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L’académie

May 8th, 2007 · 16 Comments · BYOB Restaurants, French Restaurants, Italian Restaurants, Montreal Restaurants

I must say that that there is no restaurant in the city that pisses me off as much as this one. It really does suck but for some reason every wanker in the city loves this Dulth BYOB. Hela weak.

L’académie Restaurant
4051 St-Denis, Montreal; 514-849-2249
www.lacademie.ca
Hours: Daily, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Pay: Amex, VISA, MC, Interac
BYOB

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  • Alexa

    I agree with you! Six years ago, L’academie was much better, but it has gone very downhill. I’ve had a couple bad waiters, the service is often very rushed, and many of the mains are really just not that good. And yes, La Prunelle found a block away is absolutely to-die-for.

  • katy

    OMG, you are so right! We were a group of about 10 people; all our meals took over one hour after ordering, half of our meals were cold (or slightly warm), and one person got food poisoning from the muscles… need I say more??? Terrible!!!

  • bri

    l’academie is fun…i have gone out of my way numerous times to go there. the reason? good atmosphere and super CHEAP plates…
    but let’s admit it,
    the food sort of stinks, just not as much as if you were to cook for yourself.
    so let’s call it what it is,
    a good restaurant for people who can’t afford actual good food, which also offers good ambiance and byob…

  • Dave

    I’m so glad to read this…I’ve thought this a looooong time.

  • Gaetano Brunetti

    I hate this restaurant …. first of all my food was horrible (pasta with clams) and second the waitress robbed me 8$ (she decided to fraud my credit card and out of 12$ she took 8$ tip…) I did not realize because my credit card works with a chip and you don t need to sign.., she simply asked me to put my pin # …. and i trusted her ???… only at home did I check my bill … beware of this dump

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  • Zoe

    I agree. Shitty. The mussels were not cooked properly. Very mediocre. Why are there line-ups all the time?

  • Suz

    We have been to l’Académie on boul. Galerie d’Anjou a few times, long time ago. First visits were great, they were not busy, food and service were excellent. Every visit since was a disaster. When they get busy, expect to have platters dropped from the waiters arms as they scurry up and down the stairs to the 2nd floor. And long waits, very long waits. When they’re busy, they don’t seem to have enough staff. The tension is palpable. Don’t accept a table near the door when they’re busy, you’ll be in the middle of a mess of activity. They can do it right, though. You just have to be lucky to be there at the right time.

  • MaximeL

    I tryed many locations. And it's the same thing each time! Not impressive. Your going out of this restaurant with a feelingt of a non-accomplishment. You fill yourself to survive to the next meal. I can do this with 0.50$ hot dogs.

    Kind of restaurant who trying to be too much.

  • Jay

    Food is pretty mediocre, but I was pretty surprised by the one on Crescent the last time I went. Whatever, it's relatively cheap, and if she doesn't know better it's easy to impress a date.

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    I tryed many locations. And it's the same thing each time! Not impressive. Your going out of this restaurant with a feelingt of a non-accomplishment. You fill yourself to survive to the next meal. I can do this with 0.50$ hot dogs.

    Kind of restaurant who trying to be too much.

  • ccline

    As I've been passing by the place manier times and seeing how crowded it always was, I was curious to know the experience people had in this restaurant even if I didn't intend to go. Why? Too crowded, huge line up not to mentionned the crowded sidewalk of smoker patrons(must be a lot of in/out movements for a tight spot). And after reading all the comments, it's amazing how this place's still full.

  • ccline

    As I've been passing by the place manier times and seeing how crowded it always was, I was curious to know the experience people had in this restaurant even if I didn't intend to go. Why? Too crowded, huge line up not to mention the crowded sidewalk filled with it's patrons(must be a lot of in/out movements for a tight spot). And after reading all the comments, it's amazing how this place's still full.

  • Jess_____

    another person who totally agrees 100% !!

  • Kari

    We went to l’Académie in Pointe-Claire
    today, me and about 10 other customers, we were all sick at the same time.

    I had only eaten a tiny salad entrée (no
    taste and bad seasoning) and shared a fried calamari entrée with someone (also
    bad seasoning and very greasy).

    Just before my main arrived, I felt sick
    and went to the restroom only to discover that a lot of other people were being
    sick at the same time as me…

    I can’t speak for all the Académie
    locations, but NEVER go to the one in Pointe-Claire!!

    At least the restaurant was smart enough to
    not charge our meals!

  • Shannagervais

    I will never understand…sorry let me repeat that, NEVER understand why anyone eats here. I went once in Laval and it was terrible. Completely mind boggled when someone tells me how much they love it.