Hoogan & Beaufort
Very impressive. These people know what they're doing. The art of waiting is almost non-existent these days but H&B has brought it back. Our waiter, our sommelier were as lovely and professional as I've seen since the finest places in France decades ago. And the food was up for the challenge. From the poached oysters to the pasta with foie gras butter, it was memorable.
Wow! Quelle belle soirée :la nourriture était sublime, le service professionnel mais chaleureux.
Nous y retournerons sans aucun doute.
Excellent repas. Le service est impeccable et les faveurs originales et raffinées. On va y retourner c’est certain.
Best restaurant in Montréal friendly staff et delicious food! Best fresh pasta ever!
Menu degustation Un peu dispendieux pour la quantite
The servis is embrasing and even remembered my last visit. Very nice wine list and the open fire grill sets the mood.
Our waiter was amazing, all the staff knew the dishs and accomidated us with english only. They provided excellent recommendation. Would highly recommend everything was so delicious, come there and trust the staff with any questions. They will lead you to an excellent dinning experience.
I generally don't like writing negative reviews, but we were terribly disappointed by the tasting menu and that makes for a long 3 hour affair. The tasting menu was mediocre at best, but the wine pairing was on point. It was't even like we had a spectacular dish or two paired with something subpar. We came with high expectations and left quite disappointed. Excuse my harshness.
The tasting menu started with two amuse bouches, the first I can't remember and the second I believe was lobster, although my partner and I apparently heard chicken (he's a native French speaker and I'm perfectly bilingual) after having asked the server to repeat.
First on the menu was the scallop. It was disproportionately bitter..as in not edible. I'm not talking about the bitter that goes away. It's the type of bitter that lingers on the palate long after you've finished. Two elements seemed to be the culprits. First was the charred grapefruit (which made the compote served on top on the scallop) and the second was what appeared to be fine brunoise green radish.
Next up, was the the seared black cod, nicely seared. The black cod roe (I'm assuming because cod roe is transparent yellow) was an interesting touch, but I found there were too many elements in the dish itself.
Third was what seemed like buckwheat pasta (chewy not because it was cooked al dente, but because probably not enough eggs) with rabbit. Overall, good.
For some reason, the fire baked focaccia came at this point and not earlier. Quite good, although I found it to be too dense.
Lastly, the magret with the pickled morels (they were acidic), was simply too chewy. I imagine it was cooked sous-vide and then seared, but I would've preferred that the duck fat be rendered out more because there was still quite a layer of fat.
For dessert, we had a sorbet with umm...we kept looking at our neighbors' chocolate dessert.
Reviews leave room for improvement...right?
My partner and I had a very enjoyable meal at Hoogan & Beaufort. The waiters were comfortable switching to English and the service was excellent. We enjoyed a multi course meal with selected wine pairings, and the server was happy to switch my dessert wine for me when it was too sweet. We enjoyed how the different flavors in the food were presented, and how they paired with the wine. The price was what we expected to pay for a thought out, well prepared menu. Every course was delicious. My only nit pick was that we seemed to wait an exorbitant amount of time to receive our dessert when other tables who sat down after us and did the same course received theirs first. Perhaps it was the waiter giving us a moment to pause after the main course? Regardless, we did get out of the restaurant rather late. That is the only negative thing I have to say. I would recommend!
Très bonne nourriture, service impeccable! Les prix peuvent être chers mais ça vaut la peine. Faut juste bien planifier son budget ;)
Avions réservé au bar et avons eu une table en salle, possiblement une erreur via le site...Pour le reste, excellent menu dégustation! Apprécierions aussi les communications en français sur le site open table, tout est écrit en anglais.
Great service and good foods!
Une expérience parfaite de A à Z! J’ai hâte d’y retourner une fois mon mois sans alcool terminé pour profiter de l’expertise du sommelier!
Very good food! Incredible service. Highly recommend.
Comme d’habitude, excellent service: professionnel et agréable , humain !
La bouffe: un vrai plaisir !
Bravo à l’équipe de HB!
I don't know what to say anymore. I keep going back and this place just remains on the top of my list. Never too crowded, nice ambiance, the smoky smell when you enter. Food is transporting you to another dimension. You can't go wrong.
Excellent food! Excellent service! A tiny expensive but totally worth it!
We took the "menu dégustation" with the wine pairing and it was fantastic!
Waiting for food was too long way too long the kitchen can not handle the full house
Excellent comme toujours, mon restaurant préféré!!!
Très belle expérience aussi bien en termes de services, de nourritures ou concernant la carte des vins
Excellent suggestions for wine pairing with food. Very personalized service and high quality ingredients.
Ok pour souper, pas pour le brunch.
Pain au levain sec et sans garniture
Foccacia brulée de la veille, simplement réchauffée (et pas suffisamment)
Assiette de béné petite et sans viande
Trop de sel et tout partout
Le serveur oublie 25% de la commande
1ere déception chez H&B, mais toute une déception! :(
Définitivement une des meilleures tables en ville. La nourriture, le service et l'ambiance sont hors pairs.
Une expérience culinaire incontournable, bravo à toute l'équipe!
O a adoré notre soirée. Tous les plats étaient très bons, le service sympathique et le choix de vin, assez impressionnant. Merci!
Ce fut une expérience vraiment superbe ! Bien sûr, nos attentes étaient élevées étant donné la réputation de l'établissement, mais réellement, cette réputation n'est pas surfaite. Nous avons été traités "aux petits oignons" du début à la fin. Les 4 membres de notre groupe recommandons sans hésitation ce resto à tous les amoureux de bonne bouffe, bon vin, bon service et belle ambiance.
Excellent all around . Go for the shareable ribeye meal. Was an amazing journey in itselfn
Wine list is a little to expensive. But everything else was perfect!
Amazing food with amazing service! Would highly recommend this restaurant to my friends and family.
We didn’t have the tasting menu but instead chose some interesting items from the regular menu. The food was very good but not exceptional, with the exception of an unusual pasta dish with anchovies and bone marrow which was very creative. Table service was excellent, in spite of the server’s tendency to up sell. It was a bit noisy and definitely a happening spot for a younger crowd.
We had an amazing meal. We had the tasting menu and the wine pairing. They willingly accommodated our vegetarian and pescatarian diets. We were seated at the bar and had a delightful time chatting with the bartender. The food was really special, interesting, tasty, but not “weird” (like some tasting menus I have had). The restaurant is all wood and concrete, but surprisingly, it was not that noisy. It was annoying to have to pay for parking in the lot adjacent to the restaurant. Definitely a splurge, but worth it!
This place was a reminder that I am sick and tired of being abused with the small plates trend. Sorry I left hungry with a big bill. This small plates/share style needs to stop it is no longer cute.
Food is well executed but need a little tweak in seasoning/spices balance etc
Everything else was perfect
Le meilleur resto de Montréal à l'est de St-Denis. Service d'exception. Nourriture d'exception. Merci pour tout!
Great tasting menu & wine pairing, but the regular menu had such tempting dishes, it will always be a deliciously tough choice. Our first meal here was so good that we came back 6 days later. Service is really good at the regular seating and outstanding at the bar.
The food and service were both five stars. New Years Eve tasting menu was spectacular. The sommelier carefully selected substitute wines for the tasting menu when we didn’t care for the pairing. Very special and memorable meal.
Fantastic wine list; marvelous food — inventive but rooted in classics; fabulous staff, especially the sommelier. We’ll be back!
J’avais réservé une table pour deux. Quand nous sommes arrivés à l’heure prévue on nous a dit qu’il n’y avait plus de place et on nous a placé au bar dans un coin. On aurait pu au moins nous offrir un dédommagement. Cela a semblé normal Pour celui qui nous a placés. À quoi cela sert-il de réserver ? C’était bon, mais nous n’avons pas apprécié notre place.
If you are looking for great balance in flavours and a menu that is well thaught, this is the place.
The service was slow. Good food but a bit overprice. Nice experience.
Le service était très attentionné et la nourriture délicieuse. Mon nouveau restaurant préféré à Montréal!