Vargas-Montreal
Vargas-Montreal
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Vargas-Montreal

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vargas.ca/
  • Phone: 5148754545x
  • Hours of Operation:
    11:00am - 11:00pm monday -friday
    5:00pm-11:00pm saturday and sunday

  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: David Seaman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact for information.
  • Private Party Contact: David Seaman 5148754545x

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Vargas-Montreal
Vargas Steakhouse, Bar, Sushi Restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Montreal on the corner of Rene Levesque and University. The restaurant is designed and crafted to dazzle you from the moment you walk in. In an elegant and sophisticated ambiance, we offer our guests delicately prepared dishes including our house specialty prime rib au jus, fresh steaks, seafood, a sushi bar, and a large selection of wines. Whether you are visiting us for lunch,diner or simply to have a few drinks on our terrace, our amiable and professional staff will be waiting to serve you.
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Vargas-Montreal reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Great Sushi Poor Side dishes
    JazzleVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We went here because a Canadian friend advised he loved it. My sushi was so awesome! Loved it, best I'd had ever. My husband had shrimp with rice. We both didn't care for our side dishes. He didn't care for his rice, said it was over cooked, seemed they used a sticky rice like they use for sushi and he didn't care for it. My baked potato was one of the worse I've ever had. I eat a potato totally. Skin, everything. This one was like it was from the day before and reheated in the microwave it was so dried out. I left on my plate. We left hungry with a $80.00 bill :( The waiter was great and very attentive, It was very slow for a Friday night.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant surprise
    Sevy
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Went for lunch with a client, first time there and the food was really excellent, nice generous portions, fish fresh good salad, Didn't take the dessert but they seemed excellent also.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Lunch
    Manon
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Good service; perfect for business lunch, various choice in the lunch menu.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Standard fare in a decent ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    I've been to Vargas several times for business lunches, as it's located nearby. The ambiance is nice, and service is courteous. But the food it fairly basic and unimaginative, in spite of the promising menu descriptions and high prices. The sushi is standard fare, pre-prepared so that it often arrives at the table looking wilted and a bit dried out. Salads are meh. Steaks are okay, but are better at many other nearby establishments. Perhaps this seems harsh, but the prices invite this kind of criticism as they imply a caliber that should be much higher than it is. Vargas is really not a bad restaurant. But it's not a good one either.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thought it was a vintage restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Thought it was a vintage restaurant that had been there since the 1950's. As it turned out I was mistaken as vargas has only been opened since 2003. I was pleasantly surprised to find it as every much a steakhouse as Moishe's or Rib n Reef. I had the filet with peppercorn sauce and it was delicious. Dined on a Tuesday night and the dining room and bar area were both packed. Would definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love is in the air!!
    GalwayGirl75
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had a fantastic meal at Vargas on Valentines night. I was greeted with a rose at the front door and the setting was lovely. Our hostess seated us and we had and excellent experience in hospitality and customer service from our waiter. He was attentive and added to the occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    I have never had a less than excellent meal here. There is a varied menu, fish, meat, pasta and sushi. We or our guests have tried different dishes and everything is consistently good. Drinks are generous. In addition, the service is always friendly and staff and kitchen do everything possible to accommodate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service but food was salty.
    PhilLovesSteak
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Service was great but we found the food too salty for our tastes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great!
    Businessfor5
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    I had my usual zen lunch (San Pelegrino, Cesar Salad and Sushi). Everything was fresh and crisp.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, good service !!
    Viktor
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    As usual, perfect filet mignon, grilled vegetables and a very good service !! Love the place !!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meilleur endroit pour des
    Justine
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Meilleur endroit pour des sushis osés et exquis… Le personnel est extraordinaire et attentionné.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • signature dish
    jules
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    I have been to Vargas on a few occasions and usually very satisfied. This time I decided to try their "signature" roast beef, and was very disappointed. So as long as you stick to the sushi or steaks, you will love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great business lunch environement
    Bozman
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    Great food, professional waiters One of the best places in downtown Montreal for a business lunch.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try something else
    Helen
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Mediocre. Been there on 2 previous occasions a few years back so we were looking forward to it. Nice dining room, low noise level, Waiter was very pleasant, but not up to par. We had to ask for the bread, he did not explain which sauces went with which item on the VIP plate, tried to take away plates before we were done (restaurant was almost empty so no one waiting for our table). Red wine was very cold (we had to wait for it to warm up) - waiter just laughed it off. The quality of the food was ok. Unseasoned but properly cooked. When we asked if they had a cheese plate - the waiter came back with a folded ripped magazine page that showed a picture of 6 cheeses with a description. We were to choose one or more for a price of $12.Really?
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not bad
    Abes
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Very nice looking and relax atmosphere restaurant. Waiter was good, my girlfriend had the chicken teriyaki and it was very salty, I had the steak and it was good, guess that's what you get for ordering chicken at a steampunk house. Don't think I'll be going back, and that was our first time!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sushi in a Steakhouse?
    SteakurSushi
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    It's the best of both worlds! When you first walk in you think that your in a Steakhouse that doesn't surve tasty sushi, WRONG! which is what we came for! I will say this that we had a brilliant time! Our servers were Pascal & "Sugar Tooth" Luke they made our evening even better with their wity & great sense of humor! Lost Paradise plate of sushi was fantastic! We will return...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve
    FDLVR
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My family and I enjoyed a pleasurable dining experience at Vargas on New Year's Eve. The entire staff was welcoming and accommodating. The food was delicious. We would certainly make a return visit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great New Year's Eve Meal!
    Smythyll
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Very nice ambiance, excellent service, overall a very memorable and satisfying experience!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    newyeardiner
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The food was wonderful and not too expensive. I mean the food was really good. Great service too. Great for a date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and experience
    roc12121
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The Service Was Impeccable, And The Food AbsoluteLy Delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Shelf in Montreal
    TousleyTN
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    I took my special lady here for her 50th birthday, and we both considered the experience to be ideal.. from the food to the service to the romantic ambiance this establishment was firing on all cylinders. The location is also excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent business lunch place
    TheCat
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Menu is varied, food is very good. It is a good place to meet colleagues and have a discussion since the noise level is low. Not cheap, but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I stumbled upon this restaurant
    mlbdinesout
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    I stumbled upon this restaurant while walking in Montreal near my hotel. It's a large place in a commercial part of town, so I was somewhat wary. In any case, I went, alone, and had a small beautifully prepared filet mignon (medium), lobster mashed potatoes that were just slightly dry but still good and flavorful, and tasty grilled asparagus. The wine list was varied enough, and I ended up with a surprisingly good red that was the month's feature and was made by Dave Mathews. I'd go here again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • run of the mill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    With so many excellent restaurants in Montreal it is difficult to find a reason to eat at Vargas, other than its convenient location across the street from PVM. There is nothing wrong or bad with the restaurant, but it has no flair and does not standout in any way.
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  • Nice surprise
    Sylvie
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Food was very good and fresh. Portions were very generous. The only thing was that there was not any pinot grigio. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great evening
    Voyageur1
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    We had a fabulous dinner. A great respite after a drive. The food, the wine, the service and the ambiance were first rate! The location, just down from the Queen Elizabeth is perfect for travelers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent steakhouse
    yummyeater
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    Beautiful restaurant, spacious, immaculately decorated. Comfortable. Menu quite nice, not HUGE but excellent steak and fish options. Enjoyed our meals!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was fiendly, courteous,
    FoodieMNM
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    Service was fiendly, courteous, attentive. Food prepared quickly. Great menu variety. Reasonable prices at lunchtime. One of my favourite places for business lunches.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In Town for a Conference
    JosephVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    I came into town for a conference and wanted to take a colleague out for a nice steak dinner. It was ok, but certainly nothing to write home about. The Sushi rolls were good, but the steak average. Thin cuts, and lots of gristle.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not the usual
    Businessfor5
    Dined on 9/30/2013
    We were 5 for a business lunch. One of my guest, with whom I dine from time to time at Vargas, ordered his favorite meal : the Vargas Salad. He was quite disapointed with the fact that the chicken breast had no taste whatsoever, which was unusual. He mentioned it to the waiter, having eaten the whole salad, but having barely touched the chicken. He go no comment whatsoever. It would have been nice to hear something along the lines "I will talk about it to the chef" or "I am sorry about that" or "Let see what we can do better next time". I think we should have gotten more reassurance for our next visit which may now be later than sooner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Atmosphere was very nice.
    Pinkmama
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    Atmosphere was very nice. Service was exceptionally slow and one order was completely wrong. The Prime rib was VERY salty. The restaurant was recommended by our Hotel so I am hoping that our experience was unusual for the place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pretty Good!!
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    I enjoyed my meal here. The service was great and the menu was quite tasty!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Business Lunch
    EatWellEverytime
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Vargas is a great location for a business lunch - good food and atmosphere to have an important discussion, in a reasonable timeframe.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch menu is great value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    The limited lunchtime menu has a bit of this and a bit of that plus a salad - it is always well prepared and tasty - highly recommended. Service is friendly and helpful, but not intrusive - the best kind. Definitely a great place for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Queue De Cheval!
    Throxy
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    We were recommended this restaurant because our favorite steak house in Montreal, Queue De Cheval, was closed as they were preparing to move to a new location. Vargas was average for a steak house. Wasn't great... Wasn't bad. It's a BIG hot spot for bachelor parties. There had to have been 4 to 5 big parties there while my wife and I dined. That took away from the dining experience a bit, as the restaurant got much louder by the time the last group came in and our server disappeared as the wait staff scrambled to accommodate the larger groups.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was fantastic, beautifully
    Eatingallday
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    Food was fantastic, beautifully done steak. Good atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was amazing but our
    Mitch
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    The food was amazing but our waiter Antonio or something like that was terrible I have been to vargas 10 times and never had such poor service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Steak house
    Emmanou
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    I have tried the steak and French fries. Great simple choice
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business venue, steak and seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    A great business lunch restaurant, well situated downtown, with efficient, professional service and a broad menu. As with any restaurant with many options, your mileage may vary on food, although meat is generally great. Our waiter was very helpful and discrete. Tables are large enough for those times when you need to pull out your iPad or papers.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vargas Montreal
    patdine
    Dined on 6/17/2013
    the overall experience was very good. I often bring clients there. easy to find, no surprise with the food everything is good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic