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Petit Alep (Le)

191, rue Jean-Talon Est, Montreal, QC, H2R 1S8

514-270-9361

As classy as its big brother next door, Le Petit Alep attracts younger crowds to a quainter atmosphere.

Category: Restaurants
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What:

Cuisine Type | Armenian, Middle Eastern, Bakeries
Ambiance | Bistro, Patio Dining
Meals Served | Light Meals/Snacks, Lunch, Dinner
Amenities | Great Wine List, Beer & Wine, Coffeehouses & Desserts
Pricing |
Payment | Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa

Where:

Neighbourhood | Villeray/Rosemont, East End
Getting There | Jean Talon or de Castelnau Metros
Cross Street | Ave. de Gaspe

When:

Tues-Sat: 11AM-11PM Sun-Mon: Closed

Profile Last Updated: July 10, 2008

French Bistro, Syrian Style
This bistro is a delicious low-key partner to the exotic Restaurant Alep next door. Following its big brother, Le Petit Alep is a four-star eatery that offers tasty Syrian and Armenian dishes, in a quainter and less formal atmosphere.

Still has Class
Le Petit Alep is still all class, however. Since 1995 it has been serving delicately spiced kebabs, seafood and vegetarian dishes, tea and coffee and fine wines. Its bar has the same wide selection of alcohols and wines as the Restaurant Alep. Over 70 percent of its wines are privately imported, so you can find rare and fragrant wines. There are usually daily specials, which are moderately-priced and dishes tend to be smaller and more tailored to the lunch crowd. Instead of getting an entire plate of shish taouk, you can drop in for a simple sandwich that is just as spicy.

The Crowd
The decor of Le Petit Alep is suited to a mixed crowd: everyone can come to taste special delights sitting in the terrace that can seat around 20 clients. Decorated in contemporary style with wood and metal, it is newer and smaller than the Restaurant Alep. It seats about 60 people in a French bistro-style layout where, as in Arabic tradition, you can put all the meals in the center of the table and taste everything along with friends and family. Enjoy, but be careful: the restaurant takes reservations during the day, but not in the evening!