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 !
The food is tasteful and simply incredible, and the service is really great.
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.
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.
The food is excellent, not big portion though. I would recommend it anyway for the experience.
Although dishes are not fancy, foods are tasty since ingredients are fresh. Especially like the fish of the day and seafood rice.
Great place :)good atmosphere and food , I would recommend it for seafood
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.
One of my favourite places to eat in the city! Impeccable flavour and perfectly cooked, along with great service.
Quand même plutôt cher. Par exemple 8$ la bouteille d’eau 15$ un extra légumes
Delicious food, good service, lovely ambiance, reasonable pricing. Will definitely go back!
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.
The octopus carpaccio is sublime. The Cod Cakes are the best in the city. The Piri Piri Shrimp and Scallop Tagliatelle is delicious.
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.
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
Best Portuguese restaurant in Montreal! Loved the piri piri Calamari
Always good! Just a bit noisy. Incredible service.
Cuisine appréciable. Un peu cher pour mon budget, mais ça le vaut.
Loud music. Slow service. Food was great.
This is my favourite venue for dinning and once again, Helena delivered on his promises.
We had the discovery menu (dégustation) and did not regret a single bite or sip! Staff is attentive and food is delicious
Nourriture, service, recommandation de vins, toujours excellents chez Hélèna.
Great experience. I am a vegetarian and they made me a special meal.
Si vous désirez mander de bons fruits de mer c’est l’endroit ! Toute est irréprochable!
Amazing food and ambiance as always
Excellent rapport qualité-prix. Un plateau de fruits de mer tout simplement délicieux.
No flaws. It’s a sure bet while in Montreal
Tapas pour tous. Merci à Helena. Tout étais exquis. À répéter
Excellent fond & service. Setting and protocol allow diners to feel safe.
First time, but not last time.
The food is amazing
The creamy rice with seafood was fabulous! there was a huge 1/2 lobster with various othe seafood. The recommended White wine matched perfectly!
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👌🏻
Very great service and food
Great restaurant, I recommend it
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 !
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.
Every time we could we have the best service and food is absolutely amazing.
It was like being in Portugal.Great food, great wine, great place.
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
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.
Bonne cuisine cadre génial et excellent service. Mon meilleur restaurant à Montréal!
Excellent restaurant, tant le menu que l’ambiance. Menu dégustation peut être un peu trop chargé (2 plats principaux)
Helena is rated 4.6 stars by 1037 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.