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la gourmandine

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81 rue st. vincent, Sainte Agathe des Monts, Quebec J8C 2A5, Canada
819-326-7777
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10:00 - 20:30
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Hull, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

They moved to the Chinese Buffet and share a kitchen, along with the smells. French pastries and sesame oil / soy sauce do not go well together! And I love sesame oil! I'm guessing they've moved to the Chinese resto to save on costs. But the chocolatine / chocolate croissants now taste like....a Chinese bun. Nothing wrong with it, per... More 

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Thank Sheila A
Montreal, Canada
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is an interesting place where you can have a Chinese Buffet, with a few other non-typical Chinese buffet foods, like hot dogs, Oregano carrots, and mussels. A small salad bar and dessert bar is also available, with the added treat of ice cream. But if you want something more, there is a Pastry Shop on the other side of... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

La Gourmandine is a unique buffet-style restaurant offering a good variety of Chinese dishes, which are prepared in small batches so that they are always fresh. There is also a small salad bar and dessert bar, including ice cream. All is self-serve, including the Chinese tea. In the adjoining room is a pastry shop offering sweet treats prepared on site.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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112 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I went twice now to get bread and/or croissant. Both time staff was cluless or just sitting eating. A bakery in the same room as a Chinese buffet ? The smell of a Chinese buffet doesn't make me want to buy any pastries. It's dark and weird. Both time came out with empty hands. Will never go back.

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2 Thank Marjo210
Montreal, Canada
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

What ever you want, they have it! Excellent food and great service, and the price is moderate. I have a group that meets once a month and they always want to go to La Gourmandine. Don't worry about the negative reviews, this place aims to please and I will remain a patron there for a long, long time. They also... More 

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1 Thank Irene M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

I don't think the combination with the Chinese buffet is a success, unfortunately. Unreliable opening hours for breakfast (I used to go frequently), plus 2 very bland and boring "Chinese" dinner experiences, PLUS very shaky service (the staff are generally friendly & willing, but far too frequently don't seem to have a clue what they're doing :( ) & a... More 

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Thank Sarah M
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88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Sound strange but this place is excellent on two fronts. An excellent Cantonese style buffet and a bistro style counter for sandwiches etc as well as a great pastry and bread shop all under one roof. Spacious surroundings make for comfortable dinning.

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Thank Perry S
Tremblant
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

This restaurant was much better in the little venue where is was previously situated. Now it is in a huge open dining room with no atmosphere. The food menu is not as elaborate as it used to be either.

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2 Thank brendasboys
Sainte Agathe des Monts, Canada
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Food is fresh and good. Service is great. Large selection of food that varies from chinese buffet, to fresh salads, fantastic home made bakery and great coffee.

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Thank sharon C
Gore, Quebec
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

I believed the website write up and the reviews from, what looks like, prior to its move (August 2014?) Consequently, I booked to have lunch with out-of-town, foodie friends whom we see rarely. It was a good job that meeting them was more important than the food. There is nothing wrong with the food; it is just that it is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Chinese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 20:30
Monday
10:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:30
Thursday
10:00 - 20:30
Friday
10:00 - 20:30
Saturday
10:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 rue st. vincent, Sainte Agathe des Monts, Quebec J8C 2A5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Sainte Agathe des Monts
  • Phone Number: 819-326-7777
Description
just relocated and expanded but has been open for over 5 years.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?