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Purple Pear

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946 Barton St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 3C5, Canada
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Was in Hamilton for the Christie Lake Antique show. Decided to chance a dinner here...the meal was delicious and very reasonably priced. Try the filet steak...melt in you mouth!

Thank runbullierun
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We have visited this gem several times with dear friends. The staff and particularly the owners are wonderful. The attention to details in food and drink are excellent. If you don't know what to order, really just ask Victor. Every time we have been we have tried different items and from the appetizers to the entree to the desserts, presentation... More 

Thank David E
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

We visited with a large group for a birthday party, the atmosphere was quiet and romantic and exactly what we had hoped for. The waitstaff were fantastic and friendly, and we were pleasantly surprised by the menu prices. The house wines are quite decent, although listed as a Baco/merlot on the menu, when it is in fact a gammay/merlot. The... More 

Thank Taylor G
Hamilton, Canada
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

It is s shame this place is only open a few months of the year Great place to dine, you can dress fancy or dress down. Makes no never minds depends on why you are there, Staff is easy going and friendly, no issues with food any time I have gone there. Will go again and bring friends of course.

Thank shirleymcmurray490
PurplePear946Barton, Owner at Purple Pear, responded to this review

Thanks for all the great reviews! Just to clarify, the Purple Pear is closed July and August. Our restaurant is open September through the end of June serving dinners beginning at 5 PM Wednesday through Sunday. Call for reservations:905-527-7179. We look forward to seeing you! More 

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120 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Truly a "Diamond in the Rough" around the edges North Hamilton, this restaurant is a jewel in every way. From the warm and personal welcome you receive from the proprietor to the complimentary basket of assorted fresh out of the oven breads, to a delicious house salad with its tasty orange vinaigrette dressing , to an assembly of interestingly presented... More 

Thank Abbycat47
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

A great meal, great service, friendly staff, the value was great for what we received. Everyone enjoyed themselves and the meal too. From app, to main, to desert eveything was outstanding. My wife especially enjoys the pear.....she says she goes there especially for the pear desert, but I know she likes everything. There was about 30 in our party and... More 

Thank Clifford Q
Hamilton, Ontario
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Bought a coupon for a prefixed menu. Really wasn't expecting much as the location is not the best but what a surprise. Now Hamilton's culinary scene is really exploding and I have been taking part in that. This is not that food, this is like sitting at your grandmothers table. Take it for what it is a good quality meal... More 

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88 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

The Purple Pear is nestled in the old Martin's Steakhouse that was an iconic bustling restaurant back in the day. That said; the decor looks somewhat tired. We dropped in for dinner recently but now wish we hadn't. While the service was friendly and somewhat attentive it was slow for Friday night with no patrons when we arrived very early... More 

Thank Sandcastler
Hamilton, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We have been twice now and both times was excellent. Great service and great prices and our meals were delicious. The French Onion Soup is to die for. If your lucky they will have their Sticky Toffee Pudding on the dessert menu. We will be back again and again.

Thank Gord B
Mississauga, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I really enjoyed our meal. The stake was cooked perfectly and the chicken was very flavorful, my daughter even ate all the veggies. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Rosanna G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Canadian, International
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 946 Barton St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 3C5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: 19055277179
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?