Chez Delmo

4.7
668 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Seafood
Chez Delmo first opened in 1934 just up the street from where it is now. Back then it had 3 floors; a seafood restaurant on the main floor, a gaming house on the 2nd and brothel on the 3rd. Today, the restaurant remains in hommage to the original owners Delisle and Morissette (Delmo).

Our menu has changed little over the past 80 years. Quality fish and seafood prepared and served in a traditional way. The house specialty is the Dover sole meunière. Our chefs take great pride in this dish, which used to be de-boned table-side, but now done just before serving. Our lobster bisque takes 2 days to create and the classic cream of tomato remains virtually unchanged for decades. We have stayed true to cuisine classique, resisting the popular tide of nouvelle cuisine. Traditionally prepared quality seafood; unadorned and unembellished.
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vipMMOPP
Montreal
50 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Used to be one of our favorites, especially in previous location. Appreciated allowing us to park in front of restaurant rather than valet. Felt safe due to table spacing and face wearing staff. Excellent salmon tartare and endive salad. Reasonable wine price. Expensive meal but worth it. Only disappointments - no recognition of wife's birthday and no serving of bread or water.

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vipKenG
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Superb Dover sole and halibut. Good plate of Quebec cheeses with vintage port.
Good service.

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vipClark007
Toronto
45 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent our 25th wedding anniversary dinner here and it was marvellous.
Every thing was on point from the food to the service to the ambience to the decor and even the history of the place’
Thank you for making our evening so special and a special thank you to Alex our wonderfully attentive server.

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Awesome
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent as always !!

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JeanC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, mais pas beaucoup de clients. Excellente nourriture. Je n’hésiterais pas à y retourner.

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BarbaraN
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of my favourite restaurants, one that I will return to again.

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Gloria
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comme d'habitude service et repas excellentes! Vous nous avez manqué, Merci beaucoup!

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vipBetterThanEver
Montreal
29 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After 3 months of cooking for forced restaurant abstinence... we are not sure we can be objective about the experience at Chez Delmo. In any case... we LOVED our dinner experience more than ever. Everyone was super nice... we felt super safe... and the food was as usual wonderful. Thanks to social distancing... the restaurant was full... but it was quiet enough for easy conversation.

In short... perfect!

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Reggie
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

J'étais à la recherche du meilleur resto pour un excellent tartare de saumon depuis la fermeture de mon ancien. C'était mon cinquième essai à travers Montréal. J'ai trouvé chez Delmo une remarquable version. Relevé sans trop mettre l'accent sur un ingrédient en particulier, poisson d'une fraîcheur évidente, accompagnement de pommes allumettes impeccables (j'en aurais pris davantage alors qu'habituellement j'en mange moins de la moitié).

C'était un mercredi soir, il y avait seulement quelques autres tables occupées. Mais dès notre arrivée et nous étions les premiers, nous avons grandement apprécié que la musique soit à très bas volume, ce qui est exceptionnel. Le service était impeccable, professionnel sans être guindé. Seule réserve: les prix sont à l'avenant...

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MadeleineA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Perfect for dates and high-end business meetings. Happy hour with dollar oysters was heaven.

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Happyguyno14
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food,presentation, service all good or excellent. My cutomers really enjoyed our lunch there.

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viptrax
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Lobster was not great for the price.

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vipWill
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place - the best fish in town, by far.

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KimberlyS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a must do in Old Montreal, from the greeting at the door to dessert everything was perfect. The food was impeccably prepared, absolutely delicious, some of the best seafood I've ever had. The waiter Jacob was efficient, attentive, and knowledgeable, an absolute pro.

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chantall
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nous avons super bien été accueillis très bonne cuisine rien à dire quand au service ,nous avons été pris en charge tout de suite j ai eu l impression d être une cliente depuis toujours alors que nous y sommes allés y’a première fois et qui plus est à la saint Valentin!! Merci pour ce moment très agréable nous reviendrons

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Happyguyno14
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ça commence avec un accueil chaleureux et puis ça se poursuit avec un service impeccable et beaucoup de sourires de tout le personnel. La bouffe est de qualité , la présentation soignée bref on y retourne très certainement. Excellent rapport qualité prix.

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JoanneB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Did not care for the waiter.spoke extremely quickly and did not enunciate and knew we were Anglo yet continued on in French. He was obviously told to recommend certain dishes but his way of offering was quite pushy.
The oysters were terrific and well shucked. Fish that we ordered was also good.
I suppose if the waiter had a little more harm,we would definitely consider returning sooner rather than later.

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live2eat
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like fish and seafood, this is the place to go. The sole dish and the lobster bisque were amazing.

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ErnieD
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is nicely decorated and located in beautiful Old Montreal. The service was wonderful and the food was perfectly prepared. The service couldn’t have been better. They topped of the night with a nice little box of specialty chocolates for my sweetheart who was celebrating her birthday. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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SunnyK
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

There food is too salty for me.
But the other thing was perfect.
They took few time for gice the menu to me, but it could be because I was earlier than my reservation!

If i will go Montreal again, might be i will go here again

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Luke
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

C’est un endroit qui fait partie de mes favoris maintenant. La nourriture est succulente. Les huîtres en entrée étaient super.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hubby and I visited his auntie and went for dinner to Chez Delmo. Has cocktails, appetizer, main course, wine, dessert, and coffees. We each had different items and all were fantastic. Excellent food quality, perfectly cooked, and well presented. Our server Jacob was friendly and very knowledgeable in helping us select wine. Will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Accueil parfait !, personnels très professionnels et très agréables !. Restaurant à découvrir et revenir,il n’y a pas photo !, au top !. Vraiment, vous ne sortez pas déçu !.😋👍👌

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Valentine
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Greeting on arrival was welcoming. Service was very attentive . Food was very good. Found wine pricing a little expensive. Noise level was high. Need some sound reduction alterations..

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DarbyG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was outstanding from the easy online booking to the - what we noticed is standard everywhere in Montreal - warm and friendly welcome to the very appreciative staff as we left.
The food was an absolute delight.
Overall a fabulous experience.

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GillesM
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Poisson frais, cuit à perfection. Service très agréable. On y revient.

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Awesome
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was terrific !!!

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Jose
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Food, ambience and service is always first class here

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Jean25
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Un peu bruyant mais c'est normal dans le temps des fêtes. Excellent service. Merci

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Stephen25
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nous avons adoré notre expérience de ce chaleureux restaurant avec un service plus qu'impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bravo pour les plats succulents, le service impeccable et l’ambiance chaleureuse.

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vipTucsonresident
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good and service was friendly. Enjoyed a great table. Waitstaff was very friendly and accommodating. Wine was delicious. Salad fresh and portions were on point. Dessert scrumptious.

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vipgestiles
Atlantic Canada
31 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is like coming home to be greeted by Benoit and his always competent and charming servers. In this case we had Jacob who looked after us perfectly and unobtrusively. We hope we are able to get back in March. It is always one of the highlights of every trip to Montreal.

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robertr
Montreal
22 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best seafood pasta i've ever had. Generous chunks of scallops, lobster and shrimps, homemade pasta and lobster sauce. The service is on point. The bartender makes an amazing old fashioned. Great restaurant!

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Knordahl
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Actually got served by a first day server with no backup in a restaurant that seemed to be over staffed. Waited 15 minutes for water glasses to get filled. Drinks took forever and wasn’t checked on until our last bites were on our forks. I blame the Managment as much as the server. Terrible experience.

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HansC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and competent service. Wish we could come more often (living in Germany)

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. The scallops were excellent!

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy to have visited there. Raphael was kind and attentive. Hope to have another opportunity yo return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptionally tasty. The service was great. I wish I had more time in Montreal so that I could go there for dinner again.

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RobertB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The prices make it so that this place can not be put on my regular rotation. Over $300 tax and tip for two soups, two lobsters one dessert, two drinks and one glass of wine. The price all in should have been south of $250. The lobster was a bit over done. The tomato soup was a step or two above Campbells, it did not live up to it's hype at all. Very nice place for a special occasion, but would not be my first choice for sea food on a regular basis. Service was good.

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Chez Delmo is rated 4.7 stars by 668 OpenTable diners.

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