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“A must when in Montreal.”

Les Deux Singes de Montarvie
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Ranked #1 of 5,778 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Cross street: De l'Esplanade & Waverly
Transit: Metro Rosemont. Bus 55 St-Laurent, stop at St-Viateur Street.
Wellesley, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
272 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“A must when in Montreal.”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

A little bit of a store front restaurant out in Outremont / Miles End section of Montreal. Not many hotels nearby, so get a cab and go!

Quite small so reservations are a must.

It is a 'hip" sort of place, dress is quite casual.

If you are looking for classic French preparation, then it is not here. If you are looking for fresh, local and different, then this is the place.

Our dinner:
Starters: Lac Brome" Duck Breast, rubbed with Juniper and Clove, served with a salad of poached Pear, Gorgonzola vinaigrette, and roasted Pistachios.
A warm and wonderful home made tomato soup.

Main course:Home-made Lobster Sausage, served with Fennel three ways, and a compound Butter of Lemon and Dill
Boar Belly, braised with Beer and Soy, accompanied by a Parsnip and Cauliflower purée, and roasted Almonds

Cannot even begin to describe how wonderful each dish was. They were well prepared and so very flavorful. The Boar belly was perfect and not at all fatty or greasy. The Lobster sausage was so very rich.

The wine list is small, but quite nice, and reasonably price. No outdated wine list here, all on a chalk board, so it can be changed as needed.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Ryewit
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Montreal Canada
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“I am really impressed”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

Great food, great atmosphere, small restaurant just few table, great presentation of the food, tasty, small wine list but still OK. Service by Shaun was excellent...Dessert were excellent we tried 3 differents one

I am not giving a 5 stars because, I needed just an extra wow! but definitely I will and my guests will go back.....this is a little hidden secret in Montreal...keep it for your self

  • Visited October 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Creative, original”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

This chef has a fantastic touch with food, and I would not be surprised to see him rise to stardom beyond Montreal.
The duck breas salad was exquisite, and very well presented.
The boar belly was fabulous, never too crispy nor too greasy, a hard feat.
Service is friendly and competent with only one regret: the chef has too small a brigade to come out from behind the open kitchen and talk to the diners. We would have loved to congratulate him!
The wine list is limited but thankfully inexpensive.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank jpsgirl96
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Cold Spring, New York
Level 6 Contributor
248 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Fabulous inventive food”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

This hip bistro has all you could want: Friendly staff - we arrived early and were first in the restaurant. Our waiter was friendly, funny, helpful and attentive. we got to say hello to both the owner and the chef. The owner was friendly and clearly cared that her patrons got the best she could offer. The chef was humbled and gracious as we showered him with compliments. We tried a special fig appetizer. The fig was served with a creamy tangy cheese. The tomato soup was hearty with a meld of flavors that was just fabulous. Everything was farm to table fresh. We had the boar belly as the main course and it was cooked to perfection, rich and hearty. The wine selection was small but superb and we had one of the best wines we've ever had for the price. This place is a real gem. Don't miss it. Reservations are a must. we ate here on a Friday night and several people without reservations were turned away.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank ellynvb
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New Jersey Countryside
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“No monkeying around here”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

We had a beautiful meal here. This is a very unassuming place with just a few tables and a bohemian feel. The waiter was very friendly and the place just felt "right". We had the duck ravioli with foie gras as an app which was probably the best dish all night. It was in a delicate mushroom cream sauce that was mouth watering. We also had the tomato soup which was a rustic style with cabbage, sausage and bone marrow, yum. For the main I had the boar belly which was sort of a thick slab bacon slow cooked to perfection in a hearty stew like bath. There were pickled cauliflower (I know, trust me it went well with this dish), parsnips, and zucchini and a few other veggies. Excellent melange of flavors and a good hearty meal. The other entree we had was the risotto with mushroom and tomato. It was well prepared but was overshadowed by the former. For dessert we had a chocolate creme brulee with nuts on top. I enjoyed it but still prefer a classic non chocolate style. The price was very reasonable. The service was very professional but slowed a bit as the place filled up and the waiter was a bit overloaded. A real gem of a place.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank jtcdc
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