Montreal: Les Caprices or La Maree?
A followup to an earlier query about romantic
restaurants in Montreal...
I have gotten some new leads on two places I hear have
excellent food with very romantic atmospheres: Les
Caprices de Nicholas (rue Drummond) and La Maree (in
Wondering whether any chowhounds out there have tried
these place or could recommend them?
My husband and I had lunch at La Maree
the last day of our visit. Very nice, formal
service. I had a fennel and orange salad and then
sauteed scallops with a white wine and cream
sauce (I think). Very good.
Food preparation is French but nothing
on the order of the creativity of what
I've read of Les Caprices. Go to Les Caprices
re: Hopeless Romantic
Les Caprices is a bit austere, but the indoor/outdoor
garden is quite lovely. The food, as I mentioned
before, is top notch. Everything we had was
wonderful, especially the sauteed sweatbread appetizer
(the best I have ever had). The service is very
professional, but maybe too formal and ridgid.
I would definitely recommend Les Caprices de Nicolas
on its own, but since I have never been to La Maree, I
can give no comparative guidance.