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“I wish I could give ZERO !!!”
Review of La Maree

La Maree
Ranked #4,327 of 6,248 Restaurants in Montreal
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
Reviewed January 17, 2018

This was by far the most horrible experience we ever had ! We should have known better ... When we arrived here for dinner it was 18.45, there were still lots of empty tables and a friendly German-speaking waitress told us that we could choose a place to sit. We were lucky, soon afterwards another waitress showed up and she told other couples where to sit : they were squeezed like sardines ...
Our luck changed dramatically when this unfriendly woman showed up at our table ... Her Québec-French was difficult to understand and she clearly did not want to make any efforts at all. One thing was obvious : 'time is money', we did not get much time to choose !
'La Marée', what's in a name ? The menu does not reflect the name, there is hardly any fish on the menu. Compared to the restaurant on the opposite side of the square, the prices are high (both food and drinks). We choose the 'filet de saumon' at 25 $ ... Oh dear, what a poor dish : the piece of salmon is small and overcooked, the milky sauce looks and tastes awful and we only count 3 very small pieces of vegetables on our plate (2 broccoli and 1 carrot).
The German couple at the table next to us asks for the bill : the waitress tries to force them to add a tip of 15 % by instructing them how to do this ! We are warned ... The German couple acts 'as if' they do not understand ... and refuses to follow her orders. The waitress gets mad and the German-speaking waitress solves the problem.
It is our turn to pay ... We pay by credit card and the waitress follows the whole process over my shoulder (you don't do this !!!). I add a tip of 7,5 % (which is exactly 7,5 % more than she really deserves) ... and get this immediate reaction from her :
"the government will be happy, they will get their money" (do you really think that I don't understand what you really mean ?)
We get up and leave ... We don't like to argue with unpolite people ...
One good advice for all readers ... avoid this place, cross the square and enjoy your dinner or lunch in one of the other restaurants. La Marée does not deserve you !

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Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

What looked like a beautiful spot in LePlace Jaques Cartier turned out to be awful from start until we’d had enough and walked out. $3.50 for a Kirkland(Costco) bottle of water and then using tarter sauce in place of ranch dressing. 17$ for Captain Highliner fish from a box. Garbage. Grouchy manager and 1.5 hour wait and we finally walked out. STAT AWAY!!! Do not eat here.

Thank Darren D
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Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

Slow slow service. Waiting 1/2 hour for our drinks and 1 hour for our food. Mussels were raw. Very disappointed

Thank dex4
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Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

Absolute chaos. Lack of trained staff. Dirty an unorganized.
We went in and sat down on the patio with 8 people. An hour and a half later still no food and everyone around us finished eating. An hour in to it the buss girl brings us some bread. Our drinks are long gone.
Terrible. Overpriced! And just a place that does not belong in this city of great food and service.
In short. If you must go there to eat I am convinced that there is another way better choice.

Thank Be24
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

Had some lovely food. Good escargots and onion soup. We all got a late start that day and this was right off the busy square in a charming old building but the real attraction was the outdoor seating which was covered, since it was July and warm and we could people watch to our hearts content as we ate. Service a bit slow but ok since we were not in a rush.

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Thank Gail C
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