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Renard Artisan Bistro

330 Mont-royal Est, Montreal, Quebec H2T 1P7, Canada (Ville-Marie)
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Ranked #150 of 4,454 restaurants in Montreal
Price range: $0 - $30
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
Cross street: rue Drolet
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24 reviews from our community

91% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Delaware, USA
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were thrilled to find this restaurant, the closest eatery to our accommodations, at the corner of Rue Drolet and Mont-Royal. We had a wonderful, creative, and high-quality meal, served by a supremely friendly waiter who gave us all the advice we were looking for on menu choices and wine pairings. The food is all based on ingredients sourced from... More

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renardbistro, Owner at Renard Artisan Bistro, responded to this review

What a pleasure. Merci beaucoup! More

Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Nice looking place on an entertaining few blocks of the Plateau. Very patient and friendly service. Not too noisy or squished. Limited but very interesting menu heavy on the locavore philosophy. Everything was very well prepared and tasty. Entrees and mains pretty much indistinguishable. Mix and match. Just enough food not to leave hungry but definitely not a big portion... More

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renardbistro, Owner at Renard Artisan Bistro, responded to this review

Awesome. Merci! Made my day! More

Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This small bistro in the Mont Royal district has an emphasis on farm to table dishes that changes daily--and is posted on the walls of the restaurant. The room is cozy and the service is informed, bilingual and attentive. Its hard to predict what will be on the menu but everything we sampled was excellent. The restaurant is very close... More

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Craftsbury, Vermont
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Fantastic food. Mostly organic and/or local. Started with the terrine de wapiti. For a main I went with the classic Coq au Vin. Possibly the best I've had anywhere, at any price. Was pleased to see that they have maintained a small but well thought out list of craft beer. It's great to see a restaurant give a little attention... More

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Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

First time in this little bistro that serves a changing menu with beautiful local food. We were very impressed with the appetizers (the bison tartare is amazing as well as the ravioli). The mains were very good an we even ordered more to share. The restaurant is small so a little noisy and the waiter does have to serve the... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Great ambiance - teeny but cozy. Loved the food! I'm still dreaming of my sumptuous duck-filled ravioli appetizer. My husband's portion of bison terrine was delicious! I had the wild mushroom risotto main and couldn't get over the generous portion, nor how tasty it was: the rice was cooked to perfection and it was just the right consistency - not... More

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Great restaurant find in Montreal! Honestly we tried to get a last minute reservation at 2 other Montreal restaurants that came highly recommended, but both were full. We were lucky to find Renard, and it's welcoming staff. The restaurant is small, intimate and well-designed. The staff and our waiter were incredibly friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable to our large group. The... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

While the food and service were good they do not stand out sufficiently enough to merit a second visit. Furthermore the slightly open kitchen is poorly ventilated which is not desirable for diners. Much work to be done in order to compete in this space.

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Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Real artistic food - skillful and original chef - Does everything himself, the bread, the pasta, the chutneys, all the patés. Gets organic flours, meats and vegetables - all the ingredients actually. Nice small dining hall, very warm atmosphere, and guess what not overrated. There is a lot of competition in this neighbourhood, and he is more than keeping up.... More

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Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

I went here with 3 of my colleagues. One coming from Europe. I wanted a restaurant that show cased local foods at a decent price. What we found was a truly unique, delicious, and quaint experience. The menu is written on a chalkboard because that's how often the menu can change depending what they receive as ingredients. Nice presentation on... More

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