Hart House Restaurant

4.6
1994 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Mediterranean
OPEN!
Seatings on main floor and 2nd floor to ensure guests' safety.
Social distancing of 2 meters per table.

Lakeside dining with sustainable West Coast cuisine inspired by Mediterranean flavours.

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Special menus

  • Three Course Chef's Menu

     CA$58.00 per person
    Starting Sep 30, 2020
    Enjoy Chef Mike Genest's Three Course menu. We have BC Wine Pairings for each course (starter, main and dessert) as an option. All items can be ordered a la carte also. Current Menu features Seared Diver Scallops. Available Tuesday to Friday Lunch and Dinner, plus Saturday and Sunday evenings.

Offers

Happy Hour

Starting Nov 6, 2020 · Sun 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Tue - Sat 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday to Sunday 3:00pm - 5:00pm $7 Feature Cocktails (Caesar, Negroni, Hot Toddy & Black Forest Hot Chocolate) $6 Draft Beer $6 Flute Sparkling $7 Feature Wines (5oz), Red and White

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1994 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NgaioD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. Our waiter, John, was able to create cocktails that weren't on the menu but were based on our tastes and they were delicious. We like to take our time over dinner and were not rushed at all. We would definitely come back for another lovely evening of dining.

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VeronikaS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Would like to see a large appetizer menu. But overall lovely place for an intimate dinner.

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vipArrKayBee
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lovely venue for brunch or a romantic al fresco dinner.

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Veronica
Oaxaca
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service remains fantastic as usual. Thank for the big effort to keep everybody safe. Food was delicious!!!

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on November 16, 2020

Thank you for your review! It is always such a pleasure to have you at the restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Pioneer
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Decent food, great atmosphere. Worth coming here at least once.

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on November 16, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience! We hope that you will return more than once - and we look very much forward to it.

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MichaelL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

John was our server, he did an excellent job, had good knowledge of the foods we ordered. He is polite and friendly.

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AndrewD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Haven’t been here for years. Had a very enjoyable meal. Elegant old building, easy parking, excellent service and quiet ambiance.

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Kolblam
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

My husband took me here as we rarely have date night and The experience really took it away. Food was better than I imagine. I was hoping the atmosphere would be better even though we had the view of the lake but it was anobstructed view and the feeling of a high end restaurant didn’t hit the mark. Had a few cocktails which were good though esp the hold tody. Service was pleasant but could have been better.

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on November 14, 2020

Thank you so much for your review! I am very sorry to hear that the ambience and service did not quite meet your expectations. This is disappointing at the best of times, but especially now that we all dine out less often, and a date night is a precious thing. Would you be open to letting me know what we could possibly change so we can improve things on our end?

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vipLila
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was good. Tables were nicely distanced. Overall a very nice dining experience.

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colleen
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The menu was excellent; staff were attentive and caring. Food was superb. Good application of safety protocols for COVID - we felt very safe. It was an overall great. lunch.

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asdfgal
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent, but the restaurant was very empty and a bit cold. Not much ambiance.

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Mario
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was our 5 year anniversary and we've always wanted to try this place. we decided on the Sunday brunch! The mussels were outstanding and service was excellent. View of the lake made the ambience perfection.

thank you we'll be back for sure!

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on November 14, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, Mario! It was a pleasure to serve you, and we hope to see you again soon. Happy Anniversary, all the best from the Hart House team.

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EdmundW
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service are good. Atmosphere is fine with Deer Lake just out of the restaurant. Improvement can be made by increasing a bit lighting inside the restaurant as it’s a bit dim though there is natural light from outside.

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ScottH
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

somewhat limited menu but an elegant setting in a former mansion

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LaurieS
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. Location was perfect. It was a lovely night out.

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BarbL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the brunch menu. I had the eggs with prosciutto and mushrooms. Very nice especially the mushrooms. Friends who were with me enjoyed the waffles!

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on October 29, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your brunch experience. It was a pleasure to have you at Hart House, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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KarenT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the Hart House offered a lovely dining experience. This visit we tried the brunch. The food was wonderful, the service excellent and the atmosphere perfect. I always look forward to dining at the Hart House.

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PenelopeB
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb and the food and wine pairing was excellent.
We really enjoyed it. Tables were spaced far a part for Covid19.
The noise level was low, it was quiet and relaxing. A great experience for our family.

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ThankfulandBlessed
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 6 of us that got together to celebrate two of the members' 65th birthdays. We dressed up fancy, we put on our best manners, and we went hoping that it would be a good evening, despite Covid. Well, this place exceeded expectations. The ambience was perfect, the service, especially by Monica, was excellent, the food was excellent. We were there for 3 hours, and the good news for me - as I paid the bill, was that the total was much lower than I expected. All 6 of us left full and happy - and wondering why it took us so long to find this very special place.

