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About Permanently Closed - Birks Café par Europea
This restaurant is permanently closed.
Birks Café par Europea is a well-known café located in beautiful downtown Montreal. This sophisticated eatery is a popular location for locals and tourists alike. The elegant multi-level dining room is decorated with classic chandeliers, leather seats, detailed pillars and gorgeous accent pieces. Birks Café par Europea provides guests with a quiet and warm setting that feels as though you are dining in Europe. The menu offered at Birks Café par Europea is delectable and unique. All dishes are made to order. Chefs use only the freshest ingredients. Menu items include waffles, macaroons, poached eggs, smoked salmon, mini cucumber and shrimp sandwiches, beef tartar as well as a variety of crepes. There is also a full bar menu for customers to choose from and enjoy.
Montr�al, H3B 3H4
Continental, Afternoon Tea
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM; Brunch: Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Sunday : 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM; Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 2:30 PM -6:00 PM, Thursday - Friday: 2:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Saturday - Sunday: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Il serait intéressant d'avoir plus de variétés en ce qui à trait au menu de l'Afternoon tea. De plus, bien que les pains sont toastés, en bouche, ils semblent plutôt secs, comme s'ils avaient été laissés sur le comptoir trop longtemps. Bien que je crois que la préparation des bouchées se fait à l'avance par souci de rapidité en cuisine et pour le service, cette méthode fait en sorte qu'il manque de fraîcheur dans les plats. pour la qualité du restaurant, on s'attend à plus de fraîcheur et variétés. Finalement, les chaises n'étaient pas confortables mais j'ai cru comprendre que vous alliez rénover bientôt!
Malgré tout, nous avons passé un bon moment, merci de l'accueil!
they ran out of the daily special by 12:30. That was disappointing as the rest of the menu is very limited. The waiter was distracted so we didn't get our soup for 15 mins after ordering and then the manager came back to double check the order for our mains. All in all a mixed up service experience. The lunch took longer than expected because of this so I won't go back for a business lunch.
triste de voir ce bel endroit en decripitude. Les chaises en pleine décomposition nous fait nous demander ou on est. certainement pas au centre ville a l interieur de la célèbre bijouterie. Ne cherchez pas les thés Mariage, il n'y en a pas. Ils ont été remplacé par les thes Kushmi, bons thés certe mais loin derrière Mariage. Bouchées faites y a plusieurs heures a base de pain sec. Les scones sont la plus grande déception. Sec et sans goût. Not a proper tea time there mais une pâle imitation. On s attendais a plus.
This is such a pretty place to have brunch, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner - think "Breakfast at Tiffany's." The service was impeccable and the food exactly right. We both had the appetizer of the day: a shrimp and cucumber salad with microgreens and a hint of dill. My friend had a blanquette de poulet, which she said was “creamy, rich and to die for.” I had the salmon tartar, served with zucchini “tagliatelle” and microgreens – lovely! They have a nice little by-the-glass wine list (which is optimal for lunch); we enjoyed the Sancerre and Riesling. Unusually, they had us taste the wine before our glasses were filled. A nice touch! I definitely recommend the Birks Café and will certainly be back!
I've been there several times. This time, I went for Sunday Afternoon Tea, and it was great as usual except for one thing. Probably because we were 7 people a bigger group for afternoon tea, they stuck the sandwiches on top of each other instead of placing them individually, so the bottom sandwich were kinda ruined. My friend ate it without saying anything, but for the price she was paying and ambiance we had, I'm sure she would have expected her sandwich to be nicely placed. Otherwise, it was enjoyable afternoon.
While the food and presentation was very good, even though the waitresses were nice and smiling, there where big enough flaws in the service and lack of formality that you would not expect for the afternoon tea in an establishment like Birks. We can probably attribute it to insuffisant training, but overall, it is probably because there were only two persons attending the whole restaurant. Even though it wasn't busy, to achieve a quality service, I believe there is a certain amount of personnel you shouldn't go under.
I would still recommend it for the afternoon tea, if you're not expecting a formal service, because we did enjoy the teas and the food, the ambiance was pleasant and also, they had a very nice detail for my mother's birthday.
The quiet ambiance and historic Birks setting is a nice place to have lunch with friends or conduct business in peace. It was nice to be able to have a quiet conversation without having to strain to be heard over the "background" music. No loud music here. Service was unobtrusive, discrete and knowledgeable. The Risotto was delicious and creamy without be mushy. The squash soup and salads enjoyed by my friends were also lovely. $50 for a lunch is a little steep (includes a nice glass of wine, generously poured). But as a treat it was a pleasant experience.
I was not pleased with the service. I specifically mentioned this was a 60th birthday surprise when I reserved, and not even one person was welcoming or gave the invitee well wishes.
I chose this restaurant because I thought it had class, but during this visit, it was simply an over priced tea.
We went for high tea. The tea was excellent, the scones and the jams really good but the sandwiches were dry and tasteless. Obviously prepared early in the day for consumption at 5:00p. Our waiter was attentive and pleasant but there was no ambiance and the room was almost empty. We were disappointed. Not a good value.
C'est la 4e fois thé au Birks Café et je l'ai souvent recommande. Cette fois, j'ai été déçue.
D'abord, je trouve déplorable qu'on ait pas d'eau minérale en format individuel au menu. Obliger l'achat d'une grande bouteille alors qu'une seule personne en désire, c'est du gaspillage (surtout à 8$, la bouteille...).
L'eau plate en carafe était tiedasse.
Le pain des canapés commençait à sécher. Pourtant, il n'etait que 15:00.
La portion de confiture était minuscule.
J'aurais apprécié que nous puissions faire la réservation Open table et recevoir la confirmation en français. La page de reservation traduite en français bloquait! Cette demande d'évaluation, d'ailleurs mal traduite, m'est aussi arrivée en anglais. J'avais fait la même remarque en décembre dernier mais, visiblement, ça n'a rien donné.
To celebrate a nice occasion, to let someone know you care about them,this is the place. It is elegant, beautifully served and delicious. I have invited friends many times and have never been disappointed. The quality is excellent, and the apparence is just beautiful. You will not be disappointed. I highly recommend it.
The setting for Birks Cafe is somewhat unusual being situated on the mezzanine level of Birks Jewellery Store but it works surprisingly well especially for that special treat or special occasion as in our case. The afternoon high tea service is a genuine highlight with a nice selection of savoury and sweet treats to tempt just about anyone. The service is attentive without being overly intrusive. I can thoroughly recommend it.
Pour le prix la salade César était très ordinaire et le poulet trop cuit, il était dur j n'ai pu tout le manger. Je suis certaine que c'était une demie poitrine de poulet déjà cuite et réchauffée au micro onde. Bizarre de présentation, j'ai du faire moi même ma salade non coupée, tranche de fromage et bacon non coupé, vraiment très ordinaire pour le prix, pas à la hauteur de sa réputation, la vinaigrette était à part et très ordinaire.
Très déçu, Je n'y retournerai sûrement plus et beaucoup trop cher .
Great service, amazing food, quiet and original place.
BUT carpet & flooring are disgusting (and I'm not one who notices these things usually) and the showcase displays on the walls around the tables are sad and empty! Kinda weird when you're at Birks, one would have figured they'd take advantage of this surrounding opportunity to display nice things.
Having brunch at Birks Café is an experience well worth having. To me, eating there is special and memorable. However, my previous two visits were so outstanding, providing an unmatched blend of service and food, that it might have been too much to ask to expect such an out-of-this-world feeling yet a third time.
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