Le Pois Penché

4.5
969 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 969 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRobin
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first visit to this restaurant. We had brunch and it was terrific. It was very hard to choose because it’s a really good menu. I had an omelette with a side salad that was great.

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msd101
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous Bouillabaisse and lobster with spaghetti dish.
We were running late driving from Toronto but staff were kind in holding our table
Pleasant atmosphere, service and great wine.
What more could you ask?

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DanielD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very nice french food, well executed a place we will return

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PascaleF
Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Devrait rafraichir la decotation. Belle ambiance , et bon menu.

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Sofia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and the staff was friendly. It was a very enjoyable night!

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YYAH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, portion size perfect, service was attentive without being annoying.

The OpenTable reservation automatically had us seated outside but the manager was kind enough to seat us inside when requested.
The option to choose outdoors vs indoors on the reservation system would be good, very different ambiance.

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LaurenceM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very plesant ambiance, service perfect, flood delicious and prices very reasonnable.

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Louis
Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice service. Good food, the bouillabaisse was excellent. Desserts were amazing ( we had crème brûlée and pêche Melba).

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Loulou
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

bruyant sur le coin de la rue mais quand même agréable

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vipPinnhead
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

This used to be one of my favourite places in Montreal because of the delicious food and the attentive service. Things have changed the last couple of times I’ve been there. I usually sit at the bar because I am dining alone while visiting on business. I always enjoyed the beef tartare because of its perfect texture and vibrant seasoning. The last time I was there, the bartender asked me if I wanted to start with any appetizers before I even opened the menu. He was surprised when I said that I would prefer to start with a glass of wine. I then had to prompt him to tell me what wines they have by the glass. Then the prices of each. What happened to service?
I ordered the tartare, spicy. It came out quickly, but very bland. I had to flag the bartender down to tell him, he took it away and ordered me another. The second one was a bit better but not spicy, at least it had some flavour. I did not enjoy it as much as I used to.
In the past I have taken many people to this restaurant, friends and work colleagues, and thoroughly enjoyed everything. My past experiences at the bar after a long day of work in another city were memorable. But something has changed, and I’m not sure if I want to return or recommend Le Pois Penche to anyone that asks me where to eat in Montreal.

Le Pois Penché
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Pinnhead, This is a very disappointing review, coming from a regular. Something went really wrong and we sincerely apologize. We'll share your comments with our managers immediately. Rest assured that nothing major has changed: same owner, chef, managers. We are, however, training a few new staff. It hasn't been easy filling some positions post-pandemic. We hope you'll forgive this mistake and trust us to serve you again. Your next tartare is on us! Text me at: 514-963-2534. Fede Sanchez

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MarieG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly,attentive, accommodating staff.
Clean, modern,hip place
Excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We met our friends for brunch.
The overall experience was wonderful from the moment we were received at the door. The service from our waiter, the beautiful food presentation and the overall atmosphere was outstanding.
Looking forward to going back for dinner.

Le Pois Penché
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Guest, This is a wonderful, heartwarming review! Thank you kindly on behalf of our entire team. Here's to more beautiful summer meals together! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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KamandR
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

the food wasn't delicious at all! and the portions were so small compared to the price. Our waiter was kind of rude, not nice and polite with us, when we needed him, he hardly answered our requests! I don't recommend this restaurant.

Le Pois Penché
Responded 7 days ago

Dear KamandR Oh, my. This doesn't sound like the same restaurant our other guests have reviewed here. But what matters is your own experience. We sincerely apologize that you didn't get value for the portions. Most of all, we are terrible sorry that your waiter was rude. This is unacceptable in our restaurant, where friendly hospitality is a trademark. If you're willing to tell us more, we'd love to hear it. Have a wonderful summer! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful interior decor and waiters are all very attentive. Menu is clean thoroughly after each use. Food is good portion size, I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

Le Pois Penché
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Guest, On behalf of our entire team, thank you kindly for recommending our restaurant! We are delighted you enjoyed the ambience and food and, most of all, the service. We are fortunate to have a wonderful group of people who love restaurants and hosting our guests. Here's to more wonderful summer meals together! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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Atsu
Ottawa
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Très bon! Les repas qu'on a choisi étaient très savoureux.

Le Pois Penché
Responded 7 days ago

Bonjour Atsu ! Un grand merci pour vos compliments à la cuisine ! Il nous fera plaisir de vous revoir. En vous souhaitant un bel été, plein de bons repas, Fede Sanchez Directeur de l'Hospitalité

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

It was good but a little pricey

Le Pois Penché
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Guest, On behalf of our entire team, thank you kindly for recommending us! Yes, some dishes can be pricey. The cost of great products has us juggling with how to best price our menu for our guests. Of course, we want people to return often. The good news is that we have many affordable choices on the menu, such as moules frites and burgers, plus a $29 lunch table d'hôte with lovely dishes. Hope to see you again soon! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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Marie
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Odeur nauséabonde pendant le brunch a l’extérieur causée par un camion qui procédait à une vidange d’huile au resto.

Le Pois Penché
Responded 7 days ago

Chère Marie, Nous sommes horrifiés. Nous avons communiqué le message à nos gérants et à la compagnie d'huile. C'est inacceptable de passer faire ce travail durant le brunch ! Nous vous remercions pour votre recommendation positive et vous souhaitons un bel été, plein de repas délicieux ! Fede Sanchez, Directeur de l'Hospitalité

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Luongo
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great place with excellent food and service. One of the best salmon tartars I have had.

Le Pois Penché
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Luongo, On behalf of our entire team, thank you very much for recommending us! We'll pass along the compliments on the salmon tartare to our chef. Glad you enjoyed it. Here's to more fun summer meals together! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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RobertL
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great brasserie short list of choices well prepared and friendly service. Reserve!

Le Pois Penché
Responded 7 days ago

Dear RobertL, We are truly happy you appreciated the choices. Thank you for your compliments to the kitchen and service. We are privileged to have a great bunch of people who love restaurants working with us. Have a wonderful summer! Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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vipZevL
Montreal
19 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, amazing service. Always an enjoyable experience.

Le Pois Penché
Responded 7 days ago

Dear ZevL, This is so nice to read. Thank you very much! Here's looking forward to more summer meals together! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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vipDeck
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience1

I’d have gone to l’Express no St Denis, but they were booked.

Whoever designed the place has terrible taste. Velvet seats, wood tables, white walls and mirrored columns. Everything clashes.
Waiters running around - don’t know where they were rushing to. We waited 40 minutes for our oysters, which arrived at the same time as our appetizers. Big no no.

NY Steak was over-cooked, not tender. Fries are terrible by Montreal standards.

Meh. Won’t go back.

Le Pois Penché
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Deck, It looks like our whole system collapsed on your table! We are beyond sorry. 40 minutes for oysters, distracted staff, and overcooked steak are a disaster. We stand by the hundreds of 5-star reviews posted on OpenTable. Your visit deserves a do-over because mistakes like that are unacceptable to us. Please, send us a contact number and, if you agree to return, we'll be happy to make things right, courtesy of the house. Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We go to Pois penché all the time! The food is amazing !!! Even my 5 year old son loved the mac and cheese !

Le Pois Penché
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Guest, This is a beautiful review! Thank you and your son. We love it when the youngest member of your family has a good time with mac and cheese! Have a wonderful summer! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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Cole
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice - very upscale - went for lunch - French onion soup and Serivce were 10/10

Le Pois Penché
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Cole, Thank you kindly for recommending our restaurant and our onion soup! We look forward to more summer lunches together! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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RoxaneB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was the best meal since we’ve been in Montréal. The lamb steak is unreal. The French onion soup is the best I’ve had. Loved the service from the beautiful hostess who was extremely welcoming to the handsome server who was lovely and kind. We had a fabulous time and will definitely be back.

Le Pois Penché
Responded 7 days ago

Dear RoxanneB, On behalf of our entire team, thank you very, very much for this beautiful review! We are thrilled you loved the lamb and the onion soup, and that our staff made you feel at home. We look forward to more fun summer days together! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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Alex
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleasant experience. Excellent food. Warm and inviting atmosphere
and superb service.
Looking forward to returning.

Le Pois Penché
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Alex, On behalf of our entire team, thank you kindly for your compliments to the service and the kitchen! We look forward to more fun summer days together. Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was divine. The waiter was particularly amazing.

Le Pois Penché
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your compliments to our waiter! We are very happy your visit was pleasant and hope to see you again soon. Have a beautiful summer! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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Shabu
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Amazing french service and ambiance! The bar also has a verity of exclusive drinks!! Definitely would recommend to a friend!!!

Le Pois Penché
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Shabu, Thank you kindly for your recommendation! We love it that you had a good time with us and look forward to hosting you again. Have a beautiful summer! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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NathalieP
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and our waiter friendly and very good. A refreshing experience

Le Pois Penché
Responded 7 days ago

Dear NathalieP, Thank you for your kind words! Have a wonderful summer! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Gabriel was our server, he did a great job. The food was good, we sat outside so a bit noisy from the street traffic, but an enjoyable visit and meal.

Le Pois Penché
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Guest, On behalf of our entire team, thank you kindly for recommending our restaurant and for your compliments to Gabriel! We look forward to hosting you again. Have a beautiful summer! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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Lybelle
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food here is always outstanding. Staff is friendly, wine suggestion was spot on also.

Will definitely return!

Le Pois Penché
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Lybelle, Thank you kindly for recommending our restaurant! the best reviews are the ones that compliment our team! We are fortunate to have good people who love their trade. Here's looking forward to more summer meals together! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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RocL
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Great culinary experience. Service was a little slow but this might have been due to a new employee

Le Pois Penché
Responded 7 days ago

Dear RocL, Thank you kindly for recommending our restaurant and for your compliments to the kitchen! We apologize that service wasn't as prompt as usual. We are working hard to bring our team back to full strength post-pandemic. Our guests deserve friendliness, attention to detail, and efficiency. Have a wonderful summer! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

A améliorer l’interaction serveur-client.

Le Pois Penché
Responded 7 days ago

Bonjour, chère / cher convive ! Merci pour votre recommendation 4-étoiles. Nous prenons note de votre commentaire et vous assurons que c'est un point qui nous tient beaucoup à cœur. Nous avons deux rencontres quotidiennes dont le but est d'améliorer les interactions et minimiser les erreurs. Nous ne pouvons prospérer que si nos convives reviennent souvent ! En vous souhaitant un été magnifique, Fede Sanchez Directeur de l'Hospitalité

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PierreD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, food and service. I recommend highly.

Le Pois Penché
Responded 7 days ago

Dear PierreD, On behalf of our entire team, thank you kindly for recommending our restaurant! We look forward to hosting you again. Have a beautiful summer! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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vipJoAnn
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service personnalisé
Nourriture exceptionnelle
Une brasserie française comme on les retrouve à Paris
Vous ne serez pas déçu

Le Pois Penché
Responded on July 14, 2021

Chère Joanne, Merci pour cette critique précise et si généreuse. Nous sommes très heureux d'avoir pu vous faire voyager un peu par ces temps où les voyages sont tellement compliqués. Passez nous voir lorsque l'envie vous prendra encore de vous dépayser au centre-ville ! Bien à vous, Fede Sanchez, Directeur de l'hospitalité, le Pois Penché

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PhilipH
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fantastic time. Food was great! Service was great! Highly recommend. They know what they're doing.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on July 14, 2021

Dear PhilipH, This is a heartwarming review! We will share it with our entire team. We thank you for your recommendation and we wish you a wonderful summer! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

C’est bien comme toujours 🔥

Le Pois Penché
Responded on July 14, 2021

Chère/Cher convive, Merci pour cette critique brève, mais si généreuse. Au grand plaisir de vous revoir ! Fede Sanchez, Directeur de l'Hospitalité, Le Pois Penché

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viprichardm
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Tony was excellent .. very pleasant .. great waiter
The young host also charming

Le Pois Penché
Responded on July 14, 2021

Dear richardm, We will pass along your compliments to Tony! He's a man who sincerely enjoys hosting guests. We've been privileged to have him on our team for a few years now. Until your nest visit! Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great! The food is amazing!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on July 14, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for this short, but mighty review! Have a wonderful summer and, please, come see us again. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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vikif
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience5

ambiance amazing
food is delicious
had seared tuna with basmati rice
was top !!
also the french fries are out of this world
only thing that was disappointing was the service .. but after i complained things went smooth
other then that i had an amazing night

Le Pois Penché
Responded on July 7, 2021

Dear vikif, What a kind review! Thank you very much for your compliments. We are so glad that you pointed out a glitch with service, giving us the opportunity to fix it on the spot. Our restaurant can only be good if our guests return often. Nothing matters more. Have a wonderful summer and may we have more great meals together! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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GaelleN
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

I love this place. The food is so good . I suggest 100%

Le Pois Penché
Responded on July 7, 2021

Dear GaelleN, On behalf of our team, thank you very much for your compliments and for recommending Pois. We look forward to hosting you again and having a wonderful summer together. Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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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 969 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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