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Garde Manger

Certificate of Excellence
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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408 Rue Saint-Francois-Xavier, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2S9, Canada (Saint Paul Ouest)
+1 514-678-5044
17:30 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 17:30 - 23:00
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited here by myself with a seat at the bar. Here I was entertained by other diners (I brought a book with me but didn't touch it) and David behind the bar. Everyone was so excited by the food as I was ordering and I could see why when it arrived. All of the flavours and textures are so... More 

Thank LozVox212
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Garde Mangez certainly has everything going for it. Great atmosphere - quiet yet happening, great food - tasteful selections (Lobster Poutine is to die for!) and great service - knowledgeable, long-term staff who know the menu like the back of their hand. Charro was our waiter and he waited on us hand and foot, pared the perfect wines with our... More 

Thank Aqua102
Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Location of restaurant, visual presentation of food and the taste all great. Erica great personality.

Thank Sonia P
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant on my first night back to Montreal in a long time and it was delicious! Like some folks who mentioned earlier, the restaurant is a tad hard to find. There's no sign but if you happen to stand underneath a pinkish rectangular light, you are at the right spot! We sat at the bar next to... More 

Thank Lingyforever
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First good sign: I called to make a reservation a few days before. It was after 7PM, they didn't pick up, I assumed they were busy. But they called back right away! The table was ready on time (a bit close to another couple but we were fine). Erika recommended a seafood platter for appetizer which was excellent: the scallops,... More 

Thank in4travel
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Garde Manger with 4 friends. Fine eating with benches and hiphop music blaring. It was annoying to converse with our large group over the music. Food value was good. Service was good. The food made up for the noise.

Thank vic s
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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82 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here in February with a fairly large group having dinner as part of a pre-conference get-together. Instead of having everyone select from the menu, Sasha (I hope that’s how you spell her name) suggested that we put ourselves in the Chef’s hands, and we did. It was the best suggestion that could have been made. For both the... More 

Thank Barry W
Oshawa, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just came back from enjoying an evening at Garde Manger. The restaurant is in old Montreal and there is a parking lot almost next door. There is no sign for the restaurant outside but we found it after a short search. This restaurant requires reservations and most times need to be made at least three weeks in advance. Chuck Hughes,... More 

1 Thank Brian N
Montreal, Canada
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255 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there last week as a group (5 people). We were of course really looking forward to this evening. the hype was so big that I should ahve known that it would not match the results. Let's start with the good points. 1. Excellent service 2. Drinks were pricey but very good 3. they food was technically OK the... More 

1 Thank Robert5635
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of hype around this restaurant, and the service is amazing. The people that work there are on their game, the bread is amazing and the restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere. Mostly seafood and meat, so there are few vegetarian options.

Thank Kristina B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$37
Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 408 Rue Saint-Francois-Xavier, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2S9, Canada
    (Saint Paul Ouest)
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighbourhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-678-5044

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its centre, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theatre.
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