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John Michael's Pub, Montréal, QC
John Michael's Pub, Montréal, QC
John Michael's Pub, Montréal, QC
John Michael's Pub, Montréal, QC
John Michael's Pub, Montréal, QC

John Michael's Pub

4.1
4.1
60 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Pub
John for Johnathan ... and Michael for Michael. What better than the first name of his two sons for creating a second restaurant, John Michael 's Pub! One is good, two is better. Indeed, Gio Trattoria Italian restaurant close by is the family. Well worth a visit, in fact it is just off of here! At the heart of Place Jacques -Cartier, John Michael 's Pub offers a casual, simple and fresh food menu of refreshing drinks, and of course ... beer. We are a pub after all! The ideal place to enjoy the festivities of Old Montreal. We await you dear friends and dear friends!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub, Burgers, Comfort Food
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (514) 903-6998
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    Évènement privé jusqu'à 60 personnes
  • Private party facilities
    PRIVATE EVENTS UP TO 60 PEOPLE
  • Neighbourhood
    Old Montreal
  • Cross Street
    Rue Notre-Dame E.
  • Parking Details
    SHDMComplexe Chaussegros-de-Léry - Vieux-Montréal303 Rue Notre-Dame EstMontréal, QC H2Y 3Z3
  • Public Transit
    METRO CHAMPS DE MARS
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 60 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

60 Reviews
  1. Brian

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    They didn’t gave anything ready for our reservation. Eventually got sat at the bar. One person sat till another chair opened. Eh.

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  2. JackM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great for what it is. While it will not impress your date and the prices are a bit high for a pub, the food, service, music, location are all excellent. We were greeted with a smile and had a lovely waitress.

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  3. RogerA

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best onion soup I've ever had. The waiter was extremely pleasant. Great atmosphere for a pub/sports bar. Pricey but given the location that's expected.

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  4. PaulC

    Manchester

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    But hectic, good service of ok food. Burger small salad big chips ??

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  5. MichaelB

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and a great setting listening to the street musicians at Jacques Cartier Place!

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  6. MelissaC

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was just alright for me. Had the smoked meat sandwich. Bread was cold and dry... Not warm and soft just the way a smoked meat sandwich should be. For price, kind of a huge money grab. Service was ok. Not amazing, bit bad, just basically ok. The whole atmosphere and service felt bland. Nothing extravagant, nothing impressive of a place. Not sure I'll be back...

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  7. LauraKW

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Honestly, this place was unexpectedly the best dinner we had while we were in Montreal. We left a very popular restaurant down the street after waiting in line for 1.5 hours, then another 30 minutes of our waiter ignoring us. At this place, we were seated immediately and treated with respectful service. Our order was taken quickly and it came out from the kitchen efficiently too. This was legitimately the best poutine we tried - and we tried a lot. All of our food was good, as was the drinks. If we had one more night in Montreal, we would’ve returned to this place for another dinner. Highly recommend.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really yummy poutine, able to seat 12 of us together. Fast friendly service.

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  9. MarkR

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Visiting downtown old Montreal was fantastic. The meal, service and ambiance on the terrace made the dining experience even more memorable. Thx for the great service Josh.

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  10. CindyD

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it! Had our Poutine fix!! Great TV's to watch the Grand Prix or any sport!!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance and service were both great. The salmon and asparagus dish was a nice upgrade for a pub. We were on the patio and enjoyed the energy of the square.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Petit place agréable et aller prendre une bonne bière

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We waited forever for service. We sat before many tables the received water and beverages before we were even greeted. We had to ask for our pitcher of sangria which ended up being brought out with our meal. Two meals were not correct and upon being sent back, still came back wrong. Two burgers on one plate and a salad and fries on the other. We fixed it ourselves. Would not recommend or return.

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  14. stephenb

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, awesome servers, good prices. Found this gem walking around

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  15. Nicole

    Pinehurst

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    After spending a day exploring the city we made a reservation for a pint and dessert. Drink selection was good and something for everyone. We were disappointed they were out of cheesecake but one bite of chocolate cake and we were in heaven. The fresh blueberries in the chocolate were a divine touch. We didn’t have food but the smell of the sauce of the wings was mouthwatering. Definitely would be back to try the wings. Enjoyed patio seating and people watching.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was friendly and attentive. Unfortunately, the food was not well prepared at all. The 3 pc chicken meal was heavily breaded and tasted like it had been recooked. The Montreal smoked meat sandwich bread was not toasted and it fell apart while eating indicating that it was old bread. For what we ordered, the price was overly expensive. Thumbs down.

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  17. MelissaK

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The location is perfect. If you can sit outside, that’s the best but reserving through open table only gets you a seat inside. Traditional American type pub but they were out of everything my kids wanted to order. The pricing is typical for Old Montreal.

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  18. jodyt

    Alabama

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place food was ok. Great location

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  19. LJSS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The server was excellent and the wait was not long. Buskers set up by the patio have their amps at full volume which meant it got very noisy there. Having said that, the guitar music is fun and lively. The food is not great. Pulled pork poutine was no longer available so my two sons had the pulled chicken and the smoked meat poutine. It was mediocre. My daughter’s fish and chips were fine. The batter was brown not golden and my fish tacos was not tasty - the battered fish pieces were over cooked and tough. Drinks were yummy if over priced. It’s in a prime location so that’s what you’re paying for. I’d go here for drinks and to

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was awesome and the food was solid. I would eat here again.

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  21. JoanneA

    Oxford

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service

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  22. AngelaO

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    1st time to Canada and decided to try. Wonderful restaurant, great service- you will not regret!

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  23. CarolS

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice casual space. Great service and really good smoked meat and poutine. Perfect location in Old Montreal.

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  24. CraigT

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Poutine was amazing!

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  25. MichelleL

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It took over 1 hrs to get or food the Taco was so yet it was like à soupe nachos were blend.

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  26. Scott

    Tampa

    47 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    So, we are not big on Qr codes for menus or drink lists. The menu came in hard copy but we were told the only way to get the drink list was on the Qr code. Turns out there actually was a hard copy drink menu. But instead of just offering to get it the waiter decided he would give us a tech lesson on smart phone. I resisted. He insisted. Finally he agreed to a hard scoot menu after giving us a lesson about google tracking no matter what you do. He clearly misunderstood his role in our relationship; guest/server. We tipped him well anyway but won't go back or suggest. He appeared needy of the tip. Food was a B attempt at great burgers. Overcooked. Average for a five guys.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nothing special. Fries were very good. The rest was just ok

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  28. troyd

    Calgary

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This pub has it all, great food, amazing craft beers and friendly staff. Our server was awesome and made our night. We felt sad having to leave to fly home, but we will be back!!

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  29. visitor

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food, portions, flavour was good service was excellent, price as expected for Old M during covid. inviting and comfortable. thank you

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  30. Laughlyn

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleased. We’re from Ontario and would recommend this pub. The service was excellent!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fête d’anniversaire

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  32. Donncha

    Greater Boston

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good, the service also. For a pub the drinks were very disappointing; my wife asked for a vodka martini and the little glass was barely half full and did not have much vodka. I asked for a gin and tonic; they asked which kind of gin so I chose Hendricks. Hendrix has a very distinctive taste and I didn’t taste it! They also used soda water instead of tonic. All I tasted was the soda water; no tonic no gin.

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  33. Rik122w

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a nice little pub that gave us a break from the cold Montreal night. We enjoyed the smoked beef and the fish and chips. I added poutine to my order and it was really tasty. They were limited on their IPA offerings, but I think that is more Montreal in general. The server, Dominique, was very friendly and efficient.

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  34. NatashaG

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location, staff were friendly and really easy going vibe. My burger was undercooked (pink in middle) but they fixed it. That does throw the meal off with timing, but it was OK. There with two kids and they were welcome and it’s loud enough we didn’t have to worry about disturbing others.

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  35. Lars

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In summary, it is a great place! Both the food and drink’s menu are extensive (you WILL find something to eat or drink of your liking), and the food is very well prepared. The place is cozy and the music is in that perfect level where you listen to it (and identify what is playing), but you can talk normally and the person across the table will hear you without the need to be loud (I didn’t listen to anyone from other tables). But the best was the service: the waitress was super nice and extremely efficient with all orders.

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  36. JennyS

    New York City

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent, service was prompt and attentive.,

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  37. DeirdreW

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food here was amazing, The servers were friendly and fun. The music was a loud, and they lowered it and even changed the station! Highly recommend

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  38. Sandra

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and drinks, great price, and very well situated in Montreal’s old port. Really enjoyed the experience!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love pubs , so we thought we would try this place. Great, friendly service, excellent food. I wasn’t sure what I wanted, so I asked our server, and he suggested the pulled pork poutine. I have had poutine 5-6 times and have always been disappointed. I decided to try it, and I wasn’t disappointed this time. It was delicious. My wife had a feta cheese and blueberry burger. Yes. You read that right. She loved it. I would highly recommend Pub John Michaels for sure.

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  40. Amanda

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The pub was fantastic! We really enjoyed our dinner while visiting Montreal. The amount of food is too much but some may look at that as a good thing :)

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

John Michael's Pub does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. John Michael's Pub also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (514) 903-6998.

John Michael's Pub is rated 4.1 stars by 60 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for John Michael's Pub

458 Place Jacques-Cartier, Montréal, QC H2Y 3B3

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Rue Notre-Dame E.
  • Neighbourhood
    Old Montreal
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub, Burgers, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    SHDMComplexe Chaussegros-de-Léry - Vieux-Montréal303 Rue Notre-Dame EstMontréal, QC H2Y 3Z3
  • Public Transit
    METRO CHAMPS DE MARS
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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