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About The Observatory at Grouse Mountain

Housed in a mountaintop chalet with windows overlooking the city of Vancouver, the Observatory offers diner’s views that are as unique as the food prepared by our talented chefs.

Regional and seasonal West Coast dishes are freshly prepared daily in our mountain kitchen using Oceanwise and Green Table certified ingredients. The Observatory’s exquisite food, exceptional service and award-winning wine list turn every meal into a special occasion.

Feeling indulgent? Enjoy our five-course Chef’s Taster Menu which allows you to explore a range of wines or choose a bottle from one of over 500 selections from the multi-award winning wine list.

Dinner is served seven nights a week from 5pm and complimentary Skyride admission is always included with every advance reservation.

Please note that for parties of 7 or more a gratuity of 18% will be added to the bill.

6400 Nancy Greene Way
North Vancouver, BC V7R 4K9
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 998-5045

Website:
http://www.grousemountain.com/the-observatory-restaurant

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

Executive Chef:
Brendan Robson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Thank you for choosing The Observatory restaurant this Valentine’s Day. On February 14th we will solely be featuring a 5 course menu at $120 per person plus taxes and gratuity. Please also note a 2.5 hour seating limit and cancel fee of $40 per person if cancelled after February 4th, 2018.

The Observatory at Grouse Mountain Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

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Quiet

83% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (18)
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Romantic (13)
Cozy (10)
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Creative Cuisine (8)
Healthy (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Seasonal (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 7 days ago

Can do better on service. We waited more than 10 mins to get seated with our reservation, but I feel a bit rushed to make the order. I made a note that we are celebrating my husband’s birthday and requested a candle to be put on my husband’s dessert; I didn’t remind the server as my husband was with me the whole time and I thought it was quite a simple request. Quite disappointedly, nothing was done or mentioned when the cake came. Overall, food and ambience are good and we will go again anyways for the value of the skyride tickets and the view, except that next time I will make sure I talk to the server if I have a personal request.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent views, venue and good service. All menu items we tried were great. Booking a meal also includes the gondola for one of Vancouver's finest views

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Light walk was nice, I like grouse mountain in general, sever was great and very understanding. Had to send back my girlfriens cod, it was mushy and bland. My duck skin was not crispy and fat not rendered down enough but I was hungry and ate it. Appetizers were the best part, felt like because of the late evening reservations the kitchen had already quit on the night.

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Service was excellent server was very professional

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

I want to go to observatory again~!!
Food was good.
Scene was nice.
The Step was nice to us.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a reservation for 745 and so we arrived at 740 and when we got to the hostess table there was a sign that said they were setting up a table.
It was about 10-15 min before we were even greeted and then another 15 of waiting to be seated and no hostess in sight for people to grab their coats or take down people's names as they arrived and at least letting them know how long the wait would be. So the experience didn't start very good. The ambiance was great and was a very romantic setting. Our waitress was average but there were these other two who seemed so on top of everything and helped me find something I could eat with all my pregnancy restrictions (one male and an older blonde female). Even though we weren't their table they were so happy to help and answer questions since we didn't see our waitress very much at the beginning. The older blonde waitress came to our table many times to deliver food or check in even though we weren't her table. At the end they gave my husband macaroons for his birthday which was a very sweet touch! Sad we didn't get a window seat for his birthday but we understand it can't be requested. Loved the fresh bread and atmosphere! I don't think we would go again as it was a good one time experience but would maybe recommend to another couple for anniversary or special date! Loved how the lift tickets were included !

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is the second year that I have spent a wonderful afternoon snowshoeing on the mountain and dinner at the Observatory. This is always a magical event and is becoming a tradition for my daughters and me. I look forward to next year.

The food is incredible and the service excellent.

Tags: Seasonal, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service by our server Shaun was perfect. We have been up the mountain a few times before for special occasions and they've always been so perfect. This time we had a few issues: food being bland and coming out cold. We were a table of 8 which probably led to food sitting up in the pass for too long? In addition, the confirmation phone call was quite rude. I got a phone call and they said 'Hi we'd like to confirm your reservation for tomorrow. We have so many people on the waitlist that would like to dine with us too.' That was unnecessary and sounded as if you'd rather us not come at all. Anyway, the location and view was absolutely amazing. I hope to return again sometime soon for a better experience.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was great! It was a rainy night, so you could not see any view outside... that was the only disappointment!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent location . Food is tasty with a good selection and presentation. Service is excellent

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Ambiance especially during Christmas season was lovely. Good value considering it includes the gondola ride. Food was mostly quite good with the exception of what seemed to be in the in-house baking. The table bread was excellent but the “pie crust” on the deconstructed goat’s cheese tart was like cardboard. The small homemade biscuit that came with the chicken dish was quite hard as well. Everything else was delicious though and the service was very good from the host to the server. Yes I would go again for a special occasion.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

It was very dark even for ambience, very quiet as well. We were a large party with very young children celebrating some special occasions and our server had a very different approach to serving us, warning us from the beginning to be careful with the glasses because they are crystal. Our entrees all arrived at the same time, but it was very evident that some of our plates were sitting under warmers for some time waiting for the others to be ready- and that alters how the dish should have tasted.
The view was gorgeous, the bread and wine were excellent.
I would not take my family here again, only perhaps adults.
It just was not the most accommodating to our family, and while I understand large families with young children can be difficult, we've been to other fine dining restaurants who have done an outstanding job at serving us and giving us a positive experience, and I can't say the Observatory was one of them.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We enjoyed the gondola ride up and all the festivities going on when we got off. The staff could not have been friendlier. The food was carefully prepared and delicious. They even honored a dietary request. We will plan to return.

