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“A Great Find”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of C'est la Vie

C'est la Vie
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: French, European, Grill
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: In an ancestral, serene and warm frame, we propose you the GRILL-STONE. This concept, unique in the region, consists of a VOLCANIC STONE warmed at high temperature offering an ideal natural surface for a cooking without added fat. The menu proposes a wide choice of meats and fishes such as filet mignon, ostrich, tuna, bison, seafoods, kangaroo, deer, wapiti, camel etc. We shall welcome you and shall assure an attentive and personalized service. The Chef owner also proposes you some specialities. The cellar presents a wide selection of wines, private imports as well as a good choice of wine by the glass. So, a selection of dish to take out is offered to you. A private room is also available according to certain conditions
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A Great Find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

For our last night on vacation we wanted to find a new and special place.... Little did we know when we pulled up to "the last restaurant in town"..... where no one else had yet arrived.... that this was going to be the great dining experience we did enjoy!!

The lady who runs the place couldn't have been more accommodating. We ordered Chicken on Lava Stones! Never had that before... they bring out 700 degree stones set in board on which you cook your own food! With excellent vegetables.... it was so fun and so delicious.

The water had a great smile - and the owner took really great care of us.

It wasn't until I went inside to pay (we had eaten on the deck) that I realized the place was packed.

Obviously - we were not the only ones who knew that this was an A+ restaurant!!

  • Visited September 2012
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2 Thank MHM49
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Montreal, Canada
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“An Excellent, Excellent place to Eat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Again this year we returned to C'est la vie (Twice in 2 weeks) and again we were charmed by the reception and service from the owners.
We had the oinon soup and pierrade (and experience that everyone should try) in one instance and the escargot (with an amazing amount of cheese on top !!!) and fish.
As usual the food is excellent and the service is cozy and very personal.
I highly recommend this restaurant. A 3 course meal for 2 with wine will cost you less than $100 taxes in (tip not included) which is very resoneable for the high quality of the food and service received.

We will be back again next year.

Visited August 2012
2 Thank Robert5635
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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

An interesting concept: pierade (you cook your own meal on the hot rock). Very good quality of food, service and nice atmosphere.

Visited August 2012
4 Thank Lucy K
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Weston, Connecticut
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Delightful experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012

Great service, low-key, intimate atmosphere. We found everything to be great, from the rudabega/carrot soup to the hot lava stone dinner (we enjoyed the bison and tuna steaks). The dessert, a yogurt mousse and cherry compote parfait was light and extremely good. Would highly recommend this place.

  • Visited July 2012
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3 Thank David R
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great for fondue”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2012

Had the french onion soup and fondue, both of which were really nice and good value.

Visited March 2012
3 Thank Jo_Maus
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