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The Observatory at Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver, BC

The Observatory at Grouse Mountain

4.3
4.3
1602 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Northwest
The Observatory will reopen its doors to diners on December 2nd for the Winter season serving a
unique Fondue menu. Diners can choose from 2 or 3 courses, with mountain access via the Super
Skyride complimentary when making an advanced reservation. Reservations will open on November 7.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    North Vancouver

  • Parking details

    All lots are paid parking

  • Public transit

    Take bus 236 from Lonsdale Quay. It will bring you to the base of the Skyride.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,602 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 3.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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  1. s

    susu

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The menu was so disappointing. Only fondue and hotpot. The sauces served with the hotpot were embarrassing….bbq sauce straight out of a bottle, soy sauce, honey garlic and plum. All very sad. That being said the service was exceptional. The views were breathtaking and the cocktails were fantastic. Let’s hope they can find a chef and get back to being a real restaurant.
  2. AB

    AshleighB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Wonderful way to spend an evening with great friends! Great ambiance.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food2service3ambience4
    Fondue was overpriced
  4. D

    Dale

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food1service5ambience5
    Fondue ingredient quality poor, to say the best. View is superb. Might try the adjacent restaurant for same view and better quality ingredients. One of the great restaurant views in the world.
  5. M

    Maddy

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    We had Hugo as our waiter and service was great. Food was really just okay, we had the fondue. It’s still worth it for the experience, taking the skyride and the view.
  6. BA

    BrunaA

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Joliene was fantastic serving us! The food was ok. The desert fondue could have different fruits though, we had two tiles of melon and pineapple… the ambience and view were great.
  7. M

    Matt

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to visit if you’re busy coming to vancouver
  8. WS

    WillShallSee

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service and the view was spectacular. The restaurant is nice, quiet, and quaint. Food was also tasty - the dessert was especially scrumptious, however our main course was heavily salted and was a bit hard to fully enjoy due to saltiness. Parking is also not available to be reimbursed, but the gondola tickets are covered which is good! Other than that, it was a good visit.
  9. PK

    PhilK

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Heat wave in Vancouver. NO AC. Two meals just ok, halibut and cauliflower steak. My salmon was better but not stellar. Soooo hot in there. Unlikely to go back. Server was good. Value was poor for the quality and price. Ambiance was terrible due to heat.
  10. AV

    AlexV

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    No debate, the view was so scenic with a table for two at the window. The table was though not stable, a low quality but nicely decorated and prepared with a delay of 10 minutes to wait. The waitress was very friendly but not a professional, as was the other which served us. Appetizer drinks and ordering went fine. The octopus starter was really good, but the greens salad had a bug in it which destroyed the appetite and got us in doubt to give it back which we decided not to do because there was no waiter in the near to see. The artisan bread with special butter was also delicious. While finishing our plate, the other waitress already came to ask if she could take away the plates while we were still having the bread eating, for sure we said no. Almost like they were hurrying to get us out, to deliver the next main dish. When finished our waitress asked if she could take the plates, which now was fine and asked which wine we would like with the main as we indicated when we ordered our food and drinks. While she went, the other already brought our main dish, very delicious looking halibut, but the ordered white wine was still missing which still took some minutes to arrive. When there, we started our main and noticed the fish was already dried out a bit, not that juicy anymore. It must have been standing, waiting under heat lamps, when the waitress in the beginning already tried to take our plates. The halibut was because of this okay but not as good anymore as really fresh prepared and served which was a shame for such priced dish. When finished our waitress was again quickly there to take the plates and ask if we would be like to have desert, like it was kind of a race. We asked for some extra time to decide, ordered later the tarte tartin which tasted good. Quickly we got the bill, paid without adding a tip and while walking out, our waitress approached us at the hallway to ask if we had any complains? She must have noticed the missing tip. We gave the same feedba
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    My friend’s birthday
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Heat wave in Vancouver and there was no AC! It wasn’t really the restaurant’s fault but it put a damper on the whole dining experience. Most things we ordered were mediocre. For Appetizers we had oysters, artisanal bread, farmers greens, and grill octopus. The octopus was the only good dish. Oysters didn’t taste fresh and bread had too much salt. For main dishes we had duck, halibut, salmon, and tenderloin. Both tenderloin and salmon were good. Duck and halibut were nothing special. Two of our tenderloin entrees were overcooked but we didn’t bother sending them back. We just wanted to eat and leave as it was just too hot and uncomfortable. At least the waitresses were good with keeping everyone’s glass filled with water. That was much appreciated. Dessert menu was extremely lacking. Only two desserts to choose from plus one cheese plate. We didn’t end up getting any dessert. Overall a disappointing visit and will not likely go back.
  13. SC

