Was in Hudson for the day and we decided to stop by this restaurant as we heard great reviews and was not too far from where we were at the time. Walking in we were greeted immediately by Marcella Who seated us immediately. As it was early in the evening around 6:30 PM there was only one other couple there. After some time more people showed up in the restaurant but was not over crowded. Marcella greeted us immediately with the menu and she had asked should we have any questions about the menu when she comes back she would be more than helpful to explain. Upon her return we decided to order a glass of sangria each and we were not disappointed. After looking over the menu we decided to start with the grilled garlic shrimp since they did not have any Calmar available that evening unfortunately. There after we decided on the mixed grill plates for each of us. The service was great overall however they had issues in the kitchen this evening and the food took quite a bit of time to come out thankfully we were not in a rush. Once the appetizer arrivedWe quickly dove into it and we’re very happy with her choice. We ended up with 14 shrimp in the delicious garlic sauce we polished it off nothing left not even the sauce lol. 30 minutes or so later we finally got our main meals which had a mix of Kafta, shish taouk and filet mignon brochettes with side of garlic potatoes and fresh spring salad and a spicy grilled pita with hot pepper paste inside. Great big portion and we had enough for take away for another meal the next day. Well worth the money that’s for sure. Overall great food good atmosphere and customer service by Marcela. Will definitely return for another meal
The food was so good you could cry. It was made with love and every bite was exquisite. The service was top notch and we had an incredible time.
Glad we tried Elissar !
We tried a variety of their appetizers,
Mouhammara purée of red peppers & nuts
Baba Ghannouch, bake/slightly smoked eggplant purée
Hommos BiLahme, hommos with fried minced meat
They were all very good...
being that we were only two, we shared a Mix grill which was served with twice fried garlic potatoes , rice & the Elissar fattouch salade. The filet mignon was perfectly cooked as was the chicken, the Kafta, minced meat Kebob was tasty. The side were great but I was pleasantly surprised with the fattouch, they have a different
sauce which we really liked. We had a few cold Beruit beers which
went very well with this delicious meal.
We tried a very good dessert!
It was crispy sweet noodle like on the bottom with a creamy topping sprinkled with pistachios & we asked for the sauce(simple sirop with rose water) on the side.
This is a family restaurant & we felt like guests in their home.
Friendly service from the father & son...
It is always a great experience to dine at Elissar.
The staff is friendly and respectful. Their pandemic protocol is impeccable.
I will return.
The food was delicious as usual. We tried different foods on the menu all extremely good.
Such a nice family who own this restaurant. . Definitely one of my favorite restaurants.
A feast. Very intimate (we were there on a Tuesday evening) and our waitress was excellent!
First time eating at Elissar and would definitely highly recommend this restaurant. The owners were so friendly. The food and wine were delicious. As a matter of fact I am bringing some friends with me there Friday night for dinner. Outstanding
Elissar is a hidden gem. The food and service are always perfect. The staff is friendly. The overall experience is always pleasant. They have implemented a COVID protocol that made me feel safe. I am looking forward to my next visit at their establishment.
A definite gem!! Delicious and authentic food! Great ambiance and outstanding service! Will definitely return ! Thank you for a wonderful evening ♥️
A little gem. Food is fresh and portions were good. Nice decor.
Will definitely go back and recommend to friends and family.
We had to wait almost 2 hours for our food. The food was okay.
Delicious food, nice atmosphere and friendly owners. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys Mediterranean cuisine. The wine list is reasonably priced. The portions are quite generous. This was our third visit and we will certainly return soon.
The food is outstanding. We highly recommend this restaurant
Very good restaurant. In fact amazing! And food is so good.
Service was spotty but we had a good time with our friends. We stayed very late and were never rushed.
Amazing food with exceptions service. , we were treated so well it felt like being with family. I would not hesitate to recommend the restaurant and won’t hesitate to go back soon!!
Great food , great service and nice ambiance. Will definitely recommend !
Beside a little longer wait than expected, the food was fabulous, kids loved it. A nice touch for the Dad this Sunday they give a plant. Will be back
Been to this restaurant with friends and we loved the food so much we brought more freinds.we were not disapointed. Food was fantastic again and our friends loved it too. we will go again.
Great food, great service and great ambiance!! We enjoyed our night!!
We enjoyed everything about Elissar. The food was excellent, very fresh and elegantly presented. The service was pleasant and efficient and the Lebanese wine has become our new favourite. I especially like the quality stemware, flatware and dinner service. A visit from the owner to ensure that we were enjoying our meal was much appreciated.
The food was good and very fresh, which is important and the saving grace for our experience dining here on Mother's Day. I had made the reservation well in advance and stopped by to confirm it 3 days earlier and to see if I could choose a table because we were 7 people. When we arrived our table had been given out. Strike 1. There was not a single flower on the table, no Happy Mother's Day greeting. Strike 2
The waiter who was super frazzled, wished me a Happy Birthday! So we just srtarted to laugh. Olives and pickled turnips were given out to diners who arrived after us and we had to ask for ours. We really did enjoy the food that we ordered. We had to ask for our bill. When the waiter brought it he suggested we check if it was accurate. It was not. We didn't expect it to be. Anyways the food was good, wait staff frazzled, quite a few hiccus and actually quite comical. There seemed to be chaos everywhere, not a good sign. Strike 3?
We loved our experience at Elissar. The food was delicious. We had various appetizers like hummus and fattouche. For the main course, we had the shish kebab and it was amazing. We tried Lebanese wine for the first time and it was very nice. Last but not least, our server was extremely attentive and helpful with his suggestions. We will definitely be going back!
Outstanding, as always. If you haven’t at least TRIED Elissar, you need to put that right, immediately - and you will instantly become a regular.
Authentic Lebanese food, prepared with skill and love; friendly and knowledgeable service; decent wine list too.
Be prepared for the temptation of licking your plate clean, and always say ‘yes’ to pickled turnip!
This was our third visit to Elissar. My wife and I are both of Syrian descent and we make many of the dishes on the menu, which makes us even more difficult to please when it comes to fine Lebanese/Syrian cuisine. So we mean it when we say that we've never been disappointed in Elissar. It's more than not being disappointed - we are delighted to eat here. The ingredients are always fresh (the fatouche is amazing!), the presentation outstanding, the prices (including the wine) very reasonable, the decor charming, and the service, above all else, incomparably friendly and courteous. We have the good fortune of living about five minutes away, but we would urge anyone to make the trip to enjoy the food, the staff and the ambiance of this little jewel of Lebanese dining.
Absolutely lovely experience! The food was amazing, the service exceptional and the ambiance very relaxed. I will definitely want to go back soon!
We had a lovely evening despite the horrible weather. Not many people but the food was excellent as always as well as the attention to details.
A Real Gem!!!
Fresh, Delicious Lebanese Food. As good and authentic as Lebanon.
Service was also exceptional.
The food and service were outstanding. Authentic Lebanese food. The servers and owner explain everything and checks on you often. Fresh, fresh fresh!
Best Lebanese food in Montreal!
Wonderful food and service. Would definitely recommend
As usual, superb food, quality ingredients, attention to details and good service. Also you can have a real conversation without screaming at your neighbor or missing half the comments. What a total pleasure. Thank you. An oasis of peace and gastronomy.
Elissar is a gem and helps us discover good Lebanese cuisine. Nice owners !
Really nice option driving from Montreal! The 30 minutes drive is worth the service.
Elissar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (450) 424-4244.
Elissar is rated 4.5 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.