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Restaurant Le Grain De Sel

#119 of 4,721 Restaurants in Montreal
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Neighborhood:
Olympic Park & Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (HoMa)
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2375 Rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montreal, Quebec H2K 2J5, Canada
(514) 522-5105
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Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 208
    Excellent
  • 37
    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
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I have just arrived (And it was a 35 minute trip) from one of the best meals in a very long time 9And we are fussy!). We opted for the chef's 5 course surprise menu, and from start Beet salad and triple cream chèvre) to dessert (donuts) it was fantastic. The service was impeccable and I would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Donna C
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I have just arrived (And it was a 35 minute trip) from one of the best meals in a very long time 9And we are fussy!). We opted for the chef's 5 course surprise menu, and from start Beet salad and triple cream chèvre) to dessert (donuts) it was fantastic. The service was impeccable and I would return tomorrow without... More 

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2 Thank Donna C
Boston
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174 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We had lunch at this place last year and discovered the best blood sausage of our lives! This time we did the tasting menu for dinner and it did not disappoint! They make terrific old-school French here and only because it is so far from downtown does it not enjoy a more lofty position among Montreal's culinary elite. A foodie's... More 

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3 Thank professah13
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This restaurant serves excellent French cuisine with a little Mediterranean twist. We had 5 course degustation menu, which includes 3 starters, a main dish, and a dessert, all chosen by the chef. All starters were very tasty and included marinated red and yellow beets with fresh feta, a gravlax + smoked salmon salad with potato crumble, and the signature home-made... More 

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2 Thank pavel602
Notre-Dame de l'Ile Perrot
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It's a small cozy restaurant with a nice and quiet ambiance. The staff there is super friendly and very helpful. The menu has a handful of options (around 15, maybe less in the summer), but each and every dish looks absolutely delicious. The prices are between 6-15 for appetizers, 18-30 for the mains, and 6-8 for the desserts, and the... More 

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3 Thank jadebrisson
Vald'or
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 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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5 Thank Interest009
Montreal, Canada
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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1 Thank Jean d
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80 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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4 Thank xaviercourtois
Montreal
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109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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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1 Thank Marysela
Montreal, Canada
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393 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.