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About Grinder

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.

1708 Notre Dame O
Montréal, QC H3J1M3
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
rue Richmond

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(514) 439-1130

Website:
http://www.restaurantgrinder.ca/

Public Transit:
Located between Georges-Vanier metro station and Lucien-Lallier metro Station.

Executive Chef:
Nick Berolo

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Grinder Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (7)
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Good for Birthdays (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Business Meals (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Authentic (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
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·Dined a day ago

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.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 13, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great food and great vibe even on a Sunday night

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 24, 2017

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

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 (Montreal)·Dined 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- :)

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

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

Tags: Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Authentic
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·Dined 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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·Dined 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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Food quality dropped used to be my favotire place

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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 5, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Excellent service, cuisine raffinée, choix de vin incroyable.

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 (Montreal)·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Excellent food and service 👍🏻
Always worth the trip !

Tags: Local Ingredients, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Great lunch, as always, with many good options. Good ambiance and very friendly service

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Excellent restaurant, cuisine raffinée et service courtois et attentif. Excellente carte des vins. Très bonne adresse dans le Sud-Ouest. Pourquoi aller au centre-ville?

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 6, 2017

Oh my god this restaurant is so good. I got the Tuna tataki and it was amazing and my friend got the kale salad which was also incredible. Would recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Un service remarquable et la cuisine est savoureuse. Une experience en amoureux dont on se souviendra c'était parfait et délicieux. La qualité des plats vaut bien leur prix.

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 31, 2017

I got there at least twice a month. Great restaurant. Food is very good. Salads, oyster, onglet steak with chimichurri. WoW. Pounding chômeurs a must.
Calamari with their home made sauce yummy.
Tatare of salmon with Asian dressing salad always a winner.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 21, 2016

I'm never disappointed in the food, the one time I had a problem with something it was quickly replaced with an apology. I've eaten there 20 times this year and it's always a pleasure. The free valet parking is a serious plus.
The only small negative is that it can get noisy at dinner.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 29, 2016

i was kinda upset that they put us on the spot that they walking people keep bumpin into us the waiter and bus boy i did ask to change place and they telle to hold on but never change me no where so for my first time there wasnt great at all

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 27, 2016

Dans le cadre de montréal à table, le jarret d'agneau était excellent par contre nous avons moins bien apprécié le service qui a été très expéditif

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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 26, 2016

it is good and expensive which is I guess better than expensive and poor quality. I need to check out the butchers shop and do a third visit to decide. The place itself is quite pleasant. Booked on open table and they mustve had a dozen or more tables free when I showed up 30 mins early at beginning of week, so I was hanging about for nothing.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 21, 2016

La musique est beaucoup trop forte (c'est un resto ou un bar?). Les calmars frits étaient assaisonnés comme des ailes de poulet et le tartare de saumon comme un steak... Est-ce une cage au sport déguisée en resto branché?

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 30, 2016

Loved how the restaurant looked. Great ambiance and style. Food was amazing too, even if it was on the expensive side. And the free valet service was a. Amazing as well.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on August 22, 2016

The worst service I've ever experienced. The waitress basically ignored us the entire night.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Basically the service spoiled our experience at this very nice looking restaurant. The food was good, not more not less. But it took an hour before we had our main course. 30 minutes before we had a glass of wine. Very poor and inattentive waiting staff. This affected us in a negative way and I would not recommend this place. Especially if you are out for a lunch meal and need to be back at work on time.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Montreal)·Dined on August 18, 2016

Outstanding restaurant Great interior terrace and great service

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 31, 2016

Our waitress helped us pick wines/sides/dessert and she was bang on every time. We had friends in from Toronto and they were very impressed. The porterhouse steak for two will be a lasting memory as will the oysters and the pudding chaumeur....WOW!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 21, 2016

La nourriture et le vin est toujours excellent à cette place le midi et même le soir il y a beaucoup de personnes et c'est toujours agréable de si retrouvé entre amis ou entre amoureux

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 15, 2016

After hearing good things about this place, I was a bit underwhelmed with the food. Service was ok though, staff was very friendly.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 8, 2016

I love the food. Would be nice if there was a lunch menu.
Only issue I ever have is that the service is slow.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 23, 2016

J'ai choisi une suggestion du chef du jour et c'était délicieux. La salade un mélange hors du commun que j'ai vraiment apprécié. J'y retourne assurément.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 8, 2016

The food is delicious. It's perfect for lunch with friends. The wine and the food are amazing. I'll definitely dine here again.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 25, 2016

My 3rd time going to Grinder, food keep being good, but service has been going from good to ok and now just fair. For lunch time with customers you don't want to spend more than 2 hours. Other than this, the ambiance keeps being good and so is the food. Next time I might just go with my husban with no rush bringing customers

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 6, 2016

Arrogant waiters!
Big time overrated!
Will never return there. Complete waist..,

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 28, 2016

Cool Spot, great variety of food selection, nice vibe and very good service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 25, 2016

This is a nice place to do business lunch. The ambiance is somewhat noisy but not so much.
The service is great and the food is really good as well.
I'll be coming back.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 2, 2016

Second time here and it is still a lovely place. Food was only ok though. I wish there was some kind of sauce on my lamb chops dish because it was so dry. My friend had another lamb dish and it wasn't really great. I guess we'll stick with beef next time, but their tartares are really good and pouding chômeur is a must!

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