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About Chez Delmo

Situated in Old Montreal and steps away from the Old Port, this French restaurant established in 1932 makes you feel like you’re at sea savoring the most delicious treasures of the blue waters of the river and ocean. Specializing in fish and seafood, Chez Delmo serves a delicious meal with fresh ingredients. At Chez Delmo, you can choose from a large variety of fish: Dover sole, salmon, cod, sea-bass, halibut, and many more prepared the French way. This means being served in delicious sauces and delicate spices that bring out the fish’s natural flavors without masking them. You may also opt for scallops, shrimp and lobster. Chez Delmo also offers an à la carte dinner and lunch menu. The restaurant's is large and open-aired with a granite bar, the color of which perfectly matches the off-white walls. The mood is very bright thanks to large windows which bathe the high-ceilings of the dining room with light and which offer a beautiful view of the charming Old Montreal atmosphere.

275, Notre-Dame Ouest
Montréal, QC H2Y 1T8
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, French, Shellfish

Hours of Operation:
Sunday: Closed
Monday - Friday Lunch: 11:45am - 2:30pm
Monday - Friday Dinner: 5:30pm - 10pm
Saturday Dinner: 5:30pm- 10pm

Cross Street:
corner St-Jean

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$51 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(514) 288-4288

Website:
http://www.chezdelmo.com/

Entertainment:
happy hour on Thursdays, including oysters for 1$ at the bar

Parking Details:
Valet parking evenings only ($15 charge)

Public Transit:
Square Victoria Metro Station

Executive Chef:
Paul Achard

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mon - Wed 5:30PM - 8:30PM

Chez Delmo Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (18)
Business Meals (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
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Romantic (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Authentic (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Local Ingredients (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Healthy (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Cozy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Casual (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Fun (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Waterfront (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

Consistently good. We went on New year's eve when they had a great special menu (which was posted everywhere, by the way, unlike what other reviewers wrote: on the web site, at the door, and on each table). We liked it so much we went back on a quiet stormy Saturday: same quality, same welcome, same attention. At night they have an interesting smaller portions option so that you can try different dishes. The prices correspond to the quality of the ingredients: fresh Atlantic halibut and wild caught Dover Sole do not come cheap! Nice white linens, towels in clean washrooms, candles..it's not a bad idea to dress appropriately. Can't wait to go back and try their amazing cocktails. The bartender William is a sweetheart.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

This is that friendly local place with great food that you are looking for in Old Montréal. Father and son team take care of guests like family. Great pride in fresh catches and simple, classic preparations. We enjoyed Dover Sole and Walleye as recommended. Cocktails were creative and excellent complement to our meal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Late-night Find
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We booked this restaurant to spend New Year’s Eve. When we booked, there was no information about the fact that there would be only a few choices from a fixed menu - actually the complete menu was available on tge website, and that’s why we booked. We asked to change just one of the starters, and just for one of us - the answer was: Sorry, I have to check if it’s possible. They did it, but they made clear they didn’t want to do ao, and that’s was certainly not a good beginning. Then one of us ordered the steak well done. The answer: Sorry, we cannot change anything else; the steak is grilled just rare. And there was no alternative. Really?! Add to the experience a just ordinary bottle of wine for more than $200 and figure out the rest: just ordinary food in all meal courses. With the steak left on the plate, bleeding. We decided to leave the restaurant before 2018 started. Other customers were complaining too. I definitely do not recommend this restaurant.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The service was very good, the food was bland on my dish ( scallops), and way to rich for her dish ( lobster) - prices were much too high for the quality of food- the lobster bisque was so/so and quite underwhelming

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Came here on our vacation to Montreal. WHAT A FIND! We have been on vacation for a week now to both Quebec City and Montreal and this was my wife’s favourite meal by far.

The shrimp cocktail was very good. There was an adequate portion of very large shrimp. We also had the calamari appetizer which I found to be a bit chewy, but they did not have too strong of a fish taste. I wish they did some kind of aioli instead of tartar sauce.

I had the short ribs (since I don’t like fish or seafood) and my wife had the Dover sole. She said it was the best fish dish that she has ever had! The short ribs were good and the BBQ sauce on them was also good. I found the mashed potatoes to be a little bland, but they were better with a little salt and pepper added. If you like fish you MUST try the Dover sole.

We finished with the bread pudding. It was AMAZING! If I had more room I would have considered ordering another one.

If you are in Montreal and you like seafood then you MUST try Chez Delmo!!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wonderful overall experience. I’ve read several reviews that say, “drop everything and go to Chez Delmo!” And I have to say, “drop everything and go to Chez Delmo, you won’t regret it!”

The restaurant is located in a wonderful part of town that is a great experience in and of itself. We walked from our hotel through the cobblestone streets, passed by amazing architecture, and movies they play directly on the sides of buildings. Upon entering the restaurant, we were immediately greeted by one of the owners, Benoit, and we knew we were in for a treat. The menu not only offers the dishes but also describes the history of the restaurant, from the bar stools, to the beautiful John Gay murals on the walls.

We started of with escargot and foie gras, both phenomenal, before going to one of their staples, the tomato & the lobster bisque soups. Having tried numerous iterations, I wasn’t sure they could offer anything unique, boy was I wrong. Their soup was probably the best I’ve ever had, not too thick, but covered in flavor.

For dinner, we finally decided on their piece de resistance, the Dover sole. Do not, I repeat, do not leave this place without trying this dish. I have never tasted a fish this flavorful in my life. Cooked perfectly through, with a delicious coat of butter and seasoning on both top and bottom...melt in your mouth.

We finished the night off with creme brulee, which matches each dish respectively.

5/5 across the board, do not miss this Montreal Gem!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great atmosphere and classy food; delicious!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great spot. Went two nights ago for dinner for the first time. Couldn’t resist going back again last night. Walleye was best I ever had, and I’ve had it hundreds of times. Lobster Thermidor great. Owner congenial. If any complaint, good wine list by the bottle but weak selection by the glass; needs at least a couple of upper tier ones.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 10, 2017

One of the best seafood places in Montreal. Excellent service and knowledgeable staff

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great as always.
Fadia was pleasant and knowagable.
Fun to chat with Benoit

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Un endroit superbe dans le Vieux-Montréal pour déguster une crème de tomates ou une soupe de poissons, des poissons fraos, des huitres fraîches, le homard Thermidor ou Newburg préparé de façon classique ainsi qu'un baba au rhum baptisé avec de l'excellent rhum agricole. Sincèrement, nous avons passé une soirée agréable en se régalant.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 2, 2017

All around amazing experience! We wanted a top-notch seafood restaurant, and we found one!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 28, 2017

it was nice to come back after a few months and be greeted as one of the regulars. As usual, fresh fish, done right. If you don't know your fish, you might not get it: they fly in the good stuff and prepare it the old fashioned way. There is a cost to this. You appreciate it of you don't. i happen to like the fact that the fish is done plain jane style. Keep it up, Delmo

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 28, 2017

I had the seafood pasta: great big scallops, lots of lobster, clams, shrimps. A generous plate of perfectly cooked fresh seafood. I started with a martini, the cocktails are also very generous 4 oz-plus. The tomato soup is surprisingly good.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great Beer, Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The first time was a better experience business meal in June 21 or 22 2017 . This is why I decided to come back with my wife and friends. This Saturday it was below my inspection compare the first time. Yes it is expensive I don't care when it is very good. But last Saturday
is was WOW like the first time.

to say the true I won't come back at your place for a third time , because first the portion are to small and the pricing was too high with the service $532.20 for the level of quality.

I didn't penalize the waiter i gave tip $69.42 for a meal $462.78 = Total $532.20
For me the second time it was too expensive experience for the quality i got and the quantity

Sorry I rather say it was wonderful experience , but not last Saturday it wasn't a good one.

You want the true this is my opinion .

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

This is THE place for fresh and well cooked fish. The wine is excellent as well. Coming back soon!

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Appeared to be short staffed and had to wait a long time for our starter. The main course was good food but not very warm

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Over charged by $48.00 and the happy hour was just a bad business practice to attract customers. I will not go back again.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Delmo isn't what it used to be. Nice small space, attentive service, but the food just doesn't shine. And don't use the $15 Valet parking!! Just try to park on the street after 6;30, no problem

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Fantastic experience, food, ambiance. As usual, never disappointed.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Wonderful dining experience with great food and service. Friendly staff and delicious seafood

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

No beer available...the langoustines and sole meunière were delicious but the vegetables and rice, very ordinairy...doesn't justify the price!

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Best Lobster Thermidor I've ever had! Yum! We found this place online searching for good seafood. So glad we tried it, because it was the best dining experience of our visit to Montreal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Superb seafood done right! Great ambiance and service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

We had a wonderful lunch including local oysters, which were fresh and delicious. The Dover sole and frogs legs were classically prepared and truly outstanding. The wine selection was excellent, including some small batch vintages not generally available.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 20, 2017

My wife and I ate at Chez Delmo last week prior to the Centaur theater. Service was attentive, the wine list interesting, and the menu classic. My meal was extremely good -delicious fish soup with all the extras followed by excellent fish & chips - minimal breading and perfectly cooked fish. Not cheap but good value for the such high quality fish.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Excellent restaurant with very good food and good location.
Good place for friends get together and having fun and enjoy the good food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 12, 2017

This restaurant is a must do in Old Montreal. We wanted a restaurant close to the Westin Montreal. This was a couple of blocks away. Upon arrival we were greeted by the very personable host who gave us a choice of tables for quiet romantic or middle of restaurant with a view of the action. Paul was our server and he was very attentive but not intrusive. Paul was very knowledgeable and helpful as we navigated the menu full of wonderful seafood choices. We decided on an endive salad which was fresh and crisp with a wonderful vinegrette dressing. For an entree we chose the Dover Sole and it was superb. My ding companion has a gluten allergy so the chef changed the preparation for him to accommodate and his was perfect as well. The standard prep served in meunière was moist and delicious. I could go back tomorrow for a total repeat dinner. For dessert, we chose a crime brûlée and it did not disappoint. Paul offered wine pairings to complement the food and that just added to the experience. Definitely a place to come back to.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Excellent sea food.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Delicious seafood restaurant
Seafood poutine is exceptional
Very fresh and tasty product served with appeprate sauce
Dining room could be noisy

Tags: Tasting Menu, Healthy, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Très bon restaurant. Le service est au top. La nourriture est savoureuse et bien présentée. Le goût, qualité et la fraîcheur des fruits de mer sont excellents. J'ai été avec ma copine et je dirais que c'est l'un des meilleurs restaurants qu'on a été jusqu'à présent.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Vegan, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Chez Delmo was on our recommended restaurant list from our hotel. The description said essentially that it was a great seafood place; we love seafood so seemed like a no brained. Easy. The ambiance, as it turned out, was the best thing I can say about the place. The waitress was friendly enough but we felt she tried to upsell every chance she had. We asked for 9 oysters, she said what? 12? I asked for a wine recommendation and she picked the most expensive by the glass. Same thing happened when my husband asked about the entrees and again she selected the most expensive dish. All of this turned us off and we haven’t had our food yet. I ordered seafood shell—which was essentially mash with some over cooked scallops and shrimps—for CAD 44. Not worth it. If you’re going to charge me, give me good food, that was not the case with Chez Delmo. The biggest disappointment meal wise on our 6 day trip. For the money, I could recommend all of the other restaurants I tried, and loved, and still save you a few bucks.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This restaurant is crazily overpriced and living on the fact that it has been around for a long time. The prices are extremely high and the quality of the food is average. A seafood platter is $135.00 canadian! I did not select that meal.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great seafood. Energetic atmosphere Attentive service

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was wonderful. We had the Walleye and Halibut. Our fish was incredibly tender and flavorful. We will certainly return on our next trip to Montreal.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Super as always.
Fadia was great.
Our early arrival great with a chance to talk to Benoit!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, People Watching, Cozy, Authentic
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

excellent fish food, expansive but worth the value

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Excellent seafood restaurant with many different choices. A little on the expensive side but had great seafood.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Chez Delmo was the perfect spot for my wife and I to dine on our last day in Montréal. The service was incredible, we were able to sample Quebec local cheeses and wines, and the seafood was fresh. I highly reccommend the Coquille de fruits de mer. It was truly on of the finest meals I've ever had. I also reccommend the salmon tare tare. The wait staff were quite accomodating and knowledgable about their meals, wines, and more importantly, ingredients.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

A wonderful experience from beginning to end! Perfect Malpeque oysters, delicious lobster chowder. We both ordered the Coquille aux Fruits de Mer and it was superb - lots of seafood in a rich béchamel type sauce, gratinée with plenty of cheese. The base was a small amount of creamy mashed potatoes.
Wine selected was Puilly Fuissé.
With mentioning are the large murals and art works by Carlito Dalceggio, which add flair, colour, and a happy ambience to the restaurant.
The host and our server were exemplary.
Thanks for a terrific evening in Montréal.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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