The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk

4.5
860 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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.

We take our last seating at 8:00 PM and last call at 11:00 PM.

We do our best to accommodate our guest's requests, however we cannot guarantee a table on our patio. If you would like to sit on our patio, we recommend booking when we open at 11:30.

Groups of 8 or larger may be charged an 18% gratuity by their server.

Experiences

  • 4 Course Harvest Dinner

    CA$90.00 per person

    Oct 29 - Oct 30, 2021

    Join us for four courses of Chef Graham's local and seasonally inspired dishes with wine pairings. Menu can be found at http://graymonk.com/files/7516/3373/1410/Harvest_Dinner_with_date.pdf Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.mywinecountry.com The Lookout Management team will reach out the week of the event to assist with ticket purchasing.
  • Live at the Lookout

    Sep 16 - Dec 26, 2021

    Heads up! We have live local music happening in the restaurant this day. Call 1-250-999-4722 for details.

Offers

  • Date Night Sparkling Special

    Oct 17 - Oct 31, 2021

    Thu - Sat 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Receive a complimentary 5 oz glass of sparkling wine with the purchase of an Entrée. Ask your server for details.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 860 people are saying
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CarolynE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good wine! Beautiful view of Okanagan lake and vineyard. Very good food and service. Can’t get any better then that!

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KatieO
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most unreal view for a winery dinner! Everything was perfect! Even saw some deer walking around the vineyard. A dream!

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vipBRose
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best patio dining in Okanagan

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DorisK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food presentation and flavours are outstanding. Service on all staff levels is professional, friendly and engaging sense of humour. Since it was a sunny day turning into a cool October evening, the view was incredible, with just the right balance of warmth from the heaters above.

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MelissaM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the wine to the view to the food was excellent. We had some special requests from the staff as well and they were very accommodating and pleasant! We thoroughly enjoyed our time here

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AndyS
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to the Lookout many many times and once again this visit was excellent. I had visitors from the UK with me who were in awe. Thank you again!

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ShannonMac
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time enjoying dinner at the Lookout Restuarant and it did not disappoint! Our server, Julie, was such a joy to interact with and the food was so delicious. Highly recommend saving room for dessert (the donut is our fav).

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PJSS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Julie made the night very special…thank you! Food was delicious and the wine was superb!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Aucune ambiance, luminosité médiocre

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is stunning! We loved the new patio with the wind protection and new heaters. You can sit outside at any weather. We had phenomenal service and food. Thank you for making our trip so memorable.

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JenW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine is expensive. $90 on the menu and $30 out front.

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GuyR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great way to finish our vacation. The food was outstanding, the view was breathtaking and the wine was wonderful. Well worth going and enjoying.

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KathyA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, good food and wine, beautiful view. A great place for a nice lunch.

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AnnetteW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu is small but the food was wonderful!
Had a great time!
Service was excellent.

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded 6 days ago

Cheers for the 5 stars Annette! Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager

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LynnW
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic view, tapas board was superb, staff were attentive and helpful.

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded 6 days ago

Hello Lynn Thanks for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review! Cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager

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LyleN
Vancouver
29 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

This was our third visit this year. We were a bit surprised by our server. She not only dripped water on the table an on us, but dripped wine as she poured it. I understand they were busy, but I never expect to see that in a winery restaurant. Perhaps more training is needed.

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Lyle Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review - my apologies for the dripped water and wine. I have reviewed the experience with your server. Cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager

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Vera
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

As always, the Lookout did not fail to please. Our server Carlee was charming and attentive. The food was very good. Highly recommended!!!

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded 6 days ago

Cheers for the 5 stars Vera! Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager

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ChrisE
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A 3-course dinner experience that was 5 stars on food taste. Ambience and view magnificient. Plus herd of deer wandering through the vineyards

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Chris Thank you so much for taking the time to leave 5 stars. Cheers! Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager

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JimB
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

First, I timed my reservation for the start of the live music that was advertised on the web site. I also confirmed the live music when verbally confirming my reservation on the telephone the day before, however, after arriving we were told they had moved the live music several hours later. Secondly, the wine pairing drinks were delivered either or after the course they were paired with. Most disappointing though was the ugly plastic and metal addition. The only reason we chose to dine at Greymonk for Thanksgiving was to have a beautiful view of the sun setting over Lake Okanagan. Instead, this abomination entirely blocked the view of the lake while seated. The original restaurant had beautiful floor to ceiling window/doors for cool days but the ugly, plastic enclosure blocked the views while seated. Instead of the beautiful warm woods of the original dining room we felt like we were eating in a cold industrial factory floor. The original architect of the building must be so disappointed. I won’t be back unless the plastic and metal covering is removed. It absolutely pedestrianized and ruined the experience.

