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Le Grand Comptoir

#386 of 4,817 Restaurants in Montreal
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Neighborhood:
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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1225 Phillips, Montreal, Quebec H3B 3E9, Canada
514-393-3295
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 9
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  • 2
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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
Simple, delicious, home-cooked food

Dinner without reservations. A warm welcome from a sports-loving host who switched the television from football to hockey to playoff baseball for me. Chose the daily special, blanquette de veau with watercress soup to start. Delicious, tender, comforting (since my team was losing). Good coffee... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
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RBA09
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Dinner without reservations. A warm welcome from a sports-loving host who switched the television from football to hockey to playoff baseball for me. Chose the daily special, blanquette de veau with watercress soup to start. Delicious, tender, comforting (since my team was losing). Good coffee and creme caramel to finish. Reasonable prices, especially for wine.

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Port Republic, Maryland
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I enjoyed my meal here. Nice wait staff. Good cooking. Includes a bar. Windows nice for people watching.

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Thank Sylvia B
Stonington, Connecticut
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77 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Ate here our last night in Montreal. Restaurant was located very close to our hotel, Le Square Phillips. Our drinks were very good. Our appetizers were escargot and pate. Both excellent. I had the sausage special and my wife the duck as main courses. The sausage was very good but my wife thought that her duck was a little dry.... More 

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Key West, Florida
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

My husband and I were traveling in Montreal by foot yesterday (Saturday, September 20, 2015) and we needed to find a place to stop, charge our cell phones and lookup the address of our hotel across town. We stopped by La Grand Comptoir and were greeted at the door. We asked for a location with an electrical outlet and the... More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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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Thank Nobody S
Auckland, New Zealand
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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Thank Denver_CoEdwink
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234 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 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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Thank Dave4_-_3W
Cape Carteret, North Carolina
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202 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 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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Thank Harold J
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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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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.