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Helena

4.7
4.7
1350 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Portuguese
The restaurant Helena team welcomes you in a warm, colourful and modern atmosphere, where you are invited to share and enjoy a delicious meal in good company. An unforgettable experience that allows you to discover all the refinement of Portuguese cuisine and wines for a lunch or an evening out, whether with a group or family, for a couple’s night out, or to talk business.

Guests are invited to select and to share petiscos (tapas), providing an opportunity to taste all of Portugal’s flavours, from the more familiar to the unexpected, in a friendly atmosphere. More than a simple à la carte meal, restaurant Helena proposes a true feast to savour at the table !

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 27 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Portuguese

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (514) 878-1555

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Helena Loureiro

  • Neighbourhood

    Old Montreal

  • Cross Street

    Saint-Maurice

  • Parking Details

    Metered Parking on street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

What 1,350 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JC

    JulieC

    Montreal

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The table right beside us, was so loud that it made our dinner conversation impossible to enjoy ! The rack of lamb and drinks were good, perhaps the cod fish was to salty.
  2. RF

    RebeccaF

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Great decor, highly recommended
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time for our anniversary, food was amazing, staff and service were friendly and fantastic!
  4. J

    Jenn

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for a family dinner of 5 adults. The food was absolutely delicious, especially the fish croquette appetizers. I was a bit shocked by the prices but these are entirely in keeping with the industry at the moment. Our head server Daniel was phenomenal. I saw him lead his team with constant monitoring of each table, inside and outside, for which he was responsible. I would recommend this restaurant highly.
  5. ML

    MauroL

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cibo di alto livello, dagli antipasti ai dolci. Servizio gentile ma con discrezione
  6. M

    Myriam

    Montreal

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Selon nous, le meilleur restaurant de MTL! Le service est toujours parfait et la nourriture absolument fantastique!
  7. EW

    ElspethW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a find! We went to relive our wonderful holiday in Portugal last month & we were not disappointed. Extensive wine list of wonderful Portuguese wines that are otherwise hard to find; good menu selections & excellent presentation & taste. Would return in a heartbeat!
  8. R

    Ralph

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, excellent staff, and amazing food! We tried their "menu degustation Terre et mer" and it did not disappoint.
  9. G

    Gavin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is exceptional and the atmosphere relaxed with very helpful staff. If you haven't been you should go.
  10. AC

    AljaeC

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The seafood selection was excellent! Definitely recommend the grill seafood for 2. Great ambiance and service was great. Only thing that need improvement is the dessert. I ordered the Portuguese tart and it was undercooked. Will definitely return whenever I'm back here.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal! Beautifully presented.
  12. S

    Sars

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had the tasting menu. The first few dishes took a very long time but it’s the Grand Prix weekend so we weren’t super surprised …it was packed. we had a really lovely window table. The asparagus salad was everyone’s favourite!
  13. AD

    AnthonyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. Service was great. Recommend for anyone that enjoys seafood.
  14. C

    Consistent

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    1.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall1food5service5ambience5
    Asparagus salad was outstanding and enough to share. Great selection of fish. Great atmosphere, lots of hustle and bustle. Highly recommend it.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall good. I would return
  16. RL

    RogerL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Like many restaurants with COVID excuse,,,good service till too busy and then the service goes down :-((((
  17. KL

    KarineL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nourriture et vin excellent. Nous y retournerons.
  18. KD

    KarimaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice place, it was our third visit. You can't go wrong, food is good, service courteous and professional and a great and classy ambiance. Prices are above average but well deserved for what you get. A go to place for a great dining experience.
  19. FF

    FrankyFrank450

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for lunch! Food and service were great.
  20. P

    Pizzaman

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. We called to say would be 30 mins late due to traffic and they accommodated us. Our server Michelle recommended the tasting menu and it was amazing!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! Will go again for the tasting menu.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation dinner
  23. PR

    PierreR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We've been there once for lunch and the experience was great. We wanted to go for the evening menu with the discovery meal plan. Food was good for the most part but not as fancy as announced. The overall experience is quite deceptive as it is expensive for not a great service, poor meat quality and cooking for the main dish, change in announced menu.
  24. ZM

    ZellyM

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    BEST Restaurant in Montreal, Hands Down! Great food, great staff
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I enjoy Helena’s very much. Food was amazing. Coming back for sure. It’s a great spot. We didn’t want s huge lunch menu so we decided to allow the maître D to select some entrees as tapas to share. Very great meals. Excellent and enough portions for the 2 of us.
  26. SS

    SuzannaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Authentic cuisine, wonderful service, delicious food.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited from Chicago for 10 yr anniversary. Food was amazing!
  28. CD

    ChristineD

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Toujours formidable à tous les points de vue! En plus de l'excellente nourriture et l'ambiance agréable , le service est hors pair, vraiment TOP qui fait que l'expérience est hors du commun! 👍👍
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious. Tomahawk steak was good but pricey. Noise was a little loud due to girls partying at a table near us!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food ! Will be back
  31. AK

    AnneKrystel

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was amazing! Food was excellent, chef Jeremy and Jean-Pier are great!! Service is 10/10! Staff is efficient and polite. If you love seafood you are gonna enjoy it! I will go back for sure!
  32. PB

    PatrickB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent dishes presentation and remarquable taste.
  33. MB

    MounaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious!!! Amazing service, very happy with my experience! I recommend!
  34. ES

    EricaS

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Service was less attentive and proactive than I am used to at Helena.
  35. M

    Myriam

    Montreal

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing 🤩 Best seafood of all time ! And service is always perfect!
  36. MG

    MagaliG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super service et la qualite de la nourriture delicieuse
  37. M

    Martine

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La morue noire, un pur festin! Je n’ai jamais mangé un poisson aussi délicieux de toute ma vie. Ça fondait dans la bouche! J’y retourne c’est sûr!
  38. JG

    JennyG

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious. Fish was fresh was done to perfection and the service was impeccable.
  39. HE

    HELENEC

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    une bonne référence. Toujours un plaisir d'y retourner
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were here celebrating my sister’s birthday. The food was outstanding. Service was above par. I would highly recommend Helena to anyone visiting or living in Montreal.

FAQs

Helena is rated 4.7 stars by 1350 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 27 times today
Google Map for Helena

438, McGill Montreal, QC H2Y2G1

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Saint-Maurice

  • Neighbourhood

    Old Montreal

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Portuguese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Metered Parking on street

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Helena Loureiro

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

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