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L'Entrecote Saint-Jean

#153 of 4,669 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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2022 Rue Peel, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1W5, Canada
+1 514-281-6492
11:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Tue 11:30 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 23:00
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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the oldest Steak & Fries restaurants in Quebec. Menu is very simple: Steak & Matchstick Fries, Fish dish, Vegetarian dish. Food was very tasty (a little salty for me, but it's French cuisine). Service was good, Soup, salad & desserts were first class & continued with the theme of simplicity. You can't go wrong here!

Thank Alan L
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu only has a soup, a salad and a steak. The service is impeccable, the chefs will simply serve you their specialty, the entrecôte which is a premium cut of beef rib. The wine selection is great with a long list of French private imports and other high quality wines.

Thank Yassine B
Level Contributor
37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This has become one of the places that I must go to whenever I am in Montréal. The food is consistently amazing. The service is wonderful. The sauce must be made with magic, it's unbelievable. The profiteroles and chocolate sauce are equally wonderful. It's also an incredible value.

Thank Tom C
Oakville, Canada
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

A simple menu of steak, butter sauce and French fries expertly done over and over for decades has made thousands very happy. I never get tired if this French classic. Did I mention the delicious walnut, lettuce salad and the profiteroles with the thick chocolate sauce? The ambiance is very French bistro. The servers are polite and friendly. I could... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Loved the ambience. Perfect for steak and frites. Lots of on street Parking and kitty corner to Metro.

Thank jabeas
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

My son picked this place cause he wanted Steak & Frites. We have been to the original one in Old Quebec City and it is fabulous, the food the decor and the service. This one in Montreal was also very nice. It was a very snowy night and there were only 4-5 couples in the restaurant so there wasn't a... More 

Thank Andrew E
Ottawa, Canada
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This restaurant serves steak only. Oh yes and it comes with soup. For big appetites I recommend the table d'hôte which includes soup, salad steak frites and profitéroles. Well worth it. Wine can be purchased by the glass or bottle. The service was prompt and courteous. I would recommend no problem....but as a frequent visitor to Montreal I really like... More 

Thank Louise S
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192 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Got to get the Table D'Hote (Prix Fixe) with a great soup (I had the Leek soup, not overly creamy) and light salad. The steak is simple (I'm fussy about how it's prepared and they nailed my order perfectly) with a light house gravy, really unique and refreshing. The fries weren't anything to write home about but those "Profiteroles" for... More 

Thank Paul N
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This place has been around forever, and they continue to serve Montrealais with one single minded standard: Quality. The french fries are hand cut, the Entrecote is hand selected and perfectly grilled, the menu is limited but every detail is up to a very high standard. Had a couple family outings here, enjoyed immensely. Careful, a line starts to grow... More 

Thank EddieTFromNYC
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

A classic to visit per guidance from a friend who is a native. Certainly wasn't blown away. Steak a bit tough. Fries were also "meh". The secret sauce, as advertised, is delicious. Glad to have experienced the historical place. Could have gone elsewhere for better food options.

Thank Husker-heel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Steakhouse, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2022 Rue Peel, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1W5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Neighbourhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-281-6492

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.
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