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Garde Manger Montreal

August 16th, 2007 · Market, Montreal Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants

Garde Manager Montreal

Garde-Manger Montreal Review by Guest Reviewer Dubers

Garde-Manger….so many evenings, so many blurry memories. Whenever someone asks me for the hippest restaurant in Montreal, my answer is always inevitably Garde-Manger.

Originally opened as an “anti-scene” joint in Old Montreal, this small resto/lounge has now been adopted by the Montreal foodies, barflies and hipsters alike. No other place can you enjoy fine dining, a well-selected wine list, beautiful cocktails and the opportunity to get naked.

If you are looking for runway waitresses that don’t know how to do wine service, overpriced martinis, Eurotrash and food that sucks, then St-Laurent Blvd. is slightly north/west. Garde-Manger boasts some beautiful staff but all are knowledgeable, quick and friendly (Julie and Jessica, you rock).

Owner/Partner Kyle is always around either pouring libations or mixing the tunes, never missing an opportunity to mingle with his loyal clientèle.

With a menu that changes daily on the chalkboard, past favorites and must haves are:

Large Seafood platter: Also lovingly referred to as the trough, this is SICK ACTION!!! This baby takes up your whole table and then some. For $125 bones, it’s the biggest and baddest in Montreal. A must for 4-6 people.

BBQ baby back ribs (I love you with your side of succulent potato salad) Is it wrong to suck on your neighbor’s saucy fingers?

Their fish and seafood is always fresh. Nothing like getting a “Loup de Mer” served on your plate while it’s still staring right at you. Delicious but creepy.

The atmosphere is very loud and not for the faint of heart. If you are looking for a quiet, uneventful evening, try Holder restaurant. It’s really tough to get a table at restaurant Garde-Manger and reservations are a must. Call in advance but drop in anytime for a martini.

Wearing the Troff’s decorative seaweed on your head to look like a Rastafarian 10/10

Tastiness: 9.99999999/10 (Deduction for that imperfect oval-shape olive in my martini, OK…10/10)

Getting a table on a Thursday night unless you call 16 weeks in advance/10

GARDE-MANGER RESTAURANT INFORMATION

408 St-François-Xavier, Old Montreal
Phone: 514-678-5044
Hours: Tue-Sun 6 pm – 3 am
Payment: Cash, Credit Cards

 

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Tripolis Restaurant, specialities Grecques

July 27th, 2007 · Greek Restaurants, Montreal Restaurants

restaurant Tripolis

On Tripolis Restaurant Montreal Chef Deck says:

Emanuele the Greek introduced use a few years back and since then I have been enjoying our great love affair. Of all the reasonably priced Montreal Greek Restaurants, I must say Tripolis you are my number one. Your grilled Octopus is at par with all the top Greek restaurants in Montreal.

The village Greek salad is almost perfect (could use goat feta but your olive oil is top notch), charcoal grilled lamb chops are amazing, lamb ribs make me weep, your grilled shrimp are big and beautiful, saganaki is perfection, great tzatziki, fried potatoes in olive oil so dang good, love your

The village Greek salad is almost perfect (could use goat feta but your olive oil is top notch), charcoal grilled lamb chops are amazing, lamb ribs make me weep, your grilled shrimp are big and beautiful, saganaki is perfection, great tzatziki, fried potatoes in olive oil so dang good, love your Horta, and best of all you have the mini wine glasses for your Malamatina. Ta boot you’re opened until 2 am every night and 5 am on the weekends!

Sitting on the terrace and people watching in park extension: So entertaining/10

Food: 8.23237/10

Atmosphere: Packed with all the neighborhood Greeks who tell amazing stories/10

Chef Deck signing out!

NEW TRIPOLIS, SPECIALITIES GRECQUES, RESTAURANT INFORMATION

679 St-Roch (@ Bloomfield)
Phone: 514-277-4689
Hours: Mon – Fri: 11 am – 2 am, Sat-Sun: 11 am – 5 am

Website: Restaurant Tripolis

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Patati Patata friterie de luxe Restaurant

May 29th, 2007 · Breakfast Restaurants, Casse-Croûte, Montreal Restaurants

Chef Deck says:

O Patati…. You’re like my best friend Guillaume, the country boy who moved to the big city. The city Influence helped you create amazingly delicious things like a themed burger (minty feta sauce covered temptation), a patatine…what crazy person would think to add fresh veggies to a poutine (me I like no peppers), and borsch almost as good as my grandmothers. Everything is just amazing, pitchers are cheap, and it’s hard to even spend 10 bucks on a meal.

Mini burgers (geniuses because everything is always better in mini): 10/10
Fries: 9/10
Bathroom: A little tight but clean: 10/10

Chef Deck signing out!

Patati Patata Restaurant
4177 St-Laurent, corner Rachel, Montreal; 514-844-0216
Hours: Mon – Fri 9 am – 11 pm, Sat & Sun 11 am – 11 pm
Pay: Cash Only

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La Banquise

May 16th, 2007 · Casse-Croûte, Fast Food, Montreal Restaurants

Chef Deck Says:

For all of you La Banquise lovers, I agree that it might be the best 3 am snacks and they serve beer till 3 am, but if you think it’s the best poutine in the world you are not a true Québécois. You obviously haven’t traveled far enough in our vast province to be blessed with true lard deep fried satisfaction.

Get in your car and drive a minimum of one hour north or east where they don’t need fancy ingredients to justify their prowess, and you might stumble upon the true experience.

For those of you asking how can I possibly find these diamonds in the rough I will be your guide to a certain extent, but not to the full extent, because a magician can’t divulge all his secrets. All I have to say is 100% Boeuf! or Cals (best poutine gravy ever) if you’re into the fat fry Greco poutine.

No squeaky curds 10/10
Sauce 6/10
Fries 6.75873/10

Chef Deck signing out!

La Banquise Restaurant Information
994 Rachel E, Montreal; 514-525-2415
Hours: Daily, 24 Hours
Pay: VISA, MC, Interac

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Pizza Chef Danny

May 11th, 2007 · Montreal Restaurants, Pizza Restaurants

Chef Deck Says:

Best .99 cent pizza in the city except for maybe one place which I can’t mention because I was given the veto.

UPDATE: Things have changed for the worse here, prices are on the rise. Cheese pizza is now $2 with tax, so goodbye 99 cents.
Tip: Make sure to ask for chili and olive oil

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Pizza Chez Danny Restaurant
De la Montagne, corner St-Catherine, Montreal

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La Prunelle

May 10th, 2007 · BYOB Restaurants, French Restaurants, Montreal Restaurants

La Prunelle

Back on my L’académie rant, why go there when such a good French BYOB is right next door on Duluth. Sooo good, yet to have a bad meal there. $50-80 a couple maybe a $100-120 if you go crazy.

La Prunelle Restaurant
327, Duluth East, corner Drolet, Montreal; (514) 849-8403
Hours: Daily, 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Pay: VISA, MC
BYOB

Website: La Prunelle

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