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L'Auberge Saint-Gabriel

#128 of 4,656 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
Canadian, French, Grill
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426 Rue Saint-Gabriel | 426 Rue Saint-Gabriel, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2Z9, Canada (Saint-Paul)
+1 514-878-3561
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Wed 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great little main floor yet with more rooms upstairs for events. This place is class for events. Absolutely beautiful keeping to its centuries old environment. Food is great, beer and wine prices you can't go wrong for the kind of place it is with its location. In summer it's terrace is nice, not fantastic due to space, but still... More 

Thank Chris S
Eloise S, Responsable relations clients at L'Auberge Saint-Gabriel, responded to this review

Thank you Chris! We really appreciate your kind words. Can't wait to open up the terrasse ;) More 

Brossard, Canada
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111 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Attended a wedding, all around beautiful place, great food, generous portions. Be warned, their reception hall is in the attic of the restaurant, no elevator, small stair well. The service was excellent!

Thank JRM20120907
Eloise S, Responsable relations clients at L'Auberge Saint-Gabriel, responded to this review

We're so happy the wedding reception was a success. Hope to see you around for lunch or dinner some time! More 

Park City, Utah
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347 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017

Grilled cauliflowers; pate; fograi, and other aps were great - nice mix of traditional and modern. Had the classic rabbit - was very tasty with veggies. FIllet steaks all look great. Ht pistachio cake was nice. While the food was good - I enjoyed the atmosphere more, I enjoyed the food but would try different dishes the next time.Service was... More 

1 Thank Travels-with-Michael
Eloise S, Responsable relations clients at L'Auberge Saint-Gabriel, responded to this review

Hi Michael, The Cornish hen is a classic you may want to try next time. Hope you love it as much as the pistachio cake ;) More 

sandwich, ma
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Fabulous venue for a wedding. Romantic and elegant. The food was spectacular. I highly recommend it.

Thank Virgo55Sandwich_Ma
Eloise S, Responsable relations clients at L'Auberge Saint-Gabriel, responded to this review

We are always so pleased when wedding reception guests write to say they enjoyed the food, service and venue! Come back for lunch, dinner or a drink... We'd love to see you again! More 

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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

What I loved: The cheese fondue the beautiful stone walls, that old-world charm that transports you to another era the open fire places the live music the friendly service The cons: we had an issue, it got resolved. not sure how representative it was, so I will not call it out here.

Thank dutchsurf
Eloise S, Responsable relations clients at L'Auberge Saint-Gabriel, responded to this review

We're just glad we could help ;) Hope to see you again soon! More 

Middleton, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

This is the oldest restaurant loge in North America. Open Kitchen and a great bar. They were very friendly and food was well worth the price.

Thank Mario B
Eloise S, Responsable relations clients at L'Auberge Saint-Gabriel, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed a perfect evening at l'Auberge Saint-Gabriel. The restaurant and its speakeasy, Club velvet, are also open for New Year's Eve! More 

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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

We visited the restaurant for a family birthday dinner. Great atmosphere, well decorated for the holidays but quite dark. We saw a few guests using their cell phone flashlight app to either read the menu or get to their table. Because of the holiday season, the restaurant was packed with larger groups which contributed to a noisy atmosphere. Our mom... More 

Thank Elise R
Eloise S, Responsable relations clients at L'Auberge Saint-Gabriel, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Elise! We will be sure to tell the staff how much you appreciated their help. It will really make their day ;) More 

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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended. Can't go wrong here. Food and service was amazing. A treat for all the senses. Atmosphere is romantic warm, inviting and historic. Interesting quality contemporary art with warm tones both serious and playful. Wonderful lighting, good acoustics. Roaring fire. Stone walls. The Hens and cauliflower heads spit roasting to golden perfection in front of a wood burning oven... More 

Thank BunnyVonWarren
Eloise S, Responsable relations clients at L'Auberge Saint-Gabriel, responded to this review

Like you say, "Old Montreal is beautiful anytime of day or night and in any season or weather", but it really reaches its peak near l'Auberge Saint-Gabriel's fireplace on a snowy winter evening... More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

We had a wonderfully romantic dinner in what is one of the finest settings we have experienced. Beautiful old stone walls, the smell of the fire places, and exceptional service merely complimented the fantastic food. If ever in Old Montreal, make the effort to dine in this old world restaurant.

Thank Noodlecf18
Eloise S, Responsable relations clients at L'Auberge Saint-Gabriel, responded to this review

And if you can't make it for dinner, we are open for lunch ;) More 

Montreal, Canada
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Thirty people - colleagues and their spouses, enjoyed old-world ambience and a roaring fire, along with beautiful seasonal decorations in a cavernous private room for the year-end office dinner. Hors d'oeuvres, such as fig chunks stuffed with goat cheese, were inspired. To start, I had a delicious cauliflower bisque with grilled almonds. My partner was served a foie gras terrine... More 

1 Thank Ringadian
Eloise S, Responsable relations clients at L'Auberge Saint-Gabriel, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing review! It almost sounds like A Christmas Carol ;) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$34 - $45
Canadian, French, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 426 Rue Saint-Gabriel | 426 Rue Saint-Gabriel, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2Z9, Canada
  • Public Transportation: Metro Place d'Armes Metro Champs-de-Mars Station Bixit sur la rue Le Royer
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighborhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-878-3561
Premiere auberge d’Amerique du Nord et premier debit de boisson legal au pays, l’Auberge Saint-Gabriel a deja abrite l’imprimerie du journal Le Patriote et meme un poste de traite de fourrures avant de devenir un des hauts lieux de la gastronomie quebecoise et l’une des destinations les plus tendances de la vie nocturne montrealaise. Pour un verre sur la terrasse ou a l’un des bars intimes, un repas dans l’opulente salle a manger ou un evenement prive dans l’un des somptueux halls, l’Auberge est la complice de toutes les meilleures soirees depuis plus de 300 ans.

Acquise en 1987 par la famille Bolay, l’Auberge Saint-Gabriel a conquis ses lettres de noblesse. Ses nouveaux proprietaires, Marc Bolay, Garou et Guy Laliberte, en ont fait un vrai joyau, transformant ce temoin du passe en une incarnation resolument moderne a coups de clins d’œil ludiques sur l’histoire. La cure de rajeunissement de l’Auberge est l’œuvre de Bruno Braen (Rufus Rockhead, Club Chasse et Peche, Big in Japan). Braen, qui sans pretention s’amuse avec l’iconographie de l’histoire du Quebec, rend hommage au patrimoine sans faire d’entorse a la legerete. Un reel tour de force!

La carte de l’Auberge est confiee a Emilie Rizzetto, une chef creative et dynamique dont la reputation n’est plus a faire. D’origine francaise, Emilie a travaille dans la region de Saint-Emilion jusqu’a ce qu’elle emigre au Quebec, ou elle participe a l’edition 2012 de la populaire emission de television Les chefs! Sa brigade de sept cuisiniers et de trois patissiers accorde une place preponderante aux produits regionaux. Le menu fait la part belle aux savoureux plats de viandes et de poissons cuits a la broche dans la spectaculaire rotissoire, qui se trouve en pleine salle a manger. Difficile de faire plus convivial et chaleureux!

Envie de prolonger la soiree? Descendez au Velvet, un univers parallele au sous-sol de l’Auberge. Longez le grand couloir de pierres uniquement eclaire par des cierges et engouffrez-vous dans la fumee opaque qui encercle la piste de danse du club le plus branche de Montreal. Explorez la carte de cocktails completement eclatee et decouvrez les meilleurs DJ. Au Velvet, tout est permis. On s’etonne meme de devoir quitter l’endroit a 3h du matin…

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Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic center of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its center, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theater.
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