Les Deux Gamins

4.3
275 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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French
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  • Casual
  • Cozy
At the Bistro Les Deux Gamins, you can discover traditional French cuisine, prepared by a young innovative chef with the best ingredients from the market, according to the seasons.

Join us here in Montreal for an authentic and warm experience, as if you were in Paris! Sitting on our terrasse, in front of our fireplace at the bar or in the mezzanine, you will enjoy both our decor and the charm of our typical “Bistro parisien”.

Including our terrasse, the restaurant disposes of four different spaces. Each space can accomodate around 30 people meaning a maximum of 100 people.

We are located on Prince Arthur Est Street, one of the rare pedestrian in Montreal.

A short walk away from the Sherbrooke Metro Station, you will cross the pleasant square St-Louis to reach our restaurant.

Parking is also available on de Bullion street, Hotel de Ville street and around the square St-Louis.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Bistro, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday 5:30pm-10pm, Tuesday 5:30pm-10pm, Wednesday 5:30 pm-10pm Thursday: 5:30pm - 10pm, Friday 5:30pm-10pm - Saturday 5:30 pm-closing Sunday: 5:30pm - 10pm
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Phone number
(514) 288-3389
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
The first room is the one you can see when you enter the building. With its big garage door who allow you to check on the pedestrian, the room’s disposition gives us space for around thirty people.

The second room is on the same level than our bar. Of course, the bar is a lure by itself, but we will let you judge by yourself the happiness that our fire place give off the room through the long winter evenings. This room, the biggest, welcome fifty people.

Finally is our third room. Located on the second floor, the mezzanine will charm everybody as much in the winter than in the summer. The mezzanine tower the pedestrian. The two big garage doors, luminous before the sunset, open up totally to benefit the air flow when it’s too hot outside, but also will allow you to enjoy watching the snow through the windows when it will be cooler outside. The maximum capacity of the room is thirty people as well.
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Private party contact
Julien: (514) 288-3389
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hotel de ville
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Public transit
Sherbrooke Metro, less han 5 minutes away
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Special events & promotions
Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 275 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.2
service
4.3
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4.2
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Compte tenu des commentaires lus apparent je croyais manger un excellent repas ce qui ne fut pas le cas. La soupe à l'oignon est un désastre et le poisson qui nous fut servi ne sentait pas bon. Nous ne retournerons pas à cet endroit.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

I had been there before, and I came back this time around as I knew the food was very good, especially the meat, we could eat outside and the weather was perfect for that. The staff is very friendly. We had a great meal to celebrate my son's graduation!

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

In short its a place I enjoyed enough to return, but without any dish I will crave or miss. Everything we ordered was decently good but not mind blowing. Good value for what it is. We got the tartare, foie gras and ribeye for 4 in med-rare which was a gorgeous dark pink - not really flavorful enough on its own but good with the herb butter spread and salt/pepper. Desserts are delicious.

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1.0Dined on May 5, 2018

I went online to find a reservation for a late dinner date on Friday night. There was a slot open for Les Deux Gamins. My girlfriend and I spent a half hour making our way to the restaurant to find out even though the reservation was accepted, the restaurant kitchen was already closed. The staff was friendly but I was disappointed they were listed as accepting reservations when in fact they weren't. We decided to go elsewhere that night and did not return during our weekend trip. Even though we did not enjoy a meal at Les Deux Gamins, I received a follow-up email saying I had been checked in, which never happened.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Oddly they were closed when we arrived. Every other time was perfect.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant in Montreal. Great food, even better service.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Super souper, très bonne nourriture, bonne ambiance, un peu chère pour ce que c’est

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Great experience, the food is excellent and it's a warm ambiance is cozy and not too big to relax. The french wine selection is interesting and our server did a perfect recommandation on wine that night. I recommend that place and would go again.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and great service! Looking forward to visiting again soon.

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2.0Dined on January 1, 2018

It was fine. The menu is quite restricted. My son had the escargots and they were very bland and tasteless. Add some garlic!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food
I had the escargot and lamb. The food and service were great.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We made a very late last-minute booking for five for New Years Eve, when all the other 'recommendations' were totally booked and unavailable at any time. That made me nervous, but Les Deux Gamins turned out to be a real discovery, and we definitely will be back the next time we visit Montreal. The service was very friendly and the ambiance is the perfect neighbourhood French bistro vibe. My duck was a little chewy, but the food overall was excellent, and the steeped-in-garlic Spanish-style escargots perfect. We loved it — me especially, because it was my job to deliver a New Year's dinner for four American visitors — and Les Deux Gamins made me look like a totally plugged-in aficionado of the Montreal restaurant scene. Thank you for that! Au revoir!

