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Chez L'Epicier

#128 of 4,678 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, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 166
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  • 109
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 10
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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
A Good Start

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Annette U
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New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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326 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
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English first
New Hampshire
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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246 reviews 246 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Many people have told me about this restaurant and how the food was great. So I had to try the exprerience. So we reserved for 4 people on a wednesday night because every other nights of the week were full (reserve ahead!). They welcomed us with a drink (free) and give us a clear description of the menu of the... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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111 reviews 111 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Food and service is awesome! Went there for NYE and the fixed menu was amazing. Setting was very organized, very creative and beautiful presentation. Could be a little pricey but it is worth it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

All the food was fabulous and creative. A fun place with great ambience and high quality food. We were treated exceptionally well by the team. We loved it! Well above average!!!

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Livingston, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Everything we ordered was delicious. The Alberta Beef was truly fabulous! The service was good, and every dish was tasty and beautifully presented. Prices are commensurate with the experience.

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Selestat, France
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

The atmosphère is very Nice and the food is quite Nice ! Maybe a little expensive! Not the best value In montreal ! Otherwise average restaurant !

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Orlando, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

We dined in this relatively expensive restaurant in Rue St Paul. the place was popular among locals. The bartender was busy, and pretty, more so after a few sips of the French wine. Food was ok, I personally like the polish restaurant a few blocks away. But the wife lived the place so if she likes it so should you.

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Montreal, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Just had a meal during Mtl a Table! (If you don't know what that is you are missing out!!). Meal consisted of 3 courses of Terroir cooking and was delicious. My wife had the fish and I had the Bavette. Both succulent but the apple dessert was sublime. Definitely will return!! Service was consistent and the waiter was very friendly!

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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, 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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  • 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.