Permanently Closed - Le Montréalais - Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth

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This restaurant is permanently closed.

Packing the rich flavors of Mediterranean in visually enticing platters of breakfast, lunch and dinner—Le Montréalais is a full service restaurant located in Fairmount The Queen Elizabeth hotel. A reflection of its prime location, Le Montréalais provides an upscale dining experience in a chic-vintage style interior. The serene ambience is complemented by a courteous and non-intrusive waiting service.

Breakfast buffet or lunch and dinner a la carte menu—the restaurant ladles it all. Signature dishes include Caesar salad, beef tartare, fillet of black cod, pan seared salmon, Sicilian style ricotta, sirloin steak and the delightful ice cider custard cream. Patrons at Le Montréalais can complement their meal with toast-full servings from the featured bar.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday breakfast buffet from 7:00 a.m. to noon
Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Sunday brunch - 2 sittings: 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
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Phone number
(514) 861-3511
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Baptiste Peupion
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Private party facilities
A private room in our main restaurant offers natural light and a permanent buffet display ideal for engagement parties, baby or wedding showers or an afternoon tea group activity. Seats maximum 120 guests.
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Private party contact
Marie-Soleil Giguère: (514) 954-2261
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mansfield
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent service.
superb food
wonderful ambiance
best cote de boeuf ever

MR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

C'etait tres bien, j'ai vraiment aime la station crepes. Ce qui serait top serait d'avoir une station omelette, ca, ce serait la cerise sur le sundae

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Très apprécié : un dessert sans lait ni gluten. Et d'adapter le plat principal sans gluten.👍

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We took the train from Kingston to Montreal for the sole purpose of enjoying lunch with friends from overseas. This bistro in the Fairmont Queen E right next to the Central Station was the perfect spot to meet our friends. The service was good and friendly, the food was delicious and our friends especially enjoyed the special lobster season menu. My salmon dish was very tasty, although the cooked endives were a little tough. We were able to linger and enjoy the afternoon without feeling rushed at all. It was quiet and we had a view of the outdoors. I would return.

n
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

food was fabulous. nice selection and has something for everyone. I especially enjoyed the crepes and the fresh orange juice.

B
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ma femme et moi avions invité des parents pour le brunch du dimanche matin et des amis pour le souper du soir. Le brunch était extraordinaire comme toujours avec un choix d'aliments tous plus délicieux les uns que les autres. Les plats qu'on nous proposait sous forme de buffet étaient si nombreux et appétissants, que le seul regret que nous ayons, c'est de n'avoir été capables que d'en goûter une infime partie. Pour le soir, nous avons pu bénéficier du Festival du homard. Ma femme et une amie se sont régalées avec le "Terre et mer" (Surf and turf) et j'ai eu le bonheur de déguster, avec notre autre amie, un délicieux homard Thermidor. Mais ce que nous avons retenu, d'abord et avant tout, ce fut le service impeccable. Le personnel était avenant et chaleureux, a su nous amuser avec son sens de l'humour, et le tout en toute simplicité et sans aucune prétention.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, good food. Booked at last minute due to travel plan change, and since we had just checked into the hotel. Was a better-than-expected prix fixe meal. My wife was happy, so of course I was too.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The waiter was really friendly

I reaallllly love the overall ambiance And everything was really good

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Je souhaitais souligner les 40 ans de mon mari, un repas succulent. Un événement marquant.
Un excellent service.
La nourriture est divine et nous avions la chance d'avoir une belle vue sur Montréal. C'est tellement rare que nous avons la chance de manger au centre-Ville
Nous avons beaucoup apprécié, c'était parfait.

Je suis vraiment satisfaite.

Merci Carols, grâce a toi, tout était meilleur!!!

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great location and lovely ambiance.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Advised them it's for a business meeting. They placed us in a quiet and small area of restaurant.
They did not rushed us. Service was professional and not in your face. Thank you.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2016
Overall 4food 1service 4ambience 4

La nouvelle déco est superbe !

Par contre, Le brunch de lundi matin à 9 h 30, la nourriture éfait froide et les aliments séchés.

Très décue de ce côté, car anciennement les Brunch du dimanche sont toujours excellent.

Commentaire constructifs ...

Bonne journée !

Michèle

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ER
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my mother to the Queen Elizabeth for a weekend for her 85th birthday, and we ate at this restaurant a few times. Each time, everyone was very friendly, and very accommodating. Adrian, the bartender, was particularly friendly and was very accommodating when we were ordering lunch at the bar. We also had a special dinner, and were surprised with a birthday piece of cake for my mother. Very thoughtful. She enjoyed herself thoroughly, and a lot of it had to do with the restaurant and its staff.

OT
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Un brunch décevant: des oeufs bénédictines froids et figés qu'on a peine à couper avec la fourchette, un choix limité de plat, un bar à pain dégarni qu'on ne rempli pas: vraiment très décevant compte tenu du prix et de la réputation de la maison...

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I had made a reservation a week prior and asked to be seated in a quiet section of the restaurant. I explained that it was my husband's 65th Birthday (very significant) and asked if I could order a piece of cake with a candle. I was told that I could arrange it all once I arrived at the restaurant.
There was no cake I could order, as they only offer a sweet table at a large additional cost. This was extremely disappointing and we left with no coffee or dessert.
As well, I must say we were less than impressed from the get -go, when the person seating us never even looked to see my reservation
to see that it was a very special occasion. The bread basket arrived with three small pieces of cold bread. All together a dismal and unfortunate experience.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The special menu for the maple based items was a great experience. This was our choice for the evening and it was inclusive of appetizers, main course and dessert choices as well. Good value and very tasty. Staff was very helpful with making choices and the portion sizes were just right. Very nice atmosphere as well.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Un incroyable choix de mets aussi variés que raffinés pour le brunch du dimanche. Service irréprochable. À tenter à tout prix lors de votre visite de Montréal !

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Tamy se préoccupe de nous satisfaite. Merci à Tamy

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cet aspect de l'heure du thé classique à Montréal est de plus en plus rare.
Avons apprécié la présentation, la variété des bouchées et la gamme des goûts salés, sucrés tout en équilibre.
Merci au Le Montréalais.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We found the service slow despite it not being busy. We ordered drinks for our children that never arrived. The food was ok but my husband's meat was overdone and the waiter knew it but brought it anyways asking if he minded it being a bit overdone. Why not just bring it as he ordered it for the price you pay? I've been to other fairmont restaurants in other cities that were far superior for food and service. Meh.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

j'ai pas trops aimé le menu. il manquait dans notre experience quelque chose de speciale. c'etait assez ordinaire.

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RC
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We decided to visit Le Montréalais on the spur of the moment while spending a couple of days in Montreal with our kids. Hotel restaurants are never my first choice, but there are some notable exceptions.
The service was great. Our server was friendly and accommodating, and we felt at ease eating there with our kids.
They make an excellent mojito. We ordered from the kids menu for our daughters and they both enjoyed their meals. My wife and I ordered an appetizer, bison tataki which was enjoyable but not exciting.
There was a considerable wait between our appetizer and the main course, during which time both my kids completely finished their meals. Although I would've preferred a slightly faster service, I can appreciate a meal at a relaxed pace.
My wife had salmon while I opted for Lac Brome duck breast. Both dishes were tasty, but like the appetizer, did not blow us away.
Desserts were delicious. They have a nice selection at their dessert table.
All in all a positive experience, but if you're looking for gastronomic adventures, you might look elsewhere.

S
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a working business lunch for 7 people on a Saturday. We wanted a relatively quiet table and found this up on the mezzanine. We all ordered completely different meals. My wife and I had the fillet of black cod which was outstanding, maybe the best fish dish that we have ever had, congratulations to the chef. Service, food, location was all great.

SP
Montreal
36 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

l'accueil très chaleureux, le plat (morue noire) très bonne mais l'accompagnement complètement froid; malheureusement mon mari et moi qui avons mangé tous les deux la morue noire avons eu une intoxication alimentaire le soir et lendemain

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Went here with my fiancé for brunch last Sunday and I have to say I was disappointed. The layout of the buffet is horrid... Families eating had people's bums right in their faces as they lined up for the buffet. The crepe station was also right next to a family with young children. I could not imagine having people right next to you like that as you tried to enjoy a 39$ brunch! While I have no complaints for the food, I felt the price for what you got was severely lacking. I have been to several other brunches for 23-30$ that were exceptional and were much better than this (Chateau Vaudreuil, Auberge des Gallants, Atlantide Golf, Mon Village). I would not recommend to someone nor will I be returning.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Waiting more than 1 hours just to have a wine, i was orderer a salad for entrance, they never bring me, it's was ny first and my last visit at this restaurant.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2016
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The evening started well with a quiet table. The server attended to us with menus promptly . After that we had to flag him down to get any service. I observed the same lack of service at 2 other nearby tables.
The food was well plated but not hot.
We requested the bill 2 times and in the end we left without receiving our bill but with giving our room number at the desk for the charge to be applied there. Unfortunately it ruined a romantic evening which was supposed to be the pinnacle of a weekend get away.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Dissapointed with the Saturday breakfast buffet. The food sélection was nothing outstanding, few choices for the price paid. The service was great, that was it.

PE
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is in the The Queen Elizabeth Hotel which is atop the Central Montreal Train station. It's location is great for any visit to Montreal. The decor is elegant and quiet.
Beautiful bar and lounge area. Our dinner was very good and priced fairly. The wait
staff are professionals and make you feel you are their only interest. I would recommend
this restaurant for anyone staying in Montreal

J
Philadelphia
78 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is the Go To Brunch spot for guests and locals in Montreal. Beautiful presented and served and delicious well prepared food. Oh and it is a bargain too. Our server, Sebastian from James Bay, was terrific. Engaging, pleasant and well trained he made the experience all that much better.
Hotel is closing in June 2016 for a complete make-over but you could not tell by our trip there.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great variety of delicious brunch offerings, friendly, efficient service and pleasant family atmosphere. We'll definitely be back!

C
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good ambiance. There are some great options on the menu for all tastes. Great protein choices and amazing salads. They had a very nice table d’hôte the night we were there which featured an amazing salmon main course and a very nice potato leak soup. Our server was great. He made a slight error on the order of food but made up for it right away and he was very engaging.

All in all a very nice evening.

T
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a great brunch!

MB
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I had a great time, so many options, overall food,was good. Amazing ambiance and spot. Will definitely go back and recommend the place

B
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I would like to thanks our waiter Carlos he was perfect ! We really appreciate his little extra !

m
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful lunch at Le Montrealais. Service was friendly and classy.
We had a wonderful time.

D
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went with 2 friends for dinner we each ordered of their seasonal menu which focus on game meat and squash. Ordered the deer rack, rabbit rolls and beef tar tar. All were amazing. This is my second time here I came especially for the tartar and it did not disappoint

L
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

It took a very long time for us to be greeted at the reception area. Too bad. Our server was fantastic. A great guy.

L
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2015
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

First of all, my reservation through open table was not recorded at the restaurant. I had to call back to book a table because they didn't have me in the system. Once we were there the service was extremely slow and the food was average. Their scones were cold and they didn't heat the water for the tea hot enough. I was looking forward to a wonderful experience based on the reputation of the hotel but was very disappointed .

V
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Too overcrowed and at the food station people were jumping in front of you without taking the long waiting line...

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