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Review of Liverpool House

Liverpool House
Ranked #98 of 5,976 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $60
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Restaurant details
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 June 22, 2014

Went yesterday, Saturday night, June 21, 2017 @ 7 PM. restaurant packed and very noisy, Service good. Ordered bread & cournichon @$2.50, should have been free. Pickles were not cournichon but dill pickles. Bread was not heated and very ordinary. Butter was a tiny portion and tasted like it came from the local supermarket. We have had great home made butter in other canada restaurants.
First course asparagus with shrimp in a mayonnaise sauce. Asparagus are in season in Canada. We have had fabulous fat Asparagus for the last three weeks. The asparagus were thin overcooked. The tiny shrimp, which have been in every market, were frozen. There was so much mayonnaise sauce you had to scrap it off.
My wife had the cucumber soup with lobster. OK but not much lobster.
Main courses:
Wife had the trout. Totally overcooked SWIMMING in sauce. Thought it might swim off the plate.
I had the dorade(sea bream). Totally overcooked SWIMMING in a brown sauce that was too strong for the delicate fish, really poor.
The best however was the wine list.
We order a bottle of French rose that said it was from 2012. The bottle just said #12. That just means it MIGHT be from 2012 but could be any blend of vintages. Also it was just a generic bottle of French wine, from anywhere. This was not even from Provence. We had bought some beautiful young rose from Provence in the State of Canada store for $15 RETAIL. I assume this bottle in the restaurant was $10 to $12 retail. We paid $65 in the restaurant. The most OVERCHARGED I have EVER been for a bottle of wine.
All english speaking tourists in the place, no locals
Dinner was expensive
AVOID

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1  Thank Leonard B
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

It has been two years since we first went to Liverpool House and it was every bit as outstanding this time, as it was last time. Their house speciality is the most luscious lobster, all broken up and easy to remove from the shell served atop a mound of pasta with an alfredo/lobster bisque type sauce. Exquisite. Still. And wines by the glass were top shell. My husband had grilled calves liver and it was cooked to perfection. The only drawback is it is very noisy so not a good place for a quiet romantic dinner. But if you want a restaurant for great food, make a reservation well in advance and enjoy every morsel. It will continue to be our first stop whenever we visit Montreal.

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Thank Mo W
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

We came for dinner. Ambiance was very nice. Crowd and staff were super friendly. Decor was friendly and comfortable. Oysters and crab were fresh. The lobster, bacon pasta, however, was overwhelmingly salty... so much that you couldn't taste the lobster. That dish was a bit disappointing.

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Thank Jean-Pierre U
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Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

We discovered Liverpool House when we could not get into Joe Beefs and we were not disappointed. This is a very trendy spot and gets hopping late night. Due to the close proximity of the tables you make fast friends with a love for good food. Make sure to have their Lobster Spaghetti.

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1  Thank CalroseC
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

We had a fairly large party for a Friday night, 9. We were met with a very helpful and friendly staff upon arrival. Our server, Samia, couldn't have been lovelier. Very fun and accommodating. We weren't quite sure what to order so she suggested we get a "sampling". Not sure if this is normal but they obliged.
Well, the food was just fantastic. Everything was spot on. Lobster Spaghetti, Foie Gras with egg & syrup (amazing), Pork Loin, etc. I could go on.
The wine list is thoughtful and extensive. Our server helped out with the selection that complimented the food.
The ambiance is cozy, playful and inviting. We had a top notch night.
Will certainly recommend to all that visit.

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1  Thank Louis R
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