Les Cavistes
Les Cavistes
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Les Cavistes

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.restaurantlescavistes.com/
  • Phone: 5149035089
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Joey Frey
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Groups are welcomed. The restaurant can also be yours for parties of 45 people or more. We offer a flat fee, and we take care of you.
  • Private Party Contact: Robert Herrera 5149035089

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Duluth
  • Public Transit: Mont-Royal or Sherbrooke metro stations. Bus 30 on St. Denis.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Tired of turning around in Plateau's small streets? There is a public parking on Roy, corner of St. Denis (a block away from les Cavistes).
A word from Les Cavistes
Les Cavistes is a friendly restaurant offering a cozy, French bistro-inspired cuisine combined with a touch of local flavors. Whether you land in the dining room, at the wine bar or in the boutique, you'll find a team keen on giving advice and showing new discoveries. The room is designed to have people and wine as central elements. Rich presence of wooden surfaces, dimmed lights, and tile patterns: the experience goes beyond the food.
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Les Cavistes reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Nous avons eu un service hors-pair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Nous avons eu un service hors-pair et la bouffe était exceptionnelle. Définitivement, j'y retournerai et je le recommanderai chaudement!!! Merci!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good design, great background
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Good design, great background music, very laid back but not too casual, friendly yet very polite and discreet staff, great food and wine... What else do you want for a romantic dinner??? One of my favourites in Montreal!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    It is very good everybody like it, we went to celebrate a birtday , i was really stund and happy with the Food , the wine ,champagne, mousseux! I will be back for sur!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What an experience....delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    What an experience....delicious food & wine. If you want to spend a nice long evening with your spouse, this is the place
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Premièrement, nous devrions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    Premièrement, nous devrions avoir la possibilité de vous lire en français ... Tout au long du service de notre menu dégustation, le maître d'hôtel a manqué de professionnalisme. Nous lui en avons fait part, mais le mal était fait. N'eut été de lui, le souper aurait pris une autre tournure. Le personnel attitré à notre table (2 dames) ont quand même bien fait leur travail. En second lieu, trop de services.. Nous aurions préféré un peu moins et une meilleure qualité. Nous aurions fait sauter le petit morceau de fromage tout miteux sur chou un peu trop mou, le plat principal n'a pas été respecté et le dessert ne sera pas en nomination aux oscars... Dommage, car j'avais l'intention d'aller fureter Les Cavistes, sur Fleury O.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
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    BmanVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    Amazing food and service, and all privately imported wine. Our waiter both knew his menu and wine, and gave us excellent service. All our dishes were first rate and we bought a bottle of wine to take home with us. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Near Perfect Place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    I really liked the place. Though, I found that the ambiance was not as warm as it should be. The light was maybe too strong for this kind of place and the music was not really appropriate. The sound quality of the speakers was poor too. Otherwise everything else is very impressive. The wine matching the plates is an amazing and simple idea. Everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nous avons pris le menu dégustation
    MarcVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2012
    Nous avons pris le menu dégustation avec l'accord mets et vins. Trop cher pour la qualité du repas, heureusement, nous avions un coupon rabais tuango.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, but not tasty enough.
    ehardy1971
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    Good food, but not tasty enough. Seemed too simple. But wine/food pairing was excellent.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wine is pricey. Main dishes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    Wine is pricey. Main dishes were a good effort but not memorable; small portions for price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bonjour, J'ai été déçue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2012
    Bonjour, J'ai été déçue par la nourriture. le service entre les plats a été très long et les plats étaient tout juste chaud. Il s'agit de petite quantité, les cuissons ne sont pas exaustives et les saveurs pas toujours au RDV. Je ne pense pas renouveler l'expérience pour la restauration, je me contenterai de la dégustation de vins Merci
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall a good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2012
    Overall a good experience but not overwhelmingly impressed. Portions could have been slightly bigger. As far as a wine bar is concerned and despite its modern look, ambiance was missing. Maybe it was a quiet Thursday evening but was expecting the restaurant to be busier.
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  • Great food paired with great
    narnianVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    Great food paired with great wine. The best part was the excellent service. Thanks Genvieve!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expensive over cooked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2012
    Some or our guests we're ont happy with their food. It was over cooked. For the price it should have been perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but not great
    Knde
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    First time at Les Cavistes and while I was not wowed, I was suitable pleased. It's a nice place for a casual lunch at a moderate price. The charcuterie and cheese platter were both very good. And they had an excellent sangria. The service was also good. I wouldn't rave about it, but I would go back again if I was in the neighbourhood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ce fut un excellent repas
    Julie
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    Ce fut un excellent repas sur la terrasse . La cuisine est excellente . Et le vin recommandé aussi . Le service était attentionné mais certains clients exigeront un service encore plus professionnel. Nous reviendrons et nous le recommanderons.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service impeccable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    Le service est fantastique. Les serveurs connaissent bien la cuisine et adorent la nourriture, ça se voit. Politesse, tact, humour et sens de la répartie, tout y est! La nourriture est excellente, un menu "bistro" pas piqué des verres. Toutefois, nous avons surtout été séduits pas la carte des vins d'importation privée, et nous avons fait de belles découvertes. La note est un peu salée pour le menu de soirée, mais nous y retournerons assurément.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • J'y suis allée avec une amie,
    MaryseGth
    Dined on 6/9/2012
    J'y suis allée avec une amie, nous nous sommes assises au bar. Nous avons reçu dans l'ensemble un service assez bon. Pour les entrées, mon amie a pris un ceviche qui était excellent, pour ma part j'ai pris la pieuvre qui était trop cuite donc caoutchouteuse. En plat principaux, nous avons choisi les joues de porc et pétoncle qui était très bon et le canard dont la cuisson était parfaite mais les lentilles beaucoup manquait beaucoup de cuisson, un légume d'accompagnement aurait été aussi agréable. Les vins pour accompagner nos repas étaient bien choisis par notre serveuse. Dans l'ensemble un repas correct, dans une ambiance très sobre, avec une facture un peu salée pour le contenu (80$ par personne avant pourboire).
