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About Restaurant Hambar

The Hambar, situated in heart of Old Montreal, is first and foremost, cuisine base on market fresh quality and tradition. Our menu features housemade pasta, fresh seafood and quality meats, including our famous rib steak. Recognized for our housemade charcuteries and extensive wine selection, Hambar also offers weekend brunches, where modern and classic meet.

Open 365 days a year with a friendly atmosphere and several dishes to share, we feast with ease at Hambar!

A restaurant/wine bar ideal for business lunches, happy hours, brunches and evenings with friends!

355, McGill
Montréal, QC H2Y2E8
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Modern European

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Place D'Youville

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(514) 879-1234

Website:
http://www.hambar.ca/

Parking Details:
The Hotel in which we are located offers Valet Parking

Public Transit:
61 - Wellington
75 - De la Commune

Metro Square Victoria OACI

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Restaurant Hambar Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (8)
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Great for Brunch (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Romantic (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Business Meals (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Authentic (3)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tapas (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Bonne nourriture, mais vraiment trop overprice.
Ambiance très (trop!) relax pour un jeudi.
Bon service, mais précipité... clairement fait sentir qu’il était temps de partir.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

La cuisine était très bonne sans être remarquable. Le service était très bon et notre serveur serviable et souriant.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had breakfast brunch here on new years day. Good choices, friendly staff. I had a smoked salmon bagel with loached eggs. Very tasty. My wife had a salmon tartar, which she enjoyed. It was a bit pricey due to the holiday New Years Day menu price.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Peut on faire ce sondage en français. Montreal est aussi reconnue pour son caractère francophone.

Tags: Fun, Authentic
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great service with smiles. Overall great. Maybe a little overpriced but acceptable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We journeyed to Hambar for the last night of our trip to Montreal. Contrary to most of reviews which seemed to indicate a lively, loud spot, it was practically deserted the night we were there. We sat at the bar and had great service from an attentive bartender. Our food, however, was pretty lackluster for the price. My pasta was particularly bad - it was really chewy and lacked in flavor. I would consider trying Hambar again later at night for a post-drinks charcuterie plate or similar but won't be going back for dinner.

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went during Christmas day for lunch. Obviously good brunch fare / holiday menu was offered. But more importantly, they were very accommodating when we requested off-menu (not on the holiday menu) charcuterie board for the table, given that this place is known for it. Kitchen and staff accommodated us in this regard and made our experience that much better.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Lovely restaurant, great staff and delish food. Had a lovely evening.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The food was very good and the night I went the waiter was particularly attentive, friendly and offered excellent recommendations.

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

For a high end place... why do they have a stupid tv with sports? If I wanted to go to a sport bar I would have gone to Crescent street. Loose the tv is makes you cheap and a horrible experience.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food tasted great, but it could have been a little more warm! Service could have been a little better, but the atmosphere was great!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Went for brunch and was very disappointed. The waitstaff seemed undertrained and inattentive. We asked basic questions about food preparation and two people seemed dumbfounded. The food was ok but not great and terrible value.

For me, coffee is important and their coffee was barely mediocre. Is it too hard have cream for coffee? Can you offer some Splenda or sweetener? Why didn’t you suggest a Bellini or Mimosa? For me, Hambar is a stereotypical hotel restaurant. Great concept but the execution was dreadful. There are far better brunch options blocks away.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Très cher pour la qualité de la nourriture servie. Quantité très petite. Pas d’effet whaouah, assez plat comme expérience.
Really expensive regarding the food quality we had. Quantity really small. Good really basic.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Nourriture et service excellent cependant la musique beaucoup trop forte

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Menu brunch original et créatif qui reflète une cuisine régionale fraîche. Excellent rapport qualité-prix.

Tags: Bar Seating, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had excellent good and drinks, scotch for one of us and Moscow like for the other. We shared the octopus appetizer which was a surprise when presented and every bite delicious. My husband had the duck, expertly prepared and I had the lobster risotto, the best I've had and with a generous amount of large pieces of lobster as well.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Nourriture excellente, très bon service mais le lieu est animé avec un fond sonore assez présent!

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Resto-bar intéressant, mais musique trop forte. On ne s'entend pas parler. Est-ce un resto ou une discothèque?

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

good food and good service, but empty restaurant, no ambiance at all...

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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Excellente prestation de la serveuse travaillant sur la terrasse !!!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Montreal)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Nice place. Very good product.
Somewhat overpriced but it was a great experience.
Very loud music!!

Tags: Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We had a fantastic brunch, our outdoor table was great. Izabella provided excellent service and the Saturday brunch options were delicious. Our group of 8, tried tacos, burgers, eggs Benedict with lobster and stuffed French toast. Everything was to die for! Thanks again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Excellent endroit pour le lunch du midi. Excellente nourriture et le service est des plus courtois

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Nice place. Recommend the hambar cold cut and cheese plates.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Première visite et il y aura d'autres!

Beau lieu, beau monde, bon
atmosphère.

Tartare de bœuf excellent et spicy sur demande. Une Carte des vins
Qui n'a pas à rougir!

Bravo au propriétaire/sommelier

Tags: Cozy, Tapas, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Beaucoup de brunch sont offerts à Montréal et c'était un vrai choix que de venir ici. La carte était alléchante, les prix corrects et la localisation pratique. Au final, je suis déçue de mon choix. Si un des deux plats commandés était bon (pain perdu aux champignons), l'autre contenait des coquilles d'œuf et seulement un œuf poché sur 3 était coulant (deux œufs durs n'ont pas beaucoup d'intérêt). Par ailleurs, sans vouloir dénigrer le personnel, qui a somme toute fait son travail, je n'ai pas apprécié le service. Un serveur est venu une première fois essayer de retirer mon assiette alors que ma conjointe n'a pas fini son repas. Je refuse donc qu'on me prenne mon assiette mais deux minutes plus tard un autre serveur vient me la retirer sans s'annoncer alors que j'ai le regard ailleurs! On débarrasse une table lorsque tous les convives ont terminé et sûrement pas en glissant sa main sur la table sans annoncer sa présence. Ces quelques faux pas en font pour moi une expérience qui n'était pas à la hauteur de mes attentes.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Nice restaurant. Food was out of the ordinary. Very good experience. Will go back.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Ahh, Hambar...such promise.
To begin, the staff were welcoming and lovely. We had a 7:30 reservation for 6, arrived on time and were seated right away. A good wine list led to a starting bottle and then we ordered appetizers...the oysters arrived relatively quickly and then the other items came an hour later! The items were very good and delicious but the prices were high compared to other similar menus and the food was very tasty and competent. The main courses as well took a loooong time to arrive. We left Hambar at 11:30! Upon review we felt disappointed in the meal mostly because of the inordinate amount of time between courses.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Nice looking place, food is good.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Super cuisine simple et de bon goût . Service courtois et sincère

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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Pour une occasion d'échange avec un invité, je considère que le bruit de la musique est trop élevé... J'y suis allé un midi de semaine et demandé de baisser le son. Malgre cela, c'était trop fort. Merci!

Tags: Vegan
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Awesome assistant manager. Boy we had fun.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Cuisine excellente et remplie d'un brin de folie (i.e. La crème glacée au bacon). Il faut essayer ce restaurant au moins une fois pour son bar, sa cuisine et pour une sortie galante. Toutefois, la musique était forte pour aucune raison, ça détruisait un peu l'ambiance de l'endroit, c'était dommage. Je recommanderais aussi que le bar tienne une carte de ses cocktails signatures ou de quelques idées de cocktails pour les gens qui s'y connaissent moins. Peut-être serait-il aussi une bonne idée d'intégrer une plus grande sélection de bières et de produits locaux, ça augmenterait le rapport qualité prix.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Wonderful service and fantastic food! We are very excited to go back when we visit Montreal in the fall.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Le plat de charcuterie est excellent.
Ça serait bien qu'il y ait un plateau qui mix moitié charcuterie et moitié fromage plutôt que de devoir commander deux plats.
Le mur de conserves est impressionnant et que dire du prosciutto en entrant.
La pintade était fabuleuse.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on March 23, 2017

La bouffe était délicieuse mais c'était très bruyant (les yuppies en 5 a 7). J'y retournerais pour donner une autre chance mais j'ai trouvé ça un peu cher... bien que les serveurs étaient hyper sympas, l'ambiance était so so...

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Le plateau de charcuterie excellent. Mais servi avec aucun pain. Le pain était dans le four. Il a pris au delà de 30 minutes à se faire réchauffer. Le menu fut changé à la dernière minute. Le risotto est passé du homard aux escargots mais le prix est demeuré le même. Les pâtes étaient sous assaisonnées et le risotto trop sale. Le service est laissé à désirer. Je crois que si le service avait été à la hauteur plusieurs petites attentions/problèmes ne seraient pas survenu tel eau pétillante servie au lieu de eau naturelle. Le repas aurait été beaucoup plus savouré.

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·Dined on February 18, 2017

Excellent charcuterie board and the pate was amazing! The waiter was very good and recommended and excellent white wine. I've been to Hambar before and the second visit was just as good.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 6, 2017

Ce fut une expérience très agréable, le staff était très sympathique, mais manquait un peu de professionnalisme (par exemple une était sur son téléphone à la vue des clients). Le rapport qualité prix était très bon. En général nous étions très satisfait :)

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Great restaurant!
Definitely recommend, food was great, ambiance enjoyable and quiet enough to have conversation.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Casual, Worth the Drive
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