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your detailed review. It means the world to us that you enjoyed your time at Hart House, and that you took the time to share your experience. We have shared your review with Monica as well. We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful team! We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my Dads 85th birthday and everything was perfect!
This is a very special restaurant for us and we really appreciate the quality of food and excellent service.
Thank you!

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vipChampagneTaste
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food was wonderful as always, A perfect setting to celebrated a wedding anniversary.

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vipAngeliqueS
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible. The staff were friendly and our server was so attentive. The setting is stunning, old world and gentle. A view of Deer Lake and greenery surrounds. Great wine selection with careful attention to uncommon vines.

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on October 20, 2020

Thank you so much for your lovely and detailed review! We loved serving you and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipRedd
Vancouver
120 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic, with service that has to be commended.
While the menu is small and manageable, chef is open to requests and mods if practical.
The dinner we had last night, and most nights, was fantastic. Both presentation and to the mouth, taste and texture were perfect.
Make a reservation, arrive with your loved ones, and spend the evening in a atmosphere 2nd to none in town

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rozells
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We enjoyed our lunch , the waitress was great , good service .

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on October 20, 2020

Thank you for your kind feedback!

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SylviaO
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were welcomed very warmly and shown to a beautiful table surrounded by windows looking out onto the radiant green lawn leading down to the lake. Our waiter was very personable and respectful, with a good sense of humour. The food and wine were both very good and the price was reasonable. The music was inappropriate for a restaurant of that ambience, but they were quick to turn it down when we asked. Is the decor ready for a refresher . . . or is the focus on keeping the original intact?

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on October 20, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review. It was a pleasure to have you at our restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again in the future,

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GinaS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I’m not sure why but the restaurant has a weird odour. I don’t recall it smelling like this before. The food was mediocre. We had the special, halibut. Very quiet and service was good.

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KevinR
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great Thanksgiving dinner. Love the building and ambience, plenty of space, it was not noisy at all, staff was friendly and accomodating, there to serve when you needed, and ultimately just a great dining experience. I'll be back.

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, Kevin. it was a pleasure to serve you, and we look forward to seeing you again!

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GeorgeM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places to go and celebrate special occasions.

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you for your review George! It is always a pleasure to have you at Hart House. We look forward to seeing you again.

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vipNaomi
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic experience at Hart House. We love it here!

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you for your feedback Naomi! It was a pleasure to serve you, and we look forward to seeing you again.

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Olivia
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We didn’t know people could dine in the garden and reserved a table indoors. They put a bottle of wine for the table I wanted. But when I found outside was more pleasant, we were brought to a nice table outside. But the food is average.

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David
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First meal out since Covid-19 in March. Hart House protocols seemed very good. Not busy so physical distancing was not an issue. Meal was outstanding and the service was excellent.

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SherryM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delight to continue going to a restaurant that keeps their high standard of cuisine , friendliness and incredible staff. Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband This meeting had been delayed due to Covid19. Husband we both had moments of unnecessary anxiety; Hart House team had restaurant seating well spaced apart we felt very safe!!

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on October 7, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience at Hart House. We are very happy to hear that you felt safe, well taken care of and enjoyed your dinner.

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BethL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great evening. Noise level was high due to kids upstairs, not the restaurants fault.

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on October 7, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience at Hart house. It was a pleasure to have you at our restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again (and we will make sure that we seat you in a quieter area).

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful experience aa we got to enjoy the view and peacefulness of the surroundings. It’s like dining outside the English countryside.

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on October 7, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you at Hart house, and we look forward to serving you again soon.

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JoannaP
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time but not the last! Loved sitting outside on the patio enjoying the sunset with a glass of wine and great company, food was done perfectly! Service was good

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JuanM
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner there very much! I tried the chef's menu with wine pairing. It was a great choice! Highly recommend! The service was also very good. Thank you!

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KevinW
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

not your average lunch stop I would only use for special occasion

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DavidL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Midweek 6:45 reservation for a special occasion - what could go wrong? Well even though depressing empty they were already out of the two dishes we most craved based on reviews. We left, before it got worse. You have to try harder Hart House.

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on October 7, 2020

Dear David thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your experience at Hart House. Although we strive to have more than enough fresh seafood on hand for each service we do sometimes sell out of certain dishes, and I am very sorry this happened on the night in question. Since it was a beautiful, sunny day almost all guests were seated on the patio and lawn, which left the inside of the restaurant quite empty, especially considering that we have reduced our tables by 50% in order to provide proper distancing to keep our guests safe. Sincerely, Sonja Muller Sales Manager

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TraceyR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a really nice experience at the Hart House. Food was good, staff lovely and nice seating. We sat outside with a beautiful view and very COVID safe.

FAQs

Hart House Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 298-4278.

Hart House Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1994 OpenTable diners.

Hart House Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.harthouserestaurant.com/gift-certificates.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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