Taverne Gaspar
Taverne Gaspar

Taverne Gaspar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tavernegaspar.com/
  • Phone: (514) 392-1649
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast:
    Monday to Friday: 6:30 am to 10:30 am
    Saturday and Sunday: 6:30 am to 11:30

    Dinner:
    Sunday 5pm to 9:00 pm
    Monday to Wednesday: 5pm to 10:00 pm
    Thursday to Saturday: 5pm to midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Gérald Barthelemy
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Taverne Gaspar offers a private dining room for up to 60 persons, perfect for all your social or corporate events
  • Private Party Contact: Candice Cartoux 514-392-1649x113
  • Entertainment: Tavern Thursdays
    - Live Blues Rock on Wednesday nights
    - DJEleven on Thursday nights
    - $6 glass of house beer, $8 cocktails, $2 oysters (on late night menu Thursday to Saturday)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: St-Gabriel
  • Public Transit: Métro Champs de Mars
    Bus 515
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available at Auberge du Vieux-Port for $12.
    There are also parking lots inside the Old Port facing Taverne Gaspar.
A word from Taverne Gaspar
Inspired by Old Montreal's taverns of the past, Taverne Gaspar welcomes its guests in a warm and lively setting, perfect for dinner and a few drinks with friends. The gastro pub cuisine is inspired by classic French and British tavern fare.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Taverne Gaspar reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (30)fit for foodies (23)neighborhood gem (21)hot spot (20)vibrant bar scene (16)late-night find (14)great for outdoor dining (12)scenic view (9)romantic (8)special occasion (6)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Upscale yet unpretentious
    Emfish
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Taverne Gaspar has all of the good features of a Vieux-Port resto, with almost none of the bad. Like most places in tourist-heavy spots, it's Anglo-friendly, without being pandering. Our server was professional, yet friendly. The ambience hit the perfect note; we were impressed, but didn't feel out of place or unwelcome. The food was excellent, straightforward dishes of high-quality ingredients, perfectly portioned. The spinach and beet salad and scallop risotto were particular standouts, and embodied Gaspar's modus operandi of perfectly executed dishes with no fancy flourishes to compensate for lack of freshness. This was the perfect place for my family (4 adults) to go for a special meal. We were comfortable, well-fed, and walked away feeling very pleased.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was amazing!
    LenaH
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I ordered the braised beef poutine and the macaroni and cheese, they were both delicious! The waiter was a sweetheart and gave us amazing service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    BirthdaySteak
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Nothing better than comfort classics on a cold autumn/winter day. The poutine was delicious, the mac 'n cheese rich and creamy, the brownies decadent. Excellent service from the waiter as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gaspar Tavern
    JeffB
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Great place to go at night. Nice ambiance, Amazing service, good choice of scotch and food was delicious and fresh.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience
    sdiluccio
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Went here with my girlfriend during our trip to Montreal. Located in Old Montreal, across the street from the waterfront, this location is perfect after a long day of sightseeing. Very rustic feel and look. I stopped by because I made a reservation for MTL à TABLE a few weeks prior, Montreal's version of restaurant week. The food was very good. I had the poutine for my first course, and mac and cheese for the second course, and both were outstanding. Service was great, and waiter helped answer any question we had. The prices were a little high, but I would definitely consider coming back the next time I am in Montreal because the food, atmosphere, and service are definitely worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Très Belle ambiance
    Patatomic
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Nous sommes sorties entre amis et avons beaucoup aimés notre expérience! Très Belle place! Très Bonnes bières! Et très belle ambiance! Nous y retournerons :)
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-theatre dining, table for 2
    luv2eat
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    An excellent experience overall. We were delayed so called ahead to ask if our table could be held and were accommodated. The restaurant was a bit loud, and conversation was a bit of a challenge. The restaurant has an excellent bar, the food was delicious and our waiter was a gem. We asked for quick service since we had to be at the theatre for 8 - we enjoyed an excellent meal and made it to the theatre with a few minutes to spare.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great little casual spot
    EdibleAlchemistVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The Charcuterie tray was well done - especially the pate. Also, the onion soup was exceptional - best I've had in Montreal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and Fun!
    Pamc
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    On our recent trip to Montreal my husband and I had our first dinner here and were not disappointed. We got two lobster sliders and the mussels and it was delicious! we were using the mussel shells to make sure we got as much broth as we could we each mussel! and the Lobster sliders were so good I wanted to make mine last and last.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, service!!
    conniegags
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Honestly, this is an easy restaurant. Easy menu, great food, good ambience and amazing service!! The menu is very accommodating; anyone could find something of interest and there are vast differences between all the offerings. Great location in heart of old port and great service! A great choice for a large gathering of people with various foodie taste! Worth a try, absolutely!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy with only fair service
    Michela
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Four of us went to Taverne Gaspar for dinner. Very loud and our waiter never stopped by and asked if we needed anything or how everything was. We had to grab him as he was walking by. The food was fine. I had roast chicken which was more the size of a game hen.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Do you like fresh cod?
    Artlovesfish
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We had great service and delicious beer battered cod, our friends enjoyed onion soup & salad & Oysters.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • vitven
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    first time, found food and service great would recommend anytime.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food
    Joannf57
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The ambiance and the food are amazing! Old Montreal is a vibrant part of the Montreal dining scene and this place proofs it again and again, the place is hip, the food is of the Gastro Pub type and historical feel of the place makes it hip. The outdoor terrace is overlooking the old port area and the view is breath taking!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    susieqVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Scallops were seriously undercooked and mussels were very small. Service was attentive but food took a long time to come.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall decent experience.
    Mattt30
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My girlfriend an I went there for diner, She had the lobster slider for starter and I tried the onion soup, the lobster clearly wasn't really fresh, not that it tasted bad but, nothing surprising for a 12$ plate with lobster, I'd expect to pay more than if it was fresh. The onion soup was alright, nothing really special about it, then for main course we both had fish and chips, fries we're good, I'm somewhat biased as I do prefer the thing slice cut, so for me they we're pretty good, the fish was slightly overcooked but still good, I did enjoy the taste of the batter, you could tell it was clearly made from a beer base which is good, although it wasn't crispy enough, felt a bit too soft. Overall experience was decent, I would return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gaspar
    seychellois87appetite
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    If you're looking for a cool and unique setting, Gaspar Tavern is the place to be. Foodies will enjoy the menu. For the big eaters, don't order the risotto, although it tastes great, you'll finish it in 4 bites. Great ambiance, a little loud, so don't expect to hear everything the other person said.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointed
    Tourist55
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The service was great and very friendly and perhaps over attentive. The food was mixed - scallops good but the fish & chips were terrible, the fries were cold and soggy and the batter too thick and floury! Shame, because it could have it could have been so much better.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DandA
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had dinner, late last Saturday, and the food was incredible. Lobster sliders were a great recommendation!! The place was very lively, ambiance was great, service was very personable and attentive. One of the best restaurants in ALL of Montreal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant.
    Julien
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Food is fresh and the quality of the service is awesome. Good selection of beers and cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taverne Gaspar
    Augusto
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Fantastic environment the vibe was fresh and hip. Service was incredible. Food was deliriously delicious, however the selection could have Ben a bit more creative. Must try the revolver shooter, very impressive and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucky find
    Pickyeater1
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I had German guests to visit the port and watch the fireworks, everywhere was bustling.We hoped to find a place to eat and were lucky to get a table here at the last minute. Fortunately we ate outside inside was very loud and would not have been as nice I think.the food was good and the servers were all very charming. On the whole good value for money.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 35 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 208 reviews are from the Taverne Gaspar reviews archive.
  • Great food in a bar atmosphere
    DJ13
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Recently dined here with family. There were six of us and we all enjoyed out food. A few of us ordered some of the specialty cocktails and those were also very good. I order the lobster slider, which was more of a mini lobster roll and the half guinea hen. Both were excellent. Everyone raved about their food. The service was very good, our waitress being there when we needed her but never obtrusive. However, this is a tavern. A very stylish one but the decor is hardly elegant and even half full the noise level was high. Still, I wouldn't hesitate to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Tout simplement divin!....La bouffe, l'ambiance, le service et l'immense bar nous en donne pour notre argent!...Je le recommande a tous!..👍😉🍷🍸😊
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • standard food - loud surroundings
    TNTgal2VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We HAVE. to try poutine throughout Quebec, but Taverne G's wasn't great. Curds weren't very fresh, fries barely warm, and the fact that it came lit in about one minute tells me it was sitting under a heat lamp. Salad Niçoise prepared pretty competently, while seared scallops were cooked just right. Nothing we are wowed us - flavors were a bit flat, honestly. Decent selection of local beers. Techno music played very loud with every song sounding alike. The terrace is filled with smokers and nonstop people walking past your table.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dance club dining
    Mtlgirl
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We arrived around 6:45pm--there was already very loud club (techno) dance music playing. During the course of the evening we asked 5 different staff members to please turn it down a bit. It was extremely unbearable. When we finally spoke to the manager at around 8pm he informed us that this was also a bar--so there wasn't much he could do. Shocked w his reply. We ordered by around7:15pm...received appetizers around 7:45--our main meals only came out around 8:30pm (almost 2 hrs after we first got there(!!) we were also w two small children, which is why we made the early reservation in the first place. No one was asked if they wanted refills, and water was not filled up often enough in this very warm restaurant on a hot summer night.
