Albert Bistro

4.4
39 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Bistro

About

Albert offers a French-inspired bistro cuisine, full of local flavors, in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Since its opening in 2015, Albert attracts local workers seeking a lunch meal or a drink after work. Travelers who want to break the bread between two trains also stop by along with wine lovers who wish to discover an exclusive selection of private imports.
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipjaybird51
New York Area
184 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Rainy night and the restaurant wasn’t busy. We sat inside and watched the chef in the kitchen. Service was excellent and we were well taken care of. Octopus with grilled vegetables was delicious as was the tomato tart and steak.

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Snhep
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really good tartare beef and salmon

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RainerW
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

What a hidden gem on MONTREAL. Fantastic food and wine... not a huge selection but every dish is a winner ... you have to try the salmon or beef tartare.... one of the best I have ever tasted!

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ElizabethS
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There was very little to choose from, but the menu was great and the food was incredible!

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Anne
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

The place must be ventilated. The smell of frying is strong. Overall, it was good for a 5@7 with colleagues.

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PhilippeG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Excellents plats représentant une bonne valeur pour le prix et service professionnel et attentionné.

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Electromelle
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Correct, sans plus. Carte limitée, bien réussi, mais rien pour se demarquer.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
25 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I love this place, and will be back...definitely for the terrine...but as well to try the foie gras. Great service and beautiful wines! Love it!

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AdilM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good restaurant with a lot of potential! The food was really good and the ambiance nice. Make sure to ask for a table near the window for a better view.

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Sony
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

L’un des meilleurs tartares de saumon!! Et les frites wow!

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vipDavidC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visited Montreal for the first time, and loved Albert Bistro - great food, vibrant atmosphere, convenient Downtown location. Also loved the design accentuating its industrial past, including a freight elevator that has been reconfigured into a big, comfy nook, leaving the remnants of the elevator buttons. All our dishes were outstanding -- the ginger/lime salmon tartare appetizer, followed by the monkfish, tagliatelle with duck breast, and flank steak entrees. Outstanding service, and very affordable, too, especially for people who are accustomed to NYC prices.

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Chris
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My wife and I had a wonderful meal on our last night in Montreal. Our server was great, the atmosphere was wonderful, and the food was very good.

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Winemaker
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Waiter a little forgetful, but an enjoyable experience. Typical bistro environment. Good value.

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vipKilgore
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Beautiful risotto with wild mushrooms-tasty and nicely presented. My wife had a salad with a nice variety of greens, walnuts, blue cheese, mandolined radishes, arugula, etc, Again very nicely presented. Staff was very friendly.

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MarkW
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staying in downtown Montreal and attempting to find a neighborhood bistro without going to far afield? Albert's is your place.

Warm, welcoming and with food that made us smile from start to finish. A creamy pea soup of the day was the highlight of our entire Montreal eating experience and we ate some GREAT food in a number of places. An easy choice if you want good food near Old Montreal, without the tourists.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food & great wine selection in a small, cozy-like local with kitchen-in-view and in central location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
46 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The food is very rich and delicious. Lots of cream and butter used in those sauces but no complaints! Everything was delicious. The only caution is if you have picky eaters. The menu is limited so you have to be flexible on your choices. The atmosphere is casual bistro with small wood tables, but the location on Beaver Hall facing the tall modern business towers is very cool. We enjoyed our midweek romantic dinner there.

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vipdiner
Edmonton
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Incredible service and delicious food. A hidden gem!

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RobP
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went for dinner with my son. Small menu, I would say 10-12 entrees, but there should be something for everyone. I had the scallop special and they were excellent. My son had the steak which he said was great. Open kitchen which was nice. Staff and service were very good. On a warm night they have patio seating.

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vipReine
France
14 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Pas beaucoup de choix et pas de climatisation.

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BevL
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Lovely little bistro.

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LeoG
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience3

Starters named main courses, at main course price. Very limited selection.

We should have guessed something is wrong with the inflated OpenTable rating when the place was almost empty, while immediately adjacent Venice was full and bustling. Regretrably, we ignored the hunch...

As a result the two of us paid 80+ CAD for a shared starter with three breaded shrimps, and two so-called main courses, each containing THREE (3) scallops and a plain green salad on the side (we didn't want ratatouille). We're not big eaters, but portions, while tasting decently, looked like starters. We were too stunned to ask immediately... People at the next table got an equally tiny filet mignon...

Other restaurants in the area serve more diverse food (this place has a tiny menu, and some items are unavailable), provide decently sized portions and charge adequate money. Stay away.

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DanielleR
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My second time at Albert and I will return for sure. Both tartars salmon and beef were amazing. Good private wine selection at reasonable prices.

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vipDragonfly60
Raleigh
48 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely meal. If weather is permitting, consider booking a table outside on corner of deck. Food very tasty.

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vipTomH
Detroit
42 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

From the US and travel throughout, in the states it's seldom found a place as this, as well the place next door, (both actually) this place made us feel much closer to Europe and the warmness of a local pub old time bar/eatery than we're used to finding.

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Eric
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, it was a nice business lunch with good food and excellent service.

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JuliaT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chef special (filet mignon with salad and potatoe) was to die for. The staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating. We will be back next time we visit. 10/10 experience.

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vipluvopentable
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We came from NYC for the weekend, read reviews online, walkable from our hotel, it lived up to the reviews: great service, cozy ambiance, delicious food (limited menu) & wine and overall a very enjoyable evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

J'adore!
À refaire avec mon amoureux prochainement.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tres bon service, personnel souriant, nourriture excellente! Surtout la salade de pieuvre tres bien preparee! Tres bien quand on veut pouvoir parler sans crier car la musique a un volume raisonnable! Le carre pour un groupe de 6-8 est parfait!

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tidav75012
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

J’étais ravi de diner chez Albert Bistrot. Mon Saumon était parfaitement cuit et assaisonné; mon brownie en dessert était léger et très chocolaté. J'y retournerai sans l'ombre d'un doute!

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vipfoodaficionad0
Montreal
58 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

We were disappointed with the quality of the food & the service was just ok. Pity, we live in the neighborhood & are always looking for new places to try for dinner.

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DJLA27
Montreal
16 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Close to the business district and downtown this bistro offers a relaxed atmosphere and great food. The wine list is short but offers good selections. The food is french influenced and is well prepared.

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ZachK
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food. Great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beautiful discovery. The chestnut soup well started the meal. It was a WOW for everything we taste.

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vipFoodie
Montreal
52 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Atmosphère conviviale, excellent repas et service très attentionné!

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SilverSpringFan
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious meal in a relaxed and friendly setting. Thoughtful service and a very positive vibe.

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Ginette
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Endroit qui ne se prend pas au sérieux et qui offre un équilibre: ambiance-nourriture-drink!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely delightful, classic french bistro, great meal size and tasty. I will go back soon

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Albert Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.