Vargas-Montreal

4.4
443 reviews
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Vargas Steakhouse & Sushi Restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Montreal on the corner of Rene-Levesque and Robert-Bourassa; it was designed and crafted to dazzle you from the moment you walk in.

In an elegant and sophisticated ambiance, we offer our guests delicately prepared dishes including our house specialty roast beef, fresh steaks, seafood, a sushi bar and a large selection of wines. Whether you are visiting us for lunch, dinner or simply to have a few drinks at the bar, our amiable and professional staff will be waiting to serve you.
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MB
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Tout était très bien. On a passé une belle soirée.

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LW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I made my reservation about 2 weeks in advance. They sent me back an email asking if there was any special requests. I answered yes that some flowers at the table would be nice as I was celebrating my 60th birthday. There was no flowers at the table. Needless to say I was very disappointed.
The place was clean and the staff were friendly and inviting.
The Waiter was friendly and helpful.
The salad was very good.
The dinner itself was delicious but we had to wait very long for our dinner. So they compted my second drink.
When my husband told the Waiter that I was celebrating my birthday he offered a few options for a free slice of cake. He didn't even ask my husband if he would like desert.

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RB
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome prime rib that never disappoints! I dine here every time I’m in Montreal.

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PA
Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 3

J'ai demandé un filet mignon medium/saignant et on m'a servis un morceau de viande qui n'était pas un filet et trop cuit. Je ne reviendrai probablement pas pour mon prochain dinner d'affaire.

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D
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Sushis were ok but not delicious. Service was fine.

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C
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Toujours excellent! C’est pourquoi nous sommes de fidèles clients. Merci!

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OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A great restaurant experience. The steaks are of a fantastic quality and the grill is perfectly seasoned. I wasn't feeling so well prior to the restaurant, but I still finished my prime rib. A must go.

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RL
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We had a very good meal, the service was very good, we weren't in a rush so it was no problem but it did take some time to arrive, it seemed to be a busy night!

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JE
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time in Montreal, we loved Vargas!! Excellent service & the food was delicious! From the appetizer, drinks, main and desert, a must go Restaurant:)

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DM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. Waiter was good to deal with.

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MS
Amarillo
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Food wasn’t epic for the price. Decent but not memorable. Service was luke warm at best. Not the nice date night dinner package I was looking for.... if food was better I would let service slide... if service was better I would let the food slide. But both dissapointing with that kind of tab I would look elsewhere.

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

Everything from when we walked in, to the way we were greeted and quickly seated, to ordering, was quick and friendly. The staff always smiled and accommodated us in a warm and friendly manner. Wonderful experience, will definitely come again.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

On a attendu à manger un peu trop longtemps.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing restaurant. The "table d'hôte" is at a very good and fair price for the quality.

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a
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Omakase sushi was supposed to "entrust the sushi chef" to showcase his/her talents; but it was your run-of-the-mill not authentic platter. No taste, pretty awful sushi. Octopus is frozen; steaks are a bit more cooked than requested. Service is on the slow side and server attitudes are a bit weathered. We've been here a few times. Wine selection is good.

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CD
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Bon resto et bon rapport qualité prix . Parfait pour un repas d’affaires .

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Daily special steak was very tough

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OT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Not good for the food wasn’t worth the price service was super slow waited for ever to eat will not return first and last time going there

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CL
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and great service. Roberto was a wonderful server. We didn't even have to ask for things - he just showed up with them before we even realized we needed them! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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

I ordered lunch menu ‘s rib beef. To my surprise, it was a big portion of meat but too much fat. Half of the dish was fat and I had to remove fat part to a separate dish. My friend and I lost appetite when looking at the fat ( may be other customers like that). Soup is abit salty. Overall, it was nice

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JG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was really good. We all enjoyed our steak/meat selections. Apps were also very good. Monte Carlo potato and mashed potatoes a little on the bland side but don’t let this deter from going to Vargas

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was good. Service was awesome!

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CH
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food and drink, you will definitely leave with a full stomach, but an empty wallet.

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CR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great, especially the mashed potatoes with chives and the grilled salmon. Wine choices very impressive and included affordable as well as top shelf options. Portions were a little small for the price.

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WP
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Just missed the mark in so many small ways. The ambiance and location has potential. However, the restaurant fails to impress. Bread is cheap and easily mastered. It sets the stage for the meal. Here Vargas offers what is clearly warmed up rolls with butter in small plastic containers reminiscent of an airplane tray. The rest of the meal continued in this vein. It wasn't horrible. It was just unimpressive.

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CB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Way over priced for what it was worth. The steaks were just like any other steaks but you paid extra for everything to actually make it a full plate 7oz steak cost $40 after all the add ons.

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EM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Ce fut une très belle expérience gastronomique! Le repas était délicieux!

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PO
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Overpriced for the service offered...
Wine glasses poured in the counter (should bring the bottle to show you what you're about to drink)
Bread basket more than ordinary, regular reheated buns (2!!) No choices of flavoured bread or multigrain...
Not so tender meat...
Very limited desert choices...
Very nice deco... For sure it was much better back.in time...

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

We have been to this restaurant many times and must say this was one of the best experiences. Food was incredible and service was very attentive. We were a group of 8 people and everything went smoothly.

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MS
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Vous ne serez jamais déçu d’un lunch chez Vargas, une institution au centre ville de Montréal. Le meilleur tartare de saumon jamais mangé. Menu varié, généreuse portions, service hors-pair! Endroit idéal pour un verre en fin de journée ou un repas d’amis ou d’affaires!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service et nourriture remarquable

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ST
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great food, good wine selection, quiet place, close to a subwat station.

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JL
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great place for steaks! Never had a bad meal there. Always a great place to bring business and family!

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TB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic!

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JF
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love the relaxed feel of this place – good good good

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EG
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food, nice place, great location. I recommend this place for business meals.

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N
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Le service a malheureusement été long.
Par contre, le service à la clientèle du serveur était excellent.

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R
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Burger Vargas sublime !!!! Vaut la peine de se déplacer et savourer ce plat seul ou mieux, en bonne compagnie

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Bachelor party

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Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Food was outstanding. A loud party in a room with the curtain closed but wasn’t the end of the world. What was really disappointing was the amount of time we waited to even get a glass of water at our table after being seated. We waited so long that I was actually on my phone trying to get a reservation at Gibby’s when the server finally arrived. 18 minutes after we sat down I might aadd!

Also after we finally ordered a drink it came rather quickly and we had decided we’d enjoy a beverage and order in a few moments. We waited another 22 minutes before the server came back to take our order.

Once out food arrived there was no return to check and see if we were ok with our meal or if we needed anything else! I had to go to the bar and ask for another beer for my wife!

Finally we waited again for someone to come and clear our plates. We ordered dessert and the bill as well.

Fantastic steak. Service needs some serious improvements! It wasn’t that busy in there.

Jason

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