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Helena

4.7
4.7
1322 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

Menu

Tapas Quentes

  • Pasteis de bacalhau (4)CA$12.00

    Croquettes de morue salée: pommes de terre, œufs, & aïoli épicée [Cod fritters: potato, eggs & spicy aïoli]

    • Camarão grelhado & molho piri-piriCA$18.00

      Crevettes grillées & sauce piri-piri [Grilled shrimps & piri-pirisauce]

      Peixe & Mariscos

      • Bacalhau à BrazCA$38.00

        Morue salée effilochée confite à l'huile d'olive, pomme paille, jaune d'œufs & crumble aux olives noires [Confitsalted codfish, egg yolk, match stick fries & black olive crumble]

        • Arrivages du jour / Catch of the day

          • Prix du marché / Market price

        Carnes

        • Bife à Portuguesa com molho salsicheiroCA$37.00

          Surlonge de bœuf grillé, sauce charcutière, pommes de terre fondantes & œuf confit [Grilled Sirloin steak, potato fondant, charcutière sauce & confit egg]

          • Naco de carne com osso para 2 pess. Tomahawk

            Côte de bœuf Angus AAA grillé [Grilled Angus AAA steak]

            • Prix du marché / Market price

          Salada

          • Salada de espargosCA$18.00

            Salade ď asperges grillées, Serrano, amandesrôties, purée d' amandes & fromage São Jorge [Grilled asparagussalad, Serrano ham, roasted almonds, almond puree & São Jorge]

            Tapas Frias

            • Prato de presunto SerranoCA$16.00

              Assiette de prosciutto Serrano [Serrano ham plate]

              Sobremesas / Desserts

              • Les Traditionnels Pasteis de nataCA$10.00

                Tartelettes Portugaises [Portuguese tarts]

                • Farturas com chocolate & PortoCA$12.00

                  Churros sauce chocolat & Porto [Churros, chocolate & Porto sauce]

                  • Sorvetes / Sabores de estaçãoCA$12.00

                    Sorbets aux saveurs de saison [Seasonal flavoured sorbets]

                    • Les salés Francela de queijos

                      Assiette de fromages [Cheese platter]

                      • ppCA$17.00

                    Desserts - choix / Desserts - choice

                    • Mousse de chocolat Manjari, cornet gaufré & salade de fruits au Porto

                      Manjari chocolate mousse, waffle cone & fruit salad with Porto wine

                      • Chou à l' érable

                        Maple syrup puff pastry

                        • Pasteis de nata

                          Portuguese tarts

                          Last updated: February 2, 2022

                          What 1,322 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
                          • 4.4Value

                          NoiseModerate

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                          1. AK

                            AnneKrystel

                            Montreal

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined 1 day ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Was amazing! Food was excellent, chef Jeremy and Jean-Pier are great!! Service is 10/10! Staff is efficient and polite. If you love seafood you are gonna enjoy it! I will go back for sure!

                          2. PB

                            PatrickB

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 2 days ago

                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                            Excellent dishes presentation and remarquable taste.

                          3. MB

                            MounaB

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 3 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Food is delicious!!! Amazing service, very happy with my experience! I recommend!

                          4. ES

                            EricaS

                            Montreal

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 3 days ago

                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                            Service was less attentive and proactive than I am used to at Helena.

                          5. M

                            Myriam

                            Montreal

                            13 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            13 reviews

                            Dined 6 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Always amazing 🤩 Best seafood of all time ! And service is always perfect!

                          6. MG

                            MagaliG

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 6 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Super service et la qualite de la nourriture delicieuse

                          7. M

                            Martine

                            Montreal

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 7 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            La morue noire, un pur festin! Je n’ai jamais mangé un poisson aussi délicieux de toute ma vie. Ça fondait dans la bouche! J’y retourne c’est sûr!

                          8. JG

                            JennyG

                            Montreal

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on May 19, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Absolutely delicious. Fish was fresh was done to perfection and the service was impeccable.

                          9. HE

                            HELENEC

                            Montreal

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 18, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            une bonne référence. Toujours un plaisir d'y retourner

                          10. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            San Francisco

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on May 16, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            We were here celebrating my sister’s birthday. The food was outstanding. Service was above par. I would highly recommend Helena to anyone visiting or living in Montreal.

                          11. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Toronto

                            25 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            25 reviews

                            Dined on May 16, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent grilled sea bass. Terrific service and vegetable were cooked perfectly.

                          12. PR

                            PaulR

                            New York Area

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 14, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Nous avons mangé le repas dégustation c'était remarquable. Personnel super courtois. Le sommelier nous a fait faire de superbes découvertes.

                          13. a

                            anoifweil

                            Montreal

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on May 4, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            One of the best place for lunch that we have ever had. Aside from Portus 360 of course (same owner).

                          14. FS

                            FrankS

                            Montreal

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 4, 2022

                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                            Great as usual never disappointed ! I had the sardines and the black cod I’m comparaisons to other Helena food quality and service is on the top

                          15. A

                            Ambiance

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                            overall3food3service2ambience3

                            Overall ok, but food when brought to the table needs to be presented to patrons as ti what is being served, so they know what they are eating especially with the discovery menu.

                          16. GD

                            GarenD

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            We tried the tasting platter and loved all their dishes.

                          17. KM

                            KMCN

                            Exclusive

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 26, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Testing food and wine pairing was such an amazing experience. Wonderful service Only negative comment is that the restaurant is quite loud.

                          18. ED

                            EmilieD

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 24, 2022

                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                            Food was delicious, great service the waiter was always making sure we liked everything, seafood was well cooked and the portions were quite big! Some dishes were a bit too salty for my liking but this is my personal preference- would still recommend 100%.

                          19. e

                            enzal

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Nourriture excellente, service A1 je le recommande fortement

                          20. NF

                            NathalieF

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Nourriture tout simplement excellente ! On y retourne

                          21. JO

                            JohanneO

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                            overall4food5service5ambience5

                            Il faut aller chez Helena, c'est excellent. Par contre les vins sont chers !

                          22. SL

                            StephanieL

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 22, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Nous avons pris le menu dégustation et ce fût plus qu’exceptionnel! Je le recommande fortement.

                          23. p

                            philippea

                            New York Area

                            1 review

                            1.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 22, 2022

                            overall1food1service3ambience1

                            Grande déception. J’avais pourtant entendu de bons commentaires sur ce restaurant. Une cuisine fade sans assaisonnements, sans créativité et d’une faible exécution. Le pain et dessert semblent provenir de chez Costco. Et beaucoup trop cher pour la qualité. À éviter.

                          24. CS

                            ChristieS

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 22, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Asparagus salad is a must have! We had the Grilled Seafood for 2 that came in copper pot and it was delicious with generous portion. Our server and all other staffs were very courteous and friendly. Great ambiance with high ceiling. Will definitely come back.

                          25. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Montreal

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 22, 2022

                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                            Très difficile de s’entendre parler. Notre table était à côté de plusieurs groupes très bruyants

                          26. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Montreal

                            9 reviews

                            5.0

                            9 reviews

                            Dined on April 22, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Magnifique repas - toit était succulent.

                          27. B

                            jocelyneB

                            Montreal

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 22, 2022

                            overall4food5service5ambience3

                            Juste un peu trop bruyant. Les tables étant très rapprochées dans notre coin du resto. Et mon assiette de morue salée manquait un tout petit peu de morue. Mais c’était délicieux!

                          28. R

                            georgesR

                            Montreal

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on April 19, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Had fabulous meal sharing the seafood platter for two. Great wine recommendations. Hd a special desert ready for wife's birthday

                          29. AV

                            ArlindoV

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 19, 2022

                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                            Very good dining experience. Felt welcomed and grateful for the extras.

                          30. TA

                            TATIANAS

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                            It was a nice experience for the whole family. I'll visit Helena every special occasion for the good food and service.

                          31. AM

                            AlexisM

                            Montreal

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent comme toujours! C'était la première fois avec nos enfants et ils ont adoré!

                          32. JS

                            JohnS

                            1 review

                            2.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 15, 2022

                            overall2food2service4ambience3

                            It is over priced. Nice food however very little amd small portions. Nice stuff and friendly.

                          33. M

                            Mtlgirl

                            Montreal

                            1 review

                            vip
                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 14, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            A classic. And one of my favorite Montreal restaurants

                          34. SB

                            StephaneB

                            Montreal

                            1 review

                            vip
                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 14, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent!

                          35. A

                            sylvainA

                            Montreal

                            5 reviews

                            5.0

                            5 reviews

                            Dined on April 12, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Chaleureux, nourriture excellente, service impeccable.

                          36. M

                            Myriam

                            Montreal

                            14 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            14 reviews

                            Dined on April 10, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Nous adorons nos visites chez Helena! Tout est toujours parfait! Et le service est tjs impeccable! Merci!

                          37. FD

                            FredericD

                            Montreal

                            7 reviews

                            5.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on April 9, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            A classic for me and yesturday it was new for my mother and the 2nd time with my girlfriend. Juste love it :)

                          38. P

                            Pascale

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 7, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            One of my favorite restaurants in montreal- food, ambiance, service

                          39. SM

                            SandroM

                            Montreal

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 5, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Never disappointed at Helena! Exceptional service and food. Unfortunately, due to an upcoming medical procedure, I was unable to savor the whole menu. The server graciously helped me navigate items that fit my requirements for last night. See you next time!

                          40. SC

                            SylvieC

                            Montreal

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 5, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Toujours excellent,très bon servie .Merci à toute l’équipe !

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                          Helena is rated 4.7 stars by 1322 OpenTable diners.

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                          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.

                          • 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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