Restaurant Le XVI XVI

4.4
22 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Contemporary French
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Romance
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A Gastronomic & Technological Restaurant, Restaurant Le XVI XVI offers an experience for all five senses within its restaurant and bar.

Remaining faithful to the traditions of French gastronomy, the 1616 offers a refined and avant-garde cuisine using Quebec products.  A market cuisine giving preference to local products and offering daring creations.

The bar invites you to discover cocktails signed by Alexis Taouffiq (best French mixologist) while enjoying the snack menu.  It is also at the bar that R1-B1, robot-bartender, will reveal all his skills as well as his personality.
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
Thu, 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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Neighbourhood
Additional
Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.4
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4.1
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SM
Dusseldorf Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

The dining room is light too brightly making you feel like you need to hurry.
The robot barman is a neat novelty attraction but is more of a one time thing.

The food is very good but the price tag is not justified.

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PS
Montreal
256 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a great lunch which was offered as a fixed menu at $28
The starters were a choice of cream of parsnips soup, it was cream and velvety smooth. the second choice was mackerel with cubed potatoes and pickled onions dusted with eatable flowers.
A beautiful dish and very fresh. For the mains we had the poches salmon with a reduction of balsamic and the pork cheeks with mushrooms and creamed potatoes. Both dish’s were very good and generous portions. The dessert was a lemon tart, the crust was excellent and the lemon curd a nice palette cleanser, not to tart and not to sweet. Overall a great experience! We have also had the tasting menu for dinner. Also three services at $45.
We are going to try the brunch next...

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OT
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very cool concept for brunch! Food was very fresh and delicious. Will definitely be back!

Restaurant Le XVI XVI
Responded on December 11, 2018

Hi! Pleased to read that you enjoyed our brunch concept :-) Please be aware that we will unveil several brunch themes throughout the year. Stay connected :-) We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Thank you Restaurant Le XVI XVI

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M
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Nouveau restaurant, au design très épuré et recherché. Nous étions la pour le brunch du dimanche, et absolument tout était délicieux; des huitres au viennoiseries, en passant par les quiches, les viandes, ainsi que les plats principaux. Dans la section bar, le concept du barman robot (R1B1) est très amusant et impressionnant ! Il y a également une animatrice pour amuser les enfants avec des petits jeux (vraiment une bonne idée). On y retourne, c'est certain !

Restaurant Le XVI XVI
Responded on December 5, 2018

Merci de votre visite au XVI XVI! Un plaisir de lire votre enthousiasme! Merci d'avoir pris le temps de partager votre expérience. Au plaisir de vous recevoir de nouveau prochainement. Merci, Restaurant Le XVI XVI

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KB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Très bon restaurant. Service impeccable. Nourriture delicieuse. Très belle ambiance.

Restaurant Le XVI XVI
Responded on December 5, 2018

Cher Karl, Merci de votre visite au XVI XVI! Bénéficier de votre retour est très apprécié. Merci d'avoir partagé votre expérience! Au plaisir de vous recevoir de nouveau prochainement. Merci

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PJ
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ce restaurant vaut le détour ! Et pas simplement car un robot fort sympathique vous sert une coupe de champagne (si si). Non ce restaurant mérite d'abord le déplacement par l'originalité et la qualité des plats : par exemple, la betterave en dessert est super bonne. Ajoutez à ça un service chaleureux et impeccable pour un prix raisonnable (menu à 45$ le soir) compte tenu du standing. Merci à Olivier, le sommelier, pour nous avoir fait voyager dans le Lubéron et découvrir un excellent vin :)
Au final une très belle expérience, on reviendra.

Restaurant Le XVI XVI
Responded on November 29, 2018

Cher Philippe, Merci de votre visite! Nous vous remercions d'avoir pris le temps de partager votre expérience au 1616. Au plaisir de vous accueillir de nouveau prochainement. Merci, Restaurant Le XVI XVI

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M
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
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

Restaurant Le XVI XVI
Responded on November 30, 2018

Dear Moeee, Such a pleasure reading your feedback... Thank you for sharing your experience at Restaurant Le XVI XVI. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Thank you, Restaurant Le XVI XVI

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
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 .

Restaurant Le XVI XVI
Responded on November 13, 2018

Chère cliente, cher client, Recevoir votre retour est très apprécié et s’inscrit dans une démarche constructive que nous prônons. Nous sommes heureux que vous ayez apprécié le décor du restaurant ainsi que l’expérience bar et son robot-barman R1B1.

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L
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
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.

Restaurant Le XVI XVI
Responded on November 13, 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience at Restaurant Le XVI XVI. Please be aware that we take into consideration your feedback and do our best – when feasible - to adjust constantly and improve accordingly. Per the service your received, please be aware that she has been notified as we cannot accept our clientele to be considered in such a manner. It does not reflect the spirit of the restaurant, nor the experience we want our guests to live. Thank you

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N
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
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.

