L'Auberge Saint-Gabriel
L'Auberge Saint-Gabriel

L'Auberge Saint-Gabriel

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aubergesaint-gabriel.com/
  • Phone: (514) 878-3561
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Thursday - Friday: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM;
    Dinner: Tuesday - Wednesday: 5:00-10:00 PM;
    Thursday - Friday: 5:00-11:00 PM;
    Saturday: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Emilie Rizzetto
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Une destination gastronomique où que vous soyez.
    Les échos des cuisines de l'Auberge retentissent maintenant à l'extérieur des murs ancestraux. Le Chef exécutif Eric Gonzalez mène cette caravane gastronomique et dépose sur votre table l'esprit de l'Auberge et sa douce folie culinaire.
    Chaque repas mérite d'être un bon moment à partager, que ce soit un cocktail, une réception, un banquet ou un lunch d'affaires.
    Un service de traiteur est aussi offert par "l'Auberge sur la route".
    Pour plus d'information: http://aubergesurlaroute.com
  • Private Party Facilities: L'Auberge Saint-Gabriel peut recevoir jusqu'à 600 personnes, dont 80 en salle à manger, 60 en terrasse et plus de 400 réparties dans ses 3 salles de réception fermées, réservées pour des banquets, mariages, cocktails dînatoires, etc... Ainsi que le Velvet, boîte de nuit de 130 places.
    Les banquets sont offerts tous les jours de la semaine.
    Toutes les salles sont équipées de matériel audio-visuel pour accueillir des conférences, des réunions d'affaire.
  • Private Party Contact: Marie-Andrée Hogue 514 878-3561x227
  • Entertainment: L'Auberge Saint-Gabriel, en plus de son restaurant, offre un superbe espace bar-lounge pour prendre un verre autour d'un plat décontracté.
    Cet espace est aussi ouvert pour le 5@7 les jeudis.
    De plus, elle abrite l'un des lieux les plus prisés de la nuit montréalaise: le Velvet, place 'underground' dans laquelle se produisent les DJ internationaux de renom.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Saint-Paul
  • Public Transit: Métro Place d'Armes
    Métro Champs-de-Mars
    Station Bixit sur la rue Le Royer
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Stationnement payant à l'Hôtel Marriott, Spring Hill Suites, adjacent à l'Auberge, 445 rue Saint-Jean Baptiste.
A word from L'Auberge Saint-Gabriel
Bâtie en 1688, l’Auberge Saint-Gabriel est un lieu chargé d’histoire. Aujourd’hui, cette institution est devenue un haut lieu de la gastronomie québécoise et l’une des destinations les plus tendance de la vie nocturne montréalaise. Alliant convivialité et modernité, l’Auberge Saint-Gabriel abrite un restaurant, un lounge, des salles de réception, un traiteur et une boîte de nuit. Ses propriétaires sont Marc Bolay, Garou et Guy Laliberté.
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L'Auberge Saint-Gabriel reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (19)romantic (17)fit for foodies (14)notable wine list (13)good for groups (11)hot spot (6)late-night find (6)neighborhood gem (5)vibrant bar scene (3)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (2)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • food was salty . service was hasty
    luvMyMeatRare
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Though I booked with open table and received confirmation, I called to make sure the reservation is good. I've told we have no more open seats but we'll squeeze in as if they are doing me a favor. We arrived on time and had to wait at least 30 minutes. The service started after nine. The trout was way too salty when I told the waitress she blamed on some ingredient. Duh. When we finished and while we were having coffee, they were cleaning the table and everything around us as if to say, leave now. The chateaubriand wasn't the best I had. Cheers
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional & worth repeat visits
    EdibleAlchemistVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    By far, the most delicate, flavorful, and well balanced dish I've had this visit to Montreal was the Cocotte de la mer at L'Auberge St. Gabriel. The scallop and lobster sitting in the very flavorful bisque was a delight for the tastebuds, and the best french dish I've had in months. Equally as exceptional was the Braised Beef with Celery Root Mousse which had a similar well thought-out counter point of flavors. Like the New York Times, I think you have to earn your stars. This place earned them for me. I would return and bring friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wanna-be sommelier ruims a night
    hewhoknows
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Service was slow but attentive. when you cork few +100 $ bottles and the sommelier leaves empty glasses and leaves or pours two different wines in the same glass I would get him fired!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellente dégustation avec vins
    Anou
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Le menu degustation est bien pensé et présente crescendo des plats plus savoureux les uns que les autres. Merveilleux! Je recommande fortement le Wine pairing, un presque sans faute pour le paradis des papilles. Un copieux 7 services qui se terminait cependant avec un désert trop acide à mon goût. Un désert légé était bienvenu puisque le menu est complexe et généreux, mais il manquait la touche sucrée que l'on se permet au restaurant...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Felt a bit rushed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great food and service; a lovely venue, but my husband and I felt that the experience would have been better had there been just a little more time between various courses. Just felt rushed, as opposed to a nice relaxing dining experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    While there was nothing bad about the restaurant, given the prices and reputation it just didn't measure up. The room was lovely and romantic. Service was extremely friendly but slow. They need more servers. The food was OK but underwhelming. Mt wife's cornish hen had little intrinsic flavor and really needed the accompanying sauce. My veal chop was good but nothing out of the ordinary. The wine list is excellent with many interesting choices. Overall we were disappointed and feel the restaurant is overrated and overpriced.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dddd
    ddddVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    why no dining points for a place We spent about 100 person
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • IFSO
    not2full
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    excellent service, in a building of stone blocks, said to be the oldest inn in north america, from the 1600's, great ambiance inside or out, with the right balance of wood and plants mixed in. We can only comment on the trout stuffed with goat cheese-one of the best meals my wife of 41 years has ever had. My chateaubriand was very, very good and the potatoes and vegetables a perfect compliment. We didn't stay for the late night activities which can apparently get loud.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience as usual!
