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Chez Queux

4.1
158 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French
Perfect For:
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List

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About

Chez Queux is a romantic elegant restaurant deep in the heart of Old Montreal offering French cuisine. Decorated with velvet curtains, crimson carpeting, high wood-beam ceilings and archways, stone walls and old candle lit chandeliers it is as if you are stepping back in time going into this restaurant with its charming and peaceful atmosphere. Some popular options for dishes are seafood coquille, smoked salmon crepe, salmon gravlax and the endive salad along with the best wine options to go with any of them. Chez Queux uses all fresh ingredients to ensure the best quality taste all year round.

Chez Queux has seating options for both intimate and large gatherings to fit any occasion you have. This restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday. Reservations are also available and recommended.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dîner: Dimanche, Mardi – Jeudi: 17:00 – 22:00, Vendredi – Samedi: 17:00 – 22:30

Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(514) 866-5194
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Payment options
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jean-Paul Aubry
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Private party facilities
Avec plus de 250 places assises sur trois étages et un vaste choix de menu de groupe, laissez vous choyer par notre personnel qualifié qui saura vous accompagner lors de l'organisation de votre événement. Imbattable pour les menus de groupe, petits et grands, et toutes les occasions.

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Private party contact
Tijani Koubaa: (514) 866-5194
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Place Jacques-Cartier
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Parking details
Le stationnement le plus pratique se trouve au 330 Champs de Mars, à 5 minutes de marche du restaurant.
Prix:$7.50 à partir de 17hrs.

The closest parking lot is located at: 330 Champs de Mars, 5 minutes walking distance from the restaurant. The price is $7.50 after 5:00pm.
Additional
Banquet, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine
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3.0Dined on December 31, 2015

The old waiters were unresponsive, down in the mouth, not communicative/friendly or any eye contact. Odd food combinations-macaroons stuffed with fois gras; main course-pheasant-very, very dry. Unfortunately the new year's celebrations on the street overrode the music inside so one was dining in a rock concert.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2015

I loved my experience at Chez Queux. I will go back for sure. The place is beautiful. Perfect for a romantic dinner.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2015

Went with my wife and was placed very close to another couple. It made for a difficult intimate experience without whispering.

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2015

Upon entering, one might think that they had stepped back in time several decades. Consider this part of its charm, its romance. And, if one is looking for classic French cuisine expertly prepared and served, there can be no finer restaurant than Les Queux. I only wish that I lived closer to Montreal because, this restaurant is parfait.

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3.0Dined on November 7, 2015

La nourriture est tres bonne mais rien de nouveau plutot vielle école. Service très lent, on avait presque l'impression de déranger. Le sommelier a l'air d'être sortie d'une caverne ou il aurait passé les 30 dernières années. Les serveurs doivent y être depuis l'ouverture. Rien contre ca mais ca manque de dynamisme

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3.0Dined on November 6, 2015

We enjoyed our dinner but the food was not hot enough. Both our meals were only luke warm. We did not return our food but we should have done it. The ambiance was O.K. and the service was very professional also.

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4.0Dined on November 6, 2015

Très bon restaurant, cuisine typique française. Ambiance feutrée et intime. Je vous le recommande !

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3.0Dined on November 1, 2015

Chez Queux est un restaurant qui a besoin d'un rafraichissement, la bouffe était très bonne mais je l'aurais encore plus apprécié dans un décor plus soigné, qui ne date pas de 20 ans passées.

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4.0Dined on October 31, 2015

Great place. Great food. Good People. At $41, it's an outstanding price/quality ratio! Wtih the OpenTable event we probably saved $25 to 35 per person! If it isn't the kind of place you would usually go when full price, use this opportunity to try, taste and see the difference!!

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4.0Dined on October 30, 2015

Nous avons passé une très agréable soirée...l'ambiance était romantique à souhait, le personnel était avenant

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2015

Wow... Je n'avais jamais manger dans un restaurant aussi bon de toute ma vie

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4.0Dined on October 11, 2015

It was a real joy to dine at Chez Queux. The restaurant is in a beautiful stone building in old Montreal with interiors which has a warm and welcome ambience. The food, particularly the steak with peppercorn sauce, crepe suzette and cherry jubilee were flambed beside our table...something that is rarely seen nowadays even in fine-dining restaurant.

The food was delicious, the wine wonderful and not overly pricey compared to Toque and we thought the food was actually better than Toque (which we dined the night before). The dining room was full with people, but the noise level was surprisingly quiet to light moderate - the Quebeckers are so well mannered - a joy to see compared to high-priced restaurants in Toronto where everyone is shouting just to be heard.

