Europea

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#3 of 12384 places to eat in Montreal
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French, Vegetarian options
$$$$ Average price: CAD 59
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1065 Rue de la Montagne, H3G 0B9
Montreal, Québec, Canada
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After visiting Crescent Street, come here for a meal. French cuisine is provided at this restaurant. Being at Europea, eat good calamari, foie gras and tagliatelle. Many visitors come here to enjoy tasty parfait, sundaes and madeleines. Choose delicious wine, you will hardly regret it. Visit this place and order great cappuccino or good tea.

Invite your soulmate to this place with a cosy atmosphere. The high ratings of this spot would be impossible without the terrific staff. Fabulous service is something clients agree upon here. This restaurant provides dishes at average prices. Guests appreciate the chance to enjoy the decor which is divine. According to Frommer's, Europea is rated 3 stars, so it's a very recommended place to visit.

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Went there for our anniversary. Food was very delicious and innovative. i like all the details they put in the presentation of the food. Portions are a bit small. Overall, great place for special occasions.
I went to Europea with my husband and mother in law during our Christmas stay in Montreal. We had a few recommendations for this place from friends so we were thrilled to be able to make a reservation to try (at 9pm). Sad to say our experience was poor in all aspects. When you go in they throw all these free "treats" at you before you even speak to your waitress or have a chance to order. Obviously free stuff is always nice but there are also priorities. I'm there to eat their food not just the free things. Some of those free items included popcorn which was stale and had been sitting a while before serving. I don't understand why it has such high ratings, I've done many tastings and this is the worst in terms of taste and service. I do not recommend and suggest you to stay away, the creative presentation is not worth it. THE FOOD - We all got the 10 course tasting and it was disappointing,  although creative with presentation. The food temperature was luke warm at best for being "freshly cooked". Many of the courses had obvious signs of pre-prepared for a while and not made to order. For instance the fish dish was fairly cool in temperature even though they presented it cooking in a hot steaming pot moments prior to serving,  and the meat dish plate was warmed to the point where the sauce drizzled on the plate had partially evaporated. To need to warm plates for a 3 person dinner is unheard of, this is more common for large parties. Out of all the courses, I only liked the lobster-less bisque, beef cheek, and the white chocolate mousse dessert. The macarons from our dessert tree (also pre-prepared) was stale! I love macarons so that was a major disappointment. THE SERVICE - was poor, they are never around except to serve food and occasionally fill water. But when you're in need they are not there, you would have to wait 15min before a waitress will come see you because that's when you're roughly done your course. They served cold, hard, chewy bread with COLD butter that was not spreadable. When asked for softer butter they say that they don't have any and even if they take it out of the fridge it wouldn't warm up to be soft. This comment was appalling, I was expected to eat my bread with HARD butter because the restaurant wasn't able to upkeep with demand and did not communicate this with the customer prior to serving the butter and explaining the issue. I was also a little chilly during my meal so I was wearing my  jacket for most the time and the waitress only commented at the last course and turned on the heater that was sitting there the whole time, a little late but I still liked the gesture. OTHER - plates were not clean for a high end restaurant, and they only cleaned our table  of crumbs at the end of our meal (what's the point?) You get a lot of freebies from start to finish which is always nice to get free stuff,  but I can't say they tasted awesome. I got 2 bags of meringue to take away at the end.  Also the cotton candy on our dessert tree was store bought and not house made, that is not something I expected from a high end restaurant, but I do not consider this as apart of my overall review, just a comment.
I had high hopes going in to Europea for a group dinner based on other reviews but was overall disappointed with the evening. The highlight of the restaurant is the service, which is 5 star all the way.  Attentive, friendly, warm and personal.   I found the decor to be a bit tired and in need of a refresh.  It looked like cutting edge resto decor from the late 1990s. The food, with a few exceptions, was just ok.  Multiple appetizers, most of which I found quite bland, except for the lobster cappuccino which was delicious, and the calamari, which was also excellent.  I had the halibut as my main which I also found lacked flavour and was overwhelmed by an overly sweet coconut sauce.  The presentation of the dishes would have been cutting edge about 10 years ago but felt tired to me. Unfortunately I didn't get to stay for dessert as I got called into work.  My friends who stayed did rave about them, so perhaps I would have given this a four star if I'd had the chance to try them. Overall it wasn't bad, but for the price point I think there are more exciting tasting menus in Montreal right now for the same money.
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Address
1065 Rue de la Montagne, Montreal, Québec, Canada, H3G 0B9
Features
Сredit cards accepted Booking No Wi-Fi No takeaway Parking No TV
Opening hours
SundaySun 18:00-21:30
MondayMon 18:00-21:30
TuesdayTue 12:00-13:30
WednesdayWed 12:00-13:30
ThursdayThu 12:00-13:30
FridayFri 12:00-13:30
SaturdaySat 18:00-22:00
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