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4.4
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4.1
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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Super belle place et ambiance. Seul hic, mon repas principal soit des pâtes aux fruits de mers , trop cher 27$, pour une très petite assiette. Décevant ! Parcontre tout le reste était excellent. J’y retournerai.

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vipRangerRick
Montreal
21 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

As always, and even with a change in ownership/management ,CARAMBOLA always hits the mark in terms of wonderful food, local fare and imagination. Kim and Eric have continued the super tasting vibe with creations of their own . I still miss the Lobster Poutine though!!

Open Table needs to remove the old menu and put up the new one......the owners have requested this several times....don't lose them !!!

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Pyper
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

New menu was disappointing. Questionable value for the $. Warmth of service was well below expectations in a small town setting. Sad to see this negative evolution of a great must-go-to-spot for all age groups. Have the changes been based on research or owner preference?

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Diane
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

Déçu du plat principal, 3 pétoncles pour $29... pratiquement sans accompagnement! Nous n'y retournerons pas de sitôt

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zina
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The reincarnation of Carambola is beyond compare in this small town. We are fortunate to have such talented hosts so nearby. Great food & ambiance and BYOB! It is very convenient to peruse the menu prior to going and choose a worthy bottle.

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RoxaneD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Toujours une belle et bonne expérience!
Les plats sont succulents et nous adorons l’option de pouvoir partager chaque plats :-)

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NadegeP01
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Super resto, le meilleur dans le genre Apportez votre vin et j'inclus les options du centre-ville de Montréal, Rien à envier à la cuisine raffinée et délicieuse que nous retrouvons dans les grands centres. La nouvelle équipe offre des plats goûteux et gourmands, je recommande haut et fort ce resto. Seule note moins agréable, les lumières qui pourraient être plus tamisées quand on près de l'éclairage de la fenêtre principale.

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ChantalB
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Beau resto, bon menu entrée de pieuvre et les huîtres excellentes le risotto et agneau super on adore apporter notre vin mais le service pour faire ouvrir notre deuxième bouteille a été un peu long ainsi que le service de l’eau !

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent restaurant où la nourriture et le service y sont excellents. Petit restaurant de peu de tables ce qui est charmant mais qui fait également que le bruit y est très important aux heures de pointe. A notre arrivée nous avons dû prendre quelques minutes pour nous acclimater au bruit. Suggestion: fermer la musique qui ne fait qu’en ajouter au bruit durant les moments d’importants achalandage.

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Norm
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Although a limited menu, everything looked interesting. Good service, attentive staff. Nice paced service. Reservations a must

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic food! Totally impressed! Thank you:)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

C'est excessivement cher, la seule chose qui n'ont pas facturé est le poivre et le sel....
Le repas principale de ravioli avait 4 raviolis un repas devrait avoir plus de 4 morceaux.
Très très très cher

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RichardH
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Probably my favorite Resto.....Always a great experience.......

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BernardG
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's our second time at Carambola and we are again extremely satisfied at all levels. It is worth the drive and we will be back sooner than later. Make sure to reserve before going.

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Jessiejay
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Bistro Carambola changed owners. It use to be a fairly priced menu with gluten-free options. Now, everything on the menu contains wheat and the service did not make it easy for us to find something we could eat.
Also - who charges for bread?

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CaroleH
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food! Small cozy place! Great selection.
Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Nous avons été un déçus de plus avoir les tapas au menus. C'était un des seul Resto dans le coin à offrir ce genre de repas. Nous avons aimé notre repas. Très belle présentation, très bon. Un peu cher.

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Nick
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing. I’ll be totally honest, I was very disappointed to see that new owners took over and the menu had changed. There were lots of tapas that I was excited to share the experience with someone and was a bit shocked that a perfect menu was changed.

I will return though :)

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RichardG
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I have had a hard time finding a restaurant that is good. With good food, good service and a friendly atmosphere. This is the first place I could not find a fault with. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to eat good food.

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Sarah
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Always enjoy our evenings at Carambola’s and everyone appreciated the good service as usual! Everything was delicious and my mum especially raved about her Bavette dish which she really loved. I don’t think the medium rare duck breast agreed with me, I’ve never had it cooked that way and didn’t feel too well the next day. Although my husband loved his duck and had no issues and really loved it. The dessert were phenomenal as usual and we had a very nice evening for my husband’s birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Anniversaire

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RachelStAmour
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the place was desapoint at first when I found out the place has been sold but after the meal I was so please that I come back every chance I have! number 1 choice 😍
Food ans service awsome

J’adore l’endroit je dois avouer qu’à ma première visite lorsque j’ai appris que le restaurant avait été vendu j’étais très septique mais après le repas ravie et conquise ! Mon choix numéro 1 quand je veux souper au restaurant!!! DÉLICIEUX et service impeccable!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was fantastic. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Je travaille en restauration depuis plus de 35 ans, j'ai rarement été si satisfait.
Rapport qualité prix , service et qualité des plats tout étais parfait.
Je planifie déja ma prochaine visite.
Un travail fait avec amour et respect du client ca c'est sure.
Bravo

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AdamW
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and service, we’ll be back for more. The steak was cooked perfectly, as were the scallops. Too bad there’s no alcoholic beverages available but BYOB is an ok alternative.

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DeborahW
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super friendly team and a relaxing ambience, with delicious food.

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LorraineD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious lunch with my daughter! Great chance to catch up and enjoy delicious food!

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nancyb
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

Great service from one of the owners Ryan... Good food. BYOB too

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VincentO
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the new Carambola. Healthy, tasty, new and fun

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HC77
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

The food quality is excellent. I love that we can bring our wine, and the service was small town personable. My only suggestion is more choice. Not necessarily lots more, but I am not a big meat eater and there was no veggie options. AND the meat as a not meat eater though unique is often choices that are just a bit to out there for some to consider as an option as in harp seal.... so we are then left with the other options. On one hand I love the unique creative and very nice quality food but just feel limited. We did mention this at end of dinner and I wish I had mentioned first. We were then told there is a veggie pasta at lunch and they could have made that .. but we did not see it on supper menu and so did not assume we could. I ended up with lamb which I do have to say was outstanding. I would come back and ask for any veggie or pasta dishes next time.

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HeidiG
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

I found it unfortunate that we were presented with the special of the day, but when came time to order there was none left. Same situation with the chocolate dessert which was on the main menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Ns avons ete plus satisfait des choix efferts lors de notre premiere visite avec les proprietaires de ce temps la. Le prix du repas etait au dessus de nos attentes

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gailg
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience2

We were two couples, arrived early 17:45, We both ordered the same starter, octopus $22 a plate. It was delicious but we found it very,very small for that price point. Main courses were good, but again portions are not generous. We found the bread too sweet for our taste and at $2, four small slices don't go far. As we were finishing our meal the table next to us received their starters. Keep in mind the restaurant is very small, the table next to you is less than a foot away, so you have a perfect view of your neighbor"s meal. All four of us were shocked to see the size of the octopus plates served to that table. They were easily twice what we received. I always assumed that all restaurants weighed their portions to ensure fairness. I guess not. Needless to say we felt cheated. We won't come back.

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HudsonNoName
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Possibly unfair, but I was expecting a dining experience that would be similar to my previous visits but it is now under new ownership and the menu is entirely different and VERY limited. Our beef filet was well prepared and presented and of good quality but not much different than would be available elsewhere. The on line menu described a large choice of tapas type dishes while the restaurant DOES NOT offer anything like tapas nor that wide choice of items. Service was as good as usual.

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MarcB
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food... lamb shank and octopus were outstanding...the duck raviolis, sublime. A bit short staffed on service (wait staff) but we were there at peak of Late service. This used to be tapas style now it’s atandard appetizers and mains... new owners who were employees before... BYOB as well so your cellar bottle will be perfect!

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Gartly
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food was excellent and adventurous - the venison tartare was outstanding. Last review I criticized the fact that I had to pay for bread - this time I still had to pay but the price had been halved. Compromise in this day and age is so refreshing and I was able to sop up the delicious sauces without feeling irked!!

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AshleyL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Everything was really good. I had gone for dinner previously which I enjoyed thoroughly. So I thought I would give lunch a try!

The veal tartare was so fresh and so tasty!
I wasn't a huge fan of the cauliflower and pancetta risotto I found that it was just a little too Saucy and there was a tang that just wasn't sitting my palate.
I finished with the pumpkin spice panna cotta which was to die for it and it had candied almonds on top... that was a great end with a cappuccino!!!!!

Overall it was a little pricey for lunch but still a nice outing :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

Beaucoup trop bruyant pour un repas en amoureux
En plus de la musique

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RonH
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We enjoyed the meal. It was different and good. The oysters were great. The cauliflower and pancetta risotto were different and very good. The halibut was a little too well cooked, but the sauce was good.

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PamF
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience2

Very disappointing, it WAS my favourite restaurant. Would not go back.

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Carambola is rated 4.2 stars by 122 OpenTable diners.