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About Restaurant Carte Blanche

Carte Blanche is the new leader of Montreal’s Bistronomie trend and is now a BRING YOUR OWN WINE establishment.
Lunch is bistro style with a pre-fixed menu at unbeatable value. The chef and owner (elected 2010 Chef of the Year by the Society of Chefs) will welcome you in the evening with a more elaborate selection of fine cuisine.
All is served in a contemporary decor (finalist at the 2006 Creativity Montreal Design contest) and relaxing atmosphere.
Carte Blanche is ideal for romantic diners as well as business meetings. The restaurant can also be reserved for cocktails, happenings, group lunch or dinner.

1159 Ontario East Street
Montréal, QC H2L 1R3
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary French, Contemporary European, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Thursday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Amherst

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(514) 313-8019

Website:
http://www.restaurant-carteblanche.com/

Catering:
Private party catering only up to 20 for diners. Cocktail parties upon request.

Parking Details:
Paying space at only $1/hour at front and free on the side

Public Transit:
Bus 125 Metro stations at similar distance (5mns walk) : Berry Uqam / Sherbrooke / Beaudry

Executive Chef:
Andre Loiseau

Private Party Facilities:
Main room can be reserved. Please contact us.

Private Party Contact:
Vioux Sylvie: (514) 313-8019

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Cosy ambiance and fine food always meet in this chef and owner restaurant. Set-up menu on Dec. 24 foie gras "au torchon", salmon, lamb and duck confit...do not forget to bring your own wine !

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Cosy, delicious, ...spend this special evening with us. Christmas menu available only. See you on December 24.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Celebrate with us, friendly atmosphere and good food. Party favors at midnight (second sitting). Foie gras, salmon gravlax, rack of venison, duck and lovely dessert. Bring your own wine and champagne !

Restaurant Carte Blanche Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

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Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Comfort Food (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Authentic (5)
Cozy (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Fun (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

La nourriture était bonne, mais le sanglier du plat principal était très coriace, beaucoup trop cuit. D'entrée de jeu, la serveuse a renversé notre bouteille de champagne... Disons que ça commençait plutôt mal. Elle était plutôt maladroite et semblait peu expérimentée. Expérience globalement un peu décevante. Dommage, car nos visites précédentes avait été très agréables.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food was delicious and the service impeccable in every way. It's a bring your own bottle restaurant as well as having their own cellar.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Enjoy this small restaurant. excellent food. We started with a fresh baguette and butter. I had scallops ceviche with mango and it was excellent. with lots of different flavors. My date had salmon tartar. Then I had Parmentier de canard and my date - braised lamb shank which was very tender. the desserts were excellent as well. Décor, ambience and service were very good and the fact that you can bring your own wine was a deal breaker. I would definitely recommend this restaurant !

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Très bon restaurant de gastronomie française. Je recommande le jarret d'agneau qui est excellent.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent restaurant. La cuisine est délicieuse. Nous étions 5 personnes et tous ont adoré le repas. Merci. Nous reviendrons!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Casual, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The meal and services was excellent ..but when the restaurant is full we have difficulty to hear each other.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We booked a table for 13 people on a Friday night (this was not my first visit, having been there for 1 large event and a dinner for 4). Overall, the food was excellent (I had the braised lamb and tried the bavette - both excellent, as was the panna cotta and fondant desert) and the restaurant was very accommodating. However, they seemed understaffed with several tables over 8 people (only 2 servers) and we had an hour between courses, which is way too long. It was difficult to get anyone's attention and we all had to be up early the next morning, so having to wait so long for our courses was very inconvenient. It was also very warm (nearly 30 degrees outside that day) and they had the windows open - so we had to ask them to put on their ceiling fans, but it was too late. They should have anticipated the discomfort and had the AC and the fans on...it was a full house. So our experience was a bit uneven this time; I think they did not plan well for such a busy night (but I recommend it for a quieter night with a smaller group - the food is excellent and the service, when they give it to you, is very solid).

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

This was our 3rd time. Never been disappointed so far

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

25 ème anniversaire de mariage avec les enfants.

Nous avons tous pris des plats différents et avons adoré chacun. Seul hic, le poissons au menu n'ont laissé d'autre option à mon épouse que de prendre une bavette. Soit la préparation (pesto) soit le type de poisson ne lui a pas amené à en commander .

Le mini-burger au foie gras poché est succulent, le tartare de saumon et le tartare de kangourou aussi.

Le service, les texture et la cuisson sont impeccable et les tables sont bien espacées.

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·Dined on July 25, 2017

Super bon. De la grande cuisine. Joli décor et belle ambiance. En résumé une très belle expérience. :)

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Qualité de la nourriture et présentation des plats nettement supérieures à ce qu'on retrouve dans plusieurs restaurants mieux réputés! Excellent rapport qualité/prix ! Et service hors pair !

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The service was very good! The food however was not the best, at least for the meat. I ordered the last serving of venison and ordered it to be prepared rare and it came to me well done. I requested something else since it was clearly over done and decided to try the lamb. The lamb chops arrived and they were also well done and had more fat on them than meat. It was very disappointing.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on July 20, 2017

Il ferait un peu trop chaud la climatisation aurait été de mise..