A definite gem in Montreal. Can't wait to go back in my next visit.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2015

学会のためにモントリオールに来て、6人で予約していきました。年配のホストの方が、前菜のシーフードを目の前で調理してくださいました。とても雰囲気の良い内装で、パン、前菜のclam、カキ、子牛のステーキ、デザートのレモンパイとクレームブリュレ、どれもおいしかったです。満足でした。

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4.0Dined on October 5, 2015

Delicious old-school French food, charming wait staff, old world ambiance. This restaurant has been around a while, and isn't a hot spot or vibrant bar scene, but we loved it. Great but limited wine selection, Chateaubriand for two- fantastic! The escargots with mushrooms appetizer was delicious, as was the Creme Brulee.
It's at the end of Jacques Cartier Place, a fun area in Old Montreal. We loved it!

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2015

Rarely do I give a restaurant outstanding comments about everything and Chez Queux gets it.
We took a short vacation to Montreal and were looking for a fine, romantic restaurant to celebrate my wife's birthday. The service, ambiance, food were really outstanding. I live in New York and have a hard time finding this type of restaurant.

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2.0Dined on August 20, 2015

This is a fundamentally good restaurant, with nice food and good service. The problem I encountered was that on a hot summer day, the restaurant has carpeting, velvet upholstery, timber panelling, bright lights, and hot dishes. In other words, it's a risk of heatstroke. I saw no visible signs of air conditioning, although management said their air conditioning system broke down earlier today.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2015

Title says it all. The food was the best meal I've had while visiting montreal.

The waitstaff were friendly and helpful.

Awesome fine dining restaurant. I will be raving about the food for many years.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2015

Food was outstanding. Foie gras is always excellent and so was the duck, however the sweet bread was amazing. My brother with the help of Claude, the sommelier, ordered the 3 best bottles of wine I've had in years. Would love to come back!

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2.0Dined on June 13, 2015

Both os us ordered the beef entree which was tough. Disappointing.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2015

When I first walked into the restaurant I was very pleased. I didn't expect the restaurant to be so high class and fancy. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking to feel special or help make someone feel special.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2015

This was a return visit to the restaurant, as my wife and I hadn't been in Montreal for over 20 years. We decided to seek out Chez Queux as it had been a favorite place to visit during the F1 Grand Prix Weekend on our prior visits. We were delighted to find that the restaurant was much the same, with the same Vieux Montreal ambiance and and excellent menu.

The wait-staff were attentive throughout our meal providing professional service and the sommelier was gracious and informative in helping us select a wine to accompany our dinner selection.
The onion soup to start was excellent and the steak-au-poivre, prepared and flamed table-side was perfectly prepared.
At the conclusion of our meal, the waiter said that he had a "surprise" for us and one of the wait-staff appeared with two desserts for us, as he said he wanted to recognize our wedding anniversary and return to Montreal. It was a gracious gesture ~ and the creme-brulee and mousse were delicious!

After a long day traipsing around the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (and getting caught in an afternoon torrential downpour) this was an elegant and relaxing end to a special day for us. We really appreciated the excellent food and outstanding service at Chez Queux.

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1.0Dined on May 17, 2015

Experience did not match the expectations after reading the reviews here. Absolutely terrible.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2015

This was undoubtedly one of the best foie gras dishes I have experienced, awesome flavor. The duck was similarly excellent. Great service, ambiance, food, what more could one ask for.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2015

Celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary ... an "old world experience" in Old Montreal !

Our meal was expertly prepared at our table ... a lost art with today's 5-star gourmet restaurants in Canada ... and served by Mr. Leon Truchi , a caring gentleman with over 50 years of experience serving in the finest restaurants in France and in Canada ! Outstanding food ! Outstanding Service ! Outstanding ambiance ! An absolutely outstanding experience overall !

We plan to celebrate each of our next 10 wedding anniversaries at this very fine establishment ... looked after by Mr. Truchi of course !

William & Adele Yatco
Kanata, Ontario, Canada

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2015

The localization is great, center in the old montreal, the veiw of the old port, the Place Jacques-Cartier, the carriage along the street.
The welcome is warm, we were early at 17h so the place very quiet, very professionnal. This is a cozy atmosphere in a very old building with typestry, old stone walls, amazing wooded moulding, great chandelier...
the food is very good, warm, cook as requested, the mix with the spice, the research in the ingredient without denaturing the main ingredient.
This is not a cheap place but it is worth it at least once.
For a romantic dinner, an experience
Thank you

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2015

If you go make sure you have the steak tartare and have Anthony prepare it for you tableside. If you're a hockey fan or sports fan in general, you're in for a treat. It's the only restaurant in Old Montreal that I go to on a regular basis when we are in town and always make sure I get Anthony's table. Food quality and preparation are always impeccable. Anthony also mixes his own drinks!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2015

Nous avons été chez Queux à l'occasion de la Saint-Valentin, expérience mitigée. D'abord les points négatifs: Il faisait extrêment froid dans le restaurant, courant d'air glacial incessant. Une fan d'air chaud aurait pu être installée dans l'entrée pour éviter ce grand désagrément qui nous empêchait d'être confortable. Le menu de la Saint-Valentin était très décevant, je suis assez foodie et j'ai dû me rabattre sur le suprême de poulet, faut le faire! Le suprême, justement, sur l'os était cru, est-ce une nouvelle tendance le tartare de poulet??? Les choix de desserts extrêment simples, gâteau de chocolat blanc, et crème brûlée, franchement! Le service était .... absent! Le serveur est venu une fois prendre les commandes, comme il s'agissait d'un menu trois services prix fixe, il a oublié de revenir pour prendre les commandes de cafés au moment du dessert, nous avons dû patienter 20 minutes pour l'accrocher au passage! La musique classique un peu trop lourde, décor trop old fashionned pour moi, il est certainement possible de se renouveler un peu!

Les points positifs: Le service du sommelier impeccable, la présentation des assiette, parfaite, portions adéquates, la bouffe est très bonne, la cuisson du poulet me retient de mettre parfait, Nous avons fait part des désagréments du service au maître d'hotel et on nous a offert les cafés et digestifs, et le serveur est venu s'excuser.

Avec quelques améiorations, cet établissement pourra garder une place de choix parmi les meilleurs restaurants de Montréal.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2015

Very expensive, especially the wine. Old fashioned. It is not a restaurant where you go often but you need to go there once. I would recommend for romantic and special occasions.

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2015

Place you fell confortable. The staff is outstanding the food is even better there is few place like Queux. Dont hesitate if you want to eat very well.
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2.0Dined on December 31, 2014

We had a 7:00 reservation for New Year's Eve. We showed up at 6:50 to locked doors. After the doors were opened, we were lead to a back room where we sat alone, in quiet, for another 30 minutes until another table showed up. We thought we were in some bad movie.

The ambiance was nice, but the wait staff and sommelier seemed like they did not want to be there that night. The 5-course set meal was $125 a person, which seemed extravagant, but that's one of the reasons we chose this place for a New Year's Eve dinner. Plus, the location is perfect for celebrating the New Year in Old Montreal. That's where the fun ended.

The food was simply "decent." Nothing stood out as amazing and nothing was necessarily bad. The waiters simply brought you every course and said bon apetit. There was no explanation of what we were eating. Sometimes, the waiter would at least tell you what it was you were eating, but another waiter might just set it down in front of you.

The second couple that came in after us were locals and they said they had been here before and really enjoyed it. But they felt it was weird too how there was no one else in the restaurant and how it was so quiet.

When some other reviewers wrote "Good, but overpriced," that really is the best way to describe this place. Just ok. If we ever come back to Montreal, we will most definitely consider going to another place next time.

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3.0Dined on November 9, 2014

Outstanding atmosphere. Great location. Food was ok but nothing special. Maybe should try the meals on the menu(not on openTable special menu) if we had another chance.

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4.0Dined on November 1, 2014

Food was excellent and service was topnotch as usual. Waiters have wealth of experience and it shows.

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4.0Dined on October 14, 2014

My party of three loved the table side Caesar salad as well as the flambé steaks. The duck breast was also prepared beautifully. The building and ambiance was great and the service impeccable. I highly recommend this place when visiting old Montreal.

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2014

We had a great experience at Chez Queux. The food was delicious; I had the Onion Soup and Rack of Lamb while my wife had the Shellfish Bisque and Sole Meuniere. For dessert we both got Creme Brulee which was outstanding. The timing between courses and the portion sizes were perfect as well. Service was very friendly. We liked the rustic decor but it was almost a little too quiet (even though the restaurant was pretty full). All in all a great night out and we would certainly recommend Chez Queux to anyone in Montreal!

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3.0Dined on October 12, 2014

The food, service and ambience were just "good" for the price of the meal. I chose this restaurant based on reviews and did not find it up to its rating. There are so many wonderful restaurants in Montreal, not that this one was bad, but just not worth the money spent.

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4.0Dined on October 12, 2014

Superb food. Excellent atmosphere. Service is very slow.

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4.0Dined on October 8, 2014

Food was great - normally I don't eat it all - nothing left behind. Took a client to dinner and it was the perfect spot to talk - Service was very attentive but not overwhelming - just enough. They accommodated every need and were fun to talk to

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2.0Dined on October 3, 2014

A beautiful old world Traditional French setting, but food was less than we hoped for our splurge anniversary dinner. After perusing menu decided on scampies...when ordering told there were none! Tableside-prepared Caesar salad was a disappointing heavy oily mess and not good start. Husband ordered his veal med rare, served well done...they took it back but left my meal...so we ate mine...then 15 minutes later ate his...what?!

Sommelier was knowledgeable...wine very good...only wish the meal matched...
acknowledgment of our anniversary was a candle in our ordered desserts...

Too expensive for that kind of food and service!

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed the at table preparation of the Caesar salad and filet mignon and shrimp. Everything was delicious. Our waiter was excellent.

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2014

Tout est bon, raffiné et le service excellent. L'endroit est calme et se prête bien aux occasions spéciales. C'est toujours un plaisir de s'y rendre.

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