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“An excellent Umami experience”
Review of Laurie Raphael

Laurie Raphael
Ranked #120 of 6,247 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 26 - US$ 102
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighbourhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Dining at Laurie Raphael is what the Japanese call umami. The presentation, the textures, the taste, the service and the decor make the whole great than its parts. My appetizer was scallops marinated in citrus - it was the prettiest combinations of white and pinks. My main course was halibut cheeks - the texture was perfectly moist and the coulie that accompanied it was sweet and a bit sour. We had their chocolate desert. A tasty little jewel. The chef focusses on finding Quebec produce which are exceptional, including the meats, fish and cheeses.
The menu is limited which is ALWAYS fine with me, and understandable for the artistic effort that is put into every dish.

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

We booked a reservation for our anniversary at Laurie Raphaël. This restaurant has been a staple in Montreal and Quebec City for a long time. We had the “à la carte” menu with the mackerel entree (sublime) the duck and the deer (equally tasteful) and dessert: a chocolate presentation that was as beautiful as it was a delight.
The service was very good but a bit impersonal. Our waiter was nervous because he was serving the owner’s very famous guests; but that did not deter us from enjoying our meal immensely. As they say good to the last morsel.
This restaurant is up there with the likes of Toqué and Europea and we do recommend it very much.

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We came here for our final meal in Canada. It was easy to decide to do the 5 course tasting menu for 85 C$. The wine pairing was an additional 65. You can share the pairing which was great.

Pictures attached in order:
First course - halibut ceviche. Very good
Second course - duck two ways. Very good
Third course - some fish. Good
Fourth course- rabbit three ways. This was our least favorite. I couldn’t enjoy this
Fifth course - one of our favorite desserts ever. So many flavors of sweet sour and savory

The restaurant service was par. I had to ask the waiter for water refills which I find unacceptable for a restaurant that is considered $$$$.

Thank Dinah K
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Attended for MTL á Table fixed price menu. More interesting on the menu than on the plate, but generally interesting enough given the prix fixe. Service was, however, pushy and presumptive, particularly regarding upsell to wine-pairing. This tainted an otherwise enjoyable experience. Much preferred our lunch at Les Enfants Terrible earlier in the day, at similar price. Overall, unimpressed.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We were guests at the Hotel Le Germain, and decided to dine here for our final Montreal dinner. What a fabulous choice!
We both had the duck, and it was everything we could want, and more. Totally enjoyable dinner.
A note about the service: our waiter was as smooth, polished, professional, welcoming and warm, and unobtrusive as one could possibly wish.
The restaurant's decor is delightful -- changing colors striking ceramic circles hanging down in windows that look out on Avenue du Président-Kennedy.
All in all, we highly recommend Laurie Raphael.

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Thank Peter S
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