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La Hacienda: Mi Casa Es Su Casa

Thursday, March 26, 2015

in  restaurantlatinmexicanoutremontcasual<$40

It recently dawned on us that we haven't reviewed a single Mexican restaurant three years into our blog!  Although we enjoy the cuisine, we have yet to find a noteworthy spot amid the handful of generic, mediocre Tex-Mex places we've visited over the years.  In an effort to reverse the situation, we ... continue

The Verdict    plan b.

L'Express: A Timeless Classic

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

in  restaurantfrenchbistroplateaumoderate<$40

Following a year that saw two longstanding, old school bistro closings in Le Paris-Beurre and Le Continental, we were left wondering if such would be the fate of other landmarks in the face of the never-ending streak of trendier and edgier restaurant openings taking place all over town.  It was in that ... continue

The Verdict    solid

Mon Nan: The Hunt Is Over

Saturday, February 14, 2015

in  restaurantasianchinesechinatownmoderate<$40

Chinatown is a tough cookie for us; although we love Chinese food, our frame of reference was the American variation we grew up eating in the Middle East.  With so many options in the area, we never knew where to go for a good, authentic meal; the disappointments were frequent and the gems rare.  That ... continue

The Verdict    solid

Poutine Week Montreal: Playing It Safe

Saturday, February 7, 2015

in  festivalcomfort foodconcordia ghettodowntown corelittle burgundy

Now in its third edition, the week-long celebration of Quebec's most iconic dish has grown considerably to include fifty restaurants in Montreal alone, not to mention four other cities.  With so many options, we aimed to turn things around this year following the (mostly) passable poutines we got to ... continue

The Verdict    plan b.

La Queue de Poisson: Fishmongering in Verdun

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

in  restaurantseafoodfish & chipsverduncasual<$20

‘Twas on a bone-chilling day that we walked into La Queue de Poisson seeking a hot, comforting meal for lunch.  The chippy-cum-poissonnerie has been open on Verdun's Promenade Wellington for about a year now.  We haven't heard much about it asides from critic Sarah Musgrave's less-than-enthusiastic ... continue

The Verdict    retry

Montreal restaurant and bar reviews brought to you by two regular guys that like to eat and drink. We will go anywhere and we will say it like it is.

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