L'Académie - Pointe-Claire
L'Académie - Pointe-Claire
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L'Académie - Pointe-Claire

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lacademie.ca/
  • Phone: 5144294488
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, French
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: St-Johns Boul.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Restaurant is located inside the Complexe Pointe-Claire and there are plenty of parking space available.
A word from L'Académie - Pointe-Claire
L'Académie Restaurant has established a unique reputation for value, service and ambiance since the opening of its first location in 1984. Our "raison d'être" has always been to offer fine cuisine in an elegant ambiance at reasonable prices. Our most popular dishes include duck magret, rack of lamb, generous portions of mussels as well as several choices of fresh pasta and sauces.
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L'Académie - Pointe-Claire reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Great quality BYOW. Lamb is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/18/2012
    Great quality BYOW. Lamb is always perfectlly done .
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We most often select l'Academie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    We most often select l'Academie as our place to celebrate special days in our family. Many restaurants are on our GOOD list but l'Academie usually wins us all being a favorite. Love your menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and bring your
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/31/2012
    Great food and bring your own wine is always a plus !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good and affordable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/19/2012
    The food was good. The service was very nice and friendly. They catered to our teenagers sitting at one end of the table. It was nice to bring our own wine and not be charged $45 a bottle for once. For ten people this was a very affordable meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Makes Me Happy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/16/2012
    My two guests and I were quite pleased with the sevice and the quality of the food: "best mussels we ever ate" they said. The "bavette" that was brought to me was very tender and flavorful; best french fries I had in a long time... The atmosphere in the restaurant is quite pleasant, bright and spacious. We were served graciously and in French which was a bonus for my guests. This is a "makes me happy" place.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice and modern restaurant.
    Sylbo
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Very nice and modern restaurant. Excellent and personnalized service. Food was okay, but tasteless.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is now my 3rd visit to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    This is now my 3rd visit to the restaurant,I have never had a bad meal yet.Service can be slow,but staff do not rush you. Very enjoyable
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AMAZING time :)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    We had an amazing time. The event was for my husband's 40th birthday party. I had never been to l'Academie before but I heard from friends that it was really great. Thank you for making my husband's 40th birthday party a night to remember, we all had a blast and the food and service were amazing !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had received a certificate
    Pickyeater1
    Dined on 5/11/2012
    We had received a certificate as a gift. It was our first visit. Service was excellent, we had a very attentive waiter. Although the place was very busy we never waited for anything. Our table was ready, water and bread were brought promptly and our wine opened. The table d'hôte was very good , the moules excellent. I chose the duck cooked 2 ways . The confit was good but I thought the breast a little over done. We would definitely go back. It is nice to have a meal and bring a decent bottle of wine and come home feeling you had good value for money.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nous étions 6 personnes et
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/4/2012
    Nous étions 6 personnes et nous avons aimé vos choix du menu. Le potage patate douce et poivron rouge était super. Beaux choix de desserts. Le service a été parfait.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very dependable restaurant
    EddyandCleo
    Dined on 5/3/2012
    Very dependable restaurant experience. Food almost always great. First time I ordered pasta; the linguini was woefully overcooked, and the vongole sauce was soupy and tasteless-not so good. My dining companions loved their bavette de boeuf, sole meuniere and chicken dishes. It seems like they do meat/fish very well, as I have always enjoyed the protein dishes I have ordered in the past. Live and learn, I guess. I will be back, however, as the rest of the experience was great. Our waiter was charming and helpful.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have eaten at this L'Academie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/24/2012
    I have eaten at this L'Academie location and the one in Laval previously on several occasions and I haven't been disappointed yet. Good food and atmosphere, reasonable prices. Bringing your own wine helps the budget too and allows us to return more often. Service is good and friendly. Recently after dining at the West Island location on a week-end I went back a few days later for a business lunch....Not only did the waitress remember me from the previous visit but she also remembered the number of people had been AND what I had ordered....Congratulations....I'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Already been here several times!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/21/2012
    The ambiance is chic and the food is of top quality, but still very affordable for students. The most you would pay for a main course is 30$ for something considered expensive such as steak. However, you get a good portion with certain appetizers only, so no need to order three courses to feel full. Great for any occasion from a romantic date to a lively party.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service!The Osso
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/20/2012
    Excellent service!The Osso Bucco was from a beefand not from veel, but was wery good. Very noisy place! It is good to meet with friends and the food is excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WE have been few times in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/7/2012
    WE have been few times in this place and have been overall very satisfied.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place to bring friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/6/2012
    Great place for groups and friends. Prices are reasonnable and food is good. nice concept. I took the table d'hote bavette de boeuf nicely cooked (I like rare) and the surf and turf platter was good but steak was very tiny.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall experiences have been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/6/2012
    Overall experiences have been great at l'academy... My most recent experience was the only bad one from start to finish. However we have been to l'academy many times before and every other experience has been very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had supper last Saturday night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    Had supper last Saturday night for the first since the restaurants opening. The food was excellent. The restaurant was very busy and therefore the noise level was high, likely we had seats at the back of the restaurant. The service was good. I really liked the decor and the Bring your own wine is great. May try it on a less busy day.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This Resto is a BYOB, The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/29/2012
    This Resto is a BYOB, The ambiance is Modern Chic. Very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I had the cod and it was cook
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/23/2012
    I had the cod and it was cook to perfection. Melted in your mouth with an excellent Salsa à l'avocat which was an excellent match. Asparagus were also well prepared. Overall, an excellent lunch at a reasonable price ($24, tips included)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hi ! Ate at L'Academie Saturday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    Hi ! Ate at L'Academie Saturday March 17 . Had made reservation for 5.45pm. The place was 1/4 full but within an hour , it was packed . Was impressed by the decor . Sat down at our reserved table and within 30 seconds we had our water . Very shortly after , a waitress came by to open our bottle of wine, ( it's a BYOW ).Next came our waiter ( Nikita ) who explained the menu.After we made our choice , we had a salad ( choice of salad or soup ). Then came our meal which came so fast we thought it was already prepaired in advance . The meal was hot and very good . We had linguine with schrimps , scallops and calamare . With coffee and all , it cost us $52.00 .Everything was fast but we didn't feel rushed to leave. We recommend this place .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good central location. Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/14/2012
    Good central location. Menu for all tastes, with very good daily specials.Desserts only average. A bit noisy, and doesn't seem like type of restaurant to have TV screens mounted from ceiling, otherwise decor very pleasing. Service was first rate. Great place to go with a group for special occasions, especially with BYOB.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoy the specials from Sunday-Wedn
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/7/2012
    Enjoy the specials from Sunday-Wednesday. Also enjoy that it is BYOW
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I picked the restaurant for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/4/2012
    I picked the restaurant for a family dinner to celebrate my Moms birthday. We were a table of 8 and at first we were placed beside the noisy kitchen with the waiters walking back amd forth. I asked if we could be moved and the hostess couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. Our waitress was very good but seems stressed as I don't think there were enough staff that night (Sunday) . The food as ok better downtown on Duluth. Great atmosphere though. I'd go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The service was great in the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/29/2012
    The service was great in the beginning but very slow afterwards. It took a long time to see the desserts and a long time before we got our bill. I had the pasta romanoff and it was probably the best pasta romanoff I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The servers were very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/28/2012
    The servers were very nice and we had a great time !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was disappointed, from a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/27/2012
    I was disappointed, from a table of four, 2 pasta dishes were overcooked the veggies were soggy and overcooked, my duck pasta, hardly had any pieces of duck and the mushrooms were rubbery, the service was very slow, and we had to beg for fresh pepper. the dessert and coffee were served 20 minutes apart, and the cappuccino was terrible.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was great. Tuna was exceptiona
    visotor
    Dined on 2/23/2012
    Food was great. Tuna was exceptional, the best thing on the menu. Only downside is that it is very noisy and it is a bit hard to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Le 2em étage était beaucoup
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    Le 2em étage était beaucoup trop chaud. A la factur notre serveur ne ma pas redonné ma petite monnaies. J'ai du lui demandé la totalité de mon argent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good French bistro, nice ambiance,
    Rhldvm
    Dined on 2/12/2012
    Good French bistro, nice ambiance, moderate price, bring own wine
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nous avons été servi et accueilli
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/12/2012
    Nous avons été servi et accueilli avec courtoisie. Toutes nos questions ont été répondu avec diligeance. Les hotesses et serveurs ont été d'une gentillesse remarquable. Pour un dimanche avant la St-Valentin l'endroit étai tplutôt tranquille. Le seul hic la demande que j'avais fait par le truchement de Open Table n'a pas été respecté!!!! J'avais demandé une table près de la fenetre, l'offre n'est même pas venue. Pourtan tle resto n'était pas bondé loin de là. Dommage.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall is was a nice experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/4/2012
    Overall is was a nice experience. We were a larger group and were well taken care of. I had the mussels Provençal and found that they were very salty. Also the portion size of the fires could have been more generous given the price of the dish. Other diners said they enjoyed their selections.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Have been there many times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/31/2012
    Have been there many times and the experience has always been a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice modern setting for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/30/2012
    A nice modern setting for a diverse menu with good quality ingredients and bring your own wine option, never disappoints. Specials on pasta & mussels Mon-Thurs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too Noisy-nonexising service-Food++
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    Food is fantastic...way busy better get reservation....and way under staff'd! So noisy! not in a good way very hard to hear the person beside you to have a conversation. Again, the food is really really good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food, good ambience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/14/2012
    Excellent food, good ambience. Very good value for the money. I will return and I will recommend this restaurants to others.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We enjoyed our first visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/12/2012
    We enjoyed our first visit to the West Island L'Academie. The food was a bit on the expensive side but the "bring your own wine" formula makes it worth while.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice, but i find that the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/8/2012
    nice, but i find that the service is too fast. It's fun to take your time while you're eating in a nice restaurant
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was very pleased with the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/2/2012
    I was very pleased with the moules & frites. Grain bread was good too. We were a table of 4 and everyone enjoyed their meal. It was a pleasant surprise. Staff was friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The atmosphere was nice.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    The atmosphere was nice. The kids enjoyed their cesar salads, generous portion. We enjoyed the main course, filet mignon cooked just the way we liked it (medium-rare) and the deserts were delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic