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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4.4
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4.3
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HM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Cool lounge, great staff, delicious food, ok beer.

F
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Salle très classy avec une magnifique verrière qui rappelle les ambiances des bistrots parisiens.
Personnel attentionné et de bon conseil.

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o
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good meals and excellent service.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service

m
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My family and I enjoyed the dinner and we had receive a good service, too.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

Our worst experience for a New Years Dinner ever!!
Cost was a robbery, very small plates, zero tasty, the most expensive I paid in my whole life!! and have nothing.
I will never return!!!
I’m going to place all this comments on Tripadvisor too!!

C
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience2

Food was absolutely horrible. The prix fixe menu of 90 dollars was NOT worth the price. The fois gras app was unpalatable and the seared duck entree tasted like iron. Was so disgusting. I can’t believe we spend New Years here. Very disappointment. Our server however was great.

A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

Service was good. Food was mediocre. The only thing we really enjoyed was the beef tartare. The Iceland cod was one of the most confusing dishes I’ve ever ordered. Fish was cold. Skin was not crispy. And flavor combinations were bizarre. Nice atmosphere. Probably will not return.

H
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What can I say! We opted for an earlier dinner-having had a few too many cocktails the night before..actually starting at La Société’s nickel bar and ending up at The Dominion Square Tavern(also excellent!) - this night we wanted a nice long and lingering meal in a cozy spot. We arrived at 6:15 (much earlier than we usually eat) and arrived to an empty restaurant. Knowing the place would eventually be bustling, we took advantage of our time. Our server - who turned out to be the sommelier - but who clearly was also a server, bread attendant, water procurer, manager, wine consultant, menu expert and all around kind, helpful and professional restauranteur.

We were offered a cozy corner, but could hear the cool jazzy covers coming from the bar musician (and who- we learned later was the pastry chef). After a couple of vodka (hers) and gin (mine) martinis- we discussed the menu and wine options.

The shrimp cocktail-my wife’s favourite classic was amazing while I had the marrow bone...divine. The steak frites were excellent and à point (perfectly medium...on the rare side of it too...awesome!).

We also spend a good amount of time chatting about wine, our fathers love of hunting and growing up in rural areas...me being from New Brunswick and he from (if I recall) northern France in the Alps.

We did indulge in the aforementioned pastry chef/musician’s treats. The Paris-Brest and chocolate lava cake...so good...so good.

A little over two hours later, with the restaurant filling up with the Saturday crowd Yannique zigzagged all over the restaurant...chatting with customers, taking orders, explaining dishes, making people laugh...a true host.

The digestif he brought to us gratuit just before we left...I still cannot put my finger on what it was...but it was out of this world.

I have not had an evening like that in a long time. Thank you very very much to Yannique.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience5

The food was not good. Don’t recommend

MW
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2Food3Service5Ambience2

I called and asked several times what the Christmas menu was, and was told it hadn't been finalized. Imagine the disappointment when we all turned up for a $45 brunch of semi-cooked bacon drowning in grease, dry bread, cheap sausages , overcooked fried potatoes... disgusting. Music so loud we had to yell.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nourriture de qualité et ambiance très agréable

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N
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oysters were delicious and our waiter told us about ordering before 19h00 on special. Attentive service.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fine food matched with excellent service. Staff were accomodating and well informed. Highly recommend this restaurant for a lovely night out.

N
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good quiet place with great staff and good food. I’ll come back for sure

FP
Montreal
16 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Accueil chaleureux et courtois. Belle ambiance de brasserie parisienne.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was lovely as always.

NP
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience4

The space was beautiful and the service impeccable, BUT... the food was basically inedible. The shrimp cocktail was undercooked and warm - the shrimp was still translucent and the cocktail sauce was SWEET- gross! The onion soup had NO flavor AT ALL. It needed sherry or salt or something... how can Montreal screw up onion soup so badly?? The entrees were terrible - the filet was covered in a thick tasteless sauce to make up for the awful cut and the cod was inedible. I didn't eat more than one bite- undercooked and served over raw onions and a cardboard tomato tarte. I was disappointed that the server didn't acknowledge the lack of consumption and offer to remove from the bill or get me something else. The drinks were tasty and that's where it ended. I don't know how this place had such great reviews - DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY... you'll be ordering room service later.

P
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food and very nice wine selection. A bit noisy though

KB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was so good! And so French which I loved. The waiter was amazing so attentive and the food really had a lot of flavors and the desserts to die for! Really enjoyed it!

DW
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good experience, went for the MTL a Table 3 course meal. Food was exquisite (salmon tartar, duck, chocolate cake), service was quick and friendly, and drinks were absolutely delicious although pretty pricey (14-15$ cocktails). Would definitely recommend!

OT
Hong Kong
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

100% would recommend. Food was excellent. Service very friendly

B
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

It was just ok
The table d’hote dinner was good value but the food was just ok
The wine pairings were very good but small portions
With so many excellent restaurants in MontreL we would probably not return to this one

J
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Service is good. I've visited La société in Toronto Bloor St. and it was decent. However, La société in Montréal did not meet my expectation. My steak had heavy charcoal-flavour on it - it has a bitter taste.

M
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food! Great service!! Went as part of MTLATABLE and will be back

S
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was pleased to find a good table closed to the museum. The chocolat dessert was generous and all the food was delicious. Thank you for the live music.

KB
Montreal
52 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This was our first time, my boyfriend and I went for our anniversary. Very nice cocktails and wine choices. We both enjoyed our food and the service was friendly and attentive. Would come here again!

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

My parents were in town visiting Montréal for the first time so I took them to La Société... they loved the Beef Tartare and the Lobster Linguine! The food portions are great too so you might be full before dessert. Definitely happy with the quality of service and food, and glad for the time with my parents 💓 recommend for all!

A
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Nice location, good service, food mediocre and too expansive for the quality

W
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

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
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

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
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

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
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

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
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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KK
Tallahassee
26 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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.

O
Montreal
23 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

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
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

LD
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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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