Mimi La Nuit – New Bar & Restaurant in Old Montreal

Mimi La Nuit is a new bar & restaurant opened at the old location of Le Piano Rouge. The whole place is renovated is a very cool spot to spend a night. It’s mainly a bar with delicious cocktails and nice wine selection. Even though food is not their main focus, the few dishes we have tried are innovative and delicious. The portions are bigger than I have expected as well!

Mimi La Nuit - Oysters with Vodka!

Mimi La Nuit – Oysters
with Vodka!

Their oysters are served with tiny squeeze bottles of vodka (yes, it’s real vodka! Not as strong as your regular shots but you can definitely feel the drops you put on the oyster), fresh lemon juice and home made hot sauce. There’s also a sauce that you can serve with the little lime slice spoons. Very cute!

Mimi La Nuit - Prosciutto with Brussel Sprouts

Mimi La Nuit – Prosciutto with Brussel Sprouts

Mimi La Nuit - Lamb Collar Taco

Mimi La Nuit – Lamb Collar Taco

The lamb collar taco is probably my favorite. It’s served with chucks of lamb, sauce which tastes like mustard based, coleslaw and soft warm tortillas. I enjoyed the process of assembling my own tacos. The lamb meat fell off the bone and the coleslaw really brought out the taste of the whole dish.

Mimi La Nuit - Fish and Vegetables

Mimi La Nuit – Fish and Vegetables

If you are looking for a nice night out in Old Montreal, I’d definitely recommend a visit to Mimi La Nuit. They are in the process of renovating the second floor as well and it will be a dance floor/event venue. Look forward to that! 🙂

Mimi La Nuit
22 Rue Saint Paul Est
Montréal QC H2Y1G3
(514) 507-5449

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Kuu Bistro – Amazing Japanese Izakaya

Kuu Bistro is a new Japanese Izakaya in downtown Montreal. They have the Japanese tapas style dishes, sushi rolls, and oysters.

A bit different from Imadake, the decor is very airy and bright with floor to ceiling windows looking out into Square Philippe. There’s also a second floor that can be a great private party venue.

The food is absolutely fresh and delicious. My favorite dishes would be the white fish carpaccio, and grilled miso black cod. The white fish carpaccio is lightly grilled on the outside and dipped in a rich sauce with different spices. I’ve always loved black cod. It’s a slightly fattier fish and the miso complement the taste very well.

For people who like sushi rolls ,they also have a fairly large selection of makis to choose from. Kuu lollipop is wrapped with cucumbers, very refreshing with tasty sauce to go with it.

They have different types of oysters on the menu as well, which is pretty rare for Japanese restaurants in Montreal.

I’ll definitely go back to sample the other half of the menu!

Kuu Bistro - Oysters

Kuu Bistro – Oysters

Kuu Bistro - Tacoyaki Squid balls

Kuu Bistro – Tacoyaki
Squid balls

Kuu Bistro - White Fish carpaccio

Kuu Bistro – White Fish carpaccio

Kuu Bistro - Kuu Lollipop

Kuu Bistro – Kuu Lollipop

Kuu Bistro - Grilled Squid

Kuu Bistro – Grilled Squid

Kuu Bistro - Ramen

Kuu Bistro – Ramen

Kuu Bistro - Assorted Sashimi

Kuu Bistro – Assorted Sashimi

Kuu Bistro - Grilled Miso Black Cod

Kuu Bistro – Grilled Miso Black Cod

Kuu Bistro - Kuu Roll

Kuu Bistro – Kuu Roll

Kuu Bistro - Miso Soup

Kuu Bistro – Miso Soup

Kuu Bistro - Ice cream

Kuu Bistro – Ice cream

Kuu Bistro

1219 Rue Philippe Square Montreal, QC

(514) 866-6800
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Majestique – Trendy Oyster Bar

Majestique is a cute late-night resto bar that fits perfectly in Plateau with its quirky decor and interesting menu choices. Of course, it’s also a great place to get some delicious oysters when other restaurants have closed their kitchens.

Majestique

Majestique

We were feeling adventurous and tried seasnails and horse tartare! This is definitely not my regular diet.

Seasnails taste very much like French escargot, except that it’s slightly more chewy with a texture that’s similar to some clams. It’s prepared with garlic, oil, and seaweed for a twist. If you like regular snails, you’ll appreciate this as well!

Majestique - Seasnails

Majestique – Seasnails

I’ve only heard about horse sashimi in Japan. This was the first time I tried horse meat, and raw on top of that! The horse tartare is mixed with melons and did not taste too strong at all. I would have believed it to be beef tartare. This is just my curiosity taking over and wanting to try new things…

Majestique - Horse Tartare

Majestique – Horse Tartare

The variety of oysters are dependant on the season/market. I’m an incompetent food blogger and did not take down the name… But the waiters are very friendly and they will be able to explain in detail about the taste and where they are from if you need any help choosing.

The oysters are of course delicious! In additional to the normal lemon and vinaigrette, there’s also homemade hot sauce available. It’s stronger than Tabasco so take it easy! 😛

Majestique - Oysters

Majestique – Oysters

Majestique seems to be very popular with long line ups around dinner hour. So go there either early or late (after 10pm) to get your fix of oysters (or other unusual fares on the menu). 🙂

 

Majestique

4105 Saint Laurent Blvd

Montreal, QC H2W1Y7

(514) 439-1850
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