Chez Queux
Chez Queux

Chez Queux

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.chezqueux.com/
  • Phone: 5148665194x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dîner: Dimanche, Mardi – Jeudi: 17:00 – 22:00, Vendredi – Samedi: 17:00 – 22:30

    Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, French
  • Executive Chef: Jean-Paul Aubry
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Avec plus de 250 places assises sur trois étages et un vaste choix de menu de groupe, laissez vous choyer par notre personnel qualifié qui saura vous accompagner lors de l'organisation de votre événement. Imbattable pour les menus de groupe, petits et grands, et toutes les occasions.

  • Private Party Contact: Tijani Koubaa 5148665194x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Place Jacques-Cartier
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Le stationnement le plus pratique se trouve au 330 Champs de Mars, à 5 minutes de marche du restaurant.
    Prix:$7.50 à partir de 17hrs.

    The closest parking lot is located at: 330 Champs de Mars, 5 minutes walking distance from the restaurant. The price is $7.50 after 5:00pm.
A word from Chez Queux
40 ans déjà ! Haut lieu de la gastronomie montréalaise, Chez Queux est l’une des rares institutions qui pratiquent encore l’art de la découpe et des flambés à table le tout dans une ambiance d’une autre époque. Situé au cœur du Vieux Quartier, à l’angle de la rue St-Paul et la Place Jacques-Cartier, Chez Queux vous propose : menu à la carte, table d’hôte, menu pré-théatre et de groupe inspirés des classiques de la cuisine française et des découvertes gastronomiques d’aujourd’hui. Joignez vous à Chez Queux pour célébrer nos 40 ans d’histoire.

