Vargas-Montreal

4.4
421 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
CAN$31 to CAN$50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Steakhouse
Vargas Steakhouse & Sushi Restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Montreal on the corner of Rene-Levesque and Robert-Bourassa; it was designed and crafted to dazzle you from the moment you walk in.

In an elegant and sophisticated ambiance, we offer our guests delicately prepared dishes including our house specialty roast beef, fresh steaks, seafood, a sushi bar and a large selection of wines. Whether you are visiting us for lunch, dinner or simply to have a few drinks at the bar, our amiable and professional staff will be waiting to serve you.
What 421 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
JG
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was really good. We all enjoyed our steak/meat selections. Apps were also very good. Monte Carlo potato and mashed potatoes a little on the bland side but don’t let this deter from going to Vargas

Report
Helpful
CH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and drink, you will definitely leave with a full stomach, but an empty wallet.

Report
Helpful
CR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, especially the mashed potatoes with chives and the grilled salmon. Wine choices very impressive and included affordable as well as top shelf options. Portions were a little small for the price.

Report
Helpful
CB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Way over priced for what it was worth. The steaks were just like any other steaks but you paid extra for everything to actually make it a full plate 7oz steak cost $40 after all the add ons.

Report
Helpful
EM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Ce fut une très belle expérience gastronomique! Le repas était délicieux!

Report
Helpful
PO
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Overpriced for the service offered...
Wine glasses poured in the counter (should bring the bottle to show you what you're about to drink)
Bread basket more than ordinary, regular reheated buns (2!!) No choices of flavoured bread or multigrain...
Not so tender meat...
Very limited desert choices...
Very nice deco... For sure it was much better back.in time...

Report
Helpful
SP
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to this restaurant many times and must say this was one of the best experiences. Food was incredible and service was very attentive. We were a group of 8 people and everything went smoothly.

Report
Helpful
MS
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vous ne serez jamais déçu d’un lunch chez Vargas, une institution au centre ville de Montréal. Le meilleur tartare de saumon jamais mangé. Menu varié, généreuse portions, service hors-pair! Endroit idéal pour un verre en fin de journée ou un repas d’amis ou d’affaires!

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service et nourriture remarquable

Report
Helpful
ST
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, good wine selection, quiet place, close to a subwat station.

Report
Helpful
JL
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for steaks! Never had a bad meal there. Always a great place to bring business and family!

Report
Helpful
TB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

Report
Helpful
JF
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the relaxed feel of this place – good good good

Report
Helpful
EG
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, nice place, great location. I recommend this place for business meals.

Report
Helpful
N
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Le service a malheureusement été long.
Par contre, le service à la clientèle du serveur était excellent.

Report
Helpful
R
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Burger Vargas sublime !!!! Vaut la peine de se déplacer et savourer ce plat seul ou mieux, en bonne compagnie

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bachelor party

Report
Helpful
OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was outstanding. A loud party in a room with the curtain closed but wasn’t the end of the world. What was really disappointing was the amount of time we waited to even get a glass of water at our table after being seated. We waited so long that I was actually on my phone trying to get a reservation at Gibby’s when the server finally arrived. 18 minutes after we sat down I might aadd!

Also after we finally ordered a drink it came rather quickly and we had decided we’d enjoy a beverage and order in a few moments. We waited another 22 minutes before the server came back to take our order.

Once out food arrived there was no return to check and see if we were ok with our meal or if we needed anything else! I had to go to the bar and ask for another beer for my wife!

Finally we waited again for someone to come and clear our plates. We ordered dessert and the bill as well.

Fantastic steak. Service needs some serious improvements! It wasn’t that busy in there.

Jason

Report
Helpful
WD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always classy and welcoming service. Will always come back, from time to time.

Report
Helpful
I
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bien meilleur que certains autres steak house dans le secteur. Belle ambiance classique, très bon service. Les aliments sont toujours frais et la viande est de première qualité, les cuissons sont respectées. La côte de boeuf au jus est tout simplement délicieuse et ressemble beaucoup à celle de chez Magnan pour les nostalgiques

Report
Helpful
RG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Was disappointed that there were no oysters available even they appear as a menu item

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Bonjour, ayant œuvré durant 35 ans dans le milieu de la restauration je dois vous confirmer que je m’attendais à mieux. je croyais que votre établissement était une institution parmi la gamme offerte de restaurant, malheureusement j’ai constaté que c’est le roulement qui prends contrôle sur la qualité. Que vous l’ai vous aujourd’hui le client est toujours celui qui en paie la note mais j’ose espérer qu’avec le temps on pourra retrouver des endroits où on en aura pour notre argent. Nous n’avons consommé aucune alcool et la facture c’est élevé à 230,00$ pourboire inclus, et j’ai pas reçu l’attention pour cette somme.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

30 minutes avant que le serveur vienne nous voir. Service bâclé. J'ai attendu 20 minutes pour avoir la facture et 10 minutes pour que le serveur revienne avec sa machine de paiement

Report
Helpful
J
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific place with great food and excellent service. I had a filet medium rare and it was cooked to perfection. Even the Caesar salad was way above average. It will be my go to steak place in Montreal.

Report
Helpful
d
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

vargas has come along way., it was there a few years ago and the food and service was not great, but yesterday was excellent. i will be coming back for sure.

Report
Helpful
I
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service avec Étienne exceptionnel, très haute qualité des aliments. Nous nous sommes laisser tenter par la côte de boeuf en nostalgie de chez Magnan et nous avons été régalés. Tartare de thon parfait!! À recommencer :)

Report
Helpful
A
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Très belle expérience, malheureusement notre serveur était très expéditif. Les entrées étaient délicieuses, les cocktails aussi. Cela n’a pas gâchée notre soirée, mais je ne voudrait pas être servi par lui à ma prochaine visite, on sentait qu’il se dépêchait lorsqu’il était à notre table.

Report
Helpful
J
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak was cooked to perfection. Nice wine selection. Great service!!

Report
Helpful
OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Steak ok. Sushi disappointing and expensive.

Report
Helpful
SB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were at the restaurant for business and we all enjoyed the food and service.

Report
Helpful
MS
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Une fois encore, un lunch d’affaire réussi! Merci a toute l’équipe, particulièrement à Danny, le meilleur boss-boy. c’est toujours un plaisir de venir chez vous!

Report
Helpful
OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Unattentive service initially but it picked up.
The steak did not dazzle me nor did the sushi.
Best part might’ve been the appetizer sampler tray which was a hit.
We’ll give it a try again with the hopes that it impresses me more on my next visit.

Report
Helpful
JK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

The food was good. Service left a lot to be desired. From the poor greeting at the reception, where nobody offered to take our coats (and nobody did throughout the rest of the night) to the constant need to hunt down the staff for ordering anything to the general lack of friendliness and enthusiasm from everyone there. I was disappointed and will not go back.

Report
Helpful
OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Recette de sangria à revoir, et beaucoup trop de glace dans le pichet

Report
Helpful
KA
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Ambiance, waiters are fluent in both English and french. They also have both french and English Menus available

Report
Helpful
TR
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only downside to our reservation was the noise. It seemed like every conversation carried to us in the corner.

Report
Helpful
M
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Très près des hôtels mais pour sushi, création du chef, pas impressionnant. Désolé

Report
Helpful
DD
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I would recommend this restaurant for a nice ambiance steak dinner. I ordered the chicken and it was so hard (only way to describe it!) it was difficult to cut into and I just stopped trying after a while. Our server never asked us if we needed any thing, if our meal was good, just took the order and seemed to want us to leave. My partner commented the same. The steak was good and the frites were good too apparently.

Report
Helpful
JJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent...I would recommend to friends and business associates.

Report
Helpful
A
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was great. Service was poor. glasses not filled once during entire seating and our plates were picked up 25 minutes after having finished eating.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
11