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“Thoughtful service, great ambience, great food”
Review of Maison Publique

Maison Publique
Ranked #385 of 5,944 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Reviewed March 15, 2014

We scored a reservation day before we arrived in Montreal. We arrived to an early seating (6:30)and glad we did as the place was packed when we left ( around 9). Chef/ owner at the bar when we arrived, very casual and warm welcome. We opted for the tasting menu as we just couldn't decide! Our server was very knowledgeable and had a warm easy manner ( wish I could recall her name because she deserves some accolades...our receipt says "server C"?) she patiently went through every item on the board in great detail, then suggested maybe the tasting menu- excellent advice!
Tuna crudo ( Dijon mayo and Meyer lemon curd and fennel...sublime!) , in house charcuterie-Tonnato...with tuna mayo and arugula , did not disappoint. Rabbit terrine with foie gras mini potatoes cooked in duck fat...meltingly delicious. Winter vegetables in bagna cauda.....could have bathed in that sauce. Baked oyster wasn't my favorite, but seemed like everyone else loved them as we watched them deliver quite a few throughout the evening. Poached greenling fish ( fresh caught by chef in BC we were told), served over pasta in a tarragon bacon buerre blanc ( I may be incorrect on the sauce but that is what it tasted like) was good...not spectacular, but good. Roasted pork collar on a squash or carrot? Purée with carrot coins....SOOOOOO tasty! Finished the parade with soft serve ice cream ( flavor unknown...sea something?) and a butterscotch pot de creme ( good flavor , texture a bit grainy ). Excellent wine list ...Canadian . Great beer selection. Cannot wait to go back, as I must try the rarebit toast and the cow at vin pie!!!!!!

Thank sugarpi
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

We especially wanted to eat in a good place as we were inviting friends out, we were 6 people, 3 of which were not very hungry and asked to order just one "plate"...The only menu was on the wall in the other rooms and we had no idea if quantities, was a plate starter size or main? The owner was very rude and unhelpful and the waitresses wern't much better. We later received a "selection" of the menu, whatever the cook decided for the day i guess, about 4 "plates"out of the total menu of 15-20. This "gourmet " selection was priced at 55$ per person. The other 3 each got a tiny plate of marinated fish and shared a plate of vegetables. The food was very good for the most part. Badly served and in the end we were charged for everyone having a gourmet menu. There was not much food so it really felt like a ripoff. This was a very expensive and unpleasant night! The owner didn't even reply when we thanked them on leaving, more like "don't bother coming back"

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4  Thank eaglerosco
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

Great food and atmosphere! Love the family style servings. Looking forward to visiting again, many more items we'd like to try!

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Thank Kelly S
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Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

Always great pleasure to seat there and having delight brunch
Keep going , because I will keep coming

N.B: the night menu is excellent too

Thank Slev1976
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

Excellent restaurant, the chef with simple ingredients, most made at the restaurant, made perfect starter plates, as well as incredible entrees. Must try!!!

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Thank Carol G
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