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Ferreira Cafe

#140 of 4,677 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 214
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 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
Portuguese fine dining

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
WMarkR
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Montreal, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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427 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
305 reviews 305 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
239 helpful votes 239 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
161 reviews 161 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
76 reviews 76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This restaurant had a great menu and an excellent choice of fish. We had halibut and it was cooked to perfection along with very appropriate seasoning. Downtown Montreal and easily accessible. Service was also attentive and excellent.

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UK
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52 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Food was the highlight of the evening. Grilled sardines and then rabbit cassoulet with a bottle of Portuguese beer (Super Bock) and then a bottle of red wine from Alentejo. My colleagues all enjoyed their dishes and the cooking was of a high order. We were seated towards the back and in a raised section - the table was far... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Great food, great staff, great ambiance! Cannot go wrong here. The black cod and risotto are to die for and the portuguese wine is amazing as well. Do not leave without trying their "porto"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

The food is amasing. Good quality, good price. Waiter did a perfect short presentation. This place is one of the best places to be for lunch downtown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

One of the best places to "real" eat good and quality food. Mainly Portuguese but other options also. Service and food are very good. I recommend the place.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Went for a business lunch, and the food was great. Service was prompt and the menu is interesting, but a little unusual. It offers dishes you will not see anywhere else, always well prepared.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Whoever feels lonely about Europe may want to visit this awesome café... Looks and feels European inside.

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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: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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

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 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.