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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
Dining options: Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Why the hype?

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 Aside from the decor being outdated, the service was great and menu prices seemed fair.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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
BrigetteR83
via mobile
Good for:
  • Reservations
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English first
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 Aside from the decor being outdated, the service was great and menu prices seemed fair.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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes 2 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Very good food. Very polite servers. Everything was just perfect. The manager seemed very hands on. One thing though, the location isn't the greatest.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Had a wonderful Friday night surprise at the "The Pear". Very nice bottle of Niagara house Red! for dinner. Prime Rib was perfectly prepared, cut and presented. Restaurant was very busy with what looked like "regulars" and the service was spot-on!!!! I will definitely return!! Well done

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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Absolutely wonderful experience!! Food was incredibly delicious and flavorful. Portions were large but not excessive Service was wonderful, personable, attentive and informative. Warm, cozy and very relaxing atmosphere. I will definitely go back and suggest everyone try this gem out!!!

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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?