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Le Pois Penché

4.5
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French
Le Pois Penché perpetuates the style and spirit of Paris in the 1940s, where brasseries perfected the concept of French cuisine as ‘comfort food’. Mindful of its legacy, Le Pois Penché appeals to a mixture of young adventurous diners, seasoned connoisseurs, late-night bon vivants, tourists, and local habitués, always eager to spark conversations and chance encounters over a glass of award-winning wine and gastronomy steeped in tradition. Nowhere are their desires better fulfilled than at Le Pois Penché, where opulence and everyday delightful hospitality intertwine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 876 people are saying
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DinaN
Montreal
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! even Post-COVID! They have taken All measures for security without compromising the Dining experience. Truly enjoyed the unparalleled food and service

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vipJabbaTheHutt
Montreal
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's was my first restaurant meal after the reopening post-covid and everything from food to service was perfect. It was so great to be back !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service et l’ambiance aussi! On a adoré

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vipGloria
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our third time to Le Pois Penche the food is good, service nice and is a perfect place for dinner after exploring Montreal. n

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FrancoisP
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. We had been considering it but were not sure about. No doubt now, we’ll definitely be back.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on February 29, 2020

Dear FrancoisP, Thank you for taking a chance on us and for your recommendation. We are delighted your meal was a success and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. We had crab cakes for appetizer. I had the duck leg with duck confit smoked, potatoes and Brussels sprouts. My wife took the Atlantic salmon served with a salad.

The whole service was great.

Definitely will go again when back in Montreal.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on February 24, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, We are delighted we were able to contribute happy memories to your trip! Thank you kindly for your review. Please, consider Le Pois Penché your second home in Montreal and do let us know ahead whenever you decide to return. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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KathyP
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, it was the best oysters and seafood I’ve had. The service was great as well.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on February 23, 2020

Dear KathyP, This is a wonderful compliment. We were so happy to read it. We thank you for dining with us and look forward to hosting you again for another seafood feast! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and services. Love it.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on February 22, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, We are very grateful for your enthusiastic recommendation. Please, come see us again soon. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was excellent.

Service was poor. Plates left on table, rushed to order, ordered bottle of wine that was presented when meals were finishing up and we told the waiter “no thank you”. Unfortunately we had no wine on the table to enjoy with great food.

Service was unfortunate because every dish was delicious and spot on.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on February 22, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, We thank you for your food compliments, but we are disheartened by the service glitch. We hold ourselves to much higher standards and we sincerely apologize. We hope we will have the opportunity to regain your trust and serve you with excellence. Let us know if you decide to visit us again. We will make sure you get a lovely glass of wine on us, this time with your meal! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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vipNorref2
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

St Valentin

Le Pois Penché
Responded on February 22, 2020

Cher Norref2, Un grand merci pour avoir partagé votre St-Valentin avec nous. Au plaisir de vous revoir ! Bien à vous, Fede Sanchez, Directeur de l'Hospitalité, Le Pois Penché

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GillesH
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Saint-Valentin

Le Pois Penché
Responded on February 22, 2020

Cher GillesH, Merci beaucoup pour vos 5-étoiles ! Que votre St-Valentin se poursuive toute l'année. Bien à vous, Fede Sanchez, Directeur de l'Hospitalité, Le Pois Penché

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Anna
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Very good restaurant that makes you feel you are in Paris! The choice of dishes is not very vaste but the food is delicious!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on February 22, 2020

Dear Anna, We are delighted that we were able to bring a bit of Paris to your heart. We look forward to your next trip! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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Yara
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were there for the Feb 14 and it was amazing. The price accord with the food. I will recommend it.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on February 22, 2020

Dear Yara, Happy belated Valentine! Thank you for spending it with us and for sharing the love. Until your next date! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner

Le Pois Penché
Responded on February 15, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your 5-star review. Here's to many more dinners in your company! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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PascaleM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good restaurant for business lunches. The kitchen was accomodation to our vegan guest.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on February 15, 2020

Dear PascaleM, Thank you for your recommending our restaurant. You will be pleased to know that our lunch is about to get better. In addition to our 3-course $29 daily table d'hôte, we are going to offer over 10 of our favourite dishes as a 2-course option (with appetizer or dessert) from $25. We are very excited about this new business lunch, which will start Wednesday, February 19, 2020. We look forward to your next visit! Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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Gina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Please avoid this restaurant. At the end of our diner, our server accused us of not paying any tip. We gave him more than 50$. He simply was not able to count right. Worst, as it was my wife's birthday, that was unacceptable and the server never came back at us to apologize.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on February 14, 2020

Dear Gina, Please, accept our most sincere apologies for this disrespectful situation. We instruct all our employees to never put a guest in an embarrassing situation over tips. The behaviour is contrary to our policy. Please, contact me at the email below with the date and time of your visit and description of your waiter. We are going to make sure that your birthday is celebrated properly. We look forward to hearing from you. Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality : fede.sanchez@gsmh.ca

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Montrealfoodie
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent dining experience! Great higher end french bistro food, outstanding waiter and a wonderful singer that was a pleasure to listen to and talk to. Very much recommend this restaurant in the heart of downtown Montreal...

Le Pois Penché
Responded on February 14, 2020

Dear Montrealfoodie, Thank you for this nice review. We will share it with our team and with our amazing crooner, Matt Mardini. He has a wonderful voice and treats our guests like royalty. We are privileged to have him every Friday evening. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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GaryC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, ambiance and food. Great location in the heart of downtown.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on February 14, 2020

Dear GaryC, Your 5-star review is greatly appreciated. Thank you for recommending our restaurant. And, please, note that we will have a pre-show special menu between 5-6 pm for all our guests going to catch downtown show or hockey games, starting Feb. 19. We look forward to hosting your again soon. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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ClaudeD
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Consistently serving good Table D'hôte at a reasonable price.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on February 14, 2020

Dear ClaudeD, Dear Valued Guest, On behalf of everyone at Pois Penché, thank you kindly for your review. You will be happy to hear that we will be expanding our lunch table d'hôte choices significantly as of the week of Feb 19. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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RachelG
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is one of my very favorite restaurants in Montréal. it is like a trip to Paris, without the jet-lag and the strikes and ... it is a beautiful restaurant with only one television, mostly turned off. the bar is gorgeous. the downstairs party rooms are also lovely. there is music, but it is kept at a reasonable level. and the greeting is always warm (my dining partner thought they knew me, but they don't...yet). and the service is friendly without being overbearing or stiff. so it is a great place to go and to be. but how about the food? last visit, i had a beautiful carrot and ginger soup, with the ginger nicely in the forefront, a beautiful mixed salad with pink grapefruit slices, pomegranate seeds and crunchy greens, followed by a tasty morsel of black cod, perfectly cooked, a hint of soy and something sweet on a bed of greens. yes, i had three starters and no main dish. we went for the dessert, too! i had three very large scoops of excellent sorbet: raspberry and mango, both with plenty of fruit flavour. we were there for a long time since we were having so much fun and we were never rushed. in the winter, as it is now, one can't enjoy the outdoor terrasse, but that's a great place from which to people-watch, too. don't forget their brunch! it is interesting and reasonably priced and you still get all the great stuff i mentioned in the first part of this review.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on February 14, 2020

Dear RachelG, We are extremely grateful to you for taking the time to write such a generous review. It’s a privilege to have you as a guest. You may consider Le Pois Penché your second downtown home! Here's looking forward to your next visit. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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JasonG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was great. Excellent service. Good food and very good entertainment with a live singer!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on February 3, 2020

Dear JasonG, We are truly delighted that you enjoyed your dinner with us and the voice of Matt Mardini. He's a wonderful crooner. It's a privilege to have him perform at Pois Penché every Friday. We look forward to your next visit! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, nourriture delicieuse

Le Pois Penché
Responded on February 3, 2020

Chère / cher convive, Merci beaucoup pour ces compliments. C'est très apprécié, Au grand plaisir de vous revoir ! Fede Sanchez Directeur de l'Hospitalité, Le Pois Penché

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MC007
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Une valeur sure dans ce secteur: menu et service excellent!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on February 3, 2020

Chère / cher MC007, C'est un privilège de vous servir dans ce beau quartier qu'est le Mille carré doré ! Au grand plaisir de vous revoir. Fede Sanchez Directeur de l'Hospitalité, Le Pois Penché

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LineL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le service de Nadia Roy était irréprochable.
La nourriture excellente.
Le vin parfait.
Le gérant, Gérardo super sympathique.

