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Le Grand Comptoir

#431 of 4,492 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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1225 Phillips, Montreal, Quebec H3B 3E9, Canada
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've been here twice which says enough. It's opposite the Baie on St. Catherine. This time we sat outside in the sunshine and ate typical french bistro fare for our lunch - flank steak and chicken, both served with a small salad and fries. Meals come with soup. We've been to Paris many times and this is as close as... More 

Thank Chris F
Brookline, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Four of us enjoyed our dinner with wine. The restaurant felt like Paris. STEAK and fries were really good. Our waiter waz friendly and helpful.

Thank Joan483
Reno, Nevada
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123 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Very good French dishes served freshly cooked. The daily specials were excellent and very good value. We were staying in a nearby hotel and were very tempted to eat here every night.

Thank Tauberman
Montreal, Canada
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This downtown bistro is a gem that serves classic French meals of excellent quality in an unpretentious setting with friendly service. Our party of six ordered starters, main plates and dessert with coffee. We chose smoked salmon, goat cheese salads, a salad nicoise and we all had the soup that comes with your meal. Main courses were strip steak, flank... More 

Thank moira k
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

The title says it all Had the duck legs which were perfect . Great wine list Great service Homemade dessert which was chocolate mousse Cappuccino Best experience ever in a bistro !

Thank Nicole L
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Based on the reviews we were expecting better. The service was slow and the steak and duck, not as good as was hoping. I asked for medium rare steak and got one that was medium well-done. My husband's duck was too fatty and it was missing a sauce. I ordered a glass of red wine and had to cancel it,... More 

Thank Slambe
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84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

I read reviews who said that the staff was very nice and the food was good so I decided to give it a try. Well I was not disappointed, the owner is a very nice person, I got served quickly my 2 duck confit legs (2!) with fries and salad. They serve a soup with it and tonight was celery.... More 

Thank Ornella B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Dinner without reservations. A warm welcome from a sports-loving host who switched the television from football to hockey to playoff baseball for me. Chose the daily special, blanquette de veau with watercress soup to start. Delicious, tender, comforting (since my team was losing). Good coffee and creme caramel to finish. Reasonable prices, especially for wine.

Thank RBA09
Port Republic, Maryland
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I enjoyed my meal here. Nice wait staff. Good cooking. Includes a bar. Windows nice for people watching.

Thank Sylvia B
Stonington, Connecticut
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77 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Ate here our last night in Montreal. Restaurant was located very close to our hotel, Le Square Phillips. Our drinks were very good. Our appetizers were escargot and pate. Both excellent. I had the sausage special and my wife the duck as main courses. The sausage was very good but my wife thought that her duck was a little dry.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1225 Phillips, Montreal, Quebec H3B 3E9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Neighborhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: 514-393-3295

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centre-Ville (Downtown)

Neighborhood Profile
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.