Alan Richman visits Montreal
He slams a few dishes and is impressed by others.
link to article en francais.
(I used google tranlate to help and it does the job but not great)
Their croissant aux amandes have never been good... probably because they are not real almond croissant but saying that they are the worst is a bit stupid too. I've not read a lot of serious negative feedback about this place I think... some people might want to hate it cause it's so popular and filled with tourists, but the food is almost always fantastic. I've eaten there for years when I was working nearby and tried almost everything... still miss them now that I'm far!
I completely share his worry about the poppyseed bagel. Seems it's caught in a vicious circle: low demand leads to fewer being made, mostly in off-hours, so if you're lucky enough to find one it's rarely fresh. That further cuts into demand, so they make even fewer, and so on.