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Grinder

4.5
134 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Steakhouse
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  • Business Meals
  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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 134 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

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

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Belle place j'y retournerais sans hésitation merci a notre serveur Nicolas . Professionnel et amical

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Excellent food!! Very cozy and elegant! Loved my experience and will return!

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Nous avons été charmé par l'emplacement, le service à la clientèle très amicale et surtout par les employé(e)s plus beaux et belles les uns et les autres. Restaurant très branché. Cuisine authentique et créative mais surtout EXCELLENTE, GOÛTEUSE ET DÉLICIEUSE (tartares fabuleux, belles pièces de boeufs, salades impressionnantes, desserts divins et choix de digestifs à couper le souffle). La carte des vins est impressionnante et il y en a de tous les prix. Il y a aussi un choix impressionnant de vin au verre.

Nous y retournons dans une semaine car l'expérience vécue nous a coupé le soffle.

Merci à Benjamin et Jonathan.

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4.0Dined on February 5, 2018

We have a wonderful night but had some little "technical problem". They fried our scallop when it suppose to be serve cold but its still good. We just expect that the waiter tell us before we ask him. We choose a bottle that they didn't have it anymore and the waiter 2nd choice on the bottle was pretty good. They mess up with our side dish by giving us something that we didnt order but again it was still good. Overall i give 4star because of the waiter the service ambiance and the food.

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Wine by the glass isn’t great

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Fantastic place! All around top notch place!

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Great food as always. Service continue to lack, not attentive at all.

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2.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Meat was not good.

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5.0Dined on December 11, 2017

great spot, very trendy, awesome food. would return

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Super service, très bon repas, notre serveur Jonathan était attentionné et nous a fait d’excellentes recommandations.

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent pour un lunch d'affaires. Tres bon repas et service et belle ambiance.

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent calamari, best greek salad ever, the scallop appetizer was creative but little too cold to be able to savour all the wonderful flavours. They tasted better when they finally approached room temperture. Excellent service and ambiance.

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Belle ambiance, un peu bruyant. Repas très bon, simple, bonne portion, belles saveurs. Service un peu lent pour un diner, mais pas à s'en plaindre. Je recommande ce resto.

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3.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Grinder has above average food, a lively vibe and would be great for a get together or special event with friends. It was too loud/busy and lacked intimacy for a date. Oddly the service was too good for us - food arrived so quickly that we had 3 courses and were out in under 1.5 hours... a whirlwind!

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food and great vibe even on a Sunday night

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5.0Dined on October 23, 2017

Great atmosphere and food. We are at the bar and the bartenders were very attentive

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Awesome experience!
The only disappointing part I would say, would be the fact that there was no acknowledgement that we were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. When reserving on open table, they ask about “an occasion”, so I would figure that the restaurant would try to do a little something to celebrate this. Certainly not a deal breaker as I would certainly go back, but just a little note for the establishment who may want to consider this in the future- :)

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5.0Dined on October 16, 2017

Amazing food, the quality of the meat is impeccable and the short ribs with the mushroom side were absolutely perfect. The service was outstanding, we loved that you get to pick your steak sauce from 8 unique options, and the server went the extra mile. Only feedback would be that the two person tables are fairly close together so our conversation competed with the people next to us. Will be dreaming about this food until the next time I go! If you're a fan of steak you must go here.

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1.0Dined on October 9, 2017

Je suis allé avec ma femme pour une occasion spéciale, la serveuse nous a installé au fond du restaurant devant une porte de garage sans nous donné le menu ni demande ce qu'on voulait boire... l'entré une salade méditerranéenne est tellement banale qu'à la maison je suis capable de faire nettement mieux tomate cerise coupe avec des olives et feta... le plat steak new york brulé cramé tellement brûlé on dirai de la gomme et très gras. Enfin le fondant au dessert grossier avec des amandes cru dessus...Je trouve que le prix ne reflète pas la qualité des plats servis c'est trop chère par rapport à ce qu'on a mangé je ne le recommande pas...

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4.0Dined on October 9, 2017

IN GENERAL GOOD RESTAURANTS. THE PRICES ON THE MEAT IS A BIT STEEP, THE REST OK

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2017

First time I've been enthused enough to write a restaurant review. Traveling in Montreal with my teen daughters and wanted something outside Old Montreal and downtown. Saw the good reviews this place had and decided to give it a try. Very, very pleased we did - best way to describe it is as a raw bar steakhouse. Made a last-minute reservation and got seated promptly at 7 p.m. (tried a couple of other places beforehand and earliest times available were 9 and 9:30 p.m.). Room is divided by a bar and hostess sat us - at our request - away from the main dining room (which was packed with folks having a great time). That made it a cinch to have easy conversation. Food was outstanding - we had all two tartars (steak and salmon) as appetizers and all of us loved it, even the girls. For dinner, one daughter had the tuna tartar, one the burger, and we had the Chateaubriand for two. The tuna tartar was fully on par with the other two. Burger disappeared in a flash. As for the steak, although it seemed a bit pricey, it was delicious, as were the sides. Interesting oddity were all the "side sauces" served with the steak.
I get the pepper sauce and even the BBQ sauce but, as for the hummus and whatever the green stuff was, I never saw that coming. Beyond the food, the wait staff was great. I couldn't decide on a red, so the waitress gave me a sample of three to pick from (in the end, none of the three reds were very good, but the Chablis (white) we had before the steak was spot on). Would recommend this place all day long.

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2.0Dined on September 28, 2017

Food quality dropped used to be my favotire place

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4.0Dined on September 4, 2017

Cocktail was well-balanced, food was delicious as always. Looking forward to the next time already!

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3.0Dined on July 4, 2017

I just found the service off kilter. We would order from one person and have another ask us again. We never knew who our rea waiter waitress was.

One weird moment also service related. The waiter is placing our wine glasses. My hand is clearly on the table and he nudges it to place the glass. Sorry dude you work around me! Lol talk about odd.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2017

Excellent service, cuisine raffinée, choix de vin incroyable.

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3.0Dined on June 4, 2017

The food was good, I didn't get my salmon Well cooked like i asked for. You have a limited food menu and dont serve reg chicken breast which i find wierd. Everyone talks about it as if its a BIG THING but i found it basic. But yes the food is good.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2017

Excellent food and service 👍🏻
Always worth the trip !

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