Le Pois Penché

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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.
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4.5
Food
4.4
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4.4
Ambience
4.2
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 a day ago

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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JG
Miami
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

Le Pois Penché
Responded 5 days ago

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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FD
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 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 13 January 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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MD
1 review
Dined on 3 January 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 13 January 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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JR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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

Le Pois Penché
Responded on 13 January 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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G
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on 1 January 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 13 January 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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FT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 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 2 January 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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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Fête à ma blonde

Le Pois Penché
Responded on 13 January 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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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

Le Pois Penché
Responded on 2 January 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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FR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 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 2 January 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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MF
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

Merci.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on 2 January 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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N
New England
15 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

Le Pois Penché
Responded on 2 January 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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o
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

Le Pois Penché
Responded on 28 December 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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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

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

Le Pois Penché
Responded on 28 December 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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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 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 28 December 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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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Cette soirée a été superbe! Daniel, notre serveur était vraiment très serviable et très gentil avec nous😁. Il a mis beaucoup de joie et de sourires dans notre soirée. Par ailleurs, j’aurais vraiment aimé avoir un gâteau entier pour fêter l’anniversaire de mon conjoint. Mais, il faut avouer que je me suis pris un peu tard pour faire ma demande.
Je réfèrerais ce resto avec joie. Les serveurs et les autres employés sont vraiment très accueillants.
Mlle Marie-Ange Charles

Le Pois Penché
Responded on 28 December 2019

Chère Mlle. Charles, Quel bonheur que de lire votre message ! Nous allons partager vos compliments avec Daniel et notre équipe. Et si jamais vous souhaitez organiser une fête avec un gâteau entier, veuillez nous le laisser savoir à l'avance et notre chef pâtissier se fera plaisir de vous en préparer un sur mesure. SVP, revenez nous voir bientôt ! Bien à vous Fede Sanchez, Directeur de l'Hospitalité, Le Pois Penché

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

L’expérience en totalité était très bonne. La nourriture valait le prix et l’ambiance était exceptionnelle. C’était pour l’anniversaire de ma sœur, elle s’était sentie spéciale à cause de l’apparence splendide du resto. Par contre, on souhaiterait qu’il y ait plus de choix au menu.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on 16 December 2019

Cher/chère Convive, De la part de notre équipe, merci pour cette belle recommendation. S'il y avait un plat de brasserie parisienne que vous aimeriez voir sur notre carte, quel serait-il ? Nous cueillons les opinions de nos invités et il nous fait plaisir de préparer à l'occasion leurs spécialités préférées, qui sont souvent des beaux souvenirs de voyages en France ! Bien à vous, Fede Sanchez, Directeur de l'Hospitalité, Le Pois Penché

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Très belle soirée ,
Vous nous avez offert deux possibilités d’emplacement pour notre table . Cette délicatesse fut très appréciée.
Merci
Joyeuses fêtes à toute l’équipe duPois Penché
Pb

Le Pois Penché
Responded on 16 December 2019

Cher Convive, De la part de notre équipe, un grand merci pour votre critique. Nous sommes heureux d'avoir pu vous offrir un choix de table convenable. Au plaisir de vous revoir et très joyeuses fêtes à vous et à votre famille ! Fede Sanchez, Directeur de l'Hospitalité, Le Pois Penché

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l
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The quintessential Paris Bistro in Montreal. Always a delight!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on 16 December 2019

Dear Iawdoc, Thank you for your 5-star recommendation. Always a pleasure to host you! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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IA
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fabulous dinner here with my family and in-laws. Food was amazing, service was even better. They helped us celebrate my wife's birthday in style. We will be back!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on 16 December 2019

Dear IanA, Thank you for this wonderful review and happy birthday once again to your wife! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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CH
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our team enjoyed a truly delightful meal. Great good, great service great ambiance!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on 14 December 2019

Dear CathyH, From our team to yours, thank you for bringing your holiday cheer to Le Pois Penché. Until the next feast. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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RG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

i love this place. the welcome is always warm, the service attentive and the food is fresh and good. the room is gorgeous --it's like going to a really nice bistrot in Paris without leaving the island of Montreal. last night, i had the soupe à l'oignon and its was not too salty, had the right amount of gooey cheese, croutons and soup. there is music in the background and it stays there,
rather than taking over so you have to shout to your partner. it has the prettiest bar in the city, i think.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on 12 December 2019

Dear RachelG, On behalf of our entire team, thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed and generous review. it is much appreciated. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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JK
Montreal
34 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a Terrine de Campagne and the Sea Bass for two. Both were excellent: the fish was perfectly cooked and served with a special panache that we appreciated! Very good evening at Pois Penché!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on 8 December 2019

Dear JohnK, We are delighted that you enjoyed our whole grilled sea bass. It is a signature dish and we recommend to any reader considering a visit to Pois Penché to give it a try and share it. Sometimes, food is best without too much done to it. Thank you kindly for you generous recommendation. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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CL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nous avons eu une soirée fantastique, quel équipe ! Mais il faut surtout souligner le travail de notre merveilleuse hôtesse. Grâce à elle, notre soirée a été très agréable! Elle a été d'un professionalisme remarquable. À cette époque où il manque des pros. dans les restos, elle est une perle rare! Je veux ausssi souligner toute l'équipe qui est merveilleuse ! Nous sommes à notre 8ième visite mais certainement pas la dernière, !

