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Killer flavours & nice atmosphere at fair prices, kid friendly too. One of our favourite restaurants in the city. Great bold & bright flavours from an under-represented cuisine here in Montreal. The laksa, pork buns, satay sandwich and papaya salad are all standouts. My only not-really-a-complaint is that sometimes the food is excellent, and sometimes it's 'just' very good. A level of consistency that most restaurants would kill for, but yeah, minor consistency variability, but still great food.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
TLDR: OK but uninspired, overpriced for what was delivered, and cold. Had: squash perogies, spinach cheddar Benedict, ramen, choco prune donut. Cute setting with nice staff. The food took a very long time to arrive, and when it did, the soup was cold. The supporting components of the Benedict were also cold, but the egg itself was cooked well enough. The perogies were a decent temp, but the donut was a bit stale. Everything was plain & underwhelming. The Benedict was fine, but 100% generic - the homemade english muffin was far from ideal. The ramen presentation was nice with good looking ingredients (and homemade noodles!) but was dull (the fact that it was cold didn't help). Finally, the perogies were the biggest disappointment. While interesting, as they were made with squash & sweet potato, they were way too sweet. Had there been an adequate acid or tang component on the plate (and not the tiny drop of sour scream) they might have been more appetizing. The donut not only seemed stale, but the chocolate sauce had poor consistency and the prune jam seemed like it came out of a cheap jar. All of this would have fine had the prices been 1/2 to 2/3 of what they were, but at nearly 20$ for a bog standard and mediocrely prepared Benedict is just criminal in a city where a better one can be found for half the price. Unless someone who's opinion I greatly respect goes back and has something amazing (I gather the menu changes often) I will not be going back. drenched chocolate
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Mediocre and overpriced. Excellent service and great atmosphere though. None of the meat ordered was well represented. Ribs were light on flavour, over cooked, and damn near impossible to chew through (even for game meats). The deer melt was actually well cooked, but the dressings in the sandwich were overbearing, masking the only decently cooked meat on the table. Accompanying fries were fried in cheap oil (canola? Blech). Apps were ok, but under-seasoned, with the exception of a mushroom ravioli that was good. The homemade doughnuts were yummy though. Style over substance - it was a nice place, but meter your expectations accordingly.
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Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
One of our favourite restos in the city. Amazing food, great atmosphere, and a chef & staff that really care about the food. Service is great, and prices are fair. It's a tiny place, be prepared to share a table with a stranger.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
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Nice atmosphere, but only decent food at high prices. The rare meats were decently prepared, but were either under seasoned or too heavily dressed - either under-delivering on flavour or masking the meats entirely. Presentation was pretty lacklustre at these prices too. The hot mains were expensive and underwhelming - by all means fine, but you'd be better served at just about any less hip French bistro in town. The burger was definitely good, but at 19$ it had better be. Service started out with an uncool level of snoot, but quickly became better. Overall, service was good. If it were 30% cheaper, 3 stars no problem - but in its' current state, Grinder is heavy on style over substance.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Was one of the first successful vegan restaurants when that mattered, but much of the city's vegan and veggie cuisine has left this one in the dust. Ingredients aren't very fresh, sauces are heavy handed and poorly paired, and generally the food is dull.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Borderline between 2 & 3 stars. It was ok pho, but with better options just across the Decarie near Victoria, it just doesn't hold up. Heavy on the MSG, light on the other flavours, with a pretty dull (but not offensive) broth.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago