The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary Canadian
The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk Estate Winery offers European-inspired, seasonal, farm-to-table creations by Executive Chef Graham Momer. Enjoy panoramic views of Lake Okanagan while savoring the pairings of fresh local ingredients and Gray Monk's exquisite, award winning wine selection.

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.
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Millarvilledaisey7
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent everything except our table was the only one in the sun.

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Mari
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, the food was delicious and the ambience of the place is lovely.

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CeciliaM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! Will be back - food, service and wine is fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing location and food but service was lacking

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RichardW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Bert
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

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ShirleyS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

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.

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Esdee
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Slow service. Food was sub-standard. Setting excellent! I would not go back for the food!

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DanielO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice view and .good food
Nice view and .good food
Nice view and .good food

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kristinp
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

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

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johnm
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded 7 days ago

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

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Model3mom
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded 7 days ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed 5 star review. Cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager

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LloydM
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Day & Beautiful Facility. Food & Service were both excellent!

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Responded 7 days ago

Thanks for the 5 stars Lloyd. Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager

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DeborahS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent, view on patio was stunning. Small menu, but presentation was lovely. Creative dishes

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Deborah, Thanks for taking the time to leave us 5 stars! Cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager

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JanetU
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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.

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded 7 days ago

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

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bobj
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

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.

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JassB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dessert and wine ever! Try the rośe jelly dessert. You won’t regret it!

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Jass, Thanks for the 5 stars! Cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager

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DorothyB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our lunch immensely ..amazing view , great service , good food .. what more???

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Dorothy, Thanks for taking the time to leave us 5 stars! I'm glad you enjoyed your lunch. cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager

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DominikD
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Dominik, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a 5 star reivew! cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager

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GerryM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great staff, helpful and friendly and following covid protocol. Great meal and awesome wine. The view from the patio is spectacular.

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Gerry, Thanks for taking the time to leave a detailed review! Cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager

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Fran
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, amazing views, great service. I can’t compliment the restaurant enough. Thank you for a great experience.
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The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Fran, Thanks for taking the time to leave a detailed 5 star review! Cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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ShellyM
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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!

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KenW
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

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.

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LadyBug
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded 7 days ago

Hello Lady Bug, Thanks for the 5 stars! Cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager

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knuk
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, stunning view, delightful staff. Always a treat to eat here.

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded 7 days ago

Hello Knuk, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a detailed 5 star review. Cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager

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JanBrew
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Real pleasant visit. Happy to visit again, next time I am in town.

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded on July 22, 2020

Hi Jan, We are happy to have you! Thanks for taking the time to leave us 5 stars! Cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager

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DonQ
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service Great food. A nice view of the lake.

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded on July 22, 2020

Hi Don, Thanks for taking the time to leave us 4 stars! Cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager

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RS85
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service with a spectacular view!

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded on July 22, 2020

Thanks for the 5 stars! Cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager

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brandyp
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Beautiful place to visit. Wine is great food is limited and over priced.

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded on July 22, 2020

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

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ChrisD
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great view and service. Very limited menu choices for a lunch.

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded on July 22, 2020

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

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EvelynG
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

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.

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded 7 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded on July 19, 2020

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

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IanMac
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Outstanding view from the patio. Food was very tasty. We enjoyed our time there very much.

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded on July 22, 2020

Hi Ian, Thanks for taking the time to leave us 5 stars! Cheers, Michaela Senkiw

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was very good. The building needs to be updated

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vipBellaBali
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good view. I like the rose perfect for a hot weather

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded on July 19, 2020

Hello Bella, Rose does pair well with the Okanagan Weather! Thanks for the 5 stars! Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager

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LynneM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded on July 19, 2020

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

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JaneM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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 🍾

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded on July 19, 2020

Hi Jane, I'm so glad you had a nice anniversary. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager

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TinaK
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded on July 19, 2020

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

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GlutenfreeTraveler
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded on July 22, 2020

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

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