Maggie Oakes

3.7
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CAN$30 and under
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French / Canadian
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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Settled in hotel William Gray, Maggie Oakes is a brand new Old Montreal grill.

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3.7
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3.9
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3.4
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E
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Poor service
Mediocre food

D
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Décorations moderne et urbaine de qualité. Cellier et chambre des charcuterie magnifique. Mes attentes étaient plus élevées pour la nourriture. Il y a beaucoup d’offre de brunch de grande qualité à Montréal et le plat servie au Maggie était bon mais plutôt ordinaire. Pour un établissement de ce type je me serais attendus à plus d’innovation et d’aliment de qualité dans l’assiette. Les pers était légèrement trop cuits. Le service est excellent.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and perfect service for reasonable prices - a very pleasant surprise and experience in Vieux-Montréal, which is often a tourist trap! We strongly recommend this brasserie!

b
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and the server was really good . Met lots of great people. Great location. Sacha was really good.

NM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was very good. service wasn't great. Our server was busy and didn't see her much. we had to get our own water pitcher to have something to drink when we were eating.

NF
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

I went there with my girlfriend for the steaks but they ran out of the two cuts, ribsteaks and tbones, i would have liked to try and would have been in my budget.

A
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

It's not that anything was particularly bad about it, food was good, service was good, but it felt like we had just as good food other places around the city and for a lot cheaper.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

TLDR: 2 hours later, finally getting my dinner at A&W.

Waited 1h30min for my food to come. When it came, I realized the food had sat under the kitchen heating lamp for an insanely inappropriate amount of time, to the point where my filet was carbonized and my husband’s halibut was turned into saw dust.

What a disappointment!

To put the cherry on top of the cake, the staff was extremely rude and amateurishly incompetent.

Don’t go there!

J
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food. Vegetables were perfect along with the service.

DD
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

We were quite disappointed with our meals at Maggie Oakes because we primarily selected the restaurant for it's outdoor seating and recommendation of our excellent tour guide earlier in the day. Of the three meals from our group, we were each disappointed. It was over-priced as well considering other restaurants nearby.

The outdoor seating at the plaza was fun though.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 5

Terrible service , steak house that brought out a medium ordered steak overly well done after over an hour of waiting for it. Management was nice enough to comp dessert but after many restaurants in Montreal this was the worst one my wife and I have been too. I’ve never written a bad review so that should tell you a lot

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The music although enjoyable was too loud for proper conversation. I would suggest to lower the volume.

BJ
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

A truly great dining experience. Steaks are superb and ambiance and service to match.

M
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 2

Was very dissapointed

DS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Nice looking restaurant with lots of menu options. Food was okay, but too expensive compared to other, better restaurants in Old Montreal. Service was okay, but again not on par with other Old Montreal restaurants that are a little further away from the main tourist areas.

AB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my first time at this restaurant.
Everthing went fine. Excellent service. Nice location.
Enjoy !

SM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

It’s really to expensive! The food is good but nothing so special for these high prices

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

After an hour and a half of waiting no food for a family of four. The people who were sitting next to us who arrived after us had gotten their food. Once o got my ribs and mashed potatoes, they were cold! It took 20 minutes to get a refill on a soda. There were four guys across the restaurant screaming. Not okay. If they want my $, they better change. I will NEVER go back here again. The better part of my night was spent waiting for food. Do not come here, save yourself the headache.

JB
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The location was beautiful, the service was excellent as was the food. I would highly recommend anyone to eat there.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 1

There was construction underway that was really annoying!!

t
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Busy tourist restaurant, Mostly well executed simple dishes. All of the larger steaks are bone in and mine was about 1/2 bone, so save yourself some $$ and order the steak frites $26 (7oz) as it probably only has an oz or two leas than the 16 oz entrecôte ($60). Server was very helpful but it’s extremely busy and it was easily a 2 hour plus meal that should have been 1.5 hours tops given what we ordered

SR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The restaurant was very busy, which was fine as it was a Friday night. Unfortunately the service was extremely slow. Other tables left, and we did not receive our food for two hours. My husband’s meal was so terrible he sent it back. Mine was ok, but overall not a good experience for our last night in Montreal.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

It was.. ok...

N
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best brunch of Montreal. You have the choice and the taste for a decent price

N
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The place is really Nice, service is perfect and team really perfect 👌
But the food 😢 not testy at all. And We order the « plateau de viennoiserie » to share, it was all dry.
For a place like this one, We were really disappointed about the quality of food. It’s really sad because there is a lot of potential!

MT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant ambiance was great and the food was delicious. The only thing was that I made a reservation for inside seating to be in an air conditioned placed and the air conditioning was not on.

HH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

The food here was quite good, but we ate inside and it was uncomfortably warm, which ruined the whole experience for us.

T
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great lunch date for my wife's birthday! I have several food intolerances and the we're glad to make adjustments for me, even redid my plate a second time because I wasn't specific. Highly recommended. Great atmosphere right in the heart of old Montreal.

G
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Brunch très passable!
L’omelette était fade, les pommes de terre rissolées au menu ont été remplacées par des frites et 30 minutes d’attente pour recevoir son repas.
Nous aurions mieux fait d’aller chez Cora !

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a delightful meal at this fine establishment. The food and service was superb. I would highly recommend it. Also, very convenient valet parking at the William Gray Hotel and cheap (at least by New York standards). C$12.

T
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

The steak tartare was drowned in mayo and pasta was very plain. We waited very long for our food.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a delicious meal at Maggie’s. I had the filet mignon and it was cooked to perfection!
My husband unfortunately developed a problem and couldn’t walk. The staff was super kind and helped me get him help.
The restaurant was noisy - very loud music - but again the staff was accommodating and found us a “quiet” corner.
We highly recommend this restaurant! Yum!

VG
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Music level was unnecessarily high, we asked the waiter to lower it and there was nothing he could do. We ordered cold cuts, the bread didn’t come at the same time; we asked our waiter and he said it wasn’t his problem... really?!! The cold cuts were mediocre at best, mostly very regular salami with pancetta that was mostly fat; the best thing on the plate were the pickles and the hot mustard, no kidding. It’s a tourist trap, don’t go there.

AM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Regular but good brunch in Montreal. The place is in a very touristic spot. But inside it is quite elegant and the brunch is good. The service is fine too.

DO
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Do not go here. Tourist trap with bad steak. Three steaks, all wrongly cooked and hard to chew. Service was MIA or nonexistent. Had to send food back. No real vegetarian options just salads were offered.

EO
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

The hostess was rude. We sat on the patio and we waited for 30 mins no one came to give us a menu or take our drink order, this is supposed to be a nice restaurant with great food and wine, was so disappointed. There was 2 tables around us and they all got up and left were there 40 mins and 0 service. 2 waitresses were standing and talking with the hostess so it's not like they were understaffed or overwhelmed. They just didn't care. We got up and left too. Some birthday reservations for my husband. Thumbs down!

ID
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Just ok for me. We were a group of 8 and were not told that we would get a “reduced group menu” which was a little disappointing.
Ambiance is nice. A little too “touristy” for my liking but I guess it’s to be expected considering the location.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

So what is worse than waiting over 30 minutes for your entrees to be delivered? Waiting over 30 minutes and then having them delivered over cooked. A medium rare steak is warm RED center, not grey throughout. I point it out to the waiter, who picks it up then walks the steak thoughout the restaurant and then outside to the manager who then brings it back to the table and tells me, "its that way because its dry aged." Sorry but just because its dry aged doesn't mean that the steak should be gray throughout. I get it. They didn't want to pitch a piece of expensive meat. I didn't want to wait another 30+ minutes for them to try to get the next one right. I should have clued in when the first 3 items I tried to order we're out at 7:30 PM. Want a taste of Montreal? Go elsewhere. There are a lot better choices. Want a overpriced, overcooked steak that continues to age while it is walked around the restaurant? Give this place a try. You can leave disappointed too.

OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, we sat inside fully air conditioned. Food was excellent and super service.

CN
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. Had the porterhouse steak to share and was super delicious. Our waiter Mo was super helpful and Camille's wine selection was spot on. The cute manager on shift, Jason, was super welcoming and always made sure we had everything we need. Highly recommended restaurant.

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