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Chez L'Epicier

#113 of 4,476 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
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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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  • 175
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  • 113
    Very good
  • 32
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  • 11
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  • 10
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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
The best dinner of our trip

Impeccable service, delectable wine list and scrumptious food. We loved the pace of the dining and the dinner selection. We chose an appetizer special with shrimp and the foie gras and for entrees, a lobster social and the cod. The food was beautifully complex in preparation and presentation... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Saco, Maine
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Saco, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Impeccable service, delectable wine list and scrumptious food. We loved the pace of the dining and the dinner selection. We chose an appetizer special with shrimp and the foie gras and for entrees, a lobster social and the cod. The food was beautifully complex in preparation and presentation without coming off as pretentious or "hoity-toity". This spot is a must... More 

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Montreal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Love everything! The ambience, service, presentation of the food, most importantly - the food tastes amazing. Started with black oliver w/goat cheese macaron, yellow tuna w/cucumber and mint soup (serve cold) and finished with boiled cod with homemade small pasta. Simply, made our evening, perfect, in old Montreal.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

See my photos. The food here is unique and beautiful. Started with a Truffle beef tartar mini burger. I had a spectacular roasted Halibut steak with brown butter. Finished with a Cheesecake verrine that was splendid. Staff is alert and friendly. Window seats offer great view down on the streets. Look forward to going back.

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Buffalo, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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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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36 restaurant reviews
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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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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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15 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about Chez L'Epicier

Address: 311 St Paul E, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H3, Canada
Phone Number: 514-878-2232
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old 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
Average Prices: USD $26 to $52
Cuisine: French

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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 to $52
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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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.