Verses Restaurant

4.1
640 reviews
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Contemporary French
Verses Bistro offers a sophisticated and accessible contemporary cuisine.

Inspired by Montreal's eclectic gastronomic scene, the menu offers comforting dishes showcasing local products.No matter the season, Verses Bistro showcases what local merchants have to offer. Hence, freshness is the essential ingredient in each plate.
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KH
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We came on our stop in Montreal for Easter brunch. The menu was extremely limited. My son ordered the bagel, and it was literally the size of his thumb. Our service was extremely slow, coffee was sporadic, and two tables next to us had to get up and asked the waitress for their check. The desert selection was mediocre at best, with my vanilla banana cupcake tasting like fish oil. Our bill for four people came to $160, and we didn’t have any alcohol.

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B
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Charmant bistro pour le brunch de Pâques

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Très bonne qualité de nourriture.

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D
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Repas excellent à tous points de vue. Service souriant, discret, efficace, en un mot parfait.

Seul léger bémol (mais c'est une question de goût personnel): le fond "musical" un peu trop fort par moment et d'un genre qui ne me paraît pas adapté aux lieux. Mais c'est très subjectif...

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E
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The Easter brunch food was good however spare. We had to send our poaeggs back as one was hard boiled. The food was cold. The dessert table was not well stocked.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

So good and beautiful presentations of foods that are memorable. We ate so well and had a great conversation time too. Nothing like being wowed with friends who are not easy to be wowed. Thank you

Verses Restaurant
Responded on April 14, 2019

Thank you so much for the nice review. So happy that you and your guests were wowed! This is the reason why we do this. I'll be sure to show this review to our team so that we can keep this up and continue to wow peope! Be sure to come back and visit us soon. Regards, David Duchesne Maitre d'hôtel

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HH
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it at Verses. It was our 2nd time there. Food was delicious (although my sole and scallops had a very salty chipotle). Besides that, everything was perfect💕

Verses Restaurant
Responded on April 14, 2019

Hey Hope! Glad that you enjoyed your experience at Verses! We will check with the kitchen staff to see what might have happened on your last visit and correct the seasonning. Looking forward to your next visit! David Duchesne Maitre d'hôtel

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superbe expérience en tout points!! J’y retournerai avec grand plaisir!

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H
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Very nice atmosphere and location but the food and the service were not up to par with the price

Verses Restaurant
Responded on March 9, 2019

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience at Verse Bistro. I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed the atmoshphere. Here at Verses we aim to give all our guests nothing but top quality service and food, I'm dissapointed to hear you did not feel we delievered that. I hope you'll come back and give us a second chance to serve and wow you! Thank you Jennifer Pintar Verses Bistro Restaurant Director

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SL
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

C'etait ma meilleure soirée.. Bon restaurant sur tous les plans ( nourritures, acceuil et l'endroit) je le recommande fortement pour les familles et les couples.

Verses Restaurant
Responded on February 25, 2019

Bonjour Sarra, Merci beaucoup d’avoir pris le temps de nous écrire et pour votre belle recommandation. C'est a cause d'une clientèle fidèle comme vous qu'on est capable de continuer a faire ce qu'on aime a tous les jours. Au plaisir de vous revoir! Jennifer Pintar Directrice Verses Bistro

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SV
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely - Excellent!! Exceeding my expectations :D

Verses Restaurant
Responded on February 22, 2019

Hello Stephanie, Here at Verses Bistro we pride ourselves on our detailed and personalized service. Im so happy to hear we lived up to our standards and exceeded your expectations. Looking forward to serving you again in the near future! Jennifer Pintar Restaurant Director

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DS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

j ai passer une excellente soirée de st-valentin, serveur attentif ainsi que le personnel en général.

Verses Restaurant
Responded on February 22, 2019

Bonjour Danielle, Merci d'avoir pris le temps de nous écrire. Je suis très contente d'entendre de votre belle soirée d’amoureux pour la St-Valentin. Je vais passer vos beaux mots a l'équipe et les féliciter de votre part. Au plaisir! Jennifer Pintar Directrice Verses Bistro

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S
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The service was a bit slow, but the food was tasty. We didn’t really like the dessert.

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DD
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Une super première expérience! La nourriture était divine et le service attentionné et courtois. Un très bel endroit pour manger dans le Vieux-Port.
Un bel avantage: de bonnes portions, autant pour la nourriture que pour les boissons.

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MM
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Thé foid was okay. Thé service was excellent. But that’s about it

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A
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

The worst meal I have had in the last 3 years. My friend and I ordered 2 brunches and a poutine. Our first visit there and It turned out that the food was literally fries. When we ordered, the waitress didn't remind us that the your brunch was practically a plate of fries and let us add another plate of fries. And when it comes to the flavor, YUCK. The only flavor I could taste from the food was salt, too salty. We were recommended to go try your place by our app group, and I am sorry I have to say the same to our members.

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LP
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down my favourite restaurant in Old Montreal. Always impeccable, delicious, creative and did I mention delicious?!

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AB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

We just aren't cool enough to appreciate the alternative food menu - didn't enjoy the food, but the coffee was nice.

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FO
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The seafood chowder portion was disappointing, but not as disappointing as its taste, as it was completely lacking flavour and depth. The presence of canned corn was also especially a turn off.

The mousse de canard was alright, but was served with a small portion of what seemed like canned cranberry sauce, which brought the sophistication of the plate down considerably.

The sea bass was good, but the portion of purée de courge muskée left much to be desired, especially if it was featured in the title of the dish.

The pasta with beef cheek was good, but was quite conservative in terms of quantity in relation to the pasta.

Overall, the night was good but a bit of a let down. My girlfriend had been to this establishment before, and had a very positive experience with good food. Now, in the context of this "happening gourmand", we couldn't help but feel as though the standard was lowered because of the discounted price.

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BS
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We had made reservations and didn't get our table until 30 min later. We were expected to be somewhere else after dinner and we had to rush out to make it. The waiter was very nice, they offered us cocktails for our patience but service was really slow. Food was A-MA-ZING!

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BH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fine service and great food, nicely presented, but they allowed a very loud and boisterous table to go on unchecked for at least a half hour

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

We went for the Happening Gourmand on a Saturday night. The service was impeccable, the atmosphere very relaxed if a bit noisy but then the place was packed. The food was excellent, the portions just big enough and very tasty. Would definitely return in the summer to see their rooftop terrace.

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M
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

Ate at your restaurant before and had an excellent service and experience. This time arounf the table beside us was loud and obnoxious. I felt we were at an episode of occupation double. Staff finally told the table to calm down , but it was too late we were leaving. Too bad it ruined my wife’s birthday supper

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

Excellente cuisine personnel affable courtois j’ai adoré le choix des mets copieux

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CT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

C’était une première fois et j’y retournerais sans hésiter!

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HP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Le service était trop rapide pas de temps entre les plats. Il n’y avait quasiment pas de viande dans les paradelles a la joue de bœuf

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S
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Aucun des plats n'étaient chaud!!!!!!! Ce qui est bizarre ni la chaudrée qui devrait être fumante. Les femmes à côté ont retourné leurs plats. Nous de même!

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

Meh expected better cuisine better service too. It was not worth the price but was ok. Restaurant manager was the best part. She took care of us by bringing a nice apéro

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

My reservation was at 9, I was told to sit at the bar at -9:30 I asked the status and the hostess said she didn't know I was there

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AS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great, friendly service and refined food! Highly recommended.

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I
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. A special mention to Madame Carole and her staff, they were terrific! Do not miss this spot in Vieux Montreal!

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W
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good, not exceptional.

The portion were ok considering we went to the happening gourmand event, so the table d'hote were cheaper but on a normal occasion I would hope they are bigger.

Else service was impeccable. Staff are very friendly.

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BB
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A group,of 12 went for the Happening Gourmand, I can only speak for myself but the chicken breast was excellent. The portions were very impressive for a Happening Gourmand Dinner.

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

C’étais la première fois au Verses. Ont a très bien mangé. Le service était courtois et sympathique très agréable. Ont a passé une excellente soirée. Ont y retourneraient volontiers.

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ML
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Très bonne présentation,
repas délicieux,
succulent dessert.

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L
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bon service attentionné et bonne cuisine! Une belle surprise pour le Happening gourmand! Nous avons passé une agréable soirée!

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G
Montreal
17 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Huge lack of flavor in all dishes. Octopus entrée and the beef cheek pappardelle were very underwhelming. Quite the long wait considering how many tables had to be served (barely 5). Even at 34$ for the table d’hôte it felt like a rip-off so I could never recommend this place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Plat fade et sans intérêt ! Beaucoup trop cher pour ce que nous avons mangé!

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Nous avons été très bien accueilli par l’hôtesse très polie et courtoise. La bouffe était très bonne sauf mon jus d’orange qui n’était pas fraîchement pressé mais un simple jus de boîte fait de concentré.
Aussi j’avais précisé que j’avais besoin d’une chaise haute pour mon bébé, elle était bien en place mais l’attache était cassée donc ils ont du la changer.
Sinon tout s’est bien passé, je reviendrais à cette place.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service used to be much better. It felt like the restaurant was short on staff this time. Overall, still a good restaurant but was better before.

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