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Chez Delmo

4.5
568 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Seafood
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, French, Shellfish
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Hours of operation
Sunday: Closed
Monday - Friday Lunch: 11:45am - 2:30pm
Monday - Friday Dinner: 5:30pm - 10pm
Saturday Dinner: 5:30pm- 10pm
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Phone number
(514) 288-4288
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Paul Achard
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
corner St-Jean
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Parking details
Valet parking evenings only ($15 charge)
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Public transit
Square Victoria Metro Station
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Entertainment
happy hour on Thursdays, including oysters for 1$ at the bar
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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What 568 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.6
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

had lobster and the other person had scallops, it was very ordinary. Service was good though

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The mussels in wine sauce were outstanding, as was the cod.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The Service was excellent and the the food was better, what more could you ask for?

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Excellent food, presentation & service.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Pretty, small, and comfortable seafood restaurant in Old Montreal, with a nice lively bar. Fresh, modern presentations of ocean and lake fish, in your choice of broiled, meuniere, or almondine preparations. As well as shellfish (oysters!), lobster, etc. Nice range of appetizers and small plates, with happy hour oyster specials on some days of the week. Decent wine list, with good wines by the glass and beer on tap. Service and hosts were very friendly and chatty, although our server seemed to be a little inexperienced. Room is bright, tastefully decorated in modern style, and not too noisy for conversation.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Good food. Staff follow requests well.
Puy was a great server. Great suggestions.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Excellent, french classic fish and seafood restaurant.....

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

My husband and I truly enjoyed our night out at Chez Delmo. I was watching what I was eating and had the Grilled Salmon with an extra side of steamed vegetables. The salmon was cooked perfectly and was super fresh. My husband ordered the Cod and enjoyed it tremendously. We shared the Tomato Soup to start which was unbelievable. We look forward to going back soon.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food and service were simply excellent. Everything was full of flavour and super fresh.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The salmon tartare was phenomenal! I hope to return to Montreal just for this dish!

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

We enjoyed the time at the restaurant. The food is very good with a wide variation but we find that the portion of the dish is very small.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food was delicious. Very fresh seafood. Amazing service

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We went here for my husband's birthday, on his first trip to Montreal. It was the best meal we had during our three days there. The service was excellent--our waiter knew the wines and menu well and gave us good advice. My husband wanted to try the house specialities, so ordered sole meuniere, which was delicious, perfectly prepared, if a bit pricey. Unfortunately, they were out of lobster bisque (another speciality), but the waiter warned us before we ordered, and recommended the fish soup instead, which was hearty and tasty. I had frog legs, and would recommend them. We had a white beaujolais (a first for us) with the meal, and it went remarkably well with the food.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We had a delicious meal. Our server was not very knowledgeable regarding the wine menu. The manager recommended an expensive bottle, but never came back to check on us. The server started cleaning up tables next to us in the restaurant to expedite closing while we were eating (around 9:30pm)The food was excellent. All in all we had a good experience.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great service and food

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Enjoyed a nice seafood lunch here on a freezing winter weekday. As a lobster purist, I am skeptical of menus that offer to serve lobster meat any way other than the traditional roll, salad or steamed whole. To my delight, the Lobster Club was delicious and combined with their lobster bisque, really made my day. My companion had whitefish chowder which was at least equally tasty as the bisque. His main course of walleye in meuniere sauce was also wonderful. They also have an extensive wine selection, making it a good venue for a celebration.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!!

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5.0Dined on December 29, 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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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Great atmosphere and classy food; delicious!

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5.0Dined on December 19, 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.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Outstanding fish and seafood. The service was excellent. We had a wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 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.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined on November 25, 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 .

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on November 23, 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

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1.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on November 13, 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

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 6, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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