Cafe L'Etranger

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Cafe L'EtrangerCafe L'Etranger

Type: Bar, Eatery

680 St. Catherine O
Montreal, Quebec, H3B 1C2

(514) 392-9016

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
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4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

During happy hour we had a couple Blanche De Chamblys on tap with a fresh fruit icecream sunday. Actually a very nice pairing They had some other local beers on tap that we did not get to. Only Quebec beer on tap. Bottled list was very solid with selections from Belgium, Canada, England, and other locals. Only one American beer on the menu and it was not Bud. On the same block and side of the street as Super Sexe, just down a some stairs. Their food menu looked nice, but we had already eaten and were just looking for drinks. Perhaps next time, we'll stop by for dinner.

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Photo of papat444
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Third of five places i visited on Sept. 25.

Came here with my wife on her lunch hour. From Ste-Catherine, you can't really tell there's a restaurant but peer down the railing and you'll see it. When we first entered, there wasn't many people but it started filling in fast until it was practically filled. Are we the only people who don't know this place?

The bistro itself (because that's what it is) has a student/laid back vibe. Lots of pig paintings hung a bit everywhere with chalkboards at each end announcing the desserts & drinks they have. Surprisingly, i heard no background music. Nothing good or bad but just an observation. We were sitting in some love seats that were in desperate in of replacement as they were ripped and had a stained look to them. I don't know if it's intentional but i didn't particularly care for that. They also have Wi-Fi though there's a code you have to enter that's written on the chalkboard. I don't know why they don't make it available for free.

The beer itself is strictly average. Taps are devoted to McAuslan & Boreale with maybe a Unibroue. Bottles are the pretty much the same. No real micros here. Couldn't help but think that it would be cool if all these people were drinking Charelvoix or DDC. They also have a full bar as well. I didn't have any beer as i wanted to save myself for Benelux & DDC.

The food was good but nothing spectacular. It's American-style bistro/pub food. My wife had a chicken & mushroom pannini while i had a General Tao chicken burger. I was disappointed because it was a chicken patty (a la McDonald's) and not actual pieces of chicken.

Service was a bit slow but our waiter recognized that and did apologize though it was more than an hour when i got out.

All in all, don't come here expecting a representative selection of Quebec micros because it ain't happening. It was alright but not sure if i'd come again.

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Photo of irishkyle21
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

I can't really consider this a beer bar but they did have some good beers (mostly from Unibroue). The service was quick and friendly. The bar looked good, lots of tables inside but only a few on the patio its not really a patio cause its still on the basement but its all open and actually looks cool. We went around 2 in the afternoon on a Wednesday and it was rather empty and quiet (fine by me). We grabbed a seat at the little patio (if thats what its called). I had a Chambly Noire and the girlfriend had some fruity cocktail that was surprisingly refreshing. I can't remember the name of the omelet had but its was delicious, big portions as well. A good place thats a little hard to find but it's most certainly not what I would call a beer bar.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

A cute little cafe place some friends told me about. It's a little hard to find since since you have to go down a set of stairs to actually enter the place, but once you do you'll find its charm, even their tables are pretty cool looking tables with designs on them, and the place is brightly lit, a lot of which is natural light coming from the glass entryway.

I went there for lunch and had a yummy sandwich and some Unibroue. Didn't really think L'Etranger as a prime beer place, but it certainly is worth a visit, especially just to enjoy the cafe atmosphere while reading a book or newspaper.

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Cafe L'Etranger in Montreal, QC, Canada
3.79 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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