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Au Cinquième Péché
Au Cinquième Péché

Au Cinquième Péché Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aucinquiemepeche.com/
  • Phone: (514) 286-0123
  • 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 (514) 286-0123

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "It's my new favorite restaurant. Excellent food, excellent service , excellent wine etc."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Moi et ma copine allons pour nos anniversaires à ce resto depuis plusieurs années...toujours une expérience des plus exquises.."
    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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Awesome food, awesome service! We had a great time celebrating a good friend's birthday! Seafood was divine (fish, squid, etc.)"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The best ''Ris de veau '' in Montreal. Excellent service"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "J'y vais dès que j'ai l'occasion. Le service et la cuisine sont exceptionnels. Un petit trésor à découvrir sans attendre."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food is amazing, the service is perfect and the decor is beautiful!!!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We had the tasting menue and it was amazing! Tastey and interesting food! Really awesome :) The service was amazing. Friendly and informative."
    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 "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "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! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "nous sommes allés a ce restaurant afin de fêter le retour d'un ami ils nous ont accueillis tres bien et c'était excellent"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Excellent menu, updated often. Waitstaff very helpful and knowledgeable."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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."
    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! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We find everything ordered to be absolutely delicious. Perhaps it our uneducated American taste buds, but I doubt it!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "La nourriture est exquise! L'accueil est chaleureux et le service est impeccable. J'adore ce restaurant, car je ne suis jamais déçue."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Accueil chaleureux, personnel attentioné, nourriture fine et savoureuse, menu varié et abordable. À adopter."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Great food - excellent service. The host took his time to explain the menu in detail....just an overall wonderful experience. Would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We paired food and wine...was amazing!! nice spot, beautiful dishes, best tongue ever!!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Excellent resto, Ris de veau les meilleurs en ville!!!!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "nourriture intéressante, accueil particulièrement amical, pairage des vins inventif, pour un prix raisonnable très recommandable"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Unique gastronomical experience. An excellent opportunity to taste french/terroir cuisine made with fine and uncommon ingredients. Very knowledgeable sommelier, would suggest the perfect wine to marry your supper. One of the few places where seal is served, either fresh or in charcuterie. Being not my first time Au Cinquième Péché, I was very pleased how the chef never ceases to surprise his customers. Like last year I had sweetbreads, and it was prepared in a new way with different ingredients. Carrots and hazelnut flavors at different levels go so well with sweetbreads. As always, the service was excellent."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Friendly and knowledgeable service. Excellent food. Perfect evening."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This bistro-like restaurant has a very attractive menu, from comfort-food to more adventurous food. I had the Pumpkin and coconut milk soup and smoked duck ham, followed by Prime cut of beef, braised oxtail, potato purée and Brussels sprouts. Both plates were excellent, though the combination was a bit salty for me. My husband was totally astonished by the Oysters and the fish/seafood he had. Small downside was the noise level (restaurant full and small, hard to hear the server), but we could still hold a private conversation. Decor was very cozy with warm stone walls. Service was flawless (not disturbing, very good advice on food and drinks). Combines excellent quality + quantity and reasonable price for such place. Totally recommend it!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "On mange très bien au Cinquième péché. La cuisine, inventive, nous réserve de belles surprises comme le rocher au foie gras, hommage à celui de Ferrero, qui allie le sucré et le salé d'une façon inusitée. Mon ris de veau, une spécialité de la maison semble-t-il, était également bon, tout comme les légumes qui l'accompagnaient. Vous pouvez faire de belles découvertes à ce restaurant, mais soyez conscient que même si les prix seront ceux d'une très bonne table, l'ambiance est celle d'un petit troquet où l'on mange dans ce qui semble être un sous-sol, serrés près de voisins très rapprochés qui ne manqueront rien de notre conversation s'ils veulent s'y intéresser. Je ne vos recommanderait donc pas d'y aller pour une occasion."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We went to Au 5e Péché for our Valentine's dinner and it was a wonderful experience. Very good food, good sizes, very tasteful. The service was A1. We will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was so tasty that my 4 and 6 year old ate every last bite and even some of mine. I tried foods I had never imagined I would ever experience - and enjoyed every morsel. Seriously, you must eat here at least once in your lifetime."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This was my second visit to Au Cinquième Péché and it rocked just like the first time. My first visit was to sample seal meat last year (awesome!) but that's not currently in season right now (not till mid-March and April). Both myself and my dining partner had an incredible meal on this outing - my friend is not at all fond of soup generally but he decided to try the pumpkin and coconut milk soup with confit chestnut and smoked duck ham, and he practically licked the bowl clean. I had the prime cut of beef with braised oxtail, potato purée, and Brussels sprouts and not only was it a gastromic delight to the mouth, but the presentation was tres merveilleux as well. One of the best places to eat in Montréal!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Je crois qu'il est faut d'affirmer que ce délectable restaurant ne répond qu'à l'un des sept péchés capitaux. Il nous en en comblé plus d'un ! Niché dans les dédales bruyants de la St-Denis, même à sa porte, nous remarquons mal le discret restaurant. Dès notre entrées nous fumes entourés de l'ambiance calme et discrète de l'endroit qui prête absolument à l'intente de commettre l'un des péchés qui vous sont offerts. La nourriture y est exquise et les plats sont composés avec soins et réalisé de façon incroyable. Si vous avez un penchant pour les abats, vous serez comblés. Mais vous trouverez également de quoi satisfaire ceux qui tendent dans le plus classique. La cartes des vins est très intéressante, laissez vous conseiller sans gêne."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Outstanding service, classy, elegant. The waitress did an outstanding job at describing the menu; very elaborate and exquisite way of explaining all the flavours and cooking techniques. Great wine suggestion. The entire staff was warm, extremely kind and classy. Awesome French bistro experience!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Une petite salle au plafond bas. Des tables serrées les unes auprès des autres. Un sous-sol avec une fenestration minimaliste. Et pourtant un charme fou et une chaleur qui vous fait oublier l'hiver. On se croirait dans un petit bistrot parisien. La carte est courte mais on y trouve de tout : viandes, poissons, abats et même végétarien. Le choix des ingrédients est assez standard (pas de pieuvre au pamplemousse, garam massala et granité de pivoine) mais la façon de les apprêter est créative. Et surtout, la réalisation est parfaite. Le personnel est efficace et connaît sa carte et ses vins. Les vins, tous bios, proviennent principalement de France. Ici aussi la carte est courte mais le choix est bon et surtout très abordable. 9.8/10"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I think this is one of the best restaurants in Montreal. It has everything. Price is moderate, Quality is consistently high. Nothing to even nit pik."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Cinquième Péché is one of our favourite places, particularly for special occasions. The food is always creative, delicious and memorable. We always leave with happy tastebuds. Service is awesome! Highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/16/2014