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“Charming”
Review of Les Deux Gamins

Les Deux Gamins
Ranked #156 of 5,820 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $28
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Cross street: Hotel de ville
Transit: Sherbrooke Metro, less han 5 minutes away
Description: Located in the heart of the Plateau,Montreal, Les Deux Gamins is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy scrumptious French fare. It’s warm inviting décor, fashioned to replicate a Parisian bistro, combined with mouthwatering French menu items all meticulously made from scratch using the finest regional ingredients. "extremely satisfying, unpretentious, and also very affordable".House specialties are traditional French bistro fare, featuring classic comfort food like duck confit, which is available four ways : as a rillettes, in our Deux Gamins Salad, with our Mac and cheese, or on it’s own with delicious potatoes cooked in duck fat.Among our praised dishes you can sample our famous French onion soup (secret recipe), our knife cut steak tartar, or our awesome specials of the week, all prepared in house with lots of care.Our menu changes seasonally to feature summer dishes like Nicoise Salad with seared tuna, and hardy winter dishes like beef bourguignon, ensuring you always get to sample something different.From our appetizers to our desserts you will find a selection of dishes lovingly prepared in house, served by friendly and knowledgeable hosts to help you unwind and relax in a welcoming bistro atmosphere.
Litchfield, Connecticut
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Charming”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Nice little bistro in pedestrian friendly Prince Arthur. Sadly there were too many empty storefronts in the area when we were there. I hope that changes soon.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Julie731
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valeriemt, Owner at Les Deux Gamins, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thank you for the feedback, we are glad you enjoyed our bistro. We agree with you that Prince Arthur is a lovely pedestrian street, and are also hopeful that new business will start filling in where the older businesses use to be, but in the meantime we invite you to come back and see us anytime, and look forward to your next visit, warm regards from Les Deux Gamins team.
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Brattleboro, Vermont
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“The food here is perfect.”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Service was very friendly. It wasn't crowded. I had Macaroni and Cheese, thinking I was making a sacrifice for my meat-eating dinner partners, but it was the best Mac and Cheese I have ever had. Andrea had the poached salmon with courgettes gratiné, and waxed eloquent about how good the courgettes gratiné was (she didn't say anything about the poached salmon, but she ate it all, so I assume it was good). Debbie had the Boeuf Bourguignon, which was made with fingerling potatoes. She said it was cooked to perfection, and the expressions on her face as she ate it suggested that she was not exaggerating. She also had a glass of wine with her entree, and reported that it was fantastic.

The meal came with a complementary baguette, which was, like the rest of the food, exceptionally good. Normally one doesn't get terribly excited about a plain baguette, but this one had a nice warm flavor, the right amount of moisture, and a great crust. We wound up asking for seconds.

I had a an apple tart a la mode for dessert, and Andrea had a chocolate soufflé (they call it a lava cake, but it's wasn't one of the lame lava cakes you sometimes see—it was an actual soufflé). My tart was lovely; Andrea's souffle was also.

This is a really great little restaurant. If you like french food, you should go.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Abhayakara
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valeriemt, Owner at Les Deux Gamins, responded to this review, March 30, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, we appreciate the feedback. We will keep up the good work, to keep customers like yourself, coming back. Warm regards and we look forward to your next visit, p.s. the outdoor seating during the summer months is a great place to people watch and enjoy the al fresco dining, the terrasse is open from April 15-Oct 15th.
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Weehawken, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fireplace, friendly waitress, well-priced wine, and good food.”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Ate here on our last night in Montreal because it was one of the closest restaurants to our hotel and we still hadn't thawed out from our walk through the city. We made reservations on Open Table and were immediately seated near the fireplace by a funny and friendly woman who also ended up being our server. The house wine is priced well, we had wonderful service, and the bread was delicious. My steak and fries were ok - fries were really good! The mac and cheese was exceptionally yummy - my husband kept comparing it to French onion soup - cheesy goodness. The food wasn't off the charts amazing, but we were really happy with the overall experience and would recommend.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank abby5075
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valeriemt, Owner at Les Deux Gamins, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments, we appreciate the feedback and are thrilled you enjoyed your visit. We care about our guests, which is why we provide a reasonably priced wine list and tasty food in a comfortable setting. We also like to have fun, and friendly clients like yourself make it easy, we look forward to your next visit and send our warmest regards, Les Deux Gamins team.
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Hemmingford, Quebec, Canada
1 review
“Family birthday dinner gathering”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

We had a party of 5 dining out this evening. The service was excellent, very friendly and attentive. The food was superb. Overall it was a very enjoyable evening. One of the few restaurants in Montreal with a cozy charm about it, especially in the upper level where they have a very nice wood fireplace for your dining experience. We would definately revisit them again. Our compliments to not only the chef but to the wait staff as well.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Scott M
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valeriemt, Owner at Les Deux Gamins, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your review of our Bistro. We are very pleased you enjoyed your birthday celebration, and rest assured your compliments will be happily passed on to our chef and the waitress who took care of your table. We look forward to your next visit, and send our warmest regards to you and your family from the entire Les Deux Gamins team.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good, unpretentious, and friendly”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

Many good restaurants are closed on Mondays, but Les Deux Gamins has their doors open with friendly, welcoming service and simple but good food. Basic French options, with great service with good timing of plates. I had the fois gras appetizer and the salmon tartare - both perfectly composed.

Nothing super-amazing, but very pleasant and reasonably priced.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank joncamfield
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valeriemt, Owner at Les Deux Gamins, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Sorry for the delay in response! Thank you for the review. Les Deux Gamins's goal is providing unpretentious, affordable, and authentically french dishes to our guests, and according to your statements we are hitting the target. May we suggest you try our outdoor seating in the summer season, we officially open the terrace as of the 15th of April or earlier weather permitting. We look forward to your next visit, warm regards, Les Deux Gamins team.
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