The fact that this typical little bistro style restaurant - like many you would find in the Plateau district of Montreal - ends up on top of the list on Trip Advisor clearly demonstrates how sites like this cannot be trusted blindly. Trip advisor will deeply benefit including expert ratings in the future, like what you find on IMDB (consumer ratings on one side, and pro ratings on the other).Of course, this is not by any means a bad place to eat. It simply is not worthy of 5 stars.
The décor is ok, but the chairs are hard and uncomfortable, and dinner is served on a small black laminate table without a tablecloth. The décor is something you would find in any local bistro. Old brick wall on one side, ceramic tile flooring, suspended ceiling, generic bar, nothing special.
Music, something I rarely notice, is random French of l'apres-guerre, jazz, smooth American rock, of anything else.
Service is courteous and friendly, but is closer to what you would expect in a bed and breakfast to a 5 star restaurant.
Then, although you are presented with a tiny menu, the food is good. Very decent effort here, but falls short in presentation and taste. Everything was rather good, but we were not awed in any way.
Finally, at 120$ for 2 glasses of Champaign, 2 entrees, and 2 main dishes, this place is too expensive, in my opinion, to merit more than 3 stars.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.