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barbara 6185 Aug 7, 2008 11:39 AM


There is a new restaurant on Bishop Street

Oyster Shack
1242 Bishop Street

IT has great food

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    foxburger Nov 14, 2008 11:13 AM

    What other new (fall) restaurants have recently opened in Montreal that are noteworthy?

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    1. re: foxburger
      mainsqueeze Nov 14, 2008 11:16 AM


      This thread is pretty comprehensive. Restaurant Openings - 2008:


    2. SnackHappy Aug 28, 2008 09:03 AM

      Catherine Macpherson in this weeks Hour gives Oyster Shack a less glowing review than the one in the gazoo.


      Kinda confirms my fears about the place, though.

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      1. re: SnackHappy
        zekesgallery Aug 28, 2008 09:58 AM


        But she also recommended Le Mondial Gourmand on the radio this week.

        Wouldn't that make her review sort of like a double negative?

      2. mainsqueeze Aug 8, 2008 07:33 AM

        Okay. Could you elaborate a little bit on the food and how great it is? Presumably they serve oysters, but what else? Are they open for lunch?

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        1. re: mainsqueeze
          BLM Aug 8, 2008 07:36 AM

          It was reviewed by Sarah Musgrave in the Gazoo 2-3 weeks ago.

          1. re: BLM
            mainsqueeze Aug 8, 2008 07:39 AM

            Thanks I'll go look at it.

            1. re: mainsqueeze
              SnackHappy Aug 8, 2008 07:40 AM

              Here's the link: http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette...

              1. re: SnackHappy
                mainsqueeze Aug 8, 2008 07:43 AM

                Thanks I just read the review. I would love to check it out! Will report back if we do.

                1. re: SnackHappy
                  carswell Aug 8, 2008 07:53 AM

                  OMG. Clam chowder poutine. They don't say whether it's New England or Manhattan-style, though Emmenthal would argue for the former. I think I'm going to be ill...

                  1. re: carswell
                    SnackHappy Aug 8, 2008 07:59 AM

                    Couldn't be worse than the seafood poutine at feu Ail Y'ail Y'ail, which AFAIC was a terrible waste of seafood.

                    1. re: carswell
                      rcianci Aug 8, 2008 11:12 AM

                      Ms. Musgrave indicates the chowder has "an excellent cream-to-clam ration". (Perhaps she meant ratio.) I take that to mean New England style chowder. Funny, I asked specifically about the Chowder Poutine earlier and it looks like the Moderators deleted my post. Maybe they thought I was kidding. :)

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