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Bistro 1843

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376 Cherrier Rue | 376 Cherrier Rue, H9C1E7, L'Ile Bizard, Quebec, Montreal, Quebec H9C 1E7, Canada
+1 514-305-1229
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Sat 07:30 - 08:00
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Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec, Canada
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small menu and a board of "specials" makes choosing easy but I was already pre-warned the lamb was exceptional. Selections made by our group of six included appetizers of scallops, crab cakes, Caesar salad, soup and salad of the day. Main courses of rack of lamb, lamb sirloin, sirloin steak and one other I believe was chicken. Our dessert... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is fantastic! Getting a reservation is the only problem. I have waited as long as 3 months to get in. But totally worth the wait. The menu changes so It is kind of hard to tell you what to order. The shrimp appetizer was so good I would have licked the plate. My husband had the trout table... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

As someone who has eaten in restaurants on six continents, I have a fairly good baseline. In my opinion, Montreal is the best place to eat in North America (except maybe NYC). I now have a new favorite in Montreal. My experience at Bistro 1843 was the kind of thing you remember for years. The food and atmosphere were great.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

simply excellent, quality, service, ambiance, there are no comparables. reservations must be made several months in advance for larger tables - it's worth the wait. Bring your own wine is a nice feature. Can't wait till my next visit.

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1 Thank DMMtl_13
Montreal, Canada
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The entire restaurant was reserved for a birthday party. With a capacity of only 55-60 people, it was reserved 4 months in advance. The wait was well worth it. Decor is homestead with the most comfortable chairs. Menu is limited but every item is flavourful and no skimpy portions here..Salad was very tasty. I had steak with the reduction of... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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140 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 673 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Located in Ile Bizard (west island of MTL) in a charming heritage home, this resto is family run - the wife is the hostess while the husband is the chef. There are only about 10 tables or so, thus reservations are a must. Reservations are typically required about 3 months in advance, but we assure you that it is worth... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

It is true that reservations are hard to come by, but they are certainly worth the wait. It is a very small restaurant that holds about 30 people. They only do one sitting so there is no one pushing you to order to flip the table. This is a husband/wife run operation, and I must say it is very well... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The best French cuisine in the West Island. Must make reservations a few months in advance because it's not a big fancy restaurant. Operated by a husband and wife team and the good thing is you can bring your own wine. Highly recommend this restaurant if you can make reservations.

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st laurent
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

With big hope we went to celebrate my wife's birthday with my girls at Bistro 1843. I had no problem to make a reservation: the week before! I found myself Lucky based on some posts read here. As for starters, we tried the so-famous crab cake.,.. We just came from a Virginia Beach trip and this is probably we were... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We were fortunate to obtain a reservation to Bistro 1843 for our daughter's birthday. The service and food are second to none. Being a BYOB made it even more enjoyable. The restaurant is one place that shouldn't be missed. The food is superb and the atmosphere very charming and homey.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Canadian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Saturday
07:30 - 08:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 376 Cherrier Rue | 376 Cherrier Rue, H9C1E7, L'Ile Bizard, Quebec, Montreal, Quebec H9C 1E7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal
  • Phone Number: +1 514-305-1229

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?