Chez Chose
Chez Chose
  • Address:
    1879 rue Bélanger
    Montreal, QC H2G 1B6
    Neighborhood:
    Rosemont/ Petite Patrie
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary French
    Price: CAN$31 to CAN$50

Chez Chose

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.chezchose.net/
  • Phone: 5148432152
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, French, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Marie France Desrosiers
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cartier
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Chez Chose
Chez Chose offers a menu from a blackboard.This menu varies depending on the season and the products from our providers, each and every one of them Quebec’s very own craftsmen. It also varies following the fantasies of our chef Marie-France Desrosiers whom plays around the products we receive, maintaining a fresh and seasonal selection. May it be foie gras, vegetables, rabbit, guinea fowl regardless of the delivery, she will lay in your plate a joyful mix of flavours . The perfect brew of our local farmers’ hard work and the genius of Marie-France has made Chez Chose something… grandiose. Have a taste, you will see....

Chez Chose vous propose un menu à l'ardoise. Ce menu varie au gré des saisons et des arrivages de nos fournisseurs, tous sans exception des artisans du terroir québécois. Il varie aussi selon les fantaisies de notre chef Marie-France Desrosiers qui s'amuse avec ce que nos producteurs d'ici lui envoient, pour autant que tout soit frais et de saison.
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Chez Chose reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (9)fit for foodies (8)romantic (8)special occasion (6)good for groups (4)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (3)notable wine list (2)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Comme toujours : Excellent !
    Mohamed
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Chez Chose a peut être déménagé, mais la bonne ambiance, l'acceuil chaleureux et l'esquise nourriture sont toujours là. Il me fait toujours plaisir de venir prendre mon brunch le dimanche matin entre amis, laissez vous inspirer par leur menu, tout est vraiment bon. Et si vous ne savez pas quoi choisir, faites confiance aux propriétaires, ils sauront vous faire découvrir de nouvelles saveurs. Quand à l'endroit, bravo pour le déménagement et la nouvelle décoration ! Pas de flafla, accueillant, on se sent comme à la maison ! Bravo
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous as always!
    KVanAm
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My family and I have been coming to this restaurant for years, first at their old St-Denis location and now at their new location on Bélanger. Their new space is bigger and absolutely gorgeous, with the same blackboard menu for which they are known. The food is always fresh and delicious, with fabulous takes on culinary favorites. The staff is friendly and efficient - you really feel that you are at a family-run establishment! The quality of everything, from cocktails to dessert, is top-notch. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a great meal, for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Our high expectations, based on reading others' reviews, were fulfilled. Our welcoming and genial host got the meal off to a great start, the food was superb, and the atmosphere (even down to the volume level of the background music) conducive to conversation. Just a great little place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • VisitorsVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The food was very good. Extremely friendly service but a little slow on wine!!! made us feel very welcome.The waiter did send over a glass of wine because they were so slow. . Food quality was good, and presentation was excellent. Overall we were quite pleased. Would definitely eat there again."
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting
    foodie4life
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Chez chose offers a warm cosy atmosphere for dining. It's a mom pop operation that offers a varied original menu on a blackboard. The staff is very friendly and go into great detail to describe each dish on the menu. Appetizers and main courses are beautifully presented and tasted good as well. When the deer arrived cooked medium to well done, it was quickly whisked away and a few minutes later a fresh plate arrived cooked rare as had been requested. All in all, our dining experience (5of us) was very pleasant. We will return to their new location in late summer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A new favourite!
    AmberSpyglassVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I had heard about Chez Chose and finally decided to give it a try. I was not disappointed. Fabulous fresh food, fantastic service, lovely ambiance. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Une très belle découverte que ce petit resto sympathique. Les plats sont délicieux, différents et très bien présentés. Le service est chaleureux, énergique et enjoué. Ça paraît que les trois propriétaires aiment leur lieu et satisfaire leur clientèle. Bravo! À noter : Le resto change d'enseigne prochainement et sera fermé environ de la mi-juin au mois d'août 2014. Il ouvrira au 1979 Bélanger dans un coin résidentiel plus tranquille que la rue St-Denis.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Did not disappoint!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I went to Chez Chose along with 7 other friends, and we absolutely loved our experience. The food was fantastic and reasonably priced- in fact, I have spent the same amount at a number of other restaurants downtown and in Old Montreal that were nowhere near as delicious as Chez Chose. The staff was great and so was the ambiance. Fabulous first experience and it definitely won't be our last!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 179 reviews are from the Chez Chose reviews archive.
