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Le Square - Restaurant Francais

#113 of 4,581 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Le Plateau Mont-Royal
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162, Rue Prince Arthur Est, Montreal, Quebec H2X 1B7, Canada
+1 514-439-7755
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Today
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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montreal
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The street is undergoing an extensive renovation and getting to the restaurant is a bit tricky. Once inside, however, the atmosphere is welcoming and the food is really quite good. They offer a three-course menu (entree, main, dessert) at a fixed price. This is bistro food with an emphasis on tartares of one sort or another, a fish, a meat... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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117 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Montreal recently and wanted to have French food because it is not available back home at an affordable price. Le Square is not inexpensive, but it is a minor splurge and its BYOB. The food and the service were excellent. We were pleased to see that we were the only English speakers, a good sign.

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Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent experience with wonderful food and service. Started with French onion soup and had the delicious salmon. Ended with creme brûlée. A 3 course prix fix menu available. BYOB.

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Thank Janet K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

What a unforgettable evening!!! First starter the restaurant has a welcoming atmosphere. We were then greeted by a friendly and curdeous who guided us to our reserve seats. As an entree we try the 'degustation tartare' wich is consisted of 3 differents types of meat and salmon tartare. It was spectacular for a dish we never tried before. Portions are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

As a solo traveller I love the opportunity to enjoy great quality restaurant food in a casual setting. And Le Square is was the perfect example of this. I dined there on a busy Saturday night, and got a seat at the bar overlooking the kitchen. My waiter spoke excellent English and was very helpful with the menu. I enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I love coming to this restaurent whenever I'm in Montreal. The salmon tartare is my absolute favorite & their fries are crisp to perfection! If you're not a huge fan of seafood you can always try their 'bavette' which is absolutely mouth watering! The best part of this restaurant tho? The owners. You can tell they're truly dedicated to their... More 

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Annapolis, MD
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We ordered traditional French food....onion soup, escargots, steak, and were not disappointed with anything. Servings were generous, with the filet mignon the largest and most tender I've ever had anywhere. There is construction going on outside to repave the street, but it's well worth the effort to eat here. If we return to Montreal anytime soon, this will be the... More 

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Thank MargieJane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Wow! I really loved the whole vibe and I must say that the filet minion was the most on point piece of meat I ever eat in my whole life! Amazing service, the waitress has the most beautiful smile and she was so kind! I recommend this restaurant for everybody : couples, families, business meetings... it can fit for every... More 

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Madison, WI
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

There was nothing great about dinner here. I had to add a lot of salt to the onion soup and even then it didn't have much flavor. The tartare of stag (serf) was really bland and the escargots had almost no taste of garlic. My husband said the salmon was good but that's not enough to make it worthwhile. Really... More 

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Stowe, Vermont
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101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We didn't realize this was a BYOB but there was a beer and wine store across the street. Gazpacho was very tasty and the presentation beautiful. Our flank steaks were prepared just as we ordered and the onions were caramelized to perfection. The apple pie looked more like a turnover, but the crust was flaky and delicious. Tables were tiny... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$24
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 162, Rue Prince Arthur Est, Montreal, Quebec H2X 1B7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Neighbourhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Phone Number: +1 514-439-7755

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

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Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Go native in Plateau Mont-Royal, where bespoke shopping, hip eateries, and wacky paint jobs attract locals and transplants alike, making it one of the city's most diverse and distinctly authentic experiences. A creative hub, Montreal's artistic elite pack the cafes along Rue Saint-Denis, where young painters and fashion designers draw inspiration from the playful murals and stately Victorian homes that dot the Plateau's side streets. Not a major sightseeing destination, a visit to Plateau Mont-Royal allows you to enjoy a local perspective, soaking in indie films, latte art, contemporary galleries, and the city's best bagels. A center of polyglot culture, Québécois accents mingle with shades of Portuguese, Greek, and Hebrew in the area's iconic Mile End district, where restaurants straddle chic designer boutiques, serving up chorizo and caldo verde. Friendliest to those on foot, it's a jungle of colourful awnings and sidewalk umbrellas, pedestrian walks and luxury shopping.
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