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Les Deux Gamins
Les Deux Gamins

Les Deux Gamins Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.les2gamins.com
  • Phone: (514) 288-3389
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday 5:00 pm-closing,Tuesday 5:00 pm-closing,Wednesday 5:00 pm-closing Thursday: 5:00 pm - closing, Friday 5:00 pm-closing - Saturday 5:00 pm-closing Sunday: 5:00 pm - closing
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Comfort Food
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: Valerie (514) 575-5070

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hotel de ville
  • Public Transit: Sherbrooke Metro, less han 5 minutes away
  • Parking: No
A word from Les Deux Gamins
Located in the heart of Montreal's Plateau neighborhood, Les Deux Gamins is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy scrumptious French fare in a casual and lively atmosphere. With its warm inviting décor, fashioned to replicate a Parisian Bistro, Les Deux Gamins is synonymous with the romance, nostalgia and guilty pleasures of Paris, while reflecting the easy every day approach that is classic French Bistro. The friendly and knowledgeable staff are the perfect accompaniment to the outstanding culinary skills which combine to offer it's customers with dishes that are "extremely satisfying, unpretentious, and also very affordable". At Les Deux Gamins, the menu changes according to the freshest selection of regional and seasonal ingredients. Les Deux Gamin's dishes are delicately influenced by Montreal's cultural diversity. Here, the tastes of modern Montreal meet the classic French dishes, all meticulously made from scratch using the finest ingredients.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Not knowing a ton about the area, my boyfriend and I selected this restaurant for his birthday celebration whilst in Canada. We had an amazing time. Honestly could not have been better. We shared the cheese/meats plate then the filet mignon over a bottle of the house wine. Truly great experience. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "the food was very good. the seating (outdoor) quite tight but it was enjoyable."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Food was great, service classy but could have been better. They forgot our drink order and comped the dessert."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We ordered monkfish, which was extremely dry and difficult to swallow. The piece of bacon which came with the fish seemed like we were eating just salt. We also ordered duck confit, which had no taste or flavor and the skin was incredibly salty. The service was just as poor, drinks would take 15 min to appear, the bill even longer. Would not recommend to anyone"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food - or what I actually got to eat of it - was excellent. The problem was that my server seemed unable to remember half my order, and after multiple reminders, I still never received most of my meal. From what I gathered from the table next to mine, their server was just as bad - and the restaurant was not very crowded. Perhaps it was just an off night, but for the price of the appetizer that actually made it's way to my table, it isn't worth my giving it another go."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Overall experience was great, although the duck that I ordered was a bit dry and the skin was not as crunchy as i liked."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Our appetizers were fine. There was a long wait for main courses. Two different duck dishes were dry and tough as was the fish in prosciutto. Our server was lovely but she was handicapped by the deficiencies of the kitchen."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This was a fun last minute dining experience without any expectation we had an enjoyable very French style meal. We opted to sit just inside as a lovely night and some great music in street. Unfortunately two tables were smoking right in front of us ( outdoor dinning of restaurant) and the smoke blew straight back into restaurant and us. Made it very unpleasant, I do no think there should be smoking in restaurants even on terraces there was no way of escaping unless we moved to back of restaurant"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Overall, a very nice experience. It is a small, unpretentious neighborhood bistro. I had the flank steak with frites and salad. It was quite good, but there was no special preparation. I paired with a foulette of St Emilion bourdeax which was average but not overpriced. Ambience was excellent - a place to come for a romantic dinner or a dinner with friends."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Super service, super ambiance, le décor est typiquement français, la nourriture est copieuse, bien présentée, très très bon! L'ambiance et le décor sont typiquement français. A recommander sans limites!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "this authentic french little gem is so comparable to those in France. For the two of us, we tried 4 appetizers and 2 mains. they are all good! we love it so much."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Delightful open-air French restaurant located on a pedestrian-only street in the Plateau. Food, service and ambiance were a (very reasonably priced) pleasure. A warning to the one or two other American diners out there of something larger than "European" size, the tables and chairs are small. Cafe small. But I'd return regularly if I lived in Montreal."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Though on short notices, Les Deux gamins impressed. the waiter recommended an exceptional wine, and the food was marvellous."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We were so happy to find this great gem of a restaurant. We shared some meals, so got to enjoy the steak tartare, salmon tartare, and the best of all was the duck confit shepherd's pie -- shredded duck confit with a mix of shredded carrots over that, all topped by mashed potatoes. A bit of a "deconstructed" pie for the purists, but fantastic flavors !! The waitress was clearly very busy, but that never put a damper on her upbeat and friendly demeanor. We highly recommend the restaurant !!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Good selection of affordable bottles & glasses of wine, nice entree variety, good flavors. Salmon and steak tartare dishes especially nice. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "No wait when we arrived, sat outside. They will be updating there menu next week. The special was a braised lamb. We got the goat cheese salad, French onion soup, steak tar tar and filet mignon. All cooked to perfection!!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We last ate here in 2008. It was a great find then, and still does not disappoint. It's an intimate but friendly spot, with great "rustic" French cuisine. I had a lamb shank that virtually fell from the bone, and a beef tartar that was a delight. My wife had the confit of duck cassoulet and it also was fantastic. The service was prompt and friendly, but we were never hurried. The intimate setting let us become friends with our table neighbours, and we all drank, chatted and laughed together. Truly a one of a kind gem. I would recommend to anyone. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Have heard of this restaurant but never knew anyone who had gone there. Decided to give it a shot!!!! Food, atmosphere & service were great. Not a very large menu but everything looked & tasted great. Would definitely return!!!! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I liked this place a lot. The food was delicious and the restaurant its pretty cool. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My wife and I have dined here 4 or 5 times and have never been dissapointed. We have brought family and friends who were equally impressed. Gamins rivals the best in Paris based on our travels to Paris. On May 10th I enjoyed a cassoulet that was as good or better than what I had in Paris. This place is a real funky place with wonderfully authentic food in a fun area of the city. The staff is comprised of several expatries francais who bring with them skills you can taste."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I would highly recommend Les Deux Gamins for large groups or a date. Great attentive service from the waiter and good food."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We booked in at Les Deux Gamins, and had a great evening there. The waitstaff was wonderful, (we were lucky to have Benoit as our waiter) the food was great. great food doesn't always a great evening make: if the service and ambience aren't good, it makes a huge difference. At Les Deux gamins, all of the elements came together. We had the terrine to start, then the lamb shank and the cassoulet, all great. The waiter suggested a sweet wine to drink with our terrine and it was perfect. He made a good suggestion for a red to share with dinner as well. I'd love to return in the summer when all the doors are open! Go, you'll have a great time! "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We were a bit concerned coming in on a Friday night to a nearly empty restaurant. But, we needn't have worried - the food was excellent, with a comfortable French menu, an attractive, large space, and very warm, engaging waitress. Very pleased with our food, the lamb shank and the grilled salmon, ending with the excellent tarte tatin. There were three active tables during our visit, so we wouldn't go if seeking a more lively dining spot, but for excellent food, at more than reasonable prices, comfortable unrushed dining, then this is a great spot"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Wonderful, traditional French menu.Terrific and friendly service. The house wine is great and a bargain. The taste and presentation of the duck confit was perfect."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The food in this restaurant is mediocre at best. The onion soup and the ducks are salty. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Je cherchais un resto a la derniere minute avant un show au cafe campus, un dimanche soir. Je tombe sur Les Deux Gamins. On arrive, on est seul. Le serveur/gérant, (Ben), nous accueil de façon très sympathique. On se sent chez soi, le bistro est charmant, la bière en fût excellente, et le menu.... Délicieux, bon choix de fromage, le confit de canard et le cassoulet = Divins, avec un vin Saint-Emilion génial !!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I were at the restaurant for 3 hours. It was a very relaxed environment. Service was impressive considering there was only 1 waiter. Beef Bourguignon was delicious!! Chacuterie platter was a perfect start. Wasn't too impressed with dessert, but the presentation was lovely. Definitely go back again."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My bf and I had already been to this restaurant a few months ago and it was great !! Attentive service, normal wait time for dishes, great quality food. This time, assuming service and food quality was going to the same, we went with a few friends. However, this time around, the experience was overall quite disappointing. First, the dish that I was looking forward to the most, their Terrine de Foie Gras, was not on the menu that night. Then, once we FINALLY got our dishes, Boeuf Bourgignon though nicely seasoned was firm. My Duck Mac n' Cheese was so heavy on the cheese, it was quite unpleasant. Don't get me wrong, I love cheese, but this was such a turn off."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "although the restroom and kitchen location are a bit too close to each other"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I dined alone while on a business trip. I was very comfortable, service was excellent and I had a wonderful cassoulet - perfect for a chilly winter evening. I would definitely recommend to others!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I went there with a special friend and we needed to have time together and talk. It was great!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Tout était très bien! Les plats étaient savoureux et copieux. Mention spéciale pour le tartare qui nous a séduits."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We just had a great time there. Good food and great service"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Went as an anniversary celebration. Lovely atmosphere. Great portions. Very nice authentic atmosphere v chill. Excellent French onion soup. Wanted to try the desserts but we were way full."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The only reason I give four stars instead of five is that everything is with my expectation. Nothing that really jumps out to make me rank a five. In general, it is a good french restaurant that you would expect. The snails are good. I ordered beef tartare and it's fresh and delicious. Foie Gras... hmm... let's skip that. Overall is great though!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I had dinner there on Valentine's weekend. I loved this place, we had a table by the fireplace, the best place to be in the winter. the food is amazing. It was the perfect place for my boyfriend to propose to me!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I went there to celebrate Valentine's Day, we sat near the fireplace and it was very romantic... The service was excellent (fast, respectful, helpful) and the food was amazing (unique, tasty, filling)! We will be back there with friends next time!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We tried Les Deux Gamins because we've been looking for a french brasserie type of place for a while. When you see Cassoulet on the menu, you know it's trying to do it well. The wait staff was excellent, taking care of everything for us. Wine recommendation was spot on, I really can't say enough about this place. It was a great find and we'll be going back more often. If you're looking for a proper country style meal, give this place a try. The charcuiteries board was very good and a perfect way to start the meal paired with a glass of sparkling wine. The fire place adds a lot of charm to the place."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "It is not the best food I ever ate but it was good. The ambiance is very romantic and calm, perfect for a date! The food came out quick form the kitchen but our waitress did the job but just. They probably have more then one waitress so the odds of getting the same one are slim so I wouldn't take that in account if you want to go there. Overall,my girlfriend and I enjoyed our evening there and I do recommend the restaurant."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Finding a reasonably priced French restaurant in Montreal is no small task. This bistro was small in the best way. Real bistro food with no overwrought yuppie hippie post modern invention and no fussy big ballon globlets for the nicely priced wine. The lamb shank on puréed parsnips and carrots was perfectly done, the pâté de foie gras starter was silky (and enough for two), and the dessert cheeses were excellent and local. Service was friendly and efficient, and the music was soft jazz. What I can't understand is why it was nearly empty on a Friday night."
    Dined on 1/31/2014