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About Hart House Restaurant

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.


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Burnaby Business Hall of Fame Inductee 2014

6664 Deer Lake Ave
Burnaby, BC V5E 4H3
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Northwest, Modern European, Organic

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

Cross Street:
Canada Way

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 298-4278

Website:
http://www.harthouserestaurant.com/

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

Parking Details:
Ample free parking on Private Lot.
Overflow parking at neighbouring church or Heritage Museum in designated spots.

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

Executive Chef:
Mike Genest

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.

Private Party Contact:
Sonja Muller: (604) 298-4278

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
See our events page:
http://harthouserestaurant.com/events












Hart House Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (43)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Scenic View (25)
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Good for a Date (25)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Cozy (23)
Romantic (22)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Good for Groups (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Great for Brunch (8)
Seasonal (8)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Authentic (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Waterfront (5)
Casual (5)
Business Meals (4)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined 3 days ago

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Cozy, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

Great restaurant in an old mansion with beautiful view over Deer Lake and Burnaby

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

Dined at Hart house for lunch on Valentine's day
Food was outstanding
Presentation and taste were top notch
Service was courteous
The heritage building is elegant and is actually quite spacious inside
Will come again

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent dining experience in a beautiful heritage building!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food and fabulous old European feel. Would definitely recommend it to friends and family.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Absolutely love this place. We went here as a small group for a birthday celebration. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere of the place is beautiful. Would come again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was delicious! I would definitely come back for any special occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This restaurant in a heritage home is an experience of its own. Someone greeting you at the door and checking your coat. Your glass never runs dry. The food was creative and delicious. The descriptions don’t do it justice. They don’t look like large portions but I was full at the end of my 3 courses from dine out Vancouver.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything seems fine except the gentleman brought us to the table pull chair out for me but didn’t push it back in behind me ... I have to pull the chair in by myself ...

Tags: Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I loved the comfortable atmosphere and the service was friendly and considerate. Great food. We went as a group of friends and it was not too loud so we were able to have a conversation. Loved our experience!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Highly recommended, I am and always will be, a return customer. Cozy atmosphere, intimate dinning and very attentive staff make this a complete experience.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

This is a nice place for a more fine dining experience. Service was attentive and polite and food portions were just right.

Left quite satisfied.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

WE camde to celebrate our wedding anniversary, as we have done for several years. The food and the service were as good as they always have been.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I haven't been to your restaurant in over a year and I recommended it to friends. The service was not very good. My friends wine was filled with sediment and when the waiter came over and it was pointed out he dismissed her by saying all good wine has it. Then he said he would bring her a little bit more. She declined and he brought it anyway. She declined again and then he put it on the table and said well one of you can drink it. The appetizers and main courses were all good but the portions on the desert was pitiful. Sadly, I will no longer be recommending your establishment.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I run by Hart house often. I love the area and the character home. Great place for special occasions!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The main was a bit on the salty end. but the ambiance and service was exquisite

Tags: Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

the food was excellent! compliments to the chefs. though should update the washrooms. other than that the staff were freindly and accomodating.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

A nice retro luxurious mansion with wonderful view of the woods and lake. Yet the food is below average.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We went to the Hart House for my wife’s birthday. Service was ok but they were super busy with the dine-out crowd. There was temperature issues with one appetizer, but the staff worked very hard to sort it out. Overall it was a good service.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I’ve always passed by the Hart House when I am around the Deer Lake Park, finally had the chance to dine in this place. Wow, the food is amazing! The portion is perfect filling, and the wine matching is just excellent.

Thank you to the staff who served us tonight!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Amazing Dine Out Menu. Phenomenal flavours. Well worth exploring and set in a beautiful heritage building. Very friendly staff

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The menu was a little more limited than usual, due to the Dine Out event. But as always the food and service were impeccable.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Always have had good food and service at the restaurant.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent food, and service. Surpassed my expectations. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner at the Hart House restaurant. Good food and service! Will be back for more!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Service was delightful!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 16, 2018

This restaurant is close to where I live and is in a lovely setting. It is an old converted home and my husband and I like it a lot. It is located close to a small theatre and an art gallery which we sometimes attend so the restaurant is convenient for us. Food is always good, and the service is usually very good too. Lunch the other day was lovely.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Nice ambiance in this Tudor-style mansion. It was a cold and rainy evening when we dined. The fireplace near the main door was so inviting creating a warm atmosphere. Meal choices, include appetizers, mid course, main and three course fixed priced offerings. Menus are subject to change. We were two couples and everyone was pleased with their food choices from the mussels & clams appetizers, the braised lamb shank and seared scallops mains. Mid size portions, good flavours. This writer began with a Manhattan cocktail - not the best I have ever tasted as it was missing angostura bitters and a tart cherry. The noise level which was a bit high for being about 3/4's full. None-the-less, the venue is very pleasant with local history and we had a window table permitting a view down to Deer Lake. Good, attentive service. Will be back in the summer to sit outside on the patio.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Very delicious meal and a cozy atmosphere.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We had the most wonderful meal here tonight. Our meals were lovingly prepared, beautifully plated and immensely enjoyed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a poor experience with small portions that left us going to McDonald’s after a 500 dollar bill. Not worth it.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our mom celebrated her 90th birthday and the wait staff and special dessert were thoughtful and made the event memorable. Staff kept the event quiet and just for our table and didn’t bring undue attention to us which was perfect for mom. She didn’t want any hoopla around the event. Many thanks to everyone for their consideration and recognizing the event with a special dessert!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Nice view with great food and friendly service. Good to have family gathering.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Lovely ambiance,wait staff excellent,food was good,reasonably priced

Tags: Waterfront, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

A wonderful meal along with great service made for a wonderful Christmas Eve

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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