Really good restaurant. Service is attentive and friendly. Food is delicate and delicious. Portion is not huge but appropriate. Highly recommended for anyone visiting Montreal.
Simple and beautiful atmosphere. Attentive service and delicious menu. Vegetarian menu options for 3 or 5 course but not 7.
The reincarnation of Deux Singes into Ils Flottante comes with no change to its spectacularly innovative and flavorful offerings. As we did a year ago, we opted for the vegetarian tasting menu and had our best meal ever - well - since we ate here a year ago.
Service is impeccable, although a bit impersonal since the most conveniently available server will deliver your food. However, they all seem equally knowledgeable in describing the varied array of unexpectedly combined ingredients in each dish. (Miso goat butter!?!)
I worried a bit at the pictures I had seen of the expansion and the color they had chosen - blue - a lousy color for food. But the color is so dark that is just a step or two away from black, yet infinitely more interesting. The darkness of the wall color helps to focus the well-deserved attention where it belongs - on the plates of gorgeously presented food. The expansion also allows for a bit more, and welcome, elbow room between the tables.
This is still the restaurant we compare all others to, usually unfavorably. Vegetarian offerings don't have to be bland and boring and Ils Flottante proves that spectacularly.
Magnifique nourriture goût et présentation , service impeccable, mais musique trop forte
J’y retourne mais pour un coin moins bruyant....
It was a tasting experience all the way!! Loved every detail. We were all very happy about our dining experience. Thank you for the amazing food and service!
One of the best meals I have ever had. A perfect flight of different dishes. One selects a three, five or seven course tasting menu and each course is a tease for the senses. I would recommend this restaurant to everybody. True excellence.
Really well thought out & composed dishes. Staff led by Nada is very pleasant & knowledgable.
Three tasting menu options 3, 5 & 7 coarses ( on the night we visited)
The duck dumplings with foie gras sauce were a gr8 hit, the 2 veggie dishes were very nice & then the beef dish was perfect !
Absolutely fantastic restaurant! With so many other big names in Montreal, this place rarely gets mentioned, but WOW! It is absolutely in my top 3 restaurants to go to from now on!
Je suis venue avec une amie qui n'a jamais mangé comme ça, nous avons adoré notre expérience. C'est une deuxième fois pour moi et je reviendrai! Les plats sont préparés avec soin et la cuisson est parfaite également. Les plats sont bien présentés, colorés et surtout savoureux!! Les portions du 5 services sont parfaites (3 plats végés et 2 avec viande si je ne me trompe pas), nous sommes sorties bien heureuses... Merci!
Amazing cuisine with a rich and generous surprise-of-the-chef menu. It is very creative, full of taste and texture. Unfortunately, the limited wine list is definitely below par, despite the effort for original IPs and appellations. Wine pairing is stretched too far to go with each dish. Wine apart, it is definitely one of the top restaurants in the city for the value.
The team at Les Deux Singes de Montarvie has always served up some of my favourite meals ever. To say I was excited to try their new incarnation, Île Flottante, would be an understatement. And they did not disappoint. A beautiful tasting menu in a gorgeous new home. Chef Sean has continued to hone is already incredible craft of delighting the palette with an array of gorgeous, fresh, edible art. It’s so wonderful to see the team together under a newly renovated roof continuing to do what they do: experiment, create beautiful dishes and have fun! Can’t wait to go back already!
Very fine 5 course dinner! Our primary server, Alex, was great, with good knowledge and insights into the foods and wine. Nicely attentive. I like that! Highly recommended.ju
Great food. The taste is great. We know this restaurant before they changed their name. Now they offer more options.
This place just keeps getting better. Great food. Had the 3 dish tasting menu, the perfect amount of food. Looking forward to going back.
Un repas et service de haut de gamme , nous avons passé une merveilleuse soirée !
Un des meilleurs restos que j'ai essayé depuis fort longtemps! Tout était goûteux, délicieux et tellement bien présenté....toute une expérience! En plus, le service est convivial et professionnel. Quelle soirée!
À retenir et à référer sans faute!
Ile Flottante is one of my favourite restaurant world while. It's pricey but totally worth. A foodie paradise, creative cuisine, authentic and modern design. For special occasion or for a lovely evening or lunch. Ile flottante is the perfect place to be in the moment and take the time to enjoy!
