Steak Frites MontrealPosted By Jennifer Ho Jun 06 2011 · 0 comments · Dining Out
Every summer since 2008, St. Catherine has been closed off from Amherst to Papineau to create a car-free zone. Encouraging pedestrian foot traffic and the emergence of a multitude of terrasses, the Gay Village is known for its vibrant community and colorful events. Steak Frites, being located at the center of all the commotion is appropriately equipped to handle almost any size of a crowd, with a private party room to boot. Elegantly decorated and dimly lit, the ambiance is cool yet inviting. Despite arriving ten minutes after our reservation time, we were asked to wait another twenty five minutes. Otherwise, the service was great – the servers were courteous and attentive.The specialty is steak, so it only make sense that the menu is composed primarily of it. Every main comes with a house salad, green beans and all-you-can-eat fries. We ordered the chevre-chaud, St. Paul, the duck confit (which was exceptionally tender), salmon, the steak frites in 7 oz. as well as the 9 oz.
For the dessert course, we ordered one of each item off the menu. The general consensus deemed the overall favorite sweet plate was the mi-cuit, closely resembling the concept of a lava cake. There were a bit too many chocolate shavings for my liking though, as the dish became almost unbearably sweet. The same can be said for the mille-feuilles slice of cake, the caramel and nut tart and the profiteroles. Steak Frites’ bring your own wine policy, superb and many locations (Old Port, Plateau, West Island, Nun’s Island, International Quarter, etc.) and general gastronomical appeal may be their most redeeming qualities.
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