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About Lawrence Restaurant

Delicious

5201 St. Laurent Blvd
Montréal, QC H2T 1S4
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
European

Hours of Operation:

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

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

Dinner: Thursday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Fairmount

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(514) 503-1070

Website:
http://lawrencerestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Marc Cohen

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wine

Lawrence Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (9)
Special Occasion (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
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Comfort Food (5)
Cozy (5)
Casual (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Good for a Date (3)
Authentic (3)
Romantic (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 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.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Bar Seating, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 18, 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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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 28, 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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·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

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

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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 6, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 8, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined 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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 10, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Repas Trop salé

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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 28, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Montreal)·Dined 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

Tags: Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 23, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Montreal)·Dined 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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 (Montreal)·Dined 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.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 23, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 11, 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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vip
 (London)·Dined on June 8, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 3, 2017

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

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 (Toronto)·Dined 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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Very good, enjoyed everything

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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Superbe expérience avec personnel très compétent! Nous avons adoré l'assiette de poissons et fruits de mer à partager et la paella avec du homard! Yummyyyyy!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 16, 2017

J'adore aller chez Lawrence. Décor simple et de bon gout, une cuisine recherchée. Le service est impeccable . Je recommande fortement.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Excellent food! Great service.. tables a little tight.. our seats had a view of the kitchen which wasn't bad but also wasn't great.. overall VERY good experience..

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Delicious food and great service! I recommend to all foodies who enjoy cozy atmosphere.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Great! Everything cooked perfectly

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Lawrence stands out because of its eye on great produce, fresh meat n sourced seafood, and a penchant for creativity!
Unpretentious, Hugh quality and original food satisfies your palate, and makes you want to go back again.
Chefs n staff deserve praise for their novel approach to dining.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Modern Decor, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Nice place! Food is creative and delicious. Second time. I'll be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

As usual, consistently amazing!! From high-quality food, incredible wine list accompanied by a knowledgeable sommelier, you can never go wrong by choosing Lawrence!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 1, 2017

While polite and courteous, the sommelier lacked knowledge and any response from him was extremely general. Perhaps the clientele does not prioritize it, but the wine list needs improvement. Food was extremely salty and I spent most of the evening picking out chicken skin that was very rubbery in texture and not appealing to the eye as well as palate. On a separate matter, the table of two dining next to us were repeatedly told that they needed to surrender their table. Being told once is fine, not three times. This shows not only a lack of warmth, but lack of organization. Hopefully the above was an isolated incident.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Visiting from out of town and into the hipster neighborhood, we went to this restaurant on the recommendation of a nearby boutique owner. We made a reservation without checking the menu and were shocked to see tongue, brain, and other foods we would not normally seek out. We ordered octopus and lamb and the food and flavors were fabulous. I highly recommend it to you if you like these foods.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

The food was excellent, and the servers quite nice, however, we had to wait over an hour for our table in spite of booking well in advance. We were offered drinks and snacks to make up for this, which was appreciated, however, it was difficult to get the attention of the servers while we were waiting, for things like menus, etc

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 22, 2017

We had an amazing time at Lawrence. It's been on our restaurant list of "must eats" when we visit Montreal. Everything was great - from waitstaff to menu options to drinks to the food. I'd highly recommend to anyone looking for a memorable dinner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Casual, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We went for valentines and it was my second time! I loved it! Everything about it!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Very good service! Food is good too! Makes me want to go back again!!

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