Our Story

Much like St. John’s itself, LeGros & Motti is the perfect combination of modern city style and classic European comfort. A French-Italian fusion restaurant & bar, we provide top quality artisanal food, prepared with care and passion. Our menu of traditional classics are given a modern flair, and set against a backdrop of ambiance and energy that creates an unforgettable dining experience.

HISTORY

The name “LeGros & Motti” is a reference to the operators’ grandmothers – LeGros is French from the maternal side and Motti is Italian from the paternal side. The restaurant offers unique European cuisine in a relaxed and casual atmosphere, blending the old world feel and flavours of the French bistro with the Italian trattoria.

VIBE

Unlike any other restaurant in the city, L&M is offering as much entertainment as food. Drawing its inspiration from the historic and hip meat packing district of New York City, the interior of L&M is modern, yet warm. The impact is immediate upon walking through the front doors. A large European restaurant and bar entertainment experience, L&M is vibrant and inviting, yet expansive and grand. It captures and speaks to clientele of all ages and all walks of life. Exuding a rustic European charm, L&M combines warm and classic colours with its cosmopolitan cuisine.

THE FOOD

Our classic European menu offers variety and selection, with flavour profiles from French and Italian specialties, complemented with some American favourites. Every item is prepared fresh-to-order in our second level exhibition open-style kitchen. A large floor to ceiling glass allows customers to see the unique fresh pasta making and food preparation area. Throughout the dining experience, a focus remains on providing guests with the freshest finest foods available. Perhaps the most unique aspect of the restaurant is our on-site European bakery. L&M provides diners with its fresh baked artisan breads and the best desserts baked-to-order in the delicious European traditional way. The hallmark of a LeGros & Motti experience, these treats add the finishing touch to any meal. Bon Appetit!

“Our classic European menu offers variety and selection, with flavour profiles from French and Italian specialties, complemented with some American favourites.”

THE BAR

One of St. John’s premiere hospitality attractions – for both locals and tourists alike – the bar at L&M is a large communal area which features a wine wall holding over 2,000 bottles. The bar has a lively energetic vibe, similar to that of an Italian piazza where friends, families and co-workers gather for an impressive selection of custom cocktails, martinis, wine and beer. Relax with us and celebrate La Dolce Vita!

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“LeGros & Motti is the perfect combination of modern city style and classic European comfort.”


Legros & Motti would like to announce that we are closing on January 31st to facilitate a reorganization of restaurants in the Harbour Walk district.

First of all, we’d like to take this chance to say thanks so much to the Legros & Motti family, our friends, our partners, and all the amazing visitors who made a night at Legros & Motti a special event. The vision of our founders was bold – a spectacular landmark destination on the beautiful St. John’s harbour front, and the largest restaurant of its size in Atlantic Canada. A world-class Newfoundland-born concept that could compete toe-to-toe with any national brand. We had many great successes and were fêted across the country, including being honoured with interior design awards from groups in Ontario and New York State. Most recently, our sold-out New Year’s Eve event was the talk of the town. Ultimately, however, we were unable to sustain the volume of clientele necessary to support an operation of our current size.

As of the end of the month, we will close for business to undergo retrofitting for another concept. While the exact plans have yet to be finalized, a national brand will move into our current space, and negotiations are currently ongoing to move Legros & Motti to a cozier 160 seat venue in the general area. This new site will allow us to focus more on a distinct and creative dining experience.

We know there are many gift card holders out there – our cards were one of the most popular in Atlantic Canada – and you can still redeem them at our restaurant until the end of the month. After that time, they can be redeemed at The Keg St. John’s, or the purchase price will be refunded for anyone preferring that option. Otherwise, you can hold on to them until we reopen at a new venue.

The full media release is available here – http://goo.gl/Udr8yg

So, please drop by over the next two weeks and share a meal or a drink with us and our team. Raise a glass to a bold concept and we’ll keep this kitchen party going for another couple of weeks.

Thanks again, and we hope to see you soon,

– The Management & Staff of Legros & Motti Classic European Kitchen

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Careers

Line Cooks - Culinary Team

We are looking for highly motivated, passionate staff to join our restaurant family. Previous experience, dependability, and forward thinking individuals who are outgoing and enjoy a fun, energetic, fast paced environment are needed.

Line Cooks – Experienced, fast paced lunch and evening line cooks who take pride in food production are needed to join our family. Hourly positions range from $13/hr to $16/hr for those with 4 years or more of full service restaurant cooking. Our team enjoys benefits after 6 months, discounts on food and beverages in house, and sister restaurant discounts.

