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dimanche, 16 octobre, 2005
Ahh Tapeo. I would like to like it. Vibrant ambiance, good location, good crowd. Undercooked paella, a little skimpy on the portions, and many dishes came lukewarm. Mixed feelings when i saw our bill... not my favorite on the quality/value scale. Alas, there are so many choices in Montreal, it's hard not to have established favorites to compare against. Still, overall a decent place to get together for a couple of snacks and drinks, go in with some flex dollars and you could probably have a great time.
I read so many raving reviews about Nora Gray, so i couldn't help to try it for myself. The place is lovely, what a fantastic job they did with the decor. The look and feel is really unique and felt quite art deco in a different place and time! The food was good, but not outstanding on the quality/value scale. I could definitely see this as being a good place to bring a date, would surely impress.. For me, it didn't quite hit home run to become one my favorites.
What a cute little neighborhood restaurant! Very popular, great proximity to the Atwater market, decent brunch options. You've come to the right place if you like brunch! Honest portions, many options, good restaurant to bring friends because everyone will find something! Nothing fancy, but exactly what you want on a lazy Sunday "morning" over some fresh juice or coffee.
I had always been curious about this place, so i decided to hit it one day to try it once and for all. Reviews i've read on the restaurant for bunch had generally been positive with a trusted long-standing reputation. To my disappointment, however, I didn't enjoy my experience all that much to be honest. Menu was pretty bland, standard, and service a tad snob. At least I've tried it, so no more wondering.
If i crave Korean food while in Montreal, Hwang-Kum is my one and only place, with no other contending equal. Homey ambiance, authentic cuisine, down-to-earth service, what a find! The only downside is that it has unpredictable vacation schedules!!! It has happened to me numerous times to show up only to find a hand written sign on the door advising that the restaurant is closed... I can certainly sympathize as it is a family-owned restaurant after all, and vacations are well deserved! But selfishly, i wish it was always open, and could take reservations!
Great lively crowd, very fun to go in groups, and you have to try the sake bombs at least once for fun if not twice for repeat fun! Pricey markup on sake selection, but what restaurant doesn't on their wine menu nowadays... decent late night snack option if you want to do everything under the same roof, get well fed, a bit or more than a bit tipsy, and make a lot of noise in the middle of it all. There needs to be more competition with izakayas in montreal to bring down those wait lines. Guu and Zakkushi should definitely expand into Montreal to spread the love of good japanese food and hospitality.
Great food, mature crowd, awesome wine selection and taste! We've been several times and simply can't get enough! Spectacular dishes, only aspect that doesn't hit always hit home is a little weak on the dessert side.
I tried Club Chasse et Peche after being so impressed with their sister spin-off Le Filet. It was good, a little on the pricey side. But you have to expect that when you set foot in Old Montreal, so I understand. It was nice to try, maybe to return once in a while to check out menu changes.
Very cute, charming place. Generous brunch, a bit on the carnivore side, you`ve been warned! Overall good quality/price ratio. I will definitely return to see what they have to offer for dinner and drinks. Love the decor. Courteous and attentive service.
Best place to get a quick fix for fish and chips cravings! I like the casual ambiance, down-to-earth no hassle service, simple formula. Don't have to break a sweat when choosing what to order, go for the house flavor Burgundy batter cod and you won't regret it. I like the fries too! My only suggestion to the restaurant is to watch out for the frying oil. Regular and timely change of the oil will keep Brit and Chips' quality on the podium. Don't cut around corners to reduce costs, never forget the love.
I've only been once to Kazu and have been meaning to return. My first experience was great! I really enjoyed their ramen, which brought back many memories from my travels in Japan. I'd certainly go back to try the other items on their menu. The only downside about Kazu is their popularity and lack of space. While its small size works well with the Isakaya concept, it's discouraging to always find a huge line up in front of the restaurant all the time. Sure it adds to the hype and builds anticipation prior to getting your table, however, just thinking of the wait time is already enough to convince me to pick eating somewhere else.
