Second visit to Van Horne.
Second visit to Van Horne. Excellent service and quite an ambitious menu. Only criticism would be the temperature of the food...not quite hot enough. Not discouraged as this gem offers an exceptional experience to those seeking unique dishes and over-the-top star service.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Small but fabulous!
New menu which is excellent! A lot of unusual ingredient combination we are not usually accustomed to see together, but it works and wonderfully at that! Everything was delicious from the amuse-bouche to the dessert! Wonderful wines by the glass available. Service was courteous, flexible and most professional.
A great meal experience!
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
It was a bit cold in the restaurant
It was a bit cold in the restaurant
The food was amazing !
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful food, only portions
Beautiful food, only portions are a bit too small. Great service and nice design...
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Close to perfect
Tuesday night, very quiet. As close to perfect as I've experienced in Montreal.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had the best lamb ever here. Juicy and tender, and the sea urchin was incredibly fresh. Dessert was not outstanding but overall a good bet.
5/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The art was spectacular for
The art was spectacular for a restaurant. Overdid it with the wine. Ordered a glass that turned into two bottles. The bill was a shocker. Anyway, had a great time.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We recently ate dinner with
We recently ate dinner with another couple at Van Horne. The restaurant is small accommodating approximately 32 people so its hard to get a reservation. We finally snagged one for a Saturday evening.
We were greeted and offered a tasting menu of five courses. We all opted for this.The first course was a sea urchin and cucumber appetizer. It was ok if you like it raw. Next course was a lobster tail with roasted asparagus which was delicious. Next was a small piece of halibut with some large leaf spinach sautéed which was the best course of the meal. The halibut was cooked to perfection. The main course was fish again, a salty piece of Talbot. Desert was a celeriac ice cream served with small strawberries. OK Meal but too much fish.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great tasting menu
We have the chef's special tasting menu with 4 fish dishes and a great dessert.
The sommelier suggested a great wine from the pyrenees region which complemented the meal very well
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I will return
We had a wonderful dining experience at Van Horne. Really should be on everyone's list of top Montreal restaurants. Do order the tasting menu.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant for Foodies
The food and service at Van Horne was excellent. They have a very selective menu which is fine for me since I don't like to be overwhelmed with choices and it makes me confident that everything will most likely be good. The dishes I ordered were incredible and beautiful to look at. They were too complex to describe but suffice it to say that they were well balanced and inventive. My husband ordered a fish as his main course and it was lovely but not as interesting as the other dishes we received. The portion was very, very small. It is definitely not a place for big eaters. The air conditioning was sort of anemic on a hot, humid summer day. Otherwise it was a great place for dinner. I wish we could have gotten the tasting menu. Next time.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Original exceptional !
So exceptionnaly good food, very inventive, you could taste every ingredients, nothing overpowered or antagonized an ingredient versus another one, everything was fresh, presentation of each dish was like a painting, a lot of unknowned vegetables and herbs.
The last time we had such an exceptionnal experience was with Joel Robuchon in Vegas !
The service (we had the tasting menu) was very effective.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The "mise en bouche" and appetizers were superb... unfortunately the mains did not live up to the high standards that was set by the preceding courses.
The service was great, attentive, knowledgeable and responsive. The location is quiet and nice. A great evening overall but we were left wanting more...
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warm and delicious
I went with a group of six. Probably most people there are couples but I feel this charming little restaurant probably worked wonderfully for both. The woman running the restaurant couldn't have been more accommodating and flexible and the food was delicious. Also the wine we had, a white burgundy, was excellent, especially for the price. All of us in the group were extremely happy.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best restaurant and service ever
Went here on an anniversary and we were looked after incredibly well! Food was spectacular, staff was amazing...I don't know what to say except it is a must go!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The discovery menu was awesome. The waiter was a bit annoying. Should leave people to enjoy the meal alone instead of coming to the table every 15min to ask if they enjoyed the meal. Overall, it was great. Awesome food and music.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Casual and very tasty
Charming simple fresh decor. Its a small place with few tables that are really really close together so not a good place for privacy. I went during montreal a table so menu was very limited but it was perfectly executed and very tasty. Service was friendly and pleasant. I will definitely go back when their regular menu is back.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a very special restaurant. I don't remember the last time I had food as carefully and interestingly prepared. The tastes, textures and flavors were as good as we have ever enjoyed.
Our server was helpful and knowledgeable.
I don't want this review to sound like a "plant" by the restaurant. It isn't. I am just a delighted diner.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great find
All the food was innovative and delicious . There were 4 of us and we all were very impressed. Friendly staff and reasonable prices.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM