La Chronique

4.6
341 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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French
Top tags:
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine

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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Tuesday to Friday 11:45 - 14:00
(lunch special starting @ 25$)
Dinner: Monday to Sunday starting from 18:00

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Phone number
(514) 271-3095
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Marc De Canck et Olivier de Montigny
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Private Party Contact
Olivier de Montigny: (514) 271-3095
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
St-Urbain
Additional
Banquet, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 341 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was excellent at the beginning of the 7 course meal but taste was not as expected as we go along. Waiting between each service was a bit long but overall a great experience and extremely full by the end of the meal.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

La Chronique demeure mon resto de référence. Même à travers le monde, rien de mieux. J’adore la créativité du chef et l’implication du sommelier. C’est toujours un expérience et une découverte! Allez sans hésiter!

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Tres calme, la cuisine est vraiment excellente...le Magret de Canard etait exquis et c'est certain que je repartirai la bas tres bientot. Le serveur super sympa et a l'ecoute. Le lieu ideal pour relaxer au calme, un Rendez-vous amoureux ou tout simplement quand vous voulez etre dans un coin discret et classe.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Excellent food, very pricey though

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Le menu découverte avec vin assorti était simplement phénoménal. Aucune hésitation à recommandé ce restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Third visit here. Absolutely splendid food with lovely wine pairings on the tasting menu. Beautifully presented. Some of the best food I’ve ever had. And friendly attentive service. A marvelous experience.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

We were looking for authentic, French and were feeling adventurous. We ordered the chef's choice of the day 5 course meal. Each plate was lovely and better than the last.

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Le fois gras et le ris de veau était superbe. Très tranquille à l'étage supérieur. Service un peu sérieux.

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Excellent appetizers and desserts, the main dishes are good without being outstanding. The experience is still amazing, it's a classy place.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Les midis de la Chronique sont vraiment très agréables: restaurant tranquille, service impeccable, menu délicieux, présentation de l'assiette appétissante et séduisante et des menus du chef surprise. Laissez-vous guider, vous ne le regretterez pas!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

nous avons pris le menu dégustation, c'était excellent, les vins étaient très bien choisis. Cependant, nous croyons que le carré d'agneau n'était pas aussi bien réussi qu'il aurait pû l'être, mais très bien quand même.

Excellent sommelier!!! Et très sympathique!!

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Great service and wonderful food. I actually lost my purse at the restaurant but they kept it safe until I could return and collect. Thanks for a great dining experience, fabulous wine & looking after your customers!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Merci à toute l’équipe! Le repas a été excellent. L’ambiance chaleureux, le service impeccable!

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

This continues to be one of the top restaurants in the city. The food,wine and service is top ranked. Enjoy it on a date or with friends. Cheers.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Seul bémol, pour le menu dégustation: quantités trop minimes des vins... Ça fait saliver, et il manque une bonne gorgée (!) à chaque service. Mais bon, pour le reste, ce sont de véritables petits tableaux servis à chaque assiette. Bonnes présentations des différents vins. Continuez!

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Dorade parfaite et entrée excellente

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

This was our third time at this restaurant and we always love our meal. Best place for foie-gras in Montreal. Creative and flavourful dishes, and excellent selection of wines. Great place to take someone for a special occasion!!

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

À part du fait que je me suis blessé le pied en entrant et me suis fais offir qu'un diachylon, le reste était quand même bien.

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3.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Highlight of the evening was the sommelier, the wine pairing and the service. The food was very good.
Biggest letdown was our table for 4 on the 2nd floor in the dark corner by ourselves. It didn't feel we were in the same restaurant as those patrons on the main floor. Happily, we were in good company.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The five-course dinner here was one of the best meals I've had in my life. The food was exquisitely prepared, local, and of course, fresh. The courses were:
1.) Tuna tataki with a soy-maple glaze
2.) Lobster on Quebec aspargus
3.) Fois gras and chicken on house-made gnocci
4.) Assortment of lamb
5.) Sorbet on meringue with fresh apricots
The wine pairings were brilliant, and my table enjoyed our chatty sommelier so much we took a video of him explaining the wines.

The only downsides:
1.) The restaurant was very loud, so that we had to shout to hear each other. We moved to the table in the "private" room, which helped.
2.) Our reservation was for 8:30, but our table was not ready until 9:30 because groups before us took longer than expected. There was nowhere to wait inside, so we waited outside.

