Plein Sud

4.4
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90 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Traditional French

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About

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
Mon, Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 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 90 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.4based on all time ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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B
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

What an appalling experience. It really put a black mark on our stay in Montreal. 1. We waited 11/2 HOURS for a an undercooked, overseasoned ( the oregano) and frankly , inedible pizza. They brought out the dessert ( third-rate profiteroles) BEFORE the entree. And we COULDN"T get two cups of coffee. You know, I hope that it was just inept and terrible service and not hostility against Americans. But it was $100 of inept and inhospitable service. We left starving and incredulous.

F
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Meal was tasty. Service relaxed and friendly. Would go again anytime

DA
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellente adresse. Un peu de Corse à Montréal, un vrai plaisir

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CE
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We ate here on a previous trip to Montréal and had to come back. We especially love the laid back relaxed feel, combined with perfectly prepared dishes. We will back the next time we are here.

*Note, people bring their children to dine here, of which we approve (you must start early, worked brilliantly with our children), if you have an issue with this, perhaps come later in the evening.

r
New England
17 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great experience, great food! We loved this little hideaway!

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It says French online, but the food was Italian. It was great!! Fantastic friendly service!

Plein Sud
Responded on March 19, 2019

Thank you for your post. Our French restaurant does have mediterranean bassin influences. We are neighbours with Italy after all.... ;)

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LC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Nice and calm place. Very good food aven if the tapas approach is a little bit surprizing. Good welcome.

Plein Sud
Responded on March 19, 2019

Thank you very much for your post. Looking forward to seeing you again soon !

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LD
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nous allons au Plein Sud quelques fois par année, en sortant du théâtre.
C’est toujours un plaisir. Là pissaladière est succulente et le reste du menu est à l’avenant. 👍😀

Plein Sud
Responded on March 19, 2019

Merci pour votre sympathique message et nous avons toujours plaisir de vous recevoir.

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AB
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Agréablement surprise par la qualité des plats! J’y retournerai certainement.

Plein Sud
Responded on March 19, 2019

Votre message nous fait chaud au coeur. Au plaisir de vous revoir.

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V
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Petit resto sympa. La nourriture est bonne mais sans plus... un peu trop gras en général. Cadre sympathique

Plein Sud
Responded on March 19, 2019

Merci pour votre message. Nous allons tâcher d'être plus vigilant sur les matières grasses.

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MM
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome, chill, family and friendly place, chic place with real food and incredible friendly staff

Plein Sud
Responded on March 19, 2019

Thank you very much for your post. Looking forward to seeing you again soon !

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J
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

RH
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

RS
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

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
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

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
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

K
Montreal
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

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)

JP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, Service & great company!

OT
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

d
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great food and great service. will definitely go back

JH
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

A
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

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.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable dining experience. We will visit again.

C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

Y
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

AD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

P
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2017
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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

EM
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

F
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

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

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2017
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

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.

H
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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.

LD
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

A
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

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
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

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
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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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