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Au Petit Extra has been enlivening and nourishing its neighbourhood since 1985. This bistro with European accents barely seated 40 when it opened, but over the years it has turned into a spacious restaurant adjacent to the Lion d'Or theatre.

Since its inception, Au Petit Extra has been a unifying place where all sorts of energizing initiatives are born — it soon became the rallying point for artists, journalists and the business community of Ville-Marie. "Our niche is really that of a bistro with a good value. We find that the customers are very happy with this. We don't wish to pay for gourmet," says co-owner André Baillargeon.

In the '80s, the first owners, Jean Filippi and Pierre Charron, wanted to instill beauty in their surroundings and make passersby smile as much as the customers. "I think they wanted to make this area, once very hard and poor, a little better, a little more habitable for everyone," says André.

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  • Atmosphere: 4/5
  • Food: 5/5
  • Service: 4/5
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Un excellent rest...

Un excellent resto français à prix raisonnable! Ambiance parisienne chaleureuse et service cordial.

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Belle découverte

C'était ma première expérience au Petit Extra et j'ai été agréablement surprise. La table d'hôte était super intéressante et variée. J'y retournerais pour essayer autre chose sur le menu et prenez note que la crème brûlée vaut le déplacement!!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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November 12, 2017

It remains one of the best French restaurants in the city. The fish soup is a classic. Recommended

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

November 6, 2017

A place we will return

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 28, 2017

Wonderful food, friendly service and super atmosphere.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 21, 2017

I live now in Hawaii, but Au Petit Extra continues to be my favorite restaurant in the world!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 20, 2017

We went with a Vie Urbaine voucher and took the wine pairing. Food was excellent and so were the different wines. 5 stars and excellent service as well.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 20, 2017

Fabulous meals, excellent service, continues to be my favorite restaurant when visiting Montreal.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 17, 2017

Wine pairing was a bit weak although the food was spectacular

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

July 12, 2017

Wonderful dinner experience, great people made the difference.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

July 10, 2017

Best waitress ever. Food was delicious, especially the cold beet and strawberry soup.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 4, 2017

Wonderful evening. Good was excellent and the wines suggested by our waiter were perfect with our meal. Our gluten -free ooptions were delicious Thank you for a memorable evening.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 12, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants when in Montreal. Everything is excellent here. Jean Marc is our favorite waiter but there is no compromise in service if you eat at another server's table.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 22, 2017

Perfect dinner! Great service...very good suggestions..

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 16, 2017

Everyone loved the food, and our waiter took great care of us! Merci beaucoup!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 1, 2017

Wonderful service, great food in a fun atmosphere. Our first time back in about 10 years. It was even better than we remembered.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 7, 2017

Everything was perfect, service impeccable and the food was great!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 14, 2017

A splendid experience for us as recommended to me by a colleague in my social studies department in Amherst, Massachusetts. Thanks for treating us so kindly and making me think that I speak at least passable French.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 28, 2017

Great food. Great Service

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 18, 2017

trrés satisfait

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 23, 2016

Our waitress was very nice and attentive. She explained the menu and was patient with our limited French. The food was wonderful. Best duck I've had. Interesting presentation. I would recommend this restaurant to friends.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 4, 2016

Very nice and friendly service

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 14, 2016

Very pretty restaurant, nicely situated. Service was very friendly and fast, despite being busy and part of a Montreal special menu event. the choice of food was good. the bread basket with gingerbread was small and the spices were very strong. So predominant it almost make the bite too overwhelming. We were 4 and there were only 3 slices so not enough for everyone to taste. I chose the warm salmon, it was smoked in-house for sure. it was a well presented plate and the portion was not big, but french bistro appropriate! Unfortunately, the salmon was very salty. i understand that smoking the fish makes it so, but this was a touch too salty. Everything was decent. and made for a pleasurable experience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

November 6, 2016

We were 15, birthday celebration, Montreal à table week, excellent menu, excellent value, but mainly excellent service. Thank you

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 24, 2016

Superb rack of lamb and great service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 4, 2016

My husband and I spent our 30th wedding anniversary visiting Montreal, and celebrated this special milestone with a lovely meal at Au Petit Extra. The staff at the restaurant were very welcoming, in particular the charming woman who served us - unfortunately I don't remember her name, but she was a delight! We both had the Cornish Hen which was delicious, and ended the meal with scrumptious desserts and cappuccinos.. Merci Au Petit Extra for a very special evening! We will return.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 24, 2016

Our waiter was wonderful!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 3, 2016

Our first but not the last time here. The service was superb, which went with the meals. We all had different meals and found them ALL prepared and tasted superb. We had a wonderful few hours here.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 13, 2016

If you don't go there you missed the best meal and service in Montreal.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 14, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Au Petit Extra. Service and food were both amazing! We will be back during our next trip to Montreal!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 7, 2016

We came with a large group of friends and were welcomed with attentive and accommodating service from charming staff. Our anglophone group got friendly help figuring out the menu and we were all very happy with our orders. A beautiful but unpretentious environment, excellent food, and reasonably priced. Merci!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 31, 2016

Great service. Our waiter brought us several wines to taste for our dinner. Several appetizers sounded delicious so I had both. Cheve and pear and the foie gras terrine. Husband had the beef onglet which was delicious and snail appetizer. The chocolate dessert with blueberry ice cream finished an elegant meal. Will try again if ever back in Montreal

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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