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Food was incredible, worth the money! Service was not great, we didn’t really see our waiter all night but overall was worth the experience!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Such a beautiful location, the view over Vancouver is amazing! Try to get a table like we had. The food was wonderful, my taste buds were dancing!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

The menu is terrible,very little food and over priced! The choices are not appealling at all!

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The venue and the servers were fantastic. We had a wonderful view with the fog covering the city. The food was truly amazing apart from the side of fries we ordered but we ate it anyway. Thank you!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 5, 2017

It is always amazing experience with Grouse Observatory.

Whenever the special occasion comes, the GM Observatory never fails to satisfy the customers!

Thank you =)

Tags: Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Service by Bonnie H was horrible. We shouldn’t have even tipped her but did to be nice.

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Can't beat it for fine dining on a mountain top !

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the ambience, service, and food. It was wonderful to end dinner with the Christmas Peak Experience. I would highly recommend the Observatory.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 21, 2017

The staff was cold and pretentious. We had our young daughter with us, and they seemed put out that we would bring a child to their fancy restaurant. We had a better meal, with a very nice server, earlier in the day at the restaurant down the hall. My wife was so offended by the service at the Observatory that she could barely eat two bites of her dinner.

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 (Cancún)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent food and great view. THe best is the Bisont Tartar

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

グラウスマウンテンの頂上からの夜景は素晴らしく、料理もユニークでおいしかった
予約をすると山頂までのケーブル料金が無料になるのでお得

Tags: Organic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Perfect occasion or date night spot! I love watching the sunset here and then seeing all the city lights switching on and twinkling below.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Amazing experience, what a view and great service!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Good atmosphere and great food. You have a spectacular view of the bay. Highly recommend for dates and group dinners. If you make a resevation they give you complementary tickets for the Gondola which is a very nice touch and makes it more affordable. We had 8 guests so the lift ticket bill alone would have been tough to handle.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 5, 2017

This was our 20th wedding anniversary dinner and I wanted everything to be perfect. From the atmosphere to the view and service it was bar none the best dining experience we have experienced.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Went here for an anniversary dinner. Don't be surprised by a large bill as its a pretty expensive menu. As the old saying goes, "you get what you pay for." The ingredients are fresh and meals are prepared w8th care and professionalism. It was by far the most delicious, and most flavor-filled meal I have ever had in my entire life. I will sef8nitely return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

It was a very nice experience for our family. We went to celebrate birthday and the folks also gave us a happy birthday dessert! Too good. made our celebration memorable.

The only gripe was that it rained earlier and most shows got cancelled, so we reached restaurant an hour early but the lady at the entrance appeared a bit unfriendly when I explained the situation and requested to be seated ahead of time. It was fine to say that they didn't have a table but they way it was put forth took the charm away. "You may go downstairs and eat something in the mean time." I did not feel that great about the choice of words and tone there. (btw, we did go downstairs and kids munched few things, resulting in some loss to the restaurant).

Everything else after that was great. Thanks again!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had high expectations for the Observatory, given that it is in an impressive location at the top of Grouse Mountain with outstanding views. We were actually sadly disappointed. The service was mediocre, moreso because we were a casual group of 4 that didn't require the high-brow approach. We all had the tasting menu and found that every dish used the smoked flavouring, which became a bit much after multiple courses. It was a very expensive dinner to not be completely wowed as with other find dining establishments.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was very good and our server's recommendations were excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 28, 2017

So good! Always love the Observatory.

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Memorable enjoyment

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food was delicious, view was amazing, staff was perfectly attentive!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Awesome.service! 5 star view

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Service was great! Came here for a birthday dinner celebration. Being that it was a special celebration I had noted that I would like to request for a window table if possible. They do not take specific window table reservations (which was understandable because they are limited). However, before we had started our dessert our waitress had asked if we would like to take a window table that had been recently vacated (since they were done with reservations for the night). All that being said, I think the ambiance of the restaurant makes every table worth the experience.

We had to wait a little longer than expected for our table (according to the hostess there were an unusual amount of late comers).

Food was good. It is pricey, but they tasted great (except I was expecting the twice cooked fries to be a lot more crispy). Portions were adequate.

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great food and great service. Perfect spot to hit the sunrise for a romantic dinner with your spouse

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The manager is awesome by letting us in early. The food was great and our server was on point. A++ service from her. Thank you for this wonderful anniversary moment.

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·Dined on September 12, 2017

The food was very good (although I would have enjoyed more vegetables to accompany a delicious piece of fish). The service was also very good. However I was disappointed that the restaurant was unable to fulfill our request for a window seat. I understand that almost everyone would prefer a table with a view and perhaps our request was later than others.

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