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Gibbys Restaurant Restaurant Review: Old Montreal abounds with historic buildings; many of them now house upscale restaurants, such as Gibbys. The 200-year-old structure has it all: converted stables, an iron gate, a beautiful courtyard in the summer and stone walls. Within the dark rooms, the atmosphere is lively, with fireplaces and a cocktail lounge. The menu consists of steaks, seafood and fish, served in generous portions. The famous garlic pickles begin the meal, along with homemade bread with bacon bits and butter. Choose from an impressive grill selection, such as the Youville rack of lamb, marinated in fine herbs and garlic, or the steak au poivre with Cognac and green peppercorn sauce. Or go for fresh lobster or broiled scampi. Spicy curried shrimp Punjabi-style is cooled with a mango chutney. The extensive wine list includes international selections, including several Canadian, French and American options and plenty of sparkling wines and Champagnes, befitting a restaurant where celebrations are common. Service is efficient and professional.