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Cuisine type

  • Mediterranean,

Dishes

  • Vegetarian Cuisine,

Products and Services

  • Pubs,
  • Restaurants,

Languages Spoken

  • French,
  • English,
Location
111 rue Saint-Paul E, Montréal, QC H2Y 1G7
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Rates:

  • $26 To $60,

Methods of Payment:

Ratings & Reviews - Solmar

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    maitemartinez967231
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    Booked Easter meal at 3pm only to find out they only open at 5pm. Very disappointing!

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    Restaurantica12
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    A Hidden Gem

    The entrance is hidden and small. You take the stairs up and open an old wooden door to enter a beautiful and elegant old-fashioned dining room. Live guitar plays intermittently in the background with some Portuguese songs. We left our wine and food choices to our waiter, and we were not disappointed. The bottle of Portuguese Dona Maria was quite flavourful and fresh. The potato and kale soupe was just lovely. The seafood platter (which must be the Portuguese version of the paella) was very generous with everything from a whole lobster to mussels. While not spicy, it had no fishy smell to it at all. The deserts were as delightful. We left very happy.

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    September 8, 2019

    Loved the whole experience. Service was awesome food was fantastic

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 3, 2019

    Understaffed, very poor service, would not recommend or return.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 1/5

    August 30, 2019

    Romantic atmosphere, wonderful service, delicious food, perfect Caprihanas! Our waiter was so experienced and gracious. Just to watch the staff work is like watching art. The care and professionalism they exuded gave us a 5-star experience. We went twice for dinner both times the service was exceptional and our food amazing. I've gone to other restaurants where the wait staff seemed to spend more time checking their phones or socializing behind the bar rather than on their guests. Here we felt so welcome and even got a little treat to celebrate our anniversary! !

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 24, 2019

    Yummy grilled sardines and languiça (sausage). Bit pricy for tapas, but it’s justified because of the portions. Too bad they don’t have pasteis de nata (Portugese egg tarts, think of portable créme brulée).

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 3/5

    August 12, 2019

    The food was absolutely delicious. The service was impeccable during the meal and after (I left my sweater there by accident and they arranged to have it available for me to pick up). I would highly recommend this to others for a special evening out.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 11, 2019

    In one word........ Amazing!!! Wonderful ambiance Absolutely great food Super Host Staff Highly recommend the Seared Scallops and Chorizo Sausage and the Sirloin Steak!!!! Very pleasant performer with guitar and vocals. All around awesome experience.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 13, 2019

    I really enjoyed the entire experience. Your waiting staff is excellent and professional. Please give them my regards. The food was great. It wasn't completely unique or amazing, it was as expected in a good way.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 5, 2019

    Great service, and delicious tapas! I especially recommend the grilled calamari!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 3, 2019

    Excellent service. Food was fantastic!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 30, 2019

    A very enjoyable evening. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone in Montreal.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 1, 2019

    Great food & atmosphere and amazing service! Definitely I’ll go back

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 10, 2019

    Great restaurant with exceptional waiter and service. The man had a wonderful personality and great stories about great people that he had served. Great atmosphere.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 22, 2019

    I reserved (and received confirmation) for 3pm, only to arrive to a locked door. I was informed by a waiter at the neighbour restaurant that Solmar opened at 5pm Your website indicates opening hours 11am-11pm Sundays Very disappointed

    Ambiance: 1/5

    Cuisine: 1/5

    Service: 1/5

    April 22, 2019

    I booked a reservation for two people and received an email confirmation... we get there and the restaurant was closed.. we spent 40 mins in traffic for absolutely nothing

    Ambiance: 1/5

    Cuisine: 1/5

    Service: 1/5

    February 16, 2019

    Everything was to our liking. May visit again.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    October 28, 2018

    Loved it!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 24, 2018

    One of the finest meals I have ever had anywhere. The table side Cesar salad was outstanding beyond words. The seafood rice was excellent. Service was attentive and friendly. There was also live music which enhanced the atmosphere. My wife and I already talking about returning to Montreal just so we can eat here again.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 14, 2018

    A wonderful experience. Great food with hard to find dishes like monkfish and porgy. The wait staff are old school with lots of class. A totally enjoyable time

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 30, 2018

    Excellent restaurant. This was our third visit and we had an amazing time once again. The food, service and atmosphere are always great.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 18, 2018

    I’ve always come here for the shrimp bisque but there was something different about this time so was quite disappointed. It tasted more like a tomato bisque than shrimp. Otherwise everything was good. Service was good, wouldn’t give it a ‘great’ as the server was quite busy trying to tend to 6 tables all by himself.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    May 3, 2018

    I enjoyed the Fado musical treat and chose this restaurant specifically for that feature. I thought the vocal part of the presentation was a bit too loud. Also it was challenging for one of the members of our dinner party to have to climb 2 flights of stairs to reach the restaurant. Finally there is no sign or indication that the door leading into the restaurant is actually the entrance until one opens and looks inside.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 18, 2018

    Excellent food, service and music. Best meal during our trip to Montreal!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 4, 2017

    Glad we found this restaurant. By far the best Seafood we have ever had. Pleasant atmosphere, service was great and food was execptional. Will definitely return.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 28, 2017

    Excellent service and one of the best portugese restaurants I've been to. I highly recommend it!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 25, 2017

    Best experience ever, the only downside is to try to get to the Old Port and park near St. Paul, but thatt's my bad, cuz I forgot the parking lot across the Bon secours. The resto is chic and old style , with out being pretentious. The food was delicious and service was beyond kind.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 8, 2017

    The best portuguese restaurant in Montreal!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 25, 2016

    The best Portuguese food in Montreal

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 6, 2016

    Nice and attentive service ! Food was tasty . Good atmosphere ... We will return !

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 30, 2016

    Very-very nice place. Fado is amazing!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 14, 2016

    Greatl Portuguese restaurant in the heart of old town Montreal east

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

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