Verses Restaurant
Verses Restaurant

Verses Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.versesrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 5147884000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast
    Monday to Friday: 6:30am to 10:30am
    Saturday and Sunday: 6:30am to 11:30am

    Lunch
    Monday to Friday: 12:00 pm to 1:45pm

    Dinner
    Sunday to Thursday: 5:30pm to 10pm
    Friday and Saturday: 5pm to 10:30pm

    Brunch
    Saturday and Sunday: 11:30am to 3pm

    Atrium
    Mid-afternoon menu served in the atrium from 3pm until the end of the evening

    Bar Verses
    Open all day
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Sylvain Levaillant
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Verses is the ideal place for your gastronomic event.

    Verses est l'endroit idéal pour organiser un événement haut de gamme.
  • Private Party Contact: Claudine Deblois 5147884427x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rue St-Sulpice
  • Public Transit: Métro Place d'Armes
    Bus: 55
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking offered by Hotel Nelligan ($)
    Service valet offert par l'hotel Nelligan. ($)
A word from Verses Restaurant
À la conquête des saveurs contemporaines sur la vieille rue Saint-Paul : Découvrez des plats raffinés, inspirés de la cuisine française et préparés avec des produits frais du marché. Venez pour déguster les créations du chef Anthony Joyce, comme le filet de bœuf en croûte de truffes, ou pour goûter les mets typiques de la région, y compris le foie gras de qualité.
L’ambiance intime, rehaussée d’un foyer incandescent et d’un cellier en verre impressionnant, est emblématique de l’Hôtel Nelligan, votre hébergement le plus chic pour une escapade à Montréal.

