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Restaurant Hambar
Restaurant Hambar

Restaurant Hambar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hambar.ca/
  • Phone: (514) 879-1234
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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 !"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Nice welcome! Friendly staff and very serviceable"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Found the atmosphere rather dull. But the good was phenomenal. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Tres tres tres bon toutes les charcuteries, l'ambience, la musique, le serveur Patrice les cocktails!! Tres content!! We'll be back"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "First time, we share entre and they were very good. Decor very nice."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "L'assiette de charcuteries est excellente! Parfait pour partager."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "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'."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "excellent, mais je recommande le petit plateau pour 3-4 personnes, avec des les plats principaux c'est assez gourmand :)"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Beau décor, bonne ambiance. Assiette de charcuterie digne de mention. Goûteuse, généreuse nous en avons eu pour notre argent! Bravo!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "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"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "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"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Incredible charcuterie, delicious scallops. Inventive menu, great service right before Christmas. Loved this place. A bit loud but worth it."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "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 !!!!"
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "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$!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "La troisieme fois que je vais dans ce restaurant et c excellent"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Très bon restaurants; la nourriture était alléchante et le service courtois. j'y retournerai!"
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "A little bit on the expensive side but overall pretty good! The fish was outstanding! Pork was OK!"
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "I loved how the restaurant is flexible with allergies and intolerences. As soon as we sat down, the waitress asked us if anyone had allergies or were gluten intolerent. That shows that they really care about there costumers. Ambiance was great. Not too loud despite te open space concept. Great for groups."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Tried the 39$ Taste Montreal menu.worth every penny! Delicious food and thr warm chorros with chocolate were sublime."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Happy I went. Very good quality well presented food. The ambiance was also very pleasant. all and all a very enjoyabloe dining experience. Compared to other places, less noisy."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "Le plateau de charcuterie était parfait, très bien travaillé et très satisfaisant. Pour ce qui est du reste du menu, nous n'avons pas essayé les entrées mais les repas principaux n'étaient pas à la hauteur de nos attentes. Le tout reste très bien mais je recommanderais l'endroit pour un verre (très belle carte des vins) et la charcuterie seulement."
    Dined on 10/31/2013