Le Chien Fumant

4.3
186 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Le Chien Fumant est un resto prisé par les restaurateurs, les oiseaux de nuits, les curieux et les bons vivants de la ville qui ne disent jamais non à une assiette qui surprend, des produits frais et cultivés localement, des cocktails étonnants, des brunchs réconfortants et une carte de vins distinctive. Bref, un restaurant mordant, mais facile à apprivoiser.
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IP
Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

First time, we had a hard time finding a drinks that they actually had. They had no cranberry or apple juice, no amaretto, it was hard to find something they had except with the cocktail list they had. We tried 2 of them. 1 was ok the other horrible. We were rush to order, couldn’t order entrées and main course separated. It had to be done all at once as per what the server said. We had 3 entrees, Chinatown calamars (by far the best!!!) classic beef tartar and grilled octopus. Both of those weren’t great.
We had the main course shortly after, no time to digest a bit of the entrees. As the menu wasn’t the same as the web one, I was disappointed that the course that I wanted wasn’t on the menu. Ordered steak plate and giant shrimp and sausage. The steak was disappointing as there was 3 little piece sourrounded with so much lentils. Shrimp wasn’t so bad but the sausages so small and thin the grits was good.
We had desert a plate mixed of 5 small ones. Was very small but ok. 200$ bill.
Overall wouldn’t go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Toujours aussi débile, service et plats de feu, déjà hâte d’y retourner! Congrats à toute l’équipe!

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RL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Delicious and comforting food in a lovely homey place. The warmth of the restaurant was in contrast with the icy treatment from the staff... appalling service.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Incredible food, save for a less than par dessert, but the service brought down by the experience. Upon being seated, we were greated by our server immediately telling the time we had to leave. The entire experience was a true roller coaster between loving our meal, and being confronted by our surly server.
While the food is great, there are many comparable restaurants with employees who care.

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F
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

OMG THE FOOD IS SO FREAKINH GOOD, THE WINE LIST IS IMPRESSIVE AND THE STAFF IS ADORABLE. LOVELY LITTLE PLACE

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CF
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

It was our second time there.
Very disappointing ! The service was rushed as our waiter was standing there waiting for me to take the last bite of my appetizer so he could grab my plate before I could even swallow. The food was ok.
The bill was not cheap at all. Not worth our hard earned $.

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a
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

The server didnt gave us time to relax and talk after the meal. He wanted us to leave as soon as we're done...

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A truly excellent and original steak tartare ('Korean style'). Cheese plate would merit perhaps some small condiments or option to have two different small pieces for same price.

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New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Restaurant chaleureux, service impeccable.
Nourriture vraiment excellente; nous avons choisi le menu dégustation et succès total sur tout.
Le seul hic est la liste des vins qui sont dans l’ensemble très chers. Peu de choix de vin à prix raisonnable aux alentours de 50$

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B
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is consistently amazing

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AN
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and drinks are amazing! We were four and shared the Feast for brunch (Sunday) and it was delicious!

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LM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 5

I went for dinner with my girlfriend. We found the service staff snotty, from the guy who greeted us at the door to the bartender, as we were seated at the bar. I actually felt uncomfortable due to the attitude coming off this guy.
The food was just average. I ordered the steak the pancake (not sure the correct word for this) under the dish was next to impossible to cut through.
Bottom line wouldn’t return or recommend this place due to uppity staff. Went to Nora Gray the night before and it was excellent go there instead!

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Very nice place. Very attentive service. The majority of the food including the short rib, tartar and the spring roll were all fantastic. However the lamb shank was a disappointment and the rapini..... I just didn't enjoy the rapini.

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Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was an awesome experience and we had a perfect evening. All four of us went for the « menu dégustation » and none regretted. The food was in abundance for all and the mix of flavours was incredible. We got to taste a bit of everything on the menu. Truly a must go to place.

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S
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

C'était une belle soirée. Manger et prendre un a trois verres au bar c'est parfait. Laissez le serveur commander a ma place et ne pas etre decu.

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P
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Very noisy and we were rushed to leave the table for 9 serving at 7.
Not nice meat pieces but the taste was very good!

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LS
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Très bonne nourriture - Par contre, service en accéléré, nous étions au premier service de la soirée ; l'amabilité était moins au rendez-vous que la dernière fois où nous y étions allés. Nous y retournerons sans hésitation par contre.

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AB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

On m’avait recommandé Le Chien Fumant

L’expérience était vraiment supérieure

Merci

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London
21 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The quintessential neighborhood spot. Outstanding food- like actually outstanding- cozy environment but with such a fun vibe. It’s almost painful to have to choose what to eat, because you feel like you’re missing out on 6 other things. So much creativity in the dishes, wonderful combinations of flavors. A must if you’re in Montreal.

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TC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic Ambiance, great staff, nice cache. Great dégustation menu. Highly recommend. Parking was a bit of a challenge. Really authentic feel. Very diverse menu.

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S
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An excellent combination of wholesome flavorful and diverse cuisines, great and attentive service, awesome bartender, intimate seating.
My go-to spot every time I visit MTL.

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S
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Nous avions une réservation et nous avons eu la table que 45 mins plus tard...

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MP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

We reserved in advance for three and the table we got was small. Other than that, it was a cozy place with great food and excellent service. The server was very attentive to my food allergy.

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JM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

Food was good and the ambience was awesome but eeevice wasn’t great! I would wait to go back, nothing spectacular.

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EH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I loved this meal. Would highly recommend! The appetizer I had was as amazing as the main.

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CM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Second visit.. Food awesome again.

We were three, and although the restaurant told me via phone that the table would small, I wouldn't recommend a party of 3 going. The lack of comfort/space at the table got in the way of my enjoyment of the food/ambiance.. I'll visit again, but if we are a 3some, I will go somewhere else!

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DD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Small quaint neighborhood place with outstanding food! We thought it was the best food of our visit to Montreal!

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AI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely staff. Great food. Cozy and intimate. We Chicagoans felt like we were held in the arms of a neighborhood.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

Très bon mais encore une fois, mauvaise gestion des réservations et timing du service très ordinaire. C’était pour un anniversaire et nous n’avons pas eu le temps de prendre le dessert, que nous sommes aller prendre dans un autre resto. Cela fait 3 fois que ça arrive, nous n’y retournerons plus. Dommage, c’était très bon.

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GG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Le service était trop rapide malheureusement. Nous avons pris le spécial du mercredi et nous avons reçu nos 3 premiers plats dont 2 chauds au même moment. C’et un service expéditif qui a nuit à notre expérience. Toutefois le dessert et le café étaient excellent!!

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A
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

It was my second time going to this restaurant. Two years ago, we loved the brunch there. So we booked again. The service was very poor. We had to ask many times just for coffee. The waitress was distant and cold. That was very different from last time! It tainted our appreciation of the place.

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JL
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Très beau resto! J’aime l’ambiance. Manque un peu d’espace au bar! Sinon, tout était bien

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ED
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Always a great experience! The food is excellent and the service was good. Would definitely recommend

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JK
Montreal
25 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Very tasty and unique meal all round. We had a great dinner. Service was extra special: another great meal at Chien Fumant!!

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SC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I went there alone for my birthday dinner and was seated at the bar. It's a bit on the pricier side but the food and service were excellent. From the bar, you get full view of the open kitchen, which is always interesting. It's a very small venue so it gets crowded and noisy rather fast. Overall, a good experience despite the noise. My friends often go there for brunch and recommend it highly.

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E
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Très bon menu dégustation! Très bon service! Petit endroit charmant.

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C
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mon incontournable à Montréal ! Jamais déçus, toujours bien reçus ! Et de l’originalité renouvelée !

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Amazing food, great ambiance but service not very friendly, too bad if it wasn't for that I would have rather a 5

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Prix du vin élevé pour la qualité
La nourriture correct mais sans plus... prix trop élevé par rapport à la qualité

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F
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

L’endroit est charmant, le service excellent et les plats sont succulents. Les mignardises se partagent très bien pour clore le repas.

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