Grinder

4.5
162 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Steakhouse
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Grinder restaurant is located on Notre-Dame street, in the heart of Griffintown. This neighborhood in the southwest of Montreal is dynamic and promising; residential and commercial projects are already underway.

The original decor screams Zébulon Perron (Furco, Buvette à Simone, Philemon). He created a comfortable and warm restaurant, kitchen and raw bar. Grinder characterizes itself by vintage and modern elements such as glass and metal.

On the menu, raw & cooked items: tartares, tatakis, ceviches, carpaccios, etc. Also on the menu, steaks and grilled or braised meats, all to be shared. Grinder also offers a variety of fish and seafood, served cooked or raw as well. More than a simple steakhouse, all food lovers will find something to their liking among our selection of fresh products.

100% of their wine list consists of privately imported wines, always changing with the seasons, and of course focusing on wines produced while respecting nature.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(514) 439-1130
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nick Berolo
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Cross street
rue Richmond
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Public transit
Located between Georges-Vanier metro station and Lucien-Lallier metro Station.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 162 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Très beau décor mais il faut être jeune pour apprécier le bruit constant; si ne n'est pas la musique techno qu,on entend dans tous les restos branchés, c'est le bruit des autobus et autos qui cotoient directement la terrasse.

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2018

We went for lunch and it was way too hot. No breeze on the covered terrace and we were sweating like crazy. Too bad because the decor and the food are amazing!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

What a wonderful surprise. Dined at the restaurant for lunch. The sushi sashimi melts in your mouth and the entree was just right. Will be back for dinner! :)

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2018

J'avais réservé. Je m'identifie en arrivant, on me fait poireauter 10 minutes... pour enfin me rediriger vers l'entrée principale. Il n'y avait toutefois pas encore beaucoup d'affluence à cette heure-là, soit 17h45. Hormis ce premier contact, j'ai beaucoup apprécié la fraicheur du tartare de saumon et la bonhomie des serveurs.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Was at Grinder for a business lunch and it was a great experience. The food was very good and the service excellent! And the noise level was less than during the evening so we could talk easily. Overall it was a positive experience.

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3.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Food is just okay

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Great food ! Great service !

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3.0Dined on July 16, 2018

The food was not very good. They have “aligot” but it was more like mashed potatoes with some cheese baked in. The steaks had almost no flavor. I asked for medium rare, but it was rare. I could barely eat it cause it felt like I was eating raw meat for the most part. It came with beets and grapes which really didn’t complement the skirt steak. Skirt steak is really good so idk how you mess it up.

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3.0Dined on July 13, 2018

The food was good, we were expecting more for the price unfortunately. We got an overcooked meat but it was changed quite rapidly. Overall, the service was very good.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Delicious food, great vibe, and wonderful place! Highly recommended if you're in Montreal.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Excellent food, atmosphere, service. Cannot go wrong !

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2.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Hôtesse et serveurs désenchantée en entrant nous donne une table pour 2 mais ont été 3 très tasser. Bouffe froid et ordinaire.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Great restaurant. The only complaint is that there was no air conditioning & it was very uncomfortable during a heat wave with poor air quality warnings.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

It's our second time at Grinder & it was another great experience. The food was delicious, cooked perfectly as requested. The waiter was really nice & very attentive. Really good overall experience so I don't mind the pricey tab. We will definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Love the ambiance.. wine and good great.. oysters were outstanding but had tuna tartar and was very blend and small for price

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Date night !

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

The tomahawk steak for 2 was delicious! Great service and ambiance

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Sortie de couple

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Great service great food ! Thank you !

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

One of the best nights out and fun dining experience. Terrific staff. Terrific food. Amazing service. Loved everything about this place.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

We had a great meal. Our waitress was very helpful with picking out wines and giving recommendations on different items. Food was very good and we loved the atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Très belle expérience par contre cuisson dés steak manquée !

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Amazing steak, Mediterranean salad was delish. Server was attentive and recommended an amazing wine. Bar was packed. Definite hot spot.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

The service was impeccable! The food was excellent and the ambiance was perfect. I would recommend 120%

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

It was excellent, they treated us so well, we’re going back

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2.0Dined on May 23, 2018

The food was fine (e.g., tartare, dry aged meat) but the place was extremely noisy. It was difficult to have a conversation due to the noise level.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Excellente expérience à Grinder. Un petit manque au service au début et vite rattrapé. Tous les employés étaient très sympas. La nourriture excellente. On a essayé plusieurs plats pour partager. On va y retourner c'est certain.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Obviously one of the best spot in Montreal I would recommend this place for sure.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Great Food, Great service. A bit too noisy for a business meal but all went fine.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Fun, lively atmosphere! Upscale restaurant with great food, wine, cocktails & super service. I think we had 3 waiters looking after us during our dinner. Great neighbourhood location too. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Excellent food but the music was much too loud. Heavy bass.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Anniversaire

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Very professional hostess and service. Great ambience.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Great meal, awesome service.
Don't remember her name but we had the best waitress ever. Superb smile, awesome recommendations and service.

Thanks for the nice time.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The food was delicious but portions are too big. The cornish hen is enough for 2-3 people. Also, the waitress should have alerted us to the fact that the dish comes with potatoes so we would not have ordered them as the side dish. Very lively place but also very noisy - hard to carry a conversation across the table.

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Plus un bar qu’un restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Le sandwich au homard etait tres épicé et ceci n'avait pas été souligné par le serveur.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great ambiance......very good service........very good food. We ordered a medley of tartar for our appetizer, Beef, Duck, Salmon & Tuna.......all were very good. Most of us had the Filet for our entrée and all enjoyed it

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I really love this restaurant, the food is excellent and great quality. I just went there for my brother’s birthday we were 6 people, only 5 people ordered meals. My only disappointment is you would think that after a bill of $635 they would at least offer complimentary shots especially since it was my brother’s birthday...that’s like general restaurant curtesy after a big bill has been racked up...

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Belle atmosphères portions généreuse et excellente.

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