It’s possible that the restaurant got even better from when it was Les Deux Singes. Amazing, bravo, well done, will be back again and again and will send people your way again and again.
The presentation of the plates and the marriage of flavors was outstanding. Practically licked every plate from every service. The portions look small at first but by the time you finish all the services, you will be full.
We ate here for my husband’s birthday. We selected their 5 course tasting menu. We didn’t know what we were going to be served. Each dish that we had was absolutely delicious and beautiful. I loved how relaxed we felt. The waiters allowed us to enjoy each dish and don’t come by every minute to ask how everything was. I appreciate that. I’d come back for sure.
Our first experience this year was when restaurant was still named Les Deux Singes.
We were pleasantly surprised that Ile Flottante is just as wonderful. There is a reason why this restaurant is rated number one in Montreal. If you are looking to have an incredible dining experience then Ile Flottante is a place to visit. We highly recommend getting a wine pairing with your meal as the wine choices complemented each entree perfectly.
Bon mais toujours le même goût dans toutes les assiettes. Je n’ai pas été impressionnée même si c’était bon. Je n’ai pas tout manger car justement le goût était redondant à la fin.
Graceful service, delicious and delectable locally sourced food. This place is memorable!
Great atmosphere. Inventive dishes. Had 5 courses with wine pairing. BBQ’d halibut dish exceptional. Masterful pairings with unique wine selections. Memorable evening.
Each course is a bit too large. The food was quite impressive in the first bite, but we were fatigued midway for most dishes, as the flavouring is quite strong.
The waitress casually left the clothes on the floor as she was hanging them one by one. You would not want your expensive jacket/scarf to sit on the ground of a busy restaurant I suppose.
The ambience was quite crowded and noisy. The background music was quite loud considering it as a restaurant for fine dining instead of a pub.
The quality-to-price ratio is quite high though.
Deux Singes was one of our favorite restaurants and its new incarnation, Ile Flottante, does not disappoint. It is not only beautiful but cozy. And in our opinion, the food is possibly the best in Montreal enhanced only by the beauty of the presentation. It is always an exceptionally pleasurable experience and kudos to the creative geniuses who make it so.
Refined ambience, excellent food and presentation.
normally each meal here is outstanding from my past 4 visits, but this time the flavors were not complimentary, tastes weren't as complex, and overall kind of disappointing. The complimentary initial appetizer and the fish were good... When menus change a lot this can happen, hope next time is better!
I would compare Iles Flottantes food to Baroque music in the sense that there is an effort required to enjoy the meal, subtle nuances of taste, texture nothing that will jump in your month but a wonderful harmony. One thing maybe get more comfortable chairs.
Really good food in a creative way, plus a superb service
What can you say about Ile Flottante, Sean (the Chef) remains Montreal's best. Their version of a caprese salad, the halibut, the duck stuffed ravioli and the dessert were simply outstanding. The wire pairing were perfect. The value is outstanding. The same food would 2x anywhere else. Hurry up and book your table. I cant wait to go back.
I knew these guys from Deux Singes de Montarvie. I was excited to go back.
What an awesome experience. The food was marvelous and the service was impeccable. Options for 3, 5 or 7 course meals is much appreciated for those with smaller or bigger appetites. Love the new decor and will be back.
Thank you for sharing your passion of food with Montrealers! ;)
A great tasting menu with 5 courses. Good food. Good wine. Very good service.
They are simply a guarantee. The place is amazing, food perfect, service careful and price balanced. We plan to go back soon.
So happy to see the crew from Les Deux Singes de Montarvie back at it! We went to l’Ile Flottante on their first opening night and everything was awesome. The new formula, with a choice of a 3, 5 or 7 course tasting menu, is a great idea and the price is totally reasonable. The food was delicious and the service, as always, super attentive and friendly.
We’ll be back!!
One of the best French-inspired contemporary cuisines in North America
We had a lovely evening. The food was the best I have eaten in Canada and the staff were lovely.
Good food, good service, even though we were not offered coffee / tea after the meal, even though it was included in the price. The restaurant is more casual than I expected as I had made a reservation believing it to be a fancier place for an anniversary celebration. T
The best fine dining experience ever. Had four courses, each was exquisitely presented. Chef's wife veery accommodating. Excellent wine suggestions 5 star.