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Restaurant Holder

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407 McGill Street, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2G3, Canada
(514) 849-0333
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • 226
    Excellent
  • 199
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food, great atmosphere, unprofessional waiter!

Restaurant Holder is a lively bistro. It has a nice menu and delicious food - the salmon was particularly outstanding. However our experience with our waiter was not congenial and put a damper on our whole evening. We ordered a of Bourgogne Rose 2014. When he presented the wine I noticed that... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
HappyWanderer1492
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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480 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Restaurant Holder is a lively bistro. It has a nice menu and delicious food - the salmon was particularly outstanding. However our experience with our waiter was not congenial and put a damper on our whole evening. We ordered a of Bourgogne Rose 2014. When he presented the wine I noticed that the vintage was 2013. Before I could ask... More 

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Montreal, Canada
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very nice place good food it's a french bistro in a old bank. Good atmosphere and service. Trendy crowd and ok for business lunch. One block of old montreal and 500 metres of old port.

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Holland, Michigan
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food was average. The service was average. The seating was so tight that we had to move to the bar because the table next to us was having a heated argument over their "inability to open up to each other." Yes, even at a whisper I was able to completely enjoy their argument word for word. Of all the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Very delicious. Wish I found out about this place before the last morning of our trip. Excellent service. A little stuffy, but I prefer something more casual anyway. The food was terrific.

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TORONTO
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Holder seems to be a place to come to so you can see and be seen. It is bright with lights. It is active and has a hustle and a bustle in a cool way. The food for 3 men was excellent. We had calamari. Lightly fried and seemingly fresh. We had simple salads with fresh parmesan cheese slivers on... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is one of those Old Montreal buildings that strike you as "European-looking" when you casually walk by. The restaurant is on the first floor with ceilings that seems to rise 50' in the air (they don't, but it's very masonic lodge-like). Chic ambiance all over. Staff is friendly, laid back yet respectful. Service is very quick for a place... More 

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Victoria, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our plane was delayed but they accommodated us nicely. Bocconcini salad and endive blue cheese salad were fantastic. Lobster ravioli was lovely , the duck confit on arugula very good and the calf liver was done to perfection. Highly recommend the desserts as well. Our waiter Julien was prompt and very courteous. Great decor and a lively place without being... More 

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Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I absolutely love this restaurant. I've eaten there on a dozen occasions and was never disappointed. The food, atmosphere and ambiance is just amazing. I highly recommend for lunch..and dinner.

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New York, New York, United States
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We went here twice on saturday and then again on Sunday as it was so good. Sunday everything is closed except Holders so dont bother looking around. The egs are amazing we tried the eggs benedict and the boiled egg with truffle. Super good.Saturday we went all out and even ordered a second meal. The salmon was good and the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Read the reviews ! Very Noisy ! Small tables ! If the table doesn't have enough room for the dishes you will be serving for 2 persons then the freaking table is TOO SMALL !!! Too loud for normal conversation, crowded, food sub-par. Duck Confit way too salty. Mussels had no taste of flavour of the broth. Chez Vincent in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 407 McGill Street, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2G3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Ville-Marie
  • Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
  • Phone Number: (514) 849-0333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?