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Brasserie 701, Montréal, QC

Brasserie 701

4.4
4.4
2058 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
French

Inspired by Paris’s golden-era brasseries, Brasserie 701 welcomes you in a chic decor with its grandiose neo-classical architecture and a lively ambiance. The bustling brasserie serves French brasserie classics from breakfast through supper every day, with brunch served on weekends.

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Booked 78 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (514) 904-1201

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party contact

    info@brasserie701.com: (514) 904-1201

  • Neighborhood

    Old Montreal

  • Cross street

    St-Jacques

  • Parking details

    Valet parking offered by Place d'Armes Hôtel & Suites for $12 at night (for 2 1/2 hours) and free for lunch. <br />Car dropoff is at hotel reception at 55, rue St-Jacques, Old Montreal.

  • Public transit

    Metro: Place d'Armes (Orange Line)<br />Bus: 55

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 2,058 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Montreal / Quebec

    Most Booked

  • Montreal

    French

  • Montreal

    Most Booked

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  1. LM

    LamanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommended place ! Loved the service good and fun vibe of the place

  2. A

    Alexandre

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    C’était la pire expérience à vie dans un restaurant j’avais faim ça prit 2h30 pour avoir rien à manger par la Suite afin de me nourrîre j’ai du allé chez McDonald’s worst nightmare!

  3. E

    Expatriate

    New England

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    A rather mixed experience, the service, particularly by the maitre d and wait staff was excellent , the food however was a disappointment particularly the duck breast which we attributed to it being cooked a la souvide, which rather destroyed the texture. The extensive wine list was reasonably priced and contained a couple of gems if time is spent going through it. The ambience was a little spoilt by the high noise level but this seems to be standard in Montreal as all restaurants have hard surfaces and little or no soft furnishing to absorb sound.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Menu needs an update but overall good. Amazing service, Michael was a great waiter, super eager and attentive to service.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    The chicken from the ‘chicken and waffles’ were literally burnt. Service was poor too.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Very slow service. Long wait time for food. Nothing special about the food.

  7. LP

    LaurenceP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We had reserved a table for 12:45 we only could got it for 1:20. We waited and hour tonget our meal and the 3 of us who ordered mimosas all you can drinks didn’t get refill. Bad experience

  8. MC

    MaximC

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Great food and service; though the staff was overwhelmed and overworked and you could tell. Many details were overlooked, dirty cutlery, cold coffee was served, missing fruit. Our server was kind and apologetic and was doing a fabulous job- but you could tell that it was just too much for him and his colleagues. The place was packed and understaffed which created a not as pleasurable experience.

  9. GP

    GottfriedP

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Nice spot for breakfast, Dinner was good, appetizers are very tasty , But filet mignon was a bit bland, could be better . Otherwise a great spot to hang out

  10. w

    wmel

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Flaws in the food and service marred what was otherwise a pretty good dining experience. Ambience is elegant, but noisy. Staff seemed overwhelmed. We did not receive our appetizer until 2 hours after we sat down. Food quality is uneven. For instance, the Bouillabaisse contained nice pieces of fish but also huge chunks of nearly raw fennel.

  11. S

    Susanne

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    Definitely not adding this restaurant to our list of Montreal favorites, and sorry to say, this was an unenjoyable experience for the four of us last Saturday evening. The space was very nice…great lighting and nice decor; however, even though we booked several weeks in advance, they put us at a table right next to the entry door and the hostess station, so there was high traffic, noise, and little privacy. We started with some cocktails and two orders of Oysters Rockefeller. The cocktails were good, and while the oysters were cooked properly, they lacked much flavor as they featured bland cheddar cheese and they lacked that nice crispy topping of buttery bread crumbs). At the recommendation of the server, my husband and I ordered the seared duck breast with polenta, root veggies, and a light sauce. Sadly, the duck was extremely overcooked—my husbands duck was grey! The polenta was thick and tasteless (are you sensing a trend?). We actually sent my husbands plate back to the kitchen and shared my portion (they never did bring out the other portion!). My daughter and her fiancé ordered the lobster tail with squid ink risotto. The rice was watery and tasteless, and the seafood was so overcooked they had a difficult time removing the lobster meat from the shell. The calamari garnish was so tough you could not pierce it with a fork. They were polite and ate their meals (a mistake, in my opinion). The server admitted we were not the first patrons to voice these same complaints and the manager removed $140.00 from our bill. While we appreciated that much compensation, we would much have preferred a delicious meal. Upon leaving the restaurant, we all raided the convenience store across the street and indulged in some salty snacks and ice cream since we all felt so unsatisfied with our dinners. What a shame..what should have been an enjoyable celebratory evening was less than enjoyable, and downright disappointing! Needless to say, we will not be back.

  12. l

    limc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience3

    Le service est très lent mais la nourriture est excellente ainsi que le personnel.

  13. B

    Beamag2108

    Montreal

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Très bonne ambiance, magnifique endroit et service hors pair offert par Maxime! Je reviendrai avec grand plaisir!!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    Positives: great location, nicely decorated, decent wine list, oysters were well shucked Negatives: short staffed, small tables, mediocre cocktails, small menu, very slow service, main course took at least 30min to come (at 9:30pm) My partner ordered the duck breast with polenta but it came out plated with mashed potatoes after we waited at least 30min for our main courses, he told one waitress who went off and spoke to someone, nothing happened for 5min. The assistant manager eventually came over and took his plate away and said sorry, waited another 5min with no explanation. He then went over to talk to someone, 3min later the manager came over and apologized, said it was a mistake and offered a redo or another meal or dessert. By this point it was 9:50pm and neither of us were interested in waiting at least another 15min for a meal when I had already eaten most of my meal (cold at this point). Overall a very frustrating experience in how poorly it was handled.

  15. TG

    ThomasG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Myriam a été la meilleure serveuse que j’ai eue depuis longtemps. La pénurie de main-d'oeuvre actuelle dans ce domaine affecte énormément la qualité générale d’un restaurant... ce que je n’ai absolument pas ressenti à la brasserie 701. Service professionnel personnalisé, nourriture très bonne et une ambiance distinguée. J’ai adoré et j’y retournerais chaque semaine si possible. 10/10 et encore merci Myriam.

  16. T

    Tonyc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Perfect location and close to old port. Very good service and delicious food. Perfect taste of Oysters and grilled escargot. Have a wonderful dinner...

  17. MD

    MalloryD

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Dinner was great. Our server was very friendly and prompt, the food was delicious. Great restaurant!

  18. JH

    JoeH

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Aw arrived at our reservation time. Asked for a table somewhat separate from others and was immediately accomodated. Service was excellent ( thanks to Danny who was terrific) and prompt. Food was very attractively presented.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food + awesome service. Couldn’t ask for more.

  20. GV

    GerryV

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Service was friendly and efficient. Food and presentation also very good.

  21. AS

    AarunS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food excellent brunch would definitely come back here again

  22. GK

    GabrielK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Bread served wasn't fresh. Tha waiter forgot the wine I ordered. Nevertheless she put it on the bill... Service was really slow. The permasan salad was not special. The main courses were delicious.

  23. JO

    JuneO

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Made a reservation for 2:15 on Mother's day. I got a call telling me that they had a special buffet, which I was fine with. She failed to mention that everything will close at 3:00. The server informed us that the buffet will close in 40ish min in a rushed manner. When we checked out the buffet, the selection was disappointingly limited, consisting of seemingly store-bought pastries, charcuterie, 2 kinds of cheese and some cut up fruits. For a buffet that costs 20+ dollars, it was lacking in quality. The service was okay but one of our party who arrived a bit later wasn't even shown to the table and had to walk in awkwardly on his own. Overall, it was a disappointing experience. Perhaps it was because of the buffet but I would not return.

  24. DP

    DisappointedPatron

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    The food was underseasoned/plated with little care and the bathrooms were in complete disarray. An overall disappointing (and overpriced) Mother's Day brunch.

  25. l

    laureh

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very nice, but disappointed that the free lunch valet was full and we had not planned on parking

  26. M

    Manal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Le service de réservation à l’entrée etait d’une méchanceté incomparable et pas professionnelle. Nous avons été mis en attente avec 2enfants a cause qu’il n’y avait pas de place pour un enfant. Et apres 30min d’attente, on a du juste quitter a cause du délai et aussi de la fatigue des enfants. Je suis vraiment ps satisfaite du service et de l’accommodement.

  27. m

    michaela

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Nice setting, great service, beautiful meal for mother’s day weekend.

  28. LM

    LornaM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4

    Good food but terrible service. They seem short staffed

  29. CP

    ClaudiePigeon

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3

    Nourriture froide à la table... temps de service trop long de la cuisine à la table.... Dommage

  30. J

    Jackieh

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The place is so beautiful, was a great experience. The ambiance is very welcoming and charming. Amazing food and service.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  32. L

    Lyne

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best brunch in Montreal. Love the decor and ambiance, service is top notch and the food is very good. The all you can drink $25 mimosas is also why we go there.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Lovely ambiance with high ceilings. We were celebrating our daughters university graduation. Food was delicious and beautifully plated. A pleasant surprise given its proximity to the notre dame basillica, was expecting the food to be more touristy. Highly recommend.

  34. J

    J12345

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brasserie 701 was lovely, great cocktails, service, ambiance and excellent food!

  35. SR

    SophieR

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Serveur trop rapide pas le temps de finir mon entrée que j’ai reçu mon plat principal donc j’ai mangé froid!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a brt

  37. AL

    AndreaL

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Beautifully decorated, services was good and food was amazing. Modern take on French style cuisine.

  38. HM

    HugoM

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Cocktails excellents et service rapide et très agréable Merci!

  39. J

    Joyce

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and ambience were amazing! Highly recommend the escargot and the lobster tail risotto ;)

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superbe restaurant au vieux port de Montréal, idéal pour une occasion comme un anniversaire ou une date. La nourriture était à couper le souffle, pour ne pas mentionner la tartine forestière qui était tout simplement décadente. Le tout, avec un prix très raisonnable. Maxime nous a fait passé un super moment et était très serviable. Bref, très content d’avoir découvert ce petit bijou, j’y retournerais très certainement!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Brasserie 701 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (514) 904-1201.

Brasserie 701 is rated 4.4 stars by 2058 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

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Booked 78 times today
Google Map for Brasserie 701

701, Côte de la Place d'Armes Montréal, QC H2Y 2X6

Additional information

  • Cross street

    St-Jacques

  • Neighborhood

    Old Montreal

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking offered by Place d'Armes Hôtel & Suites for $12 at night (for 2 1/2 hours) and free for lunch. <br />Car dropoff is at hotel reception at 55, rue St-Jacques, Old Montreal.

  • Public transit

    Metro: Place d'Armes (Orange Line)Bus: 55

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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