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Bistro Merlot

76 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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The moment you enter Bistro Merlot, you know you’re in for a treat. An exquisite interior highlighted with elegant use of tile, lighting and the perfect seating capacity makes this the ideal setting for a casual meal or a special event. But the focal point that impresses all who enter is a stunning open kitchen that offers intimacy between diner and chef, assuring you a dining experience transformed far beyond the ordinary.

Come try our casual, tranquil dining with a menu inspired by great flavors, traditions and the passion of its owner/chef. So whether you’re dreaming of one of the best Filet Mignon, Wild Pacific salmon, Kyle’s famous Cajun Shrimp Pasta or mouth-watering Jambalaya, your taste buds will ask where you’ve been all their lives.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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International, Bistro, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Tuesday 11:30 – 2:30 5:00 - 9:00
Wednesday 11:30 – 2:30 5:00 - 9:00
Thursday 11:30 – 2:30 5:00 - 9:00
Friday 11:30 – 2:30 5:00 - 10:00
Saturday -- 5:00 – 10:00
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Phone number
(514) 697-8989
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kyle Seles
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Private party facilities
Our newly renovated restaurant can serve up to 100 guests. Bistro Merlot can cater to any event; birthdays, holiday parties, christenings, showers, business meetings… Chef Kyle can help you customize the perfect menu for your event.
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Private party contact
Melissa Sleno: (514) 697-8989
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Whether the party is at our place or yours...
We can do the catering for you!
From formal to casual, we offer a wide variety of delicious menus that can be tailored to events of any size or budget to ensure that your event will be one to remember.

Simply give us a call for more information or an estimate for your catered event or function.
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Cross street
Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
What 76 People Are Saying
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Spice (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

From service to cozy setting to delicious food everything was perfection!!!

OpenTable Diner (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Went there because I like Louisiana style jambalaya - had it twice before. I have an eating disorder and cannot digest red/green pepper (diverticulitis) - They made it for me twice before - only this time they said they could not - very disappointed. Still had a very good meal and so did our friends but not what I went there for.

Service and staff very friendly and really tried to make me something I could eat - will for sure continue to be a patron

Andrewtravelalot (Montreal)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I gave a poor rating for ambiance, each table had a candle, but a Valentines dinner with a full Valentines menu had not one Valentines decoration in the restaurant. Not one red heart, not one red cupid. Ayoy what is that about!!

Food was OK, but the bill was more than I expected, over $140 for 2 without any wine, just one drink each.

My dessert, the creme brule, was dissapointing to say the least, with a runny filling under the creme brule. I did not finish it.

No I would not recommend this place. Too expensive and the waitress had 0 experience. Before recommending this place, I would go back one more to see what the a la carte menu is like.

For Valentines, they should have also offered an a la carte alternative, nevertheless, the food quality did not match the rather high price. I eat out regularly at mid to expensive restaurants and did not feel real value for my $.

The waitress could not advise any food pairing, and had no opinion at all when asked.

Overall, It was my first visit, which I chose based on the good trip advisor ratings, and I do not see myself running back soon. For sure not for next valentines.

Trip advisor rated them well, so maybe a la carte is the way to go. I was unfortunately not of the same opinion as the trip advisor rating, maybe it was an off night for them, being valentines, but at $140 for a meal without any wine, there is no excuse.


Unknown (Montreal)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and service. However, on Saturday night there was a huge party going on and unfortunately with the open concept, it was very loud. We left right after our dinner as we couldn't even hear ourselves talking. Maybe they should do something about it, ie glass partitions to cut the sound at least ?? Also, when we made the reservation on Open Table they asked us if it was for a special occasion and we said that it was our Anniversary, but nowhere throughout the evening did anybody mention it ! Too bad, it would be been a nice gesture.

ctadros (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Very good food and very good service. reasonable prices for food and wine...we go often. never disappointed.

vipOpenTable Diner (Montreal)
3.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Been coming here for awhile but recent supper found the service and food taste lacking. Restaurant was quiet only 5 tables occupied. Jambalaya was always my go to meal but thus night was under seasoned and bland taste with not much heat. Ate better previous times! Service was ok not attentive. Never heard of being charged for a coffee refill but they do charge and do not advise you when offering s refill. It’s the principle of advising a customer that there is a cost of refill so you can decide if u want to pay extra . Never had this happen at any other restaurant I have visited ?! Even breakfast places offer free refills ! Anyway was a disappointing evening .

MollyO (Montreal)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Ladies Nights on Wednesdays & Tapas Nights were greatly enjoyed by all.

OpenTable Diner (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

Delicious lunch and great service! Lots of choices.

JRVRSS (Montreal)
4.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

Very enjoyable Good food....Good service
We were there on a paint night..although we did not join in it was fun watching.
We would certainly return to try something different

vipOpenTable Diner (Montreal)
4.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Slow service this time around but food was delicious ! Had the bacon and jalapeño soup- really good! I had the Tuna Poke bowl -large bowl with nice portion of tuna in pieces with rice, spinach, kimchi, edamame, avocado, onions and nice dressing . Couldn’t eat all A’s was big and filling. My friend has the filet mignon sandwich with fries and gravy on side. Cooked perfectly as asked for and delicious with portobello mushroom in bun as well.