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Ranked #68 of 6,004 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $69
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Description: French cuisine by Signature Chef Daniel Boulud. Reservations are suggested and only taken up to two month in advance. Walk-ins welcome. Garden and terrace open in summer.
Reviewed July 1, 2014

Father's Day! A special occasion that was not noted by the staff: reception by the hostess very snobish; although the reservation had been made ahead for the terrace she coldly told us that it had been full for the past 3 months. She then asked us to sit at the bar cause our reservation was for 12:00 and it was 11:50, eaven though only 1 table was occupied inside by a party of 6, who were waiting to be seated outside as we found out when she escorted us to our table!
Finally, the Maître D was kind enough to take care of us and kindly and professionnaly escorted us to a very nice table outside!
The food: a la carte limited menu (not a brunch); 2 courses $39., 3 courses $49., a bottle of Brouilly $68. +tx. Good food but not Wow! The brunch (buffet) at the golf course in LaPrairie is much more reasonnable and the setting is magnifico! Tablecloth on the table (and napkins) and friendly staff.
The service at Maison Boulud is not up to the Ritz's standards; I ate there quite a few times before and I miss the old terrace and restaurant and, the much more professionnal service. There are others in Montreal with nice terraces and ambiance!

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Reviewed June 23, 2014

The food is excellent, fresh and cooked to order. The service seems to fluctuate between, people all over you, and no-one when you want them!

Thank GeraldineOttawa
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were expecting more from Maison Boulud in Montreal’s Ritz Carlton Hotel, and while some aspects were great, others were disappointing.

Positive points: beautiful restaurant with sumptuous seating, attractive garden-side seating, snob-appeal atmosphere.

Negative points:
Very high prices, even at lunch – two courses $35, three courses $42, with very limited choice. The online table d’hote menu is not updated when the menu changes, so we had no idea what was on offer, until we showed up. Regular menu items at lunch vary from about $29-$43 for main courses, and $17-$24 for entrees, i.e. $46-$67 for two courses.

Very high wine and bar prices: cheapest glass of wine is $13, then it jumps to $17- $25 for a 5 oz. glass. Martinis and cocktails are $15-$24, more for better brands. We were astounded that they did not have Grey Goose available, even though it’s specified in one of their cocktails. Bottled beer is $9, regardless of whether it is domestic or imported ($9 for a Molson Export or a Stella Artois? This makes not sense at all!)

We don’t mind the prices as long as the quality matches. Unfortunately, this was not haute cuisine. We’ve had equal or better food at several of the city’s trendy restaurants and bistros, at lower prices, so we were disappointed that Maison Boulud did not deliver the “wow” factor. Ingredients seemed to be of above average quality, but more expertise is needed in the kitchen. The food was good, but not great, especially at these prices.

The bread basket was not delicious either: very salty focaccia, and rather ordinary baguette. Some say that you can determine the quality of a restaurant by the quality of its bread basket.

Cutlery is placed directly on re-usable placemats, which may seem attractive, until you see the staff wiping the placemats with a wet rag and then placing new cutlery on it for the next client. Not very sanitary. Our waiter even placed some cutlery directly on the table.
Several of the cooks in the open kitchen seemed to not be wearing hats or hairnets, which is not legal in this city.

Service was perfunctory, not as polished as one would expect at the Ritz Carlton, and not exceedingly friendly. Not even a thank you for a generous tip!

Our waiter spoke very little English, which was also surprising in a hotel catering to many businessmen and wealthy visitors from other parts of Canada and abroad.

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2  Thank ivanbrown99
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Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Perhaps I had an off day? The other reviewers has more luck. Anyway I had a brunch and while the service was impeccable and the room lovely the food itself was no better than a Denny's. Way too salty but otherwise bland - as if the salt was there to give a flavour that was gone. Perhaps a place to go for the room but not a recommend for me.

2  Thank jamesmorton
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

Been to maison boulud 4-5 times always great.
Had multiple entrees one better than the other.
House offered a little mix of 3 appetizers all excellent.
Main course cappelletti was great but wish I had a bit more.
Lamb was excellent portion a little small. Never the less an excellent evening. Great wine suggestion leschezeaut burgundy

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2  Thank Patrick123388
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