Contemporary flavours on old St. Paul Street—it’s refined, French-inspired and market-fresh. Discover Chef Anthony Joyce's signature dishes, like the truffle-crusted beef tenderloin or sample some regional favourites including quality foie gras. The intimate ambiance, accented by a working fireplace and impressive glass wine cellar, is a fixture in Hôtel Nelligan, Montreal’s most chic getaway.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Verses Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (25)fit for foodies (21)romantic (18)great for brunch (14)neighborhood gem (11)notable wine list (10)good for groups (7)scenic view (7)great for lunch (6)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Johnny45
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The chef is trying to do too much too well. Should go back slightly to the basics.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Service, Underwhelming Food
    AmateurFoodie
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The staff was very accommodating even after we showed up early for our reservation. They were fairly attentive and nice, though at times a bit awkward as the ambiance was stuffy. The food is what really lacked in my opinion. We went for my wife's birthday and the free desert they gave was a nice touch. The entrees however did not live up to our expectations for a higher end restaurant. Much better finds in the Little Italy and Mile-Ex neighborhoods.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tasting menu!
    Nathan
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The chef's menu was surprising and wonderful - unexpected combinations where every flavor was distinct. Beautiful presentations too. The wine pairing was also really good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • classic Montreal
    Tony
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is a lovely restaurant in the Hotel Nelligan and can be as romantic as desired or a great spot for people watching as it fronts on a vibrant Old Montreal street. The food is creative and delightful with some new concepts being applied to traditional foods of the region. Many items are prepared using only locally acquired ingredients. Service is always first rate.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent staff and great food.
    JIF608
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed our 10 year anniversary dinner here. The staff was aware and helped make it a great evening. The food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special treatment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food and french-style service were excellent. We got the special table we requested and they went above and beyond for my husband's birthday with champagne and a lighted dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tiny portions
    vivelabouffe
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    They say they serve quality and we would have liked to taste it in more than four bites (no joke!) We have been to high-end restaurants before and we are used to small portions but at Verses they win hands down. This is why although the food was exquisite we will not recommend it to our friends.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Downhill
    Torontojoe
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We have dined at Verses 5 times during visits to Montreal. We were very disappointed with our recent experience. We chose the tasting menu with matching wines. A few of the items were tasty, the best being the Octopus and also a broth like refresher. Everything else was badly executed and not worth the price. Scallops were pedestrian and fowl was dry. The wine pairings were tasty, but each was less than a 3 ounce pour, in one case only about 1 ounce. Table service was slow and we had 20 minute periods with no wine, no plates and no attention. At the end of the meal the staff were apologetic and noted that the tasting menu was new and they had bugs to work out. But they still charged us the full $155 per person! Sadly we will not return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Our server David really made our experience. He was very considerate and with great customer service qualities. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went to Verses for brunch and everything from the service to the food was fantastic. I would certainly return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Local Find!
    DateNightFun
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We were looking for a local Quebec/Montreal food scene restaurant and the guy Mark I believe on our free Montreal walking tour recommended Verses. It was amazing the food was french-ish yet unique. We shared a rib eye for two that was to die for! A must for local fare!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Definitely not your usual hotel restaurant. What a delight! We had a wonderful relaxing evening of fabulous food, excellent attentive service from Marie France, and an excellent table with a view of Rue Saint Paul. Every plate was a feast for the eyes and the palate. We would definitely eat here if we make another visit to Montreal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Had the Degustation menu with wine pairing. Virtually every course had something wrong with it. Most were lacking in taste or did not taste good at all and the one course that had a nice flavour was overcooked so that the meat was dry and the sauce stickly, almost rubbery. All the attentive service in the world can't make up for poor food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top marks, as always
    stafford
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Verses is one of my favourite restaurants in Montreal, and my experience of it this time was, as usual, very positive. The service was attentive but not fawning, the ambience is very comfortable, the cuisine is creative and successful. The only thing that was mildly disappointing was the cheese platter: given the amazing cheeses available in Quebec, I thought the assortment was a bit unadventurous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 201 reviews are from the Verses Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Exquisite
    whoopi
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    I really enjoyed my experience at Verses... The food was simply amazing: I had a peas soup that was outstanding followed by a risotto that left me very satisfied with my lunch. Even the macaron with the cappuccino was fabulous! I definitely recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good meal
    glutton
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    I do not have much experience with high end restaurants, but Verses was great. The food was delicious, and the staff were completely friendly. The menu probably has something for everyone (limited options for vegetarians/vegans, it seems--although most of it is probably gluten-free for you Celiacs out there). The wine offerings seemed pretty legit, with recommended pairings for each dish (all three courses). However I did not order wine so I cannot comment further on this. I ordered the bison tataki for appetizer, the partridge for main course, and the herb cake for dessert. My date ordered the asparagus and ham appetizer, lamb for main course, and macorons for dessert. Everything was delicious--to me the main course was the strongest.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food and elegant ambiance
    VoltaireVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We came for dinner on Sunday night. The restaurant was full, but you could still hear each other talk. The menu is not long, but it is inventive, and the food is perfectly prepared. The service was exceptionally good as well — they were knowledgeable and seemed genuinely happy to be at one's service.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not worth the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Small portions. Gourmet presentation. Food was adequate but not outstanding.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romantic getaway
    Monag1
