Bistro L'Aromate - Centre-Ville
Bistro L'Aromate - Centre-Ville

Bistro L'Aromate - Centre-Ville

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: (514) 847-9005
  • Hours of Operation:
    Petit-déjeuner: Lundi - Dimanche: 6:30 - 10:30; Brunch: Samedi - Dimanche: 10:30 - 15:00; Déjeuner: Lundi - Dimanche: 11:00 - 16:00; Diner: Dimanche - Jeudi: 16:00 - 22:00, Vendredi - Samedi: 16:00 - 23:00

    Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 10:30am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary European, International
  • Executive Chef: Jean-François Plante
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Happy hours & table d'hôte

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Metclafe
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Bistro L'Aromate - Centre-Ville
Au cœur même de la vie urbaine de Montréal, rue de Maisonneuve Ouest, coin Metcalfe, laissez migrer votre plaisir. Le jour, pour les gens d'affaires, un bar-bistro rythmé et convivial; le soir, un bar-resto chaleureux juste assez animé pour qui adore s'imprégner d'un véritable esprit fraternel. De plus, la gamme de produits L'Aromate, intégrée à notre savoir-faire culinaire, vous est maintenant proposée au bistro dans la section épicerie fine; sans oublier des produits fins gourmets, du prêt à emporter jusqu'au service de traiteur. Dorénavant, savourez le menu du Bistro L'Aromate : de notre table d'hôte à la vôtre.

