Racines
Racines

Racines

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.racines.ca/
  • Phone: 5145440444x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday to Friday from 11:30-2:30
    Dinner: Tuesday to Wednesday: 5:30pm-10pm / Thursday to Saturday: 5:30pm-11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French / Canadian, Contemporary French
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Restaurant Racines can seat up to 40 guests for a meal or accommodate up to 50 guests for a cocktail.


    For further information on holding you event at our establishment, please contact us directly.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: St-Maurice
  • Public Transit: The nearest metro station is Square Victoria on the orange line.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There are several public parking lots available on our cross street, St-Maurice.
A word from Racines
Located in Old Montreal, Racines provides you with market cuisine which will allow you to travel between different flavours throughout your meal in a relaxed ambiance.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Racines reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (15)great for lunch (12)romantic (8)notable wine list (7)special occasion (5)hot spot (5)great for brunch (3)neighborhood gem (3)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Good for its neighborhood
    Sullmeister
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Not a destination restaurant by any means, but a fair mix of price and quality for its neighborhood. Price point is about average for the area. The menu isn't large, but the food had some creativity. Good desserts. The servers were friendly and knowledgeable. Those who commented about small portions have a point. We had main course + dessert, could have had an appetizer also. The place is pretty small and popular, so I was glad Open Table was available!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable birthday celebration!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Had a great time and a very romantic birthday dinner with my wife at les Racines. Service was excellent and food was top notch. Only complaints were minor and related to portion sizing (too much foie gras in relation to bread on the plate, but the foie gras was excellent and how can you complain about having too much of that!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very pleasant discovery
    FoodieMNM
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    The food was tasty, nicely presented, original ingredients, attentive service, very pleasant atmosphere. The lunch menu is reasonably priced at $20 that includes an appentizer and a main course with several interesting choices. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Piasale
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Although the menu had a limited choice the food was very and the service excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    I expected the food to be a bigger "wow'' for the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Qualité
    Steven
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Toujours aussi bon, la qualité est au rendez-vous, Le boudin noir avec des petites pomme de terre un délice. La bavette de veau un régal. Malgré le changement de la formule de menu (3 choix dans 3 colonnes), c'est maintenant un menu standard comme la concurrence (2 choix dans 2 colonnes) + dessert. La grosse différence depuis ce changement ... le service est plus lent pour les plats !!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Parisian Look, refined Food
    DonnaVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Dark wood, sleek yet cosy vibe.very friendly and informative wait staff. Great food. Had a delicious lobster appetizer and scallops with braised endive and apricots. The brownie with passion fruit sauce was a decadent finish to a fabulous meal and experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 33 reviews are from the Racines reviews archive.
  • food, not music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The food and service were wonderful. I wish (and this is an ongoing issue in Montreal) that the music would be tasteful for the ambience. Our server suggested a great bottle of wine that I would have never chosen- thank you. I well definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fascination
    Sonia
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Les saveurs, textures, présentation sont toutes aussi fascinantes les unes que les autres. J'y retournerai c'est sûr!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bon restaurant
    MiMo
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Le service a été beaucoup trop long même si nous avons indiqué au garçon que nous devions ABSOLUMENT quitter à 13h30...
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expérience parfaite
    RickieBoy1
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Première visite : ambiance très agréable, service enjoué, cuisine savoureuse, chouette carte des vins, ceci dans un ancien « DINNER » habilement transformé. C'est dorénavant notre préféré du quartier.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing special about it
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Small portions. Hi prices. Lack of flavors. Overall, an ok experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tapas
    Tank
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    The recommended number of dishes is 3 per person and it is certainly enough. The service was friendly and attentive . I had recently been to the restaurant at lunch and when I returned with my wife a few days latter the maitre de recognized me and offered champagne on the house. The dishes are interesting and many raw items like foie gras. It got mixed reviews some enjoyed it very much others did not but we all agreed the menu was creative, enjoyable and a very fun evening. The service is usually one dish per person at a time on diner plates. We had to ask for smaller plates as we wanted to share the various tapas items. This is not the norm and the shape and size of the dishes made it somewhat difficult at the table. Great place .
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great job
    MAGWVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    I was not disappointed, tapas style plates, very flavourful the food combination were well put together.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tiny portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    some of the portions were sooooooo tiny, we almost believed that we were being pranked; especially, when you consider the cost of the teeny tiny portions. but, shhhhhhhhhhhh! don't tell the waiters, nor waitresses. They are sooooooooo quick to respond with a rebuddle that I truly believe that they truly believe we bought. luckily, the bread (which was free) filled us up. it's unfortunate because the food is actually quite tasty.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is excellent. It´s a
    NousVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Food is excellent. It´s a tapas type restaurant. The list of plate to share is not that big but choices are very well excecuted, original and delicious. Foie gras cru is a curiosity! You can have wine by the glass to fit perfectly with each meal. Service is professionnal and friendly at the same time. The restaurant is narrow but deep with a wall of windows. This is situated right in the middle of the hot spot of old Montreal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful bouquet of flavours
    mrodrigu
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Wonderful bouquet of flavor in every bite! The food was absolutely amazing! Especially the foie gras. Will have to go back soon and try the other dishes. They also have a great lunchtime special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Work Lunch
    GalwayGirl75
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We had a great lunch at Racines and the food was excellent. The service was very slow - I had booked an hour for lunch but it took nearly 1.45 minutes for all our courses to come. The staff run around a lot and we asked for things but they forgot. Service needs to improve - one person should be responsible for a certain part of the restaurant and look after the guests in that area. Again food was excellent!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La formule de trois différents
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    La formule de trois différents choix de plats dans le menu de trois services est intéressante. Cuisine savoureuse. Bon choix de vins d'importation privée. Service attentionné.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Tapas with a Twist
    Foodie
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    I don't usually like tapas places as I am often disappointed with the small portions that end up costing 100$ to get a full meal. Racines had an original offering of sizeable portions that honored the promise of 3 tapas being enough for a good meal. You get to choose 1 item from three categories, there is a fish, meat and veggie option in each. I had a beautiful celery rabe, mussels cream soup with dash of cacao, seared tuna on a bed of fresh mixed greens, and seasoned trout with mushrooms. There was a lovely oyster offered as an amuse-gueule with a roasted shallot that was just delicious. The finale was light almond financier cake and a honey granita. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quelques bons moments culinaires,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Quelques bons moments culinaires, intercalés avec des assiettes un peu insipides, mais conceptuellement intéressantes néanmoins. Notre soirée aurait été plus agréable avec un service moins intrusif et obséquieux. La très belle salle à manger, l'approche retenue pour la nourriture et le soin porté aux petits détails laissent entrevoir une meilleure expérience de restauration que celle que nous avons eue ce soir-là.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOOOOOOVE IT!
    Munch
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    I've been twice this week and plan to go nxt week and the following wk for all of my business lunchs (menu changes every week ! Woot, woot!). Food is the best I have had in years (even compared to my faves Toqué & Chasse et Peche), service is extremely friendly & efficient, love the decor and the price is great (21$ for 3 courses).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very interesting!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    My friend and I went there for lunch on a week day. The space is small and narrow but it didnt not feel small. The decor was very cool. We tried the 3 course lunch menu at 21$. Great concept, great Price! the only thing is that we didnt have a lot of time for lunch and the three services took long plus the mix of items I selected from the menu didnt mix very well. The plates are small. I think I will go back to try again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • From greasy spoon into Racines
    AJTwist
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Racines is a transformation of a corner greasy spoon that you would never step into, into a wonderful, stylish restaurant with excellent and friendly service that you may never want to leave! Lunch is a three course culinary delight! Service is fast, the food delicious, the decor is cozy and arty. We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was really good with
    hungry
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Food was really good with the exception of the duck but service was much too slow
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Worse experience in a while. It is not the service or the decor. It was the food. Sometimes when you try to much, you loose the essence of the food, it's true flavor. Big deception.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The menu concept is great,
    Sweet
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The menu concept is great, try at least 5-6 different items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Déception, aucune saveur et
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Déception, aucune saveur et présentation visuel des plats moches.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tapas
    dragonj
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    This is the first true tapas restaurant I have been to in several years. The last was in Santa Fe and while many claim to be a tapas spot, only a few dishes comprise this type of dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Restaurant Enlivens McGill St.
    KinSF
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    This is the second time I've eaten at Racines and it was again excellent. The food was delicious and the service very attentive. Although the restaurant is small and narrow, the decor is lovely and you do not feel crowded. I've already recommended it to friends and they really enjoyed it as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food!
    Stephy
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Living in Old Montréal we have lots of choices. But this is a find! Succulent dishes that are really out of the ordinary. We can't stop raving about it! We definitely recommend Racines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a 5 course meal and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We had a 5 course meal and it was simply spectacular. All ingredients were of highest quality and the taste outstanding. Even though Montreal has a lot of competition in the restaurant scene, I would put the racines on #1 on my list. the waitresses charming and friendly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Manger par les Racines
    torkato
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    Excellent lunch en trois plats. J'ai opté pour un "trio d'interprétations de poissons", allant de la truite crue au filet de doré de lac. Nous étions un parti de deux, qui avons beaucoup apprécié la grande fenestration qui innonde la petite salle à manger de lumière naturelle le midi, mais qui aussi pour effet de créer un espace relativement bruyant. Les vins au verre offrent une pallette de prix, mais sont assez dispendieux, surtout en 3oz. Très bon service. Très bel endroit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Portions very small (nouvelle
    LucaVIP
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    Portions very small (nouvelle cuisine style) lots of butter, pricey
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant qui a beaucoup
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    Restaurant qui a beaucoup de potentiel. C'est joli et bien situé. Par contre, je n'ai pas toujours apprécié les combinaisons d'aliments. La joue de veau et le boeuf a l'oignon étaient des plats délicieux. Par contre, les tartares étaient souvent ensevelis d'une crème à la moutard ou autre. J'ai trouvé que ça manquait un peu de finesse. Mais compte tenu que c'est un restaurant qui vient d'ouvrir, j'y retournerai surement dans un mois ou deux.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Belle découverte !!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    Ma première visite à ce nouveau restaurant. Un excellent lunch avec la table d'hôte proposée !!! Belle découverte dans le Vieux-Montréal. Je planifie une prochaine visite un samedi avec ma conjointe !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Architecturally interesting...
    TrustFundFoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    I had walked passed Racines and thought it was a nice looking replacement to the former Luigi's which use to sit at the same corner.Now the chef needs to severely improve the food choices and flavor. The style is many small plates which seems to be the rage at more and more new establishments these days. The mushroom soup was bland, the carrot vegetarian dish was flavorless, the sweetbreads were decent and the arctic char boring.Pullman, which is one of the earlier wine /tapas places in Montreal is far superior in terms of wine offerings and delicious food choices. To end the night, i ordered the apple dessert, which was a dry lump of stale flour. I will not be retuning until there is a seismic shift to the menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Un must ! Vraiment un endroit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Un must ! Vraiment un endroit chaleureux avec une bouffe authentique et succulente à l'image du Chef !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nouveau restaurant
    SandraVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Nouveau restaurant , très beau décor et il y a du stationnement. Accueil chaleureux, carte faite de plat portion tappas +, belle sélection de vin au verre, ce qui permet de faire un accord met - vin à prix abordable. Tout était parfait , foie gras cru, pieuvre, porcelet et dessert. On y retourne.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive but good food.
    genwasabi
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Be ready to pay for a piece of bread. No fancy bread... Frustrating on a 150$ bill to see a 2$ fee for bread. Food is fresh and creative though but tapas portions. So if you are very hungry, this is not the place for you. Overall still a positive experience but not worth the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic