Grinder

4.5
182 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Steakhouse
Grinder restaurant is located on Notre-Dame street, in the heart of Griffintown. This neighborhood in the southwest of Montreal is dynamic and promising; residential and commercial projects are already underway.

The original decor screams Zébulon Perron (Furco, Buvette à Simone, Philemon). He created a comfortable and warm restaurant, kitchen and raw bar. Grinder characterizes itself by vintage and modern elements such as glass and metal.

On the menu, raw & cooked items: tartares, tatakis, ceviches, carpaccios, etc. Also on the menu, steaks and grilled or braised meats, all to be shared. Grinder also offers a variety of fish and seafood, served cooked or raw as well. More than a simple steakhouse, all food lovers will find something to their liking among our selection of fresh products.

100% of their wine list consists of privately imported wines, always changing with the seasons, and of course focusing on wines produced while respecting nature.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(514) 439-1130
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nick Berolo
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Cross street
rue Richmond
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Public transit
Located between Georges-Vanier metro station and Lucien-Lallier metro Station.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 182 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Richmond
25 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I wanted popcorn shrimp as I seen someone posted a pic of a plate of it && the waiter said it wasn’t available or ever served.......

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LC
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My daughters birthday

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EH
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

La soupe à l'oignon est succulente et gouteuse. Le tartare de saumon, traditionnel, est honnête et généreux. La terrasse est en réparation mais vaut le détour. Endroit très chaleureux et service toujours sympathique, même si les lieux peuvent paraitre un peu élitistes.

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ST
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an amazing expérience!!! The food is delicious

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DS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food is very good albeit quite pricey. Noise level a bit loud for dinner after 7pm. Service is okay. We were seated in the worst table (lots of traffic) and we asked to move and service went down from there. Maybe they didn’t appreciate us asking to move? Regardless food is super so would prob come back, despite cost and service.

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GR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Amazing food and nice wine selection!
The service was very slow and the waiter was not great at recommending wine.

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SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went there for my birthday and had a great dinner. Service was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This was my second time and unfortunately I won’t be back again

my wife ordered the saumon tartare as an entry and the smell wasn’t fresh and it was the worst She’d ever tasted, same experience with his principal dish; for me on The other side I ordered the new york steak and sincerely I was very disappointed, the cut had nerves and it was unflavored, it’s all I’ll say for a $300 wedding anniversary dinner.

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C
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grinder is a great restaurant to celebrate any special occasion. I made a reservation and also requested a table in a more private area and it was granted. Their service is excellent and the food is amazing. I would recommend the Tomahawk steak for 2, the meat is really good. Grinder is hands down the best steak house in Montreal.

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R
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

wish you had bone marrow. I always come for bone marrow. when it was missing in your menu I was surprised
But over all great food
great service

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Belle carte de vins et spiritueux. Ambiance agréable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday celebration was amazing second year attesting we love this stop. The atmosphere, service everything was perfection!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesomeness

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IH
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Belle carte des vins! Le sommelier connait bien les vins, et spécifiquement les vins du Jura que nous aimons particulièrement. Merci! Belle soirée et tres bon vin!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Flies, flies, flies, wasps, more flies. We were swatting flies away constantly, then a wasp started swimming in our Coke. Too bad because the rest was great, certainly not cheap, but good food, service, and atmosphere. Nobody likes to spend a meal with flies and wasps.

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C
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Les entrées sont préparées en avance, les assiettes sortent du réfrigérateur...la viande est très bonne. Mais le service n’ est pas terrible et c’est assez cher.

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J
Montreal
23 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grinder always exceeds expectations
Great food, Great vibe , service attentive and with a smile
You can be confident if you take friends or out of town guests or have a business dinner no one wîll be disappointed.
Consistency is their signature

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M
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nous avons adoré! mon conjoint est un vrai amateur de Steak alors il était aux anges! le service étais parfait également.. à refaire !

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DB
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food. Service did not live up to the same quality as the food. Excellent experience overall.

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c
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Très beau décor mais il faut être jeune pour apprécier le bruit constant; si ne n'est pas la musique techno qu,on entend dans tous les restos branchés, c'est le bruit des autobus et autos qui cotoient directement la terrasse.

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MR
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We went for lunch and it was way too hot. No breeze on the covered terrace and we were sweating like crazy. Too bad because the decor and the food are amazing!

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K
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful surprise. Dined at the restaurant for lunch. The sushi sashimi melts in your mouth and the entree was just right. Will be back for dinner! :)

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E
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

J'avais réservé. Je m'identifie en arrivant, on me fait poireauter 10 minutes... pour enfin me rediriger vers l'entrée principale. Il n'y avait toutefois pas encore beaucoup d'affluence à cette heure-là, soit 17h45. Hormis ce premier contact, j'ai beaucoup apprécié la fraicheur du tartare de saumon et la bonhomie des serveurs.

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SL
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was at Grinder for a business lunch and it was a great experience. The food was very good and the service excellent! And the noise level was less than during the evening so we could talk easily. Overall it was a positive experience.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food is just okay

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Montreal
29 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food ! Great service !

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LN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was not very good. They have “aligot” but it was more like mashed potatoes with some cheese baked in. The steaks had almost no flavor. I asked for medium rare, but it was rare. I could barely eat it cause it felt like I was eating raw meat for the most part. It came with beets and grapes which really didn’t complement the skirt steak. Skirt steak is really good so idk how you mess it up.

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G
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was good, we were expecting more for the price unfortunately. We got an overcooked meat but it was changed quite rapidly. Overall, the service was very good.

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MD
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great vibe, and wonderful place! Highly recommended if you're in Montreal.

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D
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, atmosphere, service. Cannot go wrong !

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E
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Hôtesse et serveurs désenchantée en entrant nous donne une table pour 2 mais ont été 3 très tasser. Bouffe froid et ordinaire.

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. The only complaint is that there was no air conditioning & it was very uncomfortable during a heat wave with poor air quality warnings.

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's our second time at Grinder & it was another great experience. The food was delicious, cooked perfectly as requested. The waiter was really nice & very attentive. Really good overall experience so I don't mind the pricey tab. We will definitely go back.

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S
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love the ambiance.. wine and good great.. oysters were outstanding but had tuna tartar and was very blend and small for price

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Date night !

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RN
Montreal
19 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tomahawk steak for 2 was delicious! Great service and ambiance

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Sortie de couple

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Montreal
29 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service great food ! Thank you !

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best nights out and fun dining experience. Terrific staff. Terrific food. Amazing service. Loved everything about this place.

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CS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal. Our waitress was very helpful with picking out wines and giving recommendations on different items. Food was very good and we loved the atmosphere!

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