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Chez L'Epicier

#138 of 4,668 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
French, Canadian
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311 St Paul E, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H3, Canada (St-Claude)
+1 514-878-2232
17:30 - 22:00
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Finger Lakes, New York
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7 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the novel and flavorful combinations and contrasts in the dinner. April is a challenging time for sourcing vegetables locally, but they found good ones and used them in interesting ways. I will not be trying to reproduce any of the dishes at home, there is no chance to come anywhere close. This meal was a sensory show indeed.... More 

Thank ReRustica
Montreal, Canada
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95 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a birthday celebration at this restaurant. Frankly, this is not a cheap place for fine cuisine, and duck & salad dishes are nothing too special. But I really enjoyed their soup and scallops. Maybe I know better what to order than my friends. Their complimentary goat cheese macaroons are special. Their complimentary goat cheese maca are special. Still... More 

Thank maorangina
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here with my daughter while we visited McGill. Chose the red cabbage main dish which was like chewing through cardboard. One of those restaurants rather more orientated to style over substance I would say. Her scallops were fine and the sorbet : ice cream selection unremarkable. Very expensive for what it is ....

Thank Mark A
Los Angeles, California
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159 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

First, the service was really good and it really is important to keep a very good impression of a place. Second the cooking was perfect. I had the duck breast and it is certainly the most tender duck I ever ate! The kitchen is simple but perfectly realized. The basics are mastered. I highly recommend this stopover gastronomic.

Thank ViktorTatran
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This was my second time dining at Chez and it was just as memorable as the first! The menu options always offer a unique choice, the server perfectly paired wine and cocktails with whatever we were eating and the atmosphere was perfect for a quiet night out with my husband. I would definitely return the next time I am in... More 

Thank Nicole L
Chambly, Canada
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Good service and very tasty. Nice atmosphere, warm and nice welcome. Nice atmosphere, warm and nice welcome.

Thank tellamarde
Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Recommended by our hotel and will have to thank them in the morning. Creative French menu that uses many local Sourced ingredients in the dishes. We did the 7 course tasting menu with wine pairings. The dishes were very well presented with good flavour and texture combinations. Size was good so that at end I was satisfied although a little... More 

Thank Kevindfrey
Ottawa, Ontario
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017

A fine-dining experience in a beautiful location. An expensive meal, but well worth it for a special occasion. A slight problem with the bill was fixed quickly and graciously.

Thank 27colinn
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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254 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We savoured a 7-course tasting menu at Chez L'Épicier, an authentic French restaurant gracing Old Montréal's romantic narrow streets and fascinating shops. For the past ten years, Chez L'Épicier's chef, Laurent Godbout, has won numerous culinary prizes and awards, and the creations served to us resembled miniature works of art. The third course, was my favourite ‒ Icelandic cod, celeriac... More 

Thank Mike K
Montreal, Canada
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Delicious food in a charming setting. This quaint restaurant in Old Montreal has become a landmark. It does not disappoint.

Thank Agnes_Pierre

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$52
French, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 St Paul E, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H3, Canada
  • Public Transportation: Nearest Metro: Champ de Mars
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighbourhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-878-2232
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.

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Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its centre, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theatre.
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