Verses Restaurant

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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary French
Verses Bistro now offers live jazz with local talent by hosting an eclectic group of Montreal-based artists on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6:30pm.

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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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Café pas le meilleur et pas assez chaud comme les œufs. Très bon service. Musique un peu trop forte.

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F
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Pour un brunch ,cadre et ambiance agréable pour un prix reasonable.

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s
Montreal
20 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the very pleasant service to to delicious and nicely presented dishes we can always count on this restaurant to please. This time we had the duck breast and the venison both of which were perfectly cooked to medium rare. The desserts are always special.

SN
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful date night spot in old port service food and my new favorite cocktail the Nocturn, will definitely return on my next trip to Montréal

GH
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Their instagram and online presence is misleading. The food was completely average and the service was very slow. It's basically the breakfast room of a hotel, so the ambiance is very normal and not worth the price at all. Would never return or recommend to a friend.

SA
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Although the food was good, the service wasn't. My party was at the restaurants for almost 2.5 hours and saw our server only twice. There was at least a 40 minute span between our dinner and dessert courses. The bussers were more attentive than anyone else.

OT
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Was looking for a nice night to reminisce with old friends, which was dampened by extremely poor service and food that was less than desirable. Waiting for our table for 20 minutes after showing up on time for our reservation, was the highlight of the evening. We waited 20 minutes for a waiter to come to the table, and ordered right away. We got our appetizers fairly quickly, in their defence, but then they sat in-front of us for nearly an hour before we were waited upon and the next service arrived. After we finished our mains, they once again sat next to us for a solid half an hour before being waited on again. When the waitress came to get them, finally, we politely asked her if they were understaffed. Trying to give them the benefit of the doubt, and leave room for some sort of an apology, which did not come. She said they were, and walked away. We are presently still waiting for our dessert, which gave me enough time to write this review. We will certainly not be coming here again to experience subpar food and deplorable service.

J
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superbe ambiance ... excellente bouffe ... musique mais discussion facile ... allez y !!!

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s
Montreal
21 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we opted for the November promotion Mtl à table menu ( limited choices for a fixed price) the quality and quantity of the dishes was just perfect.

OT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Je recommande fortement voila!

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C
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Très bonne cuisine, produits de qualités (mets et boissons), les saveurs étaient présentes dans tous les plats de nos repas.
Pour l'ambiance cosy, préférez le fond de la salle car le son est plutôt fort les soirs de concert.
Bon service à part un des serveurs qui se plie et s'accoude à une chaise libre pour vous parler ...
Expérience agréable dans l'ensemble.

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g
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went to Verses Restaurant during restaurant week and enjoyed a three course special with an interesting twist on chocolate mouse for dessert(spicy!).
The server was professional, friendly and explained the menu clearly.
The seating was comfortable, with a nice warm ambiance inside, and a street view of passersby.
The restaurant is located within a boutique hotel, so there is a comfortable place to await your table if you arrive early, or if waiting for additional party members.

H
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food menu for Mtl à table was excellent, however the service was not great. We felt ignored by all the service providers in the establishment. Not sure I would recommend or come back to this restaurant based on this experience.

S
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

J'ai été déçu qu'il y avait des extras dans le coût du menu de Mtl à table qui n'étaient pas indiqué dans le site. C'était excellent

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s
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Another delicious meal at Verses. It had been a while since we'd visited, and we were both so looking forward to our meal. The restaurant was packed and service was slow. But, our server was super friendly and kind.

M
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Very disappointed with the mtl a table menu.

It was not mentionned on the mtl a table website that there would an extra for the "plate of cheese/paté" on the opposite of all other restaurants!

The 10$ extra plate was too greasy and disappointing.

C
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food served was very good but the service disappointing. We were 2 and received each plate 1 by 1. We stayed about 2hours for a brunch

BH
London
21 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really like this restaurant. The menu was interesting and the food was very tasty. The staff were very helpful. We ate here twice.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and lovely menu. The live jazz was the main draw ... and that did not disappoint.

c
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The food was delicious. Nice atmosphere with high ceilings and big windows. Highly recommended.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The music is good. The food is better than expected.

TM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service! Drinks were good and food was to die for.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Service was fine, music was an add ....but both our meals were so salty that we did not finish half the portions. Could not recommend for a main course...perhaps for a drink to hear the music.

RC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, the food is fantastic. The service is great.

DK
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place in Old Town Monty. I looked at numerous places for brunch and Verses had great reviews. Hamburger was good and fries were excellent.

OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, view, and accommodated our seating request well

m
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, comme toujours. Nourriture était très bonne. Je souhaiterais cependant que la liste des vins soit plus longue (plus de choix), notamment dans les vins français (rouge et blanc)

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VP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Très bon restaurant avec service hors pair. Seul bémol la carte des desserts gagnerait à être retravaillée: peu de choix, pas vraiment alignée avec les plats.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

The food is a real disappointment. For 4 of us dining 2 of the choices were not available. My mussels arrived cold, flavourless, and ⅔ of the shells were empty. The meat was so well done - it was flavourless. Ketchup and mayonnaise arrived in packets. While we were not expecting fine dining - the whole experience was underwhelming. Really too bad.

Verses Restaurant
Responded on September 7, 2019

Good morning, I won't lie. I'm very dissapointed reading your review as I know that we are much better then what you are describing. I assure you, this is not a typical experience at our fine restaurant. We will be making the proper follow ups to make sure such experiences won't happen again. I am truly sorry about everything and I really hope that you can look beyond this very unusual experience and give us another try. Kind regards, David Duchesne General Manager, Verses Bistro

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OT
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Terrible service

Verses Restaurant
Responded on September 4, 2019

Good morning, So sorry to read that you didn't get the 5* service that we train our staff to give. May I have more details on your visit as your review doesn't say a lot? What happened? Took a lot of time to be greated? Took a lot of time to get the food? Have a great week, David Duchesne Directeur, Verses Bistro

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BG
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, good value, seated at larger table even thou only 2

Verses Restaurant
Responded on September 7, 2019

Hey Brian! Thanks for the nice review. I'm very happy to read that you enjoyed your experience at Verses Bistro. Looking forward to your next visit. Have a great weekend, David Duchesne General Manager, Verses Bistro

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S
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We loved our brunch--beautiful, delicious drinks; great tasty food; and warm, friendly staff.

A
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent repas, portions adéquates et dessert succulent. Service courtois. Excellente localisation dans le vieux Montréal.

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RM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Although I dined at the restaurant, the restaurant inexplicably canceled my reservation, so I did not get the benefit of earning points -- even though I dined there. NOTE - I called prior to my reservation time to inform the restaurant that I would be 15 minutes late. The manager stated it should be no problem. Obviously, that wasn't the case as they canceled my reservation, didn't tell me, but still took my money. And $12 for valet parking. The service was inattentive, we asked for a Brandy Alexander for my mother that would more aptly be called a Water Alexander, considering how watered-down it was, and the crepes my mother were served had the consistency and flavor of cardboard. When we asked for additional syrup to enhance the crepe experience, we were told by one of the servers that this would cost more money. Huh?? Great location that suffers greatly due to serious lack of attention to important details.

L
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and terrific food! Wait staff is pleasant and accommodating.

S
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Bon restaurant - qualité-prix. Beau décor, bien situé. Plat savoureux, belles présentations. Bel endroit pour souper entre amis/famille

Verses Restaurant
Responded on August 7, 2019

Bonjour! Selon vous, qu'aurions nous pu faire pour se mériter le 5*? Vos commentaires sont super importants. Nous cherchons toujours des façons de s'améliorer :) Merci, David Duchesne Directeur, Verses Bistro

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LT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I ordered oysters and they came with red peppers and some smelly green. Oysters were of good quality but the broth and the peppers and the green spoiled the taste. The pate we ordered as appetizer was nothing to write home about. My wife ordered octopus dish and it was way overcooked. Service was rushed.

Verses Restaurant
Responded on August 7, 2019

Hello LenT. I think you are talking about the mussels as we don't serve oysters... You could've asked for your dish to be without peppers and cilantro (smelly green) as all the ingredients are listed on the menu. It is one of our most popular dish but we can accomodate special requests without any problem. Did you let your waiter or floor manager know about your dissatisfaction? We would've been more then happy to let you order something else! Very sorry you did not enjoy your experience.

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SL
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a table of 10 and I believe everyone was more than happy with the diner they had and the quality of the service/staff was just impeccable! Great food, very nice selection and a very good value. I definitely recommend and will return.

Verses Restaurant
Responded on July 27, 2019

Thank you so much for the nice review. Really happy that you enjoyed your experience at Verses Bistro. Looking forward to your next visit! Have a great weekend :) David Duchesne Director, Verses Bistro

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E
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The main entrees were excellent as was the wine. The service was unacceptable.

JC
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Having been to this restaurant many times before our expectation was a quiet , romantic dinner in an upscale restaurant with amazing food and service.
Obviously we did not realize that they had changed the restaurant to a more moderate , casual style restaurant so we were very disappointed.
Waiters in jeans and casualware contributed to our disappointment.
We wont be going back

Verses Restaurant
Responded on July 14, 2019

Hello JeffreyC. I'm really sorry you feel this way about the changes that have been made in the last year. We decided to take the classic french bistro route. So far, the response is really, really good! However, we are aware that these changes won't make everyone happy. I sincerely hope that you come and visit us again :) Have a great week!

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