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The Yellow Pear Kitchen, St. Catharines, ON

The Yellow Pear Kitchen

4.8
4.8
584 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Farm-to-table
Yellow Pear KItchen is the small strip mall gem in St. Catharines. Winner of opentabel 100 Best Restaurants in Canada. We aim to make dining approachable while elevating familiar comforts. We offer our home kitchen where the deliciousness of the food is met by a passion for hospitality. All paired with a warm sense of welcome. Currently open for brunch

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 6 times today

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  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Canadian, Bistro

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu–Sun 9:30 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (289) 213-4240

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Jason Sawatsky

  • Catering

      

  • Private party contact

    Nicole Sawatsky: (905) 984-1565

  • Neighbourhood

    St. Catharines

  • Cross Street

    Lake and Linwell

  • Parking Details

    Free Parking Onsite

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Wine

What 584 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Toronto / Ontario

    Best Food

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Best Value

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Farm-to-table

  • Niagara

    Best Overall

  • Niagara

    Best Food

  • Niagara

    Best Service

  • Niagara

    Best Ambience

  • Niagara

    Best Value

  • Niagara

    Brunch

  • Niagara

    Fit for Foodies

  • Niagara

    Neighbourhood Gem

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  1. LA

    LauraA

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had brunch on Sunday afternoon. Kay was super and the food was amazing. Will return.
  2. CM

    CarrieM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was very cordial. The food was incredible. There was four of us. Two had the crab and other two had eggs benny's. Delicious! Will go back.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great Sunday brunch! The guys in the kitchen care. :)
  4. SW

    SandraW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very tasty food, beautiful presentation, but quite slow to come to the table. Also, no decaf coffee and a limited selection of decaf teas.
  5. IH

    IceHouseWinery

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really interesting lunch and wonderful service
  6. GA

    GregA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cooking, service and imagination to conventional ideas.
  7. DS

    DanS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Will go back and try dinner🙂
  8. AL

    ALEDON

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great appetizers, wish could try them all at once.
  9. GD

    GregoryD

    Phoenix

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Classic foodie discovery. Amazing food in a small restaurant in a strip mall... A real gem worth your journey.
  10. BM

    BonnieM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our dinner at your establishment very much. The food was delicious and the server was great. We will definitely be back. One small thing that you might want to address. As we were entering, the first thing I noticed was the front door was very dirty. Not a great first impression. All it would take would be a little Windex to make a difference.
  11. s

    sarah

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had brunch with family and we each ordered something different. Every dish blew us away in taste and creativity.
  12. AP

    AndreaP

    Exclusive

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing. Our server was sweet and helpful
  13. PH

    PaulH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Yellow Pear has a reputation for being a hidden gem, and it really is! My wife and I had the salmon with a side of potatoes and creme brulee. Perfection! We've decided to return again and again until we've tried every item on the menu, it's that good! Highy recommend The Yellow Pear.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Service and food was great. The portions were very reasonable for the price and everything was 10/10
  15. RC

    RobC

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and host! Very unique breakfast items which have amazing flavours!
  16. SV

    ShaunaV

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for brunch on Sunday morning, ordered the brisket Benedict? Huge portion absolutely delicious. Highly recommend
  17. GT

    GlobetrottingT

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, focusing on local ingredients with some international flare. The decor has a beautiful colour scheme with a wonderful attention to detail. A truly wonderful stop when in the Ste Catherine’s Niagara area.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We love yellow pear. Will be coming back😎👍🏻🌈
  19. LR

    LenaR

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints. Great service, ambiance & food.
  20. MT

    MartyT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was outstanding in all aspect. I like the idea of having a different menu everyday. I will definitely be returning to your restaurant again. Regards Marty
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday brunch. Fabulous food. The jalapeño corn dogs and the pork belly eggs Benedict were sublime.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I had such a lovely experience at The Yellow Pear Kitchen. The food was super fresh and tasted amazing. Also fairly priced and the value exceeded my expectation.
  23. NR

