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La Maison du Magret

24 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Good For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

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Right in the heart of Montreal, La Maison du Margret is a French-style bistro that serves a variety of dishes inspired by European and Persian cooking. The atmosphere is refined but casual and it's a good place to come and unwind over a meal with friends. La Maison du Margret's kitchen uses only the freshest ingredients in all its dishes and the wine selection is extensive, so there will be something for everyone's tastes.

Meals at La Maison du Margret start with small plates like duck confit and the classic poutine de la maison. There are also set menus that include a range of options like grilled New Brunswick salmon, fettuccine pasta with alfredo and roasted veggies.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Monday;12h00 till 15h00 We will open for 17h30
if reservation of 10 and more
Tuesday:12h00 till 15h00 We will open for 17h30
if reservation of 10 and more
Wednesday: 12h00 till 15h00 and 17h30 till 21h00
Thursday :12h00 till 15h00 and 17h30 till 22h00
Friday: 12h00 till 15h00 and 17h30 till 22h00
Saturday: 17h30 till 22h00
Sunday : Closed
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Phone number
(514) 282-0008
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
Saint Urbain
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Parking details
Stationnement du Palais des Congrès, Stationnement du Vieux-Montréal, stationnements privés et stationnements environnants dans les rues.
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Public transit
Steps away from Métro Place d"Armes.
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Wine
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4.0Dined on November 1, 2014

My favourite duck confit was at this little Parisian restaurant in a book store, but this place served a duck that tasted very similar. From a nice crispy skin to a perfectly cooked duck...Maison du Magret lives up to the name. Next time we are in Montreal we will have to visit this place again because the experience was almost perfect.

2.0Dined on October 29, 2014

Le potage à la citrouille était trop salé et il semblait y avoir trop d'agent épaississant ( fécule de maïs ou autre) . Le magret de canard était chaud- tiède si bien qu'à la fin du repas il était froid faisant ressortir tout le goût du gras. Les frites allumette étaient trop cuites. Les légumes étaient cuits à point.

4.0Dined on October 25, 2014

Best restaurant I've been in the last years. Simple decor , very present staff (not invasive) and amazing food. Foie gras au torchon is the best I ever had !!!! Magret was perfectly cooked and served with foie gras sauce and french fries with veggies. Short but very good wine list.
Deserts were very good as well : Apple tarte tatin and creme brulée. Even the coffee was excellent, fresh and strong. Overall , I'll give a 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Owner would go around and talk with clients which you dont see anymore. Will certainly go back soon.

4.0Dined on October 14, 2014

Nous avons soupé à la Maison du magret le 14 octobre 2014. Service sympathique, une jeune fille à l'accent à la française qui connaît bien son menu et peut faire des suggestions. L'entrée de fois gras au torchon avec confiture de figues était tout simplement paradisiaque. Le magret ensuite, une cuisson à la perfection, sauce au fois gras servie à part, assiette service avec des frites. Un repas pas spécialement diététique (!!), mais une fois n'est pas coutume.
À recommander.

4.0Dined on September 25, 2014

I have never seen so many ways to prepare duck. The place stayed busy thoughout our visit. The two waiters were a bit overwhelmed. Our four versions of duck were mall unique. The portions are on the larger size. The tastes varied. Over half of our group loved their meals.

4.0Dined on September 16, 2014

If you like Foei Gras, Food from Sud-Ouest in France, go there. Foie gras is very nice and all dishes too. Take a glass of Jurancon with it.

5.0Dined on August 9, 2014

Both my wife and I are fans of Sud Quest cuisine, especially duck. There were no disappointments here. Portions were generous and the magret was just right.

5.0Dined on July 12, 2014

This restaurant is great, my wife and I love it. The food is delicious, and the atmosphere is very romantic. They specialize in duck (hence the title) so most things on the menu will have some form of duck in them. But if you want to experience all the delicious ways you can have duck, definitely try this place.

4.0Dined on June 20, 2014

Good food, but very limited menu. If you are not a duck meat eater, then this is not for you.

4.0Dined on June 10, 2014

Came across this restaurant after dropping off a package at the Canada Post office. Made a quick reservation on OpenTable and shazam !
What's not to like ? Everyone is friendly here, so I hope they do well. The pictures indicating the male and female bathrooms will make you feel all warm and fuzzy.

I had the signature dish, the Magret. The only thing that I would like better is for the duck skin to be perhaps a bit more crispy if possible and the sauce to be a bit thicker (and more sauce wouldn't hurt either).

Lots of restaurants to explore in Montreal, but I wouldn't mind coming back to this one at all.

4.0Dined on May 14, 2014

The food was so good from start to finish. They use every part of the duck and have all the famous french duck dishes. Very friendly service with a simple yet succulent and affordable menu! Our waiter was great! As soon as they add duck filled dumplings (ravioli) with duck sauce or poutine (one with either roasted duck, one au foie gras and one just plain with their yummy sauce and their amazing all you can eat french fries) and a foie gras creme brule, we're back!

4.0Dined on March 27, 2014

Well préparéd and quick... A little issue with the foie gras ( over cooked). But no argument for exchanging it.

All and all great experience!

4.0Dined on January 31, 2014

Their Magret and foie-gras sauce is delicious!

4.0Dined on January 21, 2014

While the main courses are limited to duck leg confit and seared duck breast, there are many choices for appetizers and dessert. La Maison du Magret is a great restaurant. Food and service were very good. Try it!!

4.0Dined on January 14, 2014

If you like Duck, a great place to go! A little pricy but good. Great decor, great service. An original dining experience for special occasions,

5.0Dined on January 11, 2014

Tout était excellent, c'est un resto à essayer !

4.0Dined on January 10, 2014

We had entrée de fois gras (a must if you like - the foie gras poêlé is the main interest of this plate), the magret, classically served and so tasty, the duck ravioli, excellent, and a pastis cake which was ok. Wine was a private importation, a terroir Fronton which was well paired. Ambiance was perfect (restaurant which is close Palais des Congrès was not busy on this ice rainy friday evening). Service was excellent and just fast enough; definitively over the average. Will go again and recommend

4.0Dined on December 18, 2013

Foie gras was nice, I advice to take the degustation entree! Good wine, good staff, good moment! I will come back :)

5.0Dined on December 14, 2013

Best French culinary experience you can have in Montreal (taken you like duck because everything is made out of duck).
Service is extraordinary and really fast.
I will definitely go back again.

4.0Dined on December 5, 2013

This is a great restaurant. I've been a couple of times and was never disappointed.

Please try the à La Decouverte Du Foie Gras appetizer (can be shared by 2). It is amazing and a real steal. I also tried the Salade Dacquoise, the Cuisse De Canard Confite, which were good, but weren't stellar. The Magret De Canard Poêle, perfectly cooked, and the Raviolis De Canard were quite delicious, especially with their foie gras-based sauces. The Risotto De Canard was a tad on the salty side and had pulled duck confit instead of the slices/pieces of duck that I was expecting but still a great dish.

For dessert, the Pastis landais et compote maison was a little bland, but the Cannelés Bordelais were tasty!

Overall, a great dining experience!

5.0Dined on November 15, 2013

The service was friendly and attentive, the food was really great and the wine was excellent AND an exclusive import. It was quiet, warm and I spent an excellent evening overall.

4.0Dined on November 9, 2013

The risotto was perfect and the overall food was delicious.

5.0Dined on November 2, 2013

In an excellent food city, this was the star of our trip. Incredible variations on duck -- extremely tasty, comforting, thoughtfully conceived, and well-prepared. The soup in particular was extraordinary, so rich and delicious. We went twice and were never disappointed for a moment. Good location convenient to downtown and Old Montreal. Pretty bistro-style interior with large windows to the street, nice for lunch especially.

4.0Dined on October 19, 2013

Went to try their duck breast, juicy and perfectly done. Foie gras trio was awesome as well. Very quiet at night, but great service!