Ile Flottante (former Les Deux Singes)

4.8
862 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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International
Top tags:
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
Seasonal tasting menus
3,5 or 7 course menus for $45, $65 or $85 per person (excludes taxes and service)
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
International, Vegetarian
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Phone number
(514) 278-6854
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Sean Murray Smith
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
De l'Esplanade & Waverly
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Parking Details
Street parking, paid and unpaid
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Public Transit
Metro Rosemont or Metro Laurier
Bus 55 St-Laurent, stop at St-Viateur Street.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 862 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Montréal or maybe the world. It was our second time there, and both times were amazing. We'll definitely be back.

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HA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The perfect taste! Unique food, the best in Montreal! And people are so nice!

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N
Montreal
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, service & ambience. Will definitely return.

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VC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were WOWed by our experience at Ile Flottante! We opted for the 3- and 5- plate service. After requesting one adventurous and one vegetarian with wine pairings, our servers surprised us over and over again. Each course was as beautiful and creative as it was delicious and the wine pairings were unusual and amazing. My husband's salad and my main course were two of the best dishes each of us had ever eaten anywhere. We have already recommended this spot to numerous people and of course we'd go back in a heartbeat.

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SC
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best birthday I ever had was at Île Flottante
Magical

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NT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was Delicious! Everything was perfect, from the food to the Staff!
I will truly recommend, as well as book there from now on for my international guests who will be more than delighted to discover and re-discover this great tasting menu!
Thanks again!

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F
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Very good service, outstanding food presentation, good concept but
3 of the 5 dishes where way too salty!

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b
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Restaurant très agréable. Le service est rapide, à l’écoute des clients. Nous avons pris le repas avec 5 plats, c’était très bon, original dans la présentation, beaucoup de saveurs dans tous les plats. Le vin est cependant très cher. On arrive à un repas à 120 dollars par personne .

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w
Montreal
248 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always this is by far Montreal's best. The food, the people everything about Ile Flottante is simply amazing. The 5 course tasting us a must. Can't wait to go back.

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A
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Overall great experience!

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G
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nourriture très bonne et soirée très réussie! Malgré de nombreuses intolérances alimentaires de mon côté, les chefs ont accepté de me préparer un 3 services hors du commun et j’ai alors senti qu’il s’agissait d’un endroit qui se respecte et apprécie sa clientèle. Service impeccable.

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MK
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Incredible experience, as it was the first time we went. Attention to detail and such personalized service makes it a great special occasion spot. Finally Montreal has a vegetable-focused upscale-but-still-casual restaurant and it happens to be amazing and in my neighbourhood! How lovely that I do not feel limited to 1-2 dishes on the menu, which has been the case for the past 20 years here (aside from the long-departed and lamented Les Chèvres and Montée de lait). This spot is seriously deserving of its online popularity! Love that it is also completely unpretentious, which is not always the case in Mile End these days. Only draw back is the level of noise - which seems to be the challenge for so many restaurants. But definitely more tolerable than most spots - we could still hear each other. Keep up the good work IF!

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MT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my 3rd or 4th time at this place and I'm always amazed at the quality of the food. If I had to qualify it with only one word, it would be Flavors. This restaurant is not like any other place I know in Montreal.

We were there with another couple. It was there first time there. They chose wine pairing with their menu and loved it. My husband and I don't drink much, so we were just fine with one drink, but the real value is the food: so creative, so full of flavors, so unique!

Book your evening. You won't regret it!

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D
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent . My husband and I love to try new restaurants in Montreal and this was a difinite success .. we both took the five course meal .. and we pleasantly full at the end .. every serving was unique and delicious !!a definite Must !

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g
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just one of my favorite ! love the staff, love the open kitchen, love them !

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SC
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favourite
Always a unique warm delicious experience

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S
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

C'était parfait. Comme déjà mentionné dans le passé, je vous considère au même pied d'égalité que Toqué. Cette recherche dans les plats, la finesse, la fraîcheur, tout y est.
Une mention spéciale pour le granité de feta. Quelle originalité et géniale.
Quant au dessert 'style poudding au riz', vous m'avez épaté, car je n'étais pas convaincu par le titre. L'art d'amener un plat à un niveau supérieur.
Déjà hâte d'y retourner pour y découvrir de nouveaux plats.

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AC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious and such beautiful presentation - Can't wait to go back!

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AO
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Very good service, and the presentation was quite nice. The food, however, was a bit one note and didn't have the layers and complexity expected of this type of meal at this price point. In addition, one member of our party became ill after the meal, perhaps due to a lack of dietary accommodation that slipped by. Look for other options in Montreal.

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H
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Must try. Food is excellent small portions but very filling. A little too expensive. Service is excellent

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KS
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an amazing dinner at Il Flottante. We own a restaurant in the states and went to Montreal for a few days of eating. This was our very favorite meal of our trip, and our last dinner, so we were super happy to have gotten a reservation. The food was creative, interesting and so well balanced. The service was personable and friendly, but also polished and professional. It was one of those dining experiences that surprises you, and re-energizes a love of food. Thank you for a great night!

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b
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very accommodating service.
Superb cooking.
Great value.
Best boutique restaurant in town!

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KR
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food - comparable to the best. We had a party of 6 and it was no problem for some to have the 3 course and others the 5 course menu. They also took great care with special dietary needs of one of our guests.

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OT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was one (if not the) best dining experiences we’ve had. Each plate was inspired. The staff was spectacular. Our party of four ordered two 3 course, one 5 course, and one 7 course meal. This worked perfectly. We ordered two vegetarian options and shared every course and two bottles of wine. We couldn’t have enjoyed this evening more.

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Shared the 7 service with my girlfriend, we were full and the food was awesome! Will come back for sure!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service. Delicious food.

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M
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best restaurant by far in Montreal. Creative food. Not the place for a quick bite- it takes time for all the courses and there's no pressure to get through the meal. Extraordinary food, carefully and elegantly prepared.

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m
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Une très belle découverte. Nous avons opté pour le menu 5 services. Tous les plats étaient magnifiques, originaux, très techniques, 3 étaient juste parfaits dans l'équilibre des saveurs et les techniques: la salade grecque aux calamars, la côte levée de porc, et le riz 5 façons (mon coup de coeur!). Par contre l'île flottante était beaucoup trop sucrée
Service impeccable, on ne s'est pas senties rushees
Merci
Je reviendrai!

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal. Great value. And very friendly and attentive staff. Excited to come back again.

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VC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Not worth the price. Very small portions and the flavours were pretty ordinary. Seemed overly fancy for the actual quality of the dishes. Wine list and the waiter's knowledge of wine was disappointing.

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HL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

IT was our anniversary and a recommendation from a past guest.. my wife is a great cook and hard to please... YOU GUYS HIT THE BULLSEYE! Thank for the GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!!!

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OT
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed our evening here, great space, really friendly staff and fantastic food.
My wife had the 3 course and I had the 7 course meal with some raw wine festival exhibitors from Italy.
Stands out were the omelette seaweed sandwich, greek salad and the soup.
They told us they change the menu about every two months, we will be back in January!

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SC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superbe soirée ! Le service est impeccable, les délicieux plats sont surprenants et les vins proposés dans la formule "pairing" sont de belles découvertes. Pour notre tablée de 4, c'est unanime, on y retourne !

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were nice and clear in communication, sommelier was very helpful. Visually impleyet pleasing place. Loved out five menu course. Definitely will be back.

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J
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Went there for our anniversary, we took the 7 courses tasting menu. Excellent food, decent portions for a big appetite like mine, wine paring prices reasonable. Service could feel more upscale for the pricing.

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DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service, food, staff, atmosphere, it was amazing in every way!

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OT
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing experience! We did the five course meal and it was worth it!

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G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We will fly from NYC to Montreal just for dinner at ile flottante. Food is unparalleled. Warmth of staff transporting. Creative and good for you at the same time. Our dinner the nxt night at a high end Montréal restaurant paled by comparison.

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B
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nous sommes allé souper en amoureux pour la fête de ma blonde. Le système de services "sans menu" nous a plu et nous ne l'avons pas regretté. Un 5 services impeccable et remarquable. Une cuisine fine, raffinée et pleine de saveurs. La première bouchée de l'amuse-bouche nous met directement dans l'ambiance d'un restaurant qui gastro ou semi-gastro. Je le recommande vivement à tous les épicuriens, nous avons passé un excellent moment.

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EV
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Restaurant and food was great! Tasting menu 3 courses is good for small to normal appetite, take the 5 or 7 if you are really hungry! Staff is super friendly and the restaurant is small and quiet. Definitely recommend to discover great and original meals!

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