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About Chez Queux - Permanently Closed
40 ans déjà ! Haut lieu de la gastronomie montréalaise, Chez Queux est l’une des rares institutions qui pratiquent encore l’art de la découpe et des flambés à table le tout dans une ambiance d’une autre époque. Situé au cœur du Vieux Quartier, à l’angle de la rue St-Paul et la Place Jacques-Cartier, Chez Queux vous propose : menu à la carte, table d’hôte, menu pré-théatre et de groupe inspirés des classiques de la cuisine française et des découvertes gastronomiques d’aujourd’hui. Joignez vous à Chez Queux pour célébrer nos 40 ans d’histoire.
Since 1973, Chez Queux is one of the few institutions that still practice the art of cutting and flambé at the table in an atmosphere of another era. Located in the heart of the Old Montreal, Chez Queux offers: a la carte, table d'hôte, pre-theater and group menus inspired from classic French cuisine and culinary discoveries of today. Join us to celebrate our 40 years of history.
French, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dîner: Dimanche, Mardi – Jeudi: 17:00 – 22:00, Vendredi – Samedi: 17:00 – 22:30
Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Le stationnement le plus pratique se trouve au 330 Champs de Mars, à 5 minutes de marche du restaurant.
Prix:$7.50 à partir de 17hrs.
The closest parking lot is located at: 330 Champs de Mars, 5 minutes walking distance from the restaurant. The price is $7.50 after 5:00pm.
Private Party Facilities:
Avec plus de 250 places assises sur trois étages et un vaste choix de menu de groupe, laissez vous choyer par notre personnel qualifié qui saura vous accompagner lors de l'organisation de votre événement. Imbattable pour les menus de groupe, petits et grands, et toutes les occasions.
Private Party Contact:
Tijani Koubaa: 5148665194x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wine
The old waiters were unresponsive, down in the mouth, not communicative/friendly or any eye contact. Odd food combinations-macaroons stuffed with fois gras; main course-pheasant-very, very dry. Unfortunately the new year's celebrations on the street overrode the music inside so one was dining in a rock concert.
Upon entering, one might think that they had stepped back in time several decades. Consider this part of its charm, its romance. And, if one is looking for classic French cuisine expertly prepared and served, there can be no finer restaurant than Les Queux. I only wish that I lived closer to Montreal because, this restaurant is parfait.
A MTL OpenTable Must
Great place. Great food. Good People. At $41, it's an outstanding price/quality ratio! Wtih the OpenTable event we probably saved $25 to 35 per person! If it isn't the kind of place you would usually go when full price, use this opportunity to try, taste and see the difference!!
Wonderful French Cuisine
It was a real joy to dine at Chez Queux. The restaurant is in a beautiful stone building in old Montreal with interiors which has a warm and welcome ambience. The food, particularly the steak with peppercorn sauce, crepe suzette and cherry jubilee were flambed beside our table...something that is rarely seen nowadays even in fine-dining restaurant.
The food was delicious, the wine wonderful and not overly pricey compared to Toque and we thought the food was actually better than Toque (which we dined the night before). The dining room was full with people, but the noise level was surprisingly quiet to light moderate - the Quebeckers are so well mannered - a joy to see compared to high-priced restaurants in Toronto where everyone is shouting just to be heard.
A definite gem in Montreal. Can't wait to go back in my next visit.
Step back in time to old world French restaurant.
Delicious old-school French food, charming wait staff, old world ambiance. This restaurant has been around a while, and isn't a hot spot or vibrant bar scene, but we loved it. Great but limited wine selection, Chateaubriand for two- fantastic! The escargots with mushrooms appetizer was delicious, as was the Creme Brulee.
It's at the end of Jacques Cartier Place, a fun area in Old Montreal. We loved it!
Rarely do I give a restaurant outstanding comments about everything and Chez Queux gets it.
We took a short vacation to Montreal and were looking for a fine, romantic restaurant to celebrate my wife's birthday. The service, ambiance, food were really outstanding. I live in New York and have a hard time finding this type of restaurant.
Pity it's summer
This is a fundamentally good restaurant, with nice food and good service. The problem I encountered was that on a hot summer day, the restaurant has carpeting, velvet upholstery, timber panelling, bright lights, and hot dishes. In other words, it's a risk of heatstroke. I saw no visible signs of air conditioning, although management said their air conditioning system broke down earlier today.
Food was outstanding. Foie gras is alwa ...
Food was outstanding. Foie gras is always excellent and so was the duck, however the sweet bread was amazing. My brother with the help of Claude, the sommelier, ordered the 3 best bottles of wine I've had in years. Would love to come back!
When I first walked into the restaurant ...
