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About Alexandre & Fils

"Né en 1977, Alexandre et Fils est une brasserie typiquement parisienne dans le centre-ville de Montréal, vous accueillant jusqu’à 3 h du matin, avec ses deux bars sportifs et six écrans géants pour diffuser ses événements. Nos spécialités sont le choucroute, le cassoulet, le confit de canard, le steak tartare, la soupe à l’oignon, le homard et le boudin. Et pour terminer votre soirée ou continuer un après-midi de réflexion, le Cigar Lounge le plus élégant du centre-ville de Montréal vous attend au 2eme étage.

Opened in 1977, Alexandre et Fils is a typical Parisian Brasserie in the heart of downtown Montreal. Located just an 8 minute walk from the Bell Center, our bistro welcomes you 7 days a week, open until 3am. Our specialty dishes are sauerkraut, cassoulet, duck confit, foie gras, steak tartare, French onion soup, lobster and boudin. To end your evening or continue an afternoon of reflection, the Cigar Lounge awaits you upstairs. "

1454 Rue Peel
Montreal, QC H3A1S8
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Seafood, International

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm - 2:00am

Cross Street:
Maisonneuve Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(514) 288-5105

Website:
http://www.chezalexandre.com/

Entertainment:
Call for Special Events.

Parking Details:
Access in the parking of Cours Mont Royal (Metcalfe), $6 after 5pm

Public Transit:
Peel Metro

Executive Chef:
Luis & Christian

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Alexandre & Fils Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.0

ambience

4.0

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

71% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (8)
Business Meals (7)
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Bar Seating (5)
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Comfort Food (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Fun (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Romantic (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
People Watching (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Bonjour,
-J'avais une réservation via le site web et wow très facile.
-Une de nos chaises était une chaise de bureau, pour un dîner d'affaire ou l'image compte, je n'ai pas compris???
-Peut être simplement revoir les croûtons servit à notre arrivé, un croûton dur et sec servie avec un petit bol avec a peine 0.5 cm d'huile, nous nous demandions comment se servir...
-J'y retourne assurément pour le service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This is a great place for a casual dinner with friends or family where you can order a nice glass of wine and just sit and talk over dinner. No one is pressuring you to finish and leave. You don't have to hurry. Just relax and chat with your friends or family over a nice dinner.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

A quality, predictable Montreal classic that continues to survive in the midst of trendy restaurant openings and closings. Excellent food and service, comfortable classic bistro surroundings.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Allways great place to meet family and friends, good food and great cocktails

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Réveillon du nouvel an catastrophique avec de la musique d’un autre temps , pas d’ambiance , le monde est parti très vite après avoir avoir mangé
les prix sont exorbitants , bref on a passé une mauvaise soirée et on a payé trop cher en plus . Pour une cuisine même pas à la hauteur .
Je ne retournerai plus jamais dans ce resto , aucun point positif !

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

La cuisine était excellente et le menu est très varié. Du hamburger au foie gras tout y est !

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food and wine was great, service was great, waitresses were dressed in saucy red dresses, all that was missing was a rudolph nose, atmosphere was casual and relaxing. Had a great time.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

I dont think i can go again.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

One of kind destination; French bistro ala Moulin Rouge. Over the top service in both French and English. But the food was disappointing, overpriced, and the bill came with a surprise, items whose prices are not posted. If you are tempted to go, skip the reservation, arrive unannounced and don't tell them you are American. Unless you like tourist traps.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Had enjoyed two wonderful meals last year when we visited and this was our first stop this year. Seated promptly when we arrived. Service was not rushed, but not ignored either. Attentive when needed, but no hovering over us. Cassoulet remains one of my favorites. Just as good this year as last year.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 16, 2017

C'est toujours un plaisir de prendre un repas chez Alexandre et Fils mais surtout pendant "Mtl à la Table" ou lors d'un événement majeur qui se déroule dans la ville. C'est un restaurant avec une cuisine variée à choisir dans le menu. Les repas gastronomiques sont préparés par des professionnels avec élégance et goût. Impressionnant sélection de vins. Le personnel de service est très attentif aux besoins des clients. Excellent choix pour un bon repas.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Ce restaurant est juste un concentré de stéréotype français de mauvais goût et la nourriture de qualité moyenne.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

L’équipe contribue positivement à notre soirée. Ils en sont aussi les acteurs.
Bonne qualité de produits.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Nous sommes allés chez Alexandre et fils dans le cadre de MTL à table. Le décor était chaleureux, typiquement parisien et le service très dynamique. Nous avons mangé un filet de chevreuil qui fondait littéralement dans la bouche ainsi que du homard qui était lui aussi excellent. La carte des vins ne servaient que des vins français mais les prix étaient raisonnables. Dans l'ensemble, nous avons beaucoup apprécié notre soirée.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Je suis allé chez Alexandre ,,,,J essai les resto sur mtl a table et franchement j ai été très déçu ,je n' y retournerais pas et ne conseillerais pas ce resto

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Casual
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellente table, carte des vins remarquable en plus d'un service très accueillant!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

On nous demande d’arriver pour 17:15 ce que nous faisons, À notre arrivée sommes 2 tables de 2 personnes. Les serveurs (3) arrivent vers 17:40 nous avions nos billets de cinéma Scotia pour 18:55 nous en avisons le personnel. Nous donnons notre commande 3 services a notre serveur et il confirme que nos choix sont compatibles avec notre heure prévue de notre départ....le premiers service est déjà prêt puisque froid, mais notre 2 choix tarde plus de 30 minutes wie notre serveur ne peut nous expliquer finalement nous lui rappelons notre heure de départ alors que notre serveur continue d’aller placer des gens à d’autres table Nous avons notre repas principal que nous mangeons rapidement puisque nous voulons goûter au dessert Il nous assure à nouveau que notre dessert sera prêt à temps.... nous quittons à 18:50 et voyons nos dessert sortir de la cuisine. Dans ces circonstances après coup nous avons pensé que plutôt que de nous bousculer et nous priver du 3 Ième service inclus dans Lebel menu “Montreal à table” ils auraient pu nous offrir de revenir après le cinéma pour notre dessert s’ils avaient des problèmes en cuisine. Dommage nous allions souvent à ce resto nous aimons sa cuisine ses vins et sa terrasse mais plus jamais lorsque nous sommes pressés

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Les côtelettes d’agneau avaient 3/4 de grad et on me dit que c’est normal, c’est toujours comme cela.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

C’etait Un super souper! Tout était délicieux et nous avons apprécié le service

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent repas et excellent service comme toujours!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Nourriture très ordinaire.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

So so fare and very slow service, nice atmosphere though.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Tout simplement décevant ! La cuisine est bonne mais à 30$ le plat en moyenne on s'attend à beaucoup mieux par exemple une bavette servit avec des légumes, une sauce et non des frites et du ketchup, un tartare au couteau et non au hachoir assaisonné par le cuisinier et non la service. Tout ça pour dire que le rapport qualité prix n'est pas au rendez-vous, j'ai déjà payé ce tarif mais pour un gastro français et celui-ci le méritait amplement mais pas votre restaurant.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 31, 2015

I have been to Alexander's many times so felt booking up for New Years Eve was low risk. Unfortunately it did not work well. We went with the fixed menu for the New Year Eve. We ordered canopes, appetizer, main course. Waited for ever. When it arrived it was the main course - no canopes, no appetizer !! When I pointed this out the food was whisked away. No explanation, no apology. Asked to see the manager whose only comment was "I will check" No apology, never saw him again. Food, when we did get it, was disappointing. Probably my last time here.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on November 1, 2012

Bistro food. average and uninspired.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 19, 2012

Classic French restaurant. Consistent service and food. No surprise.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find
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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 4, 2012

Interesting ambiance. Feels like you are in Paris when you get into the restaurant but the food and service are not up to Paris standards. A fun experience but not a place to go looking for a special meal. HOwever from the prices I expected something better. Not a great value but I had fun.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on August 27, 2012

The food is very good but expensive. There are a few specials to choose from on the menu so you can save some money. There is no AC so it's very humid and muggy inside. The restaurant reminded me a lot of a steakhouse i went to in Paris, which is a good thing because it's meant to be a Parisian cafe. I was told the chocolate lava cake is amazing so I will be returning for that!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2012

nothing special - we enjoyed sitting on the patio and people watching

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 9, 2012

Food was terrible and service was horrible! My boyfriend and I were totally ignored for a group of drinkers! I would not recommend this place, as for what we paid, it the food and service should have been outstanding. Way overpriced!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 8, 2012

We went to Alexandre and Fils during the Grand Prix weekend and were surprised by how much they had increased the prices for the weekend, normally they are a very affordable down town restaurant. The meal was disappointing, the hanger steak and frites was exactly that with no other vegetable or dressing on the plate and the sauce was $6 extra.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 6, 2012

We had a wonderful time. Everyone was both courteous and charming. People were nicely spaced out in the restaurant so we felt that we were in our own private little corner. The only critique we would have had is that the service was almost too quick! How often do you hear that? But it was just after the lunch crowd so perhaps the waiters were still on speed mode. I will definitely go back to this resto.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 29, 2012

This restaurant was great. Service was good - they tolerated my inability to parlez francais. In addition to this I dined there on May 29th as Montreal was hit by a massive rain storm and the restaurant had some flooding. They carried on and continued to serve their clients with style and class.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 27, 2012

Really slow service. Food was nice. Loved the environment. Servers were really nice when they offered a free drink/dessert upgrade for the delayed soup serving. Still wish they served food faster though.

Would recommend for drinks or special occasion if you have time to spare.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 24, 2012

Perfect place for à business lunch

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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 3, 2012

When in Montreal make sure to check this place out for lunch.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on March 18, 2012

Nous y avons été à la St-Patrick et la serveuse a remplie la moindre de nos demandes sans sourciller. Bonne bouffe, décor chaleureux, belle ambiance, mais la bière verte...
Prix correct. Manque de personnel.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Montreal)·Dined on March 3, 2012

The food was good but expensive

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 23, 2012

Pretty traditional Parisian like brasserie. Classical menu. Parisian attitude. Place to see and be seen. Equally enjoyable with business partners or family.

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 22, 2012

This place is always soo good! and the staff are so wonderful!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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