Europea
Europea

Europea

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.europea.ca/
  • Phone: (514) 398-9229
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 1:30pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Jerome Ferrer
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wine
  • Catering: Cheered in TV shows and through his culinary books, Jérôme Ferrer and his team present The Europea signature catering service, an amazing package for you cocktails, buffets or special events that will change this special occasion in a outstanding experience.

    As well, live a unique moment by reserving our "chef à Domicile " service : The Europea experience in your own home with our chefs and waiters.
  • Private Party Contact: cécile kilidjian (514) 397-9161

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sainte Catherine
  • Public Transit: Metro Peel on the green line
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Europea
Restaurant Europea has become an essential spot on Montreal scene, a gastronomic "rendez-vous" rich in colour and flavour. Flattered by all the gourmet critics, you will share an outstanding experience offered by the creative and modern cuisine of Chef Jérôme ferrer and his 22 chefs team. (named chef of the year, restaurant of the year, "maitre cuisinier de France"
An unforgetable moment in a charming Victorian mansion in the heart of downtown Montreal ...When the cuisine becomes an art!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Europea reviews from OpenTable diners
87 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (72)fit for foodies (56)romantic (46)notable wine list (37)hot spot (13)neighborhood gem (9)good for groups (8)great for lunch (7)great for outdoor dining (4)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Always amazing!
    Red7
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Had the pleasure to go again during "Montréal à Table", and the experience was as fabulous as before. The food is outstanding and presentations are spectacular, with a touch of humour. But what makes it truly special is the service: the best I've has anywhere. They treat you like royalty, always with a smile, and it is obvious that the whole team works together like a well-oiled machine. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extraordinaire!
    Agnes
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    J'y suis allée pour Montréal à table. Nous avons été traité aux petits soins du début à la fin. Carte de bienvenue personnalisée, mises en bouche surprise, entrées goûteuses (cappuccino au homard, fois gras et risotto), livre-découverte (saumon gravlax), sorbet au yuzu rafraîchissant, plats fondants en bouche (pétoncles et lapin). Et pour les dents sucrées, l'arbre à sucreries (barbe à papa, guimauves, sablés, etc), la pana cotta au fruit de la passion, les mini madeleines, les macarons et un sorbet. Impossible de dire ce que j'ai préféré, tout était délicieux et très délicat! Quand au service, il se démarque par sa rapidité et son professionnalisme. Une expérience culinaire extraordinaire!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but rushed
    badgerette
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The food is excellent and creative. It is unfortunate that it all comes too quickly to appreciate it. When we sat down 3 amuse blu he's were delivered to the table, one of which was warm. It would have been nice to have an aperitif to go with these delightful tastes. Unfortunately, I found it difficult to enjoy as I was looking through the wine list. If they would slow up the service, this would be a perfect restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    coupleoffoodies
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    After looking for a Trip Advisor recommendation, we decided on Europea for a special occasion dinner. It was a great experience, from the time we walked in the door to the dessert. The food was extraordinary and the service was the perfect balance of attentiveness and discretion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service and Presentation Excellence
    SMcF
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Third time dining at Europea. Overall great resto. Food seems to have slipped just a little bit since previous visits but service and food presentation are still excellent. Wait staff work very hard. Bravo. Only constructive feedback would be to divert some of the energy and creativity that goes into presentation excellence away from that and put it into food quality. Scallops were gritty, hen and steak were both over-cooked and lacking in flavour just a little.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • simply amazing
    Susan
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We did the 12 course tasting menu, and it was worth every penny! their presentations are unique and the food was fantastic. Especially loved the cheese cigars, the smoked salmon, the fois gras and their bass. The only thing I did not look at was the wine list. Just ordered a glass of Chablis and it was a shock to see that price - it was good - but not that good! The menu though worth spending the money on!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience
    Elvis
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We had a great dinner experience at Europea. The foods are amazing and they also have many special dishes and snacks. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodie
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    If you want to try the special dining experience, try here.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible
    rada
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We made the mistake of ordering the 12 course menu. Every dish was out of this world but it was simply too much! The 6 course degustation menu is hidden in the back, that's what most people ate and I expect it would be a lot more manageable. Highlights: the lobster cappuccino, the Cornish hen in clay that they give you a hammer to break, the guilty pleasure tree and so many more... Service and ambiance were spectacular. I made the reservation 2 months in advance and I am glad I did it. We have been to a lot of this kind of set menus in the US but this topped them all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Europea
    ClanHendricks
