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Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort

4.4
671 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
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
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Sundays: 11:30am - 3:00pm
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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 671 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

Excellent halibut main, nice wine selection and ambiance great.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Our dining experience was somewhat disappointing. Given the location, I had the impression that this was a fine dining restaurant. While the food was alright, the ambience was lacking. The hostess greeted us (barely) and seated us. The waitress was prompt. The view was nice, too, but overall this felt more like a sports bar. The biggest disappointment was the Caesar salad. It was basically a half head of lettuce with sauce and hard chunks of bacon. Good try, but lacked overall flavour. Pretty good cocktails, but likely won’t return.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great view of the lake. Great service, good food and good value. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This place is a must. Sooo GOOD

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Really enjoyed the special of the day - Basa fish, shrimp with lobster sauce. Excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We had a very good experience. We were seated right on time in spite of there being a fullhouse. Our waitress was amazing!!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Consistently a good pick for a night out. The chef even came by to visit and wishy son a happy birthday! Definitely recommend it.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great service. Delicious food. Awesome value. Left very happy.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Every single one of the staff were extremely helpful in pulling off a surprise birthday visit for a friend. Our server was attentive and provided exactly what we needed when we needed it. Thank you for helping to make our lunch visit such a success!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Not everyone drinks alcohol , so we were very surprised that they did not offer Perrier water, and was made to feel guilty that they would have to go outside to the other restaurant to get sparkling water. A case of 24 Perrier is $20.00 , seems easy enough to have on hand.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I had the salmon burger and my husband had the Ahi Tuna burger both our meals were excellent.

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1.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Horrible steak, disgusting yam fries, poorly made chicken.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The staff was able to move our reservation ahead to accomodate usm. Service was amazing and the food was great...as always.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Enjoy coming there always, friendly staff and great atmosphere! Would love to see more seafood on the menu and not just for special occasions. Great place for friends, couples &( families) before 8pm. Lol! Will be checking out the evening specials more often!😊

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Atmosphere was great. The server was good. The salmon was overdone and the "30 day aged" steak wasn't as tender as I had anticipated. A food evening overall.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

We were given a gift card for Christmas from our daughter to correspond with attendance at a curling draw at the Scotties. It is a lovely location. Service and food were exceptional!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

A wonderful place together with family. Excellent menu with the wide variety of choices. Everything

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We rarely eat out due to my wife's severe food allergies. The server and chef's were very diligent and understanding of her condition. They were thorough with the ingredients and mitigated any possible ingredient cross contamination. That attention to detail resulted in a wonderful evening of flavorful vegetarian dishes , great local wine, and an always cozy & intimate atmosphere. Well done crew! We'll definitely be back soon!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful service by Jefferson.
Upon making the booking I had mentioned it was for a birthday but this was never acknowledged. However, we all had a lovely time and the food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The Hooded Merganser is always my #1 choice for a special evening out. The ambiance is perfect for a romantic evening, celebrations or even a girls night out. The view is exceptional and the staff are all very professional and pleasant and very friendly.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

The hotel was beautiful, the view from the restaurant to outdoors was nice. I would love to see it during the day. The hostess at the restaurant was very nice and helpful.

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3.0Dined on December 17, 2017

The evening started out so well, but when questioned on something, the server got very defensive, and was downright cold and belligerent the rest of the night. Ruined a nice outing with friends

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3.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Good restaurant but the food never quite meets the expectation of the setting and ambience

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4.0Dined on December 1, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on November 25, 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.

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 18, 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.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2017

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

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