Restaurant Lemeac
Restaurant Lemeac

Restaurant Lemeac

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.restaurantlemeac.com/
  • Phone: 5142700999x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm;
    Lunch: Daily: 11:45 am - 5:00 pm;
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Marie-Pier Moreau-Morin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Durocher
  • Public Transit: Park avenue and Laurier Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Restaurant Lemeac
For nearly a decade now, you can enjoy at Leméac a taste of classic French cuisine. Our bistrot specializes in traditional fare like steak frites, short rib, home-style blood pudding and cabillaud. The menu also offers an elaborate wine list, a selection of Quebec cheeses and a variety of homemade desserts.
Enjoy all this in a casual ambiance and a sophisticated decor, on the beautiful heated patio on the garden side or through the large windows overlooking Laurier Avenue in Outremont.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Restaurant Lemeac reviews from OpenTable diners
155 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (90)neighborhood gem (82)great for outdoor dining (63)special occasion (63)late-night find (55)notable wine list (48)great for lunch (46)romantic (42)great for brunch (38)hot spot (38)good for groups (28)vibrant bar scene (14)kid-friendly (10)Show More
  • Consistently Good Bistro
    DingdangVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    There is nothing really bad to say about Lemeac which continues it's high standards over the years. The ambience , the food , the service are all above par in this bustling bistro. Whether it is for brunch, lunch or dinner there is always something to please very palate. We have been coming here for years and hope to,continue.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful again
    Frash1
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Lemeac never disappoints.... excellent food, good service, comfortable atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, ambiance and service
    shandy
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I will return again. They serve quality of foods, they have good environment..Although is Far from downtown but worth to go..
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Lemeac
    SophiaVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We almost go every week, either for dinner or for brunch; the food, the service is always wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    generally good food but the main course (brunch) was served tepid, not hot and they bring everything at once. So, we ordered juice and coffee; both arrived at the same time; coffee had cooled by the time we drank it. Have had a few brunches here and they always serve this way.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gourmand Heaven
    aficionado
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Excellent food, feast for the most discerning palate, vintage wine list and great service without being intrusive. It's a rare treat and great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • le meac = le meilleur
    Saignant44VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    From the US. loved the 10pm menu. Ordered the house cured salmon (exceptional), followed by the steak tartar w frites, mayo, a salade maison & a great tasting glass of chablis. I WANT TO OWN THIS PLACE!!!! But will stop here everytime when visiting (next best thing). Merci bien!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Memorable Dining Experience
    Phoenix4819VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My husband and I had shared an incredible dinner at Restaurant Lemeac. The food, wine list and service were all top notch. We'll definitely return on our next visit to this beautiful city. The food was amazing!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Sebass000
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Great food, good choice of wine, nice ambiance, great French bistro classics.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Montreal Gem
    nickatnightVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Great food in a trendy French Style Bistro. Definitely a neighbourhood gem.A must for foodies!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Barb
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food and service was amazing. Still thinking about what I ate and would definetely return again soon. Recommend Lemeac!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't be beat
    Jdmills
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Lemeac is always a cut above when it comes to dining and their after 10pm menu can't be beat. Normally moderately priced, it's even more attractive after 10, but if you're going on Friday or Saturday make sure you have a reservation! The staff is fantastic and knows their stuff backwards, and always go out of their way to make your visit pleasurable. I've never had anything bad to say and I still don't. Definitely worth a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just fantastic.
    27gramz
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Very simple review here! The food was amazing! Had the salmon+beef tartare, my gf had the grilled beef hanger steak and I had the filet mignon. Both steaks were cooked perfectly medium rare and seasoned just right. My gf's plate looked a bit less balanced than mine since hers just had French fries as a side. My plate came with amazing mashed potatoes that had a wine sauce over it and mushrooms. My plate was clean by the Time I was done. Had the pain Perdue for dessert, also just to die for. I had a beer my gf just water and it all came up to 175.70 with 18% tip included. Forgot my waitress's name but she was great too! Helped us choose dessert and it was a great suggestion! A bit pricey, but to have such an amazing meal, its worth it! Go!!!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Place
    Pudegirl
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The overall experience was amazing. From the food -- unbelievable, to the waiter -- didn't hurt that he was quite cute to the entire restaurant it is highly recommended to eat here more than once because the first time you do you will want to go back for more delicious food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jamais de mauvaises surprises!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    La longevite du restaurant en dit beaucoup. Toujours un plaisir de partager un repas entre amis.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Lemeac always a pleasure
    LEHAVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Reliably good food, friendly, courteous service, excellent ever-changing wine list and great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lost a long time customer.
    MalakiaVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I've been going to Lemeac for years, I would eat here minimum once a week for lunch and supper. There's been a recent trend in increasing pricing while at the same time making portions smaller. I've noticed the service to be less attentive and often rude than what it used to. Last night as my main I ordered the hangar steak with fries ($28), the steak was enough for 5 bites. I asked the waiter if they changed the portions and he said this is the normal size. Overall there are tons of other French bistro in this city who will gladly accept your business open arms and offer a better bang for your buck. M.G
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Nice Bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Wanted French Bistro food experience and Lemeac delivered. Enjoyed our meal very much. The fish soup was different and very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious
    jackie
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    great location in mile end. walked from downtown. food was delicious
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service!
    drdi
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Despite our having to change our reservations twice, once at the last minute, we were graciously offered a new time. The food was uniformly superior, and the profiteroles were thr best I'ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Experience
    raptors0506
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food, staff, and ambience were all top notch. This restaurant is deserving of it's loyal following and solid reputation. I have only been there for the 10pm menu (which is great value), but I plan to be back to try their brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second time around
    Florasilva
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    1x at Lemeac was awesome, but the 2x left me indifferent.Though this restaurant has quite the wine list, I came here to experience the food.The 1x I went was for lunch & the novelty of it all was exciting.Crab entree and the risotto was good, although it was too al dente for me.Second time, hubby came with me for supper.Although the place wasn't crowded, we were sat by impolite hostess in a tiny corner where we barely had enough room on the table for all the dishes, cups, etc..We asked to have a bigger table but were refused.Hubby is mostly into poultry/meat dishes & we noticed that there weren't many choices.We shared the warm goat cheese & it was great.Dishes are quite copious, but place not adequate for a romantic evening. Our waiter A1.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Real Find !
    RayB
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Service, quality of ingredients, menu choice were all above expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Popular place, especially at night
    Bellyuptothebar
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Most I've ever spent on a meal. Everything tasted terrific and was well presented. Standout neighborhood place. Leave room for dessert.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2nd time here
    amanda314
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I really enjoy the food when coming to this restaurant. Find the staff could be a bit more polite and courteous. Overall..I would cone back again. 😊
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • safe choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Its always excellent service and great food, satisfaction guaranteed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Lemeac
    teebee
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Second visit to Lemeac was once again irreproachable! We had steak/frites, calf liver, and salmon tartare. The steak and liver are both better than L'Express. The salmon tartare was very fresh but our daughter was not fond of the truffle oil and preferred the classic version of tartare she had at our first visit. The terrace is lovely. There is enough distance between tables that patrons can feel comfortable discussing without being overheard and without overhearing others talking. We arrived at 5:30 on a Sunday and when we left at 7:30 the restaurant was full. Service is superior, they never rush you, very attentive without ever being intrusive. Mid price range for three people entrees, main meal and desserts before tax $135 + great wines
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always very very good
    ejmtlxVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Bistro at its best. A bit expensive but good value. Noise can be a problem inside at peak hours, like so many similar bistros.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Toujours très bien et bon
    Yolande
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    On est toujours assurés d'un service très accueillant et d'une table irréprochable au Leméac
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    ChaiTown
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    A Montreal resident recommended Lemeac as the best restaurant and her personal favorite of Montreal to my girlfriend days before we left for the city from Chicago. She gave us the best insider tip we could have received! It is a very classic place French restaurant, with a wonderful indoor-outdoor dining room and energetic, friendly crowd. Our drinks were very good and the food was even better. Our first bite of the salmon tartare appetizer let us know we were in for a real treat. The highest recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Never disappoints. Excellent fish soup, gazpacho, goat cheese salad. Guinea hen was a winner for our cousins, who said it was the best meal they had had in a long time. I had a very generous portion of duck Margaret with ravioli stuffed with mushrooms, and slices of carrots and radish. Superb! No room for dessert but everything looked enticing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Filet mignon...
    Mmmmmmmmmm
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    .... Had the mignon for lunch. Wow. Am a big steak fan, had à few over the years and this ranks in top 5! Great wine list. Lots of private imports.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My favourite brunch item is the Pork and Duck beans. Mmmmm. Absolutely delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I took my husband there for his birthday, I had a great time. The food was well presented and tasty. I would definitively go back whenever I am in Montreal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was not up to par
    l007VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The personnel on this night just didn't seem like they wanted to be there; no interaction and unfriendly service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence as expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Impeccable service, perfectly timed delivery and a wine list to suit all tastes. The lobster salad is a meal in itself. The Moules et Frites expertly prepared. Now, the Pain Perdu, for dessert...absolutely fantastic. Merci.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always very Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This restaurant is very consistent in serving excellent french food. The grilled calamari and braised short ribs were very good. Their famous "French Toast" is a must for desert. It does tend to get a little loud in the restaurant from all the excited diners enjoying their great meals.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lemeac nice and pricey
    PharmaReview
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Nice and friendly restaurant. Good food. Good service, Rather on the pricey side.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • montreal 1st timer
    Jeff
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    the place was amazing and very easy to get to, the food was spectacular and the service was amazing, its nice when they can explain everything to you just as clearly in english as in french, they also have an amazing wine list and the servers themselves are very well versed in them
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal, especially the dessert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The service for dinner was great. We enjoyed the escargots appetizer, and the entrees were delicious as well. The French toast dessert was absolutely rich and yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.