The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Our indoor dining room is open year round with lake views from every table.
We do our best to accommodate our guest's requests, however we cannot guarantee a table on our patio.
Excellent everything except our table was the only one in the sun.
The service was great, the food was delicious and the ambience of the place is lovely.
Amazing!!! Will be back - food, service and wine is fantastic
Amazing location and food but service was lacking
Great place to relax and enjoy the great wine, food and even better views. Every time I visit the region I try to be sure to visit Grey Monk. I would recommend it to anyone, it is excellent in all aspects.
Were brought wrong entree but were quickly able to bring correct order, although it appeared the trout should have had another minute on the grill as was very pink. Dessert was very small and not very impressive. Waiter was a bit casual, not unprofessional, just a bit underwhelming. Entree were delicious.
Menu doesn’t have a good choice. Nice view but wouldn’t come back.
Good server, front greeter not friendly.
It was a birthday lunch, we came from Winnipeg, choose your winery from all the others. Disappointed, although server did bring a glass of wine for the birthday.
Slow service. Food was sub-standard. Setting excellent! I would not go back for the food!
Nice view and .good food
Nice view and .good food
Nice view and .good food
Green salad was dry, uninteresting and lacked vinaigrette. Calamari was soggy and tasted pre-prepared although tender. For the mains... steelhead trout was nicely cooked but the sauce was not a Hollandaise like the menu read, the so-called Hollandaise tasted like a CO2 foamed aioli of sorts and I did not detect any black garlic. The garnish that accompanied the main was nicely cooked but clumsily plated. The scallop and chorizo main was more of a disappointment then the steelhead.... the scallops were nicely seared on one side only and not cooked on the other side at all, the chorizo tasted like it had been prepared in advance and was dry and of low quality. The saffron arancini was also a letdown it was gloopy, greasy, pre-prepared and under seasoned. Did not enjoy the turnip garnish that came with the scallop and chorizo dish at all.
During these trying times I do understand that businesses are struggling, but it is evident here that staff are not trained properly. The hostess who greeted us was abrupt and rough around the edges. Our server with clearly inexperienced, her timing was off the entire meal, she did not seem to understand food and the culinary arts. Our server was super friendly and did her best....I do not think this is her fault this is her training or lack thereof. This was not our first time at Gray Monk, but maybe our last. A dinner for two at $190 with no dessert is not an experience I will repeat again. Thank you
Fantastic experience. Ambience was a 10, but i rated it lower just because the patio used to be filled with beautiful baskets of flowers, which are now all gone. the view is stunning.
Hi John, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We had to make some changes to our patio this summer to accommodate social distancing and other COVID-19 restrictions. Hopefully next year the patio flower will be back. Cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager
The overall experience was amazing. Sitting shaded from direct sunlight looking over the lake eating well presented delicious food was fantastic! The kitchen was able to prepare good gluten free options. Our server was friendly and attentive. Definitely a highlight of our stay in Lake Country.
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed 5 star review. Cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager
Beautiful Day & Beautiful Facility. Food & Service were both excellent!
Thanks for the 5 stars Lloyd. Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager
Service was excellent, view on patio was stunning. Small menu, but presentation was lovely. Creative dishes
Hi Deborah, Thanks for taking the time to leave us 5 stars! Cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager
Great Ambience and excellent customer service! COVID 19 restriction is being followed like physical distancing, servers are wearing face shield, it would be better if they are also wearing mask.
Hi Janet, Thanks for taking the time to leave a 5 star review! I'm glad you enjoyed your experience. cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager
Beautiful location. Excellent service. Our server was cheerful and very careful to follow the covid protocols. It was somewhat of a special occasion since our son-in-law had never been up in our little wine country area.
Unfortunately, three of us ordered pakora and the dish in no way resembled the Indian version. It was more like Japanese tempura and there was so little of it as to leave us all hungry.
One of our party ordered the shrimp and enjoyed it but also felt the serving was far too small for an entree.
Even after the tiny desert we were still hungry and ended up going for another meal at the winery up the road.
Overall it was disappointing, although we do understand that these are trying times.
Sorry to give such a bad review but felt we had to be honest.
Best dessert and wine ever! Try the rośe jelly dessert. You won’t regret it!
Hi Jass, Thanks for the 5 stars! Cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager
Enjoyed our lunch immensely ..amazing view , great service , good food .. what more???
