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1362 av Greene, Westmount, QC H3Z 2B1
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open now 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • American Express
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Rates:

  • $26 To $60,
Since it opened in 1991, Bistro On The Avenue has become the favorite place to-go spot — for best tatar to seafood to best steaks in town. Come and try out our fresh made delicious dishes or revisit some of our favorite classics. Charged with the energy of a New York eatery, we serve up the charm of a Paris Bistro spiced up with a zest for life. more...

Opening Hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Restaurant type

  • Bistro,

Cuisine type

  • French,
  • Italian,
  • Fusion,

Features

  • Restaurant With Bar,
  • Restaurant With Terrace,
  • Group Reservation,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • French Food,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
  • French,

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  • Atmosphere: 4.2/5
  • Food: 4.2/5
  • Service: 4.6/5
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Quiet on a Sunday Night

Not surprisingly, the restaurant was very quiet on a Sunday night, as only a handful of tables were occupied. Don't be fooled though, this place does get busy during the week and for weekend brunches. The setting and décor is very reminiscent of a typical Parisian bistro: dim lighting, leather banquettes and brass props. The crowd, however, is a completely different story. This is senior citizen central, which should come as no surprise; we are in Westmount after all. the menu consists of the usual lineup of French bistro classics: onion soup, salade niçoise, steak-frites, mussels, bouillabaisse, confit de canard, as well as a few baguette sandwiches and burgers. At an average price in the mid-twenties for the mains, we thought the menu was a little over-priced considering its simplicity and the minimal table setting. The service was good. We were seated quickly (it was a slow night) and our waiter was hospitable. The food came out relatively quickly (again slow night). If Bistro on the Avenue were to launch today in any other location, it would not survive, due to its price point and lack of creativity. However, it is a favorite among Westmount locals, and is a viable option if you live nearby and don't feel like cooking.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 4/5
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JP B
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Un favori parmi les gens du cartier

Ce petit bistro sur l’avenue Greene est une vraie trouvaille. La bouffe est bonne et abordable et le service est excellent. Je vous suggère de goûter au Roast Beef Club servi sur un pain aux olives, c’est délicieux!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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JP B
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A wonderful time, each time

This is a favorite restaurant for the locals. Always plenty of patrons and plenty of atmosphere, but it is possible to show up and get a table. The food is great and the prices are nice. The service is always with a smile, prompt and courteous. Try the Roast Beef Club Sandwich (on olive bread), it is delicious!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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very good

Good over all but a little pricy. great service from Lyne. Bistro atmosphere.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Its ok. Dessert was amazing. In house chocolate...

Its ok. Dessert was amazing. In house chocolate torte was great! Food...whatever. Fish ...YUK!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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June 16, 2017

Friday night dinner...Service was very slow but wait staff were friendly. Mostly elderly people in the restaurant. Elegant atmosphere. Very comfortable chairs. Grilled shrimp was ordered by two people and had to be returned as they were cold. Then only one person got hers back way before the other person. Food was very good.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

May 20, 2017

Excellent. We will come back.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

May 15, 2017

Very impressed with the new decor with the new furniture and sift lighting. Excellent service and food very nice as well. Also great that you now have an affordable a la carte menu. Would definitely want to return.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

May 12, 2017

Our waiter was extremely accommodating.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

April 27, 2017

New management has made the Bistro worth going to again. Very pleased to now consider it one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

April 23, 2017

Vast improvement over past incarnation of Bistro

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

April 17, 2017

Very happy to see the Bistro back. Nice job with the decor. Food was very good and our server was very pleasant and professional. We will be back.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 24, 2017

The jazz trio was way too loud downstairs. We couldn't carry on a conversation so we moved upstairs but it was very warm! Our server was excellent and we all enjoyed our meals. Although the mussels did not have enough broth they were tasty. The short ribs, burger, salmon tartar, and salads were delicious. And the banana chocolate creme brûlée was really good!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 12, 2017

We have been customers since the days the restaurant was called Le Daufin. The Bistro has been up ad down ever since Now it is back up there. The new décor is beautiful, soft colors, and warming. The food was sensational as was the service. We wish Jay and staff all the best Rick & Joanne

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 3, 2017

It's hard rating just soup and salad but both were delicious. Soup could have been a bit hotter but delicious anyway.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 4, 2017

So pleased that the Bistro on the Avenue is back with very good food. My friend and I both had tuna tartare. It was excellent. And it's nice to have a choice between a full portion or smaller portion. A greatly appreciated option for me. The previous week I had the small portion of the tuna tartare, but chose the full portion this time. The service was attentive, efficient and friendly. And the music was an addition to the ambience instead being a a wall of noise as it is in too many restaurants. I will be back and look forward to enjoying more meals there. Just one suggestion....a bit more colour in the decor...which I assume will be happening when the interior decorating is complete.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 29, 2016

We asked to have our salads and main courses brought out at the same time. This did not happen. Our waiter largely ignored us, and brought me the wrong meal. By the time, he asked us how the meal was, I had already eaten most of my meal. The service was very poor and I was not impressed, and it was not overly busy.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 1/5

July 25, 2016

We are visiting from the U.S.. This was our second visit to the restaurant and the food was quite good both times. The service was friendly,upbeat, and efficient. We don't know the name of our server, a young man who was doubling as bartender for us, but he was delightful and understanding when our friend managed to spill his beer on the table and on me. He was attentive and quickly cleaned the mess and supplied our friend with a replacement. The manager circulated and asked how we were enjoying the meal. I would recommend the Bistro on the Avenue wholeheartedly. Jazz duo who played during our meal was a nice extra and the volume was loud enough to enjoy but soft enough that we could carry on a conversation without shouting.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 6, 2016

The service and atmosphere were very warm and friendly. The food was delicious.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 26, 2016

The food was just average. Service was poor. There were two servers but they often passed by the table without asking how our meal was or whether we needed anything. I had to ask for the bill three times!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 2/5

December 29, 2015

Although I liked the menu you had before too, the new one is great.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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Bistro on the Avenue has undergone many incarnations over the years, some more successful than others. Today's Bistro is a warm, friendly restaurant with very good - and affordable - traditional bistro food and great service. The French onion soup and the fresh Atlantic salmon are customer favourites.

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