Bit of a late review! I've been so busy trying to balance my work, personal and social life, there has literally been no time to spare when it comes to my blog. Shame on me, I know.
So, to kick-start this blog again, I going back to basics and doing what I love best: Food/Restaurant reviews!
This place has an honorable mention, since I love it and it's a place that I've been to twice. The first was around May 2017 and the second time was for my birthday in September 2017. Sadly, I did not take any quality photos, so the photos from my initial visit will have to make do.
Since it's only fair to provide a more fresh review, here's a copy-pasta of the review I did on Google:
It was a last minute decision to have dinner here and I'm glad we did. Upon entering the restaurant, there was this air of modern elegance and was greeted by one of the wait staff, where he offered to take our coats.Since we arrived at 5:30PM, it was relatively empty (on a Sunday), so we were offered a table for 2 near the windows, which offered a nice view.
The two downsides I could think of, was that the waiter didn't really inform us that the main dishes were pretty big and we did not manage to finish our main course. Having said that, they were nice enough to pack the leftovers nicely (still awesome as a leftover lunch).
The other (downside) was when I rang last minute (at 5PM) to make a reservation and whoever answered the phone seemed unfriendly and was quick to hang-up without asking for a name or saying goodbye (I understand that it's quiet, but still..). Not going to dock points for this, but something that could be improved on.
Overall, I definitely recommend this place for any special occasion or if you decide to spoil yourself.
Without further ado, here are the photos!
For entrees: 1/2 dozen oysters
Old Fashioned Beef Tartare served on Bone Marrow
Tuna Sashimi with Soy & Orange Vinaigrette
Fried Squid with Homemade Kimchi, Mango & Basil
Off-the-menu special: Seared Yellow-fin Tuna, Caramelized Pear, Sauteed Brussel Sprouts & Sweet Potato Mash
18oz 60-days Dry-aged Steak served with Pepper sauce & Onion Rings | Side: Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Yellow Curry with Crispy Pork Belly
By far, if you're to ask me, the winner dish is the Beef Tartare!
Overall, here's my thoughts:
- Food/Presentation: 4/5 (Love the upscale presentation for sure!)
- Ambience: 4.5/5 (Enjoyed the rustic, chillax atmosphere)
- Service: 4/5 (Friendly wait-staff!)
- Monetary value: 2.5/5 (For cost of living in Montreal, definitely on the upper-end)
Do you want to send your taste-buds on a CRU-ise? Then check them out here!:
585 Victoria Avenue | St. Lambert
Quebec, J4P 3R2, Canada