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350, place Royale - 2nd floor of museum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
(514) 872-9128
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Ranked #186 of 4,470 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Mon 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Rated average because of limited menu, and language seemed to be an obstacle, otherwise would be 3.5 to 4 stars easily. We randomly saw the outdoor patio umbrellas from the street and decided to give it a try. Nice simple décor, great views. Okay staff. First waiter seemed like he wanted us to speak French, addressing us in French for... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Many museums have cafés. Few are this interesting. The two of us had the Eggs Benedict (fun variations with salmon and pork) and the salmon/bagel/cream cheese. Both very nice. With a glass of wine each, total was C$65 total with tip. Service was very efficient. We were there for Saturday lunch and were glad we had a reservation. Not sure... More

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Edison, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We'd read several reviews suggesting this cafe was above average. We agree! The salads were very fresh and tasty. My wife had the carrot soup which she said was terrific. And I had the crepes which were fantastic!! Service was friendly, although a little slow. If you go here get the crepes. They were seriously delicious.

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103 reviews 103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A lovely place for lunch, especially if you can book a table on the balcony. If you know the weather will be fine, book the table a day or two ahead. Tables outside are for 2 only except the end ones which could accommodate 3. We were three, and two had the soup and I had legumes confites" cooked cold... More

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Koblenz, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

So who would think of eating in a museum? L'Arrivage is on the top floor and only serves till the early afternoon. But the food quality and service were wonderful. I had the fish of the day, which was deliciously cooked. The dessert is a surprise - and had the ladies raving.

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Montréal, Canada
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38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Perhaps one of my brunch companions would give 4 stars for the brunch we had, but I was not as fortunate. They were out of the wine I asked for and had no suitable substitute. My omelet was dry, the confit almost non-existent, the purée too sweet, the veggies too bitter and the whole thing wasn't hot enough. My companions... More

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Montreal, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I have been to this restaurant a few times and will be going again on June 10th. I am looking forward to the meal. The food is excellent as is the service. The set gourmet lunch menu is wonderful and very affordable. This restaurant is located in Old Montreal and is in the Montreal Museum of Archeology and History. Reservations... More

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Old Chatham, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We always made a habit of eating at L'Arrivage on our annual Montreal trips, and it was uniformly wonderful until about a year and a half ago, when for whatever reason, the experience was uniformly horrible, from service to food. Recent reviews, however, persuaded us to return, and we loved it once again. Our server seemed a bit confused, but... More

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Montreal, Canada
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72 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Excellent lunch menu. Very impressed. The dishes were amazing; they were cooked and presented to a high standard. Scenic view of the old port. Delightful service. Definitely recommend. Reservations Recommended.

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Kent, Washington
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113 reviews 113 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Located within the Pointe-à-Callières museum, this lovely place offers a great view of the port, and a very tasty fixed price lunch. Service was friendly and prompt. Really a notch above most museum restaurants.

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