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Purple Pear

946 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 3C5, Canada
(905) 527-7179
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Ranked #29 of 920 restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Continental
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 27, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I had no idea the Purple Pear existed until I did a restaurant search for the Hamilton area. I was pleasantly surprised when I found this hidden gem. While it may not be located in the best area, the food and service were excellent. It offers more of a formal dining experience without the hefty price tag. Their steak is... More

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Oakville, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The Purple Pear is geared to the older crowd, based on the menu and decor. We had the steak and it was just OK. It was rather thin and so when I asked for rare, it was more medium-well. Overall, it is just ok. I will not drive out of my way to visit this place again.

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Ancaster, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Just returned from having dinner using a wagjag coupon for two 3 course meals for $39. I would have scored it higher if the neighbourhood was better and the decor more modern. That being said the service was prompt,courteous,and efficient. The appetizers and mains were all of excellent quality and presentation. The two desserts were good but both were too... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The presentation of the food was very good, the atmosphere was adequate. Very disappointed in the fish, sea bass was recommended by the waiter when the sea bass arrived for two people in the party the fish was tasteless and tough even difficult to cut with a knife, when getting towards the middle of the fish the inside was actually... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We went recently as a party of ten.Service was extremely slow and my meal was further delayed when the Maui fish I ordered had to be returned because it was suppose to be filleted and the first bite I took produced 2 large bones.Also their imported beer prices are EXHORBERANT AT $11.00 for a Stella Artois.I am in my seventies... More

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Hamilton
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16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

They are only open for dinner on Wednesday to Sunday evenings. So trying to arrange to go there was tricky. It is not a big place and fills up quickly so a reservation is a must if you want to get in. parking in the back or meters out front. The food selection is a not huge but something for... More

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Cambridge, Ontario
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62 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We came here with a Groupon and were so impressed! The food was delicious, the presentation beautiful, and the service was perfect! We had the steak and salmon. Both were done to perfection, and the desserts are heavenly! The wine list, while not extensive, is reasonably priced, and offers something for everyone. We will return for sure!

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Hamilton, Canada
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15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

My wife and I walked over this restaurant which is located not very far from our house. I'm glad I made a reservation. It was A Saturday and we gold there, a little early there was only one other couple there, but within an hour the restaurant was full. I had a Caesar to start and my wife had the... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Me and my boyfriend, always drive by this restaurant and decided we would take my mom there for her birthday. Its a nice place but I have had better food else where. We order our food, appetizers were nice but our wait for our entre took forever, we waited at least an hour or more for it. When we finally... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I have never been disappointed at the Purple Pear. We have had our staff Christmas dinner there several times and my Mothers 80th Birthday party there also-- very accommodating. Going tonight for my anniversary dinner!!

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