1353 boul René Lévesque E, Montréal, QC H2L 2M1
A bistro which uniquely combines slick and modern with classic and comfortable. From our food to the setting to the music we play, we are committed to having fun. We offer upscale and updated traditional dishes that we love, and no regional cuisine is left unexplored. Every ingredient is fresh from the market and treated with respect and care. Every presentation is clean & relevant. Our décor denotes our cuisine with contemporary furnishing resting in antiquity century-old wooden floors, leather banquette, Italian bent-wood chairs, crispy white napkins on solid maple tables, unique artisanal lighting, and antique bar-stool all surround a shiny new open kitchen. more...
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  • Food: 3.5/5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5/5
  • Service: 4/5
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Great Potential, Not at the Top

Kitchenette is in the Village on Rene Levesque East, well below where all the action takes place, so not many people know it exists. You can also easily miss it with its inconspicuous entrance and signs. The décor is simple yet modern with wood floors and a couple of lounge chairs on one side. Kitchenette's menu is certainly very inviting: Southern inspired with French influence. It's like they combined French finesse with Southern soul. The menu is seasonal so it does change all the time, but they have some items that have stuck around for a while: pulled beef taco, flat iron streak, braised short ribs, and blackened fish have become staples We always thought the service at Kitchenette could use a little improvement. The waiting staff is definitely more French than Southern (as opposed to the aforementioned Icehouse); you don't feel the welcoming hospitality as you walk in. We've been here a few times and on more than one occasion our waiter seemed to either be distraught or have something else on his mind. When we think of Montreal's trendy “market-fresh” cuisine scene, we mostly think of French-inspired restaurants. Kitchenette comes up as a breath of fresh air in comparison, with its Southern influence. And even though we want to try every item on the menu, our experience thus far never got to that “wow” level.

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Phil G

Excellent service, portion trop petite

Nous avions entendu parler en bien de cette cuisine ouverte. Le service fût excellent, la carte des vins très intéressante et la qualité de la nourriture en ligne avec ce qu'on s'attend de e type de restaurants. Par contre, on atteint un niveau creux en terme de quantité de nourriture. Après avoir mangé 3 entrées, 1 plat principal et un dessert, j'étais prêt à aller manger une pizza au coin de la rue. À 280$ pour notre couple, on aurait aimé être rassassié. Dommage.

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February 9, 2015

Nous aimerions vous informer qu'il y a eu un changement d'administration depuis septembre 2013. Les photos et les commentaires présents sur ce site ne sont plus représentatifs de la qualité qu'offre le restaurant actuellement.

November 28, 2014

Great flavor combinations. We ordered the duck confit and the cod with foie gras. Duck was delicious. Veggies were all great. Cod itself was a little lacking, but it was very good over all. We went on a Thursday night with a reservation, only two other tables full when we got there so really didn't need the reservation. Small, quiet, nice staff. Enjoyable just the two us by the end of the meal.

Ambiance: 4/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

October 9, 2014

Food was wonderful as always

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

August 25, 2014

Our entrees were amazing. Can't wait to go back

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

May 27, 2014

My wife and I planned this restaurant as a stop on our honeymoon. We had read good things on our research prior to our visit to Montreal and looked forward to a casual, yet refined, dining experience. We got just that. The food was delicious. Our server was very engaging and fun yet slow at times considering we were one of three tables in the restaurant. However, this may have been because he was giving us our space to enjoy each other's company and savor the complex flavors yet simple presentation of our dishes. Overall, it was a great experience. Our only regret is that the restaurant was not a bit busier; we wanted a more lively experience in one of Montreal's livelier neighborhoods.

Ambiance: 4/5

Service: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

April 20, 2014

We absolutely loved our dinner. Everything was fantastic.

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

March 10, 2014

Relaxed athmosphere, great comfort fod with a twist. Would highly reccomd it if you are in the neighborhood.

Ambiance: 4/5

Service: 0/5

Cuisine: 0/5

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In a decor that mixes antiques with contemporary style, Kitchenette serves upscale, updated traditional cuisine made from fresh, seasonal ingredients. The menu offers many fish and seafood choices, a variety of tartares, duck confit, original burgers and classic steak frites. Fish n' chips is served on Friday, and surf & turf on Saturday. Whiskey and wine are offered to accompany your meal.

Business Details

Methods of Payment


  • $26 To $60

Restaurant type

  • Bistro
  • Fine Dining

Cuisine type

  • French
  • American Cuisine


  • Extensive Wine List
  • Restaurant With Wifi Internet


  • Upscale

Products and Services

  • Online Reservation