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La Salamandre

Le Plateau Mont-Royal
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4350, rue De la Roche, Montreal, Quebec H2J 3J1, Canada
+1 514-529-8377
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 22 May 2015

We had a good meal at La Salamandre on a couple of occasions, but things seem to have gone downhill recently. For about $50 per person, the meal consisted of a very bland soup, poor appetizers, and main courses that really fell flat. Even the desserts! How about a chocolate creme brulee that sounds interesting, but doesn't deliver any wow... More 

Thank Gordon S
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117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2015

We had a very good experience at La Salamandre. The first impression as we walked towards it in the glacial Montreal night was of a cozy neighborhood restaurant. And cozy it is: small, warm, inviting. We took the 'table gourmande' which includes a soup or salad, an appetizer, an entrée, dessert and tea. I found the prices very good, considering... More 

Thank Montreal_traveller09
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188 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2014

My food group went to Salamandre and I was looking forward to this neighborhood restaurant. The place was small and cute. The food was bipolar. Soup was Vichyssoise (potato leek) with apple. This is usually a lovely soup, a puree. The one at Salamandre was so bland none of the 12 of us could figure out why. Finally the woman... More 

Thank bellesque
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2014

On a dark night in Montreal we found La Salamandre. The corner is poorly lit and the restaurant is not signed brightly outside. Trust the address. Jean-Luc, the chef owner, gave us a tableside tour of the menu. How wonderful. The portions are suitable for normal appetites. The variation of savors and temperature, sweet, bright and all the rest are... More 

Thank tarhoosier
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

Just returned from a fabulous trip to Montreal. We found a little, fairly new BYOB in the Plateau. The food was outstanding.. So much so that we ate there twice We were a party of 3 & each plate chosen was as delicious as the next. The wait staff is very friendly & the chef is terrific. We will definitely... More 

Thank LanaMiami
Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Just returned from dining at La Salamandre. We were four for dinner and every dish received rave reviews. We all ordered the 4 course meal. To start, the salads were good and the tomato soup was well seasoned and satisfying. Three of us had the shrimp sautee, shrimp lightly seasoned with cinnamon and the fourth had the beautifully presented gravalax.... More 

1 Thank Quebecanglo
Saratoga Springs, New York
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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Husband and I made a reservation from NY days before our trip, after reading the food description and reviews for the place on line. Having visited Montreal and the plateau area known for the restaurants for decades, I can confidently say that this fairly new place could possibly have the best French chef we've had in many years. We had... More 

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London, England
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154 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2013

Our meal here, together with O'Thym - see separate review, were the culinary highlights of our trip. You have to seek it out as not on the main streets or in the touristy area, but all the better for it. The fact that locals come here regularly must be a good sign. It's very unpretentious - quite basic in style,... More 

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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Having no reservations on a Thursday night in Montreal made for some last minute searching in the Plateau for a place to eat. We spotted La Salamandre on a quiet street corner and our Montreal friend said she had heard it was good. The offering was Table d'hôte. Our 12 year old had pork tenderloin with chocolate sauce - amazing,... More 

1 Thank KLCalgary
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2013

Such a little gem in Montreal, wonderful service, delicious food at a great table d'hote price 39$ per person. Oh and it's a BYOB. My boyfriend and I have tried out a lot of places in Montreal and this place is just great, I've brought a group of 20 friends and everyone was satisfied.

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17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4350, rue De la Roche, Montreal, Quebec H2J 3J1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Neighbourhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Phone Number: +1 514-529-8377

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Go native in Plateau Mont-Royal, where bespoke shopping, hip eateries, and wacky paint jobs attract locals and transplants alike, making it one of the city's most diverse and distinctly authentic experiences. A creative hub, Montreal's artistic elite pack the cafes along Rue Saint-Denis, where young painters and fashion designers draw inspiration from the playful murals and stately Victorian homes that dot the Plateau's side streets. Not a major sightseeing destination, a visit to Plateau Mont-Royal allows you to enjoy a local perspective, soaking in indie films, latte art, contemporary galleries, and the city's best bagels. A center of polyglot culture, Québécois accents mingle with shades of Portuguese, Greek, and Hebrew in the area's iconic Mile End district, where restaurants straddle chic designer boutiques, serving up chorizo and caldo verde. Friendliest to those on foot, it's a jungle of colourful awnings and sidewalk umbrellas, pedestrian walks and luxury shopping.
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