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Chez L'Epicier

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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, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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  • 205
    Excellent
  • 123
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 11
    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
A "must stop" when I am in Montreal

One of my favorite restaurants. I have eaten there many times, sometimes on consecutive nights. From appetizers through to dessert, it is consistently good and never disappoints

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
J S
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Hampton Falls, New Hampshire
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Hampton Falls, New Hampshire
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of my favorite restaurants. I have eaten there many times, sometimes on consecutive nights. From appetizers through to dessert, it is consistently good and never disappoints

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Stamford, Connecticut
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I happened upon Chez L'Epicier upon recommendation of my concierge, whilst visiting Vieux Montreal, during the Christmas holidays. I was seeking to partake in traditional Quebecois fare and Chez L'Epicier was recommended to me. As I cook professionally, I chose to partake in an 8 course tasting menu. I enjoyed the presentations, and somewhat the offerings. Service was welcoming &... More 

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Thank OntheGOWanderer
Rome, Italy
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

You will pay a lot to eat very low quality of the food and terrible service. They want to seem like a 3 stars michelin, but even in a fast food you would taste better flavours and variaty of dishes. The waiter forgot completely about us several times, making also mistakes with orders. Don't go!

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Thank fla_3112
San Diego
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Ordered the tasting menu and while it was very good, and artfully presented...it was not excellent. It appears they needed to use up their brocolli as it was involved in several presentations. The setting is loud and there is nothing special about the décor. It is in a wonderful part of town. The staff needs some coaching on the following:... More 

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1 Thank Anne B
Montreal
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The setting is beautiful. Staff very good but the prices are expensive for the size of the portions. I don't like big portions; but I was kind of surprised to have a few pasta scattered in my plate of 32$.

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Thank Roxy23_66
Meredith, NH
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

But boy was I glad we chose this place. Great atmosphere, great wine selection good food and excellent service.

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Thank mvachon
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We dined here after we were not able to secure a reservation at L'Express. We had our heart set on a French Bistro so this was recommended by the hotel. Here are all the good points - Celebrity Chef, great space in Old Montreal, Great service, nice table. Here is the bad points - very limited menu (there were only... More 

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1 Thank jennifer_noble
Lake Bluff, Illinois
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

A delightful setting for a wonderful meal. Very creative menu and outstanding, attentive service. This is definitely not to be missed when traveling to Montreal.

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Thank ELP733
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Although it was a work dinner, it was a dinner with friends. The atmosphere was wonderful and the service impeccable. The food was amazing, we had a three course meal and all courses were to die for. The Montreal wine I wouldn't recommend, the red was slightly sparkling which was strange but the food could not be beaten. 10/10!

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Thank Amelia K
Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Lovely setting, impeccable service, gorgeous food, but I'm sorry, ridiculously over-priced. We've been very fortunate and have dined in some very lovely, high-end restaurants. This was very nice but not knock-your-socks-off. The setting is beautiful, right in the cobblestoned heart of Old Montreal. The service was flawless - right there, but not hovering. We started with an appetizer of goat... 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 - 52
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine

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.