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52 rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal, QC H2Y 1L5
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open now 4:00 pm - 3:00 am

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Rates:

  • $11 To $25,
A European soul and a Montreal heart in an NYC-inspired setting. A complete experience dedicated to quality, from the first bite of the first dish to the last drop of the last drink. At the intersection of gastronomy, gourmet discoveries and simple pleasures, Joverse’s menu combine Latin-Californian inspired cuisine with an incessantly renewed selection of cocktails invented by star mixologists. Oyster bar, exceptional tacos, adventurous wine cellar: tastebuds are our guests of honor, and you will benefit from our incredible hospitality. Unpretentious and welcoming, our kitchen and bar will carve itself a place in your memories and in your heart. more...

Opening Hours

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Restaurant type

  • Lounge,
  • Bar,

Cuisine type

  • American Cuisine,
  • Californian,

Dishes

  • Tapas,
  • Comfort Food,
  • Oysters,

Features

  • Restaurant With Bar,
  • Happy Hour,
  • Restaurant With Live Entertainment,
  • Restaurant With Terrace,
  • Restaurant With Private Rooms,
  • Restaurant With Catering Services,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,

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March 12, 2017

Food was really good and service was until we asked for our bill. We split the bill and the bartender tried to act like my cousin didn't give him her credit card to swipe. The manager got involved and accused us of not wanting to pay our bill (meanwhile, I had just paid my half). The manager got security involved and threatened to call the cops on us. They overcharged us as well (3 extra drinks). Very unprofessional staff...we were treated fine until the end and were accused of not wanting to pay our bill.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 2/5

March 3, 2017

Very nice please but pretty much empty. No more DJ on Thursday's? The food is ok but nothing special, way over price, small portions. A cocktail of 14$ with LOT'S of ice, no alcohol??? The service was in general ok, except for the Oysters guy! I would make him manager. ;-) We won't go back anymore. :-(

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 3/5

January 21, 2017

The place is nice, music and service. However, thefood, terrible! Had the 26$ hanger steak with chimichurri. The steak was not fresh and tasted old. I was lucky to have a spoon full of chimichurri. It would have helped with the bad taste of the steak! Also had the duck poutine, not good. Duck had a weird taste and it lacking sauce for the fries. However, the fries where good. I not will return, not worth my time and money. Very disappointed.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 3/5

January 5, 2017

Definately going back! Just the music was a teeny bit too loud for a dinner!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 1, 2017

Downside: We were sitting upstairs, it was very cold. Portions were slightly small. Upside: Service was excellent, given by Alex, food was great, although the plates were small.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

November 30, 2016

Spotless service and incredible food! Had an incredible time and will definitely return!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 27, 2016

Great experience, but the food and drinks are quite pricey.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 27, 2016

The place was great and we had a lot of fun. I am recommending this place as a restaurant and a bar

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 24, 2016

Thank you for the excellent service you have offered. I hosted a party in the red room and could not have asked for anything better. Attentive, helpful and polite staff across the board. Room was clean and well set up. Everyone was courteous. My guests and I greatly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you for everything!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 22, 2016

Im just sad that i couldnt get the recepies of the homemade ketchup lol was delicious

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 19, 2016

The food was really good. The restaurant wasnt even full, but it took the waiter a really long time before coming to take our orders and to give us water. It also took a long time before getting our spoon for the oysters and the dip for the chip and dip.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 2/5

June 13, 2016

Very nice place, good ambiance and decor. The food could be better. All the plates were somewhat warm, it seems they been sitting long time in the kitchen before they brought out the foods, also the hanger steak were lacking of flavors.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

May 16, 2016

Always great service when i go there. The music was really good and a fun atmosphere.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

March 26, 2016

I can say without a doubt that Joverse offers the best customer service. The food was tasty, well presented and very reasonnable price. The bar staff is always smiley & quick to serve. For the last year, this has been our new go to and this is in part due to the great service. Thank you for treating each customer with such care.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 20, 2016

I was extremely disappointed with the service at Joverse. Firstly, the host was sitting at the bar drinking when we arrived, rather than waiting to seat people who were entering the restaurant. Once at the table, we had to wait at least 20 minutes before we could order a bottle of wine. Our waitress had absolutely no knowledge of the wine list, which is extremely unprofessional. Then, we waited 40 minutes for our waitress to take our food order. She only had four tables, but was very fixated on one group of older men who had ordered a bottle of gin. Anytime I tried to get her attention, she was hanging around them (taking pictures, flirting, dancing), clearly hoping to get a larger tip from their table. The food was actually good, but the portions were quite small for the price. Overall, seriously unimpressed with this place. I doubt it will stay relevant for too long. No one wants to be at a restaurant where the staff think that they are better than the people they are service. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. There are far better restaurants in Montreal.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 1/5

January 10, 2016

Excellent with exception of having to pay 3$ for coat check... The time we arrived at 7lm there was no one else but us. Excellent service and atmosphere. Great experience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 6, 2015

This was my first time at Joverse and definitely not my last. Everyone from the bouncers, to waitresses and management were pleasant and accommodating. I celebrated my birthday with 20 friends - starting in the red room at 9:30pm then migrating to the action upstairs. Music was great, drink selection was varied, staff always available. My only frustration was with the bathroom stalls. The locks on a few doors were broken and they became dirty quickly through the evening. All in all the experience was top.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

November 30, 2015

Absolutely loved it! Thank you for a great night.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 30, 2015

Fun spot. Was very empty at 7:30 when we arrived, but it turned in to a major bar around 9:30. Was a great spot for dinner followed by drinks with friends.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

September 20, 2015

Service was a little slow for dinner service. But once the food came it was delicious.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

September 21, 2015

Arrived for the Oystermania promotion. Oysters were good, drinks are strong. Could not complain about much as we got a good deal. Regular menu was quite pricey for the amount of food you get. Mains are in the high teens but you'd be looking to get 2-3 mains with an appetizer to fill yourself up, on top of their $15 signature drinks. Again, if you have the money, it's nice, if not, there are other places in old port you can check out.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

July 1, 2015

The service was impeccable ! And food words cannot describe ! Third year celebrating at joverse probably will be a 4th!! Has to be one of my favourite Restos in Montreal :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 20, 2015

Always a great place to hang out with friends and to impress clients . good is great , ambiance is amazing and the service is outstanding .

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 14, 2015

Great ambiance and the waiter was very friendly

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

June 7, 2015

Robert was an amazing bartender. He kept up with our service all while serving he rest of the bar. Great job. Loved the food and the atmosphere.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 24, 2015

Love going here for some eats and drinks. My one complaint is that the food is a bit pricey for what it is. Other than that a great spot

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

May 20, 2015

enjoyed it... Friendly staff and good food,

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

April 18, 2015

Tapas style food, fun atmosphere for a 5@7 with friends.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

April 17, 2015

Nice atmosphere for a few drinks and tapas style food for dinner. Great cocktail selection... Food was good but not great

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

March 23, 2015

Absolutely horrible service! Arrived on time for our reservations of 25 people, despite never being advised that the parking and whole street would be closed due to construction, on to realize that our table was not even ready. Got our table 45 minutes late and not enough seating accommodation. My reservation was official with credit card and contract, however, it seems the service was not official in return. When we finally got seated, after complaining to a manager, we were asked to get up (during our meal) to make room for bottle service. Chairs were basically pulled from right under us. Absolutely despicable. We basically got seated and accommodated for 30 minutes. We were rushed through our meal and basically treated like a bank account. My birthday was spent complaining and apologizing to my guests. 25 people swore they'd never go back.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 1/5

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