Alex H

4.3
140 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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French
Alex H was originally opened as “Gourmateque Restaurant” in 1982, located on St-Hubert street, it was already making headlines for it’s great food. Most notably the home made lasagna, still found on our menu on occasion. The man behind this was Alex himself.

Alex already had restaurant experience from some of Montreal’s greatest, such as, the Royal Embassy, Mother Martin, Grand Motor hotel, Elmridge country club, and the Ritz Carlton to name a few. Alex had decided he would want to offer the same fine dining experience at a more affordable rate.

Established in 1990, the original Alex H (on Monkland street) was family run for 10 years, until 2000, when it moved to Sherbrooke street where it is still found today.

Today a family trio runs the kitchen, Alex, his daughter Maria, and his son Edward. Every night they cook your meals with pride we hope you’ll take the chance to experience the pride and care that goes into making every dish at Alex H. Please BYO Liquor.
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1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal and service. It was very winter’s cold day outside (minus 20 C) and the restaurant dining area was on the cool side. Otherwise, a superb experience.

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CD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely waiter and very good food in a relaxed mid-week atmosphere. We will definitely return!

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w
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great local restaurant, with tasty food, and great service from friendly staff (Matthew, and Alex, the chef) The table was very elegant to look at, with nice clean wine glasses and cloth napkins. The menu was not vast, but the choices were excellent, something for everyone. We all chose from the table d'hôte menu, the four of us selecting different dishes, all superb. I had the salmon with maple glaze, absolutely delish, and I heard rave reviews from my eating companions, regarding the calves livers, and the duck, and the chicken, all very tasty. Soup or salad was included, and we were able to substitute french fries for rice, or potatoes, no questions asked. Our server, Matthew, was very polite, and made our meal even better. Cappuccino coffee for me was great, and the whipped milk lasted until the last drop!!!!!!! Thank you for a lovely evening, enjoyed by all. Oh, and the restaurant encourages you to bring your own wine, nice touch!!!! I have already recommended the Alex restaurant to my friends!!!!!

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M
Montreal
19 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was great and the staff very helpful and courteous.

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p
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely, friendly restaurant with a nice selection of appetizers, main courses and desserts. Good value too.

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b
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I went with my daughter and husband. One had the liver and the other had the flank steak I had the duck. We all enjoyed and shared with each other. Each meal was as expected and delicious. We all enjoyed the evening and the bonus was byow and the desserts were also worth mentioning.

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NB
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely menu,very courteous and efficient waiter,only problem was the manner in which one had to order the food ie.you could not order just an appetizer.Otherwise,everything was great!

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HM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent service. The menu is interesting and the presentation very appealing.

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g
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

only complaint is the cold air comes in when the door is opened

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MT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

That evening with only 3 tables & 9 patrons the service was nil! I 1/2 hours between salad and main course is inexcusable. Decided to give it another try with a reservation booked several days in advance of Nov 17th. 50 minutes before the reservation they called to cancel us(4 people) because they had over booked. We HAD been regular customers & referred people. NOY ANY MORE. A free dessert was offered for our next booking. HA! I know there will not be a next time based on the past 2 times. Other people have also told me the service has deteriorated. Too bad. Loyalty is very important in the restaurant business. They have lost it.!

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m
Naples
42 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Don’t expect anything fabulous. Often they run out of things. Duck and liver are generally a good bet. Salad and soup are average.

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GF
Montreal
19 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

This is a great NDG neighbourhood restaurant great to meet old friends you did not see for a long time.

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G
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner! The salad was fresh and delicious. The maple-glazed salmon was the best I’ve ever had! Each of my dinner companions were also happy with their choices- the pasta with shrimp and the calf’s liver. All in all a great experience.

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DV
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the salmon with a maple glaze. It was amazing😊

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FF
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Again a wonderfuldinning experience. The food was excellent with a good selection for the 7 of us dinining. Alex H is a definite must!

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EL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is reliably good; service, although not always "polished" is friendly, helpful, and polite. The dishes are well presented and good value. The BYOB policy is a welcome addition to the already good value, and makes this upscale restaurant attractive as a more frequent venue.

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FA
Salt Lake City
18 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

They did not let us know they dont sell wine when we calles to make the reservation.
It took almost one hour for us to get our dinner served, thats a loooong time.

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G
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!
Great food, awesome service...great night!

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M
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Waited almost a hr. For food Food was good but on the cool side

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RS
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had a table for 5 and everything we tasted was really nice: gnocci, snails, flank steak, soups, deserts.
service was excellent aswell

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C
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We were not impressed by the food. Port reduction sauce was too sweet with undercooked flank steak, french fries were processed, frozen and spicy. I had a very thick chicken breast that was also undercooked. Not impressed with desserts either. Those who ate the snails were happy. We went to this restaurant last year and were not happy with the food either. We tried again this year, because we were going to a street fest on Belgrave. This restaurant will not be on my go-back list.

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S
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent and this place is ideal for special occasions.

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s
Montreal
29 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best in town!

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T
Montreal
33 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and low noise levels. Service is always good and the bonus is one gets to bring your own wine.

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G
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best resto experience we've had in a long time! Everything was on point, from the apps to the dessert. Gnocchi starter was excellent, veal absolutely outstanding, liver, shrimp/salmon pasta were awesome as well! Great birthday celebration!

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AT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always very good and the service is excellant . The wait staff are friendly, efficient and helpful. Always love the liver and the escargots were really different and very good on my last visit. It is quite noisy when busy which seems to be a problem with many restaurants. Just put a soft art work on the walls to absorb the sound.

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WN
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

As always the food excellent, as always. The only drawback to the meal was the service. It was friendly and competent; unfortunately, it was very slow. The restaurant must have predicted a slower Wednesday evening because there was only one server on duty.

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F
Montreal
14 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was outstanding that evening, everyone cleaned their plates. My salmon was fabulous,the liver was excellent and the pasta with shrimp and salmon was superb. Service was excellent even though there was a large group also there. Luckily we got our orders in before, otherwise we would have had a longer wait.

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GS
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was somewhat slow but my company was great so it didn't matter much. Food was excellent and as a BYOB it made an excellent meal with a great bottle of wine very affordable.

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RB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful celebration of our wedding anniversary with our family!

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AT
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good service and food. The liver is always very good. Friendly atmosphere. Bring your own wine.

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good with the expected quality food and presentation. I come to this restaurant for years, totally recommend it.

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

On y mange toujours bien et l’option «Apportez votre vin » est bien intéressante. On n’y va pas pour le décor mais pour le repas.

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SM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at this restaurant. The menu is small but that is one of its strengths. We were amazed at the quality of the food and the reasonableness of the cost. It is a bring your own wine establishment which makes it all the more affordable and allows one to spend a bit extra on an entree and dessert without breaking the budget. We both had their "Magret de canard sauce à l'orange avec figues" for a main which included either a soup or salad. We chose soup which was a lovely borst. We also shared a wonderful entree made with lobster and two deserts which were delightful with coffee. The total cost including 25% tip was less than $120.00. We were very impressed.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Bit chaotic when we arrived. Had to wait for table. Thought they were understaffed. Food was fantastic. Well worth the slight inconvenience. Quite noisy for first hour.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful place. Food is very good and reasonably priced. BYOB policy is also highly attractive.

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nicely prepared and presented food. Only complaint was that the kitchen ran out of three dishes by 7:00 p.m.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you OPENTABLE for my reservation. As always my friend and I have the most wonderful meal. We are regular clients and we love everything about ALEX H. The restaurant feels like you are in Paris (France) not too many frills and the menu is small. THANK GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everything is delicious, service always impeccable. Tables set up with snow white tablecloths, real napkins etc.
I cannot praise ALEX H. enough for the delicious/inventive food.
BRAVO ALEX H. We live in the 'hood' so you can be assured we will be back for another awesome meal really soon.
Thanks again for the most wonderful meal last Friday evening :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
IrenaG from NDG

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Exquisite salmon with maple syrup reduction!!! Crème caramel was excellent

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OT
Montreal
28 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Nothing special at all but for NDG that's what you get !! The restaurant was full and two waiters in total. A recipe for a disaster .
The food was decent but inconsistent . Doubt I'll go back as I can't appreciate BYOB since I don't drink wine .

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