Taverne Square Dominion
Taverne Square Dominion

Taverne Square Dominion

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tavernedominion.com/
  • Phone: (514) 564-5056
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lundi au vendredi de 11h30 à minuit, samedi et dimanche de 16h30 à minuit.

    Monday to Friday from 11:30 am to midnight, Saturday and Sunday from 04:30 pm to midnight.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Eric Dupuis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ste-Catherine
  • Public Transit: Peel Metro Station
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are several parking lots near the restaurant
A word from Taverne Square Dominion
RESERVATIONS ARE FOR MEALS ONLY. PLEASE ADVISE US IF YOU ARE RUNNING LATE BECAUSE YOUR RESERVATION WILL BE CANCELLED AFTER 20 MINUTES. PLEASE NOTE, 18 YEARS AND OVER. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE OR CANCEL RESERVATIONS THAT DON'T CONFORM TO OUR GUIDELINES.

Featuring a plethora of interesting 1920s-inspired design details, the Dominion Square Tavern is a cut above your average downtown eatery. Enjoy simple classic fare such as mussels and fries or a pulled pork sandwich in a warm, inviting atmosphere. Top it off with a sinful serving of sticky toffee pudding. Newly reopened, the tavern is already a huge hit with the downtown professional crowd. A full bar, cocktails, wine and beers awaits.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Taverne Square Dominion reviews from OpenTable diners
103 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (55)neighborhood gem (40)hot spot (37)vibrant bar scene (34)great for lunch (27)late-night find (26)romantic (23)special occasion (23)good for groups (22)notable wine list (15)great for outdoor dining (10)great for brunch (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Perfect evening in Montreal
    LocalAbra
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We were a part of four visiting from Toronto with a reservation for 8:30pm on Saturday. Seated promptly and given the daily specials. We ordered cocktails to start - (gin & tonic with house made tonic and a martini) they were excellent! For appetizers we shared the croquette and Scotch egg; the croquette came with four pieces and the Scotch egg was cut into four pieces, but was a bit messy to share. Mains were fantastic: the salmon, moules frites, braised beef, and striploin were all well portioned and seasoned. The moules broth was classically made. The steak was perfectly cooked at medium-rare and came with cheddar mashed potatoes (though I would have happily taken frites!) and simple green beans. All in all a classic restaurant with lovely ambiance, well made food and excellent service. Merci! We'll be coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moment parfait
    Axel
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Service impeccable, ambiance, nourritures et boissons incroyables! J'y vais à chaque fois que je monte à Montréal! À bientôt
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Love the atmosphere and location, service was no good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • British Pub
    Winner1VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    British pub, upscale food, great list of hard liquor, but limited wine list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent ambiance and food
    mcgillalumni1987
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    highly recommend this montreal gem. don't forget to try some scotch. the roastbeef is to die for. enjoy.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Taverne moderne
    Food40
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This is a nice food spot. Not too expensive. The porc sandwich was pretty tasty. Simple with a warm ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    sdm2006
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Really awesome food and even better spirits! A great place to check out if you are in Montreral!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, good service
    mlonetto
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We were really happy with our experience at the Tavern. The food was very good and the service was excellent. I highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great recommendation
    nightout
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Went with a friend on recommendation. We were lucky to get a cozy banquette table for 2. Service was friendly yet very professional. Waiter gave great suggestions every time. Bone marrow appetizer fantastic. Both are main courses (cod and striploin) were great. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Henry5
    Henry5
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    C'était la deuxième fois que nous allions a la taverne square dominium.Le personnel est tres avenant. La nourriture est delicieuse et l'ambiance est agreable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • comfy
    Thewb123VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We had a wonderful meal here. The best part of really strong and well-informed servers and a non-rush atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you Anthony Bourdain!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We always watch Anthony Bourdains layover show. We were glad when he went to Montreal. Many of the places he raved about we found and agree.Dominion Square Tavern was one of those he mentioned and we were glad he did. The ambiance, food and service were fantastic. The cocktails shaken not stirred. We loved it all.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    Jaycee
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great space - high ceilings , long bar and lots of wood and character. The service was pleasant and efficient . Food was good but not spectacular. We felt that it was expensive for what we got, especially the cocktails which were well-crafted but skimpy. We enjoyed our evening but would perhaps return for a light lunch rather than dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite
    EllaY007
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Been there at least 20 times; u can tell that a resto is well ran when it never disappoints. The food is of high quality, the staff is happy and friendly, but what completes the package is the early 20 th century concept. It really creates a vintage atmosphere and takes u back in time. Even the staff looks like they are from that era :) if u never order fish in a resto go it here, the cod is phenomenal and the bone marrow is just crocodile for ( huge portion! ) enjoy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a hit
    ChuckVVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Took a client here and it's his new favourite spot in Montreal. Always a hit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I loved it!
    Mimosa
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The ambiance is great, the staff are very polite, good service, amazing teamwork, the chef is passionate, the food was delicious. I recommend it for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    luv2eat
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I made the reservation based on a few recommendations online and was hopeful that it would be OK. It was better than expected. The service was very good, friendly, and accommodating. The space is perfect. Food - excellent. We will definitely return when we are back in Montreal.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exellent but very Over Priced
    TractorJohn
