Hart House Restaurant

4.5
1688 reviews
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Regional American (Northwest)
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Scenic View
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.


Lunch Catch of the Day and Daily Feature.

Burnaby Business Hall of Fame Inductee 2014
What 1688 People Are Saying
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CC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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MK
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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Father’s Day

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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!

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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.

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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'

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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
98 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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