Van Horne
Van Horne

Van Horne

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vanhornerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (514) 508-0828
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jens Ruoff
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant is available upon request for private dinning for a maximum of 24 guests.

    Sur demande,nous pouvons privatiser le restaurant jusqu'à 24 convives.
  • Private Party Contact: Sylvie Lachance 5147939299x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Outremont
  • Public Transit: Outremont metro station
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Ample parking on Van Horne street.
    Stationnement sur la rue
A word from Van Horne
Rated 5 Stars by Guide Resto Voir, the 6th Best New Restaurant in Canada according to EnRoute Magazine and 3 Diamonds from AAA/CAA, The Van Horne offers a contemporary gastronomic cuisine with focus on local ingredients.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Van Horne reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (23)special occasion (13)neighborhood gem (13)romantic (11)notable wine list (4)great for lunch (4)hot spot (3)good for groups (2)great for outdoor dining (1)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Special evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We had a wonderful evening at the VanHorne restaurant. The service was warm, welcoming and accessible. The food is delicate, original and very good. We had the discover menu and the degustation menu and we shared everything so we had the chance to taste almost everything. Some little extra like the mise en bouche and the pre-desert maked it even more special. Thank you for the nice evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mtl à table
    laurent
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    L'entré de saumon ainsi que la soupe de champignon wow! Elles sont de loin les meilleures entrés que nous avons mangé à Mtl à table. Par contre, le plas principal de joue de boeuf était décevant. La joue n'était pas assez tendre, probablement un manque de cuisson. De plus, il manquait d'accompagnement au plat (butternut et foie gras) un chou kale frit ou une crèpe de champignon.. Pour ce qui est du dessert, celui à la poire était plutôt bien. La mousse légerte à souhait, le sorbet bien dossé et le crumble, bien! Par contre, la pavlova n'était pas réussit. La meringue trop épaisse, la chantilly moche et le sorbet bon. Je recommande ce restaurant, je pense qu'ils ont bien plus à offrir! Les chefs sont certainement talentueux
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • magpie
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Loved the relax feel of the place, almost like being in someone`s home. Service was top notch without being stuffy.... Food very good. Anxious for next visit....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Van Horne Again
    YUL2112
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    For me -- this is a neighborhood restaurant. Takes me 5 minutes to walk there... if I miss the light. I had invited my dad and brother for a family / boys dinner out. It was their first time and like my previous visits it was excellent. The menu changes frequently (if you see the rabbit, get it) and they rarely miss.... hitting a very high standard. Inventive, tasty, reasonable portions (no overserve to justify prices). Wine fiends will find the list limited but interesting. They impressed my dad and my brother and did not disappoint me. We even had dessert. The lunch menu is very nice if you wish to just "try".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Une excellente soirée
    lomill1
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Après un hiatus de plusieurs mois, nous retrouvons le Van Horne avec un plaisir renouvelé. La carte est courte et créative (pas vraiment d'option pour les végétariens, cependant), le service attentionné et l'ambiance agréable. Tout était excellent, les combinaisons de saveurs juste assez intrigantes pour être intéressantes, chaque ingrédient gardant sa personnalité. Recommandé pour une occasion spéciale.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OregonFoodie
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We loved this restaurant, inventive, seasonal food, attentive, knowledgeable and fun service. A truly memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabrice
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Petite salle, le restaurant ne paye pas de mine de l'extérieur. Très bon accueil et service attentif. Nous avons pris le poisson en entrée et en plat, choix de vin limité. Nous y retournerons.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 43 reviews are from the Van Horne reviews archive.
  • Amazing
    chiefrock
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We took the tasting menu and I took the wine pairing as well. Simply incredible and affordable. Very impressed. Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cuisine savoureuse et raffinée
    Miamissima
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Le râble de lapin est un pur délice! Cuisine créative, goûteuse et toute en finesse, service attentionné, charmant petit resto de quartier. C'est toujours un plaisir de retourner au Van Horne!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • restobuff
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Great food. Great ambiance. Great service. I strongly recommend it! Especially for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent repas : menu dégustation
    hugozylb
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Nous avons beaucoup apprécié le menu Dégustation, original et savoureux (un tout petit peu trop de cerise sur le carpaccio en entrée). Amuse-bouche, trois entrées, un plat et deux desserts, des portions équilibrées préparées avec délicatesse. Une excellente adresse si vous avez quelque chose à fêter et que vous voulez très bien manger sans vous ruiner totalement !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too expensive
    Yolande
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Very good food. Presentation like work of art. Too little food in each service. Wine OVERLY expensive. Happy i went. Will not go back. Too expensive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • saturday night dinner
    savoy
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We fell in love with the ford instantly, it was impeccable, the best fort I've had for at least a couple of years. Great choices on the menu and beautifully cooked. The service was excellent, the owner and staff very warm, welcoming and generous. Since last saturday evening , I have not stopped raving about this restaurant. Van Horne had both ambience and excellent food, unlike many of the "trendy " restaurants with terraces where you pay for an an atmosphere but the food is most often really not worth paying for. It will be my number one choice when I have guests and I will be back soon with some locals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding and unpretentious
    ottawaconnection
