Villa d'Este

4.3
47 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Scenic View
Villa d'Este is located in the Château Vaudreuil Hotel in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec. For an unparalleled dining experience overlooking the Lake of Two Mountains, the Villa d’Este dining room will arouse your taste buds. Our Chef has combined classical and contemporary Mediterranean cuisine, specializing in dishes from Northern Italy. Join us for lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch.

A superb wine selection from around the world compliments the delicate balance between food and wine. Consult our sommelier, David, for the best food and wine experience!

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SD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food was good but they've raised their prices over the last few months. Service was slow at the beginning until we complained. After that it was good.

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LR
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The ambiancce was Great, Service was good, Food was great, girlfriend Birthday she was very impressed.
very well greated. It was my first time there without my parents, i enjoyed it very much, we are sure to come back.

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j
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It was a very old friends birthday and we wanted a special treat.

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RB
London
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

I had a reservation for 2 Saturday evening at 7 in the dinning room. They sit us in the bar area with the band playing for very loud. Our table was by the window and it was cold. I asked to get another table, the answer was impossible we aee full this evening. Start with a drink and we were served by a very nice individual. Some time later we order our meal. This is where the real trouble starts: Our waiter is now thew bartender and no one is even coming to our table . So I stop another and ask him if we could order a bottle of wine. His answer I am not your waiter but I will do this for you. Wine arrives all good. The the appetizers, food is fine but then we have finished our plates and for at least 30 minutes no one came to our table. So I saw the girl that had seated us speaking of the cold, no one serving us etc.. Answer I can't do anything we have so many people we are sorry. I get annoyed so the Director of Operations comes over, I explain all the scenario he to is sorry and decides to take care of us personally. Removes our plates and serves us the soup. My lady friend was still very cold imagine he offered her a blanket! So our diner was spoiled for all the above reasons and I asked for the check before the other courses were served . They billed me only for the wine.paid it and went back to our room. It was a very unpleasant evening. The Director sent us a bottle of cheap Champagnette and i left it in the room with a note to give it to the next unsatisfied customer.

Enough said, totally disgraceful and unacceptable for an Hotel with 5 stars????????????????

Richard I was in room 201

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P
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Un excellent restaurant avec plusieurs choix intéressants, tant au niveau du vin que de la nourriture. Tout était très bon, le petit orchestre très approprié et le service vraiment bien. Une petite baisse de prix et j’y retourne avec plaisir.

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DE
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

DISAPOINTING BRUNCH IN A FIVE STAR HOTEL AND RESTAURANT.THE PRICE DOESN'T REFLECT THE QUALITY.WE DIDN'T FIND A MAIN DISHES AND AT THE END THE WAITRESS TOLD US THAT THERE IS A MAIN DISH WHICH CONSIST OF BEEF OR LAMB BRAISÉ (NO BIG CHOICE AND ALREADY FULL WITH NON HOMOGENEOUS FOODS) SO ONE PERSON TOOK THE MAIN DISH FROM 4 PERSONS .

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OP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional atmosphere, great food, the service was excellent.

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BM
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 1

We booked way ahead thinking we would be in the dining room which we usually are very disappointed that we were seated in the bar area, when I booked there is nowhere to specify where you would be seated also the table was layed for seven people so we had to rearrange the the tables, we were the only group seated in the bar area other then that the lunch was very good and our waitress was very efficient.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Our waiter JP was amazing.

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m
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, food and ambiance. With live music it becomes a great night out.

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A
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good diner choices for meals and wine; good service.
We had Chateaubriand that was very good.

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LD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

I thought there was a lavish amount of food, but it was too much. It would have been sufficient to have the buffet and not the buffet and then an entire meal. There must be a tremendous amount of wasted food.

The service was poor. The waitress was not attentive. This despite receiving a huge tip.

The roast beef was over cooked and the sides were dead cold. The desserts were mediocre in quality.

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F
Palm Springs
36 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

We made a reservation and requested patio seating. They gave us a table inside. We again asked for the patio and got a table there. There were many tables available. We were 4 people and we got 2 menus. The waiter did not come around for close to half an hour. We asked for the wine list and finally had to go to the bar to order wine. Throughout the meal the service was very slow, giving us the impression that our business was not welcome.
The food itself was good when it came. The hot soup arrived cold and we had to send it back and wait another 10 minutes for it to be heated up. We had coffee after but were never asked if we want a refill.
The only thing to recommend here is the view over the lake.

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GL
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The meal presentation could be improved. The wine, a red merlot, was served too warm.

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d
New England
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Très bon repas. Rapport qualité prix ok. Le service était excellent et attentionné.

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ZP
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place was better than I had expected. Friendly staff. David was our server and he was very attentive. The food was exceptional. This is definitely a place to go again. The only issue we had was that this should not be a place where families bring their babies or little kids. We were seated right behind this family that had a little girl with them that was obviously very tired. She was crying loudly and often, and the parents didn't even bother doing anything about it. Other than that, this is a place that we would go to again.

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LM
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Overall a pleasant experience. Food was good, although for the price, I honestly expected more. Service was ok, could have been better. I think our waiter has seen better days...
This is nice brunch for a special occasion.

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AK
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Réception was very polite, with a smile, and helpful. Service was excellent.

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HL
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Unique experience, breathtaking and romantic scenery, outstanding food and service!

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A
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The service is amazing and never any long lineups. The piano player added to the ambience. We did not know what some foods at the buffet tables were, especially some salads and other foods. it would be nice to label these. Especially if people have allergies like shell fish, some salads you could not tell what they were or if there was any seafood, so my daughter felt limited to what she can try. Other foods we just didn't know, is it a roll with jam? or meat? is it pasta or just a dough? something was covered in cheese but what was it? and since we don't like to waste food, there was a lot of food we did not try. But a great variety to please everyone. Will definitely go back!

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EB
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I would recommend for a nice romantic night ,it has a beautiful dance floor it finish the night with .

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SP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Mandy was great, they made us bring our own cake as we were celebrating a birthday. The waiter was very nice as well. Thank you!

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RD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We were very happy with the food, the service and the ambience. You made our 45th anniversary very special. Thank you.

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SD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had business dinners two evenings in a row as well as lunch at Villa d'Este. The staff was very attentive , made some great suggestions and had some laughs with our group. We did not feel rushed as the staff let us take our time to enjoy the food, company and atmosphere.
The food was spectacular and the pricing was quite reasonable for quality of the food. Chilean sea bass, crepes Suzette, risotto, gazpacho....sigh....it was all VERY delicious!

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MT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food was very good. Service was great. The ambiance extraordinary. And the view stunning.

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AV
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had the best risotto ever eaten, even in Italy.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent experience. Our waiter Damian was awesome. Thanks again

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed our brunch and it always feels very special when we go there. It seems the food arrangement and food choices have changed a little bit and this I liked very much. I am glad someone thought to include biscotti as part of the desserts as this is all I really need to enjoy a nice cappuccino.

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BF
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Pas du tout impressionné par la nourriture heureusement le serveur et le sommelier était au top.

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DB
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely birthday lunch on water. Impeccable service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nous fêtions un anniversaire ainsi que des retrouvailles familiales. Un moment merveilleux et un excellent brunch. Service impeccable.

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R
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

I had BBQ dinner which is available each Friday . Food was great. Atmosphere was excellent. Service good. Prices reasonable .

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d
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful setting near the water. Went for breakfast with my mom. Had everything you could want for breakfast- French toast, croissants, eggs, sausages, bacon, toast, yogurt, great fruit and great coffee.

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AK
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I love coming to Villa d’Este for lunch, specially for Sunday brunch.
In the past we have celebrated few family special occasions which we enjoyed very much.
The ambiance and the scenery at Chateau Vaudreuil is unique.

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MB
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We used to go to the restaurant often and for some reason, we forgot about it. We were celebrating our 37th wedding anniversary and my wife suggested we go there.
We were there on a Monday evening and the restaurant was our private dining room--we were 2 out of 10 people there. It was quiet, the waiter was attentive, and the food was excellent. The prices were very high--none of our friends would ever come here. This is not a restaurant for routine outings, but since our dinner evening was a special one, the cost was not a factor.

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AR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 5

The worst meal we had in long time. Frozen fish from Costco dry, overcooked in an overwhelming vinegary sauce for $48. !!! . The Osso bucco was in a bad demi glace. Our 4 meals were simply bad. We order mint tea to digest our meal at the end and they gave us « Lipton » . We go to coffee shop and they gave us better quality. I was expecting that restaurant to be at a certain level and they really did not deliver for the price they asked. To top it all clumsy and annoying waiters. Too bad because the view is stunning.

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MM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We were there to celebrate my parent's 60th Wedding Anniversary - it was a beautiful place, with attentive staff - my father has mobility issues and they were very kind and patient - the food was amazing - everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal - a lovely, elegant restaurant with old-school charm. We will definitely be back - thank you for the wonderful experience.

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SB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

We went there for my daughter's birthday and the whole experience was an expensive disappointment. There was virtually no breakfast food, all lunch food and mostly cold seafood and a pasta bar. For $53 a person, I expect more. I ordered off of the menu (roast beef), when I finally got it, it was cold. Our waiter seemed to forget that we were there, we had to chase him down for water, coffee and to order a mimosa. The bill, before tip, for 5 of us was $400. We absolutely did not get $400 worth of food. Even the desert table was disappointing - the few cakes were store bought and melting.... and the yellow jello cubes were not appealing. I had indicated on the reservation that we were there for a birthday celebration - no effort was made to wish her a happy birthday. We were a group of 5, the restaurant took a table for 4 and added a chair at the end, meaning that my daughter (who sat there) was blocking the way to get to the tables behind and was jostled and bumped by serving staff and guests. I would not recommend it and will not be coming back.

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GD
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I felt like a princess! The service was excellent. The atmosphere was perfect for date night.

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JF
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An amazing place. The decor is so elegant, spectacular view of the lake and attentive service.

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