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“Wonderful dinner for two” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chez L'Epicier

Chez L'Epicier
Ranked #145 of 5,657 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 26 - USD 52
Cuisines: French, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
Cross street: St-Claude
Transit: Nearest Metro: Champ de Mars
Description: Friendly refinement at Chez l’Épicier! For over ten years, the restaurant Chez L’Épicier has been shaking up culinary traditions while maintaining its position as a restaurant of the highest gastronomic order, offering a relaxed refinement and an energizing experience. Whether you come on business or for a meal with friends, the food, ambiance, and wines combine to make this one of the best restaurants in Montreal.
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful dinner for two”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2012

Excellent food and service. Good location but not quiet or romantic.

Visited May 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Pilar
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great food and location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2012 via mobile

The location is wonderful and the food, albeit variable is overall very good. Noise became an issue being crowded and with big tables. Very good and attentive service, pricey.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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381 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Very Good Tasting Menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

Went to l'Epicier 4 nights ago. We decided on the tasting menu. The food was very good. We had it with the wine pairing. The size of the wine poured for the tasting was generous but we were happy with happy with the pairings about 1/2 of the time. Definitely felt there's room for improvement there. The dessert was fantastic. At the end of a lot of courses it was served in a grapefruit, it was light and refreshing. Loved it. The service was excellent. Couldn't have asked for better in that category. The location is charming in Old Montreal. The restaurant is quaint. A fun old Montreal experience for sure. I recommend it.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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, Responsable relations clients at Chez L'Epicier, responded to this review, 28 June 2012
Thank you very much for your positive words and comments, Mooney6461. We hope you enjoyed the restaurant and Montreal enough to plan on coming back soon!
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Montreal, Canada
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87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great bet in Vieux Montreal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2012

I have been to Chez L'epicier twice in the last few years and both times have been exceptional. Last time we sat at the bar and service was excellent. Coming off a meal at Charlie Trotters in Chicago I have to say that this place was as good but a little more relaxed....which is what it is supposed to be. Good stuff

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Christopher E
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chezlepicier, Responsable relations clients at Chez L'Epicier, responded to this review, 8 May 2012
Hello Christopher, it’s so nice of you to compare us to Charlie Trotter’s! Our priority is and always has been to provide a memorable food experience and a top quality service to all our guests. Your repeated good experiences are the best proof we could have hoped for.
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Barrie, Ontario
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299 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Laurent is considered to be one of Montreal's best chefs with good reason.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

Great location in old Montreal with plentiful windows overlooking St. Paul St. While you are waiting for your table browse through the specialty take-out fare. French cuisine is quality, not necessarily quantity, so enjoy the fresh homemade bread, it is perfect. Indulge in the foie gras, it may not be the absolute best I have had, but it definitely ranks right up there, positively delicious. The veal dish got top marks for presentation, and was wonderfully full flavoured, in fact buttery. Nice wine selection, pricey but nice, and a good espresso and a grappa go perfectly with the club sandwhich desert, it is wicked!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Don R
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chezlepicier, Responsable relations clients at Chez L'Epicier, responded to this review, 30 April 2012
Hello Don, thank you for taking the time to write your appreciation of our restaurant on TripAdvisor. It’s a pleasure to read your thoughts about us and we’ll be glad to welcome you back anytime !
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