    Nanixz
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Love this place, not only the food and service, also deco is very cool. Totally recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Personnel
    man68
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Merci pour votre accueil, et votre empressement a venir nous repondre. J'ai noté pour les fois ou je suis venues anterieurement, car, mardi passė, j'ai du quitter subitement, avant meme de commander, me sentant tres malade, le personnel a ete tres courtois, n'hesitant pas a venir me donner de l'aide, et meme m'appeler un taxi!! Merci encore, et bien sur, ce n'est que partie remise pour un autre agreable repas!! Merci a tte l'equipe!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening!
    Nikvic
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a lovely dinner at Auberge St-Gabriel. The food was great as we shared a superb paella and a great Pinot Gris. What made the evening so special was the great service, which is not something you find in all Old Montréal establishments. Our friendly waiter was very attentive to our needs and the teamwork displayed by all staff who stopped by our table to bring a dish and/or engage in conversations with us made for a very enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BLAT
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Returned for our 40th anniversary. Wonderful food, even better service! No better place in Old Montreal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 125 reviews are from the L'Auberge Saint-Gabriel reviews archive.
  • Wonderful Culinary Experience
    JoseadanVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This restaurant is a must when visiting Montreal. My friends and I had a great meal. The atmosphere was perfect as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Are changes good?
    NHFoodees
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    On our yearly trip to Montreal, we look forward to our annual dinner here. We have always had a creative meal orchestrated by the chef and his helpers in the kitchen. The wait staff are always very helpful with questions about the menu. This year was different, though the wait staff was as helpful as always, we were let down by the kitchen. The chef's that we had experienced in the past were very creative in pairing different foods together that you would think would not work. The new chef is still trying different combinations, but for us, it did not work. My wife’s dish was very bland and tasteless. This was one of Montreal’s leading restaurants in our opinion, and we hope that it manages to regain this standing when we return next year.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Spot in Old Montreal
    Meatguy1VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Excellent eveing with great food and serice. Although I have been there before, and found this restaurant very good, they really have kicked it up a notch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food
    OrengoVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Beautifully prepared and presented meal. Classic atmosphere, both in the dining room and outdoor courtyard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As advertised
    Tewhill
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We went on recommendation of a local friend. Venue was upscale and lively. Food was at a high level in terms of both presentation and taste.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hit and Miss
    StampedeCityGuests
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Our meal started with mini fish coquette that we were not expecting, I you don't like fish it could have been a turn off. The mushroom tart and the pear, parsnip and caramelized onion veloute were excellent. Our chateaubriand was perfectly cooked at medium-rare. We didn't realize that the chateaubriand had two courses. Unfortunately, they came one on top of the other, so we didn't have time to savour the first one. Also limp French fries were a poor accompaniment. We didn't have any desert, though the desert menu looked appealing. The ambience on the patio was nothing to write home about, The wait staff went out of their way to provide us with information about the fish croquette and the sommelier was incredibly helpful!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Montrealer
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Have gone here several times and it was always great but this time. The food was just OK and the service was slow even though we told them we were going to a show.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classic Old Montreal
    Somegoodwha
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The most outstanding feature here is the historical setting and building. The service was excellent and the food authentic & filling. A great experience overall
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing atmosphere and great food
    PaigeVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Was in Montreal on a business trip and we had three different people recommend this place for dinner. Went with my team and everyone loved it. Very cool decor, would be especially cozy and romantic in colder weather. Service was excellent...they were very accommodating of our limited timeframe (had a show to catch). The food didn't blow me away but I would still go back. I did hear that the Cornish game hen was delicious and probably the better choice over the halibut (they were out of the striped bass). Overall a great find!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will be back
    MrsMarronVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    This was our second dining experience at this restaurant. The menu recently changed because spring has arrived so we could not order the same thing that we ate over the winter. Our food was fresh and delicious as usual. The service is impeccable, the sommelier is excellent, and the ambiance is as if you are in another time. We have recommended this restauarant to family and friends and we will continue to patronize the place for as long as it is standing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • new chef... and you can tell
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    the chateaubriand was just a filet mignon one of the main course was missing... the transition dishes were really awful and should have never been serve the manager came to our table to apologize, it was a nice gesture, but we would have prefer decent food over apologies
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Night out in Montreal
    5Star
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Restaurant is located in an old field stone house in old Montreal. Inside there is a bar area, and a dinning room to the right. There is also a night club down stairs, and you can feel the music through the floor, but can not hear it. The dinning room is beautiful, with an open fire at the back wall, and windows along the front overlooking the street. Bare fieldstone walls, and exposed beams make you feel like you back in the 1700"s. It is a romantic setting, but due to the sound level from other tables it becomes less so. The Menu is limited, but the food is very good. We had a Chateaubriand that was excellent. Service is friendly, and attentive. I was not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charmante soirée
