Birks Café par Europea
Birks Café par Europea

Birks Café par Europea

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.birkscafe.com/
  • Phone: (514) 397-2468
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM; Brunch: Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Sunday : 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM; Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 2:30 PM -6:00 PM, Thursday - Friday: 2:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Saturday - Sunday: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Afternoon Tea
  • Executive Chef: Olivier Chaussy
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ste Catherine
  • Public Transit: McGill Metro
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Birks Café par Europea
Whether you're from here ... or abroad, we hope that the moments spent at the Birks Café feel like a journey - a journey of discovery of culinary sweetness and pleasure. Enjoy your time at the Café, take in the surroundings and enjoy a moment of relaxation.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Birks Café par Europea reviews from OpenTable diners
88 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (55)great for lunch (53)great for brunch (37)fit for foodies (32)romantic (27)good for groups (12)hot spot (9)neighborhood gem (8)notable wine list (5)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Winter brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    This restaurant has the best reservation system. Your table is ready when you arrive and the feast begins. Service is great, food also good, but it's the classy atmosphere that is the most enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service, mostly pre-done brunch foods
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We love food. And we love good service. They have both and we were happy here. But given the excellent restaurants in Montreal, I can't help but feel we could have done better for that meal for that price. Most of the beautifully presented brunch was composed of foods that were prepared earlier. There was only one warm dish in the set. It was beautiful and a good experience, but one that I won't repeat until I try other places in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ns avons aimé l ambiance les plats
    Marienathalielise
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Idéales pour une ambiance élégante et feutré , ns avons dîner la pour la fête de notre maman de 80 ans , parfait pour elle , enfin un belle endroit sans le fameux côté loundge dont je ne suis plus capable ,j y retournerai
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Une table à découvrir
    Isabelle
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Très belle table, plats délicieux comme c'est toujours le cas avec Jerome Fehrer. Un lieu des plus romantiques qui ajoute un petit plus à l'expérience. Je recommande fortement le Café Birks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Très décevant
    JulieI
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Je suis tellement déçue! Je suis allée pour le lunch et malheureusement, je n'y retournerai pas! Légumes/Trempette disposés sur la table : Peut etre une bonne idée... Mais seulement si les légumes sont frais. Ils étaient tout flétris! Vin au verre : Bouteille de rouge ouverte depuis 2 jours.... Donc vin vinaigré au service. J'ai demandé une nouvelle bouteille! Repas : Hyper ordinaire! Entrée mille-feuilles de légumes & mozarella... Un petit tas de choses figées car préparé très (trop?) longtemps à l'avance. Raviolis correct... Mais définitivement pas pour 26$! Ambiance : Si vous aimez luncher à la lueur des néons... C'est LA place! Enfin, une addition à 112$ pour 2 personnes! Une honte pour une qualité si médiocre!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Une bonne table entourée de luxe
    edlaurendeau
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Si votre copine adore les bijoux, elles sont nombreuse à l'être, elle sera sûrement enchantée par cet endroit qui offre de la nourriture de qualités fait par l'une des meilleure équipe de cuisine de Montréal soit celle de l'Europe.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Nous sommes allées pour le thé C'était succulent Je pourrais toutefois mentionner que le pain des petits sandwiches était un peu sec A part ça c'était extra
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Annual event
    CarolfromMontreal
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My family and I have High Tea every year to mark my mother's birthday. It is always a lovely, tasty outing. I would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service
    ehardy1971
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Service excellent. Menu très conventionnel. À ce prix, je me serais attendu à avoir un menu un peu plus spécial, et moins convenu. Comme c'était la fête de mon ami, il a eu droit à une boîte de macaron. Attention très appréciée. Merci.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A special spot
    rikpage
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    One of the three or four spots that I choose for special lunch meetings. The food is wonderful, the service is quick and the tone is subdued. This makes for a great spot to chat without having to speak loud and not worry that you are being overheard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expérience décevante
    Sunshine25
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Première visite au Café Birks, que je suis déçue de mon expérience; et ce au point de vue nourriture. Le tartare de saumon était fade et sans goût servi sans croûtons. En ce qui a trait à nos plats principaux, servis froids. Lorsque signalé aux serveurs, (à deux reprises) leur réponse a été, je vais le signaler au chef. Aucune excuse, ni mot de politesse. La qualité du service et de la nourriture sont très différentes de mes visites précédentes. Je ne sais pas s'ils ont changé la brigade, toutefois un ajustement est requis pour maintenir la cote de ce joli restaurant au charme inégalé.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top of my list, everytime!
    Jonathan
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    One of a kind decor, we can really say... it's a Gem! Great lunch menu at an affordable price for the outstanding food quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marilou
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Bravo à toute l'équipe! mes invités sortent du resto très ravis et impréssionés.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Xquisite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Food was exquisite carefully prepared right portions very tasty. The service and politeness impeccable and waiter always with a smile. The prices reasonable and the atmosphere pleasant, overall an enjoyable afternoon. The richly decorated place is just stunning adding flair and high class to the menu
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    maximec
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    A very expensive brunch - $55 for one person including tip. Fit for a special occasion, absolute must for reservation, very limited space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    coco
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My first 4 O'clock tea... It was fun and the food was good!!! Everything was perfect ! You have to try...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The food was fabulous. My guest and I look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lovely
    nyvluvr
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    A really enjoyable brunch. great idea for girlfriends to get together and sit among the diamonds with a glass of champagne. The ambiance is gorgeous and just what a girl needs on a Sunday morning after a long work week. . Before arriving I thought the menu appeared to be a bit pricey but after being served plate after plate of beautifully presented and delicious food and a glass of mimosa - I have to say that it was worth it. I will be going back and letting my friends and family know of this "gem"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Décue
    Jobulle
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Le repas (brunch) était bon par contre le service pas à la hauteur, la table pas complètement dressée, ( manque ustensile condiment) très lent et pas du tout enthousiasme!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DanI
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Un bel après-midi dégustant "the afternoon tea experience" A refaire!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable service and food
    Lily
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Once again I am impressed by the quality of food and service given by an Europea's restaurant. I will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birks café
    Danielf
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We thought that it was a great and relaxing experience:food was excellent,service was awesome
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Petit bijou
    Cath001
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Amazing service, the tea time service is a very good value and the selection of tea is very hard to choose from, because of all the good choices available. This is my second visit, and certainly not the last one, and I always treat myself with a glass of champagne !!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great afternoon tea experience
    Roussecaro
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    There are not that many restaurants in Montréal that offer the traditional English tea experience. Birks does and does it with class ! The choice of food is great and so is the presentation and service. The whole atmosphere is perfect. If you are shopping and at some point you want to take a little pause Birks offers great food (the scones are amazing) and a great selection of teas.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special place
    PapaofTwoYoungMonkeys
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    At the Birks Cafe there is much attention to detail, and effort in creativity, in the food. But the location is perhaps the distinctive note, elegantly perched on the mezzanine of the stately old Birks jewelry store. This is a great strength of the place, bringing both elegance and relaxed quiet to the dining experience. It is however a double edged sword, as there is nothing else - no passing crowd for people-watching, no neighbourhood feeling. So it is what it is - which if you are in the mood is a lovely, old-world setting with cutting-edge cuisine. Surprisingly welcoming for children - the formality of the space contrasts with their accommodating nature for young families.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spacious Fancy Brunch
    trustmeitriedit
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    When you first go inside Birks, you'd be surprised to find a cafe serving brunch inside but that's what it was. They served us a 4 course meal with choice of roast beef or salmon. We had both but the salmon was our favorite. Having been to Europea, I'd expect the same creative standard Europea set for their own restaurant (why else would they sponsor/support Cafe Birks). Unfortunately I found the creativity to be disappointing. The courses tasted great but lacked the visual appeal set by Europea. Beyond that, it's a great place to go for a brunch experience or afternoon tea (which seems to be their forte).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attention aux produits nettoyants!
    Marieand
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Notre expérience aurait été parfaite si cela n'avait été des odeurs-extrêmement allergènes pour un des membres de notre groupe et dérangeantes pour les autres- du produit nettoyant utilisé pour désinfecter les tables après le départ des autres convives. Ne pourrait-on pas attendre que tout le monde soit parti pour procéder à ce grand nettoyage? Ces odeurs fortes ruinent carrément les dernières gorgées de thé.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING high tea experience!!!
    luvhightea
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was a definite highlight in my sister's bachelorette weekend get-away. She had always wanted to try high tea and the afternoon tea at Birk's cafe surpassed her expectations. Food and tea was great. We would absolutely try this again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The overall review was good. However the waiter and the waitress, but especially the waiter and not the maître d' had to be asked to speak English 3 times as one person in our group did not speak French. I found this interesting as we all spoke English through out the meal. What was upsetting is that we had to ask 3 times. Not acceptable.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad and extremely slow service
    MiekeVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Had lunch at Birks Cafe on 2 several occasions in the past year. The food is excellent but the service is absolutely poor and very slow. For the 'table d'hote' during both occasions, lunch lasted 2,5 hours. Will not try a 3rd time... a pity since the setting is quite nice.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a wonderful time
    Angelika
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The service and the food were amazing. Great memorable time. Would recommand to everyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful tea
    primpysheep
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My husband and I had high tea at the cafe on our anniversary. I requested a different table as the one we were given was next to the bussing station and they graciously accommodated. I make a hobby of having high tea and the food here was the best selection I've had--nice balance of sweet and savory, and the prosciutto sandwich was substantial enough that it felt like a late lunch. With two warm, fluffy scones each, the helpings were spot on. Though the panacotta was too sweet, the tiramisu was delicious. A nice selection of Mariage Freres teas as well. Even though my husband is more of an afternoon beer drinker, he really liked the Marco Polo tea and he's still raving about the foie gras appetizer. Ambiance was nice but not remarkable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 56 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 245 reviews are from the Birks Café par Europea reviews archive.
  • Very chic!
    TeaLover
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great tea time! Birks serves high tea with a contemporary twist of favorite English classics. The Mariage et Frères tea is delicious, the finger food savory and the service is professional, discrete and efficient. A must for tea time lovers and a great "girly" afternoon. Put on your best dress and enjoy a nice cup of tea!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good2love
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Le service était excellent. Tout se fait avec une fluidité . La nourriture délicieuse. Le lieu très apaisant On oublie que nous sommes en plein centre ville Tout est raffiné de l'amuse gueule au désert J'y retourne sans hésiter Je le recommande
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • *****
    Nvcreationsblogspot
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This is a wonderful restaurant. A great view in a historic building in a feeling of luxury and wealth. The tea selection is to die for and the menu, though unchanging, is beyond reproach. Altogether a wonderful restaurant, and it's a wonderful place to chat, so clear up your afternoon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Belle expérience :)
    Genevieve
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    J'ai invité mes collègues de travail à venir au café. Ce fut une très belle expérience que nous avons vécues. La nourriture était un vrai party dans la bouche! Le thé était excellent. Le service était souriant. C'est à revivre! Merci pour ce beau moment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Afternoon tea in a jewelry store!
    Powerlady
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Teatime magazine featured Montreal and Quebec for afternoon tea recently and by coincidence, we were going to be up there. I chose Birk's. What woman wouldn't like tea in a jewelry store? It was wonderful. There was an excellent selection of teas served in iron pots which keep the tea warm much better than china. The sandwiches included pate, smoked salmon and a turkey club. The scones were tender and warm. The sweets included one in a glass plus french maccarons. They even give you a package of meringues as a gift to go. The service was excellent and it was nice and quiet. They do also have lunch selections which looked wonderful for those who do not partake of tea.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very disappointed
    Ingrid
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I took my daughter there for a special lunch and we ordered the octopus dish and the scallops and risotto. The octopus dish was so heavily condimented with cumin (I cant digest cumin) that we couldnt eat it. the Scallop risotto was bland, no salt added and not fresh. the warm goat cheese salad was not great either, the crutons under the cheese were not fresh. I would never go back. too bad because i love the ambience. to be fair, when the maitre d asked me if i liked it and i said no, he did offer to exchange it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ambiance & Food make up for service
    Jamie
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I'm hoping it was a language barrier that made our French waitress loose her courteous smile when my out-of-town guests asked for a clarification on our order. Or maybe she was just overwhelmed by our table of 11... Unfortunately, that doesn't excuse the wait we had simply trying to place our order. Still---the food was excellent when it came, the tea was at the perfect temperature, and the location was a dream. My guests enjoyed themselves during the afternoon tea. Too bad we were "kicked out" exactly at 5:00 PM when the store/cafe closed and they turned off the lights...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Afternoon Tea!
    MLRM
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Nous avons passé un très beau moment à déguster les thés "Mariages et Frères" ainsi que les délicieuses petites bouchées incluses dans l'Afternoon Tea. Belle ambiance et moment magique assuré entre amis! J'y retourne assurément!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.