Vargas-Montreal

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Steakhouse
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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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FK
Portland
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Ambiance good. Food selection and quality good. Prices OK, considering prime location and quality of establishment. Service was fair to poor.

TM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Vargas is an excellent business lunch location and for the price the quality is good.

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

Nourriture excellente. Je prends toujours le poisson et je suis toujours satisfaite. J'ai adoré le doré grillé avec les pommes caramélisées. Une belle découverte. Le service est excellent et permets de manger un bon repas en une heure maximum. Il n'y a pas trop de bruit, il est possible d'avoir une discussion d'affaires calmement. Merci.

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JG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Everything was delicious and perfectly cooked the way it was ordered. Prices are a bit high when you have to order your sides separately, but not outrageous.

As it is an open area, the noise level can get a bit high as the night progress and the restaurant fills up.

CO
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

This was my 5th time in Vargas and wasn’t that a great experience the food was barely hot and service was slow.

CJ
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent! Server made recommendations that were great and made the experience better! We’re definitely going back! Great experience overall!

A
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

ÀExcellent food but portions too big. I wanted to take the steak I did not eat home with me and requested it be wrapped in foil. I was told it had to be packaged their way. No foil. Really? Very rude way to treat a customer who just spent a lot if money on the meal. Won't be back.

SL
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Le service était courtois, la nourriture excellente et l'ambiance correcte.

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EB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

I have been there many times, but this visit was not as good as usual. The filet mignon was tough (all three of us). The other three guests ordered the fish of the day and all received salmon, which they ate anyway due to time constraints. I will still go back, hopefully this was just a one time thing.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 2

It was a quiet evening, however due to the open concept of the kitchen it is quite loud. We were almost opposite to the kitchen, yet we had difficulties hearing each other.

I was expecting more for the food based on the reviews I read.

The servers were very good, nothing to complain about in the slightest.

R
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Out of town visitors. Service was slow. Drinks came very slow and had to be reminded. Food was excellent and ambience was very nice.
Waiter forgot to bring an item ordered...but we weren’t charged. Missed it completely. Could have been a bigger tab if drinks were flowing and food items weren’t forgotten

R
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service!!! Would definitely recommend to other's.

s
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sean and Roberto behind the bar were fantastic. Steak here is way better than other well known places in town. What really made this place special is the other options from a steakhouse. The Lobster roll sliders are perfect. I tried a roll at the suggestion of Sean and didn’t disappoint either. Lemon meringue cheesecake was superb and will come back when in town. Owner was there and was super friendly as well checking on guests.

R
Memphis
39 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful Sushi. Cool atmosphere & if you are on vacation, you don’t have to be wearing anything too dressy

RC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always good and fresh. My goto place for business meetings. The Vargas salad is FANTASTIC, along with the sushi. Service always timely and professional.

NS
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favourite restaurant in Montreal ! Awesome combo of steak and sushi!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food very well presented. Loved the sushi selection and the tuna burger was delicious

AL
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Steak was great - perfectly cooked! Sushi wasn’t the best, and a bit overpriced for what you get. Wine was very reasonably priced. Would highly recommend Vargas if you’re looking for a great steak.

OT
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Chic sans être prétentieux. Magnifique décor. Service super! À retourner sans hésiter.

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ML
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

However, I would certainly mention that the level of noise somewhat prevents from hearing well the dinner companion speak.

R
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

For the price it is not really worth it. I was looking for a romantic evening but not a very romantic ambiance and the food is average. The service is great though!

NL
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent! sur toute la ligne à l'exception des pommes de terre Monte Carlo, vraiment pas! Sinon tout était parfait.

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RP
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for a business lunch, good food and not too noisy

d
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Accueil chaleureux. Nourriture impeccable. Cuisson des steaks parfaites, au gout du client. Ambiance moyenne dans la grande salle, satisfaisante dans la plus petite salle.

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C
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Comme toujours, le service était excellent. Peu d’attente. Nourriture parfaite. Entièrement satisfaite!

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TA
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Hugo our waiter was great. He was helpful with the menu and pointed us in the right direction. Went the extra mile to get us a celebritory dessert on the house even though we hadn't ordered any yet. It was a small gesture but was very thoughtful.

MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The food is excellent. But it took a long time for them to bring bread to the table and the server was not familiar at all with the sushi menu. I recommend the Mango Tango. Other sushi rolls look and taste the same.

P
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Waiter was very attentive. Made good suggestions. Enjoyed our family time.

JP
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delightful food. The restaurant is great. I will go back.

C
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Food was over priced and prepared poorly

Waiter we had was a not very nice - kind of full of himself - I guess because prices were so high he thought he could be off putting!

Won't go back again!

MB
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

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LW
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
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.

RB
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

PA
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
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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OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Good to visit . The food very good the service bad

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

Sushis were ok but not delicious. Service was fine.

C
Montreal
5 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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RW
New York Area
18 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.

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!

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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