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Permanently Closed - Birks Café par Europea

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463 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Continental
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies

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Birks Café par Europea is a well-known café located in beautiful downtown Montreal. This sophisticated eatery is a popular location for locals and tourists alike. The elegant multi-level dining room is decorated with classic chandeliers, leather seats, detailed pillars and gorgeous accent pieces. Birks Café par Europea provides guests with a quiet and warm setting that feels as though you are dining in Europe. The menu offered at Birks Café par Europea is delectable and unique. All dishes are made to order. Chefs use only the freshest ingredients. Menu items include waffles, macaroons, poached eggs, smoked salmon, mini cucumber and shrimp sandwiches, beef tartar as well as a variety of crepes. There is also a full bar menu for customers to choose from and enjoy.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Continental, Afternoon Tea
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM; Brunch: Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Sunday : 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM; Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 2:30 PM -6:00 PM, Thursday - Friday: 2:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Saturday - Sunday: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Olivier Chaussy
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ste Catherine
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Public transit
McGill Metro
Additional
Bar Dining, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0Dined on November 12, 2016

Il serait intéressant d'avoir plus de variétés en ce qui à trait au menu de l'Afternoon tea. De plus, bien que les pains sont toastés, en bouche, ils semblent plutôt secs, comme s'ils avaient été laissés sur le comptoir trop longtemps. Bien que je crois que la préparation des bouchées se fait à l'avance par souci de rapidité en cuisine et pour le service, cette méthode fait en sorte qu'il manque de fraîcheur dans les plats. pour la qualité du restaurant, on s'attend à plus de fraîcheur et variétés. Finalement, les chaises n'étaient pas confortables mais j'ai cru comprendre que vous alliez rénover bientôt!
Malgré tout, nous avons passé un bon moment, merci de l'accueil!

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2.0Dined on November 11, 2016

I came for high tea, the mini sandwiches were horrible. The bread was extremely stale. Very disappointed considering the price. I will not be returning.

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3.0Dined on November 1, 2016

the service was extremely slow for a business lunch...impossible to eat just a main dish within 90 minutes!

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1.0Dined on October 25, 2016

J'aimerais que votre questionnaire soit entièrement EN FRANÇAIS et non pas dans deux langues. Vos traducteurs sont-ils en grève ? Je n'ai répondu qu'aux questions dans MA langue.

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2016

We had a thoroughly enjoyable tea. The sandwiches and desserts were delicious. Oliver could not have been more helpful and gracious!

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3.0Dined on October 23, 2016

Le brunch bon mais pas la hauteur d'un restaurant en lien avec Europa dans enceintes du Birks.

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2.0Dined on October 20, 2016

Horrible Service
Chipped China
Did not change our plates between services

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2016

Nourriture excellente ainsi que le service. Belle expérience culinaire entre amies.

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3.0Dined on October 12, 2016

they ran out of the daily special by 12:30. That was disappointing as the rest of the menu is very limited. The waiter was distracted so we didn't get our soup for 15 mins after ordering and then the manager came back to double check the order for our mains. All in all a mixed up service experience. The lunch took longer than expected because of this so I won't go back for a business lunch.

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5.0Dined on October 9, 2016

It is always a great pleasure to brunch at Birks Café!!!

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2.0Dined on October 7, 2016

Been there several times before, all very good experiences except this time. Disappointed in the food.

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3.0Dined on October 1, 2016

triste de voir ce bel endroit en decripitude. Les chaises en pleine décomposition nous fait nous demander ou on est. certainement pas au centre ville a l interieur de la célèbre bijouterie. Ne cherchez pas les thés Mariage, il n'y en a pas. Ils ont été remplacé par les thes Kushmi, bons thés certe mais loin derrière Mariage. Bouchées faites y a plusieurs heures a base de pain sec. Les scones sont la plus grande déception. Sec et sans goût. Not a proper tea time there mais une pâle imitation. On s attendais a plus.

