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Le Grand Comptoir

#421 of 4,427 Restaurants in Montreal
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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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  • 24
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  • 7
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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
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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61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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265 reviews 265 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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215 restaurant reviews
246 helpful votes 246 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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6 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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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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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.