Carambola

Carambola

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://carambola.ca/
  • Phone: 4504580098
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French / American, French / Canadian
  • Executive Chef: Scott Geiring
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: rue St Jean
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Carambola
elcome to Carambola, located in the heart of Hudson. Come indulge your senses in a new concept of fusion. At Carambola two things are of equal importance- quality food and a creative atmosphere. The blending of these principles combined with European techniques and International cuisine create a dining experience unlike any other.

Since 2002, Carambola’s passion and experience for fresh and local food is incomparable. Composed of ingredients such as filet mignon, duck, rack of lamb as well as fish and seafood brought in daily. The possibilities are endless and there are no rules. Make sure to bring your favorite wine when you come to discover what your senses have been missing.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Carambola reviews from OpenTable diners
74 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (52)neighborhood gem (52)special occasion (34)great for lunch (23)hot spot (21)good for groups (19)romantic (14)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (6)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Where's the beef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food was good but for the price I was extremely disappointed. I ordered the tuna salad which had 6 very thin slices of sushi grade tuna and a small salad for $16. At that cost I expect a salad to fill me not be an appetizer. My father ordered the onion rings which came with 6 onions and a small salad...also $15. Ridiculous cost!
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  • WILLIAM
    Michele
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    To have a restaurant like this off the island of Montreal is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great first experience! Everything we ordered was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HudsonNoName
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is one of my personal favourite places to dine and one that I very often bring my visiting friends and family to ---- and have never been disappointed. The prices are reasonable given the unique and varied menu but the ability to BYOB only adds to that value. The ability to reserve on line and the very friendly and professional service completes the positive experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Notre restaurant préféré
    PotsyVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Ce restaurant continue de nous satisfaire à chaque occasion. Nous y allons au moins une fois par mois depuis 6 mois et nous avons maintenant nos plats préférés comme les nachos au thon et la moelle de bœuf, et il y a toujours des surprises sur l'ardoise comme le ragoût aux champignons sauvages. Il faut réserver au moins une semaine à l'avance et nous réservons le prochain repas avant d'avoir fini le dernier repas. Je recommande d'apporter une bonne bouteille de vin car les plats méritent d'être accompagnés dignement.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • restaurant par excellence
    pussycat
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I guess we are what one would call regulars. We are sometimes three,sometimes 4 and this past Thursday, 6. The service is friendly,knowledgeable, efficient and the food absolutely wonderful. Keep up the great work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Soirée formidable
    kit4
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Notre deuxième visite à ce restaurant a été épatante. Nous adorons la formule tapas qui nous permet de goûter à plusieurs plats. Les portions étaient plus généreuses que la première fois. L'atmosphère du restaurant est plutôt à la fête et aux belles rencontres (on oublie le souper romantique). Nous y retournerons sûrement.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Awesome dining experience - a true treat to the palate! Any foodie's dream
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food.
    pontia
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Very good selection and interesting combination of flavours and textures. Nice ambiance, wallsmay needsome fabrics to buffer chatter from diners. Not good for romantic as you cannot hear other person talk. Service a bit slow but very knowledgeable. I would go back to try more menu items. I would recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining in Hudson
    jimsue
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was our first time at the Carambola and it was an enjoyable experience. We decided to have the Tapis menu as it gave us the opertunity to try a variety of dishes many of which were also available as main dishes. All the dishes we had were delicious and well presented although I thought they were a little overpriced. BYOW helps to keep the overall experience reasonably priced. The staff were friendly and the service was good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excelent for his kind
    differtfromTheRegular
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    referred by a friend ,we tried on several times to reserve with no luck, eventually i had the chance to reserve with OPEN Table ,this time were lucky to be accepted at late sitting ( 9.00 pm) our choice of food was opted for the tapas stile,and I have to admit it was a regal,also the staff was very attentive and cordial,unfortunately even tough it was late it was very noisy to my taste . overall it was a memorable night for two, and I think i will return but with a reservation done ahead of time and at a more regular Dinner time
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Instant favourite
    Carl
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great food, great service, will be going back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must go to restaurant!
    Westislandfoodie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We went to Carambola on Saturday night to celebrate my girlfriend's son's birthday (he is a foodie). It was astonishingly good! Presentation was fantastic, the food was beyond belief good. We ordered 9 plates in total - 8 of them were spectacular - there was only one that was "so-so" and that was due to our taste preferences not the quality of the food nor presentation. For sure you will need to make reservations so do so and enjoy! - We will for sure be coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Carambola seems busy 7 nights a week and service is sometimes hit or miss but what comes out of the kitchen makes it worth the wait. Bring some extra wine and order a sweet potato fry to tide you over until the plates come out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal!
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Wonderful dining, as always. Innovative new taste combos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious but pricey
    Nevadagirl
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I went to Carambola this past weekend with 3 friends. The food was excellent as was the service but there is a choice of tapas (appetizer size plates) for $16 on the average or main dishes around $30-$35. To get a full meal for a man, they needed 2-3 tapas a person which gets too expensive. We ordered 3 tapas for a couple and that wasn't enough food for the men in our group. The selection is very good though
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food!
    3bonssoupers
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    It has been our third time at Carambola and each time the food was very good. We only wait for our next dinner at Carambola. Thank you for the great service and experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding as always
    luvtryingnewrestos
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    it was my second time here & everything we tried was fantastic - four of us shared dishes & desserts all tasted amazing & the presentation is awesome!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BYOB or you will drink water!
    GlfngalVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Somehow we missed it was BYOB only. We are visiting from the U.S. and found this on open table. There really isn't a wine store open next door so my husband had to find a place - 20 mins later - we were able to order. It was worth all that stress! The tuna nachos, foie gras, bone marrow, scallops... Everything was amazing! We went back w friends 2 days later only this time brought wine. Again, food was fabulous! We had early reservations tho and the service was VERY slow. Seemed as if she took care of the other 4 tables and ignored us. That was the only dissapointing thing I can say. I can't say enough about the food- a must go to place. And make sure you Bring Your Own Wine!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service.
    PapaJayVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Met four friends for lunch and found this restaurant on Open Table. Liked the reviews and booked a reservation. All four of them had been there before and were really happy I had booked it. Turned out that the open table reviews were right. Excellent food and service. Great lunch time experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    epmck
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The tapas menu is original and very tasty. The crew is spot on and friendly. We intend to return and enjoy the full experience Carambola has to offer
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb dining
    Kulta
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Carambola is an incredible restaurant. The tuna tartare nachos are scrumptious as is the bone marrow (we order it every time), not to mention the seared foie gras, which is worthy of fine dining in Avignon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OMG
    juliefoodie
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    2nd time going, and I'm still at a loss for words. Excellent food and presentation, at a great price. You can tell the people who work there believe in the product and are proud to be part of the team. Thank you for yet another amazing experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Journey of flavour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The menu offer the opportunity to discover new combination of flavours. We had a great evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A-m-a-z-i-n-g
    BethVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    What a great pick. Took the teenaged kids, but still...a winner. Worth the drive to Hudson for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mike
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We really enjoyed ourselves, we found the variety of interesting tapas was a nice way to sample many items on the menu, much appreciate the fact that can bring your own wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carambola is outstanding
    DGNJ
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Carambola is the best restaurant for miles around (including downtown Montreal) and is one of the best I have been to. We dine out a lot and we look for inventive foods with lots of taste and interesting combinations. Carambola always manages to deliver an excellent dining experience. Everyone talks about how great Montreal restaurants are. Since moving to the area from Vancouver we have been generally disappointed by the restaurants in greater Montreal - EXCEPT for Carambola. We will continue to eat here on a regular basis!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food!
    Redical
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I was looking for a place to dine before attenting a show at the Hudson Village Theatre (only 400m away) and several people recommended Carambola. Both my Mom and I truly enjoyed the various dishes and the service was great also. It's a great BYOW Bistro.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Carambola restaurant
    Isis
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    It's my 5th or 6th time at this restaurant and we are always pleased.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing!
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    It's very hard to get a reservation here as it is a small locale and it's always busy but so very worth the trouble! The food was delicious! We decided to go the tapas route since choosing a main course was difficult and tried 4 different dishes---all were amazing! It's a bring-your-own-wine resto which is nice. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Carambola
    Shoemama
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Have been here several times! Food is fantastic....just so loud with the patrons that it's difficult to have a conversation tete a tete.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    divinedine
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The salad was a bit on the small side , needs more dressing also was dull! Meal overall was great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lionquidore
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Belle découverte,! le concept des tapas nous permet de gouter à tout,.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My wife and I love Carambola
    HudsonNoName
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    We try to schedule a visit once a month and try something new on the unique menu. We have never been disappointed. The quality and preparation of food is excellent, service is always friendly and the price is reasonable. The fact that we can bring our own wine assures that we can enjoy a gourmet meal with top notch service for less than $100 with dessert, coffee, tip and tax included (for 2). And the menu is diverse and large enough to allow us to try something new on most visits. We also use it as a special destination whenever we have out of town guest visiting us which always earns rave reviews from those friends as well. Just a lovely, friendly and special neighborhood place to go. We often recommend our Carambola to family and friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Lunch
    2SweetSue2
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    For my sister on a recommendation from my daughter. Absolutely wonderful experience. Great food as well as service & so relaxing - no rushing you in and out. Coming from the south shore definitely worth the travel & gas. Thank you loved it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Book club
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Our book club chose Carambola for our annual dinner out and nobody was disappointed. Although we had to drive a considerable distance to get there, it was well worth it. It is great to be able to have 2 tapas meals and therefore get to sample more of the fabulous food. Wait staff was very accommodating, dividing a very complicated bill into 6 parts. Much appreciated. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Savour the moment!
    GastronomicalNight
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Lovely birthday diner, entertaining sampling bonanza! We had soup, 6 different tapas and desert and all were delightful, taste bud nirvana!!! Beautiful and colorful. Portions just right. Lots of fish and sea food - we do not eat chicken nor meat and we had MUCH to choose from. Musical desert laced with pop rocks for a sizzling experience! Wonderful place. Service really great and warm, discreet, in the shadow, no conversation busters, not bothersome. We left feeling great not full and uncomfortable. You just think of the next time you will visit. ;-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MH52GO
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Our group of five ladies found the food to be outstanding and were very pleased with the dishes they chose, especially that there was a choice of.two sizes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The food is always differently sensational, visually appealing & it touches all the corners of our pallet. The service is great and always with a smile. Looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New find
    Foodiejaz
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    One of my top 5 best place to eat. Love the bring your own wine ( can spend more on food). Can compare the food quality to a 5 star restaurant (like bacarra at the hull casino)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 33 reviews are from the Carambola reviews archive.