La Chronique

4.5
353 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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French

This charming and intimate restaurant serves a generous and creative fresh market cuisine, cheerfully prepared by chef-owners Marc De Canck and Olivier de Montigny. At La Chronique, the pleasures of the table are always front and centre. But in addition to the delights it serves up, the restaurant is also known for its extensive wine list, welcoming décor and impeccable service. Little wonder it's been considered "essential eating" in Montreal since 1995.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday to Friday 11:45 - 14:00
(lunch special starting @ 25$)
Dinner: Monday to Sunday starting from 18:00

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Phone number
(514) 271-3095
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Marc De Canck et Olivier de Montigny
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Private party contact
Olivier de Montigny: (514) 271-3095
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Cross street
St-Urbain
Additional
Banquet, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 353 People Are Saying
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J
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

La lumière au 2ème étage est un peu trop faible. Il y a en plus des ampoules manquantes.

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W
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

le poisson était simple. Essayez un peu plus sil vous plait

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C
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

L’attente a été très longue mais ils ont offert des suppléments gracieusement pour s’en excuser.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Endroit haut de gamme et tranquille où je reviendrai.

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m
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An outstanding dinner for our 1st wedding anniversary. Even on a Sunday evening - food, wine, front & back of house were just phenomenal.

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V
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super menu dégustation, excellents ingrédients bien apprêtés, parfait pour soirée en amoureux/occasion spéciale

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V
Montreal
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good experience with great food and service. Appetizers were done perfectly and a decent portion to enjoy. Main course were done as we expected (had Angus beef and scallops) - very delicious and as with the appetizers, very decent portion. Next time, we’ll try the tasting menu.

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C
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nous reviendrons

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NY
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely superb food and wonderful service...so lovely that the chef greeted us when we arrived and thanked us when we left! We will be back for sure.

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G
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quelle que soit l'occasion, La Chronique est toujours à la hauteur. Cuisine savoureuse, carte des vins sublime, équipe formidable et professionnelle. Par dessus tout, ce que nous apprécions ici, c'est la simplicité qui enveloppe l'endroit, sans perdre son chic.

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OT
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’ve been to La Chronique many many times over the years. It is consistently the restaurant the serves up the best food in the city year after year. Every single dish that comes out of their kitchen is a winner. Their wine list is excellent. Their wine pairing outstanding. There are few, if any, other restaurants that achieve these results.

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GL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent at the beginning of the 7 course meal but taste was not as expected as we go along. Waiting between each service was a bit long but overall a great experience and extremely full by the end of the meal.

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BJ
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Chronique demeure mon resto de référence. Même à travers le monde, rien de mieux. J’adore la créativité du chef et l’implication du sommelier. C’est toujours un expérience et une découverte! Allez sans hésiter!

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H
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tres calme, la cuisine est vraiment excellente...le Magret de Canard etait exquis et c'est certain que je repartirai la bas tres bientot. Le serveur super sympa et a l'ecoute. Le lieu ideal pour relaxer au calme, un Rendez-vous amoureux ou tout simplement quand vous voulez etre dans un coin discret et classe.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, very pricey though

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D
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Le menu découverte avec vin assorti était simplement phénoménal. Aucune hésitation à recommandé ce restaurant.

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d
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third visit here. Absolutely splendid food with lovely wine pairings on the tasting menu. Beautifully presented. Some of the best food I’ve ever had. And friendly attentive service. A marvelous experience.

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RD
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for authentic, French and were feeling adventurous. We ordered the chef's choice of the day 5 course meal. Each plate was lovely and better than the last.

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S
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Le fois gras et le ris de veau était superbe. Très tranquille à l'étage supérieur. Service un peu sérieux.

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YS
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent appetizers and desserts, the main dishes are good without being outstanding. The experience is still amazing, it's a classy place.

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VR
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Les midis de la Chronique sont vraiment très agréables: restaurant tranquille, service impeccable, menu délicieux, présentation de l'assiette appétissante et séduisante et des menus du chef surprise. Laissez-vous guider, vous ne le regretterez pas!

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H
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

nous avons pris le menu dégustation, c'était excellent, les vins étaient très bien choisis. Cependant, nous croyons que le carré d'agneau n'était pas aussi bien réussi qu'il aurait pû l'être, mais très bien quand même.

Excellent sommelier!!! Et très sympathique!!

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B
Manchester
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and wonderful food. I actually lost my purse at the restaurant but they kept it safe until I could return and collect. Thanks for a great dining experience, fabulous wine & looking after your customers!

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GL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Merci à toute l’équipe! Le repas a été excellent. L’ambiance chaleureux, le service impeccable!

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RD
New England
34 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This continues to be one of the top restaurants in the city. The food,wine and service is top ranked. Enjoy it on a date or with friends. Cheers.

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B
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seul bémol, pour le menu dégustation: quantités trop minimes des vins... Ça fait saliver, et il manque une bonne gorgée (!) à chaque service. Mais bon, pour le reste, ce sont de véritables petits tableaux servis à chaque assiette. Bonnes présentations des différents vins. Continuez!

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JJ
Montreal
37 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dorade parfaite et entrée excellente

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AM
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our third time at this restaurant and we always love our meal. Best place for foie-gras in Montreal. Creative and flavourful dishes, and excellent selection of wines. Great place to take someone for a special occasion!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

À part du fait que je me suis blessé le pied en entrant et me suis fais offir qu'un diachylon, le reste était quand même bien.

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AC
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

Highlight of the evening was the sommelier, the wine pairing and the service. The food was very good.
Biggest letdown was our table for 4 on the 2nd floor in the dark corner by ourselves. It didn't feel we were in the same restaurant as those patrons on the main floor. Happily, we were in good company.

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LW
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The five-course dinner here was one of the best meals I've had in my life. The food was exquisitely prepared, local, and of course, fresh. The courses were:
1.) Tuna tataki with a soy-maple glaze
2.) Lobster on Quebec aspargus
3.) Fois gras and chicken on house-made gnocci
4.) Assortment of lamb
5.) Sorbet on meringue with fresh apricots
The wine pairings were brilliant, and my table enjoyed our chatty sommelier so much we took a video of him explaining the wines.

The only downsides:
1.) The restaurant was very loud, so that we had to shout to hear each other. We moved to the table in the "private" room, which helped.
2.) Our reservation was for 8:30, but our table was not ready until 9:30 because groups before us took longer than expected. There was nowhere to wait inside, so we waited outside.

I recommend booking well in advance for a 7:00 seating.

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Nous avons pris le menu dégustation. Les 2 entrées et le dessert étaient tout simplement sublimes. Par contre, le plat principal (magret de canard) n'était pas du tout à la hauteur. La viande semblait de qualité moyenne et la cuisson n'était pas satisfaisante.
Bonne carte de vins mais j'aurais aimé plus de choix en Bourgogne.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Il pourrait y avoir des vins plus abordables surtout pour le lunch.

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j
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Belle et douce ambiance. Intimiste et convivial à la fois. Service courtois. Excellent menu 5 services avec accord des vins. Meilleure façon de goûter les vins appropriés au menu. Je recommanderais fortement ce resto aux fins palais. Merci pour la belle soirée.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

C'était parfait! La nourriture, l'ambiance, le service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ce n’est pas donné mais ça vaut le prix que ça coûte. Je recommande ce restaurant sans aucun doute.

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T
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to Montreal great French cuisine, attentive staff put up with my obnoxious Americanisms. Very nice artwork executed by the chef himself. Smaller,intimate venue. Had the seven course tasting menu w/o wine. A very memorable evening.

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o
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Nous sommes habitués à haute gastronomie et essayons régulièrement de nouveaux restaurants. Nous avions lu la critique comme un top 10 restaurant de 2017. Pour le rapport qualité prix cela ne le vaut pas. Pas une grande recherche (Nous avons pris menu dégustation avec service de vin) Sommelier jamais ''timé'' avec le repas...pas impressionnant . Nous avons apprécié 1 seul plat + le dessert sur l'ensemble. Agneau presque cru - plats tièdes.

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SB
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu dégustation spécial dimanche de Pâques ! Monsieur De Canck encore une fois à la hauteur, un maître ! L’accord vin était aussi parfait! Et le service super sans être prétentieux! Merci pour l’excellente soirée !

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M
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Une carte des vins extra et excellent choix au verre. Un menu toujours de haute gamme et délicieux.

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