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Mar 22, 2013 12:55 PM

How is the food at BU these days?

I've never tried it, I know it used to be good back when it was the first wine bar to open in Montreal. But I know there have been changes in the staff over the last few years, and I never hear it mentionne anymore.

Can anyone comment on how the food is nowadays? Is it always empty, or a fun place to eat out?

Thanks in advance!

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  1. I went for the first time maybe a month or so ago. The wines were fantastic, although they pour fairly small glasses unfortunately. The food was average - the "bruschetta" was an interpretation of bruschetta and instead of being light and fresh tasting, it was covered in cheese and extremely oily. Actually all the food was relatively greasy, even though we did not order dishes that on paper sounded like they should be greasy (except for maybe the deep fried olives!)

    I must admit, we went across the road afterwards for a burger from Burger de Ville :) There was less grease on the burger than there had been on the bruschetta!

    5 Replies
    1. re: unlaced

      Thanks for the input unlaced, it's what I was afraid of

      (On a totally unrelated note, if Burger de Ville had some beer to go with those burgers, I would be there a lot more often...)

      1. re: sweettoothMTL

        Burger de Ville is licensed - just a small selection, but they do have beer and wine!

        1. re: unlaced

          Thanks, did not know that, it did not when I went, but it was a while back, maybe too close to the opening. I'll try it again.

        2. re: sweettoothMTL

          If I remember correctly, BU used to offer 2 daily dishes (simple pasta and something more substantial) and late night pizza.

          You could just go and order a couple of glasses of wine and small bytes and report back.

          1. re: Maximilien

            Yes, I'll try to go there for pre-dinner drinks, or 5-7 with colleagues, and not consider it a dinner kind of place. I'll report back when I do.