About Eagle's Eye Restaurant - Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Eagle’s Eye Restaurant is located at 7700 feet; the Summit of Kicking Horse Mountain. Hand carved tabletops; local timbers and stonework provide an elegant setting. Floor to ceiling windows frame panoramic views of the Rocky, Purcell and Selkirk Mountain ranges. The Rocky Mountain cuisine is complimented by an outstanding selection of Canadian wine and artisan beer.
Wild Game, Global, International
Hours of Operation:
May 21st-23rd Lunch 11:30am - 2:00pm
May 28th - June 25th 11:30am - 2:00pm
June 26th - August 28th 11:30am - 4:00pm (3:00pm-4:00pm reduced menu)
August 29th - September 25th Mon-Thurs 11:30am - 2:30pm, Fri-Sun 11:30am - 4:00pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Over the winter season Eagle’s Eye plays host to a number of on mountain events; many of which include entertainment. Please visit www.kickinghorseresort.com to see the schedule for events and entertainment.
Off site catering and private dining are available. Please contact our sales team to learn more. 1-800-SKI-KICK
Parking is available at the base of the mountain. Your private chauffeur is the Golden Eagle Express, offering base to summit service!
Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Eagle's Eye Restaurant - Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Ratings and Reviews
Stunning location, 7,700 feet at the top ...
Stunning location, 7,700 feet at the top of Kicking Horse mountain. A gondola ride to the top makes it a special experience for sure! Our waitress was genuine and lovely. I loved that we could order, then walk outside to look at the view, and come effortlessly back in to eat. An amazing experience!
We ate lunch here twice and on both occa ...
We ate lunch here twice and on both occasions the service was second to none with a very attentive waitress, the food was well presented and tasted great! Not to mention that spectacular scenery.
Will definitely return
Excellent food / service The view was spectacular
I would recommend this for everyone. Family's during the day for great food and spectacular view (kids would enjoy). Staff at Eagle Eye were very comidating for family's. Prices are resonable for everything you get.
I would most defiantly recommend this at night for a couples dinner. Very romantic, amazing food, spectacular views. Prices are very resonable for everything you get. Highly recommended for date night
Waitress / cooks were very accommodating towards my food. allergies.
Lovely dinner on a mountain top
They do a great job here. Although service was a bit slow to start, our server was attentive and pleasant as the night went on. It was quite full so they were busy. Eagle Eye signature salad is wonderful if you're in a salad mood. Duck duo really good. Bouillabaisse was pretty different; thick tomato puree with some scallops, mussels, shrimp, clams and a piece of fish. But the seafood was expertly prepared so I won't complain about the lack of broth and odd presentation. Chocolate brownie was amazing - stacked with a ganache layer in the middle, rich warm fudge sauce, black cherries, whipped cream - whoever makes their desserts certainly knows what they're doing! Can't write this review without mentioning the fabulous gondola ride at night (a little spooky with the wind blowing that night though) and the wonderful setting on the mountain top - so beautiful, it's an experience in itself.
Great view! Overpriced.
View from this restaurant is amazing. Food was pretty average. Mussels were rubbery, elk burger was okay. Fries were good. Drinks very expensive ($20 for a glass of wine, 18$ for a Ceasar). Service was okay. Be forewarned, you need to purchase a lift ticket (10$ pp) if you just want to go up for lunch (ie. not skiing). They don't make it real clear on the RCR website.
Worth a visit.
The restaurant and view are fantastic, but the food was very disappointing, the pork poutine and fries weren't hot, just luke warm, maybe it was just late in the day at 2pm. The menu and food at the Double Black Cafe at the base of the gondola is superb, very fresh and vibrant, and much more enjoyable.
Great view, Poor service and Food
Our group took the gondola up in the evening. The gondola ride was quite fun at night, definitely worthwhile to take the blankets that are offered as it can be quite chilly. The service was not quick - it took over 2 hours to get out meal. Food portions were small and extremely overpriced.
Table for 4 at 630, tomato bisque was cold, bowl was much warmer. Lobster cake was delicious, elk venison duo was good but tataki was cut too thick and wasabi cream was glopped on in huge quantity. Dinner arrived while still eating apps. No follow up on apps or we'd have mentioned the soup. Lamb was good, if sparse, beef tenderloin was good but lobster was thumb sized and over steamed so stuck to the shell. Duck was over salted and boar bacon not present in either cassoulet, which were not hot either. All told it was a very disappointing experience especially considering the extremely high price tag. I don't mind paying for food, and a resort mountaintop will always be pricey but the food was a serious letdown.
At the end of a great ski week
One of the highlights of our week long ski holiday at Kicking Horse is the Friday Evening meal at the Eagle Eye Restaurant. This Year did not disappoint! The food was excellent, The wait staff was friendly, and the overall experience was suburb!
Good.. but used to be great..
