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

Special Offers

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Five Course Lover's Menu by Executive Chef Mike Genest. 2 1/2 Hour Dining Time per reservation. Credit Card Required. Late Cancellation Fee of $30 per person after February 7th.

Friday, February 14, 2020

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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Very limited of choice for food for $45 - 3 course dinner( may be I’m not feeling extreme hungry that night) , so at the end I choice ordinary menu rather than dine out event set menu

PG
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I have been here a number of times and have always been satisfied. The staff are always very friendly and courteous. I would recommend the restaurant for an intimate night out .

S
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely menu and delicious food, served by very caring friendly servers! Highly recommended!

Hart House Restaurant
Responded 16 hours ago

Hi Syliva, Thank you for the positive review and kind words! Your personal recommendation means the world. Look forward to your next visit. Edwyn

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LG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dishes were wonderful! The beef cheeks were outstanding. I loved the pretty room with windows to the lake view. It was intimate and cozy. I had the wine pairings and the BC VQA wines were so relish with the courses. Our server was super.

Hart House Restaurant
Responded 16 hours ago

Hi Laurie, Thank you for the glowing review and five star rating! We're glad you enjoyed the Dine Out Vancouver Three Course Menu. We use the festival to hi light flavours and items that speak to our cuisine, and we're glad it landed so perfectly for you! I will share your positive feedback with the entire team here. Until next time, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager

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L
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

both parties had the specials for the brunch, excellent especially the salmon/crab/bennie, eggs very soft boiled just as I like them, will be returning to try the dinner menu. value for money very good as we eat out frequently this is important to us.

Hart House Restaurant
Responded 16 hours ago

Hi Art, Thank you for joining us for Brunch.We value your specific feedback. See you next time for dinner! Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager

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S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb service was beginning to end. Great attention to our needs. Ambiance far exceed my expectations. I’ll be back for sure!

Hart House Restaurant
Responded 16 hours ago

Hi Star, Thank you for the positive and glowing feedback! "I'll be back" is music to our ears! Looking forward to your next visit. Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager

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OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Italian panini was amazing!
Tagliatelle was exquisite!

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k
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Find it difficult to believe that on New Years Eve our host greets us dressed in a checkered untucked shirt and that he was the coat check person as well as the supposed maitre'd. I had the impresssion that this was supposed to be a higher end restaurant (the prices are!) but although our server was polite he was not very attentive and when the main courses arrived they were cold. It was a good experience but not a great experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food! Great service. Love this place

JC
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite restaurant. Farm to table and amazing ambiance with the century home and views of Deer Lake. The staff are amazing and the menu is ever changing. Does not get any better.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Their choice of background music leaves much to be desired. They played rock-type pieces that did not blend with their elegant setting. What they need in the way of music should be soothing and refined such as classical (piano or cello) or some folk music.

R
Vancouver
108 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Hart House is back.
New waiter with fine dining experience, menu tuned back to earlier feeling, and chef is incredible.
We started by ordering off menu, which chef accommodated beyond expectations by creating a scallop starter that was prize worthy.
Our mains were the two beef dishes each prepared perfectly.
Does it sound like I'm over the top, no it was superb.
From front of house to back.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Limited menu, food was very rich. The seafood pasta was very fishy. We expected much better but that might be our fault, not the restaurant

F
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the experience , food was great , price was fair for the food but I thought the drinks were a bit high , however given it was Christmas day , I didn't mind, sure was nice to simply go there and eat .

b
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a traditional Christmas dinner; turkey and all the trimmings. The only thing missing was the plum pudding. Otherwise delicious! We especially liked the fact that we were seated in a quieter room with other couples. Was that planned I wonder? It was perfect. We had a window table so we were able to enjoy the beautiful clear night. On the way out we purchased some honey made on site. Incredibly delicious. Thank you for a lovely evening.

b
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food on a xmas night set course dinner. Service was decent considering the amount of people there.

NS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

For what we wanted, which was a quiet and charming Christmas Day made easy for my mom, it was lovely. We were warmly greeted and the execution was efficient without being rushed. Service was pleasant. My only complaint was when ordering a glass of “sparkling wine” which seemed clear being that the only two options were sparkling or champagne, the server asked “the less expensive one?” which I understand she was trying to clarify but it surprised me. Being a server for many years in the past myself, it’s things like this are just a matter of tact but can make a difference depending on who it is who it’s being said to. Luckily I took it as she just isn’t as experienced. Otherwise it was a nice evening.

RP
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Christmas dinner out was a new thing for my family, and we had a great experience at the Hart House. The staff was absolutely on their game, quite impressive to see them in action. One order of the tenderloin was tough and the candied nuts that came with dessert were awful, but otherwise the food was ok. Definitely overpriced, though. My glass of wine was $20!

PS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. A great Christmas dinner.

p
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Holiday magical, excellent food and a very friendly and welcoming staff. A much loved Christmas tradition with our family!

JA
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a lovely dinner. It started with traffic problems making us late for our reservation but I was assured on phoning it would not be a problem. They accommodated our lateness on a very busy evening very graciously. Food was delicious- scallops and the cheesecake for dessert. The sunroom was a pretty setting for our meal.

JV
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We wanted a lovely place to get together with friends over Christmas. We we delighted. Thanks for providing us with a great experience.

WS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We have been to the Hart House many times and never been disappointed. Staff is very friendly and welcoming. We have recommended the Hart House to our friends and coworkers and they always thank us for the recommendation.

DR
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service, looking forward to our next outing with you

CM
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Everything was great, food was tasty however very heavy and rich - we had the Friday 20th specials (risotto and the short rib? Sorry can’t remember specifically), service and ambience were spot on, thank you!

CC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Turkey sandwich did not taste like turkey. Not sure what is was? Also very thin on turkey or whatever was in sandwich. The restaurant did call me re concerns.

There was no Sauvignon blanc wine! Overall food choice poor.

Our waiter tried to rush us to order. Otherwise service good.

MS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time sitting in the Sun Room. Loved it. Hart House never disappoints👍. Thinking of returning on New Year's Eve.

TA
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner, awesome service, noisy but to be expected just before Christmas. No complaints lovely evening.

E
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The only suggestion I would make is to have the lights on during daytime lunch period during the winter months. I found it a bit dark in the room our table was is. Also, perhaps during busy periods turn down the music a bit or play music that is instrumental only or quieter type of music such as seasonal Christmas tunes in December.

Other than that... very welcoming restaurant which is one of my favorites for ambience and food. Cheers; Monika

RR
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful location to take out of town visitors. Only drawback was the noise level in the restaurant from adjoining tables celebrating the holidays.
Food was excellent, presentation beautiful.
We come back again, maybe at a quieter time of the year!

PS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Our cocktail order wasn’t correct and we didn’t want to ruin the experience by sending back. The food was warmish when we got it. The noise level from one table had us straining to hear the person at our table. I have been to Hart House over the years for special occasions but find the service and caliber of food has been deteriorating over the last two years. Time to look elsewhere.

J
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the best steak I've had in a long time. Service was attentive and the recommedations were spot on.

J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's been a long time since my husband and I have dined at Hart House. We're not sure why as it was a wonderful experience from top to bottom. The room was tastefully and beautifully decorated for the festive season and our table by the window was lovely. Our server was personable and efficient. He was attentive to our time restraint as we were attending a concert after our meal. The meal was delicious, from appetizers and mains right down to the fabulous ginger spice cake. Thank you for contributing to our evening out. We'll be back!

AB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We'll be back if we can get the Sun Room again! It was lovely.

PF
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I haven't been to the Hart House for 2O years and realized that I have missed out. Thanks for providing a lovely setting for our holiday lunch.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Everything was great but beef burger patties a bit pinknin centre

VP
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, so wonderful ambience and great service!

LK
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great spot for special occasions, an evening with friends or a date night.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoy our dinner very much. Great way to celebrate our 32nd Anniversary.

SH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As soon as we walked into the restaurant we were made to feel we were special. Our table had a lovely view of the lake and green surrounds. The menu was very innovative and offered a good selection of dishes. We chose the chef's special, and our guest and us loved it. To finish our meal, the waitress brought the dessert menu, excellent choices for us to pick. Overall, we thoughrouly enjoyed both the food and the ambiance.

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