Alexandre & Fils

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French
"Né en 1977, Alexandre et Fils est une brasserie typiquement parisienne dans le centre-ville de Montréal, vous accueillant jusqu’à 3 h du matin, avec ses deux bars sportifs et six écrans géants pour diffuser ses événements. Nos spécialités sont le choucroute, le cassoulet, le confit de canard, le steak tartare, la soupe à l’oignon, le homard et le boudin. Et pour terminer votre soirée ou continuer un après-midi de réflexion, le Cigar Lounge le plus élégant du centre-ville de Montréal vous attend au 2eme étage.

Opened in 1977, Alexandre et Fils is a typical Parisian Brasserie in the heart of downtown Montreal. Located just an 8 minute walk from the Bell Center, our bistro welcomes you 7 days a week, open until 3am. Our specialty dishes are sauerkraut, cassoulet, duck confit, foie gras, steak tartare, French onion soup, lobster and boudin. To end your evening or continue an afternoon of reflection, the Cigar Lounge awaits you upstairs. "
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MD
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Warm welcome
Nice quiet atmosphere
12-30 pm brunch on Sunday ,
Great table
Waiter very friendly and helpful
Food excellent and Hot ( which I really like)
Presentation good Of food very good
Would highly recommend to friends and defiantly return

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Repas exceptionnel, service très sympathique, à la française comme om aime

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N
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Bon service bon repas goûteux

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YT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

J’apprécie hautement le service et la bonne bouffe! Ambiance agréable des brasseries parisiennes!

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SO
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good as usual. Always a treat.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Thierry was a great waiter, his service, suggestions and sense of humour made for a great evening!
We will be coming back.

OT
Montreal
14 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is always enjoyable to have dinner there. We have been going there for 40 years. Never disappointed.

CH
Toronto
34 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This was not our first time here but because of the great food and service we came back! Very French and everything was exceptional!

MK
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tres comfortable et sympa. Bonne cuisine. Le service etait excellent

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S
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience3

We went on Wed 13 Nov 2019 which is the last day of Mtl a table special menu and when we tried to order this special menu, they informed us that they decided to end it a day earlier and no more applicable..

VERY UNPROFESSIONAL AND UNACCEPTABLE , I WILL NEVER RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYONE NOR GO AGAIN.. GOOD LUCK being in Business with such actions!

p
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

We fell into one of those black holes that make for a 52-minute wait between being seated and being served. The food was alright and server gave us a free dessert, but there’s no getting past remarkably slow service.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience1

We were a group of 7 people and did the MtlaTable menu and we were disappointed with the food. The Lamb dish has no taste and dry. The entree was not appealing nor tasty.

We did not vibe with the ambiance either. It was quiet and too bright. What we read online about this place was not well described.

Also across from us there were tables of girls that dress inappropriate. We did not appreciate it at all.

ST
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were visiting from out of town and found this place. I would describe it as eclectic and very popular with a diverse and fun crowd. It seemed like a lot of the clients were regular customers. The wait staff was excellent. They were helpful in suggesting items and explaining some of the menu items. The food was excellent. I would definitely go back again.

N
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Oui, pour le service et l'ambiance. Des réserves pour la nourriture.

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J
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

C'est un bel endroit avec une riche histoire. Les prix sont un peu élevés pour ce type de nourriture, mais j'imagine que c'est le prix à payer pour manger au centre-ville dans un restaurant reconnu. Très bon service!

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m
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Impeccable customer service. The nicoise salad was just perfect.

c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

toujours aussi remarquable. Une ambiance de grande brasserie parisienne et les quenelles remarquables . Nous resterons fideles Merci

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DG
Seattle
50 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent. Great wine selection, food was perfectly prepared. Presentation a bit lackluster. But I am not big on that.

OT
Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Absolutely enjoyable with a deliberately quirky atmosphere, friendly and attentive staff, with well-prepared cuisine. Was recommended by the concierge at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth when we asked for a restaurant that would be open on l’action de grace. An easy 5 minute walk from the Fairmont. We dropped in the night before for dinner and then again for the holiday turkey dinner. Our waiter remembered us from the first visit and was most engaging. We appreciated the interactions. Extensive murals of early Quebec scenes are a backdrop to dark wood, leather and brass booths, and contrast interestingly with the plastic gold and red “ice cream cones” supplied by a champagne marketer. Outdoor seating street side is available as is a second floor that may be the cigar bar for the facility - no one was smoking while we were there. All together well worth more than the two visits we afforded the restaurant. Glad to have gotten the recommendation.

TL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

One of the worst meals I’ve ever eaten in montreal. The service was slow and shoddy. Mistakes made with drink orders that took forever to arrive. The gaspacho tasted like someone opened a can of tomato soup and dumped it in a bowl. The rest of the meals were also subpar. One person didn’t order an appetizer and they served him his main course with everyone else’s app. The server embarrassed à European guest by coming up to him and admonishing him that tips weren’t included. That could have been handled much better and more discreetly. Based on the quality of service, no tip was necessary anyway.

JS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Le potage avait des grumeaux et le goût de la carotte était difficile à cerner . Le salmon mariné était délicieux. La baguette pas aussi goûtante que d’habitude.

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JP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

Cuisine très moyenne pour le prix, serveuses en tenue provoquante non justifiée pour un restaurant.

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FS
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nous connaissons votre restaurant depuis plusieurs années, et nous sommes allés plusieurs fois auparavant, c'est toujours un plaisir et votre nourriture garde la même qualité et très bon service.

Ne lâchez pas!
Fredrick Stange

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EY
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The raw oysters had broken shell bits and weren't shucked properly.. tartare only came with one small toast, in comparison to other restaurants serving a couple from the beginning. I waited quite a while to get the waiter's attention to bring more, meanwhile there were only 2 other small tables being occupied. No water was put on the table at the start. Didn't offer fresh pepper when the meal came. C'mon... this is basic service. I expected more for the price.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Si vous cherchez l'ambiance d'une basserie Française... vous la trouverz là!

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d
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Nous avons été mal accueillis, ensuite on a attendu 15 personnes n’e Venus nous voir, aucun menu, le restaurant était presque vide alors nous avons quitté sans que personnes s’en aperçoive!!!

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MD
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food was ok
French fries to go with meal would have been nice hot rather than cold
Steak was hood as was the fish

Waiter needs some training as he brought us the bill as soon as we had finished eating
And had to tell him we would like dessert and coffee
Coffee being served cold and had to send it back

I was most disappointed as these were close friends from England visiting me and, I had always thought Alexander’s was great to take people

CK
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

We reserved a table during the NBA Playoffs game between the Raptors and the Warriors - it was a packed house of course. The servers worked quickly as always and managed to keep our table happy regardless of the busy, noisy atmosphere. The food is good bar food, nothing to write home about (I'm obsessed with chicken wings and had a friend from Buffalo with me, and neither of us were impressed with the wings). Maybe the quality suffered a little that night due to the extra crowd. Nothing bad, nothing great either; the drinks were well-made and overall we had a fun time.

A
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience1

Terrible. For the Grand prix it was overwhelmed with angry staff who were overworked.

S
Montreal
19 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I know it was the Thursday before Grand Prix but they wanted us to buy a bottle of champagne if we wanted to sit outside and no regular menu but at least 20% inflated much smaller menu. Prices jacked up too much. Should have been told that on these days there would be special pricing. But lovely servers and great service.

EB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service impeccable, nourriture excellente ! Tout était parfait.

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L
Jackson Hole
12 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very welcoming with classic good brassiere food.

JM
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Everything was exceptional, but there was no coat check (was surprised) and they did not offer the wine card.

P
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

La nourriture était excellente mais compte tenu du prix la quantité était insuffisante.

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D
Los Angeles
86 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very authentic french bistro. We enjoyed it very much. Reminded us of bistros in France. The desert a Chocolate Fondant was amazing

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The ambience is eclectic as soon as you walk through the door. The food has something for everyone, some good staples and something for the adventurous to try. Service was good and attentive. The foie gras I had was the best I have tasted and the liver was simply incredible. Bravo - a wonderful meal and great value as well.

J
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Meeting with my son and grandson while visiting Montreal

C
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Super soirée dans une brasserie bien française, en rappel de la maison.

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CH
Toronto
34 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent ...best meal ever. Hugo our server was outstanding

m
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent place from all angles.. food, ambiance, service.