  • excellent family dinner
    HJAP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Great use of local ingredients, imaginative cuisine, informed service - very good value for money
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Felt like we were in Someone's Home
    JillCaseyVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Service was so warm and inviting. Loved the family who owned Chez Chose. Every bite was delicious and beautifully presented. Wish we lived in Montreal so we could go back more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • They do it their way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    French cuisine with local ingredients, and always with a different twist (Caribbean spices, for example).
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening
    Ralph
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Friendly..excellent food..great service...would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our 2nd time there. Superb
    rango
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Our 2nd time there. Superb host, interesting menu which varies and wonderful deserts. The staff are very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enfin dimanche... Et le brunch !
    Bibi
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Excellente expérience pour ce dimanche ensoleillé. Les plats sont des classiques revisités avec originalité (ah, la tartiflette !). Les produits sont de qualité et authentiques. J'ai apprécié le service du mimosa : on nous apporte la flûte de Champagne à moitié remplie avec le jus d'orange et on sert le champagne par dessus à la table. Le service est aimable, chaleureux et respectueux. Bref, un endroit plaisant à l'atmosphère détendue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celiac Friendly
    Briste
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Very attentive to the needs of customers with celiac disease. Great french food at fair prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impeccable
    JohnDoh
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Impeccable food and service. Local, fresh ingredients executed to perfection. What more can you ask for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable evening - can't go wrong
    LuvMtl
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Our second time at chez chose. We were a party of four (last time six). We really enjoy the varying menu according to the season and the fact that local ingredients are used when possible. We were all impressed and very satisfied with both our entrees and main plates. Absolutely delicious food, great service (very friendly and not snooty at all), and a relaxing ambiance. You really can't go wrong with this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was very good.
    AndMiller
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The service was very good. The food was well presented and very tasty. Its a very good place to start an evening on St-Denis.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    When we walked in the restaurant, Robert provided a warm welcome and did a fantastic job of describing the menu to us. When he was done, it was truly difficult to make a choice! In the end we were not disappointed with our meals. They were great from appetizer to dessert. While it may be a bit pricey, it was well worth it. My wife and I agreed that it was one of the best meals we ever had in Montreal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent brunch
    SunnyJ
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    original, belle présentation, bonne portion, tout était succulent et service rapide et attentionné. J'ai bien apprécié mon expérience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something new to discover everytime
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Definitely my favorite place to go in Montreal when I want to indulge and splurge. I've been several times now, and I love the personalized service you get from this family owned and operated restaurant. Their private import wine list is great. The food is always fresh, and as the menu changes every week or so, according to the season, market and Chef's inspiration, there is always something new and amazing to discover.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Mary
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Food was great! Staff is so nice. Great night out!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bon rapport qualité-prix
    Popart
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Endroit et service sympathique. Nous avons opté pour le menu 5 services avec l'accord des vins, ce fut une bonne idée! Je recommande.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sensational
    Food2love
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    This restaurant deserves 6 stars..the food and service was fantastic. An experience that we will never forget!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super soirée!
    Caro1406
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Nous avons pris le menu dégustation 5 services avec l'accord de vins, nous n'avons pas été déçus! Très bons accords, menu varié permettant de goûter à la variété de plats offerts. Excellent service, propriétaires aimables :) Bel endroit, nous y retournerons certainement!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Destination Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    We had an excellent time and a fine meal. We were entertained and educated by the owners, who lovingly explained the menu. We were captivated by the wonderful dishes . Superb duck confit and delicious smelt. This is a table to farm establishment and your dishes are prepared by someone who has an out of this world understanding of how to mix flavors, spices and seasonings. How San you resist a menu that has 'the salad of the moment'! We will never go to Montreal without going to Chez Chose for a meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful dining experience
    8Chapel
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Chez Chose is listed as one of the top restaurants on tripadvisor and it definitely lived up to it's reputation. We were a group of 5 and they were very accommodating - even putting back our reservation when we were running late by half an hour. The service was very attentive and enjoyable. The prices were quite reasonable considering the calibre of the food, the bistro ambiance. The wine list was very reasonable as well - with numerous bottles in the 40s, 50s, and 60s as well as more expensive. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    treph
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    The food was excellent, as was the service. The place was very quiet for a Friday night, but we had a great evening anyway!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A HIDDEN JEWEL
    Bruno27
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Spent a romantic evening(girlfriend's birthday) dining at Chez Chose. Amazing little find. Charming French Bistro. Elegant, Romantic, Amazing food, fantastic service, and the owners/hosts were so helpful with their suggestions (menu items) . We will definitely be back soon. Would recommend this little jewel to anyone who loves good food and enjoys a relaxing evening out with friends or with that special someone. The whole experience was amazing. 5 stars.OBTW They offer a glueten free menu which was very important to us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic dining experience
    montrealgetaway
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    My husband and I recenty ate at Chez Chose on our first trip to Montreal. The staff were so welcoming and helpful considering our ability to speak french is non-existent! The neighborhood was great and it felt less touristy than other restaurants nearby our hotel. The starters - soup for myself and salad for my husband, were excellent. We were able to try something called a tartiflette, which neither of us had before - very rich and wonderful!! My main dish - black cod, was also very well done. Finally, to end the meal, I had a to die for chocolate pot de creme and my husband - a very unusual sorbet. What a wonderful night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience!
    sixpaws
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    We were there last Saturday, party of 4. We had the tasting menu w/ the wine pairing. The first course, seared scallop w/ shiitake mushroom risotto was sublime. There were appreciative moans around the table. The other courses that followed, rabbit confit, duck heart tartare and venison were good, but the scallop had set the bar high. I would've been more impressed w/ the other courses had they come before the scallop. Still, they were very good. Only the dessert was a little disappointing. It was cubes of panacotta w/ cubes of cake and pineapples. It felt a little plain. Overall it was a great dinner. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. Service was very friendly. Can't wait to go back. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely perfect!!
    Irene89
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Food was beyond delicious (that rabbit shepherd's pie...), service pleasant and relaxed, nice warm ambiance... A superb comforting place. We will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice dinner.
    Andree
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Nous avons passé une agréable soirée chez Chose. Le service est tres personnalisé et discret. La nourriture est délicieuse. J'y retournerai volontié.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Every bite a pleasure
    Brown
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    This evening was memorable, from the jovial maitre d' to the unique aperitif to the to-die-for pot de creme au chocolat in a jar! The theme was maple, but it was by no means overpowering. The rabbit with cheese (Parmentier de lapin de Stanstead confit, champignons poêlés, échalote caramélisée à l’érable, fondant de fromage Alfred et glace de viande) was mouth-wateringly perfect. My only complaint would be that we were given a seat at the very back, with a lot of traffic - even though we had reserved early and are by no means unattractive. ;-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service et repas exceptionnels
    MDorion
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Le patron est plus qu'accueillant, on se croirait invité chez lui. La présentation des plats est réussie et l'harmonie des saveurs exceptionnelle. De quoi être agreablement surpris. Se compare avantageusement à certaines grandes tables de Montréal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    madimattVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    I can't stop raving about this dinner to everyone I know. The menu is extremely interesting with local food choices. The chef's attention to detail is quite remarkable. Every item we ordered had several layers to it. Example, mashed potatoes were with truffle oil and Oka cheese. They were extremely accommodating with my vegetarian friend.The foie gras au torchon has to be THE best I have ever had! I can't wait to return to this great restaurant. The only caveat I would have is the decor. Definitely not a hip city atmosphere but when in good company, the food speaks volumes. Excellent value for the price!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    The menu is on a chalkboard in French. But no worries. The owner (or his wife) will explain everything you need to know. Very nice, down to earth people. Great meal with a lot of seasonally and fresh produce and meat. Wonderful dining experience. Try it. You will enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • J'ai adoré ce restaurant.
    Jacinthe
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    J'ai adoré ce restaurant. Le menu dégustation était excellent, très varié. Le service était exceptionnel. Je vais y retourner sans hésiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Chez Chose
    Jontan1966VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    We had the best waiter, whose daughter is the chef. Being American, he was very thoughtful to explain every dish and give us his recommendations. We have a glorious meal from start to finish. Highlights were the fois gras, guinea hen, braised steak and deserts of course heavenly. We also enjoyed a bottle of delicious Quebecois Chardonnay and another Alcasian wine which paired perfectly with our delicious food. After dinner we enjoyed another Quebecois maple whiskey which was a perfect end to a great meal. Will certainly go back whenever we are in Montreal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just great
    Kitty
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Friendly service, delicious food, romantic atmosphere. What else could I ask for?
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.