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Code Ambiance

1874 Notre Dame Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H3J 1M6, Canada
+1 514-939-2609
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Ranked #73 of 4,413 restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $37
Cuisines: French, Contemporary, International, Wine Bar
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Des Seigneurs
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Toronto, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We found this charming place for drinks on Friday night. We were warmly greeted by owners Natalie and Bastian even though it was clear that they were getting ready to close. No rush! Their passion for food and service was so genuine we couldn't wait to return the next night to try the food. No disappointment here. Bastian prepared a... More

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Montreal, Canada
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

You won't be disapointed with this one. The place looks good, cosy but modern, the food was excellent and there is an excellent choice of wine. the owner is French, and unlike (I'm joking) most of his compatriotes, absolutely friendly. If you have the chance to get a silver spoon of fork, enjoy it, but please leave it in the... More

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Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Unassuming, but quiet, good for relaxing or a chat with friends. Unusual menu with interesting, well cooked choices. I had Alaskan black cod with wild Patagonian pepper and black Chinese rice, and I don't think that is a combination you will find in many places. Many plates come in starter or main sizes, so you can play with the menu... More

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This elegant and warm restaurant never ceases to deliver the finest dishes. Such an attention to detail. Every ingredient seems masterfully selected. The fois gras is just incomparable. Good to note: some items are available as half portions so you can make it to dessert (or taste everything!).

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Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Redecorated and it's gorgeous! The service is helpful and friendly and the menu offers a nice variety and the food is excellent. Offer wine tasting at the bar!

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Montreal, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Simply put Bastien and his team excel at what they do due to experience and the desire to please the most important aspect of their business...clients. Every visit to this restaurant is a pleasure and often an educational experience. Discovering new great wines, foods and spices is par for the course. Try it...you'll love it...honestly!

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This review is long overdue given that my husband and I have been regular clients for some time now. We continue going back given the caliber of the service that always includes excellent wine suggestions (from a private import selection), the refined menu with a great array of different dishes (tartar of doe, sting ray) along with some classics (phenomenal... More

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Montreal, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We went to Code Ambiance last night for dinner. The menu had an excellent array of choice. I opened with dried duck breast, fig compote, presented as a rose. Then I had the lamb with antep spices, giving it a very slight Indian flavor. Subtle but very tasty. The wine Bastien suggested was a 2010 wine from Tuscany. Excellent. For... More

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Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Interesting spin on new cuisine with unusual ingredients like razor clams, doe and sweetbread. If you're bored of the usual menus, it may be the place to go. Execution and wine list are just OK; service really varies based on your waiter or waitress... While the restaurant doesn't stand out as the place to go, keep an eye on the... More

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laval
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

My wife and I were there for a champagne tasting class,so before the class started we had dinner. My wife had the salmon tartar as an entree,I had the cured duck breast with a sweet pepper granite,both were excellently prepared,as main dish I had the bouillabaisse soup,my wife had the veal liver plate,again everything excellent,the service was great and very... More

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