Restaurant Hambar
Restaurant Hambar

Restaurant Hambar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hambar.ca/
  • Phone: 5148791234
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Late Menu: Thursday - Saturday: 11:00pm - 1:00am

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Saint-Paul
  • Parking: No
A word from Restaurant Hambar
The Hambar:

-a chic and unpretentious restaurant;

-a variety of specialty of hams from Spain, Italy and France;

-a simple, yet refined menu, showcasing charcuteries;

-a wine list signed by Philippe Poitras, presenting some of the rarest vintage wines;

-an ambiance reminiscent of New York’s Soho, with a European flare, located in the charming heart of Old Montreal;

-ideal for lunch take-outs, 5@ 7, or dining with friends.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Restaurant Hambar reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (21)notable wine list (16)good for groups (15)great for lunch (13)late-night find (10)neighborhood gem (9)hot spot (8)great for brunch (8)romantic (7)special occasion (6)vibrant bar scene (5)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Good Food
    Jacomo
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food was excellent, unfortunately the tables are so packed together that you hear the neighbours conversation better than your own. Extremely noisy. Would NOT go back for dinner as WAY too noisy, perhaps for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charcuterie
    AliCatVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My rating is based on a recent lunch experience, but we also went for brunch and it was excellent, as well. For lunch, simply put, the charcuterie platter was amazing and the wine selection was fantastic. I also have never had a more delicious gazpacho than the one I had here. And if you happen to go for brunch (which I recommend), the French toast is really delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ham I am...and much more
    boboVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Located in Old Montreal's Hotel St. Paul, this small restaurant is a great option for lunch or dinner if you're in the neighborhood. My partner and I were pleasantly surprised by the menu options and the friendly, efficient service. As its name and the window display of cured hams suggest, Hambar offers outstanding charcuterie platters as well as other bistro staples such as bavette and steak frites. Get a window table facing Place d'Youville and enjoy a leisurely meal while you soak up Montreal's unique ambience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A monument to cured meats.
    dhenwood
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    As the name suggests, Hambar specializes in ham and other cured meats. But the game is splendid as well. Really excellent food with friendly, attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food
    ham4ever
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I love ham, ham loves me, we love ham, they love ham, he love ham , everybody loves ham, ham loves everybody but I love ham more and ham loves me more
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef's night off?
    PedalfastersuzieVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We have been to Hambar a few times and have found the food delicious. This was not the case during our last visit. The cod croquettes were flavorless- too much potato not enough cod(the only indication there was real fish in there was a bone in one). The endive salad was tasty but drenched in dressing, gave us the impression it was sitting for a while as it was slightly mushy in texture. The guinea fowl was dry and overcooked - despite the tasty braised vegetables underneath. The short ribs , which I have had before, lacked the deep flavor they had previously had. The only winner was the charcuterie platter - which was of the standard we had expected at Hambar. Hopefully it was an off night (Monday) but it was a disappointing meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ham Bar indeed
    Kim1VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Brilliant. Charcuterie plate was of a high standard. Mains were very good. Wine list very reasonable. It was a quiet night and service should have been good and it was!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go to Hambar, I tell you!
    SuperSophy
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    From my first visit, back in September 2013, it's been nothing but wonderfull. The food, the service, did I say the food!! Every occasion I have to bring friends over to Hambar, I take, and their response is always the same...What a discovery! What a pleasure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it
    foodlover
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I must have been there 5-6 times already, and everytime, I've had a good experience. The staff is both professional and friendly. The food is delicious. Their plateau of charcuteries a perfect plate to share, whether you take it as an appetizer or for small bites with some wine before going out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch !
    Catherine
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I love to brunch and the Hambar has a spectacular menu for it ! Meilleur pain doré aux champignons et oeuf mollet ! Great experience to this restaurant for our first visit !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 98 reviews are from the Restaurant Hambar reviews archive.
  • great charcuterie
    elisVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    On our last night in Montreal we wanted a light meal with some wine and Hambar was the perfect venue. We shared a charcuterie plate - great meats, pate, terrine, pickled vegetables and crispy toasted bread. We also got a cheese plate, very good cheeses although the portions were quite small. Service could've been better - we had reservations but had to wait for a table to be cleared for us, our water glasses were never topped up, and we had to ask for plates so we would share. We were happy with the food and drink, we would've left dinner feeling completely satisfied had the service been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Nice welcome! Friendly staff and very serviceable
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great surprise
    Theodigio
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Found the atmosphere rather dull. But the good was phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beau et bon.
    Food40
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Ce restaurant est jumelé à l'Hotel St-Paul. Ce qui crée une section trop ouverte. Le design est beau. Le service est bien. La bouffe bien faite, mais pas surprenante. Pour moi rien d'extraordinaire ici , mais un bon rapport qualité prix.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Duck confit was poorly prepared. Skin was soggy and greasy. Cassoulet very bland. Mushroom soup very bland. Server showed poor sense of timing/awareness. Mostly empty dinning room, yet felt the need to interrupt whenever she came over, instead of showing a normal level of discretion & common sense to time her interruptions. Would not recommend.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch at Hambar
    katemac6
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We went to hambar for brunch the morning after our wedding. The restaurant was very pleasant and willing to accomodate a group of 30 guests. It was pretty calm in there and it felt like we had the place to ourselves, even though there were other patrons. A nice, bright, trendy atmosphere. Good service, delicious food! Would definitely go back and recommend for group brunches!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unexpectedly good
    Steelrodz
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I am generally not a fan of ham, but our table of 4 decided to order their Hambar ham special which serves 3 to 4 people. The ham was like that from a suckling pig only it was so tender you didn't even need a fork. The taste was heavenly and I am now hooked on ham- at least Hambar's version. The Cote de Rhone wine that we had was pretty good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ham love and love of my life
    OliverB
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Tres tres tres bon toutes les charcuteries, l'ambience, la musique, le serveur Patrice les cocktails!! Tres content!! We'll be back
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hambar Review
    Fal02
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    It's really not complicated, this place is amazing. The service was outstanding, the waiter was so funny. We had a great time. The food is incredible too. We went there for a brunch and it was excellent. The portion are good and the price is respectable. Really, it's a place to go!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing service & great food
    crystalo
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    You know it's a great restaurant when there is not a spare seat in the house! Make sure you book :) We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and Hambar, the service was excellent. and the food was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time, we share entre
    Tatoo
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    First time, we share entre and they were very good. Decor very nice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • L'assiette de charcuteries
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    L'assiette de charcuteries est excellente! Parfait pour partager.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very pleasant discovery
    Damplume
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    We will certainly visit again Service was very good. The waiter was pleasant and attentive to our needs. Charcuterie platter was interesting and the churros with chocolate sauce were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Plateau de charcuterie est
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Plateau de charcuterie est excellente et la pieuvre un must! Il faut aussi se garder de la place pour les churos, mmm! Ca vaut la peine d'essayer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • alwayshungry
    alwayshungry
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    It was a fun place to spend a cold and dreary Monday evening - good food, good variety of food, comfortable seating, lighting and noise level - reasonable price. It was a an escape and shelter from the winter 'bla's'.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Petit plateau
    Steven
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    excellent, mais je recommande le petit plateau pour 3-4 personnes, avec des les plats principaux c'est assez gourmand :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Beau décor, bonne ambiance. Assiette de charcuterie digne de mention. Goûteuse, généreuse nous en avons eu pour notre argent! Bravo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZINGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
    margaret
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    this has to be one of the best restaurants I have ever been too. I had the filet mignon and it was to die for
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hambalicious!
    heandshe
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We chose this restaurant for our 10th anniversary dinner, and it lived up to the occasion. No complaints about the food -except that we ordered too much of it. ;-) Everything was delicious, and the experience met our expectations for an above average meal out on the town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moderate experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    As compared to my last visit, the food was good but not hot enough (pétoncles) and I found our waiter was a little 'pushy' in the sense that we had to tell him 3 times we were not ready to order when we came in at the beginning of the night; however, this won't stop me from coming again, this resto has a lot of potential if managed properly Thanks
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best charcuterie
    JbinnyVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Incredible charcuterie, delicious scallops. Inventive menu, great service right before Christmas. Loved this place. A bit loud but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst service ever
    SuzanneVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Staff and manager were rude and arrogant. They moved us twice because there was a big group coming in... We asked for the wifi password and the manager never came back to tell us! We felt discriminated and not welcomed. I eat out at a lot of restaurants as part of my job and this is the first time that I've had such a bad experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Much too noisy for a sunday brunch
    Phil222
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    We were a group celebrating birthdays. All started well with very pleasant stafft. Food was very good, especially the charcuteries platter (very high quality). The two different wines we had were excellent (private imports) Things got bad around the middle of the meal. Couldn't get a waiter, empty plates were no picked, etc. They were clearly understaffed !!! The worst part was the noise, in fact the music. I don't know why but at some point someone cranked up the volume and put on music that would be great for an happy hour in a crowded bar. Honestely, who really wants to listen to Rolling Stones for brunch time on sunday morning...I love music, I go out in bars, I like lively places.... but this was just ridiculous !!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best salmon I've ever tasted
    myriamv
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    I really like their salmon. It's the best I've ever tasted! It is also a nice and trendy place. Their platter of meat is pretty original and tasty. Perfect for a group to share! But beware if you order the big platter of cheese : there is practically nothing on there, for 32$!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • third time
    isa1390VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    La troisieme fois que je vais dans ce restaurant et c excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good idea but no follow through
    Wineanddineme
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Food is ok, space is nice, good for a drink and snack. Service is poor with unknowledgable and untrained waitstaff. Not professional. Offer a few platters with ham but do not showcase the ham. Could do a lot better.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was ok
    TMTM
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    From the very beginning, the service from the host was terrible. Despite having made a reservation, our table was not ready for about 20 minutes. We were stuck standing in the entryway, even though we could see an empty table as well as lots of room at the bar. The host wasn't polite, and eventually figured out that he should seat us at the bar while our table was being prepared. Our waitress was extremely friendly and attentive, which made up for the terrible host. The food itself was nothing to write home about. We tried all 6 dishes on the 'TasteMTL' menu, and everything was edible, but not as interesting as it seemed on the menu. The best dish out of the 6 was the smoked salmon appetizer with pea puree, which was not all that exciting.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gotta love ham!
    SeekUp78
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    This place is really interesting. We got to try it during Taste Montreal with the special prix fixe menus and it was very good. Good food made really well. It made me want to come back to try all the charcuteries that they have to offer... The big hams hanging in the entrance are a sign that this place is something else!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Très bon restaurants; la nourriture
    Laurence
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    Très bon restaurants; la nourriture était alléchante et le service courtois. j'y retournerai!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little bit on the expensive
    Sundaysbest
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    A little bit on the expensive side but overall pretty good! The fish was outstanding! Pork was OK!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.