Le Pois Penché

4.6
1065 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
French
Le Pois Penché perpetuates the style and spirit of Paris in the 1940s, where brasseries perfected the concept of French cuisine as ‘comfort food’. Mindful of its legacy, Le Pois Penché appeals to a mixture of young adventurous diners, seasoned connoisseurs, late-night bon vivants, tourists, and local habitués, always eager to spark conversations and chance encounters over a glass of award-winning wine and gastronomy steeped in tradition. Nowhere are their desires better fulfilled than at Le Pois Penché, where opulence and everyday delightful hospitality intertwine.

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
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1065 people are saying
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FrankR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We try to have our annual family meal every year since this resto opened. Missed only last year due to pandemic (Health authorities closure). Yesterday (as usual) NOT disappointed. Dave (our waiter) was quick & efficient. Would suggest a jazz piano solos for background music. I had the steak-frites Looking forward to next year.......Thanks again.

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VincentP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comme d'habitude merveilleux

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 28, 2021

Cher VincentP, Un grand merci de la part de toute notre équipe pour votre recommandation. Meilleurs vœux pour 2022 ! Fede Sanchez Directeur de l'hospitalité

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a very nice Christmas dinner with food very well prepared

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 28, 2021

Dear Guest, What a pleasure to read your review. Thank you, Happy holidays and a wonderful 2022! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Christmas dinner was excellent — start to finish. Service was professional and friendly and each course was perfectly prepared and presented.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 28, 2021

Dear Guest, We are delighted your Christmas dinner was a success. Thank you kindly for your compliments to our service and kitchen. Happy holidays and a wonderful 2022! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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mahiasito
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food, great ambiance, not too noisy, a little pricey.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 28, 2021

Dear mahiasito, Thank you very much for your compliments! We do our best to offer some casual dishes on certain days, such as our lunch table d'hôte, our moules frites, and burgers. Please, don't hesitate to visit for lighter meals. All the best and a wonderful 2022 to you and your loved ones! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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Federico
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience, not only the food is delicious (we had the atlantic salmon, french soup and onglet steak) but the staff was nice, helpful and kind. The ambiance is elegant and inviting. I will say it is a must to spend a nive evening with your couple or to celebrate a special ocassion.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 28, 2021

Dear Federico, Not only am I happy we share the same name, but delighted that you had a great time at our restaurant. On behalf of our entire team, thank you kindly for your recommendation. All the best and a wonderful 2022! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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rene
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. Went there with my wife and my son visiting from London. Very nice decor. Impeccable service. Sous chef Takashi took the time to bring us at the table a beautiful Seafood plateau which was excellent. Loved the scallop cheviche. We then shared the excellent beef tartare and then had walleye, duck confit and NY steak. All the food was excellent. Finished with crème brulée and profitéroles, again no faults there. Very warm service from Marwa and the sommelier Dave was excellent and very knowledgeable in his recommendations. Definitely an excellent restaurant. We will definitely return on our next trip to Montreal.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 21, 2021

Dear Rene, On behalf of Taka, Marwa, Dave and our entire team, thank you kindly for your wonderful review. It means a lot to us to know that we contributed to make your trip more enjoyable. Please, consider us your second home in Montreal . Enjoy the rest of your travels! Happy Holidays! Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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BethC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Woman who greeted and sat us was very accommodating and gracious. Service was excellent. Ambiance - the restaurant is actually nicer looking on the inside, then you might guess from outside appearances.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 21, 2021

Dear BethC, We are delighted that the book turned out to be better than the "cover"! Our façade is quite historical, but we aim to keep things fresh inside. Thank you for noticing! Happy Holidays! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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Astrid
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food. Had the French onion soup, fish of the day (walleye) and creme Brulee. The truffle mash is to die for. David was a great server. Would definitely go again.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 21, 2021

Dear Astrid, On behalf of David and everyone at Pois, thank you kindly for your "magnifique" review. We all look forward to hosting you again. Happy Holidays! Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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NathalieP
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always tops!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 21, 2021

Dear NathalieP, Thank you for this "top" review! We look forward to your next visit, Happy Holidays and a delicious New year! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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vipOliverR
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary good service and food. A blast back to our days living in Paris. A mix of traditional and contemporary decor and ambience. There was literally nothing the restaurant could have done to improve our evening.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 21, 2021

Dear OliverR, On behalf of everyone at Pois, thank you very much for this extraordinary review. It's a great feeling to know we brought back Parisian memories! Happy Holidays and a delicious New Year! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Homemade cavatelli was so flavorful and delicious. Also had Quebec cheese plate that was ample and very good. Niçoise salad was very good and the tuna was perfectly cooked.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 21, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for your compliments! Reading your description is making me hungry. And I work here! Happy Holidays and a wonderful 2022! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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CarolineC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The crab cake tasted more of potato than crab. The bouillabaisse was flavourful. The seafood cooked just right. The hangar steak was tender and cooked perfectly. The salmon tartare was fresh and light. The down side was limited alcoholic drinks due to SAQ strike. The dessert, profiteroles, was amazing with ice cream and chocolate sauce. Service was attentive and pleasant with our server and the rest of the service team.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 21, 2021

Dear CarolineC, Thank you very much for your kind compliments and feedback, and for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We are delighted you had a nice meal and we promise to look into our crab cake. It must be right every time! Happy Holidays and a wonderful 2022! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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Joannie
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Très bon restaurant, super service. Je recommande!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 21, 2021

Chère Joannie, Un grand merci pour votre belle recommendation. Au grand plaisir de vous revoir. Joyeuses Fêtes et une délicieuse année 2022 ! Fede Sanchez Directeur de l'hospitalité

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Menu was limited… not like the past. Drink was not well made. Overall average

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 21, 2021

Dear Guest, We're sad to read the menu wasn't big enough and your drink wasn't nice. Our menu hasn't changed much in the last 4 years. Are there any particular dishes you missed? Our bartenders take pride in mixing a good drink and we apologize if there was a mistake with yours. Did the waiter or the manager replace it immediately? We guarantee the quality of everything we serve. We wish you would've had a better time, and we also wish you Happy Holidays! Fede Sanchez, Dir. Hospitality

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vipELIZABETHL
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. What a fantastic experience.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 21, 2021

Dear ElizabethL, All the best to you and your family! Have wonderful Holidays and an awesome 2022! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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RollandL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great experience. We had the table d'hote for lunch. You do need a reservation. The place was busy but we still got good service. The plate presentations added to the savours. Are only disappointment was the desert, rather ordinary. For a french restaurant, they could do much better. What about a french pastery?

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 21, 2021

Dear RollandL, We are delighted you had a nice lunch with us. Thank you kindly for all your compliments and feedback. Our lunch dessert changes often. We try to keep it French, but our chefs sometimes take a detour. When you visit us again, you may ask for our regular dessert menu, where you'll find the classics: crème brûlée, profiteroles, tarte amandine, pêche Melba, and more. Happy Holidays! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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LucS
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Un de mes restaurants favoris à Montréal. Le maître d’hôtel Gino été très gentil et nous avons souvent Marion pour le service incroyable… Merci à l’équipe

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 21, 2021

Cher LucS, De la part de Gino, Marion, et toute l'équipe un grand merci pour vos compliments et pour nous considérer parmi vos restaurants favoris. C'est un privilège. Joyeuses Fêtes ! Fede Sanchez Directeur de l'hospitalité

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LyndaT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for lunch. The food was as usual excellent. The plating was lovely and just the right amount. The staff and servers are so friendly and welcoming. We all look forward to the next dining experience there. It is one of our favourite places to dine.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 21, 2021

Dear LyndaT, Thank you for giving us the best compliment: to be someone's favourite restaurant means a lot. Until we see you again, Happy Holidays and a wonderful 2022! Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 21, 2021

Dear Guest, We are delighted we were able to make your first trip to Quebec more enjoyable. On behalf of everyone at Pois, thank you kindly for your 5-star review! You have a second home in Montreal. Happy Holidays! Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is, in short, very good. Everyone was very happy with all of their dishes. The wine selection, although quite expensive, is good, and of good value. Service is attentive and quick. The manager is a bit of a nervous type, and could perhaps afford to relax a little - if only for his benefit.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 21, 2021

Dear DavidR, Thank you for taking the time to write such a generous review. We are glad everyone at your party enjoyed their time at Pois. We will share your health advise with our manager. If he can sometimes appear nervous is because he wants everything to go smoothly for our guests, but we certainly don't want anyone in our team to feel unduly stressed. Happy Holidays! Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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Robert
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The restaurant is very pleasant. The quality of the food remarkable and the service outstanding.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 14, 2021

Dear Robert, Your review means a lot to our team. We are privileged to have a wonderful group of people working at Pois. We'll share your compliments. We look forward to more good times! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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LilianeG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place! Good good and service! I’ ll come back

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 14, 2021

Dear LilianeG, Thank you kindly for your 5-star review and for your compliments to the kitchen and service. We look forward to hosting you again and to more nice meals together! Fede Sanchez, Directeur de l'hospitalité

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful service! The best meal we’ve had in a long time. The lamb and onglet were particularly delicious, as were the profiteroles.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 14, 2021

