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Alex H
Alex H

Alex H Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.alexh.ca
  • Phone: (514) 487-5444
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30PM - 9:00PM. Friday - Saturday: 5:30PM - 10:00PM. Sunday: 5:30PM - 8:30PM.
    Closed: Monday.
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Avenue de Clifton
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Alex H
Alex H was originally opened as “Gourmateque Restaurant” in 1982, located on St-Hubert street, it was already making headlines for it’s great food. Most notably the home made lasagna, still found on our menu on occasion. The man behind this was Alex himself.

Alex already had restaurant experience from some of Montreal’s greatest, such as, the Royal Embassy, Mother Martin, Grand Motor hotel, Elmridge country club, and the Ritz Carlton to name a few. Alex had decided he would want to offer the same fine dining experience at a more affordable rate.

Established in 1990, the original Alex H (on Monkland street) was family run for 10 years, until 2000, when it moved to Sherbrooke street where it is still found today.

Today a family trio runs the kitchen, Alex, his daughter Maria, and his son Edward. Every night they cook your meals with pride we hope you’ll take the chance to experience the pride and care that goes into making every dish at Alex H. Please BYO Liquor.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food is very nice; well presented and delicious."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "The absence of music means conversation is normal. A rarity these days in Montreal."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I thought the food was, overall, quite up to level we have come to expect at Alex H but an error in the kitchen took the edge off our meal particularly for one member of our party. Two of us ordered the rack of lamb and we were quite looking forward to it. Just before the main course was to be served, the waiter told us that due to an error in the kitchen, we were both going to get the veal chop instead. We could have the lamb if we insisted, but as we would have to wait we both accepted the veal. I could see that my friend was more disappointed especially as her veal was overdone. I enjoyed my meal, veal and all (and our deserts were gratis) but had the error not occurred, i would likely have given four-stars, not three."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I was with my wife and my son, we order wery soon and easy, my wife order snails an extra appetizer she recieved with out bread , my son and me even my wife we receved the main course before are gaspacho soup and the salad. every plates were not tasting and l bad coock we rush out this restaurent with the promess never never we will come back."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I asked for a special request : fettucini gamberri and it was so delicious!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We had a reservation at 6:15 and the place was still empty, so we had our pick of tables. The server informed us that there was only one serving left of one of the main dishes offered...then when one of our party opted for a different choice, we were told (after the appetizer) that this main dish was not available. So that seemed a bit odd- given that there was no advanced notice and we were the first seated (more customers had arrived by then). The meals and appetizers were all very good, but there is only one server, so things backed up quickly. In short, the food is worth the visit, but only if you have the time. Dinner for 6 including tax (5 appetizers and 6 mains) came to @210."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "My wife and I have been coming to this eating spot for years. The food and service are always first class. We have brought friends and everyone shared this opinion."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Alex H for the first time last week. Although the menu is somewhat limited, both of us had more than sufficient choices. During our meal we were served by three waiters, all of whom were very helpful and friendly. While both of us had the salad, the rest of our selections were different. We were so pleased with our meal, that I have already decided to go to Alex H with three colleagues in early September."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We were a party of four and everybody enjoyed their meal. Service was excellent too. We ate outside which was nice. We ate the liver, scallops and shrimp, and veal chop. All wonderful"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "With the quality and quantity of food at that price, we're surprised more people aren't there!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "La nourriture était excellente (Canard et Pétoncles et Crevettes servi sur pasta). Belle soirée en compagnie d'amis chez Alex. Merci"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food is excellent quality and reasonably priced. Friendly staff and good service."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The food is very good. The sauces and presentation especially is excellent. My only qualification is that on my last visit the bavette steak was, despite an excellent Gorgonzola sauce, exceedingly small. On the other hand, my wife had the duck and it was perfect in every way."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I love going to this restaurant - the service is always good and the food is delicious. Portions are just right and the soups are always delicious! It's neither too noisy, nor too quiet - just right. Alex H is most definitely a "neighbourhood Gem". "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Je comprends que le logiciel Open Table a été construit à Montréal. Je suis particulièrement agacé et très déçu que, sauf lors du premier contact, aucune autre communication n'est écrite en français, même pas l'invitation transmise à mes amis ce soir là. Je retournerai certainement au restaurant Alex H mais je ne procéderai plus à faire ma réservation avec Open Table tant que cette situation perdurera. Robert Primeau"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I love this restaurant - you can always rely on the staff who are friendly and efficient and the food is consistently delicious. It's a lively atmosphere without being too noisy. Neighbourhood gem is definitely the right description, but you don't have to live in the area to enjoy this restaurant - it's worth a trip!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The food was not as good as it used to be and during all the meal, we had this lound and cheap "chikaboum' music in the ears. And no, the waitress was not able (or allowed?) to change the type of music. Not a memorable experience."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Maybe it was because it was still using a Valentine menu, but I found the food choices to be lack-luster and boring. My duck was extremely thick salty (like the sauce may have been sitting too long) and the coquilles Valentine (with lobster), though passable, seemed to have been made with instant potatoes, I don't think they were instant (or at least I hop they weren't), but that was what the texture reminded me of. The service was pretty much non-existent. My waitress didn't even come over once during our meal, and I actively sought her out to complain about the duck. Too bad, it was pretty good the last time I visited, but this was a disaster!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I've been to the Alex H at least 3 times in the past year and have never been disappointed. The menu has something for everyone, the dishes are reasonably priced and consistently delicious. The service has always been attentive, unpretentious, friendly and first rate. The space, while not high end, has a comfortable ambience. This mostky unkown local restaurant offers great value and is a real gem that I would recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "My friend and I wanted to dine before seeing a play. The server timed our meal within our restraint yet not rushed. Overall, parking was easy, the ambiance was cosy and elegant, it was easy to hear one another talk and our selections from the various interesting menu choices were delicious. What a find - we will definitely return!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "When we placed our order, I asked for an appetizer and then my companion and I also were to have had (him) and salad (me) that came with our meal. I asked that he be served his soup while I had my appetizer and I would have my salad at the same time as my meal. Instead, I was served my appetizer alone. It was not yet busy at this point. Then several minutes after my plate was taken away, we were brought the soup and salad. After that, we got our meal and although tasty, wasn't as hot as it should be. In fact, it was barely warm. The creme brûlée wasn't good at all (didn't finish it) and the house cake was just average."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "BYO which is great. Very nice wait staff. Escargot in a rosée cream sauce with a little puff pastry, $6, really good. For $34, good carrot ginger soup served piping hot and an ostrich medallion which was really good, although on the small side. This definitely would not have been enough food for my husband. For $30, carrot soup and the cote de boeuf with sauce au poivre and blue cheese. It was really good as well. Unfortunately, the vegetables served were extremely bland steamed vegetables with a couple of spiced potatoes. Very boring. Even if we did enjoy the food somewhat, I probably wouldn't go back. On a Saturday night, I prefer to go out to a livelier place. There was no ambiance, no music, no decor and a 60 + crowd."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Have been there many times over the last 2 years & it never disappoints. Food is always great, service friendly & efficient, very affordable because it is BYOB. Excellent example of a well run family business that the area enjoys supporting. It is our first choice for dinner out. Always try to bring new friends there so they can enjoy this great gem."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "It was a night out with Mom and my wife. The food was delicious - light and full of flavour. We had a fabulous time."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Food was definitely good: chicken and duck dishes had great flavours. Service was uneven but friendly and charmant. Not sure why this resto would be classified as French and Italian - little or no Italian."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We have been to Alex H many times and it is consistently good unpretentious food. We appreciate the BYOB part as we can enjoy a really good bottle of wine . We would recommend this restaurant for a cosy pleasant evening. The liver is outstanding and always cooked to perfection."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Very cooperative staff re reserving, must reserve. Limited menu - perfect portion sizes - hot crusty rolls, BYOB, great wait staff and chefs. Soup or salad and meal $20-26 ( included roasted potato, broccoli and cauliflower . Will return. Never rushed to accommodate a second seating. In NDG."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "AlexH has always been a very friendly neighbourhood restaurant that has served excellent food. Congratulations to the chef that has kept the quality of the restaurant up since its inception."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Alex H is a charming restaurant with a good quality cuisine. Unfortunately, on my last outing there, the vegetables were lukewarm and the starter salad offering AWOL (as the lettuce delivery person didn't show up). It was very full and a bit noisy, but that it is to be expected in the run up to Christmas. I certainly will go back for the ambiance and the generally excellent food."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Three of us, adults in our 60s, recently spent a pleasant Saturday evening at Alex H. The service was friendly and efficient, the food offering was varied and good and the restaurant ambiance allowed for normal conversation between old friends. Who could ask for more? Oh yes, I forgot to mention that you can also bring your own wine!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "fantastic neighborhood ambiance... the mark of the chief's ingenuity is everywhere... my wife had a wonderful veal chop and i venison with "savage berries" er wild berries. Bringing your own wine keeps the prices sane and allows one to concentrate on the creativity of the food. Great desserts. Another reason to venture out of the usual dining spots in a wonderful culinary city..."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Alex H is a cozy little neighborhood restaurant that has never disappointed. I've been many times and always found the French bistro food to be the excellent. The Magret de Canard is a particular favorite. On my last visit the service was a little slow, but not to the point of ruining the evening."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "We were a group of six, 4 adults and 2 teens, and everyone had a great time. The menu is limited but varied, and they are very flexible. I mostly eat vegetarian and some fish, so was happy that there were options for me. The food was great, and while it's not cheap, the $20 table d'hôte was very reasonable, and the Bring Your Own Wine aspect makes it really worth it. Definitely a great option in the NDG area!"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "I cannot give a review, as I found out minutes before leaving to go to the restaurant that they had booked the whole restaurant for a private party, and we wouldn't be able to come! And if I hadn't called to say that we would be 20 minutes late, we would have arrived to be turned away at the door! How humiliating! Who does this? We were celebrating someone's birthday, how would you feel having to tell that person that we now have no where to go? I was not notified either by e-mail, or my work phone number, the two contacts I had given. I hope their private party was worth it, as they now have lost at least 5 people who cannot trust to go there again."
    Dined on 10/1/2013
  • "On Sherbrooke St. in NDG, this cute little French restaurant with BWOW is the perfect standby. The food is always good and service not bad. Reasonably priced. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/31/2013
  • "Have been to Alex H several times and once again did not disappoint. Food is very tasty and I love the fact changes menu items for season. Had the chance to taste gazpacho that evening. Delicious. Dessert is a must. Reasonable prices for good size portions. Our waiter that evening was outstanding. Very sociable yet not intrusive and was simply "on the ball""
    Dined on 6/26/2013
  • "Great food and service located in a quiet section of Sherbrooke West. We had escargot to start with then had fish, duck, chicken Jerusalem, and scallops. Everyone was full and happy."
    Dined on 5/28/2013
  • "Alex is a favorite of our group. Up to ten is o.k. the food is superior for a BYOB. The servers were very accomodating and pleasant. We were celebrating a birthday and they could not have been nicer. The chef even came to say hello to diners at their tables.French cuisine at a reasonable price. A gem indeed !"
    Dined on 3/1/2013
  • "Had valentine dinner at Alex. The shrimp and scallop in a berry sauce was delicious and my partners filet mignon was outstanding! We just had to compliment the chef himself! Great menu all together for this special occasion. I have eaten at Alex's many times and I have never been disappointed. The young wait staff is always very friendly, the atmosphere is lovely and simple. Bringing your own wine is a bonus."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "Alex H est à quelques pas de chez moi, mais je n'y avais jamais été. Le décor est minimal et on peut y apporter son vin. J'ai été très agréablement surprise de la qualité de la nourriture et de l'accueil du personnel et je le recommande à tous ceux qui aiment bien manger."
    Dined on 2/7/2013