Portuscalle

4.4
188 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Portuguese

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Enjoy the casual elegance of Portus Calle as you dine on delectable Portuguese cuisine. The restaurant draws inspiration from Mediterranean, European and Spanish influences and combines them all to put an interesting new twist on traditional Portuguese dishes. Cod croquets, seared tuna and Chilean bass are just a few of the specialties that Portus Calle has to offer.

The warm and cozy ambiance of Portus Calle makes it the perfect place to go on a date, meet with friends and family or schedule a business meeting. With many mouthwatering options on the menu, there's sure to be a dish that everyone will love.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Portuguese
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(514) 849-2070
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Helena Loureiro
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Private party facilities
Sundays restaurant could open for private group
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Private party contact
Helena Loureiro: (514) 849-2070
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Rachel
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Parking details
Free Valet service every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening
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Entertainment
Brazilian lounge music band every Thursday
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
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BB
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Connu depuis longtemps mais première visite.
Il s'agissait de leur dernière soirée en cet endroit.
Déménage bientôt.
Quelle belle soirée!
Bouffe exceptionnelle à prix raisonnable, et j'en ai fait des resto...
Recommande sans hésitation, et j'y vais au Portus 360 !
Merci
Benoit Bureau

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing amazing amazing never had a better dining experience ask for the chefs menu!!

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FP
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Absolutely amazing meal.

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T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Une autre belle expérience dans ce restaurant portugais.
Accueil, service et nourriture toujours à la hauteur.

Merci à toute l'équipe

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OT
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nous avons été traité comme des reines et des rois. Nous avons demandé un menus dégustation car pour plusieurs c'était une première visite. Le menu dégustation n'existe pas, mais ils l'ont fait avec plaisir. De plus un d'entre nous avais des restrictions alimentaires. Encore une fois il n'y avait aucun problème. L'équipe a été très accueillants et courtois tous au long de la soirée. Je recommande ce Resto et nous avons bien hâte de visiter le Portus360.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was really good, tuna was perfect, desert was so so.
Overall great evening.

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VS
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent! Great atmosphere.
No matter how busy it is we always feel like we are the only ones there! Service is excellent.
So happy we found this restaurant - it is always a pleasure to go back.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Notre serveur ne parlait pas assez fort étant donnée le bruit ambiant et la musique. Décoration chaleureuse. Nous ne nous sentions pas pressé. Bon rythme. Nous avons passé une soirée des plus agréables. Fort apprécié de mes invitées.

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D
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Comme toujours, notre expérience au Portus Calle était excellente. Le service attentif et attentionné, la nourriture alléchante et savoureuse, le tout à prix raisonnable, c'est un de nos restos favoris pour toutes les occasions.

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r
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Went there for my friend's birthday two weeks ago and were's still surprised that it's not more popular!

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TP
Portland
55 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cod fritters - yum!
The prawns in garlic - yum!
The mixed seafood (calamari, prawns, clams, etc...) grilled with butter and garlic - SUPER YUM!

The wines are all Portuguese wines and each one I sampled was delicious. Ample selections to pair well with your meal.

The guys who run the place are professional, welcoming and debonair! I will remember my meal at Portuscalle and will return on the next "visite à Montréal."

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Quelle soirée!!
le service, impeccable.
Les choix de vins ainsi que le repas excellents.
le seul bémole: le bruit.

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P
Montreal
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Nous avons réservée une table pour la St Valentin. Il faisait très froid dans le restaurant, assez froid pour que les gens demandent a changer de places. Habituellement tout est parfait, par contre cette fois ci, nous avons été déçus. Possiblement parce que c'était le soir de la St Valentin, mais quand même, connu beaucoup mieux dans d'autres restaurants pour la même occasion.
J'ai prit en entrée la bisque de crevettes, c'était fade, sans goûts. Mon épouse a prit elle un macaron avec thon a l'intérieur, le macaron était très sucré, elle n'a mangée que le thon. Puis comme plat principal nous avons partagé le riz aux fruits de mers, le homard et les crevettes étaient trop cuits. Au dessert aucuns desserts portugais sur le menu de la St Valentin, nous aurions vraiment aimé manger les ''Pastel de Nata', dessert typique et traditionnel. Nous ne sommes pas les seuls clients a avoir eu la même impressions, le couple a coté de nous, nous a dit avant de changé de place, que le resto devrais vendre le pain, et donner les entrées.... Je ne veut pas laissez de mauvaises impressions, habituellement très bon, j'y retournerai possiblement....
Le service par contre, rien a redire, c était parfait !

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Accueil chaleureux. Beau menu rempli de découvertes portugaises. Personnel impeccable. L'attente entre les services étaient parfait. Les vins suggérés en accord parfait avec les mets. Les fruits de mer cuits à point et que dire des poires aux porto servis au dessert.... Un délice! Soirėe réussie, merci aux serveurs surtout à celui qui vient de l'Uruguay, un merci spécial à ce gentilhomme.

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Tous les plats sont excellent, pour ceux qui ne m'aimes pas la pieuvre ou qu'il n'y on jamais gouté, c'est l'endroit!

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nous avons adoré manger à ce restaurant. Le menu dégustation offert sur place était grandiose. Je recommande ce restaurant à la condition d'être prêt à être envahi par le bruit.

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PD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nous avons choisi le menu degustation avec les accords de vins, tel que recommandé par le serveur. Excellent choix, bon rapport qualité prix. Sur les 7 tapas, 2 exceptionnels, 4 excellent et 1 ordinaire. Généreux dans la quantité de vin au verre.

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R
Montreal
13 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service. Friendly and helpful...professional .. Bravo!

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u
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went with kids for a dinner. The food was yummy, service was great and very attentive, we had a small issue with the one of the appetizers and the situation was handled perfectly by the stuff. They have place to leave your coats which is very comfortable in winter days. The Portuguese wines were delicious.

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

J'ai eu l'impression d'être sans cesse interrompu par le service du serveur. Une gorgée de vin, il remplit ton verre... Pour te vendre une deuxième bouteille de vin? Trop c'est comme pas assez! On a malgré cela passer une excellente soirée

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A
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2015
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I have dined at Portus Calle several times over the years. The food is still very good but I find that the Tapas offering changed from small simple portions to large and more complex servings. The idea of taking several tapas before the main course is no longer an alternative. You can choose to forego the main course and only enjoy the variety of 5-6 Tapas servings to go with a good wine and it would be quite filling. The servers did not warn us about the size of the Tapas servings. I also found that the fish we ordered for the main course, although delicious, was not very warm and was served with a large selection of vegetables that detracted from the savor of the fish.

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u
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!
Our waitress Laura was adorable and efficient!

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great service was out of this world. Visited with my wife, and two kids (5 and 4 years old) for my birthday. The kids were treated like royalty. They were promised dessert if they finished their food, then they were given ice cream and custom made cookies on the house. They were allowed to go meet the pastry chef and head chef. Smiles all around, and extreme patience from the waiter and maitre d'. Would recommend and would go back without hesitation!

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M
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We wanted to try some fine Portuguese food and decided to go to Portuscalle. We were very pleased over-all. Delicious food, especially the fish, beautiful decor which makes you feel like you're in Europe and not on St-Laurent Blvd. The service was outstanding (our waitress was Roxanne) and she was very accommodating and knowledgable. They also have a great wine list. The chef & owner was very present amongst her diners/clients and definitely showed an interest in her guests experience. We would definitely go back...especially for the fish!

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O
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le potage du jour était un vrai délice et le poisson parfait, comme toujours. Une cuisine de qualité et adaptée à la saison. Un personnel attentif, agréable et discret. Un excellent resto pour un repas en couple ou entre amis. Atmosphère vivante sans être trop bruyante.

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S
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le serveur nous a proposé le menu dégustation pour gouter un peu à tout et il n'y a rien qui nous a déçu. Tout était excellent et la pieuvre mémorable

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I am surprised at the number of reviews harshly criticizing the service at Portuscalle - our recent experience couldn't have been more different. Granted, it was a Thursday evening and the restaurant was less than half full. Nevertheless, we were greeted warmly (and forgivingly of our limited French), and the service throughout the evening was prompt, attentive and considerate. Waitress went the extra mile when they happened to be out of our selected wine, offering tastes of several alternatives until we were satisfied with the replacement. Amuse bouche, bread, soup and small plates all arrived quickly - there was a bit of time before the main course arrived (as appropriate for its preparation), but the Arroz de Marisco was worth the wait, containing a full half-lobster in addition to 4-6 each of prawns, mussels, clams and calamari, each cooked to perfection; often in such dishes the smaller items are way overdone. (Unless you have a huge appetite suggest that this dish be shared by at least two!) The quality of all of the food was excellent, perhaps a little short of outstanding in inventiveness but flavorful and satisfying nonetheless. We'd definitely go back.

