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Hidden Gem Restaurant

4.4
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83 Reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary Canadian
Our bi-level restaurant offers a beautiful and private ground floor patio where you'll see everything from our own fresh-grown herbs to flowers, bushes, cedars and large wall of vines. A perfect spot to sit out, relax and enjoy a great meal prepared by our chef and served by our friendly staff. Head on up to the second floor and meet our fun and friendly bartender. Enjoy some exciting and delicious cocktails or sip on a tasty glass of local wine. Relax upstairs with some friends and chill out! Our drink and cocktail menu will keep you coming back for more.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
What 83 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.2
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4.1
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Simple menu done incredibly well. Attentive but unobtrusive service. Excellent value.

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Jack
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very romantic little place. We went there for anniversary. Food was excellent as was the service. Very reasonably priced and relatively large servings. We will go back next time we are in Kelowna.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service and food!! Could use more cocktail selection but overall we had a great experience.

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AlexB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

We love this spot - it fits the bill when it comes to date nights. Great food and good wine!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great at the hidden gem. Definitely affected by the health restrictions placed on businesses it definitely could have been a little busier but the service food and wine recommendations were fantastic. Overall just great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first real date night since Covid began. We were looking for a unique dining experience. Found it!! Had an amazing evening with the love of my life!
Our server was helpful and friendly and the food was absolutely amazing.
We have decided that this is our new favourite restaurant in Kelowna!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply excellent

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Adam
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience2

This restaurant was terrible. The waitress was pleasant and helpful, but the food was not good, over priced and the drinks were completely watered down. The white wine we ordered was diluted with some kind of fizzy drink (maybe club soda or tonic water). My husband's cocktail was purely water with a tiny bit of fruit juice. The food was alright but extremely over priced. When we walked in there was no one else in the restaurant, that should have sent us running, but we kind of felt bad. The waitress was nice, but she had an excuse for everything. All the positive reviews must be written by the restaurant itself because I can't believe they could get over a one or two star rating. The good reviews were one of the reasons we wanted to go. BIG MISTAKE. This restaurant should not be allowed to operate because it is basically theft to provide such horrible food while trying to pass it off as fine dining. The owner is going to say that I don't know what I'm talking about, but we are world travellers who have eaten in all sorts of restaurants from Michelin star restaurants to neighbourhood diners. We know good food and this was not good.

Hidden Gem Restaurant
Responded on July 23, 2020

You are certainly entitled to your opinion. If you were not happy with the wine on tap then I would like to think you would not have ordered a second glass as you did. We use high end spirit's so all our cocktails are very smooth on your palate. I am confused as you tipped the server 20% that evening which usually a direct reflection of quality of service and food. Some of your comments are slanderous/defamatory however more people enjoy my restaurant, than a few like yourselves whom did not.

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JerryB
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attentive and friendly service. The food was presented very nicely. Bold flavours, rich sauces and very fresh ingredients. We would recommend this restaurant to friends and others. Thanks to the restaurant for a great evening.

Hidden Gem Restaurant
Responded on July 23, 2020

Thank you it was a sheer pleasure to have you in and dine with us. Hope to see you again.

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Kelownafoodie
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Service was questionable and food was expensive for the quality provided. No rush to return

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MarleneW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great flavours. Staff was very attentive. All good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is amazing, staff was super nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentine’s Day. The service was fantastic and super professional. Food was great and it was great nice for us as a couple! Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We have been there for our Valentine's dinner. Based on Google reviews, we were expecting a nice dinner.
Our first impression of the place was poor but we didn't want to judge a book by its cover and still decided to try the food. It was a mistake! All 5 courses of the menu was flat, mostly testless.
The soupe was like average supermarket food, the "prawn cocktail" was only 4 boiled prawn on top of shredded salad then the "campaign salad" another handful of leafs with no toppings at all and a lobster tail as big as a nordic shrimp with flat safran risotto. Finally the desert, a chocolate cake the size of table spoon, tasted like pur white sugar! We don't know why we had to pay 170$ for this!
This place definitely needs to improve their quality and put more effort into their menu.

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JesseW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Portions were way too small for price. Lobster size was 3 bites and over cooked

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StacieS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was the worst experience I have ever had in a restaurant. They lost our reservation, spoke down to us, slammed our water glasses down on the table. They ruined my 8 year anniversary and Valentine’s day

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JayC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner! Awesome cocktails! Best Martini ever! Outstanding Chef! Excellent service!! Well done! Can’t wait to come back!!😍😍

Hidden Gem Restaurant
Responded on February 29, 2020

Thank you for coming in

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great Service. Ambiance could be better. Good food.

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Elds
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here was back at the end of January 2020, and I must say; This place is truly a Hidden Gem. Everything was spectacular! Food was amazing, service was spot on, no complaints on our end :)

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LisaP
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place really is a Hidden Gem. Its frontage is unassuming and it would be easy to walk by and miss it. That would be a mistake. We went for an early dinner on New Year's Eve. Every course in the five-course set menu was excellent. We enjoyed the fact that we could chat as there is no loud music or sports bar. The service was first rate. We will be back.

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NathanP
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my girlfriend out for dinner on her birthday and wanted to try something different. We went to the Hidden Gem and absolutely loved it. Great food, ambience and some excellent local art. (Rolling Stones, Gord Downie, Bowie, etc.)

I'd highly recommend and will be sure to go again some other time!

Nathan

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GaryP
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

excellent meal, attentive service, quiet atmosphere

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EliseR
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was fab. Lovely intimate setting and food was good!

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SarahD
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely dining experience. Will be back and recommend to others. Food was so delicious, the service was excellent, the restaurant is unique. We enjoyed it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, ambience. Ramone was a great chef and Jean Rene was outstanding.

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vipGeoff
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love this restaurant - everything is made from scratch - very flexible to food sensitivities too - the food was amazing - steak was a wee bit over done though (this the 4 rating) it tasted wonderful / chef apologized and offered to redo - we declined and then LOVED dessert😍. We will definitely be back - thx for a wonderful evening!

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JimL
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We first went to Hidden Gem Restaurant about four weeks ago and had a fabulous meal, so we decided to return. We had an equally wonderful meal the second time. All different food from our first visit (except for dessert) all delicious. Thank you to the chef and staff!

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ValerieB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and service. Quiet restaurant--great for wanting to have conversations with friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous hidden gem. We were a group of 9 celebrating my Moms 81st birthday and this was perfect. Great food, ambience so nice, we could all chat and hear each other with nice music . Our service was 5 star. Thank you for helping us with a great memory

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StewartS
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food was fantastic, it has just a slightly strange ambiance inside. A bit like eating in someones front room. We had beautiful food and would love to try it again.

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JimL
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal, starter, main course, and dessert were all delicious. Service was very friendly and accomplished. It was obvious my main course was based on a carefully made in-house demi-glace, my thanks to the kitchen.

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DonaldJ
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

My wife's cocktail (bellini) was very poor! Wife's salad was mediocre and tasteless. Onion soup was extremely good. Wife's entrée (chicken) was very good. Husband's pasta dish was so-so. The advertised Free dessert when a birthday is celebrated did not appear! Overall, we found the supper very disappointing and the price was exorbitant!

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NicoleP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant truly is exceptional ,every was fresh and home made . The service was perfect it is truly a hidden gem I would highly recommend to all

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MaryAnn
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was very personalized, friendly yet respected our privacy. Perfect for an intimate dinner. The prices were very reasonable for fine dining.
Hidden Gem is off the beaten path in Kelowna, which was exactly what we were looking for. We did not have to put up with too much crowds, finding parking, etc.

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CPCP
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Hidden Gem is definitely a hidden gem. An lovely place to have a quiet dining experience with family or a special someone. Service was attentive, responsive and friendly. Food was tasty - crab cakes a must try and the carbonara was rich and luxurious. Food was plenty - we almost couldn't finish. Recommend trying this instead of one of the 'chain' restaurants around town. You won't regret it.

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StephenW
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We chose The Hidden Gem off of the open Table site. We were not disappointed. The service and ambiance was great. The food was amazing and the wine selection of local wines was impressive. Next time we are in Kelowna, be sure we will eat there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time, Tammy, our server, was truly great. Love the patio, and the food was delicious, everything we ordered was phenomenal.

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GlenP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Considering the price of the entrees. Fresh bread while waiting for the meal would have been nice.

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vipyvetteF
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Truly a Hidden Gem....exceptional service, fantastic food, in a comfortable setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect place to celebrate our first anniversary. The food was beyond expectation, the staff was were so friendly and atmosphere felt so intimate. Our only complaint was we didn’t have any leftovers to bring home. They’re really know how to make a special occasion feel “special”! Bravo to all the staff at hidden I hope you will be in Kelowna forever.

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