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“very good food, but with a few disadvanttages”
Review of La Maree

La Maree
Ranked #4,268 of 6,175 Restaurants in Montreal
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
Reviewed October 15, 2017

This restaurant is either the second or third one on your left as you walk up Place Jacques Cartier from Rue de la Commune, the main waterfront street in Old Montreal. Like other restaurants in the area, it is mainly a sidewalk café, though there is also indoor seating. It offers full-course meals, including a table d’hote menu, but you can also get lighter fare or just a glass of beer or wine. Prices are average for the area ($$-$$$); dress is casual.

My husband and I ate there twice, once for dinner and once for lunch. For dinner we had lamb shanks on the table d’hote menu, which included soup or salad and a dessert as well as the main course. The food was excellent, but we were glad that we were not in a hurry because the whole meal took almost two hours to arrive. The slow service may have been because the restaurant was unusually busy (a nearby Cirque de Soleil performance had just let out), because it was faster when we had lunch there a couple of days later. At that time we had salmon entrees, also very good; the salmon was not overcooked, as it often is in restaurants. We also had desserts, pecan pie for my husband and ice-cream cake for me, very good as well.

One warning: watch your step as you’re going to your table or leaving it. The floorboards are old and uneven, presenting a distinct trip hazard; one even almost caught one of the waitresses. At least in some parts of the restaurant, the boards convey a lot of vibration, too; the waitresses, by no means heavy or clumsy young women, shook the floor like elephants as they walked by. I just hoped that the floor would not collapse under them—or me.

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Thank Lisa Y
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Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

Having passed a number of restaurants on the way, we found a nice table on a terrace overlooking the busy street. We had excellent moules marinières at a very good price (15$). Bread and butter was free. The wine was expensive (Woodbridge Sauvignon Blanc 42$).

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Reviewed October 7, 2017

The service was horrible! We were seated by the bus girl who was the only pleasant and helpful person in the restaurant. Another group sat after us and was waited on before us. Our waiter finally got around to us and we ordered drinks. These took at least 15 minutes. While we waited a new server came on and immediately started helping the adjacent tables. Virtually every other table on the terrace was taken care of before we were.

We ordered poutine and salmon tartare. The the poutine was fine the salmon was fishy and the toasted bread it was served with was stale and hard and there was not enough of it.

Being halfway through our meal, we asked the waiter for more drinks and a few more pieces of toast for the salmon tartare . 15 minutes later our drinks had not been served and the toast never arrived.

After several attempts to get our waiters attention, we told him to cancel the drink order and get our bill. We told him that we were very unhappy with the meal and he said nothing more than ok.

Do not go here! There are literally dozens of other places to eat and drink!

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Thank FundDude
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Service was poor! Also both lobsters had obviously been frozen for some time and were without taste or appearance. There were only two other couples inside the restaurant and they were also unhappy with their meals and service.. Felt a tip was not warranted and was followed out the restaurant by the waitress who was demanding a tip!

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Thank joyce t
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Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

The location of this restaurant is responsible for its popularity. My wife ordered steak and fries. Her steak was tasty and cooked as requested but came with no vegetables of sauces. I ordered a pepper steak, which again was cooked as requested, and came with a thin mash and unremarkable pepper sauce, a piece of red pepper and a piece of broccoli. Although the staff were pleasant, the service was slow disorganised and we waited almost thirty minutes for our drinks to arrive. All in all a pretty average meal.

Thank DP1066
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