Restaurant Le XVI XVI

4.3
15 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Contemporary French
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Restaurants Downtown Montréal’s culinary scene is soon to welcome Le XVI XVI restaurant at the heart of downtown on 1616 Sherbrooke Street. The restaurant promises plenty of innovation and a menu inspired by French/Québécois influences and local terroir products, with a kitchen led by none other than creative chef and culinary artist Joris Larigaldie. Designed by Québec architect firms FMDA Architectes and LHV Design, the two-level venue will feature a ground-floor restaurant that can comfortably sit 75 patrons as well as a 120-seat cocktail bar in the basement, with the talented Alexis Taoufiq, master mixologist, crafting the drink list.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, Contemporary French / American, French / Canadian
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Hours of Operation
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–1:30 pm
Lunch
Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Bar
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Dinner
Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(514) 581-0016
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Joris Larigaldie
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Neighbourhood
Additional
Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 15 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.2
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.9
Value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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M
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The front of house hostess was amazing, informative and fun to speak to. Food was very good (portions of course small, but that’s expected). Robot bartender was cool

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

C'est un beau restaurant, bien décoré mais trop bruyant pour un souper romantique. La nourriture est bonne mais rien d'extraordinaire . Le service n'est pas à l'hauteur pour un restaurant gastronomique . Le bar est intéressant avec le robot qui nous sert des cocktails variés .

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N
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Menu spécial montreal à table intéressant. Portions trop petites (accompagnement quasi inexistant) mais les plats goûtés étaient très bons. nous avions pris l'accord mets et vins et il nous a fallu réclamer le verre à chaque plat.
Dans l'ensemble, bon restaurant et nous y avons passé une agréable soirée.

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L
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

Great food, but worst service ever. We were seated and left to ourselves for 15 minutes before someone came to see us. We asked for the card of wine, and the waitress said she would bring it later but that she would take our order now, as if she was in a rush. We ended up taking the wine pairing option, and received no explanation as to what we were drinking. At the end, spent another good 15 minutes after having finished before someone showed up, and another 10 or so before receiving the bill we asked for. Also, 8$ for flat water is also ridiculous - after telling the waitress she simply said that this is normal for downtown Montreal - I work and live in downtown Montreal and have been to the best restaurants in town and trust me, Joel Robuchon, Club Chasse et Peches and others don't charge 8$ for flat water. Never going back and this restaurant will most likely close in 2019 if they dont change their terrible customer service.

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OT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food presentation, taste, and quality were excellent! Portions could have been bigger.

Service was confusing - they seemed distracted, stressed, and disorganized at times.

Robot was fun - not clear how

Just getting our coats was a challenge at the end of the night... restaurant person was annoyed at us for not being able to find our coat.

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SD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Nous y sommes allés dans le cadre de Montréal à table, nous avons passé une très belle soirée, bonne nourriture, bon service, bons vins.

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JL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took my wife out on a date and she loved it.
The food was exceptional.
Had a great time!

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HQ
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

service was outstanding very friendly and fun staff, decor quite beautiful, too be fair new restaurant and went during Montreal’s L’table week .. food was interesting , sadly left hungry, wine was awesome. Wish I left feeling I would highly recommend this place ! I’m sure given some time the owners will work out the portions and add a bit of “wow” to the meals. The staff made up significantantly the sorry to say less then extraordinary meal.. understandable as the newness of such a huge adventure , wishing you all the best .

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X
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Une super expérience de brunch ! Produits très qualitatifs (pains, brioché, croissants, charcuterie), très bonne cuisine (quiches, soupes, salades, crêpes, gateaux, mousses), et en plus il y en a pour tous les goûts (huîtres !). Bref, on en a bien profité, d’autant plus qu’il y a des activités pour les enfants dans le basement avec une animatrice (des expériences de chimie, ils ont adoré). Et c’est dans le basement justement que petits et grands peuvent se faire servir par le robot-barman, je n’avais jamais vu ça, vraiment unique ! En plus service impeccable et chaleureux. Allez-y sans tarder !

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AD
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Nice on paper but not worth the visit. The robot is fun for the first 2min, but gets old very quickly.
The food was nice but way too overpriced.
The decor is not nice, doesnt get you in the mood of a nice dinner.
The staff was nice but again, did not manage to get the level of the so-called “experience” higher.
I would not recommend people to go, i may recommend people not to go.

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CC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Une jolie découverte dans le cadre de MTL à table, des mets raffinés et un service impeccable.

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A
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, outstanding service. We'll definitively come back. Many thanks to Cedric (the director)!

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M
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

To our dear clientele,

As we do appreciate to receive feedback from our clientele, we must thank you for sharing your experience at Restaurant Le XVI XVI. Receiving both positive and negative comments is part of the business. Positive comments enlighten while negative comments help us to improve our service and the experience delivered.


Per “MelodieD” comment, we have to confess that your comment will not be taken into consideration as we cannot consider your visit at Restaurant Le XVI XVI completed. You left after 5 minutes, did not even try our cuisine and had subjective comments based on the clientele attending. This comment is entirely judgmental and not objective to us.

Per “notreturning” and “ArnD” comments, please be aware that we take into consideration your feedback and do our best – when feasible – to adjust constantly and improve accordingly.

For your consideration, should you wish to share with us something that matter to you. Any “live” (face to face) comments on premises is more than welcome and in order to make sure that our guests are enjoying their visit. I – Cedric Moindrot, General Manager – assist my team and welcome guests during each service. It is always delightful to share and meet our clientele expectations.

Speaking of which and in order to reply to “notreturning”, my haircut should not be targeted as it does not reflect the level of dedication nor consideration my team and myself put in Restaurant Le XVI XVI.

Again, we are a Gastronomic and Technologic restaurant. A genuine destination at the heart of Montreal’s downtown. We are a team of humans – and a robot – that enjoy to meet, share and learn from our clientele and thrive to deliver the best experience and service. PLEASE, don’t be shy. Keep on to be our guests… and share with us on premises - too!

Best,
Cedric Moindrot

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N
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Disappointing. Food not hot enough. The sommelier was not fully knowledgeable of his wine list. The general manager did not have a clean haircut enough to inspire confidence of the upcoming experience.
Prices were too high for the quality and the research required for the dishes on the menu that night. An espresso at 4.50 $ should be exceptional. It was not. Execution and service was very good and friendly.

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D
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

First visit, and I am already in love !
I was lucky to have lunch at the XVIXVI during the "Golden Montreal Restaurant Week", and had a wonderful meal for only 30$. Three courses, starting with a beautiful plate of raw Scallops (see picture). Excellent lobster risotto next , warm and tasty. And then an amazing Beet ice-cream (!!) that combined a lot of surprising textures.
I will definitely return and brings customers, colleagues and friend, hopefully in the evening so that we can have a chat with the Robot bartender !

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