Robin Square

4.4
224 reviews
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French
Family owned urban bistro with a friendly atmosphere. Market cuisine where freshness awaits!
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

Super long wait
Food is not good at all
Order fOIs gras out with bacon super hard fried oily
Steam fish for the day super salty
Waited 1.5 hour with two seperate table
Sit in front of a bar alcohol spilled on my face when making it
Not worth at all

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HS
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails, food, service and atmosphere here! Really enjoyed it and will be back the next time I am in Montreal.

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MP
New England
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal - creative cuisine, novel takes on standards such as cheesecake; excellent service. We're highly recommending it

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, with decent service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The. Chef was sick which caused a lot of delays. The food was excellent once we finally got it. They could have done more to fill the void.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall, great experience, delicious food, and fantastic service.

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

I had a wonderful dinner here. My server Sam was attentive, friendly and made great recommendations. I'm pretty picky when it comes to my dining experience, so I'm not easy to please. But, I really liked this place a lot! I also really liked the vibe. It was casual/elegant but fun and youthful...not stuffy at all. Highly recommend!

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LM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Wonderful dinner with friends. Waiter spilled my glass of red wine on me and did not even apologize or even offer to comp us for anything. Other than that the meal was fabulous.

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IB
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great energy in Robin square. I love the casualness of the decor and really motivated servers. The menu is really thoughtful, with plenty of variety and some nice interpretations of classic dishes. I had the bouibaisse and it was a lovely rendition. Instead of a saffrony broth, this came with a squid ink broth. The fish was poached perfectly and the lightness of the dish was amazing. Great service and kudos to the team there

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

Absolument parfait ! J’y retournerai sans détour !

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EA
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mac and cheese was better than I expected - even after reading all the good reviews! Highly recommend you also ask for their home made cola. It was delicious and refreshing! We made a reservation for right at 6 when they opened - but wasn't necessarily needed.

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CD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our reservation was for later on a Sunday night, so the restaurant was pretty empty and we probably didn't have the typical experience, but we loved our time at Robin Square! The waiter was so attentive (even bringing us a round of drinks on the house after we finished our meal, as we visited on St.Patricks day) and really did a great job of explaining the menu and helping us find wine pairings. The food was amazing and the atmosphere is very modern and inviting. We will definitely come back the next time we're in Montreal!

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RP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed the reception, and then the staff treatment as soon as we sat. We didn’t feel pressured to order booze. We were left to ponder the menu for a realistic amount of time. We absolutely loved all the dishes we ordered from the apps to the past to the Cornish hens. My daughter agreed it was fabulous to enjoy a meal chez vous.

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A
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Le serveur n’etait pour ma part pas assez sérieux dans son travail. Les plats n’etaient pas adaptés. Le morceau de viande était trop gros et l’accompagnement beaucoup trop petit.
La musique que le restaurant a passé était bien trop forte, on ne s’entendait pas parler.
Pour un restaurant gastronomique, il ne remplit pas du tout les critères.

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LZ
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Foods are perfect. We like them! The waiters are very kind. They will introduce the foods that you choose, from materials and productive way. It’s a very good experience! We’ll go again.

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

It was some of the best service we’ve ever had. The gentlemen was very attentive and friendly. The food was delicious. Tasty and superb quality.

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AJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Expérience décevante :
- J'ai pris le contre-filet, et il était trop cuit. J'avais bien demandé saignant, le serveur m'a dit que ce serait sûrement davantage cuit que juste saignant (j'aurais du me méfier à ce moment là qu'il y avait quelque chose de louche, sûrement à cause du mode de cuisson), et effectivement c'était vraiment trop cuit par rapport à ce que j'attendais
- Le serveur nous a offert du pain, nous avons accepté. Le pain est arrivé trop tard (apparemment c'est parce qu'ils le mettent au four, d'où le fait que ça prenne un peu de temps), et à la fin nous avons eu la mauvaise surprise de voir qu'ils nous avaient chargé $1 pour le pain, ce que je trouve assez mesquin. Ok pour payer pour le pain dans des restos 3 étoiles et où il y a 36 sortes de pain différents, mais là ce n'était pas justifié.
- Ne prenez le Mac & Cheese que si vous aimez la truffe.
Le reste était correcte à part ça (entrée, service, etc.) mais au final une expérience décevante surtout par rapport au prix.

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

Food tasteless, small portions, expensive, only the service was great

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e
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Had an early dinner, so we lucky to have almost the whole restaurant to ourselves. Lovely ambiance and setting. Attentive service. A menu that celebrates local ingredients and Quebec heritage. We had the red beet soup, fish swagg, foie gras croque monsieur, and the ultimate experience (pork belly) - and our favourites were the first and last dishes listed. My only personal quibble is I found the foie battered and deep fried really wierd, so cut off all the batter to enjoy the dish. My friend and I definitely recommend anyone eating here!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food amazing music and loved every single bite, Mac and cheese was more of a rigatoni for the brisket version which was fantastic and not as heavy. Highly recommend,

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NS
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I took my parents and we absolutely loved the food! We had brie, palenta, steak, bouillabaisse and would recommend it all. The music was a little loud and genre all over the place, but at the same time the atmosphere was really happy and enjoyable.

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience on Sunday night! The quality of the service and of the food are both out of this world. The food did take some time to come out however, but they were quick to offer a free drink for our wait. It was our third time at the restaurent within a year, and every time our experience has gotten better and better. I would highly recommend this restaurent to anyone.

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JJ
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The restaurant ran out of half of their menu -- claiming to be a very busy weekend -- however, this was the Saturday evening of a long weekend ... can't imagine what they'd be doing the remainder of the time. Food we did get was overseasoned -- so incredibly salty!!! Had a difficult time eating it. Service was incredibly slow. It was like they had 2 wait staff for the entire place. Wouldn't go back, and wouldn't recommend to anyone.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine dining, but NOT pretentious. Awesome............

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J
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Mostly good, but the wait for the food - an hour - was unacceptable.

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b
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service and experience. Family owned and run and literally the whole family is involved!

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J
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food
Great service

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OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was absolutely perfect! We ordered the polenta, Mac and cheese, and pork belly and were blown away by the flavor profiles; everything was incredibly delicious. The service was impeccable and the ambiance was fantastic for a nice evening out. I would go there every week if I could, I wish this restaurant was in the US

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l
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made plans to come eat at Robin Square as soon as my trip to Montreal was set. It is such a great restaurant, and was just as delicious as I remembered the last time!

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K
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Menu pas varié,
Repas trop cher,
Plats trop écœurants !
Seul bon point : les cocktails !

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MF
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time and we really enjoy the place the ambiance and the fantastique food. This was for an after New Year Dinner with family and friends. You can not go wrong going there! you will love 'It.

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C
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was as incredible as our first visit. The new space is gorgeous and comfortable. The only thing was service seemed a little discombobulated. After we ordered drinks, our server came back to see if we wanted to order drinks. When we stared blankly back, she realized she had already taken our drink order. We ordered a starter which when we received our main course instead of the starter we realized it had been forgotten. The food on the other hand was amazing! Dare I say, better than our last visit! And do not skip the inventive cocktail list!

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RC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance; professional service; excellent food; amazing cocktails; enjoyed the music (60s-80s).
Those who raise concerns over the price point may not fully understand the cost of maintaining such an establishment - everything was high quality. I happened to see deliveries being made to the restaurant earlier in the day - from what I could tell their produce, dairy and meat products were delivered from the best suppliers in Montreal. And clearly, the chefs, and mixologist are extremely talented. Adding to the cost must be the rent - in such an amazing location, can’t be cheep.

Can’t wait to visit them again.

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F
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Good but too pricey for what we had. Service was medium - didn’t have everything on the menu, missed our appetizer and didn’t check on meals.

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DK
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! This single dinner made our trip to Montreal from Cleveland worth it. Ranked in top 20 of all Montreal restaurants, it's modestly priced, locally sourced food, family owned and run, and simply amazing.

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HC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our experience!! The cocktail selection and drinks were outstanding. Food was delicious. Service spectacular. What made this experience doable was that it was kid-friendly!! They were gracious to two foodies bringing along three young (picky) children. They had stylish melamine plates and plastic cups for the children. And a high chair/booster for our 1 year old. Our reservations were at 5 pm and most others had brought children as well. We were grateful to be accommodated so kindly!

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VL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Solid food...something missing though.

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CO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very friendly staffs & services. The wait staffs & bar tender were all very attentive to your experience on taste of your meals selections and drinks. They have great craft cocktails and will make something special if you asked. The restaurant has a great location also. It’s good place to visit when you are in Montreal.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service

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D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

We had excellent service. The soup was very tasty. However, the vegetarian/vegan options are very limited and not particularly good unfortunately. The Mac ‘n cheese which was supposed to be very good is actually quite ordinary.
Not very good value for the money.

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