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Code Ambiance

#127 of 4,725 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Neighborhood:
Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
French, International, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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1874 Notre Dame Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H3J 1M6, Canada (Des Seigneurs)
+1 514-939-2609
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Hours:
Tue - Wed 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Another Outstanding Meal

Bastien the owner and sommelier was super attentive and the food was very good. Interesting presentation, textures, awesome gravy (you can dip your olive bread into), and just the right quantity. I cleaned my plate like a well behaved child. A lovely wine pairing - Pfeiffer Carbernet-Merlot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Doodlehockey
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bastien the owner and sommelier was super attentive and the food was very good. Interesting presentation, textures, awesome gravy (you can dip your olive bread into), and just the right quantity. I cleaned my plate like a well behaved child. A lovely wine pairing - Pfeiffer Carbernet-Merlot. Bastien gets it right. Finished off with a Crème brûlée and a Grand... More 

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Thank Doodlehockey
Laval, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

I discovered this restaurant by coincidence and ended up going on a Saturday evening with my wife. To be honest, I was expecting more based on its tripadvisor ranking (#78 in Montreal). The place was empty, there was only a table of 4 besides us: it was a cold evening so it might have been that... All this said, the... More 

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Thank vicksters10
Montreal, Quebec
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Food great - Entrées we had "Crab & Shrimps Sausage Fried, crust of bread, Green Jerk Sauce & Half Lobster Tail w/Mixed Salad, Lukewarm Vegetables - both excellent. Main dishes: BLACK ANGUS FLANK STEAK Herb butter Vegetable and Potatoes & YOUNG VENISON TENDERLOIN TARTARE Cherries, Cocoa Nibs and Grilled Buckwheat 20/39. First time attempted Tartare Meat & must say not... More 

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1 Thank maureenf272
Lanarkshire
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144 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Ended up this part of town almost by mistake and thought to try this little eaterie as I was tempted by the exterior. The selection of wines is indeed very good (price range: middle to high), although the sommelier can be a bit overbearing (he tries to be helpful, of course). Menu on the very small side (usually, a good... More 

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Thank FranBoyle
Detroit, Michigan
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

What a great meal! We are visiting from USA. My cousin from Montreal suggested we try this restaurant. The service was fantastic. The dried pork rosette appetizer was exquisite. Two of us had the cod and coconut //spiced carrot purée. Very yummy! Flank steak was so tender....prepared w delicious herbed butter sauce and the zucchini frittata/quiche was simple yet elegant.... More 

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1 Thank Mrsfinediner
Montreal, Canada
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My friends got to know this restaurant via “Voir” and invited us. What a sweet evening, everything was “au rendez-vous” at the restaurant: the ambiance, the wine, the food, and the courtesy of the restaurant owner. We loved the cozy and a tad luxurious ambiance of this restaurant. Surprisingly it was not that busy for a Friday night in Griffintown.... More 

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1 Thank michikoQC
Durham, North Carolina
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237 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

You will not be disappointed here. Tuesday evening dinner and it was not busy; however the service and the food were wonderful. I had the cod special, my coworker had pork cheeks. Both were wonderful. Unfortunately due to our time constraints, we only had an entree and did not have a chance enjoy one of the homemade desserts. They offer... More 

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3 Thank 150hotelnightsayear
Montreal, Canada
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This restaurant is a unique spot. Super friendly service. Bastien the owner and wine expert, in his French accent, makes wine pairing just right/ He has a very good wine list. His menu is compact but he does each dish to perfection. A relaxing place for lunch or dinner.

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3 Thank Doodlehockey
Montreal
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174 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Nice and quiet, French restaurant with good food. The staff is friendly and the service was good. Good for small group, romantic diners or dates.

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1 Thank Globetrotter_411
Gore, Quebec
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A former business colleague (now a friend) and I went for a long lunch on a weekday afternoon and were very satisfied. I knew this restaurant well under the previous owners (3 years ago!) and wondered how well it had made the transition; nothing to fear, it is excellent. It has the made the move from traditional Ambiance to modern... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1874 Notre Dame Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H3J 1M6, Canada
    (Des Seigneurs)
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
  • Neighborhood: Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-939-2609

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 29
  • Cuisine: French, International, Contemporary, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)

Neighborhood Profile
Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
Once the core of industrialized Montreal, the factories and historic buildings of Le Sud-Ouest have been renovated into homes, museums, and small businesses. The rejuvenated landscape has put its Saint-Henri district in vogue, with cutting-edge galleries and an ever-expanding network of restaurants. Foodies can especially delight in the mom-and-pop shops in Little Burgundy, or at the Atwater Market, where outdoor stalls sell fresh fruit, vegetables, and meat, street vendors have menus of hot fish and wine, and the indoor market offers chocolate, breads, and coffee beans. Dominated by the gentle waters of the Lachine Canal, Le Sud-Ouest is still very much an outdoor town, with a number of pedestrian-only bridges traversing the waters, bike paths along the canal with views of the Leisure Boats, and massive green spaces like Angrignon Park to stop for a picnic, or to play a sport.