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Le Montréalais - Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth
Le Montréalais - Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth

Le Montréalais - Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fairmont.com/queen-elizabeth-montreal/dining/le-montrealais/
  • Phone: (514) 861-3511
  • Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Saturday breakfast buffet from 7:00 a.m. to noon
    Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Sunday breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    Sunday brunch as of 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Alain Pignard
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: A private room in our main restaurant offers natural light and a permanent buffet display ideal for engagement parties, baby or wedding showers or an afternoon tea group activity. Seats maximum 120 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Daniel Fornara (514) 954-2261

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mansfield
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Le Montréalais - Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth
A favorite with the downtown crowd, Le Montréalais bistrot offers a mouth-watering menu featuring sunny Mediterranean cuisine, healthy salads, succulent grilled meats, fresh fish and luscious desserts in a lively, warm and inviting ambiance. For your business meetings or the pleasure of fine dining, our experienced team will provide attentive and efficient service to ensure you spend quality time in a relaxing setting.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "My husband and I decided to try the afternoon tea at the Montrealais, and it was pretty good... I was a little disappointed that the finger sandwiches were open-faced, which made it harder to eat. Also, I found that the clotted cream portions were on the small side. The desserts and tarts were very yummy, and they even had a high chair for our baby to be included in our tea. The restaurant had a fair selection of teas, I would highly recommend the Queen Elizabeth or the Buckingham Palace teas."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Excellent food. Delicious fish, prime rib and salad bar. Desserts were heavenly, especially the chocolate mousse and cheesecake. Wine list had terrific Malbec and Pinot Noir. Exceptional service. Exceptional service. Queen Elizabeth a real fine!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "enjoyable,excellent service the atmosphere was quiet and friendly and will return "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our evening, although we concluded that the success of our evening was due to the people who participated and that we didn't need to pay 400$ for an evening out. There are plenty of restaurants we could have gone to with the same quality of food and the same great service. The rack of lamb was still one of the best. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Breakfast at Le Montrealias is a great habit I'd love to form :) Amazing selection of fruit, fantastic yogurt museli, I love the crepes, the pastry, and they always have plenty of healthy choices. Great service from the wait staff, and the same price as breakfast at some other restaurants! The buffet is well worth it for a breakfast to start your day."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "We ate at this restaurant once for dinner and once for breakfast during our stay at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth. The food and service were both great. They have a beautiful dining room. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Had reservations for the Beaver Club, but it was closed for that week. So tried the Montrealais, it said on the net 'smart casual' dress code. They let anyone in with sweat pants, sport clothes etc...very disappointing for St Valentines. The food was okay. The dessert was not edible. It was a St Valentin menu. Service was great, but I would not go back again or recommend it. I mighttry to go back and try the Beaver."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Nous sommes toujours enchantes de l'accueil et de la cuisine ! Merci !"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I made a reservation at 6:30 PM because we wanted to go somewhere after the restaurant but we ended up being there for like 3 hours !!!!! It took them 2 hours to bring us the main dish. People that came after us left before us ! VERY BAD SERVICE, NEVER GOING BACK"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This meal was extremely overpriced for the amount of food and the quality of food. I don't mind paying money for a good meal but my burger was extremely over-cooked, they did not have Ranch Dressing, and my co-workers were also dissatisfied with their meal experience also."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Has been a while since I've attended brunch here and now I recall why. Too many people crammed in to a small space making it exceedingly difficult to access food from the buffet. I shall not return."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "I had a mixed experience while dining at this restaurant. The front of house couldn't find my online reservation and ended up walking me through the restaurant looking for my dining companion who arrived before me. My French isn't perfect but I was trying to speak, despite the fact that he switched to English. When we entered one part of the the restaurant he said to me, "Your companion won't be in here- it's all Francophones.". I informed him that I had many Francophone friends and that, in fact, my companion was Francophone. The experience was deeply insulting. The waiter was amazing- friendly and courteous. The food was ambitious, looked beautiful and was fresh, but lacked flavour."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "La soupe n'était pas très chaude et la dinde était un peu sèche. Les tables de salades et de desserts sont toujours super."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "The brunch at 11:30 is fantastic -- the food is wonderful, the service friendly and as attentive as it can be for such a large crowd, and the price downright reasonable for the experience."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "The food was very good but the decor, ambiance and everything that should go with it didn't confer. Sadly, even though the quality of the food we ate was over my standards, dining is an experience and part of it was lacking."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "I have been frequenting Le Montrealais for 30+ years and have always received special treatment."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "For taking in the activity outside, the hustle and bustle of the city, and a great view of the restaurant as well. When busy the restaurant offers an area upstairs as well as a private room for special dinners."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "Its more the gracious hospitality than anything else that stands out about Le Montrealais, its welcoming, inviting and genuine. The staff always handles everyone as if they were guests in their home. The Chef and Maitre'd ensure that your visit will be memorable. Don't hesitate to request a specialty item, with some notice its likely that any reasonable request will be honored."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Always ready to serve even the most discerning of guests, Le Montrealais is a great place to escape with friends for a memorable dining experience. I managed to sample on of the scones during the special tea service offered, and like everything Fairmont it was the best ever. When renovations that are planned materialize hopefully the spirit of this great establishment with be preserved, along with the great service that is always in evidence here. In other Fairmont locations this has been a challenge."
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "Jacques the manager is very nice and courteous. The waiter made a mistake, and Jacques apologizes right away."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "The staff here is the best, warm and gracious from the moment you enter. There have been a few modifications in some of the ways that items are presented. The stellar mix offered at the bar has changed, I prefer the previous one with sesame. Some items are a bit pricey, and some are a great value. It pays to look at the menu over, ask questions and make modifications if there is something else you prefer, as your wish will likely be accommodated."
    Dined on 10/8/2013
  • "As usual the food was great, service exceptional & price reasonable."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "This is a great place for an afternoon business meeting for high tea. Service is great, and the presentation is special. Great teas too !"
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "We had booked a meal as a Wedding Present for some friends of ours who had recently got married. Everything about the evening was charming - the surroundings, the food, the ambience, the attention of the waiters, the flowers on the table, a special desert provided by the staff, etc. Our friends thoroughly enjoyed the evening."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "The food was very good and that's about the only positive thing I can say. Our one waiter was rude, the layout was so congested that people just cut in front of you. We were seated upstairs by the windows and it was very hot. I just do not feel that the experience was worth the price."
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "Malgré une réservation en bonne et due forme, nous avons dû attendre notre table plus de 10 minutes après l'heure réservée."
    Dined on 9/12/2013
  • "The only thing "negative" I can say about this restaurant is the price of alcoolic breavages. The wine was almost 3 times the SAQ price (usually about twice ) and a Kir Royal at $25.00 is exagerated. However beside the above , the food was great and so was the service."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "I found the "smart casual" dress code leaned more towards a more 'comfortable' dress code, shorts, t-shirts, jeans, etc and was in sharp contrast with the decor and ambience the restaurant displayed. Be that as it may, the food, service, and cordial demeanor of the staff easily made up for this drawback. The cocktails were excellent. The fact that there was charging station at the Queen E underground parking lot was a plus, as I drive a fully electric vehicle. Not being offered a parking voucher to cover the excessive fee of $22 is disappointing."
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "We would rate this restaurant as maybe "good +". We were staying at the Fairmont and chose the Montrealais for our first night's meal, partly for its reviews and partly for convenience. The service was friendly and efficient. Keeping in mind that this place is within the Fairmont and serves as the hotel's restaurant, the setting is very pleasant. We had a window seat and could watch the passing parade. The food was good but not inspired; something that we could cook at home (we are reasonably good cooks). There was an adequate wine list. We ate three meals at three highly rated restaurants during our stay and we know that Montreal is an expensive place to eat out. We spent the most at this restaurant although it was not our best meal."
    Dined on 7/24/2013
  • "There weren't too many people in the restaurant on a Friday night, so the service was very quick and the food was excellent! We also went to the Sunday brunch which was exquisite! Loads of choice and everyone had a great time!"
    Dined on 7/26/2013
  • "We went there for our 40th wedding anniversary. Food was very good and tasty, nice fancy presentation. The service was a bit too fast. We were there on my last birthday in December and it was better. We had time digest between the course. They brought me a special dessert for free."
    Dined on 7/14/2013
  • "Une belle expérience, je reviendrai. Service courtois et rapide, menu diversifié. Le bar à salade vaut le détour. J'y retournerai!"
    Dined on 7/3/2013
  • "The service was great, and the selection of food was fantastic. We opted for the Host Table menu, and were not disappointed!"
    Dined on 5/21/2013
  • "Dreaded going out on Mother's Day so this was a real find. Good food, excellent service and best of all a nice quiet ambiance with a window table overlooking St. Mary's Basilica. Everything was very well prepared, and all of us enjoyed our meals. Would recommend passing on the desserts as they are just fair but it is a good place to go if you want a quiet evening meal with friends, family or couple just to converse and enjoy good food with an excellent wine choice."
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "Even my young teenage daughter asked why everyone who works here is in a bad mood! It was the Mother's Day Brunch and except for the man playing spanish songs on his guitar (who seemed very joyful) and a waiter who was not serving our table, the staff were harried, not smiling. The food was ok...but way over-priced. I was quite disappointed."
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "Amazing, one of the best meal and overall expérience I had in my entire life! The waiter was wonderful. I will recommend it for sure!"
    Dined on 4/20/2013
  • "My friend and I were staying in the hotel for a girls weekend away from our husbands. We decided stick to the hotel because it was raining out. I was glad we did because the food and service were amazing. Our waiter was fantastic and my Arctic char was cooked perfect. I appreciated the healthy choice menu since that seems to be a rarity in French restaurants. My only complaint is that the restaurant was not busy at all. There were about 4 groups of diners and they sat us all next to each other. Since there was no other noise you could literally hear every persons conversation And it felt like everyone could hear yours. Other then that, wonderful service, delicious food. Would come back!"
    Dined on 4/19/2013
  • "I have ask for a table near the window. We were 3 women so we had a table in a corner with great difficulty to move and to get our meal. All the tables near the windows were occupied with at least one men. I think that women should be treated equally and that are preferences should be also considered. The service was fair because the waiter was to friendly and inconsiderate."
    Dined on 3/31/2013
  • "La diversité du menu est très intéressante, l’ambiance est excellente, surtout avec la vue ainsi sur la cathédrale et sur le boulevard René-Lévesque. L’accueil et le service sont plus que chaleureux, on se sent bien, on se sent voulu plutôt qu’ailleurs où parfois on semble déranger. J’ai déjà mangé au Beaver Club et c’est la même chose, chaque fois on se sent un invité spécial! Sans vouloir attirer l’attention, c’est toujours un sentiment agréable!!  Nous avons été reçu par Caroline et servi par Sylvain, les 2 forts agréables, attentifs et professionnels. Merci beaucoup pour la belle soirée!!"
    Dined on 3/27/2013
  • "Daniel and Chrstine at reception outstanding service to greet guest, especially Daniel. Server Ru Jean fantastic service, breakfast buffet was amazing with all the choices one could imagine. Perfect place for business meeting. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/28/2013