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Restaurant Holder

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$$ - $$$
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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407 McGill Street, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2G3, Canada
+1 514-849-0333
11:30 - 23:00
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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent service and food! Despite we were a large group service was excellent and the price was fair. Special of the day (codfish) was delicious.

Thank rsaenz
Franconia, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While in Montreal this restaurant was so good that we went for dinner 3 times during our stay. The service was great, and the entire staff was there to make sure you had a great dinner, not just YOUR waiter.

1 Thank nh681
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here with a large group of people on a last-minute outting. Holder was the only restaurant that could accommodate our group of 20+ people. I was very impressed with how attentive and thorough the waiters were even in a packed restaurant on a Friday evening. On top of all of this, I am vegan, and although they do... More 

Thank jason n
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to Holder. It was quite close to our hotel so we thought we would give it a try. We shared the fried calamari for an appetizer and I have to say it was the best calamari I have ever had. Great start! My husband had the skirt steak with shallot sauce and house fries. Steak... More 

1 Thank beleafer27
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard their brunch is great, but we were in there for dinner. Unimpressed with the beer selection and caprese salad. Lobster ravioli was pretty good. Husband though his fish and chips were so-so.

1 Thank Gapgal114
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214 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner, featuring a cream of asparagus soup with crab, salmon tartar, and several excellent entrees. Wait staff very friendly and helpful. Excellent wine and beer selections!

Thank Dadmanly
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166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by with a colleague as it was recommended by the hotel concierge. She said it was inexpensive and really good. We were both very disappointed. The menu was somewhat limited and the portions were tiny for the price. Atmosphere was OK, but the tables were right on top of each other. I would go elsewhere.

Thank Ryan K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here and it was nice. Food was brought out in a timely fashion and was fair. I had the lamb shepherds pie and my boyfriend had the braised beef. He was more pleased with his than I was, but it was just not what I had expected. Nevertheless, the service was great. We don't speak any French... More 

Thank Kamoy H
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service is always spot on, food is sublime and ambiance is second to none. There's really not much more to say except this is one of my favourite restaurants in Montreal.

Thank 333FrequentTraveller
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10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there before a hockey game to grab a quick meal. The staff was very friendly. We ordered the fried calamari and the salmon tartar both were delicious. We then split the steak frites that was quite tasty with a great bottle of red. Overall good value .

Thank 641mariecl

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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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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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