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Chez L'Epicier

311 St Paul E, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H3, Canada (Ville-Marie)
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Ranked #150 of 4,425 restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $52
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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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
Nice, France
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
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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
12 helpful votes 12 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Oakville, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My partner and I visited this restaurant at the direction of our concierge. Tucked away on a cobblestone street in old Montreal, this restaurant has lovely character. Outside it appears like a classic old Town restaurant and inside is just as beautiful. You enter into their small canteen type store and are seated to the left and right of the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The space is very nice. Old stone exterior walls integrated into the interior walls. High ceiling. Very classy. Was recommended here by our hotel concierge when I asked for a "top 5" restaurant. The host was very attentive as were the staff, but not overbearing. I started with the steak tartar. First time with this dish and was very impressed.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Amuse bouche wonderful, appetizers excellent! However, it would not be fair for us to say that the main courses were so-so. We all have different tastes, and unfortunately, the main courses did not meet the excellence expected as it did for the amuse bouche and appetizers. While the starters were a perfect score of 5, the main courses were perhaps... More

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Jericho, Vt
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Love this place! Every time we go to Montreal we eat at least once at Chez L'epicier and every time it's as good as it was the last time. Their cuisine is creative, the portions are just right, the staff is on top but not intrusive. If you like creative cuisine, this is the place to visit in old Montreal.

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