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Best French Restaurants in Downtown

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A photo of Le Pois Penché restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2022)
Price: Expensive
• French • Downtown
Booked 37 times today
Le Pois Penché is highly regarded for its excellent French cuisine, serving dishes that receive resounding praise from its patrons. Dubbed as one of the city's best food destinations, it features an array of French classics like moules frites, salade Niçoise, and steak frites that guests say are made to perfection. Seafood dishes, such as sea bass and salmon, are also standout menu items. The ambiance of Le Pois Penché echoes the timeless charm of French brasseries, further elevating the dining experience. Diners comment on the excellent service and presentation of food, highlighting the value for money. In their reviews, diners don't hesitate to compare the dining experience to being in Paris, confirming the authenticity of Le Pois Penché's French cuisine.
A photo of Henri Brasserie Française restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1625)
Price: Expensive
• French • Downtown
Booked 46 times today
Henri Brasserie Francaise, located in the heart of Montreal, has earned high praise for its excellent French cuisine. With a menu that boasts dishes like seafood platter, foie gras, and beef tartar, diners consistently compliment the creativity and professionalism of the restaurant's offerings. The attention to detail in presentation and the ambiance of the space are recognized by many to reflect the finest traditions of French brasseries. "Everything was perfect", says one reviewer, noting particularly the restaurant's remarkable service. Others give shout-outs to the well-timed delivery of dishes and the outstanding classic French cuisine. The consensus among reviewers is unmistakable: Henri Brasserie Francaise offers an authentic and delightful French dining experience.
A photo of Lloyd restaurant
4.4
Awesome(326)
Price: Expensive
• French • Downtown
Booked 19 times today
Lloyd, a well-received restaurant, is celebrated for its delightful French cuisine. Patrons have praised the restaurant's "delicious" food, particularly the "spectacular" scallop appetizer and chicken with truffles, showing a flair for French culinary delights. The ambiance has been described as "spacious," "neat," and "up class," with tables spread nicely apart for a comfortable dining experience. Despite being located in a hotel, it has managed to impress diners with its high-quality service and food. The staff, including waiters such as Graziano and David, have received personal commendations for creating a warm, welcoming environment. Overall, Lloyd provides an unforgettable dining experience, making it a go-to destination for celebratory occasions, business lunches, or a family meal. Though it's noted to be a bit expensive, patrons assure that the experience is worth the cost.
A photo of Jérôme Ferrer Europea restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(4358)
Price: Very Expensive
• French • Downtown
Booked 12 times today
Situated in Montreal, Jérôme Ferrer Europea is a sublime destination for French culinary excellence. The restaurant has consistently received rave reviews for its brilliant chef, the unique presentation of dishes, and the remarkable gastronomic experience it offers. Witnesses have described the food as “perfect,” with “absolutely incredible” being a common sentiment among diners. Highlights of the menu include the Lobster Cappuccino and the French onion soup, both praised for their exquisite taste. Exceptional customer service, combined with the relaxed ambiance, make it a memorable dining experience. Indeed, one reviewer opined, "If this doesn’t have a Michelin star it should!" Emphasizing Canadian food sources alongside French cuisine for a truly one-of-a-kind fusion, Jérôme Ferrer Europea embodies a seamless blend of innovation and tradition.
A photo of Le Carré Restaurant restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(401)
Price: Expensive
• French • Downtown
Booked 14 times today
Le Carré Restaurant in Montreal is highly acclaimed for its exceptional Mediterranean cuisine. Customers are consistently impressed by the quality of its dishes, from the deconstructed Greek salad to the duck confit pasta. It has been described as a "gem of a restaurant" with "excellent food" and "excellent service". The restaurant has been commended for its creative plating and presentations, sophisticated wine list, and remarkable cocktails. Many customers recommend it highly, with remarks such as, "Excellent take on Mediterranean cuisine" and "Superb service, excellent food quality". It's clear that Le Carré Restaurant offers not just a meal, but an unforgettable dining experience.
A photo of Le 9e - Restaurant Ile de France restaurant
4.5
Awesome(40)
Price: Expensive
• French • Downtown
Booked 52 times today
Since 1931 and revived in 2024, the Ile de France restaurant combines old-world French culinary traditions with contemporary Montreal influences. Since 1931.
A photo of Renoir restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1018)
Price: Moderate
• French • Downtown
Booked 2 times today
Restaurant Renoir has been hailed for its exceptional French cuisine, expertly crafted to represent the best of the culinary tradition. With raving reviews, patrons have noted that the food is "fantastic and extremely tasty", further highlighting that the dining experience at Renoir is "over the top" and is among the best in Montreal. From "wonderful French meals with excellent service" to "excellent French food and immaculate cocktails", Renoir is highly recommended by locals and visitors alike. As a retired European Chef described, "it was definitely 5 stars for us", emphasizing on the sophisticated offerings and excellent value. The restaurant is also appreciated for its ambiance, with compliments for its great atmosphere and lively staff, making Renoir a must-visit for those seeking high-quality French cuisine.
A photo of Le Petit Opus - Hotel Omni Mont-Royal restaurant
4.0
Excellent(25)
Price: Moderate
• French • Downtown
Le Petit Opus, situated in Hotel Omni Mont-Royal, is renowned for its authentic French cuisine. Reviewers have hailed it as a "classy French restaurant" and emphasized its perfect combination of friendly service and delightful food. The restaurant is acclaimed for creating an ambient environment, perfect for both business lunches and family gatherings. Their participation in "Table fest" highlighted an imaginative 'prix fixe' menu, demonstrating the creativity and versatile menu options. Customers found the quality of the food "uniformly high" and service "excellent", making it a must-visit French dining option in the city. It is indeed an epitome of French culinary excellence.
A photo of Modavie restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(6741)
Price: Expensive
• French • Old Montreal
Booked 61 times today
Modavie, a highly-recommended restaurant located in Old Montreal, is acclaimed for its exquisite French cuisine with a Canadian twist. Reviews highlight the restaurant's celebration-worthy ambience coupled with terrific live music that adds a special touch to the dining experience. Patrons go on to commend the attentive and friendly service provided by the staff. The French-inspired dishes, mentioned in the reviews, such as the lamb dishes, the French onion soup, and the beef tartare, were hailed as fantastic, generously portioned, and perfectly cooked. Its relevance to French cuisine is appreciated and enjoyed by both locals and tourists alike. The restaurant also receives glowing reviews for its fantastic food quality, great wine selection, and excellent service. Despite catering to a diverse clientele, Modavie has managed to maintain a high quality in its offerings making it an amazing place for a night out.
A photo of Brasserie 701 restaurant
4.3
Awesome(3100)
Price: Moderate
• French • Old Montreal
Booked 56 times today
Brasserie 701, lauded for its splendid French cuisine, offers a memorable gastronomic experience. Reviewers are enamored by the French classics on offer such as duck foie gras, salmon, lobster risotto, tartare, and the much-loved beef tartare, all exquisitely presented. The restaurant recreates the ambiance of a French brasserie, further enhancing the dining experience. The service is hailed as outstanding, with friendly, attentive staff who provide excellent menu recommendations. Customers particularly admired the wonderfully relaxed yet professional atmosphere, reminiscent of the best French brasseries. Its convenient location near the Place d'Armes Metro station is another added benefit. This restaurant is highly recommended for a flawless French dining experience in the heart of Montreal.
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