Villa d'Este

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Our Sunday BRUNCH is at the Pavillon sur le lac during our renovations !
Nestled in a tranquil and romantic setting on the shores of Lac des Deux Montagnes, Château Vaudreuil Hotel & Suites has created dining experiences that showcase the natural beauty and abundant resources of the surrounding landscapes. Do you envision starting your morning with a sumptuous breakfast with inspiring lake views? Or perhaps Happy Hour cocktails in the cosy Bar l’Opéra? Or a romantic gourmet dinner on the al fresco terrace? No matter which you select, you will savour a blend of cuisine, ambience and views to ensure an unforgettable dining experience.
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4.3
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4.5
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4.4
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4.0
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SP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience2

The endive salad was excellent...unfortunately the duck was not as excellent as I remembered it. It was floating in oil. The Château is a place we know well since we were married there in 2011 and we celebrated our birthdays with the whole family. Maybe it was an off night a Tuesday. We will still be coming for other events

S
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Terrible food.we had a table for 10.took 31/2 hours to serve old mediocre tasteless crap.they did that to make sure you order more over priced wine.we were seated in a cold corner away from live music.
Terrible time called the manager.he gave us 2 bottles of wine.we got sick from the food.thry still wanted us to pay the $800 tab.i paid as I did not want to make a scene.the manager again come to our room to apologise for the garbage we ate

S
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Terrible experience.I came to celebrate my wife's 65 birthday with my kids. The service was very slow.it took almost 4 hours to serve us.and the food was mediocre to bad.the worst food I ever had.pure garbage.we complained and the manager offered us 2 bottles of cheap tasting wine.it gave me a migrane headache.they charged us $850 for 9 adults for the worst meal we ever had.the manager again to our room at the hotel to apologize for the bad food and service but still wanted to get paid. I did not make a scene but will complain to MasterCard.
Avoid this place like covid-19

E
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

Was there for their Sunday brunch. Location was beautiful (lighting a bit too bright but still very nice) and the food was excellent, but the service was definitely sub-par: while this is a self-service brunch, the servers did not come around with any regularity to see if our table needed refills on coffee and drinks, and while they advertise the brunch as ending at 2:30 pm, they started clearing the food before 2:00 pm. Moreover, they removed the serving utensils first, so when my wife went to make herself a plate of the main dishes she asked a server if she could get some serving utensils and was basically told tough-luck we already took them away. Even though almost all of the food was still laid-out, we were not allowed to have any. Wasn't asking them to go back in the kitchen and bring back dishes that were already removed, but simply to get a few serving utensils. So for my wife, we ended up paying over $60 to essentially have a salad as a starter. If you want to be a fine-dining venue, you need to understand proper customer service, and when we went, they were definitely wanting in that respect.

CL
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very fancy and nice restaurant, waiters were very friendly, and filet mignon I had was excellent
Probably the best coffee I've ever had

LD
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fête de ma femme

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PH
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food.
Friendly service could not be beat.
My recommendations are for the Beef Carpaccio as a starter and the Paremesian Fries with Summer Truffle Mayonnaise as a side.

ML
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Ce fût une belle expérience. La serveuse était aimable et nous a donné de bonnes suggestions. À refaire!

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DR
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The wine we ordered was out of stock. This happens. But when we oredered some crêpes suzette for dessert, we were told that there was none left either. I thought that the Villa D’Este was a good restaurant so I expected more diligence. The menu is not that elaborate, so in my opinion, everything should be perfect and at the very least, available

E
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience1

Waiter was not up to par for the price we paid. Example: opened a bottle of wine and left it on the table. 6 guests and took drink order of only 4. Bartender told us she wanted to go home. This on a bill of over $1000.

E
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ce n'est pas ma première fois et ce ne sera pas ma dernière non plus.

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MD
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Grand merci à Patricia , un excellent service avec un sourire contagieux et une bonne attitude .
Très belle ambiance , belle musique au piano live..

Le gérant du resto devrait apprendre à sourire quand il accueille les clients

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PW
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful for Christmas on the water front with Christmas lights, excellent service.

