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Restaurant Candide

4.7
4.7
39 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Canadian
A small, hidden restaurant behind St-Joseph’s church, Candide offers a menu in constant evolution. A 4 course menu composed of local ingredients is featured for dinner. Meals are synced with a vibrant wine list to enhance your experience.
In the summer, guests can dine on a covered patio bordering a peaceful pedestrian street.
Love and precision, warmth and refinement, but in the end, Candide is an excuse to make people smile.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Soul food

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (514) 447-2717

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    John Winter-Russell

  • Neighbourhood

    Griffintown/St-Henri

  • Cross Street

    Notre Dame West

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    near Georges-Vanier metro station or Lucien-L'Allier.

  • Additional

    Cocktails, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 39 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. AV

    AnnaV

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Wonderful! Can’t wait till the restaurant is open again ♥️
  2. KF

    KimF

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner. Cosy setting, delicious pairings of wine and yummy dishes. A culinary adventure in a warm setting. Attentive staff made it even better than expected.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Choix un peu trop limité! Mais très bon!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    "I love the relaxed feel of this place where you can have a real conversation with friend. I definitely would return and recommended to everyone! Love the cuisine and the philosophy behind it. John WR really try to reduce food waste."
  5. TZ

    TZNC

    Las Vegas

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible. Had one of the best meals of the year. Thanks to everyone there for making such a great experience.
  6. AV

    AnnaV

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional culinary experience in its simplicity but with an explosion of taste, and wit such harmonious wine paring, with a most friendly service.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Les plats WOW Le seul problème c'est qu'on nous les a expliqués 3 et même 4 fois Cela aurait très bien être 1 fois et réponse aux questions par la suite si nécessaire Mais l'ensemble de l'expérience est tout de même remarquable
  8. SG

    SteveG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm, truly warm authentic, lovely staff. So welcoming. They are passionate about food, and about wine. The food is superb, the fresh bread divine, and the wine is fabulous. Did I mention the service is great?! The ambience is warm and relaxed with natural textures of wood, stone and plants. Lovely.
  9. m

    mat9092

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate at Candide in September. I enjoy bold and creative cuisine, and Candide did not disappoint. It was my first time there, and I will return for sure in the summer to enjoy the patio. I have already recommended this restaurant several times.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great it was for our 9th year wedding anniversary and it was awesome!
  11. GC

    GrammaC

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We were treated as honored guests/friends. The chef went way out of his way to give us an excellent experience despite my dietary issues. If you find yourself in Montreal, don’t leave without experiencing the delicious food and welcoming atmosphere of this gem.
  12. RG

    RussG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Love this restaurant! Next visit to Montreal ( we are from NY) .. we will most certainly be dining at Candide!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastique restaurant offrant une cuisine soignée et originale du terroir pour un prix plus qu’adéquat. Tout le personnel est attentif, respectueux, mais sans prétention. La sommelière est calée dans son domaine et hyper passionnée, son accord des vins était un sans faute. À réessayer sans aucun doute!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and experience. We will definitely be back. A new favourite.
  15. J

    Jack

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Candide was a great restaurant with great food. I'm no fan of lentils, but when a restaurant's kitchen is able to cook lentils in such a way where they're super tasty - I'm sold. I personally found it a little expensive for what you get, but it was still a good experience overall.
  16. AV

    AnnaV

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, no-nonsense place with full focus on delicious food, great surprising wines and excellent service!
  17. EG

    EmilieG

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, creative food. Great service. Will Come back.
  18. MD

    MarionD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I found Candide on line so, it’s always a risk that the restaurant may not be as good as it appears to be. Candide was amazing! From the first glimpse, to the warm welcome, the beautifully prepared food, excellent wine, and superb service, to the spoonful of honey as a conclusion, we all enjoyed a delightful evening!
  19. SP

    ShanonP

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner. Staff was so knowledgeable, an unforgettable experience. Go there!
  20. HD

    HeleneD

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cuisine extraordinaire. Beaucoup de légumes apprêtés de façon créative et délicieuse. Service souriant. Emilie a choisi des vins incroyables qui se marient parfaitement avec les plats. Je recommande fortement.
  21. J

    Josee

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ce Fut tout simplement EXCELLENT!!!!! Le gout de la campagne en ville!
  22. RN

    RacinesNY

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Compliments to the chef! The food is excellent, very inventive. Great wine pairing (and great wine list).
  23. AW

