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Restaurant Holder

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
French, Canadian, Gluten Free
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407 McGill Street, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2G3, Canada
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 am
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Bedford, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hands down the best duck confit plate in the city (and I've searched!). Been here several times as a couple, with friends and with two teen boys. Everything on the menu is spectacular. Service is awesome. It can get loud in there during peak hours, it's popular with young adults. Very lively and upbeat. Highly recommend!!

1 Thank StaceyMayD
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was excellent, perfect for family, friends and lovers. Won't missed to order the Moules et frites and foie gras, it's mouthwatering! Ambience is nice and service is excellent and so polite employees. 👍👍👍

Thank Christina D
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you don't know this restaurant is in the building you might miss it because there is no large sign on the outside. It was open late and it seems to be a place where the locals go ... We were happy with the food and the service

Thank Michael O
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a very pleasant dinner at Holder, a starter of pan seared foie gras with sweetness and toasted brioche was delicious as suggested by the waitron. The duck confit was perfection, crisp on the outside and melt in the month on the inside. Well done to the chef, thank you it was perfection on the plate. Saw the fish and... More 

Thank Marchant K
Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere in this resto is lovely, very open, high ceilings, good space between tables. The food was excellent. I had tilapia and husband had duck. The chocolate mousse was probably the best I've ever had. The service was excellent. Would visit again.

2 Thank Pam R
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We gap had a good meal with Holder, the service was good and so were the drinks. We needed special attention to the teenagers meal and they accommodated.

1 Thank mariNewYorkCity
Montreal, Canada
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten here several times, and if I were to summarise it in one word, it would be 'noisy'. That said, you may get it on a quieter day, as we did a couple of weeks ago, in which case you can have a sensible conversation. The food is good, though the selection is fairly limited, and they do... More 

Thank Nicholas C
Shelton, Connecticut
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the 2nd time we visited this restaurant. This time the food was still very good, but the service less than par. They have a great menu, a variety of choices that can suit a large number. We had 10 people for dinner and everyone enjoyed their meal. Our waitress took our order and had a number of helpers... More 

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Maurice H, Owner at Restaurant Holder, responded to this review

Hello Mrs Maryann, I am the owner of Holder, and am sorry to hear our service was under par. Can you tell me which day you were here? I'll speak with those concerned. Also, let me know if and when you return, we'll try to get it right next time! My email is holder@restaurantholder.com Thank you and best regards, Maurice More 

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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was amazing. Service was amazing. Fish melted in my mouth. Will definitely try this again next time I'm in Montreal. Main course was $26. This place is a real steal.

1 Thank acalderaro
Allen, Texas
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had lunch here and it was wonderful. Food and service were fantastic. The restaurant was very nice, would have gone back for dinner if we were in the city longer. Would definately recommend.

1 Thank Conniez972

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, Canadian, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 McGill Street, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2G3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighborhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: 15148490333

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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.