Some debates surrounding "who's the greatest?" will never be settled. Fairmount vs. St-Viateur, Pel้ vs. Maradona, Jordan vs. Lebron, etc. Adding a humorous twist to the discourse is newcomer Le G.O.A.T Grill, a casual Portuguese eatery located on Saint-Henri's stretch of Notre-Dame Street.
In case you have yet to catch on, this joint's name stands for "Greatest of All Time" and not an actual "goat". Today I dropped in for some takeout around noon, after realizing that nearby hotspot BarBara halted its lunch service on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Le G.O.A.T. is a love affair between grilled chicken and sports, as made evident by their mascot/logo of a chicken in basketball attire. The wall-mounted menu spotlights charcoal-grilled chicken and nothing else! in a handful of options: quartered, halved or full next to salad and fries; or in a sandwich, poutine or salad.
Discerning sports fans will appreciate the menu's dish numbering sequence jumping from 8, 9 and 10 to 12, 23 and 33; an obvious nod to legendary athletes' jersey numbers.
The sandwich trio came in a large box and could feed two people with normal appetites not a group I belong to. The chicken was juicy, flavourful and came in a typical papo secos; thumbs way up! The fries were ordinary but given a spicy treatment with a fiery dip, while the refreshing salad helped round the meal out.
tagged: IS THERE ANOTHER MENU?
So is G.O.A.T.'s chicken the greatest out there? I thought it was fantastic and drool worthy; but I would need to try it on its own outside of a sandwich to get the full, unadulterated experience.
Fried chicken may be the talk of the town right now, but this rookie is a sobering reminder of Montreal's history and infatuation with Portuguese chicken. Score!
tagged: DESERVES A RETRY
Price per person: $18.50
Montreal restaurant and bar reviews brought to you by two regular guys who like to eat and drink. We will go anywhere and we will say it like it is.