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Vallier Bistro

#197 of 4,585 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
French, American, Bar, Canadian
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425 Mcgill, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2H1, Canada (Lemoyne)
+1 514-842-2905
10:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 11:30 - 22:00
Wed 11:30 - 23:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Atmosphere was very nice. The food was good but way too salty, especially the fries and the salad. We had the beef tartare, medium in terms of spice and it was very nice.

Thank desbaumesl
Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for a cocktail. Nice atmosphere, excellent cocktail. Quiet and intimate. Try the basil Rickey!

Thank JenRinCincy
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Wonderful find for tourists who wanted a good meat & veg dinner. My husband had the pork with cabbage & baked apple & parsnip. I had lamb shank on cannelloni bean mash & some veg . Finished with a very good light cheese cake with fresh berry coulis. 4-8pm they have happy hr .1 pint beer $6 & house Red,... More 

Thank NihonBaba
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I had lunch here on a Friday and the place was hopping. Really cool bistro atmosphere coupled with great service. I had soup and a spicy salmon carpaccio, fun twist to regular carpaccio. Will come again with friends or for late afternoon evening drinks ! Fast service so great for tourists wanting to have time to see more of Montreal.

Thank Carmen S
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I took out my niece out for lunch. A girls day out in a great city. The food was excellent and the decor lovely. I simply wish, we could of have a different waiter one would have not have so snobish and rude. I am a huge over tipper and for the first time ever I tip less 10%.

Thank Rachel B
Camille D, Responsable des relations clients at Vallier Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Rachel B, thank you for giving us your feedback. As you describe it, the treatment you experienced does not match the high standards we hold here at Vallier Bistro and we are sorry about that. Do you have some additional informations that could help us identify that member of our team? It would be very appreciated. Thank you very... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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152 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely contemporary restaurant located on McGill Ave, Good menu ,well presented with perfect service, Ideal for brunch,lunch or dinner,smart casual with outdoor seating.

Thank clarelor
Montreal, Canada
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Salmon tartar is delicious! Taste fresh and it is not full of mayonnaise or similar sauce. The lunch menu is always interesting and tasty. Service is a bit slow though, so if you have a tight lunch hour schedule, make sure to mention it to your waiter!

Thank VaMa123
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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120 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Fun restaurant and great staff! Please try the Mac n Cheese as an app...I don't think we talked the entire time we were eating the Mac n Cheese, it was that good. The steak frites was a good choice. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Nicole S
northern california
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Quiet, early evening dinner, it was our first time here. I had Duck Shepherd's Pie and my fellow diner had the Spare Ribs, we shared, large portions, very good and the home made ketchup was lovely but could've been more of it!

Thank Karen B
Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great place for lunch with friends or business . Food awesome for a reasonable price . Nice bistro . They made some renovations recently .

Thank 12Mimi2901

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$23
French, American, Bar, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 Mcgill, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2H1, Canada
  • Public Transportation: Metro Sqaure Victoria est a 200 metres du restaurant. Subway station Square Victoria is 200 meters from the restaurant.
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighbourhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-842-2905
*UPDATE! Vallier now offers brunch on weekends!* Since April 2016, Vallier has a new look and includes a new concept : contemporary Montreal bistro. Vallier still offers its classics like the mac n' cheese and sheperd's pie, but has other new dishes. You'll see a lot of Quebec ingredients in our meals and cocktails, but also premium local beers on tap. All this without becoming too fancy. Vallier wants you to feel like you're sitting at your grandmother's table! Join us for brunch (on the weekends), lunch or dinner. We welcome reservations.

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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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