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La Louisiane and other Cajun Restaurants in Montreal?

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Chai Latte May 7, 2007 01:03 PM

Hi,

Has anybody been to La Louisiane recently? I was there years and years ago and wasn't all that impressed. I was wondering if it's worth a revisit. Also, are there any other cajun/creole restos in Montreal?

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    foodismyfriend May 12, 2007 06:28 AM

    I ate there a while back with a pretty big group, about 8 of us, and we all ordered different things. I tried a bit of each plate and it all tasted frighteningly similar---seems like a very lazy kitchen to me. Won't be back in a hurry.

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      celfie May 10, 2007 06:52 AM

      cmon folks, crawfish etouffee, delicious

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        Chai Latte May 10, 2007 01:33 PM

        Thanks to everyone that replied. I think I'll pop by and try the crawfish etouffee. I've always wanted to try a crawfish boil, but since fresh live crawfish is next to impossible to get here in Montreal, a crawfish etouffee it will have to be. Come to think of it, I wonder if langoustines are an acceptable substitute for crawfish?

      2. mainsqueeze May 8, 2007 05:31 PM

        Yeah, the best thing about La Louisiane lately is the staff. They're super friendly.

        I also enjoy the little cornbread muffins.

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          Arktik May 9, 2007 09:30 AM

          I concur. The muffins were the best thing there…

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          rooibus May 8, 2007 11:21 AM

          we recently had a great meal there with our teenaged sons. They prepared a special vegetarian plate for me The boys all had some shrimp dish. Service was very attentive.

          1. SnackHappy May 7, 2007 01:40 PM

            It's a decent enough place. I've had some pretty good meals there. Nothing outstanding, mind you. The last time we went the hush puppies were deep-fried to a dark brown colour and tasted like burnt. I really wish they wouldn't deep fry their crab cakes. That's just lazy. They tasted like burnt, too. My rack of lamb was alright, but at 28$ including a delicious cold cucumber soup, it was a bit pricey. The cheese souflé that came with it was too dense and kinda boring.

            The staff is really nice and the service is ok. The setting is great. It's a good neighbourhood place. I don't think I would reccomend it to tourists, though. You can get better cajun/creole food elsewhere.

            As for other cajun restaurants. What other cajun restaurants? There are a couple of Brasilian places that make jambalaya, but they're nothing to write home about.

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              hungryann May 8, 2007 04:36 PM

              I concur. Nothing to write home about.

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