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    This was my third visit to Van Horne and once again the dining experience was outstanding. The food was as always superb and beautifully presented. The saddle of rabbit was delicious, the bavaroise was exquisite, the suggested wine pairing was very satisfactory. The restaurant occupies a small, intimate space that is not at all pretentious. The focus is really on the quality of the food and the service is most attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great reataurant
    Deb1
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The food is great and the menu has a good variety if choices Deserts, wine lovely too Service excellent And so cozy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good food, service nice
    Foodies
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    food was very good, refined, very good reasonable portion , not too big, not too small, fresh,clean on the palate, not heavy at all waiters were very nice, offer good explanation of food , there were some minor issues to be improved like my waiter did not know 1 item on the plate so had to go back and ask, forgot my knife when brought me the next dish, did not offer coffee or tea option at dessert, but over all ,the evening was excellent !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superbe
    Carlisle
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Excellent restaurant. Les assiettes sont somptueuses, les textures contrastante, les saveurs et l'accord avec les vins sont tout simplement fantastiques. Contrairement aux autre restaurant du même calibre le service n'est pas hautain de plus il est fournis par des individus passionnés. Restaurant d'exception!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining4funVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Food was excellent and creative but a little rich. Difficult to get a dish that did not have a cream sauce. Would love to return but would like to see some healthier choices.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Excellent food, had the degustation menu, only thing is, the wine pairing was abit too expensive! in all food and service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cannot wait until we return.
    Lenore
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    I must confess that we eat at Van Horne upon our arrival every time we visit Montreal (approx once a month). We sit down for a glass of wine and all the frets of work and life slough off. The wait staff is friendly and wonderfully attentive. The chef is creative. Slowly we savor each of the wonderful courses put in front of us. The food is unusual and flavorful. The Van Horne never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Well presented. Though the menu is limited, they choices are excellent and tasty. Service was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrific!
    Pierrotmath
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Fantastic place! The food was absolutely amazing from starter to dessert. Usually in restaurant there is always a course that is disappointing but here food was great from the begin in to the end for a reasonable price (if you exclude the wine!). A must go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was great. The chef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    The food was great. The chef adapts well to customer's food constraints too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Belle expérience!
    Mmanger
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Très bon restaurant! Cuisine raffinée et tres bon service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small but tasty menu
    5ladies
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    I went to VH with a group of girlfriends whom I haven't seen in ages. The atmosphere was fun and the servers were professional and helpful. I would recommend checking out the menu online beforehand because the menu options are somewhat limited (although everything we ordered was excellent). There was an additional entree and a 5-course tasting menu in addition to the published options. The desserts were heavenly! We were 5 very happy ladies :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really great
    LifeoftheArty
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    You have to go. The space is tiny and intimate, but the flavors of the daintily composed dishes are robust. They were very accomodating with my allergies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good but not enough
    annie
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    The food is excellent but portions not large enough. You get worried you will be hungry at the end of the meal. I could not recommend because of that especially that it is a bit expensive. Annie
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good food, but small portions
    Chrisbolivia
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    We had the 5 course Menu Dégustation. The food was very, very good. Every course was constructed with delicate ingredients and with great creativity. The service was very good too. The waiter gave us excellent recommendations for the wine. However, after the five courses, I was still hungry.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find
    Barry
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    All the food was innovative and delicious . There were 4 of us and we all were very impressed. Friendly staff and reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful evening
    gafadopt
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    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. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual and very tasty
    Ginnzypop
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food with original mixes,
    OpenBer
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    Good food with original mixes, but not outstanding. Very short menu list.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Meomun
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant and service ever
    cordeirowill
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm and delicious
    nycmary
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great intro...
    ELMTL
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    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...
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Créatif, mais un peu trop!
    MASim
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    Service impeccable, resto sympa, décor sobre et agréable à la fois. Entrée maquereaux, originale, mais tout de même bon au goût, un risque, mais avec moi ça a passé, jusque là, tout va bien! Plats principaux : le Porcelet et il était excellent et un poisson, mais fumé et cela n'était pas précisé sur le menu donc, ça a passé moins bien... Je lui ai offert (invité) de partager mon plat... Surprenant, c'est ça le mot. Il faut sortir de sa zone de confort au VANHORNE... Les desserts, même expérience, mais cette fois-ci le plaisir était partagé et c'est tant mieux. On y retourne : oui, mais pas tout de suite, on va aller voir aussi chez "Joe Beef", pourquoi pas!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Original exceptional !
    greasyVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant for Foodies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I will return
    CarfreeinlaVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate