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Wondering about L'Entre Cote

I will be visiting Montreal this week and a friend has told me to visit L'Entre Cote. I am wondering if I could get some fellow Hound's to comment. Thanks

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  1. Which one? There are several restaurants with the same (or similar) name. in Montreal, St. Donat, etc.

    10 Replies
    1. re: eat2much

      I think he said it was located in Old Montreal. Any other ideas would be helpful..Thanks

      1. re: ribboy

        My guess is that he meant L'Entrecôte Saint-Jean, a steak-frites resto on Peel Street downtown. Thoroughly banal is how I'd describe the food. www.entrecotesaintjean.com

        If you're in the mood for steak frites, check out these Best Steak Frites in Montreal threads:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/579705
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/308330

        1. re: carswell

          I hear you about l'Entre-côte St-Jean Ugh. Mediocre steaks, oversauced... salad piled with walnuts (who wants that many walnuts) and inferior ice cream profiteroles with a nasty Hershey's kind of chocolate sauce. I just fail to get the appeal.

          I wonder if the new Paris has good steak frites?

          1. re: TheSnowpea

            After that rather scathing review in the Gazoo, I wouldn't be running there to find out what their steak frites are like.

            1. re: cherylmtl

              For 22$ all included, L'Entrecôte is not that bad, everything is very fresh, the profiteroles are as good as anywhere else; it's a place where you can eat in under an hour , in and out. I go every 2 months, when husband is away, I bring a book. You could do worse, but it's not a "must" when visiting mtl. Lots of locals go there, it's not a "whole evening" type of place, the menu is limited.

              The Steak Frites restos are good, imo, I specially like the one on Laurier.
              Possibly your friend meant the one on St. Paul st, close to St. Laurent, that's in old montreal.

            2. re: TheSnowpea

              I concur, Ugh.
              I didn't care if the sides/desserts were good or not - I went their for their 'specialty', steak. I was very disappointed.

              1. re: porker

                i got in late, have a cold and did not want room service so...i decided to go to the one on peel street and yes the food is average but the atmosphere is nice the staff friendly and the cost easy on the wallet..dinner for 2 with wine $73...and there was a man eating alone reading a book. doubt i would go back but...as they say...'it is what it is'....

                1. re: ribboy

                  "...and there was a man eating alone reading a book."

                  Huh ?

                  1. re: johnnyboy

                    It did the job !! I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who brings a book there.

                    1. re: johnnyboy

                      read superbossmom above to get it!