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Montreal Restaurants

Boris Bistro

Updated 07/30/2014

Fodor's Review

Behind a freestanding facade (the remains of a burned-out historic building) is one of the best alfresco dining areas in the city. Like an enchanted forest, the tree-shaded terrace draws crowds to sip strawberry-infused Caipi-Saké or glasses of Kir Royal. The patio tables fill up quickly, but a huge glass wall looking out onto the patio and sidewalk lets diners inside feel like they're outdoors, too. The cheese menu focuses on local offerings and the market-fresh classics,

from tartare to duck, fish, and lamb, are extensive. There's even a vegan plate on the menu. Note that children and minors are not allowed to dine in the restaurant, although they're allowed on the terrace if accompanied by an adult. Hours are more limited in the winter months.

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465 rue McGill, Montréal, Québec, H2Y 2H1, Canada

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • In winter: Closed Sun. No dinner Mon. No lunch Sat.

Updated 07/30/2014


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Jan 29, 2008

It's a Summer Thing

Location not great but one of the best Terrasse's in the city. Hard to find a better outdoor setting in the summer to eat in this city. Food is fine, you won't be disappointed but there is better. Service is great too but this place is all about the vibe in the summer. If it isn't patio weather, go somewhere else.

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Oct 10, 2005

Don't let the duck fat scare you

Read about this in a guide book , and it raved about the frites fried in duck fat. grossed me out when i read it, but we ended up trying this quaint bistro. service was great, and yes, we tried the frites and they were superb. a great find in a lovely city!

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Jun 17, 2005

An Oasis off the street

we discovered Boris Bistro 2 years ago on our first trip to Montreal. After walking endlessly all day, in need of a good meal and a place to sit, we stumbled across this oasis off the street, while the whole street was a buzz, this quiet inlet invited us with its twinkling lights and cozy,romantic atmosphere. The food was spectacular,I recommend the swordfish...Service was a little rough but everything else made up for it. A must while in Montreal

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Jun 1, 2004

Life Saver

After searching for a restaurant that would take two stragglers off the street without a reservation on a Saturday night (big mistake), Bistro Boris saved our lives. Our waiter was incredibly helpful and patient and the food was really, really, good. Good value, too.

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