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Boris Bistro

#211 of 4,433 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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465 McGill Street, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2H1, Canada
(514) 848-9575
Today
6:00 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, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Relaxing Terrace in old Montreal!

We went there in the middle of the afternoon for drinks and snacks. Beautiful relaxing terrace with an amazing facade facing the street (maybe to maintain the old world integrity of the area) and nice trees on the inside. Perfect place to hang out with old friends. Inside looked very modern and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Sohail M
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
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225 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We went there in the middle of the afternoon for drinks and snacks. Beautiful relaxing terrace with an amazing facade facing the street (maybe to maintain the old world integrity of the area) and nice trees on the inside. Perfect place to hang out with old friends. Inside looked very modern and a good alternative if the weather is not... More 

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La Prairie, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great terrasse and lunch under wonderful summer sun ! Great food, a bit pricy for the volume in my plate, but I recommend it anyhow !

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Ashburn, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

First, let me say I was traveling alone on business. Didn't have the kids (with the commensurate time constraints), nor did I get to see / taste multiple menu items. restaurant was recommended to me by my local business contact. Restaurant is located in an area with multiple dining options. I sat outside on the patio. the area was the... More 

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Montreal
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127 reviews 127 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Before anything, in hopes that management is reading this, bring back the moelleux au chocolat with olive oil!!! I know it's a while that is hasn't been on the menu, but it was fantastic! Have dinned and lunched at Boris Bistro on the terrace and indoors, and it's always great. French cuisine, good menu. May be too simple for some... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good bistrot food and the most gorgeous terrace in Montreal. Just steps from the Old Montreal. Don't miss the popular 5 to 7 in summer!

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Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I love tartars, so I decided to stop in for a business lunch. I was blown away by the service, they were so attentive and sweet, it was disconcerting. Obviously the bison tartar was incredible. Everything was just perfect.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Everything was great: food, service and terrace! No cons. The beef tartare was perfect. We were a group and had no problem with the bill. Everybody just loved the place.

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

you can't compare this place with Le Local, so by local Montreal standards it's a very average restaurant, and yet almost the same price as Le Local, which makes no sense to me. But if you compare this place to an average restaurant in NYC, it's actually very good. We were seating outside and people were SMOKING there. That totally... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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133 reviews 133 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Our table ordered two Duck Risotto with oyster mushrooms, sage and orange cream sauce and two Grilled Salmon and caramelized walnuts on baby spinach. The Duck Risotto was AMAZING! If we ever get to Boris Bistro again it will be tough to order something different as it was that good. The salmon was on the small side and cooked just... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

this bistro offers a lovely outdoor dining experience. the outdoor terrace is a hidden gem in the urban area of montreal. the terrace has massive trees and lights create the perfect ambience. food is well prepared and is flavorful.

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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: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups
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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • 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.