The Bear, The Fish, The Root & The Berry

4.3
452 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Modern Vineyard Cuisine inspired by our Indigenous roots. We proudly sit on the traditional land of the Syilx People of the Okanagan Nation. Our inspiration for the name of our new signature restaurant comes from a chaptik story passed down through the generations of our First Nations people of the Okanagan.
The Syilx People of the Okanagan Nation approach to food is based on the creation stories of their culture and we’ve taken their stories as the inspiration for the name of our restaurant: “The Bear, The Fish, The Root & The Berry,” based on the story of the Four Food Chiefs.
The Four Food Chiefs are central: Skimxist Black Bear (chief of animals, representing self-sacrifice, leadership, giving), Ntytikxw Chinook Salmon (water creatures, perseverance, hard work), Speetlum Bitterroot (plants below the round, relationships to the land) and Seeya Saskatoon Berry (plants above ground, growth, strength, community) are legendary and the elements of indigenous cuisine.

Experiences

  • The Around the World on NYE with BFRB

    CA$95.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Join us at The Bear, The Fish, The Root & The Berry on New Year's eve as we move away from our local indigenous roots and focus on a rare around the world menu. $95 per person plus taxes , this 4 course menu created by Chef Murray and his culinary brigade is the perfect way to ring in the new year. Add a bottle of bubbles or wine from our exclusively South Okanagan wine selection or add our suggested wine pairing for $30 per person plus tax.

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 452 people are saying
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TaylerS
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was absolutely amazing :) definitely recommend!

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SkyT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience. Great server that was very knowledgeable. The food was outstanding- delicious, full of flavour. Will be a future destination.

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SandcastleRose
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Brunch. Piping hot and fresh. It was all so delicious!

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DebraA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Very friendly staff and very attentive. A fussy toddler made it a bit disturbing. It was nice they brought fresh fruit and danishes to start. Omelette and potatoes were average. Prefer my potatoes to be pan fried rather then deep fried. My breakfast at Smitty’s last week was tastier.

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Slam
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were both great, we will be back for sure !

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3NoTrump
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Salad was very fresh, crisp, delicious and filling. Salmon for two is over-priced and only "so-so". The candied maple salmon was dry and tough. The"beet-cured" salmon was very "fishy" tasting.

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RitaC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent choices. We had the duck & loved it. I was disappointed with the bannock. Found it to be too much like donut . The Three Sisters salad was superb.

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CamillaK
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The servers were knowledgeable and lovely. The halibut was beautifully prepared.

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SteveB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best food experiences we've ever had. The food was phenomenal, the service was amazing and we learned a little history!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding and the service was exceptional. We enjoyed a great dining experience for my wife’s birthday. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Cafeteria atmosphere...food and service great. Lighting terrible; therefore could not see the view!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, great service by a nice young man

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TeresaS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service was excellent. The staff anticipated our needs and responded promptly to any requests for extra food, new glassware, whatever. We were very well looked after.

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Steveo1015
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy our visits to Spirit Ridge and this restaurant is a big part of that. Excellent food and super friendly staff. Highly recommend!

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JimM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an appetizer lunch and it was excellent: almost too much for two of us. The service was outstanding and the ambience on the deck was quite spectacular.

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Gadgetgaley
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ron our server was prompt, friendly and helpful during our dinner. He was very patient as we visited, reviewed the many wonderful selections on the menu. They all look like you should try them all. We agreed a return visit it would be to try what we did not order but wanted .
One guest had the:
Pacific Halibut
pan seared halibut | chestnut scratchy pasta } peas | chorizo | spinach | white onion velouté
and 2 Guests ordered:
Duck Duck Beans Berries
roasted duck breast | leek ash honey | confit duck leg | white bean cassoulet | chard & chard chutney | elk chorizo | beets | saskatoon berries
Beautiful Presentation and many palette pleasing flavours.
Dessert 1 to share:
One Little Ladybug
chocolate nest | black & white chocolate mousse | caramel cheesecake | raspberry sorbet
If you can't decide we suggest the above, you will be pleased and walk away happy.

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2luckypeople
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far a place we will get back to!! Food excellent - the desserts were spectacular (did not take photo)! Thanks for a great service and experience!

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CBx2
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about this restaurant. The beet-cured eggs Benny on bannock was to-die-for. Outstanding view on the heated patio. We will definitely be back.

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KarenJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an overall wonderful dining experience. Natalie our waitress was from the beginning friendly helpful and attentive . The menu choices were interesting and varied both in price and good offering . The presentation of the meal with the detailed explanation of how it was prepared was an added feature to the meal. No one at our table had any complaints every thing was flavourful and plentiful . The desserts were works of art it was almost wrong to eat them but they were as delicious as they were beautiful.
It was a fantastic time. We will be back for sure

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RobertT
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The outdoor patio is a much better setting for dinner than inside. The bison ribeye was amazing. Great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal and service we’ve ever had! Cash was the best server and the bison rib eye was to die for.

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Urslo501
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Chose this restaurant based on reviews and felt that it was very good overall. The menu is unique to the area and we enjoyed the flavours/presentation. The server was very friendly as was the manager who stopped by to chat and make dessert recommendations. We enjoyed this restaurant enough that we stopped by for lunch again the next day and had another enjoyable experience.

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DebbyM
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. The food is so delightful and pretty to look at. Service is excellent.

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kdmaitland
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful experience for my husband and myself and a new dining experience for my brother and his wife. From Mackenzie, the hostess who sat us, to Kash our server it was a great afternoon of conversation, drinks and food. I had the steelhead trout, hubby had the Steak & Frites, sister-in-law had the chowder and my brother had the best bison burger ever. Thank you again for making our lunch special.

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vipLk87
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Very bizarre experience here. We had a 5:30 reservation for Sunday. The restaurant only had 3 tables total in it. The host tried to seat us outside and we asked to be sat inside. She responded with “well it’s going to be busy and someone has to sit outside but I GUESS we could let you sit inside” as she rolled her eyes. She threw menus down on a table and walked away. We then sat at our table for over 15 minutes with not a single person acknowledging us. Finally a server came over and brought us water. She was very friendly and knew the menu well. I asked for some bread and was told “the chef prefers when you order everything at once” I then had to explain I was pregnant and hungry and she got the bread out to us. The rest of the experience went well, the entire time there were at least 5 empty tables in the restaurant. The server and food really made the experience but all the “rules” and the bizarre host made it so we won’t be rushing back. For what you pay I’d rather go somewhere else in town.

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Jojo
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. Fresh local ingredients. Unusual and interesting dishes and flavours. Try the bannock with all of the dips 😀
Lots of good local wines.

JD
JanD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, with superb service and great breakfast choices. Originally wanted to come to Spirit Ridge for dinner only and this breakfast just confirmed our choice. Can't wait for next year's visit!

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vipAVLP
Vancouver
39 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A special 60th Anniversary dinner was enhanced by the great service here! Good food, good wine!!!

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PeterTheGreat
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Great food. Server was only okay. Quite pricey even for a fancier restaurant. Nice patio.

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HarveyN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They have a very unique and interesting menu. The prices were okay and except for the Carpaccio the portion sizes are excellent.

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Owlman
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We ate here in late 2019 and was not impressed with the food. Two years later and what a change for the better. Well presented, interesting mix of ingredients made for a very nice meal.

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vipRSVancouver
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Innovative menu, absolutely delicious food. Sit on the patio, the dining room has terrible ambience.

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SharonD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The setting and staff were excellent. For the most part, the food was good, I highly recommend the quail entree and the ladybug dessert.

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Coops
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The food was fantastic. We had to wait 45+ minutes for our first drink & we waited 55 minutes for the bread to be served. Really disappointing. The lights were too bright giving a ‘cafeteria’ feel. Decor very nice though.

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maxb
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everyone wants to make the experience wonderful and the team works so well together, it is a pleasure to partner with you.
Max
South Okanagan E Bike Safaris.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

We made a reservation weeks in advance for my birthday dinner, but got placed at a table between the kitchen door and the door to the patio, despite explaining that my husband is hard of hearing. The food was okay, but not enough to make me want to take leftovers home. The lack of ambiance is what really spoiled the occasion. It was so incredibly loud inside that we couldn’t even have a conversation. It would have helped if we could have booked or waited for a patio table, but we weren’t given that option. The last time we dined here earlier this summer the noise was also an issue, although not as bad. (On that occasion we had been able to book a patio table, but the hostess was insistent that it was too hot out and that we really should sit indoors instead. Too hot for the staff perhaps?) Perhaps management should consider installing some acoustic baffles on the ceiling. Regardless, we won’t be back. If I’m going to be saturated with noise, I’d rather eat at a pub or sports bar.

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vipJoyce
Vancouver
84 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice meal, outdoors on roofed & heated patio …..good service, great food , thanks !

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Knadian
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

We came with high expectations as we had read that the chef had previously worked at Fogo Island Inn. Unfortunately, what we experienced was a pricey slab of lukewarm bison meat that may have been microwaved rather than grilled and side vegetables that were primarily poached and also not particularly hot. The duck duck beans berries was a bit warmer, but to be quite honest, was not worth its price considering its similarity to a skillet from Denny's. The manager tried to make up for it and kindly offered both wine and dessert on the house, but the food was just too disappointing. First impressions matter.

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gerryg
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

The venue itself is non descript. Large room with a few tables probably set up that way because if COVID-19. There is a patio but too cold to sit there. The food was very good and presented very nicely. The fried bread was superb, the pan fried halibut amazing and the Little Ladybug dessert very decadent and delicious. The Pinot Gris was quite limp. The manager held his own but our waiter was an infrequent visitor who needed a chat about hygiene. Not a mood enhancer, lol. It has changed quite a bit since Hyatt bought the property and the ambience is dull but the food makes up for a cold room.

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Mick
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We were in Osoyoos staying at Spirit Ridge, The Bear, The Fish, The Root & The Berry came highly recommended and it was the "splurge" dinner of our trip. The food and the service did not disappoint. It was a cool/damp evening and we were seated inside, there was a private event on the main outdoor patio and other outdoor seating was limited. Unfortunately the indoor area lacked ambiance. We had breakfast the day before in exactly the same space and it had an upscale cafeteria feel vs. 5 star restaurant. A bit of attention (dim the lights, a table cloth) to the indoor seating space would have made this an amazing night. Also our main course came while there were still appetizer dishes/platter on the table, we had to shuffle dishes to make room for our main course to be set down. We left feeling like something was missing and slightly disappointed.

FAQs

The Bear, The Fish, The Root & The Berry offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 495-4660.

The Bear, The Fish, The Root & The Berry is rated 4.3 stars by 452 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.