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Hart House Restaurant

4.5
1455 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Regional American (Northwest)
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Scenic View
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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
What 1455 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Quiet
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great selection and flavors. We enjoyed the quaint and quiet setting in the old house. We had a nice walk by the lake after dinner. Service was very attentive and friendly.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed the captivating view of Deer Lake while dining at this lovely old mansion! Amazing food, ambience and service.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The Hart House makes you feel like home. Comfortable and friendly staff. The menu never disappoints me.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Dinner there for mother’s day. Food was good. Service was ok. The only thing was too hot inside. Should have got outside table would be much nicer.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We went for mothers day brunch and it was great food and a beautiful day so lovely spot with doors open and the view of the lake behind the restaurant. It was a little expensive for a brunch but there were alot of options, even for my brother who is vegan so still impressed and would do again for a special occasion.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Very good service, great view, a real gem in Burnaby

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

First time and loved it! Service was amazing and food delicious! Will be back again soon!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Being our 20yr Anniversary, I thought a return to where we were married would be a wonderful way to celebrate.

The day could not have been more enjoyable, the food, weather, and ambiance was just as I had remembered.

Highly recommend the Hart House, will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Haven't been to hh in a while. Food is better than ever, same great service and same setting at deer lake. It's a special place. Must go more often.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Excellent table, flavourful food and we were not interrupted by the staff - and that's a true treat these days

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3.0Dined on May 2, 2018

I think it is over priced and over rated. No one raved about the food we ate despite they were being treated. I ordered a fish dish which had so much sauce on it I was wondering if they were trying to disquise stale fish. We did have tiny bowl of complimmentary soup that was very good.
The service was good.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Visited Hart House after several years. It has a special place in our memories and was good to be back. The lunch menu was limited but caters well to all tastes.

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Lovely spot especially in summer. Very low noise level and widely spaced tables. Excellent for a business lunch or dinner. Equally excellent for a romantic dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Absolute best! Got married three years ago there and went back for our anniversary and got treated so special!!!! Staff is amazing and makes you feel like family. Food is insanely delicious, drinks are made perfectly. Such a great experience always

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

My aunt took my friend and I for birthday brunch. It was both our birthdays. The service was great and the food was delicious. Could taste the freshness.

After our meal our server asked whose birthday it was and came out with two mini muffins on a plate that said Happy Birthday in chocolate. Nice surprise.

Will definately return.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Worth every penny, the Hart House is a lovely place to go for a nice dinner or lunch. The food is well prepared with consideration for providing to your exact instructions. I ordered my steak pink but not red in the middle. For some, this is medium, for others this is medium well. Whatever it is to the chef, it was absolutely perfect. This is a treasure in Burnaby; it is expensive, but once it a while it is so worth it.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

A lovely Easter lunch with my mother and husband. Service was attentive. Enough variety on the menu without being overwhelming. Food arrived promptly was nicely presented. Will continue to return.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The Servers were polite & helpful with aiding our selection for food & wine. I really appreciated how quickly the food was served and how personable our Server was.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The food was excellent, beautifully presented and generous portions for fine food dining. The waiter was great with our old guest, very good with helping us select the right wine and generally made the entire evening very special. From the moment they took our coats to when they walked us to the door it was superb!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great food and service and ambience... food did come out a little slow but worth it

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Every thing great but noise at larger tables

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The manager is very hands on, the waiter was very friendly, and the food was good.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Excellent customer service and delicious food

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Service 2nd to none! Awesome all around!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Great restaurant and great atmosphere. The food was exceptional and the service was top notch.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

As always, this glorious restaurant pleases. The friend I brought, had never been there before and she was more than thrilled with the whole experience.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Amazing meal! We went early on a Friday night and it was nice and quiet. Service was excellent, food was amazing. We will be going back!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Great place, deliciuse food and good service. It's such nice treat to be in a place where people can talk and hear each other...

