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Code Ambiance

Certificate of Excellence
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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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Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 27
    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
Great little find in Griffin town. Wonderful food and attentive service

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Mrsfinediner
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Detroit, Michigan
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  • Doing business
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English first
Lanarkshire
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141 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

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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Detroit, Michigan
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12 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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Montreal, Canada
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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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Durham, North Carolina
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 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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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Montreal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 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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Gore, Quebec
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were in Montreal recently, visiting family, and my aunt-in-law took us to this restaurant for dinner. It was a Saturday night, and she'd had trouble getting a reservation for a large group (there were nine of us), so I was a bit suspicious when she told us that this was the only place she could find that could take... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Montreal is a GREAT food city, and Code Ambiance ranks right at the top. Delicious, thoughtful, lovely food -- likewise the decor and service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The food was phenomenal and reasonably priced! Highly recommended for a fun, relaxing couples evening. I took my wife out for her birthday... The server remembered our names from the time we made our reservation and surprised us with a nice dessert at the end. My wife loved the chicken in honey and Cajun sauce and I really enjoyed the... 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 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, International, Contemporary, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business
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 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.