Maggie Oakes

4.2
553 reviews
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Located in the splendid William Gray hotel, Maggie Oakes is a vegetable-forward market grill, overlooking historic Place Jacques-Cartier in Old Montreal. The menu offers a perfect blend of seasonal vegetables and quality meat with a commitment to local farmers and purveyors. Designed by Camdi, Maggie Oakes is dressed in marble, walnut and brass, and boasts an impressive dry age meat cooler, large glass wine cellar and a unique green wall for fresh herbs and micro-greens. Please note we offer Valet service until April via La place Jacques Cartier.
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Montreal
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

musique beaucoup trop forte pour l'heure du lunch: on a dû demander deux fois pour la baisser et le serveur l'a fait mais ça a semblé difficile parce qu'il semble que le gérant, lui, aime la musique forte.
pour le reste, nourriture était bonne, et le service très bien

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DK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, pleasant place with nice decoration and plenty of space. The food was good too.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Très bel endroit bien situé. La nourriture était excellent. Les conseils de notre serveur sur le vin aussi. Tout le personnel était chaleureux. Il y a eu une petite erreur sur une de nos entrées, mais ils ont rapidement corriger le tout, c’était un exemple à suivre au niveau de service à la clientèle. Je recommande l’endroit.

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F
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Brunch et plats excellent ! Je recommande les pancakes, les oeufs bénédicte, l'avocado toast, la poutine au canard...

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S
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Bon endroit où souligner un moment spécial, comme un anniversaire. Le service est très efficace et le personnel est très poli. En tête-à-tête avec mon ami pour son anniversaire, la maison nous a offert à chacun un mimosa. Très belle attention. Un bel endroit digne du très classe William Grey adjacent.

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AS
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

I have had 2 very good meals at Maggie Oakes, however the last time I visited, the restaurant was extremely cold as all doors and windows were open. We asked them to close the windows but they would not. It was quite uncomfortable to eat being so cold. Quite disappointed in our last visit.

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GS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Le volume de la musique était trop élevée, pour un souper de la Fête des mères !

Maggie Oakes
Responded on May 14, 2019

Bonjour Gaston, Merci d'Avoir pris le temps de nous faire part de votre expérience, nous prenons votre commentaire en sérieuse considération. Nous espérons que vous avez tout de même passé une joyeuse fête des mères, Au plaisir de vous accueillir de nouveau bientôt, Emanuelle Turcotte, Coordonnatrice F&B

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J
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La table à desserts à volonté est magnifique. Les serveurs et le personnel est au petit soin.

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TH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Lorsque j’avais réservé pour le brunch de la fête des mères, nous avions demandé pour une chaise haute. La personne avait confirmé en avoir sans problème pour nous accommoder. Quand nous sommes arrivés, il y en avait pas du tout alors notre expérience a été de la nourriture froide avec un bébé dans nos bras. La direction avait l’air de s’en foutre royalement. Avoir su, je n’aurais pas réservé et je serais allé ailleurs. Je ne reviendrai pas et je ne recommanderai pas ce restaurant à personne.

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KN
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charlotte at Maggie Oakes was a great server! She took care of everything we needed. The food and drinks were wonderful.

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PB
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our waitress, Gabrielle, was outstanding. She knew the menu completely had great recommendations was very personable and attentive. The food was great, prepared as asked and presented very well. The restaurant was very clean and had a great feel. My only complaint was the dining room was loud. We were seated next to a large party that was very loud and after they left the music was so loud we had to repeatedly ask to have it turned down so we could speak. I would definitely return next time I come to Montreal. Overall I would recommend visiting

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MR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lunch special was a great value. The food was very good as was the service.

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CS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service is the great plus at Maggie Oakes. Especially the choices by the waitress for cocktails and later the wine had been great. On the other hand the place is pretty loud, so if you want to understand what the other people around the table say, they have to shout. If you are with more than 3 or 4 people it's impossible to have a discussion unless you can read lips. The food is ok, perhaps a bit overpriced for the quality but you pay also for the location, right on Jacques Cartier Square.

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DM
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I would recommend probably...BUT the "chef" should be attentive of his food presentation! we can do better at home....we choose benedictine egg without potatos...but more fruit. and..WE'VE got 2 benedictine eggs in a large plate...no decoration....you know at home we would add some lettuce, tomatoes...anything to decorate....it does not cost much and better for the eyes!

Maggie Oakes
Responded on May 7, 2019

Hello Diane, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Your comment is very helpful; we appreciate feedback such as yours. It helps us target the points we need to improve on. We hope to have the chance of welcoming you again soon, Best regards, Emanuelle Turcotte, F&B Coordinator.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

3 hours till dinner...you have to be kidding me. This place is banned.

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l
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food and wonderful service from our waiter Sasha. He knows how to make us feel good !!
I had the bavette and the sauce was divine !
A bit loud next to the bar, but over all, a really special place.

Louise

Maggie Oakes
Responded on May 7, 2019

Hello Louise, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We will make sure to pass on your kind words to Sasha. We look forward to welcoming you again soon, Best regards, Emanuelle Turcotte, F&B Coordinator

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O
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very special night at this restaurant, the service and food was excellent.

Maggie Oakes
Responded on May 7, 2019

Hello Olivia,, Thank you for your 5-star comment ! We are very pleased to learn that you enjoyed your experience with us ! We look forward to having you with us again soon, Best regards, Emanuelle Turcotte, F&B Coordinator.

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SF
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The food is delicious and the area, with the hotel and rooftop terrace is stunning. Too bad the service is horrible. Tourist trap.

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JW
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good service. Food was geeat

Maggie Oakes
Responded on May 7, 2019

Hello John, Thank you for your 5-star review ! We are very pleased to learn that you enjoyed your experience with us as much for the food than for the service. We look forward to welcoming you again soon, Best regards, Emanuelle Turcotte, F&b Coordinator

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Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Me semble un très bon endroit pour un lunch d'affaire quand on a pas de problème de stationnement. Bonne cuisine et bon service avec beaucoup de places pour des conversations discrètes. Rapport qualité prix excellent.

Maggie Oakes
Responded on April 25, 2019

Bonjour, Merci d'avoir pris le temps de nous faire part de votre expérience. Le stationnement est effectivement difficile au vieux port, mais nous offrons un service valet au 421 St-Vincent, à l'hôtel William Gray. Au plaisir de vous accueillir de nouveau très bientôt, Emanuelle Turcotte, Coordonnatrice F&b

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A
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing all around! The staff was very attentive and helpful and not in an annoying way. They took the right amount of time to take orders, bring the food and even refilling our water and coffee. Its a huge a beautifully decorated restaurant neither comfy booths and a lovely looking bar.
The food was delicious and fresh, not to mention a great value for the Easter brunch we had. I went with a friend, but would definitely take my family as well.
Thank you so much and I hope to go back soon (maybe a second Easter brunch???)!

Maggie Oakes
Responded on April 25, 2019

Hello Annie, Thank you for your great 5-star review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and that we could make your Easter that much better! We hope to welcome you again soon (before Easter next year!) Best regards, Emanuelle Turcotte, F&B Coordinator

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente!!!

Maggie Oakes
Responded on May 7, 2019

Hello, Thank you for your 5-star review ! It is a pleasure to learn that you enjoyed your experience with us ! We look forward to welcoming you again, Kindly, Emanuelle Turcotte, F&B Coordinator.

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Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a lovely Easter brunch with my mom!

Maggie Oakes
Responded on April 25, 2019

Hello, Thank you for your 5-star review ! We are very pleased to learn you and your mom enjoyed your time with us, and we are glad we had the pleasure of having you with us for Easter ! We look forward to welcoming the both of you again soon, Best regards, Emanuelle Turcotte, F&B Coordinator

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place, I love the decoration and the food was really great. We went for Easter brunch and it was not too crowded and the service was great. Would definitely recommend this place and they have a nice outdoor seating with a view on Jacques Cartier’s place.

Maggie Oakes
Responded on April 25, 2019

Hello, Thank you for your 5-star review ! It is always a pleasure to read from a happy customer and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon, Happy belated Easter, Emanuelle Turcotte, F&B Coordinator

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service

Maggie Oakes
Responded on April 25, 2019

Hello, Thank you for your 5-star review ! We are very glad that you enjoyed your experience with us, specifically the service. We look forward to welcoming you again soon, Best regards, Emanuelle Turcotte, F&B Coordinator

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Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything went well except there was a group who were so loud that basically after their comments, curses etc I knew everything about their life...the restaurant wasn’t full on that evening, imagine when it is.

We did tell one person that they were loud, dont mind folks having a good time but the employee just brushed it off

Maggie Oakes
Responded on April 25, 2019

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We will take your comment into consideration. However, we are glad that you were pleased with the overall experience. We look forward to welcoming you again soon, Best regards, Emanuelle Turcotte, F&B Coordinator

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Ate at Maggie Oakes for brunch while staying at the hotel. The initial wait for coffee and to take our orders was excessive. The pastry platter was served at the same time as our meal without butter or jams. It took another 10 minutes to flag down a waiter to get these. A pastry plate for sharing that only included one of each item, would have been better to have smaller portions or to have them cut. The eggs were rather tasty, but the potatoes were standard commercial breakfast squares. The fruit salad was primarily cantaloupe and honeydew with little to no flavour. Over all a rather disappointing experience for this quality of hotel.

Maggie Oakes
Responded on April 25, 2019

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us; I am very sorry to learn that it did not reflect our standards or your expectations. We will take your comment into serious consideration. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon, Best regards, Emanuelle Turcotte, F&B Coordinator

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MM
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food, mediocre service.
I had high expectations of this place as I've heard really good reviews. Went for brunch on a Sunday morning at 10:30, there were a few tables full. No waiter came to see us, the host ended up taking our coffee order. It took over 15 mins to get the coffee and bloody ceaser we ordered and that was only asking for them. The waiter finally took our food order once the drink is arrived. If the food hadn't been amazing I would give this place 3 star rating.

Maggie Oakes
Responded on April 25, 2019

Hello Meaghan, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. May I ask who was your waiter ? We will take your comment into serious consideration and we willl discuss it with our team. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon, Best regards, Emanuelle Turcotte, F&B Coordinator

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VC
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent Repas, magnifique le frigidaire se verre pour vieillir les viandes.

Maggie Oakes
Responded on April 25, 2019

Bonjour Virginie, Merci pour votre beau commentaire 5 étoiles ! Nous sommes ravis d'apprendre que vous avez apprécié votre expérience chez nous autant sur le plan de la nourriture que du décor. Au plaisir de vous accueillir de nouveau très bientôt, Emanuelle Turcotte, Coordonnatrice F&B

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GS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great brunch here on Sunday! There was something for all tastes.

Maggie Oakes
Responded on April 12, 2019

Hello, Thank you for your 5-star review ! We are so pleased to learn that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to have you over again soon, hopefully on our lovely terrace ! Best regards, Emanuelle Turcotte, F&B Coordinator

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G
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a brunch on Sundays! Menu with varied choices.

Maggie Oakes
Responded on April 25, 2019

Hello Gini, Thank you for your 5-star review ! We are very pleased to elarn that you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to welcome you again soon for a great Sunday brunch ! Best regards, Emanuelle Turcotte, F&B Coordinator

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R
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joëlle, notre serveuse, était absolument charmante, très aidante, on ne manquait jamais de rien!
La nourriture excellente et l’ambiance chic mais chaleureuse.
Nous reviendrons certainement.

Maggie Oakes
Responded on April 5, 2019

Bonjour Rose, Merci pour votre beau commentaire 5 étoiles ! Nous sommes ravis que vous avez apprécié votre expérience chez nous, et nous nous assurerons de communiquer vos beaux mots à Joëlle, qui partagera certainement notre plaisir. Nous espérons vous ravoir parmi nous très rapidement, Cordialement, Emanuelle Turcotte, Coordonnatrice F&B

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Très bonne cuisine, le service était bien.
Place à amélioration côté service en général, même si notre serveur fut très gentil et courtois.

Maggie Oakes
Responded on April 5, 2019

Bonjour, Tout d'abord, merci d'avoir pris le temps de nous faire part de votre expérience. Qu'aurions-nous pu faire afin d'améliorer celle-ci? Nous espérons vous accueillir parmi nous très bientôt, Cordialement, Emanuelle Turcotte, Coordonnatrice F&B.

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Although the food is always amazing the service was a bit worse than I have expierienced. The Waiter messed up our bills two times, we just all ended up paying for things we didn’t even have. I love this resto the food is always delicious and the waiter was super nice but was left feeling dissatisfied that I choose this restaurant for my birthday and all my friends and me paid for things that were not ours.

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GO
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The only thing that lost points for me was the fact that we had to ask to be served. When we sat down, it took a while for us to even get the waiter at the table to introduce himself. He asked what water we wanted but didn't inquire about drinks. When he finally ordered our drinks and brought them to us, a solid 20 mins went by with our menus closed without him asking if we were ready to order our food, and he had gone by our table quite a few times. I actually had to call out to him that we were ready. The restaurant was not so busy and although I don't know the intention of that delay, considering the valet parking is double the price after three hours (we made it just on time) and that the longer the wait, the more people are prone to order another drink, we felt as though it was all planned for us to stay longer.
That being said though, this restaurant is one of my favourites in the city and would still recommend 100%. I was happy to bring my boyfriend to discover your amazing food for the first time on his birthday. We'll definitely be back in the future.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service very friendly I recommend

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Cuisine très ordinaire. Il ne s'agit pas d'un restaurant où je ramènerai des clients.

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D
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le service est personnalisé, chaleureux et juste. La nourriture parfait...l'ambiance tout a fait ce que je recherchais. Je recommande cet endroit autant pour un dîner d'affaire que pour un moment entre amis ou famille.

Nathalie Doyon

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P
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Très agréable comme endroit
Nous avons très bien mangé
On n'est pas bousculé

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1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Petites portions pour le prix demandé
Service assez lent, nous avons reçu notre commande quasiment une heure après

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