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Le Grand Comptoir

#635 of 4,607 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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1225 Phillips, Montreal, Quebec H3B 3E9, Canada
514-393-3295
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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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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 of 5 stars
Quiet place off Ste. Catherines

After a long shopping day this small brassiere off of the Main Street was a great stop. It was about 3pm so the last nah Rush was over and I had a window seat. A simple cheese sandwich on an extra fresh and chewy baguette was perfect. Skip the fast food on Ste Catherines and stop here for decent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Christina D
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Chicago, Illinois
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English first
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Our first dinner in Montreal was at Le Grand Comptoir. Their service was perfect. The food was delicious. The location was walking distance from our suite at the Le Square Phillip.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Pleasant location in Square Phillips, right next door to an excellent pizza place: go there instead. This bistro is an insult to French cooking. No love has been expended on the overpriced offerings that would be barely acceptable at a highway truck stop cafe. Every meal came with the same average fries and boring green salad. The meat was tough,... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This spot was hurtin! Our waiter was snobby...the food was overpriced for the average things offered. Example: the french fries at a "French" restaurant? You'd think they would be good....soggy...with many over cooked black bits out of the bottom of the fryer mixed in. The salad...the greens had seen better days. The soup....salty. Don't waste your time or money. There... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Dinners include soup starter, plain iceberg salad, and fries. Soup was tasty vegetable puree. My partner's steak was tasty and cooked as requested. My duck leggs were disappointingly plain, and dry. Sangria was relately good, but small serving. Service was efficient. Overall not special.

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Cape Carteret, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This was a place we stumbled upon just off St. Catherine's Ave. and we are so glad we did. It was around 3 PM and we were one of a very small number of people in the restaurant, we sat inside next to the front window with views of the street and the park across the street. Perfect for people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for real local cuisine at reasonable prices, this is the place for you. The food was fresh and the chef makes really good French classical sauces. The soup was excellent. I normally don't eat soup but I finished it, it was so good.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

After a long shopping day this small brassiere off of the Main Street was a great stop. It was about 3pm so the last nah Rush was over and I had a window seat. A simple cheese sandwich on an extra fresh and chewy baguette was perfect. Skip the fast food on Ste Catherines and stop here for decent lunch... More 

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Toronto
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Found this restaurant through Yelp and decided to follow the reviews here on TripAdvisor -- plus, the restaurant was a few doors down from our hotel and we we're looking for something close. A great little place, very personal service and good food overall. Prices perhaps a bit on the high side for the presentation -- my meal was very... More 

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New Jersey
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194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

French comfort food and very traditional. We especially liked the cassoulet, which was perfect for this cold city. The frites were tasty but could have been firmer. Some dishes were heavy on the cream, others heavy on the salt, but overall we still enjoyed it. Service was friendly and bilingual. I was considering three stars, but despite some flaws we... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This narrow, modestly appointed bistro doesn't aim to compete with the many fancy French restaurants in Montreal, but it hits the target when all one is aiming for is a pleasant, unfussy French meal, or even merely an escape from the shopping bustle of St. Catherine Street. On my Friday mid-afternoon visit I ordered the daily soup special (a straightforward... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1225 Phillips, Montreal, Quebec H3B 3E9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Neighborhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: 514-393-3295

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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Staying in Centre-Ville (Downtown)

Neighborhood Profile
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.