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The Yellow Pear Kitchen, St. Catharines, ON

The Yellow Pear Kitchen

4.9
4.9
560 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Farm-to-table
Yellow Pear KItchen is the small strip mall gem in St. Catharines as imagined by owners Jason and Nicole Sawatsky. Winner of 100 Best Restaurants in Canada. Its where a few gastronomes can express their passion for good drinks+food to the people of and visiting Niagara. 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 dinner.

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2 people

9:30 p.m.


Booked 10 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Canadian, Bistro

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (905) 984-1565

  • 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 560 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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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 Value

  • Niagara

    Fit for Foodies

  • Niagara

    Healthy

  • Niagara

    Hot Spot

  • Niagara

    Neighbourhood Gem

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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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!!
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. BM

    BethM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seriously delicious! Best pork belly I’ve ever had!
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. A

    Angel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

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

    JustinW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about The Yellow Pear was wonderful for us: the food was exceptional and very reasonably priced. It was nice, as seniors, to have menu items that could be split for 2. Service (by the owner) was warm and curtious.
  18. DM

    DarrellM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A real treat to be sure. Money well spent but you will spend it. Will go again, absolutely. "Manhattan in St Kitts."
  19. D

    Dandy61

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, intimate dining experience! My husband brought me here for dinner! Food is fun and delicious!
  20. V

    Veevee

    Costa Rica

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing meal here and a great wine selection. Nicole remembered what we liked to eat and drink from our last visit, making us feel extra special!
  21. S

    Steve

    Toronto

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best food and service ever experienced
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and excellent service.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most amazing meal. Lots of delicious small plates and a 36 oz rib steak cooked to perfection for the 3 of us. To finish the meal I ordered the creme brûlée topped with crushed sponge toffee. Such one of kind menu items. I would highly recommend The Yellow Pear. A great experience to be had ❤️❤️❤️
  24. K

    Katie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This cute little gem has quickly become one of my all time favourite restaurants. Hugh quality food, many options for vegetarians (they switch up the menu) and the service is excellent. Love Love Love Yellow Pear!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Causal and fabulous. It was a taste extravaganza. We shared all the dishes making it a wonderful experience.
  26. LP

    LindaP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat. Everything was very good. A real gem!
  27. EH

    EricaH

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is innovative but not pretentious. The flavours and textures are absolutely amazing!!! The service is welcoming and warm. The restaurant is charming. I love this place! Highly recommend!!!
  28. RM

    RobM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Yellow Pear never ceases to amaze me with fabulous food and excellent service. Do yourself a favour and indulge in the wonderful food and friendly faces.
  29. L

    Luckygirl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We shared the Diefenbaker Salad..did I mention it’s with warmed blue cheese dressing? Wow The Risotto with Cauliflower, carrot Vin with pork Belly and the Parisian Gnocchi….I can’t tell you which one I like better, both were spectacular filled with flavours. Not being the biggest desert person…..but I did notice choc cake. Pretty hard to please me with ordinary choc cake…it’s harder to do well than most people think. OMG it was the bestest ever choc cake I’ve ever had…I didn’t share. I had the other half for breakfast. Complete dinner was truly fantastic, ambiance was nice and he service very personable. Highly recommend.
  30. R

    Rich

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was excellent. Nice to share and try each others food. The only complaint is the music was too loud, especially for those who had hearing aids and trying to have a conversation. Monique
  31. LA

    LisaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an amazing gem!!! The food was so good, the staff were welcoming and so friendly & the restaurant itself was very inviting. Perfect spot for a quiet romantic dinner or a night out with friends. A MUST TRY!!!
  32. S

    Sugar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an interesting twist on their dishes. This has become my favourite local eatery. I can always find healthy options here.
  33. H

    Happy

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious! I look forward to returning soon.
  34. PM

    PaulM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was interesting and varied. Really tasty. My wife thought everything was a bit salty for her taste, but I didn't think so. Nice, casual vibe. Loved it.
  35. KL

    KenL

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm not sure what to say but it's a definitely our favorite go-to place. The menu is varied and excellent. The staff very attentive and they are willing to work with you to make your experience even better with your food selections and service
  36. JH

    JamesHK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    An excellent meal for two in all respects. Food was superb in all ways ( freshness, taste, innovation and style) with specific note for the obvious detail given to the presentation. We will be back.
  37. NR

    NeilR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and drink menus! Something for everyone. Definitely try the Pork Belly Benny on a Cheese Dot Waffle. Wow
  38. SS

    ShawnaS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic! We will absolutely be back!
  39. BL

    BrandonL

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the selections and how accommodating they were to our dietary restrictions
  40. RS

    RobS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot with amazing food. We will definitely be back

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The Yellow Pear Kitchen is rated 4.9 stars by 560 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 p.m.


Booked 10 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

    Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 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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