Dear Guest, We couldn't ask for a better review! Thank you, on behalf of everyone at Pois. We look forward to serving you again. Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant as usuals, strongly recommend this restaurant for every occasion

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 14, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you kindly for being a returning diner and for recommending Pois Penché. It's nice to get feedback from our regulars! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Terrible service and food was mediocre

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 21, 2021

Dear Guest, This is a tough comment and completely out of line with the experiences described by our guests in our other reviews. If something negative and out-of-the-ordinary happened during your visit, we apologize sincerely and we would like to learn more about it. Could you please send us more details, including the day and time you dined with us? Warm regards, Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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Iqueen
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

J'aime la place.Petit brunch entre copines ou dîner avec mes enfants...toujours une bonne expérience.

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Ashley
Montreal
15 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I went with my husband, we really enjoyed our dinner and experience. The staff and waiters were all very friendly and accommodating. We shared the medium size seafood platter and found the portion was excellent. My husband had the hanger steak with fries which he loved and I had the beef tartar which was good also. We were both very full by the end!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 14, 2021

Dear Ashley, On behalf of our entire team, thank you kindly for taking the time to write such a nice review and for your compliments to our kitchen and food. It will be a pleasure to host you again! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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Zazou
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place to share a drink or a meal with friends.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 14, 2021

Dear Zazou, Thank you kindly. Here's to a whole lot more drinks and oysters together! We look forward to hosting you again. Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and expected energy of a French brasserie

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 14, 2021

Dear Guest, We are delighted you enjoyed the vibe. Thank you kindly for your 5-star review and come visit us again soon! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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Sylvie
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bon resto style bistro français. Choix de menus intéressant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun bistro around the corner from our hotel. The onion soup was excellent, as well as the steak frites. My mom had the foie grad en terrine and les moules frites…..both were a huge hit with her. This place gets busy, so go early!

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JESSICAC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Waiter was fantastic and kitchen staff were on point , quick service ,everything arrived hot with perfect timing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was awesome

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 14, 2021

Dear Guest, On behalf of everyone at Pois, thank you kindly for your 5-star review and your compliments to our kitchen and service! We look forward to hosting you again. Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday, service and food were excellent

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 7, 2021

Dear Guest, On behalf of everyone at Pois, thank you for your 5-star review. We look forward to your next celebration! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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ChrisH
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant welcomed three of our tables for brunch. Service was excellent and so was the food. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for great value and ambiance.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 7, 2021

Dear ChrisH, Reviews like yours is what makes our business so wonderful. We thank you very much for your compliments to our hospitality and food, and for choosing Le Pois Penché to celebrate your mother's birthday. We are thrilled to know she had a good time! Until the next celebration! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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WilErica
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Family brunch of 16 people. Staff was impeccable. Food was good, the pancakes were a hit.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 7, 2021

Dear WilErica, On behalf of our team, thank you for bringing your family brunch party to Pois Penché. We are delighted there was joy all around. Those pancakes are indeed our little "happy pill". We are glad you liked them. Looking forward to the next feast! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner as always!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 7, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you kindly for your 5-star review and for your loyalty. Much appreciated. All the best, Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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SuzanneT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant! Le service impeccable et que dire de l’ambiance digne d’un vrai restaurant parisien.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 7, 2021

Chère SuzanneT, Un grand merci de la part de toute notre équipe pour vos compliments au service et à l'ambiance. Ce sera un plaisir de vous revoir. Bien à vous, Fede Sanchez Directeur de l'Hospitalité

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Isabella
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We have been here many times in the past and never been disappointed . Your table d’hôte was phenomenal and usually had a few choices. I tryout understand the pandemic issues but if I can make a couple of suggestions. Your rump steak yesterday was not tender. Your salmon dish was accompanied with some kind of vegetable that was not edible and actually felt like earth was still on them. Presentation looked horrible to say the least due to the color of this accompaniment. Both these 2 points I fell did not represent to me the Pois Penche i remember. If steak will not be tender then use something else, side vegetables should be changed for something else more edible. But everything else was good, the onion soup, crab cake, tomatoes cream soup , panais entrée. And crème brûlée. Happy you re opened.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 7, 2021

Dear Isabella, We humbly accept your compliments and your criticism, and thank you for being a loyal guest. We have shared your message with our kitchen. We apologize if your steak was tough. It should not have been. The salmon dish comes with root vegetables skin-on. When cooked well, they have a light crunch, but shouldn't feel gritty. Maybe yours were slightly undercooked. We trust we'll do better next time and look forward to hosting you again! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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Le Pois Penché offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (514) 667-5050.

Le Pois Penché is rated 4.6 stars by 1065 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.

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