Hart House Restaurant

4.5
1674 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Regional American (Northwest)
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  • Scenic View
  • Quiet Conversation
Lakeside dining with sustainable Pacific Northwest cuisine including Oceanwise seafood, game and produce from local farms.
We are a proud member of OceanWise.

Executive Chef Mike Genest characterizes his cooking style as West Coast. He loves traveling, and as a result his cooking has been influenced by cuisine from around the world.
Mike's unique combination of global influences and local sensibilities is evident on the plate.


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Burnaby Business Hall of Fame Inductee 2014
What 1674 People Are Saying
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MF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very lovely location. The service and food was very good. Would return again.

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LB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We got married at the Hart House five years ago and return every year for our anniversary. This restaurant is incredible from the ambiance to the food. They always write "Happy Anniversary" on our dessert plate, and make us feel special. Love this place and will always return!

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S
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing dinner in an idealic setting by the lake. Friendly staff and the chef is amazing. We had the bass feature of the night as an entree and it was one of the best meals I have had out in some time.

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LL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a magical place and always a favourite! The food, ambiance and service is too notch.

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EC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great and food was outstanding! Portions were generous and flavours were on point. They made sure to make the occasion feel special.

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DM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

The value in what you get vs what you pay is definitely not there. 32$ for lamb moussaka and its 4 small bites of meat and a bit of zucchini. I left hungry. Service was decent and the atmosphere is nice. Ticked off the visit from the bucket list but I would not go back.

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VD
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Request An Outdoor Patio Table - It Will Serve As A Lovely Sunday Brunch Spot.

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G
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A memorable celebration of my birthday. Outdoor location was beautiful, service was prompt and attentive, food was delicious, well flavored, and in ideally sized portions. It’s now on our list of places for celebratory occasions.

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JG
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is superb. The chef definitely knows how to cook seafood as I had the scallops and my husband had halibut. We were both very impressed. It was our first visit so can’t talk about the other offerings. The service was very good, waiter had perfect timing to look after us. Very friendly staff. It is beautiful with a great view Deer Lake.

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D
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was good, service was efficient, and noise level was less than we usually get elsewhere but more than the very low level we would have were we the bosses of the universe.

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L
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I wanted to bring my friend somewhere special for her 65th birthday and the Hart House was perfect in every way! We came for a late lunch and were pleased to have a quiet charming room with a view of the lake. All the staff were attentive and gracious. The only thing better was the cuisine! The food was spectacular and we savoured each bite. We split a kale salad and both ordered the wild mushroom and asparagus risotto pasta. The wild mushrooms were plentiful and had delicately flavoured the dish way beyond my already high expectations. Go yourself and enjoy this gem of a restaurant - you will be glad you did. Cheers

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B
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best part was the setting. The restaurant is quiet, so it is possible to hear what is being said at the table. The service was very friendly and competent, and the food was very tasty. I think the only fault I could find was with my dessert; the hazelnut tart did not have the flavour of hazelnut, and was a bit tough. But I intend to go back many times.

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F
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are always impressed with the chef’s innovative dishes! The pineapple gazpacho was so creative and delicious! I ordered the morel mushrooms stuffed with duck confit atop a pea infused risotto - not only beautiful to look at but so tasty! The view of the lake added another special touch!

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d
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great setting with wonderful views. Quiet on the weeknight we visited. Really enjoyed the three course special. Well presented with some interesting combinations and very tasty. Dessert especially was outstanding.

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DY
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The ambience is beautiful and the service is excellent. I recommend Hart House for celebrating special occasions.

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M
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely ambiance. Great food and service

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D
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, really good service too. Always love Hart House

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice setting and friendly customer service. Will visit again.

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DL
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Seven of us went on a Thursday night when you'd thing there'd be no quality loss but the service was atrocious (staff looked unkempt, seemed unhappy, were not knowledgeable of the menu or wine list, the mains (which they've offered forever - how about a refresh?) were mediocre for the price (my lamb was tough and flavorless) but deserts and appies were OK; it's a beautiful venue in a nice setting but why do nice places think they can cruise on that alone?

