Thanks TripAdvisor colleagues for leading us to a real find, one that would not have been on our radar otherwise, and without which we would have missed a new treasure. Every month we choose a new restaurant in rotation. This month was mine, and I chose Le Grain based entirely on TripAdvisor commentary, and we were well advised.
Excellent service started with a smile at the front door, once we had navigated the double doors and hanging draperies, reminiscent of a Parisian bistro we love called the Le Timbre. We were led to our table along the back wall, all along the way greeted by staff, firstly behind the bar, then the kitchen, and finally at our table. So far so very good.
Water glasses were filled as menus were provided. While the daily menu was very interesting, we happened upon a Valentine's Day tasting special which we selected at $55/person. A five course delight, which we supplemented (totally unnecessarily) with a shared appetizer of the house specialty, Black Pudding.
Only the main meal was a variable choice, and we had, between us, all three choices, piglet, duck, and osso bucco. Everyone was delighted. And frankly to describe the preparations in this way leaves way too much unsaid, and I wish I could do them justice, but trust me you will not be disappointed in the food, no way.
To accompany the meal we choose a Petite Syrah from California, an excellent private importation.
All along the way we were extremely well served at every turn.
This restaurant deserves all its accolades and more. Impress your friends, take them for a culinary treat in an area of town you simply would not expect to find Montreal's highest rated restaurant.
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