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French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed February 19, 2022 via mobile

A true gem! Visiting Montreal last minute for two days and wanted to make a great night out of the first night. While we didn’t have any reservations to this place, they were able to accommodate us upon entry even though it was packed on...a Saturday night. All I can say is wow! Try the seafood!More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed January 6, 2022

Had a take out during lockdown, which turned out to be the best meal we've had during our stay in Canada from London. Scallops and prawns for starter, Salmon and Seaford pasta for main... all of which were perfectly cooked and seasoned so well. Real...quality food, support your local business during these difficult times because they deserve it!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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
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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