The Tuck Shop or Liverpool House
We are a group of 4, 40ish in age. Will be in Montreal for 1 night, looking for great food, very fun, casual atmospher....where should we go. The Tuck Shop...Liverpool House or somewhere else.
Thanks in advance.
I found the atmosphere at Tuck Shop more lively than at Liverpool House and it was perhaps a bit less expensive? I'm not sure I'd head to that neighbourhood if I have just one night in the city.
You can't go wrong with either!
Just visited both in the past two months, thanks to the enthusiastic rec of my local friend. Tuck Shop is locavore heaven encased in a cozy, rustic space. Think foraged mushrooms, fresh-caught fish, Quebec beef. Liverpool House dishes hearty, comfort fare in a boisterous, hip (reminds me of Brooklyn) spot. Both spots have such friendly staff and awesome playlists that you'll feel like you're at your best mate's dinner party.
See my review of my Tuck Shop meal here:
And at LH, I supped on local oysters, delish pate de campagne, a foie gras monte cristo (as naughty and good as it sounds), fish braised in cream & beer, and one of the best sirloin steaks I've ever tasted.
Depending on where you're going or coming from, Tuck Shop is further west. Both are excellent, two of my favs! I feel like Liverpool house has the "funner" atmosphere though.
Thanks everyone for the responses.
We ended up at Tuck Shop with an 8:30 reservation. The space is warm,loud, with a bit of an NYC feel. Food was fantastic. Each of us had different apps and mains and shared a bit. For apps we had the soup ( broccoli an aged cheddar), market salad, crispy tacos, and the sashimi. For mains we had the duck, the hangar steak, lamb shank, and the whole grilled Branzino, along with an order of some of the best frites I have ever had. Service was ver friendly, with no hint of pretense at all..so different than the equivalent resto in Toronto. All in all a great evening in a great spot.....would definitely return.