I recommend booking well in advance for a 7:00 seating.

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Nous avons pris le menu dégustation. Les 2 entrées et le dessert étaient tout simplement sublimes. Par contre, le plat principal (magret de canard) n'était pas du tout à la hauteur. La viande semblait de qualité moyenne et la cuisson n'était pas satisfaisante.
Bonne carte de vins mais j'aurais aimé plus de choix en Bourgogne.

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Il pourrait y avoir des vins plus abordables surtout pour le lunch.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Belle et douce ambiance. Intimiste et convivial à la fois. Service courtois. Excellent menu 5 services avec accord des vins. Meilleure façon de goûter les vins appropriés au menu. Je recommanderais fortement ce resto aux fins palais. Merci pour la belle soirée.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

C'était parfait! La nourriture, l'ambiance, le service!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Ce n’est pas donné mais ça vaut le prix que ça coûte. Je recommande ce restaurant sans aucun doute.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

First visit to Montreal great French cuisine, attentive staff put up with my obnoxious Americanisms. Very nice artwork executed by the chef himself. Smaller,intimate venue. Had the seven course tasting menu w/o wine. A very memorable evening.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Nous sommes habitués à haute gastronomie et essayons régulièrement de nouveaux restaurants. Nous avions lu la critique comme un top 10 restaurant de 2017. Pour le rapport qualité prix cela ne le vaut pas. Pas une grande recherche (Nous avons pris menu dégustation avec service de vin) Sommelier jamais ''timé'' avec le repas...pas impressionnant . Nous avons apprécié 1 seul plat + le dessert sur l'ensemble. Agneau presque cru - plats tièdes.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Excellent menu dégustation spécial dimanche de Pâques ! Monsieur De Canck encore une fois à la hauteur, un maître ! L’accord vin était aussi parfait! Et le service super sans être prétentieux! Merci pour l’excellente soirée !

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Une carte des vins extra et excellent choix au verre. Un menu toujours de haute gamme et délicieux.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Le menu dégustation était vraiment très bon, par contre, pour le prix, on se serait attendu à un meilleur service. Le désert n’etaIt pas à la hauteur de nos attentes, mais tout de même très bon.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

As always the food and wine combination was the star here. This is no doubt one of the best Restaurants in Montreal by far!!!! Enjoy.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

La cuisine était plus qu’excellente. Un raffinement. Des goûts absolument parfaits. Un pur délice. Mais le service laissait à désirer. Pas à la hauteur du niveau du restaurant. La jeune serveuse ne connaissait rien à la carte des vins et n’a pas été en mesure de nous suggérer un vin intéressant rapport qualité \prix. Il y avait très peu de personnes pour un vendredi soir. Donc pas d’ambiance. C’était froid.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Spécial MTL en lumière hommage à M.Bocuse réussi à la perfection! Vous savez bien faire M.De Canck!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Nous voulions rendre hommage à Paul Bocuse et nous avons choisi le restaurant La Chronique pour le faire.
Nous avons ADORÉ !!!
Tous les plats étaient SUBLIMES et que dire des vins qui accompagnaient chaque plat: tout simplement DIVIN.
SOIRÉE MÉMORABLE.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The entrées were mostly great. The main dishes were almost uniformly disappointing (except the venison). My lamb was barely edible. Dessert was tasty. The service was fantastic. All in all, we had a good time, but not good food.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Très bon, bien présenté, bien servi. C’est ce que l’on s’attend de ce genre de resto. Défi relevé.

Le menu « hommage à Paul Bocuse » était excellent! Les vins suggérés bien accordés.

Merci !

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Cette liste d’attributs est non pertinente pour décrire la Chronique.
Cette demande de feed-back me semble une perte de temps.
Désolée. Mais, c’est ce que je fais dans la vie. Alors, je préfère vous le dire.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

We are coming to think of La Chronique as the finest restaurant in Montréal, elegant yet unpretentious and comfortable. We do come most often for special occasions. On 1 March 2018 the occasion was the Hommage to Paul Bocuse. The dishes were complex and integrated, the wines wonderful and well described. Given the high quality, the proposed menu with wines was fairly priced. We were thinking it was the best restaurant meal we have ever had.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Excellente table, cuisine très fine.
THE place to go if you're looking for fine, creative cuisine

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

The food was outstanding! The wine and food pairing sublime! Fabulous white Hermitage!!
Sommelier was very knowledgeable but a little impatient and brusque.

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