Chez Delmo

4.6
689 reviews
CAN$51 and over
Seafood
Chez Delmo first opened in 1934 just up the street from where it is now. Back then it had 3 floors; a seafood restaurant on the main floor, a gaming house on the 2nd and brothel on the 3rd. Today, the restaurant remains in hommage to the original owners Delisle and Morissette (Delmo).

Our menu has changed little over the past 80 years. Quality fish and seafood prepared and served in a traditional way. The house specialty is the Dover sole meunière. Our chefs take great pride in this dish, which used to be de-boned table-side, but now done just before serving. Our lobster bisque takes 2 days to create and the classic cream of tomato remains virtually unchanged for decades. We have stayed true to cuisine classique, resisting the popular tide of nouvelle cuisine. Traditionally prepared quality seafood; unadorned and unembellished.
What 689 People Are Saying
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4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
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vipKevinM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The Lobster Thermidor was incredible. A must have dish during your visit.

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Krista
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

We are from out of town and booked this online. Food was OK. Tomato soup was very good. Oysters were not cold enough and we’re a little saltier than usual and they were served with a Lemon and it was turning and did not have a good flavour. The crabcake was very fishy and lacked any other flavourful ingredients. The walleye was delicious as were the side fresh vegetables.

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PascaleJ
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So lovely, went there for a birthday dinner with a friend, food was incredible. Highly recommend The lobster bisque. The best we’ve ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top restaurant with the best lobster sandwich in town.Great food and fantastic service. Top.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Small place but Everything was excellent!

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fia113
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Very good tasty fresh food for a casual dinner. Their tomato soup was outstanding and would say is a highlight of the place.

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vipStanB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best dessert ever !!
Food was amazing !!

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VRMTL
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food & drinks, wonderful service and a fun ambience.

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RobertK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleasant experience. Delicious food - excellent service
Recommend to people looking to dine with seafood.

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Claudia
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Ambience is great. Service is fantastic and so is the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food
Excellent service

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Hank
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant with rare mix of elegance and friendly casualness and informality. Service at the bar was welcoming, generous and prompt. A single complaint: the Dover sole on the menu was not actual Dover sole (but the oysters were first class - fresh and tasty), I enjoyed my meal and visit and left feeling happy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Toujours aussi agréable, les plats sont délicieux et un service impeccable. Service personnalisé, très bon resto, une belle expérience de sortie.

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vipPeteralan
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful meal from start to finish. The lobster Newburg was the best I have ever had. Chez Delmo is not inexpensive, but well worth it.

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AChen
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

All I can say was wow when I had the first bite of the fish, well done chef. The reason for 4 star is because the sauce of the dessert was too sour for me

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Peter
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, exceptional service, friendly staff.
Exceeded our expectations. Highly recommend.

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SuzanneC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

S'il y avait des nappes sur les tables, le tissu absorberait la réverbération du bruit. On a de la difficulté à se comprendre tellement c'est bruyant.

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Outarde
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Un classique du Vieux-Montréal! Nourriture et service impeccables.

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RobertG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was excellent. Portions were generous. The fish of the day Halibut Provençale and Salmon Tartare were excellent.

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Bruno
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Malgré la pandémie, ce fût une expérience parfaite. J'aurais souhaité le retour de la bisque de homard au menu, mais le propriétaire en a pris bonne note. Un gros merci à Benoît et son Chef, ainsi que toit le staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, pleasant & polite servers, and never felt rushed or uncomfortable!! Food was presented very nicely & was relish!! Can’t wait to return and indulge in some more great fare!! Well done!!

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GenevieveL
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely a must, service & food impeccable!

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JamieP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely wonderful restaurant with amazing seafood. The owner Ben was a gracious host and went out of his way to make everything perfect. Good wine selection at reasonable prices. We will definitely be coming back!

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LouiseB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Homard thermidor delicious but expensive. The service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

VERY AWESOME

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Xapis
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delightful experience. Benoit and his staff treated us like family. Such a great meal and experience we came back two night later.

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JonathanB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Tout était parfait notre serveuse était attentionné et discrète. Ambiance et demande respecté

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WilliamB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was brilliant. Extremely tasteful and wil’ certainly be returning. Our server William was very charming and helpful in navigating the menu. The owner dropped by to say a quick hello and to wish my girlfriend a happy birthday (which we were celebrating). Will definitely recommend

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GeorgeD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent fish good service.

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Robin
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent! Nous sommes arrivés en retard sur notre réservation et nous avons été très bien reçu. Service excellent, bouffe exquise et délai très court pour recevoir nos assiettes

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yasmineah
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Mediocre food for the price and the service was not good.

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ConnieA
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was knowledgeable, charming and funny. We are from out of town and were celebrating my husband's birthday. We picked the perfect spot. The next time we will see if we can get a window seat. :)

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AliciaM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing seafood pasta, I wish I had ordered a second plate of it to go. Lovely and thoughtful service, great wine recommendation as well. If you love seafood I can't recommend this spot enough.

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DilonS
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was outstanding. Food was great. Had a great experience at Chez Delmo

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StanWraight
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food which was fresh and delicious, great atmosphere in a fresh and spotless environment, elegant presentation at the table, staff that are friendly yet super efficient, what more could you ask for in a restaurant?

I must admit after reading another review which referred to tableware etc., I was a little hesitant on entering but all I can say is that nothing of the kind was found and the whole experience was impeccable, the best of service matched with the best the Montreal restaurant scene offers.

After a tough year for all restaurants coping with closures due Covid, Delmos setting and keeping standards this high must be tough, but more power to them I will be back and also bring my friends and clients along as well. Great evening, thank you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

La décoration laisse à désirer. Elle ne correspond pas aux attentes qu’on peut entretenir en fréquentant les restaurants de la même classe à Montréal. Tables en moulage brut sans nappe, lourdes chaises grises en simili cuir, lumières tristes, couverts et vaisselle très ordinaires.
Service attentif et cuisine très correcte.

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Pilote410
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rencontre petite amie de notre fils

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome everything. You are getting what you're paying for.

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SergeB
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant, comme toujours (comme avant la pandémie)!

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PierreB
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Bon service et bonnes suggestions de Mathieu. Merci

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FAQs

Chez Delmo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (514) 288-4288.

Chez Delmo is rated 4.6 stars by 689 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.

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