We were most impressed by the quality of this restaraunt, both its food and service. Neither my husband or I could find anything to criticise in the presentation, variety and quality of the meal we were served - which makes it a rare occasion! We would - and will - recommend it to any or our friends who are planning to visit Montreal..
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sitting outside on a Beauiful
Sitting outside on a Beauiful night makes all the difference. The food was delicious the staff was very friendly .
The service this evening was very slow. Also think hat they should have better wine by the glass selections .
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is outstanding. The
The food is outstanding. The service was fantastic and prices considering are fair. I would highly recommend for special occasion or just a quite night out w/ hubby. Great!!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
We returned to Fino's outdoor
We returned to Fino's outdoor terrace,longing for outside dining.The evening was muggy but the terrace was covered which protected all the diners from a huge downpour during our otherwise lovely dinner.Chilled sauvignon blanc was the perfect wine for salmon tartare,and tomato and bourata salad appetizers.Our mains were seafood pasta,and a grilled calamari appetizer served on a mound of yummy couscous.Perfect all around.We had fruit for dessert,and lattes and iced coffee and enjoyed good service.Sooo nice to finally dine al fresco !.Look forward to a return visit soon !
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food. Great ambiance, great hospitality... Overall very pleased!
I'll definitely be back there for lunch or dinner
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful Presentation and Flavor
One of the top two restaurants we tried in Montreal. The halibut special was gorgeous in presentation and preparation. Vegetables perfectly cooked as well. The appetizer of heirloom tomatoes was flavorful and tasted just out of the garden. Good use of fresh herbs. Convenient to Museum of Fine Arts. Decor is spare, not romantic or cozy but pleasing. Service was well paced.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for a family birthday, five of us. I specifically wanted the courtyard, which is a converted courtyard of an older apartment building. It had a nice setting with an ersatz grass wall to make you think of Italy. Despite a large group of 45 celebrating an engagement, the service was attentive in the evening. The food presentation was excellent and the taste of my calf's liver was excellent. The food is supposed to be Italian which many of the appetizers were, but the mains were more generic and so traditional. I din't mind as the whole meal was quite pleasant and suited us fine. A good coffee and a a grappa and we left happy. From Sherbrooke, you would not guess what lay hidden away. Time to go into Fino!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We thoroughly enjoyed our
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and we will return.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Reunited with Friends
Perfect summer dining on the terrace.Service was great.Generous portions of seafood linguini served in glass casseroles,and rack of lamb special( enough for 2 ladies to share) were delicious.Wine choice was Sangiovese red and a chilled Sauvignon Blanc.We shared a warm apple crumble with ice cream and finished with cafe lattes.All in all a great dining experience.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice terraces, great
Very nice terraces, great service et fabulous food
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet and Elegant
So many restaurants today are insanely loud, so I cherish the quiet and elegant ambience of this place. My risotto with filet mignon strips was amazing. Gourmet poutine appetizer was also a great choice. This is a perfect restaurant if you want excellent food in an elegant environment where you can easily have a quiet conversation.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and a beautiful terrace
Everyone at our table enjoyed our dining experience. The waiter was very knowledgeable, helpful and accomodating.
All of our choices were delicious and it was so nice to eat on the terrace.
The only thing that slightly bothered me was that the restaurant was not busy. I like eating in a restaurant when there are lots of people. Overall we had fun, food was great and we would definitely go back!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Summer evening
One of my favourite restaurants because of 2 things - the food and the courtyard
The food is incredible with great flavours and imagination. My all time faves are the gnocchi and I was pleasantly surprised to see a new twist to them for a lighter summer fare. The courtyard adds a different ambience altogether and it can't be beat in the summertime. Oh and I do have to give a shout out to the staff. They are always very attentive, professional and friendly
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A perfect July evening on
A perfect July evening on the terrace at Fino Restaurant.We were all in the mood for lobster salads and one duck salad which arrived on large wooden trays. Chilled sauvignon blanc and one glass of red Tuscan wine added to our tasty summer salads which tasted as good as they looked ! in fact the table next to us ordered them too ! We capped our delicious dinner with an apple crumble dessert (which we shared)and great coffee.
All in all a very beautiful evening with good friends !
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We brought out-of-town friends
We brought out-of-town friends to Fino's wonderful urban outdoor terrace to share one of our favourite dining spots.
The weather was perfect and our friends were delighted with our suggestion.We ordered drinks and after catching up on all the news got down to serious food decisions.My husband chose the seafood linguini,but my friend was in the mood for steak,her husband
decided on the branzino,and I opted for my favourite summer lobster salad.Everything was delicious ! We finished off the evening with caffe lattes,and a great time was had by all !
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Found this place by chance on a short trip to Montreal. Menu was limited and rather expensive but you get what you pay for and the goat cheese and spinach stuffed chicken breast and pasta with sausage dishes we had were absolutey delicious. Well worth the price. Excellent, attentive service as well. I would have liked shrimp or scallops on the menu but the food we enjoyed was top notch.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A last gasp of summer ....
We dined on our favourite Terrace on a warm night as summer was drawing to a close.Our server was helpful and charming,too !
Our guests were foodies like we are,and we decided to share a few special dishes.The perfectly grilled and seasoned octopus was amazing with its couscous,as was the salmon tartare on its bed of avocado. As a last gasp of summer,we loved the lobster Cesar salad,with its simple lobster already out of its shell and ready to savour..The favourite Fino burger with its yummy fries and a big bowl of mussels completed our meal. And to top it all off, a bottle of our favourite Italian Sangiovese wine ! What could be better ?
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
While we arrived early, we
While we arrived early, we were the only ones in the main dining room, another larger party was on the patio. The service was very good although our waitress had to keep adjusting her extremely short dress. Food presentation was excellent. the food quality was first rate. The Oso bucco special was excellent. The sea bass was mushy in my opinion. In yelp the price is $$$ actually it is $$$$. Overall very worthwhile.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service
Excellent food and service and very nice ambience. Great location.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, super service, nice ambience- definitely one of the better restos in a city with lots of competition- will return-and looking forward to it!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great seafood and ambience
Went for a Friday night dinner with my wife. They gave us a nice spot by the window. She had the salmon, I had the seabass. Both excellent and with an artistic presentation. Service was great. We'll be back!
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM