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Communion

3.7
81 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary European
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch

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About

Located in the heart of Old Montreal at 135 De la Commune O.,
Our beautifully designed dinning room with its imposing center bar & private room welcomes guests for Happy hour, Supper, Business Lunch & Weekend Brunch all year round.
In summertime, come enjoy a wonderful meal, a nice glass of crisp white wine or one of our sangrias on our large summer terrace facing the Museum of Montreal's History and Archeology Museum.

A contemporary precise & well executed market cuisine, prepared with local seasonal fresh produce.

- Fresh Oysters, Amuses bouche platters & Appetizers

-Main Course selections include Rib steak, Duck magret, Fish & Vegetarian option.

- Cheese & dessert

- Interesting & carefully picked wine selection presented by our sommelier

Come share, discover & celebrate with friends & family!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary European, French, Canadian
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Hours of operation
Brunch :Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday : 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm,
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Phone number
(514) 937-6555
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Raphaël Bouchardon
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Private party facilities
Small private room equipped with projector screen. (12-20)
Main dinning area (20-60 including bar)
Total interior seating capacity (80)

Standing capacity for "cocktail party" (100)


Summertime exterior Terrace seating (72), standing (100)


Please consult our website for more details.
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Private party contact
Florence or Frederick: (514) 937-6555
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Catering
On demand...
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Place Royale
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Parking details
- On the street
- 2 Parking lots on St-François Xavier
- Parking on the Alexandra Pier
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Public transit
Métro Place d'Armes ou Square Victoria
Bus 515
Bixi Station de la Commune / Saint-Sulpice ou Station Saint-Nicolas / Place d'Youville
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Special events & promotions
All the time, all year round.
Guest Chefs, Guest Wine makers, Foodie Events, All you can eat oysters, BBQ on our Terrace, Wine Tastings, Whisky & Scotch tasting, etc...

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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 81 People Are SayingWrite a review
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3.7based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.6
service
3.7
ambience
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on February 16, 2014

I loved that I was able to make an online reservation easily with open table.the view was great My brunch was very good I had the Sante, My husband did not like his English breakfast, the sausage was dry, blood pudding very salty and the bacon was undercooked.
My kids had egs Benedict , the holland aisle was very fruity , the eggs where good but not hot.
Service was quick and pleasant. Nice atmosphere .
I would go back but do what I did and ask the server for their thoughts on the best items.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2014

- Food was good, not fantastic
- Price was incredibly expensive vs. comparable places nearby and given size of the portions
- Management and staff mindset is to extract as much money from patrons as possible, not rude but unpleasant
- lack of champagne option by the glass was very disappointing (recommended pseudo bubbles from Loire region that gave us heart burn all night)
- Feels like tourist trap, won't go back, wouldn't recommend to a friend

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2014

It was a special menu and everything was good. We chose the option with wine accords, it was a lovely dinner. I liked the music! Groovy enough and unformal. Very, very nice discovery.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2014

Went on Valentine's Day, so there was a special menu. This could have been a problem for us, as a vegan couple. But our wonderful waitress quickly resolved this issue for us, and what followed was a delightful meal. All the service staff were very friendly. Great attention to detail.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2014

First time at Communion. Was a little surprised how the menu worked but once got the hang of it, the food was divine. Had the pork belly, green salad, beef tartare, the Pont-Neuf frites, the charcuterie board and the accras de turbot. Tthey were all excellent. And the piece de résistance was a sublime chocolate walnut brownie. Yeah! Oh yes, the wine was good too. We had a lovely Côte de Rhone.

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2014

Great place for group. It´s a tapas restaurant only. The salmon and shrimp tapas were excellent !!! A must try place.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2013

My boyfriend and I went there for NYE and really appreciated our dining experience. The Jerusalem Artichoke cream served with the scampi, the tomato emulsion served with the ravioli as well as the carambar and yuzu side with the chocolate desert were my favourites! The inside decor is beautiful with some brick and tile walls and the bar looks amazing. I found our waitress very pleasant and polite. Definitely worth it!

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2013

Was there for a bridal shower. It was perfect, we had plenty of time to chat, the waitress was helpful, giving alternatives to a dish my friend wanted (switched the parsnip to spinach).
Both mains were fantastic and plated up so beautifully that the bride to be wanted pictures of it. Pork chops were seared to perfection, was tender and juicy. Duo fish in bisque was equally good, both trout and sea bass cooked to just right and the bisque sauce made me wish for a spoon, I used the potato and bread to get to it. Con: portions were too much for us, we had no space for dessert.
Would definitely go back again.
I know one reviewer complained of slow service but it's more a sit-down restaurant where you chat leisurely as you wait for your food.

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2013

This restaurant in Old Montreal is in a beautiful location near the water where you can watch the people and horses go by. We ordered a brunch that came with poached eggs on a delicious spinach salad, fresh fruit salad, a yogurt parfait with homemade strawberry jam and the best granola, blueberry pancakes and a goblet of warm maple syrup. Before that came out we got a basket of toasted french bread and sesame bagel with homemade jam. My cappucino and my daughter's hot chocolate (also both fantastic) didn't come right away (they came with our meals), so the server brought us complimenatry freshly squeezed orange juice (which my daughter enjoyed watching get made). The brunch kept us full for six hours as we walked all over Montreal!

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1.0Dined on November 15, 2013

2 heures avant de recevoir notre menu principal et aucunes excuses avant la fin. On nous dira qu'inhabituel.

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4.0Dined on November 3, 2013

brunch delicieux jus d orange tres frais tres belle assiette service impeccable a retourner c est sur

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5.0Dined on November 1, 2013

Highly recommended ! Special menu and pricing for Taste of Montreal week. Worth your while to try it at any time.
Food was different and out of this world for price. Great wine list. Service ambiance. LOVE IT!

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2.0Dined on November 1, 2013

The food was very disappointing. What more can be said - the 4 of us each had the table d'hote, for me, two out of the 3 courses were actually bad, the dessert being inedible. But maybe worse than that, at 6:15 when we were seated, we told the waitrr we had to leave at 7:45 for the theater. He assured us, of course, that it would be no problem. At 7:40 we were still not served dessert, despite frequent reminders that we had a time deadline. We rushed out of the restaurant with the 4 desserts hardly eaten, thankfully for me, I would not have eaten mine anyway, after the first bite.

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4.0Dined on October 25, 2013

How could anyone not love this place? The old Montreal charm by the port, mixed with a rustic interior and a modern twist on traditional food make Communion and absolutely wonderful place to dine for tourists and locals a like. Will definitely be back!

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2.0Dined on October 13, 2013

Nous étions deux pour le brunch sur la terrasse. Nous avons attendu plusieurs minutes avant que serveuse vienne nous voir. Une fois les plats commandés nous avons attendus plus de 40 minutes pour recevoir nos plats qui étaient froids. Nous avons demandé à faire changer le pain puisqu'il était froid et sec, on nous a rapporté exactement le même. Jamais nous n'avons reçu nos jus d'orange inclus avec le repas. Nous avons du nous même demander à remplir nos tasses de café. Toute l'attention était porté sur un groupe qui était sur la terrasse. Honnêtement, ce fut une expérience très décevante, le menu est très inspirant mais là s'arrête l'excitation.

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4.0Dined on October 12, 2013

I will defenitely come back! Very soon!

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3.0Dined on September 22, 2013

Je n'ai pas aimé les fèves au lard... ça ne goûtait pas les fèves au lard québécoises! La vinaigrette de la salade était beaucoup trop vinaigré à mon goût.

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4.0Dined on September 21, 2013

Dined here recently and in almost all aspects the evening was quite enjoyable The only negative was the veal sirloin which was not as tender as it should have been, possibly because it came more medium than the medium rare requested. The $33.00 two course Table d'hote is a nice option.

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3.0Dined on September 12, 2013

small place but amazing atmosphere. the food was very good however the shrimps were extremely salty. good thing the portion was small. our waitress was nice but the boy bringing the plates was mixed up between the tables.....for all 3 plates.

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1.0Dined on September 6, 2013

It took us over 2 hours to get our lunch!!! The manager claimed it was because of a new menu and new kitchen staff, but over 2 hours is simply inexcusable. The food was mediocre. Service super slow and unprofessional. The music was so loud at lunch that we could not talk and the manager insulted my parents and their friends by saying they were old and the music level was set for the younger clients (of which there were none indoors!!) Rude, slow and mediocre. Would NEVER recommend.

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3.0Dined on August 31, 2013

The food & ambience were great. The issue with this place is the terrible service. Ordered a bottle of wine on the menu & the waitress came back once to refill our glasses....when the bottle was finished. Also had to wait about 30 minutes to get the table cleared once we finished eating & the restaurant was dead at the time.

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4.0Dined on August 31, 2013

Six of us had brunch at the Communion Restaurant last Saturday. It was my second visit there. As on my first visit, the food was excellent. The wait staff were friendly, helpful and patient (we had a three year old with us). We sat outside to enjoy true sights of Old Port. I strongly recommend doing so. My only regret was that one patron was smoking. That was a damper for me. I suggest that for brunch and lunch, smoking should be banned, even outdoors.

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2.0Dined on August 25, 2013

We come to Montreal every year in August and wanted a brunch in Old Town. I use OT all the time and was very disappointed with the service and food. There was a street festival so we did understand they were busy, but they were unprepared for the crowds. They ran out of orange juice, we went through two baskets of bread because the meal was so delayed in being served. The potatoes included were cold when served under the warm eggs. The quality of the smoked salmon was very good and the eggs fresh but the presentation sloppy. I was supposed to share with a person at the other end of the table without an extra plate? I really don't want to go on, it was average and disappointing.

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3.0Dined on August 23, 2013

It's a nice spot for brunch/lunch but the menu is drastically different from weekend to weekday. The weekday was disappointing after a superb brunch menu.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2013

Always a good place for brunch.
Except that proportion are cut by half in summer...

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3.0Dined on July 18, 2013

I had only been to Communion once before for brunch. Although brunch had been quite enjoyable, dinner exceeded my expectations. We went there for a friend's birthday dinner. All of our dishes were wonderful. The $33 3-course menu is a fantastic deal. The food is not overdone or fussy, and everything was fresh and tasty. I will definitely be back again soon!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2013

Loved the place ! The food was excellent, service was fast. Our waiter I forgot his name :( He was a tall young man, explained the menu and his recommendation's were perfect !!! Definately recommend :)

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2013

Wonderful little building, good outdoor patio. Very reasonable three-course prix fixe for $33. Friendly wait staff. We sat in a small room inside the building, stone walls exposed. Excellent food, all four of us agreed.

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2013

We were 6 girls and still we manage to talk and share because the noise level was perfect. There were many families with young kids and even a couple with a dog and we never felt incommoded. Neither we think that they were with us! It is a happy shared space with a lovely terrace. The white sangria was good, the TH was well balanced with 3 options and in general we had a great time.

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3.0Dined on June 30, 2013

La terrasse du Communion est idéale pour les brunchs. Les menus proposés sont intéressants, originaux et très bons. Certains manquent toutefois de quantité compte tenu du prix. Le service est convivial (parfois un peu trop?). Mais la vue sur le Vieux Port et très agréable.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2013

It was good. The service was a bit long and they had so much difficulty with our card. The price was ok

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2013

Communion has a well deserved reputation as a sit-bt-the-waterh outdoor restaurant/cafe where the outdoors are an integral part of the summer ambiance. We came on a rainy day, sat inside, and were delighted. Our waiter could not have been more attentive or helpful. The wine list was rich in content, reasonable in price. And we were thrilled with our food--steak tartare, foie gras and, oddly, one vegetable salad. And a big picture window brought the outsides in, so we didn't miss a trick, even in the rain.

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1.0Dined on June 14, 2013

Enjoyed the evening, special mention for the "grilled cheese".
Creative presentation and very tasty.

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1.0Dined on June 14, 2013

Bad service and bad food. Good ambiance and decor.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2013

We had a wonderful evening at Communion. The meal was delicious, particularly the special entree and main course of the day. The service was exceptionally friendly yet very professional, and the ambience was social but not too loud which was nice so that you could have conversation without loud music or neighbours. I look forward to returning !

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2013

I liked the idea of ordering plates that can be shared with the everyone.

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3.0Dined on June 1, 2013

La nourriture était décevante. Les plats goûtaient rien ou tous se mélangeaient pas bien ensemble.
Mais, l'ambiance était bien, on est resté sur la terrasse, et on était vraiment bien!
Le personnel était sympathique. C'est vraiment les plats qui nous ont déçu!

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3.0Dined on June 1, 2013

The long and the short of my visit is that everything was "good". Nothing was "great", nothing was "poor". I did not leave raving about how wonderful/original the food was, nor do I never want to go back again. I had sea bass with pesto sauce and asparagus. My wife had an orzotto. Everything was cooked perfectly, but the flavours did not wow either of us. It was hardly something to complain about, but I found people-watching along the street more interesting than the food.

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2013

The starters were great, the main courses were good.
There's more than enough food in each plate.
There's always a vegetarian option.
Good experience overall.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2013

L'été, c'est la plus belle terrasse en ville, l'hiver, c'est le repair le plus chaleureux qui soit pour aller prendre un verre entre amis. Bienque situé dans le Vieux-Montréal, Le Communion est tout sauf un attrappe-touristes. Le menu est raffiné, créatif et savoureux, les vins suggérés par les sommeliers sont exquis et souvent exclusifs. Le rapport qualité-prix: excellent. Le Communion, c'est plus qu'un resto, c'est une ambiance et une expérience mémorables.

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