Group of six had excellent dinner. The server explained the menu and suggested amount for us to order, 14 plates as they were smaller portions, though bigger than tapas we still ordered 2 or 3 of each. The wine suggested was also wonderful, we ended up drinking two bottles on top of those who ordered beer. We shared tuna tartare (excellent), scallops (very good), duck (excellent), fried skate wing (exceptional), cavatelli foie gras and veal cheek (excellent), grilled octopus (very good). Surprisingly, we were full enough to skip dessert. I would most certainly recommend this restuarant as I plan to return in the future.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
All I can say is WOW!!!
My goodness did I enjoy the meal at Le Filet. I still dream about the Hamachi and Cod dishes, which were so wonderful. I wish I lived in Montreal so I could go again and again. I think in several dishes it was as good or even better than Le Bernardin, my seafood Mecca in New York. The service was great too.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Creative Honest Food
Ate here this week for 1st time. Wow. The dishes were creative, and very satisfying. The arctic char was exceptional, as was the half lobster. Lastly, don't miss the maple sugar cake as it was superb. One of the best desserts I've had. All of this in a lively place with very capable and friendly service. Strongly recommended
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of Montreal's finest restaurants. the food was superb
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
As good as advertised
Would recommend the scallops salad, tuna tartare, grilled octopus, grilled cod are things i would order again. And would recommend to try at least once the half lobster and fluke sashimi. Will go again.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our food and service was wonderful. A few reviews that I have read complained of small portion sizes, but the restaurant self-describes itself as serving "small plates", essentially tapas style. I thought they did a great job, 4-5 dishes for two people affords a wonderful opportunity to taste a variety of delicious dishes. My wife and I loved Le Filet.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the finest in Montreal !
one of the finest restaurant in Montreal. Great Food !! great experience from the beginning till the end !!
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was beyond attentive. No one in our party ordered drinks and the staff were beyond attentive in filling our waters, which is not normally the case here. Meals are served tapas. We each offered two. The waiter arranged for the dishes to come out in a salad course, a seafood course and then a meat course. The salad with the figs was divine. The crab risotto and artic char very well done. The lamb was rare and very tasty. I had a lovely time. My companions did not. They prefer "normal" food like burgers. I think I turned them off to the whole restaurant scene in Montreal to be honest. Would not recommend this restaurant to those who have a less adventuresome palate.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Bit Pricy But Worth Every Penny!
We went to Le Filet for a romantic night out in June 2013. The Food was amazing, the ambience was chic & cosy and the staff was awesome. We recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Simply amazing !
Great evening, amazing food, the flavours are just perfect.
Nice work with the wine by the glass !
Will be back soon i hope.
Thank you again.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Meilleur restaurant de Montréal
Non seulement c'est le meilleur restaurant de Montréal, mais le service est sympatique, professionnel et compétent! Aucune pression pour libérer la table. Bref, la popularité du restaurant n'as pas altéré le service, ce qui est rare!!! À essayer!
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Every so often, we hit a restaurant that goes beyond excellent or exceptional, and is just perfect. Everything about Le Filet was perfect for us. The food was amazing - delicious, creative, fresh, piping hot (lots of high end restaurants seem to have problems with this last part, unless you're eating at the chef's table). No complaints about the service. The space is beautiful. The menu is appetizer size share plates, which is the perfect concept for us.
7/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Relaxed Sunday brunch
Pleasant neighbor setting. We chose to sit outside, which felt open, yet intimate. The waitstaff was very responsive and well informed. We all ordered some version of an egg dish and everyone was well pleased with their choices. I hope to return some day for dinner. The menu looked very enticing.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Le Filet is a very good restaurant; every bite was unique...the oysters, the tuna tarta and the maple dessert were the highlight of our evening...we enjoyed every minute; the only downside is, the food is sooo good, we would have preferred larger portions, but then again this would probably defeat their tapas concept...
one thing is for sure; you will not leave this restaurant stuffed, however you will be 100% satisfied :)
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A 4 nous avons partagé 13 plats et 3 desserts ! Tout était sublime! Excellents vins également! Vaut le prix!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Favorite in Montreal
Amazing! Fabulous! Liked it so much I came back four nights later with a friend.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the food and the ambience.
Love the food and the ambience. We actually extended our Vacation by one day to dine again at Le Filet!
Looking forward to returning on our next visit to Montreal.
Every single dish we tried was perfectly cooked and delicious.
Thanks for two wonderful evenings1
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Le filet didn't disappoint us again. It is quite expensive but worth it. Everything was delicious!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spectacular Food; Great Experience
A French seafood gem (with definite Asian influences, as befits the chef), the food is simply outstanding. Even a dish as simple as skate was transformed through texture and taste. Service is very comfortable -- helpful but not the least overbearing, and speaking no French was not an issue in the least. Based on the crowd, this is clearly a neighborhood favorite, but definitely worth the trip regardless of location.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our very best meals of 2013.
The oysters with truffle cream sauce, scallops with beets and crab risotto were amazing! Service could not have been better.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food great service but noisy
The food was simply impeccable. I love Chasse et Peche and understand this is the same owner.
They simply did not disappoint. Such flavor in the food and it wasn't heavy at all. We tried about 6 dishes and each one seemed equally as good if not better than the first.
Great wine selection too. Would highly recommend and look forward to going back.
It is a small place however and you are close to other tables so it was a little noisy. But completely worth it for the food and service.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The server and the chef were more than willing to make sure that ,despite my many food allergies, my partie and I would all have an amazing food experience. The chef even made sure I was to have dessert like everyone else and whipped up a beautiful and tasteful dessert, exempt of nut, peanuts and eggs.
I recommend this restaurant for anyone who has severe food allergies as they are so attentive and careful.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Montreal Hot Spot
The food is delicious yet small in size. The plates are meant to be to be shared and therefore multiple plates are recommended so the meal winds up being quite more costly than you expect. The unfortunate thing about most Montreal restaurants, and this one is no exception, is that service is so slow. The plates come out at an extremely leisurely pace so give yourself a lot of time to enjoy it. The pork polenta, salmon tartare and lobster dishes are stand outs - highly recommended.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
An incredible dining experience,
An incredible dining experience, the food was delectable. A must for anyone in Montreal looking to taste some of the best food in town
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in Montreal
This is in my mind the best foodie restaurant of Montréal a perfect balance in the menu..
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Repas presque parfait
Nous avons commandé la salade de jicama, le cardeau, le boeuf wagyu, le risotto et un dessert aux pistache et framboise avec glace au citron. Les plats salés étaient très gouteux et d'une simplicité qui témoigne du talent du chef. Ce sont des plats difficile d'exécution où les saveurs sont tous en parfaite harmonie. Le seul bémol, le dessert appelé "rêve" qui ne goutait pas du tout la pistache, où le citron a pris toute la place et qu'il n'avait de qualité que d'être bien présenté. À retravailler. Le personnel est courtois et professionnel. Nous y retournerons mais mangerons le dessert ailleurs.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service et bonne bouffe!
Le Filet est le genre de restaurant où vous mangerez de petits plats raffinés et savoureux. C'est aussi, un endroit où vous recevrez un service hors pair et attentionné. Bref, c'est à essayer!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lived Up To Expectations
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Le Filet. Patrick, our waiter, was helpful and attentive. The food was fabulous. We had the oysters miso gratin, of which we had to order another round. We particularly loved the duck salad and the grilled octopus. The service was excellent, but on a busy Friday night, we found the noise level a bit high.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jamais déçus !
On ne se trompe pas en mangeant au Filet ! Tout est bon ! Le service, la bouffe et le vin ! Une belle gâterie !
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Diamond in the rough!
Very surprising and a little off the beaten path, but well worth the trek.
Great food, different preparations and presentations and overall an exceptional delight.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was absolutely amazing food. The whole range of the menu was perfectly executed.
The combinations of flavor was meticolous and well balance.
Absolutely recommend this to any fiod lover.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Dining Experience
Of all the places we ate in Montreal, this was our favorite. I had corresponded with the owner via email about our reservation. He personally came to our table when we arrived welcoming me by name and recalled our online conversation. The waiter helped with our order of several small plates to share and advised the superb with choice. The food was seasoned perfectly, the presentation not pretentious but appropriately garnished, and the proportions perfect for sharing. We had selected four entree plats and that amount was adequate but not too much. When we left, they went outside to help us into the taxi and to bid us adieu. Simply a delightful and memorable dining experience!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reserved myself a seat here after a rave review from a chef. It was a superlative experience, from the exquisite menu to the exceptional staff and the supreme service. I would highly recommend the Huîtres garnies, they are quite possibly the best oysters mortals have ever set teeth upon. The yellowfin tuna and artichoke, garnished with red pepper aioli, mint, and fried scallion, was absolutely fantastic. If ever you have the pleasure and opportunity to visit Montreal, and enjoy japanese cuisine, I would highly recommend trying out this restaurant de classe mondiale.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We will return
Small plates that are not that small. Gluten free menu. The only issue that I had was service was slower than we would have liked given the people waiting for our table. But the servers themselves were fine. Seemed like they could have used another waiter.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food for sharing. Service
Great food for sharing. Service was excellent but slow.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quand on va au Filet, on sait que la soirée sera une réussite sur toute la ligne. Le service est professionnel et les serveurs n'ont pas cette attitude désagraéble qu'on retrouve de plus en plus. La proximité se crée, ce qui agrémente notre expérience. La nourriture est délicieuse et recherchée, le classique risotto est tout simplement "oh secours j'en veux encore"! Les poissons sont sublimes et bien présentés. Des bulles en entrée au rouge au repas, tout est minutieusement recommandé. Bravo à l'équipe du Filet pour faire de nos sorties, des petits bijoux de soirées!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Le Filet is probably one of or THE best restaurant in Montreal. My husband and I are huge foodies and love trying new restaurants. We finally got a reservation at Le Filet on a Saturday night and were beyond pleased. The food is to die for and the staff, including the manager Denis, are extremely friendly and helpful. The prices are a bit high but it is well worth it if you are someone who appreciates good food. I cannot wait to go back!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Constance dans la qualité
Niveau de bruit trop élevé
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was our second time at Le Filet and just as memorable. We especially lived the Tataki Wagyu, Crab Risotto and Lamb Medallions. Looking forward to our next visit.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Super resto, seuls petits points négatifs : le niveau du bruit et les huîtres sont servis avec trop assaisonnement ce qui dénature le goût de l'huître.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of my favourite restaurants in Montreal. Food is consistently excellent and the tapas style makes for a delicious variety of culinary delights during the dining experience.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Food ! Highlights
Amazing Food ! Highlights was the lobster and the pasta and risotto dish but everything was absolutely perfect.
It is a bit tight space wise but still absolutely worth it
great service as well
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
it is the little brother of the restaurant Club Chasse et pêche in Old-Montreal.Same quality but with a different approach of small portion like "Tapas".Service after service it was a discovery of great imagination.The mix of differents tastes is really amazing.We recommand this place without reserve.I wiil go again and again.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
AMAZING - Lots to try
Everything on the menu looks very tempting. Good thing, the plates are small/shared so you can try quite a few. Every single dish, all the way up to desert was simply outstanding.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Impeccable Service and food!
Le Filet is a must in your address book. The service was outstanding, and the food was fantastic! Each dish was simply delicious.
Will definitely go back.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was outstanding. Would have returned the next day. Lively ambience. Must reserve as it is very popular. Dining at the bar is also a viable option.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Night Out
Second time at Le Filet and both times the food was simply amazing. The restaurant is quite pricy, but definitely worth the experience at least once in a while. My girlfriend, who was there for the first time, very much enjoyed it too. The ambiance may be a tad too noisy for some people, but we enjoyed energy in the room.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved Le Filet
Fabulous food - excellent small plates with a winning variety of options. The waiter was especially helpful in making suggestions that proved to be just right in terms of what quantities of which dishes we should order. The noise level is very high so I would not recommend more than 4 people in your party - even then conversation was difficult. But the food is outstanding!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Égale à lui-même
Après plusieurs visites en 2012, c'était notre première en 2013.
La qualités des plats est toujours au rendez-vous. Tout les plats étaient parfaits sauf la pieuvre qui aurait ou être plus tendre ( de là un 4 étoiles pour la bouffe)
Serveuse très sympathique
C'est certain que nous retournerons.
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Favourite resto in Montreal
Try the beet, scallop, avocado salad...to die for. I don't even like scallops! Every dish we had was exceptional. The flavours and presentation were incroyable. The ambiance was chic, fun yet classy. This is now my favourite restaurant in Montreal...and that's a tough competition here!
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM