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Helena, Montreal, QC
Helena, Montreal, QC
Helena, Montreal, QC
Helena, Montreal, QC
Helena, Montreal, QC

Helena

4.7
4.7
1729 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Portuguese
The restaurant Helena team welcomes you in a warm, colourful and modern atmosphere, where you are invited to share and enjoy a delicious meal in good company. An unforgettable experience that allows you to discover all the refinement of Portuguese cuisine and wines for a lunch or an evening out, whether with a group or family, for a couple’s night out, or to talk business.

Guests are invited to select and to share petiscos (tapas), providing an opportunity to taste all of Portugal’s flavours, from the more familiar to the unexpected, in a friendly atmosphere. More than a simple à la carte meal, restaurant Helena proposes a true feast to savour at the table !

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Portuguese
  • Hours of operation
    LUNCH Monday to Friday: 11:30am to 2:30pm For groups of 20 or more guests, please contact us. DINNER Monday to Saturday: 5:30pm to 11pm For groups of 10 or more guests, please contact us.
  • Phone number
    (514) 878-1555
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Helena Loureiro
  • Neighborhood
    Old Montreal
  • Cross street
    Saint-Maurice
  • Parking details
    Metered Parking on street
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

What 1,729 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Good for business meals

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Good for business meals

  • Montreal

    Good for business meals

  • Montreal

    Good for business meals

1,729 Reviews
  1. ClaudeB

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mon dîner d' affaires a été excellent sur toute la ligne d' autant plus que mon client connaissait très bien le Helena. Nous avons apprécié les plats du jour qui sont à des quantités suffisantes et pas lourde .Le service était fantastique et rapide car mon client a quitté à l' heure qu' il devait . Le décor est très agréable . Je vais recommander ce restaurant à mes collègues et amis.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Took the Saint Valentine’s 7 course dinner. Was absolutely terrible. Only two of the services were half decent. Last time here.

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  3. MarcM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent repas, cuisson parfaite, saveurs maîtrisées, très bon service efficace sans être obséquieux

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  4. Kitamura

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food, nice atmosphere, good wine. Would go back.

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  5. CarolinaA

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nous avons pris le menu dégustation : 1. Mise en bouche: excellent! 2. Brioche fois gras: inoubliable, délicieux 3. Cassolette de fruits de mer: immangeable. Un énorme croûton trop dur, le tout très salé 4. Lotte aux épices : le poisson ne sentait pas très bon, coccion du poisson : résistante, limite 5. Granité : parfait 6. Quasi de veau: fade. Difficile à manger 7. Dessert: délicieux, délicat, bien structuré Le vin suggéré était excellent. Pour 2 adulte et 1 enfant (il a mangé du poisson et il a bien aimé), nous avons payé 580 $. Si les 7 services étaient tous corrects, je serais contente de les payer, mais il y avait des assiettes très très décevantes par rapport au prix payé.

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  6. LucP

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellente nourriture et service exceptionnel. Ambiance chaleureuse.

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  7. JulieB

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate really good fish and the service offered was attentive

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  8. MonicaS

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great first-time experience at Helena! Everything was excellent. Will definitely return.

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  9. JohnR

    Barcelona

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was world class and the service was perfect.

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  10. KevinM

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really Good expérience at the Helena ! The food was really good and authentic from starter to desert ! The Wine menu is full of portugese surprise as well and the place is nice and quiet. We also had a really nice Waiter with good knowledge of his menu, he gaves us good recommandations (Thanks Theo !), the entire team was great from the begining to the end ! I'll certainly come back and can only recommend you to have a sit there !

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  11. NatalyaI

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We've been at Helena restaurant a few times before, but first time this year. Prices don't match the quality and portions of the plates. We used to love this restaurant, but I don't think will go back.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good place for a nice experience. My favorite restaurant in Montreal

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  13. PaulineC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you to our server Juliette. She explained the menu well. Food and cocktails/wine were amazing. Great dining experience

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  14. LaLucia

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tout était parfait! Le personnel accueillant, le service attentionné.

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  15. Mike

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Certaines portions au plat principal sont petites comparativement a d'autres (voir menu lunch bavette versus morue salé)

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and ambiance can’t ask for better.

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  17. FoodLover

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the food was delicious, especially my halibut just perfection. The service was great, our waitress suggested a great wine for the meal. And for desert the natas were sublime! I will return to Helena and I recommend it 100%

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  18. AuroreD

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    très bon, belle ambiance. Petite suggestion, ajoutez plus d'options végétariennes et sans gluten

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  19. Adam

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did the blind menu for my birthday dinner last night and everything was perfect. From the service to the food to the atmosphere, I couldn't have asked for a better experience! I'd highly recommend trying Helena!

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  20. CarlaO

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bel endroit, un bon repas et un service attentionné.

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  21. MarieG

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved absolutely everything!! We will be back !

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  22. AlainT

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    équipe accueillante et professionnelle, merci beaucoup

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  23. MarcelR

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    L’expérience culinaire a été extraordinaire, le plat de fruits de mer grillés était parfait. Le service fut numéro 1 sur toute la ligne.

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  24. RobertV

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Merci à toute l'équipe. Excellent service! Nourriture excellente! Décoration 10/10

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Un merveilleux moment. La nourriture et le service superbe. On se retrouve au Portugal dès la première bouchée.

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  26. Julie

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enfin de la nourriture bien exécutée!! Belle ambiance, magnifiques poissons, soirée parfaite en amoureux :)

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  27. Monangelika

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    C’est toujours un plaisir de manger chez Helena! La nourriture est délicieuse et bien apprêtée; l’ambiance est agréable et le service hors pair! Merci pour cette belle soirée!

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  28. MichelC

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pour un lunch d'affaire. Nous avons reçu un excellent service. Le repas était excellent. L'ambiance est vraiment super . A refaire

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  29. JohnK

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and the very best service. Intimate ambience

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  30. TODiner

    Toronto

    325 reviews

    5.0

    325 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In my view, the best Portuguese and best fish restaurant in Montreal.

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  31. MaxCin

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Well rounded establishment. Food, wine, music, ambiance, service. I will definitely go back.

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  32. lip6

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A truly amazing experience! Daniel is fantastic! Entire staff attentive and a pleasure. Food was fresh and excellent. Our server Daniel walked us through every cocktail, wine and course! Educational, fun and delicious!! Fish (filet and whole grilled) was spectacular as were the tapas and starters. Dessert and digestif selections were killer! We have serious allergies and the chef and team could not have been more accommodating. We are grateful for a wonderful dinner and time. Merci beaucoup!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was super. Had not been there in a long time. Service was great Food was delicious. A little pricey but what isn’t? We loved it

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  34. LucL

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    La nourriture ainsi que le service ont été à la hauteur de nos attentes. par contre le seul point faible sont les tables situer près de la porte d’entré. Il y a un courant d’air assez présent qui refroidit très rapidement votre assiette donc pour une expérience maximale demander à être assis dans la section arrière du restaurant mais pour le reste rien à dire de négatif

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  35. AlbertJ

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The foods and services are outstanding. The whole fish stuffed with shrimp soufflé is incredible. The tapas are amazing as well. One of the great Portuguese restaurants in town.

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  36. patF

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Table trop bruyante à côté de nous. 30 minutes d'attente entre l'entrée et le repas. En fait on a oublié de nous apporter notre entrée... La bouffe comme d'habitude a été excellente, le service moyen.

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  37. DanielleT

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Merci Frédéric et tous les chefs pour l'exquise nourriture.

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  38. JodiC

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food and amazing service. Will go back again!

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  39. MaryseB

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Très agréable. La nourriture est excellente. Le service est chaleureux et professionnel. Nous avons passé une soirée mémorable. Merci :)

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  40. Specialk

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm, welcoming host and hostess. The restaurant had positive energy, accompanied by exquisite food, service, and atmosphere.

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FAQs

Helena is rated 4.7 stars by 1729 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Helena

438, McGill, Montreal, QC H2Y2G1

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Saint-Maurice
  • Neighborhood
    Old Montreal
  • Hours of operation
    LUNCH Monday to Friday: 11:30am to 2:30pm For groups of 20 or more guests, please contact us. DINNER Monday to Saturday: 5:30pm to 11pm For groups of 10 or more guests, please contact us.
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Portuguese
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Metered Parking on street
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Helena Loureiro
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
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