I had built up high expectations before going to Mythos, as per recommended by a friend. The decor was great, the service attentive, the ambiance very family-oriented. The portions were generous. Particularly memorable was the grilled octopus, it was absolutely delicious I could have just that as a main dish! The only aspect that scored lower with me has to do with the price-quality ratio. When I finished my meal and paid the bill, I felt like I overpaid for what we ate. 250$ for a table of 5 without any wine or dessert. For potatoes and grilled meat/fish, I thought it was a bit pricey to be honest. Nice place for groups though!
Best Japanese restaurant in Montreal. Having traveled Japan myself, Sushi Yasu offers an honest, authentic, and fresh cuisine that's affordable. I order take out and have been returning as a happy customer. The Japanese chefs take great pride and care into their work and it shows. No cutting around corners, everything is freshly prepared with the best availability of ingredients. My lower score for service has to do with the attitude that the wait staff has. No smiles, not very polite, makes me feel like they're doing me a big service by serving me. Efficient yes, memorable service maybe not so much. On top of that, the waitresses are all Cantonese and I can understand what they're saying about the clients. More discreet, professional behavior may be better.
I absolutely loved Le Filet from beginning to end. I'm very fond of seafood and they nailed it! I've been to the restaurant twice now and I've basically tasted every plate of their menu. Particularly memorable dishes include the pork belly with scallop, seafood soup with foie gras, cavatelli and veal cheeks, crab risotto. The service was very professional and attentive. The wine selection decent. The ambiance very hip and trendy. Writing about it makes me want to return.
I love everything about Pullman. The modern decor, lively ambiance, all this with great food and decent variety of wine by the glass. My favorites included the cod cakes and the charcuterie. Always a pleasure to return!
I've been eager to pay Pintxo a visit for quite a time now. It took me so long because I was concerned about the small size of the portions relative to price/quality ratio, but I can now confirm that Pintxo lives up to its reputation. The ambiance and decor was great, I loved the paintings! The wine recommendations were dead on, thumbs up to the server who took care of us. We sampled the tasting menu, comprised of two pintxos and one main dish of our choice. I had the seared black cod with cherry tomatoes and virgin sauce, it was simply delicious! I can't wait to go back!
Reasonable prices, generous portions, honest and down-to-earth restaurant. We had the grilled octopus and greek salad as appetizers, lamb chops and pork souvlakis for mains, and no more place for dessert. What made it so good was the quality of the ingredients. There's nothing fancy about the restaurant, but when the ingredients are fresh and the dishes well executed (cooked just right), then it gives the reason to return. You can tell by looking at people at the other tables are also there because they want to enjoy great Greek food, less the frills. We need more restaurants like these!
I have been a loyal customer to The Sparrow for their wonderful brunch on the weekend. So, we tried Lawrence when we learned that the kitchen team moved into this new restaurant. We were very excited as they expanded to offer a supper menu. The ambiance is hipster, the service just right, and the food is good but we found it a bit too expensive for our budget. The grilled duck hearts were a hit! The foie gras over lentils was way too salty however and pricey for the size. The clams with lardon were delightful! And my fish was cooked with the right timing. Overall, great flavors, nice presentation, but a bit overpriced. We didn't even have wine and got out over 100$ bill. We will certainly return for their awesome brunches, but may return for supper only occasionally due to price/quality ratio.
I visited Le Boucan for the first time after following the popular series The Opener from the Food Network Channel. Things were exactly like we saw from the show from decor to menu. We sampled their pulled pork sandwich as well as their house-famous smoked ribs. The place itself has its own character. I particularly liked the vintage saloon signage and the menu on the wall. Now, about the food. The pulled pork sandwich was well executed: good sauce and generous portion of meat. The only element that scored lower on the dish was the hot dog bun, maybe they could look into some other types of bread to make the dish even more unique. The smoked ribs were decent, but not fall off the bone at all, nor fat and juicy like it should be. We really enjoyed the coleslaw sidedish!! However, the potato salad was stale and tasted rather bland. As well, the fries were dry and stale. Overall, I don't regret having gone to Le Boucan, prices were very reasonable and service was friendly. However, I must say I probably won't become a regular given the small size of the menu.
