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About Le Pois Penché

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.

1230 de Maisonneuve Ouest
Montréal, QC H3G 1M2
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH (Monday to Friday): 11:00am - 3:00pm

AFTERNOON MENU
Monday to Friday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

DINNER: 6:00pm - 11:00pm

LATE NIGHT: 9 till Closing

BRUNCH (Saturday & Sunday): 10:00am - 4:00pm

Cross Street:
Rue Drummond

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(514) 667-5050

Website:
http://www.lepoispenche.com/

Parking Details:
street parking and nearby parking lots

Public Transit:
Peel Metro, Guy Metro

Executive Chef:
Stéphane Dumas

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
SOIRÉE SAINT-SYLVÈSTRE



Le début de la fin

en amuse bouche

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Crème de moules

au safran espagnol et huître pochée

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Escalope poêlé de foie gras

de canard de carignan

au caramel de balsamic et pommes fondantes

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Paillettes givrées LPP

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Mignon de boeuf à moëlle

en pyramide, sauce miroir au porto,

purée de pommes de terre rattée parfumée à la truffe

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Pavé de flétan croustillant

braisé à basse température

parfumé à la coriandre fraîche et tapenade de kalamata

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Poire pochée en panier

mousseline pralinée noisette,

croquant au caramel et chocolat chaud

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café ou thé

Le Pois Penché Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

78% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (11)
Business Meals (10)
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Notable Wine List (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for a Date (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Authentic (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Cozy (5)
People Watching (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Casual (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Fun (1)
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 (Montreal)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food. Service for the price I paid could have been more attentive. Coffee was cold.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food and service. French bistro style restaurant but weird eccletic music playlist creates weird ambience.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent restaurant. Very good value for money and very friendly , attentive service. Would highly recommend it.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Expensive and disappointing. New Years Eve $85 price fixe would have been fine if the food had been good. The chef likes to be innovative and creative but we really just wanted delicious food. We wondered whether anyone had tasted the dishes beforehand—it seemed unlikely. I found the first appetizer—mi cuit salmon—lovely but my husband and the couple next to us refused to eat it. The red wines available by the glass (there were three) were so awful, I skipped having wine with the main course. The 2nd app w mushrooms was good. Duck ravioli was not very good, and braised endive with spoiled ham and rock hard avocado ice was a complete failure. Steak should not be prepared sous vide. It was tough and chewy. The chocolate dessert was good. Service was very good but could not possibly compensate for the disappointing food.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was great. Service was great

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Came for new years, they first tried to sit us in a room in the back with zero ambiance and totally separate from the rest of the restaurant. they agreed to move us when we asked as there were multiple tables in the main room. Food was just okay, steaks were a bit tough and they forgot on of our first courses. We had a good time but probably a few too many mishaps to come back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was New Year's Eve, we were looking for a La Carte menu. We were never informed that there was a prix fixe menu. We found out when we arrived at the restaurant. Too much food, not that great either. Better value and food at Restaurant Europea a few nights before.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Accommodating and friendly staff. Really delicious food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 31, 2017

While the ambiance is very nice and the service friendly and efficient the food itself was less than memorable. Very unusual for this place since many previous meals were outstanding. The 4 of us had lamb shanks, bouillabaisse, and seafood stew. The lamb was fall off the bone cooked which is good but the flavor was not as robust as it should be. Both the seafood stew and bouillabaisse were very modest in the contents. The flavors were good buy simply not a substantial enough portion. The bouillabaisse consisted of the jus, 2 shrimps, about a dozen small bay scallops and 2 2: squares of cod. That was it! usually this dish should have at least 3 types of shell fish, 2 or 3 types of fish and small diced potatoes. Seafood stew was similar. For these reasons I give it only a fair rating.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Had a wonderful meal and our server Maxine was very attentive

Tags: Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food, courteous and efficient service, beautiful decor that is reminiscent of traditional Parisian Brasseries. A little pricey for a menu that is found in many similar Brasseries in Montreal.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Seriously, one of the best restaurant ever! Super tasty, a lot of choice, kind service and the wine paradise ;) Perfect for a date or just for chilling.

Tags: Live Music, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Romantic, Business Meals
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Le repas était très bon. Le fait d'avoir tout le menu disponible à Noël est apprécié. Le service était efficace, tout en nous laissant le temps de savourer chaque plat. Les portions étaient de très bonne taille. J'ai adoré les moules et le tartare de saumon. Le baba au rhum à lui tout seul vaut le déplacement! Les seuls bémols: le chou frisé accompagnant le saumon grillé n'était pas le meilleur choix de légumes, et un plus grand choix de vins au verre serait apprécié. À part ça, j'ai hâte de retourner au Pois Penché!

