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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 4,471 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

First thing I got to say, service was impeccable! Tried several dishes. Lobster bisque was very tasty and creamy! You cannot say that it doesnt taste like lobster! The taste was empowering. Next was the terrine of foie gras. I was disappointed actually about it. So far the only restaurant, in my point of view, that really succeded with foie... More

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Austin, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

I recently returned to Montreal for vacation last month and was looking forward to returning to this restaurant I had enjoyed so much last time I was there 7 years ago. The restaurant did not disappoint it was still as good as I had remembered.

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Burbank, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was looking for a good French Restaurant that was not in the middle of the Old Montreal insanity, and not a trendy, tourista hotspot. I found it in Chez L'Epicier. It's at the north end of Rue St. Paul in Old Montreal on the corner. At first glance, it doesn't look like much from the outside. Inside it is... More

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Service was impeccable and the food superb, innovative and imaginative. Not cheap but not outrageous either. Highly recommended

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