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    VIsited this resto as part of our romantic weekend in Old Montreal. Fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice place in the Old
    summerhill
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Very nice place in the Old Port for quiet dining. Good to know that one can go out on a Sunday night and eat well without people shouting around one! Had a pleasant evening with friends, good food and excellent wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food but I left still hungry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    I am not one for giving high scores to restaurants who serve huge portions at the expense of food quality. That being said, there is a limit to how small the portions can be! Given the high price paid, one would not expect to leave the restaurant hungry.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Brian
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    The food, the service, and the ambience were all great. Would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Portions too small!
    MarcPB
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Great food, great ambiance, very good service, but portions were way to small. We had a business lunch meeting at the restaurant and ordered an appetizer and entrée. Taste combinations were fantastic, presentation was cool, but there wasn't enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old Montreal experience
    asd22
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    I took my relatives here to showcase the city's fantastic French cuisine. The setting of the dining room is very typical Old Montreal with exposed stone walls but contemporary furniture. The wine list is extensive but not overwhelming with a good price range. Our server was knowledgeable and made a great recommendation for our table. The food may have been a little too sophisticated for one of my guests but it was enjoyed. This is a great place to try something different and adventurous in French cuisine. Wonderful staff and setting made the experience a lovely one for my tourists.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A warm spot in Old Montreal
    EdibleAlchemist
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    A warm spot in Old Montreal serving eclectic, savory dishes for discriminating palates. The partridge was a unique delight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice brunch
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    We went for the brunch. Very nice menu and great service. A bit quiet but sometime it's better like this on a Sunday morning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Montreal dining gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Our group of 7 arrived a few minutes before our reservation. We waited as our table was prepared. We started the evening with some great drinks. The espresso martini, apple martini and Belvedere Mule were all excellent. Dinner was delectable. From trout gravlax, salmon tataki, magret de canard and the evening's piece de resistance: chocolate braised veal cheeks, every dish was prepared with care and beautifully presented. For wines, we ordered both red and white. Carnivor, the red, was a big hit. For white, we ordered a Chablis from the wine list, based on our waiter's recommendation. It was a perfect choice for the fish dishes. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. All in all, a great dining experience. We will be back. Merci :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happening Gourmand
    penguinslovefish
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    Went during Happening Gourmand and was absolutely delicious. Our server David was beyond good and the food was fun to eat as it was a quite experimental. Would love to come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastique!!!
    Stephanie
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    J'ai réservé au restaurant Verses avec ma tendre moitié. La nourriture est DIVINE, les proportions PARFAITES. Les vin était à se rouler par terre. Une belle sélection, des choix intéressants. Le serveur était attentionné, courtois, professionnel et discret. Tout le personnel de salle était génial en fait. C'est un endroit calme, agréable et chaleureux. J'y retournerai avec plaisir.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve Prix Fixe
    JimG
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We went to the New Year's Eve 6 course prix fixe dinner at 6 pm. It was well worth the walk in Arctic cold weather through snow and ice and -40 C wind chill to have dinner. The food was amazing and the service excellent. We also had the wine pairing with the food, and all of the choices were superb. My wife and I do not normally take pictures of our food, but it was plated so well and was lovely to look at as well as eat, we wanted to remember how it looked. Next time we are in Montreal, we plan on returning!
    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.
  • Delicious !
    vjh23
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    A great little restaurant in the heart of the Old Port, which was charming with delicious and original food !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful service and food
    Fishop
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Food was nicely cooked and service was amazing The flow of the whole meal was very well controlled, me and my girlfriend did not wait for too long between courses while we can still maintain a comfortable chat without being disturbed by serving of food. The waiter was very caring
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cadre exceptionnel et table
    AnmaesVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Cadre exceptionnel et table excellente! Nous y avons passé un excellent pour ces fête de Noël.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice Christmas Brunch
    Dinah
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Food was delicious and service was excellent. Large banquettes create privacy amid an open space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas Eve 2013
    jcg56
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Got a last minute reservation for the Christmas Eve dinner and was not disappointed. A wonderful meal with inspired wine pairing for a surprisingly affordable price. Plus one of the sweetest waiters ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful family dinner
    CarolS
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    We had a wonderful Christmas dinner "en famille" last December. We were all booked in lovely rooms and came down for a true feast - very different from Turkey & cranberries...in a good way. Everyone tried foods they had never eaten, and we were all pleasantly surprised. I would recommend this restaurant again. Thank yo.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything from the service
    Dinealot
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    Everything from the service to the wonderful food was superb. Anyone visiting Montreal should not miss this dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have a taste for the finer
    FamilyGuyOnBudget
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    I have a taste for the finer things in life, but not the necessary the budget. We tried the Verse for the 'Taste Montreal' week - with a prix fixe of $39 for three courses, It was the the perfect way to indulge our sophisticated palate without spending a fortune. Everything was Excellent! The decor was beautiful. Service was really good, the food was delicious. They even have a list of wine at $40 which is good for a family man on a budget.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Verses A Hidden Gem
    Rustler57
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    The ambience was comfortable and casual. The menu had a good variety of choices. The service was impeccable, the food delicious. Would certainly recommend. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so
    JNolin
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    So so food. Priced above value. Service just like the food, so so.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet