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Restaurant Holder

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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407 McGill Street, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2G3, Canada
+1 514-849-0333
11:30 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Sat 17:00 - 11:00
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Royston, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a late lunch at Holder which is on McGill Street near the old town. This is a brassserie with a modern feel, although a very French style. Lots of blackboards with specials and wine offers as well as the main menu. One of us had moules, the other had lobster ravioli and both very much enjoyed them, along... More 

Thank Eric W
Dorado, Puerto Rico
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Do you want to have a great dinner? This is the place! It was pretty crowded when me and my husband went but the host was very friendly and got us a table in less than 5 minutes. I had the salmon which was AMAZING and my hubby had the filet mignon which was really good and a big piece.... More 

Thank vmoralesq74
New York City, New York
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176 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant was highly recommended to us. It is a typical french restaurant which we thought would be fun. We arrived and the restaurant was very busy and loud. We were seated immediately. Shortly thereafter we found out that this restaurant does not alter their menu. They do not acknowledge dietary requirements, alter selections or substitute. They do not serve... More 

Thank Marli0209
Maurice H, Propriétaire at Restaurant Holder, responded to this review

Hello Mrs Marli, I am surprised by your review, as we DO accommodate many dietary needs, and do adjust meals accordingly. If you would be so kind as to call me to give me more information about what happened, I would very much appreciate it. Thank you and best regards, Maurice Holder 514 849 0333 More 

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Mainly OK, nothing special. Had the tomato and buffalo mozzarella salad as an entree. The cheese was on the dry side and the tomatoes were mus, the rest of the flavours were enjoyable. I was hoping for a a more exciting salad, considering the $14.50 price tag, which is an average price but should never be average in quality. I... More 

Thank JustinandSteph
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 25 people had dinner at Holder and we thoroughly enjoyed the meal. The restaurant was a bit too loud but it was lively and vibrant. Their beef tartare was amazing!

Thank BeeBee P
Jupiter, Florida
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110 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Montreal in late October for his birthday. On a recommendation from the staff at our hotel, Le Petit Hotel, we went to Holder for dinner. What a great experience! Without reservations, we were seated at a hi-top in the bar area, but it was great! I had the best duck confit that I have ever... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful restaurant with brilliant cuisine - from the calamari starter to the gorgeously cooked swordfish - and a glass of Sancerre. A real treat in a buzzy and busy atmosphere and great, friendly service.

Thank Assis C
Jerusalem, Israel
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From my time being in the city restaurant Holder has been my cantine with all Montrealers at lunchtime they knew how to made me fell part of it food excellent of course good choice of wine too

Thank Isabelle B
Bow, Washington
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious omelet on a cold and windy Montreal Sunday. Wandered in for a cup and to get out of a cold drizzle. To my delight I found a bistro with a traditional air. Accepted the writer's recommendation for a smoked meat omlet- the bonus was potatoes with herbs and whole grain toast. Over all a tasty start to my visit.... More 

Thank dldinbow
Cedar Grove, New Jersey
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After being politely turned away for not having a reservation for a Friday night, we returned on Saturday with a reservation, and were seated immediately. The food was very good, with generous portions. Prices are moderate. Nice atmosphere ad excellent, friendly service.

Thank Ilub6

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 McGill Street, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2G3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighbourhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-849-0333

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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