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Le Grand Comptoir

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1225 Phillips, Montreal, Quebec H3B 3E9, Canada
514-393-3295
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Simple French cuisine in a charming setting

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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270 reviews 270 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
209 helpful votes 209 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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montreal
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63 reviews 63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

2nd review. We returned to this restaurant for lunch but after the lunch hour rush which is noisy & fills this popular center town lunch spot. My wife ordered the daily special (which actually changes each day). The home made vegi soup was excellent as was the pasta & sauce. I ordered from the main menu & was tempted between... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

If you like a good French bistro food, this is it. Steaks are great, all meals are good, service is "courtois" . Atmosphere is pleasant whether it is inside or on the terrace in Summer. Prices are average.

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Grimsby, Ontario
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103 reviews 103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

When friends from New Jersey suggested we get together for a visit away, our immediate, suggestion was to meet in Montreal. At that moment, the same idea came to my wife and I…This will be perfect opportunity to return to Le Grand Comptoir, and show our friends what a wonderful Restaurant it is. Our friends arrived mid-afternoon, and we enjoyed... More 

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Toronto
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The first evening we were in Montreal, having come in on a 6am train from TO, we didn't want to stray too far from our hotel and found this lovely place, through the map search on the Trip Advisor App. What a lovely surprise! To start our meals came with a wonderful soup (Sweet Potato) and warm bread. I had... More 

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Johannesburg
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Had a very nice pork tenderloin which was tender. They supplied soup free of charge and red wine at $5 a glass. The Ambre beer was good. Good value for money.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Le Grand Comptoir serves quality French bistro food at good price. Very centraly located and with good service. Also has a nice terrace in the Summer. Highly recommended for a good casual lunch / dining experience.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Fantastic French food in the center of Montreal...Just a small storefront type of restaurant with sidewalk café appeal, Le Grand Comptoire offers some of the best French food at reasonable prices. Sirloin steak with Roquefort butter, genuine pomme fritte--thin, crunchy, delicious, pork rounds with dijionnaise sauce. All introduced with a soup of the day--chilled creamed celery. It was phenomenal. This... More 

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Plantation, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We sat on the sidewalk. The manager (?) was very attentive and gave the most attention of any service we had on our 5 day trip in Quebec. The side choices and accompaniments were limited which was a little frustrating. The food taste, quality, and presentation were all great. The smoke from neighboring patios where others were eating was annoying.... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The service was very slow. My husband and I both had steaks which were tough and fatty. The flavor in the sauce was good. The salads were ok but the lettuce could have been fresher. Our teenage kids had poutine with duck confit. The duck was good. Neither of them liked the poutine but I thought it was good so... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 1225 Phillips, Montreal, Quebec H3B 3E9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal
  • Phone Number: 514-393-3295

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