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Authentic French food and wonderful service. Highly recommend, especially when escaping tourist traps ; this is a lovely neighborhood bistro.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

This "bistro" is aptly named based on the menu it provides--classic French dishes that your grandmother might have made if she were French. But although the menu is classic, the cooking is very modern. An elegant mixture of classic and nouvelle in a fashionable setting. I had the holiday menu with the magrait de canard--it was great! One of the few restaurants opened on Christmas eve and Christmas day. I ate here two years ago, thought it was great, and was happy to come back. I'll look forward to coming back again in the future.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

We went for Christmas Day Dinner. They were swamped and only had a few servers but everything was pretty great. The food is very good here for the price. Interior is very cosy, Parisian cafe vibe. Tables are a bit smaller (cafe style) but they have seats with larger tables for groups. We had a wonderful meal and would love to come back.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful ambiance, looks like a French bistro. The waiter was attentive and creative in suggestions on how the two of us can combine our courses. The food is typically French bistro fare and very good!

Come early if you want a quiet ambience. After 7 PM and it can be a more buzz filled! Maybe it was because it was Christmas eve🙂

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

We were dining here for American Thanksgiving. They offer a delicious menu for the occasion and the place was jammed. We were not seated until almost 10:00pm. The turkey confit is not to be missed - so delicious! And the pumpkin dessert was also great.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Great service and incredible food

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

While in Montreal over the US Thanksgiving holiday, we were looking for a restaurant serving Thanksgiving dinner, and found Les Deux Gamins. They were serving a fixed Thanksgiving menu all evening. While not exactly like Grandma used to make, the meal was well prepared and presented, and the service was just right. There were several groups and other couples, but noise was not excessive. This is truly a French bistro - the talbles, the decor, dining on three levels - and made for a memorable experience. Too bad we were leaving the next day because I would have liked to try the restaurant again with their regular menu.

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2017

I have been here twice now for my birthday on the recommendation of a friend. Both times I have great service and meals. Very friendly staff who were happy to speak English, or put up with my bad French. The food is flavorful and fresh and very enjoyable. I recommend the lamb dish

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3.0Dined on November 18, 2017

nice little restaurant located in prince arthur street
food is good, but a bit pricy
service was excellent

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4.0Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was delicious. Try the discovery board when you go!

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3.0Dined on October 26, 2017

On our visit to Montreal, we decided to try this restaurant because of its good reviews. My duck confit and my husband's pasta were delicious, and our waitress friendly and obliging. But we had to wait at least 45 mins. for our dinner.

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2017

This was an excellent choice! The waitress provided excellent and attentive service and seemed genuinely happy to be there. The duck was tender and the steak was incredibly tasty. The prices for entrees were very reasonable making this a great value.

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2017

We were in Montreal for a couple of nights so we gave this place a try. Charming location, excellent food, and awesome service. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience in Les Deux Gamins. Special shout out to the staff! We felt really well taken care of.

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2017

My wife and I shared the 'Butchers Cut' steak - it was enormous! We absolutely enjoyed it, but it was a lot of food for 2 people - probably more comfortable for 3.

We sat outside to eat, and there was some improvised live music going on in the courtyard nearby. Overall, a charming experience with good ambiance, great food, and excellent service. We would definitely dine here again.

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4.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Very good house terrine, steak tartare, foie gras & gravlox appetizers were ALL very good.
The duck leg was VERY good & crispy but a little pricy @ $24 for 1 leg & a pinch of salad.
Nice wine list. Friendly & polite servers!

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2.0Dined on August 19, 2017

The food was pretty good (warm goat cheese was fantastic) but the service was terrible -- an hour to get our salads, then another hour to get our entrees, then another 45 minutes to pay and leave -- and none of the staff was remotely apologetic about it. Outdoor seating is nice, but compared with the other restaurants nearby, this place is nothing special.

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4.0Dined on August 18, 2017

It was fine, not very special. The food was very good, server warm and attentive. No complaints just also no real standout.

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3.0Dined on August 14, 2017

I liked this place. Very pleasant outdoor seating and fairly classic bistro food. Well prepared. Fun people watching. Not expensive.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2017

Very nice experience all around.

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2017

Fair but not a day good as their neighbors "Le Square".

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2017

Enjoyed a fantastic meal. They also generously accommodated our youngest eater (7) and made him a pasta dish he loved. Wonderful ambiance further enhanced by being located in a pedestrian walkway. Parking is a little bit of a challenge. Can't wait to go again when we are next in Montreal.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2017

The service was impeccable and the food was outstanding. Short wine list with some great choices and good value.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Bistro ou la qualité des ingrédients est surprenante tout en demeurant très simples. Carte des vins tout aussi simple mais de bon goût. C'est un bistro sans prétention. For casual dining en bonne compagnie ou entre-amis.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2017

The entire meal was just lovely, it exceeded our expectations. The restaurant was busy but the staff hustled and gave individualized attention and never rushed us. The lamb shank, roast chicken and perfect salad were all delicious. Merci!

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1.0Dined on April 5, 2017

Restaurant wasn't even open when I got there despite OpenTable confirmation.

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1.0Dined on March 18, 2017

Family member got very sick because of the food. Other family member couldn't even eat her meal.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2017

The food was outstanding. The staff very attentive and even helped us learn French! Cozy place for a wonderful night out. Nestled in an interesting neighborhood.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2017

A nice, typically French bistro. The service was prompt, efficient and courteous. the food was ok, not great but acceptable (i.e., the lobster bisque was tasty, but tepid). Overall, it satisfied my desires but didn't wow me.

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