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 13, 2017

The place was ok, the menu was ok and the service was ok but nothing extra....
It was so, so.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Superbe entrée de burger au foie gras. Loup marin...belle découverte et le kangourou excellent.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Original et bien présente. Service chaleureux on a aimé notre souper même si la serveuse peut parfois en avoir beaucoup à gérer, c'est toujours charmant et avec le sourire. Excellent rapport qualité prix. J'y retournerai avec plaisir!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 1, 2017

L agneau était trop saignant. Le risotto pas crémeux. Le fromage pas frais.
Le dessert au chocolat excellent. Le burger au foie poêle excellent ainsi que
la pieuvre. Dommage pour les plats principaux pas vraiment chaud en plus.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 31, 2017

C'est la 3e fois que je vais à votre restaurant et, à toutes les fois, j'ai été satisfaite

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 26, 2017

We have been at the Carte Blanche for the third time;and the food is excellent et very
generous plate; the personnel is very sympatic and helpfull. You can bring your own wine, which is a big plus. Do not hesitate, you will be very satisfy. It is so delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Plats de très bonne qualité, service impeccable à chaque fois et menu rempli de découvertes!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 6, 2017

On a bien aimé ce Resto la nourriture et le service était super je vais sûrement le recommander à mes amis en plus c un apporté votre vin. Ne changez rien.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (Montreal)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Cuisine classique ordinaire et trop cher. Heureusement c'est un apportez votre vin.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Montreal)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Excellente soirée pour un anniversaire; les mets raffinés et délicieux; le service impeccable et personnel attentionné et sympathique; je recommande Carte Blanche pour toute occasion; vous ne serez pas déçu, tout est succulent. Merci au chef

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Foie gras poêlé pas assez épais et mal denerve. Plateau de fromage chiche.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Nous avons été emballé par le menu découverte gastronomique.Service courtois et discret.
Et le rythme du service était à point.Nous ne nous sommes pas senti bousculé.
C'était un cadeau reçu en provenance de "La forfaiterie "....excellent choix.
Nous comptons bien y retourner.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Excellent, du début à la fin. Nous y étions pour le souper du 31 décembre.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 31, 2016

My friends and I went on jan 31st so I don't know if it was because of the occasion, but the service was pretty slow. We had to call on water, bread, opening the wine bottles. But the waitress was really nice and she was sorry for the delay. I think she was the only waitress, so it's understandable. Food was good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Un beau moment lors du repas du 31 décembre....excellent service et bonne nourriture!!!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 24, 2016

portion de l'entrée minuscule, plat principal saveur ordinaire, et dessert immense...
temps d'attente pour avoir la table, très long... serveur agréable et attentionné, tables trop rapprochées. Je ne pense vraiment pas y retourner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Went for Xmas eve, and it wasn't mentioned that it was a prix fixe menu only. We dined and the appetizers were good. Venison osso bucco was good, the scallops and shrimp were ok, but not served hot. Long delay between courses and inattentive service, no check back on how our food was. A bit disappointed. Previous visit was much better....will return next time not at holiday time.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Very good food, bring your own wine, but portions are a bit small... everything was delicious though.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Très bon restaurant apportez votre vin! Ma femme et moi avons pris la tâble d'hôte. Tartare de saumon, le jaret d'agneau et le magret de canard étaient très bons. Les desserts aussi, le chomeur au rhum et la tarte style tatin. J'y retournerais sans hésiter.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 13, 2016

Le menu dégustation nous a ravi , c'était délicieux pour 5 des 6 items, l'autre était correct.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Moi et mon amie avons très apprécié les mets choisis et l'ambiance était très agréable. Le service est très sympathique et agréable

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 13, 2016

The service was sub par, food wasn't great and it was really cold. As an appetizer my mother had the fois gras trio, which was the only thing either one of us liked. It came with a fois gras torchon, a creme brulee, and a macaron. I had the escargot risotto which was more of a tomato rice than a risotto.
As mains I had the kangaroo steak. While the meat was cooked properly (rare) it was underseasoned. The sauce accompanying the meat lacked flavor, but the fries were good (how hard is it to make fries). My mother had the dear osso buco. Again the meat was underseasoned but cooked properly as the meat was very tender. The mashed potatoes that it came with were watery and bland.
For dessert, I had the mignardises (avoid) and my mother had the pear with a cheesecake mousse. It was alright, but not great.

I will definitely not be returning here. I was very disappointed with the food as well as the service; not once did they fill our wine glasses nor were they attentive to our needs. For the price, I was expecting more.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 12, 2016

soso!! la bouffe netais pas a la hauteur, risotto sec, légume quand yen avait étais mal cuisiner.
le service et la place étais pas mal mieux et je crois que c'est pour sa qu'il a une bonne note..

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Food was not served hot - sent one plate back - it reappeared 5 minutes later only arginaly hotter. Meals with our group of 4 did not arrive together - over 10 minutes between 1st and last

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 10, 2016

Nourriture délicieuse, présentation alléchante, mais très cher (rapport qualité/prix). Personnel courtois - endroit sympathique mais un peu bruyant car tables collées. Notre soirée fut trop courte malheureusement. Nous avions cependant été prévenus à l'avance qu'un autre service était prévu à 20 h et que nous devions quitter.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 6, 2016

The food was ok, but not worth the price in my opinion! I would prefer to eat two times in a good restaurant for 25$/person rather than eat in this one at 50 to 60$/person! The "bring your wine" formula give them some points though!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 5, 2016

super bon tout était délicieux, le service aussi était excellent par contre c'est un endroit tres bruyant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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