Kitchenette
  • Address:
    1353 Rene-Levesque Est
    Montreal, QC H2L 2M1
    Neighborhood:
    Montreal
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary French / American
    Price: CAN$31 to CAN$50

Kitchenette

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.facebook.com/kitchenetterestaurant
  • Phone: 5145271016x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm;
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French / American, French
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Panet
  • Public Transit: Beaudry metro station on the Green Line. Exit Ste-Catherine St, turn left and walk one block to Panet St. Turn right, and walk one block to Rene-Levesque. We are on the corner!
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is metered parking available on Rene-Levesque E, and private parking is available for $6: centre St Pierre on Panet street (50 metres away from the restaurant)
A word from Kitchenette
Kitchenette is a French/Americanbistro, which uniquely combines slick and modern with classic and comfortable. From our food to the setting to the music we play; we are committed to having fun.
We offer upscale and updated traditional dishes. Every ingredient is fresh from the market and treated with respect and care. Every presentation is clean and relevant.
Our decor denotes our cuisine with contemporary furnishings resting in antiquity; century-old wooden floors, leather banquette, Italian bent-wood chairs, crispy white napkins on solid maple tables, unique artisanal lighting and antique barstools all surrounded a shiny new open kitchen.
Visit our website, www.kitchenetterestaurant.ca, for more details of our offerings, images of our space, food and staff, and some sample menus.
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Kitchenette reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (16)neighborhood gem (14)romantic (8)special occasion (4)notable wine list (4)good for groups (3)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • TheodorVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    On this our first visit to this restaurant we were fortunate in having one of the finest waiters we have ever encountered. Try the teriyaki and their take on egg rolls which we found especially delicious. Excellent wine list as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unusual but in a good way
    Sheila
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Only down side was finding parking. Service, food and wine were all top notch
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • simple mais excellent
    Jayq
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Décor simpliste un peu retro et éclectique, service impeccable et attentionné, présentation soignée des plats. Peut devenir bruyant rapidement malgré le volume individuel contrôlés. Il Faudrait penser à des "brise sons" exemple: plantes, élements décoratifs avec un certain volume dispersés dans la salle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tasty
    Beat
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The restaurant was empty but I was there for a business meeting hence the quiet ambiance suited us. The oysters were tasty. The fish soup was spectacular. We tasted many appetizers and none disappointed. They stock a healthy bar list including many bourbons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun night out
    2mukies
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food is always very good, the Japanese beef tacos not to be missed. Braised beef short ribs yum! As was the kitchenette salad. The deserts are not to be missed. The bread pudding was amazing. Atmosphere, relaxed and service very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellente découverte
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Très mal situé (sur René Levesque en face de la Tour Radio-Canada) pour attirer des passants, ce restaurant est beaucoup trop calme pour la qualité de la nourriture proposée ! Les plats servis sont délicieux, fins, originaux !! A ne pas manquer si vous êtes dans le Village et que vous voulez sortir des restos moyens de la rue Ste Catherine !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too quiet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Service and food outstanding, but we were one of 3 tables on a Saturday night at 7:30pm. It was really sad considering the food and service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our evening was amazing and fabulous...the service,the great beer list,the food....WOW.. All great....we'll be back.... Only draw back...parking is difficult...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WOW
    travelenfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The second time didn't let me down.....had the lobster/citrus salad, WOW ! Halibut was perfect and the sundae, a dinner worth remembering !
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • WOW
    travelenfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Best meal in Montreal this trip, Lobster salad with citrus flavors was wonderful. Steak frites , PERFECT ! Service was warm and friendly. Dessert was delicious, both the sundae and the homemade sorbert with fruit were wonderful. My only complaint is the temperature, not of the food, of the restaurant. This incredibly handsome man sitting at the next was even fanning himself (hint to the staff/owners) when he arose his shirt was wet on his skin, No one wants wants to be some warm , even on a lovely summer evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 145 reviews are from the Kitchenette reviews archive.
  • great value for money
    foodie
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    had a lovely dinner with a friend, the food was delicious and the service great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Again
    NSDR
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Second time and a success again. The food is great and service is once. A lot quieter than downtown during the F1 parties! Will always come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • very good food for this area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    but would not exist if the big Radio Canada tower wouldn't be there...so on week-end, you are going there only for the food...which worth to go..
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food! Good Service!
    RIch
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We arrived at our reservation time and were seated. The host wasn't sure where we were to be seated - too bad. However, he was very attentive thereafter, ensuring the food and service was to our satisfaction. My guest ordered the duck, which they were out of, then the blackened halibut and the steak & frites. I ordered the short ribs. Each dish was served hot and well presented. Each of us raved about the flavours and taste. The ribs were tender and flavourful without being tough. The halibut moist and superbly seasoned together with brussel sprouts and a sweet potato puree. The steak & frites, well what con one say - the fries were cooked perfectly and salted just right, the steak was server cooked to order, medium, and hot. I recommend.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-Night Find, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slight disappointment
    GeorgeG
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I expected a better dining experience. Some menu items were not available - waitress should have told us before ordering. Received a Bloody Cesar that a rookie mixologist would not make. Desserts were very tasty, but an overall disappointment
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second time here and still great
    Craig4245VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Hadn't been here for awhile, but the food was just they way we remembered.... Amazing. We enjoyed everything we ate. The service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Supper
    Rick
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I took my wife to Kitchenette to celebrate her birthday. We really enjoyed our night. the food was fantastic and the staff made her night very special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious but pricey!
    luka
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Went on a special deal coupon. Food was delicious, service was very good and menu was interesting. Dessert was out of this world! But a basic pizza at $26 was very overpriced!.So enjoy but be prepared for a sizeable bill
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was very good, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The food was very good, the service friendly, the choices limited but sufficient. Parking is the biggest problem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Steve
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Super bon souper comme à chaque fois que j'y suis allé. La burrata était crémeuse et fraiche mais il aurait fallu lui donner un petit qqchose avec une bonne huile d'olive. En plat, le filet de turbot était parfait et les accompagnements aussi. Un parfait mélange de saveurs et de textures. Pour dessert, le pudding au pain est tellement bon qu'on n'a même pas envie d'essayer autre chose. Attention, sur le pudding au pain, la portion est assez généreuse pour deux. Seul bémol, nous avions réservé pour 18h car c'était complet pour le reste de la soirée. à 18h nous étion 6 dans le resto; ça tue un peu l'ambiance. Départ vers 19h30 et il y avait à peine plus de monde.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic, but disappointing
    Espen
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    On Valentine's day, arriving at the restaurant, we were asked for our reservations, but the place was pretty empty, which we thought was a bit odd. Okay, it is located a couple of corners from Ste-Catherine street, and it was snowy outside, but still I'd anticipated more activity on such a night. The service was moderately slow throughout the meal, they even forgot that we had ordered a bottle of wine, and opened it after the main course was served. The food was okay - we both had a variety of burrata, and I think the chili compote was the highlight of the meal. The main course of Cioppino was a disappointment. Muddled flavors and gritty seafood, and the fish was overcooked. And the bill did NOT reflect our experience. Disappointing.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great places in MTL... this is not.
    wmcg
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This place is only worth a few words... If you want to dish out an easy 150$ for 2 (without deserts/coffee)... and feel like you got robbed in quality and taste... well go ahead. There is too many great spots in MTL to end up spending time in Kitchennette. Sorry guys, you need to revamp and take care of the food you serve.
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  • Entre amis
    Claude
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Nous étions quatre a table pour ce repas. Notre reservation etait a 19h30. A l'arrivé l'ambiance nous a charmé. Le serveur au départ était sympathique et attentionné mais je crois que l'affluence du resto a fini par nuire à notre expérience... Il devenait trop occupé. Nous avons du demander a deux reprise pour le pain, aucun service pour le vin. Les entrées étaient bonne mais les potages plutot ordinaire et très salé. Les plats principaux bon et correct mais sans plus.... Notre expèrience globale a été correct pour un repas entre amis qui son de bon vivant mais malheurusement pas assez pour nous influencer a revenir. Dommage....
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  • Terrible service and Overpriced
    EricVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Slow service, we had to call the waiter to our table several times. Food, wine and other drinks are overpriced. Disappointing.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice restaurant, good food!
    Cynthialavoie87
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    This little gem of a restaurant is located on the corner of Panet and Renee Levesque in the Village. I thought it was a fantastic experience except for finding parking which can be difficult on the weekends. I have been to this restaurant two times and both times I really enjoyed my experience. In all I've tried the tuna nachos, japanese taco, the green salad, butternut squash soup and bass. My favs are the nachos and taco but all are delicious! The food is really tasty, reasonably priced and the service is courteous and informed. I even booked through vieurbaine's accessresto and saved 20% right off my bill! I recommend to anyone looking to dine well without having to take a hit to your wallet! You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little place!
    Stephan
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Very simple... Great food, amazing service, not overly busy, excellent atmosphere. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A find
    Yummy
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Great little neighbourhood restaurant. Food was delicious and the service outstanding. We will be going again soon to try more of the menu.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience!
