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Restaurant Holder

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, French, European, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Menu

A LA CARTE‎
9.25
Gazpacho, Feta and Kalamata Olive Garnish
8.00
Country Style Soup with Seasonal Vegetables, Parmesan Shavings
11.00
Cream of Asparagus with Crab and Ham Garnish
9.50
Fish Soup Served with Rouille and Gruyere Cheese
SALADS‎
7.75
Salad of Mixed Greens
Parmesan shavings mustard and balsamic vinaigrette
11.00
Endive and Watercress Salad
Walnut vinaigrette bleu benedictin cheese and semi-dried raisins
10.25
White Baby Chicory
With bacon vinaigrette poached egg and croutons
13.25
Mozzarella Di Bufala
With pesto tomatoes, arugula, figs and pine nuts
15.75
Warm Marinated Octopus and New Potato Salad
21.25
Gourmet Salad
With duck confit, duck gizzards, smoked magret foie gras, poached egg and croutons
COLD APPETIZERS‎
8.75
Chicken Liver Pâté
10.75
Gravlax and Yellow Beet Carpaccio
Orange and dill vinaigrette
21.75
Foie Gras “Au Torchon”
Pear‎ chutney six-grain croutons
½ Dozen 18.00
Dozen 34.50
Fresh Oysters
WARM APPETIZERS‎
11.25
Warm Goat Cheese on a Thin Flaky Crust
Basil emulsion and olive tapenade
10.50
Fried Calamari
With a parmesan and panko breading marinara sauce, lime and cilantro mayonnaise
21.75
Seared Foie Gras
Gingerbread,‎ red wine reduction and dried fruit
TARTARES‎
Appetizer 11.50
Main 21.00
Salmon Tartare
With yogurt and mujjol caviar
Appetizer 11.50
Main 21.00
Classic Beef Tartare
MEATS‎
21.00
Grilled Hanger Steak
With shallots, house fries
21.50
Calf's Liver
Caramelized onions apple and mustard sauce
20.25
Duck Confit
Roasted potatoes arugula, white truffle dressing
20.50
Grilled Veal Flank Steak
Marsala sauce, house fries
22.50
Braised Beef Cheek à La Bourguignonne
With merguez 19.25
Without merguez 16.50
Grilled Vegetable Couscous, Tomato and Anise Broth
20.50
Lamb Shepherd's Pie, Onion and Cognac Sauce
It is always possible to replace the fries by any of our side-dishes
FISH AND SEAFOOD‎
18.75
Holder Style Fish and Chips
21.50
Grilled Salmon Filet
Lemon beurre blanc potato puree
21.75
Pan-Seared Tilapia
Sun-dried tomato virgin sauce buttered carrots and green beans with almonds
17.25
Mussels
In a marinière or creamy pastis broth, house fries
PASTA‎
17.75
Pappardelle with Mushrooms, Pine Nuts and Pancetta
20.75
Lobster Ravioli, Truffle Oil Beurre Blanc
17.75
Spaghetti Primavera, Roasted Garlic and Basil Oil
SIDE-DISHES‎
5.50
House Fries
5.50
Small Salad of Mixed Greens
5.50
Buttered Extra Fine Green Beans
5.50
Sauteed Rapinis with Garlic and Lemon
5.50
Sauteed Wild Mushrooms with Parsley
5.50
Potato Puree
DESSERTS, CHEESES, ETC‎
8.75
Lemon Cream and Mascarponne Mousse, Crumble, Coconut Sherbet
8.75
Chocolate Crémeux, Coffee Ice Cream, Cocoa and Coffee Sauce
8.00
Fruit Salad, Green Apple Sherbet
8.75
White Chocolat Mousse, Caramel, Sablé, Pear Sorbet
8.75
Vanilla Crème Brûlée
8.75
Profiteroles
8.75
Butterscotch Mi-Cuit, Maldon Salt, Butterscotch Ice Cream
Allow‎ for a 15 minute wait
7.75
Bulgarian Yogurt with Honey and Nuts
7.75
Warm Pineapple Turnover with English Cream and Maple Syrup
8.75
Frozen Blueberry Yogurt, Passion Fruit
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
French, European, Canadian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday

We were looking for some French cuisine in the Vieux Montreal area for a late lunch. This was a great find. The service was impeccable and the food outstanding, both visually and in flavor. Although we were rather full, we could not pass up splitting...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Sherrie H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Dined here as party of 4. 1 shared starter- foie gras was delicious. Firm texture and very tasty. Mains were 2 grilled salmon, 1 duck confit and 1 parmentier (lamb shepherd's pie) and all were delicious. All contained first class ingredients and were perfectly cooked....More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank billys514
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Holder for two reasons. Liked the look when I walked past and two locals independently said 'you must go here's. And I'm very glad I did. The interior is very impressive. The decor (semi art deco) adds to the experience. French based menu, good...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank jimwP795JT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You won’t find better French onion soup. The wait staff is amazing and the main dishes were great too. Excellent wine list as well. Highly recommend

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank jeffrE718XJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Place for business lunch. Menu well picked and service always excellent. Wine selection is perfect.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Bassam O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made a reservation and arrived early , no problem, seated immediately. We looked at the menu and figured white wine would be best - pouilly fuisse was fruity and delicious. To start we had oysters which were fresh and sweet, and the foie grais...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Phil J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of 5 enjoyed the lively feel in this busy restaurant. The food was excellent - moules frites was a highlight for a couple of us, and the couscous avec merguez was a nice treat on my plate. We all sample the fries -...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank WhenJayJay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely evening at Holder. Just a couple of key things prevented an excellent review. We had a delightful waiter, delicious wine, great starters.... My lobster ravioli was sticky and heavy and didn’t taste much of lobster. That’s a pretty big deal for...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank PattyPortland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You must make a reservation if you want to get anywhere near this wonderful restaurant. Once you have been there you fully understand why a reservation was necessary. It is fun, lively, great atmosphere with delicious food. Our table had muscles, pasta and an array...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Rhonda K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit. I love this restaurant. The location is great, service wonderful. Excellent selection of food and wine. Highly recommend the moule frites ( mussels and fries) get them with the traditional Broth, white wine garlic etc.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank TracieW86
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erico811
July 12, 2018|
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Response from GuyDeMont | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late response. You definitely need a reservation.
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August 25, 2016|
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Response from 898emilys | Reviewed this property |
I agree. Probably give them a call, from my memory of my visit I think 45 could be a little tight.
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July 17, 2016|
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Response from AndreSaintAmant | Reviewed this property |
I agree, casual chic!
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