We had a terrific meal - great wine, melt in your mouth fish and the wonderful scallop & veal shoulder dish. Also recommend the lobster roll.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good restaurant, would
Very good restaurant, would recommend without hesitation. Original, tasty, comforting. Price was very reasonable for quantity/quality of food we had.
Wine Clerk was available and very helpful to help us in our selection. Would propose good matches for a reasonable price as well.
Appetizers IMHO, outshined the main dishes, but that is subjective and not that big of a deal.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The strength of Le Local is
The strength of Le Local is definitivly it's kitcen. A diverse menu with some unusual but delicius preparations and presantations. An attractive wine list with wines not only from France as so many Montral restaurants seem to favour, and that complemented wit a knowledgale and pleasant (not snotty) sommolier.
The service, while very attentive, could be a bit more polished.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
From out of town
Three of my friends at at Le Local having found it by location and food rating score. We were from out of town attending a conference the next day at the conference center. Food was fantastic and they made a great apple martini for starters for me. There was a good variety on the menu and we lingered and talked for over two hours and was not rushed to pay the bill. I loved it!
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
In the middle of nowhere
Location is a little out of the way. Getting there via public transportation is a challenge.
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Deserves it's fantastic reviews
Creative combinations using interesting spices and vegs combinations and sauces for the various entrees and appetizers we ordered. Waiters attentive non- intrusive or trying to speed up our exit for the next customer while some without reservations waiting in line. We were seated minutes after arrival. Two entrees ordered were halibut and duck. Both cooked perfectly with my mouth watering as I think back about dinner. For a tourist it was a bit of a walk from heart of Montreal, but only a short taxi ride back. Overall a winner for a Foodie, and both of us have taken cooking courses at the CIA (Culinary Institute of America) not the one for spies, rather the one for spices.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent place to visit
We really had a very good time, service is little bit skow but very friendly. Food was amazing. Wines were very good thouhg they served them a little bit cold for my liking, seems they have been having trouble with cellar's temperature. Highly recommendable.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a fabulous dinner at Le Local. Thoughtful, complex, and delicious cuisine. We will return soon!
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding Dinner for Foodies
What a great experience it was. We were seated opposite the open kitchen. From start to finish we went with the chef's recommendations for the night. Great kitchen crew.
The somelier was perfect in helping us discover new wins and varietals to accompany our food. To finish it all off the dessert menu and the recommendation from the pastry chef were amazing.
Definitely will go back again.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good not Great
We were seating in the bar area, which has a little bit of a club vibe, and was full of hot, young, dressed-right eaters. While the food was excellent and the service good, I didn't find that a club atmosphere was conducive to relaxing and enjoying a meal. I don't mind loud(ish) and energetic restaurants, but the club vibe wasn't where I'd want to eat dinner again. They also had seating in the kitchen area and on a patio outside. If I was returning for a romantic 2-person dinner then I'd pick the patio next time for sure.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was awesome and waiter was great. The carpaccio app was the best plate we had ever tasted. A bit loud.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ask for a table on the terrace, it's amazing. The food was very good and the somelier very friendly.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had wanted to go there for quite some time but were always distracted by life's events. The wait was quite worth it. Great food (the beef carpaccio rivals that of Harry's Bar in Venice - and they're the ones who invented it!!!), grand wine and superb service. Will be going back real soon!!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
"Neighborhood" Gem in Old Montreal
A lovely spot tucked away in the western part of Old Montreal. Solid, creative menu. Drinks leans a bit to the pricier side. Great space. Service was very knowledgeable and attentive. We were in Montreal for the first time for a friend's wedding. Was recomended by our hotel concierge. Went on a Sunday night when it was about 60-70% full and had a very relaxed, comfortable and enjoyable meal. Would definitely return.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great summer night with friends
I went for a nice dinner with my girl friends and we sat outside on the terrace. Food was delicious and waiter was helpful in deciding what to order. We had a great meal on a the terrace i would definitely reccomend and will be back. This was my second time at le local and it was as good as I remember.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, great Wine, to noisy!
On the terrace, great service, very careful and fast. Great choice of Wines of the world. Prices reasonable. To much noise, particularly inside. Just quiet enough to be able to have a sustained conversation outside.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice attraction in Montreal
Le Local was a very nice highlight of our trip to Montreal.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were visiting from out
We were visiting from out of town and a local recommended Le Local. The service was pleasant and they endured our horrible French with grace. The food was excellent and the ambience was hip but not ironic. It was nice to see the kitchen operating in full view and we were impressed that the staff were validating all the food before it went out.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this spot!
Can't get enough of the cheese ravioli. The vibe is young, energetic and classy.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for an evening in the city. Hip,energetic, and great food
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was an amazing neighborhood find, but make sure you are not in a rush. The service was very very slow. The food was perfect and interesting. We sat in outside terrace. It more romantic and quiet then the inside.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is a little
This restaurant is a little out of the way in down town Montreal, but it is well worth the diversion. The food was superb and the service was friendly and attentive.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
mon conjoint et moi, avons beaucoup apprécié, l'endroit. La terrasse est ultra confortable et la nourriture était délicieuse. Les assiettes très bien présentées et garnies. Le service impeccable, nous avions demandé une table tranquille pour un souper d'amoureux et nous avons été fort bien. Merci aux serveurs qui ont été tout à fait charmants et de bon conseil !!!
J'avais déjà eu l'occasion de diner à l'intérieur à 2 reprises pour le lunch et j'avais beaucoup aimé. Étant de passage à Montréal une nouvelle fois dans le quartier, je n'ai pas hésité à réserver pour une expérience de souper et je n'ai pas été déçue ! Je le recommande à tous !!!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The appetizers and entrees were simply delicious. The original blend of flavours surprised our whole table and left us wanting more. We visited this establishment three times this summer. The food was always scrumptious and well plated. Our first two times, the summer dessert menu was on display. We could not rave more about the mango and banana desserts. The combination of tastes filled in one small dessert plate took our breath away and left us wanting more. During our third visit, the fall dessert menu was on display (peach and pistachio). Sadly, it was good but not as exceptional as the summer one. However, our time at Le Local far surpasses our dining experience at most restaurants in the area. Keep up the fabulous culinary experience!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent spot in Montreal!
Le Local was a wonderful dining experience in Montreal (and this is coming from restaurant-spoiled New Yorkers)! Located a bit off the beaten path but in a beautiful space, despite what season you find yourself dining. The outdoor patio was lovely and perfect for a late summer meal. If it had been colder, the inside was great as well with an open, loft-like design. We shared three of the appetizers (crab cake, steak tartare and tuna tataki), split the duck confit and then finished with the chef's dessert selections. I do not think there was a single morsel of food left. Everything was delicious! The service was great as well, although they were not particularly busy on the night we visited. I highly recommend!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Best entrecote in town
I was introduced to le local only last month. Impressed by the service, vibrant ambiance and clientele. Seating at a round table contributed to our enjoyment and conversations. Interesting, contemporary menu items for both entree' and main menu. I ordered crab cakes and the ten ounce sirloin strip. I have never enjoyed a steak more than at le local, with the exception of my second visit, I ordered the steak a second time, as perfect & delicious as the first. Other orders included pave de fléton (excellent) our vegan was accommodated by one of the chef' with a special order, delicious as well. My impression was so positive second time round I will reserve our company Christmas lunch at le local. Christmas cannot come quickly enough.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot... Amazing food!
What a great spot... Food was cared for and the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable! I had the Halibut and a side of smashed potatoes and was amazed! I will definitely be back!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best.
Service, from reservations to waiting tables, was exceptional, which is saying something since the service staff at the top drawer Montreal restaurants are already in a class of their own. The ambiance - low light, quiet conversation - made eating a pleasure. The food was fresh, imaginative, delicious and satisfying. Only a handful of places in the city are this good.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great times and great food
The place stands for its reputation all 100%. The service was fantastic and transparent. Food is outstanding. Impressive and affordable wine list with significant amount of private imports. Surprisingly, the nose level was bearable and didn't really needed to shout. Only one comment re: if seated close to the kitchen ( open concept) the smoke gets in the way a tiny bit. Overall - fantastic.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent meal with great service. This was our first time at Le Local and certainly not the last.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still on the mark
Had not been here for a long time so thought it would be nice to try it again.
Not disappointed at all .
The ambience is lively and hopping and the wait staff very pleasant and accommodating.
My gazpacho with a basilic mousse was outstanding and so was the carpaccio of beef with arugula, Parmesan shavings and truffle oil. My husbands' beet salad was delicious and so was his salmon tartare. We both had frites which were divine,
The wine a New Zealand pinto noir was remarkable. All in all we were very happy campers.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Les plats étaient succulents et les portions étaient généreuses. Le sommelier était sympathique et nous a bien conseillé. Le service était trop rapide et manquait de raffinement. Les serveurs pourraient être plus sympathiques.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
With friendly bar staff willing to mix you just the right drink and electronic music in the background, this is place is energetic and bustling, a perfect place to start a night out. A great variety of tapas and mains to choose from, gave us the opportunity to mix it up between ocean and land options. Would definitely return with a group of friends in tow.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is outstanding!
