Tavern on the Square

4.4
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109 Reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French

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About

Tavern on the Square is a restaurant located in the historic Westmount Square building designed by renowned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Serving unique comfort foods, our menu will satisfy all your desires with our ever changing internationally and seasonally inspired dishes.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Italian, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am – 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 6:00pm – 11:00pm; Saturday: 5:30pm – 11:00pm; Sunday: Closed
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Phone number
(514) 989-9779
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Wood and Ste. Catherine
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Public transit
Atwater Metro Station
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 109 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.4based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CK
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our group of four had a great time there. Even better than expected. The service was impeccable and the food delicious. Super ambiance too.

BM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great experience! Fantastic food and excellent service from very well trained staff. I have been employed in the hospitality industry for 40 years and this was one of my best F and B experiences . I will be returning to this restaurant .

MD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Always good. But this time the pasta special with duck was disappointing. Very dry and no flavour.

DR
Toronto
41 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner with family. Our server did a really good job of making sure we enjoyed everything and provided very helpful advise when it came to ordering our meals.

MT
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The steak tartar was a bit clunky. Home made chips were a bit pedestrian. Bread pudding was a bit dry. $120 barolo served at room temp, sparkling water bottle left on the table to warm up. Decent restaurant, but details need to be upped to justify the price.

TF
Montreal
41 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I usually one for dinner and am never disappointed. I met up with a friend for lunch and ordered the salad special. It came with a mushroom soup. The soup was terribly bland, and the salmon salad was mediocre at best.

a
Montreal
25 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was absolutely outstanding and the food was great

SD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been enjoying Taverne for many years and the food is always consistently delicious.
Just wish they'd bring back the Tuna Burger.

NK
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great meal on the terrasse. Food is always excellent!

S
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anna, our server, was outstanding. Food very good.

HW
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service , nice music , delicious food, comfortable sofa

OT
Montreal
34 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food great location !

F
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service, good food and good ambiance. Nice wine selection.

C
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best spot in the city. They treat their customers well! And food is always a+ including stuff fresh from their farm.

O
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For many years now, this restaurant has remained consistently over-average; always creative, always well cooked, good presentation and texture, good service. All too rare in Montreal. Lunch menu is good value for money.

J
Montreal
83 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch outdoors. Very nice lunch special.

EH
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed dining on the terrasse; the lobster risotto was spectacular. Westmount is lucky to have the Taverne as a local institution!

M
Montreal
135 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were 5 ladies out for dinner to celebrate my 60th birthday. The evening started out with a few issues regarding the dietary restrictions of one of my friends and the refusal of the management to accommodate a simple request of putting the carmelized onions on the side of the burger rather than on top. Finally the chef/owner came out himself and asked how he could satisfy the request. He absolutely redeemed himself and the staff by accommodating all our requests. The wait staff couldn’t do enough for us. The food was delicious! My slice of birthday cake and coffees were on the house! Overall it was a lovely evening. Thanks John for being such a lovely host!

M
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Went there for my birthday and unless you don't work and show up at 5 pm all terrace is full. It's quite a pity as they don't take reservations for the terrace which is a pity as it would bring more value to the customer - customer remembers. The place was really full and understaffed, waiters tried their best but some orders were incorrect due to the chaos. Food is good but was better 4 years ago - I used to come often. I hope to have a better experience next time. The wine list and choice is outstanding, I liked the orange wine.

s
New England
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a favorite, never disappointing with consistently friendly service.

M
Montreal
135 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were a group of 7 ladies out for girls night. We had an excellent meal - salmon - halibut and chicken were all enjoyed. One friend has a gluten intolerance and she was accommodated. It’s generally so loud at the Tavern but last night we could actually talk and be heard without yelling - so refreshing!

SM
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Just not worth the money. Very expensive for the portions.

M
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great cocktails, tasty apps and fantastic pasta meals. Would have like to try the burger too!

PR
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were treated to a delicious experience with wonderful service care and attention - the food was beyond great

AW
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I usually go to the Monkland location but was recommended to try this one because it is quieter.
It was quieter but food was not as good and it was quite pricey for food that was just ok.

M
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toujours égal à lui-même: impeccable!

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had a great experience can’t wait to go back!

A
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tavern is our go to spot, we go there often. The food is always consistent and delicious and the service is excellent!

SI
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food was less than adequate-quite a bit different than my previous experience at this restaurant.
The waiter removed the plates before all od the diners were finished eating......

EZ
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service was excellent - server Kayleigh was great, could not have been better.

Food was delicious but sadly main course was not delivered sufficiently warmed and so I ended up eating a cold meal . . . very unfortunate considering the price.

MD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Table in the centre SUPER noisy.

j
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable as always.

d
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

M’y meal was fine. My guest burger was undercooked had to be redone.

DT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good food, great service! Enjoyed the atmosphere!

BC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Noisy toddler at the next table was a damper on the atmosphere even for this type of local neighbourhood restaurant.
Radicchio salad gluey and heavy.
Halibut fresh and nicely prepared.
Limited menu .

p
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always have a nice meal!

S
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It's a bit pricey for what you get, but it is Westmount after all. Still, one plate of rigatoni, one shrimp wrap, a fizzy water and a glass of red, all came to about $75. So almost $90 with tax and tip in. No salad, no starter, no dessert, no coffee.
Not exactly an everyday place, especially with Gladstone gastropub across the street, among others.

M
Montreal
15 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate amazing food, the service was excellent and the place was buzzing ... we had a great and super fun evening!

DD
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Noise level became excessive and difficult to tolerate as evening continued on.

HD
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We let our server know about our theatre plans and we were finished in good time. We shared a salad, a pasta dish, and a dessert, with wine, and found it to be plenty for the two of us. The server could have done a better job of facilitating the sharing of the dishes, but we managed anyways. Excellent food. Will certainly visit again.

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