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“Great fun for the whole family, or your all adult party. Superb authentic 18th century food, songs and "piratitude"!”
Review of Le Cabaret du Roy - CLOSED

Le Cabaret du Roy
Price range: $14 - $31
Cuisines: Caribbean, French, Canadian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
Description: Do you have the makings of a pirate? Welcome to Le Cabaret du Roy, New-France pirate's den! Welcomed in a warm, funny atmosphere of a 18th century pirate's den, you'll live an experience...Out of the ordinary! How about joining the crew of the infamous Balthazar la Moule, pirate in Nouvelle-France? While tasting your delicious feast, musicians and lively mates will make you sing and laugh like only pirates can do! You'll meet and chat with the finest sea rovers as they try to find new recruits at your table and tell you stories of buried treasures, mermaids and sea battles!
Reviewed August 27, 2012

NOT to be missed! These pirates entertain with fabulous cuisine, music and entertainment. All elements of presentation are consistently high calibre and true to theme. They present a historically authentic experience of an 18th century restaurant with songs, games of chance, and dishes one would have enjoyed 300 years ago, both Quebecois & native indian.

If a time machine could actually take you back to Old Montreal, you'd hope it'd be like this - a real hoot and a bargain to boot! Kids and adults alike love these friendly, genuine pirates, who really know how to have a good time and how to share it here with you. Language NOT a barrier - like all of Montreal, English spoken well & readily, and the general use of French only adds to the charm of the sense of immersion in another place & time.

While thankfully no one plays the part of Capt. Jack Sparrow (he was British, after all), he'd have been right at home here - and so will you! One cannot say enough about the excellent musicians, charming waitresses (je t'aime, La Louvre!), diverse and uniformly top notch cuisine, and gracious hosts. I've seen lots of professional piratical entertainers; of them all, THIS krewe is #1!

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Reviewed August 23, 2012

It was a fun theatre restuarant.. Cabaret , troubadours and singing waitresses.. Old French spoken..
Fun evening even for us locals with Amerindian bread ( dark drown with blueberries or cranberries.. Heavily doused with Maple Syrup.. The meat was so tender it did not require a knife! We enjoyed the beet salad ( small portion though) , the dried meats, the bean salad , and the fish .. Very good atmosphere ..

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Reviewed March 10, 2012

My husband and I travel to Montreal frequently, and we have been to Le Cabaret du Roy many, many times over the years.
Le Cabaret is in the Old City, and it is a "theme" restaurant. The setting used to be New France in the early 1700's. They've changed that a bit, now it's still around the same time period, but with more of a pirate theme.
The servers are dressed in appropriate wenchly costumes, and there are musicians and other costumed folks who wander from table to table and talk and carry on with the patrons. There is much singing, music and merriment, with lots of audience participation.
Be aware however- that all the merriment is conducted in French, as Montreal is a French speaking city. I only know a few words of French, my husband knows a lot more, but even with the language barrier it is a blast. And the bilingual staff goes out of their way to make the English-only customers comfortable.
We try to make it there each time we go up to Montreal, several times a year.
The food is excellent. The portions are ample, the price is moderate. The menu is very extensive, and includes a lot of dishes that would have been served in that time period. We have enjoyed everything we've had there, and have always had a great time when we we went. If you plan on going, do make reservations as the place fills up quickly.
If you're a newcomer to Montreal and the province of Quebec, do yourself a favor and order a glass of "Sortilège" after your dinner. It was here that we were first introduced to this delightful beverage by another patron.
Sortilège is a Canadian whiskey blended (at the distillery) with maple syrup. It sounds awful, it tastes heavenly. It is neither too strong, nor too sweet, but just right and with a unique flavor. You will find this nowhere else on earth but in the province of Quebec.
If you're in Montreal, don't miss Le Cabaret du Roy. You will have an enjoyable evening, one that you will remember always. :-)

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4  Thank mrsfixit99
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Moisset_Ubert, Manager at Le Cabaret du Roy, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2012

Always great to see our customers from the english colonies come in every time they stop in our beautifull city. We serve the best food we can and then mahe sure you spend a memorable evening with us. As Ubet, i'm proud to make New-France an enjoyable destination for travelers from all over the world :)

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Reviewed October 25, 2011

This was not what I was expecting - a dinner with work colleagues while at a conference in Montreal. The actors and musicians were wonderful! We were all laughing and enjoying the slightly uncomfortable attention the actors were giving to each of us. The food was delicious and portions were large. I would definitely recommend for a group or a family with kids older than 7.

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Reviewed July 26, 2011

This Montreal Vieux Port restaurant is a must visit on a Friday or Saturday night when there are singers and actors playing the parts of interesting characters from Quebec's French colonial period. Cabaret du Roy is a recreated New France tavern with a downstairs area and a mezzanine. The latter is a great place to view what is happening all around. I tried my French out and everyone was very polite and answered in English when necessary. The menus are in either French or English and include a number of dishes from the French colonial era, including a Huron/Wendat First Nation's soup. This is a fun place to be on a weekend night. Plan to stay the evening.

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