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Purple Pear

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Canadian, International
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946 Barton St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 3C5, Canada
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely evening here with a large group of people. Prime rib and sides were tasty and service was excellent. Has a nice neighbourhood vibe. Would love to go back!

Thank Gayle C
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We had been discussing this Restaurant and it's quality Service and Food with our Neighbours. We knew that it closed for July and August so I called their answering machine and booked for 2 couples on their reopening on Friday September 9th. We arrived and were warmly greated at the Door by Victor the Owner. The service from both a... More 

Thank Alland3
Stoney Creek
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Service from the very start was great, the bread basket was warm and delicious. All the food was just as expected. ..steak was perfectly grilled and seasoned. Will definitely return.

Thank HairyBarker
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
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?