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Such a lovely place to go. Deffintly highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

The service and the food were all as expected. The atmosphere is such that the rooms are quiet so no one has to shout to be heard. A pleasant place to dine.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

We we're celebrating my wife's entry Hood to becoming a civilian, she's formerly military. So this was going to be something we have both never done before. And without a doubt it was incredible! An amazing experience, and our server was beyond amazing. I have absolutely nothing negative about the place, or service. My only issue comes from the price. For what we had, it seemed... Steep. And I mean very steep. We decided on the shared meal. Which means we have the choice of a salad or something pork thing, then the main was one steak with some potatoes and mushrooms. And the desert was a small chocolate and vanilla cake. All that for 104 dollars. Now I don't know much about steak, but that was not a 100 dollar steak. I say 100 dollar steak because the rest of the meal was vegetables. It all tasted really good, but easily should not have been over 30 - 40 dollars a person. The next thing is their drink menu, the least expensive drink was 12 dollars. Maybe 11, and with how much you're paying for food already, I don't know. Seems a tad high. After water and tea was all added up. We had spent over 180 dollars. And we went home and ate more, because neither of us were even close to full. Now if this was a tasting menu, fine. I understand that you may leave hungry still, you're not there to eat a full plate, you're there to taste good food, and the food was without a doubt good. Just for what it cost, I found it a bit much. Would I recommend this place to friends? Yes, without a doubt. But I will also be telling them that if you get anything other than a burger, it's a 200 dollar meal. But hey, the service was beyond amazing, and she had an insanely good sense of humour when I asked for my stek fully cooked.( Even though it came medium rare)

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Staff are great - they remember regular customers! I always feel welcome.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The food was beyond amazing, the dishes were made with love and you can taste it. My family and I spend over 3 hours there and loved every second. Waiter was kind and helpful! It was truly a memorable experience.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

My wife and I had a late valentines dinner here and loved it!

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Don’t think menu is as good as it use to be partner disappointed with menu

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Enjoyed meal from beginning to end, we had the oysters for appy, tenderloin and burger for main. Excellent

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

This is a gem - beautiful tudor-style mansion on a lake with white table cloths and proper settings that is rare to find in Vancouver anymore. The atmosphere is rare to find at the same menu pricing as most restaurants. With views over the sprawling lawn and Deer Lake, the experience is hard to beat.
Try Sunday brunch --- lovely! Or sitting out on the patio in the sunshine - outstanding!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Amazing staff and exceptional service!

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Quite disappointed in the Valentines Day set menu we had last night. I went with my wife and although the service and setting were at least worth 4 stars the food was only worth 2 stars. Hence my 3 star rating. Nothing really stood out as great food. When I pay $88.00 per person I expect GREAT food. Nothing was bad (sandy scallops might be the exception - but were cooked perfectly). The appetizers were kind of boring (the cornmeal "pancake" and arctic char combination was truly tasteless) . The oysters three ways were pretty decent (the cucumber oyster was boring). The shared truffle risotto plate was ok but nothing special, the flavour was dominated by the Parmesan, the smoked carrots got completely lost -(very oddly served too as a communal share plate with two small bread plates given to each person but no spoon to serve - we scooped it up with our forks). The beef dish was good (very small portions and no side) and the scallops were good save the beach hardware mentioned above (loved the little cauliflower breaded bites though),. The cheesecake and chocolate tart were very yummy and done well - definitely the high-point of the night.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

While the restaurant itself is quite cute and clean, the service and food fall flat on its face in all regards. May be worth it if this was priced perhaps $30 cheaper per person. Considering this is not the case, I will review the restaurant at the price point they prescribed @ $185 before tip for two people. I will be only noting the notable dishes in this review. Anything not mentioned would be defined as average.

This price range and course descriptions suggests they are fine dining, they are anything but. Starting with service, it was lack luster throughout the meal with no dish descriptions, overly casual, not taking away dishes.

The table bread they serve tastes terrible, and served with hard cold butter... One of the first times in my life I didn't even manage to eat a single slice. Also the server never took away the bread that we were clearly not eating the entire meal.

Truffle risotto was more like carrot risotto. Truffles shaved rather than infused, but low quality truffles make it nearly undetectable. The truffles were further masked by the slightly under cooked carrots that made the dish too sweet and carrot like. Their first attempt was under seasoned and it was sent back. They tried again but now overly salty, but it was much improved. Very strange they decided that this would be a dish that came shared... This is extremely unusual for fine dining, and especially a savory dish. Maybe its a play on valentines day, but that presentation seemed more lazy than romantic.

Beef dish was very small (one tiny slice of beef), all the sides were basically untouched because they didn't really do anything for the palette.

Scallops were cooked nicely, but overly salted on top. Was biting through chunks of salt on the 4 scallops they served for the entree.

Desserts were a complete failure. Cheesecake had an awful taste, chocolate tart was too hard and too much caramel.

Just don't go. You can go to Hawksworth for similar cost.

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