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Restaurant Holder

407 McGill Street, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2G3, Canada (Ville-Marie)
(514) 849-0333
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Ranked #51 of 4,420 restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
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87% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Visited Montreal from the UK in May 2014 for our anniversary and am catching up on my reviews! It is a lovely city and the food is fantastic. There are so many places to choose from. Holders was recommended by our hotel concierge and we were not disappointed. I had the lobster ravioli which was delicious and I can still... More

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Guelph, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Ate at Holder on a very busy night, with a nine-year old in tow. She was treated very well & her very plain food preferences were accommodated charmingly. Food was fabulous, as usual. Try the Lobster Ravioli. You will not be disappointed!

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Tampa Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

lobster ravioli, awesome salad & nice wine selection. Locals and tourists - - - food waaaaaay better than the tourist traps restaurants in Old Towne

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UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Recommended by hotel and a good choice. Buzzy, happy atmosphere. Canadians really love to laugh - but the Montreal-ians win the prize! Lots of people -family groups, friends and couples. Good value compared to a lot of other places in Toronto and Quebec City. Pate good, fish great, couscous and grilled veg nicely cooked. We really enjoyed it and we're... More

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Huntington, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We arrived at Restaurant Holder at 7 pm on a recent Saturday night without a reservation. We explained that we just got into town and would be grateful for a table. The host said it was full but if we could be out by nine we could stay. I'm glad we did because we had a great meal. The appetizers... More

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Portland, Maine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

While Holder is a larger restaurant on the edge of old Montreal, we had a great dinner there. Service was excellent and our meals were very good. I had the foie gras which was sublime. The staff at our hotel recommended Holder and I am glad that they did. Would be a great spot for a drink too as the... More

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

2nd time a year later, the food is great, the service is attentive even on a busy night. made my reservation a week before arriving in Canada. The food is fresh and served hot. Great specials and wonderful Bartenders. ... A must if visiting Montreal, good prices and Fish & Chips can't be beat.

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Montreal, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Took the family. Name doesn't betray it but this is a primo Parisian style bistro. Started with a beef tartar. Had it prepared spicy -- excellent. Had the moules frites -- best I've tried in forever. Very good service.

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We wanted to do French dinning since we were in Montreal. Holder was an excellent choice in terms of quality, atmosphere, service and value. Five of us ordered different dishes and they all came out delicious. Will return for sure on our next trip to Montreal.

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Toronto
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Fabulous food, well worth a try. The pate is delicious you have to try it. Hanger steak was excellent.

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