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3706, Notre Dame Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H4C 1P7, Canada
+1 514-303-6402
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  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb shank” (16 reviews)
“tapas” (15 reviews)
“soup” (9 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
$$ - $$$
3706, Notre Dame Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H4C 1P7, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Crossing the threshold into this off-the-beaten path restaurant is like being transported to Lisbon. We arrived early on a Thursday evening without a reservation and were welcomed to sit anywhere. The place is airy yet exudes warmth with authentic, atmospheric decor and fado music playing...More

1  Thank Ken K
Reviewed August 24, 2018

Have eaten here several times and always a great meal! BYOW is a major bonus! I hate lamb but love the lamb shank at this restaurant. Its a large portion served on the bone. presentation is great. Pork cheeks melt in your mouth the sardines...More

Thank GigiGigi2018
Reviewed June 19, 2018

All four of the dishes we tried were tasty, beautifully presented, and in satisfying portions. Our waitress was charming, helpful and efficient. Our potato soup could have been a bit hotter, but it was flavorful, creamy and topped with colorful veggies. The crispy kale which...More

Thank cbnb2016
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

Such a treat to find authentic portugese fare it was everything I hoped for so delicious! The owner Herman Alves is a kind and generous host I felt very priveledged to meet with him. Not an experience to be rushed sit back relax and enjoy...More

Thank PeenElle M
Herman A, Owner at Bitoque, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2018

Hello PeenElle, Thank you so much for your feedback and such a beautiful review of our beautiful restaurant. It was a pleasure serving you. Your words are truly a source of inspiration and a form of motivation for the Bitoque team to continue serving and...More

Reviewed February 8, 2018

After trying another place and missing Portuguese food, we found this established restaurant off the beaten path, with a great warm welcoming atmosphere, attentive service and delicious real portuguese food. The best part is you can BYOW...no charge. The menu has plenty of choices, if...More

Thank rossanadominic
Herman A, Owner at Bitoque, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2018

Thank you so much dear customer for visiting the Bitoque restaurant celebrating it's 10th anniversary and for the heartfelt comment which encourages to continuously improve our brand. Much love! Herman ther owner

Reviewed July 17, 2017

Like your best pair of slippers or T-Shirt Bitoque will never disappoint. Food, ambiance, vibrancy, and art that pleases will be consistent. Depending on the server supper will be leisurely or at a faster pace. You can slow the server down. We have been there...More

Thank Robert V
Herman A, Owner at Bitoque, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2017

Thank you very much for this review Mr. Robert V. Yes consitency in the kitchen is the key to success for any restaurant. Everyone knows that it's a a labour of passion always aiming to please the customer. It is with positive feedback that we...More

Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

This may be the best Portuguese restaurant in the city. Tender, flavourful Lamb Shank braised in Porto was stunning. Seared Tuna is a perfect medium. Piri -Piri chicken and avocado tapas delicious and just the right amount of heat. Pastal Nata as good as anywhere...More

1  Thank Darrin C
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

We visited Bitoque on a Saturday night with 2 other couples-it was our first visit and we shall definitely return! Food was excellent, the service was very good & personal (great job Leonis!!). As a bistro with about 100 guests, it gets a little noisy...More

Thank NatPete410
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Went there for dinner on a Friday around 9:00 PM. Not crowded, not empty. It is a "bring your own wine" place, so a guarantee not to be overcharged for a mediocre treat, and in our case, a nice bottle of Spanish red. First impression,...More

2  Thank Bardamu75
Marc-Alexandre B, Owner at Bitoque, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2017

Dear Mr. Berdamu75, Thank you for your feedback and suggestions. I understand that you found our tapas and some dishes a little pricy and compared us to Tapeo and other tapas joints in Montreal and around the World. However, one has to compare apples with...More

Reviewed April 8, 2017

Everything started off nicely: we were seated exactly at the reservation time, however it took a server 15 min to be so kind as to approach our table and take the order. 30 minutes later the entrées were nowhere to be seen (mind that it...More

Thank alexanders99
Marc-Alexandre B, Owner at Bitoque, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2017

Dear Mr. Alexander S, I sincerely appologize for your bad experience. As the owner, who's been in the hospitality business for 45 years and who's livelyhood depends on pleasing customers day after day, I must admit that last Saturday was an evening like I've never...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3706, Notre Dame Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H4C 1P7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
  • Neighbourhood: Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-303-6402
  • E-mail
We are by far the biggest Portuguese restaurant in Montreal with 5 dining rooms and a capacity to accomodate over 500 customers at once. We are a bring your own wine and specialise in ''GROUP EVENTS'' with private or semi-private dining rooms. Will be opening another Bitoque in July 2016.
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