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“Great food, with no attitude”
Review of Bistro L'entrepont

Bistro L'entrepont
Ranked #365 of 5,775 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Great food, with no attitude”
Reviewed 11 July 2013

The food was really wonderful, and the small restaurant was an enormously pleasant place. The biggest treat though was coming in around 8:30, with a group of 6 (all tables are for 2 or 4) and two of these were kids. We were treated so courteously, and were accommodated so well, it was not just a really fabulous meal, but was a lovely experience as well.
I found the restaurant on Trip Advisor, and the experience made me want to write about how absolutely lovely this was.
The housemade gravlax, and and the fresh tuna were delightful. The duck rilette was just perfect, and the soup was a delight.

  • Visited July 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Montreal, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very nice discovery”
Reviewed 31 May 2013

This was quite the expedition... but what treasure did we find!!! I've never tasted such a wonderful goat cheese salad. It was perfect, they didn't drown it in vinaigrette to make it incredibly tasty, best I've ever had. There were a few regulars that seemed to be returning, which is always a good sign. My spouse had the bison and I had the kangourou. The crème brûlée was exquisite. I definitely want to go back

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank RaRaT
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Montreal, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best kept secret in Montreal!”
Reviewed 25 February 2013

This little French bistro (27 years in business) could be straight out of Paris, but minus the haughty parisian attidude, thankfully! A real gem and a "bring your own wine" offering a generous selection of the best of french cuisine, perfectly prepared and served with panache; all offered in a choice of a la carte, as a 3-course meal, or a 5-course feast! Every single bite was delicious! This one went right to the top of our favorite restaurants in Montreal.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Claire W
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montreal
Level 6 Contributor
188 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Great " cuisine française" BYOB”
Reviewed 3 September 2012

Have been here twice. Very nice full course dinners(can be ordered a la carte as well)
Nice starter soup. Choice of appetizers: salads, foie gras, terrine, etc. Mains we had were kangaroo, bison medallions and lamb. There is always a fish dish and there was duck as well. Nicely presented and very tasty. A Trou Normand of apple sorbet with calvados was a nice touch in the tasting menu. Deserts were equally good.
Parking in the area can be tricky, but it's worth the walk. Service is friendly. Try

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank mas1958
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Huntington Beach, California
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“Only Locals”
Reviewed 5 August 2012

While having lunch in the tourist district of Place Jacques-Cartier, we asked our server to recommend a place for dinner that only the locals would know about. After several minutes she wrote down Bistro L'entrepont. She noted she had been there several times and enjoyed it each time.That began our quest.

First things first, we had to find the place. Neither my wife nor I have international data on our smart phones so when we hit our hotel bar for a nightcap, we asked the bartenders. They were stymied so they asked the concierge. The concierge was stumped so he started doing some research. Finally the call came into the bar from the concierge, he had found it and highly recommended it. He made the reservation for us.

What we would not know until later is that this tiny (maybe 28 seats) bistro sits in a neighborhood off Ave do Mont-Royal, just east of Parc du Mont-Royal. We took a day trip by subway to, among other things check it out. Reading the newspaper article on the bistro taped to the window revealed that this was one of the new BYOB restaurants popping up in Montreal. That was fine with us, we could bring lots of wine with no mark-up or corkage fee.

Later that evening, after arriving with another couple, we were promptly seated at one of the great tables against the window. Our server was quick and knowledgeable about the menu. She patiently took the time to tell us i English how each of the items listed on the menu in French were prepared. I immediately flashed back to a trip to Paris several years ago.

The small bistro has tight tables and moderate noise. But that is what we expected. I don't remember all the French names for the food. Looking them up on-line is probably possible, but why? The food is so freshly prepared and pleasantly served that even though our party of four ordered four different things, I think all of us believed their choice was the best.

We could see the female chef busy in the kitchen preparing our meals. Following our sumptuous deserts, we asked if we could meet her to compliment her on the excellent meal. It was explained that she was not the regular chef but one of a group that rotated between the various affiliated BYOB bistros. Her English wasn't good, and our French was worse, but I know she enjoyed the compliments. We had one lonely bottle of Argentinian Malbec left so we gave it to her as gift with our compliments. It might have made her night but not nearly as much as she made ours.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank KenVicLee
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