À retourner

Le Pois Penché
Responded on January 30, 2020

Chère LineL, Quel plaisir de lire votre critique, que nous allons partager immédiatement avec Nadia et Gerardo. Ils seront très contents de recevoir vos compliments. Au bonheur de vous revoir ! Bien à vous, Fede Sanchez, Directeur de l'Hospitalité, Le Pois Penché

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service staff was outstanding. They were happy, attentive and great at their jobs. The singer was a little too loud at times, he drowned out the conversation. Food was delicious.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on January 27, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, We will share immediately your besautiful comments with our service and kitchen team. We will also make a note for our singer, Matt Mardini. He performs every Friday and he's a hospitality gentleman. He appreciates any feedback that can help him deliver a pleasant performance for everyone. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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JoseG
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Would definitely go again when back in town.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on January 23, 2020

Dear JoseG, We are delighted you spent some time with us while in Montreal and that you had a nice meal. Please, say hello when you're back. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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FrancineD
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were very early and we were going out after . It was more an apéro than a full meal.
I always appreciate low level music or sound. I Go for a meal not to shout.
Food excellent!
I would recommand.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on January 13, 2020

Dear FrancineD, We are honored to receive your recommendation, Thank you for stopping by for a quick bite. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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MarioD
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food. Great service. Mariah the hostess was fantastic. Would have preferred another table but we accepted our original table. (They offered to change it) The wine was a little pricey. We had a nice evening.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on January 13, 2020

Dear MarioD, We are very grateful for your compliments. We will share your message with Marwa and our team. Please, note that our wine menu is updated regularly and we will make sure that we have great bottles for every taste and budget in 2020. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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JulieR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The fish soup is insanely good. Very friendly greating upon arrival

Le Pois Penché
Responded on January 13, 2020

Dear JulieR We are so pleased that you enjoyed our fish soup. We are very proud of that recipe (soupière de fruit de mer, for those looking at the menu!). Thank you kindly for your compliments to our welcome staff. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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Gaumilo
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant très agréable avec un bel accueil, une belle ambiance, un bon service, un bon choix et une très bonne nourriture.
Tout pour que nous pensions y retourner bientôt.
Malheureusement le niveau sonore de la musique qui était très confortable à notre arrivée sur l’heure du midi a été augmenté peu de temps après à un niveau agaçant et qui fait que nous ne pensons pas y retourner.
Dommage...

Le Pois Penché
Responded on January 13, 2020

Cher Gaumilo, Un grand merci pour votre belle critique. Vous n'êtes pas le seul à avoir pointé le volume de notre musique. Nous avons fait une gaffe et nous nous sommes laissés emporter durant les fêtes. Ne laissez pas cet élément vous décourager de revenir nous voir. Cela a été corrigé et notre ambiance musicale est de retour à son niveau charmant et comfortable. Bien à vous, Fede Sanchez, Directeur de l'Hospitalité, Le Pois Penché

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FoodieTootie
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our New Year’s Eve dinner was a fixed menu of 5 courses. Food was delicious, but servings for each course were very small. My husband found the length of service painful, as the first 3 courses were so small he was barely standing in place because he was so hungry. Desert however was a generous portion and incredibly tasty! Ambiance left to be desired. The DJ took up way too much room In the restaurant and blasted music at inopportune times (before 9pm). We didn’t stay for drinks or to spend the evening after dinner was done, as there wasn’t really a party atmosphere to the place. We found another destination to spend NYE.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on January 2, 2020

