Vallier

3.8
300 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary French
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Since 2007, on a chic old Montreal Street, Vallier offers a culinary space where style and flavor seamlessly blend. The adventure begins. First, you discover the bright and original decor inspired by the charm of the 1950's. Magic sets in effortlessly. Then, sitting comfortably on your vintage seat, a surprising and attractive menu is unveiled to you. Creatively prepared comfort food is offered alongside dishes that are reminiscent of the French bistro style as well as a selection of gourmet burgers. You decide to go for the pâté chinois au canard confit. The generous wine menu inspires you a delicious accompaniment at a reasonable price. The friendly atmosphere charms you to the sound of a Ventures song.Restaurant specialisé dans la cuisine contemporaine,Vallier réinvente les grands succès de la cuisine française,américaine et québécoise.Son service professionel, discret et sans prétention laisse toute la place nécessaire à une agréable expérience cuilinaire.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday to friday 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: sunday to Tuesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Wednesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Brunch Saturday 11:00am - 3:00pm Brunch Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(514) 842-2905
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Simon Laborde
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lemoyne
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Parking details
Le stationnement face au restaurant est offert a un prix raisonnable . Parking is offered in front of the restaurant at a reasonable price.
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Public transit
Metro Sqaure Victoria est a 200 metres du restaurant. Subway station Square Victoria is 200 meters from the restaurant.
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Entertainment
Happy Hour du mercredi au vendredi de 16h00 a 18h00 sur une sélection de vin, bière et sur le fort.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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M
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2013
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

La nourriture était très bonne, tout a été apprécié. Malheureusement, nous avons vraiment eu un service médiocre. Pas de pain, très long avant de prendre les commandes, j'amais on nous a demandé si tout allait et on a dû demander la facture 2 fois, et à un autre serveur. Pour un restaurent dans le vieux-Montréal...on a été très déçus...

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f
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2013
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

i did not like what i order but it was good overall...next time i'll get the vege burger

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G
Montreal
38 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Went for lunch. It was good. Nothing special about it but it was good.

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l
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went there for the second time with an old friend. Ordered their salmon tartar and it was one of the best tartars I have ever had. Impressive wine list and their cocktails were delicious. It was a Sunday night so it wasn't so busy - that being said, service was great (the waiter is actually quite cute too). The only downside is the price tag, which I wouldn't really complain. A full serving size of tartar with a cocktail comes up to maybe $50 ish, for the location and ambiance? I say, WELL WORTH IT!

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M
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The tatares are always excellent and the portions are good.

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l
Montreal
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Eaten lots better at this restaurant. Won't go back for a while.

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M
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The service at Vallier was very good. We were greeted and offered a drink quite promptly. The wine and cocktail lists are quite good. The dinner menu includes a large selection of dishes, from burgers, salads and mac & cheese to tartare, duck breast, and fish. This restaurant doesn't seem to specialize in one thing but if you are a dining with a group there will certainly be something to satisfy everyone. I had the mesclun salad (I love that there was a simple, sizeable salad for 6$) and the roasted chicken, which was tender and juicy. Good bet.

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D
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We had the salmon tartare, lamb parmentier and portobello ravioli with duck confit, as well as pain perdu for dessert. Service was up to par, we did not have to wait very long (but then the place was half-empty), ambiance is OK without anything noticeable. I would go again because it met my needs and expectations. However it was nothing to be ecstatic about.

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s
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Très bon restaurant avec une bonne varité de plats.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2013
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an early dinner and really enjoyed our meal, our view from the table, and the scenery of Montreal. The food was very very good and the service was excellent.

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P
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good place for a corporate lunch, Nice crowd and pleasant service

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GG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect lunch with a friend and my 14 week old baby! Very good food and Vallier were able to accommodate my stroller without causing to much inconvience to other diners! Service professional and friendly - would definitely visit again!

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Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can honestly say that this is my favorite restaurant in Montreal, so far. This was my second time eating here, and the foods maxed me once again. The scallop carpaccio was absolutely delicious and the ravioli made me sad that I was sharing it with my boyfriend. The service was prompt and very helpful, as usual, and the drinks were delicious! I love this restaurant and will definitely be back. If you are in Montreal and have never eaten here, then you are truly missing out on something wonderful.

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P
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2013
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Took over an hour for food to arrive - staff only apologized/explained when asked what the issue was (kitchen backed up). Waiters rolled their eyes like this was nothing new. Comped our coffees - but wasn't enough. Went for Sunday brunch. Alot of clients lecft before their food arrived, we almost did as well.

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Y
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was perfect. The soup (squash with brie) was surprinsingly good. Mac'n cheese very creamy and good. Fried Squid too weioth his homemade mayonnaise and safron.. Service courteous and rapid. Will return for sure!

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T
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have brought several out of town guests to Vallier and the staff are always very accomodating considering we don't speak French.

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d
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

J'ai mangé les raviolis aux champignons et au confit de canard, c'était vraiment délicieux, la sauce est riche mais extremement bonne! et le pouding chomeur!!!!!! Wow! heureusement qu'on l'a partagé!

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M
New England
44 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was in Montreal for the Grand Prix du Canada and tried two restaurants while there: Vallier and Laloux. Both were excellent.
Laloux has more classic French ambiance (think wall mirrors and white table linen), while Vallier has bare tabletops but a somewhat more creative menu. Laloux offered ramp vichysoisse, calve's liver a point, and soft Greek cheese with comb honey and nuts. Vallier offered green tomato gazpacho with horseradish, duck confit raviolis with pulled duck meat, mushrooms, cream and arugala and left me too full to order desert. The tab (before tax and tip) was about $65 at both places including two glasses of wine. I would be happy to return to either.

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JS
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is good but not exceptional. Service was friendly and helpful. Sadly, they ran out of ice cream by the time we ordered dessert.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As always the calamars plate was wonderful as was the salmon tartare (bien relevé!). Had a melon gaspacho for an entrée. It was quite refreshing on a 27 degree in the shade day with a welcoming tang. My partner indulged in the Portobello burger with delicious skinny fries.

A must try also, chorizo a la plancha. A great way to start off your meal.

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d
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A very lively bistro with above average food. Excellent quality, simply prepared, with good presentation.

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OT
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2013
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It was good but it lacked something to make it special.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Le tataki de thon... Tout simplement un délice... accompagné de bulles rosées Mumm Napa... presque le paradis :-)

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JH
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2013
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I love Vallier in the winter. My wife and I stopped in for an early dinner outside on a gorgeous spring day. The food was good but not great. The service was less than what I normally would expect from Vallier.

I still recommend it, but even good restaurants have off days!!

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LJ
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2013
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Beaucoup trop cher pour la qualité de l'assiette. Les plats étaient froids, assez insipides en terme de goût en somme très décevant. Le cadre est joli et le service impeccable cependant.

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f
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2013
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Always been impressed by the food there. It's a great mix of French, bistro and pub food. Waiters were very nice though we waited quite a bit to get our bill at the end. But overall, great place to go!

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Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le pâté chinois de canard est excellent.

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Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food realy good and the waitress was realy nice with the kids.

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Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was realy good and the service was great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Très bon et les employés sont très gentils.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2013
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Amazing time..amazing food
Highly recommend

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Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2013
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

When you dine alone, service is poorer :-(

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2013
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great interior, rustical / modern, right in the heart of the city / old town; for business lunch as well as nights out, friends also recommended the brunch; the menu has many favorites all with an interesting touch/hint, even though have to admit it reads better than it actually is, but still good food.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2013
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was good but the price was pretty high for a salmon tartare and salade. Also, the service to pay at the end was really long as he had to wait for the receipe and that mades us late to go back to work (2 hours total for lunch) when we had asked for receipe a while ago.

Thanks,

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Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2013
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent tartare! Excellent service! Bruyant par contre.

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S
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The salmon tartare, my favorite.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service, nice waiters.
Very good meal (I ate the salmon and it was perfect).

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Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Good for breakfast, brunch or a coffee.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Found the music a bit loud.

My guest and I were having a wonderful time, discussing rather private matters. That is the reason why I had asked, on my on line reserevation, for a quite table. I was thus disappointed when a client, who came in alone (i.e. who obviously was not going to be busy with his own conversation) was directed to sit at the table next (a mere 18 inches close) to our table, from where he could hear everything we were saying, while seeral other tables were not occupied. I felt a bit of an invasion of privacy. Sunday morning brunch tasted great though.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2013
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff was very kind to us, even though we had a baby with us. The food was excellent as usual. I recommend the pudding chômeur over the cheesecake.

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