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Okanagan Fine Dining 2022: 10 Kelowna Restaurants With The Best Reviews

Jessie Rivest

Jessie started as our Marketing & Listings Coordinator in 2019...

Jessie started as our Marketing & Listings Coordinator in 2019...

Dec 1 11 minutes read

Looking for an excellent restaurant to eat, drink, and be merry in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada?

This article shows you 10 of the best fine dining restaurants in Kelowna, BC - based on reviews and our own personal experiences.

From white-tablecloth restaurants along Okanagan Lake to family-run bistros in West Kelowna, Kelowna’s fine dining restaurants are perfect for date night or an evening out with family & friends.

Kelowna’s best restaurants are known for local ingredients, ethically-harvested meats, welcoming atmospheres, and extensive selections of local Okanagan wines. Our dry, warm Okanagan climate makes our region one of the best wine-producing regions in all of Canada - especially for pinot noir, merlot, syrah, and riesling grapes. As one of Canada’s largest orchard regions, our fancy restaurants (fine dining establishments) embrace fruit-forward dishes, desserts, and cocktails.


Best Kelowna Restaurants | Kelowna Fine Dining 2022

Fancy Restaurants Kelowna | Best Places to Eat Kelowna, BC

Lost Horn, West Kelowna

4.7 Stars

Vibe:

Lost Horn is a contemporary Mediterranean restaurant serving traditional Greek dishes complemented by Okanagan wines, beer, cider, and cocktails.

Reserve a table in their dining room or outdoor patio for the best culinary experience in West Kelowna.

We loved the savory roast lamb, roast potatoes with lemon extra virgin olive oil, and tabouli. If you’re vegetarian, you should try their homemade falafel plate.

Lost Horn Grill is located on Main Street in West Kelowna, 20 minutes drive from The City of Kelowna. They also offer takeout and delivery service if you don’t feel like crossing the bridge.

Favorites:

Calamari, Lamb popsicle, Chicken souvlaki, Salmon San Sebastian

Location: 2424 Main Street #1, West Kelowna

Open: 3pm to 9pm, Wednesday to Sunday

Waterfront Wines

4.6 Stars

Vibe:

Waterfront Wines Restaurant is a locally-owned Kelowna establishment on Sunset Drive in Kelowna’s North End.

Their small, open dining room provides one of the very best restaurant experiences in Kelowna, BC. Head chef and Sommelier Mark Filatow has earned Waterfront Wines Restaurant a gold medal for “Okanagan’s Best Restaurant” by Vancouver Magazine 10 years in a row.

Sit at the bar for a fun social evening, or get a private booth for a quiet date night. This is a popular restaurant, so we recommend reserving your table well in advance.

Dishes are prepared with local & organic ingredients complemented by premium Okanagan wines. Their feature menu changes regularly, giving you plenty of reason to go back.

Favorites:

Tapas plate, Charcuterie board, Locally grown mushrooms, Risotto with scallops, Lamb carpaccio, Feature fish

Location: 1180 Sunset Dr

Open: 5pm to 10pm, Tuesday to Saturday

Phone: (250) 979-1222

Hidden Gem Restaurant Ltd.

4.5 Stars

Vibe:

Hidden Gem is a Downtown Kelowna restaurant that’s been getting rave reviews since opening their doors in 2017.

Originally converted from a residential house, Hidden Gem serves delicious food in a unique home-like feeling. You can dine outside on the ground-floor patio surrounded by plants & flowers, or head upstairs for a table in the dining room.

With over 30 years of cooking experience, their head chef is sure to impress with rich sauces, gorgeously plated meals, and fantastic desserts. Their seasonal menu is always changing with fresh fish, meats, and vegetarian options, making it one of Kelowna's best fine dining restaurants.

Hidden Gem is a Great place to take somebody special on Valentine’s day. Their venue is also available for private parties and events.

Favorites:

French onion soup, Crab cakes, Salmon filet with caper beurre blanc, Tagliatelle chicken alfredo confit

Location: 526 Lawrence Ave

Open: 5pm to 10pm, Wednesday to Sunday

Phone: (250) 470-0032

Old Vines Restaurant - Quails Gate Estate Winery

4.4 Stars

Vibe:

Old Vines is a family-owned winery restaurant at Quails Gate Estate, one of Kelowna’s finest wineries.

You’ll enjoy local ingredients prepared by award-winning chefs complemented by postcard views of the vineyard, Lake Okanagan, and the surrounding mountains.

Known for flavorful dishes and gorgeous food presentation, Old Vines Restaurant is one of the best-reviewed fine dining establishments in Kelowna.

Sit inside, on the patio, or get takeout if you’re more of a homebody.

Quails Gate Estate Winery is an award-winning Okanagan vineyard with over 60 years of growing experience. They’re now famous for their chardonnay, dry riesling, and pinot noir wines.

Old Vines has already won 3 Open Table Awards:

  • ‘Most Romantic Restaurants’ 2020

  • ‘Most Scenic Dining Restaurants’ 2019

  • Top 100 Restaurants 2016-2017 in Canada by Open Table

Menu favorites:

Duck breast served with blueberry compote & jus, Beef striploin with roast potatoes & farmers vegetables, Artisan cheese plate

Notable Wines:

2019 Queue, 2019 Pinot Noir, 2017 Stewart Reserve Chardonnay

Location: 3303 Boucherie Rd, West Kelowna

Open: 11am to 9:30pm, 7 days a week

Phone: (250) 769-2500

Raudz Regional Table

4.5 Stars

The Vibe:

Raudz Regional Table is a well-known Downtown Kelowna restaurant with a great cocktail bar and a softly lit lounge room.

Their local farm-to-table menu features local produce, fruits, and berries paired with a wide selection of international and Okanagan wines.

