Chez Delmo
Chez Delmo

Chez Delmo

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.chezdelmo.com/
  • Phone: 5142884288
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am- 2:30pm



    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm- 10:45pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, French
  • Executive Chef: Patrick Vandal
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: happy hour on Thursdays

Getting there

  • Cross Street: corner St-Jean
  • Public Transit: Square Victoria Metro Station
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays ($10 charge)
A word from Chez Delmo
Situated in Old Montreal and steps away from the Old Port, this French restaurant established in 1932 makes you feel like you’re at sea savoring the most delicious treasures of the blue waters of the river and ocean. Specializing in fish and seafood, Chez Delmo serves a delicious meal with fresh ingredients. At Chez Delmo, you can choose from a large variety of fish: Dover sole, salmon, cod, sea-bass, halibut, and many more prepared the French way. This means being served in delicious sauces and delicate spices that bring out the fish’s natural flavors without masking them. You may also opt for scallops, shrimp and lobster. Chez Delmo also offers an à la carte dinner and lunch menu. The restaurant's is large and open-aired with a granite bar, the color of which perfectly matches the off-white walls. The mood is very bright thanks to large windows which bathe the high-ceilings of the dining room with light and which offer a beautiful view of the charming Old Montreal atmosphere.
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Chez Delmo reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (30)special occasion (29)romantic (22)neighborhood gem (20)good for groups (12)notable wine list (11)great for lunch (10)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (3)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • food4thesoul
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was ok but not for the prices charged. one of our party asked for rare lamb received it medium and all they offered her quickly was a lackluster tasteless seafood salad. The owner came over and basically was unapologetic and abrupt. The service was too long .Arrived at 645 and main course arrived 830 -will not return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We decided to try this restaurant based on previous open table reviews and I am happy to report, we were not disappointed. Our waiter, Julian, was fantastic. Both his suggestions regarding food and wine were greatly appreciated. We loved the caviar and the Dover sole. We will definitely return in the near future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I went off the Open Table recommendation and booked for 4 here on Friday night. Great seafood - the oysters were excellent & the Dover Sole to die for. A good wine selection - old world especially. Service was really good. A knowledgeable and attentive waitress who made good suggestions and changed (with an apologetic smile) a bottle of St Joseph that was tired, but not corked topped the evening. Not sure the Steak Tartare is historic, but the seafood makes this somewhere not to miss.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly Memorable
    Farmytime
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Everything about our experience at Chez Delmo was outstanding. When we arrived, we were asked if we would like a table for two in the back (available immediately) or if we'd like to wait 5 minutes for a table by the window. We opted to wait by the bar and spoke with the bartender, who crafted two exceptional drinks for us: the pepper kilt and a bourbon drink with aperol, vermouth, and orange (wish I could remember more details as I'd love to try recreating it at home!) Our food was also delicious, but I mostly want to highlight the lobster bisque and the halibut Provençal. They were phenomenal! Our waiter, Alex, is the son of the owner. He was superbly attentive, and friendly. I would return to Montreal just for Chez Delmo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous find
    Akdre
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We are from NY and were in Montreal for our honeymoon. We found Chez Delmo on tripadvisor and foursquare and booked based on the diverse menu. Our experience exceeded our expectations. Everything arrived at our table fresh and very very hot, right out of the kitchen. The flavors were amazing and the owner checked on us a few times during the night. I only wish our stomachs were bigger so we didn't have to stop eating! It was expensive but fair for the quality you get. The owner ended up walking us out and asking about us and I made sure to tell him that I will be writing a stellar review and thank you for the wonderful experience that is his restaurant. 100% recommended and can't wait to return! 5 stars
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • John23
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent food and services. The sole de Douves one of the best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Seafood
    RJSRJS
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Was here 8/23/14 and had a wonderful meal. Food was perfect and service was excellent
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  • Délicieux homard !!!
    Cecilou
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Soirée charmante pour mon anniversaire, le personnel extrêmement poli et serviable nous a gentiment conseillé sur notre choix, le plat était exquis. Les cocktails étaient très bons. Nous avons été servis assez rapidement mais pas trop, nous avons eu le temps de boire nos apéritifs tranquillement. La salle est très jolie et calme, la rue est également très agréable. Une belle expérience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Dylonfryon
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I brought my girlfriend for her birthday and it was absolutely magnificant! She had the grilled scallops and i decided to go simple with the a classic, fish and chips. I was pleasantly surprised! The beer batter was well seasoned,light and crispy. The fish was was so flaky and moist with a wonderfully robust homemade tartar sauce! 10/10!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exactly what we wanted
    Gerry
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great service, food, and ambiance. Fun place. Delicious food...especially if you love seafood. Will return soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish lovers, this is for you
    XcountrydiningVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Excellent fish dish selection, including seasonal options, cooked in varied traditional methods. Amazing staff, happily bilingual (EN/FR) and very attentive. And something you tend not find these days, even in fish dedicated restaurant - fish knives!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    Cityview14
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The waitress steered us toward a dish and it was ok, but greatly overpriced for the amount of food that we received. The bartender was very nice and did a nice job. Atmosphere was nice
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding for a special dinner.
    JoeZJoe
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Delicious chartreuse/scotch/drambuie cocktail. Nice wine list. We enjoyed halibut and chilean sea bass. Everything was perfect but it was quite expensive. We had a fabulous evening! The best meal we had on our 11-day road tour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Seafood
    Susa28
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    My husband and I were visiting Montreal and decided to give Chez Delmo a try for dinner. I had fantastic halibut and he had a wonderful seafood pasta dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • One great restaurant
    ManwiththeFork
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Perfect in every way. Food superb. Setting impressive. Service great. Neighbourhood magnificent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Fish was fresh and tasty but desert was a big disappointment, certainly not worth 9 $ or so. Wine by the glass is far too expensive. Won't go back. Can get more for my money elsewhere. Overrated.
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  • Always a treat, always perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    i tried this restaurant a while ago and became somewhat of a regular, if i dare call myself a regular because at Delmo's, you always meet some regulars who have been going there often for a few years. I went back there again on July 2nd, and again on July 5th. Same welcome, same amazing fish. While it's true that on July 2nd (the day after Canada's national holiday) some of the items were missing (boo hoo, it should ALSO be mentioned that they have 30 items + on their menu), they actually had us try 3 different fish on top of our order, to compensate for the missing fish we wanted.(halibut) And so we had our grilled cod and walleye meunierre, both perfect, and then samples of arctic char, salmon hollandaise and chilean sea bass. wow!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top Notch
    mjpinvestor
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Excellent all around. Food was amazing, service and attention to detail was outstanding. Overall, a very memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    NJenkinVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Everything I planned to order was unavailable, and the wait staff's timing was off all evening. When we needed something it was a healthy wait and at other times someone was interrupting a conversation to ask if anything was needed. I had heard good things, and my wife enjoyed her meal but given the cost it was a disappointment
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  • Really nice experience
    TeatimedVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Both the food and service were great. We left the restaurant full and content. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fish lovers
    YULYYZORD
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Calamares and Octopus cook to perfection , not the usual rubbery disches you get in many restaurants.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food!
    Pipo252
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was absolutely amazing. This is not a cheap restaurant. For 2 people it was 275$ including a bottle of wine. You could tell the servers had no experience but were trying their best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful fine dining.
    CDMontreal
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We choose Chez Delmo from reviews online and it's location in Old Montreal. The food was great, service wonderful, and location was great. Good choice for dinner
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Traveler
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This was my second time at this restaurant. I love the food and atmosphere if this place :-) I'll go back at Chez Delmo every time I'm in Montreal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monday evening
    Sheila47
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    For a Monday evening,there were quite a few diners there. The art on the walls is fun and the restaurant looks totally upbeat from the old stoggy restaurant that it was. Our Arctic char was vg as was the Chilean seabass. The rice pilar could have been tastier but the veggies were delish. The fish soup didn't need the pieces of fish floating in it. The broth was very good by itself with the croutons, aioli and fresh cheese. My friend loved her clam chowder and the snails smelled devine. Our molten chocolate cake was excellent but small .
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Fish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My husband and I dined at Chez Delmo on Saturday night. He started with the oysters which were great; my starter was the lobster bisque which was incredible-the best i've ever had. We both ordered the Halibut. We have never tasted better; not even on the shore in Bar Harbor. It was wonderful. We didn't have room for dessert which was disappointing because the dessert menu was lovely. Our server was professional, efficient and pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, nice atmosphere
    Koos
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We enjoy our dinner and the only comment for not giving a 5 stars for the food was that our entry (asperges) were supposed to be warm but the sauce was cold. For the rest it was excellent !.. and we will continue to visit Delmo for dinner or lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unforgettably good
    NYfoodie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We had reservations to eat here after the Cirque. When we realized how late we would have been, we called to see what could be done. Arrangements were immediately made. We arrived to have the car whisked away by the valet. This was just the beginning of an excellent experience. The oysters were perfect. This restaurant truly deserves its label as a seafood restaurant. Both of our main plats were perfectly prepared. Of important notice is the Dover sole, which is imported from Holland. Presented with meuniere sauce and provencal vegetables, it is the best I have ever had. Desserts were good, but not overwhelming. Outstanding service from everyone with careful attention without being overbearing. Eating here is worth the cost. Dine there.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great seafood
    deanda
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    first time in montreal and came here based on reviews. Dover sole is incredible. Nice, tight wine list. Higu recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chez Delmo, Montreal QC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary at Chez Delmo. The food and service were great and the atmosphere was good. As this was a special occasion, we were looking for a more formal restaurant setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WORST EXPERIENCE WE EVER HAD
    Dylan
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Girlfriend and I picked this restaurant by chance. We walked in with nice table the food was very good. We noticed it was very noisy and the music was a little loud. Service was okay but as soon as we sat down I notice the silver ware was not clean. Anyway we Stay late and we were the only people in the restaurant. The music got longer though was no one in the restaurant except the staff. So I told waitress it's very insulting to turn on music loud to get rid of us. My girlfriend went the washroom and then came back and saw the owner who was drunk in the bar. We spent $300 for the meal and she gave him a piece of her mind. But the owner was drunk and starts telling her he could turn the music loud. WE WILL NEVER GO BACK. OWNER IS A JERK!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • danielVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    la grande qualité de ce restaurant est qu'il n'y a pas de surprise . On recoit toujours une assiète de qualité.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 258 reviews are from the Chez Delmo reviews archive.
  • Special place
    BobyokoiVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We had a very good dinner at this place, very well prepared and good presentation. The wine was also good ... though a bit pricey .... The service was good but it was excellent at the begining ... when the restaurant got a bit full ... service quality decrease. End of the day it worth a try
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing place!
    jefM
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    We would like to think of ourselves as regulars, but we understand that some regulars actually eat here 3-4 times a week! Still, every time we go, the staff greets us with the same welcome and efficiency. The food is truly great, best fish in town. The place is vibrant with happy people. The bartender (Chris) makes amazing drinks. This time we ate at the bar (the place was full), and even though i prefer a table, it was a nice experience. Both owners came to talk to us, very friendly and attentive. You have to try their dover sole, it's the best i've had anywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but not great
    tellula
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We were looking for mussels and found them here. Overall, the food was less that I had hoped. Given the price and reviews, I was hoping for something perfect, and this was not. At our table, the sea bass portion was small, the lobster was over cooked and the mussels were average. I am not sure we will return given other options in the city.
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  • Amazing meals and great staff!
    achefswife
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Experience from beginning to end was impeccable! Knowledgeable wait staff filled with great suggestions. Only hiccup was the salmon tartar, it was missing the zing at the end of the bite. Great ambience, had a great night.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • normand
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Il y a très longtemps que je n'étais pas allé Chez Delmo. J'ai retrouvé la même atmosphère et la même qualité générale de nourriture. Un aspect décevant cependant est le peu de choix intéressants à la table d'hôte du midi. Ce qui oblige à choisir à la carte avec une addition salée pour le repas du midi.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing place everytime I go there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Food is excellent Service is outstanding Best tartare salmon I ever had I have been going to this restaurant for over 2 yrs now and I have never been disappointed
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wow!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    this was not my first time here but it seems this place gets better each time. The fish is fresh and well done and presented simply. The dover sole is the best. We will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    JohndocVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Prices were high, quality lacking. I had the fish soup which was passable, more fish flavored stick than fish. The Dover sole was good albeit expensive at 51.00 but the accompanying vegetables were reheated and litho ugh supposedly a mixture was mainly green beans. I would not go back. For those prices I would expect more ambience in the restaurant, it felt more like an upscale coffee shop.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate