La Societe - Montreal

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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A marriage of Canada’s most cosmopolitan city and Parisian bistro style and cuisine, La Société is a dining destination unlike any other in Montreal. Step inside and your senses will be flooded with the sights, scents, and flavours that your Parisian dreams are made of. Gloriously appointed with luxurious furnishings and a breathtaking stained-glass ceiling, a meal, a meeting, even a moment at La Société will transport you to another time and place. La Société. The soul of Paris in the heart of Montreal.

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Whatever your event or celebration, we are here to make your day magical. We will be happy to build a menu according to your needs. For groups of more than 8 people, please call us or contact us via email. Our space is semi-private up to 50 guests. More than 50 guests we offer room exclusivity!

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W
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

The Flank steak was recommended but horribly salty and I like salty food: I couldn’t eat it. Way too much sauce. The bouillabaisse was ok and the salmon tartare was ok. Nice building and ambiance but horrible food. Maybe a good place for drinks.

FV
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Food was totally plain. No special flavours nothing that anyone could not do all home: Benedict eggs on muffins that were dry, breakfast sandwich totally normal, croque madame with toasts to much toasted.... Definitely things you won't expect when you pay for a brunch.
Also, no viennoiseries at the beginning for us while other people got...

j
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Correct. Beau restaurant mais sans plus. Un peu prétentieux, même si oui, la bouffe est bonne. Ce n'est vraiment pas le meilleur resto: bien d'autres restaurants de brunch où aller à Montréal.

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Dîner d’affaires. Un peu déçu cette fois ci, comparativement aux visites antérieures. Pas de pain offert à notre table, mais offert aux tables à côté de la nôtre. Offre de dessert et café entre l’entrée et le repas principal?!? Service très lent. Le repas principal a été servi presque 45 minutes après l’entrée, alors que je n’avais commandé qu’un simple croque-madame et que mon invité avait commandé l’un des plats du jour. Même mon croque-madame m’a semblé moins goûteux que ceux des visites antérieures.

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S
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Beautiful interior, Nice staff, Subtle Music, but the food couldve been better. We started with an entree of the cheese platter and dozen oysters. The cheese platter was very nice, but the oysters werent chucked out of the shell properly. I took the filet mignon as a main, and my wife took the lobster pasta. There was a lack of seasoning on my filet mignon, and I didnt taste at all the foie gras in the foie gras sauce. The contrast of flavors and textures in the pasta didnt mix good at all and it needed more salt. Desserts were spot on amazing, and saved the experience. The Cocktails were done very well and tastes great! I would just like to add that water shouldve been given right away as soon as we were seated, we had our glasses filled 10 minutes after we received our cocktails. (Maybe my perception could be wrong, but from my experiences on eating out i feel that is common practice).

M
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, nourriture très bonne. Dessert au chocolat décadent!

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KK
Tallahassee
21 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 5

La Societe is a beautiful restaurant with a stained glass ceiling that is connected to the Loews Vogue hotel. Overall, the food is fair at best and the service needs improvement. We ate there because we were too tired to leave the hotel. There was only 3 tables with people in the entire restaurant when we were there. Obviously, they do not have a very good reputation. This is a fairly expensive restaurant. I would not return to the main dining room. Stick to the bar area and order a snack! They need a new owner, chef and management.

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was superb, service courteous, although at times a bit slow, and the setting was lovely. The menu would benefit from having a few more choices. Overall, I highly recommend La Societe - Montreal.

OT
Montreal
22 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

L’endroit et le service sont bien, mais la nourriture n’était vraiment pas à la hauteur... Le repas (œufs bénédictine) de ma conjointe était froid (les œufs, mais pas les patates), et le mien n’était pas très savoureux. Pour le prix, nous aurions mieux mangé à bien d’autres endroits.

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F
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Waitress was vevry friendly and thorough. Food was good quality/price.

LD
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service! Nous avons célébré deux occasions très spéciales et nous avons été traités avec attention et enthousiasme. Nous avons hâte de revenir! Excellent repas et belle carte des vins. Merci pour tout!

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EM
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow, the food was ridiculously good ! Service was excellent, there was nothing at all not to like !

C
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, great service and beautiful decor !

Z
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The waitress is hosting, but careless, not offer the water and offer the wrong plate. I think it is why has less clients come.

K
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really inviting space with warm wood tones reminiscent of Parisian bistros. We thoroughly enjoyed the cheese platter and our entrees were cooked to perfection.

DS
Ottawa
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely decor, friendly, helpful service and good food. The flank steak is excellent.

