Taverne Urbaine sur Duluth
The Taverne Urbaine sur Duluth finally opened up a week ago after waving a banner for several months. Since the weather was so great we decided to give it a try just so we could enjoy the interior terrace. We managed to arrive in time for 4 à 7 happy hour so I had a good pint of dark beer for $5, friends had sangria for $6. We tried a lot of different things on the menu and everyone was pretty pleased. The kids devoured the poutine and the hamburgers which are very big. The paté chinoise was approved, the boeuf bourgignon poutine also was declared very good. I had the fish and chips, a large portion, good batter, okay cod. The fries are more brown and soft than I like, the coleslaw suspiciously gray but tasty. The tasting platter of appetizers was generally a large amount of various patés and the least favourite of our many choices. All in all, a good place to hang out and eat non-threatening, crowd-pleasing food. Attentive service with a few quirks ... they wouldn't cut the hamburger in the kitchen, for example, though two kids were sharing, insisting it would affect presentation. Like as if the kids care, but whatever. Vinegar was brought for my fish and chips in a soy sauce cup. But that's fine as the relaxing terrace makes up for it. I'd probably still opt for Saint Sushi Bar when out on Duluth looking for a great meal, but for a nice beer and some snacks while outdoors, this will do and it is a nice improvement over the previous restaurant in the same location.