    Datapakboy
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We reserved via OpenTable on a Friday night not knowing what to expect! What an amazing experience that was, everything was perfect from A to Z.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Needs to find its stride
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    I have enjoyed the food kitchenette for several years. Although the menu is quite similar to the previous owners I feel that the new owners need to find their stride. I will definitely be back in a few months to see where they are then
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  • Nourriture ok sans éclat beaucoup
    Coconath
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Nourriture ok sans éclat beaucoup trop dispendieux pour la qualité présentée. On n'y retourne pas, décevant par rapport à la réputation prédecedente.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good find
    BloodOmen
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    It's all american cuisine, mainly southern. It's delicious, but I had the japanese taco as appetizer and for the price, it was only a small taco as my supper partners had soup, fried green tomato and crab cake and portion were much better. It was 2 crab cake, good flavor (I don't even like crab cake usually.) So it had it's hit and miss. It was mainly hit, but if it was a tiny bit cheaper it would be perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best lobster roll in MTL
    Mtlfoodie
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    The lobster roll was generous, the lobster eas perfectly cooked and it tasted great! I tried mane ones this summer in Maine but this one was #1!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great dessert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    We enjoyed this place; not too busy so the lull in service was noted but not irksome. the food was very good. Crab cakes, fried squid, japanes taco apps shared among us. The squid was a tiny bit salty but other than that, very good apps. We had shorts ribs, salmon (special of the night), swordfish, and cioppino. They only had two servings of salmon so swordfish was ordered as replacement. Everyone enjoyed their food. Drink selection was ok, nothing terribly notable. Their bourbon lemonade was very good. Dessert was exceptional. The bread pudding was divine and the cracker jack toffee sundae excellent. One of us even ordered a dessert to go for the next day. I would recommend this place and we would certainly go again given the opportunity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good. service was
    fortune
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    Food was good. service was not up to par with the reputation of the restaurant and certainly not at the level of what I had the previous time I went there. It would be in the interest of the restaurant to add more new meals to the menu on a regular base.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWFUL service, good food
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    My experience at this restaurant was okay. The food is very good but the service is so terrible it doesnt make you want to go back. The waiters are rude. They do not bring water to the table nor bread (we had to ask for them twice). And they would NEVER come to the table . Overall good food, but you feel so insulted by the lack of service that it doesnt make you want to return
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent for a nice night out
    RSEanesPhD
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    A group of six of us stopped by Kitchenette for a nice dinner prior to a night out on the town. We had a great time, loved the food, and really appreciated the kind and attentive service. The specials are pricey but well worth it!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, friendly, local, a find!
    BmoreBeth
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    The best side salad I had the whole time I was in Montreal. The lettuce tasted like lettuce- so fresh like the grew it in the back garden (well somebody's back garden). This restaurant is a lovely neighbourhood-y gem. Simple, unfussy farm-to-table food prepared with thought and care using local ingredients. Service was very friendly and helpful. A large party (like 20+ showed up as we were finishing our meal which made the place a little noisy, but prior to that, the dim lighting, simple clean decor and ambiance was very relaxed. Our table for two even had upholstered leather armchairs!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Has been...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Used to be good, but no more. Pulled beef taco and the Burrata entree were good. Short Beef ribs were devoid of any taste. The evening special called surf and turf was incredibly disappointing. It consisted of blackened scallops lying on a base of creamed corn with a slice of corn bread on which maple infused foie gras mousse had been spread. The foie gras mousse was overpowered by the maple sirop and was much too sweet. The corn bread had no taste and the creamed corn as well. I love foie gras and this was a major disappointment. I mentioned it to the waiter gently after having paid and while leaving but it appears that I am the only one who has ever had a poor experience...according to him.
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  • Dessert Decadence
    nicmtl
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    I'm not going to lie, I went back to Kitchenette mainly for the dessert. I had been dreaming about the Bread Pudding and the Sticky Toffee Pudding since my last dinning experience at the restaurant back in December, and so for my birthday, it was the obvious choice. And boy let me tell you it did not disappoint. We shared the two desserts between 3 of us and it was more than enough. That said, the portions did seem smaller than last time (or maybe it was that I didn't want them to end). So good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cuisine du sud des États-Unis
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Poulet frit, short rib, pullpork, des classiques de la cuisine du sud des États-Unis, mais plus subtils et raffinés que ceux trouvés dans les bouibouis qui servent habituellement cette cuisine. Le crab cake était délicieux, mais sa présentation un peu trop simple m’a déçue un peu. Le goût du lobster roll était superbe et bien assaisonné, mais ses accompagnements ne m’ont pas jetée par terre. Le short rib aux accents de sauce BBQ avait une chaire moelleuse et sucrée. La carte des vins se tient dans des prix élevés. Relativement facile de trouver du stationnement le soir, car un peu à l’écart des autres restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.