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
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!
The food is from heaven!!!! Don't miss!! ...
The food is from heaven!!!! Don't miss!!!
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.
Delicious tasting menu, Nice cocktail li ...
Delicious tasting menu, Nice cocktail list, excellent professional friendly service, great music and ambiance - all excellent!
Amazing experience :) excellent service, ...
Amazing experience :) excellent service, food and value.
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.
Our second visit to Deux Singes was fabulous. The table d'houte menu was amazing and well worth the price. The service was friendly and timely. Don't miss this restaurant when in Montreal. In fact visit Montreal just to come here.
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.
Absolutely amazing and delicious food. T ...
Absolutely amazing and delicious food. The presentation was just as impressive, if not more. Both of us enjoyed the lovely tasting menu and haven't been able to stop talking about it! Highly recommended.
Small & Charming
This is a wonderful neighborhood spot for a well-curated meal with lot's of detail in each dish. Vegetarian offering is a standard. Attentive service. Food was excellent!
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!
Great staff, great meal, fair pricing
Great staff, great meal, fair pricing
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. Definitely recommend.
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!
Simply put this is the best most unique ...
Simply put this is the best most unique restaurant in Montréal. The chef really knows his stuff. The fixed menu never disappoints. The staff are super nice and 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.
The tasting menu was a nice change of pa ...
The tasting menu was a nice change of pace. We enjoyed every bite.
Artists at work
One of my five best dining experiences ever. I was in Montreal alone but that has never kept me from enjoying fine food. The restaurant only seated about 30 people, including a few seats at the bar. I had reservations, but they let me choose either the bar or a table for two. I sat at the counter and watched the artists at work assembling my meal for over two hours. I chose a very reasonable fixed price option. I posted pictures on Facebook as I ate and my friends enjoyed the experience with me. The food was beautiful and delicious.
The best restaurant that I've ever had i ...
The best restaurant that I've ever had in mtl! Love it thank you guys gave me a great experience. Appreciate that.
Amazing food, attentive service, great a ...
Amazing food, attentive service, great atmosphere. Nothing but good things to say.
Exquisite, friendly -- we're totally won over!
This is without doubt one of the finest restaurants in the city. The food is exquisitely prepared, and the service friendly, solicitous to the point of making us feel we've found a home away from home. This restaurant seats no more than a couple of dozen max, and yet makes it a policy to take one pair of patrons per table per night, to ensure a relaxed dining experience. The atmosphere is gentle, intimate, and not too formal. Having my name chalked on the reserved sign on the table was a special touch. The restaurant now offers two tasting menus (one meat, the other vegetarian) that change every three weeks -- but this ensures plenty of variety, and each plate is a work of art. This is high-end dining, but the experience is well worth the price, and we'll be regulars for sure!
Was there on Saturday, i was very disappointed that they change their formula. Instead of a regular menu like they use to have, they have only 2 4 services menus. I will have to find a new favorite restaurant.
Awakening of the taste buds
We tried Les deux Singes de Montarvie for the first time for my wife's birthday. Along with friends, I was looking for something different that she would remember. Bullseye! The tasting menu made it easy: we could only choose between the regular and the vegetarian. It is just as well because they were not dishes that we typically would have picked but what a pleasant surprise. Every dish was a new pleasant experience for the taste buds. All of us loved it and would go back again. One of our friends took the vegetarian menu and she loved it as well. The service was great and friendly. Only low note is the wine list which was disappointing. Everything else was fantastic.
From the moment you arrive to the restaurant, to the last bite, dinner at Les Deux Singes de Montarvie is just an outstanding experience. The food is delicately presented and after feed your eyes with color and texture it explode in flavor inside your mouth. The waiting times are perfect and you never get the sensation of too much time passing between dishes. The portions may look tinny, however, be patient, the full experience seems designed to fit every spark of flavor on your dinner. Believe me, you will end satisfy and not being able to get another bite. Fresh herbs and flowers are add to the dishes. Strange and exotic flavors are mixed with well know ones. The fact you have just two choices make it even greater, you just have the sensation of the chef surprising you with his own skills. You feel this is the best you can get when you let the professionals do their job. The service was also fantastic. Kind and opportune, never interrupting our conversation but integrating in a really smooth way the experience. People smile at you and you feel good to be dinning there. The ambiance is also really nice, the restaurant is tinny what gives you a sensation of exclusivity. Even the size, you do not feel like it is overcrowded. We want to come back for sure, and we truly recommend this place. We were so happy to have taken the chance to experience Les Deux Singes de Montarvie.
Tasting menu was outstanding.
Tasting menu was outstanding.
Believe the hype
Spectacularly good... food, presentation, service, every little thing was perfection. Sit at the bar if you can to watch these talented young chefs in action. Killer vibe and energy!
We were recommended this hotel by a colleague of my husbands, and what a marvellous suggestion. Small but stylish with an open kitchen so if you are eating at the bar you can see everything that is going on. Wait staff very efficient. Set menu if three courses but an amous-bouch, all were excellent. We gave already recommended and will go again
Even though you don't really get to pick ...
Even though you don't really get to pick your food from the menu, our food experience at this restaurant was amazing! They change their menu every month or so and it is an incredible culinary experience. The chef knows what he's doing and the service is top notch. So many layers of flavour to each dish. Food served hot which is very important to me. Loved the whole place!
Great find in all respects
The food and service were wonderful. We had to wait a long time to get a reservation. They seemed to have one sitting and may be better with a early and later dinner. Every dish was creative and tasteful. There is a prix fixe vegetarian and meat menu. It could be a problem if you do not like the dish on the menu on a given night. We found it charming and romantic and the food was oh so good !
Every course of the tasting menu was excellent. We loved sitting at the bar and watching the prep. Service was outstanding and a reasonable wine selection. Great place, highly recommend! We will be back the next time we're in Montreal.
Absolutely exquisite food
This is a restaurant that gets everything right - keeping it simple with two tasting menus and putting out inventive and exquisitely presented meals in a cozy and relaxed atmosphere. I thoroughly enjoyed each course, particularly the poutine of squash which I could have over and over again. Who new you could feel healthy eating poutine?? I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant. Thank you for a memorable meal!
It was our second time at Les Deux Singes de Montarvie and, again, it was a delight!
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