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Very well welcome from the owner , the waiter and sommelier were aware of the events
Will surely come back

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

bouteille d'eau plate eska a 9$??? c'est juste ridicule...

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great service and great food! The atmosphere and the decor are amazing.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Service impeccable. Excellent choix de vins au verre avec importations privés. Plats généreux et belle présentation. Ambiance feutré, type bistro français chic et pas trop bruyant. J’ai adoré sauf que j’ai trouvé très cher $$$.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food and service! Went there for lunch, the table d'hote was delicious!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very Nice in downtown... french ambiance and good food..

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great food, not terribly busy. However near the end it felt as though they forgot us. We had to ask a couple of time for the cheque. We had to wait nearly 25 minutes between ordering dessert and getting it served. Odd.

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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Uninspired classic french fare with an elderly American tourists music selection poured on top.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Had Sunday brunch with Friends. Reserved asking for a quite table and we were provided with one in a quiet corner (wonderful!). Service was unhurried yet attentive and food was good. Would recommend to friends.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Tres bon repas du midi: calme et service excellent: recommandé pour les repas d’affaires

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Le menu MTL à table était très décevant. Portions minuscules, pommes de terre crues, aucun accompagnement... Ce genre d'événement représente une chance de faire connaître le restaurant, mais vraiment, c'est RATÉ! Carte des cocktails extrêmement chère (15 à 20 $ pour un verre).

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Delicious food in a pleasant brasserie setting.

We had great, friendly service. The recommended french onion soup was the best I have tasted- lots of cheese, great broth. The mushroom-stuffed chicken rolls were superb, accompanied by delicately seasoned vegetables. The creme brûlée was as also excellent, as was the special brownie. Portions were small and prices moderately high, but the Table d'Hote meal package was only $31 Canadian dollars. Worth a visit.

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 (México)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Buena comida, atención un poco lenta, y algo caro.

Muy poca gente, pero era un domingo en la noche

Tags: People Watching, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The atmosphere is nice for brunch. The food is good, not memorable.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very pricey for very ordinary fare. A filet of Mediterranean Sea Bass with an arrangement of vegetables was $42 per person. I was expecting better especially since the Brasserie Lipp chef from Zurich was the feature chef. Service and ambiance were good. I never complain when I dine with my wife at Lemeac. I would have liked to have left a more positive review but I would not be telling the truth alas.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The food was quite good, delicious desserts. The price point is slightly on the higher side for a Montreal French restaurant. The service was very slow... we waited over 30 minutes for someone to come by after dessert. In the mean time, we saw other waiters doing other tasks instead of taking care of customers. Overall, it was not worth it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Nice brasserie parking very close to restaurant good ambiance

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

A very good restaurant for a casual evening. Also the “after 9” menu is very good and you get an excellent late night dinner for a fair dollar.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Went there for brunch, the food was good but the baked beans were way undercooked, portion sizes are big or small, no in between. The coffee was pretty bad, served from a huge percolator. To be fair the smoked salmon on toast was really good but the portion size was a bit small compared to the other plates.

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Good food. Extensive wine list. Beautiful bar. Nice decor. Difficult to get the waiter's attention.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Authentic
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Visiting Montreal with my daughter. Found this restaurant online while looking for a place to dine on our last pm in town. Lovely decor, very attentive staff, and professional in service. Varied menu. Our server (sorry I forget his name but so lovely!) helped us to select a lovely French wine. Would definitely visit again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Our server, Frank, was a delightful young man. We dined there the evening of September 24. He truly made our dining experience very enjoyable.
We ate outside because the air conditioning was not working in the restaurant. Two downsides to sitting outside: if by the tree, lots of spider webs and the trash is too close to the restaurant, so if it's windy, it may smell. It also attracts homeless folks looking for recyclable products.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Quick Bite
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Excellent service et plats succulents. Très belle ambiance.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We go to Montreal once or twice a year and always try to find a good restaurant. Pois Penche was great- so worth the drive from NY State. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. We sat by the window people watching and enjoyed shared appetizers of oysters and rilletes. For my entree I had a fabulous saffron flavored seafood stew and my husband had steak tartare with shaved Parmesan and truffles. I can't say enough about the service- our waiter was fantastic. We will go back but unfortunately not until next year.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Excellent. A taste of Europe. Food is delicious. Service very good and helpful. When very busy, delays occur.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Montreal)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Seafood platter was good.

Service was disorganised, we were not offered any sides with our order, had to order them separately after the meal arrived.

After the first bottle of wine for the appetizer, Sommelier did not come to the table prior to main course had to chase her, had to rush order a bottle of wine.

The server proposed the fresh whole fish of the day, the 50$ fish was severely, I mean severely overcooked.

Desserts were great.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Great food! Great service! Great people! The recommendations are always on point. It gets expensive quickly but the experience is worth it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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