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Via Resto Lounge

Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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1418 Crescent, Montreal, Quebec H3G 2B6, Canada
+1 514-843-8181
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

I travel the world and eat at countless restaurants, and this could be the worst experience of them all. Servers who couldn't care less if you stayed or left and so many things not available on the menu. It started with our arrival when we first set down. The server asked us for our drink order. One person, looking at... More 

1 Thank traveltipsalot
Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

When your instincts tell you to run ... You should run fast! Four of us were taken in by the location (trendy Crescent St) and outward appearance (think zen like couches etc.) which left us believing we were going to have relaxing pre-concert drinks, tasty appetizers and fantastic service. Boy were we WRONG!!! I am in my 60s and have... More 

1 Thank LaineyO556
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013

We came to Via because they were doing an event (1 dollar oysters). At first glance the ambiance seemed alright but was completely and utterly destroyed by the horrendous club music. The oysters were not fresh. The waitress hardly took notice of our table and didn't refill our obviously empty glasses of water despite having told us that she would... More 

1 Thank guest502
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

Came here October 2013 after a long flight, chose this restaurant as it was near to our hotel. Looked nice from the outside, especially the terrace. That's where the positives end. Disappointing menu, told a 35 minute wait despite the restaurant being almost empty. Still nothing after forty five minutes. My husband had a childishly presented gnocchi which looked like... More 

Thank emtee2013
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

My boyfriend and I were walking down Crescent Street looking for some great Italian food. The hostess did a great job selling the menu, but maybe she hasn't tried the food. Inside the resto, there were a moderate amount of tables, mostly empty (should have been a clue) we decided to sit outside. We waited and waited for service, finally... More 

Thank KarenSteveAB
Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

My wife and I were walking down Crescent Street looking for a place to have dinner. We took a seat at Via on their terrace pretty much by chance. The weather was ideal for sitting outside. The restaurant is moderately expensive, but comparable to other similar places in Montreal, as best I can tell. The owner chatted with us for... More 

Thank travelerfil
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

We chose here to enjoy a drink after a concert, with it's nice outdoor terrace. It looks like a classy, service-oriented type of establishment. We were seated promptly at a nice outdoor table, and given our drink menus. I requested a food menu as well, as we perhaps wanted to get an app. We ordered a pitcher of sangria, and... More 

Thank Sabatonk
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013 via mobile

We were attracted by the menu the inviting terrace and the Crescent Street location. However, nothing could have prepared us for the exceptional culinary experience we had! Piero the Chef is a genius!! He was brought in from Italy for Via Resto lounge and we are lucky he's here!!!! We had the beef tartar which was the best I've ever... More 

Thank msbugs
Labrador City, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013

Recently my husband and I happened upon this delightful restaurant completely by chance. It was a chilly evening in Montreal and we spotted the large pyramid heaters on the deck. We are both smokers so this was a welcome site. We had already eaten in another restaurant and stopped at Via for an espresso and a couple of drinks. The... More 

Thank snowshoveller
Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2013

finaly authentic italian trendy food in montreal... i think the last time i had such a great italian food it was when i visited italy last year. the appitizer and the home made pasta and that desert i had at via crescent resto and lounge is something wow... guys you need to try it out.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1418 Crescent, Montreal, Quebec H3G 2B6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Neighbourhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-843-8181

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.
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