Helena

4.5
882 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Portuguese
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  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

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!

R
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

La serveuse était parfaite et l’hotesse Nous a donné une place à notre goût

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SM
Montreal
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

J'avoue que 48$ pour un pavé de morue ... un peu cher par contre très bon.

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GD
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

J
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

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.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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j
New York Area
179 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

MW
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food was fantastic but the service was not as good as we’ve had on other visits

RC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

b
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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.

RH
Nashville
49 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

SA
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great place only thing missing some menu items I was looking forward to.

JC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely Amazing! Outstanding quality food and service!

M
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Très bon même excellent, super service, le seul point négatif, nous étions assis sur des banquettes/divan pas très confortable.

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N
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The cod fish was missing flavour, usually it’s amazing but not this time and the lobster was dry.

MD
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Qualité nourriture correct. Serveur hautain. La passion du client et du Portugal semble disparu chez Helena. Dommage! Nous irons ailleurs

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F
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

À mon avis le meilleur restaurant Portugais sur la place de Montréal. Je le conseil vivement.

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C
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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!

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V
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!!

ZM
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual a fabulous meal, wonderful staff and great vibe. Have recommended to many friends and everyone was blown way by the experience.

EM
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Superbe restaurant, superbe cuisine portugaise. Que du positif!!!

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Des arrêtes dans le poisson. Nourriture excelente. Bon vin.

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PL
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

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!

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CP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful in all aspects.. I will definitely return. Thank you to everyone at Helena.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service

M
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Le steak partagé est un excellent concept mais la qualité du steak était très ordinaire et décevante

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H
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

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.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice restaurant, wonderful food and unbelievable piece of Portugal in Montreal.

S
Montreal
44 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Service was quick, important at lunch . Food was good but nothing special . Salad was a bit difficult to eat.

JN
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Les fruits de mer sont délicieux, demandez Ludovic comme serveur, courtois et disponible!

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OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant with incredible service! We had the tasting menu and it was divine.

L
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent resto! Les fruits de mer étaient délicieux, et le service exceptionnel.

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CL
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Le service était exceptionnel. Le menu découverte est une excellente expérience.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

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.

CR
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Took my husband out for dinner

A
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

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.

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MS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

More expensive then we expected but ambiance and food very good

SB
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service and food is always amazing at Helena’s!

JG
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Dégustation de tapas préférable au combo habituel.

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M
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Il y avait un groupe dans la salle. Un peu plus bruyant qu'à l'habitude mais ça mettait de l'ambiance.

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