About Maison Boulud
Maison Boulud Montréal offers the cuisine of a chef steeped in French tradition, yet inspired by decades spent cooking in New York City.
Daniel Boulud's menu is driven by the seasons and bounty of Québec's local purveyors. The result: refined yet soulful contemporary French food, prepared here by Executive Chef Riccardo Bertolino.
While situated in the Ritz-Carlton Montreal, the restaurant, its bar & lounge and two private dining rooms have a vibrant identity all their own. Maison Boulud enjoys a view over the historic hotel garden and year round glass enclosed winter garden. Daniel Boulud's welcoming spirit, the casually elegant tone and glimpses of a partly open kitchen keep the focus on the cuisine, making this a daily gathering place for wonderful food.
French, Contemporary French, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 7:00am - 10:30am
Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Daily : 6:00pm - 10:30pm
Saturday - Sunday :12:00am - 2:30pm
Rue de la Montagne
CAN$51 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary Valet from 6pm
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Maison Boulud Ratings and Reviews
I was looking for a special dinner for t ...
I was looking for a special dinner for the last night of vacation, and Maison Boulud did not disappoint. The food was great, especially the tuna - my wife and I both thought it was one of the best tuna dishes we've eaten. The wine list is quite good as well. On a busy night, it can get a little lively in the restaurant, but we were seated out by the garden. It was beautiful, and great for a romantic dinner.
what a treat to have Brunch at the Boulu ...
what a treat to have Brunch at the Boulud; they were very nice to set us up in a quiet room for 6 as we were with elderly people
the prices of food are fair for the variety & tastes but alcohol is somewhat too expensive
kir royal at 32$ a glass ?!!!!! PLEASE! i had never paid so much for that....
unfortunately the total of the bill stays with you longer than the taste of the food...
Having gone to Boulud a number of times ...
Having gone to Boulud a number of times over the past year, the quality of the restaurant is consistent. The menu has barely changed over the past year, and the hostess seems a bit tired and uninterested in her function. The wait staff get top notes.
The atmosphere in the garden is among the main draws.
Delicious food and attentive, friendly w ...
Delicious food and attentive, friendly waiters. Was not bowled over by anything specifically -- but it was clearly high quality, interesting and presented well. Servers treated me well and even provided ice cubes for my water when asked.
a lackluster performance on food with go ...
a lackluster performance on food with good service.
the ambiance was a bit lacking a first. the hostess was on the phone for a good 10 minutes before she even acknowledged our presence. once we were seated at our table on the covered patio, it was clear that the ritz carlton cared a lot about the garden. they even had a pond with baby ducks. :) the landscaping was beauty and serene.
the service was attentive and polite. our waiter was well informed and kept wine and water glasses full throughout the meal. he also inquired if it was a special occasion (which it was - my parents 51st wedding anniversary). he offered us complementary madeleines cooked to order and turned out to be divine.
the wine selection for full bottles was ample but for half-bottles was very limited. we did manage to find a few that would go with everyone's orders. for appetizers, we ordered the foie gras tarte, crab with uni and avocado, scallop ceviche and seasonal salad. the foie gras turned out to be torchon rather than seared (which in my opinion is a cop out). the uni was not very fresh and left an unpleasant fishy aftertaste; its accompanying jelly was impossible to eat with knife and fork as the gelatin would slip thru the tines (there was no spoon offered). the scallop ceviche while well prepared had nothing exciting about it; it was just cold slices of raw scallop with a several spoonfuls of cold gazpacho (no spiciness or anything to whet the appetite). The salad had a pleasantly tangy goat cheese however. for main courses, we order the squab, halibut, angus beef and veal sweetbreads. the squab while cooked medium rare lacked flavor; the leg was strangely/partially wrapped in filo pastry making it a little weird to eat. its accompanying foie gras was indeed seared to perfection (at last). the halibut and angus while tender and cooked thoroughly didn't have any memorable sauces. the veal sweetbreads were undercooked and needed to be sent back.
total cost (6 adults, 1 kid) - $1000.
Horrible service, and ridiculously slow ...
Horrible service, and ridiculously slow. Waiters have no patience to talk to you and explain the menu because their understaffed. We waited an hour to make our orders. From my hospitality proffession I'm positive the staff member never went to any elite resto acadamies on how to serve clients the correct ways and to never cross your guest on the table. If that's not part Ritz qualification standards then they need to up their training programs to fine cuisine standards. The Main course was ok nothing special, however the waffle desert was perfect and put a smile on my wife's face. Please note I'm speaking based on my experience during brunch hours.
It was a surprising disappointment to ex ...
It was a surprising disappointment to experience such a poor service at Boulud. We ordered two basic breakfast items and were waiting for almost an hour to get them! Meanwhile, another couple who arrived later than us was served with the same menu items earlier - the waiter either forgot to place our order or purposely did it . We were staying at the Ritz and were planning to eat brunch at Boulud during our stay - we obviously went to another venue since we did not want to repeat our experience.
Have dined at numerous Daniel spots in N ...
Have dined at numerous Daniel spots in NYC and had high expectations. Pretty space, great service. However, food was disappointing. Pea soup a bit bland and overpowered by chunks of smoked mackerel, snapper ceviche kind of bland, lobster pasta dish oversalted, black bass dish just a mess with poor melding of salty, citrusy, and olive based flavors. Too many fine spots in Monreal, look elsewhere.
Season products are used by the chef. Th ...
Season products are used by the chef. This is a big plus. And of course, all the dishes were as good looking as they were delicious to eat. Service was wonderful. Everybody is listening to what you ask, and they know their menu and their wines.
Initially, having booked weeks before, w ...
Initially, having booked weeks before, we were seated at a very poor table with a view of the kitchen door and all that goes with that......
I told the young man who seated us it was not acceptable. He told me there was nothing else.
Not giving up I asked our waiter who said he would see what he could do. We were moved to the patio where we thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
Isabel, the Sommelier,was lovely and paired a delicious wine for us.
Was not impressed during our visit for B ...
Was not impressed during our visit for Brunch. Took 25 minutes to get water to the table and over 1 hour to get brunch when the restaurant was less than 50% occupied. Eggs benedict came out cold, and 2 orders of burgers were sent to table with incorrect sides and toppings. Very dissapointed as I had hyped up this business brunch to clients during our Formula 1 visit.
Perhaps our expectations were too high. ...
Perhaps our expectations were too high. We are from NYC and have really great restaurants available to us. We had expected an exceptional meal but felt it was only OK. It was Grand Prix weekend and the restaurant was packed but a restaurant of this caliber and reputation should be able to handle the crowd. I had the rack of lamb which was good but I have had better and my husband had the halibut which was a bit overcooked--
The chocolate cake for dinner was great but all in all the experience was a bit of a let down
We went for the $55 post 9:00 pm three c ...
We went for the $55 post 9:00 pm three course dinner as listed on the website menu. Unfortunately, they said it was not being offered due to a special event. We ordered off the regular menu. Maison Boulud is a nice spot but a very poor value. One can have as good - or better - a meal and experience in one of Montreal's many other excellent restaurants for one-half the cost.
celebrated my birthday with the 6 course tasting menu. every dish was fabulous! the atmosphere was perfect- the terrace was very peaceful, overlooking a duck pond !
the server , julian, was fabulous. very charming, attentive and passionate about the food!
One of the best servers I have had the pleasure to enjoy. the courses came out quite slowly... we were there for 3 hours and at 2 courses an hour, we wished they would come a little faster! still ,great flavours and great value! the cocktails were great and the team service was impeccable. I highly recommend !
Beautiful meal in elegant surroundings
We're big fans of Mr. Boulud, so this was a "must" for our recent visit to Montreal, and it did not disappoint. We began with cocktails in the lounge, then moved to dinner. My one regret is that I did not request the dining room while reserving, as were were seated on the (covered) patio, which lacked some of the romantic atmosphere of the interior. Our meals were gorgeous, with intense flavour and just the right portion size. We enjoyed a lovely bottle of wine from PEI, and finished with dessert and Cognac. I highly recommend les fromages for dessert.
Service was excellent without being effusive. Each staff member we encountered was warm and friendly, incredibly knowledgeable about the menu, and not a whiff of snobbery. We luxuriated for nearly 3 hours and had a fabulous time.
Bland and Boring!
Brunch was a disappointment. The menu looked good but the appetizers and entrees were bland and boring. Every dish arrived to the table nearly cold. The presentation was uninspired. The desserts were pedestrians. The overall experience compared poorly to other Boulud restaurants namely in New York City.
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