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“Stunning”
Review of Liverpool House

Liverpool House
Ranked #97 of 5,948 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $59
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
Cross street: Charlevoix
Description: Seaside cottage charm and bustling oyster counter. Sexy Old World wines, and crazy fresh market food. A great club house feel. Perfect for gin-tonic fueled evenings with relatives, friends, lovers and/or Peter Hoffer (aka "The HOFF"). Tout les charmes de chalets de bord de mer et un comptoir à huitre animé. Vins du Vieux-Monde et cuisine fraiche de marché. Parfait pour vos soirées alimentées de gin tonic en famille, entre amis et amants, et/ou Peter Hoffer ("The HOFF").
Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

My husband put it in his top 5 meals of all time. There's a lightness of spirit to the place and the food. The service is efficient but difficult because of the noise - eclectic music played at high volume: Dylan and rap for example. We had oysters, asparagus with duck egg, lobster and bacon spaghetti, brisket with peas, fiddleheads and small onions, finishing with Black Forest cake and coffee. Wine by the glass was deliciously matched with speed to the food. They take the food seriously but not themselves.

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Reviewed May 15, 2014

We went on a Wednesday evening during the game between the Habs and Bruins. I expected the waiters to be preoccupied, but alas, they were as attentive as the wait staff at Joe Beef. The rhythm of service is kept subtle but always there to refill glasses, suggest items and wines. The room is cosy and music is interesting. The oysters were A-mazing! No shells, perfectly shucked. the salad was fresh and quite large. The entree was outstanding. I had the fish, doree, which was presented whole on the plate, but with the bones taken out from inside the body. perfectly cooked, and in a lobster bisque sauce. Yum! My partner enjoyed his brisket, saying it was excellent. We shared a small plate of potatoes and rapini. The wine selection by the glass was really good, and the waiter was very helpful. Desserts and digestive were paired by the waiter and they were spot on in terms of complementary tastes. The Black Forest Cake is a riff on the old cream-filled rubber cherry dessert of the past and they have brought it into the 21st century, with narrow, dense, chocolate layers filled with cream and real cherries, with shavings of rich chocolate on top. My partner had the pineapple desert and loved it. Alas, there were two minutes left in the game and the waiters and many patrons crowded around the small tv above the bar to cheer and hoot and holler. No Montreal resto worth its salt would neglect to have a tv playing the match on game nights. This gave me the feeling that I knew I always love about our city....the energy, the skill, the flavours, the energy, the innovation, and the love of the game!! Thank you to chefs, sous-chefs, wait staff and dishwashers all for a very enjoyable evening without pretence, and lots of spirit. We should all be so lucky to have good food, wine and people to eat with.

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Reviewed April 6, 2014

Visited the Liverpool House in December of 2013 with a friend of mine and coming in, had fairly high expectations with the knowledge of acclaimed owners, David Macmillan and Frederic Moran, having opened up the restaurant only a couple years ago, from their success at restaurant, Joe Beef. Well, to begin, the decor of the place was fairly quaint, in a pleasant way, and dim lit across the room, with benches situated at each table creating a semi-casual dining experience, which I was personally quite fond of…Also, there was a chalkboard stuck on the wall with all the specials of the day written on it adding to the environment. We started our meal with a few well made cocktails, nothing extraordinary, but a drink worth paying for nonetheless and after this, some fresh Malpeque oysters were brought to the table. Subsequently our mains had arrived-my piece of seared foie gras, although very simple, was well cooked/seasoned and tasted very fine. More impressively, though, was my partners dish-a seared scallop dish paired with chorizo and some other ingredients, which produced a very fine supposed 'surf & turf' combo-something I am not generally ever fond of but believe me, this was delicious. Overall the meal was very fine, paired with good wine and a decent selection of beers to go with it. Not inexpensive by any means-costing roughly 100 pp with alcohol, but you don't go here for dinner thinking on a budget, so when you make your reservation, go all out. It will be worth it.

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Reviewed March 24, 2014

I ate at Liverpool house as a table of 4 during a 7:00pm seating on a Saturday night.

The food was fantastic and very well put together. The servers were attentive, well informed, and polite. Every dish was very different from the next and as a table we shared quite a bit.

The lobster pasta is an absolute must have. Even though it is a hefty $49, it is worth every penny and I would get it again without hesitation. It is VERY rich and filling, so recommended to share. The Duck for 2 is more like a Duck for 3. Great overall portions.

It does get very very loud in the restaurant as the night progresses and it seems as though the lights flicker the whole time, but overall we had a great culinary experience and for once a restaurant lived up to its hype.

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Reviewed March 19, 2014

This place is unreal, words will not suffice. At first it's all unassuming, you order from a chalkboard, no menus, but everything, from the salad to the Foie Gras, to the Steak and the decadent dessert was beyond expectation, unbelievable delicious. It's the type of place where you come to eat, you eat well and then you sleep....very filling.

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