You’ll get expert service from their team who will romance each dish and offer wine pairing suggestions. Plates come to your table meticulously crafted and looking like fine art.

Overall, Raudz offers a casual and intimate scene that’s perfect for a Kelowna date night.

Raudz seasonal menu changes regularly, giving you plenty of reason to keep coming back to try the cuisine.

Menu favorites:

Charcuterie board, Fresh mussels, Gnocchi, Arctic char, Rack of lamb, Double-chocolate mashed-potato almond brioche, Lollipop cocktails

Location: 1560 Water Street

Open: 5:30pm to 10pm, Tuesday to Saturday

Phone: (250) 868-8805

Bouchons Bistro

4.5 Stars

The Vibe:

Bouchons Bistro is an upscale French restaurant with an extensive wine list located across from Prospera Place in Downtown Kelowna.

Their formal, white tablecloth atmosphere and French-speaking wait staff creates an authentic French cuisine experience you won’t find anywhere else in the Okanagan Valley.

Bouchons Bistro's gourmet dishes are expertly crafted with ethically-raised meat, local produce, rich cheeses and paired with a vast selection of Okanagan, French, and international wines.

Reserve a table in their intimate dining room or get a spot on their outdoor terrace. Bouchons French bistro is a perfect spot for a date night or pre-concert dinner downtown.

Menu favorites:

Belgian endive salad, Escargots, Duck leg confit (cassoulet), Seafood bouillabaisse, Fraser Valley rabbit, Steak tartare, Filet mignon.

Location: 1180 Sunset Drive

Open: 5pm to 10pm, Wednesday to Sunday

Phone: (250) 763-6595

Terrace Restaurant at Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

4.4 Stars

The Vibe:

Terrace Restaurant is perched high up on Mount Boucherie above Okanagan Lake in the Mission Hill neighborhood of West Kelowna.

With gourmet food, world-renowned wines, and exceptional service, The Terrace offers a truly memorable experience.

As you step foot onto their exquisitely manicured property, you’ll see fantastic views overlooking the vineyards of West Kelowna and the surrounding mountains of the Okanagan Valley.

In the summertime, gentle misters and patio umbrellas keep you cool at your table.

If you’re heading here for a late breakfast or afternoon lunch, you might as well schedule a wine tour to make the day complete. Their 2-course lunch or 4-course dinner set menu changes regularly.

Menu favorites: 

Eggs benedict, Estate made charcuterie & BC cheese, Wild scallops with lemongrass broth, FalkLand Farms Hen’s Breast, Whole Roasted Dry Aged Beef Rib Eye

Notable Wines: 

2016 Quatrain, 2018 Reserve Merlot, 2019 Terroir Collection Chardonnay, 2018 Prospectus

Open: 11:30am - 2:30pm; 5 - 8pm, 7 days a week

Location: 1730 Mission Hill Rd, West Kelowna, BC V4T 2E4

Phone: (250) 768-6467

Lakeside Dining Room at The El Dorado, Okanagan Lake

4.4 Stars

The Vibe:

Lakeside Dining Room at the El Dorado Hotel is a Kelowna restaurant with indoor and outdoor service right next to Okanagan Lake in the South Pandosy area.

For an elegant experience, sit in their lakefront dining room to enjoy European-inspired cuisine with farm-to-table ingredients and local Okanagan wines.

For a casual evening, sit outside on the dock or take a happy hour at the Eldorado Lounge and Whiskey Room with the largest selection of whiskeys in the Okanagan.

The Lakeside summer patio is a popular spot for brunch and well-known in the Kelowna boating scene, so be sure to make reservations.

Menu favorites: 

Eggs benedict, Halibut, Chicken leg confit, Dorchester beef curry

Location: 500 Cook Rd Unit 2, Kelowna, British Columbia

Open: 7am to 10pm, 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Phone: (250) 869-6067

KRAFTY Kitchen + Bar - Farm to Table Restaurant

4.3 Stars

The Vibe:

KRAFTY is a farm to table Kelowna restaurant and wine bar with a fun, casual atmosphere located downtown on Lawrence Ave, just steps from Okanagan Lake.

Every Sunday they host a hip hop brunch with pumping 90’s music, delicious cocktails, and a ton of positive energy.

When the weather’s nice, KRAFTY’s a great spot for burgers and beer on their outdoor patio.

Orchard Room is a latin-inspired “sister” of KRAFTY that’s located 2 doors down the street - a great place for tapas, tacos, and rum cocktails.

Menu favorites:

Deviled eggs, Cobb Salad, Beef tartare, Truffled mac and cheese, Charred vegan caesar

Location: 281 Lawrence Ave

Check KRAFTY’s webpage for opening hours and reservations.

OAK + CRU Social Kitchen & Wine Bar

4.0 Stars

The Vibe:

For a one-of-a-kind culinary experience, check out Oak + CRU - an “upscale casual” Kelowna restaurant located inside the Delta Grand Hotel downtown.

OAK + CRU will tantalize your taste buds with dishes prepared with fresh ingredients and served with wines from over 200 Okanagan wineries.

For an intimate social experience, reserve The Cellar - a private table located inside their wine cellar. If you like being part of the scene, grab a seat at The Fire Deck to watch the chefs prepare their meticulously crafted dishes.

In summer, their outdoor patio offers gorgeous lakefront views and people watching next to the Waterfront Park lagoon.

They’re open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner everyday.

Menu favorites:

Eggs benedict with hollandaise, Wild mushroom burger, Pepperoni pizza served with truffle aioli, Farro & roast cauliflower enchiladas, Alberta beef rib eye

Location: 1310 Water St

Open: 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week

Phone: (250) 869-3508

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