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Boris Bistro

465 McGill Street, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2H1, Canada (Ville-Marie)
(514) 848-9575
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Ranked #199 of 4,461 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
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199 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The outdoor terrace is just perfection. It has this old world feel, with cobble stone ground and old brick walls. Huge trees that are light up in the evening all around you and above you. The menu had very different and interesting options. We tried 4 appetizers and all were phenomenal. I had the Boris Tuna and was very pleased... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Love the outdoor location. If you're a non-smoker, be sure and tell them for in Montreal there are plenty of smokers here. The food is great! We ate there twice for lunch and both times was great (just ask for non smoking area).

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Easton, Maryland
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is located in an old building with no roof. There's a lovely courtyard and it fun to eat here. The service was impeccable. The food was good but not outstanding.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Keep coming back for the 5 a 7 menu and great Mojitos, Love sharing appetizers with friends and enjoying the beautiful terraces. Also been there in the winter time love the decor, the service, the food.

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Came here after work and it was very busy with after work people. The place has a lot of seating though so we lucked out and got one of the last few spots in the outdoor seating area. Great concept and atmosphere and very picturesque. For vegetarians - there are 3-4 appetizer options and one main vegetarian dish. I ordered... More

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Yorktown, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Five of us enjoyed dinner at the Boris Bistro restaurant and everyone was pleased with what they ordered. The duck risotto was excellent and a dish I would never find on the menu at home in Virginia, USA. The red tuna (Boris style) was also memorable. When dessert time came, we were not disappointed. One person ordered the cheese ice... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Beautiful terrace. Great ambience. Need more light to read menu at night. Salmon was fantastic. Creme Brule got a 6 out of 10

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Newport, Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We came by Boris's and decided to stop for lunch. The decor was open and inviting, and we ate in a comfortable, protected outdoor space. It's close to the old town, but the restaurant and area (to its credit) lacks a touristy and over-crowded vibe. Lunch was really really good, fresh and well-priced. The server was attentive and helpful. I'd... More

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Lakewood, NY
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We were looking for lunch around Old Montreal, leaning towards French cuisine. Most of the restaurants listed as French are closed on Saturdays for lunch. We were not disappointed with a wonderful lunch at the Boris Bistro. For an app, we shared the patatas bravas with aioli. It was a delicious potato dish in a tomato/onion sauce with a dollop... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Was recommended this place by a friend who lived in Montreal for years. The food was tasty, and the outdoor seating was fantastic.

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