Hart House Restaurant
Lakeside dining with sustainable West Coast cuisine inspired by Mediterranean flavours.
Sauteed Wild Mushrooms
One Year Aged Carnaroli Rice, Chef's Daily Flavour (mid course & entre size available; AQ)
Haida Gwaii Halibut
Baby Shrimp & Basil Crust, Fregola, Olives, Baby Zucchini, Smoked Tomato Sauce
Booked a last minute brunch for a Sunday morning. We were escorted to a table by a window overlooking Deer Lake. Lots of sunshine, a cozy little nook for our party. The waiter was discrete and knew his wine and food menu well. We all ate different meals and enjoyed them thoroughly. A really lovely time, enjoyed the whole experience.
Excellent service and food as always!!
Food, service, ambiance was perfect. Would recommend for any event.
I loved this place because this is were I had my wedding reception 28 years ago. Good food, great ambiance and good service. No complain with the brunch experience in Hart House.
Has been thirty years since I’ve been to Hart house. Other than the noise level being a little on the loud side we found it a very enjoyable experience. Good food, good service we will not wait another thirty years!
The mussels were absolutely amazing!! Definitely recommend
Charming, ambiance and excellent service. The steak and frites were good. Perfect place for those who enjoy character homes. This house was built in 1912, same year as the Sylvia Hotel. A peaceful oasis.
A lovely menu for Sunday brunch with family to celebrate a birthday.
Hi Jacqueline, Thank you for joining us for the birthday brunch, and for the 5 stars in all categories. We're having a team meeting later today, and will share your review for sure! Cheers, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager
This is a well known pleasant venue for lunch or dinner. The food is very good (occasionally exceptional) and the service respectful. Most tables have a lovely view. The parking is very good.
Hi Wonderboy, Thank you for the positive and kind words, and especially for your continued patronage as a guest at the restaurant. Looking forward to next time as some of our Spring flavours start making their appearance! Cheers, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager
We really enjoyed brunch here. The service is excellent and the food was delicious.
Hi Myrna, Thank you for joining us for Brunch and for reviewing us with all 5 stars! Cheers, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager
Never in my 18 years of going to the HH have I had a bad experience. Always warmly greeted and welcome. Hoping you'll bring back those summer Lobster Garden parties! My friends still talk about it. ;D
Hi Clara, We're blushing over here with your generous words about your experiences over the last 18 years (time flies). It's always a pleasure to see you, and keep an eye on our social media for our annual wine dinners. . . We're thinking about a Garden Party again, if it becomes official, I'll give you a call right away! Cheers, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager
The meal was very good and John the server answered the questions re menu items.it was a quiet time for the restaurant but very peaceful for the diners.
Hi John, We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us. John has been a long time server with us and has rejoined the team this year! Thank you for rating us 5 stars in all categories! Cheers, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager
Had a wonderful birthday lunch. I chose an entree that involved chorizo sausage. Should have asked chef to omit that item. Still one of my favourite restaurants to relax and visit with a good friend over good food and wine.
Thank you for joining us for your birthday. Hopefully we were able to remake that dish for you without Chorizo. I'll have some new wines coming on the list over the next several weeks. The new vintages are singing! Cheers, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager
This is the first western style restaurant i visit when i move to Canada. it is more than 20 years since the first time visiting. i still like it and have several times recommended to my friends.
Hi First, Thank you for continuing to join us and have dining experiences with us over the past 20 years! We strive to continually evolve our food and wine programs while still giving our tried and true guests new memories on each visit. Until next time! Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager
The Hart House never disappoints!! It is my favourite restaurant after all these years because it is ALWAYS consistent! The food is always exceptional, and they change up the menu with delicious new entrees. The service is always so warm and welcoming. It always holds a very special place in my heart.
Excellent food, good service. Maybe it's just the low season now, but for a while we were the only customers in the place. I hope they get more business to keep it going. Seems like a well kept-secret! Free parking and lots of it too. A grand old house hearkening back to a well-to-do age.
Hi Halepauhana, Thank you for the positive review. This year will be our 32nd year in operation, and we're glad you found us! Indeed, the weekend after V Day can be quieter. We definitely enjoy providing that more intimate based service, and greatly appreciate your kind words! See you back in the dining room soon! Cheers, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager
great food, nice setting for our special anniversary celebration .
Beautiful location, wonderful ambience and most of all, Simone and Edwyn treat their customers like gold. They are genuine and authentic, and seem to truly care about their guests' experiences. I personally cannot think of another dining establishment that excels on every level. See you soon!
