Restaurants Racines in Old Montréal : a real delight!

January 31 2014

Just a few steps from 21e arrondissement: a new gourmet address

21e arrondissement Vieux-Port Racines

On McGill street in Montreal, between the Square Victoria metro and de la Commune street, there is a concentration of great gourmet addresses perfect for lunch or dinner. What a pleasure that our new project 21e arrondissement is so well located!

I have been waiting impatiently since September for the opening of the restaurant Racines, located just steps away from our project. The space, formerly occupied by the restaurant Louigi, which was the ideal 2 eggs and bacon all day kind of place, has been completely revamped; however small it may be, we love the long bar, the wood finishings and most of all the wonderful bright light that fills the establishment.

Visiting the restaurant for lunch this week, I was pleasantly surprised by the 3-course meal, on top of the hors d’oeuvre and a cookie, all for the modest sum of $21. The mushroom broth was very comforting, along with a delicious trout gravlax and a tender veal cheek. And for an added bonus, the plates are beautifully presented along with friendly and professional service. I promised myself I would return in the evening to experience their many other creative dishes.

To whet your appetite a little, take a look at the menu! It changes often, and for the better.

Having garnered lots of attention with its recent opening, Racines’ 40 seats are more often than not filled and a reservation is required. Quick tip: make sure to specify you don’t want one of the two tables at the entrance; gets a bit chilly these days!

Valentine’s Day is coming. You may want to keep this restaurant in mind…

Enjoy!

Anne-Marie

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