When I first walked into the restaurant I was very pleased. I didn't expect the restaurant to be so high class and fancy. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking to feel special or help make someone feel special.
An excellent meal at Chez Queux
This was a return visit to the restaurant, as my wife and I hadn't been in Montreal for over 20 years. We decided to seek out Chez Queux as it had been a favorite place to visit during the F1 Grand Prix Weekend on our prior visits. We were delighted to find that the restaurant was much the same, with the same Vieux Montreal ambiance and and excellent menu.
The wait-staff were attentive throughout our meal providing professional service and the sommelier was gracious and informative in helping us select a wine to accompany our dinner selection.
The onion soup to start was excellent and the steak-au-poivre, prepared and flamed table-side was perfectly prepared.
At the conclusion of our meal, the waiter said that he had a "surprise" for us and one of the wait-staff appeared with two desserts for us, as he said he wanted to recognize our wedding anniversary and return to Montreal. It was a gracious gesture ~ and the creme-brulee and mousse were delicious!
After a long day traipsing around the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (and getting caught in an afternoon torrential downpour) this was an elegant and relaxing end to a special day for us. We really appreciated the excellent food and outstanding service at Chez Queux.
FORMIDABLE ... ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC !
Celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary ... an "old world experience" in Old Montreal !
Our meal was expertly prepared at our table ... a lost art with today's 5-star gourmet restaurants in Canada ... and served by Mr. Leon Truchi , a caring gentleman with over 50 years of experience serving in the finest restaurants in France and in Canada ! Outstanding food ! Outstanding Service ! Outstanding ambiance ! An absolutely outstanding experience overall !
We plan to celebrate each of our next 10 wedding anniversaries at this very fine establishment ... looked after by Mr. Truchi of course !
William & Adele Yatco
Kanata, Ontario, Canada
A place to try
The localization is great, center in the old montreal, the veiw of the old port, the Place Jacques-Cartier, the carriage along the street.
The welcome is warm, we were early at 17h so the place very quiet, very professionnal. This is a cozy atmosphere in a very old building with typestry, old stone walls, amazing wooded moulding, great chandelier...
the food is very good, warm, cook as requested, the mix with the spice, the research in the ingredient without denaturing the main ingredient.
This is not a cheap place but it is worth it at least once.
For a romantic dinner, an experience
Anthony is best server/waiter in Montreal!
If you go make sure you have the steak tartare and have Anthony prepare it for you tableside. If you're a hockey fan or sports fan in general, you're in for a treat. It's the only restaurant in Old Montreal that I go to on a regular basis when we are in town and always make sure I get Anthony's table. Food quality and preparation are always impeccable. Anthony also mixes his own drinks!
Pas le bon soir pour l'essayer
Nous avons été chez Queux à l'occasion de la Saint-Valentin, expérience mitigée. D'abord les points négatifs: Il faisait extrêment froid dans le restaurant, courant d'air glacial incessant. Une fan d'air chaud aurait pu être installée dans l'entrée pour éviter ce grand désagrément qui nous empêchait d'être confortable. Le menu de la Saint-Valentin était très décevant, je suis assez foodie et j'ai dû me rabattre sur le suprême de poulet, faut le faire! Le suprême, justement, sur l'os était cru, est-ce une nouvelle tendance le tartare de poulet??? Les choix de desserts extrêment simples, gâteau de chocolat blanc, et crème brûlée, franchement! Le service était .... absent! Le serveur est venu une fois prendre les commandes, comme il s'agissait d'un menu trois services prix fixe, il a oublié de revenir pour prendre les commandes de cafés au moment du dessert, nous avons dû patienter 20 minutes pour l'accrocher au passage! La musique classique un peu trop lourde, décor trop old fashionned pour moi, il est certainement possible de se renouveler un peu!
Les points positifs: Le service du sommelier impeccable, la présentation des assiette, parfaite, portions adéquates, la bouffe est très bonne, la cuisson du poulet me retient de mettre parfait, Nous avons fait part des désagréments du service au maître d'hotel et on nous a offert les cafés et digestifs, et le serveur est venu s'excuser.
Avec quelques améiorations, cet établissement pourra garder une place de choix parmi les meilleurs restaurants de Montréal.
Weird Experience and Overpriced
We had a 7:00 reservation for New Year's Eve. We showed up at 6:50 to locked doors. After the doors were opened, we were lead to a back room where we sat alone, in quiet, for another 30 minutes until another table showed up. We thought we were in some bad movie.
The ambiance was nice, but the wait staff and sommelier seemed like they did not want to be there that night. The 5-course set meal was $125 a person, which seemed extravagant, but that's one of the reasons we chose this place for a New Year's Eve dinner. Plus, the location is perfect for celebrating the New Year in Old Montreal. That's where the fun ended.
