Auberge Willow Inn

4.6
326 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Gastro Pub
The Auberge Willow Inn has been an institution in Hudson, Quebec, since 1820. Known as ‘the Willow’ to our friends, we are loved as a favourite hospitality and dining destination among locals and travellers alike. Our breathtaking location along the Lake of Two Mountains is perfect to grab a bite or spend the night. The Auberge Willow Inn has ten picturesque bedrooms, a recently renovated pub and kitchen, and a new British-inspired menu with ingredients sourced locally and sustainably.
What 326 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great all around. Fantastic view of lake coupled with very good service and food. Five stars.

P
Pascal
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Just love everything about this place. Staff is extremely polite. The food is good and this view ❤️

JS
JoanneS
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at the Willow. Treated to Thursday night's music session. Great food, service and ambiance. Will be back.

CM
CathrynM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We showed up during a snowstorm in the off season, and the staff were so welcoming, food was terrific and service perfect! They will see us again soon I am sure.

Cathryn

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was nice , waitress is excellent but we find the price to be a little over the top for a pub menu

O
Oleg
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Thursday live band was such a great coincidence for birthday gathering.

Will definitely come back.

RC
RichardC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

La salade césar devait avoir du fromage et il n'y avait qu'une trace . Décevant pour le prix $12.00
Pour le reste c'était ok. Merci

Report
A
Anthony
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent restaurant, un bel endroit, un accueil chaleureux et des plats excellents. Seul bémol, nous avons eu un peu froid lors de la soirée.

Report
RR
vipRangerRick
Montreal
21 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Food took forever to arrive....its was a busy nite ( Valentine's Day), but they had plenty of staff....we were basically ignored while the waitress was very generous with her time with almost all the other clients at their tables.....the waiter who was finally assigned to us was ok....but always late with our service, our food was lukewarm at best (because it took so long to serve us, for some reason), he never cam to make sure our wine was served after he opened the bottle and when we asked for the bill, he essentially shoved under my face on the table ( I happened to be on my phone) and said " Here!"

We will not go back again.....the charm and ambiance of the old place has been lost with the new owners. I appreciate all the time and money they have put into the restoration of the Grand Dame of Inns in this part of the world, but we did not feel welcome or attended too....especially for $100/person!

k
kenr
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

The Rourke duo were amazing! Great atmosphere! Great musicianship.

E
vipEric
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was outstanding as always, good attention great care, all was perfect!!! Great team to be in heaven of good meals!
Thanks... We can’t wait to return!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the experience.

CC
ChristineC
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

A bit pricey though food quality was good. Service was very slow - it appeared there was not enough staff for the number of patrons. We may return...

M
vipMarie
Montreal
26 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, this is the place to go when you want a meal that is not a computerized recipe! Absolutely delicious. I had the deer and my husband had the cod and both dishes were to die for!

HM
HollyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really cozy dining room, food was great, attentively planned and prepared, very professional but friendly wait staff. We have been to Willow several times under different owners and are glad to keep returning.

MM
MichaelM
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, good service and love the small touches like linens and large coffee pot

GG
GaryG
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Good music on Thursday evenings. Menu could be a bit longer.

GL
GradynL
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I went for supper for our joint birthdays. We sat near the fireplace. It was nicely decorated for Christmas. We had made a reservation since it was close to the holidays but it wasn't busy since it was mid week. The food and service was great. We would eat there again.

TD
TDS1360
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our waitress Crystal made it perfect with her recommendation, her friendly attitude, and her efficient service.
In May, 2014 I had reserved the complete Auberge for a family party. It was perfect. I have been back many times since, especially for Sunday lunches on the patio.
Very happy the Willows is as popular as ever.
Best wishes and many thanks!

CJ
CarolineJ
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were a party of 4 and we all enjoyed the food and excellent service. We will go back very soon. Thank you!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I got the fish special. The fish was a bit dry but other than that the meal was excellent!

MG
MikeG
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We very much enjoyed our lunch there. We sat by the fireplace, enjoyed the view of Lake of Two Mountains, the food and service were both very good. My only caution would be that it's quite expensive -- our lunch for two, with one glass of wine and one beer, and no dessert, was $83.

