Les Filles Du Roy MontrealPosted By Jennifer Ho Nov 04 2011 · 0 comments · Dining Out, Old Montreal
Les Filles Du Roy is the restaurant of the Pierre du Calvet hotel. Located just steps away from Le Bremner and a few steps more from the Old Port beach (under construction in anticipation for next summer), the place can be easily missed. The novelty of the experience is probably one of the best parts of eating here – the building itself has been standing since 1725, so right off the bat you know that the architecture and the aesthetic of the place is going to be older, or shall we say vintage. Scattered throughout are remnants of life in the 18th and 19th centuries, from Victorian style paintings to mounted game to antique furniture, rugs and draperies. Towards the end of the reception area are several talking birds – if you’re lucky, you might be greeted with a squawk of a hello as you pass by the washrooms.
We went for a brunch here. The food is standard and like I said, the main attraction of eating here is simply for the relatively interesting surroundings in which you eat. It is a little pricey for what it is, to be completely honest. The service started out great, but gradually deteriorated as the meal went on. It seemed to take longer than usual for each course to be served up, and it took forever just to get the bill. We started off with a green salad and some fruit salad. The green salad was okay, a little oily by my standards. The fruit salad was fine – that’s sort of difficult to do badly on. We had an order of eggs benedict with smoked salmon and another with prosciutto, several orders of the poached salmon with braised mini-leeks and gribiche sauce, and an order of the omelette of the day which was with asparagus. All of it was ordinary – not anything you couldn’t get anywhere else for better and for cheaper.
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