Classy, delicious & fun. Loved it!
Kid friendly and romantic?? Yes, it can be either. We ate there while vacationing with 3 kids. Our youngest (9 years old) said it was one of the best times he's had at a restaurant. The meal is pretty pricey, but well worth it because after you order, they bring about 7 or 8 different samples from parmesan popcorn to lobster bisque to smoked salmon (served in a 'Harry Potter' magic potion book). Some were amazing, others were okay, but the presentations and experience were wonderful. Each dish is like art work. There were even 3 dessert samples all on the house. Entrees were all great! Loved the experience. We had a private room so it was very intimate. Be ready to spend at least a couple of hours there. (We were there almost 3 hours).
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A magnificent eat
I regret we can only give five stars when seven are needed. Truly
A remarkable dining experience that can be described but I was alas
A science major . Surprises abound with indescribable intermezzo.
This may forever to me be "the meal." And we could walk there!
Don't schedule theatre the same night. A place to eat before you die.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurante que vale a pena conhecer em Montreal, na verdade um show de jantar, fomos surpreendidos a cada momento .
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was Special in this dinner. Every course had a special presentation......tremendous attention to detail in all courses!
This meal truly touched all senses!
Highly recommended for the Special occasion!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Creative measures abound from the kitchen before you even place your order. Food tastings inundate, tease and humor. Flavors become a bit muddled due to the fast pace of service making it difficult to enjoy the kitchens efforts. Service is of the utmost and wanting to please. A return visit would appear to be predictable...?
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Europea is a great Restaurant.
We dined there a few days ago. The food is excellent. There are several little dishes sent from the kitchen as a courtesy. They are served in a very nice way but it is a little kitchy. You need to go to understand. If you take away the free dishes, and you look at the bill for the food you ordered, it's a bit pricey.
7/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Three ring circus
We had the special degustation menu with so many dishes, I couldn't count, it took about 4 hours and was like being at a show,
it was fun and very tasty.
You should go early and hungry, the portions are extremely small but there are a lot of them.The wine we were adviced to try was first class and very well paired with the other dishes. Some surpises, but not bad ones, it was a very fun evening.
I booked the table months in advance and don't regret it.
The only thing I forgot is to bring my camera!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the best surprise on our montreal trip! We'd no idea when we made the reservation how special this place was. From the moment we sat down, we were treated to delicious bites of the most creatively prepared food: truffle popcorn accompanied by parmesan covered goat cheese/pesto lollipops; lobster cappuccino bisque; delicately fried cheese sticks; freshly baked bread with whipped seaweed butter; smoked salmon on lemon mousse inside a pastry cup, and so many more little goodies that the extremely attentive waiters just kept bringing over. It was truly a lovely, delicious, and creatively indulgent experience.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
What is French for 'Exceptional'
If you're in Montreal and you've never been to Europea, you are missing a Foodie's paradise. I highly recommend you go and try Chef Ferrer's Signature Tasting Menu. It is a creative and sumptuous delight. For those who love wine, the sommelier was extremely helpful and provided an educational experience. Finally, the staff does a great job of making you feel comfortable and cared for.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Elegant, quiet, exceptional value.
For those who still appreciate a restaurant where you can enjoy an elegant meal without an assault on the ears, Europea is perfect.
The tasting menu is exceptional value, with a succession of interesting dishes being served over three hours, along with a number of little surprise treats. The salmon cooked in clay and the Cornish hen cooked in hay were delicious. The calamari, prepared to mimic linguini, could have been a winner, but lacked seasoning.
I came away bearing a box of madeleine's and a fresh brioche for breakfast, feeling very satisfied.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about this restaurant was special from the foie gras to the scallops. The wait staff was attentive and friendly without being overbearing or pretentious. Even the in-between-courses chef delicacies were delicious. It was the best meal we had in Montreal.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing foodie experience
This restaurant fully deserves its high ranking on OpenTable and TripAdvisor. This is a sophisticated restaurant which serves innovative and interesting food. We tried the degustation menu with matching "elegance" wines. Each course was different and innovative. As always with degustation, each course was small and rich. However, due to the number of amuse-bouches on top of the 'published' courses, we both felt a little too full by the end and struggled with the last of the desserts. It is rare for us to eat huge meals, so perhaps that is more us than the menu. The wines served were all excellent and sourced from France. The service was also excellent.
This excellent dining experience wasn't cheap, but we felt we received value for money.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once in a lifetime!
Truly an amazing presentation of food never seen before! 4.5 hours never went by so quickly. Everything was a unique experience. Staff extremely friendly and not stuffy as one would expect. Dinner for 4 people with wine pairing $1300.00.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch at Europea
I enjoyed excellent food, beautiful décor and great service. Welcoming atmosphere. The tables were not too close together which is important to me. Very creative food presentation and delicious!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best dining experience ever!
Europea really lived up to its reputation as the best restaurant in Montreal. The service is friendly and impeccable. There was none of the haughtiness that one sometimes finds in expensive restaurants. The food was a fantastic taste adventure with at least twelve extra taste experiences from the chef. The portions were perfect. By the time the two hour extravaganza was over, we were full but not uncomfortably so. The presentation of the food is unique and surprising. I will not give away the secrets. They must be personally experienced to really achieve the pleasant shocks. The chefs are obviously extremely talented but also whimsical and fun loving. This was a dining experience my husband and I will never forget.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and presentation
The food and presentation were excellent - exceptional, in fact. The service was polite, but not perfect, and a little nose-in-the-air (would not have mentioned this, but had just recently dined at another restaurant which was very down to earth despite its other-worldly food). The restaurant was helpful to our vegetarian friends, allowing them to enjoy a different tasting menu than the rest of the table (some restaurants won't permit this). The sommelier was impressive, and well-informed, and I would go back for the wine.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great! Great! Great!
Absolutely fabulous place! Great food and perfect service!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
surprising and aamazing tasting men
My husband and I both ordered their $99 tasting menu with wine pairing. Each dish they brought out surprised us from the beginning to the end. Strongly recommend this if you're going to Montreal.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Two times is a charm
My second visit in two years to Montreal and Europea. It was even better than I remember. Treated like a friend come for a dinner service was extraordinary. The food amazing, perfectly plated as well as perfectly presented and prepared. Wine list to die for by the glass, a rarity these days. Go and go soon you will not regret it
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delightful evening at Europea
We all ordered the Table d’hôte dinner, which had "only" four courses, but with all the wonderful and unique surprise additional tidbits, it was more like 10. The service was exceptional, very friendly and attentive without being oppressive, and the food was excellent. The wine list was extensive, and the sommelier was outstanding. It was a truly memorable and completely enjoyable experience.
9/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Quelle expérience incroyable!!! Tout est parfait, le traitement royal!!!! Spectacle unique pour les papilles et les yeux!!! Il faut essayer une fois dans sa vie. Service impeccable et originalité des plats et leur présentation unique. J'y retournerais encore et encore!!!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A must visit when in Montreal.
Dinner at Europa was the highlight of our trip. The food was of course, excellent as would be expected for a restaurant of this caliber, but it was the overall experience of being surprised and delighted that made it such a wonderful evening. The number of little treats sent out can almost be overwhelming. We did not have the full tasting menu, just the table d'hotel and it was still a many course experience. My only wish was for a wine pairing menu for the shorter menu, but even without it was wonderful. Service is absolutely perfect and they cosset their guests, taking care of every need. A must visit when in Montreal.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The presentation was unbelievable! Martin our waiter was the best and had a good interaction with our group. The highlight of our trip to Montreal.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining at its best!
Tried to book a table during past trips. Finally got one and it really paid off. Exquisite service only surpassed by the food. Don't eat anything before your dinner here. The multitude of "tastes" you will be treated to in addition to what you order is as good as the food you pay for. Top of the list would be the beef carpaccio gravlax, lobster capuccino, house specialty foie gras and the truffled popcorn. My favourite restaurant in Montreal. Very gracious and professional service yet very warm. Love this place. Have already booked for my next visit to Montreal.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've traveled all over the world for business for the last 15 years, I've never been shy about spending company money on great dining experiences. In my 15 years of spending company money, this was hands down the best dining experience I've ever had in my life.
The chef is a genius, when I left I sat out in front of the restaurant waiting to shuffle people in because it was an experience that must be shared. He ruined me for all future dining experiences for quite some time. If I told you about the 18 (yes, 18) different courses / treats his staff presented us with throughout the evening, it would blow your mind, much like it did with mine.
The presentation was fun, unique, stylish and wildly entertaining, oh and delicious!!!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Possible the most elaborate presentation in Montreal. Our servers also included "surprise" dishes to compliment our seven course tasting menu. Our party of four selected different courses to enjoy the full experience. We were dissapointed at their house special "fois grais". It was very greasy and fatty; although cooked on a hot stone which was quite a presentation. One entree which was cornish game hens tasred more like chicken breasts. Some of the surprise appetizers and additional courses were a little over the top.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place if you like the
Great place if you like the total dining experience, degustation menu, wine, etc. Not for everybody as it is very pricey and not something the average person who prefers fine dining would do except once or twice in a lifetime.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in montreal
We enjoyed everything about our dining experience, and will return on our next trip to montreal. The tasting menu was flawless in taste and presentation. We ate every morsel!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second visit, outstanding as usual
What is there to say, europea is among the best tables in Montreal,
menu is creative, staff is attentive, food is exceptional.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
What an experience
What a wonderful experience it is to dine at Europea. This was a memorable evening. Exceptional meal, outstanding presentation, excellent service. You have to go at least once in your life!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thank you Europea for a magical experience! The service, the food, the experience was fantastic. We will be back!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a wonderful experience. We would recommend without hesitation.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best dining experience ever
This was absolutely one of the best dining experience ever. Dishes were creative, delicious, and entertaining; the service was top-notch. This was a memorable dining experience I will remember for a long time. I will definitely visit this restaurant if I come to Montreal again.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
An amazing gastronomic experience! Food and Service were impeccable
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every little details at European are perfect. Many restaurants should look to Europea for service standards and professionalism . In addition the food is outstanding. The only ' negative' thing is that they give you so many little 'bouchees' in between dishes that it ends up being a lot of food !
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Steak and service were awesome!!
We had a three hours meal here and didn't even realize the time. Service was impeccable. Food was divine with so many little special touches between the dishes. Fine dining without the pretentiousness of a French restaurant. Would highly recommend this to someone who is celebrating something or just a special occasion with your significan other. Reserve early as sold out routinely. Bon appetit!!
10/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Above & Beyond!!!
My Husband & I love any creative & innovative five-star cuisine. This place TOPS our list! We were in Montreal for our 15th Wedding Anniversary and wanted some place special to celebrate - My husband read the reviews and booked Europea. We were blown away with the cuisine here! We opted for the full tasting menu, and were continually surprised by all the amazing extra tastings in between courses. I won't spoil it for you, but one reviewer described it as "The Cirque De Soleil of haute cuisine" which made total sense as we experienced course after course. The only thing was- by the time we got to the last few courses, we were too full! Luckily, they provided "To-Go" boxes, and we were able to enjoy the fantastic sweets the next day.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Dining Experience
Both my husband and I felt this was the most wonderful dining experience we had ever experienced. The food was terrific, the wait staff very attentive and overall, the best we had the pleasure of enjoying.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exquisite Dining Experience
Flawless service, professional staff, delicious food prepared with great care with beautiful presentation, surprises throughout the evening, a beautiful interior design, comfortable seating, lighting that flatters, romantic, and a restaurant manager who really knows how to run a top rank restaurant.
This is a one of a kind experience that could only be fully realized with passion in the beautiful and exciting city of Montreal.
I cannot wait to return again hopefully soon.
Merci a tous
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nous avons pris le menu dégustation et c'était une belle façon de dévouvrir la carte.
La répétition des champignons, de l'huile de truffes était par contre plutôt lourde.
Présentation de plats impeccable.
Service excellent quoi que vers la fin du repas, celui-ci devenait un peu plus expéditif.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Weekend in Montreal
This was a great once in a lifetime experience. The food was outstanding but a bit pricey. Sat at the chefs table although the chef never left the confinement of the kitchen to greet us or as how the meal was, which was a bit of a disappointment being that we spent 360 dollars for two people to eat. However, our waiter was terrific!!! So all and all it was worth the experience and I would recommend to all.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every course was a sensory delight. This is not a place for a quick dinner, it is and event to be savored. The sign outside is a bit cheesy, but inside is an amazing gastronomic adventure. We loved it!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I definitely would return.
The " mises en bouches" are an experience by themselves.
Prepare yourself for a long night, as the service was well-timed but slow on purpose to help you enjoy all the dishes. Great wines
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of Montreal finest restaurant
You will be amazed by the outstanding service and the food at this restaurant!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
A once in a lifetime experience for a not so rich foodie like me. Thank you Mtl à Table for giving a chance to sample greatness.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We booked Europea as soon as we knew we were visiting Montreal. It deserves it's reputation of being one of the best restaurants in Canada, it was on a par with some of the best restaurants in New York and Las Vegas. We had the tasting menu which was simply 3 1/2 hours of pure food heaven. So many stand out dishes, if you can head to Europea for that special meal.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
For a great meal in Montreal, come here! Prix fixe dinner for less than $80 (Canadian) with many little "extras" and surprises. As a single diner I sometimes feel a bit ostracized - not here! Highly recommend the veal cheeks, the maple smoked salmon (an extra the night I was there), and the desserts (yes, you get multiple), but I doubt if you'd go wrong with any choice.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious, Elegant, Fun
This restaurant is a must if you want French food in Montreal. Request the chef's table. You get to watch the action in the kitchen. Plus, your dining experience is excellently paced (no rush). We ordered the 10-course tasting menu (but we got 15 courses or so). We were so full, but it was absolutely worth it!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
It really is an experience
It really is an experience to dine here. Ask for a tour of the kitchen; it's a neat to see how much work and care goes into creating each plate.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had VERY high expectations of our first experience at Europea, and every one of our expectations were exceeded. It was truly an outstanding culinary experience; delicious and unexpectedly whimsical presentations. The service was perfect and unpretentious. Thank you, we will most certainly be back!
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM