BIS Ristorante
BIS Ristorante

BIS Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bisristorante.com/
  • Phone: 5148663234
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 3:30 pm - 11:00 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
  • Executive Chef: Eduardo Carvalho / Aldo Mazzaferro
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Saint Catherine
  • Public Transit: Peel Street Metro, Windsor train station, Lucien Lallier Metro station
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is free parking after 3 pm on the street and there is 2 huge parking lots beside the restaurant
A word from BIS Ristorante
Want to eat where the Hollywood stars go to enjoy a meal in Montreal? Then make your reservation at Ristorante Bis! With our diverse and exciting menu and our wide selection of fine wines from every region in Italy, we’re a popular destination for the most discerning palettes! Give yourself the red carpet treatment and enjoy an evening with us. Looking for a calorie conscious meal? Ask your server about our under 475 calorie menu!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
BIS Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since April 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (26)special occasion (24)fit for foodies (16)notable wine list (15)neighborhood gem (10)good for groups (8)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (4)great for lunch (2)hot spot (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Amazing meal and evening.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Romantic ambiance, attentive waiters, delicious food. It was a perfect evening of excellent food, drink and attentive staff. Will definitely go back and recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bluesy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    After eating pasta carbonara in Rome, I was looking forward to having this at Bis Restaurant. Unfortunately, the Bis version bore no relation to the classic dish. We make it better at home. Our dining experience was very average.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Really good food, but the pasta needs to be requested 'for two', as too rich for a main. Wonderful wine - an Antinori, ask the maître. Good ambience, couldn't gave asked for a better meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Tiggs
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    After several visits to Bis each time it seems like the food gets even better than the last! Risotto is incredible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale Italian in Montreal
    LouisvilleGil
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    A very good yet a little expensive dinner for two. Don't expect an extensive choice of pastas, but do expect well prepared northern Italian dishes. The desserts were a plus.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Italian Restaurant
    JimV
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We were looking for something close to our hotel and found this little gem right down the street. We had a great meal in a nice quiet atmosphere - just what we were looking for after a day full of walking around Montreal. The food and service were great. We highly recommend Bis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints!
    Beachnut
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Bis Restaurant is our favorite Italian restaurant in the city of Montreal- bar none! The ambiance is warm and relaxng, the service is impeccable and the hospitality- well, you can't do any better than this! The menu is large enough to offer enough variety but small enough that you know that the food is home-grown and home-cooked, just as if you were in Mama's kitchen. The servers are well versed in their wines and the selection is lovely. Although this is an expensive experience in dining, it is authentic and memorable- one that you will not forget. I would rather have one great meal worth every cent in food quality, ambience and hospitality than two meals that were average. Choose The Best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Authentic Italian
    FoodieNB60
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The lamb ragu was lovely. Our waiter helped with our wine pairing. Shared the lentil salad which was quite delicious & tasty. Servings are generous. Desserts looked much too big for an upscale restaurant so we skipped we opted for the cheese plate & port which was delightful.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meal was OK.
    ByrdVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The food was fine, but nothing great considering the price. The portions were small. The service was very slow and inconsistent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous, a must!
    Tiggs
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Highly recommend, food and service are outstanding, come prepared to be wowed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BIS you should miss!
    Live4food
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    In a city so wonderful filled with parks, museums, shopping, patisseries, cafés, Resturants and beautiful helpful French Canadian people that appreciate the finer things in life you have a horrible place called BIS I guess it like going into Time Square in NYC and getting trapped at one of those tourist establiments. I feel like we paid $180 for 2 of us to eat a bowl of pasta. that my child could of prepared, two plates of arugula ,one so so veal entree and two shots of house wine. The food was just not good and the service was even worse!! The owner who tried to "help" made the experance miserable . We should have known when we walked thru the door. My advice ... run from this so called Resturant !
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent food/service/ambience
    Nhdiners
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Bis is a hidden gem.. The Bis experience is special from the moment you enter. You are greeted warmly by Marcello, one of the co-owners, and the waitstaff is friendly and efficient. The food(veal) phenomenal!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eccellente!
    dglambeth
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Took partner here on his birthday. As visitors to the city, we relied upon online reviews and were very happy with BIS; very good service and great food. I can still remember that excellent osso buco, several days later.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Its been there a long time....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    There is always a good reason why some restaurants last a long time ... and BIS is one of them. Delicious Italian food with a great wine list. From my perspective perfect for business lunches.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rave Reviews for Bis
    Coconnor
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    My husband and I have been eating at Bis for 20 + years. We found it on one of our first trips to Montreal and fell in love with the food, the staff - the entire experience. We visit on one of the busiest weekends of the year (Grand Prix) and it is something that we look forward to on every trip. Regardless of how busy they are, the wait staff are attentive, kind, efficient and patient. The food is amazing (ask for the stuff veal chop - may not be on the menu but their chef will prepare it for you. You won't be disappointed.) Their pasta never disappoints. It is not an inexpensive evening but it is worth the money. We have recommended Bis to every person we know who is visiting Montreal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian
    Rikka
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Good food cooked in an authentic Italian way by real Italians .... Agree with the other good reviews and would pick this restaurant again if in Montreal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gino
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Ambiance and service was excellant, 2 of us had the fish and it was done to perfection, Veal liver was sent back because it was not warm enough however when it was returned client really enjoyed it. If attention to the plate would have done by the kitchen then I would have to say it was a perfect lunch.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Definitely 5 star dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    BIS was recommended to me by another who said it was one of the best in Montreal. I was visiting Montreal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    This restaurant was fabulous! Food was great, the staff very knowledgeable and fun. Easy to get a cab to and from. \had a very nice wine list with options that were not too pricey. We were 6 at a nice round table. I can hardly wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Cuisine in Downtown
    happycamper
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    I had the Tagliolini with a Lamb Sauce. The meal was good and the service attentive. I would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Risto Bis
    Luv2dineitalian
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    The closest thing to fine dining in Italy. The pasta and sauce are prepared with exquisite Italian style.the salads are prepared with fine extra virgin oil and fine balsam vinegar.you have the option of adding these ingredients to your salad.You are then given chestnuts and the coffee is of the real Italian espresso.I will definitely return to this restaurant
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another excellent meal at BIS!
    WineBarbarianVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We visited BIS twice when visiting Montreal in 2012 and had wonderful food and service Italian style. We came back to Montreal this week and had another great meal - so we are going again tonight! Attentive staff - dealt quickly and efficiently to move us to another table when a problem occurred - and made good wine list recommendations from their excellent Italian selection. Superb pasta and often a wild game option on the daily menu. Molto bene! Grazie mille!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening!!
    JeffNicole
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Everything was outstanding and we truly enjoyed ourselves. Great food and ambiance made the night perfect! Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    FlysBoeingJets
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    In YUL for a conference and booked @ BIS. Cannot speak highly enough about the food and service. Two of us had the specials (one the stuffed veal chop and the other the bison in a red wine reduction) and the other two ordered off the menu (Osso Bucco and seafood risotto). Everything was cooked perfectly and the portion sizes were quite generous. You won't leave BIS hungry. This will be a "must dine" the next time I am in YUL.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 59 reviews are from the BIS Ristorante reviews archive.
  • Belle expérience gastronomique
    Loudec
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    L'accueil est chaleureux, précis sans délais d'attente. Menue varier et invitant avec plusieurs exclusivité. Nourriture cuite à la perfection et service hors pair. Un peut dispendieux mais excellent rapport qualité prix.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average food, bad service
    loveItalianFood
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The food was average. The bread they served us was old and there was no butter. We ordered Mozzarella di bufala Capres, it was OK. I asked for "Insalata di rughetta con Parmigiano Reggiano croccante" but they didn't have it anymore. I took the mixed salad it was very average. For the main dishes we ordered the "Cotoletta alla Milanese", the veal was good but I had the same crappy salad, the server couldn't tell me it's the same. We also ordered "Spaghetti alla CARBONARA" and they were average. Overall the food is average and the service it bad, I'm not going back for sure. Don't waste your money.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Splendid food and service
    Svmoyneur
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Food is awesome, they can prepare anything to your liking as long as it is italian and they have the ingredients. Service is as always excellent. I have been there more than 20 times for different occasions and I never was disapointed. A must in Montreal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family-style
    gentoora
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Comfortable setting, good food, very good and friendly service, and a good family-style ambiance.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing little restaurant
    camp0619
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    I took my girlfriend here completely blind and it was fantastic. I have never been anywhere with better service.. Both the owner and the waiter were very friendly and enjoyed sparking small talk, but they were not interrupting anything. They were also always there to poor our glasses of wine and make sure everything was ok. I had the spaghetti and it was quite delicious, but not incredible. However, you could taste the authenticity and care put into the dish.. It tasted homemade, which is most important. Great ambience, feels cozy and comfortable. Very good for dates, special occasions or even a fancy business meeting location. Prices were fair. Highly recommend this restaurant if you are in montreal!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    frenchie
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Two words - Pasta Barbaresco - Potentially the single most delicious thing I've ever put in my mouth - Yes, yes, yes - I recommend this restaurant to all those who truly enjoy fine dining!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bon mais pas exceptionnel
    ricksd21
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    super service, super personnel, belle ambiance, nourriture tres bonne mais pas de calibre a ce prix bin pour un souper de semaine
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Customer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Very impressed with the quality of the food...everything tasted great and the food was served in a timely manner. Aldo was very friendly and the service was very good too. Will definetly return and I highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what i was i expecting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Good food but i was expecting more for a italian restaurant.... Plate presentaions was awful, I took the veal with a cream sauce of porcini and truffle the veal was really good but too much sauce and i had a small portion of mashed potatoes which i thought pasta would go better with the veal and a little portion of vegetable all you could see was the sauce in the plate.... For 35$ the plate i was definetly expecting more of this italian restaurant.... :-((
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  • Excelent food
    Puma
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I visited Montreal with my gf to cellebrate her b-day. We had dinner at BIS and the food was just amazing. Best Italian restaurant I've ever been foodwise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Italian Food
    Syla
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The food is excellent so it the wine list, We had the filet mignon and the Osso Buco both were delicious. Everyone is very welcoming and pleasant, Every time I go to BIS, I am always very pleased.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Veal with truffle sauce amazing!
    PradaSue
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed our late evening dinner at this place - started with fresh green salads, nice light flavorful dressings. The veal with truffle sauce was cooked perfectly & the sauce was superb. A great wine list but when we could not decide on a wine, our waiter chose a bottle for us based on what we described. It was perfect - delicious and affordable. We were treated extremely well, friendly staff who knew the menu thoroughly. Dessert was excellent - we will be returning for the peach cake! A very enjoyable experience with fresh, well prepared food. You can't go wrong at BIS Ristorante. Five stars!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great New Years Eve dinner,
    AntonioItalia
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Great New Years Eve dinner, ambience and service are above par. Had the linguine pescatore...absolutely phenomenal!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Warmth
    MauraVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    We dined at this restaurant on a cold Montreal night. We're from the states, and in general, many of the Canadian restaurants are expensive. This one was worth the price. The food was exceptional, the service was great and the atmosphere was warm and cozy. We left feeling valued and satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stellar food out of Mama's kitchen
    asg101VIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    The food, the service and the ambiance makes your dining experience at Bis wonderful. Everything is delicious and the staff go out of their way to create a delightful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little Gem!
    TeatimedVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Absolutely loved everything about this restaurant. The food was excellent as was the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.