Poissonnerie et Restaurant Rayan MontrealPosted By Jennifer Ho Nov 03 2011 · 0 comments · Dining Out
One of the best fresh seafood eateries in town, hands down. With no menu, the food offerings vary depending on what’s in stock. Diners walk to the back of the Poissonnerie et Restaurant Rayan, pick out the fish they want and order it done the way they’d like – grilled, baked or fried. We started with a big plate of salad and a few dozen grilled shrimp with a tasty garlic sauce. Butterflied down the back with half the shell still on, we used our fingers and dug right in. We had a large plate of smelts and calamari, rubbed in garlic, salt and pepper. These were absolutely divine. I think the freshness of the product was key to the deliciousness of every plate. We also had some octopus doused in garlic sauce (same as in the shrimp dish). We loved it so much, we dipped our bread in the sauce to mop up the remaining juices. Mm, mm, mm.
While the service is far from the best (we asked our waitress to bring us water – it took so long we ended up getting it ourselves) and quite sporadic, go here for the food itself and don’t expect too much in terms of other accoutrements. The food is good, period.
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