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“Excellent French cuisine” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Cheval de Jade

Le Cheval de Jade
688 rue de Saint-Jovite, Mont Tremblant, Quebec J8E 3J8, Canada
+1 819-425-5233
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Price range: $28 - $91
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Vegetarian, Organic
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Menu sans gluten / Gluten free menu
Toronto, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Excellent French cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We tried out this restaurant after reading some of the previous Tripadvisor members' review. It was ranked number one in the area. And, they were dead on. This restaurant has very good locally sourced organic food. The chef was extremely attentive and creative with their dishes.

We arrived at 5:30pm Tuesday night and asked for the early dinner menu. The early dinner menu is only between 5 to 6pm. That menu includes 3 course meal at $29 to $32 each depending on what main course you order. For appetizer you have a choice of:

1 mesclun salad and balsamic dressing
2 velvety soup of sweet red pepper and chili, pesto olive oil

For main course you have a choice of:

1 chicken from a nearby organic farm
2 pike fillet in lemon sauce
3 Quebec lamb navarrini

For dessert, we had a choice of
1 chocolate mousse
2 ice cream mixed with rum

The soup was placed inside a ceramic mini bath tub which was very creative. The salad included an edible flower with the petals and short stem.

The chicken was very juicy and tasty. The fish was baked nicely in a creamy sauce. The lamb was a nice stew.

The biggest drawbacks are that there is no air conditioning in thenhouse and that eating al fresco under the canopy had lots of flies/ mosquitoes. Other than that, no other complaints.

The servers were very friendly, cheerful and attentative.


Visited July 2013
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LA, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“French Cuisine at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The food was excellent and the service superb. The hostess/waitress was very knowledgeable and she spoke good English which helped in a place that most don't. The chef is also one in twenty in the world that handle duck a certain way which you need to order in advance because it takes half a day to prepare and they also make a presentation to whomever order it. Great restaurant

Visited June 2013
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Montreal
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Worth the detour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Perfect service from all staff including the very talented chef that came by three times!
Food: each bite amazing. We will be back with my father-in-law (wh is a Chef from France himself) to impress him.

  • Visited July 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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Cantley, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Exceptional gastronomic experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We went to Mont Tremblant for our honeymoon. We found Le Cheval de Jade by navigating on the internet before our departure. The great reviews brought us to this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Excellent food and beautiful atmosphere.
The hostess Frédérique greated us with her beautiful smile. It was a beautiful warm day so we were offered to sit outside on the terrace.
We selected the gastronomic menu with the wine pairing and were very delighted. The food was very tasty and the presentation very impressive. We even took pictures of our plates. Every time a wine was brought we were explained the reasoning behind choosing it for the dish being served. Great wine selection.
The service was outstanding. Both Frédérique and the other waitress (sorry, forgot her name) ensure that everything was too our liking. Olivier, the chef, also came out to meet us to make sure that everything was perfect. We had a great discussion on the making of the “Laurentians’ Ducking à la Rouennaise”. What an interesting individual. He’s very passionate at what he does.
We had a very relaxing evening. It was a great experience that we intend to repeat on our anniversary.
We highly recommend Le Cheval de Jade. Merci Olivier & Frédérique for a most unforgettable evening and for the good wishes.

  • Visited June 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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New York City, New York
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“The best experience in Tremblant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We loved this place for a variety of reasons. The service was the best we had in Tremblant, the owners are very attentive, the chef came out to see how the tables were doing. His wife greeted us and checked in throughout the evening. The food is creative, fresh and good quality. It is not inexpensive, it's fine dining. Great for a special evening.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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