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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Adr68
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant....view is to remember when it gets cold and bleak in January.....very tasty bites and herbs...presentation is the key! Adrienne

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cristinac
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! We had the waterfront table and the view is gorgeous! The food is delicious! Good food with great view! What else can you ask for!

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JerryG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning setting and view. Friendly service and very tasty food! We will be back :)

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KaitlynH
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lookout at Gray Monk is absolutely wonderful. Whether you are inside or on the patio, you will be able to take in the extraordinary views of the vineyard and waters.

The service provided is second to none, and staff are extremely knowledgeable and accommodating to those with dietary restrictions.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was amazing from the food, to the paired dishes, the amazing deck and views and the service.

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SunnyV
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Lookout to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We arrived early for our reservation and they easily and quickly accomodated us with a beautiful view table. We received 2 complimentary glasses of champagne. Our meals, steak and chicken were perfectly done and absolutely delicious. Betty-Marie was a phenomenal waitress. She was friendly and attentive and down to earth. I hope when we come back that she will be our waitress. For dessert we had the raspberry tart and it was fresh and delightful. Betty Marie made the best recommendations for wine for each of our meals and we ended up buying a bottle of red and a bottle of port. We had never been here before and we had such a great experience. I would highly recommend and hope that I get to come back before the summer is over.

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KarenK
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great lunch on the patio at the Gray Monk, as always.

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SallyM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I'd like to see more choice on the weekday lunch menu.

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ColleenT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. I would highly recommend it.

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SandraM
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal! We would highly recommend it and the view was amazing. It rained so their patio was closed but it was still gorgeous

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Vestabul
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. First day of the new evening menu and everything was top-notch, fine dining. Our guest from Vancouver who dines out a lot at fine establishments raved it was as good as, if not better than most.
Had the Calamari, Scallops and Pork Belly. All were a treat.
Staff were top notch. A great evening out

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RCRB
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food a bit pricy but delivered by a knowledgeable staff. Great views over the lake but a rainy day negated that effect never the less we recommend it for the food and service.

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AnnaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was delicious!

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AntjeP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

At one time this was the best restaurant in the Okanagan, I had a steak that was chewy, my husband had chicken that was not tasty, this was not an anniversary meal we enjoyed, very pricey. The only thing we enjoyed was the wine! We will not go back!

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PVee
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good relaxed lunch, very happy with everything !

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KimberlyT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food w a beautiful view of the lake. Great ambience. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful view and friendly staff.

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ABCD
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! This views are exceptional. Our waitress was attentive and kind and gave us advice about other activities to do that day. We loved the food we ordered. Everything was great!! We would definitely eat here again. Be sure to make reservations before you go because it gets quite busy.

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NuggetS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food paired with wine and fantastic view of Okanagan lake over the vine yard.

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vipMillarvilledaisey7
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Mari
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
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 on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KimL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond amazing view accommodated by great tasting food and awesome, friendly service!! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing location and food but service was lacking

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RichardW
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
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 on July 30, 2020
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 on July 30, 2020
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 on July 29, 2020
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 on July 29, 2020
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 on July 29, 2020

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 on July 29, 2020

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
16 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded on July 29, 2020

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 on July 29, 2020

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 on July 29, 2020

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 on July 29, 2020

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 on July 29, 2020

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 on July 29, 2020

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 on July 29, 2020

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

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