Les Infideles is a wonderful restaurant in Montreal.
This used to be their website, but in 2014 they let it expire and only kept their other main website running on www.restaurantlesinfideles.com
Just look at their beautiful building, so inviting! and on the inside, it’s the perfection of Quebec’s famous style.
Something I love about dining in Quebec, is the BYOB style, which allows you to bring your own wine bottle to the restaurant.
Les Infideles specializes in French cuisine. Chief Louis Legault uses a lot of Québec products, such as deer, duck, veal and seafood and fish, depending on the season. Local cheeses are served with homemade jam and nuts. Their menu also offers gourmet five-course meal specials.
Reservations by phone only
The half-open kitchen allows patrons to see the chef in Action! Relaxing interior earth-tones, with some trendy chic accents, appeals to a new generation of foodies. it is an intimate atmosphere, and perfect place for romantic dining and special occasions.
..The first thing you notice about Les Infideles is that it is a small but elegant restaurant with enchanting background music but most importantly, the interior did not only have modern decor and furniture but was also very clean, which all made for a lovely night. Do take note that this is a BYOW restaurant so don’t forget to bring your favorite bottle of wine to accompany your meal here.
Having never in actuality tried French cuisine before, I was pleasantly surprised that the small menu had more than enough choices for all of us. The menu choices never failed to impress us on every occasion; they were tasty and balanced, right down to the desserts.
I particularly loved the delicious appetizer I choose, which were the escargots wrapped in a fresh pastry with a mild blue cheese sauce. I cannot recommend this appetizer enough, as I also ate most of my wife’s portion to her annoyance.
Being on vacation, I always love to try new things from the local area so I also appreciated their local Quebec cheese selection that the staff recommended. The bilingual staff members waiting on us were the best; they were polite, funny and efficient, even when I occupied their time with a few inaccurate French phrases. Overall, the service was more than friendly and attentive.
The menu provided was surprisingly varied and almost all meals were cooked to perfection. On the different occasions we visited, we tried multiple combinations of entrees, main courses and desserts. I sincerely recommend the chef salad with goat cheese, wild mushroom & brie or the salmon & trout. The staff explained that the salmon was smoked 3 different ways which would explain why it was so very rich and filling.
For main courses try the confit of duck, the chicken or the joue de boeuf which were all well done and tasty. My friend ordered the pork tenderloin where the filet of the pork was slightly under cooked we believe, but was quickly handled by the staff and a short while later they brought back another one that was just right. The side orders we favored the most over our many trips were the scalloped potatoes and the sweet beets.
All things considered, the portion sizes they offered were more than reasonable and the food always came promptly and was served hot.
The food was so fulfilling and hearty that the BYOW aspect of the restaurant came in handy as we had a chance to catch up and converse over our drinks to allow our stomachs to settle before ordering dessert. The atmosphere is usually delightful but the noise level can get really high sometimes since it is a small setting.
The dessert I ordered on all occasions was the Chocolate Guanaja Marquise accompanied with the mocha French cream sauce. I am a huge chocolate fan so I couldn’t resist ordering this dessert every time I visited and it comes in a big portion as well. My wife ordered the goat cheesecake that was also delectable. One of my friends who has a sweet tooth ordered the Palais Royal, which was milk chocolate mousse mixed with hazelnut crunch and almond cookies. She said, and I quote, “I can’t believe my taste buds.”
I tasted all the desserts and they were all truly delicious, but I couldn’t resist the chocolate cravings to order anything but my chocolate mousse.
On our short vacation, we must have visited at least 6 times and have never been let down, ultimately because their menu is affordably priced and the atmosphere has always been consistently pleasant. We have even recommended this restaurant to fellow vacationers. We visited so many times that on our last day the chef came and talked to us and we showered him with complements for his talents. I can honestly say most of our spending money went on tipping the staff.
Since it’s brings your own wine type of restaurant, it is not a particularly expensive outing altogether. I would suggest reserving your table in advance, especially on the weekends because it always get full quickly, which demonstrates how popular this restaurant truly is. In general, the venue is charming, the staff members are wonderful and the food takes it from there!
The value of this restaurant is definitely the food and you will not be disappointed. Merci Les Infideles!