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  • Unbelievable expérience
    dinnerexperienceVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    De l'accueil jusqu'au départ entre l'apéro et le dessert du début jusqu'à la fin... Ce n'était que du bonheur!! Équipe génial, musique excellente, nourriture succulente, coktails originaux... J'y retournerai avec grand plaisir et le recommanderai à mes amis c'est certain!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and stress-free
    Missy
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I was there on a busy summer night, with a party of about 15 people. There was massive traffic everywhere, so most of the guests arrived way past the 8:30PM reservation. The staff never commented about it, once everyone was there, we were served a great meal, everybody had a good time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth a visit
    MrFood
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Party of four (two kids, ages 7 and 9) had a great experience Friday night, we sat inside. Atmosphere is casual and loud. There were lots of people and there was music. The onion soup was perfect pub fare. The seared scallops were worthy of a more upscale establishment. Wife and kids had a couple of burgers which were excellent quality. Good beers on tap. Would go here again and again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Mtlfan
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The waitress was great. She was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Very attentive service throughout meal without being bothersome. Food was very good and well presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Super experience!
    flyingfinn
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We organized our daughters birthday dinner at Taverne Gaspar, it was our first time visit and we were NOT disappointed! Service was friendly and professional and all our special requests were accommodated without hesitation. We even had a complimentary drink offered with company of the waiter! We were party of 6 from teen to adults and all enjoyed our evening. Food was good and not overly complicated; we had risotto, salmon tartar and fish and chips - everybody was happy with their choice. They have a good wine list and staff knows their wines. Be prepared for big price tag at the end, but it is worth it for special occasion or going out with group of friends or co-workers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We were sitting on the terrace, there were about 8 of us. The waiter was always around at other tables and flirting with the hostess but would never come see us. We would have been finished our drinks and staring at his waiting for him to take our order and it would take at least 20 minutes for him to come over again. When we all asked for our bills, he printed them up and left to go flirt again with the hostess, ignoring us. We had to go up to him and get his attention for him to let us pay.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great time
    mattfVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Really good service, food, ambiance. I will definitely go back. A nice benefit is the valet parking available. Don't bother looking for parking in the area, not worth the headache. 12$ is more than reasonable for the valet service which was professional and friendly.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ladies evening
    snowbird
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    It is a great taverne especially on de la commune, Curious people passing and entering, Food - raw bar (great oysters) , starters beef tartar , fish and chips , ribs (pulled porc smoke) , scallops etc . Host and waiters ********* super & attentive
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Look forward to Montreal Dining
    Cupcake
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Always enjoy coming to Montreal from Toronto for the dining experience. Great ambience. Excellent location. Good service. Ordered scallops with great presentation. Surprised bread is optional and has to be specially requested? White Sangria just okay, more like pop than an enjoyable alcholic drink. Love that the waitresses flip so easily from french and english to accomodate guests. Service was great until we didn't order dessert and it was a challenge to track down the waitress to wrap up our bill. Overall all very enjoyable and would return again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as described on Open Table
    SusieQ
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This restaurant was nothing as described on Open Table. The restaurant is not open at 11 - the time of our reservation. We expected a terrace and 2 hour service for a lovely lunch. We got reluctant bar service breakfast of eggs etc. very disappointing. Please fix the description not worth the walk!
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  • Great food great music
    FabulousVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    A fun pub in old town with good food and a great vibe. Love the dj and fun music with a relaxed atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food bad service
    Brooklyn95
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    The restaurant was great and there was a fantastic menu, the house beer was also very good. Not to mention the ambiance was pretty cool, I was a fan of the whole modern take on the old Taverne concept overall one of my preferred restaurants, However all that being said my one criticism of the place is that our server blatantly spent the night hitting on my girlfriend right in front of myself and my friends it made the the night very awkward.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful evening
    Thorho
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We had a large group that started with 15 people and ended up being 26 at the end. The restaurant accommodated us on the fly after our reservations fell through at another restaurant. Everyone was pleased with their food an drink. I had the salmon pave and arugula salad. The fish was cooked perfectly. The vegetables that came with the meal were really good. The staff was pleasant the entire night. Wonderful evening...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Birthday
    CarlBergeron
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We went 16 for my wife's birthday. We wanted something casual and non-formal. Gaspar was perfect. The food was very good and the service also. People who likes a quiet place to chat should not go there. It is vibrant and full of energy. Thank you. It was a great evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic