Hart House Restaurant

4.5
1631 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Regional American (Northwest)
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  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
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.


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Burnaby Business Hall of Fame Inductee 2014
What 1631 People Are Saying
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RD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wowzzzz....what’s a place. Beautiful place, relaxing, atmosphere is so tranquil and staffs are beyond friendly and on the ball.

I will definitely be back with family and friends.

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GA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The room, the service and food was A-1. We will return when we dine out.
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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great overall but we thought the music was loud. Difficult to hear what people were saying.

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KS
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely Sunday brunch and the restaurant was bright with linens on the tables that made it elegant but not pretentious. Service was attentive and waiter friendly - food was great with lots of variety. A nice little walk afterwards in the park made for a very memorable and relaxing afternoon. We’ll definitely come again.

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CS
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Great food. Service usually excellent; this time I had to ask multiple times for items that I shouldn't have had to ask for (milk; sugar; spoon; etc), which is mildly annoying, but it was otherwise good. Eggs benny special (steelhead) was fantastic.

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L
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect place 👍🏻😋😊 amazing view, nice food, good service!

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L
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good, professional service, very attentive, very helpful. Knew the menu.

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DY
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the few places I can go for quiet intimate conversation.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

It is a good place for special occasions. great service, great experience, but the food quality was average, food was not fresh.

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e
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Restaurant with great service! Very attentive but not intrusive at the same time! we will definitely be back!

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RW
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely room. Attentive service. Pedestrian food. Maybe it was just a busy Sunday Brunch with additional special events booked. Expected better breakfast.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

How did we not know about this amazing restaurant before? Everything was fantastic. This is perhaps the best Greater Vancouver restaurant I’ve been to in 14 years.

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MW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was wonderful and atmosphere lovely. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit..

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NC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Warm hospitality and friendly, efficient service.
Beautiful food presentation and quality.
A lovely special occasion experience!

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was another wonderful experience at the Hart House. Very romantic. We will be back.

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GH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Overall excellent.
Since it was a cold evening and there were few there, we were fortunate we could leave the window seat and move inside. There was a very cold draft coming off the tall window.
The mens wash room really needs an inside rebuild as the entrance is TOO small.

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CF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Hart House is a wonderful restaurant to celebrate Valentine's Day. With the warm cozy fireplace at the entrance and the beautiful "glassed-in" sunroom on a sunny, snow-filled day overlooking Deer Lake, it doesn't get any better. Food and service was great!

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L
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent lamb shank entre -ordered by 3 of us - was hands down best we have ever had! Beautiful setting & layout. Outstanding service by all. Highly recommended.

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DP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Try the Dine Out (extended 1 week) Sturgeon. Amazing!

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r
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional service and nice environment. Though will not recommend raw food.

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JW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Disappointed no lunch menu on Sunday. Special wasn’t good value at all.
First time there and was very disappointed.

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F
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Food is OK, but too overpriced for the value. Ambient is very old school and service was just Ok.

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DS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Had not been to Hart House for few years. The setting is still great the food not so much. We were there during dine out Vancouver so I know they like to move people along but as soon as we put done our utensils the plate was picked up whether quite ready or not and then the next one was brought out. Between dishes 5 minutes did not even pass. The mushroom soap was fantastic the lamb was extremely gamey tasting and not enjoyable. The dessert was very average we tried the chocolate and shortbread and neither would I ever order again. The whole experience was okay wont be back for a few more years.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and ambiance. Will defiantly go back!

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Our server was too soft spoken, and it felt like we had to please him to get things done.

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HN
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Food was underwhelming. No vegetables, just starch and protein . We expected the restaurant to feel cosier being in an old house.

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T
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

I went during the Vancouver dine out 2019. When we were served the main course I was amazed of the small portion with the fish and no vegetables with it. The lamb shank was chewy. However the wine is double the cost ..ridiculous price!!

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SR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved eating at the Hart House. The house is beautiful and a wondering setting for dining with friends and family. Every table was busy but the noise level was minimal. The service was excellent. It was an anniversary celebration and from the moment we walked into the house we were welcomed with greetings of Happy Anniversary. We participated in the Dine Out experience. The cuisine selections were tantalizing and hard to chose, they all sounded so good. So we each tried something different and sampled each other. It has been many years since we last dined at Hart House as we've moved out of the area, but we will definitely return. We would wholeheartedly recommend this venue to our friends and family

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We can’t wait to go back again, this place is a hidden gem.

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BG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always enjoy finding an excuse to go to the Hart House and Dine out Vancouver was as good as any reason. Very nice selections and none of us left wanting more.

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Welcoming a new member to our family.

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G
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Went during dine out Vancouver. Service from kitchen was a bit slow, server came by twice to apologize. Other than that the rest of the meal was good.

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D
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was very good, food also as expected. Good wine list fast preparation

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I
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Probably one of the most beautiful settings in the lower mainland, an old mansion on a lake. Large property, would be a beautiful spot for a wedding or reunion. My only suggestion is that they consider a low sodium menu option for those of us with high blood pressure or heart conditions and I would ask all restaurants to consider this option.

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FH
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I had an absolutely wonderful meal here! We cannot recommend it highly enough. We thought they might not be kid-friendly since they seem a little on the fancier side, but we brought our 8 month-old baby just in case. We're so glad we did! We were welcomed with open arms! Everyone was so wonderful with her, the food was fantastic and the service was fast and friendly. Looking forward to many more date nights here!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Expected a lot more from the food. My girlfriends dish was great, but I wasn’t happy with my main course. Otherwise everything else was good.

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D
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Food was bland and mediocre. Desserts were good. Kitchen was held up so we waited a while for food. The waiter was nice but he was very busy with a bigger table. Our bill was wrong as they pressed in extra price for desserts rather than one pirece for dine out. We spent 2.5 hours here as it took forever for our meals, was disappointed as it was my mother's birthday.

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AK
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

Went for a special occasion and were a little disappointed. We are used to such a high quality in food and service and it was lacking this time. I understand that they were fully booked and it was Dine Out, but our waiter seemed more interested in his other tables than he was with ours. One of my pet peeves is sitting in front of a plate that I am done with and watching my waiter/waitress walk by and not pick it up. This happened with all three courses that night. The young lady filling the water glasses was right on keeping our glasses full. The other waiter ended up bringing us our main and our dessert, so 2/3 of our meal, as our waiter seemed to be disinterested in us. Like I stated earlier, we are used to such a high calibre of service and were disappointed. The food was quite good. The lamb shank was well seasoned and it was the first time we had tried Israeli cous cous, so I'm not sure if it was undercooked or not. It seemed a little dry and starchy. I had the mandarin mousse for dessert and I felt that the layers were not in harmony with each other, so I ended up eating them separately. All in all, the food was good, the waiter, not so much.

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R
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food as always but it was very noisy maybe have background music lower.

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AN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

very good setting for old acquiance gathering , quiet and relaxed

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