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Vallier Bistro

#221 of 4,628 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
French, Bar, Canadian, American
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425 Mcgill, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2H1, Canada (Lemoyne)
+1 514-842-2905
11:30 - 00:00
Closed now
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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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Buffalo, New York
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Much research by the wife placed us here close by to our hotel. The concierge confirmed it as a good place for the family. Nice atmosphere when we came in. One reason we picked it was because there were two items on the menu. One was chicken wings because our littlest eats few options and wings is one. The other... More 

Thank Matt121976
Camille D, Responsable des relations clients at Vallier Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Matt121976, thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, that's the only way we can get better. Since it's our first year managing this restaurant (new management since April 2016), it may happen that we make some mistakes in our inventory management. We apologize for the inconvenience. Sincerely, Camille Dufour More 

Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The interior design of Vallier Bistro is pleasant which makes it a good choice for a professional meeting or a date. The food was great but it was slightly overpriced for something that was not sophisticated cuisine, maybe because it’s located downtown. The service was alright but we had to call the waiters more than twice, because they wouldn’t come... More 

Thank Bong29
Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The food was excellent and mid-priced. Lunch special for me was soup, stuffed pepper (quinoa) with a superb tomato sauce and fresh baguette. Plate-licking good. I was eyeing my friend's pasta dish and second-guessing myself on whether I had made the right decision. Very good house wine specially low-priced for lunch. Will certainly return. Large part of clientele that day... More 

Thank elderlycouple2016
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

In Dec. 2015 we visited Montreal and had a nice dinner in Old Montreal. The trouble was - we were kind of lost and we just happened upon it and didn't make a note of the restaurant's name. Fast forward Dec. 2106 - we wanted to go back to this restaurant and after wandering around for a half hour we... More 

1 Thank Canadian_hikerGuelph
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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 7 November 2016

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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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

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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
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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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179 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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

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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$24
French, Bar, Canadian, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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