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Chez L'Epicier

#114 of 4,598 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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 187
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  • 119
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 12
    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
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We just lucked out getting a last-minute reservation for our anniversary dinner here after learning about what a special culinary experience this place was the day before. My wife and I shared a fantastic bottle of Bordeaux wine and indulged ourselves in the chef's 7 course tasting menu. What a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
DeeP62
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We just lucked out getting a last-minute reservation for our anniversary dinner here after learning about what a special culinary experience this place was the day before. My wife and I shared a fantastic bottle of Bordeaux wine and indulged ourselves in the chef's 7 course tasting menu. What a phenomenal experience we'll never forget! The staff were casual and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the Chef's tasting menu of local Quebecois ingredients. Highlights included the cauliflower and almond milk soup, an excellent duck breast and a saute of wild mushrooms. Avoid the overcoooked and overpriced foie gras offering. Modern farmhouse decor and an attentive staff made the meal pleasant with a notable exception. A colleague who is allergic to duck asked for a... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Very nice evening in a nice environment, nice dishes and special. We went with a large group but this was no problem for them, everything was well organised. (St. Justine Hospital)

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Coral Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The location to the restaurant was a few steps and a couple of double doors. The decor was old world, parking was easy. The staff was good, the restaurant was busy. I had ice tea, bread, grilled salmon with a sauce they called mint mustard.

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Longview, Texas, United States
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

There is no way to visit Montreal and not experience one of the excellent French Restaurants. Chez L'Epicier was a wonderful experience. Just make sure you order something you can't get back home - but then, their filet tenderloin is sooo gooood. A great wine list but not expansive. Weakest element was the deserts. You might try the prix-fix option... More 

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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Service was perfect. The staff was highly knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. The food was simply out of this world. Delicious, full of flavor. You must go there. Period.

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Winnipeg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We loved the vibe in this restaurant. There were people of all age groups having dinner here. Some were dressed up, some dressed down, but everyone seemed to be having a good time. That is because they were enjoying the food and service. The people at this place attend to detail. Our meal was flawless. Not a missed wine pour,... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Went to dinner here last night on a friend's recommendation. Entire meal was exquisite. Our server, Mathilda could not have been better. We were a party of four ordering very different items and all was of top quality. This was a very special experience.

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We found this small eatery last night, walking around after a so-so dinner elsewhere.it was packed on a Sunday night. So, after reading great reviews, we booked for this evening. Service....friendly and attentive. Bread was to die for. Atmo.....warm, with nice jazz in background. Appetizers were great...salad, gazpacho, egg roll, shrimp...delicious. Filet mignon was under cooked (ordered medium but it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We went there for a business diner and I had no idea of what place it could be. Eventually, I went from surprise to surprise, from extremely fresh oysters (like we French love them, raw and with only a zip of citrus) to a rabbit cooked in a way that I still wonder how in the world they could cook... 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 to 52
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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.