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Europea

1227, rue de la Montagne
Montreal, QC  H3G 1Z2

(514) 398-9229

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English
October 31, 2018

History

Established in 2001

Inspiré des origines espagnoles, italiennes et catalanes des fondateurs, Europea propose une cuisine techno-émotionnelle pour une expérience culinaire inédite. Rapidement, le restaurant devient une destination prisée. Europea est nommé, en 2009, 2010, 2011 et 2012, restaurant de l'année par la Société des Chefs, Pâtissiers et Cuisiniers du Québec, par Le Devoir, le... more

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April 21, 2013

Europea Restaurant is the result of the shared vision of two French chefs, whose work has taken them to some of the finest four-star restaurants in France. The table d hôte features a 5 to 8 course service including a range of selections guaranteed to impress even the most discerning palate. Every dish is caringly prepared with only the freshest Quebec produce. A favorite of many restaurant... more

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September 06, 2012

Restaurant Europea has become an essential spot on Montreal scene, a gastronomic "rendez-vous" rich in colour and flavour. Flattered by all the gourmet critics, you will share an outstanding experience offered by the creative and modern cuisine of Chef Jérôme ferrer and his 22 chefs team. (named chef of the year, restaurant of the year, "maitre cuisinier de France"An unforgetable moment in a... more

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English
4 star rating
Refinedpalates January 07, 2009
Restaurant Europea: the most awful dining experience ever. Don’t go there.

This restaurant is an absolute rip-off. We went there for New Year's Eve 2009 to celebrate and enjoy a nice evening, and eat what we thought would be refined food.

We opted for the ten course “menu degustation” dinner with champagne. The evening began really nicely. We were so impressed by the first few appetizers. Although the first two courses really amounted to two tiny bites, the chef seemed to know what he was doing, or so we thought. Then, when we began to trust that this dinner was going to be spectacular, everything changed so dramatically that we were speechless.

Halfway through the dinner, the waiters began to show an attitude, the service became ridiculously slow, and the teaser to the main course was the worst thing we had ever tasted, and every table around us was sending it back: a spiced wine that was so saturated with spices and cinnamon that it was grainy and powdery.

One bite of the main course told me that this was so awful, I was sure another bite would make me sick. My husband, who by then had waited two and a half hours for the main course, and who had been snacking on bread in between the one bite sized appetizers, was so incredibly hungry that he ate the deep-fried tempura-style tuna steak with a strange, oil-soaked crust, and the so-very-obviously-days-old-dried-up-hummus. The tuna was drenched in cold vegetable oil because they did not care to wait for the frying oil to warm up. Absolutely terrible. With every bite my husband would say: “this is awful and dry but I’m so hungry, I’m gonna eat it. I think the mop boy cooked this one.”

The cheese plate was ridiculously salty and not worth eating. The “frozen souffle” was just ice cream. Then, we waited and waited for the desert, until finally, exasperated at the slow service, I pointed out to the waitress that we were still waiting for the last item on the list to arrive. To my surprise, she just said “Oh, that’s the gift bag they give you on the way out.” Then another twenty minutes passed by, and a tray of tiny bite sweets came to the table with an “et voila!” arrogantly said. Well they tasted quite awful, and we realized then why these trays were returning full from all the tables around us.

It was almost midnight and the waiters had taken away the balloons from the tables. There was no happy new year from the staff, no smiles. They were just waiting for the last few tables to clear.

We were freezing cold, the restaurant was depending on a few small electric heaters placed under your feet to counteract the front door that would periodically blow freezing cold air through the entire restaurant. We really couldn’t wait to leave, but the ridiculously slow service dragged this dinner out for four and a half hours.

We were stunned that an evening that started so well could end up so badly. We were incredibly disappointed.

We went home and the disaster began to really be felt. My idiot husband was in and out of the bathroom all night with an awful diahria, and he was sick for the next three days. He had eaten what I tried to warn him not to eat. I felt so bad for him.

Well, would you believe it? When we contacted the restaurant about this serious case of food poisoning, the general manager was so rude, could not care less, and said “a refund is out of the question. Thank you for calling!” After spending $390 on a dinner for two, we were treated in the most terrible way.

Restaurant Europea: the most awful dining experience ever. Don’t go there.

French
4 star rating
olivier January 26, 2009
Une experience memorable...