SB
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super beau resto "vintage-chic" pour un brunch en tête à tête!

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f
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

I don't know if the chef was on vacation or what but none of the dishes were seasoned well and were not prepared as described by our waiter

B
Montreal
22 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this restaurant. The food is amazing and the staff is great. Oysters and seafood is a top choice.

EB
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

This is the first time reviews from OpenTable have failed me. After reading great review after great review, I was excited to come here. My excitement was, in the end, unfounded. I checked "good" above for a lot of things because it was good; it just wasn't great or impressive. This is not a destination restaurant. Foie gras was lovely and perfectly done but you had to rescue it from being drowned in a cherry sauce. Similarly, the steak (which I ordered based on rave reviews here) was done perfectly with a nice crust and delightfully pink inside. But much like the demise of the liver, it was covered in sauce that overwhelmed instead of accented the steak. I was scraping it off with a knife in hopes of actually tasting some steak under there. (Is there such a thing as a sauce commission paid in Canada??) In the end, dessert to the rescue! The caramel creme brulee was simply perfect: a warm, hard shell protecting a cool, creamy center underneath, and a nice portion. Had there not been diners in sight of me, I would have licked the ramekin! Service was friendly, welcoming, and efficient, as it should have been for a mostly empty restaurant. One wonders (or doesn't) why so few had joined me. If you're nearby, sure, drop in. Manage your expectations. If you're not, there's surely something better and closer in your end of the city.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Nice place though food underwhelmed.

J
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed the food it was really good and the service was excellent! I really that the fact that you guys had a wide selection of seafood and cocktails!

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

good oysters; the cod (main dish) was ok but not worth the price.

OS
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We booked a reservation for 10PM, but when we arrived they told us that their kitchen stars closing at 10PM so most of the menu was not available. It would be nice to know ahead of time that I am booking dinner reservations at a restaurant that won't be serving the dinner menu when I arrive.

RH
Nashville
49 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

First night in Montreal, decided to try tnis , our hotel restaurant at Loews Vogue. The ambiance is inviting, fod and wine are interesting and service is attentive. We started with raw oysters and a snail and marrow bone appetizer, both very good as were flank steak and rabbit entrees. Would return, but we have an agenda of reservations to get through on this trip.

j
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service

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PG
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Visited twice over the GP weekend and excellent both times. Smallish menu but four of us tried different dishes and all excellent. Recommended.

P
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brunch was superb. The croque monsieur was perfectly Parisian. My friends were also very happy with the eggs Benedict and an excellent omelette. Service was very very good. A wonderful experience.

OT
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb food and service. Will be dining here again.

W
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

This place desperately needs new management, both front and back. The staff seemed totally uninspired, as was the food. Main course selections were limited and poorly executed - pub food masquerading as haute cuisine. Their expensive burger was extremely salty, as if trying to cover something up. Dining room was somehow very loud, despite being 3/4 empty on a Saturday night. The place seems to be on life support thanks to the Loews Hotel adjoining it.

RR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bel endroit avec super staff(belle équipe) qui fait la différence! Un a pris une consommation, on a soupé et on a déjeuné! Le cocktail concombre et le parfait au fruit est à essayer!

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SL
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good variety in menu. Food was very good and service was excellent.

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

La Societe - Montreal offers a really memorable experience. The live music was lovely, the food was expertly prepared and the servers were warm and attentive. Highly recommended!

SL
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambiance. The staff really takes care of you. Steak frites was delicious.

CT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 2

Well located, ambiance is quiet, great staff.
But food was terrible + salad was dirty.
Overpriced for quality of what your getting.

T
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great ambience and good service. Food was below standard for the price you’re paying.

CL
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

excellent souper avec une amie. Notre server était extraordinaire, nous avons passé’ une superbe soirée. Service très rapide aussi. Seul bémol: trouvez les toilettes à l’autre bout du corridor de l’hotel D’a Côté

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

One is always apprehensive when going to a restaurant adjacent or belonging to a high-brow hotel. Not in this case. Great food at a decent price. Good wine list with a good selection of wine by the glass of with half bottles. That allowed my wife and I to sample two different wines for our appetizer and main course meal. We told our waiter that we had a concert at the Bell Centre at 8 p.m. and the service was quick without being rushed. All around great experience. We will return.

AV
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very nice for a Sunday brunch , not that crowded and noise , I really enjoy my Sunday with my friends there . We even stay until 5 pm after the brunch . Very nice place

S
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very nice place, attentive service and good food. Nice location, perfect for dinner after the Museum

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