Au Cinquième Péché
Au Cinquième Péché

Au Cinquième Péché

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aucinquiemepeche.com/
  • Phone: 5142860123
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Benoit Lenglet
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private room can serve groups of up to 40 people. Special menus are available.
  • Private Party Contact: Benjamin Lenglet 5142860123

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metro Mont-Royal 1 minute away.
A word from Au Cinquième Péché
Winner of the best dish of the year 2011 (La Gazette) and best French restaurant in 2011 (Mirror), Le Cinquième Péché is a long time foodies favorite. Our Chef Benoit Lenglet serves unique dishes that are comforting and masterly executed.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Au Cinquième Péché reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (45)special occasion (32)romantic (30)neighborhood gem (25)notable wine list (23)good for groups (13)great for outdoor dining (12)hot spot (10)late-night find (4)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • OUR SECOND TIME
    RICHARDVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were there on a Saturday night. The place was busy but the service outstanding. The waiter (one of the owner took time to refill the wine and talk with us. The food was excellent. The wine selection very good. Next time in Montreal we will return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Un vrai délice - Delicious meals
    DavidJ
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    La nourriture, l'ambiance et le service sont formidable. Je le reccomande fortement à ceux qui désirent faire une sortie romantique ou pour profiter d'une expérience culinaire hors de l'ordinaire. The food, the ambiance and the service were impeccable. I strongly recommends this place those who want a romantic diner. Great food. Out of the ordinary.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Une belle évasion
    Yvon
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Que se soit pour des anniversaires, pour des évènements ou simplement pour une rencontre entre amis, c'est le restaurant rêvé. Des plats parfaits, des découvertes, et un accord mets- vins parfaits. Inoubliables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French signature cuisine
    SanFermin
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Small cozy french restaurant in rue St Denis Street with rue Mt Royal, in the very heart of Plateau. Very acceptable wine list and short food menu, which normally is a very good signal. Reinterpretation of some French dishes with the chef's personnel touch. Diligent and solicitous service, very good explanations of the different dishes and out-of-menu options. I definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ashynfreddie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Their fish is always so good! We also really enjoyed our cheese mousse (appetizer). The prosciutto chips go so well with it! Service was very attentive too. It's my 2nd time dining here and I'll definitely be back again for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous!
    2foodies
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great food and wonderful service, made it a night to remember. Our waiter assisted us in sequencing a series of dishes to share and paired wine (which you can order by the half glass) to go with each of the 6 courses that we ate. It was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience
    OttawaDinDiner
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Incredible experience. Menu was brilliant, vibrant and relevant! Service was impeccable! Wines were refreshingly private and organic. Love, love, love.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent French cuisine
    RamsisnutellaVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Benjamin knows how to run his place and is involved with everyone. He takes the time to explain the portions and details of the dishes, and he is an excellent sommelier! Follow his recommendations for the wine and food and you won't go wrong!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    Emma
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Excellent service, les serveurs sont très sympathiques et efficaces. Bonne bouffe, les merguez de phoques sont excellentes, bon choix de vins a bon prix.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inventive and classic French
    Adrian
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This neighborhood restaurant has an inventive chef who is clearly very accomplished in classic French technique. We had a terrine of duck confit and foie gras, seal saucisson, a melon soup with lobster salad, and a "poutine" that was assembled using sweet potato-zucchini gnocchi and seal merguez. The wine list is not huge, but has plenty of unexpected, nice bottles. Notable is also that the wines by the glass are excellent and not trite. For instance, rather than having bland Bordeaux/Chablis, they had Cotes de Marmandais/Duras for very reasonable per-glass prices. The service was prompt, friendly and expert. Although charging bistro prices, they had nice high-end touches, like letting you taste the wine by the glass before the pour.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lovely, friendly, perfect
    lytp
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Came here on our last night in Montreal, visiting from San Francisco. We loved our incredibly attentive and friendly server, loved our food, loved the atmosphere and the location was very convenient. The french farmhouse/brick basement aesthetic lent itself to cozy special dining, and their house beer is excellent. Would come back anytime-- wish I were local and could easily do so!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    sixpaws
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Had the tasting menu and absolutely loved it. Excellent service as well. Looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Experience
    SlowFineDining
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    One of the most enjoyable meals ever. The service was phenomenal as the server gave very special attention to every patron and appeared to genuinely enjoy his work. He (and the chef) allowed/provided us a wonderful 4 hour dining experience--just the way I like it! The atmosphere was very relaxed and calming--nice background music. The selection of wines by the glass were as delicious as they were unique. The food was out of this world. Finally, for the amazing quality of the food and experience, the price was a bargain. I recommend sharing a series of the small plates with another for a 5 or 6 course meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service and delicious food!
    foodiegoodie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I had a great time at Au Cinquieme Peche! My husband and I ordered the tasting menu with wine paring. Every course was delicious and the wine was spatacular! The only thing was the food was served a bit slow. We started dinner at 6:30 and we managed to finish the tasting menu a bit after 10pm. Other than that, I highly recommend this resturant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Traditional Creative French
    bavaro
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We had veal tongue and duck confit. The tongue fell apart und was delicious, the same for the duck. Creative vegetables as a side made this a rather light diner. and A lot of wines unknown to me on the wine list. After a glas of rosé I stayed with tap water.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always exceptional food
    Amenophis
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The pure foodie place. The menu changes on a daily basis, with new creations all the time. The guys will take the time to explain all the details behind each plate before you make a "tough" choice, for both the starters and the entrees. Proposing a glass of wine for each of those plates if you want to make perfect matches. And they even propose you half glasses if you just want a few sips for each ! Really relax ambiance. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very, very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    It's my new favorite restaurant. Excellent food, excellent service , excellent wine etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquis!
    Caroline
