I travel a lot and am so sick of eating at chain restaurants, hotel restaurants and sports bar! What a great find! The place was packed, nice and cosy atmosphere, place was busy and the staff was still very attentive and quick! Sat at the bar and had a cold beer until table was ready, enjoyed the small French Bistro decoration...nice place and cozy. I got the table overlooking the open kitchen. It was great to watch the Chefs whip up my Pickerel on wild rice. A simple dish, well prepared with nice balance, tender and moist fish, nice light sauce balanced with acidity and lavender! I saw them prepare French Fries oer order, meaning they cut the fresh potato, fry it, and 3 1/2 minutes later you can eat it! ...who does that?! Try the french style fries, they are great! You can't get that at a chain or sports bar! Was recommended by my waiter a very nice Chenin Blanc with my meal! Was perfect recommendation! Then indulged in the chocolate/coconut milk and pistachio Pave....a long name for a great dessert, out of the ordinary from the traditional crappy desserts you find elsewhere. You get the feeling that here, food is cooked fresh, and they are having fun creating. It's simply and well prepared. I will for sure come back on my Ottawa trips! I wish there was one down the road from me...
All in all a great experience, good home some Brasserie menu and friendly efficient staff. I would recommend this place!
Thanks St-Martha's Brasserie! See you again soon!
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