Ile Flottante (former Les Deux Singes)
Ile Flottante; I've been there a dozen times in the last 3 years for various occasions. It's difficult for restaurants to reinvent themselves when expanding and changing the name to keep their identity. Ile flottante has done that impeccably. They kept the same formula that made Les Deux Singes an exceptional restaurant. Friendly, humble and knowledgeable staff serving creative food that is technical & balanced while playing with textures & flavours in a modern ways that pushes culinary boundaries while remaining excellent value for your money. That same attention to detail and excellence is found in their wine and cocktail menu. Montreal has no shortage of restaurants but this one truly stands out above all the others.
Outstanding, one of the best restaurants in Montreal! Our third time and can't wait for #4!
Fantastic supper, and staff could not be better. Prix fixe menu comes with 3,5,or 7 courses. We each had the 5 course, and were stuffed, even though the portions weren’t huge. Extremely creative without being “gimmicky “. Would definitely go again!
An amazing spot for a special meal. Creative cuisine with the freshest of local ingredients. There are so many layers of flavors in their dishes. You will not be disappointed. A talented chef, service that spoils you, and great ambience. Truly the best restaurant in Montreal. I dine here every time I visit this beautiful city. Make a reservation. Their recent renovation has made a few more tables available, but it’s still tough to get a seat here without reserving in advance.
Inventive nuanced dishes brimming with seasonal splendor. I’d return in a heartbeat. Try the amaretto sour with chili.
We had a lovely dinner during the weekend. The service was quick and easy. Everyone we interacted with was extremely friendly. Portions were slightly bigger than expected, but we were pleasantly surprised. In the end we were quite happy that we decided to go for the 5-course service instead of 7. A treat for eyes and tongue!
One of the best restaurants in Montreal or the best for the last 6 months
An impeccable meal that perfectly combined beautiful presentation and outstanding delightful taste. One of the best I’ve ever had, and very reasonably priced considering the quality. We chose the 5-course meal, shared a signature ile flottante dessert and both sampled a few cocktails, while allowing a glass of wine to be picked out for us to complement the meal. The unassuming vegetable-based dishes were absolutely delightful, only to be surpassed by the beef tartar and perfectly cooked quail later. All in all, this is a restaurant I would come back to every season to experience their latest iteration of menu.
Nous avons eu une superbe expérience! Très bon service et super bon vin. Nous avons pris le 5 services et c'était un peu trop pour nous avec la mise en bouche. Nous recommanderions le 3 services pour pouvoir en profiter davantage!
Outstanding creative courses beautifully prepared and presented. The service was lovely and the ambience was delightful. We had the five corse prix fixe with the wine pairing. We will definitely return.
Les plats étaient créatifs et savoureux à souhait, de la vraie bistronomie comme on l’aime.
La nourriture était excellente. J'ai été un peu déçue par le service: tous étaient compétents et sympathiques, mais je préfère être accompagnée par le même serveur tout au long de la soirée. La musique était plus forte que ce à quoi je m'attendais. Belle soirée dans l'ensemble! 4/5
Outstanding restaurant. Every morsel was delicious. The presentation is a work of art and the portions very generous for a tasting menu. Will definitely go back!
Just the most sensational evening! Loved the food, ambience and the service was just delightful. I’d be back regularly were I lucky enough to live in Montreal.
We had a wonderful evening here on our last night visiting Montreal. We happened to walk past when it was closed and decided to book a table the next day and so glad we did, the food was amazing and the service friendly and knowledgeable.
Accueil chaleureux nourriture de qualité superbe présentation. Le service impeccable ambiance chaleureuse. Je recommande de visiter et vivre l’expérience vous ne serez pas déçus.
This was a premier dining experience. The food was delicious, creative and beautifully presented. The pace was very relaxed and the portions were just large enough to be satisfying without making us uncomfortable.
The wine pairings introduced us to some wines we never would have thought to try and that complemented the food beautifully. Our only criticism would be that for some courses the wine arrived well before the course and it took some restraint in our part to wait for the food.
The wait staff was friendly and and also professional. We agreed that this was a meal in our top ten and one that we will be discussing for quite some time.
Ce restaurant évolue à un niveau très élevé dans tous les domaines et maintient son niveau exceptionnel depuis son ouverture.
Si vous êtes à la recherche d’une réelle expérience culinaire,vous êtes à la bonne adresse.
Sans aucun doute un des « top,top » restaurant à Montréal.
I really loved the experience. The food was outstanding!
fantastic, creative delicious cuisine.
the best in the city.
We had a great evening, Thank you...
Enjoyed sharing the 7 courses and the service was professional and friendly..
Food was great we took a 3 and a 5 course dinner.
Wine suggestion was great.
Would definitely go again
I came here to celebrate a special occasion. Though we didn’t inform our server that we were celebrating, she clearly picked up on it and brought us a second desert (the “ile flottante”) free of charge. The wine was also lovely and the tasting menu was wonderful. I would definitely recommend this spot to anyone visiting Montreal.
Amazing place, the food is excellent and well presented! Love this place!
Food was amazing as always, the amuse bouche and the beef tartar were our favorites!
Une superbe expérience, service impeccable, repas créatif, de superbe accords et vins de la sommelière. Bravo!
Un menu dégustation 5 services avec accords de vin.
Tout était délicieux de l’amuse-bouche jusqu’au dessert ( + ile flottante coco-citron offerte par la maison!).
Service attentionné, souci du détail, constance dans chaque plat.
Cocktails originaux ( old fashioned au kumquat!)
Une des meilleures tables à Montréal, vraiment!
L’essayer c’est l’adopter!
My boyfriend and I had a great night out wining and dining at Ile Flottante to celebrate my 30th birthday. The service was very friendly, food absolutely delicious, wine was paired well with the vegetarian degustation and the sommelier was extremely knowledgeable. We’d most definetly dine there again if we come back to Montreal!
Délicieux remarquable inoubliable
One of Montreal's best and creative food experiences. They continually provide stunning, inventive and fresh dishes with great wine options to make for a perfect evening. Truly a magical place!
One of my favorite restaurants ever. Ate here 4 years ago when visiting Montreal and told all going that they must eat here. This visit was different in that it is now a tasting menu. It was superb! Tried some things I probably would not have ordered if left to me but every morsel was great! Also the pace of dinner was perfect.
Merveilleux, fantastique, parfait.
Chaque plat, chaque bouchée, chaque accord, chaque vin, chaque employé...
Bravo. Et, surtout, merci!
Tasteful and innovative food. Rather small portions.
It was amazing. No other comment
We celebrated my son's graduation from McGill at Ile Flottante on a Tuesday night. Our party was 6 people, the table was beautiful and the restaurant was perfect in every way. The design of the restaurant is warm and pleasing. The large window into the kitchen allows for a great view of the action while keeping the noise of an open kitchen to a minimum. The service was impeccable throughout the 3+ hours of our 7 course meal. The wines recommended by the sommelier paired perfectly with each dish. Every course was impressive, beautiful and delicious. The timing of the meal was also perfect. It was a wonderful evening and we could not have picked a more memorable place to celebrate!
Beautiful beautiful food. Was a lovely experience.
Très belle soirée. Service attentionné, nourriture excellente quoique nous ayons tous un peu moins aimé le plat principal (poisson et quinoa). Nous y retournerons avec plaisir.
It’s the third time we go and it just keeps better and better. The food is creative, perfectly balanced and simply devine. But what really makes this place special is the owner’s hospitality and finesse, the service is simply outstanding. It was an unforgettable meal. Our friend’s from Toronto were very impressed!
We took the 5 course meal and everything was delicious! Definitely recommended!