Le Pois Penché

4.5
1002 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
French
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.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1002 People Are Saying
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vipTrevorS
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dining experience! Highly recommend and will definitely be back the next time we are in Montreal!

Le Pois Penché
Responded 21 hours ago

Dear TrevorS, On behalf of our entire team, thank you kindly for your 5-star review! We are delighted to read that we were able to make your trip more fun! Now, you have a second home in Montreal. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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DeMontreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great place for what I would consider traditional French fare. The decor is appropriately bistrot, but it’s really about the food and nice unobtrusive service. We’re planning to return.

Le Pois Penché
Responded 21 hours ago

Dear DeMontreal, Thank you kindly for your compliments! We will share you message with our kitchen and service teams. We look forward to your return. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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Jojo
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Soirée d'anniversaire très agréable bonne nourriture musique agréable le chanteur très charmant beaucoup de talent pour le service n'était pas le point fort mais je peux comprendre avec la pénurie de personnel
Je recommande ce resto et pour souligner des anniversaire endroit idéal 👍

Le Pois Penché
Responded 21 hours ago

Chère Jojo, Merci beaucoup pour vos compliments. Il nous fait grand plaisir de lire que vous avez passé une soirée agréable avec les chansons de Matt Mardini! Il est avec nous chaque jeudi à 19 h. Pour ce qui est du service, nous vous remercions de pointer la pénurie de main d'œuvre. Ce ne pas facile ces jours-ci, mais ce n'est pas une excuse pour ne pas offrir un service impeccable. Nous avons partagé votre commentaire avec nos gérants. Bien à vous, Fede Sanchez, Directeur de l'hospitalité

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JohnH
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful dining room. Excellent food!
Service was great too!

Le Pois Penché
Responded 21 hours ago

Dear JohnH, On behalf of our entire team, thank you kindly for your review and your compliments to our kitchen and service. We look forward to your next visit! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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DiningGal
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best dining experiences in Montreal. Decor and setting makes you feel like you're in Paris, the food was delicious and the service was impeccable.

Le Pois Penché
Responded a day ago

Dear DiningGal, On behalf of our entire team, thank you kindly for 5-star review and your compliments to our kitchen and service. We look forward to more meals together in the future! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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AlisonM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The servers were extremely helpful and attentive. The food was classic but with a rustic twist that we loved. Delicious coffee and the profiteroles with the chocolate syrup was straight out of our dreams!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on October 19, 2021

Dear AlisonM, What a kind review. We thank you on behalf of our entire team. Please, come see us again soon. One can never have enough profiteroles, which contain all the essential food groups: puff pastry, homemade vanilla ice cream, and warm chocolate sauce! All the best, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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vipTimW
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I really enjoyed my evening at Pois Penché. The food was good and the service excellent

Le Pois Penché
Responded on October 19, 2021

Dear TimW, You said it all. On behalf of our entire team, thank you for posting your recommendation! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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Tintin
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Grande brasserie agréable au centre-ville. Excellent tartare de saumon.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on October 19, 2021

Cher Tintin, Merci pour vos compliments. Vous avez maintenant une deuxième maison au centre-ville ! Bien à vous. Fede Sanchez, Directeur de l'hospitalité

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite restaurant and we love the singer CB on Thursday evenings

Le Pois Penché
Responded on October 19, 2021

Dear Guest, There's no bigger compliment than being someone's favourite restaurant! Thank you! We will share your kind words with Matt Mardini, the crooner. He performs every Thursday, starting at 7 PM. He's a true entertainer who loves welcoming our guests. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Brasserie serving cooked from scratch fare. No re-heating here which makes for on point flavor profiles - definitely try the foie gras, beef tartare, lamb and profiterole!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on October 19, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you kindly for your recommendations! You made excellent food choices. That combination of dishes is a great Pois Penché meal. I hope you all shared it! Please, come see us again soon! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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MatamoreVictor
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Prix très élevés pour la qualité de la nourriture et l'exécution des plats. De meilleures brasseries sont disponibles à Montréal pour un prix équivalent ou moindre.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on October 14, 2021

Cher MatamoreVictor, Nous sommes désolés que vous ayez trouvé votre visite chère. Nous misons fort sur la qualité de nos produits. Ils nous coûtent cher, mais nous refusons d'abaisser nos standards. Nos clients réguliers depuis 2007 s'attendent à rien de moins. Il est vrai qu'il y a des restaurants plus abordables, mais il est aussi vrai que plusieurs restaurants dans notre catégories sont bien plus dispendieux que le nôtre. Bien à vous, Fede Sanchez, Directeur de l'Hospitalité

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Brieuc
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

Les plats manquent de wow pour le prix. Bouillabaisse sans fromage et sans rouille, vraiment dommage. Steak frites sans légumes et malheureusement pas possible de l’avoir saignant

Le Pois Penché
Responded on October 12, 2021

Bonjour, Brieuc, Il semble que quelque chose n'a pas été fait correctement. Notre bouillabaisse n'a pas de fromage, mais elle est servie avec une rouille délicieuse. Aussi, nous offrons le choix de quatre coupes de viande pour le steak frites. Ces coupes peuvent toutes être servies saignantes à l'exception de la surlonge d'agneau, qui est cuite sous-vide pour la tendresse avant d'aller sur le grill. Nous avons partagé votre message avec nos gérants. Merci ! Fede Sanchez, Dir. Hospitalité

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and our waiter was so attentive and respectful. 10/10 would certainly come back again.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on October 12, 2021

Dear Guest, We are very glad to read your feedback. Thank you kindly for your compliments to our kitchen and service team. We hope to host you again very soon! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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NormandD
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Malgré la distanciation des tables, le personnel a été impeccable, la nourriture fantastique Bravo

Le Pois Penché
Responded on October 12, 2021

Cher NormandD, De la part de toute notre équipe, un grand merci pour vos compliments. Nous sommes très heureux que votre visite a été à la hauteur de vos attentes et espérons vous revoir bientôt. En vous souhaitant de magnifiques repas, Fede Sanchez, Directeur de l'Hospitalité

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LouiseP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely bouillabaisse, very attentive service. Couldn't ask for more!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on October 12, 2021

Dear LouiseP, Thank you kindly for your compliments to our food and service. We hope you'll visit us again soon. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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NB99
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

On booking, we had requested terrace seating but the manager had closed it off shortly before our reservation time. The waiter kept addressing the dinner party in French even though we would reply in English. The food was mostly good except for the steak frites which was charred on the outside. The waiter warmed up in the end & was quite friendly. Overall good experience.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on October 12, 2021

Dear NB99, We are sorry you didn't have the opportunity to enjoy the terrace. We admit that the outdoor schedule has been erratic, considering weather and staff availability. We have brought up to our managers the issue of our waiter speaking only French. Most of our staff is bilingual and instructed to address guests in their language of preference. We apologize for this unusual situation. We hope to make your next visit much more enjoyable. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Never disappoints. Excellent food with a great lively ambiance.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on October 7, 2021

Dear Guest, On behalf of our entire team, thank you kindly for your recommendation! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, director of hospitality

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Showmom
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service are outstanding! Amazing French food in a casual atmosphere.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on October 7, 2021

Dear Showmom, Thank you for your kind compliments! We will share your review with our team. We hope to see you again soon. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, director of hospitality

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Nothing I can complain

Le Pois Penché
Responded on October 7, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you kindly for you sharing your review! We look forward to your next visit. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, director of hospitality

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DeborahN
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service. Would highly recommend

Le Pois Penché
Responded on October 7, 2021

Dear DeborahN, On behalf of our entire team, thank you very much for your recommendation! We look forward to your next visit. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, director of hospitality

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StephanieFillion
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic place, food & service. Highly recommend!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on October 7, 2021

Dear Stephanie, On behalf of our entire team, thank you kindly for your compliments to our kitchen and service! Much appreciated. Until your next visit! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, director of hospitality

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Jalbert14
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We chose le pois penche to celebrate our friend’s 50th birthday. We were quite pleased with the service and the food. Our only complaint was the Cote du Beouf. Although very tasty, the steak had way too much fat to meat ratio and we found ourselves wanting more. For the price, there should have been more meat and larger portions of vegetables/sides.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on September 28, 2021

Dear Jalbert14, Happy birthday again to your friend! We are delighted that everyone had a wonderful time. Thank you for your feedback on the côte de bœuf. We will share it immediately with our kitchen. This 32-oz rib steak does have a bit of yummy fat, but should never be an excessive amount. We look forward to more celebrations with you! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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Hank
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very pleasant room, with spacious bar for dining as well as sipping. Well prepared classic French cuisine, fresh ingredients, tastefully presented and served. Friendly atmosphere, lots of chatter but not boisterous.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on October 7, 2021

Dear Hank, Thank you kindly for posting your impressions and recommending our restaurant. We are delighted you had a good time and look forward to your next visit. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, director of hospitality

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BernadetteR
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thursday nights have a crooner who is for swooning! Food and service constantly terrific any day.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on September 28, 2021

Dear BernadetteR, Thank you for complimenting our crooner, Matt Mardini. He's a very special artist who truly loves performing for our guests. Sometimes, he stays until the last party leaves the restaurant! Dinner and the most beautiful songs of all time? We, like you, are hopeless romantics. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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MarinaB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

la nourriture très bonne, belle ambiance sur la terrasse et dans la salle climatisée, très bon service, cette stabilité de performance nous insiste à y retourner le plus souvent en famille. Je recommande Pois penché !

Le Pois Penché
Responded on September 21, 2021

Cher MarinaB, Il nous fait chaud au cœur de lire des critiques comme la votre ! Ce sera un plaisir de vous revoir et votre famille. Merci ! Fede Sanchez, Directeur de l'hospitalité

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RichardC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tout était très bien : l'accueil , le service et la nourriture. Nous retournerons c'est certain

Le Pois Penché
Responded on September 21, 2021

Cher RichardC, De la part de toute notre équipe, un grand merci pour votre recommendation 5 étoiles et vos compliments à la cuisine et le service ! Au plaisir de vous revoir, Fede Sanchez, Directeur de l'hospitalité

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AllanK
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the reception and waiter was friendly and professional. Highly recommend.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on September 21, 2021

Dear AllanK, On behalf of our entire team, thank you kindly for your 5-star review and your private note! We will share your compliments with Gabriel and our hostess. We look forward to hosting you again! Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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SaraH
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food eas delicious. Bistro classics with no fuss, tasted exactly as it should be. A true hommage to bistro claasic from the food to the ambiance

Le Pois Penché
Responded on September 21, 2021

Dear SaraH, On behalf of our entire team, thank you kindly for your review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal. We love the classics and it's always a pleasure when our guests appreciate them, too. We look forward to your next visit! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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LornaL
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the pancakes with caramel and apples. It was delicious and it was a generous portion.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on September 14, 2021

Dear LornaL, We love those caramel apple pancakes, too! Breakfast of champions! We thank you for your compliments and look forward to your next brunch. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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Sandra
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is exceptional, as is the staff. Very nice atmosphere. A must!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on September 14, 2021

Dear Sandra, Thank you kindly for sharing your 5-star review and for your compliments to our kitchen and service staff! We'll share them immediately. Until your next visit! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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paulb
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service I would go back or recommend to friends

Le Pois Penché
Responded on September 14, 2021

Dear paulb, Thank you kindly to your compliments to our service and kitchen. Your recommendation is much appreciated! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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SusanW
London
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful seafood platter

Le Pois Penché
Responded on September 14, 2021

Dear SusanW, We are delighted you enjoyed our seafood platter. Isn't it the best way to make summer last? Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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vipMiriamK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went with a party of 7 including three small children. They were extremely accommodating, even though they are clearly not set up for small kids. Food was great and seemed like reasonable value. The bread was outstanding. Overall, a great experience. Will be returning next time I’m in Montreal.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on September 7, 2021

Dear MiriamK, Thank you very much for this lovely review. We are delighted we were able to accommodate your family. We, too, are addicted to that baguette. Isn't it a sin with butter? You know you have a second home in Montreal. Enjoy the warm days ahead! Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

I wouldn’t return if looking for French cuisine. The virgin mojito was very good though.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on September 7, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your review. We are disappointed that our food wouldn't get you to come back. Our kitchen has an excellent reputation and we wonder if something didn't go quite right during your visit. Would you be willing to send us more feedback? Much appreciated. Enjoy all the warm days ahead! Fede Sanchez Director of hospitality

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MelissaS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Both the service and the food were great!

Highly recommend!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on September 7, 2021

Dear MelissaS, Thank you for your kind compliments to our service and kitchen! Your recommendation is much appreciated. Enjoy all the warm days ahead! Fede Sanchez Director of hospitality

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible service. Amazing food. Out of this world wine. Felt very taken care of.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on August 31, 2021

Dear Guest, On behalf of our entire team, thank you kindly for your 5-star review and for your generous compliments to our staff! Enjoy the rest of your summer! Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality PS: Apologies for the late response. I've just returned from vacation!

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SylvainA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Merci Gino, Christina et Gab , pour une autre expérience exceptionnelle! Service,service et encore service!!! J’ai célébré mon anniversaire de naissance , ainsi que notre 35 iè anniversaire de mariage! Tout simplement magique! C’était notre deuxième visite en un mois et ce ne sera certainement pas la dernière! Merci à tous pour cette mémorable soirée!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on August 31, 2021

Cher SylvainA, Un merci énorme pour cette bell critique que nous transmettons à Gino, Christina et Gab immédiatement. Encore une fois, joyeux anniversaires et au plaisir de vous revoir ! Fede Sanchez, Directeur de l'Hospitalité

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Digi
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Showed to the worst table in the restaurant, almost inside the kitchen. Hostess was not happy when I complained but she did manage to find a different table in a much better position. Service was very good and the food was excellent. We would go back tonight if it want closed!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on August 31, 2021

Dear Digi, This is a great review. Things started rough, but we are delighted to read that we managed to recover the fumble fast. Thank you for your understanding and hope that we will indeed get to host you again soon! Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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LorrieB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Have been going here since it opened many years ago and the quality of the food has gone down tremendously.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on August 31, 2021

Dear LorrieB, Sorry to hear about this, especially coming from a regular guest! We were surprised because our customer food reviews have improved significantly on Google, OpenTable and TripAdvisor over the past three years. I'd like to hear more from you to understand your comments. I'll send you a private message. We are going to fix this for you! Enjoy the rest of your summer! Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality PS: Apologies for the late response. I've just returned from vacation!

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LillianW
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful interior with art deco feels. Spacious tables apart from other diners. The renovations over the pandemic year literally transformed the place with a New York vibe. Great ambience, attentive staff and good food.
A visit to the washroom took me back to France. A treat to go to the toilette! The interior design is a winning formula to complement the food. If you want a special dining experience eat inside. If casual is your speed the outside is nice too but not as special. (We went for a birthday dinner).

Le Pois Penché
Responded on August 31, 2021

Dear LillianW, On behalf of our entire team, thank you kindly for your beautiful review and your compliments to the staff and food. Glad you enjoyed the renovations! And happy birthday to the person who celebrated it! Enjoy the rest of your summer! Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality PS: Apologies for the late response. I've just returned from vacation!

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FAQs

Le Pois Penché offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (514) 667-5050.

Le Pois Penché is rated 4.5 stars by 1002 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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