Restaurant Carte Blanche
Restaurant Carte Blanche

Restaurant Carte Blanche

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.restaurant-carteblanche.com/
  • Phone: 5143138019
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Thursday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French, Contemporary European, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Andre Loiseau
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, BYO Liquor, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Private party catering only up to 20 for diners. Cocktail parties upon request.
  • Private Party Facilities: Main room can be reserved. Please contact us.
  • Private Party Contact: Vioux Sylvie 5143138019

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Amherst
  • Public Transit: Bus 125 Metro stations at similar distance (5mns walk) : Berry Uqam / Sherbrooke / Beaudry
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Paying space at only $1/hour at front and free on the side
A word from Restaurant Carte Blanche
Carte Blanche is the new leader of Montreal’s Bistronomie trend and is now a BRING YOUR OWN WINE establishment.
Lunch is bistro style with a pre-fixed menu at unbeatable value. The chef and owner (elected 2010 Chef of the Year by the Society of Chefs) will welcome you in the evening with a more elaborate selection of fine cuisine.
All is served in a contemporary decor (finalist at the 2006 Creativity Montreal Design contest) and relaxing atmosphere.
Carte Blanche is ideal for romantic diners as well as business meetings. The restaurant can also be reserved for cocktails, happenings, group lunch or dinner.
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Restaurant Carte Blanche reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (5)romantic (5)neighborhood gem (5)special occasion (5)great for outdoor dining (2)good for groups (2)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Horrible !!!!
    Oliver
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Un souper épouvantable. Le service était absent, ils ont laissé du verre brisé toute la soirée à côté de notre table et n'ont pas ramassé le dégât. La nourriture était fade et sans goût. Nous avions trouvé le menu intéressant, mais aucun plat livré pendant notre 3 services étaient acceptable. Le tartare de saumon était en sans goût et goûtait le vieux poisson, le rissotto aux escargots était un rissotto avec des escargots rajouté sans saveurs. La bavette de boeuf était brûlé et mon tartare de boeuf n'avait aucun assaisonnement. Pour finir les desserts n'étaient pas mieux, droit sorti du réfirgérateur la crème brulée et le supposé fondant qui était une mousse avec une croute de réfigération ! JE le déconseille à mon pire ennemi !
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Incredible
    Jobar
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great food, everything was perfectly cooked and presented. We had the seal, the foie gras, the meet, the mooshroom ravioli with truffle oil and of course, the desserts were out of this world ... Great little restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Très très bon
    lupin450
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Nous étions un groupe de 10 et nous avons été très bien servi. La nourriture est remarquable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just around the corner
    yspike70
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great and probably best small French restaurant in this neighborhood. Orginal and tasty meals and it is now a BYO wine restaurant; high quality/price ratio.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little jewel
    Duckiedmud
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Beautiful restaurant. Vert attentive staff couldn't be more accommodating. Apologized for having no English menus. Hey we ARE in Quebec Gave me dessert to take home in their own dish. Said that would make me want to come back to return it. No problem there We were 14 and EVERYONE. loved it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 24 reviews are from the Restaurant Carte Blanche reviews archive.
  • Great place
    Brubru
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    One of my favorites! Great french cuicine, amazing staff...5 stars in my book!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slightly short staff. Amazing
    Armin
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Slightly short staff. Amazing french food. Try the desert selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Awesome food, great service, inspired wine list. Would go back anytime!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must!
    EricVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    You must try this place. We loved it for every good reasons!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superbe service courtois et
    Mick
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Superbe service courtois et amical Le risotto un peu trop pâteux mais leur tatin est excellent. Cuisson du boeuf parfaite mais sauces légèrement trop fades. Breuvages un peu cher. C'est surtout l'ambiance qui fait le charme du resto. Excellent resto de quartier pour sortir entre amis.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will repeat
    Restofan
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    We went on a Friday night. We tried their special menu "martinique gourmande". The food was excellent. The service was very friendly. The local is small, nicely decorated. A great place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A tasty trip to Martinique
    Chuckmontreal
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    The menu suggested was inspired by spices and textures of the creole culture. The service was efficient and friendly. A good address to add to your favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buy more, get less
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    Those who ordered appetizers didn't get their soup/salad which should have been included with their Table d'Hote. Also, they were charged for their coffee which should have been included. What a rip. It's a shame I won't be going back despite the food being exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed it, but expected more...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    We had a lovely dinner here on a Saturday night in Montreal, we were one of only a couple tables there on a gorgeous summer evening. Our waitress was nice and was polite enough to use English with us (although there were a couple language issues, no big deal). I found her just slightly pushy, although she did steer us in the right direction eventually. We had a divine Foie Gras appetizer (we only eat this about once every couple years) followed by duck breast and steak. We both found our meat just slightly overcooked, but since she didn't ask what temperature we wanted them, we did not complain. We had (erroneously?) assumed they would both be cooked medium-rare. This place is worth a try, but we won't seek it out on our next trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nourriture excellente de l'entrée
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    Nourriture excellente de l'entrée au dessert. Beau choix table d'hôte et prix très raisonnable. Service attentif à inscrire sur notre liste de bons restos sympatiques qui contribue à la réputation gastronomique de Montréal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quelle belle découverte! Ce
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Quelle belle découverte! Ce restaurant est tout simplement un trésor caché qu'il faut absolument découvrir. Le chef sait plus que quiconque préparer le tartare de boeuf qui est un incontournable. Le service par Philippe est impeccable. Un must!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Encore!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Endroit tres chalereux avec un acceuil tres agréble. UN grand choix, avec notament des tables d'hote le midi et le soir a un prix raisonable. Des portions généreuses. Une tres bonne table a montréal. Je reviendrais!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Belle trouvaille!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    La nourriture était vraiment bonne en particulier le potage à la citrouille et le jarret de sanglier. Très bonne ambiance! Le service était impeccable! C'est sûr que je vais y retourner!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not really a great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    Not really a great experience and not the best quality/price ratio. We tried the boar and the sweetbreads but the sauces were too much sugary. Good but not excellent!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We ate there during Montreal's
    xstitch555
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    We ate there during Montreal's Restaurant Week. Everything was well-prepared, and tasty, and the visual presentations of the food were excellent. We tried the seal, which was a first for us, and it was really good. We'll gladly return to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice adress in Montreal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    The restaurant Carte Blanche was a fantastic experience. We visited it during the event Montreal a table, and we had a special menu. The food was delicious. And the service was excellent. I recommand this restaurant. It's a excellent adress in Montreal.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was exceptional!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    The food was exceptional! We loved everything about it!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My spouse and I ordered the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2012
    My spouse and I ordered the same appetizer, with the foie gras; it was far and away the absolute best appetizer I have ever had. The main courses (arctic char and roast beef) were delicious and the desserts mouth watering. The restaurant was packed tight; this was a little uncomfortable and was the source of much too high a volume of noise. But the food overcame the nuisances; it was impeccable and the service as well was superb - attentive, prompt and caring. We are from out of town but would definitely return to the Carte Blanche on a future trip to Montreal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good, we had a great night !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2012
    We discovered the restaurant with the Montreal a table festival, The table d'hote was very affordable ! The dishes were very good, we didn't wait a long time between dishes, we arrived at 6:15 and it was quiet until 7:30 - 8:00, after that we could still here ourselves without trying hard. The decoration is great : simple as a gastronomic restaurant should be, but with a bit of fantasy, And most of all : our waitress was adorable !
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was good but just
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/6/2012
    Everything was good but just classic, no surprise but excellent quality of the food !
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Très bon repas, de la qualité,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/6/2012
    Très bon repas, de la qualité, de l'attention, du bon service. Chic, fun et intéressant pour des découvertes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Une réputation surfaite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    En arrivant à La Carte Blanche, j'ai pris connaissance des nombreuses distinctions reçues pour cet établissement au cour des dernières années. Quelle fut ma déception par la suite... Malgré un bon service, la quasi-totalité des plats laissaient à désirer. Risotto trop dur, champignons manquant de fraicheur, mauvaise cuisson du steak, etc. J'y étais dans le cadre de Montréal à Table et j'espère bien pour les propriétaires que tous les convives présents n'ont pas eu droit au même traitement, cet événement visant à faire connaître les divers restos montréalais aux yeux du grand public.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neighbourhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2012
    This is really a neighbourhood gem. In this part of town where all restaurants are just average, this was a great find. I was there for the MTL à table menu. The lobster bisque which they started us with was a bit disastrous. It wasn't warm enough and it was way too watery. The main course, on the other hand, (I had the seal filet) was delicious and the dessert (cheesecake-style pear and maple) was definitely the best part of the meal. Service was great and the ambiance is a good chance of pace from other restaurants in the area. Not one of my top picks for Montreal, but good nonetheless.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, bad location, average
    Christian
    Dined on 8/7/2012
    Good food, bad location, average service, quiet urban restaurAnt
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet