Hart House Restaurant
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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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
Very lovely and enchanting. Feels like your eating in the early 1900s
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.
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.
I VERY LIKE IT, IT HAVE NICE SERVICE, FOOD AND BEAUTIFUL ENVIROMENT.
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.
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.
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.
Very lovely location. The service and food was very good. Would return again.
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!
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.
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'
This is a magical place and always a favourite! The food, ambiance and service is too notch.
Service was great and food was outstanding! Portions were generous and flavours were on point. They made sure to make the occasion feel special.
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.
Request An Outdoor Patio Table - It Will Serve As A Lovely Sunday Brunch Spot.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
The ambience is beautiful and the service is excellent. I recommend Hart House for celebrating special occasions.
Lovely ambiance. Great food and service
Great food, really good service too. Always love Hart House
Very nice setting and friendly customer service. Will visit again.
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?
My family and I love going to Hart House because food, service, atmosphere...everything is excellent.
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!
Updated menu is very good.
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.
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.
They are just simply the best. Great food and excellent service. Love it!