Friday, September 2, 2011

Hart House - love the ambiance


Hart House

6664 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby

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Food: 3.5
Service: 4.5
Price: Expensive

Hart House restaurant is a picturesque mansion located inside Deer Lake park. Just from looking at it, you know it definitely has some history. This restaurant has been in operation since 1988, and still going strong.
The inside was equally impressive. As soon as you walk through the front door, you are greeted by the host standing in a nice foyer with a antique fireplace, then you are seated in one of the many dining rooms. I think we were seated in the family room, but who knows, this place is huge with a 2nd floor too. I loved the big windows that provided the natural lighting.
R ordered the 3 cheese omelet for $13. The egg was very fluffy and moist, but because it only had cheese in it, it seemed to be lacking substance (I prefer hearty omelet). The fingerling potatoes on the side was nice and crispy, and the mix green salad was fresh.

I ordered the Knuckle Sandwich for $18. It was essentially a seafood sandwich with lobster, shrimp, apple and mayo on a grilled brioche bun. I loved the filling, the seafood was fresh and slightly sweet. I think the addition of apple is ingenious, because it provided a nice crunchy texture and a slightly tart taste which works so well with seafood. The grilled brioche bun was okay, and it was quite flatten by the grilling, but still not crispy enough.
Lastly, we also ordered a Mussels and Fries to share for $16. These Salt Spring Island mussels were fresh, but not very big. The garlic, leek, and white wine cream sauce was delicious with a hint of spicy kick from the Chorizo sausage.

For our fries, we upgraded to their Truffle and Parmesan fries. I think out of everything this was the biggest disappointment, because the fries was not crispy enough and quite oily. However I did detect the truffle oil flavor.

Service of course is top notch as you are paying for it given the food prices here. I loved the ambiance, it was relaxing yet elegant. I would definitely recommend Hart House to anyone looking for a great place for brunch, as I certainly enjoyed this dining experience.


R September 2, 2011 at 2:08 PM

but ...i like the fries. Well, it was surly soggy, but the flavour was quit nice though.

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