Belon

3.9
596 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Seafood
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Bar Seating
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Envisioning a type of cuisine that we are calling Early Coastal American, Belon is focused on the best and freshest seafood available. From lobster to crab to shrimp to scallops, we choose all the best and most sustainable products the oceans have to offer. Of course, it is the oyster above all else that holds center. At Belon, we know oysters.

*Please note that we have a full bar permit, we are an 18+ establishment at every operating hours
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AW
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing, friendly, and delicious in every way!!

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K
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome atmosphere, food and drinks. Had a very pleasant time with two lovely ladies. Will be back most definitely.

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IT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

L’élément majeur qui nous empêche d’y retourner est le bruit. Beaucoup trop bruillant pour nous. C’est dommage parce que le plateau du capitaine était génial et le personnel, très gentil. La carte des vins serait à étoffer. Merci !

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JM
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and seafood tower was spectacular. Some of the staff do not seem to appreciate their role in creating a positive dining experience. Others were terrific.

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BT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Belle découverte, le service est discret efficace, les suggestions furent parfaites. Bravo et à bientôt.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Pour les fruits de mer à Montréal, un must! Les plateaux sont délicieux, parfait pour partager! L’ambiance est très bien, beaucoup d’intimité. Des huîtres en entré et en dessert, rien de plus rien de moins.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Visited Montreal from Atlanta for the Christmas Holiday. The reservation was made on Open table about a month before the date. We took an Uber from our hotel and when we were dropped off found the restaurant closed. I spend a good amount of time trying to make plans ahead of time for four people who get together on the Holidays from three different cities so it is disturbing to have to go into the Marriott Courtyard and try to locate another available restaurant on Christmas Eve.
While we were outside two other people came up that also had a reservation so we were not the only ones inconvenienced by your lack of management. Again I have to assume someone at this restaurant is made aware of the pending reservations from Opentable. A simple message would have been appreciated.

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CB
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

They are out of business or closed while still able to make open table reservations. Ruined our Christmas Eve early dinner.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Food was sub par at best.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best seafood platter ever! Everything Outdid expectations!! Definite return!

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Belon has not bothered to cancel their OpenTable connection. We made a reservation with OpenTable and were told they don't get it. We were MAD 😠!!!

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TG
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best seafood risotto I have ever had. Great risotto, but emphasis on the seafood. Very interesting interior as well. One must see the wash rooms as well!

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AG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Best Oysters in Montreal and great service. Highly recommend

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OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was superb and portions were on point. A little noisy but overall a great experience. I would return.

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CB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

over price an terrible food overall! big disappointment

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j
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful fresh seafood and raw bar. Awesome ambiance.

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E
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Knowledge staff, fresh seafood, A+

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T
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We had previously not kins on multiple occasions and enjoyed it immensely. It’s a rebranding does not seem to be as good. The service was disappointing and it seems one is no longer able to interact with the oyster Schuckers when one is sitting at the bar. The clam was barely warm. Our waitress didn’t know that much about oysters and most of the oysters had pieces of shell in them. Perhaps we hit them on an off day as previously this place was marvelous.

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G
Chicago
84 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

I am torn on this. I was in Montreal on business and had an evening to myself. I saw that Belon got good reviews for their food, and thought it would be good for the evening. I made a reservation on Open Table and arrived on time. I was told by the hostess that they no longer accepted reservations from Open Table and that they would not accept a reservation from one person in any case. She sat me at the bar, which I did not mind, but the service I received was exceptionally disinterested. My dinner took nearly 2-1/2 hours with lots of down time. I am used to that in Europe, but not normally in Canada. In any case, the seafood was excellent, especially the oysters, but the service was slow and the food, other than the seafood was not up to par in terms of temperature or flavor. If they wanted to make me understand that they feel that singletons (even those racking up $100+ checks, American $$) are not worth their time, the were successful.

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DR
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

The decor was very nice and seafood was fresh however the main dishes are okay. Nothing to be wow about. My seafood risotto was a bit too salty for my liking and the clam bake also good.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Pretty good. Decent oyster. Good service

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JP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best plateau de fruits de mer I have had, including several restaurants I have been to in France.

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J
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Nous avons bien aimé notre première expérience à votre resto. Tout était frais et très bon. Cependant nous avons trouvé les vins beaucoup trop cher et l'entrée pour se rendre de la rue au resto inadéquat pour le style de resto. Sombre et pas joli du tout.

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t
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

I have never had such bad service in my life. The drinks were not consumable and the waitress did not even care. My date had a whisky sour that was far too acidic and was hardly shaken. I asked the waitress what her favourite drink was (I think it had gin and prosseco in it) and I could not drink it. The prosecco was flat and it was too acidic. But she did not ask how they were even when we decided to leave without finishing the beverage. I had planned on ordering food but when I saw how little care went into making my drink, I decided against it

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E
Hawaii
32 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Food was ordinary and the menu was quite limited. I was attracted to the pictures on social media, but at the end it looked better than it tasted.

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Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Great evening. Food was awesome.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The raw oysters were stellar, the mussels and fries were just ok. I had many mussels that didn’t open so I couldn’t eat a good number of them. Their beer menu is just sad, they don’t know about food and beer pairing at all

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PW
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing raw bar with a knowledgeable staff full of individualized recommendations. Apps and main courses delicious! Make sure you check out the restrooms!

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b
New Orleans
82 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We very much enjoyed the food and drink at Belon which had a nice variety of seafoods. Alix was a superb waitress, very knowledgeable and quite friendly, a pleasure to have had her for our server!

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JL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Terrible from beginning to end. Waitress is not trained to work in a classy restaurant. Has trouble uncorking the bottle of wine. Does not even know what « bouillabaisse «  is!! Even though it is one out of about only eight main dishes on the menu. There were bits of shell in our oysters! This is a restaurant that prides itself on serving the best oysters. They don’t serve bread. They charge for it!!!! Salmon tartar was wayyy too salty, so return it. They made a new one that was supposed to be much less salty.... it was still too salty. And bland. The bouillabaisse was supposed to be a lobster bisque base..... no lobster taste whatsoever. It was more like a tomato base. And very bland! The mussels were tiny...and very plain broth. The busboys are too eager to remove your plates.... so you feel rushed!!!!
Absolutely disappointing!!!!
Wéll never go there again!

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LA
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

Went there several times when it was Notkins and always had a good experience. Let’s just say the changes are several in the negative sense, don’t plan on going back.

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MP
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellente nourriture. Belle ambiance, service impeccable !

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FB
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Dirty plates. Poor quality and taste. If you like seafood I would steer clear. We ordered the seafood platter for two. The whole thing is filled with boiled potatoes and corn to make it look full and then the seafood part consisted of about (no exaggeration here) 10 muscles, 5 clams, and exactly two scallops and one lobster. The broth was tasteless. We felt very ripped off and insulted by the poor quality and lack of effort. When writing this review it reminds me of those restaurants that are run by the waiters until the chef arrives. Our dish was comparable to a reheated portion. Same goes for the fries. They were stale and tough. Just awful.

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JB
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Très bon, service impeccable mais le rapport qualité - prix... un peu excessif. Malgré la qualité de la nourriture, un souper pour 2 à 429$ txes et services (une bouteille de vin), on s'attend à une plus grande expérience. Ça ne vaut pas le prix à mon avis.

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NB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The starters and the meal was very expensive. The wine was very good! The ambiance, the welcome and the service were perfect.

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F
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was really good ! Waitresses were really on point !

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LK
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

WOW.. I have seen the previous reviews for this restaurant and I was a little surprised at the harsher comments.. Yes.. there was a bit of a wait, however, the waitress did indicate that it would take time. We waited for about 30 minutes and should of ordered an appetizer. The raw platter experience was out of this world.. We often dine in this manner and I must say, the platter and presentation was incredible. Thank you for the amazing experience and the restaurant did not disappoint. A little pricey, perhaps, however, it is in line with the quality that I have seen in many other restaurants! Hats off to the crew at the Raw Bar on the evening of July 21st!!

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R
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Service was slow to start. Oysters and chef presentation was the best part of the evening. Clams and mussels with frites was dry and lacking sauce. We told the chef at the oyster bar and then the server. The server went to get more sauce that never came. We didn't eat the dish and after two complaints we were billed for the dish. I had to ask for it to be removed from the bill. Awkward.

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KW
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I just went there for oysters 3 types for shucker choice of 12, they introduced well and u can choose ur favorite if u want a second round. Great value and fresh

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Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Overall, pretty unremarkable. The food was so-so and pricy.

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