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Menu dégustation à 55$, quelle merveille tous les tapas étaient sans reproche et tellement savoureux. Le beurre pour accompagner le pain, Wow, beurre au chorizo...
Super Resto

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GI
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2015
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Puisque nous voulions vraiment goûter aux spécialités portugaises, nous aurions de beaucoup mieux apprécier d'avoir le choix du dessert typiquement portugais qui a été malheureusement remplacé au menu.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dishes

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RB
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2015
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Having been to this restaurant many times, I was very disappointed with my last visit.
We had to call for the attention of our waiter(s) every time there was action/service needed. There was a time when tremendous attention was given to the client.
Our food arrived after an unusually long wait, cooled down, not as tasty as before and after two hours, our party of four decided we had enough. Paid the bill and left. I suspect that my guests and I will not be back for some time.

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t
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Elena est la Neptune du poisson,,,,menu aussi inspirant que Milos a Mtl,a des prix tres acceptables.Nous recommandons vraiment sauf pour le bruit qui était tres dérangeant,,,,surprennant pour un resto de cette qualité...tellement que nous hésiterons a y retourner...

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OT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Belle ambiance, service très attentionné, qualité des produits impeccable. Vous devez absolument essayer la pieuvre grillée.
La chef, Helena, est même venue à notre table nous saluer. Une attention portée au client exceptionnelle.

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f
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saturday Night with Wife and 2 kids. Tapas were fantastic. Wife ordered seafood bullabaise and they brought the $70 seafood dinner for two. I got the seafood with rice. great dish. lobster, clams, mussels, calamari etc. sangria. daughter got steak and loved it. waiter credited the bill for the overcharge on the wrong dish. all together $250 + tip but well worth it. food was cooked perfectly. service was great. definitely would go back again next time we're in montreal.

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F
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2015
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Alas, this restaurant is now closed. My family and I were regular patrons of Portus Calle. Certainly a much better choice in comparison to Helena Loureiro's other restaurants: Helena & Portus 360. Our experience at Helena was awful (see my Helena review). To this day, we've never returned to Helena but recently decided to try Portus 360. I can't seem to be able to write a review of Portus 360 since the restaurant has to 'validate' our reservation and it never did for whatever reason. Not surprised, considering the service there was possibly one of the worst in my life....very unorganized and unprofessional. Portus 360 is located where the once "Tour de Ville" restaurant used to be. The view is astonishing and that's all Portus 360 really has to offer. The noise level in there was excruciating deafening. For whatever incomprehensible reason, the loud music seems to be a trend in all Loureiro's establishments. Other common negative features are the lack of professional servers, time management, food quality and quantity. Now, I know we all have our opinions, but when ALL the negative reviews have similar experiences, well, you would think Helena would step up to the plate (so to speak) and make the necessary changes & improvements.
We will never go back to Portus 360, nor to Helena for that matter. I'm disappointed that Helena seems to focus more on $$ than on quality. Being portuguese myself, I wanted chef Helena Loureiro to shine. Unfortunately, all I felt the other evening was disappointment, embarrassment & anger. I regret having invited my non-portuguese friends for supper there.

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j
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

expérience moyenne. trop cher. méconnaissance des vins. resto surévalué pour l'expérience.

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SM
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was just delicious and the service was attentive without being obtrusive. The menu includes great Portugese recipes well done and served on slate plates. Don't miss the dessert tray sampler....over the top excellent.

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E
Montreal
77 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, good service, good choices on the menu for us since we do not eat meat. Ambiance was dynamic. Restaurant was very full when we left but the noise level was conducive to conversation. We will be going back for sure and recommending this place to our friends.

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JF
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've brought business folks from others country to Portuscalle and they all admit that this is one of the best Portuguese that they had..Outside of Portugal...

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d
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2015
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Normally good, freshness (on a Tuesday evening) was not this time prevalent. The oysters were so-so and the whole fish we ordered were overcooked and bathed in too many concoctions to be appreciated. I was at Maison Boulud for lunch the following day, now this is what oysters should look and taste like. I will not return.

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