Helena

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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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Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversary

L
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Helena is a beautiful restaurant in the Old Port section of Montreal.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was excellent, food, service, ambient......100% recommended!!!!

M
Montreal
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Toujours un bon rapport qualité prix.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Contrairement à ce que je suis habitué, le service était ordinaire. En ce qui concerne le repas, le plat principal (magret de canard), la portion était plutôt minime, pour ne pas dire insatisfaisante. Je fréquente régulièrement ce restaurant et c'est la première fois que je suis déçu. J'ai quasiment eu l'impression que le fait que nous n'ayons pas pris de vin à eu un effet sur le niveau de service, ceci n'est qu'une impression, et j'espère qu'elle est fausse.

En bref, je vais certainement retourner chez Helena, rien n'est parfait, et j'espère que vous prendrez réellement en considération mon avis. En passant, lorsque vous faites un sondage en français, il serait bon que les choix de réponses de toutes les questions soient en français. By the way, I do speak English, but please, have some respect.

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Tout était bien sauf les explications de notre serveuse . Elle était confuse en explicant le menu , on avait l’impression qu’elle voulait nous vendre des menus chers $$ . Bizarre . Aucun merci à la fin même si halo laissé un super pourboire 🍀
Les hommes qui l’ont aidés dans le service était parfait . Donc ... à surveiller

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

Ce que nous avons mangé n'avait de façon générale rien d'exceptionnel, l'accueil n'était pas très souriant, le service expéditif avait des lacunes auxquelles on ne s'attend pas dans ce genre de restaurant, l'ambiance était bruyante et manquait d'intimité (midi). Bref, une expérience décevante.

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N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Un des meilleurs rapport qualité -prix à Montréal pour une table d'hôte le midi. Et une qualité de service et de nourriture vraiment excellente. On y retourne régulièrement depuis quelques années et nous ne sommes jamais déçu. Allez-y sans hésiter!

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R
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter Daniel was very good and very knowledgeable of the food contents and wine origins.
Has a great experience!!

a
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. I keep going back because it is soooo good.

KC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful spot for a nice dinner out. The food was wonderful and it had a fabulous atmosphere perfect for being able to socialize. They have set tapas and chef's tasting menus available and an option paired with wines too!

A
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tres bon resto avec ambiance agréable. Au plaisir d'y retourner

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RR
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing evening, great flavors and wonderful evening

JR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always a rewarding culinary experience and great service at Helena!

CS
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and wine were amazing and our waiter, Christopher was so fun. My wife and I had a very enjoyable experience and we’ Be back soon!!

S
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service et très bon plats. Toujours à la hauteur de mes attentes.

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R
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Merci toujours un excellent service !

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had made a reservation but when I arrived there was no tables. We were sat at the bar and the staff could sense I wasn't too happy so they went above and beyond by treating us like royalty. They ended up getting us a table and gave us appetizers on the house until we were seated. Food was out of this world. Servers were pleasant. I had the best old fashioned drink of my life. The pastais de natas were also unreal and super fresh (arguably the best I've had anywhere). Place was phenomenal. I would 100% recommend if visiting Montreal!

G
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Le menu dégustation était très espacé
Lenteur de la cuisine à servir les menus services, quoique très bons
Les portions des tapas étaient avares( les 2 premiers services surtout)
Le dessert était décevant
Je ne laisserai plus le chef choisir
Leçon. Apprise
C’était une invitation
Nous aurions mieux fait de choisir nous memes

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LL
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience. The venue is beautiful and the food was excellent. The service was impeccable and our waiter was very personable.
It is one of the few restaurants that has tablecloths! The music was background and not blaring as in some other restaurants. Would return in a heartbeat!

MR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super service and the food is simply amazing! You need to try the octopus.

BC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent table d'hote for lunch. Food was amazing, nicely presented and served promptly. Beautiful atmosphere.

J
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

First time at Helena’s and would definitely recommend it. Amazing food and good service.
Only set back was we were there late and staff got busy preparing tables for next day’s brunch. Didn’t want to disturb them for a digestif. But other then that great restaurant!

D
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dining alone but with waiters attending to me in a wonderful manner!

MI
Anchorage
95 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

the food and wine was great. We sat at bar and it took some time for the bar staff to pay attention to us and it was a very slow night (only a few people at the bar). That said, I would go back and would suggest this place to others. The asparagus salad is a must!!

g
Edmonton
58 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Marie Noel did an amazing job recommending amazing dishes for our dinner selection.

p
Toronto
102 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Helena est devenu pour nous un incontournable lorsque nous sommes de passage à Montréal! Le menu poissons dégustation et son accompagnement de vins parfaitement en harmonie font de chacune de nos visite une expérience exceptionnelle! Il nous tarde à chaque fois d’y revenir!

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TM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant! Nice wine pairing suggested by our waiter Chris.

MG
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Delicious food and great value!

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
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 on August 16, 2019
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 on August 14, 2019
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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P
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

3 ieme fois que j'essaie de donner un avis. Pietre service, presque chaque question était répondu avec " je vais vérifier avec la cuisine" . Commander fut tout un défi et compliqué. Le serveur à oublié un plat et il m'a fallu l'avertir de cet oubli. Ils nous l'ont offert gratuitement mais peu importe. Service tres indiscret, me faire demander si je voulais un autre verre à haute voix en plein milieu d'une conversation démontre le manque de professionalisme. Au portus calle ( callė dont le serveur m'a repris), tout etait parfait et l'expérience mémorable.

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GD
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
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!

GC
Hungary
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Le repas était parfait et nous sommes tres heureux avec l' ambiance et le staff.

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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
2 reviews
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
12 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!

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