Hi Wendy, Thank you for joining us again! It's always a pleasure and to have you dine with us. Our Spring flavours are coming soon also. Thank you for the personal message towards Simone and (blush) myself. Talk soon! Cheers, Edwyn
I would definitely recommend this place. Impeccable service, delicious food. Great atmosphere, perfect location, make sure to take a walk around the park after brunch.
A beautiful setting and amazing food! The service was incredible as well! It was a fantastic dining experience!
Wonderful, dinner, staff and location! We will be back.
Good restaurant for valentine's date. recommend it for everyone!
Excellent food and service as always.
Thanks for the wonderful glasses of sherry!
A great place to come for some fine romantic dining
This was our Valentine’s Day dinner and it was absolutely amazing! Growing up in Burnaby I have always wanted to dine at the Hart House and I finally did. It did not disappoint. Fantastic food and service in a really beautiful setting.
The food was elegantly presented and delicious. The service was intuitive, meaning they seemed to turn up when you needed them, yet we didn’t feel bothered. The food arrived in the amount of time you would expect for fine dining. Overall, a memorable experience for us and the friends with us.
A gem in the heart of Burnaby. Location is a big draw, but the food is great too.
Extremely friendly staff who checked in the perfect amount. They completely accommodated my notes of request for my reservation and made my mom feel great on her birthday. Our food was delicious and they're big enough portions that we had to take food home! Thank you Hart House. I can't come here often but when I do it's always memorable.
The overall experience was very good.
However,as it was a cool night,the seats by the window were very cool.
First coffee was old and cool,but quickly replaced with a fresh cup(twice).
Not sure that they needed to charge for the duplication.
The place was dark and we had to use the flashlight to read the menu. We also did not like unpleasant smell in the building. On the positive side, it was quiet Fish was good, my did not enjoy beefsteak. We would not order the extravagant cheesecake again. The service was pleasant Overall impression, we will not be back.
The food prepared too heavy. Heavy sauces and heavy cream. It was hard on my digestive system. I have to take digestive enzymes after this meal. The server was excellent and the environment was very calming.
I was thrilled with having chosen Hart House. The food was excellent, the service impecable and the venue lovely. My brother and I were able to have a good conversation without music and rowdiness making it hard to hear. We enjoyed a lovely walk around the area afterwards The pricing was fair.
Excellent as always. The Dine Out menu was really good. Service is first class.
We had a lovely dine out experience at hart house. We were celebrating a milestone and found it was the perfect place for a fine dining experience. Not too stuffy and very very delicious! The food made the evening and service was good/friendly.
The house was unique to be in as well and would love to know more about the history.
Worth a trip for a romantic evening or family celebration however Be prepared to spend a little more
We went there for my boyfriend 30th , ordered for main courses meal and there hair inside my friend salad . The wine and service was good except hair inside the foods. Unexceptible.
I have visited the Hart House many times but this was the best. The food was and service were good as always but what made it special was the attention of the management team. They took the time at the end of the night to specifically ask us about our evening, and when questioned gave us a tour and a very knowledgeable history of the restaurant and the surrounding area which frankly made the evening for us as we live close by. We left feeling very well taken care of. Thanks guys! We will be back.
Poor food for the price. Portions dismally small. Not a place I will go back to
Hi Allan, Thank you for sending us your feedback. We're sorry to have lost you as a guest due to Friday night. Please accept my apologies for not registering that you were dissatisfied with your meal after we adjusted your guest's steak temperature. It's a shame your experience was ruined and that it has turned you off from joining us again. If you ever want to give us another try, whether today or in ten years, please don't hesitate to email me directly at edwyn[at]harthouserestaurant[dotcom]
As always, the Hart House did not disappoint. I brought with me, a former co-worker as he had never been there before. This is always a favorite of mine as the restaurant is lovely, the staff is the most tremendous and the food is always exquisitely prepared.
I bring all my Birthday people here and I've never heard a single one not say that it's the best ever!
Thank you for always being so perfect.
Hi Christina, Thank you so much for sharing what Hart House means to you. Thank you for making us a part of your family and friendship circle. We couldn't ask for more. With heartfelt gratitude, PS: We'll post your review on the staff board to inspire everyone on the team. Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager, and the whole team.
Absolutely will be returning. I ate till it hurt. Then I ate some more.
Thank you for the for five stars and for the super fun feedback. We laughed till it hurt when looking at your review! Looking forward to seeing you again . . . menu changes coming in a few weeks! Cheers, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager
Hart House Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 298-4278.
Hart House Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1829 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.