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

Bistro L'Aromate - Centre-Ville Details

  • 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: International, Contemporary European
  • 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
Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "mauvais service. NOus avons dû demander du café à chaque fois. Mon amie à demander du sucraline et ne l'a jamais eu."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Tout était bon, le service, l'ambiance, les plats : de l'entrée au dessert en passant par les plats de thon grillé, tartare de saumon, pâtes au canard , steak,Vraiment belle soirée"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Nous étions un groupe et l'ambiance, le service et la tarte au sucre reconçu étaient totalement parfait"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Menu qui change de l'ordinaire, très belle présentation des plats, appétissant et excellent. Service attentionné. Parfait pour une bonne bouffe en bonne compagnie !!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I go once a week in teh best-top resto of downtown Montreal, with my financial sector clients For teh 1st time ever, when I asked the waiter to change my wine glass, cause did not like it, ... He 1st asked if he should keep it in the fridge for my client (I had already drank from it) Then, when we answered negatively, he said: "what do you want me to do with it, throw it out ? ""
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The waitress was VERY kind, sympatic and nice to us. The food was amazing very fresh and you could taste the quality. The ambiance was jusr perfect with the sound level. the only bad thing were the distance between the table made the dinner not as romantis as it could have been and the service was a bit long for the amount of client."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I guess from the ambiance, the atmosphere, the menu I would have expected something out of the ordinary... not that the food wasn't nice, it was just a little drab, I had the salmon tartare with fenouil a bit over seasonned we lost the salmon in there, the dessert brownies were delicious the wow factor. Foie gras Entrée was again a bit over seasonned..."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "i went there with coupons from groupon. i don't know if it is because i had the coupons or it's usually like this but the portions were very small. i noticed from the exegerate portion of my appetizer(octopus) and the size of my main course ("onglet de boeuf") was different from their picture on their website. They cut "l'onglet de boeuf" in small pieces so it looks bigger (3pieces 3*2*2cm approx. not kidding). Even the desserts were small compare to the pictures in their website. Won;t go back for sure. i was really dissapointed."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "En entrée nous avons choisi les raviolis aux pois verts et à la menthe ainsi qu'une recommandation de la serveuse soit le tartare de bœuf. Nous fumes déçus par les raviolis car les escargots l'accompagnant goûtaient la terre et le bouillon était sans saveur. Par contre, le tartare était délicieux. En repas, nous avons commandé le risotto multigrains et le burger. C'est la serveuse qui a choisi le risotto et il manquait un peu de saveur. Par contre, le mélange de riz était agréable en bouche. Le hamburger était copieux. Étant repus, pas de dessert En bref, mis au part l'accueil un peu lent et le changement de serveurs, nous avons apprécié notre expérience. Le personnel est courtois et avenant, le décor charmant, mais la cuisine sans éclat."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The choice on menu and the Quality of food was not nearly as good as in the past .I went to Bistro L'Aromate Laval not long ago and the menu choice was better and food was much better . I heard the chef that was in Centreville was now in Laval. Maybe that is why I did not enjoy it as much. We spent over 300.00 before tax for 4 of us and I do not mind spending that much money on supper ,but it had better be spectacular and it was NOT.! I was extremely disappointed as were my friends. On a positive all the STAFF I encountered were polite ,helpful and professional. Excellent service! I tipped accordingly, but this tip was not a reflection of my disappointment in the meal."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Food was too salty and way too many spices. Food wasn't that great at all. Stood a while when we came in without anyone to greet us. Our waitress talked eith a friend for a really long time ignoring us. Serving the friend first as well when it was obvious everyone at the table was staring her down."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "La nourriture etait délicieuse quoi que habituellement une table d hote comprend le café et le dessert mais pas eux. Nous avions fait une réservation quelques semaines à l'avance et j avais spécifié une table au 2ieme. La journée avant j ai recu un rappel de ma confirmation mais à notre arrivée à L'Aromate on nous a dit que le mercredi le 2ieme est fermé. Il nous ont placé à une table dans le fond mais apres un bout de temps je me suis apperçu qu il y avait des gens placé au 2ieme, chercher l erreur, probablement un plus grand achalange que prevu mais quand même.......service...........bon service mais extremement lent.... probablement causé encore par un plus grand achanlandage que prévu mais je n ai pas à payer pour ça."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "My husband and I had dinner at L'Aromate recently. We both chose a dish from the Table d'hote, Most of the meal we had tasted good and was disappointed only with one. Portions were also rather small and coffee was lukewarm. Sat on second floor however tables were much too close for privacy and larger groups made some noise. Not a very romantic type setting. Maybe first floor would have been better. Staff was very attentive."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We had fantastic food at this beautifully decorated restaurant near McGill University! The service was over the top and we loved the lively atmosphere!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Decor super Trop de tartare au menu Service pauvre: la raison etait qu'il y avait un groupe mais le resto n'etait pas occupé... Quand une reservation est a 8 et que le plat principal arrive a 9h30 c long! Et les tables sont proches! On avait faim!!!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Mon fiancé et moi étions installés au Saint-Martin, donc j'avais réservé pour un souper romantique! Le décor et le service nous ont immédiatement emballés. Ensuite, le choix de la table d'hôte était juste sublime et mon fiancé tient à vous dire que la tarte au sucre réinventée, conseillé par notre serveuse, a été le bijou de notre soirée! Ce n'est pas notre dernière visite chez vous.... Merci pour ce délice incroyable"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Nice atmosphere in the evening. Good for romantic dinners for two. Main floor not recommended for large groups."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Group of 7 people celebrating a birthday. The food was NOT GOOD. Portions were very small (e.g. Dish with 3 eggs and basically nothing else). I chose what they called in English 'French toats' which had NOTHING to do with the description. Looked and tasted more like a dessert you would get at St-Hubert. Two other people had eggs benedictin, but the eggs were not poached - they were almost hard-boiled. The restaurant was not full, so no excuse. Coffee was OK, no more. The waitress did her best but was dropping utensils... Another one was dressed in a super mini skirt with not much on top. I thought she was going clubbing. I work downtown and get to try a lot of restaurants. As a Montrealer, I think that we deserve better than that..."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Me and my girlfriend were more than pleased with our experience at l'Aromate. Since, we have not stop talking about our weekend at the hotel and how we'll we ate! Thank you"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "J'ai commandé les bagels au saumon avec sa crème au fromage au citron. Délicieux! Par contre mon ami a commandé la crêpe au chocolat et la portion était vraiment trop petite."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "The service was great. Our waiter had a good sense of humor and seem to take his job to heart. He recommended his favorite desert which was excellent. The wine selection was up-to date. There was a good selection for those that wanted to order wine by the glass. The menu provided a good variety to choose from. The plates were well presented and the cuisine was excellent."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Pour le prix, j'ai été très déçu par la qualité de la nourriture."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "The food was excellent - would have preferred the music a little lower to facilitate conversation, but otherwise it was an excellent evening."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "For a get together. Nice service, food was excellent"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "This was my first time at l'Aromate. My first impression was of the decor - the impressive winding staircase. My guest ordered the escargot as an appetizer and said it was "okay". We both had the Salmon Tartare, which we enjoyed very much - along with glasses of Chablis. Overall, a very pleasant lunch experience."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "Nous avons été a 4 reprises au restaurant durant notre fin de semaine. Deux fois déjeuners, une fois souper et une fois prendre un verre."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "We were there for breakfast and it was excellent. Next time, we will show up later to enjoy their brunch."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "L'expérience gastronomique a été remarquable à tous points de vue. Le service du sommelier a été hors pair. Je recommande ses services sans hésiter. Le seul bémol que je mettrais concerne le type de musique entendu qui, à mon avis, ne convient pas à l'ambiance d'un restaurant de ce genre et, surtout, est à un niveau sonore qui rend la conversation difficile. Je pense qu'un bon "vieux" jazz new yorkais serait tout à fait dans le ton!"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Great service, marvelous tartare. Easy to eat and go back to the office within an hour or so."
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "The food was incredible! I ordered the salmon with the beets and it was one of the best dishes I've had in my whole life! I'll definitely come back to L'Aromate!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Il y avait beaucoup trop de vinaigrette dans la petite salade d'accompagnement. Le reste était bon."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "I've know l'aromate since its beginning on Peel street, where it was know as a good but affordable eatery. Since its relocation the price have risen rather a lot, but the quality has remained the same (at best). Although the starters were served very quickly, the main courses took for ever, it seems to be a trend rather than the exception. Lots of tables around us were foodless -- between courses. My steak was ok but undercooked and my wife's tuna was almost white thought out, which is overlooked. We were in a rush so didn't send back, but two orders wrong is not something to recommend, and at $300 for four ( incl two glasses of wine and one beer) rather expensive. Disappointing really!"
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "Three of us ate here - to enjoy the tasting menu. Food is rather over-hyped: well-presented and interesting, but the taste didn't quite match the description. Disappointing to us as we'd really enjoyed the tasting menus in other restaurants. That said, it is a good quality restaurant and has a lively ambience (music is fairly loud but still possible to speak and be heard!) and is an attractive place to spend an evening. Overall I'd recommend it."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Je me suis permise d'essayer des nouvelles choses et j'ai été charmer. Les vins conseillés avec les plats rehaussaient parfaitement le tout. Bon service et besu décor."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Good service and nice ambiance, however the food let's a lot to be desired. It is not enough to serve it in nice plates and give it fancy names, it does feel the reheating and lack of taste. Hope we had a bad day but frankly i don't feel like trying it again..."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Out with my wife and daughter and looking for something new. I had known about this boutique hotel that went up where Ben's used to be, but I'd never ventured in. We drove by and the setting looked great. We arrived about 9:00PM without reservations, they had space for three and we were seated immediately. The rest of the tables were occupied. Our server attended to our drinks right away, but we were not rushed. We perused the menu and each of us found a new and interesting dish to try both for our appetizers and our main course. The food arrived quickly and at the right temperature, on a cold slate plate, in my case cold (steak tartare). After finishing our appetizers our main courses appeared hot and aromatic."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Enfin un resto ou on peut se parler et s'entendre.Ns etions en haut .service extra ,thon pas recommande ,tarte au sucre extraordinaire!!!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Bien dans l'ensemble, mais le menu Montréal à table était un peu décevant pour le prix."
    Dined on 11/1/2013