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Le Bureau Bar Tapas: New Kid on The Block

Friday, December 7, 2012

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Disclaimer:  This meal was comped.

The Pitch

It seems there is no end in sight to the Griffintown boom, both on the condo front and the restaurant/nightlife scene.  The latest additions here are Grinder Viandes et Vins and Le Bureau Bar Tapas, both of which opened this week.  Tonight we were invited to attend the opening/media launch of the latter.

tagged  media event

The Mood

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The 19th-century, ex-antique shop was redone with an eye for detail and an emphasis on recycling.  Featured are several decor objects from that period, such as old desk lamps and brass fire extinguishers.  The evening started out quietly for the media launch at 5PM but by 7PM, it got very busy as endless groups of yuppies kept flowing in for drinks at the bar or tapas and wine at the tables.

The Food

The menu consists of a list of affordable, (mostly) Mediterranean-influenced tapas priced between $4 and $6.  This allows diners to sample and share several dishes without having to worry about their wallet.  For drinks, you have the choice of an imported wine or one of twelve beers on tap.

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Cod Croquettes


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Beef with Coarse Salt, Chimichurri Sauce


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Harissa Chicken


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Shrimps, Garlic Herb Butter


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tagged  budget-friendly, focus on beer

The Verdict

Le Bureau will not have any trouble filling its tables with the thousands of condo-dwellers moving in nearby over the next few years.  Also, their budget-friendly tapas concept is unique in this part of the city, and is certain to attract young professionals working downtown for 5--7s and possibly more.  We'll keep an eye on it

Price per person:  $18.60


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