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Decent seafood restaurant?

Over the weekend, we had a family dinner at Peter's Cape Cod in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. A relative chose it and paid for the meal, so I did not feel comfortable complaining to the restaurant but it was the worst meal I've had in recent memory. The fish fillets served were were tasteless and overcooked, they serve tzatziki instead of proper tartar sauce for the fish and chips, the salad was wilted and improperly washed..ugh, truly horrifying. The service was also abysmal. Just one example, the waiter spilled the pitcher of water on me when trying to fill my glass and said: "oops but at least, it's summer"!
Anyway, the point of this post is: Are there any good seafood restaurants in Montreal where you can eat a nice piece of fish or shellfish without emptying your bank account? Milos is amazing but it's not an everyday kind of place unless I do lunch and after 10 pm. I am not a fan of Sirene de la Mer. What are my options?

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  1. Ferreira Café.

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    1. re: souschef

      It's sort of in the same category as Milos,as far as I'm concerned. I am looking for a more casual place. I know Montreal isn't a fish/seafood town, but still...

    2. Reservoir tends to have better than average seafood, at least among bars. It's not a restaurant, sure, but that shouldn't detract from the food itself.

      1. Is Maestro S.V.P. still around? It was very good for seafood.

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        1. re: rosenn

          Thanks I hadn't thought of it because I associate more with mussels, oysters, clams, etc but they have quite a bit of variety on their online menu.

        2. You're right Montreal really isn't a seafood town. The issue is that in places where seafood is fresh, the cheap places are often the best. But in places like Montreal you really have to go upscale to get decent sea fare. It really isn't worth it, in my opinion, to try to find affordable seafood here. You're better off going for the many cheap things we do well here. Especialy with something like seafood, if it's not good, it's BAD, as per your experience. The only exception I can think of in Montreal is mussels, which you can find for reasonable prices and reasonably well done.

          1. There's an article in today's La Presse on Andiamo, the newest venture from the Europea folks. It looks like it will specialise in seafood, and sounds very very good - may not be cheap, but certainly will be worth trying. It opens on Monday.

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            1. re: cherylmtl

              Many years ago we used to go to a place called Neptune in Cote-St-Luc that then moved to Ville St-Laurent. It was owned by a restaurateur of Israelian origine. Does anyone know if he opened another restaurant? It was one of the best seafood restaurants I have ever been to. It was not too expensive also and it is sorely missed in our family!

              Does anyone know anything?

            2. My brother ate at Rayan on Cote des Neiges. Granted he isn't the authority on seafood, but he said it was good.
              I found it here, although not much info
              http://restaurantrayan.com/index.html

              Same here
              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/614787

              It does sound interesting and is on my short list.

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              1. re: porker

                Thanks I had forgotten about that thread.

                1. re: hungryann

                  Actually gave them a call this weekend. Asked if they had wine available - no. Any alcohol? - no. BYOB? - no.
                  They asked me if I wanted to reserve a table - no.

                  Maybe give it a try during lunch sometime.