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Moi et ma copine allons pour nos anniversaires à ce resto depuis plusieurs années...toujours une expérience des plus exquises..
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still outstanding
    keithmVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We visited July 3. The place was still as great as before. You order off a "black board" as the menu changes frequently. we started with the White Gaspacho, which was so refreshing on a warm night.Richard had the Veal Tongue. Very nice, but I'm not a real veal fan. From there I had the Artic Char, which was done just right. Richard had the "Rolled Guinea Fowel". They debone it & roll the meat together so you get a nice mix of flavors. Really nice. For dessrt we did the Panna Cotta & Pistachio biscuit. Very nice ending.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MIAM!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Awesome food, awesome service! We had a great time celebrating a good friend's birthday! Seafood was divine (fish, squid, etc.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent restaurant. Great dinner
    Gilles
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The best ''Ris de veau '' in Montreal. Excellent service
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simplement les meilleurs
    Audrey
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    J'y vais dès que j'ai l'occasion. Le service et la cuisine sont exceptionnels. Un petit trésor à découvrir sans attendre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • casual bistro with decent food
    traveller
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Warm, very casual environment with some male diners in shorts. The food was technically accomplished but overcomplicated with unnecessary ingredients e.g. the lobster gazpacho would have been better without its multiple chunks of asparagus but could have used more lobster. Inexpensive but uninspiring wine list. We'd go back but only if we lived in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredible restaurant!!!
    Linda
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The food is amazing, the service is perfect and the decor is beautiful!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Truely amazing
    Soph
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We had the tasting menue and it was amazing! Tastey and interesting food! Really awesome :) The service was amazing. Friendly and informative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and creative menu
    Tomroadfood
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    My biggest complaint would probably be that the servings were bigger than I expected, and I was too full to try the dessert. Perhaps my wife and I should have shared an appetizer, but the offerings were too tempting
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Puree here I come!
    Inspired
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    How fortunate we were to have our first meal in Montreal at Au Cinquieme Peche. From the octopus appetizer to the sweetbreads and arctic char for the entree, the food was absolutely spectacular. First night I returned to NYC, I made a salmon dish with a butternut squash puree in honor of our meal at Au cinquieme! Thank you for the inspiration!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • montreal fair restaurant
    isa1390VIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    nous sommes allés a ce restaurant afin de fêter le retour d'un ami ils nous ont accueillis tres bien et c'était excellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 149 reviews are from the Au Cinquième Péché reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Excellent menu, updated often. Waitstaff very helpful and knowledgeable.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic meal!
    Jenski
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    This was my boyfriend's and my first night out in Montreal and we picked Au Cinquieme Peche based on positive Yelp and Trip Advisor reviews. We left dinner very pleased with our choice! The food - we got appetizers, entrees and dessert - was delicious and flavorful. One of the more unique dishes - Poutine with sweet potatoes, seal (phoque) sausage and cheese curds was my favorite. The service was great. We had a very friendly and helpful waiter who patiently translated the French menu into English for us. Locationwise its on St. Denis, with nearby bars/jazz clubs to check out after dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favourite meal in Montreal
    KKSBA
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This was our favourite dining experience in Montreal. Located on St. Denis in the Plateau area & a short cab ride from Vieux Port. Perfect French meal;casual ambience & clearly a local favourite. Make reservations.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Would go back!
    chowtimemtl
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My husband, son and myself were there on Sat. May 10th, having first reviewed a good amount of favorable comments. The bistro is small, with a charming feel, where from the moment you are met at the door, throughout the entire evening, you are attended to with courtesy and a heartfelt desire that you enjoy your experience. The food offers some unique choices, including a smoked seal appetizer, which was enjoyable. The beef and guinea fowl entrees we ordered were faultless. The only complaint I would have is that there seemed to be a party upstairs with rambunctious small children stomping on the floor, which diminished the experience. Nonetheless, I would go back the next time I visit Montreal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best meal we've had in a long time
    mmac
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Both our meals (primecut beef and arctic char) were oustanding and the wines by the glass complimented the meals perfectly. The meats were seasoned and cooked perfectly. Our entree was the smoked seal, which we could only describe as "the best pastrami you'll ever have". Best use of seal? Maybe not, but it was still delicious and fun. The service was great and we felt welcomed to explore their creative and inspired menu. We've found our favourite restaurant in Montreal and can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    chasp
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    We find everything ordered to be absolutely delicious. Perhaps it our uneducated American taste buds, but I doubt it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must!
    KVanAm
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    This is my fourth time at Au Cinquième Péché, and I am never disappointed. Food was delicious - fresh, innovative, and wonderfully prepared. The service is always wonderful as well. Tip: ask your waiter to pair wine with your food - they always make excellent recommendations.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • La nourriture est exquise!
    puce35
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    La nourriture est exquise! L'accueil est chaleureux et le service est impeccable. J'adore ce restaurant, car je ne suis jamais déçue.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chaleureux resto
    Zoelou42
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Accueil chaleureux, personnel attentioné, nourriture fine et savoureuse, menu varié et abordable. À adopter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food - excellent service.
    DKNY
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Great food - excellent service. The host took his time to explain the menu in detail....just an overall wonderful experience. Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sinfully Delicious
    LeeS
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    This was the highlight of our trip to Montreal. It was the most expensive and best meal I have ever had in my life, so I think that makes it ok. The staff was very friendly and the food was fantastic. I was hoping to try Seal but it was a late season this year so I couldn't, oh well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yuummmmm!!!!
    May1974
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    We paired food and wine...was amazing!! nice spot, beautiful dishes, best tongue ever!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.