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was a lot too noisy. They
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/7/2012
    It was a lot too noisy. They increase the music in the middle of the dinner and it was difficult to understand what our friends were saying... And then, after meals, we decided to go on the terrace to smoke and they forget to bring us an ashtrey as they promised. But we were very satisfied with the quality of the plates and the excellent work from the «sommellier». Thanks.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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  • Great food, even better wines!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/31/2012
    Great food, even better wines! great place for a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I've been to Les Cavistes
    Greg
    Dined on 5/27/2012
    I've been to Les Cavistes twice. The food is very innovative, attractively plated, and tasty. They have a nice selection of wines. Overall, the experience is satisfying and pleasant. The restaurant is well-designed and comfortable, although the lighting is a bit strange. The service varied from good to very good. I would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unfortunately,it was empty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/27/2012
    Unfortunately,it was empty when I went for brunch.Food was decent,nothing spectacular.It is hard to compete with so many places to choose from,around.I'd have to visit it for dinner some day and give a better opinion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellente bouffe et service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/21/2012
    Excellente bouffe et service hors pair offert par Sébastien, d'une extrême gentillesse et passionné dans son domaine. Avons hâte d'y retourner!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small portions maybe a little
    JonhhVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2012
    Small portions maybe a little bit too small especially for a brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great wines
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/30/2012
    My girlfriend and I went out for a girls nite dinner for 2. The wine list is extensive, mostly private imports, and you can buy bottles of whatever you like right from the restaurant boutique. The ambiance is relaxed and the decor beautiful wood. My friend had the duck which was cooked to perfection, however I had the joues de porc which was one big round and unappetizing ball.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Gem of a wine bar
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2012
    Amazing Wine Bar. Tried 3 wines loved them all. You have the option to buy (and taste before) wine not available at the SAQ at a great price ($19-$31). Definitly the Find of this year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • J'ai fait une réservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/19/2012
    J'ai fait une réservation pour aller manger avec 3 clients avec open table. Même si la page d'accueil des cavistes disent que c'est ouvert tous les soirs à partir de 17h30 et bien ce n'est pas le cas. Alors je me suis retrouvé à quelques minutes d'avis pour me trouver un autre resto. Pas très pro... :(
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  • Awesome....great meal for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    Awesome....great meal for a weekend in Montreal. Thank you
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I étantes to go there for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    I étantes to go there for quit some time. I went with friends and wasn't disapointed. Bon accord met et vin. La boutique est un atout. Bought à great red wine bottle for a good price private importation
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice menu. Similar to several
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/24/2012
    Nice menu. Similar to several other Montreal restaurants. No wow effect but certainly good quality. Not sure we would go back given the number of good and great restaurants in the city.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great wine - private imports
    miammiam514
    Dined on 2/23/2012
    Great wine - private imports by the glass -, great food, staff that's passionate about what they do... what else can you ask for ?!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and very creative.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/16/2012
    Great food and very creative. amazing friendly service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service. The owner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/3/2012
    Excellent service. The owner was very friendly along the staff. Great wine suggestions. I had a great evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nous étions trois collègues
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/19/2012
    Nous étions trois collègues et avons bien aimé notre soirée.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very limited selection of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/26/2011
    Very limited selection of main courses. Execution was so-so and sides were left untouched because they were unatable. Great private selection of wine. I would go back for the wine but not for the food.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I like it, the service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    I like it, the service was GREAT, I was siting at the bar. The seats are not that comfy though!! Nice Bartender. food was really good, we will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Les Cavistes on Sat Nov 12 2011
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/12/2011
    Extraordinary service and impeccable wine list that is so openly shared Look for Martin Dorval for the ultimate sommelier experience... And food was excellent as well. The new chef has novel approaches to how to prepare and present oldies in a novel and challenging way. Go and have fun
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Compact but very interesting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/30/2011
    Compact but very interesting menu; wonderfully original wine list, good suggestions from sommelier
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • When food and wine mix perfectly!
    crackerjadeVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2011
    The food is always stunning. Try their plates to share or le boudin - a personal favorite. Phenomal wine list - all privtae imports that won't disappoint you. LOVE the new concept of the tasting meal where you get 3 wines and 3 matching hors d'oeuvres as an appy. Service was ok that night but is usually impeccable.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food is great. empty restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2011
    food is great. empty restaurant on a saturday night. service is ok.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet