About The Observatory at Grouse Mountain
North Vancouver, BC V7R 4K9
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 carefully chosen by Sommelier Steven Conroy 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.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Take bus 236 from Lonsdale Quay. It will bring you to the base of the Skyride.
Private Party Facilities:
For more information please contact The Observatory directly.
Private Party Contact:
Steve Conroy: (604) 998-5045
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Observatory at Grouse Mountain Ratings and Reviews
This time I recommended my close friends ...
This time I recommended my close friends to dine at this restaurant, after my great dining experience there early this month. I got very positive feedback from my friends on this, and they thanked me for recommending them to such a nice restaurant, though the price is a bit on the high side.
The view was spectacular and the service ...
The view was spectacular and the service was great! Sadly, the food was mediocre. We enjoyed the experience but felt the portions were quite small and I was disappointed by the vegetarian option. It sounded promising but was quite bland.
This was our 2nd time...the location is ...
This was our 2nd time...the location is 5/5...the service was very good...the overall food was delish with one exception. It was a day they cooked Pork so I ordered at that recommendation. The pork was much tougher than should have been.
Besides that, everything else was excellent
We were expecting excellent service for ...
We were expecting excellent service for this level of restaurant. What we got was the worst level of service I have ever encountered in a fine dining restaurant! I ordered a glass of wine before my dinner and never received it. My meal came and was completed and still no glass of wine. I had been looking forward to enjoying a glass of wine WITH my meal. No one came to see how our meal was. My fish tasted fishy and my husbands steak was rare. We could not get anyone's attention and were hungry so ate it anyways. Our empty plates were left on the table for a very long time. There was just no service! It is a small restaurant. There were only 5 tables seated and 3 servers, so there was no excuse for the mistreatment we received! We were ignored completed! I will NEVER go back.
Went to the observatory after a day of r ...
Went to the observatory after a day of relaxed snow shoeing on Grouse Mountain. Considering that the lift ticket is included in the price when you make a reservation here it was a great deal! Remember to bring a change of clothes though as the restaurant does not allow hiking/snow gear.
Overall we had a great experience at the Observatory. The staff was very friendly and attentive to my allergies. Superb food, well worth the price.
Will come back!
It was my dream come true dining at the ...
It was my dream come true dining at the Restaurant, as I have been trying to do it for quite a while. My first experience dining there and I am very happy with my decision. Good food, nice environment, good service, though the price is considered a bit high as compared to other similar class of restaurant in Vancouver downtown. Highly recommended for special occasions e.g. birthday, new year, anniversary, business meeting, etc.
Thank you Open Table for recommending this restaurant, and thank you the Restaurant's as well as the Grouse Mountain staff who have made our dinner memorable.
Great restaurant with the best views of ...
Great restaurant with the best views of Vancouver. We went here to celebrate a birthday and first hiked around Grouse Mountain in the snow before sitting down for dinner. Good value for money, especially if you consider that they gondola ride up to the restaurant is free for restaurant guests.
My fiance and I had a full course meal f ...
My fiance and I had a full course meal from appetizer drinks to deserts. I would say that it was a delightful experience overall. The food was well-made, the atmosphere was comfortable, and the reception was exceptional.
I could notice that the servers seemed tired & exhausted, but were still giving their best to provide the best service. Plates being considerably being heavy, it seemed wrist injuries were not too uncommon among servers.
The only advice I would leave for future guests is that you have no need to purchase the gondola fee for the restaurant - in which I wasn't able to find the information anywhere - is included, and you have no need to purchase the tickets on your way up there.
We've bought our gondola tickets on our way up the mountain -and mind you it is not the cheapest fee- but, what surprised me was that the receptionist brought us to the ticket desk upon our leave, to give us a full return and a private gondola for the way down- in which I greatly appreciated the value added service.
Unfortunately, I've found that the refund for the gondola was not successfully made.
I hope other visitors won't have to go through the slightly less enjoyable experience of paying the additional, unnecessary $100 for nothing.
Loved that the ride up was covered with ...
Loved that the ride up was covered with the meal! The fish and meat was seasoned and cooked perfectly, the quality of the sides left me disappointed for the price. Friendly wait staff, but still had to wait about 20 mins to be seated despite having a reservation.
This was a very pleasant experience. The ...
This was a very pleasant experience. The Hostesses were genuinely considerate of our needs.
The servers were very responsive to our requests. The meal was excellent. Although the view was compromised by low hanging clouds and blowing snow, the interior ambience was comfortable and made for an enjoyable dining experience.
