thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon! Jedadiah

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Wendy
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Menu is limited and food was of average quality. Excellent service.

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Responded on September 25, 2021

HI Wendy Thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon! Jedadiah

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Jackie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Location is excellent, Service was very good. Food is overpriced and menu is limited.

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Responded on September 26, 2021

HI Jackie Thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon! Jedadiah

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the meals were out of this world from presentation to flavors, highly recommend making a reservation and enjoying the dining experience.

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Responded on September 24, 2021

HI Anonymous Thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon! Jedadiah

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SharonC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As always great service, excellent food & reasonable prices. Only one thing is our server didn’t wait for both of us to be finished eating before removing plates

Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort
Responded on September 23, 2021

HI Sharon Thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon! Jedadiah

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fellowtraveller44
London
25 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Vaccine protocol observed. Service efficient and friendly. Maybe my menu choices were not the most daring but I thought the food was relatively ordinary but just fine.

Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort
Responded on September 22, 2021

HI fellowtraveller Thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon! Jedadiah

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Patrick
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Was not only disappointed in the change of menu selection, but only one item on my plate was enjoyable. The ribs were excellent, the beans awful and the fries not particularly enjoyable, coleslaw too course. Not fine dining like it used to be.

Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort
Responded on September 22, 2021

HI Patrick Thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon! Jedadiah

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Beautiful setting. Great table layout with most having lake views. Slow service. Drinks took over 10 minutes to arrive. Our calamari appetizer was cold and mushy. My salmon entree was very over cooked and therefore dry. The best part of the meal was the delicious cheesecake.

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Responded on September 22, 2021

HI John Thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon! Jedadiah

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Early retirement party

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Responded on September 20, 2021

HI Anonymous Thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon! Jedadiah

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Wonderful friendly staff . Superb food

Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort
Responded on September 24, 2021

HI Anonymous Thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon! Jedadiah

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GenevieveG
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very charming! The steak was fabulous, everything in the plate was perfect! Super service, we had a really good time

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Responded on September 22, 2021

HI Genevieve Thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon! Jedadiah

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BobA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Responded on September 19, 2021

HI Bob Thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon! Jedadiah

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Jane
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

They have changed their menu and not for the better. Much less choice. We had the ahi tuna bowl. It was awful. Couldn’t eat much of it. Very bland , cheap cabbage type filler, sauce tasted out a bottle . The chef needs to experience a good ahi tuna bowl eg Cactus, Browns , Earls. The waitress was lovely and apologetic even although we told her it was not her fault. We are not usually complainers but this is the worst meal out I’ve had for a very long time. Wine was good but was the only nonOkanagan option . Hopefully the next new menu improves .

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RahimO
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Table we setting was closed to another table evrytime someone passing us i have to move my chair to they pass
Always I order Caesar salad this time was different and most the lettuce was red and wasn’t fresh I didn’t like at all service was very slow when she brings drinks touching top the glasses I do not know what going on that day always we have good food and service

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Responded on September 19, 2021

HI Rahim Thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon! Jedadiah

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BRaF
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Location was very good. Tables were well spaced. Our server was very helpful. The food was very good, but...the meat was just a little underdone.

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Responded on September 15, 2021

HI BRaF Thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon! Jedadiah

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JohnG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, good food, our server Chris was excellent. Next time we are in Penticton would definitely go back.

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Responded on September 10, 2021

HI JohnG Thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon! Jedadiah

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BeverleyD
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We have been to this restaurant a few times in the past and was excellent. This time we found menu to be a bit limited with servings too large.
My pasta dish I suspect had been microwaved.
My partners chicken was well prepared and tasty.
Server very pleasant and efficient just seemed a bit rushed.
Overall would likely try again but would check menu first.

Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort
Responded on September 10, 2021

HI BeverleyD Thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon! We launch a new menu the beginning of October. Hope you check it out! Jedadiah

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Septembergetaway
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal and outstanding service. I would definitely come back next time I’m in the area.

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Responded on September 9, 2021

HI Septembergetaway Thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon! Jedadiah

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HalM
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food & service. View & location are the best!

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Responded on September 9, 2021

HI HalM Thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon! Jedadiah

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EileenB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was very good, friendly and helpful. We were lucky enough to have a table outside in front so the views were stunning! Food was good.

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Responded on September 8, 2021

HI Eileen Thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon! Jedadiah

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ChristianO
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the staff that greeted us to our wonderful server, everyone genuinely cared about us having an enjoyable experience.
The food was very well prepared and a good value. I would highly recommend The Hooded Merganser!
Can't wait to come back! Thank you!

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Responded on September 8, 2021

HI Christian Thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon! Jedadiah

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JimM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best meal in a long time, a little pricey but the food, service was outstanding, great location.
An awesome experience

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Responded on September 8, 2021

HI JimM Thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon! Jedadiah

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SoniaMe
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Not the greatest service. Appies came before drinks and we’re not asked for more drinks until we were done eating .

Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort
Responded on September 8, 2021

HI SoniaMe Thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon! If you with to connect with us and provide more details surrounding your experience please reach out. Our contact information is on our website. Apologies that we missed the mark. Jedadiah

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SurjitK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for dinner, food was well prepared and presented, good sized portions.
Chris our server was great, attentive and looked after all our needs, he did an excellent job. Location and view was perfect, will definitely come back.

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Responded on September 8, 2021

HI SurjitK Thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon! Jedadiah

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MaureenH
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Usually have great service and great food, but that was not the case this time. Took half hour to get a drink, then one of the orders was completely wrong. While they were deciding what to do the one correct meal got cold, had to eat our meals at separate times and then they completely forgot to bring a tea - that was after asking the server and the manager. The manager walked around a lot but never once looked at our table to notice that we we not getting our order.

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Responded on September 9, 2021

HI MaureenH Thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon! If you with to connect with us and provide more details surrounding your experience please reach out. Our contact information is on our website. Apologies that we missed the mark. Jedadiah

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BernardB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Eating on the terrace which a beautiful view. The halibut was very tasty

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Responded on September 8, 2021

HI ColinF Thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon! Jedadiah

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BrendaP
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Other than the music too loud it was awesome. Highly recommend it

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Responded on September 2, 2021

HI Brenda Thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon! Jedadiah

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

I had the pork ribs. My opinion they were not boiled down or cooked enough, and maybe was the supply/supplier. I shared my unhappiness politely w the waiter after he noticed. He had Maitre'd (?) guy come over who apologized, explained difficulties they (restaurant) have been having even w supplier(s) in Covid-times which I can understand. So he comp'd me/us a free dessert item which was a nice gesture. JH

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Responded on September 2, 2021

Hi Anonymous Thank you for taking the time to review us to give us your feedback. Glad you enjoyed the dessert! Enjoy your remaining time here in Penticton and have a safe trip back to Mexico! Jedadiah

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Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort is rated 4 stars by 1231 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.