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“Done” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Via Resto Lounge

Via Resto Lounge
1418 Crescent, Montreal, Quebec H3G 2B6 , Canada (Centre-Ville (Downtown))
514-843-8181
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Ranked #2,971 of 4,678 Restaurants in Montreal
Cuisines: Italian, Bar
Neighborhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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Neighborhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Done”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

I think changing what wasn't broken the last 25 years broke them. This place is done and closed...nor sure if they plan to re-open. It was a great cafe/hang-out pre or post bar hopping. They should bring that back versus
trying to make it a high end restaurant.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

We were there for a mid-afternoon lunch on the patio. The food was casual and excellent and the service was great.

Visited May 2012
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New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Nightlife central.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Lots of clubs, restaurants, college students from McGill university. Its a happening spot, every night.

Visited March 2012
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Montreal, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Subpar, nothing special, find somewhere else”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

This was my third trip to Via and it will be my last. All three occasions gave me similar feelings.

The food is average. Nothing special sticks out, taste was just ok. For Crescent street, it was a let down.

We had issues each time with service. Not the waitress' fault, she was alone to serve large groups. The manager came out, we were hoping to help, but he also complained about how slow she was, in front of us! Not something you do.

The only redeeming factor is that you can always a seat, even when all other places have a 20min wait. Wait...is that really a good thing?

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal, Canada
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“Amazing food, great staff, trendy ambiance...can you ask for more?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2010

Though it may look empty on selected nights, at lunch time it is almost impossible to get a seat. It is one of the best restaurants for the prices I have tasted in Montreal. The food is excellent and not expensive. I suggest the specials as those are the specialized dishes from the chefs though the regular menu is fantastic! The wine list is excellent with the owner, whom is very friendly, being quite the wine connoisseur! The chefs are very talented and the staff is very relax and helpful! The ambiance is trendy and the food is much better than your average "bring your own wine" restaurant or bar. I would much rather eat a large, non expensive, FRESHLY made pasta here than anywhere else on crescent, it's simply delicious and taste alot like food from Italy. The coffee..IS A MUST TRY!
I recommend this restaurant to everyone, it's simply a great place.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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