Maggie Oakes

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580 reviews
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French / Canadian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
Located in the splendid William Gray hotel, Maggie Oakes is a vegetable-forward market grill, overlooking historic Place Jacques-Cartier in Old Montreal. The menu offers a perfect blend of seasonal vegetables and quality meat with a commitment to local farmers and purveyors. Designed by Camdi, Maggie Oakes is dressed in marble, walnut and brass, and boasts an impressive dry age meat cooler, large glass wine cellar and a unique green wall for fresh herbs and micro-greens. Please note we offer Valet service until April via La place Jacques Cartier.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Grande terrasse dans le Vieux-Port et menu de qualité! Juste miam!

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j
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

It was a very poor experience all round , the food took a long time to arrive that’s ok I understand it’s a little busy , not overly busy . When the food arrived everyone except one persons arrived until about 10 min later . the food was very inconsistent three of us ordered the same meal but each one was different, one came with no mash , one with no sauce and to be honest the sides were very minimal. We were not even given steak knives we needed to ask for them . The music was very loud inside and hard to have a good conversation. We all received or bills and the price for each main dish was more than was indicated on the menu by at least $5 more .. what the ?? . We brought this to the waiters attention they tried to give an excuse that we were given the old menu and they were the new prices , ??
Unbelievable !! There is no new menu ! this was a really bad experience probably the worst restaurant I have been to in Montreal..

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L
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Service was terrible :(

Our server took 15 min to take our order, and then the food took more than 45min.
My dish...which was crab...and IT IS NOT COOKED....took 1 hour.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sacha, notre serveur, a offert un service exceptionnel. Il a été au devant de nos besoins et tres attentifs à nos demandes.

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LM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

Music was way to loud - food was at best average- service was alright but could of been better

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

I hate to say this because I had dinner there a year ago and loved it but brunch on father’s day was the worst dining experience I have ever had anywhere. The food took over an hour to come out and the restaurant was not overly busy. 3 of the orders came out wrong and 5 of them came out cold. One wasn’t even fully cooked. I hope it was just a random bad day but I unfortunately won’t be going back.

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KD
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Horrrible service.

The food was okay, but unacceptable service.

Would not go again.

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M
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

C'est toujours un grand plaisir que de fréquenter Maggie Oakes! L'aménagement, le menu, le personnel...tout est parfait! On y retourne!...et je l'ai déjà recommandé à des amis!

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P
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

This looked like it had great potential. But we were disappointed. The menu looked good, but most of our food was cold. Our waiter seemed annoyed that we asked for cream for our coffee. He was inattentive after that. We had to flag down others for coffee and water refills. The yogurt and granola was very good. The eggs Benedict Florentine was cold and one of the poached eggs was hard boiled. The vegetarian omelette was also cold.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Grand Prix weekend, understaffed & overwhelmed. Would go back on a regular weekend without the limited menu.

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RR
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Un grand restaurant (seulement en pieds carrés). Si c'est le seul souper que vous prenez à Montréal, svp, allez ailleurs. Il y a tant de bon resto en ville, mais pas lui. Plus d'une heure pour un steak, beaucoup trop salé. Une bonne viande n'a pas besoin de sel de cette façon. Foie gras poêlé (du lard salé ferait la même chose, encore trop salé ). Après 50 minutes d'attente, nous avons demandé quelques chose à grignoter, fiou, 3 petits pains sont finalement arrivés en même temps que la viande. Patates pillées, 2 choux fleurs, 2 brocolis mous, 4/5 asperges tiédasses. Le gin tonic est bon quand même. Bon filet mignon, mais tout ça à 30% trop cher. Quand tu as hâte de quitter après un souper, ça veut tout dire.

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Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

I have been here several times and am usually very impressed. We went during F1, which we know is busy, but the service was horrible. It took forever to get our drinks and food, our server was very scarce, and they forgot items several times. They know F1 and summer are busy, they need to be better prepared for weekends like this; I expected a lot more from them.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with amazing decorations. Went on Grand Prix weekend and the staff were great on being very helpful and hospitable with reserving. Seemed very busy but not all tables were taken. Service was still quite slow, especially for tomahawk steaks. They told us that it would take 40 minutes to prepare a tomahawk steak but it took over 1 hour 45 minutes to receive our steaks. When we received the steaks they were lukewarm. A bit disappointed considering we are paying top dollar for this experience. Overall good but a little cautious coming here next time.

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Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The ambiance was fantastic! Quite hectic for Grand Prix weekend!
Service was excellent from Sasha. Food was delicious.

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SB
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

It’s a trap. Don’t go.

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OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

I had read all the reviews and was expecting much more. The service was wonderful but the food not so much.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

Sat outside, tables too close together, people squeezing past all night including waiter who knocked over a glass of red wine, some of which went over my white shirt. I was left to clean it up myself and the napkin I used wasn't replaced. Replacement glass of wine took 10 minutes to be delivered. Too many tables, not enough room or staff to cover it, service suffered. Food was mediocre.

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J
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Overall average. Food was good. My steak tartare was delicious. Husbands medium rare steak was more like medium. A few details you'd expect from a restaurant of this calibur were missed.

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BG
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for lunch. Excellent service, excellent food, fantastic wine selection

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SB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Prendre 1h15 nous faire service alors que nous sommes seuls dans le restaurant. Et la réponse du personnel, il faut cuire la bouffe.
Désolant.

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AO
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was great, fast and attentive.
I was there with a toddler, and felt welcomed every second.
Would definitely go back.

Maggie Oakes
Responded on June 4, 2019

Hello Adriana, Thank you for your five-star review and your kind words! We are pleased to learn you enjoyed your experience with us to the fullest. We are looking forward to your next visit, Regards, Emanuelle Turcotte, F&B Coordinator.

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LH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

It took almost an hour from ordering to the entrees being served for dinner... the food was good; it was just very slow and loud.

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K
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

We were a group of 8. The food was quite disappointing. Steak overcooked, they brought a new one that was much better. Two of us ordered the shrimp side, it was incrediably dry. For he price, it was disappointing. Service was good.

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RP
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food (excellent soup du jour, good vegetarian options). An extensive wine list with good suggestions from the staff. Friendly service with a light touch.

Maggie Oakes
Responded on June 4, 2019

Hello Richard, Thank you for 5-star comment! We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed your experience with us, and that you were happy with our menu! We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again soon, Regards, Emanuelle Turcotte, F&B Coordinator.

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Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food was pretty average but the service fell short on attentiveness

Maggie Oakes
Responded on June 4, 2019

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are sorry to hear that your experience with us did not reflect our standards or your expectations. We will speak with our team and make sure that this does not happen again. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon, Best regards, Emanuelle Turcotte, F&B Coordinator

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L
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

La présentation de mon plat aurait pu être améliorée.

Maggie Oakes
Responded on June 4, 2019

Bonjour Liliane, Merci d'avoir pris le temps de nous faire part de votre expérience. Nous sommes navrés d'apprendre que la présentation ne vous a pas plu, nous y mettrons une attention particulière. Des commentaires tels que le vôtre nous aide à constamment nous améliorer. Nous espérons avoir le plaisir de vous accueillir très rapidement, Cordialement, Emanuelle Turcotte, Coordonnatrice F&B

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

Our meal took over 90 minutes to come after ordering. When it did arrive, our steaks were all over cooked. Management failed to do anything to resolve the situation. Vegetables were very tasty.

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m
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

musique beaucoup trop forte pour l'heure du lunch: on a dû demander deux fois pour la baisser et le serveur l'a fait mais ça a semblé difficile parce qu'il semble que le gérant, lui, aime la musique forte.
pour le reste, nourriture était bonne, et le service très bien

Maggie Oakes
Responded on June 4, 2019

Bonjour Marianne, Merci d'avoir pris le temps de nous faire part de votre expérience. Nous prendrons votre commentaire en considération et nous nous assurerons de baisser le volume la prochaine fois. Nous sommes tout de même ravis d'apprendre que vous avez apprécié votre expérience chez nous et nous espérons avoir le plaisir de vous accueillir de nouveau bientôt. Cordialement, Emanuelle Turcotte, Coordonnatrice F&B

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DK
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service, pleasant place with nice decoration and plenty of space. The food was good too.

Maggie Oakes
Responded on June 4, 2019

Hello Dephine, Thank you for your kind review! We are pleased to learn you enjoyed your experience with us both for our team’s service and for our food. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you in our establishment again soon, Kindly, Emanuelle Turcotte, F&B Coordinator.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Très bel endroit bien situé. La nourriture était excellent. Les conseils de notre serveur sur le vin aussi. Tout le personnel était chaleureux. Il y a eu une petite erreur sur une de nos entrées, mais ils ont rapidement corriger le tout, c’était un exemple à suivre au niveau de service à la clientèle. Je recommande l’endroit.

Maggie Oakes
Responded on June 4, 2019

Bonjour, Merci pour votre beau commentaire 5 étoiles ! Nous sommes ravis d’apprendre que vous avez apprécié votre expérience chez nous tant au niveau du service de notre équipe que de nos plats. Nous espérons avoir le plaisir de vous accueillir de nouveau chez nous très bientôt, Sincèrement, Emanuelle Turcotte, Coordonnatrice F&B.

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F
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Brunch et plats excellent ! Je recommande les pancakes, les oeufs bénédicte, l'avocado toast, la poutine au canard...

Maggie Oakes
Responded on June 4, 2019

Bonjour, Merci pour votre commentaire 5 étoiles ! Nous sommes ravis d’apprendre que vous avez apprécié votre expérience chez nous et que notre menu vous a plu! Nous espérons avoir l’occasion de vous accueillir de nouveau très bientôt, Sincèrement, Emanuelle Turcotte, Coordonnatrice F&B.

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S
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Bon endroit où souligner un moment spécial, comme un anniversaire. Le service est très efficace et le personnel est très poli. En tête-à-tête avec mon ami pour son anniversaire, la maison nous a offert à chacun un mimosa. Très belle attention. Un bel endroit digne du très classe William Grey adjacent.

Maggie Oakes
Responded on June 4, 2019

Bonjour, Merci d’avoir pris le temps de nous faire part de votre expérience. Nous sommes heureux d’apprendre que vous avez apprécié le service de notre équipe! Nous espérons avoir le plaisir de vous accueillir à nouveau dans le futur. Cordialement, Emanuelle Turcotte, Coordonnatrice F&B

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AS
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 1

I have had 2 very good meals at Maggie Oakes, however the last time I visited, the restaurant was extremely cold as all doors and windows were open. We asked them to close the windows but they would not. It was quite uncomfortable to eat being so cold. Quite disappointed in our last visit.

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GS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Le volume de la musique était trop élevée, pour un souper de la Fête des mères !

Maggie Oakes
Responded on May 14, 2019

Bonjour Gaston, Merci d'Avoir pris le temps de nous faire part de votre expérience, nous prenons votre commentaire en sérieuse considération. Nous espérons que vous avez tout de même passé une joyeuse fête des mères, Au plaisir de vous accueillir de nouveau bientôt, Emanuelle Turcotte, Coordonnatrice F&B

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J
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

La table à desserts à volonté est magnifique. Les serveurs et le personnel est au petit soin.

Maggie Oakes
Responded on June 4, 2019

Bonjour, Merci pour votre beau commentaire 5 étoiles ! Nous sommes ravis d’apprendre que vous avez apprécié votre expérience chez nous tant au niveau du service de notre équipe que de nos plats. Nous espérons avoir le plaisir de vous accueillir de nouveau chez nous très bientôt, Sincèrement, Emanuelle Turcotte, Coordonnatrice F&B.

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TH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Lorsque j’avais réservé pour le brunch de la fête des mères, nous avions demandé pour une chaise haute. La personne avait confirmé en avoir sans problème pour nous accommoder. Quand nous sommes arrivés, il y en avait pas du tout alors notre expérience a été de la nourriture froide avec un bébé dans nos bras. La direction avait l’air de s’en foutre royalement. Avoir su, je n’aurais pas réservé et je serais allé ailleurs. Je ne reviendrai pas et je ne recommanderai pas ce restaurant à personne.

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KN
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Charlotte at Maggie Oakes was a great server! She took care of everything we needed. The food and drinks were wonderful.

Maggie Oakes
Responded on June 4, 2019

Hello Kelly, Thank you for the 5-star review ! We are very pleased to learn that you enjoyed your experience with us, as well as Charlotte's service. We will make sure to forward your kind words to her, and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again very soon, Best regards, Emanuelle Turcotte, F&B Coordinator

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PB
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Our waitress, Gabrielle, was outstanding. She knew the menu completely had great recommendations was very personable and attentive. The food was great, prepared as asked and presented very well. The restaurant was very clean and had a great feel. My only complaint was the dining room was loud. We were seated next to a large party that was very loud and after they left the music was so loud we had to repeatedly ask to have it turned down so we could speak. I would definitely return next time I come to Montreal. Overall I would recommend visiting

Maggie Oakes
Responded on June 4, 2019

Hello Paul, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are very pleased to hear that you appreciated Gabrielle's service, and we will make sure to pass on your kind words to her. We look forward to your enxt visit ! Kindly, Emanuelle Turcotte, F&B Coordinator.

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MR
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The lunch special was a great value. The food was very good as was the service.

Maggie Oakes
Responded on June 4, 2019

Hello, Thank you for 5-star comment! We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed your experience with us, and that you were happy with our menu! We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again soon, Regards, Emanuelle Turcotte, F&B Coordinator.

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CS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The service is the great plus at Maggie Oakes. Especially the choices by the waitress for cocktails and later the wine had been great. On the other hand the place is pretty loud, so if you want to understand what the other people around the table say, they have to shout. If you are with more than 3 or 4 people it's impossible to have a discussion unless you can read lips. The food is ok, perhaps a bit overpriced for the quality but you pay also for the location, right on Jacques Cartier Square.

Maggie Oakes
Responded on June 4, 2019

Hello Chris, Thank you for taking the same to share your experience with us. We have taken your comment into consideration, and we will see what we can do about the noise. We are pleased to hear however, that you were pleased with your overall experience. Best regards, Emanuelle Turcotte, F&B Coordinator.

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