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 !
The food was incredible. The pace of delivery was perfect. I was disappointed in our waitress - she never cracked a smile. The price tag for 4 was high, but the quality of food made it worth while. I would highly recommend!
La serveuse était parfaite et l’hotesse Nous a donné une place à notre goût
J'avoue que 48$ pour un pavé de morue ... un peu cher par contre très bon.
We had a little issue with one dish, and the way it was handled by the very professional staff made us feel very good. It is rare nowdays to find such excellent service. The food was really good, the decor tasteful, not noisy--we will definitely go back!
Terrible service. We were at the bar and the staff was cleaning the glasses talking to each other all night. We orderer the menu degustation which was good and well balanced.
Oui mais avec une certaine réserve. Dans l'ensemble nous avons passé une belle soirée et avons relativement bien mangé, par contre il manquait souvent un petit qqchose au niveau des accords entre les ingrédients des différents plats afin d'être totalement séduits ou que ca passe de "très bien" à "mémorable".
La fraîcheur et la cuisson des poissons et fruits de mer étaient excellente globalement, sauf la morue qui nous été servie un peu tiède avec une peau non croustilante.
Bon service. Vins excellents. Plat de dessert agréable.
Si je reviens je compte essayer d'autres plus.
Nice restaurant with great food and service. Wine by the glass is available but the pour is quite meager. We had the seafood grill for 2 which comes with a few vegetables but ordering s side dish is recommended. Seafood was very good.
The food was fantastic but the service was not as good as we’ve had on other visits
Delicious menu and great service! Awesome wine list and mouthwatering desserts.
The grilled seafood for 2 was out of this world!
I will definitely be back for more!
We had a great meal here. The appetizers were particularly excellent. We had the cod fritters and a shrimp- calamari dish in a Peri Peri sauce. Main courses were a very good Caldeirada (Portuguese fish stew) and a good sirloin. they have an extensive wine list with all the major regions of Portugal represented. Service was very attentive and helpful in describing both the wines and the menu items. We also did a flight of vintage Port and enjoyed it very much.
Second visit to Helena, brought along some friends this time for a business trip after visiting with my wife a couple months ago. Ambiance is warm and inviting, service is very good. Food is outstanding. Again, we stayed with tapas tasting menu which had a wonderful variety of seafood, meats and veggies. We had a bottle of vinho verde, (invented for summer dining) as well as a bottle of blended red wine from Däo region of Portugal. An assortment of desserts (including some wonderful pasteis de nata) finished off the evening. Total pleasure across the board, but grilled octopus was a little on the tough side this time. All is forgiven considering the whole experience. Would return in a heartbeat,and have already recommended to friends who willl be there this weekend. Keep up the good work, Dona Helena!
Great place only thing missing some menu items I was looking forward to.
Absolutely Amazing! Outstanding quality food and service!
Très bon même excellent, super service, le seul point négatif, nous étions assis sur des banquettes/divan pas très confortable.
The cod fish was missing flavour, usually it’s amazing but not this time and the lobster was dry.
Qualité nourriture correct. Serveur hautain. La passion du client et du Portugal semble disparu chez Helena. Dommage! Nous irons ailleurs
À mon avis le meilleur restaurant Portugais sur la place de Montréal. Je le conseil vivement.
Absolument délicieux! Nous y sommes allés en début de soirée avec notre enfant de 3 ans (qui a été traité au petits soins) et tout était impeccable, de l'accueil au service et que dire de la nourriture ! Rapport qualité prix à l’avantage du client, de la gastronomie à peu de frais. Chapeau, nous y retournerons sans hésitation!
The food is absolutely and consistently excellent and sophisticated. The staff is very attentive and ready to make us as happy as possible with our experience and they always succeed. We had some special requests and they were very happy to accommodate. Make sure you stay a little bit hungry for dessert. The churros are incredible!!
As usual a fabulous meal, wonderful staff and great vibe. Have recommended to many friends and everyone was blown way by the experience.
Superbe restaurant, superbe cuisine portugaise. Que du positif!!!
Des arrêtes dans le poisson. Nourriture excelente. Bon vin.
Bel endroit qui aurait un bel atmosphère si ce n’était du niveau de bruit trop élevé. Une amélioration de l’acoustique serait un gros plus!
Wonderful in all aspects.. I will definitely return. Thank you to everyone at Helena.
Great food and great service
Le steak partagé est un excellent concept mais la qualité du steak était très ordinaire et décevante
We ordered "Caldo Verde" as a starter, but sadly it was completely tasteless. We actually asked the waiter for extra salt to manually add it.
Also, we needed to ask for bread which usually came with this starter that we already tasted in other Portuguese restaurants...
The main meals took a while to be ready and unfortunately for me, the "Asparagus salad" wasn't what I expected, too bitter in my opinion! However, maybe this is just the way it is.
For the "Sardines", the taste was ok, but the under bread was so rubbery that wasn't almost impossible to cut it, even asking the waiter to replace my knife.
Very nice restaurant, wonderful food and unbelievable piece of Portugal in Montreal.
Service was quick, important at lunch . Food was good but nothing special . Salad was a bit difficult to eat.
Les fruits de mer sont délicieux, demandez Ludovic comme serveur, courtois et disponible!
Fantastic restaurant with incredible service! We had the tasting menu and it was divine.
Excellent resto! Les fruits de mer étaient délicieux, et le service exceptionnel.
Le service était exceptionnel. Le menu découverte est une excellente expérience.
Noisy as f*ck. Music playing way too loud. Food was ok, nothing exceptional, not worth the price (lunch table d’hote). Go elsewhere if you’re looking for flavour.
Took my husband out for dinner
Très belle soirée, un peu cher pour les quantités mais quand même très bien. Notre table était prête à l'avance, nous avons été bien servi et ils ont été accommodants pour les enfants (table bien placée, etc.) Nous y retournerons.
More expensive then we expected but ambiance and food very good
The service and food is always amazing at Helena’s!
Dégustation de tapas préférable au combo habituel.
Il y avait un groupe dans la salle. Un peu plus bruyant qu'à l'habitude mais ça mettait de l'ambiance.