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
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 – 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
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
Rosewood is a new bar & restaurant in old Montreal, right next to Joverse. The menu is actually quite relaxed with mostly burgers, chicken wings and salad. It’s something I can enjoy in T-shirt and jeans. But probably due to the location, most of the guests are still dressed quite well, maybe too well for picking up burgers and bite into them with full force.
I tried the Rosewood BBQ chicken wings, and watermelon spritz. Nothing to write home about, but good enough to make me lick the fingers.
Rosewood – chicken wings
The most impressive part of Rosewood is definitely the music! The owner is rock star Jonas Tomalty, from Montreal. And the playlist ranges from classic rock to contemporary hits. We were sitting in our seats and amazed with the wonderful music! Too bad they don’t have a dance floor. 😦 We were itching to groove to the beats! (It might be the cocktail talking.)
The music is a bit loud and you’ll need to yell a bit for your friends to hear you. But it’s great if you are not in there for sophisticated conversations and just want to enjoy some rock music and a drink. Their bar selection is quite extensive and I’m sure you can find what you fancy!
60 Rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal, QC H2Y 1L2
Deville is one of my new favorite spots and I’m still getting around to taste every single item on the menu, because everything just looks so delicious!
The diner menu is quite diverse. From burgers, to epic meal time style inventions (bacon weaved meat loaf, and bacon wrapped chicken, turkey and duck breast. Oh my…). And the portions are quite big, especially the gigantic salads. I wonder how people finish all that food.
Lunch menu is relatively smaller in portion. The Bento is small bites of various food and it seems to be different everyday.
The price may not seem low at the beginning, but once you’ve seen the size of the dishes and drinks, I think it’s still quite reasonable for the quality and quantity.
Deville Diner Bar – Greek Lunch Bento
Deville Diner Bar – Shepard’s pot pie
Deville Diner Bar – Blackened Cajun Salmon
Restaurant Deville Dinerbar
1425 Stanley Montreal, QC H3A 1P4
Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot – Spicy broth and lamb
If you want to experience authentic Chinese hot pot, then Little Sheep should be on the top of your list.
Every year I get cravings for hot pot and would go back every week if circumstance allows. All you can eat at $25-30 per visit is quite reasonable and you would no doubt leave with a food coma inducing full stomach.
For those who are not familiar with hot pot, this is definitely not a classy date spot. Wear your worst t-shirt as you are going to smell like spice and grease after the meal. Some heavy scrubbing would be recommended before you head out to somewhere else.
You get to choose the broth – spicy or not spicy. And types of meat – lamb or beef.
There’s also a buffet filled with seafood, vegetables, appetizers etc to complement the meal.
My typical choice: spicy broth and endless plates of lamb.
Accompanied with: leafy vegetables, mushrooms, and tofu. These could soak up the flavor of the soup and taste extra delicious.
And here’s a gem: buns with condensed milk! I think it’s the condensed milk that make everything better. Either way, drench the buns with it and enjoy! It’s addictive…
Little Sheep hot pot – Buns with condensed milk
Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot
50 Rue de la Gauchetière Ouest, Montreal