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For 2
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Time
7:00 PM

Restaurant Balsam

4.4
208 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date (18)
  • Cozy (14)
  • Pre/post-theatre (13)
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
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday to Friday: 11:30 am to 11:00 pm
Saturday : 4:30 pm to 11:00 pm
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Phone number
(514) 507-9207
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Éric Dupuis
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Ste-Catherine
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Parking Details
Indoor parking available next door at an affordable rate.
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Public Transit
Peel or Bonaventure metro station.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 208 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Radley 
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Overall great place to get some decent Italian food in an upper-scale casual setting. A bit on the pricier side, but the food quality is there. The menu offers classics, they feel home-cooked and cozy. Safe place for business diners, dates, or a casual dinner with a friend. It can a get a bit noisy, but managed to converse through it. I had the tagliatelle "Alfredo" and the pasta was quite good, the noodles were a bit clumped up, but they weren't overcooked. We enjoyed an orange wine and it was amazing. A dinner with two with appetizers and a bottle of wine came up to around 145$ before taxes and tips. If you want to keep the bill low, avoid the wine, although they had cheaper options than the one we selected. I would finish off by saying the service was nice and the decor is lovely. Tables are set close to each other, bistro style.

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OpenTable Diner (Montreal)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Merci! Ambiance agréable et excellent service. Très bon rapport qualité prix.

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OpenTable Diner (Montreal)
4.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

I got there a little earlier than the reservation and our table was ready and waiting, which was great. The waitress was very helpful throughout the evening, although at times I did feel that she was getting a little annoyed with me. We order a bottle of wine, but I had to send it back because I genuinely didn’t like the taste, we did order an other one slightly more expensive, but I did feel her eyes roll and I noticed that 3 waiters tried the wine that I had returned, I did find that a little odd, which is why I’m giving the restaurant a 4 star instead of 5. My friend and I had a lovely time over our meal and the food and ambiance were excellent. Great time overall.

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yuti (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Best value and food for a downtown restaurant. Not as interesting atmosphere as sibling resto next door but still cozy and charming. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner (Montreal)
3.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

SO LOUD!!!!!!!!! Impossible to have a conversation.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Fantastic food and service and all at a reasonable price. Want to try everything on the menu!

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Cara (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

This is a beautiful cozy spot with fantastic food! The soup was especially great, so was the seafood risotto.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Tampa)
3.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Place was ok. Food was good but not exceptional. Waiter was nice but didn’t speak English so non- francophones may be a little challenged. Over a good place to grab a bite

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Delicious cocktails, tasty food and great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Excellent as usual!

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OpenTable Diner (Montreal)
3.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Everyone ordered the salmon tartar and enjoyed it. The service was very friendly at the beginning of the evening. We were three people seated in a corner near the entrance with not much space. Nobody proposed to change when there was other tables available.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

The food was great and the service was good. I found it very noisy but some people like that. I have been there a few times and I continue going. Overall it seems a little pricey for what it offers.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

This was my third time here. It is casual laid back kind of place. Sit at the long bar or at a table. Both are great. Fridays are the best for the chefs pasta special. They are unique and delicious. Friday was tagliatelle with duck confit and a light cream sauce. Delicious. We then shared their massive steak and it was one of the best steaks I have had a long time.
Coming from Calgary that is a compliment. Great staff, great food, seriously the best starter salad you will ever have. We ordered a bottle of wine and did not care for it. Without any hesitation they took it back and served us something else. The price is more than fair for the great service and food. Try It you will not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (Montreal)
3.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Nourriture très bonne. Service impersonnel et désintéressé. On nous avait recommandé le restaurant comme étant un lieu où on s’entend parler... pas vraiment. Dans l’ensemble, nous avons passé une bonne soirée, sans plus.

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OpenTable Diner (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on November 16, 2017

Excellent rapport qualité prix, ambiance conviviale et chaleureuse.

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