Ile Flottante (former Les Deux Singes)

4.8
805 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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International
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  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Dinner : Seasonal tasting menus
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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Private Party Facilities
For group reservations 6 people and more
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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.
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Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking, Wine
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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
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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NB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was the best dining experience we've had over the past 3 days in Montreal, we live several hours away and were looking forward to this for the past few weeks. The service and food was unpretentious and left you wanting more. We dined at Europea the previous night and had an enjoyable 10-course, however that was a one and done, this restaurant is calling our name and wanting us back. We thank you so much for an incredible evening and look forward to returning when the next seasonal menu is available.

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CA
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Took my mom here as we both enjoy finding new places with innovative flavourful food. It was an excellent experience. The waitresses were amazing and helpful. It was a long dining experience and the noise level quite high so by the end I felt like I was losing my voice, but each course was delectable and the wait worth it. I would love to go back and try the next tasting menu with my husband. Would definitely recommend.

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n
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service incroyable.
Nourriture hors de l’ordinaire.
Tout était parfait.

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CM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service.
Je n'aime pas le choix du menu, soit choisir enter 3, 5 ou 7 services sans savoir ce que l'on va manger.
Heureusement, Ça c'est bien passé.
Par contre, la caille était excessivement salé que je n'ai pas réussie a tout manger. Je crois qu'un chef peut utiliser une variété de fines herbes et d'épices pour rehausser la saveur de son plat, le tout sans utiliser le sel.
N'oubliez pas qu'il est plus facile pour le client de rajouter du sel, que de l'enlever.
Première et dernière visite.

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MH
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic, as usual! This is our favourite restaurant in Montreal

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FF
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We strongly recommend this restaurant as the food is so so delicious and price is so reasonable.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Les plats de dégustation sont de vrais délices! Chacun d’eux est une création unique du chef de cuisine quasi divine! Leur présentation ne fait que nous émerveiller par leur palette de couleurs accompagnée de diverses fleurs et plantes comestibles rehaussant subtilement et merveilleusement les saveurs des plats! Du coup, on ne veut pas la détruire mais l’avidité de la deguster est plus fort que nous même...On ne peut que savourer chacune des bouchées ... des saveurs différentes s’harmonisent si bien dans une même bouchée avec des textures diverses de fondantes à croquantes s’entremêlant pour rendre la bouchée encore plus divinement délicieuse... chaque bouchée est une nouvelle découverte stimulant agréablement nos papilles degustatives. Le tout accompagné avec un service impeccable ! Les hôtes nous présente chacune des composantes raffinées du plat accélérant encore plus notre avidité à le déguster ! Une perle rare cachée au quartier Mile End ! Nous avons fêté délicieusement et divinement notre 20 ieme anniversaire de mariage dans une ambiance détendue au restaurant Les Deux Singes de Montarvie! A must!

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SC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An exquisite experience in every way
Service, presentation, wine, food

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Denver
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect in every way. The food was great, they accommodated for vegetarian very well, and the service and wine pairings were phenomenal. Would highly recommend!!

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SK
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated my husbands birthday at the restaurant and had the best three hours tasting amazing food made with love. Every course blew our taste buds wanting more! Highly recommend doing the wine pairing as they suggest the best wines that go with their incredible food! To top everything, the service was really warm! Can’t wait to taste their next seasonal menu. A must do in Montreal !

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DK
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was beautiful but also, overly complex. It seems that the chef is enamoured as much by the number of ingredients and the micro chopping technique as the actual harmony of the dish. The quail was honestly a bit dry and the accompanying medley of vegetables was hopelessly over complex, leading to a confused dish with no identity. The "potato and truffle" dish was quite simply, not something you would expect in August - it was winter. The "bookends" so to speak: the gaspacho and the dessert were the best dishes, the tartar lacked soul and was a bit over-chopped, losing a sense of horizontal identity. I give this restaurant nonetheless a high review because good things are going on there but someone needs to take a strong whack at the quantity and complexity of the dishes, so that one can stick with the elegance but pare things done to genuine flavour essences - this means making hard choices with the dishes and being confident that the real ingredients and not just their rendering will carry the day. Good luck!

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d
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This is like no other Resto in Montreal; unique vision of food, ornate without being fussy. Friendly service, excellent value. I will be going back in a month's time.

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S
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Seriously good food. Only 3, 5, 7 set dinners, but very high quality.

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service were excellent. We are foodies and enjoy restaurants all over the world. A 5 rating would have been in order but the wine offerings were extremely poor. Undrinkable really. I would encourage the establishment to increase the price for the wines and offer much better wines that come closer to the quality of their wonderful offerings from the kitchen. That said - we would return in a heartbeat.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food! They accommodated for my gluten free food restriction and it was excellent! Very creative, big portions, we were stuffed with the 5 courser! Would go again and highly recommend!!

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CH
London
15 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every course was both a flavor explosion and a work of art. The creativity and taste combinations were superb only equalled by the beautiful presentation. The amuse bouche was more like another course so three courses was more than enough for me. Despite the elegant food, it was relaxed atmosphere and the wait staff and owner could not have been more accommodating. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal.

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EW
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was delicious, the ambiance was lovely, a great upscale spot for a date in Mile End!

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PB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

outstanding and amazing food for a reasonable price
veny nice people
definitely on the top 5 tables in Montreal

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D
San Francisco
91 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Great food. It is original and healthy. The service is friendly. However, I wish they had a more experienced help.

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