Helena

4.5
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1011 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Portuguese
The restaurant Helena team welcomes you in a warm, colourful and modern atmosphere, where you are invited to share and enjoy a delicious meal in good company. An unforgettable experience that allows you to discover all the refinement of Portuguese cuisine and wines for a lunch or an evening out, whether with a group or family, for a couple’s night out, or to talk business.

Guests are invited to select and to share petiscos (tapas), providing an opportunity to taste all of Portugal’s flavours, from the more familiar to the unexpected, in a friendly atmosphere. More than a simple à la carte meal, restaurant Helena proposes a true feast to savour at the table !
What 1011 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tapas pour tous. Merci à Helena. Tout étais exquis. À répéter

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Stephan
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent fond & service. Setting and protocol allow diners to feel safe.

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Sylvie
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time, but not last time.
The food is amazing

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DeSerresh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The creamy rice with seafood was fabulous! there was a huge 1/2 lobster with various othe seafood. The recommended White wine matched perfectly!

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DannyD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Superbe expérience gustative et service exceptionnel!!!!

Malgré une erreur commise durant la soirée et qui aurait pu nous laisser sur un goût amère, Sylvia (notre serveur) et Helena (la chef/proprio) ont fait en sorte de corriger le tir et d'aller au delà de nos attentes. Quand le gars qui est spécialiste de l'expérience client est impressionné et prend le temps de le souligner aux personnes concernées, c'est parce que c'est digne de mention!!!!

Nous allons assurément retourné et nous recommandons chaudement👌🏻

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FredericL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very great service and food

Great restaurant, I recommend it

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HeleneC
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Accueil chaleureux. Le personnel nous offrait spontanément d'ajuster les portions au nombre de convives à tables. La nourriture, excellente de la première à la dernière bouchée. Que de beaux souvenirs !

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vipVito3255
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were 8 peoples for the celebration of 20th year's anniversary. Every thing was good and all of our friends were happy and for sure they will come back.

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ChadiaM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every time we could we have the best service and food is absolutely amazing.

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DanielD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was like being in Portugal.Great food, great wine, great place.

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SonyaB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Anniversaire de mariage. Un peu surréaliste avec le contexte de la pandémie mais un service exceptionnel et chacun des plats goûtait le ciel ... et la mer. Comme un beau voyage au Portugal

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SandraT
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

I have been there pre-covid many times and even held business meetings in back room and was always satisfied except for noise level.
This was our first post covid dining out to celebrate an anniversary and I was shocked with lack of distancing between table when the restaurant is so large. All tables in front room were occupied and the back of the restaurant was empty.
Also the menu offering have shrunk so did portion size. You are asked to scan Q-code on your phone to see menu digitally, but no internet access is provided.
In the past the restaurant displayed acts of generosity, like some amuse-bouche, small breads and dips or olives or lupinni beans, nothing till we got our appetizers.
We had a cocktail each, an appetizer each, fish main source each ( taste was simple but was uninspiring) and shared dessert. Just under 200$ with tax and tip. Still just happy that it was open. Will return when business lunches resume, because of impeccable service, quality and reputation, but maybe not for personal dinners because of poor value and lack of innovation. It's a Montreal classic.

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KadR
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bonne cuisine cadre génial et excellent service. Mon meilleur restaurant à Montréal!

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Rayleb2011
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent restaurant, tant le menu que l’ambiance. Menu dégustation peut être un peu trop chargé (2 plats principaux)

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vipSixtysix
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks for a great experience. Glad to be back!
Everyone went out of their way to make our evening very enjoyable. Congrats on your restaurant. Consistently excellent!

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EricM
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Not thé Time for me Inc thaïs restaurant. I like the Portuguese cooking and everything zI have tasted here was excellent.

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Dominique
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

WoW! Deuxième visite et toujours incroyable. Un sans faute de la réception à la facture. Notre serveur était très attentionné, ses recommandations de mets et de vin étaient parfaites. Nous avons passé une très belle soirée.
Merci à toutes l’équipe

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GabrielaR
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food for affordable price. Lunch menu was phenomenal. Service was on point.

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Remarkable
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Cuisine exceptionnelle.
Conseils/service impeccable et qui ajoute grandement à l'expérience.

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StevenP
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice Ambiance , the waiter was fantastic and the food excellent !

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Mimisicu
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Je pense que vous pourriez proposer du pain en dehors de l’assiette de pain accompagnée de sardine,fromage et beurre très bon au demeurant

L’ambiance sonore est un peu élevée et pourtant toutes les tables n’étaient pas occupée
Nous avons partagé un bon déjeuner avec ma fille

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Elizabeth
Montreal
28 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was great but a tad less than less time. Everything else was wonderful

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RobertS
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Everything was great ,

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Astrid
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Nourriture exquise et belle carte des vins! Ambiance romantique dans un décor remarquable. Nous y retournerons assurément !

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Bon rapport qualité prix. Beau menu dégustation. Excellent service de Daniel, courtois et professionnel.

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JoSp19
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A most enjoyable evening with dear friends. Delicious meal, excellent service and warm ambiance!

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saby
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Menu de saint valentin excellent! (Sauf le dessert nous n’avons pas aimé du tout). Super bon service surtout que c’etait la saint valentin.... seul hic on a reçu nos entrées avant nos cocktails. Un des meilleurs restos à Montréal !

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christelleS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Nous sommes sortis déçus .Nous nous attendions à un waou à tous niveaux au vu de la réputation de ce restaurant.La qualité n'était pas au rendez-vous ce jour de la saint -Valentin.
La morue était sans goût , le risotto aux fruits de mer ordinaire, l'entrée d'oursin avec une portion d'oursin mesquine versus la portion de mousse de passion très (trop )importante.
Le restaurant était full et le niveau sonore pas agréable.L'addition très salée pour une soirée qui s'est révélée décevante autant pour la nourriture que pour l'ambiance.Bref, une expérience que nous ne renouvelerons pas.

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carlah
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Gothamsgr8one
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was at Helena’s a few years ago when I was in Montreal for business and came here from a recommendation from my hotel concierge.

This time we came on Valentines with clients (the conference happen to be scheduled on Valentines, go figure that one out)and decided to come to Helena’s. What a fabulous meal! It was a Valentines special meal and it was exceptional, the food was just like the last time I came and how I remembered it. Delicious!!

The dessert was out of this world, a selection of four mousse cakes and some edible flowers.

Service was attentive and spectacular and so helpful when we needed help deciding or explaining the different items in the menu.

Highly recommend Helena be at least one of your meals if you are in Montreal.

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ZihanC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good! very delicous food. Nice hospitality!
Good place to bring your date

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Julie
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Excellent repas. Service professionnel. Seul bémol : Une musique differente et moins forte améliorerait l'ambiance.
Merci!

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vipTweety
Montreal
31 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice lunch with colleagues

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FrancisT
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

La nourriture était très bonne, et la table d'hôte à 28$ le midi est un excellent rapport qualité-prix, cependant notre serveur, lorsque nous lui avons demandé une suggestion de vin au verre, est parti et est revenu nous servir un vin sans nous mentionner le prix, résultat mon dîner m'a coûté plus de 60$. Un peu indélicat.

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SueS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

everything was excellent and I cant wait to go back!

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CariH
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Merci beaucoup!! C'etait un nuit extraordinaire!! Nous revenirons :)

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KarineR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

C’était notre deuxième visite, toujours aussi excellent.

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DanielM
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

Way overpriced for what you get. Food quality is good but portions are miniscule. Also, waiter is agressive in coercing you to order more than you want and does not listen to when you politely decline the first time. Paid $145 for lunch for two (included two beers), and left hungry and late for next meeting (ended up giving in to the waiter, and instead of the promised 10 minute wait for the additional dish, waited for 20). For $145 you can get a great steak dinner for two at Gibbys across the street, which will taste better and will include free valet parking and respectful and non-pushy waiters.

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Marjen
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. A place to discover with friends or only business

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vipGourmande
Salt Lake City
13 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellente expérience culinaire, les plats sont tout simplement savoureux et l’agencement des saveurs très créatif!

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