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Chez L'Epicier

#145 of 4,632 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
French, Canadian
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311 St Paul E, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H3, Canada (St-Claude)
+1 514-878-2232
17:30 - 22:00
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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231 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We savoured a 7-course tasting menu at Chez L'Épicier, an authentic French restaurant gracing Old Montréal's romantic narrow streets and fascinating shops. For the past ten years, Chez L'Épicier's chef, Laurent Godbout, has won numerous culinary prizes and awards, and the creations served to us resembled miniature works of art. The third course, was my favourite ‒ Icelandic cod, celeriac... More 

Thank Mike K
Montreal, Canada
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious food in a charming setting. This quaint restaurant in Old Montreal has become a landmark. It does not disappoint.

Thank Agnes_Pierre
Montreal, Canada
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are going to spend over $145.00 per person on a meal, there should be some Wow Factor,! There isn't any here! Out of the seven courses we were served, there wasn't one where we said, I would come back to eat this again. Further, the food was rather bland tasting. I understand that this is based on the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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570 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing beats a cold friday night more than a seven course meal. To be fair I'd say 3/4 of the dishes were good, could use some work on the others. Really enjoyed the wine selections, I was served choices I wouldn't normally order myself. Staff was great and very on the ball even though the place was packed with large... More 

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The menu changes daily depending on what the chef can obtain from the market that's fresh and special. What results is a truly world class dinner menu and the preparation of the food is in fact world class delicious. The decor is attractive, upscale but not overly formal and the wait staff was uniformly helpful and efficient. To sum it... More 

Thank KJS882
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The menu de degustation with the flight of wines was exceptional. Several of the seven dishes were not on the regular menu and were original, interesting and delicious.You don't have to go to Miami Beach (in a currently red state) to enjoy Chef Lauront Godpont's cooking. The service was exceptionally professional and solicitous without being cloying. We will be back... More 

Thank tomsummers
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We dined at Chez L’Epicier during "Mtlatable" 2016; Montreal restaurant week. The food was fabulous- we scraped our plates clean to get all the flavors of the foods and their sauces. We started with a curry & coco milk squash cream soup & a salmon gravlax. Great presentation and flavour. We added a course of delicious foie gras with apple... More 

Thank mas1958
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We tried this restaurant part of Montreal a table week and found this to be an excellent find. The menu is french cuisine and you can not miss an any selection, the filet de boeuf and magret de canard were excellent. We are sure to return

Thank DJLA-27
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Interesting mix of classic and innovative. Amazing presentation. Very nice ambiance, great service. Visited it as part of Mtl a Table - it was a great value (otherwise they are really are on expensive side).

Thank ITaveler
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Excellent service combined with exceptional food made it a wonderful evening! We selected the tasting menu, 7 courses, with the wine pairings. Our servers guided is through the explanation of both the food and wine so we could appreciate what we were eating. The pace was slow enough to enjoy each course of the marvelous chef's creations. An unexpected surprise... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$52
French, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 St Paul E, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H3, Canada
  • Public Transportation: Nearest Metro: Champ de Mars
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighbourhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-878-2232
Friendly refinement at Chez l’Épicier! For over ten years, the restaurant Chez L’Épicier has been shaking up culinary traditions while maintaining its position as a restaurant of the highest gastronomic order, offering a relaxed refinement and an energizing experience. Whether you come on business or for a meal with friends, the food, ambiance, and wines combine to make this one of the best restaurants in Montreal.

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Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its centre, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theatre.
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