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Chez L'Epicier

311 St Paul E, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H3, Canada (Ville-Marie)
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Ranked #128 of 4,473 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $52
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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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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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent place to enjoy local foods, prepared in the best way both culinary and esthetically ... We did enjoy especially scallops with truffle sauce. There is a degustation menu too. Reservations are needed since it is a popular dining option in Old Montreal both for local and tourists.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Make reservations because this place is always busy. The food was the best I have had in a very long time. Fine french cuisine in a charming building. The staff is exceptional and help with selection of food and wine paring. Don't miss this place. It is worth every penny.

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Sit down and enjoy the tasting menu with the wine pairing. Great food, no wonder Mr. Godbout is representing Canada at the Bocuse d'Or. Service was great, not as a grand restaurant, more like an extremely fine local table. we ate great foods, drank great wines and had an excellent night. Only downturn is that we were seated at a... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Excellent service and food - not the town's best - but better atmosphere and quality than 99% of the high end restaurants in the US - with zero pretentions. You would have to go to New Orleans, San Francisco or NYC to even come close to this place - which is not that exceptional for Montreal . . . .... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Great location in old Montreal. Nice design and good service. The cuisine is original, and tasty. Had very good fish dish around a bouillabaisse theme (traditional fish soup from Provence), then a great Pannacota, local blue berries, mango sorbet desert. Wine was a nice Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley. Quality food, reasonable but not cheap price, overall I would... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

One of our fellow travelers fancies himself a foodie and really flipped over this place. The menu was fancy and he had a great time in what probably was high school French talking about the dishes. We stuck with basics and it was very, very good. Terrific service that wasn't pushy; it's a tourist place and there was a line,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Restaurant located in a quaint building in the old city. Service and food excellent. Very good wine list. If you like seafood, try the bouillabaisse, presented so differently to the traditional way this dish is served. I noticed other diners having the degustation menu and the dishes all looked very tempting. This restaurant deserves to be further up in the... More

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Cobourg, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

In fact I love this place - always inventive and sometimes comes up with just stunning combinations - often around the beef tartare. Great location, great atmosphere,wine and service. Deserves to be higher up the Montreal rankings.

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Essex Junction, VT
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Didn't have a reservation and was told we could "only have the table for 2.5 hrs" thought that is a LONG time for my husband and I to have dinner! Meal was outstanding, service wonderful (no hovering here) and decor simple but fresh! I had a fish stew and my husband head steak both were excellent. Loved that the portion... More

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160 reviews 160 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We have often had dinner here while visiting Montreal and dined here the other night. Chez L'Epicier did not disappoint. The lobster bisque was extremely tasty and the delivery of same top notch. My tomato salad was fresh and light. I had the Norwegian cod which was exquisite. My partner enjoyed his foie gras immensely. Service was very good and... More

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