Europea is good, but would have been even better had I not been to Toque 3 weeks earlier. We sampled the Menu Degustation with wine pairing. We started off very strong with their Lobster Cappuccino with Truffles. It was creamy, savoury, complex, and beautifully presented. It was followed by an asian-inspired Mediterranean Bass, interesting as well. The Scallop Risotto was well executed, fresh and seared perfectly and the foie gras turned out decent. The Cornwell Chicken had my expectations built up quite high with the previewing of its cocotte and everything, but it tasted quite bland and dry to be honest. The funghi raviolis were delectable, followed by smoked beef short ribs so interestingly presented. The most disappointing part of the meal was dessert. The last courses consisted of very childhood-inspired sweets with no logical suite to the classic flavours of french cuisine. Barbe a Papa, cookies, macarons, meringue, whipped cream, etc. It was not a seamless suite to the menu, but rather perceived as being an interruption of the tastes and flavours we experienced all evening. Cheeses were no surprise either, small portions, brands that we can get anywhere, lack of surprise. Overall, Europea was quite good, but not as refined as Toque, yet we paid exactly the same price. The wine pairing was also good, but once again did not throw me off my chair. Europea pays a lot of attention at making the experience memorable. Tableside romance is very noticeable and well communicated by the waitstaff. However, if I'm only judging by the quality and refinement of the actual cuisine, then I must admit that it came under par vs Toque. I would highly recommend Europea to anyone, so long as you can spread out your frequency to haute cuisine dining. Otherwise, you might risk comparing all night and not fully enjoy your moment.
I got take out from Mikado, so I cannot comment on their table service or in-house ambiance. They had very timely execution, nevertheless, as my order was ready when we arrived to pick it up. I will therefore share my appreciation for their makis and sashimis. Full score for the quality of their fish. I recently spent 3 weeks in Japan and the sashimi pieces reminded me of my trip every bite of the way. As to the makis, some were more interesting than others, but I wasn't thrown off my chair. One improvement they can work on will be the cumcumber fillings, which were too coarsely chopped and had too much of it. The sushi rice could also need some work it as it was a tad too hard and dry. These were minor flaws, but they do not take away the fact that Mikado is a very decent option in town. Bishoku on Bishop still make my favorite makis in Montreal.
We visited Magpie with friends after reading an interesting review on the restaurant. We kicked off strongly with a delicious charcuterie platter, where the pork loin pieces got me totally hooked! We simultaneously sampled their house meatballs, which were also excellent, melt-in-your-mouth texture, bathing in a delicious tomato sauce. We did not like the hipster water glasses they served our wine in however. The problem with these glasses is that they would make any wine taste like grape juice as they funnel aroma very poorly, volatilizing a wine's distinctive nose. I personally think it's a big no no for any restaurant! They would've scored much higher on me had they given us real wine glasses. Moving on with the pizzas now, many factors made it a great success! Their San Marzano tomato sauce, traditional oven crust and generous toppings. We had the goat cheese as well as the fennel sausage, both were very tasty! Finally, the brownie was a big hit at our table while the peanut butter cookies scored lower as it was too reminiscent of Reese chocolate. Overall though, it was a successful evening.. Of course, I'm deeply hoping that they would serve our wine in real wine glasses on our next visit or else we just won't order anything to drink.
Full score, and I would gladly add as many stars as one can permit. I was taken to this restaurant as a birthday surprise, and it turned out to be THE best cuisine I have ever encountered in my life to date. I had heard much about its culinary praise from many critics before going, but I can now assurely confirm that it carries very well its esquisite reputation and offers a gastronomical experience out of this world. We sampled the 7 course tasting menu with the foie gras option as well as the 5 course discovery wine. Every single course was executed to perfection whether it is presentation, tempeture, aroma, texture, mix of flavors, etc. Especially unforgettable included the foie gras poele, beef bone marrow, and the quail. Not sure exactly how to describe my utmost satisfaction and deep admiration, but every bite throughout the evening stimulated my palette in a fireworks manner. The house sommelier did a fantastic job with the wines chosen to pairing with the dishes. Every privately imported wine we sampled had a original and devine taste, aroma and depth. My favorite was definitely the Gerwurtztraminer from Alsace and the Beaujolais. Service, on its turn, was flawless too with extreme attention paid to every detail. The waitstaff was courteous, approachable, knowledgeable, and professional. I loved their down-to-earth attitude, no snob appeal, thumbs up!
I had high hopes going to this restaurant after reading about them from many reviews, but my experience was a bit of a miss on the evening I went. I think the concept is great that kitchen staff served us directly in a laid back manner. But it felt a bit theatrical and uneeded, as everyone who came to see us sat down beside our table so that it felt friendlier. They did this with every table, and that just felt set up. I also understand that the whole point is to create an open atmosphere where the kitchen is very close to customers. However, it was a bit distracting that the kitchen staff put on really loud K-Os rap music all night, one member singing along even louder. I was on a date and would have liked a different ambiance in which to have decent conversation. I was hoping that the food would speak justice its high ratings. Yet, the wine that arrived to our table was disappointing. We took Cherry Bomb from Washington State, privately imported, and described as an AOC in their menu. So I expected a certain level of quality seeing that it had an appellation. When we saw the bottle, it was written red table wine and the description was that it was a blend of different red wines from the region. Undisclosed mix of varietal. I felt we got ripped off on that one as it still came through around 50$ for a random table wine. The dishes were also unassuming. The duck was extremely chewy, the sauce that came with it was sweeter than necessary. The cold soup, we were unable to follow through as the flavors did not mix very well. All in all, the bill was high, our appetite for refined cuisine was not satified, and we returned home a bit grumpy. I'm hoping that my evening is not representative of their true talent, and that they continue to refine their offerings. It's yours to try and to decide.
It was the best sushi I ever had, to put it quite simply. The fish was extremely fresh. The presentations, neat and creative. The menu options, varied and well-thought out. And the service, relaxed and attentionated. The decor, sophisticated without being snob. I sampled all their specialty sushis, and was blew away! They can expect my return many more times to come. Especially to try their omasake set-menu as well as some of their private imports in sake. I wish I had discovered Jun I earlier, but then again, this makes discovering Montreal a continuous awesome experience.
I have mixed feelings about this restaurant to be honest. What brought me to try it was all the wonderful reviews they have been getting through one of my favorite readings: voir & hour. Even so, reviews on this site were also very favorable. My experience, however, came through a bit under par. Starting with the positive, our waitress was excellent: seamless, discrete, polite, agile. Hence the full marks for service. The food, on its own, was less impressive. We began our evening with a cold potage au cantaloup, yogourt et menthe. The concept was good, as serving cold soups go well with such a hot summer. However, it turned out to only remind me of fruit and passion hand soap. I couldn't finish it because every scoop made me think of that. The crab cake was decent, but the steak tartar was one of the worst I've ever tasted. Too much onion!!! It overpowered everything else and forget about the taste of steak, it could've been any other kind of red meat and I wouldn't even know given the huge masking power of onions. My breath still stank the next morning even with mouthwash and toothpaste. Carrying on with the mains, the rabbit was simply a delight, thumbs up! However, the magret de canard was disappointing. The meat was so ever chewy and the sauce a bit too sweet to be able to give off a well-balanced taste. Finally, I think the dessert was the best part of our meals, as I especially enjoyed the nougat glace aux pistaches. So good that it would've been nice to buy some and keep it home. The cheese cake was okay, but could've used less salt to hit the perfect score. On a final note, be prepared to talk loud to be heard by your partner on the same table, the acoustics kept the noise in the room, if not enhanced it.
It was my first time at Au Pain Perdu for a Sunday brunch. We sat on the mezzanine on the 2nd floor and enjoyed our intimacy there at a table for two. All elements of the restaurant, including the crowd, menu, ambiance and decor was very typical "plateau." We sampled a stuffed salty crepe with a bechamel sauce and the Pain Perdu brioche plate. The former was overall decent, but the sauce was a miss. It coagulated quickly to become a pasty, bland, sauce that I had to isolate in order to finish my plate. The latter, on its turn, was an odd mix of flavours that did not marry well together. The rosemary overpowered everything else and made the taste awkward. I honestly don't think that there will be a next time.
All you can eat lunch option is decent. . The offering is wide, the service very fast, and the food quality, good for its price range. I liked the vegetable tempura as an entree, but not so much the miso soup. I would return occasionally to satisfy cravings for sushi at lunch. But Bishoku still continues to win my heart as a dinner option.
I love the name of the restaurant! The portions were very generous and the Eggs Benedict was good. I think it's a reliable, down-to-earth restaurant that serves honest food for decent prices. I would go back more often had I lived closer. Now, it's yours to try.
Eating in a shopping district has never been one of my favorite things to do. I visited Mozza on a work-related event, and the experience was an overall passing grade. The portions were very generous for its price point. The decor was modern, decent. The menu, a little bland, but I went in with very little expectation so the turn out was good in retrospect. The service was slow, 90% of my supper went on with an empty glass of water. And trying to get the wait staff's attention so that I can order dessert was a challenge on itself. I highly doubt to go back on my own time, but could be a decent option for people living in the area.
I loved the contemporary layout of this restaurant. Elements included high ceilings, off-white walls with dangling old-school lightbulbs, and elongated communal tables for groups. I went for its weekend brunch and sampled the "Atlantic" and the "Cartet" menu options. Presentations were great, the taste just right, service was seamless, and the quantity was decent for the price range. Overall, a pleasant experience. The waiting line could look long, but the turnover is quick. I had to wait for some 15 mins or so, but with all the confectionaries they sell in their boutique, you can easliy forget the time passing.
What a beautiful restaurant! Charm adorns everything that's in this cafe: the chairs, coffee machine, ceiling, decorations, mirrors, doors, etc. The sampled croissant dejeuner was a delight, so was the chocolatine. Very romantic a la francaise that brings daydreamers to poetic times and places.
I was very disappointed with the turn out with this restaurant given their positive reviews from various sources. Going in with high expectations as per recommended by a dear friend, the experience was really not to par. Despite the casual ambiance, cute high chairs, and neat calligraphy on the walls, the menu was not what I expected to be. All dishes were an adapted version of traditional dishes, with a twist that makes it worse off than if it had been authentically delivered. The expensive Peking duck, as claimed on writing, fails to offer the most savoury aspect of the traditional dish: crispy, roasty, perfectly browned duck skin where most of the flavour lies. Instead, a flattened slightly fried patty, which meat can come from any part of the duck, comes at a high price point. Not to mention the mess the whole dish creates by substituting the original flatbread by some commercially-made buns. As to the sautee of vegetables & tofu, there was 3 tiny pieces of tofu to tell the truth with bean sprouts balance of the dish. Pretty expensive for chop suey I would say. As to the so popular duck dumplings, they came overfried to my taste, hiding most of the duck flavour. Growing up in HongKong and having traveled China & Taiwan, I was truly disappointed.
If you like Unibroue's microbrews, then this restaurant is for you. The menu is conceived with beer pairing in mind and therefore many dishes incorporates the use of beer in the cooking, which gives their cuisine an interesting twist. In addition, the decor is original, warm, and reminiscent of La Nouvelle France. The service was courteous, and the costumes just right, all this leaving me a great impression of the restaurant, to which I'd return again.
I love their reasonably priced eggs benedict for breakfast. Don't bother with popular chains like Chez Cora if you want some honest price/quality. L'Anecdote is so much cosier and down-to-earth. Although it's a small place, I like the casual aura that the diner gives out. To me, it wins over the famous Beauty's.
A small, cozy restaurant with honest and reasonable prices; in addition, the service was polite and attentive. With regards to the sushi, however, there were both hits and misses. The hits include the "maple" maki (salmon, eel, lettuce, tobiko, and mayonnaise), as well as the "B.C." maki (with smoked salmon skin, lettuce, and spicy mayonnaise). The miss, to our surprise, was the popular "kamikaze" maki with soggy tempura inside. Overall, it is a good option for those who like sushi, but in my humble opinion, Bishoku on Bishop is still my favorite!
I like the rudimentary wooden tables and chairs, as well as the humble decor and music that gives it a very relaxing, zen atmosphere. Despite its limited menu, the slow-cooked chicken melts in the mouth, and the lentil soup, a light but tasty entree. The fried noodles taste rather ordinary, and the momos, decent but nothing more. Overall, I like the experience and find it better than the competing Shambala on St-Denis.
Beautiful decor and professional service. However, in my humble opinion, the food is a little overpriced for what it is. I went as part of the "happening gourmand" event, and was a little disappointed by the food itself. The dishes sampled tasted rather bland and ordinary although the presentation was really nice.
Awesome inexpensive pasta for lunch! Better than the popular "l'Academie" and beautiful decor! And plus, it's a BYOW restaurant. A pretty good deal.
Extensive wine list and professional advice from the part of the waitstaff. A great deal on their 5a7 special, although the appetizers were rather ordinary. Still, a fairly priced wine bar.
Good place to get imported Belgian beers without having to go outside of Quebec. A little pricey for the amount of mussels, although well executed. Nice decor, good service!
Great pizzas, courteous service. Great place for groups!
With the 30% coupon discount, the bill comes down reasonable. However, I'd never go back on regular prices based on the quality of the sushis. There was very little fish in the makis, compared to an abundant amount of coarsely chopped cucumber and other less expensive fillers. The rice used for the sushis also felt short from expectations, as some pieces had undercooked rice in them while the general ratio of sugar/salt/vinegar was off balance. My general impression on this Cantonese-run sushi restaurant is weak despite its nicely decorated layout.
Food is rather ordinary for the priced charged. Although affordable, there are better places out there. Also, the cuisine/menu tried to be all over the place at the same time which makes it less good at everything. They don't really have a specialty of their own.
My favorite place for a fast, cheap bowl of hot pho, coming to a tie with Pho Lien on Cote-des-neiges. Despite its funny "Roman" decor, cramped sitting, and watery tea, they just keep me coming back. The quirkiness does its magic. Much much better than other pho hole-in-the-wall places in Chinatown.
Very pricey but I have to admit that the dishes sampled surpassed my expectations! Before going, I told myself that it must be overrated and full of snobbish people. But when I came out of it, I could not compliment it more, despite few of its flaws! The bavette de boeuf with its tomato chutney was so juicy that I remember till this day. The lobster bisque, although being a small portion, was probably the best I've ever tasted. Entrees were a little overpriced for what they were. And I didn't appreciate the fact that we had to order vegetables on the side for an additional fee given the fact that our dishes were 45$ by themselves already! I hope they won't charge me for the use of the knife and fork the next time I go haha! The desserts were great, the wine list was interesting and the service was friendly and courteous. I went back a second time to order steak that had this seasoning/herb that tasted wasabi for some reason. It was a surprisingly good marriage of flavors and I found it very creative! Joe Beef is definitely worth going once in a while, especially when the wallet is well filled.
Honest prices for honest food. Simple french bistro classics well executed. Casual ambiance. Great specials. A good bang for you buck type of place when you can't make up your mind about where to go.
Nice layout, great wine list. I went to Lemeac as part of the 22$ 10pm promotion and sampled a great salmon tartar and steak tartar. The calamaris and the mushroom entrees were equally satisfying. The only disappointment I had with the service was that the waitstaff was a little too pushy in the attempt to earn extra tips, which is totally human but not entirely professional. We received condescending looks from our waiter when we told him that we were not going to order wine since we were short on budget (why d'you think we went at 10pm?). The service after that was rather slow and inattentive. Getting bread and water was almost a challenge, compared to other tables that were more profitable to serve. When we finally finished our meals, we had plans immediately after, so we couldn't stay for dessert. When we advised our waiter that we were ready for the bill and not going to get dessert, a similar, familiar condescending attitude was expressed. We tried to sympathize with our waiter and attributed his greediness to human nature, but really, the restaurant should have better trained their waitstaff about how to deal with the promotion. Clients should be treated equally whether it be a 300$ bill or one that is still 60$. It's not fast food, it's bistro. At least, they should reflect Lemeac's class of dining and professionalism.
Probably one of the best restaurant specializing in Cantonese cuisine in town! Almost matches the execution of some average restaurants in Hong Kong having been there myself. Very good Peking Roast Duck.
Rather overpriced for what is served. It tasted rather bland in my honest opinion. The brochettes almost tasted like Casa Grecque, but double the price. The long waiting lines are the usual. A rather low quality/price ratio compared to similar restaurants in town.
Awesome terrace, romantic ambiance, great musicians. Pricey for crepes, but I guess ambiance isn't free so it's all fair. I'm due to return soon, on a sunny afternoon perhaps.
Beautiful place, awesome food. A little pricey for Indian food, but I guess that's the price we have to pay for the awesome ambiance. One of the fanciest Indian restaurants I've ever been in Montreal. Keep up the good work. I love the lamb korma.
Awesome food, a little pricey however for indian food. The live musician with his traditional guitar was certainly a plus! I loved every single dish sampled there. I would rank it side-to-side with Atma on St-Laurent.
Terrific decor, nice ambiance. I love the concept and the stews tasted wholesome. I'm due to return soon! Good job.
Awesome charcoal sardines. Nice restaurant, festive ambiance. I'm due to return soon! The chicken wasn't as good as Romados though according to my taste buds. Still, a fair price for the quality.
The best Portuguese chicken for the price! Long waiting lines are definitely worth it. I still can't get over how big the portions are! I love it! May it continue to smoke up Rachel street for a longtime.
I went there for a friend's birthday party and never returned since. We were a roughly a dozen of people and tried to order different dishes between ourselves so that we can try one another's choices. When the dishes finally came and we sampled each other's plates, I came to the realization to how overrated this restaurant really is. Contrary to most opinions, I found that the seasoning and flavors were bland in almost every dish and I have had so much better for the price we ended up paying. I had been looking forward to try it for so long and I guess my high expectations made it worse. It's unfortunate, because I really like their design, layout, and appeal.
Intimate ambiance, courteous service, and well executed dishes. In all modesty, I believe they have one of the best butter chicken and lamb korma in town! A little pricey for Indian cuisine, but it's still very affordable.
Great quality/price ratio. Excellent service and generous portions. A shining gem compared to the more-often-than-not bland restaurants that are established in the south shore. Have been a dozen times and will definitely return. Lunch specials are truly the best bang for your buck.
Lured by the feature of BYOW, I went to this restaurant once and never returned. Although being very affordable and popular when looking from the outside, the food is arguably not as good as some others in the neighborhood. In terms of authenticity of the dishes in respect to Vietnamese cuisine, it tastes more like an adapted version for people here more than anything. If you think Tiki-Ming is by far not an authentic reflection of Chinese cuisine, then you would probably feel the same way about Bambou Bleu in their execution of Vietnamese cuisine.
This is probably one of the best bang for your buck restaurants if you like couscous and BYOW! Having returned several times, the slow-cooked dishes never stopped to melt me on every occasion. Portions are extremely generous, the service is very friendly and attentive (the other night, we had to wait a bit longer and our waiter gave us a huge complimentary Mediterranean salad that made me flip out). The meal always end with a great mint tea to ease digestion and the baklava served is just the perfect final ending to a great evening. In all modesty, I personally think it beats the popular Couscous Royal on Duluth in terms of quality/price.
Very decent meat thalis at 7$, what more can you ask for if you're looking for a wholesome, quick, and affordable meal! This family-owned restaurant gives generous portions and efficient service (a lot faster and more attentive than Punjab Palace on the street across). I've been several times and certainly will return!
Almost having exhausted the list of BYOW restaurants specializing in french cuisine, La Prunelle is hard to beat considering the quality of ingredients used, which are combined creatively to give a nice twist to traditional french classics. I have been to this restaurant several times over the years, and it never stopped to amaze me every time as they change their menu from season to season. Great selection of Quebec cheeses and well-balanced flavors from entrees to desserts.
Underrated jewel for excellent french cuisine at an exceptionally reasonable price for the quality and presentation of the dishes. I have been to the restaurant several times and felt that every time was a surprise (they keep introducing new items to their menu). This restaurant figures on the top of my good quality-price list along with La Prunelle on Duluth.