About Les Deux Singes de Montarvie
Seasonal tasting menus
International, Vegetarian, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00 pm -10:30 pm
De l'Esplanade & Waverly
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Street parking, paid and unpaid
Metro Rosemont or Metro Laurier
Bus 55 St-Laurent, stop at St-Viateur Street.
Sean Murray Smith
Private Party Facilities:
For group reservations 7 people and more
Private Party Contact:
Nada Abou Younes: 5142786854x
Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine, Wine Bar
Les Deux Singes de Montarvie Ratings and Reviews
Definitely a dining spot you must try wh ...
Definitely a dining spot you must try while in Montreal. I have eaten here a total of five times and have been blown away each time. There are very few tables and this is a popular spot, so be sure to make reservations. The kitchen is open. A seat at the bar will get you very close to the artistry that is put into every bite of every meal. Casual and unassuming both inside and out, but there is nothing ordinary going on here. The food is visually beautiful and the depth of flavors remarkable.
We arrived 35 minutes late due to "getti ...
We arrived 35 minutes late due to "getting lost". It is in the Mile End neighborhood.
Luckily, the staff were gracious and happily seated us at our table. This is a prix-fix meal and choice is quite limited. I suggest your dinner guest pre-view the nights offering prior to arrival.
Over the top beautiful presentation with food perfectly cooked but slightly under seasoned. each course offered a nice complement to the entire meal service. This is a tight restaurant space and the chairs and table reflect that limited space. The staff service was premier in every way. Overall, a very good meal.
This was our favorite reservation after ...
This was our favorite reservation after dining at Bouillon Bilk, L'Express, and Barocco. The presentations were beautiful and the food excellent. The young couple who have owned this restaurant for only a few years are driven by a passion for food and do not portend to compete with Boulud or the Thomas Kellers of the world. Our party of four, including a trained chef (who has worked with Takashi and Yamauchi) would highly recommend it.
From the moment we arrived to the time w ...
From the moment we arrived to the time we left, everything was outstanding: ambiance, service, food, presentation, and wine recommendation. Excellent in terms of value too. Top-notch in all respects. 'Wonderful' is the description that would be apt here.
Our whole dining experience seemed perfe ...
Our whole dining experience seemed perfect! The atmosphere is cozy, a little off-beat, and in no way pretentious. The service was gracious, on-point, and not at all fussy. The food was incredible. Fresh seasonal ingredients and seemingly more flavor than should be possible to pack into one dish. Next time I am in Montreal I will definitely be back!
Les Deux Singes de Montarvie was a delig ...
Les Deux Singes de Montarvie was a delightfully charming restaurant experience in a beautiful And hip Montreal neighborhood. The tasty food coupled with the friendly and attentive service made it a winner for me! I'll definitely be back as often as possible!
We were visiting from Vancouver and beca ...
We were visiting from Vancouver and became aware this resto from ratings on many sites. It lived up to its reputation. From the amuse-bouche through all courses, so creative and light fare. The wine list was a bit shallow but we found a decent bottle. Reservations are mandatory because of its size. Don't overlook this gem.
By far the best meal we have ever had. T ...
By far the best meal we have ever had. The service was incredible, everyone was so helpful and friendly. The food was gorgeously plated and unbelievably delicious. We almost felt bad eating the food because it looked so beautiful. It was overall a wonderful experience and one we will never forget.
Change in Menu
This is the 6th time we have gone to the Les Deux Singes in connection with our visit to Montreal for the Canadian GP. We have never been disappointed!! There has been a change in how the restaurant operates - from a full menu to a meat and vegetarian fixed menu. I had some concerns but our group had both fixed menus and we were very pleased. They will make limited substitutions for dietary issues. Always a pleasure going back.
Absolutely lovely server appeared genuin ...
Absolutely lovely server appeared genuinely interested in us, made a wonderful wine suggestion and explained all our dishes with pleasure. The chef has made a tremendous commitment to keep his menu reflective of local offerings and it is simply delicious surprises for the diner.
I think that this has been my 6th meal a ...
I think that this has been my 6th meal at Les Deux Singes in as many years, and it remains my favorite restaurant in North America. The food is always excellent, with interesting ingredients and combinations; and the service is friendly and personal without ever being intrusive. Again, we sat at the counter, which I believe has the best seats in the house: watching the chefs prepare the plates with such love helps you to understand the development of the dishes that will eventually reach you, adding to the pleasure of tasting them. The music is always top-notch, and perfectly compliments the setting, and is never too loud. And the staff is so sincere: it's evident that they love this restaurant; and for the time that you're their guest, you feel that they love you, too! 6 stars out of 5!
Dining at Les Deux Singes de Montarvie was the highlight of a week in Montreal that included many of the top rated restaurants in the city. Each dish was well composed both visually and to the palate, and my wife and I grinned compulsively as we sample each course in turn. Top marks all around.
My Husband and I dined here for my Birthday and absolutely loved the whole experience. It was a bit of a last minute pick when we couldn't be bothered getting an uber to another restaurant and we are SO happy we came across this restaurant (and annoyed we hadn't found it earlier!).
There are two menus - the vegetarian tasting menu and the meat tasting menu and we ordered both (vegetarian for me, meat for my Husband). We both tried each others meals and agreed that every single dish was perfect!
The service was great and everything from what was on the menu to the components of the dishes was explained to us thoroughly. The quality of the food was evident with each bite.
Lived up to expectations
We chose this restaurant based on its #1 ranking on Trip Advisor. It did not disappoint. The food was excellent, both in taste and presentation. The asparagus-based dish was particularly tasty. Herbs are grown right there on the bar counter so no doubts about freshness. Service was wonderful as we were waited upon by two, both being knowledgeable of the dishes they were serving and describing each. Ambient music was slightly loud for my taste. Despite being a small restaurant with only 8 tables plus bar, the noise level was quite high. Pricey but you get what you pay for. Overall a wonderful experience though and highly recommended.
If travelling by car, give yourself plenty of time to find parking as finding a parking space can be difficult in the area.
Excellent service, good food.
A small restaurant doesn't even have a notable sign at the front. It took me some time to find it. The price of 5 course tasting menu is reasonable. Each course was done in perfection except one, which I found it a bit too salty. It could be just a personal preference. Service is excellent. Cozy atmosphere. Restaurant is very busy. Remember to reserve a few days in advance specially near the weekend. Parking is also an issue.
I don't want to do a disservice to the o ...
I don't want to do a disservice to the other dishes but the asparagus tartare with toasted brioche and tomato hollandaise was truly spectacular. As a vegetarian it is rare to feel so spoilt by a meal, every single bite was so thoughtfully put together. This was easily one of the best meals I have ever had. The wine is very reasonably priced and the service is stellar. A remarkable experience.
My husband and i try and come to this restaurant as often as we can. The food is simply amazing. The presentation and mix of flavours is unlike anything we have ever seen. The staff is wonderful. Very knowledgeable and classy. The restaurant is very modern with an open kitchen type of style. All the freshest ingredients are used, you can even see them growing the spices and flowers. I highly recommend this fabulous restaurent for any occasion, you wont regret it!!
Unsuccessful Elevation of the Basics
We visited for our trip to Montreal. The food was served in multiple courses in a very small and intimate setting. First course was off-menu and the best of the night - a dumpling in house-developed sauce. Delicious! By far the most romantic meal of the trip.
Unfortunately, the meal only became less impressive from this point featuring poorly seasoned vegetable and meat courses garnished with too many edible flowers in an attempt to beautify an otherwise dull presentation.
Needs more focus on taste and less on colorful purees amounting to mere color on a plate.
Wow. Down to earth elegance and deliciousness!
Incredibly imaginative food without being fussy and pretentious, and at reasonable price for fine dining. Down to earth, personalized and charming service. Our server genuinely remembered me and my fellow diners, and I hadn't been there in about a year. So delicious, I was ready to roll around happily on my plate. I can't wait to go back!
Unparalleled Food, Service & Dedication
This was our second visit to Les Deux Singes de Montarvie & we were certain that it would not surpass our first experience (November 2015). We could not have been more wrong.
Our perfect evening began by being greeted at the door with "Welcome back!" which was surprising because it was only our second booking. This simple acknowledgement puts an instant smile on your face.
We requested bar seating (highly recommended) as you can watch the process of the food becoming art on a plate. The chef & the sous chefs are absolutely meticulous in the preparation of each dish. The talent in this kitchen is categorically a site to see.
And then there was the meal......there are barely words to describe it. Everything is perfect. It's visually stunning and the flavors are always perfectly balanced. The portions are in direct proportion for a tasting menu. Pure excellence.
We had fun conversation with the entire staff whilst enjoying our dessert & coffee. The atmosphere amongst the staff is friendly & cohesive. It 100% carries over to the guests. There is absolutely no pretension anywhere in this establishment. The owners/staff are dedicated to the ultimate customer experience and it shows.
We will continue to recommend Les Deux Singes de Montarvie to everyone we know & we look forward to future visits to this first-rate restaurant.
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