Maestro SVP
Maestro SVP

Maestro SVP

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.maestrosvp.com/
  • Phone: 5148426447x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday :to Thursday P.M - 4:00 P.M. To 11:00 P.M
    Friday Saturday 4:00 P.M. To 11:00 P.M.
    Sunday 4:00 P.M. To 10:00 P.M.
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Zita Hubault
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Any oyster party , we can help you to plan it.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Prince Arthur
  • Public Transit: St Laurent
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: On St .Laurent blvd
A word from Maestro SVP
It is oyster season all year round at Maestro S.V.P! We welcome everyone to seafood world experience. The ever changing menu stars dozens of oyster varieties, cooked, baked and raw. Maestro SVP is also a seafood bistro where calamari, crab, shrimp, lobster, mussels, clams and scallops co star on the menu. Fish enthusiasts are sure to be tickled with the variety. and then there's the famous Maestro platter, an enormous feast of seafood for two.




The name of Maestro S.V.P reflects its blend of harmony and passion. Tradition and avant-garde are joined together to present our cuisine.
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Maestro SVP reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.9
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (6)great for outdoor dining (4)fit for foodies (4)notable wine list (3)good for groups (3)romantic (2)late-night find (2)scenic view (2)special occasion (2)vibrant bar scene (1)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Awesome seafood!
    Lolita
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    If you're looking for great seafood dishes you have to visit Maestro. Oysters are fantastic and fresh!! Wine list is great and we really enjoyed ourselves. If you're in Montreal check out this place. Great service great ambiance and amazing food!!!! Two thumbs up!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extremely disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Extremely disappointing. Food was uninspired, oysters not cold enough but what really ruined it for us was a buffoon for a waiter. He clearly is incapable of working in the service industry. He was much more interested in $ than helping to create a culinary experience. Someone else might have salvaged our night by recommending better choices as they watched our disappointment and annoyance. I hope the owner catches on to him soon.
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  • My part was very good but...
    FelisolVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    My wife had bar du chili. It was very bad presentation. Ncot taesty at all. Did have a very strange look with liquid like win vineger on the plate. The risotto didn't math eather.. Oester very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Found a gem in Maestro SVP
    William33VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Tuna was outstanding. The raw oyster selection was a real treat for my out of town guests. Rave reviews about the scallops as well. Owner popped by our table quite often to make sure all was well, which it was!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great seafood
    Annie
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Picked this restaurant out randomly from the guidebook--great find!! In the Plateau area of Montreal with plenty of city activity. Excellent preparation of oysters, shrimp and fish. Highly recommend for travelers. A bit loud on the patio due to a band playing down the street, but the restaurant was very accommodating and moved us inside quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oysters galore
    Greatoak
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Very good selection of oysters from varied waters. Waitress was very helpful in selecting oysters. Friend had mussels and found them to be very good. Dined at sidewalk table that was fun for people watching. Good wine list.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most enjoyable neighbourhood resto
    mammarocksVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Food was quite good. Next time I'll have the steak frites which looked great. Oysters were fresh, plump and cheap compared to other
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.1
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 49 reviews are from the Maestro SVP reviews archive.
  • Great Mussels at Maestro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    My friend randomly found Maestro SVP online and we decided to go for the all you can eat mussels on Sunday night. It was great mussels and great value considering it was all you can eat.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    JTnJH
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Rated 4 stars because of the price, it would be 5 based on food and service. Food/service were top notch, fantastic place for Oysters - selection of ~2 doz varieties but can get expensive quickly with large oysters priced at $6.75 per (Canadian). Mussels provencal app was excellent. The seafood pasta and swordfish were scrumptious but we would have preferred less olive oil on the pasta, there was a lot of oil. The food is fabulous as is the service but be prepared to pay for it. Dinner for two with a dozen oysters, 1/2 lb mussels app, 2 entrees, a shared desert and one of the more moderately priced bottles of wine with tip/tax cost $300 canadian. (We're used to getting equally as good meals for substantially less in the NYC/NYC Metro area).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice place
    businesstravellerVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Food was good, service was great but nothing to write home about.
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  • Our favorite restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Always great service, love the atmosphere. Montreal's best spot for oyster lovers.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a great spot
    amyrockVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    A place to visit every time I am in Montreal. Love the location on St Laurent. Met Ilene the fabulous owner this time and asked her to choose a selection of oysters from their list of 20 or more for me as a dozen. If you love oysters, this is the spot!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salade césar excellente, goût
    Ginn
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    Salade césar excellente, goût appenrenté à celle faite à la table par maitre d'hotel comme dans les grands restos. Tres grand choix d'huitres. Nous y retournerons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Night
    HappyCouple
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    Although we showed up a little late they still had a table waiting for us. We had the Maestro Platter for 2 or something like that. All of the seafood was cooked perfectly. I thoroughly enjoyed my night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Specia (and pricy) place for dinner
    valena
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    Excellent selection of oysters from various countries! And the quality of the main dishes stands out. I did find it too pricy but will consider it when I come back to Montreal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey, but excellent seafood!
    PeteVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    First, let me say that we loved the food at Maestro. We live in Philadelphia (USA), eat out a lot and are accustomed to the cost but thought the meal at Maestro was over priced by $15 to $20. Then, in addition to the cost of the food and drink bill, another near 15% is added for tax plus whatever you may decide to add for a tip making it a truly memorable evening of dining. It is noted they have an extensive wine list from which to choose.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and portions were
    PNakano933
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    The food and portions were average at best. Maybe I should've gotten what all the other diners had-mussels and fries.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unassuming mecca for oysters
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    Unassuming mecca for oysters on busy thoroughfare a mile or so from downtown Montreal. Waitress was friendly, engaging and knowledgeable about the large selection of raw oysters and wine paring. Oysters were fresh, juicy and needed no accompaniment of any kind; although, several were offered--mignonette. Fresh crusty roll and sweet butter were a huge upgrade from oyster crackers. Others had cold seafood platter and nice preparation of mahi-mahi. Overall, a little pricey for the location, but the food is worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but...
    Bernthal
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    ... Not great. On a comparative scale, this was ok but not worth price point. Good service. Bu no flavors that surprised or impressed. Overall no hard feelings but was nothing that felt notable. At $175 that felt a little underwhelming. Compared to other places in montreal Quebec, overall, better quality is ready to br seized in the vacinity.
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  • A Go-to Place for Seafood
    spamfighter
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    I end up at Maestro SVP at least twice a year when i am in town. the oyster bar is unparalleled, and the 'bucket of seafood' superb. this time out we opted for the chowder, some scampis, and a lobster - all well worth the price, given they were fresh, and perfectly prepared. MSVP is truly one of my favourite restaurants on the planet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For oysters lovers...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/13/2013
    À great variety of oysters, well presented. The shots with vodka and beausoleils are delicious... Crab cakes are good...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Oysters In Montreal
    Rickyy
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    Maestro boasts the widest variety of oysters in all of Montreal, all in all a fantastic restaurant, especially for oyster fanatics.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was amazing and the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    Food was amazing and the service was friendly. Wine was also excellent. It was a wonderful evening and I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place but quite expensive:
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    Great place but quite expensive: I paid $40 for 8 oysters!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A GEM!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/26/2012
    We loved this place! A huge selection of fresh oysters... 20, 30 varieties? The owner herself was our server. She recommended a great wine and was a treat to interact with. We had the Maestro Platter for 2 with a tons of seafood on it. It was tasty and beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oyster lovers delight!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/23/2012
    Excellent choice of fresh (or baked) oysters, awesome seafood, beautifully prepared and plated. Very friendly attentive service. Very noisy for a small room but still fun.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was excellent. Our waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2012
    Food was excellent. Our waitress was very helpful with our wine sellection. Will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place was great....HOLY
    Hibbie
    Dined on 10/17/2012
    This place was great....HOLY OYSTERS BATMAN...over 19 types from all over North America. The best crab cakes I have every had! This place is way cool.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Oysters are amazing! Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    Oysters are amazing! Great happy hour tapas menu! I love this place. If you like seafood are tartare you'll love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent oysters. Expensive.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2012
    Decent oysters. Expensive. Small portions. Poor service.
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  • Waiters were very scarce...seemed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/18/2012
    Waiters were very scarce...seemed a bit overwhelmed for only half the tables filled. Oysters were great but Pricy. AFTER the meal, we found out that it was all-you-can-eat mussel night...that is not right.
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  • Great (although rather pricey
    samyVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2012
    Great (although rather pricey at $4-5 each) oyster selection. Great service from knowledgeable staff. Fish main courses are OK.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oyster heaven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/1/2012
    This is a top-quality restaurant. The main attraction is a wide variety of oysters and other shellfish. Other seafood dishes are also expertly prepared. Pricey, but worth it if you love oysters.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • really nice find , you will love it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/18/2012
    Oysters fan this is it , dont search anymore this is THE place you have to try right now, its really not expensive for the quality they offer and they have an amazing variety of fresh oysters, raw or cooked they are all amazing. They also have small apetizers that are really good to share. Its a really nice place to go and share a couple of plates and having a good bottle of wine. Its one of my perfect week days restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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  • Fantastic!
    amyrockVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2012
    Best selection of oysters in town! Nice service staff, helpful, professional, and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go elsewhere!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2011
    Prior good reviews played major role in going here. We showed up on time for our reservations to find the restaurant full. The person in charge then went on to trash Open Table that their system is terrible and she hates it - yet still uses it. 40 minutes later our table was ready along with some unappreciated comments from the people forced to leave their table to accommodate us. Food took a long time. My Curry Thai shrimp arrived without the Curry Thai sauce - back to the kitchen - then back with a watered down sauce that was terrible. One of the worst restaurants in Montreal. Very disappointed. To top it off - attempted to pay with Amex - as the info on Open Table lists Amex as accepted - they don't accept Amex - go figure.
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  • We thought our seafood dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/9/2011
    We thought our seafood dinner was great and it was more than enough for two of us with appetizers to start. Would definitely go back when I am in Montreal.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We adore Maestro SVP! Their
    RRRRVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2011
    We adore Maestro SVP! Their oyster selection is fantastic and you could easily make a meal of them, but we also love the mussels. The wait staff is attentive (at one point we had every single staffer in the place descend on our table to help clear plates), and everything is always delicious (particularly anything with the green peppercorn treatment). The champagne mignonette is a must-order if you're having oysters.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/12/2011
    Food is fantastic! Oysters any way you like them and very fresh. Mussels were glorious. Service is great, attentive, but not smothering. Met the owner, who recommended a superb wine. Excellent dinner spot in a cool area of Montreal.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Great for seafood lovers highly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/21/2011
    Great for seafood lovers highly recommend the oysters!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate