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Chez L'Epicier

311 St Paul E, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H3, Canada (Ville-Marie)
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Ranked #135 of 4,454 restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $26 - $52
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
Cross street: St-Claude
Transit: Nearest Metro: Champ de Mars
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.
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280 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

First thing I got to say, service was impeccable! Tried several dishes. Lobster bisque was very tasty and creamy! You cannot say that it doesnt taste like lobster! The taste was empowering. Next was the terrine of foie gras. I was disappointed actually about it. So far the only restaurant, in my point of view, that really succeded with foie... More

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Austin, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

I recently returned to Montreal for vacation last month and was looking forward to returning to this restaurant I had enjoyed so much last time I was there 7 years ago. The restaurant did not disappoint it was still as good as I had remembered.

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Burbank, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was looking for a good French Restaurant that was not in the middle of the Old Montreal insanity, and not a trendy, tourista hotspot. I found it in Chez L'Epicier. It's at the north end of Rue St. Paul in Old Montreal on the corner. At first glance, it doesn't look like much from the outside. Inside it is... More

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Service was impeccable and the food superb, innovative and imaginative. Not cheap but not outrageous either. Highly recommended

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Nice, France
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The food was very good. Though the green salad was a bit strange and I had some funny gray bits in my lobster so I couldn't finish it. We had to wait for the wine. When the waiter finally brought it to the table with the ice bucket, he turned his back and poured more wine to the customers at... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband and I came here referred by our concierge at the Hotel Nelligan and we had the most amazing meal we could have imagined. All the dishes were expertly plated an the tastes were just wonderful. We especially loved the Foie Gras and the Scallop--actually all of them were great and we were more than satisfied with this dinner.... More

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New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My partner and I ate here a combined 3 times during the past week. Once alone at the bar, once as part of a huge group and once as a couple. The food was consistently delicious and the service, in each context, was outstanding: friendly, professional and appropriately timed. The restaurant exudes charm. Some food highlights include the pork belly... More

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Lovely airy dining room and nicely laid out. Service was personable and efficient. Good wine list, but of course, given the type and location of the restaurant, pricey. One item holds back this reviewer from rating it as excellent: an appetizer was a bit of a miss which should have been an easy one to get right: shrimp salad was... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Had the 7 course degustation menu tonight. The food was wonderful up until desserts. The scallops and foie gras was by far my favour, the presentation of the foods were simply amazing. However, it seems like desserts are their weakness. The fried cheese was more like a bread thing, it was yummy but too dry. The "cheese cake" could hardly... More

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Haworth, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My girlfriend and I ate here last summer. It was a great experience! The food was excellent. The atmosphere was very nice, the staff were friendly, attentive, and helpful with suggestions. Overall it was one of the best dining experiences we have ever had. We will be returning next time we are in Montreal.

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