Hart House Restaurant

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Regional American (Northwest)
Lakeside dining with sustainable West Coast cuisine inspired by Mediterranean flavours.

We are a proud member of Ocean Wise.

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.

Progressive wine list focusing on B.C. wineries and International Regions with true varietal expression.

Lunch Catch of the Day and Daily Feature.
Harvest Three Course Dinner Menu $36 from September 25th to October 31st. (Dining room only. Not available for private room or group bookings.)

Burnaby Business Hall of Fame Inductee 2014
What 1723 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Italian panini and
Soup were excellant!

KT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a wonderful place to enjoy lunch with friends. The setting is wonderful, the service is excellent, and the meals are delicious!

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Responded 5 days ago

Hi Karen, Your review and response warms our hearts. Thank you for sharing your experience and we look forward to your next visit. All the best, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager

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S
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The atmosphere was very quiet and refined. We enjoyed the prix fixe menu. The service was attentive. A nice place to have dinner with people you'd like to catch up with.

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Responded 5 days ago

Hi Susanna, Thank you for the positive review and kind words regarding your experience. Our current Prix Fixe menu will run until the end of the month. Looking forward to your next catch up. Cheers, Edwyn

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J
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful setting, very intimate rooms. Ample parking. Food is very good, well presented. Over all a very good value for fine dining in Burnaby.

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Responded 5 days ago

Hi Jules, Thank you for writing the positive notes on your experience and the 4 and 5 star ratings! Hope to see you again soon. Edwyn

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l
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Your survey page was difficult to use. The next button did not go next as it's caption implied.

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Responded on September 26, 2019

Hi Lynnet, Thank you for the glowing 5 star review. Not sure why the feedback page didn't work. It should be sorted out now with Opentable. See you next time! Cheers, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager

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RF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We got married at the Hart house twelve years ago (2007) and have gone back every year for our anniversary. We are always greeted at the front and congratulated. The staff and food are outstanding. We look forward to celebrating many more anniversary dinners there.

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Responded on September 24, 2019

Hi Russ, It's always a pleasure seeing you and your wife on your anniversary. Looking forward to your next visit. We'll have the beer chilled and ready to go! Cheers, Edwyn

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BR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Yes, food very good, i like quiet restaurants. Because we went at 230pm only 1 other table was noisy. After those guests left around 3pm it very fantastic for me. We had whole side of dining to ourselves.
Service was good. Nice scenery. All good.

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Responded on September 24, 2019

Hi BondRA, Thank you for the five stars and the positive words! We appreciate your desire of having background music being . . . background. Conversation is always enjoyable under slightly quieter conditions. Warmest Regards, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager

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A
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good as always. Service was excellent. I always bring out of town visitors there to enjoy the view and food.

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Responded on September 24, 2019

Hi Alimama, Thank you for the positive review and for bringing your guests in to enjoy time at the restaurant. Cheers, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

I love the Hsrt House...usually our service is exceptional, but it was a busy brunch hour, and I felt like we didn't receive the same service/attention that we have in the past.....our waitress was very kind...she was also quite young. In the past we have had older waiters/waitresses...I'm not sure if this is a contributing factor. Regardless I will continue to recommend the HH to friends/family....perhaps I will return for dinner next time as we have on previous visits.

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Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you for the review. We are always working to develop and train new servers in the industry so they become stronger overall with their technical skills while maintaining a caring and warm approach. I will share your words with the team, and use it as an opportunity to address any shortcomings with some of our newer serving and support staff. Warm Regards, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager

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A
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious and the service was great! Would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to have a nice quiet dinner in a gorgeous location. It was raining when we went, but we've heard that the view around the place is very pretty.

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Responded on September 24, 2019

Hi Alex, Thank you for the positive review and the 5 star overall rating! We're glad you enjoyed the romantic atmosphere, food and service on a cozy rainy night. Warm Regards, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager

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b
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Had not been in ages. Did not try mains, but based on what we had, HH still worth a visit if in the 'hood. I assume it does well on Soundprint, but the quiet on my visit was post-lunch, so only 25% full.

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Responded on September 24, 2019

Hi billj, Thank you for the review. I wasn't aware of the Soundprint app but will check it out! Thanks for the tip. Cheers, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager

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B
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The service was great as the servers were attentive and welcoming . The food was so so and over priced compared with other restaurants I have been to.

