As the name would suggest La Maison Publique is trying to be what the Brits call a gastro pub, and if I lived in the Plateau neighbourhood I am sure it might become my local, however, this is NOT a destination restaurant it is a hipster bar in a hipster neighbourhood.
Beer and wine selection was limited with the wine list being limited to Canadian wines only. The food tasted great but the menue was a very odd combination of startes and mains, and a pet peeve of mine is that the menue is only written on the wall in one corner of the bar so if you are not in that corner you have to keep getting up to read it, and if you are in that corner there are always people standing in front of your table to read the wall.
Lastly, while I understand a chef wanting to change the menue regularly, none of the items I had read about ,including the pie pictured above and the crab parfet were on the menue the night we were there.
We did have a great server so we had none of the service issues other posters have complained about.