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Chez L'Epicier

#127 of 4,432 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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311 St Paul E, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H3, Canada (St-Claude)
Nearest Metro: Champ de Mars
514-878-2232
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Friendly refinement at Chez l’Épicier! For over ten years, the restaurant...
Friendly refinement at Chez l’Épicier! For over ten years, the restaurant Chez L’Épicier has been shaking up culinary traditions while maintaining its position as a restaurant of the highest gastronomic order, offering a relaxed refinement and an energizing experience. Whether you come on business or for a meal with friends, the food, ambiance, and wines combine to make this one of the best restaurants in Montreal.
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  • 171
    Excellent
  • 112
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Not the dining experience I expected

Let me start by saying the restaurant is very pretty. We were a party of 4. 3 of us decided to have the tasting menu with wine paring and our the 4th member of our party has a severe lactose intolerance so he had to be very careful about what he ordered. Having said that the chef went out of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Linda8863
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Buffalo, New York
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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336 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Buffalo, New York
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Let me start by saying the restaurant is very pretty. We were a party of 4. 3 of us decided to have the tasting menu with wine paring and our the 4th member of our party has a severe lactose intolerance so he had to be very careful about what he ordered. Having said that the chef went out of... More 

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Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Decided to see if Chez L'Epicier would seat us for dessert during a late night craving. Even though their posted hours indicated they were closed, there were other diners still enjoying their meal, and they had no problems seating us. I think that is worth a good review alone, and the restaurant went up in my estimation after I saw... More 

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Montreal
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Definitely one of the best restaurants in Montreal! This is our go-to place for any special occasion. We recently went there on our Wedding Anniversary and were so impressed by every aspect of the meal and the dining experience. I am vegan and the chef ended up preparing me a most creative and delicious alternative dish (this is very unusual... More 

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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Visited with a group of colleagues on a busy night so this might in part justify the 2.5 hours it took to be serviced and the 45 minutes it took to get just the bread.. This said, he food was ok, but not said as expected reading the reviews. The steak was on but I have had better. The velouté... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

closing meal to a wonderful gastronomic weekend in Montreal- take advantage of the string US dollar to experience the incredible tasting menu and wine pairing- the meal would easily be double in NY or LA. Fois Gras, stuffed qual, parmesan biscuits, cold pea soup, sou vide atlantic salmon and the most perfect vanilla marshmallow

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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Innovative, flavorful, nice presentation, impeccable service. I love the way they mix textures and flavors, that's why I keep coming here. The dining room is cozy and pleasant.

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

came here with a group service is excellent they described each dish for each person the 'english' way of serving soup was shown to us for the soup orders: a bunch of stuff is in the bowl....looks like dried plants and then they pour the soup base into the bowl hadn't seen that before......unless you count pho lots of foie... More 

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New Hampshire
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12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This restaurant was recommended for a Birthday Dinner celebration; booked online. When we arrived we were seated and promptly welcomed. We chose a bottle of red wine from the vast wine list. We were impressed by the waiter's decanting process...exceptional! That was the highlight of the evening... the place got busy and we were left sitting for quite a while... More 

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Toronto
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251 reviews 251 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Went here with a business group, which took over about half of the restaurant and was a little crowded for a group. We also had a set menu to keep costs down. Despite that, had a really good experience. Food quality and creativity was excellent and services was spot on - relaxed, efficient, very attentive. Atmosphere also really good; relaxed... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This restaurant has an excellent in Montreal, but the food is overpriced (although that is not unusual in the Old Port) but was also highly disappointing. The Magret was tough even though cooked sous-vide. We told the waitress, who said she would 'let the kitchen know', but honestly couldn't care less. My dining partner had a medley of carrots as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 311 St Paul E, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H3, Canada
    (St-Claude)
  • Public Transportation: Nearest Metro: Champ de Mars
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighborhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: 514-878-2232

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 52
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine

Description

Friendly refinement at Chez l’Épicier! For over ten years, the restaurant Chez L’Épicier has been shaking up culinary traditions while maintaining its position as a restaurant of the highest gastronomic order, offering a relaxed refinement and an energizing experience. Whether you come on business or for a meal with friends, the food, ambiance, and wines combine to make this one of the best restaurants in Montreal.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

Neighborhood Profile
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic center of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its center, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theater.