Bad on all fronts.
They didn't have most of what was listed on their online menu, so some friends didn't get what they had come expecting to have.
The atmosphere was uptight without actually being classy. Lighting felt dank. Decor was pretentious (bathroom doors look like port-o-potty doors but inside is overly ornate. Really trying too hard to be clever)
The food was overpriced and bland at best. Portions were disappointing, clams were meh, fish in the fish tacos was probably frozen.
Our server was in our face when we didn't need him, but couldn't be found when we wanted to order, wanted the bill, or wanted to pay.
They young guys shucking oysters in front of us at the bar were probably the only good thing about the place. They were friendly and seemed to really be good at preparing and plating oysters.
The clientele looked like a bunch of blowhard businessmen with some money and no taste.
Montreal had so many amazing restaurants. There is no reason to waste time or money at notkins.
Parfait pour un souper romantique!
Pas tro bruyant!
Très beau décor! Belle ambiance et confort des chaises. Fraîcheur des produits et belle présentation des assiettes.
On a commandé l'assiette à 100$ de fruits de mer... mais il y a avait autant de patates et de saucisses que de fruits de mer (1 homard et quelques moules ,et palourdes) et, élément étrange, un épi de blé d'Inde... Pas génial. Bref, un brin de déception pour le prix!
This place is slowly degrading, prices are higher overpriced in my opinion, menu not as inspired as it once was, service is not as professional as it once was and no more live DJ(at least when we went)
The decor and ambiance are still very unique and present.
The ingredients are fresh and so are the oysters.
Use to be my favorite spot but unfortunately not anymore.
Les huîtres étaient excellentes! Le repas d’arrivages Du jour, donc poisson etc était plutôt ordinaire, un peu trop cuit. Notre serveur était très patient et cherchait des solutions pour notre amie avec allergies , et il a fait un excellent travail!!
My potatoes weren’t cooked and the mushrooms weren’t great. I got the special and I was surprised that sides weren’t great. It was kind of amateur to have undercooked potatoes and to leave a woody stem attached to the mushroom topping. Halibut was good but fried and kind of heavy.
Merci à notre serveur Christophe qui s'est soucié de notre soirée. Il voulait s'assurer que l'on choisissent les meilleures huîtres pour nos goûts, le meilleur vin pour nos goûts divers et il a pris des photos de nous à notre demande même si ce n'est pas très tendance! Il a également monté le chauffage lorsqu'on lui a dit qu'on avait froid. Le resto nous a laissé prendre notre temps et ils nous ont laissé parler longtemps après le souper même si c'était un samedi et que certains restos poussent leurs clients à se dépêcher.
The food is amazing... soooo good if you are a seafood lover. We had the best seats on stools next to where the cooks prepare the oysters right in front of you. Would definitely go back.
My partner and I spent Valentine's Day here, and enjoyed an incredible seafood platter. The service was excellent and attentive, the ambiance was sophisticated but relaxed. We would love to come back here again, it's definitely a new favourite of ours!!
Valentines dinner. It was very nice but we never told that we wouldn’t be seated in the main area . Rather than go upstairs we chose to sit at the bar. Service and food was excellent though.
Very nice atmosphere, the seafood tasted fresh. 4/5
Amazing food! We ordered the calamari, Rockefeller oysters, fish tacos, and lobster mac and cheese to share between two. Everything was amazing and we can't wait to come back to try more. We recommend sitting at the oyster bar. We got to watch them prepare the huge seafood platters and the guy preparing them was so nice and talked with us and explained what he was doing. When we come back we're definitely ordering one of them. Great experience!
Positive and enjoyable
Nice decor and ambiance.
Great food fresh seafood and great service
I love Notkins because it is the place in Montreal for seafood, not only for their amazing raw bar but also because you cannot go wrong with any dish on the menu. The restaurant is beautiful, the service is impeccable and the food is delicious. I highly recommend the New England clam bake!
The service could of been better. The waiter forgot a few items that we ordered and the the main dish was cold.
One of the best places in Montreal to eat fresh oysters. I’m never disappointed. Cheers.
Oysters were great. The Main food is overrated. No spice or taste.
The food was very expensive factoring in this is fresh seafood. A lot of love and labour goes into the product but I don’t find there is value added because of this. Or rather many people would find it hard to lay out so much for a dinner . Restaurant is vibrant, seating is interactive as you can discuss the oyster prep with the staff . This makes it more interesting . Is the food wow ?? Not really. Is the seafood fresh ? Yes very and for a person who doesn’t love oysters I became a fan . Enjoyed the fresh scallops and I don’t usually love the texture either. Now I realize you must have it fresh to enjoy these delicacies. Staff was very friendly and eager to please. Difficult to find parking which is a negative. I think in the summer or nicer weather months this would be an ideal place to drink with friends and enjoy the freshest seafood .
Notkins is always awesome! Great oysters and shellfish. Simon's service was great again!
Service was great abd foodcwas fabulous.
Malheureusement, nous avons été très déçus par notre expérience chez Notkins. sucre omniprésent dans les plats (noisettes très sucrées en entrée, noix de grenoble enrobées d'un centimètre de sucre - bonnes en dessert mais incongrues dans la salade de homard), salade détrempée et molle, palourdes ensablées, carte des vins sommaire, et facture plutôt salée...
Les huitres étaient bonnes! Heureusement notre serveur était très gentil. Il nous a offert notre deuxième verre constatant notre déception.
Dommage car nous avions entendu de bons commentaires...
This is a great place for seafood. The service and atmosphere were fantastic. It was very busy so glad we booked in advance. I would recommend to anyone in the area to try it out!
Very good food and service was outstanding, ambiance relax and good wine selection.
We were received very nicely. Given choice of seat. Our person in charge was very nice. Alix was very helpful and made us feel very much at home.
Took the fish platter for 4 ( we were two) and it was great .
Wine choice are very good. and eventhough we got in early after the car show we saw the place fill up real nice.
Tha nks Alix and MArc
Hope to see you soon
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!!!
Excellent food and libations with really good vibe.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!!
We had a wonderful New Years Eve dinner at Notkins. Food was outstanding. I would gladly come back!
Excellent. Fresh. Vibrant. Will go again. Thank you Steven !
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
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
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.
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