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“No longer our go to special place” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Pear Tree Restaurant

The Pear Tree Restaurant
4120 E Hastings, Burnaby, British Columbia V5C 2J4, Canada (Willingdon Heights)
(604) 299-2772
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Ranked #1 of 479 Restaurants in Burnaby
Price range: $16 - $60
Cuisines: French, Canadian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Willingdon Heights
New Westminster, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“No longer our go to special place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Have been going to Pear Tree since it's humble small beginning. Many memorable dinners here and have recommended it to business associates, friends and family. Very disappointed last month for anniversary dinner.
Food: menu doesn't change very much. Boring tossed Caesar salad that I could have had at any chain restaurant. Lamb usually very good but dry this time
Service: felt rushed throughout the meal and to pay quickly before for the next seating. May have been an off night for Stephanie Jaegar, but she seemed to be the one pushing our waiter to speed us along and not friendly in the least.
Price: too pricey for the above reasons

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Pleneuf-Val-Andre, France
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A truly wonderful restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Where to start? First, it's a restaurant where you can talk. And the service is excellent. And there are good wines. But it's the food you went for, and you won't be disappointed. The basic principal seems to be that each plate starts with two major notes - so that in the course of the meal you have a succession of duets of two different but complimenting flavours, as well as textures and/or colours. To the two principal notes, he adds light touches of colour, textures and tastes - discreetly. The end result is a refined combination, excellently presented. Who would have thought that one of Vancouver's best restaurants is actually in Burnaby?

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Burnaby, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“special in every way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have visited this restaurant a number of times and each time said "why did we wait so long to come back?" It has never disappointed on service nor on food quality. It is a tucked away location and could be easy to miss but it has sublime food and well worth seeking out.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Burnaby, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Always a treat.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have been going to the Pear Tree since it opened. The food is excellent and the staff are very knowledgeable about the menu. Highly recommended.

Visited February 2014
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St. Petersburg, FL
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A Jewel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Pear Tree is a wonderful restaurant with excellent service. It is a bit east of Vancouver in the city of Burnaby. The short drive is worth it. The chef/owner is talented, knowledgeable and approachable which makes for a unique dining experience. We not only enjoy our meals here but also benefit from local information about food and wine. It is not large so be sure to phone ahead for reservations.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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