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Boris Bistro

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Neighbourhood:
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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465 McGill Street, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2H1, Canada
+1 514-848-9575
Today
18:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon 15:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Tue - Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

While we have been lucky enough with the weather in Montreal to extend our al fresco dining experience well into October, it was a delight to see that Boris Bistro was able to accommodate us for a lovely late lunch on a gorgeous Friday afternoon. Boris Bistro is a steady, dependable, great quality for price kind of place. I give... More 

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Iowa
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200 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We had a reservation, but when we arrived, a large party that the staff expected to have departed were still in the main restaurant, standing around all the tables, drinking and talking loudly. So we were glad to go outside into the bistro's courtyard instead, as it was a mild and pleasant evening. We had to use our cell phone... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We ate in the garden, which is a gutted old building with only the facade still standing - - - no roof, large trees - - - fun place. Food was decent, but not amazing.

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Thank ChipBeason
Prairie Village, Kansas
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We had a long day after doing the Mile End Food tour, headed back to our hotel to freshen up then enjoy some adult beverages. We walked down to Boris Bistro, very charming little area outside with vines growing everywhere. We enjoyed cocktails in the afternoon and later they served food. The food looked very yummy but we had dinner... More 

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Thank Julie B
Northbrook, Illinois
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Ordered a fine scotch straight up and was served about half a ounce. My fiancée ordered a wine cocktail that was cut with juices, she also ordered a chicken salad appetizer with 2 leaves of lettuce

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Thank COLLECTIONGUY
Montreal, Canada
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

In a warm day even as long temperatures are above 17 C or 66 F nice large casual terrace to have a bistro food. Some of their main courses has 1/2 portions almost 1/2 price . Reservations in a nice day for lunch or supper is a must

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Thank NB1046
Boston
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105 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Boris Bistro has one of the most attractive dining terraces in Montreal. If available and weather permitting give it a try. Food is very good, nice, varied menu. Service was excellent. My only complaint was the presumptuous wine list. Only one or two offerings under $50; average cost white around $65; red, $80. It made a moderate cost meal quite... More 

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Thank rhale53
Montreal, Canada
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Went there for lunch with a friend. Excellent patio setting, very good food and appreciated the wine list. Attentive service. Was ver pleased with my visit.

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Thank Jade C
Lehighton, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Upon our arrival, we asked the hotel staff for a casual dining recommendation nearby the hotel. We were able to walk to Boris Bistro and although it fitted in to our nearby and casual request, it wouldn't necessarily be a dining destination. The food was fresh and good but nothing outstanding. The garden atmosphere was very nice and restful after... More 

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Thank Susan S
Ottawa, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Following up rather belatedly (years later) on a recommendation to try this bistro, I recently visited with friends. The setting suggests potential, but the food was mediocre and the wine list disappointing. One person had a rabbit dish that suggested plenty of flavour, but it wasn't to be. Two of us had lamb pastillas that were soggy, the filling had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
15:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 465 McGill Street, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2H1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighbourhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-848-9575

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Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre 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 centre, 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 theatre.
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