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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 4,410 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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375 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Carlsbad, California
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142 reviews 142 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

as if they were not exactly happy that we were there. There was little/no warmth to the place, nor the people who worked there. We started out with one waiter, then went to another. The wine was corked, a fact met with incredulity by the server. After regaining his composure, he brought another bottle..a little too late (we are Californian-we... More

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London, Ontario
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Visited with a party of 8. Many serving staff and all were fantastic. Everyone in our group ordered something different and we all enjoyed our meals. Would definitely recommend.

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246 reviews 246 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We had a lovely table overlooking the street. Restaurant is quite large. Food and service were both excellent. I had beef liver which was superb...my wife...duck. Definitely worth a visit.

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Amelia Island, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

4 of us dined at Holder Friday night, wonderful food and atmosphere, but the music was a constant electro drum beat over and over. Very loud as in all restaurants now a day. Even the server had a hard time hearing. Seemed to take a long time for the meal to come to the table. But it was worth the... More

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Fountain Hills, AZ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This place was highly recommended by one of the locals so we decided to check it out. It is far enough from Old Montreal but still within walking distance. The place looks like it may be pricey and snobby but we were pleasantly surprised. It has a very warm atmosphere and our waiter was superb. He made great recommendations and... More

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