Le Pois Penché
Le Pois Penché

Le Pois Penché

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lepoispenche.com/
  • Phone: 514-667-5050
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH (Monday to Friday): 11:00am - 3:00pm

    AFTERNOON MENU
    Monday to Friday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    DINNER: 6:00pm - 11:00pm

    LATE NIGHT: 9 till Closing

    BRUNCH (Saturday & Sunday): 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, French
  • Executive Chef: Stéphane Dumas
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Located on the corner of Drummond and De Maisonneuve, Le Pois invites you to take a seat in the comfort of its welcoming dining room in the heart of downtown.
  • Private Party Contact: Audrey Lemay 5146675050
  • Special Events: SOIRÉE SAINT-SYLVÈSTRE



    Le début de la fin

    en amuse bouche

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    Crème de moules

    au safran espagnol et huître pochée

    ou



    Escalope poêlé de foie gras

    de canard de carignan

    au caramel de balsamic et pommes fondantes

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    Paillettes givrées LPP

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    Mignon de boeuf à moëlle

    en pyramide, sauce miroir au porto,

    purée de pommes de terre rattée parfumée à la truffe

    ou



    Pavé de flétan croustillant

    braisé à basse température

    parfumé à la coriandre fraîche et tapenade de kalamata

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    Poire pochée en panier

    mousseline pralinée noisette,

    croquant au caramel et chocolat chaud

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    café ou thé

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rue Drummond
  • Public Transit: Peel Metro, Guy Metro
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: street parking and nearby parking lots
A word from Le Pois Penché
Le Pois Penché perpetuates the style and spirit of Paris in the 1940s, where brasseries perfected the concept of French cuisine as ‘comfort food’. Mindful of its legacy, Le Pois Penché appeals to a mixture of young adventurous diners, seasoned connoisseurs, late-night bon vivants, tourists, and local habitués, always eager to spark conversations and chance encounters over a glass of award-winning wine and gastronomy steeped in tradition. Nowhere are their desires better fulfilled than at Le Pois Penché, where opulence and everyday delightful hospitality intertwine.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Le Pois Penché reviews from OpenTable diners
48 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (17)fit for foodies (17)romantic (16)notable wine list (15)great for outdoor dining (14)good for groups (13)late-night find (10)great for brunch (9)great for lunch (8)neighborhood gem (7)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great Find!
    TeatimedVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was my first time at Le Pois Penche but it most definitely won't be my last. The food was great and the service outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fine French restaurant
    JeanNouzeilles
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The restaurant is inspired in the 40's Paris (without bullet holes from the Germans). Food is not the typical old French cuisine (only a coupe of classic choices). Still, they have GREAT dishes. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not vegetarian friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    One member of my party did not have much selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    When we walked in we felt as if we were in Paris. Great atmosphere and good selection for a brasserie. Wine was expensive.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    LibbyltVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Very attentive staff. It was impressive that our entree and coffee was brought to the table by the manager, who made sure that everything was perfect. Try their tartars, absolutely delicious; French Onion soup is out of this world; and for gourmands, try their pairing of filet mignon and foie gras. All will blow your mind away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another excellent experience
    RickB
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We were celebrating the engagement of our daughter and had a fantastic time. Service, quality of the food were all wonderful. We will continue to go as long as they keep up the great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Alexandre
    Alexandre
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    They have a menu I like very much for people who have dinner after 21h.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Last minute find.....
    Ameritourist
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Looking for a French restaurant in Montreal and stumbled upon this near our hotel. Food excellent. Service very good and outdoor seating entertaining people watching..... Soups excellent. Salmon dish very good. Desserts exceeded expectations. Overall would highly recommend. Only down is sparkling water pricey. But it was good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Maître-d with lack of people skills
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We asked for a certain table towards the front of the restaurant close to the terrasse area. The maître-d told us that it was reserved by a "very, very big VIP", and that we had to stay at our table in the rear of the restaurant. This alone, implies that we are not important to them and makes us feel like second class clients! However we did spend $900.00 . Meanwhile 2 out of 3 of our wine selections were not available! This is unacceptable for a high end French Bistro. After three hours, as our evening was ending, I was still waiting for the ultra VIP that supposedly reserved our table to show up! So no one ever sat at the table we wanted and were refused in a snobbish and classless way! Very ordinary, overpriced and impolite staff.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice decor, so so food..
    Discreetfoodie
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Went there for a business dinner, expecting to pay a premium, for a premium food experience. The food was a disappointment. The wine selection was just ok. The staff was nice, but for the 500+ I paid for 3 people it left me wanting a much better experience. Will not go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AAlvarez
