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Île Flottante, Montréal, QC

Île Flottante

4.6
4.6
1907 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
International
Seasonal tasting menus for $115 per person (excludes taxes and service)
Wine pairing available for 65$ (excludes taxes and service)
Please contact the restaurant for details from Wednesday to Saturday as of 4 pm.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    International, Fusion / Eclectic, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (514) 278-6854
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Sean Murray Smith
  • Neighbourhood
    Mile End
  • Cross Street
    De l'Esplanade & Waverly
  • Parking Details
    Street parking, paid and unpaid
  • Public Transit
    Metro Rosemont or Metro Laurier Bus 55 St-Laurent, stop at St-Viateur Street.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine

What 1,907 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Innovative

  • Montreal

    Innovative

1,907 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely perfect service the whole night. Great sommelier and food was great.

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  2. BeaudoinJ

    Hungary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing restaurant, services food perfect, You need to go A+++++

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  3. Nicky

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service friendly and efficient. The menu is imaginative and the courses are ample; the halibut starter was absolutely delicious. The salad that followed was decent, but after such a starter, it was little disappointing. The rest of the dishes continued to impress us.

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  4. MathildeG

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service impeccable et que dire de la nourriture! Frais et recherché, C’est un wow.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The savoury dishes were all excellent. The dessert was so so. The main was that it took a really long time. Between sitting down and paying, we were there for 3.5 hours and the first of two dessert courses took 45 minutes to come out after we finished our mains, and the second took another 30 minutes

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  6. ErinF

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant. The food is delicious and beautiful, and the staff are knowledgeable and friendly. It is a meditation on flavor and texture, and I feel so lucky I’ve gotten to try out this wonderful place. Very special experience.

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  7. BastienD

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Least pleasant restaurant experience of my life. Got sick and waited forever for food. It took 45 minutes to get the first of the 7 courses, with no communication or snack to chew on while waiting. After 1h40 minutes we were only at our 3rd dish which was... Okay. The first one was very good and the bread amazing. The second one was underwhelming. After that we got both sick at the same time and told the waitress. The manager came to us and eventually offered the meal for free, so we left after almost 2 hours and not even half way through the meal. At least the waitresses and manager were polite. The ambiance is good.

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  8. DapperDiner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been at least once per year since 2019, including eating on picnic table in street during peak covid, but this will probably be the last. Every savory dish was between over salty and WAAAAAY over salty. All the animal proteins were tiny, the filet mignon (only one cooked to good temperature) especially so… can’t have been more than 1 ounce, if that. The fish was overcooked and dry, difficult for halibut that has been sous vide, but apparently not impossible. The duck meat was tough with its fat not rendered. Sauces and foams were mostly good, although the jus with the filet mignon was so salty that my lips were stinging. Predessert was very nice and refreshing. Dessert had flavours that were ok, although the rice flour cake thing was dry and all the bad parts of gluten free baking, and the panacotta was unrecognizable as a panacotta: not an expert but it was either underset/broken/something weird, with a texture more akin to an overcooked and scrambled crème caramel than to a panacotta. Service was great. Friendly, patient, attentive. Venue was very loud, and then about halfway through the meal I noticed line cook going to adjust volume and was shocked that he increased it further. Overall, a pale shadow of what it was.

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  9. Pick

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was outstanding. The food was presented in a very creative way and above all was absolutely delicious!

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  10. AjBern

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous food just slow but was 7 courses and people were great

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  11. ElleKay

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food with so many techniques and beautiful colors, super friendly staff and great ambiance. My sisters and I had a wonderful time!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellente nourriture ainsi qu’une belle expérience d’accords vins et mets

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  13. Marcello

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Le chef est toujours aussi créatif , ont adore. Sauf le prix !!!!

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  14. LaurenceG

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super service de tous! Sommelière passionnée. Nourriture excellente!

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  15. Marie

    Exclusive

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and the team super kind. Good cocktails!

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  16. AudreyP

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super adresse dans le mile end. Le menu est top on s’est régalé du début à la fin. Le service est génial, personnel chaleureux et aux petits soins. Nous reviendrons et recommanderons ce restaurant ☺️

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cheap chairs ruined the experience. All I wanted is the evening to end.

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  18. Pinkpanthere

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eclectic food menu and wine pairing, loved the experience!

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  19. ChelsieT

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu 6 services avec accord vin absolument incroyable! Excellent service.

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  20. Tony

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a good night. The food is amazing. The cocktail is ok.

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  21. AlexandraC

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu dégustation succulent et nous allons revenir comme d’habitude très bientôt 😊

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  22. GabrielD

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    C’était excellent, et vraiment surprenant! Service exceptionnel, servis comme des rois

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  23. LucieL

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Merci pour la belle soirée toujours aussi extraordinaire

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  24. MarionD

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Un de nos restaurants préférés, et ce depuis bien longtemps ! Toujours un bon choix pour une occasion spéciale.

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  25. Kyle

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience!! Food on point. Staff was great. Highly recommended!

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  26. Intasaka

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a good time... as always... it is rare that I will go back to a restaurant again and again, but Ile Flottante is a rare spot. Great food, great service, lovely ambiance.

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  27. Nico

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Très bonne expérience culinaire avec un très bon service.

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  28. LidiS

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had to wait for 20 minutes or so for our table despite making a reservation but the delicious food and excellent service made up for that. Will be visiting again!

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  29. MathewK

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were experiencing a short staffed kitchen which resulted in an abnormally long wait times for most tables. We could see the stress on the staff's faces. However, what allowed them to regain their 5 star standing in my book was their professionalism in remedying the situation. They acknowledged their faults and made up for it in a way that was surprising. This is how any high-end restaurant should handle a situation like this. They also didn't compromise on the food quality despite their short staff. Great job for recovering from this very stressful situation. I will come back 100%.

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  30. Gabriel

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The wait between courses was ridiculously long, to the point that it ruined our evening. We could also hear the chef yelling at his staff in the kitchen during the night -it was total chaos. However, the food was very good. But I would not return or recommend this restaurant due to the horrible experience we had. Very sad. I wanted to love this restaurant as it seems to be a neighborhood favorite.

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  31. ALEXANDREL

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Worst dining experience of my life! 6 courses meal was proposed. Not a single meal served after waiting for 2h. After 4h and 30 min we had received 3 of the 6 courses we paid for and had to leave without having the rest of our meal. Unless you enjoying sitting in a cold dining room with no food for 6-7h avoid at all costs!!!!

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  32. StefanieL

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Le service de Alice, Margo et Fiona on été plus qu'excellent. Le resto a su s'adapter à mes allergies malgré un menu dégustation nous recommandons fortement 💗

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  33. Annie

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Le staff est fantastique comme la nourriture. Un service exceptionnel

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  34. AriellaA

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a very special experience. The food was exceptional with so much attention to detail and layers of flavour. Our waitress and somelier, Fiona was so welcoming and knowledgeable about wines. She made us feel very welcome and we REALLY enjoyed the wine pairings. All and all a great experience. I highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best place I’ve eaten in the city and it’s not even close

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  36. Sshhhvg

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reviews overhyped my expectations. Thought was ok. Dessert was great though

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service attentionné, cuisine créative, copieuse, gastronomique. Accord mets-vins raffiné avec sélection de vins exceptionnels choisis avec goût. Un plaisir assuré pour les papilles.

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  38. Natgourmande

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Un des meilleurs restaurants de Montréal ! Tout était PARFAIT !

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  39. PeterO

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A few years ago my wife and I had one of the most memorable food experiences of our lives at Ile Flottante, so we made a special trip back up for my birthday, and they actually exceeded my already very high expectations. The food was incredible, the wine pairings were inspired, unusual, and perfectly complimented the complex and deep flavors of each beautiful course. I am baffled that this place doesn't have any Michelin stars yet, but I am sure they will soon.

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  40. Pacasso

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tres belle soirée, service fantastique. Nous avons pris le menu dégustation et avons beaucoup apprécié. Un belle attention aux détails.

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FAQs

Île Flottante is rated 4.6 stars by 1907 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Île Flottante

176, Saint-Viateur Ouest, Montréal, QC H2T2L3

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    De l'Esplanade & Waverly
  • Neighbourhood
    Mile End
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    International, Fusion / Eclectic, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street parking, paid and unpaid
  • Public Transit
    Metro Rosemont or Metro Laurier Bus 55 St-Laurent, stop at St-Viateur Street.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Sean Murray Smith
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine
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  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
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