Ile Flottante (former Les Deux Singes)

4.8
879 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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International
Seasonal tasting menus
3,5 or 7 course menus for $45, $65 or $85 per person (excludes taxes and service)
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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect. Absolutely perfect. Delicious, inventive, impressive. Flawless service and food. Best yet in Montreal in my opinion.

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NM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal, and very attentive service. We had the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings and it was a lovely dining experience from start to finish. Highly recommended!

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JR
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We loved this restaurant. We did 5 courses with wine pairing and had a wonderful time. The only pairing we didn’t like was the sparkling wine with the chowder but everything else was perfection. The service was great. Our only negative comment would be that we were very cold during our meal. It was cold out and the entrance isn’t well insulated. Otherwise it was a phenomenonal dining experience. We will definitely be back.

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HC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The food was good, not great, until the last main course, a sandwich steak over-cooked and stringy as hell - not edible. For the money, lots of better places to go.

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M
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service très agréable,
Loin de chez nous mais ça valait le détour. On a pris le menu 7 services et quelques plats que je pourrais “manger à tous les jours” ! Les desserts sont excellents aussi

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MK
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Congratulations to Nada and Sean for making this a wonderful go-to place in Montreal! The team at Ile Flottante consistently deliver on food, service and ambiance. They sincerely care about the experience and go the great lengths to ensure everyone leaves feeling like they were the most specials guests at their table. We love it!
Mary and Roman.

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PO
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding tasting menu, very flexible (guests don’t necessarily have to order the same amount of dishes), friendly staff and an absolute must-try in the Mile End.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ile Flottante is a wonderful, warm place. The service is exceptional, and the food is creative and a delight. The meal is an experience, and I would highly recommend!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went a few times there and every times it’s just perfect ,
The food, the service, the wine ..and what about the Île flottante dessert !
And the owner is so kind !
For me it’s the best place in town

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent and informed service!

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M
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A foodies heaven. I keep on returning and find that every time the food is exquisite and perfectly prepared. Hard to imagine a better restaurant. Designed for a leisurely extraordinary gourmet event

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OT
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always. Never disappoints. Excellent value for creative delicious inspired food that is beautifully presented. Bravo!

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MM
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A jem, absolutely delicious and surprising. Go with wine food pairing! We had the 5 services and were not hungry at all after, just filled with joy!

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J
Montreal
17 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just amazing! One of Montreal’s finest!

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KS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, food, and experience. Dining at Ile Flottante is such a special evening.

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SD
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellente qualité pour un prix raisonnable. Je viens de Paris où il n'y a, malheureusement, pas l'équivalent. Vive la cuisine montréalaise !

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RO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Montréal or maybe the world. It was our second time there, and both times were amazing. We'll definitely be back.

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HA
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect taste! Unique food, the best in Montreal! And people are so nice!

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N
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service & ambience. Will definitely return.

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VC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were WOWed by our experience at Ile Flottante! We opted for the 3- and 5- plate service. After requesting one adventurous and one vegetarian with wine pairings, our servers surprised us over and over again. Each course was as beautiful and creative as it was delicious and the wine pairings were unusual and amazing. My husband's salad and my main course were two of the best dishes each of us had ever eaten anywhere. We have already recommended this spot to numerous people and of course we'd go back in a heartbeat.

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SC
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best birthday I ever had was at Île Flottante
Magical

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NT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was Delicious! Everything was perfect, from the food to the Staff!
I will truly recommend, as well as book there from now on for my international guests who will be more than delighted to discover and re-discover this great tasting menu!
Thanks again!

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F
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Very good service, outstanding food presentation, good concept but
3 of the 5 dishes where way too salty!

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b
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Restaurant très agréable. Le service est rapide, à l’écoute des clients. Nous avons pris le repas avec 5 plats, c’était très bon, original dans la présentation, beaucoup de saveurs dans tous les plats. Le vin est cependant très cher. On arrive à un repas à 120 dollars par personne .

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w
Montreal
253 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always this is by far Montreal's best. The food, the people everything about Ile Flottante is simply amazing. The 5 course tasting us a must. Can't wait to go back.

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A
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall great experience!

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G
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nourriture très bonne et soirée très réussie! Malgré de nombreuses intolérances alimentaires de mon côté, les chefs ont accepté de me préparer un 3 services hors du commun et j’ai alors senti qu’il s’agissait d’un endroit qui se respecte et apprécie sa clientèle. Service impeccable.

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MK
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible experience, as it was the first time we went. Attention to detail and such personalized service makes it a great special occasion spot. Finally Montreal has a vegetable-focused upscale-but-still-casual restaurant and it happens to be amazing and in my neighbourhood! How lovely that I do not feel limited to 1-2 dishes on the menu, which has been the case for the past 20 years here (aside from the long-departed and lamented Les Chèvres and Montée de lait). This spot is seriously deserving of its online popularity! Love that it is also completely unpretentious, which is not always the case in Mile End these days. Only draw back is the level of noise - which seems to be the challenge for so many restaurants. But definitely more tolerable than most spots - we could still hear each other. Keep up the good work IF!

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MT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my 3rd or 4th time at this place and I'm always amazed at the quality of the food. If I had to qualify it with only one word, it would be Flavors. This restaurant is not like any other place I know in Montreal.

We were there with another couple. It was there first time there. They chose wine pairing with their menu and loved it. My husband and I don't drink much, so we were just fine with one drink, but the real value is the food: so creative, so full of flavors, so unique!

Book your evening. You won't regret it!

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D
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent . My husband and I love to try new restaurants in Montreal and this was a difinite success .. we both took the five course meal .. and we pleasantly full at the end .. every serving was unique and delicious !!a definite Must !

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g
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just one of my favorite ! love the staff, love the open kitchen, love them !

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SC
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite
Always a unique warm delicious experience

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S
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

C'était parfait. Comme déjà mentionné dans le passé, je vous considère au même pied d'égalité que Toqué. Cette recherche dans les plats, la finesse, la fraîcheur, tout y est.
Une mention spéciale pour le granité de feta. Quelle originalité et géniale.
Quant au dessert 'style poudding au riz', vous m'avez épaté, car je n'étais pas convaincu par le titre. L'art d'amener un plat à un niveau supérieur.
Déjà hâte d'y retourner pour y découvrir de nouveaux plats.

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AC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious and such beautiful presentation - Can't wait to go back!

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AO
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Very good service, and the presentation was quite nice. The food, however, was a bit one note and didn't have the layers and complexity expected of this type of meal at this price point. In addition, one member of our party became ill after the meal, perhaps due to a lack of dietary accommodation that slipped by. Look for other options in Montreal.

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H
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Must try. Food is excellent small portions but very filling. A little too expensive. Service is excellent

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KS
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing dinner at Il Flottante. We own a restaurant in the states and went to Montreal for a few days of eating. This was our very favorite meal of our trip, and our last dinner, so we were super happy to have gotten a reservation. The food was creative, interesting and so well balanced. The service was personable and friendly, but also polished and professional. It was one of those dining experiences that surprises you, and re-energizes a love of food. Thank you for a great night!

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b
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating service.
Superb cooking.
Great value.
Best boutique restaurant in town!

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KR
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food - comparable to the best. We had a party of 6 and it was no problem for some to have the 3 course and others the 5 course menu. They also took great care with special dietary needs of one of our guests.

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OT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one (if not the) best dining experiences we’ve had. Each plate was inspired. The staff was spectacular. Our party of four ordered two 3 course, one 5 course, and one 7 course meal. This worked perfectly. We ordered two vegetarian options and shared every course and two bottles of wine. We couldn’t have enjoyed this evening more.

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