Food, service and ambience have declined over the years. The location is wonderful and food still pretty decent, but I noticed the following that detracted from my experience:
- Significant (gut wrenching) sewage smell at the front entrance/washroom area
- Fireplace has been converted from a well maintained and glorious wood hearth (complete with floor to ceiling stone chimney) to a neglected gas fire with fake logs in the centre of the room.. such a waste
- Bun on my burger was dry and unsatisfying (used to be fresh baked daily!!)
- Shocktop and Rolling Rock on tap at the top of a BC mountain??? What?? Such a missed opportunity to celebrate some Alberta/BC craft beer at the top of the Rockies.
Eagles Eye restaurant - Kicking Horse resort.
It was great fun catching the gondola at night time to reach the top of the mountain but I'm afraid that was the only positive of the evening. The service was ok but the food a real disappointment . We had booked several visits for our trip but after our first visit we cancelled all our other bookings.
Unimpressed with booking process
I had booked a table for 6 people at Eagle's Eye Restaurant for Dec 31 (New Years Eve) through open table many weeks ago. The booking was approved at the time.
On 29 Dec (2 days prior to our reservation), I received a phone call from the restaurant informing me that they were no longer able to honor my reservation and that they had changed what they were doing, having a "family style meal" at 5pm and a "gala meal" at 8:30pm. The gala meal was priced at $125 pp (inc tax + gratuity). This was most disappointing considering this New Years Eve meal had been planned for many months, and was our special meal of the holiday with my family from New Zealand. We did end up reluctantly booking in for the 8:30 pm gala meal (for 6 adults the family style meal would not have been appropriate), as it was now 2 days prior to NYE and we were unable to reasonably find a suitable alternative to this restaurant.
Overall the food was good, but the service below expectations for the price.
I suggest you contact Eagle's Eye with a strategy in mind to support a smoother booking process. This was most frustrating and disappointing.
The elk 2 ways was superb. Exceptional ...
The elk 2 ways was superb. Exceptional food, great service. Seats next to the window were a tad chilly. The gondola ride was also colder than expected so bundle up more than you'd expect to. We were given a small blanket for the ride which was a nice touch and did help. You need to go get special lift passes to go up (you cant use your ski ones) Slight confusion on this from staff.
Family Christmas night spoiled
On arriving at the restaurant after a gondola ride in -17 temperature we got told we may need to keep our coats on as the restaurant was cold. We ordered 4 drinks. 3 of which couldn't be provided, coffee machine apparently broken. The food arrived and was as cold as our gondola ride. This venue needs to provide a warming environment and cuisine fit for the price, on this occasion it failed woefully. Most of the family had traveled from the UK to be together for XMas and What was meant to be a family treat ended in tears, very disappointing.
was extremely disappointed in the Christmas dinner for 40 per plate to expect an actual turkey breast only to be served pressed turkey meet canned gravy and a stuffing made from God only knows what. Although the lamb and elk steak the other party members ordered was of exceptional quality as well as the seafood the Christmas dinner was in very poor taste
Disappointing and Expensive Experience with a View
We booked the Eagle's Eye restaurant prior to leaving Scotland for Christmas Dinner thinking that it would be a special occasion that we wouldn't want to miss. We were really looking forward to it having stopped in for a drink and snack whilst skiing the previous day.
We were one of the first parties to arrive (5pm booking) so were surprised to be told that some of the menu items were not available. The staff were very friendly and apologised on numerous occasions for the time that it took for our food to be served, over 1 hour for the main course, and they kept saying that the chef wanted it to be "just right". Unfortunately, my son and I ordered the smoked turkey, which was cold when served, the accompanying Yorkshire pudding and stuffing was inedible and the potatoes, which arrived 5 minutes after the main course, were hard and cold. My husband had the fish pie, which contained more peas than anything else and didn't taste particularly nice and subsequently caused him to have a sore stomach all night and prevented him skiing the next day.
The signature chocolate bomb was not available for dessert so we opted for the chocolate brownie, which was good, and the Crème Brule, which tasted ok but there wasn't very much of. We had a very average bottle of wine for $60 and a couple of speciality coffees to finish off. The whole meal took 3.5 hours to get through and cost $300 for the 3 of us, with only 1 starter, which we did not think was good value for money at all. We had planned to book for the New Year's Eve Gala event but decided against it based on our experience. We spoke to another British family who cancelled their booking for New Year's Eve based on their experience on a previous evening as well.
The Eagle's Eye is in an enviable and stunning location but unfortunately the food is not up to the standard that I had expected given previous reviews that I had read before going there and I'm afraid that I am not willing to accept poor quality just for the view.
Top of the world
Sensational spot for a restaurant. The staff was upbeat and pleasant the food was awesome and I'm looking forward to going back to sample the full menu. The prices were very acceptable which was not expected for such a special spot. There are few spots in the world that are specia like this. I recommend all try it.
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