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Boris Bistro

#190 of 4,478 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, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 82
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  • 108
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 18
    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
A Beginning BOO-BOO by BORIS but the waiter made up for it

Boris's is a charming garden restaurant just off busy McGill Avenue in the old city of Montreal. The outer walls of a 19th century stone building have been retained and reinforced, creating a street barrier within which is a leafy green oasis. Tables are placed on multi-level platforms and everyone... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
William D
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Tesuque, NM
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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Kansas City, Missouri
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

WoW! We arrived in Montreal on a Monday afternoon and didn't want to travel too far from the hotel that night. We stumbled upon Boris Bistro just 3 blocks away and what a find! It was a nice June night so the outside patio was open. If you can get a table in the patio (its actually a hollowed out... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Let me tell you my experience in this so called ' highly rated restuarant' You order an apetizer they forgot it and with the small size of my rissoto was not enough and I am a normal eater. My husband was happy with the taste of the Lamb Jarret d' agneau but really annoyed with the amount of flies inside... More 

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Toronto
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264 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

So pleased we stumbled across this. Lovely restaurant interior but the wow feature is a large two level terrace. Lots of umbrellas and trees for shade. The terrace is in a courtyard behind a historic building's preserved stone facade propped up by steel supports. Feels like a bit of a restoration excavation site. Chairs could be a tad more comfortable,... More 

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Tesuque, NM
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Boris's is a charming garden restaurant just off busy McGill Avenue in the old city of Montreal. The outer walls of a 19th century stone building have been retained and reinforced, creating a street barrier within which is a leafy green oasis. Tables are placed on multi-level platforms and everyone wants to be a part of this indoor-outdoor experience. We... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Beautiful and tasty, good priced food is to be had at Boris. The outside is not enticing with a tiny sign and what looks like a building site to the right. This facade actually conceals an open but secluded courtyard. If the weather behaves that makes for a magical spot. Food was amazing; risotto with scallops was a stand out,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I recently had dinner at this restaurant with 12 of my colleagues. Although we were a large group when we were seated outside on the patio it felt like we had all the room in the world. Patio was very large and provided a wonderful atmosphere. Food was delicious. Had salmon tartare as an appetizer and the scallop risotto for... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We came for a friend's leaving meal-we were a party of 8. Very nice relaxed vibe in the courtyard on a summer's evening. Impressive range of cocktails (next time!) and wine list. Very interesting menu with carefully chosen vegetarian, fish dishes and even lamb shank in other words something for everyone. Service attentive and courteous. Main course deceptive-filling for the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Food is delicious, setting is romantic and spectacular. It's right on avenue McGill and you have to treat yourself to this special place.

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Kitchener
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Was in Montreal for 10 hours to look at real estate. After a long day of searching my agent took me Boris bistro. It was a beautiful day so we sat in the garden. Absolutely beautiful atmosphere. The service was quick considering the restaurant was packed full. They had a great selection of micro brewed beer and the food was... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Our concierge recommended this quaint bistro. Apparently, it is located in a burned out building that has been repurposed. There are a lot of pretty trees in the courtyard and it is quite open. We had a nice bottle of champagne, and I ordered the vegan cake with roasted vegetables. My guest had the salmon with a salad. Both meals... More 

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Additional Information about Boris Bistro

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

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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: Romantic, Doing business, Large groups, 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

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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.