Plein Sud

4.4
79 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Traditional French
Top tags:
  • Romance
  • Tapas
  • Cozy
PLEIN SUD IS AN AUTHENTIC FRENCH RESTAURANT OPEN FOR 10 YEARS.
With our Corsican and Niçoise roots in mind, we have created a selection of refine mises en bouche to be shared casually, just like in the South of France where we are from.
Our wine selection are all privately imported and evolves constantly.
We offer the largest selection of Corsican wines in Montréal.


Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Traditional French, Regional French (Provençal)
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Hours of Operation
Dinner
Monday to saturday 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(514) 510-6234
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
William Bastin
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Rue Laval
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Public Transit
Métro, bus
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 79 People Are Saying
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J
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Belle découverte. Suis allé souper avec une amie et nos 4 enfants. Nous avons reçu un service personalisé et attentionné des propriétaires. Le repas était fantastique... super expérience! J'y retournerai certainement.

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TS
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Corsican restaurant that proudly displays its roots , cozy dining room as well as a neighboring area, warmly greeted by the charming gentleman who made us feel welcome from the getgo . It’s not a convention restaurant, they have a large selection of mini bites and a few main dishes , which is what we did . Arancini, beet salad, olive tapenade and the amazing pissaladiere were our appies , the latter being a flatbread with braised and caramelized onions and herbs really did me good. Mains was the magret of duck , a huge portion , with two sauces ( a sour cherry fruit confit and a onion marmalade) . I had onglet ( hanger) which was quite tasty . Had a glass of Corsican red wine, the semper fidelis tjat was most delicious ! In all , nice and cozy and would recommend it

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RH
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Early dinner before a show — very quiet. Very well-informed and attentive service. Delicious tapas, several with a Corsican flair. My only complaint - and this is common with lots of restaurants — is that there were no desserts available that were not made with milk, cream or butter.

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RS
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Nous avons passé une très belle soirée en couple un vendredi soir.
Le restaurant était pas complet, mais assez plein, et nous n'avons pas eu à attendre véritablement. Le service était très bon et agréable.
L'ambiance de la salle est vraiment cozy.

Les portions sont un peu trop petites par contre. C'est vrai que c'est un peu concept tapas, mais tout de même, elles gagneraient à être plus grandes, quitte à payer plus cher.

Globalement, très bonne expérience. Nous y retournerons.

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JG
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Endroit très sympathique. La personne qui avait commandé le thon, a trouvé qu'il était trop cuit, et nous étions tous d'accord. Ceux qui avaient choisi la table d'hôte ont beaucoup aimé. Bon mille-feuilles de betteraves et les calamars étaient délicieux. Cependant, l'arrivée des plats aurait pu être beaucoup mieux synchronisée. Mais nous avons beaucoup aimé notre soirée.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This quaint little restaurant was absolutely fantastic. The tapas style meals are greatly portioned and atmosphere was incredible. We sat beside the fire after being absolutely soaked with rain before from the weather outside and it just made for a very enjoyable experience. Marc was amazing and he is absolutely one to go above and beyond. He's really what made our night! Absolutely recommend this place.

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K
Montreal
13 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was so lovely. My friends and I had a lovely time at dinner. We enjoyed all the plates we ordered: the tapas, the steak and tuna mains, desserts, drinks and the bottle of red Provence. The service was so wonderful too. Thank you for a pleasant experience and congratulations on your 10 year anniversary!

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

It was fine as an overall. A bit disappointed by the" dessert of the moment",as it did not really correspond to the description we were given of it. Fantastic spot to be at though and the service is top notch and friendly. Quiet place to enjoy tapas. I have to admit I walked in with my fiancée realizing at the last moment it was a tapas bar, when we thought we were walking into a bistro serving starter, main course, dessert. Our bad. We had a reservation so we decided to stay and give it a try. In this case we ordered a bit of everything given the small portions meant to be shared. It was not bad, it reminded us of home. (France)

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JP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food, Service & great company!

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OT
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice Corsican restaurant. Food was tasty, wine was private importation and service very good.

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d
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great food and great service. will definitely go back

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

Sorry it took us 12 years to finally try this neighbourhood resto. What a gem! Very cozy, great food & service, unique wine selection (not overpriced). Will be returning on a regular basis.

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A
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

We were visiting Montréal from the Bahamas and read great reviews about Plein Sud. As suggested we made reservations for a table of 3. We very eagerly looked forward to having dinner with our son there. When we arrived at Plein Sud the middle aged man and woman behind the bar did not greet us right away and seemed in no rush to seat us. Did we look unfamiliar? Maybe. But we were treated very nonchalantly and neither of the workers seemed the slightest bit interested in hearing about our reservation. It was very awkward.My husband and I discussed whether or not to leave quietly but we decided to stay and give this place a chance. We ordered and the food was unimpressive, portions were on the small side and lacking in flavor. The middle aged woman was the most offensive; forgetting to bring forks for our meal and acting flustered , hard of hearing and too busy. We didn’t complain, we just put it down to the fact that this couple must be used to only hosting locals in their establishment, so when tourists walk in it surprises and annoys them. We left Plein Sud confused and offended by this couple’s behavior. If we didn’t know better we would think they were predjudiced against those that don’t resemble their regular clientele. We will NEVER recommend Plein Sud to anyone! TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very enjoyable dining experience. We will visit again.