    NikkiR

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful to have Nicole and The Yellow Pear back for brunch. Lovely new items on the menu too. The shakshuka was mouth watering. I woke up wanting it again the next morning and haven’t stopped talking about it. Also the best dining room playlist on rotation
  24. MD

    MacDuff

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really delicious brunch! Gourmet food for an amazing price (same as if you went elsewhere for brunch, but way better food). Lots of choices, but I’d suggest getting the pork belly with whatever you choose!
  25. SC

    SaraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The yellow pear gives a nice peaceful atmosphere, you don’t have to dress up fancy, it’s casual, yet you will get the meal of your life. Everything was amazing, the service was great and we had no complaints at all.
  26. PC

    PaulC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food every. Single. Time. Never fails! Extremely talented staff who are having fun and putting out amazing dishes. Love it
  27. JA

    JAMIEB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best places I've eaten at in a while. Service was top-notch, drinks were unique and the food was out of this world delicious. Stuff that you definitely can't make at home which is one of my favourite places to go to! Can't wait to go back!!
  28. GD

    GillianD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden gem in the Niagara region. Wonderful food, friendly and helpful staff, didn't have a bite that wasn't absolutely delicious! 100% would recommend
  29. BM

    BobM

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Asparagus & strawberries are in season locally and the salad featuring these was excellent. Recommendations from others rang true. We were not disappointed.
  30. Y

    Yiching

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, service was amazing. Pricey but worth it!
  31. PC

    PC12

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best meal I’ve had in a long time. We had the flat iron steak - cooked to perfection. The beat salad, risotto and shrimp dip which was to die for. Highly recommend this very understated restaurant
  32. F

    Foodophile

    Toronto

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A small (20 seats), not your average restaurant, in a plaza!We like the fact that the sharing of dishes is encouraged. Perfect way to try something new … and there are new dishes and new combinations like the ceviche with Doritos and fried chicken with waffles. No better place for new combinations of eggs Benny. We keep going back.
  33. BM

    BethM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seriously delicious! Best pork belly I’ve ever had!
  34. LM

    LindsayM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Has this restaurant recommended by a friend and they were so right. Fantastic food! Will definitely be back!
  35. ME

    MikeyEats

    Calgary

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    UNBELIEVABLE! And FANTASTIC! For some reason this week I was on a Canadian binge...yesterday I realized I missed National Caesar Day (thanks Cowtown!) a few weeks back so I fixed that...responsibly of course. Today I was pining for a good salmon dinner...and a legit vodka paralyzer (thanks Winterpeg!). Who knew you'd find such treasures out here in Niagara wine country? After getting a righteous paralyzer I ordered Yellow Pear's pierogi gnocchi... this appi is a game changer (Go Flames!) ... WOW! This is one of the best starters on the planet. Hats (cowboy) off to the chef...excellent, and easy to share. I then moved on to the baked salmon. Breathtaking. I am still trying to decipher the spices because it was so good and so unique. BRAVO! And the pan fried brussels sprouts were awesome. This entire dinner was a tour du force of excellence. There should be lineups in front of Yellow Pear, I'm heading back.
  36. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, shareable portions! Location is a must go in St Catherine's!
  37. EL

    ErinL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great meal. Our first visit but we’ll be back.
  38. L

    Lora

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food! They take pride in offering fresh & creative dishes.
  39. JM

    JohnM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the way the food is served “family style” so everyone gets a chance to try all of their delicious dishes! Also love that you are able to bring your own wine & pay a corkage fee! Brilliant, especially in Niagara where we’re surrounded by so many excellent wineries.
  40. A

    Angel

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food in st. Catharines hands down. Always great

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The Yellow Pear Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 584 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for The Yellow Pear Kitchen

526 Lake St, St. Catharines, ON L2N 4H4

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Lake and Linwell

  • Neighbourhood

    St. Catharines

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu–Sun 9:30 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Canadian, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Free Parking Onsite

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jason Sawatsky

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Wine

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