Les Deux Gamins

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298 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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French
At the Bistro Les Deux Gamins, you can discover traditional French cuisine, prepared by a young innovative chef with the best ingredients from the market, according to the seasons.

Join us here in Montreal for an authentic and warm experience, as if you were in Paris! Sitting on our terrasse, in front of our fireplace at the bar or in the mezzanine, you will enjoy both our decor and the charm of our typical “Bistro parisien”.

Including our terrasse, the restaurant disposes of four different spaces. Each space can accomodate around 30 people meaning a maximum of 100 people.

We are located on Prince Arthur Est Street, one of the rare pedestrian in Montreal.

A short walk away from the Sherbrooke Metro Station, you will cross the pleasant square St-Louis to reach our restaurant.

Parking is also available on de Bullion street, Hotel de Ville street and around the square St-Louis.
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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I founded this place to celebrate my birthday.
Great location and service:)
Food was awesome, though I am not used to eating raw foie gras.
Recommend to get-together with friends.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great little place with awesome food. The duck was so succulent and tender. The best I've ever tasted till date.

TO
Toronto
74 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

The service was extremely friendly. We went on a Sunday evening and thought the food was ok, just not amazing. Could have been a bit fresher, even hotter. A bit of a touristy restaurant, honestly, but not at the high end of the scale. There are far better and more innovative French restaurants in Montreal for less money. It's fairly handy, though, and the staff was outstanding. Very reasonably priced wine, although I prefer the higher-end "Apportez votre vin" places that you can now find around the city.

JR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Friendly waitress, nice staff. Great people watching view from our table looking out onto the street. Tried the frog legs app, had lamb, steak, and cod as main courses. Paired with a wonderful Pinot Noir. Everything was delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious!

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L
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent dining and wonderful ambiance! Our group had an excellent time while visiting Montreal.

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This was a great french restaurant- the French onion soup was very tasty! Definitely recommend if around

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful discovery! Very frenchy ambience and great food at a good price. Only con: a little bit smokey as they have an open kitchen in basement. Would definitely going again.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good place and food and wine

NY
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

This place has that tourist trap feel. My expectations were higher. They ran out of foie gras, ran out of the wine we ordered--not sure if the 'suggested' wine was in the same ballpark as what we had.
Service was slow, food came out cold.

SS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Service was slow. Food was very good. Wine was okay. Ambience was excellent.

Z
Montreal
14 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Onion soup was excellent, almost a meal in itself. Wine selection pretty good. w/fair prices. Unfortunately the main dishes were not well prepared: meat was undercooked. After re-cooked it was served in a very small plate and still not hot enough. The cod was not fresh enough - or was unfrozen - being served with a very strong (unbearable) scent (they took it back since it was uneatable). The owner was kind enough to reduce the bill and not charge for some items. Maybe we were unlucky that day. The waiter justified our problems by saying they were full'; but aren't restaurants supposed to function well, up to their capacity? Service was great though, everyone servicing our table was sympathetic to the unsuccessful attempt to please us with good food, but I don't know if I'll give another try (was my 1st) since there are so many options in restaurant-heaven Montreal.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Friendly service, loved the decor. Shared cheese and meat board, great mains cooked to perfection and amazing brownie with salted caramel for dessert! Definitely will be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice yet comfortable atmosphere, great food, excellent service!

MP
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Casual restaurant with good french bistro food and very affordabke wine list. Will go again...

RO
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We, a party of 4, visitors to Montreal, were able to make a reservation on short notice.
The ambiance was pleasant, the service friendly and enthusiastic, the food of good quality, and the price moderate.

E
London
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food! This place is a real French bistro. I had the lamb shank - the meat just fell off the bone and melted in your mouth. It was so good we are here twice in 4 nights in Montreal. I was always afraid to try French onion soup (soups with...onions??. I tried theirs, and wow...delicious!

E
London
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. We ate here twice in 4 nights in Montreal. Awesome lamb shank. Tasty duck confit. Delicious onion soup!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

There was a thunderstorm, people from the patio had to move back inside so restaurant was crowded and noisy.

P
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it. Great food. Great location. Good French onion soup.

DG
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

We were so glad to leave the crowds in downtown to enjoy Les Deux Gamins at an outside table. The duck entree was excellent and the goat cheese salad too. The Foie Gras was a bit dense for my liking. Overall it was a wonderful experience.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Waited two hours for table, forgot half the drinks - unfriendly

SR
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

WOW. I made a reservation for this restaurant MONTHS in advance of a trip to Montreal. When I showed up the day of, the restaurant was closed. I noticed I had missed calls on my phone from an hour before. Shocking. These people knew about my reservation for MONTHS and didn't bother to tell me they were closed that day until one hour before my reservation. Pathetic.

S
Montreal
23 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Compte tenu des commentaires lus apparent je croyais manger un excellent repas ce qui ne fut pas le cas. La soupe à l'oignon est un désastre et le poisson qui nous fut servi ne sentait pas bon. Nous ne retournerons pas à cet endroit.

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PM
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had been there before, and I came back this time around as I knew the food was very good, especially the meat, we could eat outside and the weather was perfect for that. The staff is very friendly. We had a great meal to celebrate my son's graduation!

MC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

In short its a place I enjoyed enough to return, but without any dish I will crave or miss. Everything we ordered was decently good but not mind blowing. Good value for what it is. We got the tartare, foie gras and ribeye for 4 in med-rare which was a gorgeous dark pink - not really flavorful enough on its own but good with the herb butter spread and salt/pepper. Desserts are delicious.

BF
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

I went online to find a reservation for a late dinner date on Friday night. There was a slot open for Les Deux Gamins. My girlfriend and I spent a half hour making our way to the restaurant to find out even though the reservation was accepted, the restaurant kitchen was already closed. The staff was friendly but I was disappointed they were listed as accepting reservations when in fact they weren't. We decided to go elsewhere that night and did not return during our weekend trip. Even though we did not enjoy a meal at Les Deux Gamins, I received a follow-up email saying I had been checked in, which never happened.

NF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Oddly they were closed when we arrived. Every other time was perfect.

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in Montreal. Great food, even better service.

JI
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Super souper, très bonne nourriture, bonne ambiance, un peu chère pour ce que c’est

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c
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience, the food is excellent and it's a warm ambiance is cozy and not too big to relax. The french wine selection is interesting and our server did a perfect recommandation on wine that night. I recommend that place and would go again.

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service! Looking forward to visiting again soon.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

It was fine. The menu is quite restricted. My son had the escargots and they were very bland and tasteless. Add some garlic!

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food
I had the escargot and lamb. The food and service were great.

JJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

We made a very late last-minute booking for five for New Years Eve, when all the other 'recommendations' were totally booked and unavailable at any time. That made me nervous, but Les Deux Gamins turned out to be a real discovery, and we definitely will be back the next time we visit Montreal. The service was very friendly and the ambiance is the perfect neighbourhood French bistro vibe. My duck was a little chewy, but the food overall was excellent, and the steeped-in-garlic Spanish-style escargots perfect. We loved it — me especially, because it was my job to deliver a New Year's dinner for four American visitors — and Les Deux Gamins made me look like a totally plugged-in aficionado of the Montreal restaurant scene. Thank you for that! Au revoir!

LV
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Authentic French food and wonderful service. Highly recommend, especially when escaping tourist traps ; this is a lovely neighborhood bistro.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This "bistro" is aptly named based on the menu it provides--classic French dishes that your grandmother might have made if she were French. But although the menu is classic, the cooking is very modern. An elegant mixture of classic and nouvelle in a fashionable setting. I had the holiday menu with the magrait de canard--it was great! One of the few restaurants opened on Christmas eve and Christmas day. I ate here two years ago, thought it was great, and was happy to come back. I'll look forward to coming back again in the future.

ET
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We went for Christmas Day Dinner. They were swamped and only had a few servers but everything was pretty great. The food is very good here for the price. Interior is very cosy, Parisian cafe vibe. Tables are a bit smaller (cafe style) but they have seats with larger tables for groups. We had a wonderful meal and would love to come back.

T
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful ambiance, looks like a French bistro. The waiter was attentive and creative in suggestions on how the two of us can combine our courses. The food is typically French bistro fare and very good!

Come early if you want a quiet ambience. After 7 PM and it can be a more buzz filled! Maybe it was because it was Christmas eve🙂

CF
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We were dining here for American Thanksgiving. They offer a delicious menu for the occasion and the place was jammed. We were not seated until almost 10:00pm. The turkey confit is not to be missed - so delicious! And the pumpkin dessert was also great.

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