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Chez L'Epicier

#106 of 4,486 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
French, Canadian
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311 St Paul E, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H3, Canada (St-Claude)
514-878-2232
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had the tasting menu with the wine paring -- exquisite! Courses were artfully presented and represented a great cross section of fresh local cuisine. Wine choices were spot on.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here for dinner with my girlfriend while visiting Montreal because it was recommended by a tour guide. At first I was impressed by the quality of service. However, when the food came, I was highly disappointed by the portion size. For example, a $30 appetizer consisted of 3 very small tealight-sized cakes. They were delicious, but definitely not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here with my fiancé and we loved it. The ambience is great, the flavors are unique. I got the degustation de creme brulee and it was amazing. There were 4 different unique flavors of creme brulee and I enjoyed each and every one of them. The service was a bit slow, yet attentive. I would come back here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This small, wine-centric place has a clean, modern feel and attentive waitstaff. They feature nice local and regional wines and the staff is knowledgable about them. The food is extremely tasty, but the portions are very skimpy. Do not go there too hungry ...

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Both the food and the service were overly fussy. We had the seven course chef's menu plus wine pairing. The food was good and was very nicely presented but portions were quite small and it seemed to be a bit inconvenient to accommodate my fish allergy even though only one course contained any fish. The wine pairing was extremely expensive... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this old town restaurant on a reference. It is a contemporary style restaurant in old town, and very comfortable. It is a tad pricy but the different dishes seemed to indicate creative cooking. Wines were a tad pricy as I always expect at least a couple/few wines at the price of a pricy entreé. I started with... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

The Chez L'Epicier restaurant is located across the road from the gorgeous Marche Bonsecours building in Old Montreal. We were apart of a large international group dining in the private room. As a group we had a 3 course set menu with matching wines. We found all the dishes to be delicious & staff very efficient for such a large... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The restaurant is beautiful but as we were a big group we add a private room downstairs. Food was good but portion were quite small.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Most remarkable thing about the restaurant was the hefty bill. The ratings were wonderful, ambiance was lovely, service a bit rushed as it got busy, but the food certainly doesn't live up to the reviews. Superb plating, beautiful to look at, but nothing inspiring about the dishes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Dinner for three in the early evening on a conference visit to Montreal. The restaurant was highly recommended by several folks as an acclaimed spot for French-Canadian cooking. The locale in Vieux Montreal was in an attractive stone building; The interior was rather minimalist, but was pleasant and comfortable. Service was excellent, even though our waiter was a bit over-confident... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$26 - $52
Cuisine
French, Canadian
Meals
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
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 St Paul E, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H3, Canada
    (St-Claude)
  • Public Transportation: Nearest Metro: Champ de Mars
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighborhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: 514-878-2232
Description
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.