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Chez L'Epicier

#137 of 4,577 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
French, Canadian
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311 St Paul E, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H3, Canada (St-Claude)
+1 514-878-2232
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The menu changes daily depending on what the chef can obtain from the market that's fresh and special. What results is a truly world class dinner menu and the preparation of the food is in fact world class delicious. The decor is attractive, upscale but not overly formal and the wait staff was uniformly helpful and efficient. To sum it... More 

Thank KJS882
New York City, New York
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu de degustation with the flight of wines was exceptional. Several of the seven dishes were not on the regular menu and were original, interesting and delicious.You don't have to go to Miami Beach (in a currently red state) to enjoy Chef Lauront Godpont's cooking. The service was exceptionally professional and solicitous without being cloying. We will be back... More 

Thank tomsummers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined at Chez L’Epicier during "Mtlatable" 2016; Montreal restaurant week. The food was fabulous- we scraped our plates clean to get all the flavors of the foods and their sauces. We started with a curry & coco milk squash cream soup & a salmon gravlax. Great presentation and flavour. We added a course of delicious foie gras with apple... More 

Thank mas1958
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried this restaurant part of Montreal a table week and found this to be an excellent find. The menu is french cuisine and you can not miss an any selection, the filet de boeuf and magret de canard were excellent. We are sure to return

Thank DJLA-27
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting mix of classic and innovative. Amazing presentation. Very nice ambiance, great service. Visited it as part of Mtl a Table - it was a great value (otherwise they are really are on expensive side).

Thank ITaveler
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent service combined with exceptional food made it a wonderful evening! We selected the tasting menu, 7 courses, with the wine pairings. Our servers guided is through the explanation of both the food and wine so we could appreciate what we were eating. The pace was slow enough to enjoy each course of the marvelous chef's creations. An unexpected surprise... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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465 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

I enjoyed a business dinner here recently. The menu is creative with each dish having multiple ingredients and garnishes. The service was very good. This would be an ideal spot for a romantic dinner if you are into creative cuisine.

Thank JD28204
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Ate in private room downstairs, lovely ambience. Great service and delicious food. Very impressed. Nice wines - enjoyed trying a local Quebec white. Nice location in the old city too.

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Burke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Superb service and elegant cuisine. Reservations a must. Small dining room with plenty of room between tables. Wine selection extensive and for a big city restaurant serves better than average wine by the glass reasonably priced. Hard to believe the patrons who wrote the previous reviews were in this restaurant.

Thank William H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Food very simple that I would not be even cook on a Monday night with left overs. Green been salad, cold soup, 2 small muffins, a piece of chicken.... Not worth 85$. We left before the last service, we had enough and it cost 300$ with one bottle of wine for 2.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$26 - $52
French, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 St Paul E, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H3, Canada
  • Public Transportation: Nearest Metro: Champ de Mars
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighborhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-878-2232
Friendly refinement at Chez l’Épicier! For over ten years, the restaurant Chez L’Épicier has been shaking up culinary traditions while maintaining its position as a restaurant of the highest gastronomic order, offering a relaxed refinement and an energizing experience. Whether you come on business or for a meal with friends, the food, ambiance, and wines combine to make this one of the best restaurants in Montreal.

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Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

Neighborhood Profile
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic center of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its center, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theater.
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