Helena

4.5
1037 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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AlexandrineD
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is tasteful and simply incredible, and the service is really great.

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Frank
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, but we found the 4 of us , that your portions were rather
small traditionally in Portuguese restaurants portions are very generous
that being said the food was great but we left somewhat disappointed the cod being our main plate was the dish we were expecting to be the most generous but wasn’t. Thank you.

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vipfoodaficionad0
Montreal
58 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, excellent service & beautiful ambiance
We enjoyed an appetizer of cod croquettes followed by black cod with vegetables and we indulged in churros for dessert. Not our first time and certainly not our last.

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PierreT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is excellent, not big portion though. I would recommend it anyway for the experience.

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vipHolly
Toronto
78 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Although dishes are not fancy, foods are tasty since ingredients are fresh. Especially like the fish of the day and seafood rice.

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AntonellaC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place :)good atmosphere and food , I would recommend it for seafood

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EnricoM
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been coming to Helena since it opened 8 years ago. My girlfriend and I sit at the bar and watch the cooks and waiters run around serving us and everyone. Needless to say that it is our favourite restaurant.
Roberto, Mario, Laurier You guys are great!!! Denis thank you for making us feel welcome. Helena it was nice to see you last week.

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AshleyM
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite places to eat in the city! Impeccable flavour and perfectly cooked, along with great service.

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paul
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quand même plutôt cher. Par exemple 8$ la bouteille d’eau 15$ un extra légumes

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NikiE
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, good service, lovely ambiance, reasonable pricing. Will definitely go back!

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Richie
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service !
It was our first time and. Fir sure we will go back, I already sent info to 3 of contacts, they will definitely go there.

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PaulYUL
Montreal
24 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The octopus carpaccio is sublime. The Cod Cakes are the best in the city. The Piri Piri Shrimp and Scallop Tagliatelle is delicious.

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Nadine0306
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Nourriture excellente
Service très, très moyen. Nous étions 4, nous avons pris le menu gastronomique. Un service a été oublié et c’est nous qui avons dû le mentionner au serveur. Service terriblement long, il a fallu attendre jusqu’à 40 minutes parfois entre les services.
Nourriture excellente par contre. Mais avec un service moyen, je ne le recommande pas.

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JorgeV
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant, a bit pricey but the quality of the food is there, chocolate mousse and pasteis de nata are amazing!!!!!!! Sea food is what I recommend

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NicolasT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Portuguese restaurant in Montreal! Loved the piri piri Calamari

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SylvianeV
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good! Just a bit noisy. Incredible service.

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ChristineD
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Cuisine appréciable. Un peu cher pour mon budget, mais ça le vaut.

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KarlB
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Loud music. Slow service. Food was great.

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Steph
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is my favourite venue for dinning and once again, Helena delivered on his promises.

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ChristineG
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the discovery menu (dégustation) and did not regret a single bite or sip! Staff is attentive and food is delicious

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GaetanV
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nourriture, service, recommandation de vins, toujours excellents chez Hélèna.

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Okos
Key West
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. I am a vegetarian and they made me a special meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Si vous désirez mander de bons fruits de mer c’est l’endroit ! Toute est irréprochable!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and ambiance as always

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OlivierM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent rapport qualité-prix. Un plateau de fruits de mer tout simplement délicieux.

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Arb57
Cancun
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

No flaws. It’s a sure bet while in Montreal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tapas pour tous. Merci à Helena. Tout étais exquis. À répéter

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Stephan
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent fond & service. Setting and protocol allow diners to feel safe.

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Sylvie
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time, but not last time.
The food is amazing

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DeSerresh
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The creamy rice with seafood was fabulous! there was a huge 1/2 lobster with various othe seafood. The recommended White wine matched perfectly!

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DannyD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Superbe expérience gustative et service exceptionnel!!!!

Malgré une erreur commise durant la soirée et qui aurait pu nous laisser sur un goût amère, Sylvia (notre serveur) et Helena (la chef/proprio) ont fait en sorte de corriger le tir et d'aller au delà de nos attentes. Quand le gars qui est spécialiste de l'expérience client est impressionné et prend le temps de le souligner aux personnes concernées, c'est parce que c'est digne de mention!!!!

Nous allons assurément retourné et nous recommandons chaudement👌🏻

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FredericL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great service and food

Great restaurant, I recommend it

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HeleneC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accueil chaleureux. Le personnel nous offrait spontanément d'ajuster les portions au nombre de convives à tables. La nourriture, excellente de la première à la dernière bouchée. Que de beaux souvenirs !

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vipVito3255
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were 8 peoples for the celebration of 20th year's anniversary. Every thing was good and all of our friends were happy and for sure they will come back.

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ChadiaM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we could we have the best service and food is absolutely amazing.

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DanielD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was like being in Portugal.Great food, great wine, great place.

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SonyaB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversaire de mariage. Un peu surréaliste avec le contexte de la pandémie mais un service exceptionnel et chacun des plats goûtait le ciel ... et la mer. Comme un beau voyage au Portugal

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SandraT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I have been there pre-covid many times and even held business meetings in back room and was always satisfied except for noise level.
This was our first post covid dining out to celebrate an anniversary and I was shocked with lack of distancing between table when the restaurant is so large. All tables in front room were occupied and the back of the restaurant was empty.
Also the menu offering have shrunk so did portion size. You are asked to scan Q-code on your phone to see menu digitally, but no internet access is provided.
In the past the restaurant displayed acts of generosity, like some amuse-bouche, small breads and dips or olives or lupinni beans, nothing till we got our appetizers.
We had a cocktail each, an appetizer each, fish main source each ( taste was simple but was uninspiring) and shared dessert. Just under 200$ with tax and tip. Still just happy that it was open. Will return when business lunches resume, because of impeccable service, quality and reputation, but maybe not for personal dinners because of poor value and lack of innovation. It's a Montreal classic.

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KadR
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bonne cuisine cadre génial et excellent service. Mon meilleur restaurant à Montréal!

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Rayleb2011
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant, tant le menu que l’ambiance. Menu dégustation peut être un peu trop chargé (2 plats principaux)

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Helena is rated 4.5 stars by 1037 OpenTable diners.

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