Le Pois Penché

4.5
656 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French
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  • Romance
Le Pois Penché perpetuates the style and spirit of Paris in the 1940s, where brasseries perfected the concept of French cuisine as ‘comfort food’. Mindful of its legacy, Le Pois Penché appeals to a mixture of young adventurous diners, seasoned connoisseurs, late-night bon vivants, tourists, and local habitués, always eager to spark conversations and chance encounters over a glass of award-winning wine and gastronomy steeped in tradition. Nowhere are their desires better fulfilled than at Le Pois Penché, where opulence and everyday delightful hospitality intertwine.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Comfort Food
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Hours of Operation
LUNCH (Monday to Friday): 11:00am - 3:00pm

AFTERNOON MENU
Monday to Friday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

DINNER: 6:00pm - 11:00pm

LATE NIGHT: 9 till Closing

BRUNCH (Saturday & Sunday): 10:00am - 4:00pm
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(514) 667-5050
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Josserand Valiquette
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Rue Drummond
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Parking Details
street parking and nearby parking lots
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Public Transit
Peel Metro, Guy Metro
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SOIRÉE SAINT-SYLVÈSTRE



Le début de la fin

en amuse bouche

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Crème de moules

au safran espagnol et huître pochée

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Escalope poêlé de foie gras

de canard de carignan

au caramel de balsamic et pommes fondantes

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Paillettes givrées LPP

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Mignon de boeuf à moëlle

en pyramide, sauce miroir au porto,

purée de pommes de terre rattée parfumée à la truffe

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Pavé de flétan croustillant

braisé à basse température

parfumé à la coriandre fraîche et tapenade de kalamata

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Poire pochée en panier

mousseline pralinée noisette,

croquant au caramel et chocolat chaud

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café ou thé

Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Located on the corner of Drummond and De Maisonneuve, Le Pois Penché invites you to take a seat in the comfort of its welcoming dining room in the heart of downtown.

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What 656 People Are Saying
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4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Qualité exceptionnelle, savoureux 👌🏼

Service impeccable

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BB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Menu for dinner is great in general, but lobster on ice served with mayo / ketchup is more American than French cuisine: what not serve it warm with simple liquid clarified butter that is enhancing lobster's natural flavors?

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a
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Merveilleux accueil
Repas digne de la France
Je reviendrai !

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful tartare!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and great food.

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AL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

The food was exceptional, and for that alone I would recommend the restaurant. The noise level was too high, aggravated by live music from a "crooner". Our table space was small and felt quite crowded between the bar and the front window. The waitress did not bother to tell us about the specials or what items on the menu were not even available. Otherwise the service was quite good.

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PG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, service and reasonable prices. I would highly recommend.

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DE
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Our friends from other country had their first meals in Montreal. Seems very enjoyed the food. Overall, I would say the service has to be improved a bit.

Maybe it was on Saturday night.

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MC
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner before concert best location & meal!

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FA
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best restaurants we have ever been to. Everything -- food, service, ambience -- was fabulous.

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TU
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Met with friends and stayed after for conversation. The staff was so attentive. Enjoyed every minute.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service is excellent but the overall price of the food is expensive

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PG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Un peu vieux jeu. L'ambience générique. Bon pour les repas d'affaires mais sens plus. Bien situé.

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B
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

We wanted to have a light meal and there are limited choices for such, unless you dine after 9PM where they offer a special menu.
I ordered the Moules and they were overcooked, tired and very dry. It seems they had been prepared and steamed in advance and then steamed again. My friends pasta with mushrooms was very good. The crab cake was nothing special. For what we had I found the prices rather high. The service was very good.

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SC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Wine list provides options for anyone from $40 -60 or right up to $1000 a bottle. Oyster bar, great seafood choices as well as steak. French onion soup is a chef specialty.
All staff were very welcoming and friendly.

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IL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Très bon restaurant de cuisine française à base de produis frais.
Service aimable et efficace.
Cadre calme et très agréable.

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j
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came our visit day in Montreal after the front desk of our hotel recommended it. That was superb. We liked it so much we came back for our last meal in Montreal. Oysters were top notch. And the service both visits was excellent. When we make it back we plan on stopping by again.
Get the duck and croque madame!!!

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food. Service is discreet and attentive.
Have been there a few times now and the quality is always exceptional. Will return for sure

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

sooo gooooood

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BE
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Central location. Good menu and wine selection. Good pricing for quality food, and good portion sizes. Friendly servers with good knowledge.

