Hart House Restaurant

4.5
1564 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Regional American (Northwest)
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • 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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Regional American (Northwest), Modern European, Organic
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Afternoon Menu: Tuesday - Friday 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday and Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
(Sunday Afternoon menu: 2:00pm - 5:00p
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Phone number
(604) 298-4278
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Mike Genest
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Private Party Facilities
Beautiful Lakeside Cottage for 30 guests seated

Private Rooms for groups of 16 to 80 seated.

Seasonal Tented events and weddings for up to 250 guests seated.
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Private Party Contact
Sonja Muller: (604) 298-4278
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Catering
Please contact us for onsite private dining details. Our Sales Manager will be able to assist you in your event planning.
(604) 298 - 4278
sonja@harthouserestaurant.com
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Canada Way
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Parking Details
Ample free parking on Private Lot.
Overflow parking at neighbouring church or Heritage Museum in designated spots.
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Public Transit
144 Metrotown or SFU on Deer Lake Avenue (25m)

123 Brentwood on Canada Way (100 m)

Bonny's Taxi services the Burnaby area:

Burnaby : 435 - 6655 or 434 - 8000 Capitol Hill : 299 - 6262
New Westminster : 526 - 1166 Coquitlam : 931 - 3333
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Special Events & Promotions
See our events page:
http://harthouserestaurant.com/events
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Three course menu $78. All seating times are allocated 2 1/2 hours from the reservation time. (Credit card required for booking. Cancellations after Dec 17th subject to $30 late cancellation charge)

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Three course menu $78. All seating times are allocated 2 1/2 hours from the reservation time. (Credit card required for booking. Cancellations after Dec 17th subject to $30 late cancellation charge)

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

A la Carte or New Year's Eve Four Course Set Menu. Set Menu optional by Chef Mike Genest. $88 per person Wine Pairing Optional $60 All Seatings are 2 1/2 hours from the reservation time (Credit card required for booking.) (Cancellations after Dec 24th subject to $30 late cancellation fee)

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 1564 People Are Saying
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TC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The fries with aioli portion is huge for a side! It's enough for 4 people to share as an appetizer. I would appreciate the seared arctic char to be moister if possible. The fixing of quinoa and cauliflower could be softer as well. The chocolate dessert was creamy and decadent. My coworkers love the creme brulee and strawberry lemon curd.

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D
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was friendly, quick and efficient. Apologized for something floating in my Prosecco when it was served and replaced it , but did have to bring it to staff attention. Bit more care should have been taken on pouring. Very pleased overall.

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MN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

The food was awful, we ordered burger , spaghetti and a sea food dish with quinoa, the spaghetti was too salty, and the other dishes were so bad . It’s too pricey. Doesn’t worth at all! I never go back.

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G
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Waiter overbearing with one of our guests. He said, “Did you really come to Hart House to have a burger?” The food was excellent including the burger.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Always excellent service, wine and menu items. The only fly on the ointment so to speak is what happens in the kitchen. Having a perfectly done steak can be undone by finding a staple in the pasta.

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WM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a delightful time. Fantastic service, they were very kind to my toddler son and the atmosphere was lovely and not too noisy for a lunch where you’d like to hear each other speak. We may come back each year for our annual lunch, it was quite perfect. (Other than no change table for my toddler).

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F
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have dined at Hart House on numerous occasions but had never tried the Sunday Brunch. The four of us were seated at a pleasant good sized round table. The menu featured a variety of dishes and all of our group were very pleased with both the drinks tried and their meal selections. Each serving was a good size. Our server was attentive and the hostess exceptional. She was welcoming and provided a history of Hart House that made the afternoon special.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Husbands Birthday

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L
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had great time there, food was good, nice view.

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J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Arctic Char was superb. Vegetables perfectly tender crisp. Gabriela looked after our every need.

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JP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

I made a reservation online and asked for a window seat, which was not reflected. They reserved a table in the corner next to window which did not have any views of outside I was hoping for. I wish they provided an explanation why they couldn't do it but no explanations. Food was good and price was okay I think. The disappointing part is when we finished our dishes, they seemed to rush cleaning the table by taking all dishes away. They also seemed to rush bringing the bill while still having a coffee as dessert. I felt like being pushed to leave after staying less than 90 minutes.

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MS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely experience at Hart House. The staff was wonderful, the atmosphere is lovely. Would definitely recommend it.

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BF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We enjoyed a cozy dinner fireside celebrating a birthday. Good service, great food, decent wine list, lovely setting.

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OT
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

While the Hart House is always a favourite, there remain no vegan friendly options and when the waiter was questioned if something could be improvised other than a salad, he came to look at the menu (which I had already read) and could not offer options to me other than the salad.
With today's change of many to plant based diets, it would be appreciated if the Hart House could consider offering one or two on each of the daily menus.

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CG
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our family of 5 had pre-theatre dinner, and we were all very impressed with the food! They do not have a Kid's Menu, but were quick to offer kid friendly options. The service was excellent, too!

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w
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated my wife’s 34th birthday there. Ian our waiter was excellent and the food was sooo good. Potion size was great and left you room for their amazing dessert. We had the Citron option and it was the perfect ending to a great meal.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Fabulous selection of Ocean Wise Seafood

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VB
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Hard to beat the Hart House for a beautiful location on a sunny afternoon in November (or any time of year). Love sitting in the small room on the lake side. The food and service never disappoint. Followed lunch with a walk around Deer Lake. Pretty much a perfect afternoon.

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R
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed Sundays brunch with scenic view. Quiet relaxing atmosphere. Reasonable nice dishes. Server was very friendly. Definitely we are coming back.

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RC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Seated in a quiet area, low background music. Very attentive server. Meal was outstanding!

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M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

As always, an enjoyable experience. The restaurant was noisy initially as we arrived during the lunchtime rush. After some time, the crowd dispersed and the ambiance was quite relaxing. The view was especially notable. Our waiter was knowledgeable and personable. Our dining companion was delayed and our waiter was understanding and easily able to accommodate for this.

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PC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food is tasty. Really relaxing atmosphere with nice green space.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you for being so nice and accommodating to our babies

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XX
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I like the aesthetic of the outside and the inside. Very warm and cozy inside and great for a dinner with family or a date.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner outside of downtown Vancouver.
Beautiful old house converted but maintains charm.

Food was fantastic- surf and turf of sturgeon and veal is not to be missed!!!!

Our server Iain was knowledgeable about menu, wine selection but had interesting background info on the winemaker, chef, venue renovations etc.

Cabs getting back to town were difficult due to Halloween weekend, hockey game , rain and no Uber but the staff stayed and kept us entertained while we waited by the fireplace!
Everyone went above and beyond with appearing that they were!

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S
Vancouver
44 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Venue is special. Noise level when full makes it extremely difficult to communicate with your dining partners.

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M
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Nice environment with the surroundings being warm and welcoming, however, it is easy to feel awkward amongst the staff who go out of their way to make you feel inferior to them if you aren’t ordering the most expensive items on the menu.

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p
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

My friends and I enjoyed a lovely get together lunch at Hart House. The food was excellent and we particularly enjoyed the quiet ambiance of the restaurant. Our server was very pleasant and attended to all our needs. The view to the lake was charming and it was nice to sit at the window and enjoy the view.

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g
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Took a customer here for dinner and we were wowed both by the service and the beautiful setting. Great food, lovely wine list, and a beautiful facility.

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TD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service, delicious meal, and wonderful wine find!

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always awesome service from friendly staff ,great food and ambiance. One of our favorite place for special occasion.

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JF
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Attentive service and awesome appetizers. Main is good but the appetizers stood out.

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SS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food, service and ambience. Will definitely be going again.

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SI
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food was not as good as it use to be. The portion was really small for the price. I will not dine here again.

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K
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and fun ambience. Watch for the small print and the upcharges though. We got surprised, as I didn't expect so many of them! It did leave a sourness the meal did not deserve.

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OB
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another fantastic experience at the Hart House -- a lovely Thanksgiving brunch with top-notch dishes and great service.

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M
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service with wonderful food. Highly recommended to everyone. Price is reasonable too.

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DJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

I've been going to Hart House for over 10 years now, with two visits in the last year or so. I have to say that those last two visits were a little disappointing in terms of food selection. In this caliber of a venue I am used to having to choose between at least 2, if not 3 main courses that I really would like to have, but at Hart House I had only one. I would have also liked to have a better choice of salads, as only one was a bit more inspiring (the other being Caesar salad). What I've also noticed this time around is the fact that the place could use a bit of updating (a new carpet perhaps?).
Having said that, the food that we've ordered was really tasty, the service was good and friendly and the ambiance very pleasant. It was a special occasion, as we were treating our dear friend on her birthday, so we didn't want to rush, and we weren't. We felt very welcomed and we did have a very nice evening!

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SP
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Heart house restaurant is a quaint venue off of Burnaby Lake. The restaurant is an old mansion, and as a result window seats can be fairly drafty due to the aging structure, I recommend women bring a shawl and men wear a sweater or jacket in the fall and winter. The food is very well done, but the menu is not extensive. They also do not accommodate for food allergies or sensitivities very well at all. This venue would be nice for special occasions. The staff is attentive and professional.

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JF
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great that it has just celebrated its 30th anniversary. Not many restaurants last so long. Congratulations!

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