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Boris Bistro

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465 McGill Street, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2H1, Canada
+1 514-848-9575
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“duck risotto” (26 reviews)
“caponata” (4 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
465 McGill Street, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2H1, Canada
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

This restaurant is a bit of an oasis on a busy city street with a terrace full of trees, plants and greenery and large patio umbrellas to protect you from the elements. You can dine inside or outside on the two tier patio.The service at...More

Thank AConferenceAttendee
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Menu was varied and a bit exotic, with rabbit, duck, boar and other unusual items. Some usual items like file mignon were also on the menu. Service was friendly. The food appeared very slowly, however. The items that we ate were all good. The best...More

Thank mtrodgers99
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Our concierge suggested we try the Boris Bistro and we were glad he did. When we arrived, a private party had the entire enclosed part of the restaurant so we were told we could go to the open patio area while we waited for it...More

1  Thank wbrack46
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Came to Boris Bistro at the suggestion of two separate people from the W hotel down the street. We had a great meal, which included the steak tartare, the duck fat french fries, and the halibut. It was all fantastic and our table left more...More

1  Thank atb13
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Located at one edge of Old Montreal, Boris Bistro is s great place on a warm summer's evening. Accommodating service, varied and interesting menu, quality food, and a very pleasant garden patio.

Thank John N
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Had a night out with my girl friends in August, and heard that this is a nice place to go, downtown Montreal. Did the reservation days before to be told that if we are late more than 20min the reservation will be cancelled! With this...More

Thank Dortat
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We were so excited to come back here for dinner when we saw this place during the daytime. Its tucked into a courtyard through a building facade, and makes you feel like you are sitting in a garden outdoors but hidden away. Trees everywhere, with...More

Thank az2580
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Bistro Boris is a small quaint restaurant with a moderately sized terrace. The ambiance was a big part of the comfort level rarely found in a downtown restaurant. However, it was the staff that enhanced our visit and made it very memorable. Our cream of...More

Thank Jeffrey P
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

A lovely bistro with pleasant ambiance. Including internal seating and open courtyard. Very friendly staff, good service and excellent French style food. Between us we covered a range of the menu including the risotto, lamb and vegetarian. I loved the scallop and prawn risotto while...More

1  Thank David T
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Boris Bistro is a few blocks from the basilica. We enjoyed poutine, the Canadian national food. Also the mojito Boris was really wonderful. Service was also very good.

Thank Patti H
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
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Response from Pacdan | Reviewed this property |
My wife is gluten sensitive and we were able to order around her needs. Obviously, from my own review (Pacdan1136), we thought the restaurant was great. The staff was very accommodating and helpful. Ask for whatever you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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