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“Wonderful food, drinks are a little dissapointing.”

Bidon Taverne Culinaire
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Canadian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, drinks are a little dissapointing.”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

This is an odd little bistro that is very modern and stylish but with waiters that look like they are serving in their street clothes. Not all, but some of them. Food was 5 star, nothing to complain about. We had the crab cakes, ceaser salad, poutine and veg soup as entrees and loved them all. Had the duck, pulled pork burger, penne and the fish as main courses and again all was amazing. To me, the duck stood out with the couscous risotto. Very delicious! Now as for drinks, well I'm a beer guy so easy to please me. My brother is more of a martini man and so were the friends we were with. They were unimpressed by the balsamic vinegar martini, nor with the red mojito and some off the card screwdrivers and margaritas. That said, if you like beer and love food... what are you waiting for?!

  • Visited June 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Montreal, Canada
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“beyond our expectations”
Reviewed February 14, 2012

We went with a large group for a birthday celebration. The staff is very efficient and knowledgeable. My husband and I both had the duck on a bed of risotto. It was delicious! For dessert a few of us shared the chocolate fondue with fruit, also delicious and very well presented. Everyone was very pleased with their choices. We will definitely go back and are very happy to have this nice place on the south shore of Montréal.
Our only complaint would be the noise level is very high....

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank julieccr
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Montreal, Canada
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Nice south shore bistro”
Reviewed January 8, 2012

Finally a nice bistro with modern food on the south shore. Went on a quite sunday night with my wife. Service was a bit on the slow side, but the server was friendly and knew her menu. Food was good, lots of flavors, we shared, the onion soup, the octupus appetizer. both different and good. The pulled pok sandwich, is moist, not too soggy, Nice buttered bread and crispy french fries, The fish and chip, is on top of the list, flaky fish and a nice thin batter. A really nice finding overall. Will definately go back to try more of their menu

  • Visited December 2011
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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Need more waiter”
Reviewed October 21, 2011

The place is nice. The food is good and inventive. The food presentation was excellent. Desert was served on a ceramic tile.

However, for service, there seems to be more bus boy than waiter. On our floor one waiter to two bus boys. Since the place was busy on a friday night, we expected there be more waiter on the floor.

We sit on the main floor with higher ceiling so it was cold (it was raining outside). The mezanie would have been cozyer and warmer. It seems that the heating/cooling system is not well balanced. In the summer, the main floor will be too hot while the mezanie will be too cold.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank RestReg
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Montreal
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12 restaurant reviews
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“Could have been much better!”
Reviewed August 29, 2011

We live in St-Lambert so we were delighted to discover a new place. Upon arrival we were very impressed, the place looks fantastic. We also sat at the quiet table beside the cellar which was perfect for our wedding anniversary, so far so good.
The service was fine, but nothing special, very transactional. The young man dropping of the plates must have been having a bad day because he was basically dumping them as if our table was the dish pit. No quality check on the food either. If there had been one I would have returned my fish and chips.

With so many alternatives in St-Lambert and Montreal, I don't think I'll be back.

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Thank TrademarkMontreal
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