The Velvet Restaurant bar.


The Velvet Restaurant and Lounge in Rossland, BC

After an exhilarating day on the mountain, The Velvet Restaurant in Rossland, BC offers an equally soul-enriching dining experience. Pull up a seat at the lounge’s 360-degree bar, grab a stool in front of the garde manger (cold appy prep station), or take a seat in the dining room, complete with inspiring views of both the mountainside and the glass-walled kitchen. Wherever you get comfortable, Executive Chef Marc-Andre Choquette’s French-influenced seasonal menu and locally-inspired drink menu will ensure you stay that way.

Restaurant review: Marc-Andre Choquette puts Rossland on the food map.
Vancouver Sun | Aug. 6, 2019


*Reservations required for groups of 6 or more for lunch.


Candied bacon, baked French onion soup, juicy Josie burgers and seasonal offerings from the sea and land. Plates and glasses are filled with fresh and vibrant fare sourced from a trusted community of farmers, producers and vintners.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner / Happy Hour / Beverages / Kids

Menu items are based on seasonality and are subject to change.


BREAKFAST 7:00AM - 11:00AM
LUNCH 11:30AM - 2:00PM
HAPPY HOUR 2:30PM - 5:00PM
DINNER 5:30PM - 10:00PM

In-room dining
BREAKFAST 8:00AM - 10:30AM
LUNCH 12:00PM - 2:00PM
DINNER 6:00PM - 9:00PM

The Velvet photo collage.


Much like The Josie, The Velvet, our restaurant and lounge, received its name from the legend of one of Rossland ’s most remarkable residents, Olaus Jeldness. Mine developer and skier extraordinaire, Olaus Jeldness arrived in the town in 1894, following several years of mining in various U.S. states after a move from his native Norway. It was here that he settled and found himself as the co-discoverer of one of his most valuable mines, the Velvet.

During his time in Rossland he developed a reputation as one of the town’s most legendary skiers; famous for his daring runs on 3 metre-long skis. Jeldness was also known for his mountaintop tea parties, most notably the one he threw after the sale of the Velvet, thus inspiring the name of the Josie’s restaurant. Cheers, Olaus.

The Velvet Restaurant outdoor patio seating.

Après Matters

At The Josie, we believe a post-adventure beverage is more than just a drink. It’s a time to swap stories with friends, new and old, to rest those tired bones, and an occasion to raise a glass to the day’s accomplishments. Even if the only thing you accomplished was après itself.