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Purple Pear

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946 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 3C5, Canada
(905) 527-7179
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very good food

We have been going to this restaurant for four years. It is operated by very friendly people and the food is great. The couple we took for dinner two years ago have returned several times. It is a great place to go for a romantic dinner or any other occasion you have. The herb crusted chicken is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Jack D
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Hamilton, Canada
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  • Reservations
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English first
Hamilton, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We have been going to this restaurant for four years. It is operated by very friendly people and the food is great. The couple we took for dinner two years ago have returned several times. It is a great place to go for a romantic dinner or any other occasion you have. The herb crusted chicken is done to perfection.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Went here for a girl's night out with a couple of friends and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of food, especially since the outside of this restaurant is not anything fancy. We ordered prime rib, seafood linguine and spinach/ricotta rotollo and shared a nice bottle of red wine. Everything was cooked just right. Portions were generous. It's a great... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

It was an atrocious experience from start to finish. A member of our party ordered the prime rib, and the server came back 25 minutes later saying they were "all out" and to pick something else. Our food took over an hour to be served, and let me say: do not order the calamari. It's from a box in the... More 

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2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

I've been trying to get my husband here for a while and we finally made it out without the baby. I was excited to see what the hype was about. Aside from the decor being outdated, the service was great and menu prices seemed fair. The steaks (medium rare) were tasteless -not even salt and pepper- absolutely flavourless. Also, it... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

excellent food,.Service was outstanding. , The size of the servings was abundant. Would tell my friends to go for a nice relaxing meal there.

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Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is definitely a "Hidden Gem"...in Hamilton! Reservations are recommended. We arrived at the Restaurant at 4:50 as our reservation was for 5 pm. Half of the restaurant was already filled..someone was celebrating a birthday party . By 5:30... All seats were filled. We started off with French onion Soup...which was absolutely delicious and presented in a very different fashion..none... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I wanted to take my son to celebrate his 25th birthday somewhere special and was willing to try somewhere new. I searched "Best Hamilton Restaurants" and this one came up on the list. I grew up in Hamilton and knew the area wasn't the best, but I also trusted that if the owner moved his restaurant from another secure location... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We returned to this restaurant at its new location on our return to Hamilton and found the food to be generally tasty and great value overall. Steakhouse selections offered excellent value although some specialty items appeared to have been pre-prepared to some extent. We also enjoyed some excellent desserts and appetizers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We visited the Purple Pear for the first time tonight for Christmas Dinner and had a wonderful evening. We had made the reservations a few weeks ago and were looking forward to going after reading the reviews and it lived up to our expectations. I went with my mother and 7 year old son and were presented with a fixed... More 

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Hamilton Ontario
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61 reviews 61 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Tried this restaurant with a girlfriend and was able to enjoy a wonderful meal with the fixed menu. We chose the feta and spinach in phyllo and shrimp cocktail as appetizers. Both were good. For mains we split the steak dinner and seafood pasta. Steak was disappointing as it lacked flavour was not very tender and could have used a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 946 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 3C5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: (905) 527-7179

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Continental
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?