Restaurant Le XVI XVI
Responded on November 13, 2018

Cher Nicolas, Souhaitant répondre le plus fidèlement possible aux attentes de notre clientèle et en offrant une expérience mémorable, recevoir votre retour est très apprécié et s’inscrit dans une démarche constructive que nous prônons. Nous prenons votre retour en considération et aviserons notre sommelier du désagrément. La prochaine édition de MTL à Table reflétera notre engagement à satisfaire notre clientèle tout en restant fidèle à la philosophie de la maison. Merci, Restaurant Le XVI XVI

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OT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
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.

Restaurant Le XVI XVI
Responded on November 30, 2018

Dear client, As we are reading your feedback, we feel sincerely sorry about your disappointing experience. Please be aware that we try to improve every single day and that we have been operating some changes for the best. We are confident that you will witness improvement from both the service and the bar during your next visit. For your consideration, we have been working on our portions and in order to satisfy our clientele. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Thank you,

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SD
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
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.

Restaurant Le XVI XVI
Responded on November 30, 2018

Cher Simon, Merci de votre visite! Nous vous remercions d'avoir pris le temps de partager votre expérience au 1616. Au plaisir de vous accueillir de nouveau prochainement, vous dévoiler nos petites nouveautés! Merci, Restaurant Le XVI XVI

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JL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 8, 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!

Restaurant Le XVI XVI
Responded on November 30, 2018

Dear Jose Luis, Such a pleasure reading your feedback... Thank you for sharing your experience at Restaurant Le XVI XVI. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Thank you, Restaurant Le XVI XVI

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T
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bien que le barman robot attire et attise la curiosité, le plus remarquable reste le restaurant.
Chic dans sa décoration, un délice de tentation dans sa carte des vins... J'étais déjà aux anges.
Quand au menu raffiné, je ne savais pas ce que je devais choisir.
Mais je ne m'attendais pas à ce que le repas soit aussi succulent, un vrai délice pour la papilles. Ce qui m'a valu de me faire niaiser par la personne qui m'accompagné. Puisque d'après elle, à chaque boucher, j'esquissais un sourire, je fermé les paupières et on pouvait lires le plaisir sur mon visage.

Restaurant Le XVI XVI
Responded on November 29, 2018

Cher Thomas, Merci de votre visite! Nous vous remercions d'avoir pris le temps de partager votre expérience au 1616. Au plaisir de vous accueillir de nouveau prochainement. Merci, Restaurant Le XVI XVI

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HQ
1 review
Dined on November 6, 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 .

Restaurant Le XVI XVI
Responded on November 13, 2018

Dear Heather, Thank you for sharing your experience at Restaurant Le XVI XVI. As our purpose is to provide our guests with a memorable experience, become a unique destination. Your feedback matters and we will make sure to take it into consideration. Do our best – when feasible – to adjust constantly and improve accordingly. Thank you for your kind wishes. We will be pleased to welcome you back at the restaurant and enable you to live a memorable experience from A to Z. Thank you

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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 !

Restaurant Le XVI XVI
Responded on November 30, 2018

Cher Xavier, Merci de votre visite! Nous vous remercions d'avoir pris le temps de partager votre expérience au 1616. Au plaisir de vous accueillir de nouveau prochainement. Merci, Restaurant Le XVI XVI

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AD
1 review
Dined on November 2, 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.

Restaurant Le XVI XVI
Responded on November 5, 2018

Dear Arnaud, As we do appreciate to receive feedback from our dearest 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. Please be aware that we take into consideration your feedback and do our best – when feasible – to adjust constantly and improve accordingly.

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

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

Restaurant Le XVI XVI
Responded on November 30, 2018

Chère Céline, Merci de votre visite! Nous vous remercions d'avoir pris le temps de partager votre expérience au 1616. Au plaisir de vous accueillir de nouveau prochainement. Merci, Restaurant Le XVI XVI

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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)!

Restaurant Le XVI XVI
Responded on November 30, 2018

Dear Alienor, Thank you for sharing your experience at Restaurant Le XVI XVI. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Thank you, Restaurant Le XVI XVI

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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.

Restaurant Le XVI XVI
Responded on November 5, 2018

Dear Sir or Madam, As we do appreciate to receive feedback from our dearest 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.

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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 !

Restaurant Le XVI XVI
Responded on November 30, 2018

Dear Dods, Such a pleasure reading your feedback... Thank you for sharing your experience at Restaurant Le XVI XVI. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Thank you, Restaurant Le XVI XVI

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