Hart House Restaurant
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
Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers
Christmas Eve: Early and Late Seatings. All Seating Times 2 1/2 hours. $78 per person. (Children aged 3 to 10years $30). Credit Card Required to confirm reservation. Cancellations after December 17th subject to late cancellation fee of $25 per person.
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers
Christmas Night: Early and Late Seatings. Main Floor or Second Floor. All Seating Times 2 1/2 hours. $78 per person. (Children aged 3 to 10years $30). Credit Card Required to confirm reservation. Cancellations after December 17th subject to late cancellation fee of $25 per person.
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
New Years Eve: Various Seatings. All Seating Times 2 1/2 hours. A la carte or $88 five course per person. (Credit Card Required to confirm reservation. Cancellations after December 17th subject to late cancellation fee of $25 per person.)
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Fabulous food, so wonderful ambience and great service!
A great spot for special occasions, an evening with friends or a date night.
Enjoy our dinner very much. Great way to celebrate our 32nd Anniversary.
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.
The food is always creative and love trying new dishes. Never disappointed. Service always professional and love the ambience any time of year.
Incredible food and service !!!!! Always impressed with our experience at Hart House ! The gem of North Burnaby !
I was there on a Wednesday night to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. The service was great, and we were treated very very well. We were given an amuse bouche given on the house to start the meal and it was absolutely delicious. We will definitely come back again.
As always the ambiance, service and food exceeded expectations.
Such a beautiful setting on Deer Lake........a very relaxing place to dine.
Nice quiet atmosphere, attentive and friendly service, delicious meal. Loved it!
Hart House is a gem. It is a lovely spot to have a gathering with family or friends in a quiet setting. The staff are attentive, the food is delicious and the lake view is wonderful.
Spaghetti carbonara and the Italian panini were both amazing! The Service and view were great too!
It is such a charming house and the parking is free and plentiful. The restaurant is cozy is elegant. The staff are attentive. The bread is delicious and you have seconds! The chef's creations are original but still have that comfort food element. We always enjoy it and you don't have to go for just special occasions. Summer views of the lake are wonderful but it is definitely an all season restaurant.
Hi Amouthful, Thank you so much for the positive words and for sharing your experience via the review. We value all feedback, positive and critical. Your review definitely puts some wind into our sales to keep putting forth our best efforts. I will share it with the team. Looking forward to your next visit. - Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager
My favourite brunch restaurant to go to. Amazing service, great food.
Hi meanfoody, Thank you for enjoying Brunch on Sundays with us! To be considered your favorite is an honour. See you next time. Thank you for the positive ratings. - Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager
The food was good, would not use cubed potatoes, the chicken was very, interestingly good. Goat cheese requires a palate. Bread was outstanding, nice starter. Ambiance is eclectic to share dinner in a heritage setting. glad we went.
Hi Glynisw, Thank you for writing your review. Your feedback and opinion are much valued. With warmest regards, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager
The three course Harvest Dinner was exceptional! We were pleased with the service, options, presentation, & quality of food. We will be back.
Hi John, We're glad to hear you enjoyed the Harvest Menu in October! We have an Indigenous inspired menu for November now. We hope you get a chance to try it. Look forward to seeing you again. - Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager
As usual the experience was memorable.
Hi Jim, Always a pleasure to serve you. We're glad you had a good time, and I look forward to your next visit - Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager
The location and ambience of this restaurant is outstanding. The food was as excellent as I have experienced in the past, but the service seems to have gone downhill since my last visit. I do realize that it is difficult to retain professional experienced staff these days, but perhaps some attention to training and supervision is required.
Hi Marie, Thank you for the review on your last visit. We're glad the food has continued to meet your standards. Our chef's will be excited to hear that. Please accept my apologies for the service provided. We encourage the development and training of the next generation of service professionals. We have used your review to shed light on where skills and attention can be improved by your server that night. Looking forward to your next visit. Warmest Regards, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager
We have been to the Hart House on many occasions, and have found the food always to be exceptional, the service is great. It’s beautiful setting no matter what time of the year. We always look forward to returning.
Uwe, Thank you for the positive review! We always look forward to having you dine with us, and are glad you enjoyed your birthday celebration! Cheers, Edwyn
Pleasant setting with courteous staff. Better cuts of meat would align better with the price.
Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for visiting us. Apologies on letting you down with your cut of meat. We do our best to source top quality cuts that are butchered in house. If you have any specific feedback on how your meal would have been improved, please don't hesitate to contact me at edwyn@harthouserestaurant[dotcom] Warmest Regards, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager
I booked a table for my friends Birthday and she hadn't been to the restaurant in 20 years. It was outstanding as always and I enjoy every occasion that I can spend some time experiencing your menu delights.
Hi Christina, Thank you for your positive words and 5 star review! We're glad you enjoyed the new menu on your friend's birthday and welcome back after so long!! Cheers, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager
Hart House is a lovely place to go on a quiet Sunday morning when stimulating conversation and delicious food are the order of the day.
Hi Jeri, Thank you for the five stars! Your Sunday mornings sound perfect! Cheers, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager
I would but this was the worst experience I have had. The food was not that great and the service was to casual. The server dropped a knife on my husbands back and laughed..
Hi Diana, Sounds like everything went wrong for you. Please accept my sincerest apologies for letting you down. Please don't hesitate to contact me directly at the restaurant on the phone or via email at edwyn@harthouserestauranT[dotcom] as it definitely looks like your experience was derailed all around. I would cherish the opportunity to make amends and offer more positive memories. Sincerely, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager
Excellent Fall fare. The lamb shank was delicious. First class service from Luba.
Hi Jim, Thank you for the positive review Jim!! Always a pleasure to have you dine with us. Cheers, Edwyn
The Italian panini and
Soup were excellant!
Thank you for the five stars and giving us feedback on your lunch items! Until next time, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager
Such a wonderful place to enjoy lunch with friends. The setting is wonderful, the service is excellent, and the meals are delicious!
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
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.
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
Beautiful setting, very intimate rooms. Ample parking. Food is very good, well presented. Over all a very good value for fine dining in Burnaby.
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
Your survey page was difficult to use. The next button did not go next as it's caption implied.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Good as always. Service was excellent. I always bring out of town visitors there to enjoy the view and food.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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!
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,
Service was excellent and we had a wonderful meal.
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.