Absolutely loved this spot. Group of 6 and everyone commented: "best veal dish ever", "top 10 meal", etc. Sad that they were out of the fish special with olive spaetzle so early in the evening, but offered same dish with scallops and it did not disappoint - perfectly crisp sear on the scallops and lovely tender moist centres. The carnivores in our group were ga ga about the veal special and short ribs, and gave many thumbs up. Artfully presented dishes with little unexpected twists, such as the beet and goat cheese salad with crisp bacon bits and a croquet poached egg - delish! Excellent value for food quality, compared to other highly rated spots. Service was very attentive for the entire meal. Will be back on next visit to Montreal.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Very Memorable Evening
I extremely recommend Le Local. Service, Food, Ambiance and Overall Experience was amazing.
Take someone special or go with your friends. You will not regret it.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best dining experience I've had
A great find. Amazing food, incredible ambiance and amazing service. The wine list is very comprehensive with options for any budget. The goat cheese and beat salad was the best salad we have ever had. I wanted to lick the plate! For mains, we had Beef Chuck, Arctic Char and Black cod. All were just to die for. We tasted each other's and couldn't decide which we liked more. The server was very knowledgeable, friendly and understanding of my friends gluten allergy. Just an overall amazing dining experience.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
IN PLACE FOR FOODIES.....
Great food "ALWAY" love the liver. Service not alway that great as the servers should really pay attention to the customers and should not have to wait to order another drink ect..... I'll be back again as its still a great place to go...... Thanks
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A real find!
Dinner at Le Local was a great start to our weekend in Montreal! The place has a nice vibe and good energy without being loud and rushed. Food was fresh, interesting and artistically presented, and wine suggestions offered by a friendly, knowledgeable server enhanced each dish. We had carpaccio, and gravlax to start; papardelle with venison ragout, and black cod with honey/soy glaze for main course; and delightful vanilla pears for dessert...all excellent. Kitchen staff look like they love their jobs and it shows in the food. Will definitely go again next time we visit Montreal.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impressed our guests
We chose Le Local to leave an impression on our globe-trotting good friends who are very knowledgeable in wines and good food.
Their requests for a wine from their far-away homeland and differing epicurean preferences were met beyond their expectations and we were very glad to have selected Le Local to add to their long-lasting memories of this short return visit to our city.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
all round great place. worth
all round great place. worth going to. we went on restaurant week and the food and service was every bit as good as it can be. recommend highly.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent in every respect
We found "Le Local" through "Montreal a Table" restaurant week, and we are mad at ourselves for not finding it earlier. Every dish was excellent. An extensive wine list that covered all ranges, and a really neat décor with an open kitchen. The real knock out though was the service - it is 100% a team approach, and every server who came to our table was first rate. We will definitely visit again!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Une coche au dessus
Trés bon restaurant aussi bien pour le lunch qu'en soirée. Pour moi l'une des meilleures tables de Montreal, que je classerai parmi les 5 meilleures. Entrées variées et toutes trés réussies, Légumes excellents, viande exquise, portions équilibrées, présentation raffinée sans prétention.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lunch au local
Nourriture excellente, principalement le dessert pot de caramel à la fleur de sel. Toutefois, service trop lent pour un lunch de semaine qui a duré 2 heures.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Super ambiance, beau resto, très bon service. Le seul bémole, un peu l'impression de payer pour le nom. Disons que c'était très bon, mais un peu cher.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Read the reviews- both good and bad- before deciding on this place. So glad we did. The food and service was superb. We had a main course and dessert. Main courses were chef's specials of the day- black cod and Guinea fowl. Both courses were wonderfully presented on the plates. The wine selection was assisted by a knowledgeable staff person. His choice was great. The restaurant might seem a little out of the way but it was an easy walk from the Delta Hotel or a short taxi ride.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Menu is Montreal bistro style. Food was delicious and service was really good.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Relaxing and Delightful
We were seated in the bar area and found the atmosphere relaxing and enjoyable. The service was excellent and our evening memorable for a complete package that worked perfectly. Highlights were the Sucre et Sale dessert and the Pacific Black Cod. Both were presented beautifully and the tastes impeccably designed. We will return! Merci.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice spot to invite, host for special occasion or business diner (2 to 6) if in the main dining area. Not recommended for detailed or private conversation as seating is fairly tight quarters, you can easily be overheard.
I like the private room off the side street for group of 6 or more. Much more adapt to nice business discussion or intimate private gathering with a few friends.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
A friend recommended Le Local and we went to have dinner for our anniversary. The ambience, food and overall vibe was excellent. Can't wait to go back!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great find in montreal!
Delicious food and great service
Most professional and friendly
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM