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About Notkins

Envisioning a type of cuisine that we are calling Early Coastal American, Notkins is focused on the best and freshest seafood available. From lobster to crab to shrimp to scallops, we choose all the best and most sustainable products the oceans have to offer. Of course, it is the oyster above all else that holds center. At Notkins, we know oysters.

*Please note that we have a full bar permit, we are an 18+ establishment at every operating hours

1101 Bleury
Montréal, QC H2Z 1W1
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 11pm
Saturday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:30pm

Cross Street:
Boul. René Levesque O

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(514) 866-1101

Website:
http://www.notkins.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Notkins Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

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Hot Spot (17)
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Creative Cuisine (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
Business Meals (13)
Casual (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Cozy (11)
Fun (10)
Romantic (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Healthy (5)
People Watching (5)
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Local Ingredients (4)
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Authentic (3)
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Live Sports (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

J'ai adoré! Le service était très attentionné et les plats délicieux!!! Le tartare de ''connard'' (au lieu de canard) comme le serveur nous l'a présenté sans le vouloir (c'était hilarant) était à tomber! On nous a fait un magnifique plateau déjà diviser en 2 (belle attention)! Sincèrement Merci!!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Bar Seating, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Excellent food and libations with really good vibe.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 9, 2018

My boyfriend and I went for lunch on Tuesday mid-afternoon. We shared oysters and a few apps, all of which were delicious. Our server was wonderful!! She may have been the bartender, not quite sure, but she was lovely, and very helpful with selecting the oysters! Great find for oyster lovers!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Notkins is unique. A raw bar unlike most in Montreal. We really enjoyed the atmosphere including some great 70s rock - but not too loud!
The service went above and beyond the call of duty, as a small issue with our dish noted almost after we finished was repaired with a complete replacement dish! We were impressed.
The clam bake and scallop risotto were excellent, but the fresh oysters really stood out!
The wine list is excellent though expensive.
Overall we were very pleased and well fed with an impressive meal.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Pour une toute première fois à cet endroit, j'ai été déçu. Une hôtesse insensible aux besoins des clients déjà présents, des prix prohibitifs, ds choix limités; bref, je n'ai pas été aussi enchanté que je l'espérais. Seules consolations: une serveuse attentive et dévouée et des écailleurs intéressants.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

When we arrive the restaurant was closed. Somebody was inside and told us that they had a last minute technical problem and that the restaurant was closed for the day. Nobody called or emailed us to let us know. So we had to walk around and look for another restaurant which was not easy with the very low temperature.

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

It was my husbands birthday, we came and the place was closed!! After we booked, you confirmed and sent us a reminder, it ruined our evening completely and my husbands birthday!!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a wonderful New Years Eve dinner at Notkins. Food was outstanding. I would gladly come back!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent. Fresh. Vibrant. Will go again. Thank you Steven !

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Unusual but well thought out seating plan. Superb seafood very well presented, fresh, nice sauces. Very pleasant and attentive service. A bit pushy on the alcohol consumption. Spectacular bar and large windows. Can get a bit loud. Unobstrusive TV’s. Good music (60’s) A bit pricey....or rather, perhaps the prices of the seafood should be better advertised, if not in the menu, on a board. I will go again

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Always wanted to drop by to have oysters and finally had a chance to go.
At our office opening we had an Oyster bar which was handled by Notkins.
It was a big hit with our guests. So I continue along that thought in saying that the experience in the Restaurant was even better. Great crew, professional, knowledgeable people with sincere recommendations. We were only bothered when necessary so our business lunch was comfortable and accomplish lots. Thank you everyone !!!! Happy holidays

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The seafood was fresh and very good. The service is excellent- friendly and efficient and very helpful in selecting our meals. The informal atmosphere makes the overall experience very enjoyable.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Live Sports, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Personnel attentionné, ambiance décontracté. Les produits sont frais et une constance dans l’approche client qui demeure toujours plus grande que mes attentes. J’y suis allé plus de 3 fois et j’y retournerai

Tags: Casual
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Very good food and outstanding service . Highly recommended !

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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food and service.
We went on a Sunday night so it was very quiet.
We ate and drank good amoun. It is expensive, but that's how much a good raw bar costs.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I unfortunately had the worst experience ever experienced in my life. We were a group of 4 and ordered a plate of seafood to share. As I was eating the mussels, there happened to be something moving at the lining of the mussle. It was turning and going up then back down. We called a waiter as soon as we saw one and asked to have our waiter to the table. The waiter told us that she was busy at the moment so we explained what was going on and told him it might have been a parasite but he said it was nothing, disregarded us and walked away as if we were inventing what we all saw. We left everything behind, didn’t finish our meal and felt very disgusted. We felt like he didn’t do anything to help us therefore we will never go back to this restaurant again.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Mon plat de fruit de mer a passé 20 minutes sur le bar avant d'être servi, du coup les fruits de mers étaient désséchés et mon ami a été malade en rentrant a la maison...

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Restaurant was empty but they sat us beside the only other table that was a group of 6, so it was noisy. Other than that, food was great and service was good.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food is very good but the service is terrible. It took a long time to be served, then after appetizers took long for our meal to arrive. After dinner the waiter was nowhere to be found. I was seated upstairs amd the ambience on the too floor is boring. I went to this restaurant 2 years ago and the service was also poor. I doubt I’d go back..

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 22, 2017

THIrd time at Notkins.
Really like the design , the buzz.
Meant for eating and sharing seafood. Service, while attentive is somewhat disorganized. You ask for something and then someone else comed by the table and is not aware of your request. My 1st time, the fish taco was a winner. The last 2 times, it was disappointing, 2nd time too spicy, this time the spices were notmixed in correctly?
Idin’t know if they changed the recipe or chef.
Other choices that were not hits is the fritto misto. The risotto was, on the other hand, very tasty. The scallops were ok.
Would give it another chance but seems to be going downwards.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Bar à huîtres super sympa! Personnel chaleureux et serviable, merci à Simon et à celui qui ouvrait les huître!

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Amazing oysters bar. Salmon tartare was excellent and fresh. Exceptional service. I will definitely return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Waiters are not very friendly once they find out you're not spending over 200$.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had an incredible experience for a birthday diner party. Food is amazing, the seafoods are fresh. What an amazing service from our waitress Jessica! The ambiance is cosy, cool and inviting with a good playlist of reagae songs. The best seafood restaurant i've ever been. Could'nt be better!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great restaurant, great service from Olivier! Was really impressed and the quality of the food was outstanding!

Yes it’s pricey but oh so worth it!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The service was great, as well as the ambience. The food did not met our expectations, though. The dishes were confusing and the flavors did not make enough sense to be on only one plate.

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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The dinner was okay, not great though. The seafood plate is overpriced.

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Been here several times already and haven't been disappointed. Seafood is fresh and service is friendly and prompt. Servers are also knowledgeable about their selection, and those oysters " I am just speechless. Excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 6, 2017

It took a full hour to be served our first service despite the fact that we had no aperitif and we had ordered soup... how long does it take to ladle a bowl of soup?! 3 our of the 5 mains were so over-salted that they could not be finished (rabbit and trout). The rabbit was dry. The maple syrup pie dessert was not sweet and the crust was heavy. A very disappointing experience, unfortunately.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Très déçue du service, lent et la personne ne semblait pas connaître grand chose aux huîtres. Je me serais attendue à quelqu'un de plus connaissant étant donné que nous sommes dans un endroit spécialisé pour les huîtres. Ou que la serveuse m'offre de parler au oyster shucker pour me diriger dans ma commande d'huître. J'étais là à l'occasion mtl à table mais la serveuse ne nous a pas offert le menu spécial, il a fallu le demander et ca été long avant de l'avoir. Le menu était bien sans plus. Si jamais j'y retourne ce ne sera que pour les huîtres et je m'assurerai d'être assise devant le shucker pour avoir un bon service. Je ne recommande à personne d'y aller pour un repas complet.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Un des meilleurs bar à fruits de mer en ville, un cadre sympathique, un menu Mtl à Table (nous n’étions pas là spécialement pour ça) original et bon. Service mitigé, pas le plus professionnel que nous ayons eu/vu.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Acccueil mitigé n avait pas reçu notre réservation.
Petite portion malgré table d'hôte à 41$
pour MTL à table.

Améliorer portion

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My boyfriend and I share a lot of interests, this is my favourite place, so happy to share this experience with him! He’s a snob and he loves it!!!!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Le restaurant en tant que tel mérite le déplacement j'ai adoré le décor et le personnel est charmant

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

toujours aussi bon , malgré une table très bruyante

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We remember it having a variety of oysters.

That was not the case.

It’s about $3 per oyster and no happy hour.

Also the online menu is completely different from the actual menu they have at the restaurant which basically we consider false advertising.

The place was empty at 2 pm, we were the only ones...and somewhat surprised at the slow service.

Not bathroom accessible for handicapped people for it isn’t all the up on the second floor.

Three cooked oysters for $16.

Not a big range of choices for food and the healers wine is $42.

So I do not recommend for what it is and it was not what we were expecting or excited about.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Unique and exceptional seafood from around the world. OYSTER LOVERS paradise.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Disappointing. Recommended by a foodie friend-of-a-friend in Toronto. Oysters and service great to start. Two waiters (one responsible for delivery of food) The deliverer tried to give us drinks and food that belonged elsewhere. The main course (bass) arrived while we were still eating oysters. We sent it back and emphasized we wanted freshly cooked fish. The bass was mushy. We felt the menu was overpriced.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Amazing service

Food very good, but, in all fairness, overpriced

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food was fantastic, but I was a little put off by the poor service. My server basically ignored me all night. After being seated, it took about 20 minutes to even order a drink. In my opinion, the restaurant didn't appear overly busy to the point where server neglect could be understandable. Very disappointing, especially given the quality of the food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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