La Societe - Montreal

3.8
380 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
French
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 380 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.7
Food
4.0
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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GeorgeH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Extremely poor menu- food not up to par and not as described on the menu.

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Alice
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

We like your atmosphere but found the steaks were very small and overpriced.

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LindaJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely brunch with a friend on our day trip to Montreal on Saturday. I would definitely eat there again! The staff were super friendly and helpful, and the food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Les points forts: Ambiance tellement agréable, playlist excellente, service sans pression, on s’entend parler, clientèle un peu plus âgée (30+), (lounge/bar séparé du restaurant), grande table pour deux, nourriture délicieuse et la carte des vins et cocktails A1.

Point faible: Les huîtres n’étaient pas les meilleures ou les plus fraîches et les mignonnettes n’étaient pas nécessairement très bonnes. Nous avons été malades en arrivant à la maison.

J’y retournerais sans hésitation, mais c’est un non pour commander encore des huîtres.

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ArielR
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had dinner with my son to celebrate my birthday and really enjoyed the moment.

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JulieC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Food and location were good but service was terrible. We made a reservation but walk ins that arrived after us were served faster. They forgot about us until we complained.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good brunch

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TickTock
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Food was okay. Nice presentation, but left still feeling hungry. Service was very, very slow.

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Joanne
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great evening. We totally enjoyed La Société. Excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tout était parfait

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PeterK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Oysters were small and had shell fragments in all six of them. There were 3 different vinegars none of them were really good.
One of the glasses was cracked and the waitress made no suggestion that the sparkling water be replaced.
The waitress seemed to be tentative and may have been new.
There were very few people in the restaurant.
Main course was quite good and the rainbow trout was particularly well presented.
Tiramisu was made without coffee but was sweet and good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great weekend brunch. Best mimosa of all time. Ordered the French toast which was covered in fresh berries. Omlette was great as well! Would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

table too small

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Ambiance was nice and cozy. Service is good.

Appetizers: Oysters with trio sauces were fabulous.

Mains:We went for the butcher specials.

The honey glazed duck - flavour was good but the cut was challenging with tough muscles in the way.

Beef ribs was done well and a little more balanced sauce flavour would have made it better.

However, Rack of lamb was really good that would certainly come be back for it.

Desserts: raspberry and sponge with rum was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I know La Societe from Toronto, they’ve been always professional.


I had Sunday brunch, eggs Benedict with smoked salmon and I tried their waffles. Everything was tasty even their lattes and espressos. Our server name I believe was Matthieu/Matthew not quite sure how to spell but was very friendly and kind to us.


Love everything about this restaurant. I give 10/10 for everything!

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vipAlineM
Ottawa
16 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Les plats sont très élégamment présentés et la cuisine est raffinée sans être prétentieuse. Le gravlax de saumon remporte la palme! Texture et saveur parfaites. La tartelette tomate et mousse mozzarella est joliment déconstruite mais manque un peu de sel. Même chose pour le sauté de choux fleur multicolore.
Une succulente tartelette aux fraises revisitée a couronné notre repas.
Nous aimerions voir plus de plats végétariens au menu.
Le service est toujours impeccable à la fois très professionnel et très sympathique.

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vipJackobe1
23 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The meal was just ok and the menu choice is very limited. The service was very good and I like the atmosphere however the food was mediocre. Not sure I would go back.

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Francois
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great French bistro. Very enjoyable, but nothing exceptionable. My food was really tasty, but my wife's food was good, but not memorable. Service was great.

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AnassZ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience2

Varying food quality. Magret was okay, cordon bleu was disappointing. More of supermarket-quality frozen rolled croquettes than an actual cordon bleu as described on the menu (jambon, beaufort, etc.).
The cocktails and the wine list were good!

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vipVancouverite
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Very slow service, menu tiny and dull, bad food that tastes like it was microwaved from a freezer. No chefs work in the place.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We were told at the time of our Reservation that we had to wait 35 minutes for the kitchen and the staff to clean the dishes because they had a big rush of people before us… that was their response. Very unprofessional will not recommend

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vipJakeDuby12
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Waited 45 minutes on top of our reservation

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vipThetechlady
Atlantic Canada
13 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was worth the wait. That saiid making a reservation using this app and being seated was easy. Once seated we were told it would be 35 minutes to receive our food.

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vipSusanH
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience4

I chose La Societé after reviewing their menu online.

My only issue was pretty important: the menu was completely different than the one posted on their website. I was extremely disappointed! I understand that some restaurants have a limited menu due to Covid, but to have a completely different menu was really disappointing. We had a dinner that was not at all what we’d planned.

Their website was extremely slow to load for some reason. I’m trying to access it now and it’s been a good 5 minutes with nothing but the name showing up.

The service was excellent; attentive but not over the top. The ambiance was romantic and the noise level very low, which was appreciated.

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Lukas
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Probably one of the best restaurants in Montreal. Next to the regular dinner menu they had 4 daily specials. My wife has taken the beef tenderloin with fois gras and I had the Halibut. The beef tartar that I had as a starter was to die for - so delicious - prepared in a little bit unconventional way but that really lifted it up to the next level. In the adjacent bar they even had a very lovely life music playing. Service was very attentive. Really the only negative point was that it was arctic/chilly at times in there. They have a centralized AC that cannot be adjusted. So, make sure to bring a sweater. Overall a very positive experience. 5 Stars from me. We will come back next time we are in Montreal.

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TiffanyC
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Not as spacious as i thought.
There were flies flying around our table.
Too expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

The service was very slow and they weren’t very attentive to us at all. The food came cold and it was bland 🥲

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vipEricaC
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The breakfast is simply amazing. Best eggs benedict I’ve ever had. The servers are really nice.

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ThamaleeP
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was amazing.
Super friendly staff and food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience4

Where do i start?
We waited almost 30 mins to get just the menu. I had to keep calling out to the only two staff i saw. The menu wasn’t well explained. The food was bland, the drinks were tasteless. We couldn’t finish them and left them. The baby potatoes that came with the fish didn’t have any seasoning. The other side of the fish tasted almost raw. Service was very slow. I picked the restaurant for us because of ambience, aesthetics and food pictures. The latter was a disappointment. I won’t be recommending to anyone.

La Societe - Montreal
Responded on July 5, 2021

Hello, Thank you for your review, all feedback is important to us and we are sorry to hear that you had such a frustrating experience. Your situation is far from our usual high standards. This makes us all more eager to ensure that this is resolved and won't happen again in the future. Please, send a message to our customer service team at jeremy@lasociete.ca to let them know all about the details and we promise that we will tailor a satisfactory resolution for you. Sincerely

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Wait one hour for food 🙃🙃🙃

La Societe - Montreal
Responded on July 5, 2021

Hello, Thank you for leaving your feedback. We strive incredibly hard here to make every customer experience enjoyable and we are very sorry that we were not able to meet your expectations this time. We would love to resolve this issue as quickly as possible and find a solution that works for you. Send us a message directly via this email jeremy@lasociete.ca and we'd love to talk more! Thank you very much.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

C’était super

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vipRajman
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was delicious…. Lamb melted in my mouth…. Convenient location to my hotel (Ritz-Carlton)

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Sergio
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Very nice evening, excellent service, good wine suggestion by the maître D .
Very pleasant evening with our friends

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Redcar
Montreal
30 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good food and service, nice French cuisine...recommended

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vipAlineM
Ottawa
16 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolument délicieux ! La salade au nem de chèvre et le tartare de saumon sur blini sont un régal !
Très bel endroit et service impeccable !

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Tristan
Montreal
21 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Splendid. Wonderful experience, will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

First we are picky eaters. We asked about adding lobster to the romaine lettuce. No can do but you know what... the chef is right this stands alone.
Much more limited menu than precovid..
Burger was ok. I had a cheese plate serviced with no crackers. Just the think German style bread that was on the table...
thank goodness the cheese was tasty- who does that? No special bread or crackers...
Place was deserted.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Excellent service, food and drinks!! Highly recommend this place.

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La Societe - Montreal offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (514) 507-9223.

La Societe - Montreal is rated 3.8 stars by 380 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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