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Chez L'Epicier

#149 of 4,538 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)
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank FeedMe M
Burke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank Marie-France D
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A booking was made for me at this restaurant by the wonderful concierge of the Montreal Sofitel when I asked for a very good restaurant for supper in the Old Port area. The Sofitel manager over the course of my stay had done a wonderful job of finding and making bookings for me at superb restaurants across the board and... More 

1 Thank Imran K
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fresh market contemporary French cuisine. A must-try if you are in Old Montreal and want to highlight a special occasion. Extensive wine list and excellent service.

Thank Thierry d
Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long absence from this resto, we brought friends to dinner and were expecting the strong cooking we had experienced in the past. A disappointment. The amuse-guele were standard (and stale) sweet macarons to which olives and maybe some creamy cheese- hard to tell - were added. Awful. My main was the snapper - not bad, but not exceptional... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

We came here because of a recommendation from a friend. We tried the 7 course tasting meal. It was great. 2.5 hours in total. It was a wonderful experience.

Thank Michael C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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.

Thank William S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

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.

Thank Ekta K

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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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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: 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)

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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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