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About Garde Manger

*Please note that we have a full bar permit, we are an 18+ establishment at every operating hours
Please visit us at crownsalts.com for more information.

408, St-Francois Xavier
Montreal, QC H2Y 2T1
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
International

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Cross Street:
Saint Paul Ouest

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$51 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(514) 678-5044

Website:
http://crownsalts.com/gardemanger

Executive Chef:
Chuck Hughes

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar

Garde Manger Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (93)
Fit for Foodies (89)
Good for a Date (88)
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Creative Cuisine (84)
Bar Seating (64)
Romantic (63)
Fun (60)
Local Ingredients (60)
Hot Spot (59)
Neighborhood Gem (54)
Good for Anniversaries (52)
Notable Wine List (51)
Tasting Menu (50)
Worth the Drive (46)
Cozy (46)
Authentic (40)
Good for Birthdays (40)
Handcrafted Cocktails (37)
Vibrant Bar Scene (33)
Good for Groups (26)
Casual (24)
Seasonal (20)
Business Meals (19)
Comfort Food (17)
People Watching (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Late-night Find (13)
Healthy (10)
Great Beer (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Tapas (6)
Organic (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Spicy (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Waterfront (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Super. Better each time. Staff is great and authentic

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Just plain fun. Fantastic food and incredibly friendly (and very professional) service that lives up and exceeds the hype. Just go. Sit at the bar if you can and put yourself in the hands of the staff who will guide you all the best things to eat and drink.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Gluten Free Options
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 4 days ago

Great atmosphere,food delicious
Sat at bar which was fine and we were looked after very well by Sam!
Definately would go back !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, People Watching, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service and ambiance.
$$$, however very good for an occasion!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined 5 days ago

We drove from Moncton NB to Montreal for the weekend to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Garde Manger had been on her bucket list for years so we decided to splurge and reserved a table for 4 at 10pm. We weren’t seated until 10:30, which isn’t a huge deal but the rest of the experience made it matter more. With that scale of restaurant, we would have at least appreciated an offer for a beverage, to sit at the bar, or hell, even take our coats for us! The pork tenderloin was very good, the steak was mediocre..flavourful but it only came hickory sticks..not a veggie, bread, or anything else. Waters were filled once with our apps but empty for the rest of the meal. Again, not a huge deal..the rest of the experience just made it matter more. Waitress was decent, but not what I’d expect at the scale/price of restaurant. We tipped according to what we felt fair for being late, not overly attentive, and food we could’ve gotten anywhere..10%. She quickly told us the tip was very insulting, and minimum tip requirements in Quebec is 15%. We told her that we were from NB and were not aware of the tip requirements. She walked away. The manager passed by so I waved him over. I politely explained that we didn’t mean to offend the waitress, we aren’t from here but we tipped according to what we felt was fair and she was quite insulting. He said: no, I’m sorry but this tip is f**king insulting, and walked away. I said: excuse me, I wasn’t finishing speaking! He said back at us: then don’t tip so insulting next time! I later spoke with another waitress at another restaurant. She told us that there is no minimum requirement. Usually standard minimum is 15% but not required. If I had been at a Boston Pizza with a $70 bill and that kind of service then ya, I would’ve been fine with our experience (minus them speaking to us at the end) and tipped more..I expected a better experience at that scale of a restaurant. Sorry they that felt they hosted a better experience than they delivered!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and ambiance. Pricey but for the most part worth it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Worth every penny. Everyone was great especially our waiter David. Whatever he suggested was perfect from the wine to telling us to try the raw scallops. PERFECT.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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·Dined 7 days ago

LITERALLY MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN THE WORLD!!! SHOUT OUT TO SAM AND VINO AND SASHA!!!

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Un peu chers selon moi mais c’etait bon et le service a été vraiment bien.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Garde Manger was good, very good in fact. But it was massively overpriced for the food and experience. The wine list is very pricey. The food was just fine with no complaints but nothing that justifies the prices. It was so dark at the table that my friend (whose young eyes are just fine) ate a whole wedge of lemon because he couldn’t see what was on his plate. I would Not bother to return.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Had a very nice meal with a great large tortellini app in a porcini mushroom sauce stuffed with hazelnut cream. Shared the halibut plate and salmon plate with both fish cooked nicely in a tasty broth and with some nice vegetable accompaniments. Had a very nice albeit quite sweet blueberry cobbler with blueberry ice-cream for dessert. Sat at the bar which was perfectly fine and enjoyed the great service for both drinks and food from the very personable and helpful bartender.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful meal, especially the seafood. We had the chef's choices, and the array was amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The bar manager was the best part of my experience. He was so friendly and welcoming it made the drive from Ottawa fully worth it!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had to wait a month to get a dinner reservation. Our whole trip to Montreal was based on this dinner.
I will say that it was well worth it.
Our waiter was outstanding as was the rest of the staff. The meal that my wife and I had were top notch. Flavorful, well plated and filling.
I will defiantly come back next time I'm in Montreal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Absolutely fantastic food! Very knowledgeable staff, friendly and relaxed. Definitely worth a visit

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Authentic, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My husband and I went to Le Garde Manger and loved every second of it. Sitting at the bar was an incredible experience. You are one lucky diner if Sam is your server.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Tous les plats étaient délicieux, la serveuse ultra sympathique, super expérience! Que ce soit pour les fruits de mer ou la viande, tout est bien apprêté! Merci

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food was good but the drinks were expensive. We ordered 4 rum and coke and the price came up the same amount as our meal.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Had a great time. Take the back bar seating if you can. Manny shukking oysters, singing and serving was a highlight. Do youself a favor Grab the tasting menu, so worth it.
DW

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Another great evening at Garde. Wanted to impress some out of town business associates with a unique eating experie in Montreal and as always, Garde Manger and their staff delivered on all fronts!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Sat at the bar with a girlfriend. Bartender, Sam, was amazing, had a really relaxed energy about him. More than accommodating. Food was incredible! Will definitely go back and recommend to everyone

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

First time experience and it was great to see that the restaurant lives up to the reviews.
Staff was wonderful and helpful.
Very relaxed environment.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

The food and service were great!! A bit pricey but I am sure we would visit again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Garde Manger was amazing from start to finish.
Sam at the bar made the night fun and very memorable! This is a must try restaurant for anyone visiting Montreal!

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Amazing experience! Love this place, I go every year for my birthday! Gabrielle is an amazing hostess

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was our first time visiting Garde Manger all the way from Toronto. It was worth the trip! DELICIOUS. Fresh and local, amazing wine, amazing service. Had the best server! I wish I could remember her name but she was a brunette and very attentive to us. It was my husband’s 40th and he was beyond happy with the experience. Would always recommend Garde Manger!

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fun, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We attempted to make a table reservation but the only seats available we're at the bar. We had a wonderful time conversing with Matty the oyster shucker and Erika the bar tender. The oysters were incredibly fresh and the appetizers were equally delicious, clever, and thoughtfully put together. We would be happy to come back not only for the dining experience but also for the wonderful staff. Thanks again Matty!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Had a great experience here. I would suggest getting a reservation as soon as possible and would recommend sitting at the bar. The bartender is great.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Ce restaurant est véritablement un incontournable pour la qualité du service, la grande gentillesse et la disponibilité du personnel ainsi que pour le caractère exceptionnel du menu. Nous n'avions jamais rien mangé de tel!

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Garde Manger is the best restaurant in Montreal and on my list of top 5 in the world.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Absoulty fantastic meal! Service was stellar, cocktails where great, oysters, scallops and the salmon where all must haves.

Wouldn't go back to Montreal without stopping here again!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Possibly the greatest dining experience I’ve ever had.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The whole waitstaff were amazing and the food was delicious. Definitely a must try!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 28, 2017

La nourriture est très bonne, sauf les desserts ne sont pas leur force. Les cappucinos n'étaient pas chauds et c'est un peu trop cher.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent! Every option on the menu looked amazing! Did not disappoint! Friendliest staff, knowledgable. Would recommend a million times. Food was superb! Drinks were delicious!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

superbe soirée entre amis.
la nourriture est plus qu' excellente, l'ambiance aussi et nous
avons vraiment eu un service exceptionnel par Érica.

seul bémol... le ton monte vite avec la musique et les conversations sont plus difficiles
à mesure que la soirée avance mais cela semble être la tendance ...
on y retourne sans faute !!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Love this place. Will be back in the Spring for my birthday with my family. Sitting at the bar was an amazing experience. Met some very interesting people and the server behind the bar was super friendly.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I waited a long time to dine here and it did not disappoint. We ate at the bar where David was the server, bartender and seafood tray prep. He was we versonable and his suggestions were spot on. The food was incredible and inventive. This is a must go to restaurant while in Montreal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Restaurant spécialisé en fruits de mer et poissons pour diner entre amis dans une lumière tamisée et avec niveau sonore élevé. Le service est fort sympathique. Pas grand choix de plats qui sont bons mais tous trop salés. Le premier prix des vins est à 57 dollars pour un pinot 2015... trop pour des français mais j'y retournerai à l'occasion.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 23, 2017

This is our second time at Garde Manger and it was even better than our first experience. The food never disappoints and the flavors are unmatched! Would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic
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