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Jim, I want to apologize for not hitting our service standards as it sounds like your experience didn't meet your expectations. Our new awning system walls are open when it's warm and down when it's cool. We typically close the patio around 10 degrees and then only have the dining room open - as you described. I believe the night you dined was right around that temperature window. I'm sorry if this was the catalyst that ruined your dinner. Sincerely, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager

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GaryC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

We had to wait 2 hours for cold mediocre food. The wait staff were good but the kitchen did not do their jobs.

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Gary I regret to hear that you experience was so disappointing. I am unaware of the details of your dinner and would be interested in hearing more. I will be reaching out. Cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fantastic service, great location

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MollyL
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Took our daughter for her first winery outing. She was so thrilled with the whole atmosphere and food and wine.

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded 6 days ago

Cheers for the 5 stars Molly! Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager

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Barzein
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for anniversary donner and was seated on the patio with a spectaular view of Lake Okanagan. Cheese plate to start and rainbow trout and steak as mains - both were superb. Service was friendly, efficent and professional. It was wonderful evening.

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review! Cheers! Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manger

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BingG
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great Patio. Excellent way to taste wines by doing a flight. Waitress ( Betty Marie?) was fantastic & even brought a couple of extra tastings which I actually bought at wine shop because she introduced them to me

The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Bing Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us 5 stars! I will pass your kinds works on to Betty- Marie. Cheers, Michaela Senkiw Restaurant Manager

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GailK
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful day. Great way to celebrate a friends birthday

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Alex
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food with a spectacular view

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KathyC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, excellent food and a terrific view!

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Bbig
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Restaurant was over booked and understaffed. Would have stayed longer to enjoy the view but had little to no service. The staff took a portion of the bill off to accommodate.

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CossetteL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thé VIU is spectacular. The place is confortable 4 seasons. Food was delicious and wine delightful . We had a marvelous experience

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ErvinO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heated Patio made a lunch enjoyable on a cool day, our waitress enhanced the whole experiance.

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CraigG
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This a decent dinning experience with fantastic views, dinner meal was ok though not great for the cost per plate. We will stick with wine tasting.

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MichaelC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing patio for a first class meal, great for an occasion or because you love great food!

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Treetalker
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The scenery is superb ,patio spacious and comfortable. The meal was delicious and its presentation was very artistic. Staff was attentive but not overbearing. Overall a very pleasant experience. Was a first time visit but will return again and will definitely recommend to friends.

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GregC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good food, beautiful view, service wasn’t exactly prompt but it was ok, forgot to get one of the people at our table their wine and no offer for drink refills or coffee after supper till about 20 minutes after we were done.

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Judy
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The weather and view was perfect for Oct. 1st on the patio. There are lots of heaters when needed and screens to break any wind.

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gourmande
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food, service and outstanding view and ambiance

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ManselB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The new window/wall coverings are absolutely horrible. I am five foot four inches tall and could not see out - the plastic windows need to be at least a foot lower. Cannot imagine who designed the coverings as they definitely were not thinking.
We had to ask two waiters to come for our drink order and the noise was so loud it was difficult to talk - we did ask that the music be turned down a notch.
We have been regular Grey Monk customers for over thirty years and this was the worst experience ever.

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HKwineanddiner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was spectacular. Wine was delicious. The pumpkin soup was amazing. The risotto was not great- just a very weird flavour. We sat out on the patio, which was so nice to do end of September. The only thing is their new patio covers only have window on the top half- so if you are sitting it’s really hard to actually see the view.

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vipHappytraveller
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fabulous experience in a beautiful setting. Including the amazing tasting experience with Tiny, one of the highlights of our Anniversary (and second annual) trip through wineries of the S. Okanagan !

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The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk is rated 4.5 stars by 860 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.