At the heart of urban Montreal, Bistro L'Aromate is a friendly bar-bistro during the day for the local business and a lively bar-restaurant during the evening. Come enjoy the range of products L'Aromate has to offer and experience our culinary expertise.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Bistro L'Aromate - Centre-Ville reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (26)great for lunch (25)special occasion (15)hot spot (14)great for outdoor dining (13)good for groups (10)romantic (9)great for brunch (7)notable wine list (7)neighborhood gem (6)vibrant bar scene (6)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • La musique est trop forte pour un souper d'affaire
    Andre
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    La nourriture est excellente mais le service n'est pas à la hauteur du restaurant. Ils ont oublié de nous servir le dessert malgré 3 rappels.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Too expensive for what you get
    Karo
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    1 entry, 1 desert, 2 meals good but nothing special about it for 146$. For a sturday nighth at 18h15, the beer my husband wanted: was back order, the desert I wanted and was one of the reason I wanted to go there- the creme brulée: was back orde too! Not a good experience for us and would not recommand. The desert was more expensive than a scotch! The table beside us was so close I could touch it. I heard all of their conversation
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch d'affaires impeccable!
    Norm
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    C'est la 3e fois que je vais à ce restaurant et je n'ai jamais été décu. Cette fois-ci c'était pour un lunch d'affaires. L'accueil était exceptionnel et le repas excellent. Malgré le peu de temps que nous avions pour profiter de cette endroit, j'ai apprécié l'heure que nous avions par un service impeccable et un repas à la hauteur de mes attentes. La morue était simplement sublime. J'y retournerai assurément.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth it
    Clifford
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Most everything we ate in Montreal was very good, but this food was fantastic. One can often get a good read by the bread that is served first and theirs was particularity good, crusty out and soft in, served with olive tapenade. A bit loud and the service can a bit slow, but it is worth the wait. We drove up from NY, and were half hour late due to traffic. We called to warn them and they were very accommodating. The food was fantastic. Try the linguini with duke confit, you wont be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outstanding
    Lyne
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Mousse de foie de volaille, les pates, la bavette.... wow de rewow. excellent resto pour y inviter des clients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bonne table
    Benito
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    En endroit que je priorise lorsque que je suis de passage au Ctr Ville . Endroit classique et lounge . Je recommande
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Toujours agreable
    Chocoman57
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    J'y vais a l'occasion pour amener un client luncher et la qualite des ingredients, la presentation et le service sont toujours impeccables. Ambiance agreable avec musique branchee. Belles tables directement sur le trottoir quand la meteo le permet. Un peu dispendieux pour le lunch mais le bon endroit pour amener un invite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bien mais cher pour ce que c'est
    chaloub
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Carte intéressante et variée, service le midi très rapide et efficace. La salade en entrée était passée date. En fin de compte ça ne vaut pas le prix exigé pour un dîner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    food and service was great, we ask for a table adequate for business discussion and we received exactly was we ask for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Henry5
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    L'armosphere et l'ambiance sont tres bien.le personnel chaleureux rt soucieux du bien etre des clients. Le tartare est excellent. La cuisine est relevée. A revisiter pour faire connaitre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best value in Montreal
    BBM2014VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    This restaurant gives you the best value for your buck in downtown Montreal
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • luv2eat
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    fabulous restaurant for a family reunion. the food and service were superb. the tuesday night special was reasonably priced. a great time was had by all. would go there again in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food and atmosphere was verry good, as usual, but we had a new waitress, who needs time toearn how to listen to the customers.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 46 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 261 reviews are from the Bistro L'Aromate - Centre-Ville reviews archive.
  • Peter
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    First time at Bistro L'Aromate and the food and service were just «top noch!»
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrible experience..!!
    Foodreviewer
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The setting was nice but the service was terrible. We waited for 10 minutes and had to waive the girl over to ask for water. When came the time to order, she just stand there and we had to ask one by one "soup of the day", "inspiration of the day", "catch of the day". Once served, she never came back once to ask if all was well. This restaurant just topped the list of "worst service ever". Will never go back and will never recommend it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Both the food and the service were excellent. Unfortunately they did not have our favourite wine, again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Souper sur la terrasse. Ambiance un peu bruyante en lien avec la circulation automobile mais cet inconvénient est compensé par une cuisine délicieuse et un service extraordinaire. Bravo et merci pour cette belle soirée.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Très bon restaurant. Belle ambiance et la nourriture excellente. J'aurais apprécié que le site pour les réservations et celui des commentaires soient en français. Merci Martine Letellier
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Déception
    Lalique
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    J'ai été déçue à ma dernière visite. La facture est excessive pour un repas du midi.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabuleux, mais à quel prix!
    danp3
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    J'ai adoré mon expérience à l'Aromate. L'atmosphère est très agréable, le service hors-pair, la nourriture excellente et la carte des vins est remarquable. S'il y a un petit bémol, c'est au niveau des prix. J'ai trouvé ça un peu dispendieux pour un lunch. À 54$ avant pourboire, ça surprend! Je comprend que les loyers sont élevés au centre-ville, mais il me semble qu'une quinzaine de dollars de moins aurait été de bon ton. Ceci étant dit, cela n'enlève rien au service et à l'attrait du restaurant dont la décoration est d'ailleurs splendide. J'y retournerai peut-être, mais cette fois, je me ferai payer le lunch...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We'll be back.
    Wwry
