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 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: 6049985045x
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
The view is amazing. But that's about it ...
The view is amazing. But that's about it. We were SO disappointed by the food. It had no flavor and was so bland. My chicken was dry and the truffle gnocchi had no truffle flavour at all. The prawn appetizer wasn't prawns, it was shrimp. So disappointing! It was 5 tiny shrimps for $18...We will never go back. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
The service was a bit slow.....warm coff ...
The service was a bit slow.....warm coffee was served and we had to ask for hot coffee...server offered to prepare a fresh pot (a fresh pot should have been served at the start). My soup was served warm but still good...server offered to replace with hot soup but the rest of the party was already eating their appetizers...
Scenery was outstanding, service was fri ...
Scenery was outstanding, service was friendly and the food fine. However, we had expected a fine dining experience for our wedding anniversary and were a bit disappointed by the casual attire of the other patrons. Not that that should be a big deal, but why drop hundreds of dollars for two when you are surrounded by people with young children, tank tops and sandals. May as well enjoy the view at the bistro next door for a third of the cost.
We took advantage of the reservation sys ...
We took advantage of the reservation system that allowed us to ride the gondola for free in exchange for buying an entrée. The mountain scenery is spectacular both on the mountain and inside the restaurant. The food however is just okay and very overpriced. No green salad is worth $16 or lemon meringue dessert for $13.
The food was disappointing and I feel ha ...
The food was disappointing and I feel has deteriorated since the last time I was here (about 2 yrs ago). The mixed green salad was nice in composition but had almost no dressing on it (leaves were almost dry!) The lamb sirloin was ok but the demi-glace was very skimpy and not all that flavourful. My companion had a vegetarian dish (chick pea panisse) and though it sounded good, the reality was quite dry.
Dessert was excellent (1 lemon meringue tart, 1 smoked vanilla something or other). The service was fair, not excellent.
I sincerely hope they are not trading on the amazing view and allowing the quality of the restaurant to slip (back to what it was in the 80s and 90s, i.e., no good).
The gondola ride on a beautiful day give ...
The gondola ride on a beautiful day gives the viewer an idea of just how beautiful the Vancouver Lower Mainland truly is. The view from the restaurant is also spectacular. The food was good, not great. The service was excellent. We enjoyed it very much.
We had a wonderful time. The staff were ...
We had a wonderful time. The staff were very kind in finding us a window table with a view, which made the meal even better. The lamb was cooked to perfection. We also enjoyed the soup and desserts, which were delightful. From what we could see of the dinners around us, everything looked good. We will come again, and will highly recommend.
Very good food and excellent service, al ...
Very good food and excellent service, all with a stunning view over Vancouver (when the cloudbase is high enough). If you deduct the value of the complementary cable car ride to the top of Grouse Mountain from the meal price it becomes remarkably good value. Plan your meal to straddle sunset for the best of day and night views.
Best night me and the wife have had in a ...
Best night me and the wife have had in a long time. It was fun walking around grouse before dinner and then we got to sit right by the window. It was a beautiful clear night and it was an amazing view. The lamb was probably the best meal I have ever had. The dessert was the same. We got some fudge bar with honey comb or something like that. I could not believe how good the food was. Highly recommended.
Overall experience was good. Staff was v ...
Overall experience was good. Staff was very courteous and server was knowledgeable. Shirts and denims doesn't seem to fit the ambiance, should be slacks and polo shirts at a minimum. (i was wearing a shirt and at least, black denim pants.) Our drive from California was well worth it. We're hoping to be back next year!
We were celebrating our 50th wedding ann ...
We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary with our daughters and as we were seated, we were greeted with "Happy Anniversary". The food was all very beautifully presented and wonderfully tasty. Will be going back again.
Excellent service and very good food. Go ...
Excellent service and very good food. Gorgeous views as we watched sunset and Vancouver city lights come on. Originally there was no window table available but after we ordered a window side table became vacant and the manager and staff accommodated our request to move. We spent a good part of the day ziplining and explored the area before dinner. Overall a highly recommended experience.
Enjoyed this experience. Terrific views ...
Enjoyed this experience. Terrific views as the sun was setting over Vancouver. Food was great the waitress pleasant and friendly. Nice ambiance for such a small area as well - was expecting something a little larger, but felt very intimate.
The only disappointing things were that we were kept waiting at the the entrance with no one there to manage us and explain what was going on. It was just a queue of people and one host going back and forth and not talking to anyone. Also, i was under the impression there was a dress code yet people were up there in their shorts and hiking gear, which was extremely disappointing.
Wonderful atmosphere with all the city l ...
Wonderful atmosphere with all the city lights and nature views . Food was nicely presented. I found the chicken a tad dry but tasty. It was a bit slow getting our table despite reservations. Service overall was great.
The views are great, but not when you ar ...
The views are great, but not when you are seated on the one table that is so far from the windows that you have no view - and when there were free tables by the window. Service was patchy. The table waiter was gracious and professional; the front of house staff much less so.
Two other things: a restaurant like this should not permit screaming babies to be seated at tables late at night. I personally found it poor taste, but by that point in the evening I had given up on expecting decent service, but I really felt for the young couple celebrating their (hopefully) romantic anniversary who were subjected to 30 minutes of toddler screaming as part of their entree....
Good combination of flavors and presenta ...
Good combination of flavors and presentation. Waitress very friendly, attentive and professional. Manager brought us to the best seat in the house for dessert. They acknowledged our 40th anniversary and made it a memorable evening.
It was my wife's birthday and we really ...
It was my wife's birthday and we really enjoyed the evening. Unfortunately the cloud cover was very low which took away some of the ambiance we were hoping for, although it did lift for a short time while we were still eating which was a nice surprise. If I could suggest anything it might be to have a few more BC wines on the list but the evening was a success and we were able to walk around a bit before our dinner which was nice too!
Having Dinner is the Observatory was abs ...
Having Dinner is the Observatory was absolutely satisfactory! We loved the food, the view, the location & the wine list. We had the 5 course Tasting Menu, which was beautiful. On the other side looking at the value for the experience we missed a little bit of excellence when looking at the presentation of the cocktails, the interior of the restaurant and the uniforms of all wait staff.. Also important matters if you would ask me. This was a little point for improvement that has a negative impact on the ambiance and the value when rating the restaurant. Also the wait staff could interact a little more with the guests by sharing knowledge or experience for example or having a little chit chat. Overall we had a great time and we would mark our experience a good 8.5. We will definitely recommend the restaurant to others & are very thankful to the whole experience!
The view is spectacular, but the food is ...
The view is spectacular, but the food is barely average. The prawn appetizer is embarrassing, and the prices are over the top for the lack of quality. Limited choice menu. It rides the coattails of the location, but that's not enough to pay such high prices. Has the ear markings of a tourist trap.
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