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Lawrence Restaurant

4.4
219 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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European
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem

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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
European
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Hours of operation

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Lunch: Thursday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Thursday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(514) 503-1070
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Payment options
Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Marc Cohen
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Fairmount
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wine
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Lawrence is my go-to for high-end comfort food. Simple menu - always a good sign, amazing wines and charcuterie plate. Something you don't usually find in other restaurants: there is as much care and thought put towards the side dishes as in the main features they accompany.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great restaurant! The food was so flavourful and cooked to perfection!!! Loved everything about it including the attentive and friendly service. This resto is definitely a keeper. A presto!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Interesting menu, amazing food and competent and friendly service

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Good place to eat tasty original food in Montreal. Little bit more expansive than other restaurants by the way.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Oysters, butter cake and charcuteries were amazing. But the rest of the appetizers weren’t mindblowing flavour wise. Portions were also very small given the price point.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Amazing dinner from start to finish ! Strongly recommand it for any occasion!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Overall a pleasant experience with good food and service. Cuisine more for meat eaters than for vegetarians or fish lovers. Interesting food combinations, but at least in winter a little heavy on root vegetables and cabbage - these were added to several starters and main courses - and this was a bit monotonous. Delicious desserts.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Never fails. Staff is always friendly and helpful

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

I had the brain as an "entrée", the tongue a main dish and the chocolate pie as a dessert. Every dish was savoury and of good quality. They also bake their own sourdough bread which is nice and fluffy with a crisp crust that makes you just want to eat more. However, one of us ordered the cod dish. We expected a cod filet, but we were a little dissapointed to find out that the cod fish was actually cooked overnight in a broth giving the impression the cod fish was basent from the dish. Overall, the service was casual and professionnal and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

My second visit was as as delightful as the first. The food was creative and very good (including the excellent sourdough bread), the atmosphere was chill, the wait staff attentive. Perfect (higher-end) neighbourhood restaurant for a date or get-together with friends.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

Il fait froid dans le restaurant en hiver par journée très froide

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Belle ambiance, bon menu assiette de la mer excellente!
A refaire

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent food and superlative service

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Best duck breast I have ever had! Staff was completely respectful of our time and allergy constraints. I'll look forward to going back when I have more time!

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Great place. Great atmosphere. Creative dishes. Great wine list.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Best oysters I've ever had. Very fresh. Food was creative. Service was excellent. My only complaint is that my dish (chowder) was too salty, and I like salt.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Always a great place, small discrete but tasty restaurant! Never disappoints at each visit :)

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Mouth-watering food! Savoury and satisfying, with ample sized portions.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Vraiment une découverte incroyable. Ambiance feutrée. On y retourne, c'est sûr... et dans pas longtemps!

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

My brother and I heard lots of good things about Lawrence. We dropped in and had a negroni to start whilst our table was getting ready. Immediately we noticed the quaint ambiance, it was full yet relaxed. Our server was very polite and efficient. A sommelier recommended a nice bottle of montepulciano which we enjoyed with our delicious meals. The food was top notch, so much decadence with the cooking. I had the lamb, he had the short ribs, both exceptional. We ended our meals just the way we wanted to, with an espresso and a sweet. Overall the experience was excellent, we both walked out raving about dinner and giggling about the stories we shared.

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

I have eaten at this restaurant twice over the span of several years during visits to Montreal. Given the quality of the food, the professionalism of the staff, and the size of the restaurant, I am amazed I can still get a reservation. It seems like this is an overlooked, undervalued spot for those interested in an excellent meal and a relaxing atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

I was unsure if to go to Lawrence or not due to some mixed reviews. But it was lovely from the moment we walked in, to the moment we left. The staff were warm, helpful and friendly. The food was top notch, delicious and spot on time. It was awesome really.

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3.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Was very nice. Good food, nice wine. Missing the wow factor.

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4.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Had an amazing night at Lawrence. The food was so tasty and the staff is professional yet very friendly!

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5.0Dined on September 7, 2017

I've been going to Lawrence for a few yeas now. The food is consistently good. There is always a new dish to try and the staff is uber friendly and professional.

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4.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Some of the best soup I've had, with clams and a very flavorful broth. Service very friendly and attentive. Main courses of cod and braised lamb were well-prepared and very tasty.

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2.0Dined on August 29, 2017

J'y étais avec des amis français.
Je me suis donnée la peine d'écrire au resto pour les informer de l'anniversaire de mon ami et rime n'a été fait.
Nous avons été très déçu du peu de variété au menu.

Nous sommes sortis au restos avec nos amis pendant tout leur séjour et le Lawrence a été la plus grande déception.

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2017

Fabulous food, terrible service. Our server was distracted and aloof.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2017

Repas Trop salé

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2017

Menu original, carte des vins diversifiée, plats succulents, service impeccable! Une excellente adresse.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2017

Un petit Resto du quartier Mile-End très sympathique, des bons cocktails et des petits plats savoureux avec un super service amical et professionnel. Je reviendrai... Hélène

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Great tasting food, as always! Been coming here for years and still loving the food and finding new things to try.

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2017

Les plats sont cher pour ce qu'il y a dans l'assiette. Le service était bien, mais les prix sont trop cher pour la quantité qu'il y a dans les assiettes

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2017

It is a good place to go. But the night I went, I did not feel the warmth in the owners service. And for the second time that I have gone there the food was too salty. I was ready to spend 200$ for my evening. I thought it would be better the second time. I was wrong.

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3.0Dined on July 6, 2017

Started out fantastic. The place has a calm energy with fresh and comfortable vibe. My cocktail was great, and the appetizer was A+++++. I'd order the pea toast over and over again. My main plate was meh. Ordered the lamb, and it came with zucchini on top. It had huge chunks that were mushy (no texture). The lamb also overcooked (no red), but had good flavor. I rarely mention dissatisfaction, but I didn't eat the veg after trying three different pieces. I didn't complain, just told the server in case the kitchen might want to know. I had no expectation, and in fact, was about to order dessert. Then I saw the chef go through the garbage to look at my zucchini. The server was friendly, but now had to deliver the news that is how chef wanted the plate. Wait, did I just hear an excuse? I didn't order dessert after that fail. Note: it was just an FYI said out of a courtesy. Maybe I'm wrong in wanting vegetables to have texture and a bit of a bite, but telling me I'm wrong...?

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2017

Nice ambience; knowledgeable, approachable sommelier; very good food.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2017

Staff here are friendly and you can get conversational with them and others if you're at the bar, very lively atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2017

Service was excellent and very attentive.
I was personally disappointed by the lack of variety on the menu.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2017

Our service was incredible from start to finish. The sommelier was knowledgeable and our server was charming and also knowledgeable. Every dish was incredible -- fresh and flavourful. Can't wait to return!

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2017

Good food from a limited choice. Fresh ingredients, well prepared.

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