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We had a wonderful time. It was our first visit and we'll most likely be back one day (we're from Toronto). Upon our arrival, the host was polite and quick to welcome us. My wife and I were there for a romantic dinner so at first, we thought the music was a bit loud for our liking. We decided to sit at a table upstairs because the music wasn't as loud. The waiter was polite, friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. Overall, we had a great experience. We discovered a restaurant where we can eat excellent food, for a fair price. I must say the portions were really good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sans plus ni moins...
    chml
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Nous avons fait la réservation via Opentable et avions laissé le message que nous étions limités en temps (1h30) pour le souper. À notre arrivée au bistro, on nous a indiqué qu'on tiendrait compte de notre limite de temps sans problème, ce qui fut réalisé à notre grand bonheur. Dans l'ensemble, nous avons bien mangé, mais sans plus. Seule mon entrée, le «foie gras pressé», valait vraiment son prix. Nous avons donc trouvé que notre facture était beaucoup trop élevée pour la qualité de repas que l'on nous a offert.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Excellent as usual from A to Z. The service, the food and the atmosphere are worth ccoming back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Atmosphere
    ispeak
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Only had time to grab Soup. Loved the location, music and atmosphere. The soup was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I ate there during the formula 1 event.even-though they jack up the price during that period but I was very pleased with the quality of food. I guess I didn't expect much but it was great and especially I like the service. Eventhough it was pack but the waitress was very attentive with a great personality. Unfortunately I don't remember her name but she made me and my wife had an enjoyable time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fin de semaine du Gros Prix
    aliaschampagne
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Malheureusement, nous avons été très déçus de notre expérience vendredi dernier, et ce sera sans doute notre dernière visite. C’était presque impossible d’avoir une conservation tellement la musique était forte, et les plats semblaient avoir été faits à la va-vite (bien que le resto n’était pas encore plein). Mais surtout, ce qui nous a franchement scandalisés, c’est de voir à quel point les prix du menu avaient été gonflés (par rapport à ce que le site Web indiquait) en cette fin de semaine de Grand Prix (que nous avons rebaptisée «fin de semaine du Gros Prix» à l’image de l’établissement). Ces prix abusifs auront eu raison de notre fidélité... nous ne retournerons pas à L’Aromate. Comme on dit : «Fool me once...»
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good place for brunch
    Sugarwater
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Ambience is trendy overall good value for the money. On the pricey side- but it's downtown
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Le pain était bon, la tapenade aussi. L'entrée avec asperge était correcte et le plat principal avec la macreuse manquait de légumes d'accompagnement. Donc trop de viande pas assez de légumes.la texture de la viande était trop cuite.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food ! Not cheap but great !
    Andie
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Great ambiance ! Lively place. Really really good food.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Excellent foodand service,as always. However this was the second time that the vine I ordered was not in stock. Disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great venue
    Larissniane
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The place to be, scallops are always perfectly seared, the Mushroom multigrain risotto, porcini textures, young kale, old balsamic, mozzarella di bufala, truffled peach and parmesan risotto was bursting with flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Miam
    Lyly
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Que de plaisirs pour la bouche. Quand boudin devient un plaisir, c'est qu'on sait cuisiner! L'accueil fut charmant, par le chef-propriétaire lui-même! Seul bémol, la musique un cran trop fort et pas assez smooth jazz... Mais ça, c'est mon goût personnel.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Repas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Moi et ma conjointe avons opté pour une table d'hôte avec repas principal bœuf wagyu. C'était excellent. La serveuse nous l'avait recommandé. Bravo pour votre excellente table
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Romantic Dinner for 2
    blondie25
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The ambiance in the restaurant is very nice. It's not a large place but very nicely decorated. Great for small groups or a couple. The food was very delicious and there is a variety of items on the menu that should satisfy all different tastes. Great place and a nice choice for our anniversary dinner!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Boo2
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    One of the best experience. Jean-François Plante is a great host. La bedaine, le saumon, la tarte aux sucres revisitee, filet mignon tout était exquis!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown is alive
    PeterGourmand
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Nice to see the place quite busy early Friday evening. Service is social and accommodating; the salmon tartare was light but had a little too much mayo; the terrine was a little lacking in flavour; the lamb shank was good.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy hour gourmand
    Sand
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Nous avons pris des martinis, et des plats à l'ardoise, en fait ce sont des tapas. Quatre plats à l'ardoise pour deux personnes, et nous étions rassasiés. Vraiment très bon, foie gras pressé, pétoncles poêlés, tartare de boeuf, et calmars.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great breakfasts
    Daphnea
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Our second time for breakfast. I really like this place. Next time, we are trying the week-end brunch starting at 11:30 a.m.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent service, nourriture...
    Calou
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Je suis allée plusieurs fois à l'Aromate et cette fois ci je peux dire qu'il se passera beaucoup de temps avant que j'y retourne. Le service excellent et le restaurant époustouflant ne réussissent pas à faire passer les plats un peu ordinaires qui nous ont été servis. Il y a quelques années,la nourriture était beaucoup plus savoureuse et plus soignée. Mes 2 dernières visites m'ont donne une facture très salée et une expérience de la table décevante. Finalement si vous recherchez une super ambiance, un excellent service, des bons vins je vous le recommande et j'espère que la cuisine redeviendra bonne comme autrefois!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice and somewhat eclectic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    A nice and somewhat eclectic offering for brunch - albeit pricey. Because this restaurant sits within a 4 star hotel, you should definitely not expect a cheap diner style breakfast. The menu offers breakfast selections that range from $15 to $20 a plate, but we didn't mind paying the premium for something that went beyond traditional bacon and eggs. My wife enjoyed her take on Eggs Benedict which was enhanced with a slightly sweet infusion of caramelized onions and shredded ham (almost like pulled pork). I was happy with my grilled cheese sandwich, which also benefited from the addition of caramelized onion along with duck confit. The only thing that took away from the experience was the abysmally slow service and cold coffee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.