Le Pois Penché

4.6
921 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.
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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 921 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.9
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The lady that I had on the phone was extremely polite when I changed my reservation. She called me to let me know that the kitchen will be close between 4 to 5 but that I can always have drinks while waiting…this little touch was everything! And she recognized me when I got there and came to say hi :) and food is extremely delicious!!

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montrealer
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Super excellent service

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vipEileenDH
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food , a real parisian brasserie. Felt like home.

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Jany
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the waitress was very nice.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on June 7, 2021

Dear Jany, We are so happy to read your comments. Messages like this inspire our whole team. Thank you and have an amazing summer. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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vipTerezaY
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience! Christina was able to accommodate us in any way she could. It shows that the restaurant cares about their customers.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on June 7, 2021

Dear TerezaY, This review means a lot. Our people do care and we are so glad you felt it. We are privileged to have guests return after almost a year-and-a-half of lockdowns. We take nothing for granted and we are extremely grateful to our guests. We look forward to hosting you again. Have a wonderful summer! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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BernadetteR
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, true bistro food !
The staff go out of their way to accommodate their clients.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on June 7, 2021

Dear BernadetteR, Thank you kindly for your compliments! We will pass them along to our whole team. We are looking forward to being a happy part of your summer. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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Julie
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

J'étais très heureuse de retrouver l'équipe du Pois Penché, c'est un plaisir de vous revoir après tout ce temps. L'ambiance de retour était bonne, l'accueil des gens a été exceptionnel et la bouffe, toujours aussi bonne.
À très bientôt !

Le Pois Penché
Responded on June 7, 2021

Chère Julie, Je vous assure que notre équipe était tout aussi heureuse de vous revoir ! Ce sont des gens qui adorent recevoir et ça leur manquait tellement. Merci pour cette belle critique et au grand plaisir de vous servir souvent cet été. Bien à vous, Fede Sanchez, Directeur de l'Hospitalité

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vipmouthybabe
Bristol
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Great service. Delicious food. Noisy, but that’s to be expected on the corner of Drummond and DeMaisonneuve

Le Pois Penché
Responded on June 7, 2021

Dear mouthybabe, Great to have you back downtown and thank you for this kind review. Yes, it can get a bit noisy in our neighbourhood these days. People have been very eager to enjoy life and they can get excited. All in good fun, though, and we expect spirits to calm down a little as we get used again to social life! Here's wishing you a great summer, full of great meals. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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Nata
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of my favourite Restos downtown. The food is exceptional as to taste and presentation... the spices are subtle. As excellent example is the
Tagliatelle with lobster in a sauce that hinted of spices and addition of asparagus! The profiteroles with ice cream and dark chocolate sauce accentuated the last drops of our champagne !
Chin-chin!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on June 7, 2021

Dear Nata, What a wonderful review! Thank you very much for taking the time to post it. We are delighted you enjoyed our new lobster tagliatelle. And, yes, profiteroles are indeed a great way to soak up those last drops of bubbles. Let's have a magical summer! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service impeccable et attentionné. La carte n’est pas grande mais les plats sont très bien exécutés avec des ingrédients de qualité. Nous nous sommes régalés!

Seul mini bémol: j’aurais aimé un peu plus de choix pour les vins au verre.

Le Pois Penché
Responded 6 days ago

Un grand merci pour avoir partagé vos belles impressions. Nous prenons note de votre commentaire en anticipation de la carte de vins "post-confinement". Notre sommelier y travaille en ce moment. Au plaisir de vous revoir. Fede Sanchez Directeur de l'Hospitalité

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AmelieD
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff is so caring and overall everything was amazing, will definitely be going back and invite everyone I know to try this lovely place!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on June 7, 2021

Dear AmelieD, We will share your kind review with our staff. We are so happy to be open again and to host guests like you. Here's wishing you a wonderful summer! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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vipJayjay
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a fun time. Great staff - friendly but professional.
We always enjoy the fresh oysters, the tartares and many other dishes.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on June 7, 2021

Dear Jayjay, On behalf of our entire team, thank you for your 5-star review! It's great to be back again with the support of guests like you. We look forward to many more fun meals! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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YuriyB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Restaurant was closed!!! Why did you make reservation???

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vipJabbaTheHutt
Montreal
25 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Always the best oysters and seafood bar west of Paris !

