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Au Petit Extra

#232 of 4,496 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
The Village (Gay Village)
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1690 Rue Ontario E, Montreal, Quebec H2L 1S7, Canada
(514) 527-5552
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Wed 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Another restaurant recommended by the owners of the Bed & Breakfast where we stayed. Again, they were absolutely right. French Bistro fare well prepared and delicious. The restaurant is quite large and was only half filled on the Tuesday night we visited. One of us had the Confit de Canard and the other had a Fish Stew based on Monk... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly,appreciative staff, excellent food selection, preparation and delivery in a traditional French bistro. Easy to access by walking, metro, car or taxi but off the tourist path abit. Wonderful park nearby and downhill from Rue Rachel, a major biking route. We have been dining here for about 25 years of their 30 year history and the food is always just... More 

Thank Larry K
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Love this restaurant. Food is great and plentiful. Menu is written on the chalkboard. Ambience is Parisian. Off the tourist track, it's a wonderful place to experience. As you enter the restaurant one can imagine the swirling clouds of cigarettes, music and laughter. It is one of my most favorite places in Montreal. Great character, great food.

Thank acprod1
Baltimore, Maryland
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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

It's a casual neighborhood French bistro mostly for the locals. My hotel concierge was impressed that I knew about this restaurant because he said this place was mostly for insiders. The food was indeed amazing! Their dishes seem to be rather simple, taking advantage of local ingredients as best as possible. The menu on the blackboard was written only in... More 

Thank Nycbaltimore1
Waterloo, Canada
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We were in the back corner of the restaurant, which was a little dim and dreary (our choice of table, but still), and the music was a little loud at first, and this may have turned us off slightly, but not too much. The waitress was very experienced and spent a long time going over the menu with us, discussing... More 

Thank BlairConrad
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We were a table of 9 with 2 mothers for Mother's Day dinner. Everyone loved the food. Loved the simple elegant decor with the oversized blackboard featuring the menu. Server was so helpful and pleasant. Spoke French if you wanted to practice your French; spoke English to the clearly anglophones (aka our parents). Would definitely come back again 😉

Thank Jenny T
Montreal, Canada
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105 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Hidden away in the East End of the city, Au Petit Extra is a delightful French bistro that has served Montreal for many years. It is a great place to bring friends from out of town, has an extensive wine list, friendly and efficient staff and the food is interesting and delicious

Thank frasedbv
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106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

Deliciously prepared French vitro food that we stumbled across just strolling through town. Solid traditional offerings as well as updated preparations. I had the fresh "duck confit lasagna" with super light pasta sheets prepared fresh in house. Steak and fries were nicely prepared as well. Reasonable prices with a short 20mim wait for lunch. Worth the trip!

Thank David M
Montreal, Canada
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

I was really excited to finally try Au petit Extra. Four years ago we had a reception at the Lion D'or and the food was from Au petit Extra. It was really good but I was wondering if it was gonna be as good since it was not in the restaurant itself. I read a lot of good comments but... More 

Thank AnnMaMtlFoodie
Haliburton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Recommended by our B&B host as around the corner, casual restaurant - awesome! Friendly, helpful staff, interesting menu options, colourful active plating, and each of our meal choices were delicious! We will be back...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1690 Rue Ontario E, Montreal, Quebec H2L 1S7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > The Village (Gay Village)
  • Neighborhood: The Village (Gay Village)
  • Phone Number: (514) 527-5552
Amazing French restaurant that lives up to your expectations. With a fixed menu option, this delicious food is a steal.

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Staying in The Village (Gay Village)

Neighborhood Profile
The Village (Gay Village)
The rainbow pillars of Beaudry Métro Station shepherd the way into to The Village, one of the largest hubs for gay and lesbian culture in North America. With an open layout and a congenial aura, the refurbished buildings along Rue Sainte-Catherine pay a special homage to menswear and to caffeine, with showrooms and cafes. By morning, the antiquing gems along Amherst Street are packed with collectors. An incredible party spot, The Village comes alive at night, when clubs, bars, and dance halls open their doors and the revelry is high, epitomized by the fanciful trimmings of the apropos Oscar Wilde building. From May to September, the area closes to automotive traffic, allowing restaurant terraces to pour onto the streets, creating a dynamic sense of community. Les Boules Roses, thousands of pink baubles, are hung to welcome in the festivals and celebrations, including Montréal en Arts, Divers-Cité, and the Pride Parade.