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Purple Pear

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, International, Canadian
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946 Barton St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 3C5, Canada
+1 905-527-7179
Sun 17:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had reservations. We were seated with our water almost immediately. Within 15 minutes we had a glass of wine and our orders had been taken. Nothing extra just 1 soup of the day and 1 French onion soup. Took maybe another 15 minutes for that to come. Then we waited for our main meal. Again nothing extra. 1 salmon... More 

Thank Sharon M
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, service, and old world ambiance. The owner always remembers you and you feel welcomed immediately.

Thank BarbP185
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous food, great prices. Old school setting makes for a nice change.We had made a reservation for 4 for a friday night to celebrate a birthday. This was all of our 1st time there. The host Victor was very pleasant & made us all fell at home. Try it you will like it!!!

Thank D3723LSjanb
Southern Ontario
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

The atmosphere is very open and quite loud. There were a couple of parties going on which I am sure contributed to the din. Especially the 7 year olds birthday party. I certainly wouldn't call it elegant, it was pretty basic. Food: Shrimp was overcooked on the seafood pasta. French onion en croute had nice flavour but the cheese was... More 

Thank Lachner12
Dundas, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

9 of us for christmas dinner. Over an hour between salad and dinner. Stood in the entrance way for 20 minutes before anyone greeted us. Server mixed up drinks. Served warm tomato juice. Food was good.

Thank Jodi A
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Visited this passed weekend for a Christmas Party and I must say it was fabulous. So much amazing food and friendly staff. Expectations blown!!!

Thank Haley W
Hamilton, Canada
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We had heard and read that the Purple pear was an excellent place to dine. And based on the number of people that were seated, it would prove the point. However, my wife's fish was drastically overcooked and my prime rib with Yorkshire pudding, I/we could have done better at home. And I had to ask for the "jus"! When... More 

Thank Ted L
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79 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is the second time here. The first was Easter and now Thanksgiving. Both times the food was well prepared, and well presented. Good flavours and good service. Everyone in the restaurant was well attended and appeared as pleased as were we. It is very reasonably priced compared to other similar venues and we will be back more frequently.

Thank TorontoRover
Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

From the moment you walk in the door, it is like stepping back in time when a steak house treated you like a somebody! Love the owner's touch, love the staff's commitment and love the selection and prices. Great date night! Thank you again :D!

Thank Lesley A
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We were told to go here by family who said it was very tasty. They had lovely wine selection but other than that, we were not impressed. We found the service was adequate but we were ignored for a bit with only 2 other parties in the restaurant. The steak I had was mainly fat and it was expensive. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, International, Canadian
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 946 Barton St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 3C5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-527-7179
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?