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“Nice and fancy”
Review of Maison Boulud

Maison Boulud
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Ranked #77 of 6,519 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$68
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Ville-Marie
Description: explore our extensive culinary master piece of a menu at Maison Boulud. Located inside the Ritz-Carlton, Montreal, our restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a weekend brunch.
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice and fancy resturent in Montreal downtown. Everything was very good. And for sure, you pay expensive for what you get. The food was very good with reasonable portions

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed June 24, 2017

I had the tasting menu and it was one glorious dish after another. There are 6 courses not including the amuse bouche at the start which had a delicate flavour of sweet pea water and cucumber with scallop. There were two appetizers. One was a crab "maki" filled with only crab and no rice wrapped delicately with avocado. The other was a terrain de fois gras which had sweet accompaniments including maple sugar. Then there was a pasta dish which was out of this world. Spinach and ricotta I believe ravioli with a parmesan EMULSION believe it or not. The most soothing pasta dish I've ever had. It was beautiful to behold these wonderful little parcels in green with various edible green leaves. Then came the fish dish which was sea bass and artichoke. There are no words to describe how delectable this dish was. The sea bass was cooked to perfection and all the flavours that accompanied the fish were amazing. Really you MUST have this dish before you die!!! Then we asked if the meat dish could be the veal sweet breads which was on the menu that night. They checked and said sure but when the last entree came out it was squab wrapped in fried "potato noodles" (the squab looked like it was in a basket); rare filet mignon and more fois gras with miniature veggies. When the server realized we didn't get the sweetbreads she was very apologetic and told us to eat the squab dish and she would bring an extra plate of sweetbreads! They were fantastic, best I've ever had, large size, succulent and cooked to perfection. Tthis came with porcini mushrooms. The tasting menu was like a symphony with each dish building to the next until reaching a crescendo. My descriptions of the dishes do not explain the beauty; artistry and imagination that each dish represents. If this wasn't enough the entrees of this "Tasting menu" were more like full sized meals. I love to eat and have to say this is the first time I was saying that I had to stop. Thank goodness the dessert was very lilght with a light and creamy filling sitting on a thin thyme wafer accompanied by rhubarb; fruit and these pillows filled with a fluffy cream cheese type filling. IMPORTANT to know is that the pasta; fish and meat dish we had DID NOT appear on the menu that night (except for the sweetbreads which we asked for). So in my opinion we got a menu which was was super special and we for that reason it was worth every penny. By the way the ginger beer and apple non-alcoholic drink with fresh mint is also terrific.

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

Everything I tasted was delicious, and I was surprised by the generous portions. The service was very attentive, and the waiter was very good natured and knowledgeable about the menu - he knew what had been served the day before, and when my husband requested it, having seen the previous day's menu online, the waiter offered to make it happen and he did. If you can, sit in the garden or right next to the garden instead of the interior dining room. This is a good place for both visitors to Montreal and locals, for celebrations or business dinners.
There is free valet parking via the Ritz hotel.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Shmees
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Reviewed June 14, 2017

Beautiful setting and great food. Lunch was particularly a great value. Service is great but can be slow. Prices are appropriate. Can eat there everyday.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank IKnowChicago
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Reviewed June 3, 2017

Managed to get last minute reservations on a Monday night. The menu is small but the choices are excellent. We shared the iberico ham to start, which was heavenly. This was followed by an asparagus and egg dish, as well as the nettle pasta. Both cooked perfectly. We then had the chocolate dessert and the raspberry ice cream. All washed down with a bottle of champagne.
Possibly the most expensive meal I've had but the food and service was impeccable. Our server Olivier was extremely helpful with recommendations and made the experience even better. Worth visiting for a special occasion!

Date of visit: May 2017
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