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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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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Great Value

Seven of us went on a Saturday night. It wasn't too busy, about half full. It has the feel of an old school steak house. Nice looking, clean, linens on the table. Prices here are verily reasonable. My NY Strip was $22, Caesar salad was $6, dessert was very large and $6. Bottles of wine were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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70 reviews 70 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Went there with the family of 10 the owner tall guy gray hair gave the worst service I've ever had in my life all of us got up and walked out the door he must've had been having a bad day but this isn't the first time I've heard the same smarten up your on Barton St., East

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Manotick
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Seven of us went on a Saturday night. It wasn't too busy, about half full. It has the feel of an old school steak house. Nice looking, clean, linens on the table. Prices here are verily reasonable. My NY Strip was $22, Caesar salad was $6, dessert was very large and $6. Bottles of wine were priced quite low and... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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

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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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
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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
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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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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?