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Very good food and great service. We'll come back next time we visit Montreal
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Treated like royalty
    Foodtaster
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Needed a nice place to take my better half. Did not want the 'commute' to old montreal as we've done in the past. Found this place within minutes of searching on my phone. Read up some quick good reviews and they were accurate. My request was accommodated and we were waited on by what seemed like all the staff. Wonderful night. Thank you. We will be back again !!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2AustinTXvisitors
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a number of great meals during our visit to Montreal, but dinner at Le Pois Penche easily was the best evening of all in every regard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hello
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Outstanding food! Very timely. Service was good but not excellent. Waiter was very friendly but I think just a little too busy.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday brunch
    Montrealer
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great bistro ambiance with excellent food. Professional and friendly service, overall a very pleasant experience
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!
    Judy
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I love this place! Great food and service! So romantic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wines123VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Nice place, the food (brunch) is really good but the service needs a little improvement. Have not tried the dinner there is many years but I am sure it is good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 248 reviews are from the Le Pois Penché reviews archive.
  • Pause lunch avant le Musée
    Charlemagne
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Pause midi en table d'hôte dans un resto chic... à prix raisonnable. Très bonne qualité de nourriture, bien présentée, avec un service irréprochable. J'aurais une seule réserve: le prix du vin au verre. Un verre de Stoneleigh sauvigon blanc à 14$ (quand la bouteille se vend à la SAQ à 18$), c'est exagéré. J'aurais bien pris un verre de blanc avec mes tagliatelle-crevettes-champignons, mais pas à ce prix là (à 10$ ok).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service good food!
    Foxyfoodie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I enjoyed my experience very much. Our group was satisfied at the end. Some of the people who aren't well versed in French cuisine, thought the bacon was too small because they lack understanding that the French prefer small rich quantities of food rather than super sized everything. The waitress was very nice to accommodate this ignorance and give them more braised bacon squares!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good
    Niko
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Oisters were very good, we liked it overall. A bi noisy even later at night but all the locations around are like that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really great, but a little pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Great food, great service. Was a surprised when I got the bill. The food is good, but you won't eat (well) under 50$ per person (plus alcohol). Wine list starts at 60$ a bottle. Great list though, private import. And watch out for the house cocktail! I guess that's what ruined it for me, when we got the bill turns out they were 20$ each! Would not have ordered them if the waiter would have told us the price. Apart from a 300$ bill for two (40$ for 2 shlushy cocktails, one 72$ bottle of wine, rest is food, tax and tip), it was really great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Always spectacular. Never been disappointed at this unexpectedly incredible place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place but...
    Viciousmtl32
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This is a great French resto with an amazing ambiance. Even though it didn't get rave reviews I rather try it myself. Went with a great friend of mine. Service from the waiter was excellent but a little slow. But the food wasn't up to par for comparable prices. The crab cake had potatoes in it compared to a steakhouse. My friend ordered shrimp scallops risotto and their dish was blan. So a very cute romantic place but not the best food quality.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch
    CharlieZVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We were a group of 4. Great service, great food, great wine (suggested by the sommelier), reasonable pricing. Chic décor. Definitely a gem.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first experience
    rockingfoodie
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    It was our first time dining at the Pois Penche. My friends (who hail from Toronto and are big guys) love dining in Montreal on their way to P.E.I. every May. Their usual favourite spot is being renovated, so after checking the P.P. menu online, I had a feeling they would enjoy the seafood platter. The seafood platter did not stand up to our usual place. The oysters were outstanding, as was the lobster, but the muscles and clams served cold do not tickle my fancy at all. The Prime rib main course was a hit with three of my friends who had it. The saffron risotto had shrimp and scallops were grilled to perfection, however the risotto lacked luster. The salmon tartare was one of the best I ever had! I would recommend the P.P. in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for late night menu past 9pm
    Petshop
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Good restaurant overall, but nothing all too special. However, if you go past 9pm, they have a late night special menu which is a great deal for 25$, which includes a small entré and main dish. Otherwise, not special enough for the price range. Wait staff were great. Bathroom is excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, open Mondays
    Vinny2fingers
