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1378 Notre Dame Street West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
514-931-5299
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 21
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    Very good
  • 9
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  • 5
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Laid back, jazzy

Food was great, jazz trio was interesting without being overwhelming. You can actually enjoy a nice meal (the ceviche was great) and have a conversation without missing every third word. Hope the place survives Notre-Dame Street repairs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Pierre B
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Food was great, jazz trio was interesting without being overwhelming. You can actually enjoy a nice meal (the ceviche was great) and have a conversation without missing every third word. Hope the place survives Notre-Dame Street repairs.

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Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I have been to Griffintown twice. The food I enjoyed. It was tasty but portions were small. I left the restaurant hungry after paying almost $30 for brunch. The big problem there: the waitresses. They are rude and arrogant. They purposely forgot our orders and kept bumping into my baby's highchair, without apologizing. We received our coffees (simple coffees) after... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Went looking for somewhere to have lunch on New Years Day…and happened upon Griffentown cafe… it was an all brunch menu and very interesting… I had a Mexican style dish, which came as poached eggs on top of tortillas with lots of vegetables/avocado…great flavour and good for lunch or breakfast. Cafe Late was great too. Decor is charming- older building,... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I've always liked the Griffintown Café, but the new mural (ugly and uninspiring) facing, yep, a TV screen, squeezes the customers like a vice and ruins the atmosphere. Plus, wait-staff spend their time gawping at the screen and fiddling with the adjustments. The atmosphere is ruined. The fun is gone, except, maybe, on jazz nights. Let's hope the idiot-tube is... More 

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West Chesterfield, New Hampshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We just went to Griffintown on our last night in Montreal & we had a fantastic time! This is just a comfortable, low key, ZERO pretension spot with really really good food, great service...it's just plain FUN. We both had a cocktail to start (i had a cosmo & my hubs had an old fashioned) and they were beautifully made.... More 

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Hewitt
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107 reviews 107 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We only went here because it was within walking distance of our condo and was listed as a good place for happy hour. They don't have happy hour. At all! So we pondered the menu, but really didn't see anything that appealed to us so we just had a cocktail. No complaints there and our server was very friendly and... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The food was fine, but the cocktails were excellent and the atmosphere was good. Overall nothing to write home about, but decent. Nice live music when we were there. Professional service.

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Montréal, CANADA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Great casual bistro ambiance, with a live jazz singer. Nice industrial loft decor with high ceilings and genuine brick walls. We had a great and friendly service. Prices are reasonable. They offer awesome unusual cocktails. Food we had was really fresh and very good. My magret (duck breast) salad was simply delicious! We will come back again for sure…

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Paris, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I just went back to the Griffintown Café (now just called the Griffintown?) after Notre Dame Street finally got rid of its construction. I went there for brunch on a Sunday and expected a line up. It was half empty. Not a good sign I said to myself - as this used to be a bustling joint in Griffintown. First... More 

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Just terrible service. It took them an hour to make our lunch, which was not fantastic. There was awful drillig noise from outside and yet they had the door open.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1378 Notre Dame Street West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal
  • Phone Number: 514-931-5299

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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