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These 33 Montreal Restaurants Got Fined This Summer For Health Code Violations

Reasons vary, and some are rather unfortunate.

Staff Writer
Montreal street view. Right: a "closed" sign.

Montreal street view. Right: a "closed" sign.

There are plenty of excellent restaurants in Montreal, whether for date night or vegan breakfast, lunch and dinner. But sometimes, the food, or the service or the cleanliness leaves... much to be desired. Thankfully, the Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ) compiles a public directory of restaurants, dépanneurs and grocery stores that have violated health codes.

Over the past summer, nearly 40 restaurants paid fines as high as $2,000 for issues ranging from animal contamination to unclean cooking areas. The listings are never detailed beyond listing the specific health code being violated, but that's already more information than you had just five minutes ago.

Dépanneurs and grocery stores have been excluded from this list, which includes restaurants that faced fines during the 2022 summer season. Let's dig in!

Café Il Cortile

Date of infraction: August 24, 2021

Date of judgment: June 29, 2022

Fine: $950

Reason: Location not free from contaminants, pollutants or animals.

Patisserie Boulangerie Café Vinh Hing

Date of infraction: February 12, 2020.

Date of judgment: August 30, 2022.

Fine: $2,200

Reason: Location not free from contaminants, pollutants or animals.

Dizz's Bagel and Deli (Cote-Saint-Luc)

Date of infraction: August 31, 2021.

Date of judgment: August 30, 2022.

Fine: $750

Reason: People preparing food or cleaning not covering hair or beard properly.

Manoir King David 1834

Date of infraction: July 14, 2021.

Date of judgment: September 7, 2022.

Fine: $2,000

Reason: Location not free from contaminants, pollutants or animals.

Prosciuttificio Johnny

Date of infraction: May 20, 2021.

Date of judgment: September 16, 2022.

Fine: $1,200

Reason: Heat-alterable product not kept under 4 degrees C.

Restaurant Amir (Notre-Dame Ouest)

Date of infraction: September 16, 2021.

Date of judgment: June 20, 2022.

Fine: $1,000

Reason: Heat-alterable product not kept under 4 degrees C.

Restaurant Greenspot

Date of infraction: September 13, 2021.

Date of judgment: September 16, 2022.

Fine: $1,000

Reason: Heat-alterable product not kept under 4 degrees C.

Restaurant Sushi St-Jean

Date of infraction: August 16, 2021.

Date of judgment: August 24, 2022.

Fine: $2,400

Reason: Unclean facilities.

Restaurant Baton Rouge (Rue des Jockeys)

Date of infraction: July 20, 2021.

Date of judgment: September 16, 2022/

Fine: $1,000

Reason: Location not free from contaminants, pollutants or animals.

Merson's Patisserie

Date of infraction: September 14, 2021.

Date of judgment: July 11, 2022.

Fine: $3,000

Reason: Location not free from contaminants, pollutants or animals.

Maison Indian Curry (Jean-Talon Ouest)

Date of infraction: September 8, 2021.

Date of judgment: June 20, 2022.

Fine: $800

Reason: Heat-alterable product not kept under 4 degrees C.

Wok Café

Date of infraction: June 10, 2021.

Date of judgment: September 16, 2022.

Fine: $4,200

Reason: Heat-alterable product not kept under 4 degrees C.

La Maison Grecque

Date of infractions: February 12, 2019; June 10, 2019; October 21, 2019.

Date of judgment: June 23, 2022.

Fine: $7,600 ($2,800; $1,500; $1,700; $1,600)

Reasons: Location not free from contaminants, pollutants or animals (two fines), walls and floors not clean in food production areas, unclean facilities.

Restaurant Boustan (Rue Wellington)

Date of infraction: July 14, 2021.

Date of judgment: June 21, 2022.

Fine: $1,000

Reason: Heat-alterable product not kept under 4 degrees C.

Restaurant Yia Sou

Date of infractions: August 23, 2021.

Date of judgment: September 12, 2022.

Fine: $6,300 ($1,000; $2,800; $2,500)

Reasons: People preparing food or cleaning not covering hair or beard properly, unclean facilities, location not free from contaminants, pollutants or animals.

Marché Sheng Tai

Date of infraction: June 7, 2021.

Date of judgment: September 7, 2022.

Fine: $1,900 ($1,000; $900)

Reason: Surfaces and equipment not made of the proper, safe materials.

Bar & Pizzeria Fiorellino

Date of infraction: October 21, 2021.

Date of judgment: July 18, 2022.

Fine: $1,000

Reason: Heat-alterable product not kept under 4 degrees C.

Sushi Royal (Avenue du Mont-Royal)

Date of infraction: August 18, 2021.

Date of judgment: September 12, 2022.

Fine: $1,300

Reason: Location not free from contaminants, pollutants or animals.

Restaurant Fisshu (Rue Sainte-Catherine)

Date of infraction: October 22, 2021.

Date of judgment: July 12, 2022.

Fine: $4,700 ($4,000; $700)

Reasons: Location not free from contaminants, pollutants or animals, and heat-alterable product not kept under 4 degrees C.

La Renaissance Gourmet

Date of infraction: November 17, 2021.

Date of judgment: September 20, 2022.

Fine: $1,700 ($1,000; $700)

Reasons: Heat-alterable product not kept under 4 degrees C, people preparing food or cleaning not covering hair or beard properly.

Mam Grillades

Date of infraction: August 23, 2021.

Date of judgment: September 12, 2022.

Fine: $1,500

Reason: Location not free from contaminants, pollutants or animals.

Patisserie et Traiteur Adar

Date of infraction: August 18, 2021.

Date of judgment: September 7, 2022.

Fine: $1,000

Reason: Unclean facilities.

Sushi 4 Saisons Express

Date of infraction: October 13, 2021.

Date of judgment: August 10, 2022.

Fine: $250

Reason: Location not free from contaminants, pollutants or animals.

Restaurant Bombay Mahal Express

Date of infraction: October 6, 2021.

Date of judgment: June 27, 2022.

Fine: $1,300

Reason: Heat-alterable product not kept under 4 degrees C.

Buffet Chinois Mandarin (Boulevard Langelier)

Date of infraction: August 10, 2021.

Date of judgment: September 12, 2022.

Fine: $1,000

Reason: Unclean facilities

Buffet Chinois Mandarin (Avenue Dollard)

Date of infraction: July 22, 2021.

Date of judgment: September 12, 2022.

Fine: $900

Reason: Location not free from contaminants, pollutants or animals.

Chez Lin (Cuisine #3)

Date of infraction: September 17, 2021.

Date of judgment: July 26, 2022/

Fine: $1,000

Reason: Location not free from contaminants, pollutants or animals.

Aliments Bien Manger

Date of infraction: September 16, 2021.

Date of judgment: September 16, 2022.

Fine: $1,200

Reason: Location not free from contaminants, pollutants or animals.

Bar à Jus Fluide, Inc.

Date of infraction: June 22, 2022.

Date of judgment: July 3, 2022.

Fine: $500

Reason: Operation at a location where the hot water temperature was not at least 60 degrees C.

Casher à Emporter

Date of infraction: July 8, 2021.

Date of judgment: September 12, 2022.

Fine: $1,000

Reason: Heat-alterable product not kept under 4 degrees C.

Notre-Boeuf-de-Grace (Pointe-Claire)

Date of infraction: August 25, 2021.

Date of judgment: September 7, 2022.

Fine: $750

Reason: Heat-alterable product not kept under 4 degrees C.

QDC Burger St-Viateur

Date of infraction: October 20, 2021.

Date of judgment: September 7, 2022.

Fine: $1,000

Reason: Heat-alterable product not kept under 4 degrees C.

Restaurant Impactacoux Inc. (Brossard)

Date of infraction: December 20, 2021; July 21, 2022.

Date of judgment: September 1, 2022; August 12, 2022.

Fine: $2,000 ($1,000; $1,000)

Reason: Heat-alterable product not kept under 4 degrees C.

    Willa Holt
    Staff Writer
    Willa Holt is a Staff Writer for MTL Blog focused on apartments for rent and is based in Montreal, Quebec.
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