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    That's was the reasonwe went, it was open on Monday. I've been here several times with my wife but really enjoyed it this time as a group.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best fancy brunch in the city
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    I simply love this place. For any occasion, but especially for brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining by the windows
    SkiVT
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    It was great to eat a great meal by the big restaurant windows and see the Montrealers stroll by. Our oysters and entrees were delicious, the service was excellent, but the music was too loud.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect!
    foodlover
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We were 4, going for a special birthday on a Thursday night. The food was wonderful & the service excellent (i.e. water glasses stayed full despite having a very thirsty client). The steaks were cooked exactly as requested, and were tender & delicious, the foie gras was amazing & the duck was succulent. The only compliant is that the bread was originally not as fresh as it could have been, but by our third basket we received fresh, crispy bread. The vegetables were crispy cooked with just the right amount of butter/olive oil and the mushrooms were amazing. In short, excellent food! We were very pleased with our evening -- just as I had been with a lunch there a few days earlier. Yes, expensive-- but definitely worth it!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Downtown favourite
    Delicious
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Fresh fish. Consistently delicious food. Service was great. Ambience was perfect. Try the truffle ravioli it is the best. The spicy scallop ceviche was also a refreshing treat. The waitress who served us was fantastic and always seemed to foresee our needs. She was friendly without being overbearing. Perfect dining experience and I am very picky!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Alfie
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    This was my first visit here, visiting from Toronto. I have traveled all over the world and dined in many restaurants. The service and hospitality here was exceptional and I would certainly come again on my next visit to Montreal. Our server Fausto, was knowledgable and his sea food plater suggestion as well as those for my guest was delicious. Portions however, were small but tasty.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was delicious
    foodiesNH
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Went there after Easter Mass. We had reservations at 1:30 but arrived at 1. Sat us with no problem. The place reminded us of restaurants in Paris. We had the special and the food was so good, as well as the presentation. Our server was very nice and was very attentive. We would certainly go there again.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dessert only, great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We completed our meal and our last night in Montreal with dessert at Le Pois Penche. I had the opera cake- superb! My wife had the creme brulee, a classic and done very well. The ambiance was classic French and our server, maitre 'd were very kind and attentive. A sudden rain squall came up and we were offered to have a cab called and also an umbrella. Hard to find that kind of service in the US! Great job, thanks!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Waste of time and money
    StacuVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Very disappointed with dinner here. I ordered the shrimp and scallop rissoito, for around $34. Came with 2 shrimp and 2 scallops, which at some high end restaurants small portions are the norm for good food. However, they had absolutely no flavor. The risotto was suppose to have saffron, could definitely not taste that, or anything else. A box of rice-a-roni with boiled shrimp would have tasted a lot better! My husband got the sea bass which was nowhere as tender or flaky as we are used to. I would the say the skin consisted of 50% of the portion that was given! it was the thinnest cut of "sea bass" I have ever seen. Pint of beer $12, glass of wine $16. They do not list drink costs on the menu, unless you are ordering a bottle.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but pricey
    MikedmtlVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Second time to pois penché. Drinks and oysters were very good. We then ordered fish and a plate of scallops and shrimps. Both were very good although the potions were small (small fillet of fish in the bar noir plate and 2 shrimps and 2 scallops in the other entree - both around 35$ per plate). We were also charged 9$ for bottled sparkling water. This is a usually a good indication of how aggressive prices are. Overall the food was quite good but you can easily find better value in montreal.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • environment to nurture friendships
    Sport
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Food was great, service exceptional, lots of room, but the prices are quite high.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ah! les bulles!!!
    Finegueule
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Très bon rapport qualité-prix. Belle ambiance de brasserie parisienne. Vaste choix de champagnes de qualité à prix raisonnables.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always
    David
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We had a very good time the last 3 times we went to Le Pois Penché. If you`ve never to a chic Parisien bistro, this is as close you can get. The brunch menu offer limited choices but all of them are excellent. The diner menu are well presented and very tasty, I will defenetly go back !
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • French brasserie type bistro
    DanD
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    If you like oysters, short list quality food menu with a reasonable range of interesting wines: Le pois penché is your place. Nice atmosphere, Service a little unequal at times (from great and passionate to semi-absent and slow). Most people can find something they like and some of their specialty are just delicious. Well located in the downtown area, the locals tends to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.