    Amadeus
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Quel plaisir! Service attentionné. nourriture exquise, endroit charmant. Belles découvertes dans notre assiette ( un régal pour les yeux tout autant que l'estomac )
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Tartare in town!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    The food was amazing, quick and very professional service. Great discovery!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely memorable meal
    WIshIcouldspeakfrench
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We had a lovely meal at this gorgeous restaurant in old montreal. amazing ambiance. fussy but delicious food. (not huge quantities) It was a a big treat and expensive but excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Kelly
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The food is too salty and dessert too sweet! The waiter make us feel like his in the rush when he served us! I heard good comments about the restaurant but very disappointed
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent discovery dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We were a party of 4 and had reserved for 7:00 Pm. Tables are spacious and staff are attentive. We tried the discovery menu 8 services with the wine pairing ( 7 wines). Now mind you that this is a dinning experience and if you choose this menu, it will set your pocket book back a few bucks (160$ per person). The sommelier was friendly and knew his wines. And of course with this menu, you have to take your time to taste and enjoy the excellent food. We took 4 hours. Finally, every one had a great time and we enjoyed of evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • super
    man68
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    je suis une de vos clientes depuis 2009, et le serai pour de longues années a venir.. tout est impeccable, service tres courtois, nous sommes super bien recu.. la nourriture est excellente, bref.. je vous donne plus que 5 etoiles... c'est de loin, un des meilleurs grands restaurants ou je suis allée jusqu'a maintenant.. continuez votre bon service. Une de vos fideles clientes.. Manon P.S. il serait bien que cette page ci serait en francais .. merci a vous xxx
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We felt the "designer" Lounge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    We felt the "designer" Lounge and Bar area to be tacky and somber, and the menu could have had more choice. We think the sommelier was knowledgeable but could not understand him as he spoke too fast and with too much detail (and we are french speaking). The food was great but pricy. Other restaurants in Montreal offer a better value for money and warmer ambiance.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just ok
    GreekGirlVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Setting looks very nice, with dining in a large room. The tables are set quite close to each other, and the noise level is very high. The food preparation looked excellent visually, but just ok by taste. The wine list is excellent, but there appears to be just one person doing the whole wine service, from selection to pouring... The staff was very pleasant. Overall, we left with the impression of just an ok dinner.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A dinner to remember
    Ajay
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Gastronomical delights, attentive service and wonderful ambience made our 30th anniversary dinner very special. Very knowledgeable sommelier had great recommendations. From the salad with marinated apples and maple syrup vinegarette to the juicy, tasty scallops and the perfectly cooked risotto, the food was excellent. Service was exceptional and the ambiance was lovely. The amuse bouches were delightful, coconut foam atop paper-thin radishes and cucumber sauce. Expensive, but worth it for a memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service!
    Alex
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Great service. We ordered lamb which was perfectly cooked but the beans were ok. I'd return to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold Nights Warm Atmosphere
    AtlantaVisitors
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    From the greeting at the door until the wave good bye L'Auberge Saint-Gabriel was a wonderful experience. We were visiting from Atlanta and swathe history of the location and wanted to check it out. It is everything written about it in atmosphere and more. The staff were attentive but discreet giving you time to enjoy without being rushed. The room was filled but still intimate. Oh and the meal was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Am I in France?
    MrsMarronVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    There are no words to describe the quality of this restaurant. The bread is as tasty as France. The service is impeccable. The atmosphere is from another time. The sommelier was so helpful in pairing a perfect combination of wine for our food. The desserts were to die for and not heavy or filling. The waitress was from France and made us feel like we were her long lost family members. We highly recommend this restaurant and plan to go again. Expensive but worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining in old town
    mpbgator
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    In searching for a romantic place for our trip to Montreal I came across L'Auberge Saint-Gabriel as a top restaurant to go to in Montreal. Typically places with good ambiance lack in the food department. However, L'Auberge did not lack in anything. From the service to the ambiance to the food, L'Auberge has it all. We had the steak for two and it was wonderful. The presentation was delightful and the service impeccable. I highly recommend for a special occasion or for a romantic night out. We will be back next time we are in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Le menu n'est pas très varié
    ColePfiferVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Le menu n'est pas très varié et j'ajouterais au moins 2-3 options de repas principal supplémentaires..il devrait également baisser leur prix de 15 %.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!!
    love2eat
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    It was an awesome experience. Food was excellent, service was great ambience was outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Made us feel very special
    sukibrcc
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    We knew the food would be good, and we weren't disappointed. The loveliest surprise was the service. They couldn't do enough to accommodate us, and all our requests were granted with a smile.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.