Renoir

4.4
487 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
French
Located on Sherbrooke Street West, steps away from the Fine Arts Museum and McGill University. Our Executive Chef, Olivier Perret is glad to present you ’Renoir’. Jean-Talon market local products mixed with the chef Burgundy culture, create The Montreal's gastronomic modern and De-Light experience for you and your guest to experiment. Be Magnifique, Be our Guest and became a Renoir Ambassador.

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 487 People Are Saying
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Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Nath
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing experience at Renoir. Our waiter was the best. Thank you Derek for being attentive and going above & beyond. I would definitely recommend.

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Firsttimer
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Le tartare de saunon manque d'assaisonnement. La table d'hôte est bonne.

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JulieJ
Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Le repas était bon mais pas assez travaillé au niveau des produits et un manque de finesse . Grosse déception pour le dessert qui n étais vraiment pas à la hauteur . Déjà ce n’étais pas celui annoncé sur le menu mais surtout une simple tarte aux petits fruits tout ce qui a d’un plus banal.
Trop cher et prix non justifiés

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IsabelleT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Merci pour le service chaleureux et les plats délicieux.

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Maien
Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Our overall experience was underwhelming.

First the goods:
- The interior and the terrasse are well designed, not too chic, not too modern, not too old school, perfect balance where anybody would feel good.
- The atmosphere was nice, overall quiet and a couple of laughs here and there, people are here to enjoy their time while respecting others.
- The staff was very nice and you feel welcome.

Annnnd now the bads…
Disclaimer: I’m french, and used to high-end french restaurant et classy/fancy places, as well as smaller gourmet restaurants. I think I’ve pretty much seen it all in terms of french restaurants.
- The food was good, but definitely not gourmet. You’ll likely be happy with the food but you’d expect a lot more from a place like this.
- While the service was good, our waiter was reading his notes while explaining to us the menu. Again, not a deal breaker, but I’m used to the best waiters in this kind of restaurants. Those who know the menu by heart, can advise on which alcohol to go with what course, etc.
- The price. To me this is totally overpriced. We paid around 230$ tip and taxes included for 1 champagne glass, 2 foie gras entrées, and 2 main courses. If I’m trying to estimate how much I think it was worth, I would say around 150 to 170$ tip and taxes included.
- The lack of refinement in the food dressing. There was almost no dressing. It’s just food in your plate, like you’d do at home everyday. Plus the portion size was huge. We laughed at the portions saying those were “american size”, it doesn’t fit with that type of french restaurant.

So overall, while everything ok, nothing is amazing (apart from the place and atmosphere), and it’s nowhere near a real high-end french restaurant.

Sadly, we will probably never go back and stick with better alternatives.

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Claudia
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Everything is always great.

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Claudia
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a delightful experience. Great for meeting clients and dining with family or friends.

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Claudia
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as always. There is always a great energy and the food is fantastic.

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PaulF
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautifully plated food though small servings and not price friendly but worth the experience! Service was excellent. The valet parking was an added bonus

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Carr
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Overall, I was disappointed by the experience at Renoir.
I was looking forward to try the Sunday brunch but I had to wait for so long because of the covid. Unfortunately, it wasn't worth the wait...

First, the quality of the dishes was medium. The first service was okay, we tried the crepe and the omelette but the cheese was missing on the omelette..

Then, the second service was the most disappointing to me. The mozzarella & mushroom toast had no taste. Same for the yellowfin tuna. It was missing seasoning like it was just cooked raw on a pan. Honestly, it felt like I could do it myself (and I'm not a good cook). The mushrooms were bland, the bread and the tuna as well.
There are many restaurants half of the price that could do better. Just try the same mushroom toast at Reservoir.

Hopefully, the third service is what you would expect from a nice restaurant. There everything was good, the ratatouille, the salmon, the beef, the puree. I don't understand how they can mess up the second service knowing what they are capable of for the third one.

Finally, I wouldn't rate the fourth service because it was so LONG. After 2 hours and 40 min, we were still not served the last service. We had an appointment and had to leave. But really, only 3/4 services after 2h40? Also the wait between the 1st and 2nd service was terrible (40-45min).
And the plates were just served on our table. No one asked if everything was okay, the plates were not described when served.

Well, I won't spend any dollar at Renoir anymore.

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Gypsy
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience5

FOOD WAS EXTREMELY GOOD AND TESTY !!

But SERVICE very very bad , not enough staff I guess.

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Eric
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Was ok but expensive for what it is. Service was too friendly.

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robertz
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

excellent food very good service
great wine list,reasonable prices

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vipGargantua
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service et plats parfaits.

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vipFranc
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

I don't think to come back at this restaurant. It was expensive for what I ate. In addition, the taste of food was so so, by example the fois gras had no taste.

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nnadeau
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Cute enclosed terrasse in the heart of downtown. Good wine selection and tasty food, but not a lot of bar or 5a7 options.

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MelissaM
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service! My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and had the 5-course menu. Absolutely fabulous!

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Felisol
Montreal
39 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Le serveur nous a cococte un drink , tres different et tres bon.
l'entree de Foie gras tres ordinaire , aucune saveur et la presentation
etait plate . Le risotto pas de gout , presentation faible .
C'est pas wow .

Tres bon serveur , il a sauve la soiree .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Great service but the food didn’t meet my expectations.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Comme toujours, la qualité est au rendez-vous et les plats du chef Perret sont délicieux.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food is delicious. We definitely recommend!
The service was quite slow (about 2h30 for the 5 dishes meal).

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EvelyneB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pour une première sortie d'après Covid, ce fut une soirée très agréable.

Les portions étaient très généreuses et savoureuses.

Nous allons profiter du reste de risotto ce soir avec plaisir.

Nous referons l'expérience.

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LouisPhilippe
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nourriture haut de gamme et savoureuse, bien présentée. Service de qualité de toute l'équipe et Thomas en particulier. Ambiance agréable et décor accueillant.

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AgnesC
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sunday Brunch at Le Renoir is simply marvelous! One of the best in Montreal.

Pre-covid, it consisted of a magnificent buffet offering. Now, one can choose either 3 or 4 courses featuring a plethora of beautifully-prepared, delectable dishes. A little pricey, but well worth it!

Service is stellar!

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CaroleC
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nourriture haut de gamme. Service de qualité. Nous étions sur la terrasse. Ambiance agréable. Décor accueillant et éclairage feutré. Vraiment magique pour un repas en soirée.

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PatCurt
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall1Food2Service4Ambience1

Staff very attentive. Menu selection/value proposition rather sparse. lf you enjoy noisy traffic and fire trucks wheezing by on Sherbrooke, you’ll love the terrasse!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

The Seabass was way too salty and the second portion of Seabass was actually partially raw… The chicken was all right but definitely not commensurate with the restaurants or the price… They always were fresh and good and the desserts were the highlight for sure

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MariaS
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice experience. Classy place with great service

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SheilaR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I really liked the lobster risotto 😋 the waiter was very professional.

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Henri
Montreal
34 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Agréable de retourner au Renoir, toujours bonne nourriture et ambiance
Merci à Martine pour bon service et accommodement pour régime Keto.

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PatricK
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Le Renoir is excellent. Unfortunately, while I had asked Open Table for outside seating, the restaurant did not have that information. The outside patio was full and we had to sit indoors. No fault of Le Renoir, as best I can ascertain.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1Food4Service2Ambience1

I think the menu has not much choice if you don't like sea food. It took a long time for me to get someone to serve me. Personally I wouldn't go back.

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Bianca
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food! Staff was polite and friendly, would recommend.

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NavG
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pleasant and would love to visit again. Staff was friendly n food was top!

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JulieR
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Menu varié , plats copieux bien présentés et délicieux
Excellent service
Bonne qualité prix

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CLAIREC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent restaurant, with limited menu during COVID. Tables well spaced

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience3

The food was great - plating and flavour and cuisson! Our server Michael was stellar - attention to detail, changing our utensils, offering dessert even after the kitchen staff left - a real friendly one-man show.

Unfortunately the way we had to leave left a sour taste in our mouths. We asked to move closer to the building or inside because the temperature dropped and the wind picked up in the last hour we were there. Michael offered us a seat inside - to which we were then pushed to the lobby of the Sofiel by another even before we were shown a table inside. We were then kicked out of the lobby after 5 minutes - stating it was government rules. This was at 11:15 pm.
After paying a 500$ bill, this was insulting. Moreover, I work in restauration and know the current rules quite well; alcohol stops at 11pm and all dining must close at midnight. At 11:15pm, we were well within the rules to continue staying at a table and enjoy our coffees before parting.

Overall - hats off the both chefs and Michael for their hospitality, but very disappointing to be treated with dismissal just to close up earlier.

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JulieH
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food is amazing and surprisingly large meal sizes for a French restaurant. The music was loud outside and a little offputting but incredible friendly service!

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ClaireA
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Très bon service de la part de Martin. Très bon repas ; un petit plus pour les desserts, légers et fins et un petit bémol sur les frites, trop grasses à mon goût. Et une très bonne carte des vins ($$$).

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FAQs

Renoir offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (514) 788-3038.

Renoir is rated 4.4 stars by 487 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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