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ES
Sacramento
18 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Good food, one of the French restaurants I would go back to in Montreal! If they would put tablecloths they would look much better, as of now it doesn’t match the rest of the decor... Could not get a reservation at a later time but we were pretty much the only table until much later than what I was looking for... wonder why... Anyway, good food.

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b
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time in Montreal, dinner was great. Service even better.

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RC
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Rien de spécial comme resto. Il me semblait un peu touristique et ancien.

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RG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good all around experience. I would come back and also give a positive reference.

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C
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Nice meal in a quiet environment despite the central location. Friendly staff and good selection at the Table d'hôte.

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IB
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

The waiter completely ignored us. We had finished eating and the plates were not cleared for over 10 minutes. He paid a lit more attention to French speaking customers. It would have been a much better experience if the waiter was better.

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MB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super service et le repas était excellent. De plus est, le décor est très jolie.

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DV
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved this restaurant. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Our table was perfect allowing for great conversation with our friends.

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DB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

Service slow. We had a concert to attend. Waited an hour to be served first courses, then had only 10 minutes to eat our entrees:(((

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j
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Prix un peu élevés pour le lunch - me font un peu penser à ceux du Vieux-Montréal ... peut-être parce que c’est un restaurant principalement fréquenté par des touristes?

Musique un peu trop forte et peu de mise pour le lunch. Malheureusement, le gérant a semblé refuser deux fois de baisser le volume après que nous en ayons fait la demande.

Nourriture excellente toutefois.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food. My lover found it satisfying.

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OT
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was really nice to celebrate my birthday here . I really enjoyed the food, service and music

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Seule commentaire: Dommage qu'on ne nous ait pas informés que le vin rouge que nous commandions n'avait pas de réserve (dernière bouteille disponible). Il a fallu changer de sorte de vin au milieu du repas, faute de disponibilité. Comme nous étions 8 personnes, il était pourtant facilement prévisible que nous pourrions commander plus d'une bouteille pour compléter le repas.

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Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The restaurant was super cute and totally had the Parisien look and feel! The staff was very friendly and polite, the food was delicious and perfectly portioned. I found the service to be slow. For example- after being served my Americano, it took a good 10mins before the waitress came back with the milk. Also, they forgot my friends smoothie 😞 I would however be willing to give it another chance!

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f
Montreal
13 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

As usual it was excellent. I Have been here over a dozen times in the past years. They pour a great martini, salmon tartare was outstanding, as well as the duck confit. The salad was extremely fresh, with soft leaves. The vinaigrette salad dressing added a touch of sweetness that really went down well. We love sitting at the bar, which gives you a very French bistro feel, but with a broad menu, that also caters to the business traveler and tourist crowd. Oh and let me not forget the 5pm to 8pm oyster special which was excellent! 12 lovely PEI oysters for $20.

The only downside on this visit was the service. We normally get outstanding service at the bar. However on this occasion, the bartender was not very attentive to placing orders, cleaning up the dishes or providing the bill. She seemed to be off doing other things or chatting with the other bartenders.If it wasn’t for the other,very nice bartenders, who we called over, we would’ve had a difficult time getting a meal.

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C
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

The waiter should pay more attention to client, because it was hard for us to find someone ( waiter) for a service.

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PA
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

we celebrated a graduation event it was a family get together , we went for a late lunch
food amazing , very friendly staff and very understanding.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Over priced and very limited menu

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Best table in the house. Fabulous Grand Prix night with DJ

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HE
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

I’ve been to Pois Penche many times and had a great experience, but we went for Grand Prix weekend and were so disappointed. We ordered things we get all the time and they were not nearly as good. On top of it, they jacked up the prices for F1 (as expected) but I felt that the quality of the food was less good. The shrimp in the shrimp cavatelli was overcooked and our salmon tartare was just not as good as usual. I put a note on the reservation that it was my friends birthday which they completely ignored so I ended up telling the waitress right in front of her and she didn’t even do anything about it. She brought my friend the main size tartare when she asked for entree and proceeded to try to charge her for the main when she told them she had ordered the entree size and the other waitress said it wasn’t a problem and they’d charge her for the entree size anyways. (Confusing, I know) We didn’t leave her a great tip and she was visiblg upset, but hey, we paid double what we usually do for the same food and it wasn’t as good, and the waitress didn’t check in on us to ask if things were good or to refill the water/wine glasses frequently...

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