Villa d'Este

4.1
64 reviews
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Italian
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  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
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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MR
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Advertising itself as a 5 star Hotel/Restuarnt is misleading at best. Staff is friendly and doing their best however as one server explained we are a factory, our home made is "home made ish" we have over 200 weddings a season (summer). There is potential in the Hotel/Restuarant however not there yet ... needs much work

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TN
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

While the food is delicious and the view is beautiful, i have to say that the guy singing and playing on the keyboard is very distracting. We were a party of 4 and had a hard time carrying on a conversation. I felt like i was at a wedding sitting next to the speaker.
i'd recommend this place only if you can sit outside away from the music.

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A
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Too much noise.... Generally too expansive for the quality and presentation of the main course, specially the profit ratio for the wine... much over 3 times the cost.

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CB
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

Terrible service . Grilled vegetables was 1 slice of red pepper !!! Terrible food and service for the prices . Quality and service has gone way down .

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P
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Very disappointed with my experience at the restaurant for dinner. The waitress was clueless about the menu and brought us the wrong order. Moreover, the service was incredibly slow with mediocre food. Overall, I would not recommend Villa d'esme for more than their brunch, which is exceptional.

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SM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Service was terrible. Food was soso. Had the sea bass. I was expecting more food on my plate for 50$ three bites of the bass and two asparagus and one small carrot and a swipe of mashed potatoes. Not worth 50$. Our total bill was 265$ with wine.
My wife had the beef bouginon. Not worth it and the service was sub par at best. The nice girl that was serving was new and she was great. The other guy, well not so much.

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F
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Food diversity and quality was not up to the standard we have been accustomed to in the past. More fresh green vegetables and less fried items would have been appreciated. The desert section was perfect as always.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversaire

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M
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Magnifique. Superbe brunch de la fête des mères. Beauté.

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JR
Surrey
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Service was impeccable - thanks to Gabriel who looked after us so well

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A
New England
16 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We made a reservation for our extended family,
Including little kids, for an Easter dinner this past weekend. We could not have been more impressed - the service was outstanding, the food divine and the live music and dance floor was perfect to let the wee ones burn off some of their excess energy. We will definitely return. A hidden gem that we should have visited for our large family gatherings a long time ago - but we will now!

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MD
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great evening of dinner and dancing to a live band.

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MC
Ottawa
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Jean-Pierre served us with the best service and attention. Lovely brunch!

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EG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

David possède la parfaite personnalité pour faire vivre un souper exceptionnel à un couple qui fêtait un anniversaire. Merci beaucoup pour ce service dans le calme et le plaisir!!. Nous reviendrons l'an prochain même date.

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YT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very nice ambiance with very good service and excellent food.

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J
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service apprécié très bonne qualité de bouffe et super bien apprêtée!!

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DC
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Very pleased with the overall experience.

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SD
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
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
9 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 19, 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
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 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 8, 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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DE
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 24, 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 18, 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
37 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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