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Helena

4.6
4.6
1378 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 41 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 1,378 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Business Meals

  • Montreal

    Business Meals

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  1. DA

    DaveA

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm and lively place. Great service. Food was excellent.
  2. GF

    GoodFoodForAll

    Montreal

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The whole fish (Fluke from Gaspesia) we ordered was spectacular and outstandingly delicious and delicate it did mix really well with the vegetables they offered.
  3. GO

    GraceO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our number one choice in Montreal. This was our 4th visit. Time after time the food, service is excellent. Great wine selection. Highly recommended.
  4. NG

    NathalieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food service and wine Daniel made our experience s must in our holiday and made us felld at home while discovering Portugal
  5. K

    Kathy

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, staff were helpful and friendly
  6. CG

    ChantalG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nous étions 3 personnes, trois générations différentes, un fils de 22 ans, une grand-maman de 78 ans et moi-même, 59 ans. c'était absolument délicieux, à la hauteur de la réputation du restaurant, excellent service, il est évidemment que nous y retournerons. Si vous aimez la pieuvre, elle était exquise.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful
  8. GC

    GinoC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reps amoureux
  9. ZG

    ZourikianG

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nourriture excellente et excellent service avec ambiance conviviale!
  10. M

    Martin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Saveurs au rendez-vous, service hors pair. Très bel établissement. Nous avons adoré.
  11. ML

    MicheleL

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fraîcheur et qualité des aliments. Très goûteux..
  12. B

    Bloubloublou

    Montreal

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fruits de mer un peu trop cuits mais le reste est excellent
  13. MB

    MarieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastique, service impeccable et très sympathique. Nourriture excellente
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Disappointed. I ordered the rack of lamb for the reason it came with sweet potato purée, and I love sweet potatoes. Instead, It was served with dry grilled potato wedges (not sweet potatoes). When I inquired, our server told me I was incorrect. But as we left, I checked on the menu at the door. I was right. I wish I had been more assertive. My dish also had burnt onion pieces that I was not able to chew. I can honestly say that the best part of my meal, was the salad.
  15. AV

    AlainV

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Une des meilleurs tables à Montréal semble t'il. J'y ai passé un excellent moment avec ma fille. Service impeccable.
  16. CM

    ChristopheMB

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food with full service. Prices are more than fair for the quality.
  17. ZU

    ZUZU

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice and lively place with Portuguese specialties. Wine list contains many great Portuguese wines.
  18. FF

    FabienF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was disappointing for this kind of restaurant / price.
  19. KM

    KathrynM

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant, beautiful decor, ambience and fabulous food! Daniel our server was excellent. Definately on our list next time we are in Montreal.
  20. a

    amitg

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am partial to black cod. The preparation here is always well balanced without being overly "sweetened".
  21. V

    Victorliuuu

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    food is too much salt! include soup and principal plate Servants push you like hoping to finish your eating because a lot of people are waiting outside, maybe they need table as sonn as possible Not hanppy experience !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  22. PW

    PaulW

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good and fast services, good range of very priced wine, enjoyable evening
  23. B

    Beeman

    Montreal

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    The food was very good but quite shockingly expensive. Dinner for 4 with two bottles of wine was $700. I found the background music slightly too loud making conversation a little more difficult. The service from the young waitress was very attentive and professional.
  24. ML

    MarianneL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food! It was a perfect dinner and we appreciated the quick service.
  25. JV

    JacquesV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    The cod fish cakes starter were cold. We took the sea food “fesrtin” for two there was only 2 scallops, 2 small piece of squid, 3 shrimp, 2 piece of octopus and a hand full each of small mussels and small clams. The sauce was salty and i love salt. Disappointing and expensive.
  26. EL

    ElenaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Asparagus salad was outstanding. Perfect service!
  27. J

    Jacques

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, ambiance and service ! A must see restaurant
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food is amazing! Not cheap…
  29. M

    Mark

    New England

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Enjoyed it once again. Food is spectacular and service great.
  30. JC

    JulieC

    Montreal

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    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.
  31. m

    miammiam514

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Fresh produce, a beautiful place and an extensive wine list. However, service and attention to details were lacking on the evening of our visit and overall, given the hefty price tag on the 10-year anniversary dinner, Helena didn't meet our expectations.
  32. RF

    RebeccaF

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Great decor, highly recommended
  33. 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!
  34. 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.
  35. 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
  36. 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!
  37. M

    Myriam

    Montreal

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Selon nous, le meilleur restaurant de MTL! Le service est toujours parfait et la nourriture absolument fantastique!
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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Helena is rated 4.6 stars by 1378 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 41 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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