Verses Restaurant

4.2
742 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary French
Elegant. Contemporary. Simple.

Whether it's for dinner or brunch during the weekend, you will always be well received. Located in Old Montreal, Verses Bistro offers a creative and tasty menu with an imported wine list.

Since its opening in 2002, this French bistro has welcomed loyal customers from the business district. In the magnificent building of the Nelligan Hotel, this French bistro is a classic of the culinary scene in Montreal. The restaurant with warm colors is both chic and comfortable: large windows, very high ceilings, stone walls, banquets and a fireplace make the Verses Bistro a very welcoming restaurant.

With is various wine offers, it's the perfect place to spend the night after a visit to Old-Port or Basilique Notre-Dame.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 742 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.1
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SuzanneP
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

C’était pour une fête-surprise entre amies. Quel bonne idée.
Je recommande tout : le service avec le sourire, l’aide avec le menu, le coin de table choisi pour l’occasion, la délicieuse table du midi à un prix affordable. Quelle belle découverte! Je me promets d’y retourner et d’y amener d’autres de mes connaissances.... et le bistro est tellement facile d’accès à partir de transport public.

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TambraR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Loved the ambiance - warm and inviting. Trio sounded great. Food excellent. Service was good except our waitress mostly forgot about us.

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JohnF
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I absolutely loved our experience!

We went there on a Friday night and there was a live band playing jazz.

Our waitress, Catherine, made us feel very comfortable. She was very knowledgeable, made us excellent recommendations and guided my wife, very well (she is gluten-free intolerant). The food and wine we had were absolutely delicious!

I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to spend a great evening!

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PACONO
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

Le jazz est de qualité très variable. J'y suis allée en Janvier, et c'était plutôt bien. Et Samedi dernier, c'était carrément décevant : mauvais jazz, sonorités très agressives, très mauvaise sonorisation .... bref, oreilles écorchées ... pas agréable du tout.
C'est dommage ! Mais, ce qui fait la qualité d'un établissement c'est sa régularité. Si c'est une fois bien et une fois mauvais, ça ne donne pas envie d'y retourner.

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Luis
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Très bonne ambiance et excellente cuisine très bon service

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thesweetest586
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So perfect!The food was so good.Great atmosphere, great service.We loved it !
Thank you!

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Pauline
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nous avons été très bien accueillis et servis. Les personnes qui se sont occupés de nous étaient adorables!
Nota: si vous réservez un brunch, sachez que cela n’est pas disponible avant 11h! Open Table ne le précise pas.
Néanmoins, on nous a servi ce à quoi nous nous attendions quand même et c’était très bon!
Viennoiseries : excellentes (on est français donc c’est sacré pour nous :p). La tartinade d’avocat et le Classic déjeuner nous ont également convaincus!
Bref, nous reviendrons et nous avons déjà conseillé cette adresse à nos amis ;)

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BobW
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went there fo Valentines Day and had a great time. The was a Jazz band up front and the food and drinks were very good. I’d go again

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CamilaH
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Their beef was fantastic, amazingly done. The only thing is that if you don't eat pork you'll have to remove the whole sauce of it, but the meat itself was perfect. The Southern drink was excellent (if you like ginger!)

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Belle découverte! Nous allons y retourner sans aucun doute. Nous étions un peu loin de la scène par contre. La prochaine fois!

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MarianeC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Service chaleureux et super professionnel, excellente bouffe, mais pas exceptionnelle, bien situé et l'ambiance était super.

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Laroux
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

La nourriture était bonne, mais servie tiède, pour ne pas dire froide, comme si l’assiette était restée trop longtemps oubliée sous le réchaud.

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LanaA
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food2Service3Ambience5

The highlight of the experience was the ambiance and decor. Verses gets a full score for a classy, rustic, comfortable environment. We sat a little far away from the band, so unfortunately, we couldn't hear the live music as well. The main meal itself was ok, however the starting salad and desert were disappointing.

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MelC
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Nice ambiance, but nothing too exceptional. There was a napkin in my salad

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pierre c
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

beaucoup aime le service de voiturier +la musique joue avec un orchestre tres bien
peutetre un mauque de lumieres

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Albert
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Gentillesse extrême de la responsable du restaurant qui compensait chaque petite lacune

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

We went to this restaurant for brunch. A few negatives: it took us nearly an hour to receive our food (which was just easy brunch). Once it arrived, the food was very lacklustre. For instance, the poached egg was actually a hard-boiled egg (for more than one individual), which is extremely disappointing. Additionally, they refused any egg form other than scrambled for the breakfast plate, which led us to believe that the scrambled eggs are not fresh. Strange that they would deny something as easy as sunny-side-up. The rest of the food was slightly tasteless, aside from the basket of pastries.

The waitress was very kind and the table placement we had was comfortable. However, because of the slow service and poor food quality, we would never go back there - for brunch or for supper.

