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“Outstanding repast” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Bremner

Le Bremner
361 St. Paul East, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H2, Canada
(514) 544-0446
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Ranked #119 of 4,554 Restaurants in Montreal
Price range: $51 - $51
Cuisines: Canadian
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Bonsecours
Canada, Kentucky
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“Outstanding repast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This meal makes it into my top 20 lifetime dinners. Yes, the menu is small and the choices are eclectic, but the preparation is excellent, the bartenders are both talented and sociable, and the music is not too loud as a previous poster claimed.

This was a wonderful place to experience Montreal's joie de vivre and bon cuisine.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Montreal, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Delicious.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This restaurant was great! The ambience is really lovely, it has really beautiful decor and then it has air conditioning units with really funny skater stickers on it that add character. All the syrups for the drinks are handmade and they have a special drink everyday - definitely worth a try. The oysters were fantastic. The sauces they brought with the oysters were some of the best I'd ever had. The food is very good - very seafood oriented. The dessert pancakes were so delicious and a definite necessity if you go to this restaurant. The service was impeccable, when we left we actually talked about how great the service was. The food is quite expensive - so be prepared for that.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

@Ryewit, Le Bremner is NOT a chain restaurant. It is owned privately by celebrity chef Chuck Hughes, who only owns one other restaurant, Garde Manger, in old Montreal.

Although you did not enjoy the ambiance of Le Bremner, it's unfortunate that the bulk of your review was not written in an objective manner. The loud music, for instance, is part of the mood of the restaurant. During my first visit to Garde Manger, our server told us the music is an electic mix because the staff chooses the playlists, and Chuck's desire is for his restaurants to project a "homey", "celebration", "house party" feel; as if the diner is part of their family, their crowd. This is also why there are no numbers on the exteriors of the buildings. It is unfortunate that your server did not inform you of this. I do realize that these elements combined for what was not an enjoyable experience for you, however this is the exact culture that this restaurant was designed to project - one that I personally love. Also, it is completely unrealistic to assume that an entire restaurant of people who are enjoying loud music would lower the volume to suit one patron.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
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“One of the best meals I've ever had”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I went to Le Bremner with several friends to celebrate a birthday. We sat upstairs in the terrasse. Initially, I thought it would be too cold to sit in a three season terrasse, but this was not the case. There were heaters and the temperature was perfect, in spite of the cold outside.

The ambiance.was great: eclectic music, live oyster bar and service were all excellent. We started with one of the signature drinks: a must have. Their drinks are awesome. The vodka and lemonade was incredible as was the signature drink (a combination of vodka, black tea and flavours which I cannot recall.)

We started with a platter of oysters of the day. There were two different types, each one quite distinct and FRESH. We also had the snowcrab kimchee and the scallop crudo chamoy aioli. Each appetizer was amazing: an inspired mixture of flavours and textures.

For the main course, I ordered the hot lobster sandwich with 63 degree egg. Yes, it sounds odd, but wow! It was the best sandwich I've ever had. We also ordered the spicy tomato salad. This was a hit with everyone.

Our waitress, Maude was great. She was very knowledgeable about the menu, was friendly and accommodating. Chef Danny greeted us when we walked in. He came by the table to flambe the baked Alaska - a really thoughtful touch. Kudos to him for creating such an inspired menu.

Yes, it's expensive. But, it is truly a wonderful experience to dine at Le Bremner. I can't wait to go back.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Don't go if you're a picky eater”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Great restaurant, great staff, very interesting food however if lamb's neck, lambs heart or horse tartar are not your cup of tea you will still have to be willing to experiment. Even with picky eaters we were able to find good things to eat. Desserts were a bit disappointing but apps made up for it. One comment---when a guest says "can I have some butter" the waiter should NOT say "we don't have any butter". Thats a little too precious.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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