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celfie Oct 5, 2010 05:58 PM

There is a new buffet owned by Russians (i think) opened where India beau Village was on Du Parc. My roommate went today and gave it a favourable review. There are some (bizarre) pictures on google and the reviews are equally as weird

voila

http://maps.google.ca/maps/place?um=1...

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    ios94 Oct 6, 2010 07:21 AM

    It used to be located on Gouin in Pierrefonds in the a ma Baie neighbourhood, I never went but noticed it closed a few months ago. The menu on the link you provided confirms that it is the same establishment based on the address in the corner of the menu.

    1. SourberryLily Oct 6, 2010 07:53 AM

      Hmm i see what you mean about the weird pictures and weird reviews. Almost sounds like fake reviews. Not very enticing to me.

      Perhaps you should encourage your roomate to add his own review.

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        kpaxonite Oct 6, 2010 08:40 AM

        I see what you mean about the not so enticing reviews: 'You can talk about porn without being disturbed!' LOL

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          kpaxonite Oct 6, 2010 08:45 AM

          and what is this?

           
      2. anachemia Oct 6, 2010 09:49 AM

        Been meaning to try out the new location for several weeks, more out of curiosity than anything else. From what I understand the food is pretty good despite the bizarrity factor.

        My dad frequented the original location on Gouin and still raves about their cabbage rolls. (Not sure if he tried to talk about porn, mind you...)

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          celfie Oct 6, 2010 03:26 PM

          my roommate really liked their ribs - she said they fell off the bone. personally i don't like fall off the bone ribs but i digress. for 8.95 at lunch, no too shabby and it is apparently bring your own vodka

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            SourberryLily Oct 6, 2010 04:41 PM

            Is that even legal......?

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              vanierstudent Oct 6, 2010 07:06 PM

              no. BYO_ is only applicable to wine and beer.

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              Shattered Oct 6, 2010 07:32 PM

              Say no more!

              Some more links:
              http://www.westislandgazette.com/victorschukov/13618 (about the old location
              )http://stepintomyday.blogspot.com/201...

              1. re: Shattered
                SourberryLily Oct 7, 2010 10:16 AM

                Well these articles certainly paint a better picture!

                Is it a standard buffet? The decorations and the tinsel in teh classes makes it look like a reception more then a restaurant. I'm still a bit confused.

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            lagatta Oct 7, 2010 07:04 AM

            So I presume Buffet Bravo is located at 6925 avenue du Parc H3N 1X7. That would be a bit south of métro Parc (and the Loblaws and parc etc) on a rather desolate stretch. Is the phone number still that of the former Beau Village 514.277.4787 I could go by and check, it is not very far from where I live.

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              kpzoo Oct 7, 2010 07:07 AM

              The Google Places record referenced in the OP gives all the info, plus a map:

              6925 Avenue Du Parc, Montreal, QC H3N1X7
              (514) 277-4787 (Fax) – (514) 972-2283 (Mobile) ‎
              http://maps.google.ca/places/ca/montr...

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                ios94 Oct 7, 2010 07:25 AM

                Actually sounds like it would have been worth a try, too bad I didn't know that they served Russian/East European food. I drive by the Gouin old location every day and always assumed that with a name like that it was just another standard avoid like the plague buffet place.

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              rictitious Dec 4, 2010 10:20 PM

              I lived for several years in Eastern Europe (including Russia) and have been to many parties and restaurants offering this type of food and ambiance. It's the real McCoy!! And worth the trip.

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                Shattered Feb 15, 2011 12:59 PM

                I went here a couple Fridays ago with 5 friends, and we agreed we'd be back. They have a small salad bar that includes dolmas, and the usual ice cream and fruit salad desert area. Two tasty homemade soups on offer: lentil and borsh.

                The main attraction is meat: chicken, lamb, beef, pork. The best were the juicy and meaty ribs, as someone mentioned before (I'm saving more room for those next time), meatballs in mushroom sauce, and roast chicken.

                Also, yeah, it's byoV. The service is great, too, btw; even though it's buffet we were practically waited on, as our dishes were cleared right away between rounds, and the busser opened our wine for us.

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                  amylnitrate Feb 16, 2011 08:41 AM

                  Anything for vegetarians? Varenikies (aka perogies)? Cabbage rolls without meat? Is there meat in the borscht? Do they even have borscht?
                  Any fish or seafood?

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                    Shattered Feb 16, 2011 12:41 PM

                    As I mentioned, yes they have borscht (however you spell it), and there's no meat in it (I've never even heard of such a thing). There were some salads, such as bean salad, and spaghetti, but I didn't bother filling up on that, so I couldn't tell you if there was meat in the sauce. The sauce came separately, though, so you could eat noodles I suppose.

                    No perogies unfortunately. No seafood. I seem to recall some hot rolls-type dish, not cabbage rolls though. I don't remember everything; I was drinking vodka. Meat is definitely the main attraction here. Your options are very limited if you're a vegetarian.

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                      cherylmtl Feb 17, 2011 04:36 PM

                      Beef-based borscht definitely exists - my mother and grandmother used to make it all the time (personally, I prefer the plain beet version myself...).

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