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Bistro Biarritz

jay_81k Aug 14, 2011 09:50 AM

Checked out this new place on the corner of Villeneuve and St Laurent called Bistro Biarritz and was pleasantly surprised! The menu consists of fresh seasonal ingredients with a french/spanish influence. Pork belly confit with membrio, beef tartar, grilled quail with a pistachio vinaigrette and lamb ribs were some of the options. I went for the Short ribs, and my girlfriend had grilled halibut with fresh corn and wild mushrooms, both were pretty excellent and were very reasonably priced. Nothing is more than 20$ and most plates range from 5-12$. The service was also excellent. I believe the menu changes weekly as well. Very glad I checked it out and suggest you do too!


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  1. SnackHappy RE: jay_81k Aug 14, 2011 10:45 AM

    Thanks for the report. I've been wondering what kind of place the were setting up in there. I don't know why it's called Bistro Biarritz, though. It looks much more like a wine/tapas bar, which to me sounds a lot more interesting than a bistro. Do they serve a lot of wine by the glass? I didn't see anything about that on the web site.

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      jay_81k RE: SnackHappy Aug 15, 2011 07:12 AM

      I dont really drink so I couldnt tell you how extensive their wine list is, but im pretty sure there are a good amount of options by the glass. And as far as them calling it a bistro rather than a tapas bar.. Couldnt tell you. Gonna go try it out again later tonight.

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        Jasmine514 RE: jay_81k Aug 30, 2011 02:45 PM

        I love that place! It's actually just called Biarritz (no bistro). They do have nice wine by the glass, 1/4 & 1/2 L if you don't wanna commit to a whole bottle. The pork belly confit & beef tartar rules!

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      sweettoothMTL RE: jay_81k Jan 23, 2012 08:03 AM

      I'm thinking of trying it out soon. Are the medium plates more tapas sized, or more small-plate size like at next door le Comptoir. At le comptoir, two plate is usually enough for me, plus maybe a desert and some shared charcuterrie.

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        jay_81k RE: sweettoothMTL Jan 24, 2012 11:34 AM

        The mediums are more small plate sized. Some are even big enough to have as your entire meal. The chestnut risotto with cider braised pork is amazing , and so is the oxtail with bone marrow. In fact everything I've tried there is good.

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        stak RE: jay_81k Oct 27, 2012 03:24 PM

        Finally tried this place & loved it. They have an oyster deal from 5 to 7 Tues to Fri - 5 lucky limes for $10 & they were lovely. The chestnut risotto with cider-braised pork was wonderful. Also enjoyed the smoked arctic char with pea shoots. Will have to go back and try some of the desserts. Yum!

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