This is a large space separated into smaller spaces for both privacy and to add to the old fashioned romantic feel. We were able to get a table by the window which provided the added pleasure of watching the people on St. Paul St. in Old Montreal. This alone made for a great evening, but the drinks, the food, and in particular our server (Anna), made this meal really special. By the time the evening was over, we became fast friends. I had the NY Strip steak ($28), at her suggestion and was pleased with both the flavor and the perfect medium rare cook. It came with garlic mashed potatoes, which were excellent and not too garlicy, along with steamed broccoli and cauliflower, both of which were very good. My wifed and I both had Caesar salads ($7) which were also delicious, and she had grilled chicken with a lemon sauce ($23) that she said may have been the best chicken she'd ever had. Her accompaniments were the same as mine. We tried some of their cocktails (I had the Gentleman Jack Old Fashioned) and she had a Cosmopolitan. Both were superb. This was a wonderful meal, in a wonderful setting, with a wonderful server--need I say more?
We followed our Canadian tour guide's advice and we were not disappointed. Our tour group of master gardeners (30 folks in all) went to Montreal for an extended weekend. Our last official stop in Montreal was this restaurant. I ordered the strip steak and was asked, "why? You can get that at any chain restaurant in the States!" I stayed with my choice and was pleased. The steak was perfectly grilled, juicy and fork tender. The flavoring was out of this world. It came with a modest serving of al dente string beans and carrots. In spite of all the nutritional advice people leave the veggies on their plate or opt for the starches- hence a modest or token serving of veggies more of a garnish than a serving. Baked potato and mescaline salad rounded out the main course. Our dessert was a delightful slice of layered mousse and chocolate - light and not overpowering.