Je suis allé sur les conseils d'un ami diner au Restaurant europea. Et là ce fut un coup de foudre! Dans une ambiance zen mais chaleureuse nous avons été recus comme des Rois de la premiere à la derniere minute. Tout est orchestré avec brio et c'est un festival pour le palais. la mise en bouche (cappucino de homard) est une merveille, le foie gras poelé fond dans la bouche et vous laisse penseur... le boeuf braisé est excellent et la farandole de desserts plus savoureux les uns des autres conclut divinement le repas. Vous repartez conquis!

Editorial Reviews from the web
English
4 star rating
June 17, 2012

From the outside, Europea looks like many of the city's low-brow brownstone eateries. But once inside -- after either ascending the spiral staircase or tucking into a cozy table in the cellar -- you'll see why chef Jérôme Ferrer was named Chef of the Year by the Société des Chefs, Cuisiniers et Pâtissiers du Québec, in 2007, and why Debeur, the French-language guidebook for Québec gourmands,... more

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Other Reviews from the web
English
4 star rating
December 24, 2018

I went to Europea with my husband and mother in law during our Christmas stay in Montreal. We had a few recommendations for this place from friends so we were thrilled to be able to make a reservation to try (at 9pm). Sad to say our experience was poor in all aspects. When you go in they throw all these free "treats" at you before you even speak to your waitress or have a chance to order.... more

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4 star rating
December 06, 2018

I had high hopes going in to Europea for a group dinner based on other reviews but was overall disappointed with the evening.

The highlight of the restaurant is the service, which is 5 star all the way. Attentive, friendly, warm and personal.

I found the decor to be a bit tired and in need of a refresh. It looked like cutting edge resto decor from the late 1990s.

The food, with a few... more

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4 star rating
November 29, 2018

Is it worth it? Yes!

I brought my mom to Europea back in October for their anniversary six-course meal. Not to spoil, with all the surprises, it was more like a nine-course meal!!!

As for the food, everything was amazing and sort of... whimsical! It is definitely an experience you gotta try once! Like they say, you eat with the eyes. I won't give too much details as the food tastes just so... more

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French
4 star rating
November 27, 2007

Je suis une cliente fidèle du restaurant Europea depuis 2004 et je n'ai toujours eu que des éloges à son endroit. En fait, il s'agissait jusqu'à tout dernièrement de mon restaurant préféré et j'y allais de nombreuses fois par année. Lors de ma dernière visite, par contre, j'ai été suffisamment déçue pour décider de ne plus y retourner. Le cappucino de crème de homard était toujours aussi... more

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4 star rating
October 30, 2007

J’ai été prise sous le charme du chef Ferret du restaurant europea autant dans les soirées de galas que dans les magazines ou à la télévision. L’attente est grande et quelle déception en final. Cuisine est bonne mais pas mémorable. Le service est très ordinaire et la facture est extraordinairement dispendieuse.

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4 star rating
January 05, 2007

I was very impressed with everything from the service to the quality and taste of the food we had. I liked the portions, which permitted us to have many courses without feeling like we over ate. The presentation of each course was original and beautiful. Our bill represented the quality and service we received ($$$). I think this restaurant is an excellent treat for anyone who wants to... more

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Business Description from the Web
English
September 10, 2014

Revered chef Jérôme Ferrer’s inventive French plates & tasting menus in an urbane townhouse setting.

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September 06, 2011

Europea, located in the heart downtown of Montreal,is an intimate respite that transcends the ordinary. Quebec's finest produce is transformed into works of art. Enjoy fresh sea food, venison from boileau and an assortment of local cheeses, all served by professional and attentive staff.The restaurant offers two dining areas complemented by an open concept kitchen and bar area where you can... more

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September 06, 2011

Restaurant Europea has become an essential spot on Montreal scene, a gastronomic "rendez-vous" rich in colour and flavour. Flattered by all the gourmet critics, you will share an outstanding experience offered by the creative and modern cuisine of Chef Jérôme ferrer and his 22 chefs team. (named chef of the year, restaurant of the year, "maitre cuisinier de France" An unforgetable moment in a... more

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French
September 22, 2008

Choyé à l’unanimité par les critiques du Québec et du Canada, l’Europea saura vous étonner, «la finesse de l’art culinaire». Émotions et découverte des plus beaux produits du Québec mis en valeur par deux chefs français.

Dans une ambiance imtime et chaleureuse, en plein c½ur du centre-ville et prisé par les Montréalais et les célébrités. Europea saura vous faire découvrir une fine cuisine... more

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