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#108 of 353 French in Montreal


French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed March 17, 2020

We had two streak et frites with a kids meal, all was perfect. We got plenty of home made bread buns and butter. Our waiter Michael was genuinely friendly and very keen on our comfort and giving us a great experience. We totally recommend it...to discover authentic bistro style French cuisine in the heart of Old MontrealMore

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed December 23, 2019

Our second night in Vieux-Port, Old Montreal, and looking for a uniquely Quebecois/French dining experience. We had viewed the menu earlier in the day and eschewing the more touristy haunts, entered La Sauvagine on Rue St. Paul. The setting is cozy, the service impeccable, and...an amazing menu selection combining uniquely Quebec cuisine, including a variety of game meats, with French bistro overtones. Additionally, there is a substantial wine and spirits selection. This is a hidden gem, not yet discovered by the masses, and well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 9, 2019 via mobile

La Sauvagine is what you’d imagine encountering while in a French village. It’s gorgeous little bistro with attentive staff and a very traditional country menu. From escargot and terrine to start to wild boar stew or duck confit as your main course you cannot go...wrong. Experiment and enjoy. The wild board in the port wine reduction was flavorful, but not gamy and tender tender tender. The local aperitif wines to start as perfection. End the evening with portuguese Delta coffee and a scrumptious dessert. Take your time and enjoy the conversation with the very experienced and attentive wait staff. Bon apetite!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 8, 2019

For fine Québecois dining, head down to St. Paul Street in Old Montreal and check out La Sauvagine. That’s what I did on my first night in town, and enjoyed a Foie Gras in filo appetizer followed by Wapitti (Elk) in Port wine and blueberry...sauce. Absolutely delicious. It should be noted that there is nothing quite like elk. Do not fail to order it if you get the chance. Nevertheless, with a restaurant name like “The Wildfowl,” I had to return on my last night and try their duck. The exquisite “Variation de Canard” composed of duck confit, breast, and sautéed foie gras were perfect. And all this preceded by a fine Onion Soup. The restaurant has an impressive wine list and the service is second to none.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed October 5, 2019

Set in the heart of Old Montreal, onRue St Paul, this restaurant features game meat as well as more familiar French dishes. I opted for the seared elk in a blueberry port sauce, a true marriage of flavours. Thank you to my servers Fatima and...Manuel who made my evening so enjoyable. The owner has another restaurant upstairs , a formal one serving elevated Portuguese cuisine in luxurious setting. You can’t go wrong with either choice.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed October 2, 2019 via mobile

Visited for lunch . My wife had seafood pasta which was filling but lacking in flavour. My lamb shank was totally flavorless,accompanied by overcooked,flavorless vegetables. The waitstaff never once asked how we enjoyed our meals (even though a large portion of mine was returned uneaten)....This appears to be a tourist restaurant where no one cares since you are not coming back.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 21, 2019 via mobile

Food excellent staffs are bilingual and attentive not to mention knowledgeable with their food menu. Unfortunately wild boar went sold out.. ended with lamb shanks very tender and the side vegetables were excellent.. best to go there hungry meal portion are of meat larger.. loves...the cheesecake!!!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 2, 2019

Best food we have had in Montreal. Wife and I had two $400 dinners elsewhere that were not even close to as good as this one for 1/4 of the money. Found it by chance and so surprised how good the service and food was.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 18, 2019 via mobile

The only good thing about this restaurant is its location in the heart of Old MONTRÉAL. Food is mediocre, service is amateur, drinks are expensive. You will wait to be served. Because the restaurant is sought after by tourists ( location!), the owner makes little...efforts to maintain its clientele. You will see few native Montrealer in this restaurant. I ordered pasta with ricotta and spinach. It was a frozen pasta, overcooked. I notified the waiter: not an apology, not an acknowledgement, stone face ( as in: who cares? You will never come back here anyway because you are just a tourist). Three different waiters served us so no one was truly attentive to our needs. In the end , the only good thing about this evening was the ice cream .... right across the street!! Superb choice of regular and vegan ice creams. There are much better restaurants in the area. This one is not worth it.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 30, 2019

We always cringe a little at having to pick a restaurant in Old Montreal. There is so much to choose from. We were there on Canada Day and after a 15km bike ride into town we wanted to enjoy a nice meal but not browse...through the menus of 50 restaurants. Luckily we stopped at La Sauvagine and the menu caught our eye. We enjoyed a couple of ice cold beers and had the lamb shank and 1/2 grilled chicken. Both were delicious. The soup and salad that preceded were very good as well. Service was attentive and efficient. Would definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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  • La Sauvagine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 3.5
    • Service: 3.5
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4