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Restaurant Le Bourlingueur

$$ - $$$
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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363, Saint Francois Xavier | Coin Saint Paul, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3P9, Canada
+1 514-845-3646
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a party of three last Saturday to celebrate a birthday, and booking at this place turned out to be a terrible mistake. Half of the menu that we had checked on internet was not available, and the meals we had planned to choose were gone. Explanation was that there was some kind of change happening in the restaurant... More 

Thank Martin O
Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to say that the evening did not start out very promising. Although with reservations and an empty restaurant, we were first offered a seat on a stone ledge (with pillows) instead of chairs. We declined. With so many tables to choose from it was not difficult to find another table. Then the food. Not inspired. I had beef... More 

Thank murmur742
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Loved our comfortable and simple meal here at Restaurant Le Bourlingeur in the old port. Staff are friendly and warm. Would definitely visit again!

Thank Ashoka K
New York, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I came alone to lunch there. I was shown given the rear room as a sitting option. I chose this more quiet and comfortable area. There I enjoyed access to Wifi while waiting for my meal. I chose the "Prix Fixe" : a simple green salad and a chicken stew. Both were spectacular. I couldn't stop there so treated myself... More 

Thank IsabelleNewYork_NY
Montreal, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

My father and I tried this cozy restaurant in Old Montreal. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. The waitress very helpful in answering all of our questions. The Osso Bucco was good but the chocolate dessert divine. My father enjoyed the Venison stew it was superb. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for amateurs of french cuisine.

Thank Elisabeth B
Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

It's "only" a bistro, but it's authentic and the waitresses were very kind. The bottle of Cabernet we shared was a great value, and the lentils were divine.

Thank abecedarius
Albany, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I have eaten at Le Bourlinguer many times over the years and it has always been a favorite in Old Montreal. You can imagine my shock when I recently ate at the re-imagined ‘Bistro’… The prices have increased substantially, the quality of the meal has decreased substantially, the Table d’Hote was a joke, the place looks tacky, and I was... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon Le Bourlingueur while wandering on St. Paul street and stopped in for lunch. The restaurant is very pretty. There is nothing wildly exciting about the food but the French staples are prepared very well and the staff was excellent, friendly without be obtrusive. All in all, it was a most satisfactory lunch. Well done.

Thank dumbod
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The first restaurant we went to when we arrived in Montreal. The best duck confit (a favorite) I have had, the service was wonderful, friendly, and warm. Definitely would go back

Thank Simon A
Christineheitz, Propriétaire at Restaurant Le Bourlingueur, responded to this review

Thank you Effectivement the duck is popular since a few years Best regards Christine More 

Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had a lovely lunch at Le Bourlingueur last week. The food was excellent, very tasty and good sized portions. It is a family run restaurant and the staff is all delightful. I had the Quiche which was delicious, It is in a good location in Old Montreal and it is nice to go to a local restaurant which has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 363, Saint Francois Xavier | Coin Saint Paul, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3P9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighbourhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-845-3646
At Restaurant Le Bourlingueur, fish and seafood are among the highlights of this fine eatery, with poached salmon, the house specialty, occupying the place of honour. A visit to this charming establishment in Old Montreal will also "net" a gracious ambiance and a mouthwatering table d'hôte. For those who prefer non-seafood delicacies, other specialties are also available.

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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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