Prep Cooks – be the next generation in a legacy of industry leaders and culinary icons. You are the foundation of every great meal – join a thriving company that shares your commitment to excellence

Dish Washers – without you, we have nothing to put our great tasting food on. A gateway role into our culinary team, we promote our best.

Host Person - Dining Room Team

We are looking for highly motivated, passionate staff to join our restaurant family. Previous experience, dependability, and forward thinking individuals who are outgoing and enjoy a fun, energetic, fast paced environment are needed.

It’s the busiest spot in the whole place – the front door – and you’re our first impression. Previous hosting at a busy restaurant is very helpful. High energy and positive nature is even more valued!

Server - Dining Room Team

We are looking for highly motivated, passionate staff to join our restaurant family. Previous experience, dependability, and forward thinking individuals who are outgoing and enjoy a fun, energetic, fast paced environment are needed.

Server – we provide extensive training on our service standards and product knowledge. Let’s be honest, we’re the newest place in town, and it will be crazy busy, and a whole pile of fun – but only for those who aspire to be the best.

 

Bus Person - Dining Room Team

We are looking for highly motivated, passionate staff to join our restaurant family. Previous experience, dependability, and forward thinking individuals who are outgoing and enjoy a fun, energetic, fast paced environment are needed.

This position is a great way to get your foot in the door of the restaurant biz. A gateway role to being a server, you’ll need to be able to work quickly, but if you’re at the top of your game, we like to promote from within.

Bar Server - Bar Team

We are looking for highly motivated, passionate staff to join our restaurant family. Previous experience, dependability, and forward thinking individuals who are outgoing and enjoy a fun, energetic, fast paced environment are needed.

If you love being busy, enjoy making exciting and innovative cocktails, and working as a team at the longest bar in St. John’s – you’ll love it here. Forward thinking individuals will be right at home.

Bartender - Bar Team

We are looking for highly motivated, passionate staff to join our restaurant family. Previous experience, dependability, and forward thinking individuals who are outgoing and enjoy a fun, energetic, fast paced environment are needed.

Bartender – if you love being busy, enjoy making exciting and innovative cocktails, and working as a team at the longest bar in St. John’s – you’ll love it here. Forward thinking individuals will be right at home.

 

Prep Cooks - Culinary Team

We are looking for highly motivated, passionate staff to join our restaurant family. Previous experience, dependability, and forward thinking individuals who are outgoing and enjoy a fun, energetic, fast paced environment are needed.

Be the next generation in a legacy of industry leaders and culinary icons. You are the foundation of every great meal – join a thriving company that shares your commitment to excellence.

 

 

Dishwasher - Culinary Team

We are looking for highly motivated, passionate staff to join our restaurant family. Previous experience, dependability, and forward thinking individuals who are outgoing and enjoy a fun, energetic, fast paced environment are needed.

Without you, we have nothing to put our great tasting food on. A gateway role into our culinary team, we promote our best.

Janitorial Team - Maintenance Team

Clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, or vacuuming them; gather and empty trash; service, clean, and supply restrooms. Follow procedures for the use of chemical cleaners and power equipment, in order to prevent damage to floors and fixtures.

Dining Room Supervisors - Management Team

Opportunity exists for proven restaurant professionals with the ability to maintain our high standards of quality and guest satisfaction. We offer great opportunities to build and grow into a hospitality professional expert while maintaining friendly and enjoyable work environments.

Bar Manager - Management Team

Responsible for spear heading the implementation and execution of our trend setting cocktail program, this individual will also monitor inventory and supplies, and ensure that appropriate spirits, wines, beer, and other materials are well stocked to meet restaurants needs. We need a leader who has the ability to create great guest experiences, anticipate needs, and initiate memorable times in a trendy, hip environment.

Dining Room Managers - Management Team

L&M managers experienced in high volume service are passionate about guest service, and great food. Opportunities for talented, highly motivated professionals, with an eye for detail and an appreciation for exceptional quality food and service.

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Location

127 Harbour Drive
St. John's, NL A1C 6N6, Canada
1.709.726.6884

Monday11:30am - 11:00pm
Tuesday11:30am - 11:00pm
Wednesday11:30am - 11:00pm
Thursday11:30am - 12:00am
Friday11:30am - 1:00am
Saturday10:00am - 1:00am
Sunday10:00am - 11:00pm
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