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“Best Dining of a Week in Montreal and QC"”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Kitchen Galerie Poisson - CLOSED

Kitchen Galerie Poisson
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Quartier International
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Best Dining of a Week in Montreal and QC"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2011

This was really a lovely evening. KGP is a storefront on a quiet street in Vieux Montreal. It kind of transcends the conventional boundaries between restaurant wait staff, kitchen staff, and customers. Jean-Philippe St-Denis, an owner and chef, greeted us; we sat at the bar overlooking the kitchen. The whole time we were there, M St-D would sit down next to us every so often to talk about the menu, the wine, the meal, and life in general. We chatted with people in the kitchen as they prepared dishes for us and other customers. We felt welcome.

We started with an assortment of great East Coast oysters, our faves. Next came what M St-D described as "dishwasher foie gras" ("pot de foie gras cuit au lave-vaiselle"). It's a little glass jar of foie gras that they actually do steam in the dishwasher, then chill. Served with toast. Wonderful! A sparkling salad with asparagus, olives, crab and parmesan refreshed. The main course, then, was special. Black cod glazed on top so the skin was crackly while the fish underneath was flaky and moist. The accompanying risotto was creamy and had all kinds of interesting, tasty little morsels in it. Perfect! The wine--recommended, again, by M St-D--was so good, we couldn't help but drink a bit too much of it. Everybody, from the charming lady grilling fish on the flat-top to the other guys in the kitchen to M St-D wished us well when we tottered out the door.

If you're looking for a more formal, white tablecloth restaurant, KGP might not be the place for you. But if you are more interested in top-notch ingredients, cooking, wine, and hospitality like we are, dedicate an evening to M St-Denis and his crew.

  • Visited August 2011
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English first
Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Amazing seafood, wonderful service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2011

I was a solo dinner here while visiting Montreal and cannot describe how warm and wonderful the entire staff was--they chatted and joked with me the whole night (I had such a great evening, I came back the next night even though I try never to eat at the same place twice in one trip). I definitely recommend getting a seat at the bar overlooking all the action in the kitchen. The fish arrive daily and are different every day. Over my two meals I tried the oysters (great!), the oyster with seared foie (comes in a shooter-like glass and is one bite of heaven); fried soft-shell crab (just yum), and the scallops, which were served with a great salad with edamame and big chewy pearls of couscous. Reservations strongly recommended, it was packed.

Visited May 2011
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