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Restaurant Le Grain De Sel

2375 Rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montreal, Quebec H2K 2J5, Canada (Ville-Marie)
(514) 522-5105
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Ranked #20 of 4,473 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: European, French, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
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Kent, England
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106 reviews 106 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Main Line of Philadelphia, PA USA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Le Grain de Sel is a small, boutique gourmet restaurant located in a quiet neighborhood, perfect for an intimate romantic dinner or a small group. The venue is a simple one-room dining room, decorated with large pop art prints and a few smaller modern oils. The dining area is separated from the kitchen by a wall of glass block, silhouetted... More

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Montreal, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This is a local restaurant that uses products from local producers. Menu is constantly changing but is always fresh and tasty! We were a group of 8 and everyone was very pleased with the services and the food! They have great sauces and yummy boudin! The most exciting part is when it gets to the dessert, not only because they... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Flew into Montreal from Wash DC and we had just about 24 hours in town. Birthday gift from my husband to visit Montreal to have dinner. Never been to Montreal and we had very little time, so restaurant choice was very important. Chose this restaurant from the reviews on trip advisor. Either Montreal has hundreds of superb chefs or I... More

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Montreal, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

This must be the best meal I have ever eaten. It is difficult to put the feeling into words... I read the tripadvisor posts....and chose the restaurant on that basis. No description here could do justice to the experience we had. "Experience" is a deliberate choice...it was not just a meal. This is a relatively small restaurant where you get... More

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Montreal, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We tried during the taste montreal event. Long time we wanted to go and were not dissapointed. Service is really, really nice. Cook came to ask if we liked his plates and this is always great to see. With one bottle of wine, it cost us 120$, add probably another 40-50$ if it's not during the taste MTL event. It's... More

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Montreal, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We tried this restaurant as part of the Taste Montreal event. The amuse-gueule was a squash risotto that was tasty but a bit dry to my taste. Then my wife ordered the creamy leek soup, cheese and crunchy granola. It was DELICIOUS. The best soup I have had in a while (well, my wife had it). I had ordered the... More

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