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Ranked #606 of 6,173 Restaurants in Montreal
Price range: US$24 - US$38
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Turkish
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Plateau Mont-Royal
Cross street: Jeanne-Mance
Description: Turkish-inspired mezze and tapas bar - Warm intimate ambience - Private room available for groups
Reviewed 30 November 2016

A very nice cosy and relax place for sharing meze between friends... It is good food, not so traditional just enough nouvelle cuisine. All my friends adopted it. It is a hit!

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1  Thank tizian2015
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

We went here for a second brunch (first brunch was just a bagel with smoked salmon and coffee....).

We were celebrating an anniversary in Montreal, and in thematic concert, we had spent an anniversary in Istanbul, so we wanted a little bit of connection between the two.

This really isn't a Turkish restaurant, but it's really delicious. Brunch consists of some fabulous bread, butter and honey (yum) jams and preserves, nuts, a middle eastern inspired salad, but the centrepiece was a fabulous lamb sausage with poached egg dish that was sublime.

It's on Laurier, which is one of the more interesting gastronomic streets of Montreal, so this place is a definite not miss.

Oh -- what is really Turkish -- the coffee. Yes, the coffee......

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Thank StephenM465
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

There is a fixed menu with a broad range of options. Everything ordered comes promptly and hot. Sitting at a snaking counter you get to be in the buzz and vibe of the restaurant. Laurier is a very cool street where to eat and shop.

Thank Steven L
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

Super smart, modern Turkish cuisine, served bar-style. You like this kind of place or you don't: all three of us left with sore necks because the bar seats are fixed just a bit too far from the food. But this is a quibble. The food manages to be both clean and refined as well as rustic and charming. Brunch is fixed price, with a meze selection to begin, coupled with fresh homemade bread. The bread alone is worth the trip, but smear it in butter drenched in honey, chocolate-sesame spread, or fresh homemade preserves and you're onto a golden ticket. The mains that follow are slightly anti-climactic by comparison. A dish of shredded lamb shoulder on toast comes with a fresh salad of rocket leaves, fava beans, garden peas and lightly pickled slivers of onion. It's divine in theory, lacks seasoning in execution, but is still worth your while. Where else are you going to find a properly slow-cooked lamb shoulder? Lamb sausage comes adorned with fennel and tomato. Borek comes stuffed with feta and chard. All the dishes are egg capped. Certainly not your average brunch in Montreal. $18.50, coffee not included.

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1  Thank Boddice
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Reviewed 26 March 2016

This is a gem in Montreal's Mile End area. Everything on the menu sounded delicious. We were 3 and therefore decided to choose 2 plates from each section of the menu: field, sea and farm. We went with the brussels sprout salad which was delicious, and the cigars as delicious. From the sea we chose the calamari and the octopus. Finally from the farm we had the foie gras and the lamb tartar. The wine list was quite impressive. We discovery 2 great wines from Turkey: a rosé and a red both from Ankara.

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Thank mtl-wasa
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