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Boris Bistro

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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465 McGill Street, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2H1, Canada
(514) 848-9575
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Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 113
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    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 19
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cozy place, but expensive

You can have a nice dinner in a comfortable atmosphere, even as solo guest. Staff is extremely friendly and the food is good. However, the prices are too high for what you get: 60$ including tip for 2 courses and 2 beers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 26, 2015
dkbe
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Walldorf, Germany
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Langley City, Canada
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our 5-start hotel highly recommended this restaurant for great French fare. From the initial warm welcome to the excellent food we were not disappointed. It is not typical that we return to the same restaurant when visiting a city for only a few days. However, we could not resist and returned for a second time and found the service, food... More 

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Walldorf, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

You can have a nice dinner in a comfortable atmosphere, even as solo guest. Staff is extremely friendly and the food is good. However, the prices are too high for what you get: 60$ including tip for 2 courses and 2 beers.

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Thank dkbe
Guernsey
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Recommended by our hotel and we spotted this restaurant on our tour of Montreal. Named after the owners dog, modern, clean and friendly. Had a lovely meal, the waiter was very friendly, even speaking English to practise.

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Thank ColinJacky
Peterborough, Canada
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here last minute with my Aunt & it was a beautifully presented & delicious meal. Server seemed a little rusty or nervous but besides that it was a perfect evening. Salmon salad & beet app.

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Thank AlliRossX1
california's South Bay
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We had planned a casual dinner at Boris on a Monday night when many other restaurants in Montreal are closed. Unfortunately, apparently in mid-September Boris too cuts back hours and therefore isn't open for dinner on Mondays. C'est la vie. After a long morning of sightseeing, we did stop in one weekday for late lunch. Boris is charming! Their terrace... More 

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Thank Lynda G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Very good restaurant and good price. Staff was very friendly and helped us finding the best options to fit ourselves Duck Risotto was awesome

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1 Thank Pedro Henrique B
Ontario, Canada
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Gathered around a high table, we had our great dinner. Very friendly environment, little music on the back round. A nice variety of dishes a good selection of wine. Much more than what was expected....

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1 Thank Nader G
George Town, Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I had a fantastic meal here. I usually travel alone, I took a book with me and was seated at an outside table. Perfection from beginning to end! The restaurant is set behind an abandoned building facade which is really pretty!

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1 Thank GenGeorge
Discovery Bay, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We were staying at a nearby hotel and the staff recommended this restaurant. So happy they did! We ate outside on a warm evening. (Most tables are outside.) The menu has both unusual items as well as standard fare. I enjoyed the mushroom and cheese nem as a first course followed by the grilled scallops on risotto. Both were excellent.

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1 Thank Sandy S
Pittstown, New Jersey
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The Food, service and atmosphere was incredible. We got this recommendation by walking in a hotel and asking the concierge for a restaurant recommendation. It was spot on. I would eat here in a heartbeat again. Our waiter simon was witty and very accommodation. He knew the menu and was able to answer all our questions. This is a must... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 465 McGill Street, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2H1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighborhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: (514) 848-9575

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

Neighborhood Profile
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic center of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its center, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theater.