The food was simply "decent." Nothing stood out as amazing and nothing was necessarily bad. The waiters simply brought you every course and said bon apetit. There was no explanation of what we were eating. Sometimes, the waiter would at least tell you what it was you were eating, but another waiter might just set it down in front of you.
The second couple that came in after us were locals and they said they had been here before and really enjoyed it. But they felt it was weird too how there was no one else in the restaurant and how it was so quiet.
When some other reviewers wrote "Good, but overpriced," that really is the best way to describe this place. Just ok. If we ever come back to Montreal, we will most definitely consider going to another place next time.
My party of three loved the table side Caesar salad as well as the flambé steaks. The duck breast was also prepared beautifully. The building and ambiance was great and the service impeccable. I highly recommend this place when visiting old Montreal.
Excellent French Food
We had a great experience at Chez Queux. The food was delicious; I had the Onion Soup and Rack of Lamb while my wife had the Shellfish Bisque and Sole Meuniere. For dessert we both got Creme Brulee which was outstanding. The timing between courses and the portion sizes were perfect as well. Service was very friendly. We liked the rustic decor but it was almost a little too quiet (even though the restaurant was pretty full). All in all a great night out and we would certainly recommend Chez Queux to anyone in Montreal!
The food, service and ambience were just "good" for the price of the meal. I chose this restaurant based on reviews and did not find it up to its rating. There are so many wonderful restaurants in Montreal, not that this one was bad, but just not worth the money spent.
Nice Special Dinning
Food was great - normally I don't eat it all - nothing left behind. Took a client to dinner and it was the perfect spot to talk - Service was very attentive but not overwhelming - just enough. They accommodated every need and were fun to talk to
A beautiful old world Traditional French setting, but food was less than we hoped for our splurge anniversary dinner. After perusing menu decided on scampies...when ordering told there were none! Tableside-prepared Caesar salad was a disappointing heavy oily mess and not good start. Husband ordered his veal med rare, served well done...they took it back but left my meal...so we ate mine...then 15 minutes later ate his...what?!
Sommelier was knowledgeable...wine very good...only wish the meal matched...
acknowledgment of our anniversary was a candle in our ordered desserts...
Too expensive for that kind of food and service!
We reserved here because of its award wi ...
We reserved here because of its award with Wine Spectator. It is in a beautiful area and is very old fashioned in décor. There were six of us dining together and the service was OK but not great. I ordered and got the last rack of lamb they had. While the dish it was served on was piping hot the lamb was cool but the herb sauce on it was spectacular. I tasted some of the other main dishes and none of them wowed me. The chocolate cream brulee was very good once you got past the broiled sugar topping (but I admit I am not a fan of anything too sweet).
My husband and I went to Chez Queux to c ...
My husband and I went to Chez Queux to celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary. We were promptly and pleasantly greeted at the door and escorted to our table by a window, which was a special request. Our waiter was very professional, as was the sommelier. Bus services were quick and helpful. We started with cocktails, then a Caesar salad for 2, prepared tableside. As our main, we had the Chateaubriand for 2 with bernaise sauce. It was also prepared tableside and to perfection. The meat was delicious and the accompanying sides were tasty. The Sommelier suggested the perfect bottle of red wine to accompany our dinner. This is a beautiful restaurant, although a bit pricey, but definitely worth it for special occasions! We will return! :-)
Warm waiter, great food
Our family had a wonderful experience with the warm manner of waiter engaging with children as he prepared Caesar salad and flame-finished the steak and pepper sauce. Just a great experience... Food, service and room. Classic French menu complemented by vintage feel of dining room (the snooty might call aged and worn, but somehow felt just right) and he consummate service of a 54 year veteran waiter who started in a Paris kitchen in 1960. A priceless family memory on our visit to Montreal.
We had a wonderful dinner here. The foo ...
We had a wonderful dinner here. The food was beautifully prepared and presented. Great people watching outside. The service was personable and professional. Our waiters really took an interest in giving us advice about Montreal, which we appreciated. We would highly recommend it.
Can't wait to return!
Waiter, service, food, table side preparation excellent excellent excellent. Sommelier was drunk. Issues with stale bread but waiter extremely apologetic and compensated us with Special desserts and after dinner cocktail. Delicious and Classic French cuisine and service. One of the best in Old Montreal
A mixed review
Great location in old town. Food was ok. I enjoyed the Dover Sole. A "glass" of wine was merely a mouthful! Less than one inch in the glass!! We questioned the size of the serving and were told that it was reduced b/c we had "tasted it". Outrageous! ok but wouldn't rush back.
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