Osco! Restaurant – InterContinental Montreal
Osco! Restaurant – InterContinental Montreal

Osco! Restaurant – InterContinental Montreal

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oscorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (514) 847-8729
  • Hours of Operation:
    7 days: From 6h30am to midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Provencal, Mediterranean, French
  • Executive Chef: Chef Mathieu Saunier
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Wine Tasting, Cooking classes, Olive oil tasting, Absinthe History presentation and tasting, Private Tapas tasting animation.
  • Private Party Facilities: Rotonde : Salon privé situé dans la tourelle, pouvant accueillir jusqu'à 13 personnes (Installation technique fournie).
    Bastide : Cuisine provençale privée parfaitement adaptée pour vos cocktails ou vos soupers.
    La Fée verte : Atmosphère chaleureuse, décor aux couleurs chaudes, idéal pour des cocktails et réunions informelles.
    Entre-deux: Section privée du restaurant pour des groupes allant jusqu`à 35 personnes. ///
    Rotonde: Private round room for 13 guests including A.V installations Bastide: Private Provencal kitchen. Perfect for private cocktails and dinners.
    Green Fairy lounge: Cozy atmosphere, elegant decor ideal for cocktails and unformal meeting. Fireplace and curtains on site.
    Entre deux: Private section of the restaurant greeting groups of 35 guests.
    Banquet Facilities: 18 well located meeting room greeting up to 350 seat down guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Alex Gagnon 514-987-9900x
  • Entertainment: Come discover the privacy of our Green Fairy Alcoves while enjoying an absinthe cocktail. In company of your guests, for a reception or a meal, let a mysterious, warm and intimate universe surprise you.
  • Special Events: Chef's Menu named Ardoise with Provencal accents $26 or $35

Getting there

  • Cross Street: St-Pierre Street
  • Public Transit: Square Victoria Station or Place D'armes station
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: After 6:00pm = $6.00 in the CCM indoor parking, located on St-Antoine street, next to the InterContinental Montreal's main entrance. Valet parking is also available at the hotel.
A word from Osco! Restaurant – InterContinental Montreal
Osco! In the Provence of yore, this meant "bravo" or "very good." Imagine … your next gastronomic experience filled with lavender, virgin olive oil, fresh market ingredients, freshly baked crusty baguette and privately imported wines. Our new Provence-inspired brasserie will enchant your senses. Enjoy the pleasures of the table in our warm and sunny decor. Share the intimate company of your loved ones by reserving a private room.
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Osco! Restaurant – InterContinental Montreal reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (5)fit for foodies (5)great for outdoor dining (3)hot spot (3)good for groups (2)great for lunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)notable wine list (2)romantic (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Wine sélection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I really appreciated the liste of ORGANIC private importation from France
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Different and Delicious
    yumi
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We went for the Taste of MTl festival and it was very good. The wine pairings were excellent and we even took note of some of the names. Very comfortable and yet elegant atmosphere. I was very happy to be seated on a sofa chair. The dishes had a great balance of flavours and very unusual and surprising combos like olive oil ice cream and quince tart or the grilled octopus with olives and miso. All of it very delicious and efficient service. Would go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • More information please
    Halifaxfoodie
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We arrived and had a set menu on our table. There was no information given for it, no other wine list provided and no asking of questions. Our waiter proceeded to arrive and just ask if we are ready. We asked if there was another menu (of which we had seen online) and all he said they had was the bar menu from next door. He proceeded to drop it on the table. We had to ask for the wine list, as all that was listed was the suggested pairings with our set menu and 2 guests at our table preferred to share a bottle. Before our wine had even arrived at our table, our appetizers arrived. We asked immediately for them to slow down for the fear we would be in and out in 45 min. Our food was lovely, but the service left a poor taste in my mouth.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not sure..
    Ben2574
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    No hostess upon arrival, waited in line for about 8 minutes before being acknowledged. Food was served before wine. Overall service and experience was mediocre. I was planning to host an event at the restaurant, currently re-considering our options.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    My husband and I dined here on a weekday evening and loved it! Sylvain, our waiter was fantastic. The tapas food selections were all excellent as were the suggested wine pairings. One of our best meals in Montreal ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 51 reviews are from the Osco! Restaurant – InterContinental Montreal reviews archive.
  • Bad service
    jennyrator
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My friend and I ordered a "pre-fixed" menu: appetizer, a course, and a dessert. The appetizers came quickly, but the courses took a long time, for which the waiter apologized. My friends and I did not mind because we were catching up. After we finished our courses, we waited for our desserts, which took a long time to come. It took so long that the staff started cleaning the area up around us, hinting that we need to get out. Then the waiter came asking whether he can do anything else for us. I replied that we paid for dessert, but have not received it. The waiter came, dropped different desserts on our table (without even asking what we want) and left. He must have forgotten about our order and did not even apologize. Bad service!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Agréablement surpris !
    LouismVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Je ne savais pas à quoi m'attendre de ce resto d'hôtel mais la bouffe est excellente spécialement le risotto au lapin et le dessert et espresso compris dans la table d'hôte ! J'étais vraiment impressionné !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Brunch
    comingfromNY
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We came here for Easter Brunch. Fortunately we had a reservation or we would not have gotten in. Food was tasty and different than what we get in the U.S. Wish there had been labels by the food so we would have known what we were eating. Had lamb and salmon but wished there had been ham and roast beef. Liked the chocolate bar. Relative expensive $55 per person.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing!
    Dominique4
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    My husband and I wanted to try that restaurant since a while since it was in the Intercontinental which is a 5 stars well known hotel. Unfortunately, we were extremely disappointed! The service was no were near the service you would expect in a 5 stars hotel. and the food was even worst. Absolutely not worth the price. What a shame :(
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Belle découverte
    carodesilec
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    À cause du menu alléchant, j'ai acheté un coupon en décembre dernier pour Osco - restaurant dont je n'avais jamais entendu parlé. Ma soirée de couple a été extraordinaire! La plupart des plats ont surpassés nos attentes (comme l'osso buco de cerf et le risotto de merguez). Par contre, le tartare de saumon était très ordinaire parce qu'il y avait beaucoup trop d'ingrédients vinaigrés pour apprécier le poisson. Je recommande ce restaurant pour les couples ou les petits groupes qui cherchent un endroit spécial et haut de gamme, mais qui ne veulent pas se ruiner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great selection. Intimate
    Bobby
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Great selection. Intimate dining. A bit noisy from the bar.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was very good but selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Food was very good but selection for brunch was limited.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service pourri
    julien
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    15 minutes pour monter la table. Aucun service pendant le repas. Des verres non propres. Des portions qui varient du simple au double. Repas succulent. Je n'y retournerais pas avec des clients !
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still good but . . .
    NorthernNeighbour
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    It had been awhile since we visited this restaurant. The first few times we were there (some years ago) the food and service were outstanding and the view was great. While the restaurant still has a great view and ambience, we found the food and service have gone down a bit. Staff appeared to be pressed and the menu selections were so-so. That said, it is still a good place to go on a cold winter night, especially if one is staying in the Intercontinental Hotel and does not want to go out.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food, but poor service
    Choups
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    I went there with some friends and we were really looking forward to taste this mouth wathering food. The waitress was really nice until we ordered our food, and we got another waiter. Nobody offered us to see the wine menu...When we asked, the waiter simply looked at me like i was annoying him and asked what do we want. I was expecting a little bit more guidance in order to match my food with my wine. He finally decided to guide us, very quickly, brought the wine almost at the end of our supper and mixed up our orders... Besides that, the food was really amayzing and I hope that if I ever go back there, I am not served by the same waiter!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hidden gem
    mariuch
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Old Montreal is synonymous for great restaurants, and so it came as no surprise that this restaurant be part of that elite group. We were there to try the tasting menu, and it was sooooooooo difficult to chose from the array of wonderful choices they were offering. Cheers to the Chef for his/her ingenuity and creativity in the masterpieces they created. We will definately be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    AnnaB
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    Always great food at Osco. Will definitely return with friends and family.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An enjoyable experience. Indoor
    dave
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    An enjoyable experience. Indoor parking required us to 'dig down' 9 flights. Perhaps after 6:00 PM we could have taken one of the upper floor reserved spots but there was no-one to talk to.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food better than service
    Janeann
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    We were pleasantly surprised that the dinner menu was "small plates". The waiter guided us as to the right number of plates that we would need, and every choice we made was delicious. However, the waiter was not very attentive throughout the evening. We expected better service in a restaurant with good food and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An easy going atmosphere
    Dlba
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    My husband enjoyed a meal at Osco recently. It was good but not great. The service was good and the atmosphere was pleasant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ecellent tartar!
    csoumVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    Had their tartar of salmon which was excellent. Great restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was looking for aquiet restsurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/1/2013
    I was looking for aquiet restsurant...it is very quiet. The foood is very good, but very generic (the usual salmon, chicken, orbeef). It is a bit expensive for the quality, but overall it is very positive.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent service, great food,
    SadInVancouver
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Excellent service, great food, very nice surroundings. We will definitely return the next time we are in Montreal.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Le poisson de mon invité et
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/1/2013
    Le poisson de mon invité et le mien étaient cuits à la perfection : tendres et aromatiques. Il y a beaucoup de légumes dans l'assiette. Nous avons apprécié.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not good, not bad - just ordinary
    FrenchieVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    We went to Osco! for Christmas Dinner 2012 - a degustation meal that, to be honest, underdelivered somewhat, although i must admit it was quite reasonably priced. No specific complaints in terms of food, nothing was terrible - it's just that on the whole it was just plain average and i had expected better. The music though was terrible - they had a single guitarist/singer who was just too loud for the space - we could barely hear each other talk - and was not appropriate for the style of the venue. Would i go back? Yes, if this was in an outback town in Asia and i needed somewhere "safe" to eat, where i knew the food would be edible, and was happy to put up with something non-memorable.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not organised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/3/2012
    Our reservation was at 9PM but we were late and got their at 10pm. On the Intercontinental website it says the kitchen is open from 6:30am - 12:00am. We got their and quickly got a seat. The waiter placed the chefs special of the day board next to our table. After 15min we decided to take the Leg of Lamb with fries, my wife decided to take the Lobster and fish soup bowl and appetizers. 3 minutes later the waiter comes back and says the chefs don't have any of the chefs speciality and we needed to order something else from the menu. After 5 minutes of decided we told him what we wanted. He comes back after 5minutes and says the kitchen is closed and the chefs left so we would need to order the bar food (sandwiches and finger food. We Left.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a pretty good experience;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    We had a pretty good experience; however, they were having computer difficulties that night and when it came time for our bill, it took a long time to produce it. Our waitress was very good overall, and helped us pick a delicious French wine that we really liked. She was clearly "rattled" by the computer failure which unfortunately took a little bit of the great experience away for us. But the food was yummy and the atmosphere was very nice, we had a table not right at the window, but near enough where we could look out and see the city. Most enjoyable dinner and I would recommend a meal here for sure.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was terrible,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/6/2012
    The service was terrible, the waiter even worse,:(
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a lovely meal here. A
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/8/2012
    We had a lovely meal here. A quiet spot tucked away in the hotel, and we appreciated not having to go out in the rain to find another place to dine. The rissoto and steak we ordered we excellent!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tried new foods & loved them.
    mooman
    Dined on 9/2/2012
    Tried new foods & loved them. Waiter was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • WONDERFUL & attentive service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/29/2012
    WONDERFUL & attentive service from both the wait staff and hostess at our dinner. They went above & beyond to make our experience special. Superbly scrumptious meal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Cuisine & Superb Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/20/2012
    We were in Montreal for the MTTS show the week of June 18th. This restaurant was recommended to us by one of the tour specialists employed by the conference. Osco was close to the Palais des Congres so we decided to give it a try. The food was exquisite. The service was impeccable. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A nice place to find brunch
    NousVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2012
    A nice place to find brunch in Montreal, not far from Old Montreal. Nicely prepared buffet with good products and main dishes brought to your table. Not the most extensive brunch, but with high standards and a nice view on the Jean-Paul Riopel Place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An amazing place for business
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/8/2012
    An amazing place for business or romantic dinner. Very good and interesting daily Chef menu. Try It !
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went there for only one
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/17/2012
    We went there for only one reason and it was to try the "tatare de saumon" and it was AMAZING!!!! We will go back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    Our Service was not the best from the waiter in that he seemed to completely forget about us! However, everyone else we came across was very friendly and helpful. I would chalk it up to a bad night on his part. Overall, it was good and a nice place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice special occasion atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/18/2011
    Overall a very nice experience. The service was fantastic, with just the right balance of attentiveness without being intrusive. The food was very good, but not outstanding. At our table, the steak, lamb and salmon were all excellent, but the mussels could have had more flavor.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice quiet place, food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2011
    Nice quiet place, food was very good, service excellent. A good place for a quiet conversation and relaxed dining.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No character - no soul
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/8/2011
    A very average restaurant, with average to good food (the kitchen would gain from going easy on the salt!), nothing more, and no ambiance. Service was lukewarm, had no character and no soul, felt like we were being served by ghosts with no personality. A forgettable experience, and not particularly good value.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good meal
    drobbin
    Dined on 10/1/2011
    Good food, nice time. Not as good as Bonaparte was the next night. But a solid meal.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic