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“Treat yourself to a very unusual but delicious menu.”
Review of Au Cinquieme Peche - CLOSED

Au Cinquieme Peche
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Reviewed July 16, 2013

We decided to try this Bistro style restaurant on St. Denis Street based on Trip Advisor reviews and boy are we glad we did!
The 'chalk board' menu is one of the most creative I've ever seen. Our waiter also described each appetizer and main dish in every detail, which was helpful in deciding what we would choose. One of our friends had a few food allergies and they were very agreeable to omitting certain ingredients from the preparation of a dish to accommodate her. The servings are not very large - but everything was cooked perfectly and the blends of flavours were devine. Recommend the gravlax appetizer with pink grapefruit - just delicious. The scallop main with artichokes on a bed of puréed avocado was sensational too. Desserts were good too, but if the evening is warm and you need a walk afterwards i recommend going across the street to get a gelato or ice cream cone at Meu Meu - sit on a bench and watch the locals walk by! A perfect summer evening in Montreal. By the way - 'peche' means sin in French - not fish as I first thought - it stands for the 5th sin which is gluttony!

Thank KHarrington54
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We enjoyed the chef's tasting menu with the paired wined and had an amazing evening! We'd been to the previous location and knew that the chef is talented and the wines are excellent. It took some convincing for us to try the tasting menu since the courses weren't what we would have normally ordered but we decided to go for it and we loved everything about it. The wines worked perfectly with each course. The staff were also fantastic explaining each course and the wines. Overall the price was very reasonable for the quality and experience. Can't wait to go back and I highly recommend.

Thank TorontoUrbanist
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

Took wife for birthday. Warmly greeted. Service excellent. menu on chalkboard, wine by the glass may be the best buy. Excellent fresh salad with upscale ingredients, my appetizer not overcooked. She had the had-to-find sweetbreads, perfectly cooked. My lamb shank was a bit dry. Light desert of apricots/cake more than enough.

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1  Thank Fstein
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Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

A party of 6 of us dined here for a special occasion. From start to finish the entire experience was fantastic. Our young waiter couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. In my opinion the best of both worlds- food of the highest quality with a relaxed atmosphere unlike some up market restaurants. I would highly reccommend the degustation menu with wine pairing! All in all a great find!

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1  Thank Kirstlog87
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

After hearing about "Au Cinquième Péché" restaurant/bistro on Radio Canada's program "L'Épicerie", we were very interested in trying their much-talked-about sweetbreads (ris de veau). On a Tuesday evening, during a recent snow storm, we arrived at the restaurant, located in the half-above-ground basement of a building which is only a few steps away from the corner of St. Denis Street and Mont-Royal Avenue. The warm, cozy atmosphere, together with the hospitable welcome given by a charming waiter (Renauld) immediately made us feel at home.

I must tell you now that our dining experience exceeded our expectations. We both ordered appetizers which were creative and tasty, and for the main dish, the sweetbreads which were heavenly. Our waiter was very helpful in suggesting wine for both our main courses and later desserts which were to die for.

If you're looking for a quite place to dine with your significant other, do try "Au Cinquième Péché" during the week, because the weekend atmosphere (Thursdays to Saturdays) is a lot less quite like most eateries on the Plateau.

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Thank Chonnie
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