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Helena, Montreal, QC

Helena

4.8
4.8
1799 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 28 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • 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 1,799 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

1,799 Reviews
  1. ClaudeT

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience from start to end. We will be back.

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  2. anachorete

    Montreal

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service nourriture ambiance accueil présentation confort Tout sans faille sauf stationnement à 20$ !!!dans le Vieux MTL.

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  3. Franco

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quelques fois à ce restaurant et jamais déçu. Bravo à toute l’équipe.

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  4. LucieC

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food itself is tasty and well presented. The interior of the restaurant is a bit old fashioned and we were seated in the back of the restaurant where it felt very detached and with a view to a parking lot in the backyard. It seems that the place is also popular with tourists so it serves bigger group and it doesn’t feel too local.

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  5. JackC

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous tasting menu. Enjoyed the great fish variety.

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  6. DP12345

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow - what a hidden gem! The food and service were outstanding. On a whim, we opted for the 9-course tasting menu. Everything was cooked and seasoned to perfection. The stand-out dishes for us were the asparagus with Serrano ham and the octopus & shrimp. Everything was expertly presented - gorgeous plating. Only downside - 9 courses was way too much food for me. We ended up having to bring some leftovers home with us. The service was excellent - very attentive and helpful staff with different servers presenting the various courses. Lovely ambience - brighter in the front and dark and moody in the back section. Although every table was occupied, it somehow did not feel overly busy and it was quiet enough that we were able to easily carry on a conversation. If you are staying in Old Montreal, you might not stumble upon this place naturally but it was only a very easy 10 minute walk from Notre Dame Basilica. The owner and chef clearly know what they are doing when it comes to creating a memorable dining experience. We will never forget this meal.

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  7. Hannah

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly spectacular! We shared the grilled seafood for 2 and the asparagus salad—both were delicious. Our server was incredibly helpful in finding a bottle of Orpington wine that paired beautifully with the seafood. I would go back to Helena in a heartbeat the next time I’m in Montreal.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent repas et service. Très bien conseillé pour le vin.

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  9. Jeremy

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experienced. It was pretty busy but only 3 servers running around and quite a few large group. The food was perfect and tasteful. Would revisit again next time when in town.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    All in all an enjoyable experience good food and attentive service.

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FAQs

Helena is rated 4.8 stars by 1799 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 28 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
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • 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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