Since 1973, Chez Queux is one of the few institutions that still practice the art of cutting and flambé at the table in an atmosphere of another era. Located in the heart of the Old Montreal, Chez Queux offers: a la carte, table d'hôte, pre-theater and group menus inspired from classic French cuisine and culinary discoveries of today. Join us to celebrate our 40 years of history.
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Chez Queux reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (12)romantic (8)fit for foodies (8)neighborhood gem (3)good for groups (3)scenic view (3)notable wine list (3)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Un restaurant agréable
    Bernard
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Tout est bon, raffiné et le service excellent. L'endroit est calme et se prête bien aux occasions spéciales. C'est toujours un plaisir de s'y rendre.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AuntMeemVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We reserved here because of its award with Wine Spectator. It is in a beautiful area and is very old fashioned in décor. There were six of us dining together and the service was OK but not great. I ordered and got the last rack of lamb they had. While the dish it was served on was piping hot the lamb was cool but the herb sauce on it was spectacular. I tasted some of the other main dishes and none of them wowed me. The chocolate cream brulee was very good once you got past the broiled sugar topping (but I admit I am not a fan of anything too sweet).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodFan
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and I went to Chez Queux to celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary. We were promptly and pleasantly greeted at the door and escorted to our table by a window, which was a special request. Our waiter was very professional, as was the sommelier. Bus services were quick and helpful. We started with cocktails, then a Caesar salad for 2, prepared tableside. As our main, we had the Chateaubriand for 2 with bernaise sauce. It was also prepared tableside and to perfection. The meat was delicious and the accompanying sides were tasty. The Sommelier suggested the perfect bottle of red wine to accompany our dinner. This is a beautiful restaurant, although a bit pricey, but definitely worth it for special occasions! We will return! :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm waiter, great food
    WesC
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Our family had a wonderful experience with the warm manner of waiter engaging with children as he prepared Caesar salad and flame-finished the steak and pepper sauce. Just a great experience... Food, service and room. Classic French menu complemented by vintage feel of dining room (the snooty might call aged and worn, but somehow felt just right) and he consummate service of a 54 year veteran waiter who started in a Paris kitchen in 1960. A priceless family memory on our visit to Montreal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trishd33VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner here. The food was beautifully prepared and presented. Great people watching outside. The service was personable and professional. Our waiters really took an interest in giving us advice about Montreal, which we appreciated. We would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't wait to return!
    LilyVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Waiter, service, food, table side preparation excellent excellent excellent. Sommelier was drunk. Issues with stale bread but waiter extremely apologetic and compensated us with Special desserts and after dinner cocktail. Delicious and Classic French cuisine and service. One of the best in Old Montreal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A mixed review
    bevi
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great location in old town. Food was ok. I enjoyed the Dover Sole. A "glass" of wine was merely a mouthful! Less than one inch in the glass!! We questioned the size of the serving and were told that it was reduced b/c we had "tasted it". Outrageous! ok but wouldn't rush back.
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  • CanuckVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Excellent meal. Wonderful surroundings . Great decor. Quiet atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 102 reviews are from the Chez Queux reviews archive.
  • Excellent food, however...
    mamushka
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We had great expectations, since this restaurant has one of the best reputation in the Pld Montreal. As a matter of fact, the food was delicious. We could not have ask for better. The reason why we would not give it 5 stars, is beacause the way we were greated. Very disapointing for such a restaurant. The maitre D does not know how to smile. No eye contact.to great us. When we sat down at our table he did not pull my chair as good restaurant do. These are small details, but in such a place, greating clients should be a priority! I would recommend, but advice not to expect to much from the maitre D!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • charming and a great location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    One of the dining highlights of the trip. Perfect if you are traveling to Montreal and are looking for an ideal dining venue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just OK.
    Stoufani
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I was very excited to try out Chez Queux with 3 friends, but we all ended up being a little disappointed. Disappointed with the food, as we had higher expectations, and disappointed with the price... it was certainly not worth all that money (even with coupons!). However, the sommelier made us discover the best white wine ever, which we are very grateful for. I have to add we used coupons, and the food we tried with these coupons is usually not even on the regular menu. So, I'm not sure my review is relevant (at least for the food), but the restaurant did chose that menu... we will not go back.
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  • Great Ambiance. Food was just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The restaurant has a good vibe to it, and some well versed snooty waiters. For the price the food should have been much better. Foodies will be unimpressed, be forewarned.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Restaurant
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The atmosphere was great.The food was good;but not outstanding. I didn't like the fact that they cook people's meals around you in the dining room. Lastly, the Manager(Maitre D) went around to every table except ours, is this because I am non white? Although,my wife is. Just curious?
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentines Day - 28th Annaversary
    TAS2000
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Just a total excellent experience from the coat checking to the food, wime and ambiance. We had an excellent waiter, who was around to take care of our every need, but not overly attentive. Even the walk to the restaurant was fun in the snow of Montreal. Prices were ball park for a great restaurant in Montreal. We had a great time and have some pictures to prove it. We will definately dine there again on our next trip to Montreal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Generous
    occasionaldinner
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    This old style restaurant is a throw back to the good old days., when you received good service, generous portions and food that makes you want to go back. The rack of lamb was superb as was the deer dish that my wife so enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ok, just for tourists.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    The service was ok, nothing exceptionnal. The food was very normal for the price of the restaurant. I had purchased a coupon. Even with the coupon, the restaurant was too expensive for what it's worth. I only recommend it for tourists visiting Montreal because you're in the heart of Montreal.
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  • Spectacular!
    MCFoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    World class food and service. We went for Christmas dinner and could not have been more impressed with every facet of the experience. Pricey but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Dinner
    Bernard
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    This is the place where we go for special occasions and even on a regular basis. Great food and service. A lovely evening every time. Bernard
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely dinner
    Scottysgirl
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    The food was very good and the table-side caesar salad was the best we have ever had. Everything was very good, especially the poached pears for dessert. Service was efficient but tad snooty - made us feel like we were in Paris. The sommelier made a great choice but went on way too long with his description. Overall, a lovely find and a great tourist spot (we are locals but still appreciated it.)
    Special Features:
    special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Reverie
    ABTurtle
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    A charming haute French experience in Montreal's Old Quarter. Wonderful ambiance, excellent food. The ceasar salad for 2 was excellent and preapred table-side. We had a lovely meal and then walked 2 short blocks to Piano Rouge - to hear some live music and have an after dinner drink. Perfect evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Treat Yourself and the One you Love
