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About us

Essence offers a classical international cuisine with a modern twist. Our team of talented chefs is inspired by Quebec's finest seasonal produce to offer clients the best events possible; a business lunch or a corporate dinner. We have your setting for a night out on town with friends or a romantic evening for two. Our bar and lounge offer you the perfect surroundings to enjoy the good moments of life.

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Our Specialties

Tartare, Fish, Duck confit, Bistro menu & Mediterranean cuisine.

Amenities & services

Capacity: 180 We accept: Master Card, Visa, AMEX, Interac
45 seats at the bar.
Monday to Friday from 4pm to 7pm!
Live DJ every Friday & Saturday starting at 11pm.
25 seats perfect for Happy Hour!
Paying parking under the restaurant.
Semi-private room available.
The restaurant is available on the weekends for your private events.

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110 reviews for Essence

4.4 / 5based on 213 ratings

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Marie
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4.5

La dame qui nous a servis était particulièrement aimable.

Sep 23, 2020
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Louise
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5.0

As always, the meal was delicious and beautifully presented if not a bit overpriced for the size of the meal. The server was very pleasant and professional. People were spaced far apart in accordance with COVID regulations, but the tables were still spaced as they have been in the past. I would wonder if tables would be left empty if more people were in the restaurant. My friend and l will definitely return.

Sep 12, 2020
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Sylvie
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5.0

Très bonne bouffe et très bon service.

Sep 10, 2020
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Karin
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5.0

Phenomenal service. It was out first time at a restaurant since covid. The setting and distancing was great, and we felt quite comfortable. The incredibly friendly service and going the extra mile made our day. Thank you.

Sep 02, 2020
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Frazer
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5.0

Reliably good food at reasonable prices in a comfortable setting

Aug 07, 2020
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Mary
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4.5

I've been eating at Essence for years. Working downtown and happily situated right across the street from Essence, it was our favourite place for lunch. Then Covid-19 came. And we were away from our offices and the restaurant for many months. Now that we're back part time, looking out our office window we were delighted to see that Essence was opened. We excitedly booked our lunch yesterday. It was wonderful being back! The setup was professionally and beautifully done to keep us safe with social distancing intact. We were outside on the Terrace and it felt just like a most wonderful return to normal. And the food was delicious as it always was. Nd the staff were masked and politely keeping their distance.
I'm so happy we are back together in this new normal and look forward to many many more lunches in the near future!

Jul 30, 2020
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France
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4.0

J'ai été sur l'heure du midi. Service rapide.
J'ai pris comme entrée les calmars et le tartare de saumon et tous étaient bons.
Pour moi le tartare de saumon aurait dû être plus épicé. Je vais le demander à l'avenir.

Mar 11, 2020
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Chantal
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5.0

J'aime beaucoup ce restaurant et j'y vais régulièrement. La nourriture est délicieuse et très bon service.

Mar 06, 2020
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Danny A.
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4.5

I love to come to this restaurant, this was the actual first restaurant at took my future to be wife and since then we love this place.
Abeyance is nice staff very friendly overall a good experience.
Prices are very reasonable and portions are very generous.
This was actually the first time we took my son with us and he lost his experience, the waitress was very nice to him, he actually give her a tip because she was very nice to him.

Feb 15, 2020
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Anik
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5.0

Excellent meal & service. We will be sure to return.

Feb 15, 2020
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Jacinthe
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4.0

Pour un jeudi, nous avons passé une très belle soirée, bonne bouffe, bon service. Les tables situées près de leurs belles grandes fenêtres sont particulièrement appréciées. Je le recommande.

Jan 31, 2020
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Myriam
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5.0

Excellent restaurant et service impeccable!!
Il y a toujours de l'eau dans nos verres, du pain et du beurre dans le petit panier sur la table, sans compter que les repas sont franchement délicieux.
Les prix sont raisonnables et c'est un endroit parfait pour un lunch d'affaires ou un 5 à 7.
Je recommande définitivement.

Jan 31, 2020
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Christian
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4.5

Très bonne nourriture, belle ambiance et bon service. Merci!! :)

Jan 28, 2020
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Elisa
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4.0

First time at Essence. Food and service were good. Glad we made reservations as it was quite busy at lunch time.

Jan 25, 2020
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Linda
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3.0

Our waiter was very impatient, kept asking if I was done with my meal when clearly I was not. It was very disrupting

Jan 24, 2020
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Marie Flore
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5.0

J'ai pris la table d'hote: la soupe aux brocoli comme entrée, l'assiette de fruits mer dans un bouillon et un tartelette aux pommes. Toute ces plats étaient bon sauf pour le dessert qui était ordinaire. On a eu un rapide. La serveuse était à l'écoute et attentionnée. C'est ma deuxième fois et c'est certain que je vais y retourner.

Jan 17, 2020
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