Le Pois Penché
Responded on 8 December 2019

Chère Carmen, De la part de toute notre équipe, un merci énorme pour cette recommendation si chaleureuse que nous allons partager avec tout le monde. Nous vous remercions pour votre loyauté et profitons pour vous souhaiter des fêtes extraordinaires et une année 2020 remplie d'optimisme et de possibilités. Bien à vous, Fede Sanchez, Directeur de l'Hospitalité, Le Pois Penché

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Merci pour le bon service 😊 et la qualité de la nourriture 😊...c’est maintenant mon restaurant préféré.C’est sûr car j’y travaille

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Soirée absolument fabuleuse ! Le service est plus que parfait.... merci à Chloé de s’être si bien occupé de nous. Menu fin de soirée à très très bon prix

Le Pois Penché
Responded on 1 December 2019

Chere / Chère Convive, Nous tenons à vous remercier de tout notre cœur pour cette merveilleuse critique. Nous avons transmis immédiatement vos commentaires à Chloé et a notre équipé. Nous serons honnorés de vous revoir. Considérez Le Pois Penché votre 2e maison au centre-ville. Bien à vous. Fede Sanchez, Directeur de l'Hospitalité

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M
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Le service est absolument impeccable, la nourriture excellente. L'ambiance est fabuleuse, on a l'impression d'être à Paris et à New York en même temps. Le personnel et les propriétaires sont chaleureux et accueillant. Un endroit à découvrir.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on 3 December 2019

Cher Michael50, De la part de toute notre équipe, en cuisine et en salle, un merci énorme pour cette belle recommendation. SVP, veuillez nous considérer comme votre 2e maison au centre-ville ! Bien à vous, Fede Sanchez, Directeur de l'Hospitalité, Le Pois Penché

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NG
Montreal
18 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

It was my first time and I was impressed. The live music made all the difference and it is the main reason why I'll be back. Thanks to the singer. He was amazing.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on 3 December 2019

Dear NohaG, We will share immediately your compliments with Matt Mardini, our Friday evening crooner. Not only is he a wonderful singer, but he's also a valued member of our hospitality team who truly loves hosting our guests. We look forward to your next visit. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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P
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food, ambience, and staff. Loved it.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on 1 December 2019

Dear Photoenthu, We loved your straight-to-the-point review Thank you so much for your support. We'll be honored to welcome you again. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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PW
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent restaurant
Great food and service
Enjoyable evening

Le Pois Penché
Responded on 3 December 2019

Dear PeterW, Thank you for this concise and generous review that says it all! It's much appreciated. Please, come see us again soon. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything we ate was so delicious down the the bread and butter they give you in the beginning of your meal. Go go go!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on 1 December 2019

Dear Steph, Wonderful yummy review! Thank you kindly for your support. We, too, are obsessed with our baguette, the perfect vessel to soak up those foie gras and wine sauces. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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ER
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed ourselves and will definitely go again.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on 1 December 2019

Dear ElaineR, Thank you for your kind note. Much appreciated. We look forward to your return. Consider us your second downtown home. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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ML
Montreal
17 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, great service, nice staff. Highly recommended

Le Pois Penché
Responded on 25 November 2019

Dear ML12341234, We sincerely appreciate your compliments. We will pass them along to our chefs and service team. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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BG
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sat at the bar, back to the glass. Great oysters, service, wine & Tartar. Quick and easy. Friendly and precise service. I will go back more regularly.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on 23 November 2019

Dear BravoGuy, Thank you kindly for your nice review. Please, consider us your second home. We look forward to your next bar outing. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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SC
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nous avons adoré notre expérience! Le personnel tous super gentil, la nourriture était délicieuse! Bravo!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on 23 November 2019

Chère SoniaC, Quel bonheur de lire vos commentaires. Un merci énorme pour votre recommendation. Au plaisir de vous revoir, Fede Sanchez, Directeur de l'Hospitalité, Le Pois Penché

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place for a bunch! Great hospitality. Truly European!

Le Pois Penché
Responded on 23 November 2019

Dear Valued Guest, On behalf of our team, thank you for your hospitality compliment. Many of us were either born, raised or worked in Europe. We strive to evoke the feeling of the meals of our childhood, when life was a little slower and weekend lunches lasted 4 hours! Kind regards, Fede Sanchez,

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was authentic and service friendly

Le Pois Penché
Responded on 18 November 2019

Dear Guest, On behalf of our team, thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed our flavors and hospitality. Kind regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Awesome atmosphere. Great food. Great value.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on 18 November 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for this quick and eloquent review! Until the next visit. Kind regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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LW
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good price versus what we get on the event of MTLàTABLE.

Le Pois Penché
Responded on 15 November 2019

Dear LinW, We are extremely happy to read that you enjoyed your MTL à Table visit. We take the event seriously and we look at it as an opportunity to delight guests who may be trying us for the first time. We are very grateful for your review. Kind regards, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality, Le Pois Penché

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SE
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Thank you for making our anniversary so special. Food was superb and service was excellent. Perfect last meal in Montreal

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