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“worth the money”

Houston Avenue Bar & Grill - Square Victoria
Ranked #1,023 of 6,005 Restaurants in Montreal
Price range: $15 - $39
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Quartier International
Description: With our decidedly urban upscale vibe, you will discover a great new place to meet friends and family in style. From fabulous appetizers, innovative seafood and salads to our signature steaks and ribs, come enjoy a freshly prepared, simply delicious cuisine - all with a Houston flavour. --- Houston Avenue Bar & Grill sont fiers de vous accueillir chez eux afin de vous offrir une experience culinaire hors de l'ordinaire. Une ambiance unique qui saura plaire a tous sans le moindre doute. Vous y decouvrirez une cuisine raffinee a la fois simple, chic et delicieusement abordable!
Reviewed May 14, 2012

went there with a group of guy friends and the place was great, the service was good, the food was really good and the waitresses are really hot.

Thank EnjoyingLife81
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

Really great place for 5@7! Full of young professionals that come for drinks after work. The music is amazing!!

Although the ambiance is perfect, the service is no good. You can wait quite awhile to get a simple drink. Don't ask for any specific requirements cause they will forget and you'll have to ask again..and again.

If you want a table on a Thursday night...reserve in advance! The terasse is open during the summer, but it gets crowded very fast.

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Thank LadyMtl25
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

Calamari, sliders and ceasar salad were all good. I stay away from chains, but this wasn't bad.

Thank QueenEastGirl
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

Located in a business district that goes dead after 6PM, between downtown and Old Montreal, this is a very trendy looking place.

It's a lot of things to a lot of people, happy hours meat market for some, business meetings for others or just a place to enjoy amazing food.

The decor is very swank, dark woods, low lights, lounge atmosphere, and the price they must pay for rent must be huge. 2 other locations in the suburbs do not have this cachet

The service was sub par, we had two waitresses and a busboy and yet no one brought water or bread to our table. The quality of the service seems to be proportional to how much it looks like you're going to spend on drinks here.
Since we only ordered one beer and two soft drinks, our wait staff was very brief with us.

The waitresses are dressed in skin tight short cocktail dresses with lots of cleavage, not very classy.
At Keg, they dress in a much more appropriate attire, black pants and white shirt.

As for the food itself, we got a spinach dip entree, amazing, despite the stale bread sticks.
As for mains, we ordered one rack of ribs which was perfectly roasted and seasoned with a sweet and tangy bbq sauce.

We also ordered a filet mignon, it looked more grey than brown and more square than flat, but was grilled to perfection. The side was a simple garlic mashed potato.

I ordered a baseball cut steak with a half rack of ribs, ordered medium, it was the highlight of the night, such a taste and texture to make me go back again.

No soup or salad given with steaks and the sides were baked potatoes and a weird corn and bean salad, the kind they serve at coffee shops with sandwiches.

The damage came to $137 for 3 people before tip, thank god for the Restoboom discount, it helped a lot. We can't splurge like this everyday.
Though they do have cheaper options on the menu like burgers, but why go here and miss out on the true stars of the kitchen.

As a side note, I would much rather pay $40 for a steak downtown than in the suburbs for the same food, their rent must be 5 times what the other locations pay and I wish to support these downtown businesses as much as possible.

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Thank mustsell
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

The hamburger was fantastic and generous, the service impeccable but this place caters to the younger crowd with very loud music and bar scene - if you are willing to put up with that for freshly served great food - go for it

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Thank Schnap
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