    StellaC

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food a bit slow but the front desk is very friendly and keep us update of the table status.

    The Observatory at Grouse MountainResponded on July 23, 2022Hi Stella - Thank you for the great review, I am glad to hear you enjoyed your meal at the mountain.

  14. D

    Diana

    Portland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is excellent, i wish there more options for vegetarians than a steak cauliflower. I am not vegetarian but I was planing on inviting a vegetarian friend but I know she does not like cauliflower. The dessert menu is boring.

    The Observatory at Grouse MountainResponded on July 18, 2022Hi DIana - thank you for your feedback, and appreciate the 4 stars. We typically alter the menu with the seasons, so there will be different options for both vegitarians and desserts. Hope to see you again soon.

  15. JA

    JanetA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was amazing, the sights were beautiful, service was great and everyone was so kind. Great night while on our Honeymoon from London Ontario. Thanks

    The Observatory at Grouse MountainResponded on July 23, 2022Hi Janet - it is so lovely to hear that you had a wonderful time here at the mountain. Thank you for the great review!

  16. PA

    PedroA

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    great place! although small. awesome views of the city from up there. it was quite warm inside. great food and cocktails albeit on the pricier side.

    The Observatory at Grouse MountainResponded on July 18, 2022Thank you for your great review PedroA - the veiws are pretty spectacular aren't they? Hope to see you again soon.

  17. F

    Foodieanom

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Food was very good too. Lovely view.
  18. K

    Kimo

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    We were not seated by the window and the quality of the food was subpar, so I really don't recommend dining here (unless you get a seat by the window and you don't care about the quality of the food)
  19. GH

    GlennH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire Grouse Mountain experience was amazing! The food excellent, service friendly and competent, the view outstanding. Highly recommend!
  20. JS

    JennieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When you first walk in the view of Vancouver and the Island are spectacular. The food was a dining experience. They grow their own vegetables at the top of the mountain for sustainability and it was the best tasting salad I've ever had. And we grow our own garden vegetables at home. Very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating staff who empowered themselves to make things perfect. (moved us to a better table with an even better view when a light wasn't working properly). The only recommendation for improvement would be for Open Table to have the option to 'modify' book times consistently in their emails. The last email we received before our reservation didn't have that option and it created confusion attempting to reach someone. We then found the option in one of the booking emails when we couldn't reach Staff directly by phone (it was a very busy night), but Staff didn't take long to call us back. Also, Open Table is a bit misleading with reservation times. There was a time available on the website but it was incorrect and not up to date with real time confirmed by Staff on site. Lastly, there was a bit of confusion as to when the last tram down would be. It is later for diners with late dinner reservations contrary to the 9pm time frame stated on the tram information riding up.
  21. CC

    CamiloC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My mom was visiting Vancouver for the first time. And I think our dinner at the observatory was the highlight of her trip!
  22. CH

    CHKH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Breathtaking view by windows, exceptional dishes, friendly staff. An incredibly worthwhile experience. After a minor misunderstanding concerning seating, the manager later moved us to a window table. We were treated great and even given dessert and hot drinks on the house to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary. The service wonderful, food unique and delicious, amazing ambiance. Overall it was well priced for all that we enjoyed. We really appreciated our experience there.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It was a great trip to check out Grouse Mountain in West Vancouver
  24. PM

    PhilipM

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    View excellent, service exceptional halibut very good, salmon lidted on menu as roasted but it seemed to look and taste baked. Little disappointing. Dessert was ok with limited in choices.
  25. AP

    AudreyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice! Staff, food, service! All is perfect
  26. M

    Momo

    Vancouver

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dishes and service! Worth the money and great view up the mountain!

