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“Haute cuisine without all the baggage you'd get in the big city”

Le Cinquieme Element
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Compton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 16 - USD 48
Cuisines: Fusion
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Good for: Local cuisine
Description: The kitchen of Le Cinquième Élément is inspired by fire, air, water, earth and quintessence to create vibrant meals of originality and flavors. Made from local ingredients in Estrie, our dishes won't leave you indifferent. Visit our website to book a table. We are looking forward to welcoming you at our restaurant!
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Being city folk, we were a little hesitant to walk into a fancy restaurant straight from a 3 hour hike in the woods. But any trepidation melted away as soon as we walked in.

Le Cinquième Element is a charming little restaurant with eclectic conversation-spawning decor and a down-to-earth atmosphere. In a township just 20 minutes from Coaticook, there is no pretension or snobbishness whatsoever here. But that's not to say that the dining experience isn't sophisticated. With escargots, rabbit and osso bucco on the menu, a table d'hôte menu the only option for dinner (with 3 price points) and lovingly crafted presentation of the courses, you really get a dining experience rather than just a meal.

And the value can't be beat. The 3 course meal was $30 and for the level of cuisine you get, that is a steal and easily compensates for the fact that there's no à la carte options.

The meal was wonderful and served with care from our server (who seemed like the owner as well and possibly the chef?). He was sweet and helpful with a bit of a charmingly offbeat manner to him.

The moment of the night came when he attentively noticed our table candle had gone out and without missing a beat said to us: "It's ok if the flame of love flickers from time to time, the important thing is to be sure it gets re-lit."

That sort of warm poetic philosophy reflects well the kind of restaurant Le Cinquième Element is.

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Reservation through website efficient. Confirmation within a few hours. Good welcome and nice decor. Interesting but short menu. We liked the 30/35/40$ formula that allows you to choose according to your appetite or budget. Food is well prepared and presented nicely. We had the rabbit and sweetbreads. Limited but sufficient selection of wines (good servings). Excellent desserts. We will go back.

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Reviewed 12 May 2017

My wife and I had lunch today at le Cinq.

Great and reasonably priced food; outstanding presentation and service; creative decor and peaceful ambiance.
We highly recommend this cosy delightful restaurant!

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Thank Francois B
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Reviewed 7 September 2015

Nice place, nice location, good selection of microbrewery beers. Owners are nice and funny. The food is excellent, the menu is short but exquisite. Table d'hôte between 30$ and 40$ dollars and it includes dessert.

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Thank Marc-André C
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Reviewed 4 September 2015

Knowing that Compton offers a variety of local produce, we were tempted to try this restaurant because it incorporates them in their menu. They offer a lunch special for 15$ that is varied enough and quite satisfying. We were pleasantly surprised by the combination of flavours, the service and the atmosphere of the place. It is upbeat and humorous. We will definitely go back.

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Thank photoimmo
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