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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
Closed now
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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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Saskatoon, Canada
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I cannot say enough positive things about this restaurant. I called to make the reservation in French and they didn't laugh at my poor pronunciation which shows incredible self control! They were very welcoming to our child and were ready with crayons! The food was outstanding. The fish soup was as good as my mother made it, the lobster ravioli... More 

Thank ctv364
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stumbled upon it and had one of the best meals in my life. All four of us did. Next day the hotel recommended it! You have to go!

Thank Meg M
Toronto, Canada
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132 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Decent expectations are set when you enter a big, open dining space in a historical building in Old Montreal, and it's a lively, loud dining scene. Holder does not disappoint (unless you're looking for a quiet, cozy first date place). Then again, if the first date doesn't work out, there's plenty to look at and listen in to. I had... More 

Thank myounder
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited this restaurant at the end of January during lunch time. Because it's part of the business district of old Montreal, the restaurant is prepared to serve the lunch service quickly. The soup of the day was similar to a cream of leek, just absolutely delicious. The kind of soup that knocks you off your feet!! The risotto was... More 

Thank Kristie v
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103 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had eaten at Restaurant Holder several years ago with a large family group and had an excellent evening. This time we went as a couple to celebrate an anniversary. The restaurant wasn't too crowded when we arrived at 7:00, but got busy and loud while we were there. Even when things weren't busy, our waiter looked and acted very... More 

Thank Kingston_Lou
Albany, New York
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is very good...especially the foie gras. Service-wise: it started off very well and my waitress was very present. After more patrons came in, they switched waiters without telling me and I had multiple waiters. However, the service wasn't very consistent. I had to ask for a waiter when I wanted more water, for my finished plate to be... More 

Thank missladee77
San Francisco
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was by myself one night and Holder has a nice dining area for folks dining by themselves. The onion soup was great on a cold night! Great service too.

Thank John A
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff speaks multiple languages fluently and is super accommodating including me i suggestions to allow those who like to experience a number of dishes to eat their way through the menu so to speak. Food is beautifully presented and very flavorful and delicious. And their desserts? Save some room...

Thank Christian R
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Restaurant Holder was recommended to us by a local and it was wonderful. Great ambiance, upscale casual, nice atmosphere. I had the lobster ravioli; my husband had the braised beef and we split the chocolate mousse for dessert. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Kristin A
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

absolutely loved this place! the drinks at the bar were fantastic. once we were seated the bread and butter came out. how something so simple can be so delicious is beyond me. our waiter was super friendly and helpful. he even suggested a great wine to pair with our meal, which was PERFECT. We ordered the beef tartare and French... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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)

Neighbourhood Profile
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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