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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
Closed 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a small plate of pasta and big plate of lamb. Great wine choices with both rose and red wine. Not so many beers though. Great service. The restaurant is located near the old town in a nice place!

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

The moment we checked into our hotel, the LHOTEL, we were recommended by the person at the hotel front desk that Boris Bistro was one of the area restaurant options we should try and they heartily recommended. It was perfect! We were a bit tired and wanted nice dinner though we weren't all that hungry. It was a Saturday night... More 

Thank TXtravelers1836
Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 419 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed all our dishes... the wines were good and the cocktails not so good... overall we enjoyed the experience, the food was enjoyable and the service was good...but we were surprised by the size of the bill when it came ;-) Would definitely recommend and would come back again...

Thank Geoff and Jenni G
Western Massacusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In an open courtyard off the street, with umbrellas and light fare, I had an endive salad with salmon, my wife had the tomato soup with small chunks of tomato. The French bread was just right with a glass of Boudreaux, and the limeaide came in a nice cocktail glass and was quite tart. Just the place for whiling away... More 

Thank Josh M
Washington, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had a nice dinner here. The tomato soup was relish, my entree of scallops and risotto was exceptional. My husbands haddock was tasty. No complaints other than outside tables were not available (all reserved). Excellent drinks and the chocolate dessert....heaven!

Thank louann575
Lake Worth, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely outdoor patio with lots of shade, but our worst meal in two weeks. My husband could not even eat his, and exchanged for a second meal. Just as bad. So disappointing. We had our drinks, never ate our dinners, and paid and left. Maybe just for tourists? In a city with such wonderful food, don't bother to eat here.

Thank judi w
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Montreal for my husband's birthday and he had wanted to try this place based on some reviews he had seen. I didn't think we would be able to get a table for a Saturday night with only 2 days notice but they were very accommodating when we called. The reviews all talked about the wonderful outdoor patio and... More 

Thank thursdayschildtravel
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As it was a rainy evening, I decided to have dinner next to the Hotel St Paul. Boris Bistro is a very busy place. Too bad the weather did not permit to dine on the terrace. I started with grilled vegetables withan ailioli sauce. The grilled sacallops and risotto was nicely done, Scallops perfectly seared with a good risotto. A... More 

Thank Guillaumeleconqueran
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended o us by our hotel concierge. Gorgeous spot although a little hard to find. We walked right by it on the opposite side of the street once before finding it. Stepped inside to a fabulous, tiered outdoor seating area perfect for a pleasant July evening. The atmosphere is casual, yet romantic with the tables set among the trees and... More 

Thank John M
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff are excellent. The food was above average; I had the salmon with caramelized walnuts on endives. The salmon and the endives were very fresh. I would have liked to have had more walnuts. The food and drinks were reasonably priced for an evening meal in Montreal. The atmosphere was most enjoyable. I did not like the particular seating... More 

Thank Pete B

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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
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.