Helena

4.7
1159 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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IsabelleR
Montreal
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ce restaurant est une merveille! Les plats sont exquis, le service formidable, les recommandations parfaites.
Toujours une joie d’y aller !

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CarlCote
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellente nouriture, service du serveur Sebastien extraordinaire

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StephaneC
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch “degustation” forfait; highly recommended

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hOla
Montreal
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le service était excellent. La nourriture très bonne.

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julie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our waiter was wonderful.

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KarlW
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Being my first time dining at a Portugeuse restaurant, I went in with no expectations and I was pleasantly surprised! The staff, especially our server, Michelle was outstanding, attentive and extremely engaged with us! The experience as a whole was great! Food was great too! :)

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AlexandrineD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service exceptionnel et nourriture absolument incroyable

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Larky074
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and excellent service. Highly recommended, especially for couples.

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LyneT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expérience des plus agréables dès notre arrivée, personnel souriant et courtois. Service impeccable, attentionné à la bonne dose et tous les plats étaient succulents.

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CharlesT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Portugese food in Montreal. Beautiful, refined and pleasant service. Helena’s wine offering is perfect.

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Xana
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellente cuisine, service impeccable, rapide et attentioné, un peu trop bruyant.

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MiaC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were excellent!! I would would definitely go back.. a bit pricey but you get what you pay for! Delicious!!

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julief
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Extrêmement bruyant, difficile de s’entendre parler mais service et nourriture impeccable

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annoukb
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place for lunch. Always a go to for business lunch.

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DavidN
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great, food was delicious, ambiance beautiful. I would definitely recommend this place to friends and family whether it's for a lunch meeting or a nice dinner.

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vipEdK1
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything, from service to food to ambiance was wonderful. Perhaps the best meal we had during our 7 day Canadian swing.

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SergeL
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Très bon service , le serveur ainsi que le personnel attitré à notre table ont su rendre notre souper mémorable. Côté repas tout était délicieux nous avons pris le menu dégustation et les suggestions accords vin parfait . Merci pour cette belle soirée.

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DavidM
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The asparagus salad was a great beginning to the main. We had the seafood medley for two and the medley of shellfish and the octopus was tender and tasty. The service was fantastic and the ambiance was welcoming and the service crisp, inviting and exacting. A wonderful experience for the two of us

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Très belle soirée! Cuisine excellente, huîtres, tapas et poisson frais. Malgré la pénurie d’employés, le personnel courtois, attentionné, un service impeccable, tout était parfait! Bref! MERCI, merci à vos employés qui font tout pour nous rendre cette expérience des plus agréables! C’est très apprécié! Continuez votre beau travail!

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BenoitT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Très bon repas et notre serveur était très bon mais il manquait de personnel et ce fut très long pour avoir nos plats. Très long pour ce faire servir du vin. Notre serveur avait trop de table à s’occuper.

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CharlesG
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service incroyable, ambiance était parfaite et le tapas étaient tous succulents, surtout la pieuvre !

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AlexandreB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Superbe restaurant, seulement le service besoin améliorer.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Ancien collègue de travail

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

There are many other options much more valuable for the money that you pay in this restaurant . Very disappointing.

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ClaudeV
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Accueil, plat et service très bien.
Le préparation du poisson (morue noire) était impeccable. Niveau sonore assez élevé, la conversation n'était pas toujours facile.
Portion (midi) très petite pour un prix à l'avenant.

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DANY
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food excellent, service excellent , expensive but the qualité us there

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GenevieveC
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Malheureusement, pas la même expérience que ma première visite . On a dû être installé sur la terrasse pendant 30 minutes car notre table n’était pas prête. Les lampes chauffantes non fonctionnelles. Mon plat était excellent mais celui de mon partenaire : un carré d’agneau presque dégarni de viande. Des serveurs très gentils toutefois .

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing .. from food to the service to the ambiance. I love this restaurant and will return!!

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CharlesBG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal, service, and overall experience. Lovely dinner and perfect evening.

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Wanderingdiner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were quite good and I enjoyed my dinner.

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EricT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Fantastic food. Level of service vary from one server to another

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maggie
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful!

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SimGaLe
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Belle découverte! Les tapas étaient tous délicieux.

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JS61
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy colorful ambience, quick professional service, tasty food choices. Catch of the day definitely worth it.

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SylvaineG
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Repas bon et « santé ». J’aurais aimé que la cuisine soit plus authentique. Le repas dégustation est très copieux. Le service est rapide et efficace. Globalement, c’est un bon restaurant.

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CliffordB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We sat at the big round table at the window. it was big for 4 people to talk but plenty of room and great views. my Gazpacho soup, clams courteous, friendly & attentive.

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SuzanneT
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Heard about Helena through a friend and decided to reserve once I looked at the menu online for a wedding anniversary. When you hear Portuguese cooking some people will immediately think chicken.... au contraire with this gem of a restaurant. Bring your palates because you are in for a very pleasant culinary experience. My husband had the cod fritters that were packed with cod and nicely deep fried. I had the asparagus salad that was rather generous, fresh and deliciously topped with shaved prosciutto. We both enjoyed the baked black cod that just melted in your mouth. Unfortunately, we were too full for dessert but the choises were very tempting. Service was attentive and very professional! We will surely return.

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expat
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Due to staff shortages (in both front and back of house), we had a very long wait for our succession of tapas dishes. Our waiter was very professional and pleasant, but he had too many tables to look after. The food was very nicely prepared, but the noise level was too high, and the music was not at all compatible with the restaurant ambience and was way too loud - lots of booming base. We asked for it to be turned down a bit, and maybe it was, but not enough. Sadly, this gives us enough reason not to return.

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Al2021
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food, the fish was excellent. We took the tapas 6 course menu. Desert was the weak point.

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JohanneL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expérience culinaire remarquable. Les vins d'importation privée étaient excellents. L'atmosphère était à la joie.

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Helena is rated 4.7 stars by 1159 OpenTable diners.

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