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Restaurant l'imprevu

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163, Rue Saint-Jacques, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec J3B 2K4, Canada
+1 450-346-2417
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

I was a little hesitant driving up as the restaurant is located in a non glamorous part of town (this is from a tourist who doesn't know the area). However, stepping into the front door was like entering another world. The decor is sublime, the staff's welcome is warm and friendly. The menu is a combination of A la Carte... More 

Thank Elaine B
Greenfield Park
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The $25 3-course table d'hote was great value. Great soup and dessert. With a $7 supplement a lovely veal dish. A great location if one is going to a performance at the Theatre Cabaret -- it is a half-block away.

Thank lindalM8631AO
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

When we want to treat ourselves to a great meal in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, we head to the Imprevu. We particularly like the "set menu" where a 3 course meal is served, and includes a bottle of wine. The tab comes to just under $100 for two people. The food is great and the service is also great.

Thank Pierre D
Candiac, Quebec, Canada
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I often wonder how and why this restaurant enjoys an overall good reputation. I've eaten there on at least 6 different occasions and have yet to have a memorable meal there...I was last there 10 days ago. There were 6 of us; 2 of us ordered the roast rabbit..."lapin rôti"...what we each got were two round slices about 4 inches... More 

Thank Elizabeth C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were on our way to another restaurant, saw the crowded dining patio and decided to give it a try. What a wonderful surprise. We has the Table d'hote lunch, but it was really enough for a dinner. Extraordinary, silky vegetable soup, beautiful salads, linguini with seafood, and on and on. Excellent, sophisticated food, beautifully presented and very friendly service.... More 

1 Thank poppybubby
Montreal, Canada
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

In the middle of the old part of the City of St-Jean sur Richelieu we came in for lunch without a reservation and were given a good table beside a window and welcomed. The restaurant has charm, old stone walls and the decor is tasteful. The service was warm all throughout and the woman knew her stuff. The food was... More 

1 Thank S D
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

Been here on several occasions and have never been disappointed. The food is excellent and the service is second to none. If you are looking for good food and value for your dollar this is the place. Nice terrace in the summer lots of plenty of parking on the street.

Thank Patsw7550
Burlington, Vermont
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

First time at this restaurant, we went based on Trip Advisor reviews. It is a bit out of the way in St. Jean but not hard to get to. They have indoor and outdoor seating with no real view but pleasant on a nice summer evening. The service was good and friendly. The food choices run the gamut of French... More 

Thank Dave S
Port Jefferson Station, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My wife and I were staying in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu on our trip to Montreal and were looking for a good French restaurant in the area for dinner. L'Imprevu came highly recommended and we both agree the experience was better than we could have imagined. From the moment we walked in we felt comfortable. The staff went out of their way to... More 

Thank Andrew S
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

One of the best restaurants in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu! You just can't go wrong, everything is good and fresh!

Thank JazzB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$24 - $96
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 163, Rue Saint-Jacques, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec J3B 2K4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
  • Phone Number: +1 450-346-2417

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