La Chronique

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CAN$51 and over
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French
Top tags:
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Tasting Menu

This charming and intimate restaurant serves a generous and creative fresh market cuisine, cheerfully prepared by chef-owners Marc De Canck and Olivier de Montigny. At La Chronique, the pleasures of the table are always front and centre. But in addition to the delights it serves up, the restaurant is also known for its extensive wine list, welcoming décor and impeccable service. Little wonder it's been considered "essential eating" in Montreal since 1995.
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P
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Reservation system easy; restaurant even accommodated an addition of 2 people; very accommodating of dietary restrictions/allergies. We chose the 5-course meal for four people, which was more than adequate. Four out of the five dishes were just outstanding (the foie gras on top of the delicious magret de canard was not as great). The first dish (tuna tartare and sashimi tuna) and dessert (a number of wonderfully surprising morsels of sweetness) were truly outstanding. All in all a great experience for my birthday dinner! Thank you!

DL
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had and evening meal from the a la carte menu as a party of four. This was an excellent dining experience. The environment was relaxed and stylish. The staff were attentive but not intrusive. The food was also very high quality, I would give it 4.5 stars if I could, I only avoid giving it 5 star because at this level I have had meals where every course was exceptional, in this case one course was very good but not exceptional. I suspect that if I had chosen the tasting menu I would be giving a perfect score.
The wine list is excellent with many wines that are difficult to obtain. The sommelier picked a bottle of red for our meal and choose a wine that was both wonderfully complex, good value and a perfect pairing for my food.
I would definitely return here to eat.

L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I was just disappointed when I asked if they had a choice of cheese platter; specially that it’s a French restaurant, They didn’t have any to offer us; I was disappointed so were our friends.
Also a variety of bread and bread sticks, crackers would have been appreciated too.

DA
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Service du dessert un peu trop long par rapport au résultat. Tout le reste est excellent!

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pour célébrer une occasion spéciale, je le recommande grandement

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H
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Extraordinary. We did the 5 course meal. Oliver our waiter was superb and attentive just enough. Olivier was very friendly and welcoming as our chef. Highly recommend La Chronique.

r
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had good food but asked for a cold mineral wine. Had three glasses for three people. When the bill arrived the wine was $27.50 a glass. Typical sleazy resto scam. Three glasses of wine representing 30% of the bill is why I will never return. The food is not good enough to obviate this. To bad. It’s a resto of huge reputation. The fois gras was the best I’ve ever had. Service was great. Got scammed on the wine. Was it worth ripping me off?

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good restaurant a must !

b
Montreal
71 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent, as always. One of the very best fine dining experiences in Montreal.

RD
New England
49 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best lunch in the city you can’t go wrong.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just fantastic. Food, wait staff and vibe was awesome.

J
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

juxtaposition of flavors and finaly badly executed dishes, on the top of it extreamly bad service!
go somewhere else, like Pastel or l atelier is still good even without joel robuchon....

g
New England
95 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed an outstanding evening at La Chronique last week. The five course tasting menu was exquisite from start to finish and the welcoming staff made the evening truly enjoyable. We can’t wait to return.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best meals ive had. We had a Lobster Degustation menu and also the foie gras (one the best i tried). The service was very informative and kind. Special kudos to the sommelier. Amazing guy with lot of knowledge.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Très belle soirée. Nourriture excellente.
Votre première page du sondage pourrait être complètement traduite en français

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

this is my favorite restaurant for tasting menu in Montreal

OT
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Le menu "déclinaison homard" était remarquable (y compris la qualité des vins qui accompagnaient). On pourrait cependant s'interroger sur le dessert, qui combine le homard avec du caramélisé...

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic dining, every plate as fine art and delicious textures and flavors. I appreciate the food was very creative and exquisitely prepared yet the service adjusted the experience to what we wanted. Incredible place! We had the lobster tasting menu, it was amazing.

A
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 1

Pour le prix, j'aurais aimé avoir un service professionnel, notre serveur ne nous prennait pas au serieux (des blagues sur l'attente, un air moquer et une repartie assez grossiere). En parlant d'attente, 1 heure et 30 pour recevoir les entrées... Une fois les entrées arrivées les plats principaux on pris 10 minutes. Les plats étaient excellents, mais le temps qu'ils arrivent nous étions affamés et fatigués alors nous n'avons pas pu les apprécier au maximum. Pour un prix final de 750$ incluant des bouteilles de vins que nous avions du servir nous meme... nous nous sentions plus que très déçus. Ce n'était pas un service digne des plats servis et malheureusement nous ne reviendrons plus et ne recommanderons pas non plus. Dommage.

