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

Bistro L'Aromate - Centre-Ville

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: 5148479005
  • 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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Bistro L'Aromate - Centre-Ville reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (24)special occasion (20)fit for foodies (20)great for outdoor dining (17)notable wine list (15)romantic (15)hot spot (12)great for brunch (10)good for groups (8)late-night find (6)neighborhood gem (5)vibrant bar scene (4)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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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...»
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 50 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 241 reviews are from the Bistro L'Aromate - Centre-Ville reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mauvais service. NOus avons
    karine
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • souper de filles
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • C'était parfait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Nous étions un groupe et l'ambiance, le service et la tarte au sucre reconçu étaient totalement parfait
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Je reviendrai, c'est certain...
    Danielle
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Menu qui change de l'ordinaire, très belle présentation des plats, appétissant et excellent. Service attentionné. Parfait pour une bonne bouffe en bonne compagnie !!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The waitress was VERY kind,
    Freedom
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I go once a week in teh best-top
    tiger
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    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 ? "
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  • Good but...
    Pietro
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    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...
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food was different from my thoughts
    x01sushi
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    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.
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  • DISSAPOINTED
    KITKAT
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Manque d'arôme dans l'aromate
    Souffy
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Empty Wallet Empty Stomach
    Tasi
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic