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Ferreira Cafe

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Neighborhood:
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Seafood, Portuguese
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1446 Rue Peel, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1S8, Canada (St-Catherine)
1 514-848-0988
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: It is said that laughter and good times are fuelled by exquisite food. All...
It is said that laughter and good times are fuelled by exquisite food. All of these can be found at Ferreira Cafe, Montreal's veritable ambassador of Portuguese cuisine. Warm and refined, while chic and relaxing, Ferreira Cafe continues to be a true favorite of among Montrealers.
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Visitor rating
  • 223
    Excellent
  • 129
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 22
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  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Portuguese spot

We went to Ferreira as part of an anniversary weekend. The place was busy and a bit noisy but we could easily carry a conversation. The fish is amazingly fresh, flown in every day. The Salmon tartare was great. The bouillabaisse was to die for. The stock so rich and full of flavour. Would recommend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Amy M
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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440 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Burlington, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Enjoy Fine Dining in a Urban Chic environment? Then try Cafe Ferreira, start with Senegal Shrimp or the Fresh Octopus, ask the head waiter to pair this appetizer with a Private Collection Portuguese white wine, then try the braised ribs, melt in your mouth delicious especially when paired with a big Portuguese Red. Top it off with a selection of... More 

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Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Amazing Portuguese resto in Downton Montreal, ideal for a business meetings, lunch or dinner, amazing ambiance, super tasty food, fast service, nice experience, very recomended

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The 2 times we went to this place the service was impecable, the food delicious and the wine very high-quality.the laid back atmosphere and the Portuguese speaking hostess and weitresses were amazing.we came out telly impressed

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We went to Ferreira as part of an anniversary weekend. The place was busy and a bit noisy but we could easily carry a conversation. The fish is amazingly fresh, flown in every day. The Salmon tartare was great. The bouillabaisse was to die for. The stock so rich and full of flavour. Would recommend to all fish lovers out... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Ferreira is the best fish restaurant in Montreal. Most fish are fresh and come from Portugal by plane. The new chef Juan is young but has a great taste and expertise. It is a top restaurant for wines as each one is selected by Carlos the owner . I am there once a week.

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Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The food is really excellent, they propose different fish every day and everything we have tested was perfectly cooked. Try their "signature" black morue, the best recipe I ever tested for that fish. The service is good, as always in Montreal the staff is extremely kind and helpful. On the negative side: the place is very busy (everybody wants to... More 

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Canada
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I heard it was good - and I was very pleasantly surprised... Good feel to the place - best to sit down below rather than up and in the back... Great Porto wine selections that were a surprise - really fun to try new things... The food was really good - the grilled squid, the sardines, and the black cod... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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311 reviews 311 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Although a decent traditional Portuguese meal may be had at a number of Montreal restaurants, including the well-established Portus Calle and Casa Minhota, Ferreira Café is really the only option in town for a more ambitious take on this cuisine. Every item on the tasting menu we ordered on our Friday-night visit was beautifully plated, and for flavour and texture... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

I love Portuguese food but this place was overpriced and the food not great. The 18 ounce rib eye was 10 ounces of fat and 8 ounces of a tough steak. The sauce tasted like a bottled gravy, without any Portuguese flavours. The fries saved this place from getting only one star. The fresh bread was also exceptional but the... More 

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

One of the best restaurants for lunch in Montreal for sure, excellent products cooked with wisdom, portuguese wines and olive oil, the bests in the world. Of course this restaurant can not reflect in full the amazing variety and flavors of the traditional food you can eat in the fabulous restaurants of Portugal, because after all it is in Montreal,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1446 Rue Peel, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1S8, Canada
    (St-Catherine)
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Neighborhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: 1 514-848-0988

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions

Description

It is said that laughter and good times are fuelled by exquisite food. All of these can be found at Ferreira Cafe, Montreal's veritable ambassador of Portuguese cuisine. Warm and refined, while chic and relaxing, Ferreira Cafe continues to be a true favorite of among Montrealers.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centre-Ville (Downtown)

Neighborhood Profile
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.