Ile Flottante (former Les Deux Singes)
Simply superb. A most creative chef complemented by fantastic service that is genuinely concerned about your dining experience. If in Montreal, be sure to put this restaurant on the top of your list. You will not be disappointed.
The decor was so so, was a lil pricey butttt the food and service was just amazing..
We had the 7 course menu with the wine pairing. Amazing. Every effort is made to give us a delicious experience. The staff is knowledgeable and eager to give us every details on what we're eating and drinking. Presentation of food is delicate but not pretentious. And the taste. Pure delight. After each service, we figured the next one would be not quite at par with that one. Nope. Consistently surprising.
About half the menu changes every 3 months or so. Don't wait too long. And go with the wine pairing, the sommelier knows her trade.
Best vegetarian set meal I’ve ever eaten. If vegetarian food was always this good, I could give up meat forever!
Unquestionably the best restaurant in the city for foodies. Outstanding creativity and flavour. Not designed for a hurried dinner but for a true dining experience. highly recommended
Outstanding as always! Wonderfully evening spent with family, amazing food and atmosphere!
Very interesting! Didn’t enjoy every course but the service was fantastic and some of the courses were amazing!
Expérience culinaire remarquable. Excellents cocktails et accords vin. Le personnel est attentionné. Très belle découverte.
Très bon service, nous étions assis à côté d'une baie vitrée donnant sur la cuisine ce qui est une vue agréable et intéressante.
En revanche il y avait trop d'ail dans les plats (environ 3 sur 5) ce qui n'était pas à mon goût personnellement. L'accord mets et vin était en revanche parfait.
Fixed price menu, with very creative dishes. We opted for the largest menu, with seven courses. Setting is contemporary casual. Service was a bit slow at times, but overall, a great experience if you're adventurous and willing to try what the kitchen brings to you.
Comme à chaque fois, Île Flottante est une expérience gastronomique extraordinaire.
La qualité et la fraîcheur des ingrédients; l’originalité des plats et de leur présentation; la souplesse pour les restrictions alimentaires; le service chaleureux et généreux; la jolie sélection de vins (la carte recèle plusieurs trésors); le décor accueillant et enveloppant. Bref, tout est réuni pour passer un moment d’exception.
Wonderful ambiance and experience. Bartender Emile was excellent, with very creative and unique cocktails. Service was great and the food was phenomenal: fresh ingredients and unique blends that all came together perfectly. In five days in Montreal, this was the best food we had by far. Will come back and highly recommend.
Délicieux accord mets-vins! Bruyant côté ambiance sonore!
Everything was fabulous! Each course elicited wows, even the amuse bouche! Will definitely go back next time we’re in Montreal.
Fantastic experience. Imaginative and delicious food. Wonderful service. Exceptional.
In a supreme mecca for foodies, Ile Flottante rises above them all to be my #1 spot to savor and sip in the great city of Montreal. I vow to always dine here each and every time I visit the area and have been doing so for years. Way back when, we simply referred to it as “Two Monkeys” and considered ourselves blessed when we were able to score one a few select tables in a very intimate space. Now under a new name penned from their signature dessert and an expanded space that allows double the number of diners, they have focused on surprising their guests with gustatory delights imagined by a energetic and talented chef. Your plate will be a work of art with each bite holding so many layers of flavor that your will actually, and audibly, swoon. You make very few choices here and there is no menu per say, instead you leave yourself and every sense that you have in the capable and creative hands of the chef, sous chefs, and sommelier. Select meat or vegetarian and pick 3, 5, or 7 courses. Go for the 7 courses so you don’t leave regretful as your palate ponders what it may have missed.
This was one of the best meals EVER! Every course was spectacular, starting with pea soup re-imagined as sweet pea ice cream over a cold pea velouté topped with three marinated baby shrimp, followed by a riff on eggplant parm that was out of this world (roasted eggplant, with tomato compote and flash-dried basil leaves on a basil sauce not quite pesto). Next was a baby romaine and roasted pear, endive, and trumpet mushroom salad course paired with house made creme fraiche (what cream aspires to be if it is good), and then a course with roasted potatoes, deep fried artichokes, and a cheese based creme sauce that put any fondue to shame. The only real "meat" course was a piece of cod (sous vide?) paired with a salad bundle. Dessert was a melange of pine granita, creme fraiche ice cream, a pairing of maple cooking and maple meringue in the shape of maple leaves, a pecan crumble, and spruce spring garnishes...it may sound weird, but it was the most creative, tasty, and well balanced dessert I've ever had and expanded my horizons on what dessert can aspire to be.
The noise level and lack of of some "finery" may keep this restaurant out of the Guide Michelin, but that's a shame. I would put this restaurant on par in every other way with Arpege in Paris in terms of creativity, balance, savoriness, and vegetable-forward cuisine. THIS PLACE IS AN ABSOLUTE BARGAIN AS WELL.
Do not miss Île Flottante. My wife and I will come back to Montreal with the intent of eating there again, for sure.
Excellent in every way. We were greeted warmly by the hostess whom we had met before. Her warmth only added to the fantastic meal which she hosted. This restaurant is unique, the food remarkable and cannot be beaten.
Centrée sur les légumes et les méthodes de préparation, la cuisine est vraiment intéressante!
La cuisine ouverte donne encore un intérêt supplémentaire.
Je recommande, aussi bien pour la découverte que pour la réalisation réussie!
Phenomenal, delicious food, impeccable service. Very original combinations of great tastes
Excellent! Repas gastronomique pour végétarien et non végétarien!
One of my favorite places.
Food is beautiful/ magnificent
Tastes outrageously good.
It is a tasting menu which you do not a choice of.
Imaginative and trusting folk need to go there.
Holy Moly. Best. Food. Ever. Staff was super knowledgeable, friendly, and didn’t judge when we housed every dish. I wish we could eat here every weekend!! Worth the trip to Montreal - just for this place alone.
Fantastic food, service and amazing cocktails! What more can you ask for? Prefix menu changes every so often so you won't get bored.
Comme toujours, tout est d'une finesse et d'une qualité extraordinaire.
Absolutely stunning food! Love the ingredients and plating. Will definitely go back. Highlight: the cocktail has shiitake mushroom on top - amazing!
A little more advice on the wine would be appreciated (before opening the bottle)
everything was wonderful, congrats
Always a wonderful experience. The food is amazing: fresh, vegetable-forward, inventive, fun, eatable, and delicious. Portion sizes and pacing are well thought out, and the flavor combinations are terrific. Staff is always lovely, and the atmosphere is relaxed yet efficient. We keep coming back again and again.
It was a fabulous birthday dinner.
Delicious meal! Beautiful presentation! Quality local produce! Will definitely return.
The food was exquisite. Each dish stood on its own but also blended seamlessly. Wine pairing was excellent - the dessert cocktail was a standout. It was one of the best meals I’ve had. Service was friendly, knowledgeable and appropriately attentive. A wonderful experience overall. Highly, highly recommend.
Absolutely incredible meal all around. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here, and it was just exemplary. The dishes were so creative and the taste and plating were impeccable. The evening was paced out perfectly and the staff was so friendly and helpful. Wonderful service, knowledgeable sommelier, and expert chef. Highly recommend the 7-course meal with pairings for a special occasion. Absolutely worth it.
Une suggestion , améliorer la qualité des vins lorsque nous achetons l'accord mets -vins
It was a delight to see where we can be taken by Chef’s imagination. Outstanding.
Creative cuisine that will surprise you at every service!
One of my favorite restaurants in Montréal
Very good experience.
Just the 40$ vine accompaniment (on 5 services at 70$) , being too expensive for the quantity of vine in each glass.
The rest was very good.
The food was EXCEPTIONAL.
Fantastic food, service .... everything! A wonderful, immersive experience. I couldn’t recommend more.
Dans le désordre:
1. Serveuses un peu rough ( je ne vais pas au resto pour voir des serveuses tatouées à moitié dénudées)
2. Nourriture inventive!! excellente !! Un regal!!
3. Revoir le critère tenue de ville sur open table. Voir point 1!!!
4. Je reviendrai en hiver en espérant un service... habillé.!
Très bonne cuisine, de saison, très bien maîtrisée, service agréable et sérieux, je recommande fortement!
One of the best meals we have had in Montreal. Delicious, surprising and beautifully presented. We had the five course tasting menu and enjoyed every moment. Lively vibe (at least on Friday night when we were there), unfussy but attractive decor and very attentive service. Highly recommend for a special occasion.