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We ate at Europea on the evening of Sunday 19th at 6pm booking made through OpenTable. Although quiet when we arrived, the restaurant filled quickly and added to the atmosphere of the occasion. We were warmly welcomed by the head waiter and his colleagues and seated quickly. A nice welcoming card from the chef also added to the evening. All of the party of 4 chose the A la carte options which included some wonderful touches of food presentation and tastings during the meal. An unusual experience was the sommelier pre tasting the wine which he uncorked at the table before offering to the party. One minor negative was the amount of sweet desserts offered to us at the end of the meal which became slightly overwhelming. Fabulous occassion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Une découverte gastronomique
    H10AT
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Nous avons pris un très agréable apéritif à l’Européa. Et, vous avez raison, c’est une très belle table : Nous avons été très bien reçu, le service est impeccable quant à la cuisine, elle est excellente et pleine de surprises !! Nous avons aussi longuement discuté avec Jean Tauhiro, le directeur du restaurant. Encore un grand merci ! Concernant notre expérience au Jargo, nous avons très bien dîner : nous avions pris 2 entrées, 2 desserts et 2 verres de vin ! Juste à noter que le service était un peu long au démarrage car nous avons attendu 15/20 min avant d’avoir la carte alors qu’il n’y avait quasiment personne dans le restaurant. Mais ensuite, le service était très bien.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food; portions mall
    DavegasmanVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was excellent; however, the portion size was very small. In particular, the scallops were recommended, and I only received two moderate sized scallops for an entree; without the bite sized additions to the menu I would have walked away hungry. I think a better explanation of the dishes would have helped.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Showy dining experience
    kamoiVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    There is a wow factor here. The amuse bouches (several) and the very amusing dessert tree will delight you. Note: the amuses bouches and dessert tree are included even with a la carte dining. The main course portions are small and the prices big (a la carte menu). The risotto appetizer and veal cheeks main course were especially good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Dommage que vous ne fournissiez pas ce formulaire en français (que diable,le Quebec est bilingue !!)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Food, Good Service.
    TechnocratiK
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Lunch for two friends at 12:00 on a Wednesday: The food at Europea was prepared with imagination, presented with creativity, and consumed with ecstasy. From lobster cappuchino to calamar tagliatelle, we had no idea what to expect of our lunch except that it would be a treat for all our senses. The service was very good, though lacked just a little bit of polish: my guest arrived 5 minutes late and had to wait another 10 for his menu; my meal was 4 courses - his was 3 - and they served us our first 3 together leaving me to eat in front of him my 4th (we would have preferred the break to occur earlier). Pet peeves though, and only a minor detraction from an top-notch, well-priced lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worthy of michelin stars!
    Gingras
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    One of the best restaurants in the world. Superior service and ambience. Food is superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for lunch
    mylee
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Great for lunch. however expect to eat for about two hours... great price for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A culinary experience
    TravlnDawgVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This was one of the most extraordinary meals of my life. The service and location are an adventure of their own. The four of us chose the tasting menu. The food selections came with a wide variety and over an entertaining and satisfying three hours. While very pricey, this was a highlight of our trip.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the Best
    Rhett
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Europa was one of the best and most unique restaurants we have ever visited. The 10 or 12 course tasting menu was fabulous! The portions were just right where you were quite satisfied yer not stuffed! The wait staff was fantastic. I just cannot say enough great things about this restaurant. I wish I visited Montreal more often so we could dine there again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • diner
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This is an exceptional restaurant. At least part of its appeal is based on the continuing taste experiences. if you only order a main you must eat the tastings because you will go away hungry. Once or twice this place will provide a wow factor but after experiencing it you may not have an urge to repeat
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bon et agréable
    Phil
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Sans être très variée d'une visite à l'autre, la table d'hôte du midi est bonne et se présente magnifiquement bien. Vous ne serez pas déçu de l'expérience ou de la nourriture.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful evening
    FoodiesVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We chose Europea because of the reviews and ratings on Open Table and Trip Advisor. The food and service were a treat. The "theater" that came with the service was cute, but you know they must have done their tricks a thousand times. The ambiance would have been all out awesome if the noise level was lower and the staff wasn't rushing up and down the curved staircase the entire evening. If we hadn't been to other fine dining establishments in our week in Montreal, Europea would have been 5-star across the board.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ED64
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    My husband and I have been to Europea twice and have enjoyed it both times. The service, food and atmospher are spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    Rose3lily
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Europea is always nice Fine table, good wines , perfect care for the customers
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing restaurant!!
    MarieJeanneVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Beautiful restaurant, the food is excellent and the presentations are very original. Europea is an experience that is worth trying!!! Highly recommended to everyone who enjoys good food and great ambience !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For a new experience
    BeKindnRewind
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Went to Europea for the first time and had the "degustation", a 12 course sampling. This was a fantastic choice - the variety and creativity in the food was incredible. Everything from the presentation of the food to the service added greatly the overall feeling that this is a new and memorable dining experience. Thank you to Europea for a fantastic evening.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gimmick
    RafNY1VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Went to Europea on recommendations from friends who had been before.My wife and I had done tastings in other fine dining restaurants. And while you never walk away stuffed,the food is usually amazing, and you're definitely content.We did the Chef's tasting (without wine pairing.) It seemed all a little too silly and none of the food was GREAT, just good.After 15 minutes, I don't need a fake book the size of a bible that opens up to smoke (which smelled great) only to look inside and see a bite of food smaller than a Ferrara Rocher chocolate. Only to wait another 15 minutes for the next plate.After 14 courses and a few bites they through in there (which were nice treats) we really weren't blown away OR full. And that's with a few drinks.
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  • fantastic
    Swissreviewer
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Worth the high prices. Service was super. Highlight of our trip to Montreal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A memorable evening
    FoodieCoupleVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Everything about our dinner at Europea was under-promised and over delivered. The little surprises that kept coming between courses, the amazing food and the constant - without being intrusive - attention from the staff. To illustrate how far they went in customer service, we declined dessert because of time constraint, so they prepared and handed us a box containing a set of "surprises" to take home and did not charge us. I would say their only issue is their prices. But one cannot offer that level of service without a price to match.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wow...what an experience!
    CeezVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Not only was the food amazing, the presentation, the quality, the staff, the complete experience was above and beyong what I expected. Its an experience one doesn't understand until they have tried it.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for special occasions
    btee
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Expensive but worth it. Excellent food. Excellent presentation. Special vegetarian menu.
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    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative Presentation
    GregVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We did they tasting and besides the food being excellent, the presentation of the food was great and this made each course interesting. It was a culinary vacation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in Montreal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Went there for our 20th anniversary dinner and it was incredible. The food, the presentation, the service, the extra attention to us for our anniversary were all amazing. Each dish was like a work of art. We were wowed by all the mini-surprise courses between dishes that were stunningly creative. My husband thought it was the most memorable meal of his life. We have eaten at Toque, Maison Boulud, Club Chasse et Peche, Hovey Manor but Europea is in a class by itself. I think they should have a Michelin star.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Destination restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Europea is wonderful in all respects. The food, of course, is outstanding, as is the presentation. The wait staff is well-trained, friendly, and personable, and yet not obtrusive. Europea would be a top restaurant in any of the food capitals of the world. It will bring us back to Montreal.
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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.
  • Less than expected
    diningcouple
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Much hyped. There was too much of a theatrical element to the presentation and not enough emphasis on attentive service and food quality.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A ne pas manquer!
    Brigitte
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Manger à l'Europea c'est une expérience en soit... Un service hors pair et mille et une petites attentions vous y attendent!!!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EUROPEA
    benevest
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    best and number one restaurant in montreal. super restaurant wonderful experience.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    JeanPierre
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    C'est la cinquième fois que nous allons à ce restaurant. Les mets sont tout simplement délicieux. Cela dit, la description rapide et mécanique dans la présentation des plats choisis et la rapidité du service en général nous donnent l'impression que certains serveurs exécutent une tâche contraignante et routinière. Le plaisir de la table devrait s'accompagner du plaisir à décrire les plats de façon à aiguiser l'appétit des clients. Sinon le service est courtois et froid.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • One of the best!
    Alainvino
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Third visit at Europea and I still Enjoy it. Excellent food quality served with attention to details, great explainations by the serving team and an outstanding mix of flavor and good texture. This visit was for my wife ´s birthday: already looking for the next occasion!
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    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dining experience ever!
    Karebear
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We have been to outstanding restaurants all over the world & europea was the best dining experience by far! The creativity, food quality, service was impeccable! Definitely recommend the prix fix menu & plan to spend an evening there, as it truly is a "dining experience"!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1454 reviews are from the Europea reviews archive.