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TJ
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My family and I love going to Hart House because food, service, atmosphere...everything is excellent.

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R
Vancouver
97 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

One of the best kept secrets in town.
On the positive side, our lamb and beef dishes were both excellent, along with our off menu starter of scallops.
On the off side, our favorite waiter has moved on, and they've changed the menu, damn!
Oh well.

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JG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Updated menu is very good.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Everything was perfect except all the dead flies on the window beside us at the table. We were given a glad of champagne for our wedding anniversary and decorative writing congratulating us on our desserts. The charcuterie was amazing!! I highly recommend.

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TA
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I had never been there and was a little nervous as the reviews go both ways but all three of us had an excellent meal. The Pineapple gazpacho was different but so refreshing. The Sturgeon was excellent as well as the Prawn and Scallop entree.
If I lived closer I would definitely return as we all felt the food, atmosphere and service was excellent.

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TS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They are just simply the best. Great food and excellent service. Love it!

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LN
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

No TV, no loud music, tables are spaced apart enough that conversation is easy even though it was busy. The service was attentive but not intrusive. The food was very good.

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A
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have not dined at Hart House in awhile, amazingly surprised.
My new favorite place for great prepared food.

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L
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and service!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience

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S
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely impromptu dinner with Mom at the end of a hectic Sunday.
Great value for the impeccable food, attentive, friendly and engaging service, and gorgeous view.
Everyone should come and enjoy!

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AJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I went to Hart House Restaurant for our anniversary dinner. We were greeted with the host acknowledging our anniversary. We were asked to wait for a couple of minutes so we can get seated at one of their nicest tables. It was a really nice spot. We ordered from their three course menu and we were quite impressed by everything we ate! Servers made the evening extra special with very polished service. We are already talking about going back on my birthday!

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JR
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Just a wonderful place to be. Great service and old world charm when you don't want to be stunned by hype.

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JC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We come back here every year on our anniversary (and other times as well) We have always had outstanding service. The menu changes and I like to try meals that I wouldn’t make at home. The duck confit was just as the server described. Delicious. A very special place for us. We’ve never been disappointed

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice view of the lake

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A
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

The host was very polite in receiving us. The waiter was nice too but he got my order wrong. He felt bad about it and shyly asked if I wanted another plate but I just let it slide. The person who brought our food to the table was always in a rush, never once asked if we needed anything else. She just left the food and turned around so fast. We had to flag them for fresh pepper.
Overall the food was good, I had seafood sphagettini and my friend had steak. Nice ambience, especially for special occasion.

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JR
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

There should be a system to monitor customers. Folks at table in the sun room where we were dining were playing U tube, were loud laughter etc; very inappropriate for a fine dining evening. Thus the noise level was such we couldn’t converse at our table, causing us to speak to them re their inappropriate behaviour.
Food satisfying but for our friends when ordering tenderloin we expected potatoes. Also, seasonal vegetables were sparse and rather unappetizing.
Service was great. Manager and server very attentive.

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LC
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food & fantastic service. Beautiful setting and a great place for a special occasion. Will be back!

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PS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

One of our favorite places to eat for special occasions but the kitchen was a bit off this night resulting in my steak being over cooked and having to be sent back. The manager tried to make it right after to her credit but the meal was ackward

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CR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great moderate priced lunch. We were surprised at the menu prices. Very reasonable....

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L
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant is in an elegant heritage house, with a lovely decor, overlooking Deer Lake. We enjoyed the ambiance of being seated in the sun room on this sunny day. Service was excellent & attentive from the time we stepped in to the time we left. The server seemed to know whenever the water glasses needed to be refilled. The food was tasty, cooked perfectly, and plated nicely. It was a great dining experience and we would definitely return.

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