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Nov 25, 2010 06:28 AM

BYOW seafood restaurant

My friend is visiting for the weekend and tomorrow evening we were thinking of going to a bring your own wine seafood restaurant. We'll be walking there from Prince Arthur and Parc, so I'm hoping for something relatively close and sort of casual. Any suggestions? Your help is very much appreciated.

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  1. Poisson Rouge on Rachel is walkable - I haven't been for quite a long time but it was very good when I did last go.

    1201 Rachel Est tel: (514) 522-4876

    Hope this helps,


    1. Three places spring to mind.

      Le Poisson Rouge -- -- which is located on Rachel north of Lafontaine Park. That's not a recco, however. I've not been since the change in ownership and staff and the resto's got some very mixed reviews lately.

      Yuukai Japanese Fusion (5658 Parc, 514 278-4572) does sushi and other raw and cooked fish (and meat) dishes. Good QPR.

      Varka (5258 Park north of Fairmount, 514 271-2130) is a psarotaverna-style BYOB, though I believe it markets itself as Albanian, not Greek. Have been meaning to go but haven't got around to it.

      Regular BYOBs often have fish on their menu, too. There are several decent to very good ones within walking distance of Park and Prince Arthur (Le P'tit Plateau, L'Entrepont, La Colombe, Le Piton de la Fournaise, Ilios, Monsieur B., etc.).

      5658 Av Du Parc, Montreal, QC H2V4H1, CA

      5 Replies
      1. re: carswell

        Varka's Anatolian, not Albanian.
        It's nice spot though, with very sweet owners, and I hope this ongoing Parc con/(de)struction won't be the death of it.

        1. re: thebenc

          thebenc, any more specifics on fish and other seafood on offer at Varka?

          1. re: thebenc

            They've removed the evidence from signage, menus and even business cards, but Carswell is not hallucinating. I have in hand an older business card that clearly states "Spécialités Albanaises." (Didn't study the menu closely, but it all looks Greek to me...)

            1. re: Mr F

              You can find their menu at this site:
              Looks good. I shall give it a try in Dec.

              1. re: Mr F

                Wow, I could have sworn I saw Anatolie written up there at some point.
                I hope I'm not the one hallucinating!