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L’Ambroisie and L’Espace Canal are located in the courtyard of Chateau St-Ambroisie, a historical heritage building situated on the edge of the Lachine Canal in the St-Henri district of Montreal. Only a few minutes from downtown, the restaurant welcomes a business clientele and groups of friends, in a casual atmosphere. Stuart Abrams, chef and owner, invites you to discover his establishment, renowned for its terraces and elegant reception rooms.

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Amenities and services

Capacity: 90 We accept: Master Card, Visa, Interac, Cash

Our Happy Hour are every Tuesday to Friday from 4pm to 7pm. In the summer, watch for our Thursday's Live music! on the terrace.

Happy Hour on Thursdays with live performances on the terrace all summer long. DJs upon request for groups and private events. For more information, please contact us.

Private rooms for 60 to 250 people banquet formula or up to 500 people cocktail formula. We also have a private conference room with about 30 seats in the restaurant. Audiovisual packages available.

Multifunctional rooms, ideal for corporate and private events. For more information, please contact us.

We have 2 large terraces with 200 seats, the first communicates with the restaurant and the second is on the waterfront, annexed to the Espace Canal for private events. Ask about our "4 season terrace packages" for your private events.

Our Specialties

Steak & fries, Duck confit & Homemade star products (example: cold cuts, cheese, smoked salmon).

Reviews for L'Ambroisie et L'Espace Canal

3.8/5based on 15 votes

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If you're looking for the perfect wedding venue I highly suggest L'Ambroisie restaurant. They are very accommodating, staff is super friendly, our guests loved the food. The event coordinator, Alexandra is quick to reply and will answer every and all questions you have throughout your time planning. She is amazing and was so helpful in this process. I never had to stress with anything about the venue and that's all because of how confident I felt with Alexandra.

You have 3 options where you can do your ceremony. Inside the restaurant, outside in the terrace, or outside in their beautiful garden.

Again, if you're looking for an amazing place to hold your ceremony and reception then Restaurant L'Ambroisie is the place to do it!!

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2 Reviews
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1.0

Group of 35 guests.
The venue is interesting but the food was not good and the service wasn't good either. They seemed very inexperienced. There were no glasses on the table nor wine which we pre ordered. We had two checks. One for the bar bill and one for the restaurant so I think the two are separate and this could have caused some of the issues. One of two appetizers was also the side with the entree. The beef Wellington was under cooked and very soggy. Not appetizing at all. Also service was extremely slow. I would not recommend this place ever.

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5.0

Was just here for a wedding. The food was delicious and the service excellent. I am gluten intolerant and the staff was wonderful in making sure that my meal was gluten-free. The room itself is beautiful and they have a large terrace just a few feet away from the terrace. I would definitely recommend this wonderful venue to anyone getting married or organising a party.

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5.0

When planning our wedding, my husband and I (American) were looking for a destination wedding. We chose Montreal based on its European flair, and stopped by L'Ambroisie on a whim after reading a review. On that first day, Kevin sat down with us and gave us the personalized visit we had been missing at the other venues. He answered our questions, and didn't pressure us into committing. After looking at other venues, we decided on L'Ambroisie. From there, Nathalie answered all my questions, even the crazy ones, with rapid response. There were no "packages" no uniform choices. It really was the only venue we visited that encouraged us to have a personalized wedding. On the actual wedding day, the staff was incredible. They were all complete professionals and the wedding went off better than we ever dreamed. We were both relaxed, happy, and actually enjoying our day. Everything that was promised to us from the first meeting came true and more. The food was fabulous, the DJ was fabulous and everyone had such positive feedback. The staff even navigated the event through a rain shower mid-ceremony. I really cannot say enough positive things about my wedding experience. Thank you all at L'Ambroisie!

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1 Review
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2.0

I was able to visit this restaurant twice. Once for a summer wedding and the second for a Christmas party. Although the location is great and you can't beat the beautiful garden. I wouldn't recommend it for large functions. It doesn't seem like they are equipped to handle big events. Food arrived late, and some was cold. Portion sizes were really uneven. Staff were noticeable stressed and arguing a lot. This place has lots of promise, but would skip it if you are having an event.

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6 Reviews
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5.0

Ce resto a une belle et grande terrasse tout près du canal et de la piste cyclable. Le service est impeccable et chaleureux et les plats sont délicieux, frais, et bien présentés. De plus, le rapport qualité prix est excellent.

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16 Reviews
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2.5

Je suis allé à ce restaurant cet été, j'étais avec un assez grand groupe (11 personnes), nous avions donc réservé plusieurs jours à l'avance.

Le restaurant se trouve dans un vieux bâtiment rénové de style industriel, en face du Canal Lachine.
La première chose qu'on voit en rentrant est la grande terrasse. Personnellement, je n'aime pas vraiment le décor, je le trouve un peu... exagéré. Mais certains de mes amis l'on trouvé réussi.

Notre table se trouvait à l'intérieur du restaurant, une fois dedans on ne peut que remarquer les imposantes colonnes de style grec antique, et le décor qui va avec. La encore, je ne suis pas vraiment convaincu.
Notre table était prête, mais mal disposée, elle formait une sorte de demi-cercle qui rendait la communication ardue.

