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About Restaurant Balsam

RESERVATIONS ARE FOR MEALS ONLY. Please advise us if you are running late otherwise your reservation will be cancelled after 20 minutes. 18 and over.

* 5 minutes walk from the Bell Center *
After the kitchen closes at 11pm, it doesn't mean the night is over!

Inspired by 1940s brewery, Balsam Inn offers Italian flavour cuisine in a cozy atmosphere.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday to Friday: 11:30 am to 11:00 pm
Saturday : 4:30 pm to 11:00 pm

Cross Street:
Ste-Catherine

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(514) 507-9207

Website:
http://lebalsaminn.com/

Parking Details:
Indoor parking available next door at an affordable rate.

Public Transport:
Peel or Bonaventure metro station.

Executive Chef:
Éric Dupuis

Additional:
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

Restaurant Balsam Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.4

Service

4.4

Ambience

4.2

Value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Lunch (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Pre/post-theatre (10)
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Business Meals (10)
Fun (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Casual (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Cozy (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Romance (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Authentic (5)
Neighbourhood Gem (5)
Outdoor Eating (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Group Bookings (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
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Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Great for lunch with friends, too noisy for a business meeting.

Tags: Great for Lunch
Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value4

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Good, a bit Noisy but many, as we, were going to the hockey game. A bit slow getting food and the bill, once the meal was finished,

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Tres bien et bon service

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent downtown spot to grab lunch or dinner. Our food was delicious and the service impeccable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Cozy
Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value5

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Ce n'est surement pas la faute de notre serveuse, mais ns sommes arrivés à l'heure, soit midi .
Notre nourriture est arrivé à 13:00. Beaucoup trop long.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The fried chicken was so good, I came back the next night!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

A great place to celebrate a special occasion. The food and the wait staff were superb and although everything was upscale it was not a stuffy place.

Tags: Fun
Food2
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on September 13, 2017

Great ambiance, great patio, great location, great service but limited menu and mediocre food

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Bar Seating
Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Friendly, noisy, good food. A neighborhood gem.

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on September 5, 2017

Excellent before-Bell Centre event. Food is excellent. Drink menu is interesting and wine list is chosen with care. Friendly and attentive staff. Will return for sure (even if not attending a show at the Bell Centre!

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 29, 2017

Nous étions pressés puisque nous devions assister à un spectacle au centre bell. Nous avons découvert ce restaurant par hasard. Nos attentes ont été plus que comblées. La serveuse a été totalement compréhensive quant à notre court délais, et nous avons été servit rapidement et avec courtoisie. Nous y retournerons certainement pour déguster un bon repas, et nous prendrons le temps de déguster un des bons repas du menu. Nous recommandons fortement!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Always great food, great scenery, and the staff is absolutely exquisite. Always welcoming, very friendly, and it's just always a treat for us.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
·Dined on August 23, 2017

Great date night place! Great cocktails with awesome italian food with a twist! Can't wait to go back!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 2, 2017

great pub-like vibe, without the loud music. Can actually carry on a conversation without yelling across the table yet can still sing along to the music when your friends aren't talking to you :-)

Food5
Ambience2
Service5
Value5

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Mother daughter weekend away dinner. When entering,due to the ambience, we were ready to have an appetizer and a drink and leave but looked at the menu and chose to stay. INCREDIBLE FOOD!!!! Service was great. So glad we stayed.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on July 20, 2017

Birthday Lunch

Food4
Ambience3
Service2
Value3

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Pas notre première fois dans ce restaurant à proximité des cinémas et de Ste-Catherine. Le service était confus cette fois... de tous les intervenants: erreurs, assiettes enlevées avant d'avoir terminé et un peu d'impatience malgré que le restaurant n'était pas plein.

La bouffe était bonne. Le tartare de boeuf moins bon qu'à l'habitude. Les pâtes: très bonne ainsi que le poulet frit.

La carte des vins a toujours besoin de plus de choix.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
Food2
Ambience2
Service3
Value2

 
 (Cancún)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Went there for a lunch with a work colleague. Unfourtunately disappointed, overrated and over priced. Tartare de saumon very average and french fries less than average.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Excellent cocktails. The presentation and the flavour for the pork osso bucco was out of this world!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Delicious and dependable. Polished and friendly service while efficient at lunch time. Small menu but all great choices. Great atmosphere. The osso bucco is a favorite.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Good service. Attentive and helpful. Interesting menu choices. We were all delighted by our choices. Highly recommended.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Nice surprise! Great drinks and the food was great. I would definately recommend it

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Super menu midi! Excellent service. C'est une belle trouvaille...merci à mon ami Fred de me l'avoir recommandé

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Miami)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Great comfortable dining. Terrific service and excellent food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on May 5, 2017

The Basalm is managed by the same team that also run the next door Dominion Square Tavern and it shows. The staff is super and so is the food. Clearly a go to place in Montreal. Don't miss this!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Tres Bon! Mais un petit moins sur le son de la musique qui était un peu trop forte!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Très bon accueil ambiance relax bon rapport qualité prix , j ajouterais une assiette de fromage au menu 😀Car le vin est bon !

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Cool ambiance, great service and amazing food! Perfect for a 30th birthday celebration and a first trip to Montreal!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
Food2
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Nice ambiance, very good service, not so good meal, average value for money.Very loud. Depends on what you are looking for.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Hot Spot
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Très bien ...agréable moment

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 10, 2017

The wines, the food quality and service all wows, prices reasonable .

Food5
Ambience3
Service2
Value4

vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Nourriture excellente. Ambiance tranquille pour un samedi, quoi que très agréable mais le service était très ordinaire. La serveuse semblait trop nouvelle pour connaître son menu et les réponses aux questions étaient contradictoires.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Very good restaurant, excellent service, good food, will go back for sure !

Very nice decor and ambiance also ! Must see the restrooms downstairs !

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great food great service would def. go back and ref. to family & friends

Tags: Happy Hour, Healthy
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Coup de coeur pour le gingerale maison et les arancinis qui étaient exquis!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
Food2
Ambience3
Service2
Value3

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Very slow service for weekday lunch time...food was just barely hot (had the day special that is supposed tonne quicker!...)

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Excellent Service. Good food. Not my first time and not the last.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Tapas
Food3
Ambience2
Service5
Value3

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Service is impeccable but the food is mediocre and the music is too loud!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Balsam Inn is a definite repeat! Prompt, attentive and friendly service, excellent food and a warm and lively atmosphere... What more could you want? Cocktails at the bar were a perfect starter to a great evening. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Balsam Inn is such a great restaurant, good food, excellent service and the ambiance is cozy and elegant. I love it so much, I try to go as much as possible! Highly recommended!!!!

Tags: Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Casual, Healthy, Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options

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