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Responded on September 24, 2019

Hi Barb, Thank you for the review. I'm sorry that you didn't see the value in the food pricing. If you are interested, please feel free to email me at edwyn@harthouserestaurant[dotcom] to let me know where the menu seemed too pricey. Warmest Regards, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager

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M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Have been a long time customer of the Hart house, and the dinner we had on Sept 10 was delicious. We ordered a charcuterie plate, which came with hardly any bread or crackers to eat with the meat. The clams and mussels were outstanding, and everyone enjoyed the beet hummus. Our main courses were delicious, and we enjoyed the quiet ambiance of the restaurant on a Tuesday night.

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Responded on September 24, 2019

Hi Mayasmom, Thank you for the review and the details of your experience. You should have received a basket of fresh baked baguette with your starters. I'll touch base with the service team to ensure that they are following through on this important detail. We're glad you enjoyed the other elements of your meal, and are doing some seasonal changes over the next few weeks. Looking forward to your next visit. Regards, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager

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m
Las Vegas
46 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

An old heritage house turns into a restaurant at Deer Lake Park. It was nice & quiet at 14:00. I imagine it would be noisy when it is full.

Friendly staff; prompt service.
Homemade mixed berries jam was good.
Fair execution of quality food.
A bit disappointed with the carbonara, no fresh pasta, poached egg execution & presentation is below par. For CAD$22.00, I've tasted much better carbonara than this.
I asked for Parmeggiano Raggiano cheese for my carbonara but was provided with Parmesan cheese substitute!

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Responded on September 24, 2019

Hi mclas2015, Thank you for the review and letting us know about your experience. Our Carbonara recipe is from Executive Chef Mike Genest from his time learning in Italy with our own poached egg adaptation. We'll review the dish to ensure it is living up to its pedigree. I can assure you that the Parmigiano-Reggiano that you requested is what was served. We don't have any cheese substitutes. With Kindest Regards, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager Cheers,

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TA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was excellent and we had a wonderful meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The Hart House is one of Burnaby's few true fine dining experience. The property itself is absolutely beautiful, sitting on the deck overlooking Deer Lake in the distance. No finer place on a sunny day in Burnaby. The restaurant's strength is it's people, extremely knowledgeable staff in food & drink with a sophisticated and reasonably priced wine list. Far too many fine dining establishments get lazy on the wine pairing by having a long list of foolishly over priced product that no reasonable person would want to consume. The Hart House has long been a local favorite. The only possible criticism that I have, is sometimes it is a little to quiet.

SD
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I had a wonderful night in the restaurant, foods are fantastic and service are perfect!The only thing is the lights are a little bit duck,because we sat indoor close to the garden,the light behind me and my shadow on the table. Next time we get will absolutely come back to try others foods.

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Responded on August 30, 2019

Hi Shuai, Thank you for the glowing 5 star review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. See you soon, and come fall, we will have our fireplaces going also! Regards, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service are always great?

S
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Brunch was wonderful. Food, service and atmosphere were of an excellent standard. The extremely well maintained 1912 manor house overlooking a well manicured lawn with Deer Lake beyond contributes great ambiance to the overall experience.

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Responded on August 29, 2019

Hi Sandhurst, Thank you for the positive words and rankings. We're glad you enjoyed your Brunch experience and look forward to your next visit. Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager

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MM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Come on Hart house the food was not made with any love. Cold dry drench toast, cold strange tasting burger and very greasy spaghetti carbonara with almost petrifies lardons. The kitchen must pay attention to the temp and execution of their dishes. 👎

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Responded on August 29, 2019

Hi Michele, Thanks for the details on your feedback and for sending a private email as well as posting to both Google and Opentable. It seems like we missed the beat on all the food items for your table. I will follow up with the kitchen and your server to see what happened that derailed your brunch without having the opportunity to sort it out while you were here. I appreciate you taking the time to let us know. Edwyn, Operations Manager

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TM
Edmonton
17 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It was a lovely brunch with great food at a great price. The ambience was lovely and our server was a kind young man.

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Responded on August 29, 2019

Hi TravellinMama, Thanks for letting us know about your positive Brunch Experience. We look forward to your next visit. We will have some seasonal changes coming in the Fall.

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LC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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Responded on August 29, 2019

Hi Laura, Thank you for the very kind and positive words and for taking the time to send us a review. We look forward to your next visit.

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d
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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Responded on August 29, 2019

Hi Drewr, Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us. We value all our feedback and yours will be shared with the team. Regards, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager

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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
3 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!

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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
20 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food and service

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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
6 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.

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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!

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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

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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

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