Hi Dorothy, Thanks for taking the time to leave us 5 stars! I'm glad you enjoyed your lunch. cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager
Perfect food and service. Beautiful location, a storm was coming through and they were able to move and seat everyone. Background music was a bit loud for my taste, but thats a quibble.
Hi Dominik, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a 5 star reivew! cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager
Great staff, helpful and friendly and following covid protocol. Great meal and awesome wine. The view from the patio is spectacular.
Hi Gerry, Thanks for taking the time to leave a detailed review! Cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager
Fantastic food, amazing views, great service. I can’t compliment the restaurant enough. Thank you for a great experience.
Hi Fran, Thanks for taking the time to leave a detailed 5 star review! Cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager
View is absolutely stunning.
Glass railings covered in dust and cobwebs. Had to ask 3x for the sun shade to be lowered for us.
Food was tasty but no where as good as it was the two previous times we'd been. Service was satisfactory, but nothing fantastic. Front greeter was very unenthusiastic about people coming in.
I think we'll try somewhere else next time!
Expected more. Charcuterie board was a disappointment, quantity of items was poor and required additional crackers/bread. Brie club and Crispy Chicken Sandwiches were tasty. Although it wasn’t overly busy the service was slow but friendly. Took about 15 min to get wine orders taken. Very nice patio with a view of the vineyard and lake.
We had a fantastic lunch on our way to Kelowna from Sunpeaks, we were happy to sit half inside and half outside, it was a hot day. Service was great.
Hello Lady Bug, Thanks for the 5 stars! Cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager
Lovely food, stunning view, delightful staff. Always a treat to eat here.
Hello Knuk, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a detailed 5 star review. Cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager
Real pleasant visit. Happy to visit again, next time I am in town.
Hi Jan, We are happy to have you! Thanks for taking the time to leave us 5 stars! Cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager
Great service Great food. A nice view of the lake.
Hi Don, Thanks for taking the time to leave us 4 stars! Cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager
Excellent food and service with a spectacular view!
Thanks for the 5 stars! Cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager
Beautiful place to visit. Wine is great food is limited and over priced.
Hi Brandy, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Our lunch menu does have more competitively priced options than dinner, but generally our prices reflect the local farmers that we support. I'm happy that you were able to enjoy the beauty of Gray Monk. Cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager
Great view and service. Very limited menu choices for a lunch.
Hi Chris, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm happy you enjoyed the view and service. We will be updating our menu next month. Cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager
Patio looks like a cafeteria unfortunately... they played no music for dinner so it just did not feel like anything special. Food was great but for the price you pay you are not getting ambience. I went last year to 50th parallel estate and the restaurant and food are better.
Hi Evelyn, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Unfortunately our patio renovation was put on hold due to COVID-19 but we are hoping to have things back on track for summer 2021. Cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager
Amazing view and felt safety was well respected. Sydney was a great server and managed my dietary restrictions very well. The sommelier was also very helpful .. enjoyed my first dinner out since Covid restrictions started. Food was excellent
Hello, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review! I will let Sydney know that you enjoyed her service. Cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager
Outstanding view from the patio. Food was very tasty. We enjoyed our time there very much.
Hi Ian, Thanks for taking the time to leave us 5 stars! Cheers, Michaela Senkiw
It was very good. The building needs to be updated
Very good view. I like the rose perfect for a hot weather
Hello Bella, Rose does pair well with the Okanagan Weather! Thanks for the 5 stars! Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager
view was magnificent! The server went out of her way to make my husband feel special on his birthday. We felt very safe with the protocols in place for Covid. The food was superb, as was the wine.
Hi Lynne, Thanks for taking the time to leave such a detailed 5 star review. I'm happy you had a nice birthday celebration. Cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager
Service was great, my husband had pork belly to much fat for him, other then that we had a wonderful evening celebrating our 60th Anniversary including champagne 🍾
Hi Jane, I'm so glad you had a nice anniversary. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager
Incredible view, fantastic service and food. The tables are well spread out and outside and the overall covid protocols were excellent. We felt comfortable and well taken care of. Our server Julie was fantastic.
Hi Tina, Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a detailed 5 star review! I will let Julie know that you enjoyed her service. Until Next Time, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager
Excellent social distancing practices. I felt very comfortable in the restaurant. Servers are wearing face shields that are not unattractive. First time out since March.
Hello, Thanks for taking the time to highlight our covid-19 precautions. I'm happy we were able to make you feel comfortable. Until next time, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager
The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk is rated 4.4 stars by 334 OpenTable diners.
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