Le Pois Penché
Responded on October 10, 2020

Dear JabbaTheHutt, Thank you for your wonderful compliment! Let's keep the good food times rolling! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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vipSteveMartini
Cancun
12 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There's just no other place like LPP.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on October 10, 2020

Dear SteveMartini, On behalf of everyone at Pois, thank you kindly for your continuous support. It's a pleasure to have you in the family! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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vipSteveMartini
Cancun
12 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and the quality of the food is irréprochable. One of the finest restaurants in Montreal.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on October 10, 2020

Dear SteveMartini, Thank you for this kind compliment! Always a pleasure to serve you. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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Claudev
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Still great despite COVID-19. Same great food and atmosphere.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on September 18, 2020

Dear Claudev, Thank you for pointing this out. Creating a pleasant dining atmosphere in spite of everything has been a top of priority of our service and kitchen teams. We are very proud of their work. Until your next visit! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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vipSteveMartini
Cancun
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on September 15, 2020

Dear SteveM, On behalf of our entire team, thank you very much for posting your review and for your trust. We look forward to serving you again. Warm regards. Fede Sanchez, Director of hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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MaryseC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience3

Pour un bistrot parisien, vous pourriez faire un effort pour nous écrire en français...
Très décue de ma salade niçoise; présentation peu appétissante avec le thon blanc mis sur le dessus d'une salade peu relevée et trop froide. Je m'attendais à bien plus d'un endroit comme le vôtre. Mes amies ont pris un plat d'oeufs pochés avec saumon fumé qui me semblait bien plus appétissant.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on September 15, 2020

Chère MaryseC, Nous sommes déçus que votre visite n'ait pas été une réussite. C'est triste d'entendre que la salade niçoise n'a pas été à la hauteur, surtout parce qu'on prend le soin de préparer le thon confit chez nous. Je transmets vos commentaires à la cuisine. Vous avez raison de pointer la température. Si la salade est trop froide, le goût n'est pas le même. Pouvez-vous m'indiquer sur quelle plateforme vous avez reçu un message en anglais ? Merci! Fede Sanchez, Directeur de l'hospitalité

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JulesMarquis
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good experience !
First time we tried it with my Gf and that was amazing.
The service is really pleasant and the food is excellent.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on September 15, 2020

Dear JulesMarquis, It's so nice to hear your date was a success. Please, come by again soon. Any reason is a good excuse, even dessert and coffee! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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vipLucB
Montreal
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good steak but not the best in Montreal

Le Pois Penché
Responded on September 15, 2020

Dear LucB, Thank you for the review and the challenge! Our new "steak frites" menu is being perfected by the minute. Our plan is to be a contender in the best-steak-in-Montreal category for the pleasure of our guests. We have introduced 6 choices of cuts, all premium Canadian beef, Northern Gold, and rib steaks aged in-house. Did you try our Alberta lamb steak frites? We hope to impress you in your next visit! Warm regards. Fede Sanchez, Director of hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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Pats
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

True parisian touch and savoir faire in downtown Montreal. Well done! Food was delicious

Le Pois Penché
Responded on September 8, 2020

Dear Pats, On behalf of our team, we thank you for your nice recommendation. We look forward to seeing you again. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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ClaudeG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to be....location, ambiance, service, quality.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on September 4, 2020

Dear CaludeG, On behalf of our team, thank you kindly for your 5-star review! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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Grossechipie
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

C’est peut être un peu dispendieux mais vu que tout est parfait...

Le Pois Penché
Responded on September 1, 2020

Chère Grossechipie, Merci beaucoup pour cette belle recommendation. Nous allons continuer nos efforts pour vous offrir le meilleur de nous mêmes, dans nos ingrédientset notre hospitalité. Si jamais vous voulez nous visiter et profiter d'une bonne aubaine, venez nous voir le midi en semaine: table d'hôte 3 services, 29$ seulement. Même qualité, même hospitalité, et des créations délicieuses de nos chefs. Au plaisir de vous revoir, Fede Sanchez, Directeur de l'hospitalité, Le Pois Penché

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Christian27
Montreal
19 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The is the only place I know in Montreal where you can enjoy the traditional French "plateau de fruits de mer" made of oysters, mussels, shrimps and lobster. Always good and fairly priced. We had an excellent place inside near the open windows so we had a fair amount of breeze without the noise on the terrasse (there is a fair amount of it, the restaurant being located at the corner of Drummond and De Maisonneuve).

Le Pois Penché
Responded on September 1, 2020

Dear Christian27, On behalf of everyone at Le Pois Penché, thank you very much for your wonderful recommendation! We look forward to your next visit. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, director of hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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Beajaupi
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always It was really good the food and the service. The music was too loud. It was the only thing we didn’t like.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on September 1, 2020

Dear Beajaupi, Thank you very much for your 5-star review! We agree with you on the volume. The Thursday you came it was a bit too loud for our taste. We have brought this up to our DJ and it has been adjusted. We like our restaurant to be a place where our guests can have nice conversations in a pleasant atmosphere. We hope you will feel it when you come back to see us. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, director of hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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Fingerlickengood
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Nice glam Parisian brasserie vibe.
Great seafood tower. Generous and well prepared.
A little pricey but worth it!

