La Chronique

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CAN$51 and over
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French

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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VA
Montreal
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Des saveurs uniques avec un service de haute qualité.

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OT
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We had the tasting menu, which was very good. However, dishes came at very long intervals. The waiters were a bit distracted when bringing drinks to the table. Otherwise, they were very kind.

G
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Anniversaire

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Célébration de retraite. Excellent service de la serveuse mais le sommelier semblait peu enclin à nous conseiller + ou - sympathique

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MG
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Un classique de la gastronomie française montréalaise à revisiter. Exquis, présentations fabuleuses et carte des vins exceptionnelle

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ML
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

A bit over-rated but a nice experience overall. It was worth it for the deal (mtl a table) but I wouldn't go back at regular price. I enjoyed the appetizer and dessert very much but my main meal was disappointing (Lamb shoulder). The portions are small but it allowed me to eat everything and not be over stuffed. The wine parings were very good and a nice touch.

N
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Tout étaient excellent ! Le seul hic charger le pain en extra j’ai trouvé ça ordinaire, surtout un restaurant gastronomique !

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L
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

La nourriture était impeccable. Le service un peu lent et il faisait froid dans le restaurant mais sinon nous avons beaucoup aimé!

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FA
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Menu 5 étoiles. Tout fait délicieux!
Notre serveuse, Julie, était extraordinaire: attentive, souriante, à l'écoute, drôle avec maîtrise parfaite de la composition du menu.

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Soirée très agréable à MTL à table. Service était excellent. L’oeuf A 64 degrés très bon. L’agneau aussi.

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DM
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Le repas servi, des ris de veau , étaient absolument délicieux.

Merci

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KG
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is a great restaurant. Food is excellent. service is great. Though I did not like their wine pairing for the foes gras.

MB
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and experience. Will certainly go back!

G
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Un mtl à table très bien pensé, tout était parfait : portion, saveur, présentation!
Léger bémol sur le pain qui aurait été plus pertinent si il était resté simple! L’alliance n'était pas au rendez vous.
Allez y les yeux fermés, un véritable enchantement!

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CC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved it, we will be back for sure! We are still talking about it, a must try!

N
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Meme si le pain est fait maison, excellent et bien présenté, je trouve toujours ça "cheap" quand il faut payer un supplément pour le pain, même de 2 dollars - pour le principe! Je me demande d'ailleurs si c'est toujours comme ça ou juste pour les clients du Montréal à Table?!
Mais sinon très bon restaurant et excellente expérience!

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MR
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Tres chouette nous sommes agréablement surpris et reviendront c'est sur! Gastronomique déjà recommandé aux amis!

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M
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

Restaurant prétentieux, nourriture bonne mais le service n’est pas au niveau des prétentions du restaurant. De nombreuses erreurs.

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OT
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Super nourriture et service. Le seul inconvénient est que les tables sont tellement proches les unes des autres qu’on a l’impression de souper avec les voisins.

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MP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food for Mtl á Table. Great service and ambiance is super nice.

MN
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food is simply great - out of the ordinary, tasty, innovative, prepare with care and very well presented.
Service is good but when it gets crowded, it looses its charm and the wait becomes marginally acceptable.
Of course, we will go back but avoid crowd or for the owners, plan for busy time as it is not pleasant to have to wait for 30 minutes for coffee and then another 10-15 minutes for the bill - a 45 minutes we could invest differently.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We came for my mom’s birthday as a party of 4.
The table was nicely dressed, the music was not too loud and to our taste.
The waiters were exceptional. They knew everything about anything on the menu and they gave us an excellent service.
The food was really good and the wine excellent.

RW
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

My meal was very good, excellent corn soup and duck entree and my husband’s starter of scallops was very good as well but his halibut was tasteless and very garishly presented. It was not inedible but he did not like any part it it. No one asked how things were while we were eating and when his plate was cleared and he said it was not good, he received a shrug of the shoulders and a bill for $48. Nothing was said or done. And very long wait between courses with odd mixture of warm and cold bits in the dishes. We would not go back at those prices.

RD
New England
52 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always outstanding !

L
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

On n’a oublié nos plats principaux
Lorsque la serveuse nous a proposé les desserts et que nous avons indiqué ne pas avoir reçu les plats principaux (après 40 minutes d’attente) ils nous nos servis des plats brûlés en vitesse! Très déçu

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We had the tasting menu with wine pairings. The food and wine were flawless. We were seated at an out of the way table on the second floor, which was very romantic, but at times we felt a little forgotten about as our servers appeared to have had tables downstairs as well. The biggest disappointment was that, at the end of the meal, their credit card machine declined several of our credit cards—but a call to our bank did not show any requests, so clearly it was a problem with their system not on our end. I had to run several blocks to an ATM to get cash.

AF
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Great food, not good position - felt like we were eating on the landing/corridor. Very slow between courses but speeded up when we said we were falling asleep!

RD
New England
52 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Lunch menu in Montreal! You have to try it!

P
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pour célébrer une occasion spéciale, je le recommande grandement

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H
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good restaurant a must !

r
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall2Food5Service5Ambience5

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?

b
Montreal
73 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

RD
New England
52 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

J
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

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....