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

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    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
old school quality , great presentation

Fabulous!! Great meal located in one of Hamiltons up and coming area...dont let that bother you The food qualities, portions and price more than make up for it. MY STEAK AND MY WIFES PRIME RIB WERE EXCELLENT! The bartender new how to make a great Martini too !! Wines were very reasonable ! We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Robin J
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Ancaster, Ontario, Canada
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English first
Ancaster, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Fabulous!! Great meal located in one of Hamiltons up and coming area...dont let that bother you The food qualities, portions and price more than make up for it. MY STEAK AND MY WIFES PRIME RIB WERE EXCELLENT! The bartender new how to make a great Martini too !! Wines were very reasonable ! We will be back with friends real... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We went here with a groupon that we had to try it out and although it was very dated, the food did not disappoint. We avoided the calamari due to other reviews, but we enjoyed the mussels and the garlic cheese bread. The mussels were very generous in serving size! We had the NY Strip and the Filet Mignon for... More 

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Hamilton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Also had a Groupon. Had amazing service and wonderful food. The employees are some of the best I've seen in a restaurant. Sad that it is closing for two months in a few days. This will definitely become a regular place we go too. We had the ceasar salad to start. They also bring over a basket of different breads.... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My boyfriend and I visited the Purple Pear on a Saturday Night for dinner. We had a Groupon ($45 for $75 worth of food). We made reservations earlier that day but I guess they were almost booked because we were seated near the washrooms, an area with constant traffic. Service was average but not the friendliest in town. We were... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Since moving to Hamilton, we've made a point of supporting local restaurants. The Purple Pear is definitely a favourite. The service is friendly and unobtrusive, and the menu varied and consistently outstanding. The interior is quite dated, but no doubt that enables them to maintain their very reasonable prices. And if the choice is between upscale décor or fantastic food,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I heard about this place from my parents who had gone a few weeks ago, they recommended that I take my wife there for our anniversary. From the moment we arrived, we had no idea what to expect. From the outside it kind of looks like a strip club but don't let that deceive you. When we walked in we... More 

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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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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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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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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: International
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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