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/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Observatory at Grouse Mountain Ratings and Reviews
My mother was visiting from out of town, ...
My mother was visiting from out of town, and I wanted to bring her someplace special. Everything was perfect - the ambiance, service food and wine. The whole visit to grouse was the highlight of her trip.
We visited the restaurant with friends v ...
We visited the restaurant with friends visiting us from New Zealand. We were all in agreement that while the views were stunning, the ambiance great, the food was bizarre in respect of it's presentation, quantity and taste. The dessert was literally beyond description, as the carrot cake consisted of 3-blobs of orange substance, interspersed with creamo, for which you were charged $13. We would never visit this restaurant again.
Good dining eperience with a fantastic view!
We enjoyed our evening at the Observatory starting with that incredible cable car ride to the top. The atmosphere was very pleasant with a gorgeous view, soft music and great service. Our only knock would be that we found the menu to be very limited from the appetizers to entrees to desserts.
We had a nice experience, small portions ...
We had a nice experience, small portions for my husband 6'3 and over 200 lbs, we had to stop And eat later on that night, the little food we received was good and it's a place we have been going to for the past 30 years, my sister visiting from England loved it up there, especially the Grizzlies....Would love to go again. Waitress was amazing.
Food was awesome, however with my group of 10 they only gave us 4 baskets of bread and than charged $5 a basket after. Will be back for sure.
Dinner fit for an engagement
Celebrated our engagement at The Observatory. Excellent food and view. Service was all we hoped it would be. Left full and Happy.
Great views, average food and service. T ...
Great views, average food and service. Tiny portions for large $.
Not a fine dining experience
Great views, great food, but ... service was more like a fast food restaurant - felt like they could not wait to get us out, which was surprising given it was not that busy.
Stuck at the top
Very nice dinner and great service. Unfortunately there was lightning off in the distance so the gondola was stopped. This happened several times. Finally 90 minutes later we could leave. Should have served us some drinks or something during the wait.
The best part of the restaurant is the view!
The Observatory Restaurant has a great view, especially for those with a window seat. Although we found the salad overpriced and tasteless, the entree itself was delicious, but you get very little food for the money, so be prepared to leave hungry. Service and ambiance was good.
Good service, fabulous food and great vi ...
Good service, fabulous food and great view of Vancouver. But the portion of entree is a bit less.
Great view great food
Great view though you cannot choose your table...so you have to be lucky. Food is amazing!
Who brings a baby to this restaurant?
Couples out for a fine dining experience have their night shattered by the sound of a crying baby and a wiggly toddler. I fully support Earl's and their decision to dissuade parents from bringing little ones to their restaurants. The ambiance was shattered by this group of girlfriends and their little ones. The food was OK, but not spectacular. The service was friendly, prompt and courteous.
Perfect for a special getaway
We use The Observatory as an annual opportunity to step away from distractions, unwind, and reflect on the year that's passed. Because it's at the top of the gondola, you don't just pay the bill and walk to your car - it really takes you out of the day-to-day life. If you head up early, you can even wander up to see the grizzlies before dinner! The tasting menu is well suited to a deliberately paced meal with plenty of time to talk, the food quality has always been top-notch and very creative, and the wine pairings are spot-on. Staff is very friendly with a professional level of service that is very attentive - my water glass didn't sit empty once all night. The Sommelier knows his craft and is happy to share that knowledge as he walks you through each course and wine pairing. Oh right... it almost goes without saying... the view!! We love catching the sunset over the city and all of the lights coming on. Make The Observatory a special occasion, take your time, hire a driver, and you'll be glad that you did.
beautiful food at the peak
Service was excellent, the food looked and tasted perfect. The view was breathtaking when the clouds moved away. I will definitely come back.
...It's the best picture perfect restaurant for fine dinning. The service is Top . Great ambiance for a relaxed and dinning experience. The food is incredibly amazing . The restaurant has a great view overlooking the city . This is a must do when in Vancouver BC Canada...
It was a fun trip up the gondola and a beautiful view for supper. Will recommend to any friends visiting Vancouver and area for holidays. Appreciated the free trip up gondola with our reservation. Wouldn't have justified the fancy supper otherwise.
Great time out with family beautiful spot. Enjoyed the ride up the mountain. Service was good and view was awesome.
Our family group of six celebrated a birthday in style. The gondola rides, the beautiful décor and views, and the delicious food and wine were all first class. We appreciated the menu options for children. We saw both daylight and sparkling night time views during our dinner. The macarons after dessert were a classy finish. Service was attentive and friendly.
