Le Cheval Blanc | Montréal, Quebec
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Le Cheval Blanc
Good based on 76 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

809 Ontario Est
Montréal, Quebec Canada H2L 1P1 [ print map ]
514 522 0211

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Hours: 15:00 - 03:00 - 7 days


Mayor: RickTheRick (9) | Taps: 9 | Bottles: 25-35


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Beer Available At Le Cheval Blanc (arranged by most recent)
Le Cheval Blanc Double Bonheur 98, Le Cheval Blanc Saison Belge , Le Cheval Blanc APA , Le Cheval Blanc Lager Blonde 30, Le Cheval Blanc Barley Wine 69, Le Cheval Blanc Stout 82, Le Cheval Blanc Ch’Fal Glasgow , Le Cheval Blanc Ch’Fal Dublin , Le Cheval Blanc Bitter Croquette , Le Cheval Blanc Gros Bonheur , Le Cheval Blanc Gilligan IPA , Le Cheval Blanc Rayon Vert , Le Cheval Blanc Saison Blanche , Le Cheval Blanc / L’Insulte La Split (Fût de Sauternes) , Le Cheval Blanc Berliner Weiss 81, Le Cheval Blanc / L’Insulte La Split , Le Cheval Blanc Stout Impériale Vieillie en Fût de Rhum , Le Cheval Blanc Kölsch 42, Dieu du Ciel Alban Edved 59, Le Cheval Blanc Stout Impérial Russe en Fût de Chêne
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76 reviews for Le Cheval Blanc
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  75%
 Selection  72%
 Food  55%
 Value  77%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  84%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
MrRomero  (112) Nolanville, | July 13, 2005
MJames summed it all up except the beer was mediocre. Fun times though.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
3fourths  (1385) Boulder, Colorado | July 12, 2005| Updated April 20, 2013
Looks like a 50’s diner with the metal and bright red checkered design... they grow grass on their window sill here, that seemed kind of odd. It was fun to sit at the window and BS for a few hours, and the beer wasn’t too bad either. Good blanche, decent porter, bottles saisons, and they had a freakin CHILI BEER!! The waitress was hot too, and the bathroom was as small as an airplane’s.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely  (143) Sanborn, New York | July 12, 2005
Chic metal design, low red lighting, massive ceiling fans. The sampler is $10 for like 6oz of 8 different beers, quite a deal although the beers aren’t the greatest but they are drinkable. Cool place. I’d go back.
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
mds  (100) Toronto, Ontario | July 11, 2005
Visited after DDC and Reservoir at around 21:00...It was fairly busy and quite warm inside so we stayed towards the front where there was a bit of a breeze. The place had an interesting atmosphere. The beers I tried were mediocre and I’ll likely have to revisit just to try some more. Many styles are represented in their draught and bottle list. I didn’t try any food, though I’m not sure that this place even has a "kitchen".
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV  (91) Allston, Massachusetts | April 15, 2005
Umm, I asked for a sampler and they lined up 8 5 oz glasses of beer for me. Waitress were incredibly friendly, big beer menu (though somewhat underwhelming). Interesting metal decor inside, very spacious though and lots of room at the bar. I walked out of this place pretty hammered.
76
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy  (18) Hawgville, Ontario | March 23, 2005
I must say after all these months of trying to get to Montreal for the pub beer, this little neighbourhood pub was the positive surprise of the trip. The atmosphere was laid back ( I went in the day time) in a traditional local tavern. Lots of original tavern decore survives. Great selection and the marzen I had was a wonderful offering of the style as were the other beers..well made, tastey and fresh. I would have a hard time deciding if I liked this pub better than DDC. I will be back for more seasonals this summer.
78
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | September 16, 2004| Updated February 22, 2011
Nice smallish tavern atmosphere. Medium beers, most of the time without defaults, but very ecclectic experiments at times. Above average take on more known styles. Probably 3rd best in the city after dieu du ciel and l’amère à boire. Usually a more than decent range of beers (~8) on tap.
70
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl  (117) Vancouver, British Columbia | July 13, 2004
Eclectic, colourful paintings on the upper parts of the walls. Snake plants struggle in the dark 50’s tavern. Red Velvet curtains and neon clock on the back wall. Stainless-topped bar runs half the length of the establishment. Low lights. Intimate round tables. The ’White Horse’ hangs over the bar. Service is perfunctory but efficient, occasionally knowledgeable if pressed. Can get smoky if there’s a crowd. Snack food available. Beers range from fair to very good, no stand outs good or bad but they do try a wide range of styles. Recommended.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
OKBeer  (33) Halifax, Nova Scotia | June 14, 2004| Updated March 8, 2007
Was there with Jercraigs, Capflu, Tiggmtl, and Radek mid-afternoon and the place was pretty quiet. Seems like a nice place to pop in for a drink. The beers were good, and the one staff member I saw there provided good service and able to answer questions when we had them.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
CapFlu  (205) Victoria, British Columbia | June 9, 2004| Updated November 13, 2005
I’ve been rather impressed with this landmark. I really had thought it was heading downhill compared to the heavy competition in Montreal - but Le Cheval Blanc brewpub is indeed one of the front-runners in terms of selection, style diversity and experimentation. I’m actually leaning in the direction that I enjoy this place MORE than DIEU DU CIEL - yes, you are reading this correctly. (1) The atmosphere here is more-lively, the crowds are of more multiplicity (2) Le Cheval is definitely LESS SMOKEY (3) Access to the bar and staff is far better. (4) The staff is more alternative-cool and beer-educated. This is a generalization but – I’ve noticed that a few of the waitresses at DDC seem to have a bit of an attitude. They make it seem that they should be getting $5 tips for walking the 15 paces to the bar to “pull a pint”. (5) The layout for the Cheval is generationally-rich. It looks as though one’s grandfather used to come here, yet it picks up a new ornament every decade. (6) And finally, the big one - The selection here is far better and rotates more frequently. DDC always has the same ~7 beers of 12 beers on tap, and never have what you want when you want it. Their most popular beers are rarely on tap and new releases are made is such little quantity that they often run-out the same evening? This drives me crazy.

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