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About Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort

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.

21 Lakeshore Drive West
Penticton, BC V2A 7M5
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Sundays: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(250) 487-4663

Website:
http://www.hoodedmerganser.ca/

Parking Details:
Complimentary parking in hotel lot.

Executive Chef:
Chris Remington

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (30)
Waterfront (29)
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Good for a Date (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Romantic (18)
Notable Wine List (15)
Casual (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Cozy (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fun (9)
Healthy (9)
Business Meals (8)
People Watching (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Seasonal (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Authentic (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Organic (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Spicy (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Caesar salad was amazing. Veggies with entree were very bland and boring.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent service in a very busy place, fun, great food, will be back!

Tags: Waterfront, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

On-the-water setting and view is stunning during the day. Service was professional and mature. Wine and beer selection are decent. They've changed the menu and food reviews at our table varied from average to good. One person thought the ribs were average, another thought them good, my meal was average and a fourth thought his meal was quite lovely. A mixed bag. Worth trying.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Excellent restaurant - we love the ambiance! Servers all very friendly and food fantastic! Cozy in winter and wonderful patio & view in the summer!

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We have been there for two wedding anniversary dinners and have never been disappointed. Portion sizes are huge for a reasonable price and very delicious! The location is very scenic with a comfortable atmosphere. We will be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great place to have a good meal.... and for a first date...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Authentic, Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Casual, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Always love the ambiance at the Hooded Merganzer. My won ton soup had uncooked chewy won tons. When I sent it back and received it again they were still chewy. The dynamite roll rice was crunchy not soft. But everyone knows we will be back because you can’t beat the beautiful setting.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I love the Merganser, however the one thing that can ruin a lunch is the music being too loud. We asked the serving staff to turn it down as we couldn't have a conversation because of the loudness.
Music - background - not dominant. Change the volume and you have a perfect venue.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Everything's great! I would like more wild game meat on the menu please.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Waterfront, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Cozy, Seasonal, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Filet Mignon cooked to perfection! Blackened Tuna cooked to perfection as well as great Cajun seasonings! Very experienced chefs! And the best part, when I check the Filet Mignon both sides are never over-seared! Great work! Bravo!

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Tea, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Spicy, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Morning after the Foreigner concert.
Eggs Benny was awesome.
View is spectacular.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 19, 2017

As always. Good food, great ambiance, great service and the table I asked for.

Thank you

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Birthday dinner. Was good and they gave the dessert as a birthday gift. Very friendly staff

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Filet Mignon cooked to perfection! A mark of a professional chef! Bravo!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Afternoon Coffee, Waterfront, Spicy, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Quick Bite
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

We were visiting Penticton, and although it wasn't the first visit, it was the first time at HM.
We had a booth facing the water, and the view was fabulous. The service was excellent, our server very friendly and attentive. The food was very good, although the Thai curry was just a tad too spicy for me. But I could have ordered it a little milder if I had wanted to. Overall a great dinner -- would definitely go back again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We were dining with7 of us, 2 people with serious celiac disease. We chose the Hooded Merganser because they had several gluten free options. We asked our server about gluten free options and we made her aware 2 were seriously allergic to gluten. However upon ordering, one of our group with celiac received sausage in his meal and after asking we were told that there was indeed gluten in the meat. He had to have his meal replaced and we were half finished our meals when his finally arrived.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Another wonderful evening at the Hooded Merganser! The service was impeccable, the food delicious. Our server Chris was very helpful, able to answer any questions we had. The live music was a pleasant surprise, and just added to the enjoyment of the evening. We have never been disappointed at the Hood.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

The menu selection is some what limited and has deteriorated over the last couple of years.
My wifes meal was cooked properly but mine was under cooked.
The wine prices are out of line, $45 for a $22 bottle of local (Penticton) wine.
If it wasn't for the service and the view, it would have been a non memorable evening.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Been coming here many years. Always impresses thanks to food and stafff

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Beautiful views, food was good and wait staff was very attentive. Would suggest the curry to be served with rice instead of rice noodles. Recommend the white chocolate cheesecake.

