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Restaurant l'imprevu

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163, Rue Saint-Jacques, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec J3B 2K4, Canada
+1 450-346-2417
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11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Tue 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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St-Jean-sur-Richelieu
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Great ambiance, first class service, superb food. Having dined in many first class restaurants in Europe, Asia and North America, we rate our recent experience at L'imprévu as among the best dining experience of the past five decades.

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Thank OccasionalClient
Sylvie F, Propriétaire at Restaurant l'imprevu, responded to this review

Thank you for your advice, we are happy to be on your best dining experience, we wish to see you again. More 

PHL
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129 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Now I understand why the reviews are all in French because it is an out of the way lovely French restaurant . Not many English speaking people frequent this place and our wonderful waitress Nathalie, 20 years on the job, did her best to accommodate us who were only speaking English. The food was very very good and we were... More 

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Thank Christa E
Sylvie F, Propriétaire at Restaurant l'imprevu, responded to this review

Thank you for your explicit feedback, we appreciate it. Nathalie was very happy to serve you, you were really good client. Wish to see you again. More 

Merida, Mexico
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191 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Had a great reunion with friends from Vermont and Montreal today. Sitting outside was very nice. Service was excellent even though some were challenged with French. Drinks were promptly delivered. A few of us chose the pitcher of sangria. A variety of appetizers were chosen. I chose the mille feuilles with roquefort cheese and it was incredible!! My entree was... More 

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Thank RegD1945
Sylvie F, Propriétaire at Restaurant l'imprevu, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your excellent feedback. Hope to see you again. More 

Brighton
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

I was a little hesitant driving up as the restaurant is located in a non glamorous part of town (this is from a tourist who doesn't know the area). However, stepping into the front door was like entering another world. The decor is sublime, the staff's welcome is warm and friendly. The menu is a combination of A la Carte... More 

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Thank Elaine B
Sylvie F, Propriétaire at Restaurant l'imprevu, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, Wishing to see again you soon. More 

Greenfield Park
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

The $25 3-course table d'hote was great value. Great soup and dessert. With a $7 supplement a lovely veal dish. A great location if one is going to a performance at the Theatre Cabaret -- it is a half-block away.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

When we want to treat ourselves to a great meal in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, we head to the Imprevu. We particularly like the "set menu" where a 3 course meal is served, and includes a bottle of wine. The tab comes to just under $100 for two people. The food is great and the service is also great.

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Thank Pierre D
Candiac, Quebec, Canada
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

I often wonder how and why this restaurant enjoys an overall good reputation. I've eaten there on at least 6 different occasions and have yet to have a memorable meal there...I was last there 10 days ago. There were 6 of us; 2 of us ordered the roast rabbit..."lapin rôti"...what we each got were two round slices about 4 inches... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

We were on our way to another restaurant, saw the crowded dining patio and decided to give it a try. What a wonderful surprise. We has the Table d'hote lunch, but it was really enough for a dinner. Extraordinary, silky vegetable soup, beautiful salads, linguini with seafood, and on and on. Excellent, sophisticated food, beautifully presented and very friendly service.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

In the middle of the old part of the City of St-Jean sur Richelieu we came in for lunch without a reservation and were given a good table beside a window and welcomed. The restaurant has charm, old stone walls and the decor is tasteful. The service was warm all throughout and the woman knew her stuff. The food was... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015 via mobile

Been here on several occasions and have never been disappointed. The food is excellent and the service is second to none. If you are looking for good food and value for your dollar this is the place. Nice terrace in the summer lots of plenty of parking on the street.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$96
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 163, Rue Saint-Jacques, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec J3B 2K4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
  • Phone Number: +1 450-346-2417

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?