Permanently Closed - Bistro Merlot

4.6
143 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Bistro Merlot is a family-owned restaurant, offering catering services as well as take home meals for the busy families in the neighborhood.
With his heart and family in mind, Chef Kyle Seles has decided to open the doors to Bistro Merlot. With 30 years of experience in the restaurant trade, Chef Kyle has mastered various expertise of cooking.
Chef Kyle has also won several awards including top prize at Greystone’s Culinary Institute of America for Ingredients and Flavor Dynamics. Lastly, he won 1st place in a Culinary Competition with a popular concept restaurant.
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KellyM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is the best kept secret of the West Island! The Caribbean wontons were incredible! Will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very cosy, good service.
Will go back for sure.

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vipValerieD
Montreal
70 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed the meal very much, first visit to the restaurant. Nice to have such a varied menu. The waiter was excellent.

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Helene
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb dining experience; great service!
New Orleans menu was very tasty.

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AudreyL
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem in the West Island! Definitely recommend!

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CharlesB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Très bien. Bon service et très bonne nourriture. Je recommandes

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GwenD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, ambience, staff. Our only criticisms would be use of flimsy paper napkins and no coasters for sweating drinks.

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GinetteR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a pleasure to go there, My guests loved it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This food was phenomenal! So much flavor with every bite! You have to try the General Tso App and the Korean Rice Bowl! These are must haves if you want something that is savory and flavorful!

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, high quality ingredients, interesting menu selection.

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family
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menus, food is always delicious! And the staff are very nice and efficient.

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SheilaL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Appetizers and main courses were excellent. The cheesecake was disappointing. It tasted like it had been in the freezer a tad too long.

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shelleyp
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants in the city. Service is great. Food selection eclectic and it is all delicious.

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DwayneC
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

IMHO in the top 5 west island restaurants. Unique menu with great options, friendly staff, quiet location for a nice meal.

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vipMonicaK
Montreal
56 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Been a while since we returned so decided to drop by as have been craving their delicious jalapeño bacon soup!
So of course we ordered the soup and as usual was very good and yummy 👍
Friend ordered fish and chips -one of the best I ever tasted !
I ordered the Baja 3 tacos with spicy shrimp and mango corn salsa. It was ok -not enough shrimp in each Ta o (2 small) and not spicy at all. Fries were really good -homemade cut type .
Red strip beer and Caipirinha (best ever).

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MikeG
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and a nice variety to choose from. Large portions, we had enough to take home and enjoy for lunch the next day. Our server, Ian, was friendly and helpful. Overall, a nice one-of-a-kind restaurant that's well-worth frequenting.

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Nadine
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good! I was disappointed to see the easter menu but everything was delicious. Cant wait to go back on a regular night to taste the regular menu :)

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LynnM
Montreal
21 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent super. Nice table d’hôte choices and very tasty.
Recommend for a nice evening out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant. The food was good. I ordered the Korean rice bowl. It didn’t taste like Korean food, but it was delicious. The service was great.

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LauraM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I have been to this Bistro several times and this evening must have been a “one-off” as the service is usually better. Our basket of rolls had tomato sauce on one of them. When we showed it to the server, she removed it, and did not give us new ones. One of us asked for a pizza without pepperoni on it which she said was no problem but it came with pepperoni. Also, our water glasses were not refilled. Disappointing evening for a birthday supper.

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JoanT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely little restaurant. I’ve only been there at lunchtime. Food is well prepared and the service is good. What else could you ask for.

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MTLFoodieChick
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience2

The food was delicious. There was a little delay in taking our orders. And a little noisy because kids were around. Kudos to the chef who gave us Fireball Shots for free due to the noisy background. It was a nice gesture and great customer service move. We’ll come back again.

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nancyp
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellence. The food wad exceptional much better than a steak at the Keg.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu has changed unfortunately for two of our guests not for the better

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JeanneH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food ordinary and not worth the price. Perhaps just what I chose as partner enjoyed his plate. Portions and ambiance were good.

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vipTeez
Montreal
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service and generous tasty food. Great for a family meal.

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MartyS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always ... Maybe don't invite little kids in for a valentines dinner ....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good. Service was great, food excellent. The only thing is the brownie with caramel and salt had way too much salt, it killed the chocolate and caramel taste. The rest was great.

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vipFrancineS
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a favorite of ours!! The food is simply outstanding and we love that the chef keeps the menu fresh and trendy. The service is friendly, always with a smile. This time we were there for Valentines Day and the Table d’Hôte was incredible. Salad, steak for me and salmon for my husband, and the desserts....oh boy!! Mouth watering-ly delicious! A big thank you to Chef Kyle and his staff for making our Valentines dinner a special one. We will be back!!

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DebE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super Bowl table d'hote was so delicious! To have New England clam chowder here in Montreal is a treat!

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JosephineS
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The menu is too scattered. No ambiance. Food was ok, but pricey for the quality.

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ElainaC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, creative menu and fantastic service.

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DebE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a perfect way to spend the new year. Great choices and the food was absolutely delicious.

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NatalieB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fourth time at this restaurant, excellent experience each time. Love it! This last time especially, our waiter Ian was awesome. Friendly, knowledgeable, funny and very attentive. Highly recommend this restaurant

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JessT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely restaurant with a great variety in the menu. Excellent food, efficient service and very friendly staff. Will definitely go back

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Lana
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great find in the West Island of Montreal. Will come back and recommend to others.

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Jason
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall3food1service4ambience2

Food was bland and lacked flavour and creatvity. Something I would make myself on a busy weeknight
Chicken over cooked, shrimp overcooked, too many veggies and presentstion was terrible.
At least the only waitress was great, running around...

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Linda
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Went for a birthday dinner. There was a table setting missing - we had to ask for it. The service was disjointed. The main course was served and the entree dishes had not been removed. We had to ask for more water. I had the Koren rice bowl, the steak was cooked to an inch of its life and there was gristle in most of the pieces. Ugh! This was not a delight at all.

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vipPaulS
Montreal
279 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a very good lunch,.
Appetizer & main dish @ $14.95
We chose a very good pumpkin soups, we had a Caesar’s salad with smoked salmon & a bbq chicken pizza, one was better than the other. We ended on a sweet note with the carrot square, VG!!

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vipMontrealer
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place, good service, nice selection of reasonably priced wines.

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Permanently Closed - Bistro Merlot offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (514) 697-8989.

Permanently Closed - Bistro Merlot is rated 4.6 stars by 143 OpenTable diners.