JT
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

First time but hopefully not the last. Beautiful atmosphere, phenomenal service. We were a group of 6 and other than the pasta lacking a bit of sauce, everything was fabulous. I’d strongly recommend the black cod and lamb chops.

OT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

tout était numéro un de l’arrivé au départ

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HM
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

C'était notre 1ère fois pour le Brunch, et, nous avons été impressionné par le choix, la qualité, l'excellent service et la musique était très agréable.

Nous avons hâte d,y retourner.

Sommes des ''foodies '', et, ce Brunch était au-dessus de nos attentes.

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GL
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

We liked the food and the service. Our table was next to an exit door for the patio. People were going in and out thru that door and every time we were hit with a cold draft which was distracting and annoying. There is another door at the end of the corridor which people could use to get outside instead of walking thru the dining room. Either post a sign not to use that door during brunch or do not place a table near it

AD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very special brunch for my family to celebrate hubby turning 65! I want to go back for my birthday too, even if it is not a milestone :)

EF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. A memorable day !

B
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

la nouriture est tres bonne sauf, que l.assiette est incomplete il faut toujours commander les accompagnements en surplus $$ pour compléter l'assiette ce qui fait un repas tres couteux pour le plat principal c'est ce qui m'a vraiement décue : filet mignon :$42 + $ 6.00 frites 48.00 pour assiette principale.

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DD
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience1

Pas pour une sortie entre amie un jeudi soir. Aucune ambiance

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M
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

The ambience has always been wonderful as the views are beautiful. The portions are small and an accompaniment side vegetable is extra. Service is dependent on how many weddings the venue is hosting that day so can be spotty.

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

Bon, il est rare que je commente mais je crois vraiment qu’il y a place à amélioration pour ce restaurant. Je suis une Foodie dans l’âme et je fréquente les meilleurs restos de Montréal. Par où commencer... Le site est enchanteur, nous avons eux un bel accueil et notre serveuse était très courtoise et gentille et son service était impeccable! Cela dit, les serveurs entre eux manquaient de discrétion et de raffinement. Deux collègues masculins se sont même fait « hi five » bruyamment tout près de notre table... ils parlaient fort entre eux, c’est un manque de classe total Pour ce genre d’établissement. Une dame chantait accompagné d’un pianiste et c’était une bien piètre et inutile performance. De la musique d’ambiance serait beaucoup plus agréable. Pour terminer, la nourriture était très loin du 5 étoiles. Soirée bbq, la viande n’étaient même pas assaisonnées, froides et les quantités étaient trop grandes. Par chance, Le prix était raisonnable. En général, très déçue de mon expérience. Je suis de la région et j’ai voulu faire plaisir à mes parents en les emmenant au Château au lieu d’aller à Montréal comme je fais habituellement... Je n’y retournerai pas et ne le recommanderai pas non plus même que je le déconseillerais.

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p
Toronto
133 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Disappointing new menu . The lake view with it’s fountains is always a treat. We were seated next to a large loud Groupe and could barely have a conversation. When reservation state out on a date a poor choice by the maître D!

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Un souper d’anniversaire exceptionnel (40 ans de mariage) les attentes était très élevées. On a choisi la terrasse pour la vue sur le lac, vraiment extraordinaire. Un service professionnel, courtois (sans être hautain), la nourriture est excellente et vraiment différente.
On a vraiment tout aimé.

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FH
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

5 STAR EXPERIENCE! We have celebrated a few milestones at CV: 40th, 50th & 60th bdays, wedding, 25th anniversary, corporate galas, etc. We were celebrating two birthdays on August 4, 2019 and the venue was spectacular!! The entire Villa d'Este staff, from hostess, maitre D, our waiter, and support staff on the garden grounds, were very attentive, friendly and professional. The buffet and dessert, delicious with plenty of choices. Definitely looking forward to returning for Sunday brunch!

OT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great terasse!

MR
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

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

TN
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

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.

A
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience2

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.

CB
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience4

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

P
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

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.

SM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

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.

F
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

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.

NG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversaire

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M
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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JR
Surrey
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

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

A
New England
20 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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!

MD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great evening of dinner and dancing to a live band.

MC
Ottawa
10 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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