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4.1   based on 7 ratings.
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This restaurant is recommended for:
Notable Wine List (3 votes)
Trendy Hot Spot (3 votes)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2 votes)
Outdoor Dining (2 votes)
Private Parties (2 votes)
Group Parties (2 votes)
5 to 7/Happy Hour (1 vote)
Brunch (1 vote)
Romantic Ambience (1 vote)
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5.0  Overall Rating
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Recommended for: 5 to 7/Happy Hour, Brunch, Business Lunch, Group Parties, Notable Wine List, Outdoor Dining, Private Parties, Romantic Ambience, Trendy Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
Party Size: 15+  |  Dined on: 2012-06-30
We had my son's wedding reception there, and I must say, they far exceeded our expectations. We started out with hors d'oeuvres that were phenomenal and plentiful with the staff seeing that no one was missed, then on to the dinner that was amazing and on time. Everything seemed to move like clockwork, leaving our guests not waiting for anything. I can honestly say that I have never had attentive waiters and waitresses (Napkins were folded as soon as someone got up from the table and no one's glass was empty for long), no to mention the staff behind the bar who kept drinks flowing. I wouldn't hesitate to book them again. My compliments to the chef and all the staff. ABSOLUTELY SUPERB!!!
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added: Saturday, Jul 7, 2012 at 02:59 PM
4.5  Overall Rating
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The food and the staff were amazing... i had the caesar salad and the beef carpaccio and they were delicious, though on the pricey side. The portions were large (i had two appetizers instead of a main meal and i couldn't finish them). The only downside for the food was that the menu was quite limited.
As for the service, it was great. Every time my water was finished, a waiter appeared and they were very curious to know if I was enjoying my meal. Also, they were very nice.
It was quite noisy though and it is supposedly always busy. It is not a place to go if you are looking for quiet, on the other side, it felt quite private (we were in a banquette, which was nice)
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added: Tuesday, Oct 19, 2010 at 10:21 PM
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Recommended for: Group Parties, Notable Wine List, Outdoor Dining, Private Parties, Trendy Hot Spot
EDIT: I took my parents to Taverne for their anniversary this year, and was just as impressed as the first time I dined there in 2008 (and again last year with a friend). All 3 visits have been impeccable from beginning to end.

I want to stress that I am on a student budget - I don't have millions to throw around, and I'm not usually to be found in very pricey restaurants. However, Taverne is WELL worth a little saving. Their ingredients are truly top-notch and I have never had a single thing to eat there that wasn't totally scrumptious, from the bread to the desserts.

The service is always warm and competent. The wine list is full of great picks, and the ambiance is so lively! This is absolutely my favourite resto in Montreal.

On the anniversary visit, my father was floored by the liver - something he was tempted to order but dubious about any restaurant preparation (expecting a leathery, sad strip). It far, far exceeded his expectations, served with sugar-cured bacon and delicious spinach and potatoes. He said it was better than any filet mignon he's had in recent years - high praise from a true carnivore. My mother had roast chicken, which doesn't sound exciting but was mouth-watering; same for my porcini pasta dish. Everything we ate was just stunning.

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(2008 Review) I was taken to Taverne on the Square for my birthday last night - the experience was unforgettable.

My meal was perfect from beginning to end - it helped that we happened to know two of the staff, so we got some great recommendations.

I started with a bellini and a beautiful salad with warm goat's cheese & poached pears - outstanding! Light but bursting with flavour.

Continued with a pasta dish I'll be remembering for years; made with porcini stock which kicked the complexity of the dish up considerably from a simple mushroom pasta to something that could stand shoulder to shoulder with any meat dish.

Was graciously offered port & a birthday dessert (a decadent, melting, freshly baked cookie with ice cream; sinful!) complete with a candle.

Overall I felt completely spoiled and very welcome. The food far exceeded my expectations and the service was perfect (and not just because of the friends working there).

The atmosphere was lively and warm, and the prices reflected the quality of the ingredients (only the best) and the highly professional ambience. Don't go for a cheap meal; go for a treat and forget about the numbers! You will not be disappointed.
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edited: Wednesday, Aug 4, 2010 at 12:56 PM
5.0  Overall Rating
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Recommended for: Notable Wine List, Trendy Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
Delicious. I'm always impressed when I dine at the Tavern on the Square. The food is wonderful and the staff are knowledgeable. Great place to impress future clients.
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added: Tuesday, Aug 3, 2010 at 09:10 PM
3.0  Overall Rating
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I work close by so I have eaten here many times, mostly because it's convenient , it's expensive and the food/choice is not great... the menu has not changed in years....the best part for me is the wait staff, they are knowledgeable and very friendly. Resto is in an office complex, which is also connected to the Westmount condos....may explain why it's usually full.
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added: Wednesday, Jul 28, 2010 at 03:49 PM
2.0  Overall Rating
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Food is not bad but way over priced. $25 for the mac and cheese is outrageous. Although besides the price I saw something tonight that really angered me. I was sitting with my family when an older gentleman came in the front entrance. He somehow fell down the stairs and bumped his head. One of the waiters screamed to one of the waitresses to lock the front door for some reason. Then someone brought ice a and that was it. The gentleman was left to his own with the 2 women from his party to take care of him. No other care was provided by the staff. I can't believe the manager never did anything. At one point he walked over glanced over and when he saw the man was not seriously hurt, he just walked away. He never approached to ask if he was ok or if he needed anything. I couldn't believe it! I was so angry that nothing else was done to take care of this poor man. All kinds of complications could have happened. He could have had a concussion, a subdural bleed, a seizure from the trauma. That manager is comletely useless. He walks around, never smiling, trying to look important. I hope nothing like this ever happens again. Don't count on getting any help from the staff.
added: Thursday, Jun 10, 2010 at 10:24 PM
4.5  Overall Rating
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This is a wonderful restaurant....the food, the service everything is outstanding. Their meats and fish are excellent and if you like beef carpaccio (it is the priciest app) but well worth it :-)
I strongly suggest this restaurant.
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added: Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 10:12 AM
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