Seafood chain in Montreal?
A few years back Red Lobster closed its only Quebec restaurant, the one on Crescent, if I'm not wrong. I miss it, but someone once told me that there's a French-Canadian equivalent chain . . . I have an image of a pirate in my mind but I could be wrong. Does anyone know of a Red Lobster-style chain of restos in Montreal? You know, shrimp platter, surf & turf, reasonably prices, family atmosphere?
Red Lobster was actually a few streets east of Crescent and they also had a location in Pointe Claire.
The only chain seafood place I know of is Homard Plus. They have three locations, Roxboro on the WI, South Shore, and Laval. They also have a web site: www.homardplus.com.
Am pretty sure there used to be a Red Lobster on Park Avenue in the strip mall across from Microboutique, more or less where Salon de quilles international is today.
Sirène de la Mer is becoming kind of chainish, but it's not very Red Lobster-like and prolly doesn't do pirates.
There was also a Red Lobster in LaSalle.
About the Homard Plus on the South Shore, its on Taschereau and it basically sucks. Used to be OK a few years ago, but the last three times I was there it was lousy...no, make that terrible. Three strikes, and I ain't going back.
Not an exact fit to your enquiry, there's Terra Mare on Sources. A touch more upscale than Red Lobster, but was pretty good the one and last time I was there about 10 months ago.
Never been, but some people like Pete's Cape Cod in St. Anne de Bellevue. They seem strong on fried stuff
Anyone remember the Poisonnerie on Stanley just below de Maisonneuve? I miss that place.