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“Great food...Gorgeous Crowd!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Grinder

Grinder
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Ranked #196 of 5,678 Restaurants in Montreal
Price range: $15 - $37
Cuisines: Grill, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
Montreal, Canada
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great food...Gorgeous Crowd!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

A new HOT SPOT on Notre Dame...Excellent service and a great terrace that we MONTREALERS wait for all year long! Happening crowd of 30-40 somethings with a lively vibe. Check it out!

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Grinder - Great experience!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

We went there last night (May 2nd)after wanting to try it out for a few months. We were extremely surprised at how good it was. Earlier reviews had criticized the service for being slow and unapologetic about it but we had at least 5 different people check out our situation to make sure everything was proper. That included making sure our candle was lit, that our drink order had been taken already, and the waiter even asked twice during the main course if everything was fine. Asking twice might sound odd or excessive but made perfect sense and was great as the first time he asked, I had not yet tried the ribs as I was working on the salad on top of it first.

Anyway, the place looked great with its modern look and copper finishing on the bar. The people all looked very nicely dressed and it was generally quite an attractive crowd.

As for the food, we had a tuna carpaccio appetizer which was exceptional and had a nice little bite to it. For our main courses we ordered the short ribs and hamburger. Both were really really good. They also came with a mashed sweat potato side dish. That was really good too but either as it got cold or there was lots of cream in it, it ended up being the only thing we did not finish. Was surprised to actually feel quite full too as the appetizer and main course did not look like large servings.

All in all, I would very happily go back again!!!!!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Bill V
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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Life is good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

Dropped by Grinder for lunch today with a friend. Perfect weather to be on the beautiful packed terrasse. The food was delicious. The mesclun salad had a wonderful light dressing, the salmon tartare and the beef tartare were as good as can be and the side of french fries was perfect. Our waitress impressed me with her kindness and the incredible attention she gave for us to pair The wine with our meals. I'll be back!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Francois G
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New York City, New York
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82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Outstanding experience...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

Wow - the coolest place I've dined in years - and I've been to some cool ones.... Steakhouse with a real design chic attitude - great looking waitstaff and quality food. Had the Bison and Salmon tartares and a very solid NY Strip steak + good glass of RED. Really a see it to believe it place and one that I endorse wholeheartedly.

T'Man '13

  • Visited April 2013
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New York City, New York
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Very yummy & happening place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is a fun newcomer to the Montreal scene. Grinder is trendy and always full.
Their salmon tartar was delicious, as was the cooked white fish served in a some kind of Indian style with yoghurt. Very yum. Also tried the hamburger and enjoyed that as well.

Would definitely recommend if you are looking for a trendy scene & good food. Not for those looking for a quiet night. There is also a big bar you can eat at in the middle.

Be sure to book in advance. They're always full

  • Visited March 2013
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