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Great food and romantic dinning restaura ...
Great food and romantic dinning restaurant.
Great views of the city of Vancouver.
Went up for the Peak of Christmas and was simply fantastic !!
A must do is the Light walk at this time of year with all the snow.
If you are dining in the Observatory restaurant includes the price of the return skyride up Grouse mountain as long as you purchase 2 entrees.
Did I mention awesome views of the city :-)
The atmosphere was stunning...the advent ...
The atmosphere was stunning...the adventure of the gondola worth every moment...but the menu was bland, the meal less than mediocre...and until such time the menu changes ...I will spare myself the effort of attending. Incidentally, this is the same menu which was available several months ago. And albeit I'm not fussy in the least...the menu was immensely disappointing. So if you have a fine palate...you may wish to head elsewhere
Great location on Grouse Mountain. Unfor ...
Great location on Grouse Mountain. Unfortunately we couldn't enjoy the view due to snowy weather. Planning to go again on a clear sunny day to enjoy the view. Very good value for the 3 course Christmas lunch because the price of our meals included the gondola lift up to Grouse .
I often bring out of town guests here fo ...
I often bring out of town guests here for this unique Vancouver experience - in the past it has been fantastic. This date, it was HIGHLY DISAPPOINTING. The food was terrible for all 8 of us. soup was cold, turkey dry and cold, desserts that should have been hot were cold. It was very embarrassing as I was bringing a guest from France. had it not been late in the afternoon and a busy Christmas day, I would have RETURNED every dish we had. I organized this for my friends and it was a very UNFORTUNATE experience. I'm willing to elaborate more if you wish.
My husband and I had booked the Christm ...
My husband and I had booked the Christmas lunch at the restaurant but almost didn't make it due to the less than ideal road conditions on highway one. However, despite arriving stressed we quickly relaxed and enjoyed the wonderful snow covered view over Vancouver, the attentive but never intrusive service and the interestingly presented food. We also appreciated the fact that our ride up to the restaurant was included in the booking; the helpful staff member at the ticket booth had our name on a list and quickly handed over two Sky Ride tickets. One small comment - 18% gratuity had already been added to the bill. I was happy to tip that amount but I prefer to add the amount myself.
We visited The Observatory for my boyfri ...
We visited The Observatory for my boyfriend's birthday and we tried their 5-course tasting menu. It was a wonderful dining experience, we were lucky because it was a very clear night so the view was also amazing. Great service, and each course had its own wine pairing that suited the dish very well. Each course was beautifully laid out with unique touches, like an olive puree that matched a sablefish dish (if I remember correctly), the lamb tartare melted in your mouth, and the dessert was also very unique- fennel ice-cream with a chocolate beet cake.
I always enjoy The Observatory. The food ...
I always enjoy The Observatory. The food was good, not great and the restaurant seemed super busy and therefore service was mixed. Having said that, after our meal they moved us to a window seat which was really nice of them and unexpected. The view from this restaurant is spectacular and the top of Grouse Mountain has so much to offer... on this particular evening our group wandered through "Light Walk" which was truly magical.
Unfortunately for the price I wasn't blo ...
Unfortunately for the price I wasn't blown away by the menu choices offered and found it difficult to choose something to eat. The main entree was good however and cooked well. The soup was returned twice for being served cold but the server and manager went above and beyond rectifying the error. For my tastes I would rather more for my money than this style of dinning but if like this style than you will enjoy the food.
It was lovely. Had a great seat but real ...
It was lovely. Had a great seat but really missed out on the view as the day we went unfortunately it was a blizzard and couldn't see anything. Would absolutely love to visit again on a day where we could see the spectacular view. The food was also amazing, along with wonderful staff and a beautiful cozy atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoy this Resturant.
We were visiting Vancouver on holiday fr ...
We were visiting Vancouver on holiday from Australia and so pleased we booked The Observatory. We had the tasting menu with wines and were pleased our 2 boys aged 13 & 11 were able to have the same minus wines! The food was delicious and it was great to taste local produce and wines. We were lucky enough to have a window table and the view over snow capped trees was amazing - particularly as our boys had not experienced snow before! The service was wonderful. One of the most beautiful locations for a restaurant and the food was absolutely divine! Will definitely return next time we visit Vanvouver!
A beautiful space for a special occasion ...
A beautiful space for a special occasion! We had the blessing of having a clear and calm evening, leaving Vancouver to create the best show she could. Very memorable, and will happily be returning when the occasion calls for it.
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