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L'Aromate

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980, Boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest de Maisonneuve West, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1M5, Canada (Metclafe)
5148479005
Today
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Au ceour meme de la vie urbaine de Montreal, rue de Maisonneuve Ouest...
Au ceour meme de la vie urbaine de Montreal, rue de Maisonneuve Ouest, coin Metcalfe, laissez migrer votre plaisir. Le jour, pour les gens d'affaires, un bar-bistro rythme et convivial; le soir, un bar-resto chaleureux juste assez anime pour qui adore s'impregner d'un veritable esprit fraternel. De plus, la gamme de produits L'Aromate, integree a notre savoir-faire culinaire, vous est maintenant proposee au bistro dans la section epicerie fine; sans oublier des produits fins gourmets, du pret a emporter jusqu'au service de traiteur. Dorenavant, savourez le menu du Bistro L'Aromate : de notre table d'hote a la votre. At the heart of urban Montreal, Bistro L'Aromate is a friendly bar-bistro during the day for the local business and a lively bar-restaurant during the evening. Come enjoy the range of products L'Aromate has to offer and experience our culinary expertise.
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  • 37
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Bistro

I enjoyed L'Aromate and it is very convenient if you are staying at the St. Martin hotel. The ambiance is nice and the food is what I would expect from a mid range to upscale bistro (enjoyed the risotto). However, I did find the service to be a little slow when I was there most recently.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
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  • Romantic
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Montreal, Canada
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Nightmare! The food is grotesque, the service is absent, and the decor is as "kitsch" as it comes. Not only is the wait staff slow but are incredibly rude. -Avoid!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I enjoyed L'Aromate and it is very convenient if you are staying at the St. Martin hotel. The ambiance is nice and the food is what I would expect from a mid range to upscale bistro (enjoyed the risotto). However, I did find the service to be a little slow when I was there most recently.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Ate here for the second time last week for a group business dinner. They were clearly trying hard, but the salad had far too much dressing already on it, the bavette looked and tasted like it had been thawed too fast by microwave, the "grill lines" appeared to be painted on and it was very tough and tasteless. Really not... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Though the official name is Bistro L'Aromate, this is far from a classic bistro. The ground-floor space is more of an urban-chic resto-bar with mod décor, a nightclub's soundtrack, and mood lighting that cycles colours. The mezzanine level is more conventional and quite elegant, but not always open, so if that's where you want to sit, call to confirm. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Great french bistro. The chicken liver mousse is probably the best I have ever tried. Salmon so fresh and well prepared that it is a memorable experience. I was there for lunch in early spring so easy to find a table and have reasonably good service. I will return.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is the restaurant is very close to my office, I've been there a few times already and I will continue to do so. This is the restaurant of renowned chef Jean-François Plante. It is located right in the business areas and is affiliated with l'Hotel St-Martin (4*). Thus, don't expect a cheap eat. However, you can expect very good... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

It is a pretty expensive restaurant, but it is located right in the downtown business area and under a 4-star hotel, so this is to be expected. They also have a lot of customers, especially in the summer. I did not get the chance to try too many items on the menu, but their risotto is absolutely tasty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We went there in a Friday night ( February 20th, 2015 ) , the place was full and it was nice that we had reservation. The place is nicely decorated and the staff very friendly. The food was great, we ordered the scallops which were cooked perfectly, the salmon tartare, nicely seasoned and the beef tartare which was perfect. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had breakfast and dinner there, and also a room order. The breakfast was good with a typical price tag for hotel restaurant ($15). Dinner was excellent but on the expansive side (Appetizers at $20 and $25) and the same for main courses ($29 ++). I had a burger delivered to the room. It was excellent, and so the fries,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Very nice place for dinner. We ordered the Table de Hote and were not disappointed in any of the items. The veal sweetbreads were delicious; the scallops were impeccable. Matching wines were available; the service was very good. Very good meal at a very reasonable price.

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Additional Information about L'Aromate

Address: 980, Boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest de Maisonneuve West, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1M5, Canada
Phone Number: 5148479005
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 100

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 980, Boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest de Maisonneuve West, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1M5, Canada
    (Metclafe)
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Neighborhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: 5148479005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 100

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Au ceour meme de la vie urbaine de Montreal, rue de Maisonneuve Ouest, coin Metcalfe, laissez migrer votre plaisir. Le jour, pour les gens d'affaires, un bar-bistro rythme et convivial; le soir, un bar-resto chaleureux juste assez anime pour qui adore s'impregner d'un veritable esprit fraternel. De plus, la gamme de produits L'Aromate, integree a notre savoir-faire culinaire, vous est maintenant proposee au bistro dans la section epicerie fine; sans oublier des produits fins gourmets, du pret a emporter jusqu'au service de traiteur. Dorenavant, savourez le menu du Bistro L'Aromate : de notre table d'hote a la votre. At the heart of urban Montreal, Bistro L'Aromate is a friendly bar-bistro during the day for the local business and a lively bar-restaurant during the evening. Come enjoy the range of products L'Aromate has to offer and experience our culinary expertise.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centre-Ville (Downtown)

Neighborhood Profile
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.