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We found this gem in the neighbourhood we were staying in, and would definitely return. The service was excellent, good menu and delicious food.

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Y
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome restaurant. Great service, food, and ambience. The cod and shrimp pasta are excellent.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dined here alone on a weekday night when I was in Montreal. I really liked that I was seated right next to the open window so I had opportunity to people watch while I enjoyed my meal. Owner was friendly and welcoming, and restaurant was generally quiet with romantic ambiance.

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P
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Flavorful. It reminded us of our trips to south of France.

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OT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good food. Great wine special for $20 on a Tuesday night. Friendly, casual atmosphere.

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F
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Accueil chaleureux, très bonne cuisine du sud! La pissaladière est à tomber ;) belle carte de vins.. a recommander sans hésitation

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F
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Restaurant correcte, ambiance sympas, bon service, nourriture ok pour un soir de semaine, rien d'extraordinaire cependant.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The owners of the restaurant are charming, and the food was excellent. The duck and the veal were both outstanding, and the liver was very good also.

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H
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Plein Sud est un excellent restaurant, des plats divers et avec une ambiance très agréable. Les patrons sont très sympathiques et dynamiques, ils s'occupent généralement du service. Moi et mon conjoint on y va toujours pour de grande occasion : saint Valentin, jour de l'an en famille, Noël, anniversaire . . . On a jamais été déçu, tant de la qualité des repas, de l'ambiance et de la disponibilité du restaurant. C'est aussi un des rares restaurants qui est installé depuis un peu moins de 10 ans sur la rue du Mont royal. C'est un signe!

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This is a classic French restaurant with traditional dishes done extremely well in a casual, comfortable space.

There is also a pasta of the day which is always well conceived.

There were 6 of us,who ordered across the menu, from rare steak frites, to pork to pasta to tuna. They all came out perfectly.

Service was when needed, knowledgeable and competent. The wine list is modest but thoughtful. Those who had dessert were very pleased. The cappuccino was good.

This is definitely a place you come back to, even with all the choices you have in Montreal.

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LD
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was exquisite. The service is very friendly and professional. It was not our first visit and it will not be the last.

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A
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Les plats que nous avons dégusté nous ont transporté directement en Corse! Les propriétaires sont des gens très accueillants et qui aime leur métier.
Très bon restaurant!!

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Très bon restaurant de cuisine française. Le patron vous accueille comme un membre de la famille. La nourriture est succulente, la carte des vins intéressante et l'expérience en vaut vraiment la peine

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l
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

J'ai l'habitude de fréquenter ce resto après le théâtre. Cette fois-ci j'ai été déçu du service et de la qualité du repas.

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R
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Bonne cuisine avec touche parfumee typique de la cuisine Corse ex: jarret d'agneau braise aux herbes. Bons vins corses: ex: rosé d'Ajaccio. Muscat Corse à l'apéro. Un seul regret, qu'ils n'aient pas de sanglier Corse en cette saison. Accueil chaleureux. Je recommande. Et je suis une gastronome française y ayant invité ses amis canadiens avec succès

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c
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

un resto toujours à la hauteur des attentes lorsque vient l'occasion de le faire connaître à des amis. Service attentif et qualité des repas présentés.

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LD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Comment dire en cinquante caractères que tout a été parfaitement à notre goût, tant le service que la créativité et la qualité de la nourriture. C'est sûr qu'on va y retourner.

PS. Peut-on savoir qui est l'idiot qui a programmé ce formulaire et qui nous force, que dire, nous enchaîne, pour trouver des surnoms idiots. Que le programmeur nous laisse un peu de latitude! Aux douches!

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k
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, great experience

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CF
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2016
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food was good and nice atmosphere. Service was a bit slow but friendly staff.

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F
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A nice friendly, warm, family owned bistro with a touch of Corsica. Great food and wine, reasonable price. We've been here before and will return.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

What a lovely dinner -- would gladly go back for the fantastic French/Corsica preparations. Lamb shank was extremely well-prepared and my husband's gnocchi was also fantastic.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Plein Sud proved to live up to its reputation. The menu was interesting and offered something for everyone with many unique French cuisine options. The food was superb, thoughtfully prepared and very well presented. And most importantly very tasty. The atmosphere of the restaurant was perfect, ideal for enjoying the cuisine and for conversation. Server was knowledgeable and obviously proud of his restaurant and its offerings.
Overall, we (a family of four, with two teenagers) had an exceptional experience at Plein Sud and we will return the next time we are in Montreal.

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JF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food in a fun atmosphere. Had a very local feel and every mad us feel welcome.

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S
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful setting, delightful staff, amazing food.

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HR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

The menu was a bit different from online menu. Heavy dish selections for summer dining, but this seemed to be true of other restaurants we visited on this trip. The restaurant ambiance is lacking so we sat outside where we prayed a bus wouldn't swerve into us. However the food and service was very good. Recommend the linguine with coppa, corsican veal with gnocchi and steak frites

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TE
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We recently enjoyed two dinners at Plein Sud and hope to return before we leave Montreal. The food was authentic and excellent, the environment relaxed and friendly, and there was a pleasantly eclectic group of diners.
Highly recommended for a lovely dinner at a local neighborhood bistro.

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