Dear FoodieTootie, We thank you very much for dining with us, your compliments to our food, and your generous 4-star review. We take note of your comments, including portions, speed of service and DJ. The DJ who plays at our special evenings was stuck in Vancouver and couldn't make it back for our NYE! We tried someone new who was perhaps a bit loud for our crowd. We hope to host you again during a quiet evenings with a copious and attentive meal. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Le Pois Penché

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Fête à ma blonde

Le Pois Penché
Responded on January 13, 2020

Cher convive, Merci beaucoup pour votre critique. Nous avons remarqué que notre service semble ne pas avoir été à la hauteur. Nous vous serions très reconnaissants si vous pouviez nous donner plus de détails, incluant l"heure de votre visite. Notre hospitalité a toujours été une source de fierté et à la base de notre réputation. Merci de nous aider à comprendre ce qui est arrivé. Bien à vous, Fede Sanchez Directeur de l'Hospitalité, Le Pois Penché

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening. Good service even though crowded dining room.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on January 2, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, On behalf of our entire team, thank you kindly for your 5-star review. The holidays were particularly busy and, yes, the restaurant could've felt crowded at times. During regular days, we do try to keep enough distance between the tables for our guests to enjoy conversations and privacy, even when seated during a full house. We look forward to the privilege of hosting you again. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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FrankR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were seated next to the kitchen & in spite of what you may think, the noise level was fine. In fact it was great to hear the cooks yell out orders & occasionally have bursts of one-liners (reminds me my mom when she slaved away in her kitchen) The results (the food - the food) were outstanding. All of us had ordered something different............... all great. Next time will consider buying a bottle of white wine instead of "by the glass".......... rather pricey ($12) but generous servings. I want to know where they get their baguettes !!!!!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on January 2, 2020

Dear FrankR, This is a wonderful review from someone who obviously loves restaurants. It was an honor to host you and we look forward to your next meal. Please, do not hesitate to ask our sommelier for exactly the right bottle your heart desires. Happy 2020! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché PS: Our baguettes and Area 54. Two closely guarded mysteries and equally satisfying!

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MathieuF
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service impeccable, ambiance du tonnerre. Une belle soirée passée chez vous.

Merci.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on January 2, 2020

Cher MathieuF, Un grand merci pour vos commentaires. Nous sommes très heureux que l'ambiance vous ait plu et nous allons transmettre vos compliments à notre équipe immédiatement. À bientôt ! Fede Sanchez, Directeur de l'Hospitalité, Le Pois Penché

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Nanou
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner ! The staff was wonderful and the ambiance great !

Le Pois Penché
Responded on January 2, 2020

Dear Nanou, This is a beautiful review. Thank you for your compliments. We are passing them along to our staff immediately. We look forward to hosting you again. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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vipoldfashioneurope
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. We will be back. Daniel was nice and gentle.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 28, 2019

Dear oldfashioneurope, On behalf of our entire team, thank you kindly for your 5-star review. We will send your compliments to Daniel. We are very privileged to have him on our team. We look forward to hosting you again. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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vipJacquilin
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent!!
The fondant with the in-house made vanilla ice cream is absolutely a winner!! Wish I had more time in Montreal to back a second time!!!!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on February 29, 2020

Dear Jacquilin, I work here and you're making me hungry for that fondant! When you come back to Montreal, you have a second home at Pois. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The service was great but food very average. For these prices, I expected much better food.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 28, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, We are sorry that our food didn't live up to your expectations. Although we agree that every dish must be stellar, please, allow us to recommend specialties that are sure to skyrocket your meal beyond the average: 1) Share dishes; 2) Stavros 1-kg rib steak with wine sauce; 3) Whole grilled sea bass with sauce vierge; 4) Duck confit with mustard sauce; and 5) Homemade dessert platter. Looking forward to the opportunity to delight you. Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great even if I was sick! They made me a hot drank ( with booze of course) Hot Toddy

Le Pois Penché
Responded on December 28, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, We are delighted that our restaurant had a healing effect on you! Thank you very much for your kind compliments. Please, come visit us again soon. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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Le Pois Penché does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Le Pois Penché also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (514) 667-5050.

Le Pois Penché is rated 4.5 stars by 876 OpenTable diners.

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