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The Observatory at Grouse Mountain

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6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7R 4K9, Canada
+1 604-998-5045
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Vancouver, Canada
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322 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Most restaurants with a spectacular view rely on it to get customers, losing their focus on the food. Not The Observatory. The food was fabulous with an obvious attention to detail, beautifully presented, with an array of amazing flavours on each plate. It was all wonderful, and the fact that we were looking out at an incredible view of Vancouver... More 

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Thank lomimu
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Amazing food with great staff and breathtaking views was the end to a perfect day on the mountain!!!

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Thank skingncaus
West Vancouver, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service, gorgeous views, lousy food! Felt mass produced and buffet area was messy. Young staff trying their best. The $65 price ticket (included tip & gondola) did not deliver as far as food quality.

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Vancouver, Canada
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298 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have a great Mothers Day brunch last year at the Pan Pacific ,(Time Fly ), but this year mum love to have some where not too noise and not to rush ,I remember I had a lovely time with my girlfriend on Valentines on Observatory ,so ,it is perfect fitting for our family reunion mothers day brunch here ,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Okay. Where to start? This was a sad excuse for an Easter brunch. Our table was up against a back wall with no view but the "get your own water, oange juice, coffee and hot water from a jug with your choice of tea bag" table was in the window. We could see the tops of a few trees and... More 

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Jacki C, Guest Relations Manager at The Observatory at Grouse Mountain, responded to this review

Dear MyAnnieD Thank you for joining us for Easter Brunch, in the Timber Room, at Grouse Mountain. Your review was shared and reviewed with our team. It is always our desire to provide a wonderful experience for our guests. We’re so very sorry that you didn’t fully enjoy your time. We do hope that, although not mentioned, you did enjoy... More 

North Vancouver, Canada
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Beautiful view from the restaurant. The ambience is awesome for fine dining. Menu prices can be pricey but lots of excellent choices from the menu. The ride itself to GrouseIs an experience to have. In the summer you'll see wild life along the way to the top. The peace is accessible by local transportation.

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Thank mindyderro
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly disappointing experience from service to food. Do not waste your money here. My mom is a small water and she was definitely not full from the 5 course tasting menu. Wine pairings were off, food was uninteresting and not tasty. The best part was the complimentary bread but when we requested more they wanted to charge us $5. I... More 

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1 Thank Vicki L
Jacki C, Guest Relations Manager at The Observatory at Grouse Mountain, responded to this review

Dear Vicki L, We’re sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy your dining experience at The Observatory. You should never have been charged for additional bread, and our Restaurant Manager has followed up with your server on this. Since the time when you dined at The Observatory, we have actually adjusted our wine pairings associated with the tasting menu. While we... More 

Szczecin, Poland
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I set for five-course Prix Fixe Tasting Menu, which promised an experience in food and wine matching. And an experience it was. I guess I expected something more interactive. The question of food preferences or allerigies was brought up only after I flatly refused one of the courses. Unlike other revievers, I was offered an extra portion of another dish... More 

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Jacki C, Guest Relations Manager at The Observatory at Grouse Mountain, responded to this review

Dear Monika Z, How unfortunate that you didn’t enjoy your dining experience at The Observatory restaurant. The Prix Fixe Menu is certainly one of the options we offer. We also offer a full a la carte menu that is sometimes a better choice for diners who have specific food preferences or allergies – and we always appreciate when guests make... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

While the service is good and the food is decent, the experience really requires Mother Nature's cooperation. As the name indicates, you go to the Observatory for the outlook and view. Unfortunately, we got socked in with a thick fog and couldn't even see the gondola. As hard as the staff try, it's not worth the effort to get up... More 

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Thank 426hanse
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This fine restaurant has a great view from the top of the mountain. It is not too big and not too small, which gives somewhat comfortable and cozy feelings. I visited this restaurant in the winter during ski season as it has ski slopes to the top of the mountain. Servers at the restaurant are knowledgeable and very kind. They... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 60
Cuisine
American, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7R 4K9, Canada
  • Public Transportation: Take bus 236 from Lonsdale Quay. It will bring you to the base of the Skyride.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  North Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 604-998-5045

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?