Will return on special occasions.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on August 25, 2020

Dear Fingerlickengood, We love your recommendation and your OpenTable name! You must be someone who loves good food and your review means a lot. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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vipJabbaTheHutt
Montreal
25 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

How disappointing. It's one of our favorite restaurant in Montréal, but Saturday, they were tending only.ton2 groups and completely forgot to serve us. We waited more than 30 minutes between entrée and plat principal and had to serve our wine and waited again for dessert and disgestif.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on August 25, 2020

Dear JabbaTheHutt, We are so disappointed to learn this happened to you. Please, accept our most heartfelt apologies. You are a wonderful guest and we look forward to making a better impression. Was the manager able to extend a gesture of apology to you? I will contact you in private. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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Jennifer
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

as always, perfect! First time there with live music, but well put, not too loud, super!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on August 25, 2020

Dear Jennifer, On behalf of everyone at Pois, thank you very much for your 5-star recommendation. We are delighted you enjoyed the live music. Crooner Matt Mardini is a wonderful performer who loves entertaining our guests. We look forward to hosting you again soon! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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ArianneH
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was perfect and our waiters was amazing! Great staff! Can’t wait to go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We love Le Poi’s Penche coz they have great food & excellent service by our server Daniel who is super friendly! All staff are professional and I love their onion soup and pancakes. If you do come visit...you gotta dine at this beautiful French Restaurant! I am sure you will love it too!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on August 25, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your recommendation and for commending the onion soup and the pancakes (brunch of champions!). We'll pass along your compliments to Daniel. Until your next visit! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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EddyA
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience1

We would like to see Mathew back every Friday to this restaurant the ambiance will be much better

Le Pois Penché
Responded on August 25, 2020

Dear EddyA, Crooner Matt Mardini returned this past Saturday, Aug. 22. In compliance with government regulations, he performed outdoors on the terrace and also from a station inside the dining room. It was a beautiful evening! We are now looking at having him back every Friday. Please, stay tuned through Facebook (Le Pois Penché). Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The service was excellent and the staff extremely friendly. However, My stomach hurt the whole day after brunching there.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on August 13, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, We thank you for your compliments, but you had us concerned about your stomach pain. Would you be able to message us and let us know what you had for brunch, including drinks, and when you visited? Sometimes (not often), we have gargantuan brunches here and, afterwards, we need to climb Mt. Royal to burn them off! But we'd like to find out if it was something you ate that caused the discomfort. Thank you. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such nice people, excellent service and Awsome food. Decor is interesting and well done except for crystal doorknobs backed by gold which match.. nothing
Beautiful people and lovely spot to watch others. The best of our holiday visits

Le Pois Penché
Responded on August 11, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, You have a sharp eye! I wish we had a contest. The crystal doorknobs are a leftover from our pre-Covid restaurant. The little virus caught us at the beginning of renovations. Some parts were late or never delivered, and the doorknobs were never changed. Now, they are a quirky feature until we replace them. Thank you kindly for your 5-star recommendation! We will share it with our team. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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ElodieA
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very good service!! The food was great and the ambiance enjoyable!! Not too noisy, not too quiet. With 5 stars waiters at your service.
You can tell this restaurant cares about its patrons. Will definitely go back!!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on August 11, 2020

Dear ElodieA, You 5-star recommendation means a lot in these strange times. Thank you! We look forward to hosting you again. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Engagement proposal celebration

Le Pois Penché
Responded on August 6, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, We are delighted that your engagement celebration was a success. Please, come see us for any other occasion. Until the next meal! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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gweny
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

WoW
Magnifique!
Nous avons adoré et allons y retourner c’est certain!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on August 6, 2020

Chère Gweny, Merci beaucoup pour votre recommendation ! Ce sera un grand plaisir de vous revoir. Fede Sanchez Directeur de l'hospitalité, Le Pois Penché

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NathanialM
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and great service. Love that restaurant

Le Pois Penché
Responded on August 6, 2020

Dear NathaniaM, Thank you kindly for sharing your 5-star review! We love you back, and look forward to seeing you again. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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vipJabbaTheHutt
Montreal
25 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply, by far, the best Parisian style Brasserie in Montréal. Seafood lover are in heaven here!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on August 6, 2020

Dear JabbaTheHutt, This is a wonderful, wonderful compliment. Thank you very much for sharing! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and the service were both excellent, I will definitely return to this place.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on August 11, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, We are delighted to hear that may host you again soon. Thank you very much for your 5-star review! Warm regards, 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 4.6 stars by 921 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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