Bar George

4.5
503 reviews
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The old is celebrated in new ways at Bar George, a modern-day rendezvous set in the grand heritage home once belonging to Sir George Stephen. Honouring the former resident’s roots, our chefs cook up contemporary takes on classic U.K. fare, spiked with Québécois quirks, while our bar pours time-tested drinks. Situated in downtown Montréal’s Golden Square Mile, Bar George is located inside Le Mount Stephen Hotel, south of Boulevard de Maisonneuve on rue Drummond. Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner, late night bites and drinks, and weekend brunch.
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S
Montreal
101 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went to celebrate my birthday. Quality of the food is very good and the servers were all very nice and attentive.

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AP
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Beautiful location with great historical value for Montreal.

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CP
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. The food was excellent. The building is the most beautiful building we have seen anywhere!! I am planning on coming back and staying in the hotel next time we come to Montreal.

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BW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bar George was an amazing atmosphere in an old house. The food is outstanding and the service impeccable.

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LS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous antique atmosphere. Loved it and highly recommend.

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M
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time at Bar George. Staff was incredibly friendly and attentive to our table. Food was fantastic as well! Will definitely be returning.

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L
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary decor, attentive and available staff, very good choice of wine and dishes are very good. We would have liked more choice in the starters / snacks.

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V
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

As always, the warm welcome from the host set the tone for a lovely evening. :)

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JK
Montreal
28 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hard not to recommend Bar George especially for a special occasion. We enjoyed our anniversary dinner there and the service, food and ambiance were impeccable!

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A
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

L'ambiance et la nourriture est excellente, dommage que le service à la section bar (je précise) ne se compare pas au reste. Je fréquente souvent le Bar Georges et à chaque fois je me dis qu'ils auraient avantage à rehausser la qualité du service. Souvent, il faut redemander la même chose plusieurs fois avant de l'obtenir, faire des pieds et des mains pour attirer leur attention avant de l'obtenir et ce, malgré qu'il n'y aille que quelques clients ou demander expressément des choses de base, comme un verre d'eau ou la carte des vins.

Mon expérience à la salle à manger est toutefois bien différente, le service y est rehaussé.

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MC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding ! Great food and service. You have to try it at least one time in your life !

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CS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as usual! Excellent service.

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SA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautifully renovated historic club. Great english-influenced food. Great service and nice ambiance. Convenient downtown location. They could add a few healthier options on the lunch menu.

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V
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent dinner in a lovely setting. Too bad about the loud club/dance music. Not sure why restaurants do this when a majority of patrons can’t stand the loud noise.

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D
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lauren who looked after us was a joy and we had a great lunch.

In Montreal there are many many choices for dining and we wanted somewhere local to our accommodation, which had character and style. Bar George ticked all the boxes.

The place was about half full on a Tuesday lunchtime and the three staff members were all attentive. Lauren our main server had oodles of personality and was chatty in a really good way. She plainly liked her job but after chatting we learned that she had ambition to continue her education at a serious level. For a science graduate she had great knowledge of food, wine and road building! In a nutshell she was a great server and a 'people person'.

Our lunch of scotch egg (11/10) club sandwich (10/10) calves liver (9/10) was delicious but the whisky pudding to finish it off was too sweet for me (8/10) but not for my partner ; the sour cream ice cream it was topped with was excellent. Wine was pricey and a glass of admittedly very good premier crus pink bubbly at $30 was too indulgent, but tasty non the less. My local red ale at $8 seemed much better value.

As other folks have mentioned the bar and restaurant area has an amazing setting and for a special ambiance in Montreal I doubt that it can be beaten.

Finally the test of a good eatery...the humble chip (well I'm British and so is the restaurant) the last one was as good as the first and also still crisp. We were impressed also with the scotch egg, great flavour in the meat case and a correctly runny egg in the middle......for several moments I thought i was back in Yorkshire!

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C
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Très bon service, cocktails excellents et nourriture au diapason même si un peu onéreuse si on prend la carte des soupers (le menu bar est plus abordable même si moins recherché)

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R
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bar George is a very comfortable, traditional restaurant located in a nineteenth century mansion. Food is excellent. The beef Wellington was outstanding. Wine selection is impressive as is the service. This restaurant is perfect for a special occasion or a great night out.

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SG
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Bar George is a beautiful hotel but the dining area isn’t as beautiful. Also, knowing Montreal is so proud of brunch everywhere, my friend and I thought that the food was pretty average. It was pricey and not too much food. However, the scones where absolutely delicious and I’d go back just for that

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SR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great brunch spot! Love the atmosphere. The buttermilk scones and mimosas are delicious!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

Food and service were good but the music was so loud it completely ruined the evening. I’m not against loud music in the right setting but a fine dining restaurant needs a little more finesse. Wouldn’t go back despite loving the food and decor.

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Accueil décevant
C’était ma 2e fois et je ne recommande pas votre resto
La fille à l’accueil n’était pas souriante, et le service en générale non plus

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JM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

A waiter , that serves you wine from another table, has problem with his french,that doesn’t know his menu and just say sorry when the whole table says that the food is cold is not at the right place.
When you receive food that is that boring in a so majestic place it makes food look even worst. Big disappointment!

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D
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Food was generally good but needs improvement. Service was awesome

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BC
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for the Sunday brunch and it was spectacular. We arrived about 30 minutes before our reservation and the host took us to a beautiful sitting area in comfy armchairs near the bar. Everywhere you look is stunning hardwoods and crystal chandeliers. The Bar George is located inside Le Mont Stephen Hotel, in the part that was once Lord Mount Stephen’s personal residence. Elegance, stained glass, and intricate carved wood floor-to-ceiling welcomes you.

Within 10 minutes we were seated at our table in the restaurant and had ordered our Mimosas and café au laits. Our servers, Thomás and Stephanie, were efficient and personable. The eggs Benedict were delicious and the choron sauce was a creamy delight instead of the usual hollandaise. The Forrester omelette was brimming with fresh mushrooms and vegetables. We ordered the mushroom soup to share between us because a friend had recommended it as “not-to-miss” when we visited. It did not disappoint. The flavor was spot on, and the 2 types of mushrooms (shimeji and maitake) blended perfectly for heaven in a bowl. The chef added a crouton “log” with mushrooms resting from the edge of the bowl to add visual and savory delight.

We had a wonderful visit and will be back in the summer on our next Montréal trip. You will not be disappointed to lunch, brunch, or dine here. The photos do not do justice to Bar George and the Le Mount Stephen Hotel.

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ME
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This evening was a celebration for my Mother's very special 75th birthday, from the host, to our server Kay to personal service from Chef Kevin Ramasawmy a night to remember...thank you! thank you! thank you!

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S
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Met a friend for lunch , very peacful

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch. Place is a must see in Montreal. Going back tomorrow for brunch

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JN
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

As a regular lunch patron at Bar George, last visit was disappointing as the venue was clearly under-staffed, long wait for menu, for water, for food and, worst of all, for the bill. There was apparently some technical problem with the printer. This was of course not extraordinary, but was disappointed that the staff could not offer a speedier solution, e.g. settle without the printed bill, have the bill printed at another F&B outlet, or take our contact and have us settle the bill at a later time, etc., etc., etc. Instead, we waited, and waited, and waited, a disappointing end to an otherwise very enjoyable lunch.

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KR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Le serveur a pris un temps fou à nous répondre et on sentait son stress.

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OT
Montreal
16 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nous sommes allées pour le brunch! Une petite perle cachée avec un décor majestueux et un beau menu! Nous aimerions y retourner pour souper! Super!

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RG
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great. The food was outstanding. We started with the Oysters Rockefeller. They were wonderful. My wife had the Octopus appetizer.It was a healthy portion and she enjoyed the dish. I had the Cream of Mushroom soup which was one of the best soups I have ever eaten. Next my wife had the veal chop special. It was the best she has ever had. I was extremely happy with the Beef Wellington. The beef Wellington was indescribably delicious. The accompaniments were also outstanding.
Cocktails were perfect.
Lastly the restaurant interior is breathtaking.
The chefs and wait staff did a fantastic job. We will return as soon as possible.

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OT
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We originally had booked for brunch but had to change to breakfast as we wanted to start our day a bit earlier. The scones weren’t ready when popped in at 9am so our server recommended a croissant instead. Juice and croissant were then forgotten but later delivered when asked half way through our meals. It wasn’t busy yet inside, there were only other two tables but I think staff were prepping for the Easter day brunch. The Full English breakfast, L’Americain, croissant, juice, tea came to about $70 with tip.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Le bar est magnifique et le service vraiment incroyable, le restaurant est moins attrayant et pour la nourriture, les entrées étaient incroyables mais le repas principal était médiocre pour chacun de nous. Coût trop élevé pour la qualité du repas.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was top notch.

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PC
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

Great location; Building of historical significance. Service not very good. I had to make three separate requests for an extra drink or to get my bill. Staff is attentive but not responsive. I will not return until I see evidence of that changing.

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OT
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We popped into Bar George for dinner on Easter weekend. Service and food were great. We had started with oysters rockefeller, octupus salad and had the beef wellington and grilled veal chop for mains. Another great O&B resto! Be sure to head to the bar afterwards for cocktails!

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M
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the decor, pricey lunch (spent $40) but it was good

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SM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect experience from beginning to end. I would highly recommend. We may try to sneak back before this trip ends!

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to meet with friends for brunch. Highly recommend.

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S
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very elegant place, and the service is fantastic!

Came here for a birthday and all the guest were impressed with the decor

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