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Nov 6, 2011 01:33 PM

Fish restaurant

Where can I find the best fish restaurant in Montreal?

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  1. I always suggest poissonerie Rayan on cote des neiges...I went last night and yet again super impressed with their seafood. We had calmaris, octopus, shrimps and for the first time there, sauteed wow. It's not fancy and it's super busy and loud but the food will amaze you.

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    1. re: humbert

      The other pluses are price, can park for free on some sidestreets and choice of method of cooking of your fish. Its often busy which is a good sign and means more turnover of the fish! I dont think it is the best but does give good value. I still prefer milos but take advantage of their deals at lunch or late as expensive place. Portuguese places such as feireira also have good fish.

      1. re: humbert

        I haven't been in DECADES but how about Milos for fish? (yeah, super expensive and I was a guest then, thus the decades long absence)

      2. Milos, Ferreira, Kitchen Galerie Poisson

        Ferreira Cafe
        1446 Peel, Montreal, QC H3A 1S8, CA

        Kitchen Galerie
        60 Rue Jean-Talon E, Montreal, QC H2R1S5, CA

            1. re: EaterBob

              No you are wrong The Nantua is 5 doors West of Chez Delmo.The Cook and one waiter from the original Delmo Work/own The Nantua.

              1. re: finefoodie55

                Le Nantua doesn't exists anymore, it was bought out and rebranded Chez Delmo.

                this is all described in Lesley Chesterman article on Delmo published about 3 weeks ago

          1. La sirène de la mer (2 locations) where you can choose your fish and they'll prepared it for you.
            Ate there a few years back and it's a Lebanese sea food restaurant. You have all the classics. Didn't like their taboulay back then it was to wet. But their shrimps and calamari were excellent.

            Restaurant La Sirene De La Mer
            1805 Rue Sauve W, Montreal, QC H4N3B8, CA

            Restaurant La Sirene De La Mer
            114 Av Dresden, Mont-Royal, QC H3P2B6, CA

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            1. re: maj54us

              Sorry I live right in front of one of the TMR location and have been a few times. Don't get why people think this is good food. Fish is often overcooked, dried chicken brochettes, surly service and VERY expensive for what you get. You can do a lot better (in my opinion) with the other options in this thread

              1. re: jfprieur

                I understand hit and miss on some plates it happens anywhere but it's how they fix the matter that counts for me.

                Their hummus was great when I went, The chicken wasn't dry at all the huge shrimps were very good. The fries I loved their particular taste. Fattouch was good but not my favorite dressing ( I thiought it was too much summac spice), The taboulay was to wet to my tatse. The babaganouj was awesome. For price, it's not more that any other dinning restaurant.

                My wife and the friends we were with back then had some red snaper for main dish and they were happy. One of the couples had small fried fish. I tried one but my taste buds didn't like that. Not that it wasn't good but I hated it. I didn't eat for days after that meal. lol

                We also had some lebanese wine that was very good. Overall it was passing grades for us.

                For taste It was light years away from any amir or any lebanese fast food joints.

                  1. re: hungryann

                    please share your experience. I find it hard to believe that everything would be under par in your book.
                    What would be a great fine dinning Lebanese restaurant in your book and jfprieur?

                    1. re: maj54us

                      Not underpar just very average food that doesn't merit the prices. I've had good meals at group functions but on 3 occasions when I went with a small party of 2-3 people, the experience was as jfprieur described. If I'm going to drop $ on good fish/seafood, La sirene isn't my 1st choice but to each his own.

                      1. re: maj54us

                        I have never been or found a Lebanese fine dining restaurant in Montreal. Not saying it does not exist, I have just never found one in this town. The best alternative for cuisine from that part of the world that I have been too is Alep and it is fantastic in my opinion.

                        1. re: jfprieur

                          HAve you tried EZO? I haven't but it's advertised as a lebanese fine dining restaurant.

                1. Agree with most of the suggestions, but was underwhelmed with kitchen galerie poisson the one time I went.

                  Would also add Tasso on St Denis, especially their patio in the summer time.

                  Unless it has to be a mainly seafood restaurant, I think that some of the other nice restaurants around town generally have 1-2 seafood dishes that are just as good if not better than many of these.choices

                  kitchen galerie poisson
                  399 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, QC H2Y 2H2, CA