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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
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Tue 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
398 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I discovered this fine cuisine spot through a friend where we met for lunch. L'Imprévu is located on a corner lot in old Saint-Jean, with three seating sections including a private dining area; when the wheather is warm a large outdoor terrace is also open. Parking free whether on the restaurant lot or on the street is not an issue.... More 

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

Thank you for your visit to our restaurant. You're welcome again. We are happy for your comment. More 

Saint-jean-sur-richelieu, Quebec
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

It was our first time in a fine cuisine restaurant, and it blew our mind! The food was absolutely delicious and the waitress was the kindest! She answered all the silly question I had without hesitations. You have got to try the fish!

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

Hi, thank you for your comment, it's a pleasure to read it. Wish to see you again. More 

Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

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 

Level Contributor
133 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
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 

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
Level Contributor
207 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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 

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 

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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 

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
Reviewed 24 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.

Thank lindalM8631AO
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 14 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.

Thank Pierre D
Candiac, Quebec, Canada
Level Contributor
19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 

Thank Elizabeth C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 96
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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?