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, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Maison Boulud Ratings and Reviews
We heard this is a place to try in town ...
We heard this is a place to try in town by one of a good foodie we know. Host was polite, we were seated near the garden so we liked the view. Water took long as our drinks came before the water. We noticed a knife was totally oily with smudge all over. Did someone forgot to change our utensils? We had juice, coffee, soup, smoked salmon, rigatoni, cod, viennoiseries and waffles. 5.50 for less than 250ml juice, soup was a lot of cream, didn't taste lobster much. Smoked salmon was good with egg and hash-brown. Rigatoni is home made but the sauce so creamy and heavy. Cod was well chosen, but the sauce lack the miso and oumph, no need for breading on top. Madeleine was good, but the rest not that memorable. Belgian waffle is supposed to be a little more doughy, chewy and gooey. This waffle was crunchy outside and light inside. So not belgian at all. The baguette they serve, I wish it was frais du jour then slightly toasted to make it barely crunchy on outside and warm and soft inside. Is it only in Provence we can get the best baguette? I think for upscale restaurants, we can still hope that everything is made from scratch in house at that price. We might give another shot for lunch or dinner.
Very nice restaurant, good ambience, att ...
Very nice restaurant, good ambience, attentive staff, good food. My husband said, that the beef he had was the best he ever tasted. I had seafood with wild rice, which was good,but nothing extraordinary. The prices are high for the starters and salads, but considering the restaurant's name and location that's normal.
Food was fantastic. Service was on a par ...
Food was fantastic.
Service was on a par or better than any restaurant that we have ever dined at anywhere in the world.
The young lady that served us was knowledgeable about all aspects of the menu, describing each course flawlessly.
She made the dining experience a joy.
One of my best dining experiences in Mon ...
One of my best dining experiences in Montreal. The staff was professional, diligent, and friendly. Despite multiple food allergies, they were able to cater to our needs and the food was delicious. Would highly recommend.
Maybe to waiter was to busy. Don't know ...
Maybe to waiter was to busy. Don't know exactly why. But too many mistakes for this kind of restaurant. Drop my glass of champagne on the table. Then the water, then forgot to bring the wild mushrooms because apparently he forgot. On top of it, it was is suggestion of the night. Over all good company makes it all good.
Maison Boulud should be a bucket list re ...
Maison Boulud should be a bucket list restaurant. Everything you put in your mouth is delicious and the staff is beyond nice.
It won't be cheap but if you are looking to eat some of the best French style food created with the best ingredients, then it is worth the experience.
The venue was very pretty and the restau ...
The venue was very pretty and the restaurant itself is wonderfully designed. The food was above average and well-presented. The servers were cordial. The view of the garden is also quite nice, although from where we were sitting it seemed like half of the garden was empty or unused. For me, what I disliked the most was the fact that my seat was right next to a busy passageway to the terrasse, which meant that every time the waitstaff went by (which was frequently), my chair rumbled and thumped alongside the passageway. But beyond that, if you can get a nice spot away from the passageway, and do not mind spending about 200$ for a meal for two people, then I could suggest this place - particularly for a business lunch or get together.
Always HAD a great experience at Boulud, ...
Always HAD a great experience at Boulud, however this time it was not the same. Different staff &/or chef perhaps, not quite what I would expect from this establishment.
1) Table misunderstanding,
2) Staff brought wine to the wrong table,
3) Ordered the black angus prime rib eye & was served a filet mignon instead.
For the first time I left somewhat disappointed.
The service was very good. The food was ...
The service was very good. The food was very good also, you can see the details and hard work put into a plate, from Appetizer to Dessert. My appetizer which featured Sicilian Eggplant was amazingly flavourful, you could taste the real taste of the vegetable, with the sauce not overpowering the natural taste of the dish. One of our main plate was a bit salty though, but saltiness is a subjective appreciation. I got accustomed to eat less salty lately. The cocktail was amazing, they are very generous in alcohol, and they show you what quantity of alcohol they give you, because they mix it at your table, which is a subtle extra touch which I appreciated. The ambiance and decor were exquisite. We were seated in a type of solarium which gives you an impression of being outside without being outside.
Overall a very good impression and experience of the restaurant. I would gladly suggest this for special occasion to friends and relative, as the price tag is to be expected to be a bit above average.
We enjoyed the tasting menu at Maison Bo ...
We enjoyed the tasting menu at Maison Boulud. The appetizers in particular were creative. If we had one criticism, it would be that the portion sizes of the tasting menu seemed a little off - the appetizer tastings were very tiny, allowing the barest of tastes. Meanwhile, the entree tastings were a bit large. Despite this, we really enjoyed ourselves and the food, and the service was stellar.
Was seated in not so great location neat ...
Was seated in not so great location neat station and asked if there was any available tables on the patio. They were accommodating and we got a great seat on the patio overlooking the gardens. Absolutely beautiful.
Food was excellent. Highly recommend and ask for a table outside.
We enjoyed our lunch at Maison Boulud. ...
We enjoyed our lunch at Maison Boulud. The service was better than at many Montreal restaurants we've been to (which it should be, given that it's in The Ritz) and the food was very tasty. Our daughter enjoyed sitting on the terrace as this allowed her to visit the duck pond and watch the ducks; we enjoyed that she had something to keep her occupied (without getting in the way of the servers) while we finished our meals.
Formula driven 4/5 star chain restaurant ...
Formula driven 4/5 star chain restaurant. Very Expensive without the service experience of a true 4/5 star resto.
Lots of staff, with micro jobs assigned to each station but no one seems to notice the actual guests and their needs. At one point there were 7 staff hovering around the (small) bar...yet it still took us 30 minutes to get our drink served. We then walked over to terrace to get our table...staff was totally confused (and almost a bit rude) because we did not follow the official procedure of having a "door man" escort us to the table.
On the plus side, outside terrace is lovely, food was good...
The courtyard was ok but they had no roo ...
The courtyard was ok but they had no room so we ate in the solarium. The air-conditioning was excessive and the service was slow. the food was average but the cost was excessive for a brunch. The overall rating in my opinion was average at best. I would not recommend this as a stop for brunch.
We enjoyed a birthday dinner here recent ...
We enjoyed a birthday dinner here recently. The wait staff are very professional and courteous. We ate in the outdoor courtyard, which was quite pleasant and a pretty reprieve from the city street. I had noted on our reservation that we were celebrating a birthday and the staff surprised us with a shared dessert at the conclusion of the meal. This was delightful. The suggested wine was enjoyable. I would recommend Maison Boulud to diners staying at the hotel as is wonderfully convenient and anyone else wishing to enjoy fine and dining.
Excellent food with a seasonal touch.Pri ...
Excellent food with a seasonal touch.Pricey but great for a special occasion.The garden was beautiful.The main disappointment:although I had booked well in advance and requested the garden twice(initially and upon confirmation) we were seated in a corner indoors,when there was plenty of seating in the garden, and had to insist .However,we were accomodated.
Wonderful, relaxing lunch: dined midday, ...
Wonderful, relaxing lunch: dined midday, on a Thursday, and seated in the bright, back dining room. Decided upon the 3 option prix-fixe. I chose a panzanella appetizer (several different types of sliced tomatoes, with crunch chunks of lebanese cucumbers, sour sough croutons, all dressed in a tangy vinaigrette - could've had 3 bowls of this quite happily for lunch); followed by "roast chicken" (a chunky strip of chicken breast with perfectly crispy skin, as well as 2 sizesble chunks of dark meat, served atop a bed of sweet corn with a few cut baby zuccinis and mini onions, dotted with a bit of slightly spicy red pepper paste, as well as two dollops of a creamy, white almost-too-sweet sauce - this sweet sauce unnecessary to me as the corn was sweet on its own); ending with melon-strawberry-blasamic dessert (cannot adequately describe this other than to say it was really, really good) with tea service. Everything was beyond delicious, including the warm, fresh foccacia bread (no amuse served at lunch). Have dined at MB many times, and this met my expectations. I assume that a dinner version of the roast chicken main course would consist of a larger portion of meat. The only misstep was with service: On the way to being seated, I conveyed to the hostess that my dining companion was not going to be joining me after all, and that I would be dining alone. I was seated, and served bread almost immediately, and I then sat for 30 minutes to enjoy the bread until I flagged my waiter and surprised *him* with the news that I was dining alone, after which service proceeded very smoothly. Looking forward to returning.
Visiting Canada with my wife we happened ...
Visiting Canada with my wife we happened to be in Montreal on August 23rd, the anniversary of our marriage in 1975. As we both love excellent restaurants and as we have been several times at Boulud's in Beijing in the past years, the decision to have dinner in Montreal at Boulud's was taken rapidly.
We appreciated the garden setting and first of all the outstanding food. The service was perfect and the meeting with the cook after dinner was a very positive experience.
We returned to Boulud's on Monday, September 5th for lunch.
A little pricey but worth it. The prese ...
A little pricey but worth it. The presentation of each dish was impeccable and impressive. We were celebrating my daughter's birthday and my future daughter in law' and we were all impressed with everything... a beautiful place to dine overlooking a relaxing garden. The outside dining is well equipped should it rain, be a little fresh or a little too warm.
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