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4.0Dined on September 30, 2016

Great ambiance, great service,good food, a little bit expensive comparing to others with same value.

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2016

Amazing for tea! Great food for good value........

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4.0Dined on September 19, 2016

This is such a pretty place to have brunch, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner - think "Breakfast at Tiffany's." The service was impeccable and the food exactly right. We both had the appetizer of the day: a shrimp and cucumber salad with microgreens and a hint of dill. My friend had a blanquette de poulet, which she said was “creamy, rich and to die for.” I had the salmon tartar, served with zucchini “tagliatelle” and microgreens – lovely! They have a nice little by-the-glass wine list (which is optimal for lunch); we enjoyed the Sancerre and Riesling. Unusually, they had us taste the wine before our glasses were filled. A nice touch! I definitely recommend the Birks Café and will certainly be back!

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2.0Dined on September 15, 2016

Service peu chaleureux, rapport qualité/prix médiocre: potage sans goût, trop liquide. Portion de saumon pas très généreuse.



Nous préférons de loin le Beaver Hall pour le même prix , a l'heure du midi.




M. D'Anjou

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4.0Dined on September 13, 2016

Very nice ambiance, food excellent. A very nice place downtown in a quiet environment

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4.0Dined on September 7, 2016

Comfortable & enjoyed the ambiance. Amazing venue inside Birks very grand, loved it.

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3.0Dined on September 6, 2016

I was expecting more quality food wise. The club sandwich was dry and my salad was overly salty. The dessert and coffee were very good though as well as the service. However, there were few peopl having lunch. I would not return myself.

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4.0Dined on September 4, 2016

I've been there several times. This time, I went for Sunday Afternoon Tea, and it was great as usual except for one thing. Probably because we were 7 people a bigger group for afternoon tea, they stuck the sandwiches on top of each other instead of placing them individually, so the bottom sandwich were kinda ruined. My friend ate it without saying anything, but for the price she was paying and ambiance we had, I'm sure she would have expected her sandwich to be nicely placed. Otherwise, it was enjoyable afternoon.

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3.0Dined on September 3, 2016

While the food and presentation was very good, even though the waitresses were nice and smiling, there where big enough flaws in the service and lack of formality that you would not expect for the afternoon tea in an establishment like Birks. We can probably attribute it to insuffisant training, but overall, it is probably because there were only two persons attending the whole restaurant. Even though it wasn't busy, to achieve a quality service, I believe there is a certain amount of personnel you shouldn't go under.
I would still recommend it for the afternoon tea, if you're not expecting a formal service, because we did enjoy the teas and the food, the ambiance was pleasant and also, they had a very nice detail for my mother's birthday.

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3.0Dined on August 29, 2016

The quiet ambiance and historic Birks setting is a nice place to have lunch with friends or conduct business in peace. It was nice to be able to have a quiet conversation without having to strain to be heard over the "background" music. No loud music here. Service was unobtrusive, discrete and knowledgeable. The Risotto was delicious and creamy without be mushy. The squash soup and salads enjoyed by my friends were also lovely. $50 for a lunch is a little steep (includes a nice glass of wine, generously poured). But as a treat it was a pleasant experience.

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4.0Dined on August 27, 2016

Amazing Afternoon Tea experience with friends or family

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2016

Excellent pour les occasions à souligner; un réchaud pour la théière serait un atout supplémentaire. Service courtois et discret.

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3.0Dined on August 6, 2016

I was not pleased with the service. I specifically mentioned this was a 60th birthday surprise when I reserved, and not even one person was welcoming or gave the invitee well wishes.
I chose this restaurant because I thought it had class, but during this visit, it was simply an over priced tea.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2016

Le rapport qualité-prix est limite (chaque scone supplémentaire est facturé à prix fort), mais pour une occasion spéciale, on peut se l'offrir.

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3.0Dined on July 30, 2016

I did fill up my card at the Table on Saturday, and I did mention to the head Hotess that the Service & the attitude of the serving people was very low & need to get someone with experience & good attitude,,,,,,,,,,,,

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2016

Birk's Café: un bijou méconnu! Excellente cuisine et service à l'avenant dans un cadre propice à la conversation: un petit oasis de tranquilité dans l'animation du centre-ville.

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2016

We went for high tea. The tea was excellent, the scones and the jams really good but the sandwiches were dry and tasteless. Obviously prepared early in the day for consumption at 5:00p. Our waiter was attentive and pleasant but there was no ambiance and the room was almost empty. We were disappointed. Not a good value.

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2016

Lovely classy venue.

It's pricy. $50 lunch for two without drinks. Food was good.

We were served partly by a waiter and partly by the host. My personal preference is to be served by a single person.

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3.0Dined on July 19, 2016

C'est la 4e fois thé au Birks Café et je l'ai souvent recommande. Cette fois, j'ai été déçue.
D'abord, je trouve déplorable qu'on ait pas d'eau minérale en format individuel au menu. Obliger l'achat d'une grande bouteille alors qu'une seule personne en désire, c'est du gaspillage (surtout à 8$, la bouteille...).
L'eau plate en carafe était tiedasse.
Le pain des canapés commençait à sécher. Pourtant, il n'etait que 15:00.
La portion de confiture était minuscule.
J'aurais apprécié que nous puissions faire la réservation Open table et recevoir la confirmation en français. La page de reservation traduite en français bloquait! Cette demande d'évaluation, d'ailleurs mal traduite, m'est aussi arrivée en anglais. J'avais fait la même remarque en décembre dernier mais, visiblement, ça n'a rien donné.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2016

To celebrate a nice occasion, to let someone know you care about them,this is the place. It is elegant, beautifully served and delicious. I have invited friends many times and have never been disappointed. The quality is excellent, and the apparence is just beautiful. You will not be disappointed. I highly recommend it.

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2016

The setting for Birks Cafe is somewhat unusual being situated on the mezzanine level of Birks Jewellery Store but it works surprisingly well especially for that special treat or special occasion as in our case. The afternoon high tea service is a genuine highlight with a nice selection of savoury and sweet treats to tempt just about anyone. The service is attentive without being overly intrusive. I can thoroughly recommend it.

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3.0Dined on June 27, 2016

Juste un peu déçu cette fois-ci.Pourtant habituellement c'est très bon!!!

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2016

I came for afternoon tea. I really the ambiance of the place and the food is good. I wish for more variety because my friend and i had only vanilla and chocolate for most desserts.

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2016

Pour le prix la salade César était très ordinaire et le poulet trop cuit, il était dur j n'ai pu tout le manger. Je suis certaine que c'était une demie poitrine de poulet déjà cuite et réchauffée au micro onde. Bizarre de présentation, j'ai du faire moi même ma salade non coupée, tranche de fromage et bacon non coupé, vraiment très ordinaire pour le prix, pas à la hauteur de sa réputation, la vinaigrette était à part et très ordinaire.

Très déçu, Je n'y retournerai sûrement plus et beaucoup trop cher .

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2016

Great service, amazing food, quiet and original place.
BUT carpet & flooring are disgusting (and I'm not one who notices these things usually) and the showcase displays on the walls around the tables are sad and empty! Kinda weird when you're at Birks, one would have figured they'd take advantage of this surrounding opportunity to display nice things.

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2.0Dined on June 12, 2016

They should change the quality of the food as well as have more tea choices. When you have afternoon tea, it is a classic to have the earl grey tea..

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2016

Great!!
As expected!

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2016

Having brunch at Birks Café is an experience well worth having. To me, eating there is special and memorable. However, my previous two visits were so outstanding, providing an unmatched blend of service and food, that it might have been too much to ask to expect such an out-of-this-world feeling yet a third time.

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