Chez Delmo
Chez Delmo

Chez Delmo

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.chezdelmo.com/
  • Phone: (514) 288-4288
  • 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
71 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (41)special occasion (38)romantic (23)neighborhood gem (21)notable wine list (18)great for lunch (16)good for groups (15)hot spot (9)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (5)great for outdoor dining (4)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Amazing seafood
    DaveeVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I was visiting from Toronto with a friend. I had heard alot about this restaurant and was excited to go. I had the seafood shell, it was amazing. Basically a ton of seafood and cheese so good. My friends salmon was good too. The wine was good as well and had a creme Brule for dessert. All was good although the waiter was not engaging with our table as he was with others. I assume this was due to my friend and I not being very dressed up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    Michel
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The service was wonderful, attentive and very professional. The Entres were exquisite and the Dover Sole was unbelievable, a must even if bit pricy. The Valet service was efficient and cost less than parking across the street.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week 2014
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I visited the restaurant during their restaurant week and ordered the calamari, lobster bisque, salmon tartar, steak & fries, and creme brulee and chocolate fondant for dessert. Everything was well flavoured and seasoned. Service, food and the atmosphere were all very good. We found the portions to be a little small for the cost. Soft drinks were extremely expensive at $4 per glass.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome sea food!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I discovered Delmo 2 weeks ago and honestly it's the best place in Montreal to have fresh seafood, fish and Oysters! Great service and very we'll managed!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Cozy old montreal resto, great ambiance. Portions for the mtl a la carte were smaller than regular portions, regular menu on expensive side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Good During Restaurant Week
    BadRestaurantWeek
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Restaurant Week dinner was underwhelming. Food presentations were what you'd find at any chain restaurant. We were disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Souper chez Delmo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Nous avons choisit le resto Chez Delmo dans le cadre des festivités de mtl à table. La nourriture était d'une qualité incroyable et le service merveilleux. Petit bémol, nous pensions découvrir un resto habituellement cher à prix plus abordable mais à comparer les prix du menu, se n'était pas très impressionant et les portions était réduit. Donc on payait moins cher mais nous avions des assiettes en conséquences. Nous avons été décu de cette aspect.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bouffard8
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Excellent fish and seafood. I like the atmosphere and sevice is attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodie
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Seafood there is so fresh and taste good. The sauce for bread is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet elegance
    MTLFoodie
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    definitely one of the gems of old Montreal around the corner from L'Hotel. Every part of the meal is carefully prepared and served for maximum culinary enjoyment. Staff and owner are friendly, polite and eager to please. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous Seafood
    joiseychowhoundVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    A relatively straight-forward restaurant with simply superb seafood. Simple, traditional cooking. Slightly hassled but friendly service and an eccentric owner/restaurateur. What could be more Montreal than that? High prices, yes, and don't expect elegance though you will have a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    SadMexifoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Do not hesitate to spend an evening at Chez Delmo. Christopher at the bar will make you a spectacular cocktail. He is a world class mixologist and just so much fun! The food is also extraordinary. The fish is exquisitely fresh, perfectly prepared, and served with great care. Benoit, the owner, and Adam are omnipresent and the result is elegant and comfortable perfection. The best seafood in Montreal, a serious claim!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing service
    Ptownman
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    BEST - extraordinary cocktails, delicious Mojito and Cosmo - could not think of ever having had better. Positives - seated immediately as requested at a window, foie gras was excellent, seafood salad (crab, lobster, shrimp on Boston lettuce) was fresh; Neutral - not a very attractive space. Negatives - Angus bavette was tough although cooked medium rare and swimming in so much sauce that it turned the not-so-great frites into a soggy lump. WORST -Service was very poor. Waiters were young and pleasant but very inexperienced. Cocktails were served way too slowly, water glasses were never refreshed and once the order was taken our waiter disappeared until we were so finished with the place that we just wanted the check so we could leave.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exquisite Seafood, Great Ambiance
    Photobulb
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Within easy walking distance from Notre Dame Basilica, Chez Delmo offers deliciously prepared seafood, vegetables, and bread, complemented by enjoyable wine and an inviting ambiance. "Lucky Lime" Oysters, grilled scallops, and Prince Edward Island mussels were all exquisite! The restaurant offers an intimate European "feel." A great bonus is the direct engagement of the Proprietaire both nights that we shared dinner there--clearly, he take exceptional pride in his craft. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Montreal Gem
    Okapi
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This was an excellent find for fresh fish. We were strolling the neighborhood looking for a nice place for lunch. The food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • norm
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The Restaurant is excellent in fact the best Sea food and fish in town, however it is expensive but worth every penny
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding seafood
    StanfordFanVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The Walleye and the cod we had were our favorite entrees while we were Montreal. The salad was ok but nothing special. The octopus had a great flavor but was just a bit too chewy. The waiter was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great overall performance
    BMP1
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    If you like fish, this is one of the very few places in Montreal were you should go. The food is excellent. We had guests with us, and they were also delighted.The place was still half full when we left at 10 pm on a Wednesday night; this is very indicative. The owner is always present and makes sure your dining expectations are met.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monday night
    PaPaVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Not sure if it was because we were there on a Monday night, but several of the items on the menu were sold out. However, there was plenty to chose from since the menu is large. The salmon tartare is not to be missed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chez Delmo
    Quilt
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    One of the best seafood restaurants I've eaten at! Delicious food & great service! Loved the entire dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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!
    Marm832
    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!
    AidanC
    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!
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    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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 279 reviews are from the Chez Delmo reviews archive.
  • 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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  • 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.
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    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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    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.
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    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