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Boris Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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465 McGill Street, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2H1, Canada
(514) 848-9575
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Mon 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came for lunch on a weekday. There were 5 of us. Apparently we should have made reservations... It was raining... We were seated outside in the "garden" area - there are tables with umbrellas... the umbrellas just cover the table area... Don't lean back or pull your chair away from table because then you will no longer be covered... More 

Thank ddkphotos
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Garden seating under massive trees. Waiter super friendly and charming. Food delicious but dishes are complete and fancy so you can't vary them - husband doesn't eat carbs and dish came with rice, like it or not.

Thank DebsGYorkshire
Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

one of the best places where we've had a dinner in Montreal. the wine is ok, but could probably have a better price performance. Book your table in advance - it is a busy place!

Thank Stefan T
Montreal, Canada
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Waiters and waitresses are cordial, friendly and prompt in service, food is of an international cuisine, menu is rich

Thank yabughaida
Montreal, Canada
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88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You only go there for the ambiance. The food itself is pretty not but not excellent. The prices are pretty reasonable. Our waitress was very nice and professional.I would definitely return but mostly just for drinks and a small appetizer.

Thank Stavroula K
Montreal, Canada
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96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The terrace is one of the most beautiful in Old Montreal. The food was very nice, we had the salmon tartar, the risotto with scallops, the nem (mushroom, goat cheese) for starter, etc. Mojito was nice but a little pricey for the amount you get. On a summer evening, this is definitely a recommendation.

Thank Annie G
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended by hotel concierge...nice courtyard setting, friendly staff. The duck risotto was out of this world.

Thank Beth L
Ditchingham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited recently on a recommendation. The courtyard was lovely to sit in on a summers evening. We had a risotto and a tomato pasta dish. Both were very tasty. Will definitely be going back.

Thank Rachel R
Montreal, Canada
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Foods was very average, very close to being poor. I should have gone with my first instinct to order the salmon tartar but instead went with the Niçoise salad. Huge mistake. I end up with a deconstructed salad that had small portions of all ingredients that you find in a Niçoise - 4 halves of romaine lettuce - seriously? Again... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended to us as the restaurant with the best terrace in Montreal. It's wonderful. Great just for drinks or for dinner. Service was most helpful from everyone. Appetizers to die for. Main courses: hmmm. Everyone tasted everybody's plates and we couldn't decide on the best one. Although, the tataki appetizer and the foie gras appetizer were amazing! A fabulous evening!

Thank Mishka01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 465 McGill Street, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2H1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighborhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: (514) 848-9575

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Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

Neighborhood Profile
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.