Alex H

4.2
153 reviews
CAN$30 and under
French
Alex H was originally opened as “Gourmateque Restaurant” in 1982, located on St-Hubert street, it was already making headlines for it’s great food. Most notably the home made lasagna, still found on our menu on occasion. The man behind this was Alex himself.

Alex already had restaurant experience from some of Montreal’s greatest, such as, the Royal Embassy, Mother Martin, Grand Motor hotel, Elmridge country club, and the Ritz Carlton to name a few. Alex had decided he would want to offer the same fine dining experience at a more affordable rate.

Established in 1990, the original Alex H (on Monkland street) was family run for 10 years, until 2000, when it moved to Sherbrooke street where it is still found today.

Today a family trio runs the kitchen, Alex, his daughter Maria, and his son Edward. Every night they cook your meals with pride we hope you’ll take the chance to experience the pride and care that goes into making every dish at Alex H. Please BYO Liquor.
What 153 People Are Saying
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.2
Food
4.3
Service
4.0
Ambience
4.3
Value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Flygirl
Montreal
16 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Menu prices have gone very high for a neighborhood restaurant that used to include a salad or soup with the main enteee and no longer does. A pity since they have overpriced themselves and we will not return, as will our friends.

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Foodie
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

exterior door let in very cold air. left resto as soon as we could

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ChristopherP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

It was an extremely cold night and each time the front door opened the entire interior was freezing. This happened the entire meal. Other than that everything was amazing.

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vipFloss
Montreal
49 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great neighbourhood restaurant! BYOW and reasonably priced. Not a huge menu but there’s something for everyone. Professional but accessible wait staff and charming atmosphere. Will definitely return!

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NinaH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AS usual, we had a great dinner at Alex H. Great food, great price, great service. My only complaint is that at times it can be noisy

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Flygirl
Montreal
17 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Find the new menu pricy, don’t know if I’ll return.

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Greywolf
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday for a friend

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed our dining experience very much. The food was delicious and the ambiance relaxing. The staff was very attentive and did their utmost to make our evening a pleasant one.

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AfricE
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

The service is too slow. Servers are efficient and courteous but they require more help.

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MaryH
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We all enjoyed our meal - the individual who had the liver thought it was excellent

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BruceA
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

THis long standing restaurant has a very nice menu, but the service is very slow. It was half full and the one server or the kitchen could not keep up to the demand.

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vipTrav2dine
Montreal
39 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always good food with friendly service - and one can bring one's own wine.

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AlexG
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

very good, calm and cozy, not too crowded, we can talk there :)

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anna
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent meal and service. It was very winter’s cold day outside (minus 20 C) and the restaurant dining area was on the cool side. Otherwise, a superb experience.

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CDiner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely waiter and very good food in a relaxed mid-week atmosphere. We will definitely return!

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wendyb
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A great local restaurant, with tasty food, and great service from friendly staff (Matthew, and Alex, the chef) The table was very elegant to look at, with nice clean wine glasses and cloth napkins. The menu was not vast, but the choices were excellent, something for everyone. We all chose from the table d'hôte menu, the four of us selecting different dishes, all superb. I had the salmon with maple glaze, absolutely delish, and I heard rave reviews from my eating companions, regarding the calves livers, and the duck, and the chicken, all very tasty. Soup or salad was included, and we were able to substitute french fries for rice, or potatoes, no questions asked. Our server, Matthew, was very polite, and made our meal even better. Cappuccino coffee for me was great, and the whipped milk lasted until the last drop!!!!!!! Thank you for a lovely evening, enjoyed by all. Oh, and the restaurant encourages you to bring your own wine, nice touch!!!! I have already recommended the Alex restaurant to my friends!!!!!

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Mick
Montreal
24 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

The food was great and the staff very helpful and courteous.

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picky
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely, friendly restaurant with a nice selection of appetizers, main courses and desserts. Good value too.

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beentheredone
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I went with my daughter and husband. One had the liver and the other had the flank steak I had the duck. We all enjoyed and shared with each other. Each meal was as expected and delicious. We all enjoyed the evening and the bonus was byow and the desserts were also worth mentioning.

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NatalieB
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely menu,very courteous and efficient waiter,only problem was the manner in which one had to order the food ie.you could not order just an appetizer.Otherwise,everything was great!

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HMM18
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service. The menu is interesting and the presentation very appealing.

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ginger17
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

only complaint is the cold air comes in when the door is opened

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vipMTLBBC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

That evening with only 3 tables & 9 patrons the service was nil! I 1/2 hours between salad and main course is inexcusable. Decided to give it another try with a reservation booked several days in advance of Nov 17th. 50 minutes before the reservation they called to cancel us(4 people) because they had over booked. We HAD been regular customers & referred people. NOY ANY MORE. A free dessert was offered for our next booking. HA! I know there will not be a next time based on the past 2 times. Other people have also told me the service has deteriorated. Too bad. Loyalty is very important in the restaurant business. They have lost it.!

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vipmammarocks
Naples
49 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Don’t expect anything fabulous. Often they run out of things. Duck and liver are generally a good bet. Salad and soup are average.

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vipGoodFoodForAll
Montreal
19 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

This is a great NDG neighbourhood restaurant great to meet old friends you did not see for a long time.

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vipGood2go
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great dinner! The salad was fresh and delicious. The maple-glazed salmon was the best I’ve ever had! Each of my dinner companions were also happy with their choices- the pasta with shrimp and the calf’s liver. All in all a great experience.

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DebbyV
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the salmon with a maple glaze. It was amazing😊

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FrederickF
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Again a wonderfuldinning experience. The food was excellent with a good selection for the 7 of us dinining. Alex H is a definite must!

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EvaL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food is reliably good; service, although not always "polished" is friendly, helpful, and polite. The dishes are well presented and good value. The BYOB policy is a welcome addition to the already good value, and makes this upscale restaurant attractive as a more frequent venue.

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FranciscoA
Salt Lake City
22 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

They did not let us know they dont sell wine when we calles to make the reservation.
It took almost one hour for us to get our dinner served, thats a loooong time.

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Greywolf
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always!
Great food, awesome service...great night!

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Maryb
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Waited almost a hr. For food Food was good but on the cool side

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we had a table for 5 and everything we tasted was really nice: gnocci, snails, flank steak, soups, deserts.
service was excellent aswell

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Client
Montreal
13 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

We were not impressed by the food. Port reduction sauce was too sweet with undercooked flank steak, french fries were processed, frozen and spicy. I had a very thick chicken breast that was also undercooked. Not impressed with desserts either. Those who ate the snails were happy. We went to this restaurant last year and were not happy with the food either. We tried again this year, because we were going to a street fest on Belgrave. This restaurant will not be on my go-back list.

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Sporty
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is excellent and this place is ideal for special occasions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
32 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best in town!

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vipTrav2dine
Montreal
39 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and low noise levels. Service is always good and the bonus is one gets to bring your own wine.

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Greywolf
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best resto experience we've had in a long time! Everything was on point, from the apps to the dessert. Gnocchi starter was excellent, veal absolutely outstanding, liver, shrimp/salmon pasta were awesome as well! Great birthday celebration!

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ArleneT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is always very good and the service is excellant . The wait staff are friendly, efficient and helpful. Always love the liver and the escargots were really different and very good on my last visit. It is quite noisy when busy which seems to be a problem with many restaurants. Just put a soft art work on the walls to absorb the sound.

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WestNDGer
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

As always the food excellent, as always. The only drawback to the meal was the service. It was friendly and competent; unfortunately, it was very slow. The restaurant must have predicted a slower Wednesday evening because there was only one server on duty.

FAQs

Alex H does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes.

Alex H is rated 4.2 stars by 153 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.