Hart House Restaurant

4.5
1701 reviews
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Regional American (Northwest)
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Scenic View
Lakeside dining with sustainable West Coast cuisine inspired by Mediterranean flavours.
We are a proud member of OceanWise.

Executive Chef Mike Genest characterizes his cooking style as West Coast.
Mike's unique combination of global influences and local sensibilities is evident on the plate.

Lunch Catch of the Day and Daily Feature.
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Burnaby Business Hall of Fame Inductee 2014
What 1701 People Are Saying
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LC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, beautiful setting. Highly recommend! We go every year on our anniversary, and on other special dates

d
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Host and service was perfect, treated us very well for our anniversary. Will definitely be coming back

GM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful experience! Food, wine & ambience was amazing. Particularly, our server Monica was absolutely amazing. Will come back over and over!

JR
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Had a lovely time. Some mosquitoes on the patio, but I don't expect that can be helped.

*Loved* the salads and appetizers, the entrees were ok. Dessert was delicious.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing once again. This place never fails when it comes to the flavour and quality of its dishes. Super friendly service, other than a slight hiccup with a drink order, otherwise great. Will continue to keep The Hart House I’m my personal top 5 restaurants 👍🏻

BH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. Historic setting with a lovely bright atmosphere and homey atmosphere with a beautiful view of the lake.

AM
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely lunch at Hart House. We sat outside, the weather and environment was lovely, the service was great, and all of our meals were excellent. Thank you!

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on August 4, 2019

Hi Amrit, Thank you for the positive 5 stars all around as well as the positive feedback on your experience. Looking forward to your next visit. Enjoy the sunny long weekend. Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager

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k
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Being vegetarians, we found only one lunch option- panini sandwich. That's my only gripe. Otherwise place is great with friendly staff.

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on July 30, 2019

Hi Kalashn, Thanks for the positive review on Service and Ambience. The Vegetarian Panini is our sandwich option for vegetarians. We do also have our salads which can be modified, two vegetarian soups, Beet Hummus starter and the Calabrian Pasta and Risotto from the pasta and grains section. Let us know when you're coming next and we can make something unique for you also. Regards, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager

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P
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food and service

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on July 30, 2019

Thank your for the 4 star reviews and positive words regarding food and service.

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J
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

I have enjoyed many delicious lunches but on 25th July 2019 the halibut was hard hard. I asked for lightly cooked but it was not. Should have sent it back.

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on July 30, 2019

Hi Jorie, Thanks for the feedback regarding the Halibut and specifics of why you were disappointed with the dish. We're glad the others areas didn't let you down with 5 stars in both service and ambience and I'll happily take your next reservation personally to ensure we cook your fish to perfection. Cheers, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager

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JG
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

This is a beautiful place to meet for a meal. It is set in an old home in the middle of the park. The waiters were very polite and capable. We enjoyed the food, however found the choices in the menu to be somewhat limited. Overall though a great setting to meet with friends.

N
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Once again, the Hart House has exceeded expectations. Excellent service, beautifully presented, delicious food and a peaceful view from an outdoor table looking down the grassy slope to Deer Lake, with music playing softly in the background. There is no restaurant setting that compares. Worth the drive from where ever you live!

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on July 30, 2019

Hi Nanci, Thank you for the glowing review. We look forward to your next visit and appreciate you sharing your experience with us. Regards, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager

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LN
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Res for bday. No treat. Hostess said did you ask server. In past weren't expected to ask if acknowledging at arrival. soup arrived no spoon. had to ask several times for ordered drink

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on July 30, 2019

Hi Leona, Accept our apologies for missing your birthday. Normally we would place a candle in the dessert that is ordered by the guest of honour. We host many occasions (birthdays, anniversaries, graduations) and do our best to acknowledge them. We of course don't purchase desserts for everyone. Perhaps that was done as a special treat for you excusively in the past. We'll follow up with the team to ensure that that drink order times are quicker. Regards, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager

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CC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We have been coming for years, mostly for lunch. There was a time a few years back when the menu was uninspiring. The last few lunches however have been stunning; a whole new menu. Now I would like to have you work on your dessert menu. Nothing wrong with old fashioned desserts that are are actually worth $12.

MK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had such a special meal here. My friend is battling cancer and has so many food restrictions she has a difficult time going to restaurants. But the chef at Hart House made a special meal for her and we had a great meal. Thank you so much for the wonderful gesture.

GF
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always one of our favorite places to dine out for a special occasion. The food and service is always exceptional. The chefs really know what they’re doing in there!

S
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely. Wonderful, attentive, friendly service. Generous portions for a upscale restaurant. On point cooking - the chef skillfully brings out the natural flavours of the food. I come all the way from Richmond, so we save this place for special occasions!

SP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed fine food and excellent service. We had the fixed price 3 course dinner and recommended wine. We were able to have an evening of conversation without blaring music.

DP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Here again for our anniversary loved it again, 18 years and counting, had our wedding reception here so coming once a year is a great treat and special reminder

MF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very lovely and enchanting. Feels like your eating in the early 1900s

BH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

I love the ambiance. The food is good and nicely presented. The staff is friendly and accommodating. I have eaten here several times and have no reservations recommending it to others.

A great place to relax and parking is free.

KW
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The restaurant is very nice, service was very good. Food overall was just OK. I had the eggs benny and to be honest I've had better at local cafe's. I found it over priced for what we got.

YI
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I VERY LIKE IT, IT HAVE NICE SERVICE, FOOD AND BEAUTIFUL ENVIROMENT.

MH
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Had an Xmas dinner years back an was extremely disappointed with dinner and service. Having said that this 50 th anniversary dinner was very good . However when desert was ordered the hazel nut tort was very slow in arriving and and not worth the wait .All in all we enjoyed the dinner and the ambiance for our 50th and would return for our 51st.

Y
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

We went there on Father’s Day. Maybe it was busy or short on staff. They had made multiple mistakes: 1) gave wrong drink 2) they totally forgot the appetizers and did not even know it until we asked for them 3) one of the dishes was overcooked (burned actually) so we had send it back 4) never asked how we were doing so we did not get a chance to refill water or coffee. The manager acknowledged the burned dish and came to apologize. Otherwise, there was no compensation for all these mistakes. The quality of food was below average. We could get much better quality from some waffle cafes in downtown. It was a very disappointing experience at Hart House.

CL
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Simply for the setting. Food is average, service can be good with some staff and very average with others. But a relaxing brunch setting is very nice.

MF
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Father’s Day

LB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
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!

S
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
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.

AC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great lunch with our friend, we have been there several times and am looking forward
to my 90th birthday party in Sept, I know that we will be welcomed and helped. Thank you'

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.

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.

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.

VD
Vancouver
6 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.

G
Vancouver
9 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.

JK
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.

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.

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

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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