    The Observatory at Grouse MountainResponded on July 18, 2022So glad to see that you enjoyed your visit Momo, hopefully you get to come up again soon.

  27. GH

    GauravH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    Poor service and food was mediocre, were told we could move to a better table during our visit but the restaurant moved another group to the table even though we were there first. There’s a lot of restaurants where you can spend 500$ and receive better service.
  28. AR

    AvRo

    Vancouver

    49 reviews

    2.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    We were eager to try out the observatory after its hiatus during the pandemic. We started with the farmer salad. It was a bunch of greens piled on with a slathering of dressing. The pieces were fairly large and required quite a bit of cutting. The salmon tasted very fishy and probably made me sick. There was a curious application of micro greens in all the dishes (except for the salad). Our chocolate dessert had micro greens which didn’t really fit. We were also a bit surprised with the seating. Most diners were seated away from the tables next to the windows, while the tables by the windows sat empty. We were asked if we’d like to move tables by the time we were ready to leave. The dining room was also quite warm, approaching an uncomfortable temperature. The staff did what they could but it was evident that they were stretched to the limit. Overall, we were disappointed with our experience. We may consider giving it another try in the winter months when they have had more time to sort out the logistics.
  29. GS

    GeoffS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived early and we're given the host's favourite table right at the southwest corner with 180-degree views. Gorgeous views. Amazing salted caramel whipped butter.
  30. D

    Disappointed

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    There was no one at desk to seat us at our reservation time…. But once I flagged someone down and we got seated it was lovely. The food was good and unique and beautifully presented, but the Salmon dish my husband had was very “fishy” tasting. Because of the included sky ride ticket and the access to all the free attractions on the mountain, the food/drink was reasonable for price paid.
  31. JP

    JPS1

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Fabulous sunny evening and a window table.....so a fabulous view to enjoy. The food was very good and creative, but servings are on the small size. A special treat for a special occasion.
  32. AM

    AmandaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend. Our table was ready late but we received complimentary drinks to make up for it. Drinks and cocktail menu was superb.
  33. FP

    FernandoP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome views, great food and outstanding service
  34. SD

    SandyD

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Food was terrible. Pasta tasted like it had chemicals. The bread was the best thing. Come here only for the view that’s about it.
  35. SS

    SanjayS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and the view was excellent. We had a great time.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    More menu options would be nice
  37. C

    Cindy

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The Artisan bread appetizer was burned. We were left for too long period of time without table service. Having to serve our own wine after waiting noticeably. We had been finished eating for a while before our dishes were cleared off the table. Wonderful ambience and view. Loved the Raptor Show!
  38. M

    Myztery

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing view of the Lower Mainland and ocean! Delicious salmon and steak and scallops! Friendly waitress :) Celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary here. Plan to come her for our 20th!
  39. G

    Greta

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    lovely view nice menu, very creative Will go back
  40. RM

    RayM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful experience. The views are magnificent. The food was incredible. The Octopus starter was delicious and the Halibut was supreme. My sister loves duck and was blown away by the quality of her meal. The service was 100percent. We could not ask for a better experience.

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The Observatory at Grouse Mountain is rated 4.3 stars by 1602 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for The Observatory at Grouse Mountain

6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, BC V7R 4K9

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    North Vancouver

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Northwest

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    All lots are paid parking

  • Public transit

    Take bus 236 from Lonsdale Quay. It will bring you to the base of the Skyride.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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