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·Dined on September 19, 2017

my husband and I have been here many times..slightly disappointed with the menu change we were hoping to have primerib for dinner.. the steak was very good though. the atmosphere is more casual now and we were hoping for a more fine dining experience

Tags: Bar Seating, Healthy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Waterfront, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

As far as vegetarian options go the restaurant had one on the menu and it was passable at best. They should also do something about the fruit flies. We had to keep the wine bottle capped and napkins over our glasses. With such a great location they can do better to enhance the ambience

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Our waitress provided excellent service. Food was excellent. Some maybe feel the price of menu was high, but our guests and ourselves were surprised at the value. Well worth a revisit.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

We made a reservation at this restaurant because we had celebrated my sister's birthday there 2 years ago and had a great experience. Celebrating my sister's milestone birthday this year we thought it would be great to return to the same restaurant. This visit was a disappointment to us - there was no live music and the food was just okay. 🙁

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

after being seated at our table we were ignored..i had to flag down a manager to get service.
my friend ordered the ceaser salad and made a comment to our waiter that the salad had way to much garlic in it..the waiter made a comment that it is a ceaser salad after all..a good waiter would have apologized and gotten another salad.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Our second time here in a week.....know you will be getting delicious food served hot and in a timely manner. The food came to the table hot and was still very warm till it was all eaten....a rare thing these days. The Butter chicken is Soooooo good.

Tags: Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Friend get together vis6itong from Ottawa and Calgary here in the Okanagan. Despite the smoke,y skies,..tne service, food and great atmospbere was what we were after to showcase. Our 4th visit in 6 weeks with good friends that we were not disappointed with.
Thanks and see you again ,..

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Romantic, Late-night Find, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

I have been dining at the Hood since it opened, always enjoy it, the staff has always been fantastic. Overall I would recommend it time and again. My one critique would be that over time the quality of the meals seems to have gone down somewhat. It use to be that I knew when eating there I would walk away thinking how fantastic the food was, with perfect portions. The last few times while the atmosphere, staff and overall experience have been very enjoyable, the food seems to have been unexciting.
Hopefully some food for thought, thanks for asking.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

My sisters and I come to Penticton to celebrate being together. We always try and come to the Hooded Meganzer at least once during our stay and are never disapointed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Amazing breakfast on their patio. So calm and peaceful! Hot coffee and great French toast.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Excellent in all areas. We were starved and the salad came quickly which we appreciated.
The entree came in a timely fashion and was piping hot. VERY happy they put the Butter Chicken back on the menu. The local wine was delicious and good value for the cost.
EXCELLENT ALL AROUND

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Once again we had a great time at the Hooded Merganser. The food options were good, we were able to sit outside, so view was wonderful and the noise level was good. I find the ambience always good here.
Memorable evening with friends.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Fantastic place. Only reason for giving service a 3 is this Canadian tipping requirement, which for a UK person is absurd. Especially when your waiter tels you that 15% is what is required for ordinary service - good but not special.
Would we go again, absolutely. The food is fantastic, especially the Asian influenced food.mwould we recommend it, absolutely yes.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Chris our server was outstanding. Wasn't too sure what to expect but was happily surprised at the table view, friendliness, grestvtable service and food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Excellent food, good service, great view. A great place to eat.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Organic, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Always a great dining experience. Love the ambiance!

Tags: Tapas, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, People Watching, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

We stayed at the Penticton Lakeside Resort and ate at the Hooded Merganser several times,
breakfast on the outside deck and dinner inside at a high top booth...so comfortable and cozy!
The view was enough to get a five star out of us but the service and quality of food was right up there as well! We are both healthy eaters and could always find something delicious. Great variety in the menu and the servers had giant smiles day and night.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

The food was absolutely amazing. We had a great table outside facing the lake and the service was fantastic. Highly recommended!

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Great view, very long time between visits from the waiter. Entrees were good, sushi apps were a little lacking. Although amazing mojito to go with the ocean view.

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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Open table just needs to work for more than 5 guest.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Kid-friendly
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