The Observatory at Grouse Mountain

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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.
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M
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice as always. Seated at near the door (not facing the windows) although some tables seemed to be available. Good food; worth the money given the free gondola ride.

DB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely dinner spot with a scenic view of Vancouver. Small restaurant and select menu- a unique dinner experience for out of town guests! Service became dismal towards the end of our meal which ruined an otherwise wonderful meal. Our server became distracted with other tables, forgot about us and the wait between the last price fixe dishes and last round of drinks was too long. A sloppy finish.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a beautiful treat for 3 of us who have never been and one was an out of town guest! Service was really good as well as food!

EA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The restaurant was amazing. I would give it 5 stars but I found it a little unpleasant that I told them it was my girlfriend´s birthday ahead of time and when we arrived, and I had to order her a desert and pay for it. I think it should be courtesy from the restaurant to do so. Anyhow, everything else was enjoyable and we had a lovely evening.

LV
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are fortunate to go up Grouse Mountain on a clear day, you cannot get a better view of the entire panorama than from The Observatory. They were friendly and unobtrusive, and the food and drinks were outstanding. We shall be back!

a
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We were very impressed with the food, however, the service was terrible. We were told that the restaurant was short staffed that day but do not feel that a lack of staff explains gruff and rude behaviour. The server did not ask how we would like our steak done, and when called back to the table to discuss this with him, he was obviously annoyed and irritated that we would bother him. Generally, we felt as though we were in his way, as opposed to customers who were valued. The service of the manager was excellent though.

JC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Views and experience are obviously unique and amazing but the food was also very good. It is on par with other high end Restaraunts. It is not a bargain but on a sunny evening you will enjoy a very good meal at an amazing venue.

M
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great chat with a waitress, we came with our visitors from Czech republic and she was able to have a conversation in Czech with them. It was great. She was very nice. Our waitress was also very nice and knowledgeable and gave us good recommendations about the dishes, she was right on with everything she said.

TK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food overall was good but could have been more flavorful.

JG
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening the The Observatory at Grouse Mountain. The food was delicious. However, I have to say it was the excellent service that would bring me back. There were a few minor gliches that were dealt with wonderfully and with grace so our evening was even more special. I would highly recommend the experience, the sights and the food. J

FM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Breathtaking! Incredible service! Sarah was the best! I’ll go back with my friends and family!

J
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Pretty disappointed. That was my 4th time there in the last 10 years but it was the first time for my husband as I wanted to bring him somewhere nice for his birthday. Beside the bread, the rest of the food are not appetizing, not that good of the taste either. Definitely not 5 stars restaurant. I wish I can post photos the presentation are bad overall. We ordered the salmon rice for my 4 year old. Boy they just throw the rice over the plate and put the fish on top. Some of the rice were crunchy, probably from the bottom of the rice cooker. That shouldn’t be a kid meal. No decoration on the kid meal? At least put the rice in a bowl for the shape before putting on a plate. As for our food, nothing special with the taste, but I am sorry the presentation are terrible. The waitress was very nice, that’s a plus. The manager sent two scoops of sorbet for my husband birthday even tho there’s three of us. Oh well. When we walked in we waited about 3 mins standing because the front desk guy was busy on the phone. Some ladies walked out from the back office and none of them greet any of us, one of them was the one who served the sorbet at the end. Anyways from service to food for sure not 5 stars.

MB
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Sehr freundlicher Empfang. Da zu dieser Zeit kein Tisch an bester Position zur Verfügung stand, wurden uns zwei passende Möglichkeiten angeboten. Nach der Vorspeise durften wir an einen Tisch mit bestem Ausblick über die Stadt Vancouver wechseln. Sehr aufmerksamer Service.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

This dinner date was very last minute so we were not dressed up but dressed casual. First the staff were all friendly and the food was great, what I and my date did not receive was the care and welcoming of a 5 star dining experience. The waiter was crearly preoccupied with either other people or something. Just didn't feel that we were being shown the same level of importance as other guests being served by other servers. Although one lady was quite nice and brought us bread and did ask how the food was
Empty plates sat on the table for close to 10 minutes before someone was waved down for a bill and to clear the plates . I have been to the observitoy a couple times in the past and it has allways been a delight from the view to the staff, this time it just felt that we were being overlooked.

1
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view - excellent service, great food
Had a great time

AB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant, delicious and the views are spectacular when the weather is clear! A must for anyone visiting Vancouver!

W
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We were earlier than anticipated. Staff was a little to slow and too schematic to react on this. Food was great!

AB
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a very nice experience. The restaurant was clean and we felt very welcome. Unfortunately we had poor view with lots of rain. The view would have been stunning if it was clear.
The food portions are small for the cost, but what we got was very tasty.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food! The breads with butter were awesome! Great deal to get to the mountain without buying for the sky rides!

MB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Waiter was not confident with his service, seemed very confused and stressed, but a very pleasant man regardless.
Best beef tenderloin I’ve ever had. Recommend 100%

i
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I must say The Observatory is a hidden gem in Vancouver. By hidden I mean most people would associate a restaurant on top of a tourist spot to be, frankly, a tourist trap. The Observatory is not a tourist trap and is anything you would expect from a fine restaurant. I am extremely impressed with the juiciness and tastiness of the pork jowls and baked oyster. Will definitely visit again.

JP
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just got engaged and had a lovely time the staff we so attentive and thoughtful - they put on the dessert plate ‘congratulations’. We loved it and can’t wait to come back!

S
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great service. My husband is a picky vegetarian with lots of restrictions, the manager and head chef create a delisious and nutritious meal for him. that was impressive.

BE
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Your restaurant was where I proposed to my wife 25 years ago. We had not been back since then. We came back to celebrate her birthday & our 25th Anniversary this last Thursday. It was a romantic dinner, with great food & great service!

M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Early seating enabled good window seat and quiet atmosphere. Great server (Cynthia). Appetizer (baked oysters) delicious and dessert (trifle) too. One of us liked salmon and octopus. New menu and main course of pork jowls was not to my liking. Much too much fat, but perhaps I should have realized this in advance. In short, a great evening on top of Grouse!

MH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and in-restaurant service. Ambiance was very nice and sound-level was low. The only question we had is why one is expected to wait until just before one’s meal to take the skyride up to the top of Grouse? Why not leave that more open to the customer?

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It was great
Thank you

KR
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We came back after being married in the Chalet at Grouse Mountain 6 years ago. Overall, the meal and experience were both great. After a lovely salad starter, we both ordered the two fish dishes, and both were well composed and flavourful. I think my salmon dish edged out the cod by just a smidge, but both were quite tasty. Of course the views out were spectacular as we watched the sun set over the horizon, but the dining room itself is starting to look dated and could benefit from an update soon. We were seated by someone less experienced, but ended the evening with a very friendly and personable waitress who timed our meal well. She even brought us a surprise anniversary dessert made of sorbet and chocolate - yum! I have recommended this restaurant to friends and coworkers since our visit, and we would definitely come back again ourselves.

WD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was exceptionalities!

M
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the view were exceptional. Service was impeccable. We really enjoyed ourselves at the observatory and are most likely to do it again for another fine-dining experience.

IM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Service & view are great!

My Salmon was surprisingly unflavoured.

Price / value is reasonable

TE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Beautiful spot, great views, fun experience, friendly staff, worth the trip, decent food doesn’t live up to the ambiance

N
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great 👯👯👯👯👯👣👣👣🌼🌼🌼👫👫👭👭👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

DA
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, fabulous staff, service and of course the views are amazing.
If we were being very nit picky we would just comment that most of the customers were there celebrating special events when we were there and there was a dress code stated on the website so it was a shame that people were allowed in in very casual shorts, hiking Lycra and haversacks. Just a tiny thing but ....
still would like to reiterate it was a wonderful experience.

AA
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the food, personnel were amazing and welcoming, view was spectacular. However, charging for extra pieces of bread was really shocking...

DL
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is delicous and the scene is very beautiful after rain. I will recommmend restaurant for family meeting or date

SL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice view and good service. We had a great time having dinner after exploring the mountain.

RK
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Once in a lifetime view, but if you're not anywhere near the windows the ambiance isn't even as good as the cafe next door.

Server wasn't very polite, they forgot some things, and the food is good but not the best value.

LT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the food , service and ambiance at the Observatory. Shall definitely come back again.

AS
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance. Also very good service. Love it!

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