    DontheMon
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    You will have one problem...which is better the food or the service! Don't hesitate just enjoy it all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful for Restaurant Week
    tilliecanuck
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    My husband, daughter and two of her friends and I dined at the restaurant on Saturday night. We were seated promptly and the wait staff was excellent - attentive but not intrusive. The wine list was wonderful as was the Montreal Restaurant week menu. My daughter and her friends enjoyed the maple glazed salmon and butternut squash soup with bacon. The duck was also lovely and the portion sizes were just right. The maple sugar tarte for dessert was exceptionale. We had a terrific time and would certainly visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Montréal en fête
    Restolover
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    Restricted menu for $29 it was very good. Otherwise very expensive. Service was very rapid.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food
    auchentoshan
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    We had a party of 8, and it was a bit of a tight fit with three tables put together. The space is better suited to smaller groups. The service was very good, however there was a dish I would have liked to have tried but it included an ingredient I am allergic to; I asked if it could be prepared without this ingredients, but was told "no". I was disappointed because it was not an integral ingredient to the dish, and similar requests I've made elsewhere have been accommodated with no problem. The dish I ordered instead was excellent (beef tenderloin), perfectly done medium-rare, with nice vegetables including a delicious potato "terrine" (not sure if that's the correct name for the potato). Overall, everyone's food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great wine list
    RickVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    The most important part of our meal, the wine, was delicious. The Sommelier was helpful in selecting a very good bottle. For dinner we had the chateaubriand, which was also delicious. Overall, everything was very good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointment
    Fred
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    Awful service eventhough the restaurant was not full. The waiter was serving wine over the table in crossing the guests. Awful atmosphere. The food was good though. But still, I did not like the experience. Ask a waiter what's in the appetizer and he cannot answer you, unacceptable. Had to ask for the menu, unacceptable. Had to ask for more water, unacceptable. Had to serve yourself and your friends wine, unacceptable. Had to ask for the check at only 9:30 when all waiter are cleaning glasses, unacceptable. It is my first time to write a review and normally, I am pretty tolerant but this time after spending 400$ for 4 people, I would have expected a higher level of service. I forgot to mention that this adds up to an error in our order.
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  • Very Impressed
    VancitySteak
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Excellent location, great food, nice wine list, and solid service. Cannot go wrong!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding dinner
    Bernard
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    My wife and I really appreciate dinning at Chez Queux several times a year when we want excellent food, excellent service and a great wine list. The sole prepared at your table, Chateaubriand generous and cooked to the perfection. Realy a great restaurant with an always enjoyable service. Looking forward to go back. Bernard
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location in old town,
    KathBonVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    Great location in old town, and the atmosphere fits well. The food was quite good -- rack of lamb, duck etc. They were quite busy (esp for a Tuesday night) and service was a bit slow.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ha la france...!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    This is the place to relive the past in french cooking Plates prepared next to your table is not the norm anymore Fun evening with the kids too
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming restaurant
    TxduoVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    Our waiter was attentive. Enjoyed having some of the meals prepared table side, like the Cesar salad. Steaks prepared table side are just basically seared by your table, not actually cooked by your table. I ordered the duck medium and thought it was a little rare when it arrived (waiter even made comment about it but not till he picked up my plate). Turned out cook knew what he was doing as it was tender and moist. Did not have dessert since we were so full with dinner, good size portions. Nice ambiance, good food in the heart of Old Montreal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A pleasant surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    We found this looking for a reservation as it is tough to get a table on a Saturday in the Old Port. It was a pleasant surprise. It was right in the middle of things, but very old school with table side service, charm, and patient, conscientious service. It is a bit expensive, as are most of the restaurants in that part of town, I had the $47 table hote and it was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An outstanding dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    An outstanding dining experience. Each course provided an opportunity for table-side preparation. The caeser salad for two was excellent, prepared with great flair by our server. My main course, filet mignon with shrimp sauteed in whiskey... once again, the table side prep was accomplished with an elegant touch and both were exquisite. My wife's Chilean sea bass with lobster was perfectly executed. For dessert, we enjoyed the classic cherries jubilee flambeed at tableside. Quiet and comfortably elegant. The team approach to serving was well choreographed with the maitre d', server, and backwaiter all present at the right times. Located on the main plaza in Old Montreal, this is a quiet gem in the midst of the busy crowds.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place for a romantic dinner
    datenight
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    The service was great and the food came quickly. I had the chicken bourgingnon which was delicious and the creme brulee was amazing. My partner had the salmon and the fruit pie he said it was ok. Overall we had a good time and the location was great, right at the old port, where we took a stroll afterwards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice restaurant in Old
    Michael
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    Very nice restaurant in Old Montreal - service was good if not excellent. You need to slow down a bit from Stateside service. Waiter helped us with our menu selections and all entires were well prepared and excellent. A very enjoyable dinner with family.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/21/2013
    This was our first time at Chez Queux and we will definitely come back. It was a extremely enjoyable evening and our server was exceptional. When he found out it was my birthday he brought a candle to put on top of my cheeze cake. I thought it was a very nice gesture. Thank you for a great evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Un dîner en amoureux
    Rabittus
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    Découvert par le biais de Tuango, mais on retournera surement. La cuisine est raffinée. De l'entrée au dessert, tout était succulent. Le service est très courtois en plus le serveur le plus âgé nous a recommandé un vin à notre goût et "à notre porte-feuille". Le serveur le plus jeune est aussi très attentionné et il a un sens de l'humour d'un très bon goût. Le style du resto est vieillot mais je crois que c'est le cachet recherché. L'ambiance est propice au romantisme. En plus bien situé, on faisait une belle randonnée au Vieux Port avant et après le dîner. On retournera c'est sur.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Service and Food
    HedonistaVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    As is noted in some of the other reviews, the restaurant is a bit worn. However, it still has a great deal of charm. We had the most wonderful waiter- Anthony. What a delight!! He prepares many dishes table side which is wonderfully old school. The food was rich and decadent and amazingly good. I would love to return for another evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/1/2013
    My wife and I had dinner when we visiting Montreal. We are from Boston, MA. Fried of mine recommended us this restaurant. And we were pleased by outstanding service, food and atmosphere of the place.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    My husband and I were in Montreal for our anniversary weekend. We selected this through open table and was not disappointed. The ambience is very interesting (in a good way), has an old fashion feel and could afford an upgrade, but actually that is part of its charm. Best of all service was outstanding and the food was excellent. When I only ate half of my codfish special (which was delicious) because the portion was quite generous, the chef came to ask if there was something wrong and if i wanted something else. when I insisted it was just due to the fact that i was stuffed, they insisted on giving me a free glass of wine. Overall, great service, great food...you cannot go wrong.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet