Helena

4.5
847 reviews
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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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Montreal
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Took my husband out for dinner

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1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Très belle soirée, un peu cher pour les quantités mais quand même très bien. Notre table était prête à l'avance, nous avons été bien servi et ils ont été accommodants pour les enfants (table bien placée, etc.) Nous y retournerons.

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MS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

More expensive then we expected but ambiance and food very good

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SB
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food is always amazing at Helena’s!

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JG
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Dégustation de tapas préférable au combo habituel.

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M
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il y avait un groupe dans la salle. Un peu plus bruyant qu'à l'habitude mais ça mettait de l'ambiance.

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G
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellente nourriture, variée, succulente et très bon service

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L
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I used to always go to Helena for business lunches, but service was so terrible last time that I can't risk bringing someone again, despite the great quality of the food. Terrible and unprofessional service - they brought only one of the two appetizers and we had to wait 15 minutes to get the second one. Then they made a mistake in both of our main meals and we had to wait again to receive what we ordered. Will recommend for casual eat because of the amazing food, but certainly not for business lunches.

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DH
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Person who we were honoring received the wrong order but they were fairly quick to fix it, though everyone had to start eating without him. Musc was a bit loud. Despite the small hiccup, would still come back.

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F
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meilleur restaurant Portugais sur la place de Montréal.
Personnel et service excellent et impeccable.

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MI
Anchorage
84 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience. The food and wine are exceptional. The service team was very attentive and provided the needed suggestions. One of the best of Montreal.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversaire

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B
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Très belle soirée, service exceptionnel, repas délicieux!

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RB
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Small portions, steak was not tender at all...for the money, we'd have been much better off going to Gibby's which is just a few blocks down. Id not at all recommend Helena.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nous avons reçu un service exceptionnel !!!
Merci.

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Helena never disappoints! Had a fabulous time and a fabulous meal, waitress was lovely! We took the tasting menu and enjoyed every plate! Highly recommend!

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F
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

On aurait apprécié un service plus chaleureux. À ce prix, on prends soin des clients, normallement.
Également, nous avons commandé des moules qui ont pris une éternité à arriver, avec comme explication qu'il y avait bcp de demande: mais pourquoi est-ce que la glace était fondue? Je crois plutôt que le plat a tardé à être apporté. Il semble qu'il manquait de serveurs ce soir-là (un samedi). Est-ce la raison du manque de chaleur du service? Surcharge?
Pour la saveur du repas: très bien, ce pourquoi on y revient. Mais l'expérience-client inclus l'interaction avec les serveurs et fait une différence dans la décision de choisir un endroit où passer la soirée. Mais pour être juste, nos visites antérieures ont été bcp plus agréables.

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H
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The grilled seafood for 2 was outstanding and we look forward to another visit when in Old Montreal

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TR
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ACCUEIL COURTOIE
SERVICE HORS PAIR
NOURRITURE EXCEPTIONNELLE
BELLE PRESENTATION DES PLATS
SOIREE FANTASTIQUE
JE RECOMMANDE A TOUT LE MONDE!!!
MERCI!

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MR
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. The octopus is absolutely amazing

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C
Montreal
26 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Seafood for two was amazing! Service could have been better but was not terrible.

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JS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cuisine exceptionnelle
Service impeccable
Restaurant vraiment surprenant!

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j
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The overall was great experience. However, the endive tapas was not so good. The chef must review before sending out a dish. The endives were old and wilted and should not have been used.

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LC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

Place was empty when we arrived and the table we were given was the worst in the house

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nous avons été déçu de notre expérience. La qualité de la nourriture était 5* mais apprêter de façon ordinaire.

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SP
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is amazing and the food is soooo good !!! We love it !

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MS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly staff, quick service.. Always a smile when someone came to our table..

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Très déçu de la qualité des produits. Le poisson n’était vraiment pas frais et les huîtres n’avait pas de saveur. Habituellement nous sommes satisfait mais cette fois ci très déçu.

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J
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

qq petites erreures pour mes allergies, soyex plus vigilant....allergie aux amandes et il y avait une purée d’amandes dans l’asssiette :-) pas de trouble, on l’a attrapé mais il faut faire attention.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

La qualité gustative est exceptionnelle et le service très courtois

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Amazing food !

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great ambiance. Very good!

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M
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great traditional food and ambience. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. A tad pricey but at the end of the day worth it. We also note that both times we have gone we meet fellow guests who are friendly and entertaining. All around a good experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service exceptionnel! Repas 5 services délicieux et gastronomique dans le cadre de Montréal en lumière !
Nous avons eut une service amicale et les petites attentions ont vraiment été appréciées! Helena et la chanteuse brésilienne ont vraiment fait de la soirée un petit chef d’œuvre ! Merci

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Nous voulions participer à Montréal en Lumière, avec un menu spécial pour l'occasion. Nous avons beaucoup aimé. La présence de la chanteuse Bia nous intéressait aussi et nous n'avons pas été déçu. Par contre, notre table ne nous permettait pas de la voir. Notre serveur nous avait dit qu'elle se promènerait mais se ne fût pas la cas. Nous avons passé une très belle soirée, nous avons bien mangé et l'accord vin-mets était parfait. Merci

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cuisine exceptionnelle, ambiance charmante, musique live de Bia.
Une soirée mémorable de Mtl en lumière. On y retourne.

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good service, great ambiance., good food. Will be back again.

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C
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat amazing and delicious food with family and friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent restaurant a decouvrir et excellente idée pour les menus degustation

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