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Lucie
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Great location but average food and poor service. The waiter was rude and not helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Service was very slow and not attentive to the customer. Went for brunch and I would have expected that coffee refill and water refills do not have to asked for.

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Analekta
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nous avons expérimenté ce restaurant pour le brunch dans le cadre du Happening Gourmand. Nous avons pris la gaufre et poulet frit ainsi que le grille cheese. La nourriture était excellente ainsi que les service. Je le recommande

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MarjorieV
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Dans le cadre du happening gourmand, le menu à 17$ était super.
Par contre je ne pense pas que je retournerais en payant le plein prix.

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alainlaurence
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Serveur gentil et prévenant
Menu happening très bien
Le gâteau au chocolat très bon

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VersesIsBad
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Expérience très médiocre. Nous étions là pour essayer la table d'hôte pendant Happening Gourmand. Un des choix du menu n'était plus disponible, et au départ il n'y avait pas de choix poulet ou végétarien. En n'ayant pas un des choix, j'ai eu des gnocchis, donc c'était bien. Mais la portion était minuscule. Et que dire de la soupe! Un énorme bol pour la présentation mais seulement 5 petites cuillères de soupe. Le service était généralement très lent. La portion du dessert minuscule. Pour la note totale, très mauvaise valeur pour le prix et expérience médiocre. À éviter!

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GalinaS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

Plates were microscopic, they were promoting Happening gourmand, but failed to inform that reduced price resulted in more than reduced portions. Have to find place to eat after that. Promoted live jazz - that was the catch, but if it was somewhere - not in the restaurant. Nice walls though.

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vipBarbaraB
Montreal
23 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Verses was one of the restaurants that were listed with the Happening Gourmand. I had the Beef Stew,
It was excellent, the soup was excellent also. I had no complaints about the dessert either. There was a blues band and that was very nice, certainly worth the money

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YasharM
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Caring and attentive staff, tasty food and generous portions.

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vipHoLLYWooDKiD
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Happening Gourmand was an incredibly priced menu for a quieter time of the year in Montreal.

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FeedMeMagic
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Un des meilleurs restaurants du vieux-port à tous les niveaux!! L'attention portée aux détails, que ce soit au niveau du service ou de la nourriture toujours impeccable, est tout simplement parfaite! C'est notre resto coup de coeur :)

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PACONO
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Très agréable soirée passée chez Verses : très joli cadre, bonne cuisine, service attentionné et ambiance reposante grâce à l'orchestre de jazz aux sons délicats.

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MariehMimi
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Je suis allée bruncher deux fois au Verses dans la même semaine et j’ai eu des expériences complètement différentes. J’y suis allée la première fois le 2 janvier. La nourriture était excellente et les employées au service étaient avenantes, drôles et efficaces. En revanche, deux jours plus tard, le service et la nourriture laissaient à désirer. Le service à la clientèle de notre serveur n’était pas le meilleur. Il fallait constamment demander aux employés de nous apporter quelque chose (petite fourchette et banc pour les enfants, breuvages oubliés, etc). Ils auraient très bien pu l’offrir d’emblée et, de ce fait, nous éviter d’avoir à constamment les déranger. Ça manquait de professionnalisme et d’attention.
Bref, j’ai adoré ma première visite, mais ma deuxième ne me donne pas envie d’y retourner.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

1-1-2020
Tout était correct , sans plus

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vipoldfashioneurope
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Nothing special.

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Live jazz
Fantastic service
Meal was superb
Great wine
Will absolutely be back

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viptraveler
New England
48 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

Good for small group 4-6. Excellent breakfast place

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

New Year’s eve

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ChristinaW
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

I was there with my family for new years eve. We booked a 4 cours menu.
The stuff was really friendly and the food was good. We complained about a steak which was served cold. They changed it for a new one.
they always refill the water on the table without any comments. But the stuff couldn't answer my questions about the menu. They had to ask the chef at first.

In the end we only got a 3 course menu. I asked our waitress she said oh I am sorry there was a mistake on the website.
She didn't offer any compensation.
So I decided to speak the supervisor because we expected a 4 course menu. The supervisor said oh yeah you aren't the only persons they notice it..
And in the end the Manager of the restaurant said, yes we gave a few cheese plates to other guests they complained....
so why the others got a compensation but not us? It doesn't has to be something big. But an espresso or something small doesn't cost to much for the restaurant. we were really disappointed about the management

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MelL
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Food took a long time and arrived overcooked. Service was erratic although our waiter was friendly. Portions on the small side. Nice room but overall something felt out of sync. Maybe as it was 30th of December?

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KatherineF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great vibe and live jazzy music. Food a bit over priced. Great service.

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vipMitzy
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The food was delicious and ambiance was pleasing. Will return!

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Nova17
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Bon restaurant. Bon accueil. Un peu bruyant. Bonne musique jazz.

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FAQs

Verses Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (514) 788-4000.

Verses Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 742 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.

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