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Restaurant Le Grain De Sel

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Neighborhood:
Olympic Park & Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (HoMa)
French, European, Bistro
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2375 Rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montreal, Quebec H2K 2J5, Canada
(514) 522-5105
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Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 6:00 pm - 11:00 am
Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 197
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Not fancy, the best is in the plate!

Tiny place, just passed of the busy traffic area. Service is quite efficient, our server (had a sense of humour, which I always appreciate) was very professional, knew the menu very well and was able to explain in details. The choices were interesting and the 4 of us had different main courses... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Interest009
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Vald'or
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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252 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Vald'or
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW via mobile

Tiny place, just passed of the busy traffic area. Service is quite efficient, our server (had a sense of humour, which I always appreciate) was very professional, knew the menu very well and was able to explain in details. The choices were interesting and the 4 of us had different main courses so we could share. Each meal we had... More 

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Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a warm wonderful Restaurant that will surprise and impress you every step of the way. From the wonderful Service (Thank You Marie) and the unique dishes made with an array of complex flavours that marry so wonderfully … a fresh approach to each dish, The Tartare was perfectly spiced and melt in your mouth … Loved the fact... More 

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laval
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

For those of you that are looking for a local restaurant with conventional decor but with great food offering tasty and affordable this is probably the best place in Montreal. The y have a good selection of wines and the chef will surprise you with evry service.

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USA
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Le Grain de Sel is a small restaurant, providing an intimate atmosphere without making one feel crowded in by other patrons. Waitstaff were attentive. The bar selection was not particularly extensive, but what they did have was very good. Our appetizers were excellent: I had fried mussels with mixture of wide noodles cooked perfectly with saffron, squash and orange; it... More 

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Montreal
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96 reviews 96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Having read WMarkR's remarks, I have very little to add: it would seem that we have the same tastes. It is a great value for money and the fact that it's out of the central buzz of downtown, parking is easy on the street very close to the restaurant - now that is a luxury in Montréal!

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Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
300 reviews 300 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Why am I the only TA reviewer so far in 2014 to award Le Grain de Sel less than full marks? Well, being a resident and dining out as often as I do, I know how high the bar is set here in Montreal, and as positive a time as we had on our Thursday-night visit, I would not rank... More 

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Kent, England
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

An unexciting area of the Montreal suburbs is one of the last places you would expect to find a restaurant of this quality and style. The menu is original and exciting but with a few classics for those of a less adventurous nature, who would expect black pudding with chocolate, caramelised banana and confit garlic purée as an appetiser, which... More 

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maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I made a reservation at Le Grain de Sel based on reviews from Trip Advisor and I was not disappointed. In fact both my husband and I think it was the best meal we had in the 4 nights we were in Montreal. We order the beet and goat cheese salad and escargot as appetizers. The escargot was cooked with... More 

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Grand Falls Windsor, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We returned to Le Grain de Sel because our last experience in July 2012 was so good. Our friends missed the last visit so we were happy they could make this one. Having heard so much about it, they were excited to be there. We called to make a reservation for 8:00 pm but the evening was full. The staff... More 

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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I truly enjoyed our experience in this restaurant. She had a lamb dish and I had the Fish and Chips. I tried her lamb dish and all the favors blended together beautifully. My fish and chips were some of the best I have tasted, and I am a Brit. Further to this,the service was warm and efficient.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2375 Rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montreal, Quebec H2K 2J5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Olympic Park & Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (HoMa)
  • Neighborhood: Olympic Park & Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (HoMa)
  • Phone Number: (514) 522-5105

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, European, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Staying in Olympic Park & Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (HoMa)

Neighborhood Profile
Olympic Park & Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (HoMa)
Named for the Olympic Stadium complexes built for the 1976 games, the Olympic Park and the surrounding neighborhood of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (HoMa) make up an invigorated area dedicated to "Space for Life." Around the Olympic Village's arenas and stadiums, Rue Sherbrooke welcomes exploration of its sculpture gardens decorated in the works of Jean-Paul Riopelle and its museum culture headed by the historical Château Dufresne. Maisonneuve Park offers interactive experiences at its bio-dome, insectarium, planetarium, and botanical gardens. For a change of scene, the gentrified space along Rue Ontario Est is packed with the city's newest, edgiest cafes, where an imaginative, youthful crowd sips foamy cappuccinos. A visit here is incomplete without stepping into the vast halls of the Maisonneuve Market, with flower stalls, wine depots, and local produce.