Lakeside Dining Room - Hotel Eldorado

4.2
384 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Anniversaries
An evening spent in the Hotel Eldorado's award-winning Lakeside Dining Room will be an evening to remember. The Eldorado strives to take advantage of the Okanagan's bounty of seasonal and organic products provided by local suppliers. Boasting fantastically prepared AAA Angus beef selections, fabulous chops, great seafood and an award-winning wine list featuring over 150 different labels - Nothing beats dining lakeside at "The El."
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Canadian, Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Sunday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

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Phone number
(250) 763-7500 ext. 10
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Eric Pless
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Private party facilities
Enjoy sunsets and sweeping views of Lake Okanagan in the Sunroom, Veranda, Greatroom, Terrace, or the Southern Exposure room.
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Private party contact
Leona Smith: (250) 869-6064
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Catering
Ordinary meetings become extraordinary events lakeside at the Hotel Eldorado. The Sunroom and Greatroom are both perfect venues for large receptions, presentations, business meetings, group dinners, weddings, and private parties. Our Boardroom, Mountainroom or Lakeroom are excellent for conducting business meetings, seminars, training sessions or private dinner parties. Whatever your needs are, our professional catering and banquet team will elevate your next function.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lakeshore
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Parking details
Hotel lot or complimentary valet service.
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Entertainment
Friday nights are legendary at the Hotel Eldorado Lounge, join us lakeside for signature cocktails, share plates and dancing to your favourite hits from the past and present. Ask the locals, The Hotel Eldorado Lounge is the place to be Friday night in Kelowna.
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Special events & promotions
Make the Hotel Eldorado your Kelowna destination for special occasions. The destination of choice for group dining and special occasions, Kelowna has trusted the Hotel Eldorado to make their special events memorable for over 25 years.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 384 People Are Saying
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SJ
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Elegant but relaxed . Value for money . Book early .

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JP
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Fabulous evening with friends. Great food, attentive waiter, wonderful view and we could hear each other talk!! Perfect.

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BP
3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

As always the Eldorado is in a perfect location with excellent food and service. The noise level in the dining room was unbearable. Two larger tables were in full swing competing with each other to be heard. With the patio doors closed it was impossible to have a romantic date with my wife.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

40 Anniversary

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HL
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Always a lovely spot to have a meal. Our server, Jennifer, was knowledgeable, attentive and very personable. The El Dorado location provides guests with a million dollar view, no wonder it has been around so long.

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OT
1.0Dined on May 24, 2018

It was my birthday and they never made mention of the occasion once.

The food was very poor quality meat cuts that you would not even be expected at a cheap steakhouse!!!!

Experience was unacceptable for the price of the restaurant food. Seemed liked they figured the view would take care of everything:(

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G
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Dinning area with lots of character providing a view of the lake and marina that created the perfect ambiance for our occasion. Knowledgeable server that guided us to our best meal of our sejour in Kelowna .

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GG
3.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Booked for dinner to celebrate 47th Wedding Anniversary. Ordered a virgin Pina Colada, and bar didn't have coconut milk. If customers were important, someone could go to store and purchase. Our server was very good, but he got little support. The wrong meal was delivered to our table. Had to wait for my meal to be prepared. A bit later, saw the meal delivered to a neighbor table, Not much class.

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BB
5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Dining right on the lake! Excellent food and service. Wear big spray if dining at night as the mosquitos are hungry! Double edged sword of waterfront dining.

Will return on next trip to Kelowna.

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TS
5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Outstanding service in every way. Exceptional food. The most beautiful Okanagan setting possible. Highly recommend!!!

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OT
4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Lovely setting and food nice :)

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OT
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Living in Kelowna I have always loved the Eldorado for brunch or nice dinner on the lake, However we were not impressed with the menu selection. 4 of us and we ordered the charcuterie, cheese board, Tuna, Calamari and 2 flatbread. Calamari and Tuna were great the rest of the items mediocre in taste and over priced
the menu was different then what is shown on open table and $2 more per item as well. service for beverages were slow but overall service was great. always enjoy the nice view though. Hope the menu selection improves.

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MW
4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Lovely setting, right alongside lake. Food and service were very good. Wish breakfast was served late on Saturday.

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OT
4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Ambience and service were good. Menu is limited and relatively expensive.

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JB
5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The appetizer and dessert we shared were amazing - a wonderful way to start and end the dinner. The main entrée was also delicious but it was the scallops at the start and the green tea cheesecake at the end that we were still talking about the next day.

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DR
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Vince supreme Service!!

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DI
4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

My husband & I were there for an anniversary dinner and enjoyed it very much!
From the view, to the service, to the food - everything was outstanding!
Thanks for a lovely time

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TR
4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Interesting menu, very good food, excellent waiter and service staff and a nice view.
But it was noisy, too noisy for a conversation.
Would return in the summer when outdoor seating is available, might be quieter?

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E
5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Outstanding and a bit pricey. Vincent was an excellent server.

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OT
5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great evening.. attentive server.

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GM
5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The Sunday brunch offers a wide variety of fresh and sumptuous choices. The view of the lake is always enjoyable

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SP
5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

So amazing. Great server and amazing food!

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s
2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

when reserving our table, only later seatings were available - we chose 8:30pm. Upon arriving there were a few people seated and many empty tables. The resaurant faces the lake and even at night has a view of lights. We were seated next to a wall beside the server station - a seat best described as the absolute last one you would want in the dining room. We asked to move and were quickly and easily accomodated. To start, I had the scallops with pancetta which was absolutely fantastic. presentation was beautiful and it left me wanting more! 2 med size scallops & slice of pancetta on a bed of saffron risotto - $19.00. My husband enjoyed the surf & turf ravioli for $20. We both chose special entree's - I had lamb which was good and the cod was just OK - on the dry side. Rounding off the meal - macarons and a special coffee - total bill for 2 was $185.00. Most disappointing was what should have been the star - the ambience. First with the initial seating, followed by the set-up of the tables for morning breakfast while we were still finishing our meals. While one would expect the occasional set-up - every table was a bit much. With so many farm to table options in the Okanagan with gifted chefs at this price point, we wont be back for dinner but may return for a summer sipper for the setting and historic hotel alone.

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LM
5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Vince, as always, was engaging and entertaining. We have been going to the Eldorado since 1998 and Vince should be applauded for his expertise in both cocktail and menu descriptions.

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TT
5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Polite courteous service. Food delicious. We look forward to our next reservation.

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OT
5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

As expected, the service was amazing and the ambiance so lovely. There was no rushing at all. We ordered several dishes to share, but next time I'm NOT sharing the scallops—I'll have them all to myself.

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K
5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Our waiter, Vince, was outstanding as usual, and has been our server for every anniversary for as long as I can remember!!!

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S
4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Beautiful setting even in winter.
We had the Duck and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. They even prepared a Birthday greeting with the dessert.

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OT
4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Price is not reflecting the quality. Food was good but not great.

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OT
4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Service was very good. Stuck behind a pillar so no view. Soup delicious, duck a bit tough. Good wine list. Good selection of local wines.

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OT
3.0Dined on December 10, 2017

The variety of food at the Sunday brunch was excellent. The coffee had a lot of grounds in the bottom of the cup, it's always nice to get a mouthful of grounds. The staff was very attentive and quick to help. The view out over the lake was nice. The bill at the end was a bit of a shocker, we were told the brunch was great and we should go, so we did and it was, nobody told us it would be a 72 dollar meal for 2 people!!
Final opinion of mine: Great food, good atmosphere and excellent staff, but way overpriced, which overshadowed the whole experience.
Will not be returning.

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OT
4.0Dined on December 3, 2017

The server was great! I ordered the $55 steak and it was over cooked, so that was diappointing. Don't like to send back food when it means others in the party might feel bad. We were taken out for a retirement celebration. The ambiance and lovely quiet were much enjoyed.

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LM
5.0Dined on November 19, 2017

So delicious! So much choice- wish I could eat more!

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OT
5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

We wanted to experience the famous Sunday Brunch. We were a little early but were seated and given water and coffee till it was ready. I tried a few usual items and they were just the way I like them. I tried some items that were a little different and didn't find one that said I need more. I'm afraid I've been spoiled. If you never been its a great place to showcase Kelowna.

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OT
4.0Dined on November 6, 2017

The service was fantastic. It did get colder inside as the night went on which made things a little uncomfortable.

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R
5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

Very cozy atmosphere, excellent food and attentive service. Our waiter was knowledgeable and made some excellent suggestions but didn't hover which was appreciated. Not cheap by any stretch but excellent value.

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G
5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Outstanding seafood appetizers and the chateaubriand was done to perfection!

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LD
4.0Dined on October 19, 2017

The food was presented very well.
Thought the dishes (especially plant based (vegan) were overpriced for the serving size.
The soup was very good.
Waiter was very knowledgeable with wine and food selections.

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L
5.0Dined on October 8, 2017

I had the Thanksgiving turkey dinner three course special, with wine, and it was spectacular. The wait staff was kind, the Manhattan I had was delicious, and the pumpkin pie for dessert was everything I wanted it to be.

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YY
2.0Dined on October 1, 2017

Waiter contradicted himself. Not helpful at all. Food was bland. Given we’re regulars, not what we expect and disappointing that we had friends in Kelowna for a birthday celebration.

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