La Chronique

4.7
559 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 559 people are saying
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michelc
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Un grand restaurant! Impeccable menu 5 services précédé de 2 mises en bouche. D'un raffinement absolu! La qualité des ingrédients, la subtilité des saveurs et la présentation des plats sont de très haut niveau. Une carte de vin exceptionnelle et un service hyper sympathique ajoutent à cette expérience gastronomique mémorable. Si je voulais absolument trouver des poux, je dirais qu'un éclairage légèrement plus tamisé pourrait améliorer l'ambiance qui est autrement chaleureuse et feutrée. Et évidemment, la facture n'est pas à la portée de toutes les bourses mais chaque dollar dépensé dans ce resto en valent absolument la peine. Bref, la Chronique est une adresse incontournable! Chapeau à toute l'équipe.

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vipAngeloM
Montreal
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, wine and service. Every bite of the five course menu was wonderful.

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vipAlanP
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Chose the tasting menu.

Food: Taste was excellent, especially the dessert dish. By the taste and plating alone, food would be rated a 5-star. But I was expecting hot food to be served hot. The bisque, as well as the outer surface of the seared scalleps or the venison, were only a tad hotter than luke warm. The fois gras was cooked perfectly.

Service: The server was not rude at all, but always seemed to be in a rush in describinng the dishes.

For the price point, I would expect exceptional food and service, and my rating is reflective of comparing this restaurant to others of similar calibre in my experience.

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DenisL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Merveilleux souper . Merci à toute l’équipe. Quel bons accords mets-vins . On a adoré l’expérience .

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Letendre
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Soirée agréable. Mets succulents. Impressionnantes cartes des vins.

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DianeC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ce resto s'inscrit dans la haute gastronomie de Montréal. Chacun des plats se déguste avec l'oeil d'abord. Les vins accompagnent parfaitement chacun des plats du menu gastronomique. La facture est salée, mais l'expérience en vaut le prix.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nous avons bien aimé l’expérience gastronomique 5 services avec aucun choix à faire. Bien apprécié les deux mis-en-bouche. Tout était excellent, sauf le dessert était un peu décevant.

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JohannesC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Le service est excellent, les plats étaient très bien monté, les goûts excellents, mais les quantités dans les assiettes étaient décevante. Disons que 4 des 6 personnes avaient encore faim après les 5 services, pour une facture de près de 550$ pour deux c'est décevant.
Première fois et dernière fois qu'on va a ce restaurant.

Yoan.

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JocelyneJ
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptionnel, rien de moins! Un seul menu 5 services (125$), et on peut choisir de l'accompagner de 5 vins spécialement recommandés (100$) et présentés par le sommelier. C'est une expérience culinaire très spéciale qui vaut son prix. On se l'offre pour une occasion spéciale ou simplement pour se gâter après la pandémie qui nous a tenus loin des restos. Délicieux +++.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as it gets. Set tasting menu with wine pairings! Friendly vibe - a great sense of warmth and even joy as the staff seemed seriously to love what they were doing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall. Only issue was the last wine (Samos). In my opinion a pour pairing. That wine is way too sweet and unstructured to be paired with such good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

spectacular courses and pairings. Fun chat e chef Marc

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Louis
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tout était très bien. Nourriture, service et le vin nous ont plus. Deuxième visite en deux mois et nous y retournerons sans doute.

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Michael
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

C'était succulent! On le recommande sans hésité!!

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Isabelle
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Une des très bonnes tables de Montréal. Service impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Très bonne cuisine. Belle carte des vins.
Petit bémol, il n'est pas possible de choisir des mets à la carte.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! One of the best dining experiences in a long time!

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BENOITS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

TOUT ÉTAIT PARFAIT. LE VIN ÉTAIT SUCCULENT ET NOUS AVONS EU UN EXCELLENT SERVICE.

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vipGloria
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was amazing! Every dish was prepared to perfection. The wine pairing was one of the best I have ever had. The dinner took 3 hours and we enjoyed every minute of it. The sommelier was incredible with his pairings and his description of each wine and why it would complement the food. My husband and I have eaten at many Michelin star restaurants all over the world, if Canadian restaurants were rated by Michelin stars La Chronique would certainly have a few stars.

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Pierre
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Chronique est de loin mon restaurant préféré à Montréal, et ce, depuis 1997 lors de ma première visite. La qualité des ingrédients, la finesse des préparations, la beauté des présentations, le service, le sommelier, le plaisir qu'un repas à La Chronique apporte, tout ça est imbattable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very expensive

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richardr
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent repas dans son ensemble.
Beaucoup de fraîcheur et de soucis des saveurs. Bon du début à la fin. Seul petit bémol la pièce d'agneau n'était pas à la hauteur du reste.

Menu dégustation un peu cher.

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Lenou
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent restaurant pour un repas gastronomique ! Nous avons passé une excellente soirée. Le prix de la facture est un peu élevé mais ça le vaut bien.

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AudeB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Un des meilleurs restaurants dans lequel j’ai mangé. Super bouffe, belle présentation, très bon vin et super service! Par contre le restaurant avait une ambiance froide, c’est le seul point négatif. Mais rien n’empêche que j’y retournerai.

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NicoleM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was excellent but thé lentgh between services was a bit to long

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GuylaineB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Difficile de trouver du stationnement pour les visiteurs de l’extérieur.

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MelC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was fantastic, every single plate was beautifully presented and the taste was out of this world. They were also great at accommodating one guest in our group who doesn't eat meat.
The service started off great, very attentive and the amuse-bouches and first two services coming in at a good pace. Then, the last two services and the desserts took a very long time. It felt like the staff lost interest.
Next time we will book a little earlier and asked to be seated on the main floor.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversaire

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ViggoB
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juste succulent, le menu change chaque semaine ce qui donne envie d’y aller souvent

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catherine
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The overall experience is great, but the price for the accord vin is a little too steep

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KathrinaV
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my partner both really enjoyed the whole experience. The food was outstanding. The set five course menu was fresh, innovative and delicious. The service and ambiance was perfect. Nothing negative to say.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. We had an entire section to ourselves which made the night really enjoyable. If you’re looking for an amazing fine dining experience, this is definitely a place to consider.

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Zaboo
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Très bons accords mets et vins. De belles découvertes et un personnel aux petits soins.

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Mlozeau
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a classic place to celebrate an anniversary

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GuyB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place très épurée personnel très compétant ,belle ambiance, plats délicieux, accords mets vin excellent !

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vipLouis
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent and service was efficient and professional. In all we recommend.

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SophieD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great great restaurant! Excellent service, wine and food. Thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was fabulous! Wine pairings were good but not excellent. Service was very slow and atmosphere was dull. Expensive, about $250 per person with drinks. Worth one visit, but would probably not return unless service and atMosphere improved

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

La nourriture était excellente. Nous avons pris l’accord mets vins et ai c’était à refaire pour 100$ par personne nous prendrions une bonne bouteille. Les portions de vin était petite mais les vins étaient tout de même excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tout était très bien .. seul petit bémol , le canard et foie gras , suivi des ris de veau , on a trouvé ça un peu trop riche … excellent service 👏🏻

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FAQs

La Chronique offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (514) 271-3095.

La Chronique is rated 4.7 stars by 559 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.