4 Restaurants in "Old Montreal"
- ForkinMouth May 31, 2001 01:34 PM
Can anyone provide some insight regarding Chez Delmo, Les Remparts, La Bonaparte and La Maree? I will be visiting Montreal in the early fall and will be staying and dining in the Old Montreal area.
I've some knowledge of two of the four mentioned (good choice, Delmo). I've also taken the liberty of including two others for your consideration.
Bonaparte - 442 rue St.-Francois-Xavier (in heart of Vieux-Montreal) - 514/844-4268 - French - $$-$$$ - Good value for M-F L
Claude Postel - 443 rue St.-Vincent (in Old Montreal district) - 514/875-5067 - Terrine of venison and foie gras; pan-seared salmon wrapped in sheet of smoked salmon then sauced with butter, Sherry, lemon and shallots; lemon tart - Claude Postel - $$$ - M-F L>1130-1430h and 1730-2300h.; Sat-Sun>1730-2300h
*(Chez) Delmo Sea Food - 211 & 215 Notre Dame St W (in heart of financial district) - 514/849-4061 - Victorian institution with 2 long bars of mahogany (packed at L) and bright little dining room at rear - All à la carte with same prices L&D - Bowl of clam chowder; good lobster bisque; good lobster sandwich served on wheat with Bibb and tomato garnish; entrecote (minute and maitre de sizes) - Larger selection of fish dishes at night - House specialty of Dover sole Waleska; scallops meuniere, large and perfectly cooked; grilled Arctic char ; varietal oysters in season; Provencal-style fish soup; oyster soup - Since 1910 - Owner Roland Perisset (over 30 years) and chef Enzo Bertoli (over 25 years) - $$-$$$ - Open M-F>1130-1430h, Tu-Sat>1730-2230h - Closed last 2 weeks of Jul and 2 weeks at Christmas
Restaurant Stash Cafe Bazaar (aka Stash's Cafe) - 200 St. Paul W (Old Port neighborhood) - 514/845-6611 - Polish home cooked meals - Specialties of zurek (white borscht), wild boar, strudel - 4-course menus for $13-16.50 (00) - Although serving traditional laborer's meals, the business crowd favors this place because of the food and it fills quickly - $ - Open 7d for lunch
I stayed in the Auberge de Vieux Port when we were in Montreal, and we had a lovely meal at Les Remparts
Appetizers -- A wild boar in phyllo that was amazing, the foie gras was less so because it was served with red peppers which overwhelmed the delicate flavor.
Main courses -- I had duck in a sweetish sauce, my bh had venison with salsify -- both were excellent.
Dessert -- we shared maple creme brulee, which was also delicious.
The service was very sweet and attentive, but it didn't come cheap. Still, it was a very worthy dining experience. I also recommend the hotel highly. Enjoy!