Ile Flottante (former Les Deux Singes)

4.8
824 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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International
Top tags:
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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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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 824 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.7
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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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l
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

I would definitely recommend this restaurant. I came here for my girlfriend's birthday and it was a success !

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I
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been eating here with friends and family once or twice a year for a bunch of years, now. I'm an occasional regular? But they always remember me, they're always genuinely warm and welcoming. The food never disappoints and is great value for outstanding quality and inventiveness. The ability to pair a glass of wine with each course at a set price is a fantastic idea and adds to the whole experience. Looking forward to meeting again...

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T
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing work with the food !
un génie de la cuisine, des vins remarquables, un service exceptionnel !

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L
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The tasting menu was both creative and delicious! We opted for the 5 course menu and the accompanying wine. The staff was attentive and everything flowed at a nice pace!

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d
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My favourite place in Montreal- always a delight to see what the chef has imagined.

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E
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Délicieux, du début à la fin du repas! Une expérience culinaire toute en saveurs... j’ai hâte d’y retourner!

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IS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is flat out spectacular. Plan to stay about 2.5 hours. The tasting menu is creative and delicious. Almost everyone gets the five course. Seven courses would be too much. The servers are delightful and the cuisine full of surprises. Definitely plan ahead to go.

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Montreal
243 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Another great meal at Ile Flottante. They keep amazing us each time we go back. Their creativity is over the top. Congrats to another great tasting menu.

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P
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Nourriture bien presente et de tres bon goût exceptionnel, service attentionné et efficace, accord mets vin bon, je recommende fortement

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

Fabulous! Five course dinner was just enough. Dessert was amazing.

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AP
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent, great atmosphere and food. Although would have to save up for to go to again. Would recommend to a friend

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FJ
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great meal, only thing that was odd and seemed incongruent with otherwise great service was the lack of silverware changes between courses

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TF
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just wonderful! It was a place of special memories for us: we ate their a few years ago under the old format. This new menu is just as wonderful as we remember

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K
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best culinary experience in Montreal! Amazing creative design around menu, textures, etc. worth every $.

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AA
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been a fan of this restaurant for many years and finally made my way back after having a toddler. Food and staff are fantastic, definitely one of my favourite restaurants in Montreal. The owner and chef are phenomenal and friendly people. Add this restaurant to your bucket list for Montreal.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Un repas parfait sur toute la ligne.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The perfect tasting menu. Creative and highly technical, without compromising taste or portion size. Service is warm and accommodating. I couldn’t be more impressed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

meilleur restaurant en ville, nourriture de qualité et fraîche , legumes a l’honneur et tres bien préparé. En résumé: expérience gastronomique qui vaut le détour.

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DM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, nice atmosphere, but the food was maybe a bit above average. Nothing that was over the top.

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R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Very noisy. People were screaming in the table next to me! Although the food was good I don't think I will go to that restaurant again!

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MP
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I have eaten in many fine restaurants including those with Michelin stars. This was the best meal in memory. The flavors, the fresh ingredients, the wine pairings, the knowledge of the staff were incomparable. My wife had the three course and I had the five course wine pairing menu. It was plenty of food but not too much. The serving size was perfect. The five course could be shareable. The wines took me a little outside of my sweet spot but were excellent. The food was plate-licking good. The price was very reasonable. A very memorable meal.

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CM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Excellente cuisine, très bons vins, service agréable et efficace. Musique non nécessaire ajoutant à un niveau sonore déjà élevé.

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GS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best restaurant in a city of best restaurants!

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AL
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food here is amazing. There are so many different elements to each dish.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

C'était excellent!! Menu 5 services delicieux! Service excellent

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m
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Une soirée à l'île flottante (anciennement Les deux singes de Montarvie) est un ravissement sur tous les aspects. Joli décor, ambiance accueillante et chaleureuse, service souriant et impeccable, et un menu dégustation absolument succulent. C'est véritablement le trésor gastronomique du Mile-end!

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JL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Magnifique soirée! C'est la deuxième fois que j'allais souper à ce restaurant et je suis épatée par leur cuisine exceptionnelle . Chaque plat est une découverte. Le service est aussi extrêmement bien fait avec professionnalisme et gentillesse. Il faut aussi accepter le fait de quitter la table tel qu'entendu pour permettre un second service mais cet inconvénient est grandement compensé la qualité de l'expérience. Une suggestion: fournir la description des plats par écrit.

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Y
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Un vrai délice! Menu dégustation superbe du début à la fin (le seul petit bémol serait deux plats un peu salé mais j’ai tendance à manger peu salé). Service impeccable. J’ai pris le menu dégustation 5 services (bien copieux) avec l’accord vins et tout était au top!

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DT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Je ne savais pas à quoi m'attendre et j'ai été renversée! On a le choix entre 3 menus dégustation (3, 5 et 7 services) avec lesquels il est possible de faire un accord mets/vin. C'était parfait, magnifique, succulent et surprenant! Nous avons pris le 5 services et c'était beaucoup considérant un amuse geule généreux. Le tout est quand même abordable considérant la qualité et le travail imaginatif de tout ce qui se retrouve dans l'assiette. D'ailleur la vaisselle est magnifique et ajoute à la présentation qui est déjà incroyable. Pour un menu 5 service environ 65$ et ajoutez 40$ pour l'accord met/vin.
A essayer et adopter!

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r
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Île Flottante was excellent!

The restaurant sits just a few tables so it never feels overcrowded. Tables are reserved by name (names written on chaud bords on each table) which made it feel personal.
The food was excellent.

The amuse bouche (small bite before the meal) - while not so small - was a perfect balance between warm-cool-salty-sweet-crunchy-soft (melon gaspacho with basil mouse and crispy chicken skin garnish).

Every plate had a pretty presentation - you will definitely eat with your eyes first!

My favorite course was a stuffed zucchini flower. I’ve never come across this in a restaurant and the perfectly paired flavors made it a memorable plate.

My least favorite dish was the meat dish - although flavorful - I was so full by then that I couldn’t quite appreciate it (this was the 5 course tasting menu).

Over all, great place for a date or special occasion. We will definitely like to return in 2 months (when the menu changes) to try their next creations.

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SM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellente expérience! Nous avons fait le choix des 7 services. Très copieux, il est nécessaire d’arriver le ventre vide!
L’association des vins avec les plats était parfaite. Bref, une très bonne soirée!

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M
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just AMAZING! The food, services were excellent. I consider myself a foodie, and Île Flottante exceeded my expectations. I can't wait for my next visit!

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If Canada has Michelin stars, this place would earn one

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SB
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great decor, great service, and a very creative and delicious tasting menu. Thoroughly enjoyed the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings.

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SA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favorite meals! (Ever). Inventive cuisine, absolutely delicious food for an amazing price. Michelin quality food and experience without a doubt. Tasting menu is very accommodating for dietary restrictions. Cannot wait to return!

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