N
Nini
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

The ambiance was beautiful! Such a beautiful place! The food and service, however, was mediocre. Our server was not very knowledgeable about the menu items and service was very slow. The menu itself is fine, and although I very much support farm to table, the prices are high for what it is. The flavours just weren’t there to justify the price. Nothing wowed us.
NOTE: Cheecake is typical not a small ramaken sized cheese MOUSSE. When we asked about it, the server neglected to mention that, as well as it’s not a sharing size.
It was our first visit under the new administration and we left disappointed.

j
jamesm
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Halloeen night & only 3 couples there. Not a lot of profit that night for sure.

LM
LouiseM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Une soirée super agréable. Foyer. Ambiance chaleureuse. Merci a Andrew et Marc. Très bonnes suggestions pour le vin et le repas. Service courtois et professionnel avec une petite point d'humour. Très apprécié. Produits locaux . Excellent choix. Merci.

Report
JL
JohanneL
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Le bruit était vraiment trop fort, et l'acceuil de la réceptioniste très froid, en entant dans un endroit si magnifique, nous aurions aimé un acceuil plus chaleureux.

Report
M
Maria
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service is excellent, the personnel is very professional and friendly. The food is really good, the place has a beautiful view and is very pleasant.

w
wendyb
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

My second visit in two weeks! Again, the views from the dining room were spectacular, and the service was impeccable. I booked my reservation on line, and had said we were celebrating a special birthday, so I requested a slice of cake or similar with a candle in the special comments whilst reserving. Unfortunately, it never arrived, and I didn't have a chance to check with the waiter to verify. Sort of disappointing.! Nevertheless, I didnt want to make a fuss over a candle. !! However, the food was excellent again, and this time I tried the fish cakes with a Willow salad, both yummy. For dessert I ordered the apple crumble with flaky pastry underneath. It was amazing, and I thoroughly enjoyed it all. One glass of wine only; it was tasty, but it needed to breathe for awhile, then, it was great! The waiters were attentive and polite, and we had a very nice lunch, again. Thank you so much. My friend enjoyed her birthday lunch too!!!! See you soon.

JA
vipJoAnnO
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time in a month that I ate at the Willow! Great as always. Mark is a wonderful server.

SP
SimonaP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience4

The location is wonderfu,l the service too, nothing to say about that.
I would make more generous portions.

TG
TrevorG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Because of it's gorgeous lakeside location and the charm of the building itself, I would consider recommending it, but I would not recommend it for the food.

j
jamesm
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

My wife & I were very happy with our visit. Our table location by the window overlooking the lake, the food & the waiter were all excellent plus the prices were a pleasant surprise. We have already recommended the restaurant to friends & we will certainly return.

PS
PatriciaS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific meal and great service from Noe. We'll definitely return.

VA
VincentA
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent service from our waiter (older gentleman, we sat on the dining room side because of the noise on the other side). I had the filet mignon which was very tender with a pricey caeser salad ($12.00) which was good. My husband had the special (ribs and chicken wings which were a bit dry) but overall we enjoyed our meal.We have dined here several times and would absolutely return or recommend this lovely place to our friends!

DC
DebbieC
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Would have appreciated knowing that our table was going to be in the pub area rather than the dining room. Booked on Open Table... perhaps that option could be specified online? (Dining room was reserved for a wedding party that night).

J
Jocelyne
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

If you decide to go there to sit on the terrace because it’s a beautiful day, I suggest you get there early, when they open or later in the afternoon after the lunch crowd has gone. They don’t hold outdoor tables regardless of your reservation. It’s first come first served.

PL
PLB0821
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

It was terribly noisy in the restaurant. The acoustics are terrible. Waitress was not knowledgeable at all on menu or drinks as we had guests with severe allergies. The prices were outrageous based on the portion of food I received. I had the duck confit and it was very dry and salty with (I kid you not) 5 pieces of tiny vegetables on the side for $27. Sad to say, I will not be returning. Preferred the old ambiance and menu way better to what they offer now.

AS
AdrienneS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

J’ai toujours aimé cet endroit surtout à cause de la terrasse avec une vue exceptionnelle du lac. La nourriture est bonne le service courtois mais les prix un peu plus élevé qu’ailleurs.

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We found that the service was a little bit slow but it was ok

AC
AnneC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my first visit since the renovations. Great location. Beautiful. My only negative is that the servers left the door leading to the terrace open for ease of service I guess and we were quite annoyed with all the flies inside. I would suggest installing a screen or swing door.

FAQs

Auberge Willow Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 326 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.