    AimeeW

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every detail of the meal was thought out, from the order of the appetizers, to the best bread to accompany the meal. The space was charming and we enjoyed every bite!
  24. L

    Lisam

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely perfect birthday evening on pretty, quiet terrace. Chef Winter and his team personnally made the evening extra special as always. My favorite restaurant in montreal!❤
  25. CD

    CarltonD

    Jacksonville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is truly a must visit restaurant in Montreal. Each of the four courses was excellent, and perfectly paired with an interesting wine by the incredibly friendly sommelier. The entire staff was fantastic. We are very glad we were able to dine at Candide.
  26. KO

    KarenO

    Montreal

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2018

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We were charmed on arrival by the hidden location and expansive covered terrasse Service was extremely knowledgeable and attentive Sommelier was particularly outstanding, as were her choices ( we opted for wine pairing, and highly recommend it ) The chef obviously puts alot of care and research into imagining an original menu based on local organic seasonal ingredients We didnt love all we tasted, but adored the overall experience and will definitely return to try different menus Recommended for food adventurers
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, inventive food (it’s a fixed menu, based on the ingredients of the season, with 2 appetizers and a choice between two entrees and two desserts, but accommodations are made upon request), perfect wine pairings, a cozy, elegant setting (the building is former rectory and Sunday school of St. Joseph’s Church, built in 1861 and tucked away on a quiet, verdant lane in Little Burgundy), and a warm, friendly, impeccable service. One of my best meals in Montreal.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food in a wonderful atmosphere. We dined outside and had a fantastic meal as everyone took the time to explain all the courses and pairings. A memorable evening for my family, thank you!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent experience. Great food and great service. Nothing tastes like you’d expect it to - it was all very artfully done. The only downside is the outside seating on the deck that overlooks the driveway and dumpster. (I asked them to move me and they did.). Spectacular.
  30. MO

    MarcO

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Restaurant discret par son emplacement, mais qui en vaut le détour. Une rigueur et un travail de recherche en cuisine pour ne servir que des produits locaux. Service ultra chaleureux et professionnel.
  31. MW

    MattW

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service and value! The best dining experience of our Montreal visit! Can’t recommend highly enough
  32. f

    freddomtl

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Un endroit très chaleureux, nourriture de grande qualité joliment présentée, parfait accord mets et vin. De belles découvertes! Merci à l'équipe et à la prochaine!
  33. s

    scott3

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, amazing service, the food was incredible. They have an excellent wine list I definetly suggest the wine pairing with dinner.
  34. PJ

    PereJ

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Very inventive cuisine, which was sometimes a great success and sometimes missed the mark, but even then was interesting. The ambience was lively. The wait staff were terrific, and the sommelier superb - order the wine courses which accompany the table d'hote menu if only to learn from her. Given the location and the fact that there is intrinsic economy in a prix fixe menu, if anything would give me second thoughts about returning, it would be the cost.
  35. CR

    CatherineR

    Montreal

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Interesting and innovative dishes. Superb service. Excellent wine menu and pairings. Covered patio offers outdoor seating. Exquisite dining.
  36. MT

    MaximilienTome

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant chaleureux, cuisine fine de saison et service parfait. Le chef vient lui meme vous expliquer et vous servir ses plats avec sa jeune équipe dynamique. Un mélange subtile de haute gastronomie et de décontraction. A ne pas manquer et surtout à refaire!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great wine, even better food, a nice way to experience Montreal's dishes.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great local fare with incredibly fresh ingredients. We came all the way from Australia wanting to try something local and different, and we were very impressed. Local vegetables were the main features in most dishes and the chef really knows how to play to their strengths. Seafood were also featured in some dishes and they were really fresh and tasty. The venue is quaint and we prefer the indoor section as it felt more intimate with a direct view of the open kitchen; the chef also came to our table to introduce every dish which made it that extra bit more special.
  39. J

    Justin

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2017

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Creative food that was an interesting mix of flavours, but none of us felt any of the dishes were particularly tasty/delicious. Sommelier was the highlight, very energetic, passionate, and made great pairings.

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Restaurant Candide is rated 4.7 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Notre Dame West

  • Neighbourhood

    Griffintown/St-Henri

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Soul food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    near Georges-Vanier metro station or Lucien-L'Allier.

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    John Winter-Russell

  • Additional

    Cocktails, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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