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Le Grand Comptoir

#460 of 4,696 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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1225 Phillips, Montreal, Quebec H3B 3E9, Canada
+1 514-393-3295
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Kinsale, Ireland
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

23 yrs old but still good bistro food and warm service . Decor hasn' t changed - it could do with a refresher and a little more pleasant background music.

Thank danf54
Darien, Connecticut
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204 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Having recently been in Paris we came here hoping for a similar bistro experience, unfortunately it didn't quite work out that way. The service was good and friendly, but the food was very average and (in my opinion) over-priced. We started with the escargots hoping for the traditional garlic/butter sauce, but these were swimming in a bowl of artichoke sauce.... More 

Thank Chaz B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

After Toronto and fine dinning in very expensive restaurants, In Montreal we decided to take it easy and have what we've thought would be more authentic and less expensive. Cannot really brand Le Grand Comptoir as cheep but after dinning there with 2 small kids for 3 night, we found it very reasonably priced. All our 3 waiters were very... More 

Thank Kamham
Main Beach, Australia
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515 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

What a fine, right next to the busy shopping street of St Catherine's, traditional French bistro, very good value send excellent service. We had the meal of the day, the soup was delicious as was the casserole, very tender meat, you could eat it with a spoon. An enjoyable evening

Thank JudyGraham
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This has been a go-to spot for me for many years. Excellent French bistro food, good affordable wine selection, solid pleasant service and portions that won't make you uncomfortable. I'm a big fan of the potage that is served with most meals. If you visit in the colder months the cassoulet is really delicious.

Thank Matt A
Ancaster, Canada
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294 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We went for dinner before a concert with a large group and the restaurant was very responsive on email and we added and adjusted our booking a number of times. The food was delicious and service was great. Nice bottles of wines suggested. The food is a bistro type style and was very tasty.

Thank JMark2014
Concord, New Hampshire
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358 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Ate here twice this trip...as good as it was 5 years ago.this is a great little place (includes outside seating) with a really traditional french canadian bistro menu. prices are very good also, so you can have a good meal and feel you had good value. the twin duck legs with frites, the appetizers, beer and wine....absolutely great! the owner,... More 

1 Thank r1manchester
Vancouver, Canada
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The 'plat du jour' was potage aux legumes with veal canneloni. The soup was almost like pea soup - average at best but the veal canneloni was very tasty. Avoid the tarte tartin - not up to expected restaurant quality. Service was exceptional. Quiet outdoor setting next to Square Phillip and abusy pizza shop.

Thank paddlerdave23
Toms River, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Four of us stopped in for drinks and appetizers while we decided what to do next. The escargot was out of this world. Our server, Antonio, was terrific. We also had the smoked salmon and the goat cheese salad. The food and the service were so good, we stayed for dinner. The owner is delightful. I hope to return to... More 

1 Thank Gerilyn B
Queens, New York
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We were served by the owner/manager. The food options were wide and typical French Bistro offerings. The poutin served to us was a mouthwatering treat not to be missed. The other dishes we ate were above averaged and well priced.

Thank MasonJahr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
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Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1225 Phillips, Montreal, Quebec H3B 3E9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Neighbourhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-393-3295

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  • 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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