Hart House Restaurant

4.5
1658 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 Anniversaries
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
What 1658 People Are Saying
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M
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely ambiance. Great food and service

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice setting and friendly customer service. Will visit again.

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DL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Seven of us went on a Thursday night when you'd thing there'd be no quality loss but the service was atrocious (staff looked unkempt, seemed unhappy, were not knowledgeable of the menu or wine list, the mains (which they've offered forever - how about a refresh?) were mediocre for the price (my lamb was tough and flavorless) but deserts and appies were OK; it's a beautiful venue in a nice setting but why do nice places think they can cruise on that alone?

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TJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My family and I love going to Hart House because food, service, atmosphere...everything is excellent.

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R
Vancouver
96 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

One of the best kept secrets in town.
On the positive side, our lamb and beef dishes were both excellent, along with our off menu starter of scallops.
On the off side, our favorite waiter has moved on, and they've changed the menu, damn!
Oh well.

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JG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Updated menu is very good.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Everything was perfect except all the dead flies on the window beside us at the table. We were given a glad of champagne for our wedding anniversary and decorative writing congratulating us on our desserts. The charcuterie was amazing!! I highly recommend.

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TA
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I had never been there and was a little nervous as the reviews go both ways but all three of us had an excellent meal. The Pineapple gazpacho was different but so refreshing. The Sturgeon was excellent as well as the Prawn and Scallop entree.
If I lived closer I would definitely return as we all felt the food, atmosphere and service was excellent.

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TS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They are just simply the best. Great food and excellent service. Love it!

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LN
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

No TV, no loud music, tables are spaced apart enough that conversation is easy even though it was busy. The service was attentive but not intrusive. The food was very good.

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A
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have not dined at Hart House in awhile, amazingly surprised.
My new favorite place for great prepared food.

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L
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and service!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience

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S
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely impromptu dinner with Mom at the end of a hectic Sunday.
Great value for the impeccable food, attentive, friendly and engaging service, and gorgeous view.
Everyone should come and enjoy!

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AJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I went to Hart House Restaurant for our anniversary dinner. We were greeted with the host acknowledging our anniversary. We were asked to wait for a couple of minutes so we can get seated at one of their nicest tables. It was a really nice spot. We ordered from their three course menu and we were quite impressed by everything we ate! Servers made the evening extra special with very polished service. We are already talking about going back on my birthday!

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JR
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Just a wonderful place to be. Great service and old world charm when you don't want to be stunned by hype.

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JC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We come back here every year on our anniversary (and other times as well) We have always had outstanding service. The menu changes and I like to try meals that I wouldn’t make at home. The duck confit was just as the server described. Delicious. A very special place for us. We’ve never been disappointed

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice view of the lake

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A
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

The host was very polite in receiving us. The waiter was nice too but he got my order wrong. He felt bad about it and shyly asked if I wanted another plate but I just let it slide. The person who brought our food to the table was always in a rush, never once asked if we needed anything else. She just left the food and turned around so fast. We had to flag them for fresh pepper.
Overall the food was good, I had seafood sphagettini and my friend had steak. Nice ambience, especially for special occasion.

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JR
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

There should be a system to monitor customers. Folks at table in the sun room where we were dining were playing U tube, were loud laughter etc; very inappropriate for a fine dining evening. Thus the noise level was such we couldn’t converse at our table, causing us to speak to them re their inappropriate behaviour.
Food satisfying but for our friends when ordering tenderloin we expected potatoes. Also, seasonal vegetables were sparse and rather unappetizing.
Service was great. Manager and server very attentive.

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LC
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food & fantastic service. Beautiful setting and a great place for a special occasion. Will be back!

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PS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

One of our favorite places to eat for special occasions but the kitchen was a bit off this night resulting in my steak being over cooked and having to be sent back. The manager tried to make it right after to her credit but the meal was ackward

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CR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great moderate priced lunch. We were surprised at the menu prices. Very reasonable....

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L
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant is in an elegant heritage house, with a lovely decor, overlooking Deer Lake. We enjoyed the ambiance of being seated in the sun room on this sunny day. Service was excellent & attentive from the time we stepped in to the time we left. The server seemed to know whenever the water glasses needed to be refilled. The food was tasty, cooked perfectly, and plated nicely. It was a great dining experience and we would definitely return.

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JW
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great time with our friend and kids on a beautiful Sunday morning. The food was so nice that was enjoyed by both adults and kids. Love the brunch that it was a wide range of selection for everyone :) we will definitely choose the Hart House again and will try the outside dining for the next time!

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KC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location...great food..great service. Will definitely go back again. Highly recommend Hart House

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CC
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really pleased to see the changes to your menu. Including an item from the dinner menu on the lunch menu as a special was really pleasing. Thank you.

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RD
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
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 on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The room, the service and food was A-1. We will return when we dine out.
Thanks

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
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
4 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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