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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

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (8)
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Fit for Foodies (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Cozy (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Casual (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
People Watching (4)
Romantic (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We had a great meal. The quality of the food and presentation was top notch. I highly recommend dining here.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Casual
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Very nice restaurant. Good food and nice service. Highly recommend.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The food was better than expected for this sort of establishment. The waitress was friendly. The atmosphere was comfortable. The kitchen took much too long however. I would moderately recommend.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

I started with an appetizer of 12 oysters of various kinds, pricey but delicious. I ordered the veal chop for my main dish; it came with fingerling potatoes and mushrooms, everything was cooked to perfection.
The restaurant offers a great selection of wine but I opted for a Bloody Caesar and water afterwards as I was going to a concert at the Bell Center.
I would recommend leaving yourself some extra time as the service is not rushed here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Had read a lot of the reviews and the place seemed to be very good. Got an 8pm reservation for August 10th. Arrived at the restaurant and was well received and promptly seated. Things went south from there.

We ordered the Steamed Mussels and when they arrived they were at room temperature. Called the waiter over to complained and he got the manager who gave us some freshly cooked mussels that had not been sitting at the waiter pickup counter for 20 minutes.

My wife ordered the Porgy fish and the waiter returned 20 minutes later to inform us that they had sold there last one so she would need to order something else. She ordered the Duck which was hot when she got it but was very dried out and tasteless. Tasted like it was cooked hours earlier and just reheated. Didn't even bother telling the waiter as he would only occasionally drop by the table and we very getting hungry.

I ordered the Veal Chop. I was amazed that no one asked how i would like it cooked but saw that it was cooked at rare to medium rare which is the way I like it anyway. Started to cut the meat with the steak knife they provided and found it an extremely tough piece of meat. This pointed to either a very poor cut of meat or very poor quality knives. I did point out to the waiter that the tip of the knife was bent 90 degrees and that just added to the frustration of trying to cut the chop as it caught on the fork every time I tried to cut the meat. He really didn't seem to care. Amazing attitude given I paid $40 for the veal chop.

Took almost 2 hours from the time we were seated to the time we finished the main course which is unacceptable given that the restaurant was only half full and there were lots of waiters running around.

I would have though that given that the manager had gotten involved they would have tried to do something to improved the experience but they did nothing. Paying $250 for a miserable dinner experience is not something I will forget soon. Poor service all around.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 10, 2017

We ate outside - very comfortable and outside patio - considering it is downtown. Food was excellent with good selection of wines. Service was very good. Save room for the homemade ice cream.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, People Watching, Cozy
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Kudos to the chef as the meals were excellent! However, the service was the diametrical opposite of the cuisine. While I observed our waiter spending a great deal of time with the two tables of guests beside us, he hardly addressed us and neither did his team members. At 1915, they were already out of three items on the menu and waited to devulge that until I had already chosen one for my meal. The pillars of a great dining experience involve so much more than the cuisine. These people are in the business of providing more than just a meal, but I did not feel that way this evening. For that reason, I cannot recommend.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Sympathique et bonne bouffe. Bien situé. Idéalement pour manger avant un spectacle au centre Bell

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 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Overall we really enjoyed our dinner here. The food was excellent through all courses. Our first waiter was extremely attentive without being over bearing. Unfortunately, his shift ended and the second waiter was much less attentive and long gaps occurred between courses, getting the check etc. Fortunately, we were not on the clock, so it did not really matter. Anyway, very very good food.

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·Dined on August 2, 2017

Excellent service. Le serveur a entendu que c'était la fête d'une invitée et a emmené un gâteau sans que nous ayons demandé. Très. très bien ! Le tartare de saumon est excellent et les frites aussi...

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Toujours la meilleur Brasserie française à Montréal. ..

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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 6, 2017

La brasserie parisienne typique, rien de plus rien se moins. La carte des vins contient plein de trouvailles originales. Le service est exceptionnel!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Excellent service by Thomas. Good quality of food, excellent presentation, nice bier selection. Will come back definitely

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Many items on menu not available. Wines greatly over priced in bottle. Food ok. Service harassed and slow

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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Great variety of dishes, great food, great bread, friendly service, nice atmosphere, reasonable prices for the quality, and convenient location. Never disappointed time after time.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Healthy, Casual
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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 28, 2017

They have amazing entrees!!
Definitely recommend it!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

DO NOT GO HERE. It must have been 100 degrees and no air conditioning! Plus, they were out of many menu choices.... food was very ordinary. I've been here a couple of times and I am ALWAYS disappointed but this one took the cake. NEVER again - there are so many other better places for less money.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I go for dinner often and it's really great food and always a good time. Brunch was alright.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Enjoyed a meal at Le Pois Penche during the Formula 1 race weekend. I was pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere and the level of service. Food was excellent and I would recommend this spot to anyone looking for good food and a lively atmosphere in Montreal.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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