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Excellent & professional service, and very fine beer & wine. The food was above average, but simply over priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If France Conquered England...
    writer100VIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    This is described by locals as an English pub. Okay, a gastropub. So, imagine a gastropub staffed by charming servers who embody La France, bearing some really great dishes. Which could include bangers and mash(!) or better yet, corn fritters, or sliced beef marinade over wonderfully mashed potatoes potatoes, topped with sliced carrots or grilled chicken breast so delicately done that a simple dish seems exotic. A criticism? Well, the beer list is both short and a tad conservative, with the U.S. represented only by PBR. And the noise level is that of a raucous party--so be prepared to either whisper in your companion's ear or shout. Small price to pay for an interesting ambiance and outstanding food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth the trip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I go a few times a year from Toronto to Montreal, just for this restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good
    thebnico
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I like it for lunch time with colleagues. good atmoshephe and good food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinners on Saturday and Sunday. The food was excellent and service was as well. It is not cheap but it is reasonable for what you get. It is not a quiet place so if you are looking for a romantic dinner with classical music this is not the place to go. If you like a lively place for dinner with a group of friends this is ideal. We loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Third Time, We Will Be Back
    Bard
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Dined here for at least the third time, great(albeit sometimes noisy) atmosphere. A real neighbourhood gem. Food was very good, wine list a bit short, but a great time we had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dominion Tavern
    Nick
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Not the first time we've been there, and this time around it was as good as we remembered. Cocktails are delicious! The menu is varied but simple - the best restaurants don't have a long list to choose from and I'd advise checking out their website to get an idea. Service is always top-notch here.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Spot
    Chas
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Very good food with great atmosphere. As a visitor from the US I found the staff very accommodating to questions about the items on the menu and to make recommendations. Will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not funny with kids or under 18
    AAlvarez
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I was disappointed when I was told (at the moment of confirming the reservation over the phone, just a few hour before the reservation) that I would only be allowed to have diner in the terrace (on the street) because we had a child in our party. It was already too late to change restaurant. Otherwise the food is good and service is nice.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was a great find. The food was execeelnt, loved the atmosphere and service was good. Will definitely be back again for another visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A True Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Quite possibly my favorite restaurant in Montreal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DCMatte
    DCMatteVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    One of our favourite places downtown. Great food, great knowledgable service. Just a great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EXCELLENT
    Franqui
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Ne pas se laisser berner par le nom de l'endroit. La nourriture et le service sont incroybles. Peu de choix au menu mais ceci est compensé par l'excellence de chacun. Addition un peu salée mais ça en vaut le coup.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere, food is always on
    sail2
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    4th time here, great menu, not too complicated, always well-presented. Hot waiters.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing, except if you want to talk
    Mattbtram
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Dominion is a great restaurant with kind staff, superb decor and excellent food. It's a fun place to drink, eat or both... unless you plan on having an important conversation; it's noisy! (Not a bad noisy, mind you) This is definitely one of my favourite places to go with friends for a good time. Try and get a spot on the terrace, or at the bar. Not your usual downtown Montreal restaurant. A definite must if you're in the area!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Had a really great business dinner here. The food was really impeccable. Service was good, albeit a little snooty. But our waiter was very professional. Sticky toffee pudding is to DIE FOR.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 70 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 288 reviews are from the Taverne Square Dominion reviews archive.
  • Likely the best brasserie downtown
    Mounir
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Probably the best brasserie downtown. I have been here many times and it is always consistently good MB rating = 8
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Went for a nice dinner with my family. It was good food, worth the price in a laidback and comfortable atmosphere. Truly a hidden gem in the heart of downtown.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    mike301
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Always a pleasure to dine here. The drinks are great, the service is excellent, and the place itself is something to be seen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Une réputation bien méritée
    AO13
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    J'avais beaucoup entendu parlé, et en bien, de la Taverne Dominion. Je n'ai pas été déçue. La nourriture était très bonne et le service était excellent. L'atmosphère était agréable quoique un peu trop bruyante.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown Montreal's gem
    Perfect4BrunchVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Either it's for lunch or for drinks during happy hour Dominion Square Tavern is by far the best place you can find in downtown Montreal. Service is great, they've got a cool cocktail list and the crowd is quite nice too. Highly recommended !
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Decor / Food
    Rgervais1
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Really interesting place with a lot of character and history - I didn't even know it existed and must have walked past it often. Food was very very good and had a few "British" items on the menu including Bangers N Mash and Pimms Cocktails! Small outdoor terrace on the street in the summer, but my recommendation would be to sit inside - much more interesting!! Prices are more upscale, so choose more for a special occasion rather than a quick lunch, depending on your budget.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • historique charmant
    lune
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Le chef Éric Dupuis fait des délices le personnel est très attentif respectueux et trouve réponse à toutes nos questions et désirs. Les produits sont de très hautes qualités.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.