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Henri Brasserie Française

4.4
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472 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French
Henri Brasserie Française is a grand restaurant, the likes of which only appear once in a decade. Set in the landmark Birks Building located in the heart of downtown Montreal and connected to the new Hotel Birks Montreal 5-star Hotel, Henri presents a cuisine of today, inspired by the timeless traditions of the grand French brasseries. Our gourmet and comforting dishes created by our executive chef, Gilles Tolen, showcase the finest Canadian and Quebec seasonal products from coast to coast. You will be charmed by the enchanting atmosphere of this spacious and bright Montreal dining room with its 19th century French décor and by its spectacular terrace. The men and women who enliven our dining room and our kitchen combine decades of experience gained in some of the best restaurants in the world.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 472 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Fred
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Good food, nice ambience but service was poor and slow. I ordered my dessert right at the beginning and at the end I wasn’t able to have one because they were none left (very disappointing). My wife and I choose this restaurant and Hotel Birks to celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

The service was not there which didn’t add to the experience. Plats were served 1hr 15 min into sitting down. It was a late dinner and we were very hungry. Water was not refilled during the service. It was our first dinner as a married couple - I noted that in the reservation but I think they were just too busy to notice.

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PeterM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was great and it was second only to the impeccable service and the awe inspiring architectural decor. A beautiful find in any day and age.

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Reggie
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Le lieu est très beau, aéré, bien éclairé de fenêtres tout au long de la façade avec un plafond joliment orné. Le service est très professionnel mais non guindé, chaleureux sans être trop familier. Nous avons eu droit à trois belles variétés d'huîtres en entrée pour deux d'entre nous, l'autre convive a opté pour la soupe du jour, une crème de champignons fort joliment présentée et bien réussie. En plat principal, encore là nous étions deux à choisir le tartare d'omble chevalier accompagné de frites et de salade, un plat très satisfaisant. La troisième personne a opté pour la morue poêlée qu'elle a bien appréciée. Le café était excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is on the rise, more refined and better than last year

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vipJabbaTheHutt
Montreal
23 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

How can a chef transform turnips into such a marvelous delicacy ? Only at Henri such miracle can happen. The best French Brasserie in Montréal right now, by far !

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ClemenceC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Le cadre est superbe ! Très bon brunch, les portions sont suffisantes, desserts peu sucrés et raffinés
Je recommande !

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MarinaH
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lobster salad , drinks and service was very good. Our only disappointment was filet mignon which was chewy. We substituted it with foie gras and it was delicious!
Thank you for accommodating us and creating a dish that was not on the menu.

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Sonia1109
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Un magnifique lunch d'anniversaire. Tout était parfait. Les huîtres, le plat de filet mignon (un bijou), les tartares... Et que dire des desserts !!!! Une panna cotta au chocolat et un gâteau au fromage incroyable ! De purs délices. Je tiens à dire que les desserts sont toujours tellement beaux et tellement bons au Henri Brasserie française. Un service comme toujours impeccable et très attentionné et un choix de vins au verre en parfait accord avec les plats. Je tiens à les remercier de m'avoir gentiment offert le dessert pour mon anniversaire. Ce restaurant est l'un de mes grands coups de coeur. Et nous y reviendrons souvent ! Encore merci à Henri B.

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Pleaseguest
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great ambiance and decor.
Service not bad but not perfect, the valet wasn’t there when we parked and the servers brought the bread after the food lol
Overall good experience tho

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NathalieD
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant
Chic beautiful ambiance
Big windows nice ceilings very nice seafood bar
Service was great
Everyone polite and courteous

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MoncefB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Avant tout, je tiens à mettre en avant la disponibilité, la gentillesse et la modestie du Chef, en plus de ses compétences, bien sûr.
L'accueil était bon. Le service très bon. La facture, pas mal.
Les deux petites remarques que je pourrais faire sont :
Le fait de n'avoir pas pu y aller a l'heure de la réservation a cause de... services (18:30 et 20:30)
Le fait qu'il manquait une entree (celle que je voulais), alors qu'elle était dans la carte.

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JeanB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent repas dans un magnifique décor. Service très aimable, empressé mais sans nous bousculer.

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GeorgesP
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Un plaisir pour les papilles avec un service irréprochable merci pour ce beau moment gastronomique

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vipPierre
London
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Un repas à Montréal dans brasserie parisienne.

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EmmanuelleP
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Like usually we ate well and the ambiance is just like I like quiet with a lot of light.
The service was a little slow and poring water wasn’t so often.
Unfortunately we could stay on terrasse because of the construction noise.
I really line this restaurant we always enjoy our time.
I wish that sometimes they offer gluten free bread that would be amazing!!

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GinetteN
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Très beau resto. Ambiance plaisante tout en respectant la distanciation sociale. Bon service également. Très agréable. A refaire!

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turquoise76
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great night especially for a COVID environment - great staff

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vipGuyB
London
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food. Loud music ruins the atmosphere unfortunately

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vipRedcar
Montreal
26 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Service was cordial, food was very good, however we got our table 40 minutes later than reservation time.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fête de ma collègue

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vipAmiraD
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I felt in love with this place.
From the music, to the food, without forget I g the great service.
Everything was perfect

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vipJabbaTheHutt
Montreal
23 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Remarquable food, exceptionnal service, great decor and location

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Andree
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Nice place, great cocktails, good service, food is ok considering the price

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Sara
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Perfect execution on a classic bistro menu. Oysters, Steak Tartare, Creme brulée.

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helleC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

Still felt hungry after steak flank but lovely place

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vipJackC
Montreal
30 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

It is one of the most beautiful restaurant in Montreal. Very wuiet even when full, very good service in general. This time two little problems with th service. The catch of the day was a “Fletan au beurre” served with vegetables. Nice looking plate except that my guest being kocher there were not informed that there was some bacon with the nicely done vegetable julienne and they had to send back their plate because of this important mistake. They asked also the fish with no butter but it was dry and overcooked. May be the chef should know that and suggest clients to take domething else. On my side i ordered a lamb shoulder. It was petfect.
I think that the food is excellent but the service can be highly improved.

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NeilW
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I went there for our anniversary dinner. We had a great time and the food was amazing!

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DoubleAMontreal
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

This family lunch for 6 was a special occasion following a funeral.
However, appetizers started appearing when we were still enjoying our cocktails. Had to mention to the staff to slow down, overall impression was that the staff wanted to finish their shift ASAP.
Food was good but not excellent as experienced during 2 past visits.
Additionally, charging 5$ for a tea bag is really pushing it!
We love this space and have another reservation in a few weeks with friends and hope this was just bad timing...

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LynnC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a very great night at Henri Brasserie Française. Especially thanks for chef and Sara, very caring and let us had a unforgettable night. We were treated meticulously.
The food was fantastic, my fiance was especially grateful to the chef for his vegetarian meals, I was grateful to the perfect Beef Filet Mignon and amazing Tartare d’omble chevalier, not to mention delicious desserts and veggie cocktail. I am an artist and I would love to make a drawing for the beautiful night!
Thanks to all the staff of the restaurant for a wonderful night.

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YannickR
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Super! Great food and great service! anything else to say!

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ValerieL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place for a romantic dinner. And the staff are so indredible👌👍

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FrancoisG
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice outside dining . Great service and great food!

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DanielT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience4

We go to Henri Brasserie from time to time and service has always been exceptional, but the last visit, service was quite annoying ... and SLOW

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WendyZ
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, great ambiance. I am delighted to see the elegance of the old Birks store's architecture preserved and enhanced in it's new iterations, along with nice touchpoints such as the "Birks blue" used in the banquettes. The service was friendly, warm and helpful without being overbearing, and the food was amazing. Highly recommend this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an amazing Saturday brunch with top notch service and delicious food!

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Pivoine
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Très bien à l’exception de la vue sur le chantier de construction. Bien hâte que tous ces travaux sur la rue Ste-Catherine soient terminés.

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Paola
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was great. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends and family.

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vipAngeloM
Montreal
17 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Beautiful place very expensive for lunch no lunch special could not sit on the terrace .

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olivierb
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Magnifique décors, nous sommes allé un dimanche en espérant y mangé un dessert du menu mais seulement le menu du brunch était disponible, légère déception.

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