I had a beautiful time at this restaurant. It was for a special birthday and I put in a very strong request for near the window (although I know they can not guarantee this) they did their very best to accommodate this and got us a great spot close to the window. Amazing value for money as you also get the free sky ride which is normally $50 alone - I was unhappy with my martini as I had never tried it before and it was too strong - the waiter had no issues in making this more tasteful for me. Food was amazing, so was the service. The view was spectacular. Definitely recommend
Simply put, tremendous. Great food, great view.
In addition to that, the atmosphere and decor are perfect to let you converse and focus on each other while occasionally looking at the spectacular scenery.
We were amazed at the beautiful view overlooking the city and the harbour, then the sunset and then all the twinkling lights, never been to a restaurant with a view like that! Food was great too, but was not a fan of the octupus, but glad I tried it, everything else was lovely and service was great, even got a lovely birthday surprise and hostess charged my phone for me. Perfect evening.
Great dinner, great service. Our server ...
Great dinner, great service. Our server was very knowledgeable about wines and offered good advice about food when we asked.
My wife and I had our 1st anniversary here. They even gave us a nice "Happy Anniversary" surprise desert which was nice of them. It was a great night and everything went fine. The SkyRide was a bit packed.
Tiny portions for the money I paid I lef ...
Tiny portions for the money I paid I left hungry
To be perfectly honest I wasn't blown away. I was expecting a little more. I have recently eaten at a restaurant in Pitt Meadows called The Fire Hall. Although it doesn't sound like much it is actually a quaint little restaurant with a very good head chef / owner who ensures every meal is perfect. Perhaps it was the dish I chose at grouse but I just wasn't as amazed as my meal at fire hall. The prices had a better value for dollar than grouse mountain although I understand that everything must be brought in from the bottom of the hill. Although they did recognize that we were there celebrating a special occasion I was disappointed that we couldn't enjoy the view as well, as we were seated away from the window. The appetizer was good, desert as well just the main course I was a bit disappointed. Just an honest opinion. Thanks
Good but not great value
We were celebrating a 40th anniversary with our sons and their spouses and were looking for a special restaurant. Everything was good but not celebratory. It's a pricey place, $20.00 drinks, $18 - 22 appetizers and $30.00 - $45.00 entrees. For those prices I expect the service to be excellent and be able to find the portions on the plate. Everything looked beautiful but there wasn't enough of it.
On a clear day, you can see forever!
We were fortunate enough to have clear skies and a gorgeous view of the city as the sun went down and the lights came up. The food was delightful and our server was attentive and thoughtful. We will definitely do this again!
Magnificent service and ambient. Delicious menu
It was a great place to celebrate my wife's birthday. Everything was outstanding, service, food, wine, including a beatiful scenary and snowing during our celebration. My daugther enjoyed an ice cream dessert that she compare with one of the best in Europe that she tried in Brussels last year. I have to say thank you for a memorable time during our visit to Vancouver.
Great setting and view. Gnocchi melted i ...
Great setting and view. Gnocchi melted in my mouth. They excel with elevating local ingredients of make delectable meals.
Food was ok. The dessert was the highlight (chocolate pudding).
My family were there for dinner, and the time we got there were just right for the sunset. Worth to try, and you have to make sure that your reservation is settled.
Great food, wished I could have seen the view.
The food was quite tasty and the presentation was great but it was unfortunate to not be able to see the view on such a beautiful night.
Gluten Free Options!
I had no problem eating gluten free (including appetizer and dessert)! The view is lovely. There are a lot of wine choices. It's a great choice for my birthday dinner (we came all the way from Olympia, Washington).
This is the second visit to the restaurant in four years,I live in Sydney Australia and visit Vancouver at least once a year. The food along with the service is superb,on my first visit 2013 I think I found the wine list lacking,not so the case this time round the wine list is world class. As for the view what can I say,words do not do it justice. This time round I even did some ice skating after dinner. Dinner at this restaurant is a must on a visit to Vancouver,on this trip I had my father with me and I know it's a night he'll remember for a long time.
would not recommend!!
Overpriced,and small portions and very small menu!! Only a scenic view if you have a window table.
A great night. Super accommodating and f ...
A great night. Super accommodating and friendly. Thanks!
Went after a day of snowboarding. Made a reservation, they let us know we could wait for a window seat if we wanted (would recommend, the view is amazing). Had the duck and the gnocchi and they were honestly the best I've ever had. I've never seen my boyfriend enjoy a meal more. The drinks are lovely as well. Service was great, everything was great.
Excellent location for romantic dinner. Lovely to see the night skiers . The snow gave our dinner a more romantic setting.Very attentive staff. Thankyou.
Superb service, great view
Breathtaking view. Our service was very good and very attentive. The food presentation was very good. The meals were good to very good but not memorable. The value was OK, about $55 Canadian per person, which included the gondola ticket. The noise level was very low which was great.
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