Le serveur nous présente le menu, en particulier la table d'hôte: fish & chips, spaghetti à la puttanesca, et un plat asiatique. Je vois pas vraiment ce qu'il y a de cuisine française là dedans... En fait si, il y a un seul plat français, le poulet chasseur, mais le serveur ne l'a même pas présenté! (Dans les plats à la carte, il y a heureusement plus de plats français)

Je décide de prendre le poulet chasseur avec une soupe (je ne me souviens plus exactement laquelle). La soupe était bonne, tout comme le poulet chasseur. De la cuisine honnête, mais rien d'extraordinaire.

Le serveur est sympathique, mais manque de professionnalisme, on ne l'a pratiquement pas revu du repas.

Y retourner? Oui, peut être l'après-midi en été sur la terrasse.

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1 Review
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5.0

Mon party de noël du bureau s'est déroulé au restaurant l'Ambroisie cette année et ce fût, de loin, le plus réussit auquel j'ai assistée.

Situé dans une vieille usine du quartier St-Henri appelée "Le Château", le décor est dramatique et très théâtral. Certains collègues on trouvé ça too much, mais personnellement, j'ai trouvé ça amusant et rococo. La salle à manger était juste assez grande pour notre groupe - une centaine environ, avec des plafonds très hauts qui laissent respirer.

Mon humble avis : franchement mieux que ces restos branchés où il faut jouer du coude ou les halles d'hôtel froids et impersonnels.

En plus, le personnel était très professionnel, sans prétention et surtout, toujours courtois et agréable.

Mais, ce qui m'a le plus franchement épatée, c'est la nourriture. En commençant par les bouchées servies au cocktail, en passant par le plat de résistante (dans mon cas le canard confit, miam !), le tout arrosé de bon vin. Rien à voir avec les buffets ennuyants que j'ai côtoyé par le passé. Pour un restaurant soi-disant bistro-français-cuisine-international, le Chef n'a rien a envié à personne !

Puis vers 11h, la musique est montée d'un cran et le DJ à fait son entrée en scène... Wow ! J'ai vu plus de jeux de lumières et entendu de décibels dans cette disco-là que dans bien d'autres boîtes de nuit en ville !

Bref, j'ai découvert cette année un petit bijou pour les réceptions. J'ai même aperçue une immense terrasse sous la neige...

Je vous recommande l'endroit sans hésiter !

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1 Review
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5.0

attended a wedding at this cool little place, its tucked in an old factory in st henri. very dramatic decor with big columns and arches. the food was much better than i expected, definitly not banquet hall stuff, the duck was perfect and my dates salmon was amzing. the service was fast and efficient all through the coctail hour and dinner, and after dinner they have a disco with all the lights and a dj.
theres a big terasse that looks like it could be fun, its kind of in the parking lot but the architecture is cool and the canal is just a few meters away. this would be a great place for a small wedding or office party. i would return to a party there without hesitation.

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15 Reviews
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3.0

If you get stuck in the area on a nice summer day than this is a smart choice for a tasty lunch and a cold beer. If you are into faux antique painted walls and Roman columns, than you may like dinning there too. I find the decor overwhelming. The prices are higher for dinner. There is plenty of parking in the back, you can look at your car if you are sitting on the terrace. The food was good, no doubt about it, but it was not memorable. Would I make a reservation to go back? I don't think so.

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15 Reviews
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3.0

Nice resto huddled secretly in St-Henri. Had a very nice and large terrace. Service was a bit spotty, altought it was made up by a very friendly and chatty waiter. Prices was excellent for the quality and quantity of the food. I had the steak-frites. Yummy fries and steak cooked to my liking. My other dining companians all enjoyed their meals as well- mexican burrito, chicken dish and filet mignon. All in all, a decent meal in a nice location!

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11 Reviews
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4.5

J'adore ce resto! Tous les plats essayés sont délicieux. Les frites sont dans les meilleures en ville...
Le décor est magnifique et romantique. Le service est très cordial et aimable. À découvrir...!

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3 Reviews
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3.5

Bonne bouffe. Bonne atmosphère. Excellent rapport qualité/prix. Les assiettes du menu 5 à 7 constituent un souper léger en soi à un prix intéressant.

J'ai surtout aimé la terrasse l'été et les brunch en hiver.

Une fois un des serveurs s'est trompé: il a dit qu'il n'y a pas de café dans leur crème-caramel, sinon le service est assez professionnel.

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2 Reviews
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3.0

Location: This restaurant is located in a lovely old building right next to Lachine Canal. Parking (in the back) is plentiful and there is also a huge terrace (no view, except if you like the view of a parking). Inside the restaurant you will see huge Greek columns that are little over the top.

The food: I had the bavette and my date had the salmon. The presentation was very well done. The taste and cooking were ok. The crème brulée was supposed to by the highlight of the meal and again a little disappointed as it was just ok. All in all it was not bad, but it was lacking a certain something, a little ‘oumphf’ if you will. It was missing the kinda thing that make you wanna go back.

Service: friendly but not professional, you can see that this restaurateur is new to the business and not in full control of its offering.

My advice: This restaurant is perfect for a lunch menu and corporate functions. As for diner, the prices are jacked up by about 10$ for pretty much the same offering.

All in all: too bad the terrace is in the parking and not on the canal. Great for lunch but not for an evening date.

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