Velvet restaurant interior.

The Velvet Restaurant & Lounge

Locally-Inspired Craft Cooking

Welcoming travelers to British Columbia who have a craving for soulful dining, locally foraged food drenched in inviting mountain views. Executive Chef Marc-Andre Choquette introduces subtle French influences in a warm inviting atmosphere. Warm your body and soul, while feasting among fellow adventurers, long-time and new-found friends. Dining at The Velvet is an experience in itself.

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Candied bacon, pork miso ramen, pickled eggs or kushi oysters. Plates and glasses are filled with fresh, seasonal and sustainably sourced fare sourced from a trusted community of farmers, producers and vintners.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner / Dessert / Holiday Menu

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Breakfast - Saturday & Sunday
7am to 2:30pm

Full breakfast menu & brunch features
Lunch 11:30am - 2:30pm
Après 3pm - 5pm
Dinner 5:30pm - 10pm

In-room dining
available 24 hours/day

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Let The Josie inspire your dinner guests with a table surrounded by mountains and drenched in alpenglow.

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

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What’s in a name? The Velvet Restaurant and Lounge

As with The Josie, the hotel’s restaurant and lounge, The Velvet, received its name from the rich history of one of Rossland’s most remarkable residents, Olaus Jeldness. Mine developer and ski extraordinaire, Olaus Jeldness arrived in the town in 1894 following several years mining in various US 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 Rossland’s legendary skiers; famous for his daring runs on 3 metre-long skies. 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 town’s newest dining spot.

Bar seating area at Velvet Restaurant & Lounge in Rossland.

Après Matters

Every mountain man and wilderness woman knows the pleasure of après. A post-adventure beverage is more than a drink. It’s a chance to catch up on the day’s accomplishments, even if the only thing you accomplished was après itself.