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About Carambola

Chef Scott Geirings restaurant delights the senses with a delectable menu, gracious service and an intimate atmosphere right in the heart of Hudson, Quebec. The distinctive menus consist of an extensive array of flavours both international as well as domestic.
The menu favours local and sustainable products as well as SQF certified fish and seafood. The kitchen and staff are equipped to meet the needs of most dietary restrictions or preferences. This award winning restaurant also provides private dinning and catering for events.

72 Cameron
Hudson, QC J0P 1H0
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Saturday - Sunday: 11:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Saturday - Sunday: 5:30pm - Closing

Cross Street:
rue St Jean

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(450) 458-0098

Website:
http://carambola.ca/

Catering:
Carambola offers a customized catering service, anywhere. From a multi-course tasting menu enjoyed in the comfort of your own home to off-site weddings. Be it an hors d’oeuvres party on the lawn or corporate events that require a full-service kitchen assembly, we'll bring Carambola to you!
Send your inquiries to traiteur-catering@carambola.ca
-Engagement dinners -Weddings -Baptisms -Corporate gatherings -Tasting menus at home -Outdoor parties

Executive Chef:
Scott Geiring

Additional:
BYO Wine, Non-Smoking

Carambola Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (64)
Tapas (64)
Special Occasion (44)
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Fit for Foodies (44)
Good for a Date (42)
Worth the Drive (40)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
Great for Lunch (32)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Romantic (27)
Cozy (25)
Local Ingredients (24)
Casual (23)
Tasting Menu (23)
Authentic (19)
Fun (19)
Comfort Food (16)
Healthy (16)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Business Meals (10)
Seasonal (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Vegan (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Had a few meals there before and was good. But on our last experience on dec 9th 2017, the food was much too salty! We took the beef poutine and the scallops, way too salty. :( Don't know if we will go back.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Awesome! ❤️

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

A gem in Hudson. Very busy so reserve in advance for evening dining. Only problem is because of space, have 2 dining servings, either early or too late.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Very simply, Carambola operates on another plane from other restaurants. The food is not merely tasty and good, it's creative and fun and amazing. The red pepper/carrot soup was delicious, the salad a delight. The beef dish I enjoyed was succulent. Restaurants of this calibre, where food is an art form, are rare, and to have one in the little town of Hudson is a gift.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

After coming to your restaurant for over 17 years and always having a wonderful experience it pains me to say that next time I reserve I’ll make sure you are there… ( but it will be a very long time ) I raved about your restaurant to my sister for years and finally I was able to take her on Saturday because she’s from out of town. Firstly no bread plates on the table we were forced to put our bread on napkins. Then we started our taps order like always , first course came at around 9;00 we were seated at 8;15, second order came at 10:00PM!!! Yup that’s right but that’s not the worst part people who were seated before us, were served first , and then at 10:00 the waitress tells us that there is only 1 ravioli left and both my sister and I ordered it, so I let her have it, it finally came at 10:30 ….. They must have put it in the warmer because the mushroom sauce stuck to the plate and the ravioli’s were hard…. My husband who has just recovered from heart surgery ordered the monk fish , which the waitress told him it was in a LIGHT spinach sauce… I should have taken a picture of it … It was swimming in milk and no sign of any spinach or the fish for that matter ,. My crab cakes were 4 small pieces that looked like after dinner mints and were over cooked…… Finally we told her not to bring anything else because we just had enough, I was so very disappointed , whomever you left in charge on Saturday clearly dropped the ball…..

I normally never do this but I loved your resturant so much that I just had to say something…..

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

A lovely, local BYOB restaurant for lunch or for supper. We went for lunch and had delicious and beautifully presented meals with excellent service, as always.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Absolutely delicious as always! And this time met a lovely couple who amazingly makes a 3 hour round trip just to enjoy this great restaurant!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Tapas, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Fun, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Casual, Healthy, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Cozy
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food5
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Always a pleasure. Great good, awesome service, cozy atmosphere!

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Best hidden gem around, the food is Always incredibly delicious with a unique flare and twist to every dish.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Unfortunately sitting a bit close to the front door so it was a bit cold on the feet and legs.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Lovely, tasteful decor. Great contemporary music,
Great service, and most of all excelent tasting menu.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always top class food, imaginative. Well presented . Never disappointed. Good service.
Certainly top restaurant in Hudson.......in my opinion!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

The chef's special where he picked the selections and we just sat back and enjoyed was a real treat. Highly recommended.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Tapas
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

J’adore ce restaurant!
J’y suis allé 20-30 fois et j’ai toujours eu un bon service et le menu est excellent!
Poutine au homard ; fabuleuse

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Tapas, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

You really can’t get any better than Carambola. Everything is culinary perfection and it’s always fun to try something new on their daily special menu. You will not be disappointed!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food! Professional, attentive, unobtrusive service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Casual, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

I love the Place, the food is amazing and so creative and beautiful! Chefs are so innovative, great staff and is so close by.❤️❤️❤️

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

I would not hesitate to recommend this place. In fact, I shall return.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

This was unfortunately only my second time because this place is so popular that we have to book far in advance! Too bad they can only seat 45 people. The Tapas are amazing and the chef very creative and accomodating to customer’s special requests! A great neighborhood restaurant which is also worth the drive if you don’t live in the area 👍
Les tapas sont incroyables et ce resto vaut absolument le détour!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Belle expérience, vraiment délicieux, à refaire. Un peu bruyant, mais faut l’essayer.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Carambola is one of our favorite restaurants!
The food is outstanding!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Retour prévu très bientôt,car expérience inoubliable

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was excellent and service was great: fun dinning experience

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Second time ordering the mushroom pasta and just like the first time it was absolutely delicious!!

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

It was just ok. Slow service due to kitchen not wait staff.
I didn't think the staff was well trained enough for the full house. They could have used 1 more wait staff.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

S.V.P.les prochains courriels en francais et sondage également

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great meal here. Always an interesting creative menu. Great staff, great ambiance. Usually busy, book in advance!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Truly exceptional bistro dining. The menu never disappoints, and Chef Scott takes dishes to another level both from a taste and presentation perspective.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

As usual the food was excellent and the staff very friendly and attentive. This place is a gem!

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Toujours délicieux. Amazing! On y retourne pour la qualité!

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

The food is amazing as always!!! The service staff were attentive and knew the menu. I brought guest from England there for the first time and they were very impressed! Thanks Scott!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Excellent!!! I come here often with my daughter. The selection of food is so diverse and amazing and uniquely prepared. It is always a new experience. The service is very good! Perfectly timed and the server is always polite and extremely helpful.
I could dine there every evening it I could!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Food excellent - atmosphere poor
Very noisy, very smelly because of open cooking - not to be done again especially for noise, sound purposes, etc.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Our first time there. We have been trying from time to time to get reservation, but always at the last minute and they are quite busy and popular

Interesting BYOB and Tapas menu concept.

Worth the drive since we are West Islanders...

We enjoyed everything, and there was quite a varied selection..


We were 4 people and ordered 8 different dishes and treated it as a tasting menu, so we all tried every dish. Although just our first time, I think this is the way to go, rather than just ordering a plate or two for yourself.

Perhaps not ideal for vegetarians, although we did not actually ask....

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Casual
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great restaurant, but it was an anniversary and we were really rushed, like here is your last plate, and few minuts later, the bill, bye. No time to finish my glass of wine, give the card or the gift to the brithday girl. That was less great. So go late or very early.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

C' est la troisième fois et jen' ai jamais été déçu, c' est tout simplement délicieux !

Un des meilleurs Resto de la région !

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Carambola was an amazing experience. Chef Scott Geiring is passionate and you can see his love for cooking. I would recommend the experience and the restaurant for everybody. It was a total fantastic experience.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The best in Quebec....bar none!!!...had a great time and the FOOD!!....well, only a 5 star rating will do....the heck with Michelin.....

Tks for the super evening....

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Authentic, Fun, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Healthy
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

C’est un petit Resto agréable et causé. À chaque visite, nous sommes curieux de connaître les créations culinaires du chef.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

AC NOT SUFFICIENT food was good but really hot in the restaurant..

Tags: Great for Lunch
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