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Boris Bistro

#213 of 4,662 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
Sunday
Closed
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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
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 101
    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
Always a pleasant experience

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
Rob B
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Montreal
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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221 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Montreal
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
Senior Reviewer
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
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Reviewer
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
Senior Contributor
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
67 helpful votes 67 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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Daniel,Claude, and Mariam outstanding service! Cuisine exqusitely and elegantly prepared! Ambience romantic

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Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We saw that this place was highly rated, and most people seem to talk about the outdoor seating that they have...which does seem cool in warm weather, but that seems to overshadow their incredible food. If you enjoy escargot, do not miss that on their appetizer menu, it was the best that I have ever had. Everything that we had... More 

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Rosemere, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I went there with a group of friends and we actually enjoy the great ambiance, nice decor, the service is great, the food is delicious.Different from everywhere. I did enjoy!

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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: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
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

Questions? Get answers from Boris Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
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.