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BG
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Repas gastronomique et choix de vins à la hauteur du restaurant.

Toujours un plaisir de s'attabler à la Chronique!

Parmi les meilleures tables au Québec.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Oublié de remercier le chef Monsieur De Canck pour sa gentillesse à nous préparer deux entrées végétariennes plus que délicieuse. Voilà c’est fait. Vous êtes en tête de notre liste pour plein de raisons.

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OT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Une expérience culinaire incontournable à Montréal. Quand passion et savoir-faire se retrouvent dans votre assiette: simplement divin!

Merci à toute l'équipe du restaurant La Chronique pour cette belle soirée! Au plaisir de vous revoir bientôt.

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CB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

There are many restaurants that serve great food in this town. Decent service is required to be among restaurants that can charge this much.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Très belle experience, inoubliable

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P
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

La cuisine de la Chronique est toujours à la fois raffinée et très savoureuse, c’est un enchantement.
En plus, la liste des vins est variée et le service du vin par le sommelier est fait de façon très agréable.
Ce restaurant est présent depuis plus de 20 ans et le raffinement et la qualité des plats me surprennent encore.

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G
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

C'est un plaisir toujours renouvelé de manger à la Chronique. La perfection.

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OT
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Sans aucun doute, un des meilleurs restaurants de Montréal.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The service is very sweet. For food, appetizers are very impressive. But the main courses are okay. Choices in menu are sort of limited tho. Overall, it’s a little pricey.

N
London
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptionnel. Les plats ont de quoi suspendre une conversation! Service attentionné et chaleureux.

Vivement une prochaine fois!

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E
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

This restaurant aims high but doesn’t deliver. Three glasses of wine that get served in 20’, a dirty knife sent back to the kitchen, a lamb that is one day undercooked and one day overcooked. I don’t think this is what we’re paying for. Last time for me (and I’m getting reimbursed on business expenses).

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Le repas a été absolument délicieux!! Merci.

J’ai même réussi à deviner le cépage, région etc. de l’un des vins accompagnant.

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PH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Le meilleur restaurant à Montréal! Vraiment! Le sommelier est génial!

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GB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Une cuisine exquise, un sommelier formidable, un dîner mémorable!

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CM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Nous avions eu un bon cadeau pour notre mariage
Les plats étaient excellents: très belle présentation, beaucoup de gout, produits de qualité
Nous avons par contre trouvé que les prix étaient un peu chers par rapport à la quantité dans l'assiette, la proximité des tables entre elles et la décoration générale du restaurant
Service discret et sincère

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C
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Le menu dégustation était absolument délicieux. Le service impeccable (peut-être parce que nous étions les seuls au resto un mardi soir). Très beau décor, tranquille. Je recommande et J'y retournerai certainement.

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T
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

C’est un des très bons restaurants de Montréal pour un souper gastronomique. Rapport qualité/prix difficile à battre. À recommander.

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s
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was quite good no extraordinary for the price
Wine sele tom. Amazing as was the knowledge of the somalier

MV
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a wonderful Outremont bistro. Small menu with high quality ingredients and professional, personal service from people who want you to enjoy your food. Don’t go - leave this gem to the locals!

FC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant!! Have to do it again!! Can t wait!!

F
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We celebrated our 25'th wedding anniversary at La Chronique. The restaurant was almost empty during our visit although 2-3 tables showed up for a late dinner. The Chef was preoccupied with some friends at a table so we only saw him once. The food was wonderful: hot, creative and good portions. We did the wine pairings with the different plates which were spot on. We had requested bringing one of our own bottles of 1994 wine as that was the year of our marriage, but the restaurant would not let us do that, even for a price. Kind of strange because we brought it to another restaurant the night before to celebrate early with that special bottle and didn't have a problem. Our dinner here was very good, the place just seemed to lack some soul ( my word ), or personality ( my wife's word ). I'd give it 4-1/2 stars based on the quality of the food. We will probably not go back as lacking that extra something special for the money and maybe not such a good value would send us in another direction. Cheers !

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